Sometimes you fall in love and you fall hard. That is how I feel about my obsession with all things blue and white. Like all collections, it started out small and used to occupy a corner in my home. Now it doesn't matter where you look, every corner of your eye can catch something with my favorite color combination.
The colors themselves, blue and white, are calming, majestic, bold and royal. In some cultures, these colors signify immortality, prosperity, and even colors associated with the heavenly gods. They represent both a richness and a lightness in there presentation. This color palette is also pleasing to the eye because it can be found in nature - perhaps, the most inspirational aspect of our lives.
Now, like most collectors I do have my preferences. I love to find the deepest blue hues and the most radiant of whites in combination. My personal favorite, is to find a Delft Blue piece at an antique store, or a local garage sale. However, believe me, I don't discriminate when it comes to my passion for blue and white items. In fact, I look for all shades, and I have learned over the years that each piece has something the other does not that you as the beholder can value. Perhaps the most important rule for what to look for when it comes to a "passion" or a "collection" is to immediately go to pieces you are drawn to. Now, you also want to have a certain level of depth in collection, and I must admit not everyone is like me. And that is a-okay! I believe more is more and I LOVE to layer. Not everyone does, and sometimes it takes only two or three special pieces on a sparse blank white shelf to add a meaningful, final touch to your room.
And that is the greatest beauty of any collection - it is a reflection of the collector themselves.