February 10, 2017

Let's Talk About Blue




Yes, I am on a blue kick! 
Some of these pics are mine, and some are photos I have saved in my files, and some I have found online from blogs I visit and Instagram friends. 

Let's talk about blue today.


I have been in and out of love with blue over the years. Our very first house had a blue master bedroom and bath. Looking back it was a terrible blue for me. It was too robins egg blue or something. I like the blue in the picture above. It has a dustiness. 

So, I turned my back on blue for several years. 

We moved into a house in the woods, and it was the seventies and I had earth tones that were so popular then. Do you all remember the copper, gold, and avocado appliances? (Aside...From our apartment through our first couple of houses I think we had all three colors.)

This Johnson Brothers creamer belonged to my husband's grandmother and grandfather. They set up housekeeping with willow pattern dishes. This is just such a special piece to me, because of the family memory. 

When we built our Georgian on the farm I started dabbling in blue again. I designed our toddler son's bedroom in shades of dark blue and white that took him through middle school I believe.

The next couple of photos are from Instagram friends.

 Dressy...


Casual...


Below is a design creation from Hound Hill Design. I think all of these play very well together.

Tip...When you are working on a room, lay all of your selections together and see if they play well together. 😊





 A pair of blue and white lamps came home with me several months ago. 


Some blue paint colors...




My wedding china. 
See...navy blue and white way back in the seventies. 

My Spode.


Our chair cushions are a light blue.



I love this collection of blue and white fabrics. 
Tres chic!






How pretty are these blue chairs!


My blue in the master last spring.


It could be that blue will be a popular color in new fashions. First ladies often set the fashion trend. Remember Jackie Kennedy and her pill box hats, and her very elegant style. I was a little young to really participate in it, but my mother wore suits and hats, with gloves Jackie style.

And my dad stopped wearing a dress hat because President Kennedy made it ok. 


I would love a suit dress like this! I am looking for something to cover my arms at my son's wedding. ha! 


In the thirty years since I began collecting blue pieces for our Georgian, I have collected quite a few pieces. 

My love affair with blue is back on. I don't expect to turn my back on blue again. I plan on staying "true blue" to my collection. 


I know that this conversation has been a little one sided, but now is your time to chime in by leaving a comment. 

Do you love blue? 
Is the affair over? 
Or are you tempted? 
Do tell us. 


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Linda @ Life and Linda
Linda @ Life and Linda

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

15 comments:

  1. I am like you. I have had blue and white on and off during the years. In my very first house I had a blue and green combo---very 70s chic....lol...then the country blue in the 80s (paired with coral or mauve depending on the year)...lol I had blue and white willow ware in the 90s and gave that to my daughter about 10 years ago, I think. I have a bit of blue again but it is more of a turquoise blue this time and just as an accent.
    I really loved blue when I lived in South FL and had a lot of it along with the sandy tones back then.
    Your blues are beautiful...and I think you have found your color of choice. xo Diana

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  2. Sheila,
    I love blue and have been true for almost 30 years in this house. All of the walls are pale blue and the kitchen countertops are pale blue. All door trim is white. I love navy, but I cannot live with dark colors; I must have lots of light in the house. I look at my countertops and think I should replace/update them from the formica, but know that marble or wood would be damaged. My formica countertops can be (and are) scrubbed with Soft Scrub with Bleach to get out the stains, glue, and general dinginess from crafting.

    Judith

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  3. Hi Sheila, l enjoy all of your posts but being a lover and collector of blue and white myself whenever you spotlight it l'm even more thrilled. Sadly the classics are absent in much decorating today so thanks for showing readers that something old can be new! Love that brass is back too! l hope though that the green, gold and brown appliances don't ever return. LOL Dianne

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  4. Love all the blue pictures you found...would love to have the blue velvet chairs. Good luck with finding an outfit for your son's wedding. Most dresses are sleeveless. Maybe you could have some special made? xoxo

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  5. Love all your blues!! Blue is such a calming color~

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  6. Shelia, I enjoyed this post immensely. I always enjoy seeing your "blues". Keep it coming. Classic and elegant. It will never go out of style, maybe popularity, but never true style. Gorgeous!

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  7. This isn't a really beautiful post! Yes, I love blue and have started collecting blue pieces too. I always get such good ideas on how to use them from you.

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    1. Lol!!! This IS a really beautiful post!!!! So sorry for the typo, Shelia!! Must not have had enough coffee when I typed that. Have a wonderful day! Z

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  8. I have always loved blue...then came the 80's when jewel tones took over the interiors...blue is such a classic in every interior....must say that I have been playing with the greens and pinks with the blues lately.

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  9. Oh dear, Blue Sheila, we should call you---but then i would be Blue 'Sandra', if I ever used Sandra. I have always had blue---everywhere from whole hog, to a touch or kiss in a room. My only departure was picking out a service for 12 of a Royal Copenhagen in shock 'yellow' Klit Rose or Sand Rose for our wedding. Sigh, but I knew I would inherit a coffee set and dinner set in RC 'Blue Flowers' eventually. I compensated by having all blue and white kitchen dishes from day 1, almost 50 years of a blue/white kitchen.
    But aside from that---I did have orange a deep rusty orange in the 70-80's partnered with Blue and cocoa. Actually it really worked, that house sold in five days, and had a chocolate, blue and white bedroom, blue boy's room and nautical basement, in brick red and blue. I'm like you---I will always be blue. Grins, Sandi

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  10. Oh dear, Blue Sheila, we should call you---but then i would be Blue 'Sandra', if I ever used Sandra. I have always had blue---everywhere from whole hog, to a touch or kiss in a room. My only departure was picking out a service for 12 of a Royal Copenhagen in shock 'yellow' Klit Rose or Sand Rose for our wedding. Sigh, but I knew I would inherit a coffee set and dinner set in RC 'Blue Flowers' eventually. I compensated by having all blue and white kitchen dishes from day 1, almost 50 years of a blue/white kitchen.
    But aside from that---I did have orange a deep rusty orange in the 70-80's partnered with Blue and cocoa. Actually it really worked, that house sold in five days, and had a chocolate, blue and white bedroom, blue boy's room and nautical basement, in brick red and blue. I'm like you---I will always be blue. Grins, Sandi

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  11. Sheila... blue is my favorite color! I love how you've used it in your gorgeous home. Have a great week.

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  12. Hi Sheila, I did have a glitch in my previous reply, but hopefully this will greet you! The blue journey was delightful. Thanks for including mine with such a gorgeous list. Have a nice day!

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  13. Love the blue and white combinations they are so calming and spa like.

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  14. Well, Great minds......I did a post yesterday about my LOVE for Blue and white and shared my collection. Would love for you to stop over. I have loved it and have been collecting it for over 30 years. I doubt I will ever tire of it.

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Sheila