Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pillows Added

My daughter has had an on-going decorating project in her living room. Many of you have been kindly following along. This post is about her new decorative pillows for two matching chairs in the room. 


The color of the pillows goes great with one the colors in the plaid. 


I had a little trouble with the design of the pillow next to the plaid but Nell Hill's recommended the two together and they are the designers.


I've over being hesitant now and truly like the pillows on the plaid.



The other chair sits on the right side of the couch.



No pillow fights with these pillows for a while! So what do you think about these pillows with the plaid chairs? Could you live with it?


Now for a view for most of the room featuring the new pillows.


Thanks for stopping for a Pillow Showing - Judy

I am joining the following parties:

Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Newbie Party at Debbie Doo's Blogging and Blabbing
The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
Cozy Home Scenes for Your Cozy Home Scene Party on Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
A Bowl Full of Lemons
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
Danette at The Shady Porch for Rock and Share Wednesday
Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
French Cupboard
House of Hepworths for Hookin Up With House of Hepworths Thursday
A Delightful Life for A Return to Loveliness on Thursday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursday
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfold
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Rachelle at Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday
Beverly How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party

Is it Aqua or Turquoise?

As much as I love aqua and turquoise, it gets very confusing as to which color is which. Take a look at my tablescape and see what you think.


I found this image on Flickr and it gives you pictures for Teal, Turquoise and Aqua. Now does that help me any? Not sure, I was thinking that aqua was lighter than turquoise but I guess I am wrong.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/theborers/6125049328/

After looking at that image, do you think my plates, glasses and tablecloth are more of the aqua shade or the turquoise?


Whatever shade of blue they are, I love them all and especially my tablecloth. I have had it a few years, it is by April Cornell. I do have green cloth napkins by April that go very well with the cloth but they are at my daughter's house. She wanted to use them on her Easter tablescape. I hope to feature her table on another post.


The plates are not the same ones I used in my recent post "Soup for the Soul" They are a lighter shade of blue than these. You can see those here

I just purchased these plates at the Dollar Store for $1 each. I was thrilled to find them who cares if they were cheap. Oops, I mean inexpensive or should I say, I got them for such a bargain!


They only had four of the plates so I may try to stop by another Dollar Store to see if I can find anymore.



When I first decorated my table, I didn't include the vase and flowers. I think I liked the tablecloth so much that I didn't want to take away from it. 



Then I remembered one of the comments left on my Blue on Blue series about how much a viewer liked pink roses in an aqua vase.


 I didn't have any pink roses for my vase but I did have pink and white peonies. Love the table now with the vase and flowers. The vase is from TJ Maxx; the candles are from Bed, Bath and Beyond and the birds are from Michaels.


I really do appreciate your comments and suggestions and I am so glad I remembered her comment about the pink flowers in the aqua vase. 
I do want to thank Cindy over at Beau R'eves for her tip on the glasses. I am keeping her secret about the glasses.

Thanks so much for stopping by - Judy. 

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursday
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
A Delightful Life for A Return to Loveliness on Thursday
French Cupboard
The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Tablescape Party
House of Hepworths for Hookin Up With House of Hepworths Thursday
Becca at Home is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfold
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Bacon Time With the Hungry Hypo for Anything Goes Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Rachelle at Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sweet Little Gals for Turquoise Lovin' Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm
Twin Dragonfly Designs for Tuesday Link Party
Judy at DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday
Mrs. Hines Class for Show and Tell Wednesday
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
Danette at The Shady Porch for Rock and Share Wednesday
Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Southern Lovely: Show and Share Wednesday
Amy at Home Happy Home for Whimsy Wednesday
Bunny Jean for Wednesday's Bunny Hop
It's Overflowing



Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Skiing Breckenridge

You can have a GREAT time skiing in Breckenridge, CO.  This trip was in early February 2012. My daughter, son-in-law and their two young sons made the drive to Breckenridge. Check out this view:


I wasn't on the trip so she took lots of pictures so I could share them with you.


Take note of the trees on this day, you don't see any snow on the branches but wait till you look further down the page.


These are skiers by the ski lift. If you aren't familiar with skiing, You can ride the lift up the mountain and ski down. Then keep doing this repeatedly until you are tired.

Their four year old went to ski school while their and he was skiing the first day. By afternoon, he was on the mountain. We are talking the bunny slopes. 




Now the pictures are going to change. It snowed! These are shots while it was snowing so visibility wasn't great but still gorgeous.





Look at the snow on the trees then compare it to images 3, 4, and 5 above. Isn't this a beautiful image with trees covered in snow. What a change a snowfall can make.


Do you see the skier on the lift below? He's in the center of this image in a red jacket. It's easy to overlook him.


Do you want to go skiing after looking at these pictures or maybe just read a book in the lodge by the fire and look out at the skiers occasionally. The view is still awesome whether you are skiing or just looking. Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to:

Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
Denise at ABC Wednesday

Bunny Jean for Wednesday's Bunny Hop
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
Danette at The Shady Porch for Rock and Share Wednesday
Scenic Sunday
Smiling Sally for  Blue Monday




Sunday, February 26, 2012

Need A Little More Light Blue?

