Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bringing In More Blue

Hey ! I hope you are doing good.   It’s July and steamy!  This is the time of year I really get to craving blue.  Blue looks cool to the eye, makes you think about oceans, pools and water.  We are surrounded by trees here around the house, virtually everywhere you look outside are trees.  We even  have woods beside us.



So with the heat and all the green, I needed more blue around me.  See the little blue pillow went in the center of the sofa.  There is also a blue pitcher on the trunk.


I didn’t paint the living room blue but I have before.  Many times I tried to find the right color of blue!   I finally realized that wasn’t what I needed to do.  The white quilts on the sofas really helps cool things down.  The arms show on each side of the sofas but that’s okay with me, I gotta have a little red!






I flipped the runner over to it’s floral side with the blue gray background.  More blue!


 
And that all ties in with the rugs.  Going outside…..
 
 
We finished painting the porches.  I love the blue toile this time of year.  I have to warn you that you probably will be seeing a lot of blue until fall arrives.
 
 
Sweet tea and hydrangeas with zinnias.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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14 comments:

  1. The blue is beautiful-a very refreshing addition. I think color and it's affect on us is so fascinating. Enjoy your blues for a few more months :)

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    1. Thank you Nicki! It really is interesting, isn't it?

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  2. Jan,
    LOVE your touches of blue!!!
    And . . .yes!!! they certainly add a "cool" hint to warmer Summer Days!!!
    Visiting from Table It!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  3. How lovely everything looks!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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    1. Thank you Rosie! Thanks for coming by.

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  4. Jan, I love all your touches of blue. I have been drawn to blue lately.

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    1. Thank you Susan! So you too, I wonder if it's the heat.

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  5. I love the blue -esp the toile on the porch! Jennifer

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Yep, I'm still drawn to toile.

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  6. Your florals are just gorgeous! I love the toile too. Nice use of color - full and lush but infinitely tasteful. Lovely... :-)

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments Lory!

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  7. Blue is my favorite color so I'm loving all of it, Jan! Love your English cottage style ~very beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you JoAnne! Yes I really love English style. Thanks for coming by!

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