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Thursday, June 10, 2010

FrenchBleu Friday ~ #2







I like Shabby White Decor as much as the next vintage junky. But sometimes I crave color. I am constantly adding to this collection of cobalt blue bottles. Seriously, who doesn't cave when tempted by the sight of these guys on a flea market table? Aren't they gorgeous? They are perfect lining a windowsill, filled with just about any small flower. Especially the wild violets, dandelions and clover that my kids make bouquets of.

I also wanted to showcase my beautiful secretary. It was given to me by my sister and her husband. He has since passed, so it means the world to me. I am very happy that it holds all that is near and dear to me, very old family photographs and mementos ~ its only fitting. It resides in my front foyer and I like to change its look quite often. The fold down top was never in good shape, so I removed it to make ready for its complete restoration. But I decided that I actually liked it better, less the fold down. All the cute cubbies. So it was never repaired. I picked up the great mercury glass drawer pulls at Carly Simons store on Martha Vineyard ~ Midnight Farm. If you ever get the chance to check that shop out - go for it, she has some amazing things. Postcards and greetings are shoved in the sides of the panes, photo's waiting for silver frames, glass vintage bottle stoppers and other assorted various oddities line the 3 shelves behind the glass. The key is still in the lock (amazing, since my children are fascinated by it). I was thinking I might like to have it painted a nice creamy, chippy white. I can't quite bring myself to do it yet though, it has so much character this way - warts and all.

Im linking up with "My Romantic Home" for Show and Tell Friday ~ the link is on my sidebar ~ so many really gorgeous posts, check it out.

Have a great weekend everyone ~
Dee xo


14 comments:

  1. so pretty Dee. You always no how to make things look so beautiful. I might be talking to you through my wine glass this weekend so don't hang up!

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  2. Gorgeous color! Love the blue! Have a wonderful day! ~lulu

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  3. I love Midnight Farm! I purchased a few knobs there a few summers ago myself!! My trip to the Vineyard is right around the corner, can't wait!! Love the cobalt ~ looks great with your purple flowers!

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  4. Dee, I could not paint that secretary either. It is perfect with the siver frames and urns! The blue glassware is striking. Happy Weekend.

    peace and blessings
    olive

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  5. LOVE the blue bottles:) I used to have blue and green lining my top window sills. There is just something about that color blue. Your secretary is great too with all of your family photos. Have a great weekend. I am sneaking off to a tag sale this morning of someone who has accumulated treasures for the last 25 years. Wish me luck:)
    ~Debra
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

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  6. Gorgeous blue! some of those would be soooo pretty on a bottle tree.

    I came here via Show and Tell Friday. Hope you can visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

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  7. Dee, The tag sale was in an incredible gorgeous (on the outside) barn. There wasn't much left to buy though. I did pick up an old hand mirror, tin painted white. I have been collecting them because I plan to hang them on the wall:) Did you find anything? (I would have emailed you but I can't get my computer to connect to your e-mail address, sorry;)
    ~Debra
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

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  8. The blue is just brilliant, what amazing photos! I love color too, and this is just perfect!
    xo,
    Debra

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  9. Awesome, I can't wait to see what you do with it:) Email me any time @ Maisonstgermain@gmail.com.
    ~Debra

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  10. DEE, those blue bottles are so very beautiful I love the way you have displayed them!!! Always a treat to stop by and see your blog. Have a wonderful weekend my friend

    Hugs
    Kate

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  11. That is beautiful - those colors together just fill my eyes. Also, love the wallpaper you have behind the hutch.

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  12. I have been to Midnight Farm on marthas vineyard and I agree, a very cool store! Love your blog!

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