Friday, May 21, 2010

Feeling Blue


Hello! Thanks for stopping by today! I realized that June is just a week away and that means it’s time to start thinking about my screened porch.
Mirror
This year I’m feeling kind of blue and white. Maybe because it’s already so stinkin hot!
hydrangeas

Thinking about blue and white makes me feel cool. I picked some hydrangeas and put them in a milkglass vase from Goodwill. A little bit of the garden on the porch for us to enjoy!
buffet

Blue, white and yellow? Cause I don’t know if I’m up for repainting that buffet.

picture
The last couple of years I’ve used a lot of apple green and yellow on the porch.

fairy
But I’m ready for a change!

Bunny
I don't have the money to change everything but I think I can make a slight color change without doing so! I think that will be enough to give me the feel I want - sort of beachy, coastal. 

I know you all want to know how I’m doing with my to do list? Well….
redprimer

making progress... but still painting! It needs another coat and then I want to distress and glaze it. I don’t know how people manage to paint a big piece of furniture in one day! I’ve never been able to do it.  I did plant my herbs as you can see in the post below. I did not even get started on my kitchen project so that’s moved to next week. Hopefully, I’ll be able to post the completed halltree on Monday! I’m lovin it red!
closeup
Wishing you all absolutely wonderful weekends!

62 comments:

Julie said...

As usual, Manuela, everything is just gorgeous! I LOVE blue and white...you're right...so cool and soothing...

I need to find a milkglass vase like that--one of my favorite things!

Hope your weekend is beautiful--I know it will be busy!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

I Love the blue & yellow together! Also, wanted to let you know I received the book you sent! The way you packaged it was just tooo cute! Gotta love toile! Thank you so much for the great giveaway, I love my new book!

Darlene said...

Morning Manuela,

I LOVE the blue/white with the yellow. It looks so bright and cheerful for summer. I LOVE all your decorations as usual! Also, I have that same little book fairy and she is just too CUTE!!!!! I found her in a little thrift shop and wondered how anyone could have gotten rid of her.....she has a good home now....lol.

Hope you have a wonderful Friday!♥

Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

Just wonderfully beautiful!

Nancy said...

Beautiful Blues...I say!!!!! Nancy

Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

What color of blue paint did you use on the mirror? It is quite fetching! :)

Happy@Home said...

Oh my goodness, your photos of that beautiful blue mirror along with the hydrangeas in the milk glass vase are gorgeous. In fact, I love all of the photos. My home is filled with blue, white and yellow. These are colors I never tire of.
It sounds like you have had a busy week. I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

homesteader said...

How did you know that hydrangeas are my favorite?(followed at a close second by lilacs)

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Very nice! I have a back entry that I need to get decorated too for the warmer season. Right now I still have Easterlike decor out there. Great ideas!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It seems we have the same taste in things, Manuela! Not only do I have large hydrangea bushes, also with blue flowers, but I have that statue of the fairy reading the book, too! The hall tree is looking good so far.

The Working Home Keeper said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the color of the mirror! Do tell the color, pretty please?

Mary Ellen

Kristi said...

Your screen porch is wonderful and the blue and white (and yellow!) look great! I love your hydrangeas! And the halltree is looking wonderful!!!

Always Nesting said...

I love it that you aren't afraid of color and it always looks just perfect in your home.

Storybook Woods said...

Sighhh, beautiful Manuela. I think the yellow really sets off the blue. It works together perfectly. Have a yummy weekend xoxoxo Clarice

Megan said...

Manuela--Everything is so beautiful. You are so very creative and apparently have LOTS of energy and motivation. You are such an inspiration--that's why I love stopping by to visit. Of course that doesn't help me getting my work done! (;0)
I'm going back for another visit on your screened porch.

Wildflower Cabin said...

How beautifully inviting! I love yellow, blue and white together! It's one of my favorite combinations. It's so hard to imagine hydrangeas in bloom anywhere yet. :o) I was given a gift certificate for a plant nursery from my daughter for Mother's day. She suggested I buy a hydrangea as it reminds us of her grandma (my mother). That's exactly what I'm going to do. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Manuela, I love the blue and yellow and white! Your hydrangeas are stunning. Lovely post! Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

HeathahLee said...

Oh, those hydrangeas! They are gorgeous!

I love the blue, white and yellow. So bright and cheery. You know, houses on the coast are painted those colors...it's beachy enough for me! : )

Bonnie said...

Blue and yellow look wonderful together!!! Very cool and relaxing! Your painting project is coming along! I know when life gets in the way, it is very hard to get a big project done like that! Hang in there because it is going to look fantastic!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Such a beautiful array of colors!! ♥

Roses and Lilacs said...

Those hydrangeas are beautiful. I love the color too. That would be enough inspiration to design a color scheme around them.

I can't imagine painting something as large as the hall tree in one day. It's looking great.
Marnie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your blue and yellow. I wouldn't change a thing. It looks so cool and refreshing. Just gorgeous. Love your porch. Your vignette on the chest is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Marianne@Songbird said...

Your porch is going to look so good! Can't believe it is almost June yet, we are only just getting spring temperatures.

Angie said...

Love the blue stuff on your porch. It is so refreshing and pretty! Can't wait to see that hall tree 'cause you know I love red!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Your porch is so so amazing! I love that blue color. And I love it with the yellow. So pretty!

XOXO
Jen

Tanya said...

