Sunday, June 19, 2011

I'm turning blue!

~~~~~~Happy Sunday morning~~~~~~
 It's really quiet here at the lakehouse this morning. All you hear is a Purple Finch singing just outside the kitchen window.
As I sit here, enjoying the morning, I realize.......I'm turning blue!!!
When did aqua start creeping in here?  I'm finding shades of greens and blues everywhere!
Last summer, while at the antique/flea market with Laurie, I found this old door. I LOVED the aqua hues underneath the old chippy white paint. Instead of re-doing the door, I left it....and love it!

The summer dishes on the hutch are a mix of white and blue.
Of course, my mason jar collection and the bottles on the sills are all those wonderful blue-green hues of the sea.
 I'm lovin' the aqua and light blue chairs with the white ones.
The little piece on the table looks great with the chairs!!

Even the trims in the sewing basket are turning blue!!!!!
 I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE vintage linens!! so these towels were scooped up at my friend, Debbie's, garage sale.
I find myself buying aqua towels for the kitchen, and the bath. The rug in the downstairs bathroom is a gorgeous shade of aqua, too!!!

Good grief!! even my Paula Deen pots and pans are blue!
I can't seem to stop myself.
I'm even tempted to paint the bedroom bead board. After seeing Sherri's bedroom(Sherri's Jubilee), I'm obsessing about it.
There is just something about white and aqua together.....ya know what I mean?
Do you find yourself obsessing about colors, other than white lately?
Don't get me wrong....white is here to stay at the lakehouse...but adding little pops of color here and there seem to be making me happy.
Debbie, at DebbieDoos, has wonderful bright colors all over the place! I really love her's so bright and cheerful!  Then there's Donna...the glitter queen...with all her French blues.........I'm thinking Laurie had something to do with it.
Maybe it's just a summertime crush for me. Or maybe it was the trip to Sanibel Island, with it's soothing blue-green sea. I'm not sure. I guess it really doesn't matter. I'm just enjoying things as they happen here at the lakehouse.
I'm going over to Sherri's Jubilee to find out what color is on her bedroom walls..then heading over to Home Depot.
Enjoy  your day!



  1. And you know I absolutely love your touches of green and blues. They really look pretty, and just the right touch Debbie:)

  2. P.S. Your header is looking mighty fine there too!

  3. Turquoise is my second favorite color next to pink-love how it's creeping in!

  4. I Love all the touches of Blue ~ Blue is my Favorite Color ~ All Shades of Blue.... Beautiful!

  5. Hi Debbie,
    When I read the title of your post, I thought your were blue because of those chilly nights up north! haha! I am with you, I still love my whites, always will! But blue, aqua and all shades in between are very near and dear to my heart, too! And you gave me quite a chuckle with the "glitter queen" title! Too funny! Oh, love your Mason jars, and the seam binding is gorgeous in your wire basket. Have a great day!

  6. Love all your pretty photos! Blue is my favourite colour (always in our home and my clothing.) Yes, I use lots of aquas and blues in our home, and just this weekend I decided to change it up a bit. My latest post shows the primer and first coat of a denim blue on our family room armoire. I can't stop looking at it!

  7. It seems as though I go through phases of liking certain colors. Right now I'm liking everything soft gray with whites. Also pinks, of course. I've even brought in some aqua.

    I like how you've added color to you already beautiful home.


  8. Blue has always been a favorite of mine especially the aqua ball jars such a perfect example of blue! Your home is looking so very pretty Deb!


  9. Oh the blue is looking so pretty! I painted the front guest room in the prettiest blue and I think it is making in way in my mind to bring more blue in the rest of the house!

  10. lol! I think it was our vacation in Florida, Debbie. Just blame it on that! lol! But I adore the mix of sea green, ocean blue, and white! It's so beachy! Your house is looking warmer and cozier with a wee bit of color! :) Just don't show up at my house on Saturday with blue hair....

    xoxo laurie

  11. Love all of your pretty blues! It must be contagious... as I look around all of the accents I've added at the condo are aquas and blues.
    Love your blue chairs, that gives me an idea for more blue, lol.

  12. Debbie,
    I love all your pretty aqua touches that you are adding with the white! And I love those vintage towels too!!

  13. You know I love those colors... and they are SO perfect for your beautiful lakehouse!


  14. Blue is a wonderful color to be in love with, even if you think it's only a summer crush. My bet is that it's there to stay...LOL
    Hugs- Tete

  15. It was Laurie fault!! :) I love blues and whites together ALOT! I think your home is so beautiful and summery and I bet we can help you add to your collection on Sunday! :) I am so excited!!!
    Have a great week!!

  16. Hello Debbie,

    I love the colors of your lakehouse! For as long as I can remember, I have always been obsessed with the color combination of white and blue. I have decorated all my homes with white and some form of blue, whether it is cobalt to the lightest aqua. Just for fun I usually throw in some other color to give it a bit of a pop. Just something small but enough to catch the eye in surprise.

    I absolutely love the linens you scored at your friend's garage sale!

    I hope you have a fabulous week!


  17. ooooooh so pretty! Love your blues --- we've been to Sanibel for the past 3 years -- love it. Vintage linens are a true weakness of mine as well.