I have posted pics before of my little garden next to the patio. Though the plantings change from year to year, I am going for a blue garden planted with perennials. Over time, the dishes were broken (no, I'd never) and I thought they would make a perfect edging for this narrow bed. My husband doesn't like it, but it makes me happy.
I love blue and white dishes. I still have my grandmother's set, that I believe, used to come in boxes of detergent. Though chipped and cracked, there have only been a few of those broken. I don't think blue and white will ever go out of style.