Thursday, January 28, 2010

Apple Green

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My closet re-organization has morphed into a bigger project than I originally anticipated (isn’t that always the way)! So I found myself at IKEA this week looking at bookcases for my bedroom and bookcases for my daughter’s room. Somehow I always wind up at IKEA in January!
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I picked up three little pots of  what they labeled  “fern assortment” but they look mossy to me.

CANDLES 
I also got some apple green candles which I’ve been wanting (they smell sooo good – flowery not appley). I put them in some white butter pats and wrapped a bit of ribbon around each.
Coffetable

I re-did my coffee table display because everything except for the Amaryllis is done for. I think I’ll see if I can find some white Primroses to add or maybe some other small flowering plant.
THROW
A nice soft throw in apple green. It was only $3.49! I couldn’t pass it up. It’s cozy and my favorite green!

I took lots of pictures at IKEA because they had a lot of new things and I’ll post those pictures over the weekend. I haven’t had a chance to go through them yet. They’ve got some crazy looking new stuff, but also some really great pieces.

It warms my heart that you take time out of your busy day to stop by! I truly appreciate that.



99 comments:

Hannah said...

I can't say enough good things about your blog! It's amazing how u do so much with so little! So, I have decided myself that I will start working more on my house. Today, I decorated my mantle and made a valentine's tree. It looks awesome... tomorrow it's off to the thrift store! I can't wait! Just wanted to tell u... u have inspired me to do something and that's quite an accomplishment since this is January and usually I don't want to do anything! lol
hannah@atcalvarybaptist.com

gail said...

Apple green!!!! I just love it. I get really inspired when I visit your blog.
Have a lovely weekend.

Blessings Gail

Cathy said...

Oh Manuela...apple green is my all time favorite color! My sofa in my family room is apple green...can't get enough of it! I want all of the goodies you picked up at Ikea! I think I may have to head up that way tomorrow. You always find the best goodies!

By the way...I love the candles wrapped with ribbon...such a clever idea and I adore the ribbon you chose!

Everything is just gorgeous!

Rnjoy!
XOXO
Cathy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love that green, Manuela! Your new coffee table vignette is gorgeous!

Kathleen Grace said...

Right next to the white in my house I have been craving that beautiful springtime green. Are the ferns real? I need to add some green around here soon!

southerninspiration said...

LOVE It , girl.....it's so fresh and springy! Love the moss/fern thingies, too!

Suzanne

Tina Leigh said...

I love this look! We dont have an IKEA around here & for the longest I didnt have a clue what people were talking about...I am still some what clueless! LOL

Lamp Tramp said...

I love the apple green! you make everything look so lovely and perfect!

Linda said...

I LOVE apple green, too- I've painted 4 rooms in our house that color, but it looks different in each room depending on the colors I decorated with! It looks good with every color! I love your pics- so spring-like and inspiring! I need a trip to IKEA, too!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I love that apple green! It looks so fresh and springy. I love your mini-makeovers! Great IKEA finds!

Merrie said...

I really like the apple green with the red and yellow. It's so vibrant!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a fresh color, Manuela! I love everything you got! I sometimes wish our Ikea was closer, but then I'm kind of glad it's not. I think I would be there too often!

Jenglamgirl said...

Love the punch of apple green. Darling candles with the red ribbons. Love your mirror coffee table as well.

Gayla said...

i absolutely love the apple green with that cute gingham red ribbon! so cute!

Julie Harward said...

I JUST LOVE ALL OF THAT! ARE THE FRENS REAL OR FAUX..THEY ARE SO PRETTY! I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED APPLE GREEN, MY FIRST BABY'S NURSERY WAS THIS COLOR. I LOVE THE CANDLES AND THE RIBBONS ARE SO PRETTY WITH THEM. I ALWAYS LOVE TO SEE WHAT YOU DO...COME SAY HI :D

Darlene said...

Oh Manuela your apple green looks so gorgeous mixed in with your red and whites! You have such an eye for decorating. I just LOVE everything you do and show. Hope you are having a great evening.♥

Christina said...

Love the apple green! I am into that color and pink right now!

Stacey said...

I just love the freshness of the apple green. That has always been one of my favorite colors. I even like it in clothes!

I've never been to Ikea. For some reason we just don't have an Ikea in Oklahoma City. Smiles. We don't have much.

Lorrie said...

