24 October 2013

Decorating with Vintage Blues...

I have a love affair with anything and everything vintage, but of course, who doesn't? Also, anything in hues of blue. Although my home is mostly neutral in color, most of my accent colors are in various shades of blue.

{vintage French Jaz clock}
This clock had me at the worn and faded blue color.


{ 80 year-old Batik fabric pillows and French pastilles tin}

{Vintage Batik indigo fabric}

 {Antique blue French receipt record & vintage French postal stamps}

{Antique French gravy boat}

{Vintage blue striped grain sacks}

{Blue & white French footed compote}

I really only use blue in my accessories so that it doesn't overpower the rest of my home. 

Blue isn't the only color that I like to use pops of throughout the house, I also love red! Red makes such a bold statement in any home decor, and it really adds interest when used in an otherwise neutral home like mine.

So what's your favorite accent color? Do you love bold color's like blue & red, or soft and airy pastel colored hues?

Hope you all have a lovely day!
Sincerely,
Melinda



52 comments:

  1. Melinda...everything is just beautiful! I LOVE blue. The vintage batik fabric is to die for! xo Jen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much dearest Jen!!
      Have a beautiful day!!
      xxoo
      Melinda

      Delete
  2. These are all perfectly gorgeous images! The image with papers is exquisite!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jacqueline,
      So nice to hear from you!! Thank you so much for your kind words and for your dear visit!!
      Have a lovely day!
      xxoo
      Melinda

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. Hi sweet Cheryl,
      Thank you so much for stopping by!!
      Have a lovely day.
      xxoo
      Melinda

      Delete
  4. Melinda I am so happy you are blogging again! I have missed your style.
    Blue is my favorite color so I am biased about how good it looks ;)
    I don't have a lot of blue in my house, but in my bedroom. I do have warm bold colors throughout my home, deep orange and golds, burgundy and some reds.
    I have to have color to feel warm and cozy :)
    Amy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Amy,
      I have thought about you so much over the last few months and hope your doing well!!
      Thank you so much for your sweet words and for stopping by!!
      xoxo
      Melinda

      Delete
  5. Blue is a favorite accent color over here, especially for winter and fall! I often change accent colors for the season too ~ love a little red for the holidays and a hint of pastel pink in the spring. Love all your blue accents...I'm swooning over here from all your yummy linens!!! ��

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jessie, sweetest friend!!
      I know how you love your shabby pink!!
      Have a great day!
      xoxo
      Melinda

      Delete
  6. Blue has to be my all time favorite color. It's almost like a neutral to me because everything goes with it. I never tire of it. Your vintage blues are wonderful!
    Mary Alice

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Mary Alice,
      Thank you so much for your kind comment and for stopping by for a visit!!
      Hope your doing well and have a lovely day!
      Sincerely,
      Melinda

      Delete
  7. I sure like all the blue! When my parents passed away this year I was able to get several trunks. One is blue like your clock. I love it! Your pictures are always so delightful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Pam,
      What wonderful treasures I'm sure you got from your dear parents!! Don't you just love that color blue?
      Thank you so much for stopping by!!
      xoxo
      Melinda

      Delete
  8. Just beautiful, Melinda. I adore your clock. No surprise I am a huge fan of blue as an accent color, and lately I've been into gray as well.
    Your French pieces and all your linens are so gorgeous. I just love your home!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Susan,
      I know how much you love blue!! Your home is touched by the prettiest pale blue hues!!
      Thank you for your sweet words!!
      Have a lovely day!!
      xxoo
      Melinda

      Delete
  9. Melinda, you vintage pieces are so pretty. I have similar linens, dishes, AND tin:) love them all, and like you use the blue primarily with my neutrals. I also like pops of green and yellow .. following the seasons. Thanks for sharing such pretty images. xxleslie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Leslie,
      I love green too!! I have a couple of kelly-green pieces that I adore.
      Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely day!
      Sincerely,
      Melinda

      Delete
  10. Blue and red are my go to accents also!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      Yes, definitely a favorite!
      Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!!
      Have a lovely afternoon!!
      Sincerely,
      Melinda

