Showing posts with label blue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blue. Show all posts

Friday, May 29, 2015

WEEKEND INSPIRATION: Something Blue

Weekend Inspiration Light Blue
And just like that we’ve arrived at the last Friday of May. It seems like just the other day, we were all recovering from the holiday madness and looking ahead to spring. Now summer is literally around the corner. I hope you have some fun and relaxing activities planned for the weekend. I’m getting ready to travel for business (my day job) so I’ll be running around picking up last minutes things and finalizing my outfits. A week of meetings, dinners and more meetings requires a lot of planning. I’m a little stressed about my business travel so I’ve been gazing at some pretty things in my favorite color - light blue. While I make yet another list enjoy this blue inspiration.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

CELEBRATIONS: Mediterranean Table Setting

Mediterranean Table Setting via homework (1)With the weather heating up, it’s time to start thinking about casual gatherings. I picked up some new dishes recently and I can’t wait to use them for my next barbeque.


Monday, June 24, 2013

Fresh Look: lighten & brighten a living room {plus a giveaway)

Blue White Living Room via homework (1)
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I’m not going to even pretend I have a perfect house that is always photo ready. Let’s be realistic. I have a messy husband, a teenage boy and a spoiled dog.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Celebrations: a blue mother’s day

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I don’t think I mentioned that I had a blue Mother’s Day. Blue as in accent color.


My brother gave me this pretty dish. I love it!


And my mom saved this cobalt blue water bottle so I could make something out of it. I wanted the bottle to match the swirls of my new glass dish, so I put a few drops of blue and white paint in the bottle, added a little water and swirled it around. It’s a borderline craft fail – not exactly what I had in mind. But is still looks pretty with the dish.


Here’s a better photo of the swirls but the actual color is closer to the photo above this one. It’s amazing how glass changes color depending on the lighting. I took dozens of photos and the color is different in each one.


And while we were celebrating Mother’s Day at my parent’s house, I spied this beautiful bowl outside on their deck. It was once a centerpiece with three large orchid plants in it. My mom didn’t want it anymore so this came home with me too. The bowl is huge, it could hold at least a dozen-plus apples if I use it as a fruit bowl.



Blog Blue Glass
I already have blue accent pieces in my living room, so I created a few mood boards to incorporate my new blue goodies. 

Blog Blue Glass-001I thoroughly enjoyed my “blue” Mother’s Day!


Thanks for visiting.

Carolyn


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Inspiration Board: summer blues and a winner


I haven’t done an inspiration color board in awhile but these cool summer blue pictures caught me eye.

I love ripping out inspirational pictures from magazines.

I mounted these pictures onto worksheet paper. I think the paper is Japanese practice writing paper. The little squares run vertically. In any case, it makes nice graph paper.

Blue tiles and swatches of fabric coordinate with the blue pictures.

A splash of yellow against ocean blues.

Serene blues and greys.

Turquoise beads against a linen picture.

Coordinating fabrics.

My branch spool and blueberries.

Color inspiration: turquoise, pool blue, blueberry, blue/grey, ocean blue – don’t you feel cooler already.

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The winner of the UPrinting Canvas is....

Cynthia.





Anonymous said...











Please enter me to win the canvas art give away. I would use a photo of my daughter Marcella who will be born in September. She is the miracle baby because it took me over 130 days of hospitalization to bring her into the world safely.

Peace,
Cynthia











August 12, 2011 4:59 a.m.









Cynthia, I'm so thrilled for you and your miracle baby. 
I will email you directly with all the details.

Thank you to all who entered the contest.

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