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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Color Me Blue...or Aqua....or Turquoise

 Hello, Everyone...

 

This photo of our son, DAVID KEITH, and his SHELLED FRIEND
is one of my most favorite Action Shots..EVER.

I am having it enlarged for our new home.

Not only is it my most favorite son in the whole wide universe...
but, an overall  favorite color.

 Blue, in all hues, is such a relaxing color and of all blues....
the turquoise and aquas are my favorite.


The aqua blues of the water....
the deep and light blues of the sky...






When I purchased the large rug for our dining room, I made sure it had touches of  deep
TURQUOISE....












So it stands to reason that when I started shopping for GOODIES for our new home, TURQUOISE was at the top of my list.

 I was tickled to death when I found this pillow at TARGET.
...just perfect color
and perfect to use while reading or watching tv in bed.
I just love this fuzzy cutie...
I also fell in love with this cream colored quilt...it's going to look awesome, folded at the foot of my white
bedding and that
turquoise throw
across one corner...

I also picked up a couple pkgs of shams to match this cream colored beauty...

I absolutely adore cream and white together...so rich and classical....


 When I was shopping, I had NO intention of buying a little painting...
but when I saw THIS one, I fell head over heels in love,
right there in Target in front of ALL THOSE PEOPLE...  :)

Yep, it HAD to come home with me.

 

 I love it
I love it
I love it.....

I'll be using my BLACK and WHITE color scheme in the master bedroom...


and this pretty color will work fabulously with black and white.



It also works well with burlap and French inspired
neutrals....

so far, I haven't found anything this color DOESN'T work well with....
I love it
love it
love it.....:)



I'll still be lovin' and using my CLARETS....
...and my little bird friends are gonna look cute with ANY colors....:)

"I just love you, little bird picture."
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Joining and supporting these blog parties...
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43 comments:

Stacey said...

Your new house things are all wonderful BJ. I love the Friends painting too.

Jojo said...

That photo is amazing and that alone is a perfect post. Wow! It's going to make a great piece of artwork!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love that picture of David with the large turtle, wow that will look wonderful enlarged on the wall..I know if you download it to Costco they can put it on canvas..I love the blue in everything it goes so well with the new pool...love the throw, come on over and see the my ladybugs, know you will love it...

Carola Bartz said...

I love turquoise as well, such a gorgeous color. The bird painting, however, is the best - I can understand that you fell in love with it!

Linda said...

Love all your pretty things!!!

NanaDiana said...

Love turquoise, too. It always reminds me of the beach and sun and sky. Love the things you have pulled together here. xo Diana

Vee said...

Such terrific pops of color...the aqua for summer to match the pool and red for winter. Looks as if you had a very productive shopping day!

Pondside said...

You are having such a lot of fun decorating for the new place. That photo of your son is certainly one-of-a-kind and perfect in so many ways for your new nest.

The Bashful Nest said...

I love turquoise too, not only is it a beautiful color to decorate with its a beautiful color to wear too. Everyone looks so pretty in this color too! Love your decor! Have a great week.

Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those are colors we love here in Florida, too..with a little coral thrown in! Love the cute birds! Enjoy your evening my friend!

Lavender Cottage said...

I like the painting with the birds, it would be fun for any room. Of course with aqua being so popular, you've captured it for a few touches here and there.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love that color of blue also and I have been thinking it would be my pop of color in the summer also. Now that bird painting is adorable!!! I do love finding new things for my home!

hugs,
Linda

Michelle said...

Wow! That is a great shot!

Audrey said...

You are just having so much fun BJ !!!
I love your choice of colors and the goodies you have collected for your new home. Wish I could use some aqua in my house. Just does not seem to work with what I have now.
Blessings, my friend.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow!! :):)

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your pretty new rug BJ-great colors:@)

Debbie said...

I like it all! I like to switch up my black and white kitchen by changing out the accent color. I was thinking about trying that very color next. Seeing it on your chairs tells me I will love the look.

A Quiet Corner said...

Hmmmm...beautiful colors for your decor!...:)JP

Pat Cantwell said...

BJ,
Love, love, love the black and white color combination with the pop of Aqua, dear friend!!!
The new rug is stunning!!!
While I enjoy seeing the All White color combinations in the Land of Blog. . .in my own home, I need color!!!
You're going to love the look of your new Master!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Theresa said...

