A PASSION FOR BLUE & WHITE
We could not be more excited to launch our new Blue & White Collection! In this collection, Susan blends her favorite elements of her own home with ready to wear pieces for the modern woman.
Susan's passion for blue and white stems from long admiring her mother's collection of blue and white English Spode transferware. When she was first introduced to Chinese blue and white porcelain many decades ago, she immediately noted the similarities of the restful color palettes and admired the intricacies of the centuries old patterns.
Her jewelry collections have always been inspired by her world, including her travels, nature, art, and interiors. Blue and white is an interior choice that has proven to be timeless and a color way that goes with everything. To bring the collection to life, Susan paired handpainted porcelain beads with common chinoiserie motifs and signature Susan Shaw materials including baroque pearls, bamboo pieces and the native Chinese Ginkgo leaf.
AN ARTFUL MIX
Susan has incorporated blue and white into nearly every room in her home. From happiness jars on coffee tables and ginger jars as centerpieces, to garden stools in living areas and large statement vases lining her hallways. Collectors of all ages style blue and white in their homes to create a timeless space showcasing the antique art form. The timeless style has sparked creativity in younger generations as well, as they give traditional style a fresh, polished spin.
pictured: pieces of Susan's personal collection
GENERATIONS OF TASTEMAKERS
You can find blue and white musings curated by interior designers and influencers across the digital world. It excited Susan to see that her love of the porcelain was shared by many, including a new generation of tastemakers who have made the patterns and color way a lifestyle. The traditional art resonates among younger collectors who call themselves "grandmillennials" and have a taste for tradition.
Blue and white tastemakers, Grace Hamlin and Sarah Tucker, are friends who have bonded over many shared interests. The Susan Shaw team connected with them over their love for blue and white, and the two captured the jewelry and what it means to be a blue and white fan with a backyard brunch kicking off the collection. Follow these lovely ladies for lifestyle inspiration!
"My love for blue and white and chinoiserie started at a young age! My childhood home was surrounded by my mother's collection of blue and white flow blue china, ginger jars, and bits of our favorite hue throughout. The love for the combination has only grown, and I still squeal every time I score a new piece to add to my very own collection! When I met Grace Hamlin, at Pre K pick up a few years ago, I knew we'd become good friends. I can remember coming to her house for the first time for a play date, and seeing her blue & white ginger jar collection, and it really took my breath away! We've bonded over blue and white, chinoiserie everything, thrift store scores, our love for rattan, and our love for each other's babies ... among many other things! That's why it was so fun to be a part of this new Susan Shaw launch together, with my fellow blue & white lover, Grace!"
"My love for blue and white encapsulates so much of what I enjoy about decorating and styling because somehow the enduring color combination finds its place among current trends, while its timelessness speaks to a sense of classic and traditional beauty. My own collection is a mix of special family pieces, and items found on treasure hunts at thrift stores and estate sales - one of many favorite shared pastimes that Sarah and I enjoy together, when we're not in full 'mom mode' with our little ones. So sharing in the enthusiasm we have over the new Blue and White collection of Susan Shaw has been an absolute joy!"
This collection is Susan's most personal yet. We hope you feel inspired to style your wardrobe with these thoughtful touches of timeless art, and that these pieces will bring joy to you or a loved one.