Jul 6, 2011

~ blue and green

My sister-in-law called me last week to stop by and see her pretty blue hydrangeas. 

She was a having a small dinner party and chose blues and greens for her table... Such a beautiful combination. I love blue and green together!

I'm a little mad about something. She actually asked me if I wanted these green glasses a while ago! She thought since she is clearly a blue girl and I'm a green girl, naturally, I should have the green glasses... what in the world was she going to do with green glasses? Drats! She figured it out! They are just perfect!

Blue has always been her favorite color and it is obvious throughout her home...

I found this amazing antique stove for her! The minute I saw it, I started dialing... no answer.... no answer. Finally I sent a picture to her cell... seconds later, my phone was ringing. A no-brainer... it's so perfect in her living room!

This delft collection was separated in the family at some point and I had one... not sure how that came about. Again, the "she's a blue girl, I'm a green girl" thing... I returned the missing link to complete this spectacular collection!

Beautiful orchid!

So guess what I saw at the grocery store yesterday?
 The same brilliant blue hydrangeas! I couldn't resist picking one up... I honestly don't think I have ever bought a blue plant or flower before! 
Looks gorgeous in the kitchen...

Thanks to my sister-in-law for letting me share her inspiring green and blue.... Wait until you see her absolutely gorgeous pots. I always feel like I'm on vacation when I'm on her patio... an oasis! Coming this weekend...

PS Chandelier reveal this Friday!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Jan. Looking forward to the chandelier! That blue bloom looks grat in your house. Your sister in law's collection of blue is gorgeous but my favourite thing is that pot on her patio! Wow love love


The enchanted home said...

So much beauty in one house. I love hydrangeas and have them all over too and anyone with a delft collection is someone after my own heart, that blue and white just makes my heart go pitter patter:) Gorgeous!

Acquired Objects said...

Hi Jan, Your sister-in-law has a lovely home and that stove you found for her is amazing! Love the hydrangeas my shrubs are almost in blossom and I can't wait. I can't wait to see your chandelier hanging either! Enjoy your day!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Such a pretty home!
I would love the green glasses too.
Thanks for sharing your sister-in-law's lovely home photos.
Your newest follower~

Dumbwit Tellher said...

My first visit to your blog. Your sister in laws home is lovely and what a gorgeous table set for the party. What a magnificent score that vintage stove was, bravo!

I quite like the green glasses too!

Cheers ~ Deb

An Eye for Detail said...

There is nothing quite like blue hydrangeas! I "inherited" a pink and white one when we moved...must add whatever it is to turn them blue next year! Like you, I'm not really a "blue" person: but this must be the exception, right?

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

This is my first visit to your beautiful blog, undoubtly not my last. What a lovely home your sister in law has, she was very gracious to open it up for all of us to have the tour you provided. A big Thank you to your sister in law. I'm sorry I didn't get my post up for this weeks party, but it will be ready to go for next week. lol... Looking forward to viewing more from your blog.
hugs ~lynne~

pve design said...

The hydrangea's this year have been a rainbow of pink, lavender to beautiful blues. I love your sister-in-law's collection of blue and I think your next find for her are some cobalt blue glasses!
Hope the chandie install is going well. My home is under renovation and you would be apalled at our living standards. Paper plates gasp!!

Marlis said...

the hydrangeas are soo pretty. I love the napkins she had too.. they certainly pull the green and blue together beautifully. Many blessings, marlis

Celly B said...

Beautiful hydrangeas, and your sister created a gorgeous table. Maybe she'll let you borrow the green glasses! The planter on the patio is perfection!

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

The table setting looks so lovely with the blue and green together. I also really really love Delfts blue porcelain and all of them in these images are so beautiful!

KAT said...

beautiful post

Anonymous said...

When it comes to hydrangeas, I'll take them in any color!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a gorgeous home! Stunning table and beautiful shots! Love the hydrangeas. Awesome collection of blue! Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

mississippi artist said...

I love hydrangeas of all colors. The blue and green is lovely together,as are all of the blue and white pieces.

Designs By Pinky said...

HI again! I ADORE hydrangeas! I ahve about 10 bushes around our property and they are all blooming beautifully right now! I ahve a huge vase on the dining room table too. Plant yours in part shade, give them plenty of water and they should thrive! ANYTHING would look good in your beautiful kitchen! XO, Pinky

Laura said...

Everything looks just wonderful.
I am delighted that I found your blog this afternoon, and I am a new follower.

Enjoyed visiting,

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Entertaining Women said...

I'm a blue and white girl, too. I've made the effort this year to use more green...now I like it, too. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous tablescape and vignettes. We have those blue hydrangeas at our grocery store, too. I may have to go pick up a few. Thanks for sharing so many lovelies with us. Cherry Kay