Loving Blue Again

10.14.2011

 My dining room started out blue and then I painted it yellow and now it is neutral. I used to have lots of blue accessories throughout my house and over time I started taking it all out and storing it away. Well, over the past few months the blue has been added back mostly with blue transferware finds. Take it out and add it back. That is the name of the game around here.

See my three little blue pumpkins in the hutch?

Everyone has been painting pumpkins and gourds and I sure wasn't going to be left out. I had thought about doing this a few weeks ago before even seeing them all over blog land. Well, with the rainy weather keeping me in this week I finally got some done. I used all my chalk paint colors and craft paints that I had on hand.

 Here are the victims plastic pumpkins that I have had stored away in a box.

Yes, my craft table is the kitchen table. I do protect it with a drop cloth.
I used Aubusson blue, Chateau Gray, Old White, and Paris Gray. Today you will only see the blue ones I did and I will share the other colors another time in their display.

This one is Aubusson blue with a copper metallic paint just poured over the top and then it ran down and filled the crevices.

This one is Aubusson blue again and then I used Gold Leaf rub n buff on the top.

I painted this one with Paris Gray first and then dry brushed Aubusson blue over it.

They just set on top of my ironstone sugar bowls for a little fall touch to the hutch.

I think this is the last piece from my trip to Asheville a few weeks ago that I haven't shown you yet.
I found this Red Cliff tureen at the ReStore store. I had never been in a ReStore until I saw this one and had Mr. Savvy pull in for a look. This piece was in a glass cabinet and I asked to look at it. The ladle is missing, but that's okay. It was only $20 and my first piece of Red Cliff. I didn't know it was Red Cliff until I looked at the stamp on the bottom of it.

Here are some more shots of the hutch with some blue pieces added back in.







Bailey says thanks so much for all the birthday wishes!

Now go jump on the pumpkin painting bandwagon.



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74 comments:

  1. Lovin the Blue, too.. it looks especially good in your hutch.

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  2. Pretty hutch and the blue looks great! I've got my pumpkins and paint ready to go... just need to find the time to work on them. Yours are beautiful!

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  3. This is wonderful Kim!! you know, I was at a farmstand yesterday and saw some pumpkins that were a greeny grey-blue. but they were warty! LOL! love your blue ones, perfect with the white ironstone! xoxo

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  4. Love the blue with the gold. Very nice!

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  5. Love how the pumpkins turned out! There is just something about blue and white china! Your pieces are beautiful!

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  6. No need to say it twice for me..blue where's blue LOL! Love what you did with the pumpkins Kim, simply adorable.

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  7. I love the blues to your pumpkins, Kim! The touch of gold makes me think they could be turned into a Cinderella carriage! Great tureen ~ even without the ladle. It's a great shape and size.

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  8. Kim, I have a little blue and white, and every now and then I just have to pull it out and have a blue day.
    Your hutch looks amazing, gorgeous, charming pieces!

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  9. Love what you've done to the pumpkins.. fun fun! hugs ~lynne~

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  10. I love your blue painted pumpkins! They look so pretty with your white dishes and the blue backdrop.

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  11. The blue and white is so beautiful in your painted hutch!

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  12. I have blue scattered around throughout my house as well. I love it and yours. The pumpkins...PLEASE...don't get me started thinking about even painting those pumpkins I have sitting around. Hub will kill me! I love yours!

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  13. Your blue pumpkins are just so elegant and sophisticated! I absolutely love your paint choices. That shade of blue with the gold accents is perfect for fall. The blue and white in your cabinet is so charming!

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  14. I love your pumpkins!! They are so cute! I love that you poured the metallic on and let it run down. So cool!

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  15. Cute pumpkins Kim and I love your blue transferware creamer and sugar! Martina

    PS-- ordered my paint thanks:)

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  16. Who would of thought of blue pumpkins but I love it. The blue and white sugar and creamer you have I think are the loveliest little things.

