Monday, January 9, 2012

A Touch of Aqua

Makes me Happy

{ My Queens Chair Deserved a Tiara }
~ thank you Anita! ~
Aqua Beaded Pillow From a Vintage Shop

I spray painted the metal on this thrift store dish

I found this cabinet at a thrift store recently,
it makes a nice home for my little bird collection
We got a lot accomplished this weekend.
Took a load of stuff from the garage and donated it to a thrift store,
It feels so much better to 'let go' than to hoard!
Must repeat this to myself when I go through my art supplies,
I tend not to believe it in my studio!
(By the way, I kept the giant cake)
It is a daunting task going through everything we own
and deciding what to keep as we prepare for our new adventure
of selling our house, building a new one, and moving to an apartment inbetween.
I was feeling frozen in place until I began.
Which is the key to getting anything accomplished


C'est moi Claudette said...

LOVE the aqua. I've spray painted a few treasures aqua and love the contrast in the cottage.
LOVE the crown on the pillow, or are they ballet slippers that Anita made?? I cannot tell.
Good for you to be able to get "rid" of stuff. I know it feels good.
Glad you kept the cake... it's a beauty Violet.
Happy Monday
Love Claudie

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Adore tghose pieces and aqua is always a great colour!! Such beautiful items, every girl needs her tiara!! ;-) Have a wonderful week! xx

Martina said...

Auqa is so fresh and positive - very pretty!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YEP! The first step is ALWAYS the hardest, but once you get rollin', it's all downhill! AND the aqua is just fabulous my precious friend!! I cannot wait to see the developments on your new home!


Palomasea said...

Seeing some lovely friends here...
Aqua is a magical color, isn't it, dear Violet! And look at Anita's gorgeous creation..
I, too, am glad you kept the cake:)
Now about the art supplies...bonne chance!
A lovely day to you,
- Irina

Createology said...

Beautiful treasures my dear. Love the in Tiffanys. Your blog makes me happy!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh yes, me too!! It is such a happy color - so reminds me of the sea.

I am working today doing what you just did. I HAVE to get this done as it makes me go mad seeing the messes. ha.


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I have that same sign of Home, The perfect nest. It is really sweet~I love that cabinet you have too. That would be wonderful painted aqua inside!!

~CC Catherine said...

Oh gracious Violet ~ I needed to read this post today. Ever since January 1st hit, I've been wanting to PURGE my closets and anything I don't need.

This gave me the encouragement to dig in today! But I'll have to wait for Saturday to do it~ ;)

I love the aqua ~ expecially in making the crown for the chair. I have two chairs that are very similar in shape and design. A great New Year's purchase two years ago at a local antique/consignment shop. I got two chairs for a mere $65 and they are imported from Italy. It was a dream come true to find them.

I recently have moved them from the master bedroom to the breakfast room to bring a little "umpf" to the table~ They're too pretty to be hidden in a room all day without any appreciation or attention.

Getting back to Aqua - ever since I painted my office the shade of the Tiffany Jewelry box/Aqua, my husband wants to paint the entire indoors the color. :) The hue is contagious to not only us women, but also to our Beloved spouses.

~CC Catherine