This blue mood has nothing to do with sadness - rather - it refers to blue and white porcelain, which is loved by many homeowners, designers and collectors. The various shapes and sizes of the classic blue and white may be the perfect accent for a variety of different styles and colors. Blue and white porcelain goes with almost everything and is elegant and timeless.
Blue and white porcelain has been around for a long time. Some Chinese porcelain shards discovered date back to the 9th century. In the early 14th century mass production started and the pieces were painted with Chinese figures using cobalt blue pigment.
In the 17th and 18th centuries Chinese porcelain was exported to Europe with European designs hand painted as well as Chinese figures.
Europeans began copying Chinese porcelain in the 16th century with manufacturing beginning in Meissen, Germany. Blue and white porcelain was made in Worcester in England 40 years later. The Dutch had their factory in Delft and the French also manufactured their own blue and white.
Today there are many fine antiques of early Chinese porcelains available as well as a wonderful selection of hand painted pieces that come in every shape imaginable - Urns, jars, plates, boxes, garden seats, and more.
In looking at a selection of designer rooms it seems that there will always be at least one in the selection that uses rich blue and white porcelain for accent.
From Traditional Home, Beautiful Rooms Decorated in Blue and White
There is a saying here in North Carolina, "If God isn't a Tarheel, then why is the sky Carolina Blue?" Some of us North Carolinians appreciate the color of blue for this reason - particularly the loyal UNC fans. But - you don't have to be a North Carolina sports fan to appreciate the blue in blue and white porcelain and find yourself "in a blue mood."
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