Thursday, May 29, 2014

Purple Flowers & Blue Glass

Hello everyone!

With school out and summer weather upon us, I decided to bring some blue glass into my family room for a pop of color.  I know I go back and forth with that.  But, I love the look of blue and white with purple flowers.  So, I first changed up my mantel decor (slightly).  I know I just recently did that, but this is still in keeping with glass jars and flowers moving across the mantel.  This just adds a bit more color.


I chose purple hydrangeas and purple and white lilacs.


Y'all know by now that I use "faux" flowers all the time right?  As much as I love fresh flowers, I would go broke keeping them in my house all the time.  I am careful to look for very realistic looking flowers though.

Next, I used my over sized blue bottle on my coffee table.  I love how it looks when the sun shines through it.




I brought in some more purple lilacs for a clear jar next to the sofa.


And in my kitchen, I made an arrangement for my pitcher on the counter.


I like to have a consistent color scheme when I use flowers.

So, now my house feels ready for summer.  It certainly feels like it outside too!  

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

34 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I love the color combo of the turquoise and purple! So pretty in your home Kelly.

aldia arcadia said...

super!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I think you've added just the right amount of color. Your flowers really do look real...would you mind sharing where you buy them? Oh, and I love that miniature wreath hanging from the open cabinetry in your kitchen. :)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, your changes are really pretty! Your flowers really do look real...you've got some great fauxs! Love the pretty blue jars, too. Just that subtle pop of color really looks great!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Kelly! I think blue is the perfect color for summer. And the purple flowers are perfect!!

I think faux flowers are just fine. I try to make sure mine are seen from a distance...like how you have yours on the mantel. Not so obvious!!;-)

XO,
Jane

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Perfect! Of course I love color so I'll never object to it. The colors of the flowers play off nicely with the coloring of the mantel and wall colors. I like the blue glass- I recently added a touch of blue just because! Kids around here won't be done with school until the 2nd week of June.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Kelly!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love how you always use pops of color to make each room to cheery!!!..Love the combination of the lavenders and blues...pretty, pretty!!

Debbie said...

The flowers are beautiful, Kelly!
They look so real!!
I just picked some lilacs yesterday, to bring inside.
I agree with you....the colors are perfect for this time of year.
I like how you put them in Mason Jars.
Debbie
xo

Something Nice and Pretty said...

It looks beautiful Kelly and sure looks summertime in your home!

Angela Santaniello said...

I love all the bits of blue against the neutral backdrop. It looks perfect!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Susan Newbigging said...

Kelley, there is nothing wrong with changing things out as you see fit. That is what makes your home unique. Love what you did with your mantle.

Pamela said...

Your faux flowers look beautiful Kelly. One more week till summer here!:)

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your purple flowers and blue glass jars...it's beautiful!!
~Cindy

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

This is one of my favorite things that you've done, Kelly! I love the color combo, and I would have thought those flowers were real. I love lilacs, but can't have real ones in my house because hubby would sneeze his head off. You've inspired me to look for good faux ones. I think this summer look is so pretty and peaceful! Love it!

Wanda said...

I just love what you do with your subtle changes.

The blue jars and flowers are such a clean and fresh touch.

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White Lace and Promises said...

So very pretty against the gray! Love it!

Art and Sand said...

I love that over sized blue bottle on the coffee table.

I buy a lot of the flowers for my house at The 99 Cent Store. I buy live plants for 99 Cents and then I plant them in the garden. Of course, it is hit or miss if they have them. I am headed there tomorrow hoping the have little rose bushes - last week they did.

Ron said...

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Charlotte said...

I love the flowers....so very fresh looking. Loving the color combinations.

White Weathered Hutch said...

Very realistic!! I thought they were fresh flowers from your garden.
Have a fantastic weekend!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I just love that big blue bottle. You have done a great job in getting realistic looking flowers

Marissa said...

I LOVE the big bottle...
love the colors.
so pretty.

Cynthia said...

Love the combination of the purples and blues. Your mantle is gorgeous and they just add to the beauty.

Cynthia

Olive said...

The colorful glass pops against your whites. You need a flower garden my friend.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kelly,
I too love to add some pop of blue (aqua) to my décor. Your flowers add so much charm to your already beautiful home.
Blessings,
Linda

Junkchiccottage said...

Love the colors Kelly. So pretty and bright.
Kris

Barbara said...

Just beautiful Kelly! I love the blue and purple together against your neutral background. And the lilacs must smell divine!
XO Barbara

AndeM1 said...

gorgeous....that pop of color is perfect!

CIELO said...

I love all your flower arrangements... even if they are faux they're still lovely and they look so natural. I too love faux flowers and use them around my house all the time.

cielo

must love junk said...

Gorgeous flowers, and pretty green jar! I love the pops of color :)
Susan

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

I love how all of your little touches of blue pop against the white!! I feel the same way you do about faux flowers. I really don't like them at all but when you can find ones that look realistic they're definitely worth buying. Yours look wonderful. I found some in Ikea earlier on in the spring and couldn't resist. They even fooled my mother!!! LOL!! : ) Have a beautiful rest of your weekend!! xo

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

Beautiful flowers Kelly....mine once again are late bloomers I am still buying mine at the store....time to pull out miracle grow LOL!