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Cobalt Blue Inspiration

Feeling blue? Adding a bit of of blue into your decor give a punch to a dull space. Blue is also a soothing color, though today’s shade of choice may be more exciting. Not so long ago I went cobalt blue crazy, thus I have glasses, dishes, various vases, and other accessories in this jeweled tone. Consider pairing it with beige, pale green, soft peaches, or white for a creative signature in your decorating.

Images above via Apartment Therapy

Square Fiesta dinnerware in cobalt blue found at Dinnerware Center.

Anchor Hocking “Cobalt” rocks glasses at Cobalt Blue Antique

Love this blue countered kitchen from Better Homes & Gardens

The perfect mixer…

Renaissance Tile/Wall Plaque/Trivet for kitchen or home. Via Petriot

Ivory and white bedroom with blue curtains and lamps…simple perfection.
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Add this Concerto Lucite Chandelier in our color of choice today…cobalt blue.

via: Kaboodle

Hope you liked my blue exploration today…Are you feeling blue yet?

Glassware exploration

With a final chip this past weekend, actually a crack down the entire glass, my last set of six is now a five, to go with my sets of four that are down to three, which leads me today to explore glassware options. It’s time for a new every day set, and a new guest set. Although I enjoy the possibilities of serving drinks in a variety of stemware or glassware, the symmetry of the set table can be frightening if the glasses don’t match…at least in style if not size. My endeavor led me to my favorite company for glassware, Libbey. Most of their collections are made in the USA or Mexico, which is great. And very reasonably priced. Above is the Argyle Glassware set – 12 piece at $19.99. Here are a few other choices I like:

The Classic Mocha Rocks set which remind me of my mother’s back in the 70s. Love the retro look and feel of these. On the order list. 4 piece – $11.99

The perfect Goblet Party Set. 12 glasses in the set, symmetry for the table is satisfied! $27.99

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Chic Decor with Vintage Bottles

Love the idea of using an arrangement of vintage bottles as a decorative touch. Your best bet is to collect your own via yard sales or antique and flea markets. Putting little springs of flowers is each one adds a nice romantic touch. Arrangements in odd numbers work best and are more pleasing to the eye. Check out some more of my finds below.
The vintage style bottles are from Pottery Barn. The large on is $199. Quite an expense for an over-sized wine jug. Love this arrangement for its simplicity.
Carthusia perfume ad by Grey Hall. Had to add one collection sketch.

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Outdoor Entertaining…

To celebrate the first weekend of the summer season I found these great tableware ideas at Anthropologie….

Awning Stripe Table Cloth

Lotus Dinnerware in white

Refreshing Lemonade Urn

Celebrate the Day Tumblers

Hobnail Pitcher in blue

Helianthus Goblet in red

and for the centerpiece…this Woven Sunflower Basket

All image from Anthroplogie online.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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Orrefors Crystal love…

I cannot say how much I love Orrefors beautiful crystal collections, sold online here in the U.S.  The hand-blown crystal is produced in Sweden with exquisite time-honored methods. True artisans created these incredible works which are in demand around the world.

Orrefors Avanti Stemware collection…

A great gift idea, the Orrefors Meteor Clock…

The Nova II vase in red…another smashing idea…

Love the soft color combination in this Soft Spot Vase in pink/lilac…

Saw this mentioned as a great hostess gift, Orrefors Tornado Crystal Votive designed by artisan Jan Johansson, creator of the Tornado and Tornado Edge Collections.  His artistic quotes follow:

“Crystal possesses a sensual, vital strength…”

“…I try to find the soul of the crystal, its innermost expression…”

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