Monday, January 19, 2009

Blue Monday

My very first Blue Monday Post! I have wanted to participate for some time now. Thank you Smiling Sally for inviting us all to participate with you!

I LOVE the color blue and have to try really hard not to put it in every room. I am just drawn to it - I can't help myself

This is a little vignette atop my refrigerator. I bought this planter at a great little import outlet store years ago and I love to fill it with faux flowers for the changing seasons. All right - all of you faux flower police - I know it is a decorator no no - but I really needed to step outside the box and add more "sunshine" to my kitchen area. I just love the look of yellows and blues together and it shows off an area of my kitchen that normally wouldn't be seen.

Just look at the details - This is one of my favorite treasures!
My husband thought it was kind of strange when I put the Carpet Balls in this jar but I like the blues and yellows together.

This is a little corner of my kitchen counter. (I wish the rooster plate was big enough to cover the outlet behind it!) I bought these at my favorite store here in Georgia - Hobby Lobby.

Here is another cute find. I got this little rooster at The Classy Flea. He is so fun - I want to find him a cute little yellow polka dot bow for around his neck. :-)
I have my eye on some delft ceramic outlet covers from ebay - Cross your fingers that I can snatch them up before someone else does!

These beauties were my mom's. They are sitting in a shelf that I have in my kitchen. It is actually a pillar that has shelves built in all the way to the ceiling. I have thought about painting the inside to help my treasures stand out more - what do you think?

These pieces are in the hutch in my dining room. I love the yellow plates behind the blue glassware. My husband's boss gives us a new plate every year and it has been fun to see what he picks out for us. I love how unique they are! I would love to display them all but some of them are too big. I may have to hang some of them on the wall to enjoy!

I hope you liked my pretty blues for this week. I look forward to showing off more of my treasures in future posts.
Blessings on your day today!


Life At Camellia Cottage said...

What a great collection, Kim! And I have no problem with fake flowers whatsoever! I have a few of them in my house, too! Of course I kill every plant I bring inside, so if I want flowers in the house they have to be un-killable, lol! Blessings, Becky

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning, it's so nice to meet you. Thanks for coming by to see my little assistant and his work. It means the world. What a beautiful collection of blue. Like you I love blue and have started pulling more and more of it out to use. I have the same little bunny and love him. :-) What wonderful treasures you have of your mothers. I personally "love" the faux flowers.. I did a post a few days back.. stating I "tried" to give them up.. BUT!!! Girl they're back in full force and will Have a super Monday.
hugs ~lynne~

skoots1mom said...

love your kitchen pics...
relative to your rooster plate covering the outlet, take a couple of your favorite cookbooks, lay them on their sides and then put the plate stand on top of the books...tadahhhh, extra height : )

prof en retraite said...

Hi Kymber...Yes, isn't Hobby Lobby great? I love the planter and the little teapot candle is sooo cute! I also have a lot of blue. Isn't it a wonderful color? ...Debbie

Susan said...

Love your blues and yellows... simply beautiful... Happy Blue Monday

Melissa Miller said...

You have beautiful blue items. Love the deep blue glass with the yellows. :)

Glenda said...

Hope you are able to locate some outlet covers, but I also like skoots1mom's idea. I need to think about your shelving. You might could cover the inside with wallpaper or shelving paper. I think Laurie (Bargain Hunting) could give you some pointers on that. I think she has done something similar. It looks fine to me just like it is.

Happy To Be said...

Happy Blue Monday to you dear friend and you have some great on the shelfs why don't you just put scrapbook paper in the back of them in a blue and yellow and if you don't like it your now out the time and money of painting...just me thinking out loud again girl!! hope you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

The Muse said...

Hey Kymber! Ah happiest of see you! :)
i so understand your call to the BLUE don't despair I think you have company!

Lovely vignettes good scale :)

And yes...the hanging of the plates is at hand...go for it! LOL

Smilingsal said...

Oh you have a talent of putting things together so that they look their best. I love blue and yellow together. Happy 1st Blue Monday.

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

I love blue and yellow together! It looks so bright and cheery!

Sweetie said...

You really have a nice collection of blues. I like your faux flowers. I don't think there are any real rules in decorating. Everyone's taste is different. Happy Blue Monday!

The Bliss Journey said...

I love all your blue accessories. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby. My friend is the manager of the Franklin, Tn. store. I'll have to go visit her and find some treasures.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kymber, glad you joined us! You have a great collection of blue. I have some of those blue carpet balls and love them. :-)

Happy Blue Monday... which is now Tuesday!


Sheila :-)

kymber said...

Hi Glenda,
Thanks for the suggestions. I will pop over to Laurie's site - she always has such great ideas. I loved the idea about the scrapbooking paper. I think that will work to help me to see if color is really what I need.

ann said...

You know Kymber,the title of your blog is just whats happening to you...!You seem like you're coming out of your funk.i
I'm so glad.You are too nice a person to be sad.
I also love blue.But I used to have blue in every room.LITERALLY.I think I blued myself to death.ha...Ann

Anonymous said...

Love all your blue treasures. Blue, white and yellow always look good together.

Diane said...

Love your beautiful dishes! I don't understand the no faux folks - love your flowers! ♥ Diane