Thursday, May 20, 2010

Aqua blues



While browsing at Gather in Ivoryton, CT. last Friday, I spied these two vintage Guerlain perfume boxes on a bookshelf. I loved the look of the old boxes and when I peeked inside they were full of old buttons including the two aqua ones above and some pretty mother of pearl beauties.



When I asked as to the price....
...Deanna said that she wanted to GIVE them to me!
I'm a lucky girl!
I didn't even really look at all the tiny treasures inside until after the weekend was over and I had time....
...you know what pure delight that is...to look through a box of old buttons!
Thank you Deanna!



Another interesting object I found at Gather was this old wooden board with the letters of the alphabet next to a series of holes...It was labeled a seed rack or sorter. I have no idea if that is what it was used for but the color of the paint and of course the letters attracted me to it.









Love my old canning jars, most came from my Nana's farmhouse.
I have lots of different ones and colors...
Here are a few aqua blues...





Playing with my blue and aqua papers...



The pretty blue bottle was a dollar at Brimfield.
The ribbon and starfish came from a gift wrapped package from Taken For Granite in Stony Creek...
...another one of our favorite shops.

And that's all I've got tonight!
Thank you for all your prayers and good thoughts for my Mom. I appreciate it so much.

Kate and her really cute and very sweet boyfriend came for a few hours this afternoon. It is always fun to have them around...they are both artists and have developed a taste for vintage...
It's fun to share my collections with them!

Have a good night and hope your Friday is a fun one!
:)

42 comments:

Dar said...

Applause! Applause! I love your aqua blues. Your buttons are pure treasures. Such a fine gift. I, too, have some of the jars. They are so much heavier and my pure treasures. Love this cool blue entry.
BlessYourWeekend happy Hunting for More

Beach House Living said...

Your little treasure box is such a special find. I would have squealed the entire way home since old rhinestones with aqua are a very special find. Your new bottle is nice too.

clustres said...

I do, I do love that little aqua board with numbers on it, whatever it is!

Linda said...

I love the old perfume box and all the little goodies!! The aqua color is just beautiful!

Kim said...

What fun you are having with your treasures! Love the aqua rhinestones. Don't we love treasures! I think I would rather gather treasures more than diamonds.

Nancy's Notes said...

Fabulous blues!! Oh and the perfume boxes on a bookshelf, awesome!

Thanks for sharing!

Nancy

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Laura, what wonderful treasures you've found again and I LOVE the colors. I just looked at your previous post ..what a lovely store your friend has! Wish we didn't live half way across the country from it as I would be spending lots of time in there I'm sure. I'm sorry to hear about your Mom...I'll be remembering her in my prayers as well. I hope you have a wonderful Friday....Maura

Florence said...

Love all those shades of blue. One of my favorite colors. Thanks for sharing. Florence

Angela said...

You've got me hyperventilating here!! When I see something vintage and aqua I always suck in air!! It's too beautiful...those buttons on the zinc lids with the jars...doesn't it take your breath away?

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FILIGREE MOON said...

Those aqua buttons are the prettiest I've ever seen! And the canning jars, especially the sentimental ones, are dazzling! Adore the graphic quality of the "sorter". ~ Angela

Halo Hill said...

Yum yum, yummy aqua! Very beautiful and I love your jars too! (The rhinestones are to-die-for)!

Sheila

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Swoon...I absolutely love those vintage aqua Ball canning jars...I collect them, too!
I'm a new follower and just love your blog!
xoxo Beth

afistfullofweeds* said...

Awesome Aqua's!!!!! Love it ALL!!! Rhonda

Jenni at Vintage Songbird said...

Those buttons are breathtaking!! LOVE all the beautiful aqua objects - reminds me of the ocean!

Faded Charm said...

Great photos and I'm really liking this blue color too. I think I'm going to add in some of it for my next sale.

Kathleen

Jamie said...

This has to be one of my favorite colors. I adore the buttons, especially on the jar lids! This color just makes me weak. So very pretty! Thanks for sharing! Jamie V in MT

Veerle At Home said...

