I’ve got a new crush and his name is Blue Mikado. That’s right. I’m currently coveting a new-to-me china pattern by Royal Crown Derby.
Now, before you get too excited, note that you can really only find these pieces on ebay, etsy and Replacements. I stumbled upon it when looking for a couple of plates to add to the wall over my bed in the master. After sharing the addition of my china men a couple of weeks ago, I just felt like I need one more thing to up the scale factor next to the huge mirror.
So, after mourning the fact that I couldn’t really justify the expense on long time favorites like Blue Aves or Blue Canton, I happened upon Blue Mikado and knew they were perfect!! I purchased two salad plates on ebay for $28… a fraction of the cost of just one plate in the other patterns.
They are gently scalloped around the gold edges and the blues are vibrant against the bright white. I feel like I have more of these in my future.
In the spirit of full transparency, this is what the room actually looked like when taking those pictures. You just can’t believe everything you read on the internet. Some really good cropping and you’d never know the place was a complete disaster. I’ll be honest, it looks like this more often than not.
This is just one of a few little changes I’ve been making in the master bedroom. You can see my progress in these posts:
- Gorgeous new rug with amazing patina
- Chalk paint on the dresser
- 2 simple steps to an antique gold chandelier finish
- The China Men
- Adding Blue Mikado accent plates for scale
- Flemish bedside chests
- Baby’s Bottom sheets
- DIY flower arranging tips from a novice
- Acrylic curtain rods
I’ve still got a few more things I’m working on – new (actually they are old) lamps, new curtain rods and new bedside tables – to share. BUT… I’m really getting antsy to start on my Halloween decor and then it will be Christmas and in all reality it will probably be 2017 before I finish the bedroom. HA!
Blue Mikado on ebay
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