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Monday, December 27, 2010

In Honor of Blues

This post is dedicated to lovers of blue, but to one blogger especially who loves a certain shade of blue that is known as McCoy blue I believe—Claudia, a really neat lady who has a darling little cottage in New York state along with her hubby and dogs.

This is the color that made me think of her. Oh, it is probably not the same color of blue she loves, but it simply reminded me of her. Since Claudia is a voice coach with a theatrical background and the sofa has a theatrical bent to it—to me anyway, it reminds me of her even more. Theatrical style, theatrical fabric (velvet) and theatrical colors!

And this color also just reminded me of Claudia.

There are lots of different blues in these photos but I love this periwinkle color of blue the best.

Blue headboard and flowery blue linens for this lovely room.

A touch of blue in the desk and side table in this monochromatic room. Very soothing.

Would you have ever imagined these two colors together and looking so beautiful together? I absolutely love them. That in no way means I'll fall to their allure. :-) I'm still a PINK girl!

This photo scan has absolutely nothing to do with blue, but I like the serenity of it. It's probably a coastline on the east coast since I'm very familiar with the west coast shoreline and it doesn't look too much like ours out here.


  1. Duck egg blue is my favourite colour also Connie.
    Hope you have a very happy New Year.

  2. I popped over to Claudia's blog and tried to leave a comment. But could not. Perhaps the storm is messin' with Blogger.

    Gentle Snow-covered hugs...

  3. Wow Connie those blues are beautiful. I love the window treatment in that dining area. No long lines in shopping center for us either. I have been making our gifts for about 5 years and everyone seems to be happy. Well HH gives all the kids a gift certificate for groceries usually, that what he things is the most important. LOL They like that. Happy New Year to you and Mr Sweet

  4. I love the pictures. You pick such neat ones to post. I love the blues, but like you I am a pink girl at heart. You give me many ideas of how to rearrange furniture and how to accessorize. I am not very good at it myself, I have to look at pictures for inspiration. I hope your Christmas was wonderful. Mine was good. It was the first without Momma here, but I had a good time and I think she would have been happy about that. Now, on to the new year!

  5. Blue is my favorite color you can tell by looking at my dishes on my blog.

    Happy New Year


  6. Hi Connieness! What lovely rooms and all the blue looks so pretty! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Hi Connie, I adore the toile bed covers, and I love a mostly white decor with just a touch of pale blue. TTFN

  8. Hi Connie...

    I have been having a love affair with blue (again) for a little bit now. I had so tired of it after my last love affair in the 80's.... more nave then, and more pale blue now... Isn't it just the yummiest color. Love blue and green together. Nave and sage are DEEE.LISH!

    Hope your Christmas was just perfect.... we had a great one... and things are calming down a bit now. Just trying to get everything packed up and put away for next year.

    Happy New Year to you and yours...


  9. Hi, Connie,
    I am very much a pink girl, too. However, I love blue as well. It is a very soothing color, and I love all of the vignettes you have shown with touches of blue. I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you I appreciate your friendship very much, and I want to wish you and your family a terrific New Year of 2011! love and peace~ Vicki

  10. Hey Connie

    Just popping by to wish you a wonderful holiday season. Happy New Year!!!

    And I agree it's definitely a gentle reminder of Claudia.


  11. May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
    Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

  12. I just stopped by to wish you a very happy, healthy New Year to you and yours!

  13. Connie, when I first looked at the blue couch I thought of Claudia too!!! That is her shade of blue, how perfect this post is!!!
    Love the photos....
    Margaret B


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