Your coffee table arrangement is so fresh and pretty. I'm craving green these days, too. Love the ferny, mossy plants.

Vee said...

You've got the apple green bug and it looks great on you. I like the red ribbon touches a lot. Wish we had an IKEA store somewhere...

Nadine said...

I love the bright colors...so lovely and cheerful!
There is a lot of re-organizing going on around our home too!
Lots of work, but so worth it when you are done!

Blessings!
~Nadine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your apple green. I have been looking for some of the same color. I really do need to get to Ikea. Your candles and the throw are just wonderful. I love the green and the red with all the white. So fresh and pretty. Hugs, Marty

Linda C said...

I love the green! I think I'm craving it because of all the white stuff all winter up here:)

You have put together beautiful accents--a very productive trip to IKEA!

Linda C

Walking on Sunshine... said...

The candles say, "Spring is coming!"

Very pretty! Love the plants. The coffee table looks really nice. Love the mirror! What a great idea.

Enjoy your weekend!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Oh LOVE the apple green with the white and the toile. LOVE it.

~ Sarah

Shilo said...

So fresh and cheery! I love your new display! And $3.49 for a throw??? Who knew?!
Enjoy your Friday!
Shilo

matty said...

Soooo pretty! Who'd think of green at this time of year and, yet, it is a WONDERFUL idea because it reminds us the spring is coming!

Ikea is next to divine, don't you think??

Betty said...

I really can't miss a day checking your blog. I love your style! You're really inspiring me toget working my home. Thank you!

Donna said...

Manuela, I love the apple green! This is the color my daughter Jennifer is using along with purple for her wedding colors! She wants green apples in the clear vases with the flowers coming out of the center. We do not have an IKEA here ... I need an excuse to come to Atlanta and this is it ... to purchase green apple candles! Your table is just beautiful! You are such an inspiration to all of us!
Blessings,
Donna

Marla at Always Nesting said...

So simple and yet so elegant. My favorite decorating combination!

Love the colors.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Oh to have an IKEA here in Missouri! I love the green. With the wintery weather here, it looks so much like Spring!

Thanks for sharing.

Julian said...

so so beautiful AGAIN!!! I havent even started mine, and here you are already! Wow! Thanks for another inspiring segment of your life with us! Love coming by and seeing your projects! Thanks for sharing!
Christina

Dawn said...

I just absolutely HEART Ikea. Those little white pots with the ferny green in them look awesome. And how is it that I have 5 of those same Ikea blankets, and can NEVER "drape" them so fabulously as you can? I think I need a draping class. LOL

Its just beautiful!

Margo Blue said...

Love it, love it, love it! My fav color is green apple too. :o)

Cozy Little House said...

I'm in love with a new color: apple green! Oh, Manuela, what have you started here with me? That is truly beautiful. I've never even shopped in IKEA, as we don't have one here. Maybe I'll need to go to Dallas soon. I just love to visit your place. Like coming home.
Brenda

Betsy said...

Lovely...I need to go there!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

How come it took me so long to see this ! I can't hit the follow button fast enough..found you through the delightful blog...May All Seasons Be Sweet To Thee...and the darling Dawn...we have sure become great buddies...a world apart too....thanks to blogging..i have a great new friend in dear Dawn...and nesting...that's me too.....

Got to get supper on the table, but I am back to visit tomorrow...

fondly,
kary
xxx
p.s apple green...lovely....love it!

Carol said...

I love the apple green with your reds! It is just stunning! I would never of thought to put apple green with it! You are so talented!

Beth said...

I just love the apple green! Your blog is just great....Enjoying taking a peek!!!
My kitchen is pale apple green...I adore crispy colors.
:)
Beth

Linda said...

I wish IKEA were closer to me. I love their stuff. Very pretty colors.

Silke said...

Beautiful - you inspire me!! :) Silke

Melissa Miller said...

$3.49!!! ~Wow! What a good deal and so pretty too! LOVE the pretty green color and your new candles. I like how you mixed it with red.

It's an amazing vignette and gorgeous photos Manuela. I just want to curl up and have some tea.

Stay warm! ~Melissa :)

vanilla143 said...

I just love this big of green this time of year... after all of the Holiday stuff gets put away my home feels so sad. You made yours happy!

Beth said...

I love the apple green! It seems to be a very popular color around blogland.

Leann said...

