Monday, January 21, 2013

::Blue Skies Outside- Bringing Color Inside::

I'm embracing the weather outside is beautiful today.  The sun is shining. Due to the holiday,the banks are closed, the school campus is closed-- so this means No Justice League today...


I took this photo a couple of weeks ago; but, today the view from this vantage point is much the same.
I love the color of the sky in this photo (it's untouched)  and a beautiful, beautiful blue.

I'm embracing color Inside; and I've been puttering around the house today...I have 3 loads of laundry hanging on the line, blowing in the Cool January breeze (58°), the bathroom window is open, the floor freshly mopped-- the front door is open and the whole house is airing out.
Sure, it is sweater weather-- but being up puttering staves off any chill you might otherwise feel.

I previously showed you some of the things I got while out thrifting this weekend. While I was taking pictures of the slip covers-- and telling you I bought them to re-sale; The Honey decided-- he liked them! 

 So this is what I was puttering around with today... It's a bold move for me. I'll be honest. I only realized I liked color last year...I used to try so hard to be a 'white on white' person. But no...

Andy and Ann---(I forgot to show Raggedy Ann  in my thrifting post--I got her the time before last at Bargain-land) I've been needing an "Ann" of comparable size to go with Andy--- She was $1.  She needs new clothes. 

I'm still determined to re-sale the slip covers. After-all, once the settee and couch are finished--this couch and loveseat will be moving on out!  

In the mean time, I kind of liked seeing what Red would look like in my living room with the gray walls and the drop cloth curtains. Oh! and don't forget...they go so great with our vintage Red and Blue swags from my MIL's home!!!  ***You can see the BEFORES and read The 70's Called and They Want Their Lights Back! (just click the link) 


I think it made for an interesting change--for now.  Gave me some options to consider for pillows and things.

It was fun just playing around with it. I just wanted to show you!

***I'm linking this here:
Cozy Little House--Tweak it Tuesday


"For the eyes of the LORD  move to and fro throughout the earth so that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.~ 2 Chronicles 16:9a"


Sunny Simple Life said...

I think my mom had one of those lights. We are very warm here so we bathed the dogs. There are good things about living here and I guess warm weather is one of them. You have the right idea though to enjoy the beauty. Last week we were very cold for us and I loved it. Love having the oven going and making soups and stews.

The Boston Lady said...

Beautiful weather here too, Pat. I have all the doors and windows open as well. As Elaine says above, we had some cold weather so this is a nice change. But I want more cold too!!!!

I love that picture of the rusty gate, the field and the sky. You need to frame that one.

I like your bold step into color-world. I tend to be kind of a neutral leaning person, but I love my greens, blues and yellows! Sometimes I throw in orange! Enjoy that weather!


Unknown said...

Hey Texas! So good to pop in on you again! Your puttering around is inspiring. Gets the blood flowing, keeps you warm, things are lovingly tended to and fresh air rejuvenating your home. Wonderful! We are starting to have a very welcome warming trend after the awful cold snap we had last week! Makes me want to get outside! Keep on puttering! :)

Cindy said...

The colour does look good in your room, I love the grey walls. It's fun to try new things, isn't it.
Hugs, Cindy

Diane said...

If only I could hang cloths on the line! I am liking the red, but then again I love all things red.

Ang Specht said...

We had a nice sunny day with blue skies on Saturday. It was so refreshing. Now we're back to blowing snow with temperatures below zero. I can't wait to hang laundry outside again!

Monika Ozdoba said...

so stunning!
Why don't we follow each other? ;)

XOXO, Monika

My Repurposed Life said...

pretty sky! I'm wanting some red in my kitchen...
lucky you for that nice weather. We're cold....lows in the teens and 20's. brrrrr


Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Good work going bold. Love how you are enjoying the moments. It sounds beautiful there. We had a day like that today, not quite that cold after the early morning passed, but very cool and a bit of breeze, sunny skies and laundry hanging out. I'm with you on that!