Tuesday, October 15, 2013

More Blue: Part 2



Hi, everyone!  Thanks for your kind feedback on my 'blue room experiment'!  (In case you missed it go here.)
Today I'm going to show you some more of this little room.
We had this chippy blue window at the shop, so I snagged it and brought it home (in fact I just noticed the price sticker is still on the top corner-ha!)




The white bookcase was also at the shop, so...you guessed it, it came home with me, too! (Are you sensing a trend here?)
The blue metal sign that I hung behind the window came from a flea market in Tucson last year.  I had bought it to resell, but I liked it so I ended up keeping it even though it never went with any of my decor.





The bookcase fits perfectly into a little space between the windows and a closet.  I took down the bi-fold door and hung a gauzy white curtain to cover the closet.




I recently found these pretty mason jars and thought they'd be perfect for a splash of blue on the shelves.




The rest of the items are just some fun things that I gathered from around the house.  I just got the white ironstone 'urn' at the Country Living Fair, and filled it with old shaving brushes.  The calender page dated 1947 is from June, my birth month.




Last week at the flea market I scored this vintage serving cart.  I love the color!  It's hard to see, but it's painted the softest, palest shade of green.  I thought "Hmm...I'll try a little mix of green in here with the blues" for some variety...and I like the slight bit of contrast that it gives against all the blue and white.




I also just found the lard tin at a local shop and was drawn to its color and graphics.  I thought it would look great filled with the dried hydrangeas that were given to me by my friend Suzanne last month.  She grows them and always saves me some-I love them!




I added these distressed crates that I already had to the shelves for some much need magazine storage.




Here's a view toward the bookcase and closet...







You can see that the cart is between the bookcase and the trunk.  This room may be small, but I sure packed in the furniture-ha!





In the narrow space between the 2 windows I hung this vertical wire card holder and spelled 'must love junk' from various cards...



Well, there you have it...the second part of my blue room reveal. I still have more to show you. (I told you that I packed a lot into this tiny room!  :)




Thanks so much for stopping by...I really appreciate all of you and your sweet comments!
Have a fantastic day!

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42 comments:

  1. I LOVE your decorationg style so much! Will you come and decorate my new house??

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  2. Love all your special touches Susan! LOVE the blue!
    xx
    Anne

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  3. blue....you never can go wrong with this classic color !!! If your into quilts, I think an awesome looking quilt with some blue or a lot of blue would make a statement behind your chair. Instead of having several small things, one large item like a textile would look good....just a thought...............

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  4. Susan I love all this blue. I am usually not a blue person but when I see it I like it, go figure that one out, LOL!! I really like the flowers in that large metal bucket. Very cool

    Cynthia

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  5. I love the bits of blue you are showing here, Susan. It really looks great. The metal bucket is wonderful and I love your chippy blue window. Great job all the way around- xo Diana

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  6. Oh my goodness I love all of this! I am pinning because I am getting ready to turn my girls' TINY bedroom into a vintage dream guest/spare room and I love your way of incorporating a certain color into places here and there to pull it all together! ALSO love the gauzy curtain (yes, my room has those bi-fold doors as well -- yuck!).

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  7. Oh.... I LOVE LOVE LOVE it all!!! Especially those blue mason jars...

    Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

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  8. Susan I love the blue chippy window and that fence sign so great. That bucket it killer. It all looks so good. I am loving the blue coming into the room.
    Kris

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  9. Can it get any better? Wow, what a beautiful space you've created, everything is so yummy. Your floors did not go unnoticed. So pretty.

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  10. I love it! You have some great finds and they somehow all work together. I have to go and read part one now...

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  12. Hahaha You crack me up at the whole "bringing home from the shop" thing. I try so hard, but do that same thing! UGH! I just started adding blue to our house and love it. I think we all had the COUNTRY blue and mauve colors stuck in our heads and wanted nothing to do with the color blue at all! It all looks great!

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  13. Love all your pretty touches Susan!! You have the prettiest accessories!

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  14. The sign is wonderful, as is the window, cart, bookshelf, all of it! Obviously you've been attracted to blue things for a while if you've bought blue things for your shop. So glad the pieces worked in your room!