Oh Manuela

I swear to Pete, your home is so lovely and inviting. With every change you make, I am more and more inspired.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

LEann

Robin said...

Glad I'm not the only one who finds herself at Ikea every January! My sister and I have a run planned for Saturday.

Your table looks amazing. Love the pops of green and the plants are so cute.

Great job.

Trez said...

oh how I wish we had an IKEA here!!! So pretty! My daughter would love this. Her room is granny smith green. Please keep me in your prayers as I head to the Dominican/Haiti sunday!

Melanie said...

Now I know why you suggested ribbon around the candles on my sconces;) Looks very pretty.

Treasia Stepp said...

I really really like the color combination of the apple green and red. So pretty and perfect for this time of year.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I haven't shopped in an IKEA in quite awhile but now I want to go after seeing all the goodies you picked up. Love that pretty apple green color!

jenjen said...

What fun little splashes of color. The green is so pretty - very Springtime-ish!

Good luck with your closet reorganization. I was just doing that -- it turned into a huge project. But it feels so good to have it looking pretty!

Have a wonderful weekend Manuela!

XOXO
Jen

Terri and Bob said...

That makes me long for spring so much!! The red keeps you grounded in winter, we should never wish away our time! I love how you get such great bargains. If we lived close together, I'd taking you shopping with me!

Tami said...

It is beautiful...love that shade of green!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Manuela, these apple green accents are so fresh and so pretty. Good luck on the closet redo. Sounds like a major job! Don't forget, you promised you would post "before" pictures! laurie

Amy Kinser said...

I love your coffee table. The apple green with red is just beautiful. I sure wish we had an IKEA around my area. Sounds like a great place to shop.

Angie said...

LOOOOVE red and apple green together! Your coffee table looks so cute!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love that color of green with the red, and can just see it with other colors also. Looks great! No Ikea here! :(
Have a great weekend.

Laura said...

Waw, lovely decorations!

country girl said...

Looks great!
Star of Bethlehem flowers would look beautiful there.
xo country girl

Sportsgirl said...

Looks awesome Manuela!.. you are so creative :-)

The Good Life in Virginia said...

lovely...just lovely. the apple complements the red toile so nicely. i so like the mirror atop the table and the light and reflection off of it. it makes for a stunning piece to work displays off of throughout the year. as always you're ideas are wonderful.
have a most lovely weekend.

Mrs.Rabe said...

It's perfect for your living room! I haven't been to Ikea in years...will need to go.

The Working Home Keeper said...

Beautiful color! It reminds me of Spring :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

The apple green is the perfect touch with your red toile and white slipcovers! Love the ribbons tied around the candles too. The nearest Ikea to me is about an hour and a half away. We are thinking about heading over there this spring sometime.

Have a great weekend!

Kirsten said...

How pretty! You've inspired me to do some re-fluffing this weekend :-)

june@craftyniche said...

The green color is so pretty and has such a happy feel! I so wish we had an IKEA!

Kira said...

Wow! Everything is so pretty!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love the touch of green. Maybe I will have to make a trip to Ikea next week when I'm down in San Diego to take care of my mom. Ikea usually isn't my style, but they sometimes have something I can live with. And I love the ferns you picked up. And the candles, and the throw. So I guess I'll have to go now.

Megan said...

Your coffee table looks so fresh--a breath of spring anticipation. I love to visit with you and get some inspiration (and motivation). All your ideas are wonderful. Looking forward to the IKEA pics. I don't have one near me--and I'm such a homebody I won't drive the 50 miles or so to the one in Orlando. But I'll check out your pics and see what I can improvise.

Richella said...

OH! I love apple green! And doesn't it pair just lusciously with red? Looks wonderful with cobalt blue, too. And there you pretty much have all my favorite colors. Yummy-yum-yum.

There's an IKEA in Charlotte, just about two hours away from my house. I've been thinking I should make the trip over there. Would you say it's worth the trip?

Have a wonderful weekend, Manuela!

Sharon said...

Just beautiful Manuela!!! I love th a apple green with the red. Charming :)

The Tablescaper said...

That looks adorable. The apple green is so refreshing and the ribbons are the perfect touch!

- The Tablescaper

Beeutiful by Design said...

I love the apple green. Instead of an apple a day I need a Manuela a day! Have a nice weekend.

Bridgit said...

