Thursday, May 27, 2010

Into the Blue

When I first started with our kitchen remodel, my husband asked me what color I was going to put with the white. "Blue", I said. Of course as he rolled his eyes, but I could see the approval. No matter how much I try to veer away from it, blue always comes back into my life. I'm beginning to realize that I surround myself with the colors that I love, grey or greige and blues. They remind me of the sky, which is georgous where I live in the Rocky Mountains, so clear and bright; the water, which is one of my true loves, and that is a constant peace for me. White is also a true love for me, it is pure, wholesome, divine and you can literally run in any direction with it. So I'm running with it...and taking some blue with me, too.

This scale I picked up last month while antiquing with my mother in law, I love the old chippy paint of the blue scale and its natural patina was so beautiful to me. It set me back $6...and the man in the store, he gave me a card with a "hug" on it to pass on to others, that was a good day.  Right now its holding my napkins in my kitchen.

This bowl I scored at a garage sale a few weeks ago. It too has the same patina and chippy paint. This set me back $1. I'm a bargain nut, so this was right up my alley. I had no idea what I would do with it once I got it home, but I had a pretty good idea. For now its resting nicely on top of my fridge holding my linen tablecloths.

I'm linking up today with Somewhat Simple, so stop on by!

Images: Ralph Lauren, My Picture (Scale), My Picture (Bowl)


  1. WOW!!I love your kitchen remodel. I can't believe $700 WOW!! You are great example of being thrifty.

  2. hello there
    I think blue is a great color for the kitchen, it was pretty common to use blue in the kitchen here in the netherlands, me myself I have some red in the kitchen but only on bowls and oh yeah... my coffee machine ;)
    It was a plesure visiting you, I ;ll be back and we can swap links at our blogs


  3. Thanks, Desiree! It was so great to talk with you the other day!! And Adrea, thank you, too...$700 was less than what I thought we would spend, but I'm pretty please with the results!!

  4. Desiree,
    First time here & I am loving your kitchen!! Love every little detail. I cannot believe how little you spent! We have almost the same faucet & I love it. I love all the grey w/ the white. Great job!


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