Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunshine & Polka Dots

     I think most of you have figured out by now that I use lots of sea glass aqua and white as accent colors in my house. I rarely use yellow, even though I like it. One of the bouquets that we received when my mother-in-law died had a wonderful yellow and orange polka dot bow in a pot of orange tulips with butterflies. I just loved the ribbon and I decided that I didn't care if it matched the rest of my things...it made me happy!


I took apart the bow and ironed it.
I also saved the butterflies.


Yellow, orange and white...with aqua?
Does it match...not really.
 Do I care? Not at all!


If Marty has a cloche party,
you will have to see these again soon!


A little beach...a little sunny yellow to make up for the lack of sunshine this spring.


     I changed the wreath above our basement stairs from white and shades of pink to  white and orange gerbera daisies. I had a piece of artwork on this staircase for several years. I prefer that to a wreath, but we found that every time we shut the door in from the garage...it shifted the art and made it crooked. We've tried various options and the only thing that works is something that doesn't have to hang perfectly straight. So, a wreath that we change for the seasons was the answer.


     Once again I'm trying to remind you that if you like something, use it. Everything doesn't have to match perfectly to work when you are decorating. As long as things flow and you tie in the colors in various places, use what you love!

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Make sure you stop in for a visit!

20 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Sue! Oh, I love that sweet polka dot ribbon and how sweet you saved it. I think no rules apply - if you like it that's what matters!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Angie said...

It looks adorable! And, I think the ribbon is quite complimentary to the aqua...nice pops of color.

Monica H said...

I think yellow and orange are contrasting colors to aqua. I like it!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That's right, Sue do what you love. I love that butterfly added in the cloche and what a pretty wreath.

La said...

I couldn't agree more. Our homes should make us happy and I for one love the splash of yellow and orange.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I think the yellow adds the perfect touch of sunshine!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

It works and it is pretty. Who makes those rules anyway? :D

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, I love your displays and of course the cloches. Gorgeous vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

I think aqua and yellow and orange look great together myself. It all looks wonderful and summery...love it! It is raining here now...supposed to all week...so I could use the sunshine...thanks!!

Jo said...

OH! YEAH!..use it or lose it!...I'm tryng to get organized,that's my new motto.Hope I can stick to it.
Love your cloches! This display is fantastic,love the colors too!
The monarch butterfly looks soo real!

Great giveaway,count me in!
~JO
LazyonLoblolly

dee dee said...

Orange, purple, lime green, hot pink... great reminder Sue.... Like use it! Love the color and fantastic idea with the summer wreath!
Dee Dee

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a pretty pattern on the ribbon. I would have saved it to. Maybe it's just me, but I think the colors look loely together!
nd I I like your advice to use things if you like them and they "flow"!
xo Yvonne

koralee said...

More great ideas my friend...thank you. Hugs

Low Tide High Style said...

I agree, you should surround yourself with the colors and things you love and not worry if they all match perfectly! I love the ribbon and butterfly, and your beautiful wreath! I'm off to enter your giveaway!

Kat :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that table vignette, Sue! You will definitely have to share that at Marty's next cloche party!

Diann said...

The ribbon is cute. I would have samved it too. And I think it looks great in your vignette. A nice little touch of sunshine!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sue,
I love the cloches! Since I'm a beach gal, I like your sea shells and glass too. Aqua is a favourite colour of mine!
Love the metal basket you got as a gift which you featured in your previous post! Looks wonderful with those flowers! Have a lovely day and thanks for your visit.

Blessings,
Sandi

Shellbelle said...

First I have to say, "that is the cutest post name I've seen today." Sunshine and polka dots, it just made me SMILE! Then I got here and there were butterflies — I smiled even more.

I love the advice I heard years ago from someone, I don't remember who, but they said something like, "surround yourself with things you love and you will love your surroundings."

Hugs

bj said...

Everything looks so pretty...love touch of yellow.
You better get your Sorority britches on and scoot on over and link up for RUSH. :))
xo bj

Sandra said...

Love aqua for summer and I love your shells.