Loving that green!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hey Manuela~
Love how you used this color.
For some reason I just never think much of Ikea, and certainly not for any of the wonderful goodies you found. I'll have to rethink that.
Have a great weekend!
Donna

Tanya said...

I'm so jealous that you have an IKEA close by. The closest one to me is 6 hours away! When my husband goes on business trips I always try to get him to find an IKEA near by and grab some goods. However, the new charge for heavier luggage has really put a damper on it! Can't wait to see the pictures. It might just be time for a road trip!

Alberta said...

What a beautiful blast of fresh green, just what we need in these last days of January!

Julie said...

I love Ikea! I was just in there the other day with hubby and got a few things! I love your green blanket and candles!

Lara said...

Those 2 colors look so great together! You really have an eye for decorating & color coordination & this comes from a (licensed) makeup artist myself! :o) But I couldn't help but thinking that the display would not last 3 seconds at my house with my 3 and 4 year old.. hee hee! ;o) Take care now!
~Lara

♥ ♥ ♥ said...

I love it! The ribbon on the candles is fabulous!

Kelley B said...

The apple green looks so fresh and still quite traditional with the red. What a difference a spunky color can make!
Blessings

Sharlotte said...

Manuela,
I love those colors together! Everything looks so fresh and clean...love the apple green. Your coffe table is so pretty with the mirror as a tray. Perfectly cozy!
Sharlotte

Melissa said...

This apple green is a great color. I love it with your splashes of red. I was suprised how much I loved the colors together. Your pictures and your home are beautiful.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It all looks so pretty Manuela. I love those colors together.
Blessings,
Marcia

Jennifer said...

Oh Manuela, it makes me think of spring, and with this horrible cold, wet weekend we are having, a spalsh of spring makes me smile. I just love it!
Looking forward to seeing your IKEA pics. Of all the trips we make to Atlanta, I have still never visited IKEA and really need to make it a priority.

Have a fab weekend,
Jennifer

Southern Belle said...

So pretty! I just love how your coffee table looks. What a great idea placing the mirror on top of the table and the shade of green, white and red ribbon is just beautiful! My sister and I went to Ikea recently and saw the same white pots with ferns. We debated if we should get some, but didn't...maybe we should have. = )

NYC Girl said...

I love how soothing green can be. I think I need to go find that blanket! I have 2 alreadt that I keep on the couches for those cold Winter nights. Need one more for the other sectional :) Great post as always!

Christi said...

I have that same little fern/moss in a transferware teapot, & I LOVE it. Gives just the right amount of life to the little corner it's in.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

It warms my heart that you take the time to post all your wonderful ideas and home keeping adventures!
Love,
Tracey
x0x
P.S. Such a pretty vignette Manuela, love your color combo and the throw was such a steal...can't wait to see your Ikea pictures!!

Storybook Woods said...

So pretty, I think apple green is a great way to brighten up all the beautiful red and black touches in your home xoxoxo Clarice

*Ulrike* said...

Getting ready for spring! Such a cheerful color for this winter we have been having down here in the south!!

Heather said...

So beautiful! The colors put a smile on my face on this very cold day!

Gayla said...

How inspiring! I love that fresh apple green and the pop of color!!! I love the Valentine tree, too!!! You are an inspiration. I added you to my blogroll!! Did you used to be The Feathered Nest? I used to have a Manuela from the Feathered Nest, but I lost her!!! aNYWAY, YOU ARE AMAZING!

Lee Laurie said...

So beautiful and Springy! I love those colors!
My computer is still frozen so I'm having to use my son's. I can't even do a post! Do you know anything about posting from an i-phone?

I wish we had an IKEA around here. I've never been to one before.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Betty Jo said...

My friend and I are planning a trip to Ikea in the spring. The nearest one to us is a day away, but we don't mind and are so excited about going. I adore your apple green. ♥

Summer said...

LOVE the green! Makes me think there might be some hope for spring someday! ;)

Dena said...

Oh that's what I need! Apple green things would balance my reds. I love your candles with the red ties and may just have to copy cat :)

Hugs,
Dena

David Steinhauer said...

Manuela,
What beautiful pictures! I love the apple green in the things you bought and clustered together on your coffee table~ the ferns with the candles, and oh, the red and white ribbon ON the candles! The throw blanket is also wonderful! :) It looks amazing on your white couch, too. :)

Have a lovely day! :)

Room to Inspire said...

Oh, I just love the green! It looks so cheery, fresh and new.

Chelsea