Transition To Spring With Blue

blue vases french farmhouse style

I hope that you had a great weekend! In my little corner of the universe the weather has been spectacular and we are truly grateful. My family surprised me with a visit home from our daughter who lives in Texas {hard to pull a fast one on me, but they did:-}} so we spent most of our time hanging around right here...around the pool.

resort style living in miami

It's sort of spa~like by design and we don't use the pool often enough unless we have company or the young adult kiddos around. So happy to have my girlie here for a couple of days, since I haven't seen her since the holidays:~}} 

french living room blue accents

Which brings me to in the color of our pool and the sky for this amazing weekend here in Miami. I have always loved blue and one of the things that I love most about it is the ease of mixing in various shades from navy {thinking chinoiserie, blue ticking, indigo dyes} right alongside aquamarine tones of a coastal sea.

blue lantern filled with flowers

Recently I found a few things at Kirkland's to add to the house to bring in the blues for spring and summer that will be here before we know it... I've incorporated them in to my French style living room and CAN mix French style with coastal style and YES, I do it all by having that WHITE base that will accept ANY color and ANY accent effortlessly!

elegant french style homes

I scored big time at the local florist with a sale on hydrangeas by the stem, lisianthus and larkspur. What a color pop it made in this gorgeous ombre vase with a secret! 
That would be that it's not really a vase, but a lantern and I have a big time crush on glass. Especially when it's blue glass! 

flower arrangement in blue vase

The vintage glass syphons {seltzer bottles} are all from Europe and I've collected them over time for the color. They serve no purpose other than being decorative with the tops being wedged and shut tight. 

The beaded dome is not a bowl, rather an old light fixture that I have turned upside~down. Maybe it's a bit early for thinking of seashells but I love the beach so much and love to have them around to remind me of my peaceful place. I filled the dome with a selection and mixed a few pieces of some found beach glass for color...

turquoise home accents

More of the same with shell on shell here on the bench. Have you ever filled a shell with shells? If you don't have a large clamshell like mine you can find shell bowls around in most stores. On the tufted sofa behind I tossed a throw {threw a throw?}} in AQUA and a few pillows from Kirkland's in that color range.
modern aqua pillow
aqua pillow kirklands

Shopping the house the old benches came out of hiding from the garage and made their summer appearance in the living room once again.

shabbyfufu aqua style
beautiful styles

A few accessories like the vases and the modern gold orb just do it for me and I think add just the right touch.

shabbyfufu house of turquoise

Happy Spring!


Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful Janet. Ahhhh to live in Miami and have that beautiful weather. We are still cold and rainy up here in Chicago. Hope to see some of that warm sunshine here soon. So excited you got that wonderful surprise to have your daughter come home. Have a great new week. Enjoy some sun for me!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So beautiful, Janet. I say shells are fine all year round especially where you live. How nice to use the pool. It was down right cold here. 80 in February and 55 in April. Go figure.

Anne Pikula said...

Beautiful! As always! Where did you get the blue ombre glass lantern/vase? Thanks

Stacey said...

This is exactly what I'm doing here at my house. I've never used blue before..well not since 1990 or so. I'm loving every bit of it. :)

Heather S said...

Gorgeous! Looks so fresh and bright.

Angelina PeoniesandOrangeBlossoms said...

Beautiful blues for spring and summer!

Lisa @ 2Perfection Decor said...

Looks beautiful..very fresh and ready for spring! ;)

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Une très jolie publication accompagnée de superbes photos... La douceur et l'harmonie des couleurs sont tellement apaisantes.

Gros bisous ♡

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love, love, love it all....and so glad you got a surprise visit from your daughter and able to relax and spend time with her....oh that pool looks so wonderful!....and I think shells are beautiful in decor all year round!...they are such a classic look in beautiful and organic.

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