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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Romancing the Blues!

Color fascinates me!!! I love all the colors of the rainbow but I have a love affair with the color blue! I have splashes of blue in every room in my house. Maybe, some day I will do a post of all the "blues"in my house.
        Blue is the color of inspiration and spirituality. I love all shades of blue!! It is such a soothing color, therefore an excellent color to decorate homes with. This color represents a lot of things to me, but above all,
                           Blue to me is Santorini !

My inspiration for today's tablescape is:
                         Greek Island of Santorini

This 4,000 year old volcanic island off the coast of the Aegean Sea is simply magnificent! It is connected to the legendary continent of Atlantis. I love visiting exotic places and Santorini is at the top of my "Places to Visit list"!! This magical island beckons me!!

There is no place quite like Santorini with its characteristic white-washed houses and blue doors and windows - a "trademark" of Santorini.The pristine white houses overlooking the aqua waters of the Aegean Sea inspire me a lot! Santorini is what dreams are made up of!!   Don't you agree?

A little bit of "Santorini" in my home....

                            Something Old :

Something New:

This candlestand is a recent purchase from TJMaxx... I love that store! My most favorite place to shop for home decor. I love the old-world finish on this candlestand.
Something Blue:

Well, these are the elements that make up my living room tablescapes.

The tablescape on the end tables on either end of the sofas: 


The beautiful scroll work of the end tables:

 Now, a view of the end table on the other end of the sofa.

The first three pictures of Santorini: Courtesy to the Internet

Thanks for stopping by! It is always a pleasure to hear from you! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Hi Poppy! As soon as I saw the title to your post I knew we would be friends. I also love to decorate with blue and your pieces are beautiful. Hubby and I have a trip planned for the Greek islands in September. It has always been a dream of mine to visit Santorini and Mykonos. Thank you for sharing your pretty blue pieces at my party. I am now a follower.

  2. Beautiful pics! Love your inspiration! I've never been there, but that's on my lifetime travel list now. Love your vignettes! The blue is so striking against the whitewashed backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Those photos are so beautiful!! I too am a lover of TJMAXX ! I hit that place as often as my favorite thrift stores :) The blues in your vignettes are so pretty. Inspiring!

  4. This blog is BEAUTIFUL!!! And I love this post. The blues are gorgeous!!!! Be back soon :)
    Stacy @

  5. Beautiful post and very beautiful blue pretties and scenery! blue is also one of my favorite colors too, and this shade of blue has been especially appealing to me lately!

    Thank you for stopping by and following me!
    I'm happy to follow your blog as well.

  6. Poppy,
    This is very pretty! Lovely inspiration, that Greek Island took me away! I will follow you. Thanks for linking this up!

  7. What a beautiful post! Blue is my favorite color. Thank you for sharing it on Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week! Mary :O)

  8. Love your splashed of blue, especially your rooster! I just love them! Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments!
    Hope your weekend is wonderful...Blessings,

  9. Hi Poppy! Thanks for visiting Yummy Mummy! I'm now following your blog. I LOVE Santorini... One day I'll get there again...
    Please come get your Springtime ice cream at

  10. Beautiful Blues! I think you caputres the colors of Santorini perfectly.

  11. Sigh. I just ❤ blue. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Poppy.

  12. What a great blog. I love your photos of The Greek Isles, I would love to go. Actually had a trip planned and had to canc. Maybe some day.
    I love shopping at the Max too! Great stuff and cheap.
    Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for my city. Recovering will take a long time.
    Hope you'll visit again

    The French Hutch

  13. Lovely Blues. I visited few other islands in Greece but SANTORINI hmmmm .... It's in my top list too. Loved the blue ceramic bottle on your end table. Lovely post. Thanks for stopping my blog and following me . I am your new follower now :-)

  14. Just beautiful!

    Blue Hyacinth, hope you can come and see. Thanks!

  15. Love this post. I too love blue. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  16. Wow, what a mansion. Beautiful scenery. Would love you to visit my Blue Monday page too.

  17. I love all the pops of blue in your home! So pretty! That little blue rooster is adorable! Thank you so much for you sweet comment on my charlie brown dresser! Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

  18. Lovely post and beautiful pics! Love all your blue (and white) treasures :) Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and sharing this.


Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy