Sunday, November 27, 2011

aqua touches...part II

welcome to part II! i am sharing more pictures of my little living room, where i have added touches of aqua for a girlie retro Christmas look.

i change what is hanging on my walls quite often...i try to reuse the existing nails, but i often have to bang more holes in the wall.....if you don't have spackle for patching, white toothpaste works just fine.
i tacked this Christmas ornament, right on top of this thick frame, using a push pin.

i recently found this retro platter that has the perfect aqua blue.....

and this vintage Christmas decoration, also just tacked up.

a close up of my beach painting, that has just the right colors.

the old chandy hanging smack dab in the middle of the room was given to me by my bestie Anna. we had fun yanking the wire guts out of it, to make it into a candelabra.......i added some dismantled beachy wind chimes, white ribbon and aqua icicles.



the old globe and the pyrex bowl are the perfect color.

more aqua touches in this corner...

even Gene, the stuffed snow goose, got a new blue collar.

i love these snow ball candles, sitting with some cute polka dot boxes, in front of one of my paintings.

a galvanized bucket of shells gets a festive ribbon.

more vintage ornaments, accented by an old aqua hankie, sitting in a piece of poor man's silver.

i added a blue ribbon to this cute wreath.... made by my daughter, when she was little.....a wire coat hanger, formed into a circle and tied with strips of white garbage bags.

i am not a huge fan of stuffed animals.....but these cuties are wearing doll clothes that my grandmother, Bernice made....and so they are special to me.

i pulled this blue butterfly in from the garden.

so that's it.....my little white living room with touches of aqua bouncing around.

tomorrow, i start decorating my clients home....a huge project, which will consume most of my time and energy for the next week.......i am trying to put together my next few posts today, while i have the time.....i'll be sharing my winter white dining room, milk glass/bottle brush tree mantle and other fun Christmas decorations.

thanks for stopping by!

erin


25 comments:

oldgreymare said...

Of course it is all beautiful, so ethereal, so Erin, but my favorite of all?
The trash can liner wreath made by your DD. Now that gave my heart a zing! and is also so ERIN.... why I luv ya girlie.
xx
z

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Exquisite dearest, JUST SPECTACULAR!!!! My favorite color of all time. Anita

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

May I please come stay for the season at your home?
Seriously, as a blue and white addict and a huge fan of your art and your photography...your blog posts this Christmas season are my favorites!
:)

Scott said...

I would wager that you have the most beautiful home in Tennessee. Your artful skill just never ends. Your client is lucky to have you.

It's me said...

.....♥.. ♥... ♥....like the ball glass painting !!!!!!....xxx

Olive Cooper said...

When you bounce the aqua around you do it so well and in such a subtle manner. Your art spills over into everything you touch and it is beautiful. hugs♥olive

Petite Michelle Louise said...

soo refreshing! I just ADORE your style! (loving the new header too! ) :)

Cindy said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, that beach painting is heavenly... and Gene the goose is epic, a total legend... your house looks beautiful! and the jar painting is totally amazing too! I love all touches of aqua blue, so so pretty...

Cindy

Heaven's Walk said...

What a fun, dreamy living room, Erin! I adore the white [of course!], but your touches of aqua and way you used it throughout the room is just amazing. I think it's the way you use textures. Amazing..... :)

xoxo laurie

Revi said...

So fresh and beautiful! You have the perfect amount of aqua to make things pop, yet still keep the serenity of a white environment. Love it!
-Revi

KarenB said...

I love the wall grouping! Really, really pretty.

Betsy said...

Wow! Your decorations are stunning! Even the globe looks right at home with all the beautiful aqua and white treasures. I would have to leave everything out all year long.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful Christmas inspiration. I'll definitely be back to see more.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Erin
I love how you squeeze every moment out of each day to work, create, share and enjoy... I love agua touches part 2. and your paintings! Erin, I cannot find the words to truly express what your paintings mean to me... Just exquisite..

Thank you so much for visiting and your most welcome thoughts. I am so happy you enjoyed the princess and the mouse.
Blessings,
Penny

Kelly said...

I just swoon looking at these...seriously....

Donna said...

Aqua is my favorite color and love how your home looks in all it's Christmas finery!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

It's FABULOUS!! I loved your part 1 so much it is featured on our blog. Your home is so warm and inviting...love it. Good luck with your client's home.

Have a good week.

June said...

Oh my gosh Erin...after picking myself off the floor I went back over each photo of your lovely living room in this post and the post before. I am IN LOVE with the aqua and white!!!! Then I went back and read the post about your art show and saw your paintings...they are amazing Erin! What a wonderful talent you have. And what a beautiful girl you are too. I loved seeing the photos of you and your husband,sister and friend. I think I know you even better now.
Your ornaments under glass are so beautiful!
sending big hugs...

Don said...

Alright... now I'm in the proper winter/Christmas mood. Jingle!

Palomasea said...

Hello there Erin!
I am a new follower, just discovered your magical blog through dear Penny's Angelsdoor.
You world is so beautiful here..and I love your artwork! I see my dear friend Anita knows you..I was going to send her your link..for you have beautiful aqua and white horses..
Blessings,
- Irina

Donna said...

Just gorgeous! I love the aqua and white decor. Your painting of the beach looks like a picture ... amazing!
I just read about Christmas in Franklin in a magazine the other day!
Hugs,
Donna

Barb said...

Your decorating is nothing less that stunning! You really know how to pull it together plus photograph it. I love, love the aqua look this year.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh erin,

thank you for coming by this morning!!! And again, your vision of AQUA is DIVINE AS WELL!!!!!!

Carry on in this grand rehearsal..Anita

Cobalt Violet said...

Your banner rocks the free world Erin!!!
Everything is just beautiful AND you are giving me ideas about hanging things from my chandeliers!

Georgianna said...

Magical, beautiful, refreshing and festive. So beautiful, Erin! Thank you for sharing all the details! You have such wonderful taste and styling skills. xo – g

Meredith Yeary said...

Thank you for sharing your garden tour outside of Nashville. It was inspiring and totally made me forget I'm freezing in Seattle. Also? That painting of Ball jars? Beautiful!!! You are a talent!