Monday, July 29, 2013

A Bit of Blue

Blues, purples, and lavender are blooming at Heaven's Walk.

Not only out in the gardens, 
but inside as well.

There just something about mixing those deep, magical colors 
with blush pink that sweeps me off my feet.

Delphiniums, roses, and fluffy little carnations
plunked into a French body pitcher.
I think this is my favorite mix of flowers yet.

Pale pinks create a serene still-life on the living room fireplace mantel.
A whisper of lavender on the vase grounds it.

New iridescent blue Carnival glasses were discovered at a cold, rainy antique market this past weekend.
Shimmery purple and deep green seemingly glow from within the azure blue.

There just seems to be something very gypsy-like about these glasses.

When placed in rooms, the color blue adds depth and interest.

Two additional sconces (just like the ones I brought home last month)
were purchased from a dear friend, Michelle at reimagined just for you.
She was kind enough to sell me two more.
A German luster mug and small rose bowl were added to my small collection.

A pretty blue needlepoint canvas piece was purchased for only $9.50.
It may become a pillow.
It may just add texture and interest to vignettes...

One of the sconces was hung in the guest room.

The second one will replace the outdoor light that currently resides in my bath.

A bit of blue and a bit of bling.
It's always a good thing.

~  Blessings ~

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  1. Just gorgeous sweetie... love the color combinations of your pretty flowers... and your new glassware does look very gypsy~like... love them!... your guest room is so pretty, I want to check in!... loving my new blue windcatcher... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Beautiful touches of blue, Laurie. I love all the light streaming in. Dreamy.

  3. Well, when I saw those dark blue pieces I thought my eyes were gonna pop out of my Dark blue? Well, guess what? I like it. It is kind of fun to see a pop of color in there. Your flowers look just beautiful. (inside and outside)

    I have a couple of pieces of carnival glass that belonged to my Mom. Did you know that those were probably giveaways for a penny (or nickel) toss at a fair? My Uncle was great at "winning" those things and brought them home to my grandmother. He also won a lot of those old chalkware pieces. How I wish I had some of them now. xo Diana

  4. Very very beautiful Laurie! I'm on my phone need to go back to get another fix. So lucky to have a claw tub. Love your bathroom. Love it all.

  5. It's all so beautiful, love your gorgeous additions of blue. that needlepoint canvas is a wonderful bargain!!

  6. Pure prettiness! I love your guest cozy! Those paintings on your mantle are beautiful too :)

  7. Your room is very pretty and pretty pictures too!


  8. Your home is so beautiful,love your blue flowers,I have in my garden Delphinium too!!!Love your new treasures-the vinatge cup is ♥ Very much love these cups!!!Have a nice day's Laurie ♥♥♥

  9. Lovely flowers your from me...x!

  10. BEAUTIFUL pictures. Your bathroom looks like heaven. The flowers is gorgeous.

    Hugs from here

  11. Oh how lovely... and I too 'scored' some Blue Carnival Glass recently... there was a whole Collection of it and I shouldda bought the whole thing, but settled on just a few fav pieces for budget's sake... darn budget! *winks*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  12. Beautiful pictures. I love the sconces, what a great score.

  13. Laurie,I really like the blue touches here and there. The flowers sure say summer. The Blue glasses are nice for any season. xoxo,Susie

  14. I love the colour combination. Beautiful and peaceful. I love your guest bedroom. Love the colours and well everything.


  15. Sigh..... what a beautiful cozy home you have!!!!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous, my favorite color combination!

  17. LOVE those sconces, Laurie!! I always liked that light in the reminds me of a light on an old gypsy wagon.
    I think the sconce will look wonderful in there...fits in with the room perfectly.
    The house is looking beeeautiful!!

  18. I just LOVE that color of carnival glass. How luck were you to have found them!!
    Hugs! deb

  19. ahhh, this is such a soothing post! The florals are stunning:)

  20. I really like how the deep blue of the delphinium and carnival glass "speak" to one another from across the room. Well done!

  21. I can't decide what in particular to comment on....EVERYTHING looks like wispy & airy...I can almost hear the angels sing! The pale pinks, soft blues and lavenders along with that Carnival glass...simply breaktaking.

  22. Uh, can we say ~ DREAMY ~ I seriously want to plop into the rosebud comfy wumpfy bed and snuggle and drift of to slumberland !!!!! Great finds at the Alleghan Market! Your blue glasses are the perfect companion to all the pinks and golds. I hope to come across some tole waste baskets at the next Brimfield or Madison Boukville shows coming up in August and September. Anyway, love all your pics, they're so gorgeous honey.
    Have a great week, you know this is a big week for us Bradley's. Will try to take lots of pics and I hope its a beautiful weekend.
    XOXO~ Steph

  23. gorgeous blues, and the guest room looks soooooo inviting and serene and just right for sweet dreaming.

    keep up the lovely.


