Thursday, January 19, 2012

~ Color Day: GREEN ~

I was hoping to have some long-and-drawn-out sewing projects done by now and ready to post about, but the fact that my machine is still in the shop (due to the hospitalization of the tech guy, which I am very sorry about and don't begrudge), and alas I still have 2/3 of a bedskirt and 3/4 of a sailboat quilt hanging around.

So I have resorted to another Color Day and this one is in my favorite accent color ... Green. The painted tin above was on the sale table at Anthropologie years ago. That pretty much established my favorite accent color then and there.

Also in the dining room ... this runner by April Cornell.

These are the second set of dining room curtains in the 10 months since I made the first ones. I sewed these babies less than a month before Christmas. What was I thinking? Well, I was thinking about how much I loved that green fabric against my blue walls ... that's what I was thinking.

Here is a lovely (small) oil painting that I picked up at a thrift store for a thrifty ten bucks. I cherish it.

Sometime in November/December I decided I needed more pattern in my home so I picked up this lovely pillow at Target.

This one I have had for years ... probably from Marshall's.

What you see here in my living room is "The Yellow Desk". True story. This is a relatively old piece that I grew up with and for most of my childhood it was painted a pale yellow and at one point had a drop down feature which made a desk surface. Sometime in the 70's (when "antiquing" was all the rage) my mom "antiqued" it (which is odd because I think even at that point it already was a true antique) in this stunning green. My mom was very good with color.

Get a load of all the nooks ...

and crannies.

She also "antiqued" this vanity with the same can of paint. Before it was green it was a dark wood and my sister and I actually used it as ... you guessed it ... a vanity table.

She loves to drink in the sun.

Moving upstairs to the guest room you'll find this lovely fleece blanket ...

... sitting below my Bluebird Quilt with it's green border, binding and leafy quilting.

Both of those things inspired me to paint my IKEA chest with Martha Stewart "Calabash" green paint.

Then I went out and bought that chest a younger sister.

Well, I can NOT deny that my favorite accent of green comes when I open my front door and see ... this.

I do indeed love green. Especially when I find it with these original and masterful paint strokes.

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  1. Great looking stuff! Love those curtains!

  2. I love your green! I had a dream about you and your girls and me and my girls last night! I miss you and hope all is well.

  3. Love all your greens. Green and pink are my two favorite colors. The "happy green" shades as I call the ones you are using are so pretty with the blues in your home! Thank you for sharing your pretty things....and hope you get your sewing machine back too so we can see your quilts. My Great Aunt is a quilter, so I appreciate that talent.

    Every Tuesday, I host a party called Cozy Your Home where you can share anything that makes your house cozy. You're more than welcome to link this or any other post up next week. Hope to see you then!

  4. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at Potpourri Friday!

  5. Love the green furniture. Painted furniture is so beautiful.

  6. Gorgeous~ I love green too! Thanks for sharing a Feathered Nest Friday!

  7. Gorgeous greens! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  8. Love your greens. I actually "antiqued" a drop leaf table that same green color for my mother when I was a teenager. I got a grade in my Home Ec class for doing it. And yes it was the 70, I would guess mid...Thanks for stopping by my spot and leaving a comment.