I'm loving the blue and white. The yellow just adds that little extra. It looks perfect. I have screened porch envy. I would love to turn my back deck into a screened porch but it won't happen this year! I'll just be inspired by yours for now. :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty combination - the blue and yellow. I can't believe it is almost June - time is passing way to fast. :(
Enjoy your weekend.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Love blue and white, and I like the yellow too - it keeps it so fresh and sunny! Everything you do is always spot on!

Millie said...

I do like blue and yellow...and your red hall tree is looking good too!

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Manuela! Those hydrangeas are gorgeous. I actually like the yellow with the blue and white. It all looks so cheerful!! I am anxious to see your red hall tree, I think it's going to be fabulous!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

diXymiss said...

Beautiful, lush hydrangeas! I don't eXpect to see blossoms on my little bush for another few weeks (it's still chilly here). Your use of color is so cheery and fresh. I'm loving that vibrant red on the hall tree ~ can't wait to see the finished project.

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

Love that color of blue on the mirror! And the red hall tree is going to be great!

Have a wonderful weekend...Raining here today, so no yard work.
Hugs,
Penny

salmagundi said...

I'm feeling like I need to change out our porch, too. Probably not this year, however. I'll just enjoy your changes!! Sally

KJ's Restart Button said...

That Blue is my very favorite color! Manuela, if you get the time to check out my post today, I would like your input. Thanks,
Konnie

Mrs.Rabe said...

The blue and white does look so cool and fresh!

I like it!

Nestled in Rosenberg said...

The hydrangeas look great on your porch! Just enough color all around for the coastal, beachy feel...

Jennifer said...

looks so whimsical! I love it!

Carol said...

I love your new look in the porch. It's beautiful. I look forward to seeing the halltree and other things you are working on.

Have a blessed weekend.

Vee said...

You can not pretend that you don't love painting, Manuela. :D I hope that you don't change the color of the buffet. That yellow is great. Maybe you just need to relocate it and bring something else in. Gosh I'd love to see your garden in a magazine somewhere! Stay cool now...

Sue said...

Hi Manuela...I can't wait to see that finished red piece your doing..I love anything red...
I sent you by e-mail an invitation to a luncheon I am hosting in June and I have not heard from you. I see that you haven't even opened it yet?....did you recieve it??

Julie said...

Manuela,

Just lovin' the color in this post.
The blue is gorgeous, and I love the red color of the hatrack.!!!!
awesome!!! I LOVE HYDRANGEAS!!!!!
Can't wait to see all the things you are accomplishing on your list.
Looking forward to upcoming posts. Hugs to you!!!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You know how crazy I am for blue, so I just LOVE it! The mirror is such a sweet shade of blue. I'd leave that buffet yellow. Gives it all a French Country look. I adore your porch and look forward to seeing it every year.
Brenda

Anita said...

I love the blue and white, so relaxing. Those flowers are gorgeous!

Gloria said...

Oh that red is looking great. I can hardly wait to see it when complete. My friend Sherry just painted her bench red and it looks awesome. I love hydrangea's. Have a great weekend.

Claudia said...

The blue looks wonderful - love the hydrangeas!

I'm with you - I can never paint a big piece of furniture in one day! That red is fabulous.

xo
Claudia

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! Oh, I love your porch and everything looks so pretty! I love it all! Your hydrangeas are so gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Manuela! Boy it doesn't get prettier than this! Those flowers are just gorgeous especially with that mirror above them! Love the color scheme you have going on!
Blessings,
Debbie

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hello Manuela~
Oh a little redo on the porch!
I am enjoying seeing what you are up to since I really need a big overhaul on mine.
Happy Weekend, Donna

Julie Harward said...

Yes..I love it all, so pretty. I really love the red hall tree..can't wait to see that little beauty in place! Come say hi :D

Cindy said...

It looks gorgeous in yellow and blue, it is a very fresh combination of colors.
I love your red hall tree! Really nice.
Hugs, Cindy S

She'sSewPretty said...

Your hydrangeas are gorgeous!! I love the blue, white and yellow porch. So, so pretty!

Sportsgirl said...

Love the hydrangeas coupled with the mirror! Nice..

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your porch is so lovey. The color of that mirror with the hydrangeas is gorgeous. I love blue and white and yellow. And red -- your hall tree is coming along nicely. Best wishes to you for a wonderful weekend. :) Tammy

Shirlee said...

The hall tree is taking on a whole new personality now that it's red. It looks great! I've never been able to paint a piece of furniture in a day either. I thought I was just slow.
I love your little book reading garden fairy. She'd be perfect for my Mom's garden as she's an avid reader.

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the blue of those hydrangeas! And the red hall tree? Heavenly!

Melissa Miller said...

I just adore the pond photos Manuela! Your dog is beautiful!

The blue flowers and mirror are really pretty too. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Manuela, blue, yellow, and white are one of my favorite color combos!Everything looks so fresh and so summer bright. I love it. That blue mirror is beautiful, and I love the yellow buffet. You make me want to change my color scheme in my sunroom. laurie

Suzanne said...

It's going to be pretty whatever you decide...yellow, blue, white. And the beachy idea sounds fun too!
Love the photos of Maxie playing near the pond...looks like a fun day!
Have a great weekend...well, what's left of it! :)

Mary Ellen said...

I glad it's a good blue blues! Great job on your project!! Love the herb gardening post too!! You have been busy!

Christina said...

Love your porch and the new touches. The yellow and blue does seem to make you think cool breezes.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Beachy colors are fresh and invigorating, like the smell of the ocean air.

Love the touches of blue!

xo
becky

kim said...

I see I have some catching up to do. I love that yellow buffet, of course. I wouldn't change a thing. Love the blue mirror with it and the white plates. What a beautiful vignette.