Monday, September 7, 2009

Touch of Turquoise



Remember this little door that I found at Madison Bouckville in August?



I finally got around to cleaning off the dirt...while preserving the chippy paint as much as possible...A little bit of turquoise is peeking out from under the old white paint...



I'm loving the color...the blue green...the last of the summer skies and ocean seas...









Turquoise, blue, green...
...calm and peaceful...



Have a restful night!

55 comments:

Chatelaine said...

So nice to find the beauty underneath. Nice piece
and a lovely post.

Susie said...

Love the door with the touch of turquoise. Your pictures are really great. How did you happen to have the Christmas bulbs handy? Just curious! Have a great week, Susie

misselaineous said...

What a pretty post...very peaceful...and what a great door. Love that blue...thanks for sharing *elaine*

Vintage Junky said...

Oh my! I love that door and it is just the size that I have been looking for to mount my wall sink. Lovely!

Smiles!
Michelle

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh Laura, the color is heavenly!!! Love the way you described it - perfect! This is a one-of-a-kind piece!

Sharon said...

Laura, It is a good thing that I live on the other side of the country or you would be missing that door! I'm loving it just the way it is. owwwww ahhh eeee! Now where are you putting it. I need to know.... just kidding, maybe! Really you have a find there. I love its size too. Sharon

Trouvais said...

Hi Laura. Nothing more exciting than a bit of turquoise! I was actually photographing some antique fabric today (really old 18th century scrap)...found just the tiniest thread of aqua. So curious to know more, always so many interesting stories behing the objects we find! Trish

Diana Cohen said...

My all time favorite color!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

So pretty and soothing... love the vintage Christmas ornaments too... Bisous... Julie marie

Tracey said...

What a GORGEOUS door!!! Oooo I love it! And, I have those same Christmas ornaments!!

:) T

sheryl morrison said...

funny....Just started working on a design studio and the entry door has been very weathered for years...it was said take off the door and sand it , i said no its beautiful just the way it looks...i took a stiff brush and swept it clean...it resembles your door...funny that i should run across it tonight...no mistakes..lovely site in many ways..i will be back to visit it often..

The Green Pea said...

love the patina on your door. I collect old chippy, worn, and wonderful. Yours is great. Sandi

BROCANTE said...

Just enough colour to be perfect

LiLi M. said...

Mmm why does this chippy paint that shines through in another color isn't available in cans? (then it wouldn't be that special anymore!) Have a great day!

Jacqueline said...

Naturally distressed objects are beautiful aren't they Laura....if you tried to distress it youself it would never be quite the same.
Turquoise is such a great colour....I wonder who painted it and how long ago ? xxxx

manon 21 said...

tout en douceur!
j'aime beaucoup Laura.
bonne journée

manon

Barb said...

Love that door, and that color you are liking too.

blessings
barbara jean

marigold jam said...

Those pictures would make lovely Christmas cards - lovely colours.

Jane

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Laura! I like your Turquoise touches and your old and shabby door! Finally we have cooler temperatures...15° during the night and 25° during the afternoon! I'll send you an email tomorrow for the last details!
Happy to say...see you very soon!
Hugs
Vale

Anna said...

the door looks so beautiful
great job!
the colors are indeed very peaceful

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oooh one of my favourite colours! I just adore those beads and would love to find some of those blue bottles! Beautiful. Have a great week. x Julie

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Just perfect! I love it when a favourite colour peeks out from a paint finish!

Magdalena said...

Oh...what a wonderful colours...beautiful door!
Many hugs,
Magdalena/Color Sepia

decorator to the stars said...

GREAT DOOR, WHAT A GREAT TABLE THAT WOULD MAKE :) GIO

Musings of a Sea Witch said...

My colors, the hues of the sea. always a gift to find more treasure under a little dust and dirt. Sea Witch

Beth Gales said...

Great color and pictures!

Chrissy said...

Stunning photos Laura..such a calm feeling about those colours,like it all just belongs together!! Have a good one,Chrissy

Rose Garden Romantic said...

My favorite color!! Great photos!!
Michelle

Anne~fiona and twig said...

