the marketplace - shades of blue


We are at the midway point of this series on my outing to the marketplace.  I hope you aren't bored yet.  I am not the best at editing the gazillion pictures I take when I'm out and about but this trips pictures have been fun to revisit.

Today I thought we'd take on the many shades of blue that are so popular right now.   It was everywhere.

It seems there really isn't a color blue doesn't go well with.  I love the golden yellow polka dots mixed with the turquoise blue strips in this bunting.  And the chippy blue mannequin mixed with burlap and rust...swoon!

Isn't this a great paint treatment on this side table.  I am re-purposing an old end table as a make shift bar area on the patio and think these weathered stripes will be just the touch of fun I was looking for.

What a fun way to reuse an old twin headboard.  We saw this done a few times and I think it is absolutely charming.  How cute would it be to hold backpacks or coats in a child's room?  Or even in a bathroom?  Love this idea!

This is one of my favorite shades of blue and I think it looks great on this antique dresser. I still say, there is a chippy robins egg blue dresser in my future.

I think I'll leave you with these two adorable places to sit and ponder from.  I have been on the look out for an old glider and when I find one I would be mighty tempted to paint it this exact shade of blue (or apple green, another favorite).

My question for you today is this.  What is your favorite shade of blue?  I need a name and brand on this as I have a bit of deciding to do.

Happy hump day!

xo, Patty


  1. I love that chalkboard Patty. Who knew things like this could be so darn cute. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. Well you know me, I have always been a red person, but I feel like I'm entering my blue phase. I love it, and it goes with my beloved red so win, win:>) I love aqua, but I also love the light periwinkle colors I see. Sorry, I haven't found a paint color I could pass along yet, but these photos are just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Patti,
    Oh, dear friend, b o r e d? ? ? N e v e r!!!
    Loved seeing all the amazing creative ideas for repurposing furniture pieces!
    I'm loving what Ballard Designs calls SPA.
    It is the softest hue of Aqua blue that plays well with a variety of color combinations!!!
    Thank you for the continuation of your Marketplace adventures!!!

  4. What gorgeous items! Can you imagine a house full of this? Love

  5. Love all your photos. Great job! Loved the pinks. Now I love the blues! Susan

  6. I love aqua, Patty! I didn't realize how much until about 10 yrs ago, I painted my daughter's bedrm taupe and then bought a bunch of pretty coordinated aqua pieces to go in her bedroom w her freshly painted white bed,!! It was beautiful!! Well, since then she has left home (married)....and I made my bedrm aqua and taupe using those same pieces, pillows etc with my white bedspread and I LOVE IT!! : D

  7. Love all the shades of blue! Especially that blue glider! Precious!


  8. Oh- Gorgeous! I don't have any particular shade of blue that is a favorite although I could tell you some blues I DON'T like...starting with "country blue". lol I love all your photos here- xo Diana

  9. Such pretties! Right now, it is duck egg blue! Love the marketplace posts. Just enjoyed previous one too!
    xo Kris

  10. Ohhhh I love the chalkboard it's beautiful ;-)



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