  24. Always fabulous I must say! I am never disappointed when I stop for a visit that's for sure.I must say the carnival glass do have a certain look to them.

    I love the look you have going on.I simply can't part with all my French goodies to make the switch.To much invested as well!

    I still have not found any colored prayer candles. I have one more store to check.I hope to do so on Friday.

    I will let you know :)

  25. Beautiful! I love soft summer blues:)

  26. Everything here is beautiful! So bright and airy, I love it, well done!


    p.s. I found you through Romance on a Dime

  27. Laurie,
    I adore the photo that shows beyond the room
    giving us a glimpse of the out~of~doors to your Gardens!!!
    The blue needlepoint you recently purchased
    is similar to one on a petite vintage chair
    in my creative space, Studio One!
    I adore the hours of skill that goes into the needlepoint.
    Thank you for sharing these tranquil pastel hues!

  28. So, so lovely... Gorgeous! Love the soft colours :)
    Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  29. Hi Laurie ... everything looks so beautiful ! I just love the soft pastel shades you are using nice for this time of year ... looks like you are having a wonderful sunny summer too ! Gail x

  30. Hi Laurie!! love all the pics your home is so nice!!! wish you a great day my friend... :)

  31. I love how you take ordinary things and make them look so beautiful. The top photo is a good example of what you do. You inspire me.

  32. Such a lovely blog! So glad I found you at Cottage Style Party!

  33. Gorgeous photos! You've been picking up some really fabulous things lately.
    Love the sconces and the luster cup.

  34. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel @

  35. Hello Laurie! Great photos! I really love your romantic style, your dream catchers, so many wonderful details...I'll continue visiting your blog, I want to know more about your beautiful house.
    Besos from Argentina! Silvina

  36. Wonderful photos! Your home and decor is so pretty!
    Love the Vintage look in your rooms!

    Im a new Bloglovin and GFC follower. =)

  37. Thank you Laurie, for your beautiful words letton your say home.
    I havé béen adding more of White that has béen long in the waiting. I have been so busy with orders and clients demands and shop pieces my home has been on the wayside of getting things finished around here. I finally put my foot down and didn't take a call and got busy painting, you of all people can understand what I am saying here with time not at hand as much as we would like, I am so pleased with the out come and the fact that all my pieces in my home is completed, now any new found pieces can start fresh :)

    Looking forward to seeing and being inspired by your next project :))


  38. Beautiful soft colors against the whites and love your prairie chic style!

  39. Ok. Hang onto your hat, girlie. The needlepoint looks like the very one I gave away when downsizing. I know. You can beat me now! LOL When downsizing, I had to make some really strict judgements on what would stay and what would go. I know you will do something so lovely with yours and I can't wait to see it!!

  40. Such lovliness! I want to stay in your guest room! It's just beautiful!

  41. You do have a way with flowers Laurie. These are my favorite flower colors too. I love pinks, blues and whites together. Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!


  42. Such a sweet setting! Your arrangements are so pretty. I hope you will consider joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday. This would be such a lovely addition. :)
    Have a great weekend.


  43. A bit of blue - a bit of bling
    together make my heart sing!!!!!!!!!
    What gorgeous bouquets Laurie - and seeing that guest bedroom I never
    noticed the layered carpets before - they look gorgeous like that
    You have such a touch!

  44. Beautiful colors and gorgeous pics, it's all swoon worthy.

  45. Your blog is so beautiful and i like the dreamcatcher in your sidebar,wonderful!
    Till next time.
    Greetings from gemany,

  46. Love your bits of blue Laurie. I just love that blue carnival glass. I actually have some for sale in my Etsy shop. I also have a few pieces myself. I will get back with you soon about my dream catcher. I'm planning on remodeling my spare bedroom where I want to put it.

    Thanks so much for entering your post at Transformed Tuesday. I hope you are getting some traffic from your feature this week.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  47. Can't go wrong with blue and bling Laurie! Love the gorgeous blooms from your garden. The carnival glass does have a gypsy feel to me too. Looks perfect in the vignette. Love the sconces! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  48. Wow, such a beautiful floral pitcher! It is perfect with those blue flowers and all the white.

    Hugs, Lynnie

  49. Your blue flowers are beautiful - we're just not able to grow Delphiniums here - love their beauty - you've made some lovely arrangements and your new carnival glass is gorgeous - looks marvelous on the fireplace - I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  50. Blue is my favourite colour and Laurie your home is always a favourite of mine too. I never tire of looking at it ♥

  51. Laurie, Love the beautiful pastel flowers in the French body pitcher, the photo is perfect! You found some awesome finds!
    I love them all, especially the crystal sconces! Always love getting inspired by you!


  52. Your flower bouquets swept me off my feet too...and yes those alluring blue glasses are definitely gypsy-like! You have the most amazing style Laurie! xoxo


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