I love those colors:) I didn't buy that little bird picture but I took a picture of it and used in a post a couple of days ago:) Have a blessed day dear friend! I know you are enjoying putting together the decorations for your new home!

SmilingSally said...

I love blue too. You know that! However, I am happy to learn that you've not totally abandoned your black and red. (I was picturing them in a dark closet, weeping.)

Have a good Blue Monday, BJ.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

When I was younger, turquoise was my favorite color. It's hard to say what my fav is now, I love so many colors.

Your new home is going to be so beautiful with your new things! I love the bird painting.

Maureen Wyatt said...

You have me thinking of the white and aqua kitchen my mom had in the 60's. You are pulling together a beautiful look for your new home!

Madeline's Album said...

I love the turquoise throw. I know your new home will look terrific after you get it all decorated. Have a blessed day. Madeline

craftyles said...

You have found a bunch of treasures. I love the bird painting-it's beautiful. You're right aqua is the new neutral color. Love it!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I know how much fun it is to buy things for a new home!I love your decorating color scheme, BJ, although I tend to gravitate towards autumnal colors of rust, greens and and browns in my house.

Happy MM and Blue Monday!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I am loving this fresh color combo you are using BJ! How fun to be shopping for your new home.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

That first photo is fantastic! As I was looking at your photos of your buys I was thinking autumn is about to knock on the door so time to buy more colourful throws to get the house ready for winter. Cosy times coming xx

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

That is my favorite color too, so there isn't a thing you bought that I wouldn't want! My favorite part of getting a different home is the clean slate for decorating. This is the longest we have lived in any house during our almost 39 married years. We always seem to move at 6 years and we have been in this house 10! Lucky for me, I still like it.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

My dearest bj....you've outdone yourself in the shopping. I too love black for decor. Altho, my black is mixed with gold accents...in a bathroom. LOVE the bird artwork...you know me and the bird fetish I have acquired since living in TX! Your turquoise finds are super too.

Now...did I miss it? Did you sell your home and getting ready to move? I'm lost on that.

Have a great day. Hope you're shopping some more. Or making more muffins for us...or something. LOL


OH!! And I too love the son/turtle image. That's awesome.

LV said...

You did another great job combining so many neat things together. Whenever you do get moved, you will know exactly how you want to arrange things. The right family will drop by soon with school starting soon.

Debbiedoos said...

Blue of all sorts is my favorite color. I just love it all. What a pretty rug Bj!~ Yes I am enjoying my summer, busy one for sure with the kiddos. XO

CAROL NANCE said...

I also love aqua blue for summer decor. The red looks great for winter! I'll have to try that.

Thanks for sharing!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi, I love everything that you bought! Burlap is really trending right now too, Have a great week.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

eileeninmd said...

Blue is my favorite color and I love the turquoise. You have a wonderful way with colors and decorations. Enjoy your new home. Have a happy week!

Nancy said...

I love turquoise! You've incorporated it nicely in your home.

xinex said...

Looks like we have the same color in mind, BJ! I have done the same thing in our FL home. I just love turquoise, it's my color too. Love all your purchases, so cute! And what an awesome picture of your son!....Christine

Poppy said...

I love the picture of your son with the sea turtle! It will look absolutely awesome when enlarged on the wall:) Turquoise is my favorite color as well. It looks beautiful in any setting and with every color...love the aqua throw, looks so pretty with the Frenchy pillow! The bird picture is sooo adorable! Looks like you had lots of fun shopping:) Thanks for the aqua inspiration:) Have a lovely day!~Poppy

Sandi McBride said...

It is all so beautiful but I have to admit your photo of your most favorite son in the whole wide world is also my favorite of the lot...
hugs
Sandi

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love all the blue accents you use in your home. Blue is peaceful, I think.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi BJ. Your new house will look amazing with the beautiful colors. What a great picture of your son and the turtle. One of a kind, and I love the little bird picture. You found some beautiful treasures..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Beverly said...

Oh yes, I love turquoise, too. Your new place is going to look great.

TexWisGirl said...

yes, i do say that bird print is a nice one. :)