      Delete
  11. Your pretty photos showcase your beautiful blue items just perfectly. Personally I flip-flop between accenting with blue and red. Normally, blue is used in the spring with a hint of lime green and the rest of the year I fall back to my constant favorite of red. I've always thought it would be fun to mix the two together, just have never had the nerve to give it a try. Like you, I'm a big fan of one accent color at a time in my mostly pale space.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi sweet Robin,
      Thank you so much for your wonderfully kind words. That sounds lovely to mix lime green with the blue in the spring!! I usually have the blue and red in the same room, but because they are in my accessories, they go well together.
      Wishing you a beautiful day!!
      xoxo
      Melinda

      Delete
  12. I would have to say a gold would be my accent color. I know I know, I need some color, lol. Melinda, just love these images, they are simply stunning. The rolled up French document is amazing, they way you captured it. Magazine worthy, all of it. xo Rhonda

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi dear Rhonda,
      I bet your home is gorgeous with the gold and your beautiful French pieces!!
      Thank you so much Rhonda for your kind words, you are always so sweet and encouraging!! Thank you so much for that!!
      Have a lovely day!!
      xxoo
      Melinda

      Delete
  13. I am with you all the way about blue! My favorite is Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore. All of the rooms in my house are varying shades of blue and green. Love that Jaz clock! xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, thank you so much Jennifer for stopping by!!
      Your house sounds so beautiful!! I adore the way your daughter's room turned out!!
      Have a beautiful day!!
      xxoo
      Melinda

      Delete
  14. Melinda, I just started using some blue in my decor for the first time! Usually I use pops of red or green.
    Your blue accents look just gorgeous! :)
    Susan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Susan,
      I love green and red as well!! I have one antique cabinet that is green and I adore it.
      Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!! It is so nice to hear from you!
      Have a lovely day.
      xxoo
      Melinda

      Delete
  15. What gorgeous vintage blues, Melinda. I love the old blues-they are different than the blues we get today. Beautiful! xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Diana,
      Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!! And you are so right, they just don't make those beautiful blues like they use to!
      Have a lovely weekend!!
      Sincerely,
      Melinda

      Delete
  16. Oh Melinda....if you EVER get tired of that sweet little blue clock, I'd love to buy it from you! It would look soooo sweet in my guest room!!!!

    xoxo laurie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Laurie,
      Thank you so much for stopping by!! And I will keep you in mind if I ever decide to part with it! :)
      Have a lovely weekend!!
      Sincerely,
      Melinda

      Delete
  17. I love blue as an accent too Melinda. I love your collected blues you have shared in this post. So pretty!
    hugs from here...

    ReplyDelete
  18. Blue is my favorite...I have never strayed far from there.
    Red is always in our home for Christmas!
    Your pictures are delightful, and remind me of the pleasures of striking simplicity!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful photos Melinda! I adore you touches of blue.I have been adding just little bits of pink ever so slightly.But I don't and won't over do it.White will always be my favorite.
    xx
    Anne

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hello Melinda I am Becky and I just discovered your beautiful blog. Your pictures are lovely and I love soft faded blues too. Those pillows are wonderful! What a treasure.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Sea blues...but i do like vintage french blues as you have shared here. Beautiful

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Me


    Hi Melinda,

    Such a beautiful post! I adore French blue and have pieces in my home. Your pictures are gorgeous and that blue clock at the top is just darling! Enjoy your weekend! xxL


    ReplyDelete
  23. I love this post...and if you know me...you know that I love my "blues"...beautiful post Melinda.

