Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Touch of Blue

I love to decorate with blue this time of year so I wanted  to share a simple vignette I created with some of my recent finds. I found a small blue scalloped  bowl and plates to match at one of our local thrift stores. I have a small bookcase type stand that I'm using temporarily, so I added a  new kitchen towel with yellow and blue for a background. There are so many simple things that you can find around your home to add more interest to your pictures. 

I added yellow flowers to my simple silver pitcher and yellowish green apples to my bowl. I layered the plate with a silver tray and stand that I found while thrifting. I think blue and yellow is so pretty in the springtime.  

I still have a few of my wood Easter eggs left so I added them to the bowl. Who says you can't use Easter eggs after Easter? I liked them in the bowl but decided the apples gave more of a contrast. I love the delicate shades of the soft blues.

I'm still looking for something to hang on the wall in this corner of the room. I decided to add the basket that I tweaked a bit from a previous post.  I love all the sunshine flowing in the room, although the curtains cut off some of the light. There is a bit of a glare also, but I love the simplicity of it all. 

I thought the vignette had a vintage appeal so I added an old fashioned sepia tone to my pics. 

Another pic of my basket. I painted some  metal flowers yellow and purple to add to the graphic.

I think I might have had a little too much time on my hands today. I love the photo editing part of blogging and sometimes I spend too much time tweaking. I admit that along with the blue shades, I love the rustic and  romantic look of the sepia tones. It can make something simple look special.  Thanks for stopping by!     

I'm sharing with

Tweak it Tuesday Cozy Little House
No Minimalist Here
Mrs. Olson Share your Cup
Ivy and Elephants What's it Wednesday
Charm of Home sweet Home
Common Ground Be Inspired
Delightsome Life Home and Garden
French Country Cottage Feathered Nest 
Rooted in Thyme Simple Sweet Fridays
Thrifty Groove Thrifty things Friday
Dedicated House Anything Blue
Showlicious Craft Showcase
Boogieboard cottage Masterpiece Monday
Stroll thru Life Inspire me Tuesday


  1. Very pretty vignette, in color and in sepia!

  2. The colors look lovely together. Very calming and feminine.


  3. Good Morning Diane, When I saw A Touch of Blue at Ivy and Elephants, I had to pop over to pay a visit as I love blue and what a lovely surprise I had. I had expected the darker blue and here I was looking at a beautiful duck egg blue.
    Your photographs are so soft and dreamy, they are lovely.
    I have enjoyed visiting you Diane, so I have become a new follower.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have the time. You will be most welcome.
    Best Wishes from England.

  4. Love your touch of blue! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back! Have a great day,Nicole

  5. Love your touches of blue...very pretty!!

  6. I love blue and yellow so this is a fabulous vignette! I love the apples in the bowl also, what a pop of color! Thanks for joining TTF this week!

    Linda & Diann

  7. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Love your blues!!


  8. Such a beautiful blue vignette. Gorgeous pictures too. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. Love the blue and yellow vignette. Playing with sepia is fun! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this touch of blue at Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  11. The soft shades of blue do look amazing! Love the sweet little bowl with the eggs - you surely can keep them out! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  12. Hi Diane! Oh, I love your pretty vignette and the blues are so lovely! What a great idea to use the pretty tea towel as a backdrop! The little ruffly blue bowl is darling!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


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