Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Marrying purple and aqua

 This big antique  box came with this pretty paint finish in aqua blue.
It goes  nicely with my frenchy blue-green chairs 
 But I wasn't ever thrilled with my purple transferware collection
 hanging over the big aqua box.
So what's a girl to do?
 Marry the colors by using the perfect fabric!
 This cotton and linen blend had the right colors to do the job.
I had been looking forever and finally found it.
 The pattern was appealingly vintage in flavor.
 So now all of my favorite purple things look just right in this room!
I created eurosquare pillow covers, 27" square, 
and added self ties on the opposite ends to create a matched pair.
Fabric was the preacher who tied the knot
 between pretty purple and awesome aqua.


linking to
Wow Us Wednesday at Kims
and
Transformations and Treasures



26 comments:

  1. Oh man, that totally "did it"! Pretty pretty fabric. The colors are so soft and cool, and almost watery... the pillows complete the scene perfectly.

    Cindy

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  2. Purple$Aqua is one of the perfect marriages...the two colours look soo calming and beauuuutiful!!!!

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  3. Beautiful Amy! I love the aqua box....and your fabric is stunning.

    I posted my pinch pleat curtains today...thanks again for all of your encouragment and advice.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  4. Love your quote at the end, Amy! I think that says it all! : ) Great fabric ~ I love the colors and the pattern. It works great in that spot, too.

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  5. Oh My Gosh!!!! I love love love love love love love love this fabric!!!!! I mean love love love love love love love....what a great find! I love that aqua chest and yes its so good with the purple transferware and the toile. LOVE it!!!!!

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  6. Now that is a match made in fabric heaven! Lovely!

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  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the purple and aqua. Amy you strike again.....you do this combo justice, really looks amazing, the fabric is tres jolie!

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  8. Wow, I love these two colors blended together.
    I also love the wooden box! You have such a way with color and style.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  9. Love those gorgeous vintagey pillows Amy!! They are the perfect additions to marry your colors!! That wooden box is fantastic too! :)

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  10. Love the color combinations, and the texture of the box against the soft pillows! Beautiful! Thanks for visiting me, Amy. Appreciate the compliments.

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  11. OH I love this color combination...the fabric is really perfect! Hopped over from Savvy Southern Style~ I love your beautiful blog...I am a new follower!

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  12. Such a pretty colour combo and I want those glasses PLEASE?! ;)

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  13. This is the perfect way to complete the look and I love the fabric AND your purple transferware! I am a new follower. Linda

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  14. Beautiful! It's amazing how fabric can tie things together. Back in high school most of my friends and I sewed our own clothes. We learned amazing color combos that way. I'm not sewing many clothes these days, but I haven't bought a ready-made pillow in ages. "Have fabric: will sew!" :-) So much more fun to shop for just the right fabric!

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  15. Mr. and Mrs... purple and aqua ... make a beautiful couple!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  16. I like that...fabric was the preacher that tied the knot. cute! I love that fabric and think it looks divine on your chest/bench. I'm assuming you can sit on that.

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  17. Beautiful pillows! Such a pretty fabric in the design and colors!

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  18. Oh wow!! This is sooo pretty! Great job!
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  19. so pretty! love the chippy chest and the colors are so fresh and pretty. love the mr and mrs reference! too cute :) thanks for linking up to Transformations and Treasures!

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  20. That is perfect! I am in LOVE with that fabric. Those colors are so serene, romantic and flawless together. Those are Kalyn's (my 16 yr old) favorite color combo so I'm going to show her this. I love the post where you show the aqua and purple glassware together too. So pretty, Amy!

    smiles,

    Nancy

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