Sunday, April 11, 2010

Oh How I Love Blue...


Today I am linking up with Smiling Sally for Blue Monday. I just love the color blue for decorating.  I don't wear much blue other than blue jeans.  But blue and white is such a classic when it comes to decorating, in my opinion.  It has been around for centuries.  Martha Washington owned blue Canton wear that is still being produced today! I have so much blue that I have decided to give everyone a sneak peek into my living room.  Please remember before you start on your tour that this home isn't ours, we are just humble occupants of a 125 year old adobe home.  So no painting of the walls is allowed. :(  Also, if I happened to snap a part of that chandelier in a photo, that too belongs to the government. ( I tried not to get it in ANY photo!) OK, lets begin...

Most of what you see I purchased from thrift stores here in the US and from markets and in Beijing and Bangkok. If any of you ever travel to Beijing, the Dirt Market is an most amazing  market, second only to the Chatuchak Market,largest outdoor market in the world, which is located in downtown Bangkok.  I could spend days in both markets!!!  We have been fortunate enough  to be stationed close enough so that we could travel to both countries.  You know my priorities were straight, because all I wanted to do was shop!!

Next week, I'll post more pictures of my blue living room.
Please don't forget to visit Smiling Sally and see all the other great blue posts. : )

19 comments:

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful decorations in blue.

Stacey 18 said...

I love blue too, but I use it for everything. My husband probably wishes I could limit it to pretty pieces like yours. Happy blue Monday.

xinex said...

I love your Asian pottery and I love the way you decorate. Beautiful blue and white accessories!...Christine

Marie Höglund said...

I do love blue colours. A lovely post for this weeks Blue Monday.

Hedwig said...

Asian pottery is exciting to look at. Nice shots.

The Tablescaper said...

I too love blue!!! Thanks so much for sharing some of your amazing blue collection.

- The Tablescaper

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love your blue in your living room, especially the Asian accents. Blue and white china are one of my favorites to decorate with.

Karen said...

There is so much to love in this post! Your pottery is beautiful, the blue books are very interesting, and that gorgeous piece (not sure what it is but I love it) with the plates hung around it is to die for! I like the way you balanced it with the plates. Oh, and the tassel over it is such a nice touch.

Happy Blue Monday!

Tracy F. said...

Thank you for sharing all your pretty blues.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What beautiful blues but i am really drawn to the heart plate and the lamp!!
Debbie

Mama Ko said...

It made me smile look at your camera pose in thereflection. thats cute. View mine here

SmilingSally said...

What a lovely room; I love the blue and white touches. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

LV said...

A beautiful showing of a very pretty variety of blues.

Mary said...

I love the blue touches you have in the your living room. You've made a gracious and beautiful home for your family. Isn't the Dirt Market fabulous? We spent a week in Bejing and got to know a little about the city. We never got to the market in Bangkok as we were only there for a couple of tightly scheduled days. I hope you have a wonderful Blue Monday. Blessings...Mary

Linda said...

that's why I love your house, Ann. It always looks beautiful and ready for a photo shoot!

Diann said...

Lots of pretty blues! I love the framed are with the two blue plates (?). It is just such a pretty piece!

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! Oh, what lovely blue pieces you have! Your home looks so pretty. Thank you for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow do you ahve a lot of wonderful comments!!! How do you do it??? Hint-Hint
Honestly your blog is beautiful and I especially love the lovely lamp.
You're a dear for stopping by my blog...Thanks so much,,,I added as a follower here if its alright..Hugs from Iowa~~~Dena

nannykim said...

I love the blue and white too--it speaks to me! ps. just became a follower of your blog.