There is nothing better than a pretty robin's egg blue peeking out from beneath chippy paint. Thanks for the gorgeous photos!
~ Anne

Cate said...

Dearest Laura,

I just stumbled across your lovely blog - I hope you don't mind if I linked it to mine?

Great post, I love that old little door of yours and the impressions of blue green and turquoise are fantastic!

Thanks for sharing,
Cate

The Garden Bell said...

Absolutely to die for. Love all the teal ornaments and ball jars. It just makes it.

Kicking myself for not picking up the green table at the Kane County Flea Market on Saturday.

I did post at pic on my blog over at
www.thegardenbell.blogspot.com.

Lots of treasures. Love all the ideas you help us to think about.

Rosemary said...

That door is amazing!! I love just the hint of aqua! Your vignettes are the best!
Rosemary

Chemin des Muguets said...

Laura,

Great colour palette and pairing. You continue to delight and amaze.

Ciao,
Marjorie

Rostrose said...

Wonderful pictures! Thank you! Traude

jade said...

What a great post, dear Laura - so lovely pictures!!!!! I love these colours!!!

Have a wonderful week, Hugs Jade

Anne Marie said...

those are all great pictures - and the door - well - just awesome......

I like that first photo you have over here on your sidebar under "journal on my journey" -

the texture and color is great~

see you soon~

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Laura
Beautiful post as ever! You really have an eye for beautiful things. The colours are so lovely! I do like that little door, that hint of turquoise definitely adds something to its beauty.
Isabelle x

Elyse said...

what a beautiful piece! are you using it as a table?

xo

June said...

Love...love...love...the door and all your gorgeous photos of it!

Lisa said...

Lovely! the ornaments are just great!
Hugs, Lisa

Beth said...

A lovely post! Thank you for sharing with us.

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Beautiful door!! Perfect color! Janna

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Your keen eye picked up on the subtle colors of the door. I have some glass turquoise xmas balls that I love seeing every year. my favs!
Have a safe trip.
Seems like Brimfield will be pretty wet this year! good one to miss!lol
Carole

kayleeg2005 said...

Beautiful color, bet it was gorgeous once in it's day, I truly love turquoise. Thanks for the pretty post......

Luiza said...

Hello, Laura!
I can´t put words on, how happy you made me by sending such a caring and lovely comment.
I´ve notised that all of the people in this "world" has amazingly true and warm hearts, and so do you.
Your blog is fantastic, and I´m so glad to be here.
You have so many great photos and things, that inspires.
I´ll be one of your true followers, from this moment.

Have a wonderful day!
Love/Luiza

Livs Lyst said...

Helo my friend!

I really do appriciate when you come and visit me at my blog, Laura!
The fall has come and I`m working 100% now and I don`t have so much time to look around in others blogs. So now it was so nice to take a look in yours to see what you have been up to lately! And it`s a lot of beautiful pictures as always. You are very clever!!

I hope you have good days. With your family and friends!

Hug from me

Julie said...

This is my favorite color I have vintage blue fruit jars in my bath - I love the door thanks for sharing. I found your blog through Phillipa - and I am smitten! - xoxo Julie

Elise said...

Hi, lovely post ! I really like your blog, thank you so much for sharing it ! Best wishes and lovely to meet you

Isabel said...

This is probably one of my most favorite color combinations! Lovely door. So much character.

Regina said...

Hi Laura
Wonderful photos.I love it.
Hugs,Regina

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Wonderful colours! the door looks brilliant, just the right sanding/flaking balance! And now I should like to offer you a shameless bribe for those beautiful green baubles, drool!

Love Sarah x

kristinco said...

Ce turquoise est fantastique ! Une porte au charme fou avec sa patine !!!

Evermore Organics said...

Oh I love finding layers of paint on old things. It always makes you wonder!

KarenB said...

I love this post! Especially those beautiful Christmas ornaments. Whew! I'm so jealous!

Karen
www.elderberrystreet.blogspot.com

Room to Inspire said...

Beautiful photos...this is my first time to your blog and it is lovely! I will be back.

Chelsea