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
Transformations and Treasures


  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.


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

  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.

  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.

  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!!!!!

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

  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!

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


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

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

  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!

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

  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

  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!

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

  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.

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

  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!

  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!




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