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  15. Wow! Your blue room came together so well! You truly have a talent for decorating! My favorite things are the blue mason jars! Everything goes together so well. After all that work, I hope you get to spend more time in that room!

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  16. I really like the blue and the shade you've chosen, it's neat when we discover something new that works. I am in LOVE with the cart! I'd love to have a place in my home for that beauty! And I love the lard bucket, too. So many neat pieces, Susan! Now I have to go back and read the first part of the Blue Room!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  17. You certainly have some great blue pieces to create your blue and white color scheme...I am loving that metal sign!....you have the greatest collections!

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  18. Just stunning I love the green cart-love dee x

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  19. This is such a great look, Susan! So much eye candy and inspiration! Thanks for stopping by my Ideas House post!

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  20. Love, love, love all of it!!!! How you decorated the shelves with the white items and blue mason jars just speaks to my heart!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  21. I love your decor, especially the touches of blue, love it!!

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  22. Blue is my favourite colour, so you've won me over already. I could look at your gorgeous vignettes all day Susan.

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  23. Can't wait to see the rest of this room! Love everything that you have done here! I have a small room upstairs and could do something like this in it. What an awesome idea!!!

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  24. Lovely! I adore all your vintage treasures. They look amazing in your bright, cheerful room.

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  25. I'm loving your blue room! It looks so inviting and comfortable. All of you finds are fabulous and thrifty is the key work these days!! You catch our eye with everything you do Susan. I get very inspired with your ideas.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  26. I love your style it looks so inviting !! Your room draws you in, great spot for hot cider on a cool fall day !!!!
    LOVE IT !!!!!

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  27. Obsessed with blue ... therefore, obsessed with this room! Great pictures!

    Pinning a few to a folder entitled BLUE! :)

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  28. My brain is percolating away with new ideas on how to display the darnedest items together. I look forward to each new post!

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  29. You do blue so well!! I love how you've styled everything and incorporated the color of blue without it being overdone. It all just goes so well together and has a sweetness to it. Love the old blue chippy window in the first picture and the crates on your metal table.

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  30. Your room is truly "singin' the blues" now. I love it all.

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  31. Love all the blue. So inspiring. Have a great day!

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  32. Girl, when I first glanced I just wanted to say, "where does she find such great treasures?" Oh yeah, it's the shop. Darn, I need a shop like that! lol! Love the pops of blue. Great lard tin and oh yes, just love it all! I was just thinking that I needed to harvest my Limelight Hydrangea blooms.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  33. So much personality in this space. I love the window and all the touches of blue against the white.

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  34. I think it's fun to try something different or new in one room of our homes. I love the beautiful blues you've added...so many fun vintage pieces!!!
    Mary Alice

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  35. Really pretty! I love blue especially when paired with the antique distressed white that is also throughout the room. Very charming!
    Irene

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  36. The blue suits you, and you have some really awesome pieces! It looks like you've been planning to do this for a while...or was it unintentional? Whatever, it looks very much like it belongs in your otherwise neutral home. Blue is the new black! :)
    -Revi

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  37. What a lovely shade of blue! It is perfect with all the white in the room. And that vintage cart was such a score! I am insanely jealous of that find! Going to check out the other blue room post.

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  38. Hi Susan, just want to run something by you. I hosted a joint Christmas link party last year called 'Creating Christmas". I am planning on doing the same thing this year. I want to get 6 bloggers. One for Mon-Sat. Each will take a day and a topic. I have Kris from Junk Chic Cottage. She'll be doing 'White Christmas" (of course), and Tracie from Fishtail Cottage. Last year she did "A Natural Christmas" using things from Nature. Not sure what category she will want this year. I did Vintage Christmas and Cindy from Old Time Pickers did Farmhouse Christmas. Cindy has not been blogging since July so not sure if she will want to do it again. If you want to join you could do Vintage if you like and I could do 'Sugar and Spice Christmas" or might call it 'Candyland' Christmas. Not sure which. Hope this is making sense. Let me know if you would like to join us.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  40. awesome, susan! this was a 2 pin post for me:)

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  41. I love Mason jars. Your collection is so pretty. The flash cards are wonderful!

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