I’m back. Back from vacation, back from the computer abyss (another new monitor installed, still have glitchy WiFi but I am rolling with it). Vacation was great and I will post about the beauty of Lake Michigan on a later date. But let me just say, I have NEVER seen the water as clear and blue/green as it was this past week. Yes, further North I have seen it that clear but never on our local beaches. It was like being in a colder version of the Caribbean. Simply splendid.
Despite having days of relaxing, walking the beach, visiting the lake shore towns, antiquing and eating out…I am WIPED OUT. The couple of days home has been dedicated to laundry and groceries and pottering about the house–thankful to be back and so happy to be sleeping in my bed again.
Speaking of pottering (love that word–first read it here)…
…you may remember not long ago I came upon two turquoise blue chairs that my neighbor was selling. They quickly became permanent fixtures in Bliss House. My living room has a lot of blue, turquoise and champagne in it. But there are also pops of pink like on this chair:
And in this picture:
And this one too:
So I have wanted to find “something” to pull those colors into my decor. I searched for vintage vases on Etsy. I looked for floral arrangements online and Hobby Lobby. But I wasn’t really finding the “right” color. Until one day at Goodwill I found this bowl:
Instant love. Not only does it have the raspberry pink I wanted but it also fades to blue-green on one side AND has the champagne color of my drapes. It was found for $7.50. Then, just a couple of weeks later, I was checking out sidewalk sales in our little downtown. I found this simple, silk rose bouquet for 70% off (paid less than $7.00).
Again, it has the light pink to darker raspberry colors. Together these two decorative items sit on my coffee table bringing in the pops of color I wanted without overwhelming the space. I haven’t ruled out possibly finding a perfect throw pillow or two to add to the reverie but for now these will do.
Not too shabby for under $15.00. Now that is how I like to shop.