Blue and White Monday Ginger Jar Giveaway

Have you already seen the October issue of House Beautiful?  The magazine subscription people (not HB) made me mad with their automatic renewal trickery in the fine print that they know no one will ever read, and I've let all of my subscriptions lapse.  I had actually just seen the September issue when the October issue arrived on the shelves.  House Beautiful is my favorite magazine right now.  The images I'm sharing today are from the October issue.

Oh my goodness those pink flowers in front of that high gloss blue is just too much.

The unlined fabric with the sunlight is lovely.  That mirror isn't bad either.  And don't miss the malachite collection.
Aren't the different blues gorgeous together?

What a chic, simple and sophisticated bedroom.  The colors together are unexpected, but beautiful.

I want to live in here.  

And even more in here.  

So much white with pops of blue is always fantastic.

This bedroom is so serene and lovely.  Aren't all these rooms amazing?  

On another front, I'm been very neglectful about mentioning my Blue and White Store.  I wanted to tell you about two of my very favorite items.  I sell a large and small Canton ginger jar.  The larger size is what is shown in the photo above and is 19 inches tall.  That's my family room, and the large ginger jars are flanking the fireplace.  I absolutely love these.  They're beautiful and large enough to make quite a blue and white statement in a room.  I also think that for the quality and size they are extremely reasonably priced.

Here's a picture of it closer.

This is the smaller size on my breakfast table.  It's 14 inches tall, and the pattern is the same as the larger version.  This size is very flexible.  One of these gorgeous ginger jars ($100 value) is what I'm giving away this week.  I'm keeping it very simple.  If you're a blog follower (Google follow button on right sidebar) and Pinterest follower, you're eligible to win.  Leave a comment letting me know you follow both and are entering.  The giveaway will close Friday at midnight.  I'll use Random Number Generator, and the winner will be announced Saturday.  Thank you for participating!

Blue and White Monday -- Jim Thompson Bedroom

A designer contacted me this summer from Scott Snyder Inc. about creating eight custom prints that would coordinate with Jim Thompson's fabric Qinglong for a blue and white bedroom.  I've posted about this fabric before, but for readers who are at all familiar with me, you'd know that I'd be crazy for this fabric whether or not you saw that feature.  It's blue and white, it's Chinoiserie, and it has dragons.  What's not to love?  Of course I was ecstatic to get this commission.  

 I love the way the room was done.  This fabric makes spectacular curtains, don't you think?  And pillows, and upholstered beds.  The stripe fabric on the chair is fantastic with the Qinglong.  I'm definitely going to copy the way the prints were framed.  I'm redoing my breakfast room during the next 6 months or so and will use these eight prints there.

Did you notice that I added a watermark to the photos?  I kind of hated to do that.  The photo without the text is so much more appealing.  Maria Barros was very thoughtful to send me customer photos recently of a couple of incredible rooms where she'd used my prints.  Her work was in a color palette that I knew Erin, from House of Turquoise, would enjoy and appreciate.  I sent her an email, and she posted the images and credited the prints in the photos to me.  I was thrilled.  However, almost immediately, the photos were used on other blogs with no mention of the source or my prints, and I learned a lesson.  I have two objectives in sharing these images.  One, they're beautiful and I want to share.  Two, I want people to know the prints are mine and where to find them.  Hence, the distracting text.  What are your thoughts?  Would you add the watermark?  And what do you think about this blue and white bedroom?

Pink and Blue Love

Emily Henderson

I guess you'd know from my blog that pink are blue is my favorite color combination.  Here are some of my favorite images.

Joe Nye

Amanda Nisbet

Mark Sikes

Grant K. Gibson

Carolyne Roehm

Virginia Johnson

Aurora del Rio

my house

I recently used these fabrics when I redid my family room for The One Room Challenge.

The two photos above are my newly redone family room with plenty of pink and blue.

White Ming Chinoiserie Ginger Jar on Indigo Navy Blue Lattice 11x14 Giclee - thepinkpagoda
Chinoiserie Chic Limited Edition Pagoda Giclee 11x14 - thepinkpagoda
Hot Pink Egret on Navy Facing Left 8x10 Giclee - thepinkpagoda
Pink Year of the Dragon Giclee 8x10 - thepinkpagoda
Indigo Navy Chinoiserie Chinese Chippendale Cabinet 13x19 Giclee - thepinkpagoda
Three Wise Monkeys on Lilly Pulitzer Pink Lattice Set 11x14 Giclee - thepinkpagoda
Hot Pink Ming Chinoiserie Ginger Jar on Bamboo Stripe 11x14 Giclee - thepinkpagoda
Hot Pink Pagoda on Navy Lattice Giclee 11x14 - thepinkpagoda
White Elephant on Navy Lattice Facing Left Giclee 11x14 - thepinkpagoda
Blue and White Chinese Vase on White 8x10 Giclee - thepinkpagoda
Blue Willow in Bright Pink Chinoiserie Platter 11x14 Giclee - thepinkpagoda
Ming Blue Chinoiserie Ginger Jar 8x10 Giclee - thepinkpagoda
Pink Chinoiserie Floral Elephant Silhouette Facing Right Giclee 11x14 - thepinkpagoda
Blue Chinese Floral Pagoda Silhouette Giclee 11x14 - thepinkpagoda
Blue Willow in Pink Set of Eight Foldover Notecards and Envelopes - thepinkpagoda

Don't forget about my Labor Day sale which goes through Friday.  All of my prints are on sale here.  The coupon code LABORDAY2012 will give you 20% off at checkout.  

Blue and White Monday

The above and all other fine art prints in my store are 20% off during my Labor Day Sale which runs through Friday.  Use the coupon code LABORDAY2012 at checkout to receive 20% off your order. 

Jan, a customer of my booth at Lost Antiques, purchased a platter and added it to her collection in her powder room.  She was so thoughtful to send me these photos.  Her powder is lovely.  Don't you just love that wallpaper and her beautiful sink?  And you know I'm crazy for her blue and white porcelain display.  Thank you so much, Jan, for sharing your beautiful house with us!

I hope you are having a fantastic Labor Day.  Happy Monday!

Another Maria Barros Photo

This is the same Maria Barros room I featured Tuesday.  Erin, of House of Turquoise, has featured it today.  She has the photo above, which I hadn't seen.  I'm so glad to get to see the room from this perspective.  The sofa/pillows are gorgeous.  I love that she's added the pink to the coral and aqua.  For me, that addition takes the room to a whole different level.  I'm so appreciative that Maria used my prints in this amazing space!

Sorry to be so short today -- busy being mom -- but please remember my 20% off sale on all prints.  It's over Monday.  The coupon code is JULYSALE20.  Happy Thursday!  

Interior Designer Maria Barros/Customer Photos

Maria Barros is a very talented interior designer from Portugal.  She's also been a customer.  Did you spot The Pink Pagoda prints in the photos above?  Can you imagine my excitement when I received them??  These are some seriously amazing customer photos!  I've been a fan, and have posted about Maria before.  Below are some other examples of her work.

Don't forget that all my prints are 20% off through the week with the coupon code JULYSALE20.  

Happy Tuesday!