How inspiring! I love the color...we are on the same wavelength right now as I just finished painting some furniture the same color...you can see it on my blog!
I always enjoy your posts so much!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Great post today! I like the blues in the canning glass jars. Have a good day...Julian

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
Isn't that aqua blue such a pretty colour? I thought that the buttons were earrings, at first.
You always find the most charming things and then, they were given to you !! How lovely.
I think that I've told you how much I loved going through my mum's button box. I wonder what it is that makes buttons so tactile and interesting ?
Enjoy the weekend, Laura. It is at last, going to be very warm here. XXXX

It's me said...

I Love the old canning jars the most ....................so pretty !!

Happy weekend hugs from Ria

manon 21 said...

J'aime ce bleu fané.
J'ai trois bocaux comme les tiens que j'ai ramené des USA et leur couleur est sublime.

Bon weekend

Manon

VINTAGE said...

A lot of fabulous things and the color is very summery ;)

Hugs

VINTAGE

Lululiz said...

That's all, she says, lol, THAT'S ALL? I think we could probably name any colour under the sun and you could put together a huge collection/vignette within minutes! Aqua is such a beautiful colour, I just love everything you have shown.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Those aqua blues are such a favorite of mine, Laura. You've got a lot of pretty aqua. That box of buttons with those two beauties is such a special treat for you - don't you just love little delayed discoveries like that?!!

cheryl kuhn said...

Wow, I am so in LOVE with that board with the alphabet, what a great find. The color is stunning and the addition of the alphabet makes it even more special! I just love aqua, it is such a calming, peaceful color. I hope you will have a super weekend...smiles,Cheryl

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Ohhh I just love the sweet softness of your blues ~ That is one of my very favorite colors ~
xoxo
Lori

beth said...

I am in love with those blue buttons! Great color, great accent, wow!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Laura
I just love those aqua buttons.. what a kind friend Deanna is.. but you know you are taunting me again with those Ball Jars!!! Love all your aqua beauties ... Have a lovely day and hope all is well xx Julie

maryann said...

You have a great eye for color!

I pray that all the miracles that you need to happen for your mom happen, and that you all have perfect peace.

Hugs,
Maryann

Ann said...

I adore that board with the holes!!!! It goes so wonderful with your bottles. So pretty.

Trouvais said...

Gorgeous aqua buttons...love the color tableau! Hope your Mom is doing well. XOXO Trish

Jane said...

Beautiful aquas! The buttons were amazing and what fun you must have had digging through the boxes.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Jane

Tamerie Shriver said...

Love it all!!! Wow, the buttons are so beautiful! And everything else, too. I just love aqua. I always say that neon green is my favorite color, but I am so drawn to aqua that I may need to change from green to blue. Thanks for the lovely images.

Hugs,
Tamerie

Lynn Richards said...

Ahh, my most favorite color of all, beautifully displayed!!!

Bonjade said...

This colour makes me so happy.....
The colour of the sea and air.....
Wishing you nice days.....
Fine evening

Ms. Robinson said...

ALL OF YOUR IDEAS ARE PERFECT...LOVE THEM..

Rosemary said...

Great ideas and pretty things!!
Love the color!
Have a great weekend,
Rosemary

NicNacManiac said...

Be still my heart...when I saw those buttons at first I thought they were earrings and I just had to have them...they are breathtaking! The aqua board...oh my gosh...I am just in awe of these wonderful pretties...all are just perfect! Happy Weekend xOxO Nerina

Jackie said...

I love the blue buttons on the zinc canning jar tops! Perfection, pure beauty! Isn't it funny that you have to "find the time" once you leave your job:)

Anitra Cameron said...

All those aqua blues are so lovely and soothing, but I'm gaga over that seed rack/sorter. What a treasure!

Ange said...

Sigh - you could just dive into those blues couldn't you ;-) I have some more blue nearly ready to send your way. Just putting on the final touches. Your canning jar full of buttons is just gorgeous too... I would have so much fun sorting through it all... What a wonderful time you must be having
xx