    Rita

    ReplyDelete
  24. Many peoples want to earn money on internet without any investment but there is many online jobs which have many investments. Now you can earn without any investment with Just clicking and Earn daily upto 10 Dollars.
    Join this Best opportunity to make money online without any investment or Charges.
    HotProClicks.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Make your own home based business without any work, Just Invest some Money into your Business and Make Perfect Life time Earnings with this Business.
    Invest as low as 1$ and Get 2.5% Daily profit for 90 Days, Join Now
    HotFxEarnings.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. Best Business Investment Plan without any work, You can Invest as low as 1$ Dollar to 100$ Dollars and Get Daily profit of 10.00%, Guaranteed Payment with Minimum Earning is $1.
    Join Now for Make Perfect Business and Earn Money online from home.
    www.hotfxearnings.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Forex Trading Business News updates, Brokers Directory News updates, Latest Currency news updates, latest forex trading business updates, trading updates, forex trading latest news, forex brokers directory, forex brokers list, Dollars news affairs, Stock Markets, stock market news, stock market analysis, technology news, international forex markets, international forex business news and all updates about Forex Trading
    ForexAffairs.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Make your own home based business without any work, Just Invest some Money into your Business and Make Perfect Life time Earnings with this Business.
    Invest as low as 1$ and Get 2.5% Daily profit for 90 Days, Join Now
    HotFxEarnings.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Make Money Online Without any work, You can Invest as low as 1$ Dollar to 100$ Dollars and Get Daily profit of 2.50% for 90 Days.
    Minimum Withdraw 1 and Instant Payout with PayPal, EgoPay and Perfect Money
    Join Now
    http://www.hotfxearnings.com/

    ReplyDelete
  30. Classified Sites, Pakistani Classified Sites, USA Classifieds, Indian Classifieds, Entertainment Articles, Entertainment News, Entertainment Pictures, Bollywood, Hollywood and Lollywood Pictures and Videos, Entertainment Latest updates, Hot Entertainment News and Pictures Funny Entertainment Pictures, lol Pictures, Funny Pictures and Much More Fun Only on 1 Current Affairs Network
    hotcurrentaffairs.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. In Internet system we have now best earning system without any work, Just Invest some Money into your Business and Make Perfect Life time Earnings with this Business.
    Join Now for Make Perfect Business and Earn Money online from home.
    HotFxEarnings.Com

    ReplyDelete
  32. Classified Sites, Pakistani Classified Sites, USA Classifieds, Indian Classifieds, Entertainment Articles, Entertainment News, Entertainment Pictures, Bollywood, Hollywood and Lollywood Pictures and Videos, Entertainment Latest updates, Hot Entertainment News and Pictures Funny Entertainment Pictures, lol Pictures, Funny Pictures and Much More Fun Only on 1 Current Affairs Network
    hotcurrentaffairs.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Classified Sites, Pakistani Classified Sites, USA Classifieds, Indian Classifieds, Entertainment Articles, Entertainment News, Entertainment Pictures, Bollywood, Hollywood and Lollywood Pictures and Videos, Entertainment Latest updates, Hot Entertainment News and Pictures Funny Entertainment Pictures, lol Pictures, Funny Pictures and Much More Fun Only on 1 Current Affairs Network
    hotcurrentaffairs.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. Lol n Troll Network with the Name of Lols Gag where you can find Videos, Gif Images, Troll Images, Prank Peoples, Funny Peoples, funny planet, funny facts, funny cartoons, funny movies pics, iphone funny, funny jokes, Prank Images, Fail Pictures, Epic Pictures, Lols and Gags.
    LolsGag.Blogspot.Com

    ReplyDelete
  35. Lols Gag is the the Best Lol Network Ever, where you can every thing is lol and Funny, Troll Images, Prank Peoples, Funny Peoples, funny planet, funny facts, funny cartoons, funny movies pics, iphone funny, funny jokes, Prank Images, Fail Pictures, Epic Pictures, Lols and Gags, Lol Pictures.
    lolsgag.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. Lol n Troll Network with the Name of Lols Gag where you can find Videos, Gif Images, Troll Images, Prank Peoples, Funny Peoples, funny planet, funny facts, funny cartoons, funny movies pics, iphone funny, funny jokes, Prank Images, Fail Pictures, Epic Pictures, Lols and Gags.
    LolsGag.Blogspot.Com

    ReplyDelete

I am always so happy to hear from all of you!!~ Thank you for taking the time to stop by for a visit, you always make my day sweeter with your kindness!!~
**{I will try and reply to each of you right here on the blog so
make sure and sign-up to be notified by email for my replies to your sweet comments}**