I have been using blue for a while now since I painted the kitchen a couple years ago. I usually use it with pink, but decided to go with just blue as an accent for summer.
My mother had given me the gorgeous blue Chinese silk this winter. It was passed down from a relative who lived in China in the 1940s. It is so beautiful I had to use it.
I made candle holders out of the old insulators and added a vintage Ball jar with some gorgeous hydrangeas.
I wanted to do something totally off the wall, so to speak, in this corner so I took the art off one wall and just propped it against the old door. I am quite sure I'm the *only* person who likes this look, but I was inspired by a scene in Gone with the Wind when they are back at Tara after the war starts and everything is gone but a few objects. The walls have this same look -- like there was art there but it has been taken away. That look fascinates me because it makes one wonder what was there. And it's different:-) Ok, enough about that.
I made all the pillows and didn't want them all matching. I used burlap, ticking, and several other prints together. They are all very comfy for Sunday afternoon I Love Lucy or The Andy Griffith Show marathons. And I'm not kidding. I look forward to that all week:-)
I thought this print fabric my mom gave me would add a little pop of modern in a retro-kinda way.
The large shell belonged to my grandmother and the small ones were collected on family beach trips when I was a child.
My mother grew the amazing dahlia:-)
...vintage cigar boxes...
...and cars my dad put together, all add to the "step back in time" feel.
In the end it's just a comfortable place for our family to relax and spend time together.
And that's the most important thing:-)
I'll be joining: