Celebrate Spring with a Blue and White Entry

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Your entry says something about you. Whether it is large or small, an entry is place to set a welcoming spot for the coming warmer months. Let me show you how to celebrate spring with a blue and white entry.

Although we may not quite yet be welcoming guests to our homes (hopefully, that will change soon), we can and should decorate our entries to please our ourselves and brighten our days. That’s why chose to bring into our home for spring with a blue and white entry.

Why did I chose blue and white for our spring entry? Because I love blue and white! It’s fresh, crisp, classic and traditional.

You can’t ever go wrong with blue and white.

Celebrate Spring with a Blue and White Entry

We walk through our entry every day ~ from Sweet Shark’s bar to the stairs, from the front door to the back of the house, from the bedroom or living room to the powder back. The entry is central to our home.

I’m so pleased to share my blue and white entry during the Celebrate Spring Blog Hop hosted by  Leen of Sand Dollar Lane. I know Leen loves blue because she’s a coastal girl.

Twenty~five lifestyle bloggers are participating in this spring celebration. Each day focuses on a different aspect of spring. We started Monday with outdoor spaces, Tuesday was Mantels, and today is all about entries.

If you are “springing” over from Jen of Noting Grace, then welcome from her entry to mine. At the bottom of this post, you will find the list of all the participants.

Blue and White Entry Reveal

Let’s work backward.

I’ll show you the blue and white spring entry, and then show you how I got there.

This spring entry is made of two parts.

First, my blue and white entry is a collection of my blue and white vases, ginger jars, and other blue pieces.

Most of these pieces I purchased in the last year at two estate sales.

The second component is a wreath on the mirror above the commode. This one was inspired by items that I had on hand and to tie in with the blue ceramics.

MAKING THE SPRING WREATH

Here is what you need to make this springtime wreath:

  • a grapevine wreath, about 15 inches in diameter
  • faux flowers of your choice, about one dozen
  • wired twine
  • clippers
  • burlap wired ribbon
  • ribbon, color of your choice
  • scissors

The foundation for the wreath is a grapevine wreath that I’ve had for a few years. I also had a dozen white faux tulips on hand.

I had the wired rope twine, the burlap wired ribbon, and two shades of blue ribbon.

I like to create wreaths in such a way that I can remove the elements I use to decorate the wreath for other seasons.

First, I placed the tulips where I wanted them and bent them to fit the wreath.

To attach the tulips I tightly wrapped the wired rope twine around the tulips and the wreath. Then I clipped the wired rope twine.

This worked really well. It held the tulips easily, it’s rustic, but you can hardly see it.

Now for the bow. I “layered” the wired burlap ribbon to make a bow and tied it with the wired rope twine.

Next, I situated the bow on the wreath, attached a tail to the bow, and attached both to the wreath. I also made a loop for hanging with the wire rope twine.

Next, I chose the darker blue ribbon as streamers to the front of the wreath and hung the wreath on the mirror..

ARRANGING THE WHITE FLOWERS IN THE BLUE VASES

I bought these two chinoiserie vases at At Home a couple of years ago. I have used them on my mantel, dining room and coffee table.

A few weeks ago, I bought some faux white flowers at Hobby Lobby in anticipation of decorating these vases for the sprng entry.

I used florist foam to hold these faux white flowers in the vases.

These blue and white vases will be the anchors for the spring entry. I also included faux hydrangeas.

Next, I was ready to gather all my blue and white pieces on the entry commode.

ARRANGING THE BLUE AND WHITE SPRING ENTRY

First came the two blue vases and a stack of white~covered books in the center.

I know you can see my camera on the tri~pod. It’s hard to hide it in the mirror’s reflection.

I filled a bright blue pitcher (purchased years ago at a local art festival) with fresh hydrangeas from Trader Joe’s. I think they have the best, long~lasting hydrangeas. I couldn’t believe how well the blue in the ribbon matches the blue pitcher.

Next, came a piece I’ve been dying to use. I loved this tall blue and white motif the first time I saw it. But I had to wait months before I could use it. Can you guess where this tall bottle came from?

It’s a tequila bottle! After many margaritas over many months, I claimed the empty bottle. Then I removed the label and washed it.

I’m waiting for a matching one!

On the left side of the commode I added an estate sale pitcher. The ginger jar was an Etsy buy. I love both of these pieces.

blue and white chinoiserie

On the right side, I added another unusual estate sale piece. If anyone knows how this piece is supposed to be used, please let me know. The last addition is a new one ~ a lovely candle from Southern Hospitality Company.

blue and white chinoiserie
blue and white chinoiserie

That completes my spring blue and white entry. It’s symmetrical and balanced with different heights for interest. Although each piece is different in shape and size, the chinoiserie pattern unifies the pieces.

