In Love With Blue & White

Dear Petit Collectors

The timeless palette of blue and white
how it always takes me back as a child
watching my Mum taking lovingly care of
her beloved blue and white collection.
Arranging and displaying each piece
to be admired and enjoyed by her and her visitors.
I remember each shelve of the dark mahogany dresser in the dining room
filled with pieces chosen carefully by her fine eye.

Today I am very lucky to be the carer of Mum’s beautiful collection.
It is now displayed in the kitchen.

Everywhere in my home you will find
touches of classic blue and white decor.
Even my miniature Schnauzer Waldo enjoys all his meals
from custom made blue and white Indigo Home bowls handmade by Dana!

My love for blue and white decor is also showcased in my miniature collection.
My collection features blue and white pieces by Pam Jones
and the rest of the room is adorned with
Masako Sharra furniture, a Lisa Johnson-Richards doll and a Charles Johnson painting.

Over the years we have all admired the talents of artisans like
Jack Cashmere, Muriel Hopwood, Henny Staring-Egberts and Stokesay Ware –
creating the finest in blue and white.

Petit Connoisseurs often offers blue and white ornaments to be purchased.
Do you still remember our 2014 Blue & White Collection?

Who can forget last week’s newsletter with
Cindy Lotter’s striking watercolour of the blue and white vase filled with red roses?

Petit Connoisseurs is fortunate to showcase
the talents of two South African miniature artisans
that both create such wonderful blue and white pieces.
I have great admiration for their work.

I am so happy to announce that I have just added
their latest collections to Petit Connoisseurs.

How about a quick glimpse of what you can expect to see?

The talent of Elmarie Wood-Callander

The talent of Pam Jones

I would like to invite you to view their new work in our New Arrivals section.
We also feature a new Anna Braun teddy
as well as a new Roderick Constant 18th Century side table in this collection.

Thank you for your continued support here and on our facebook and Pinterest pages.
Remember to also follow me on Instagram
where you can see my daily beautiful inspirations.

Have a happy weekend with your miniatures.

Kind Regards
– Francois –

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8 Responses to In Love With Blue & White

  1. Such a lovely post Francois thank you for sharing your memories and your collection with us x

  2. Dana Mahnke says:

    Dear Francois- Thank you so very much for including my dog bowls among your beautiful collection! It was an honor you do these for you and Waldo. Like you, I was influenced by my mother’s love of blue and white. Aren’t we fortunate to have had mothers to instill a love of beauty in us!? I love the tiny porcelain pieces and may have to add a few to my collection!
    Best,
    Dana

  3. Megan says:

    Beautiful, beautiful pieces Francois. You have an eye for picking work from the best artisans. And I always do enjoy reading your blog!

  4. Anna says:

    Interesting story,stunning pictures,beautiful pieces. You never disappoint Francois. I love reading your blog.
    Anna

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