I recently posted about light blue and seems there is a huge interest in the color. I found out I am not alone; there are many of us who are loving these shades of blue. Well, in my so-little-of spare time, I still continue to pin colors of light blue. Take a look, see what you think.


Did you see any shades of blue that you like? I am attracted to the three pots which seem to have a crackle paint of blue. Which image is your favorite?


You can check out my Light Blue/Aqua Board on Pinterest at: http://pinterest.com/judybigg/light-blue-aqua-my-favorite-color/ or you can Follow Me On Pinterest. 

I am joining the following parties:
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Your're Talking Too Much for Meet Me Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday’s Treasures
Sweet Little Gals for Turquoise Lovin
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
Danette at The Shady Porch for Rock and Share Wednesday
Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Bunny Jean for Wednesday's Bunny Hop
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
It's Overflowing
A Delightful Life for A Return to Loveliness on Thursday
DaNita at Delightful Order for Delightfully Inspiring Thursday 
Twin Dragonfly Designs 
French Cupboard
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursday
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
House of Hepworths for Hookin Up With House of Hepworths Thursday
Becca at Home is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfold
Becca at Home is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Rachelle at Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday
Shabby Cottage Collectibles for Friday Pins Sunday
Beverly How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Be Colorful





Blue on Blue - Part 3

What do I have to show you for my Blue on Blue Part 3?  Here it is:


The light blue plate features two rabbits with lots of detail. I see grass, flowers and leaves with the two bunnies. I am definitely adding it to my vignette even though it's a little lighter shade of blue. It seems to be more the color of my runner and gives a little contrast to the blue bowl.


I am going to move different pieces around in my vignette and see which ones look the best with the new plate. You can tell me which ones you like in your comments. 

The picture below is the largest bird in the collection. I think it over powers the plate so I'll try one of the smaller birds.


Here's one of the smaller birds and one of the eggs from my collection. It doesn't seem to take away from the plate. What do you think?


I'll add in the cloche. 


How about a picture through the glass of the cloche.

That turned out pretty good. I'll go for the full plate through the glass.


Enough playing through the cloche. Here are two birds by the plate.


Ok, I'm done, here is the final view of my vignette with the new bunny plate. I am very happy with the new plate. Let me know what you think.


Don't forget to leave a message, thanks - Judy.

I have one more idea for the vignette so be sure and stop by next week. Here are the links to Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them.


I am joining the following parties:
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Our Delightful Home
Making the World Cuter
Show Off Your Cottage Monday @ The House in the Roses
Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
Your're Talking Too Much for Meet Me Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Grits and Glamour
Sweet Little Gals for Turquoise Lovin'
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday’s Treasures
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Type A Decorating for Anything Goes
Bunny Jean for Wednesday's Bunny Hop
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
Danette at The Shady Porch for Rock and Share Wednesday
Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
Cozy Home Scenes for Your Cozy Home Party
It's Overflowing
A Delightful Life for A Return to Loveliness on Thursday
DaNita at Delightful Order for Delightfully Inspiring Thursday 
Twin Dragonfly Designs 
French Cupboard
The Polohouse - Favorites On the First
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursday
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
House of Hepworths for Hookin Up With House of Hepworths Thursday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Becca at Home is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfold
Rachelle at Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday
Beverly How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Be Colorful


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Soup for the Soul


Thinking of soup for the soul, how about a little chicken gumbo?




I think chicken gumbo has become my favorite soup this winter. My husband and I enjoy soup at lunch time and it seems like we eat gumbo most days.




Soup always seems to warm the body and the soul on a cold day. I am enjoying this soup at my dining room table and using some of my new aqua colored dishes. 




Gumbo is a stew or soup that probably originated the Louisiana in the 18th century. The dish likely derived its name from either the Bantu word for okra (ki ngombo) or the Choctaw word for filĂ© (kombo). 




My husband and I first started eating gumbo on our many trips to New Orleans. Gumbo is always on our list of cajun goods to eat. I prefer the chicken gumbo in the south where my husband likes shellfish in his gumbo.




Below is a picture of my table before the chicken gumbo soup was served. I started a little series on my blue (aqua) bowl centerpiece last week and am adding to it each week for a short series. I'll give you a link below to Blue on Blue - Part 1 and Part 2.




How do you like my birds on the table? I think she has her head up to smell the soup. :)




Thanks for stopping by for my Soup for the Soul - Judy


Here is the link for my Blue on Blue - Part 1 and Part 2 - enjoy!


Linking to:


Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursday
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
A Delightful Life for A Return to Loveliness on Thursday
French Cupboard
House of Hepworths for Hookin Up With House of Hepworths Thursday
Becca at Home is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Bacon Time With the Hungry Hypo for Anything Goes Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Rachelle at Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays



Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sweet Little Gals for Turquoise Lovin'
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Twin Dragonfly Designs for Tuesday Link Party

Bunny Jean for Wednesday's Bunny Hop
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
Danette at The Shady Porch for Rock and Share Wednesday
Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Southern Lovely: Show and Share Wednesday
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
It's Overflowing