The big pop of blue from the pitcher pulls the eye in and the wreath brings the eye up. The somewhat more modern design of the tequila bottle brings a bit of quirkiness to the vignette.

The white flowers, both fresh and faux, are the ode to spring.

blue and white spring entry

We have been enjoying this spring blue. and white entry for about a white. I’m sure that in another week, I’ll change to a more Easter pastel color scheme.

I hope that you will PIN this blue and white entry as inspiration for your own home, using whatever shades of blue or patterns you have.

Please head over to visit Kelly at The Tattered Pew. I love her style and you will too.

pin for later graphic in blue

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39 Comments

  1. Hi Carol, i love blue and white anything! It looks great! I have been practicing my bow skills in 2021. Apparently, a blizzard is headed to Denver so I might need to get to Hobby Lob beforehand! xo laura Pinning too!

  2. Your entryway looks beautiful, Carol! I so much enjoyed reading about how you made your wreath and then how you decorated your commode step-by-step. A blog reader recently sent me a picture of a lamp that they made using the same tequila bottle. Now you have an excuse to drink a lot of margaritas this spring. You need a matching bottle to display and another to make a lamp.

  3. Your entryway is so pretty! I love all the blue accents! And your wreath! What a great DIY! The tulips are just beautiful against the grapevine. Always love being on these blog hops with you!

  4. Blue and white is always a great combination. Your entry is so pretty Carol. I love the tulip wreath too. Tulips are beautiful in the spring. Can’t wait to see some popping up in the ground.

  5. Hi Carol. Happy Spring. The blue and white in your entry are so lovely. The blue pitcher with hydrangeas is my fave. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us.

    1. Thank you, Kelly. I’ve been fortunate to find some great blue and white pieces. I keep looking for more.

  6. Carol, I adore blue and white too! You have so many beautiful pieces…I think I want to go estate sale shopping with you! You have inspired me in so many ways and I pinned your post!

  7. Blue is my all-time favorite color. You have done such a beautiful job of symmetry and gorgeous design, Carol. Your wreath tutorial is just so pretty. Thanks for sharing all of your talented ideas. Happy Spring!

  8. Your blue and white entryway looks lovely, Carol! Love those white flowers and the tulips on the wreath are so pretty, too! Pinned! Love hopping with you!

  9. Carol, you had me at blue and white!! Probably my favorite color combo and you styled it beautifully for Spring!

    1. I’m guessing that everyone loves blue and white, Libbie. It’s a classic. Nice to meet up and hop with you.

    1. Thank you, Cindy. You can’t beat blue and white. Those vases were my first official blue and white. Still love them. Happy to be hopping with you.

    1. Hi, Vicki and Jenn, I’m glad that you like blue and white as much as I do. I’m waiting for another bottle!!

  10. Blue and white is my fall time favorite color combination, it is classic. Your collection is so beautiful and I love how it goes perfectly with spring decor.

  11. I’ve become a huge blue and white fan over this past year so I LOVE this! I decorated my dining room in a blue and white spring theme. Great minds think alike lol. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Pinned! xo Kathleen

  12. Happy Spring, Carol! Your home is so bright, beautiful and welcoming! I love blue and white decor…it is so classic, timeless, and perfect for spring. It was so much fun hopping with you. Pinned!

  13. Carol, I love all of your pretty blue and white finds and how you’ve arranged them in your entry. Thank you for showing us how you made the wreath and sharing your tips for arranging flowers in vases. I would have never guessed that your bottle was a tequila bottle! I’ve never seen one that pretty! Happy spring!

  14. Lovely! Would you be willing to share the brand of Tequila? I have a blue and white tequila bottle that needs a partner.

    1. Mary, the tequila is Clase Azul Reposado Tequila. I looked it up on Google. The price listed is $150.00. Sweet Shark bought it at Total Wine and he said he didn’t pay anywhere near that. Hope that helps.

  15. Blue and white is such a classic! You have a beautiful collection of clue and white pieces – including that hard won tequilla bottle – how fun!

  16. Carol, your entry is beautiful and definitely ready to welcome visitors this Spring – hopefully. Either way I am sure you are going it enjoy it so much. I have always loved blue and white together. Thanks so much for sharing your post this week. #HomeMattersParty

  17. Carol, your blue and white entry looks lovely! I’ve been on the lookout for chinoiserie pieces for some time but I’ve only come across one so far. You were lucky to find so many at estate sales! Blue and white containers look so sharp grouped together. I love the vignette you created with the wreath and florals. It’s perfect for spring and into summer, as well. Your photography looks great, too! It was fun hopping with you, my friend 🙂

  18. Your entryway is gorgeous Carol! I especially love your tulip wreath – thanks for sharing how you created it! And thank you for sharing this at Farmhouse Friday – we’re featuring you at tomorrow’s party!

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