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Jun 14, 2010

For the love of blue

What is it about blue that brings me peace, puts me in a good mood,
and invites day-dreaming? 
I tend to stay away from vivid, bold shades of blue and
gravitate towards those tinted by green
(teal, turquoise, aquamarine):

However, here are two bold shades of blue and red.
They work so well together. 
Stimulating...energetic...I feel like going out for a run...

Too much blue? Maybe...but somehow it works!
What do ya think?

Yes, I love turquoise. Almost to the extreme.

Maybe blue evokes lots of good memories of my days living on the southern California coast
or provoke dreams of future trips to beautiful, distant Seychelles.  A girl can dream.

Have a wonderful week!
Muchas gracias for stopping by,

Credits: coming soon


  1. Oh a girl after my own heart, I love turquoise too and all those beautiful aqua marine colours, so stunning!

    Glad I've found your blog it's beautiful! :-)

  2. Oh - I can pass on the blue - but I come to a dead halt on the turquoise!!! I'm a HUGE fan of intense turquoise - with red! Oh - it makes me swoon!!! But - you are tempting me with the first picture... I don't think I would leave that chair!!!

    GORGEOUS photos... have I said I love your style? LOL

    Have a wonderful Monday!!!
    :-D robelyn

  3. AnonymousJune 14, 2010

    Blue and turquoise are colours I "discovered" recently after I bought some clothes in these colours and I truly like them. I used to prefer green but know I have changed. I think our colour preference changes according to age, experience, social surroundings, fashion. Funny thing I have just posted a quiz link on my blog. I thank you for visiting and following it.All the best!!

  4. I especially love adding blue to my home at this time of year when the weather is hot and muggy. Blue tends to make the room feel cooler.

  5. Blue is so calming, I love it!
    have a wonderful day!

  6. AnonymousJune 14, 2010

    I love the 3rd photo ~ no it's not too much, it's perfect! xo

  7. Love blues...all shades!

  8. I love the pictures with the cotton reels. Such beauty in simple things :)xx

  9. I LOVE all your blues! It has always been my favorite color. The blue wooden door, with the flowering vine growing over it---my dream house!

  10. A stunning collection of blues, absolutely loved each one of them! Lovely, lovely!

  11. AnonymousJune 15, 2010

    todos muy relajantes y bellas pero el mejor sin duda: la puerta de madera. Una preciosidad.

  12. There is something really great about blue..Hmmm It makes me feel so relaxed too:)
    I adore the white-blue combination...That bedroom is so calming and lovely:)
    Kisses darling and enjoy your Tuesday:)

  13. THAT door - i love it - i dunno what it is with me and doors latley - but i have something going on with them! :o)

    *kiss kiss*
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  14. FAVORITE!!! this is my favorite color, favorite happiest post, LOVE it

  15. gorgeous images dear Silvia! makes me fall in love with blue all over again!

    how are you doing dearie? im back from my short leave of absence from the internet and can't wait to catch up on your prev posts!


  16. I'm with you, Silvia! Not too deep or dark of a blue, and I LOVE turquoise! I love those framed letters in that first photo, I have a few notes I want to frame, this is a great way to do it!

  17. Sylvia!!! Thank you for coming to visit with me and leaving me such kind words! I am so happy that someone would WANT to come to my blog and find peace! AND YOUR BLUE......Oh when I see the different shades, I wonder, "WHERE WAS I ALL THIS TIME THAT I DIDN"T PAY ATTENTION TO BLUE?" Like you, I love all the shades of the lighter side, but as you have shown here, that stunning darker shade with red really makes a bold and BEAUTIFUL STATEMENT! Have you ever been to Nice, France? THe beach is a turquoise color blue green that you never see in California. I love your thinking!!! AND THAT DOOR...WOW. WHat fun this is to share passions for decorating and life!

    Have a wonderful day! ANita

  18. Never too much blue! These images are so beautiful. Thank you so much for your comment! I am following!!

  19. i absolutely love the blue... great for Miami's summer months!

  20. blue is so calming and serene, i love the pastel tones and also turquoise! but my favorite picture is the blue door - so adorable!

  21. I adore all shades of blue too! These images are gorgeous!!! :)

  22. Never too much blue for me! LOVE it!

  23. What a wonderful blog you have here, glad you stopped by mine. I love bblue so this blog post is just what I like! Your blog is full of beautiful interiors, I'm off to have a good look around it and I'll be visitng from now on. Thanks for coming by my blog

    All things nice...

  24. I stay away from the bold blues as well! And I just love the last image! Have a great new day!

    Kristin xo

  25. what a beautiful color!
    i love turquoise!

  26. Me encanta este uno de mis favoritos.Me ha encantado esa puerta azul,parece le entrada a un mundo mágico y maravilloso

  27. Girl, you and me both!! lol

    Please come join my *Cupcake Challenge*, I promise it will be loads of fun!!

  28. These are all so gorgeous, love them!

  29. This post has me doing a happy dance...I adore blue..thank you for sharing the Joy! Have a great weekend. xoxoxo

  30. So agree Sylvia and that last shot of the door is my absolute favourite!!

    jeanne :)

  31. Silvia, has elegido unas fotos frescas y bellas. Como tu blog.
    Disfruta el fin de semana.
    Besos :)

  32. Hi Hon.
    Such beautiful colors. I also love the same colors.But I do love a pretty dusty rose.That bed room is just to gorgeous. Have a wonderful summer.
    Marie Antionette

  33. oh wow I love the colour combinations ! Thanx for sharing !

  34. Love these colours!! I'm dreaming of the Seychelles right along with you. A beautiful post.

  35. I have always been addicted to the blues. I love cobalt but then, like you, veer toward blues tinted with green. I love those dishes pictured above the spindles.

    ~ Tracy

  36. Lovely photos! Beautiful blues. I dream of visiting Antigua again, it was beautiful. Have a lovely weekend. x

  37. Ohh so beautiful, i adore blue! Have a gorgeous weekend! x

  38. Oooh these are simply gorgeous photographs!! :)
    So beautiful...thanks for sharing!


    p.s. I love your blog :)

  39. Lovely blog the pics are fab :)

  40. Great selection of blues! Lovely :)

  41. Hello my darling Silvia, hope life is treating you marvellously. Both Lady R and I thank you for your kind words and prayers, you are a beautiful person, a gem of a friend, thanks luv. Lady R is doing fine of late and getting stronger, healthier and all ready for her chemo. I have so much to catch up on your blog, so I will be on my way. Before I go, I have to say I too am a huge fan of blue of all shades. The darker teal hues remind me of France. Great post darling.

    Have a lovely fun-filled summer
    Love & Hugs

  42. AnonymousJuly 09, 2010

    oh wow. these blues are amazing. love that blue door very much. fabulous ideas dear.