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  17. Blue and white is such a classic! I love the patterns all mixed up. Lovely!
    -Revi

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  18. I do love those blue pumpkins they were the first thing I noticed.
    Lisa

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  19. Each one is darling, Kim. Couldn't pick a favorite. I want to try painting some pumpkins this year or perhaps covering them like seen in Country Living.
    Guess I need a rainy day! ;-)
    All looks great! ~ Sarah

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  20. Your pumpkins are GREAT. Love the accents you used. Who knew letting paint drain down the crevasses would be so attractive! Wonderful job... Happy Birthday to Bailey, I am surprised that he changed color so much. Very interesting.

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  21. Kim,
    Yes...looks like a lot of us bring back things that we have put away...I'm using things here now that I never thought I would ever see again here in my home...just gotta shop our homes and stay thrifty!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  22. Your victims, I mean pumpkins look very regal in blue and gold. I find many good finds in our local ReStore.

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  23. Very pretty! The blue looks so good in your dining room. It stands out more with all the other neutral shades. That was a cute idea to paint the pumpkins to match your decor.

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  24. I love the blue with gold-how pretty!

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  25. I am partial to blue and I love what you have done!

    Darling painted pumpkins. So neat!

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  26. Hi Kim,

    Love your painted blue pumpkins, they look great in your hutch! My favorite is the blue and gold one!
    The little blue and white sugar & creamer are so pretty!!

    All the Best,
    Christine

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  27. Oh Kim, look at you! You've got blue too! You are amazing lady, love how you can transform and make whatever you touch turn to dazzling! Fine looking pumpkins!I'll be off to start painting pumpkins! (the Mr. will look at me like I'm nuts!, he thinks the only paints I should use are finger paints!) :( By the way, your white pitchers are just absolutely gorgeous!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  28. I'm a bit biased by Blue too, since it is my favorite color, Love the painted pumpkins & really love the Blue background in the hutch~ Perfect!
    Cheryl

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  29. These are just lovely....I am such a blue person but never thought to paint my plastic pumpkins blue. I might put this on the list for next year!
    Marianne :)

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  30. Love the blue pumpkins, Kim! And, especially how the gold dripped perfectly in the crevices! They look awesome in your cabinet nestled on your white pieces, too!

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  31. Blue pumpkins seem to be the rage and your are especially nice with the added bling. They certainly are nice with your blue dishes!

    I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday! You are such a big help in making it a success!

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  32. Love your touches of blue Kim ~ I've decorated with other colors in the past and I always go back to blue ~ it's my fav!! Bailey is such a pretty and sweet girl ~ you're so lucky to have her and she's so lucky to have found a wonderful Mom and Dad ~ and a beautiful home to boot!!

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  33. Blue is such a serene color. As green is also. I have always decorated with a lot of blue. Love the pumpkins!
    Brenda

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  34. Kim,
    I would seriously love to have your hutch! It is perfection. How adorable these blue chalk paint pumpkins are. I just love the colors the chalk paint comes in! Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  35. I love the incorporation (or re-incorporation) of the blue elements--the blue pumpkins are darling and what a beautiful, and fantastically thrifty, find on the RedCliff Ironstone.

    Hugs/blessings,
    Lana

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  36. Those are so cute. I may just have to go paint some!
    Sorry I missed Bailey's birthday. She is so sweet. Her coloring changed so much since she was a puppy. Is she a natural blonde? ;)

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  37. Thats so different than everything else I have seen in blogland! I love the metallic accents in the pumpkins!

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  38. I was a little afraid when I saw the blue paint, but they came out great! Very creative. I am impressed!

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  39. perfect ! That is amazing looking !

    - KAT -

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  40. Kim, The touches of blue really pop mixed in with your white ironstone. Love your new tureen.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  41. Love your hutch, I love your blue!

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  42. So true!! Put it away and get it out...repeat! LOL.
    I've also been tempted about painting pumpkins and have a post in draft ready to go. another LOL.
    I'll be driving to NC this weekend and will spend a little time in Asheville. Any other suggestions?

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  43. Who knew that blue pumpkins would look so good? Your hutch is great! I recently found a Red Cliff tureen thrift shopping too!
    Karee

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  44. I love the blue! It's my favorite color, and I'm trying to find ways to add more touches of blue in my home.

    Sharon

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  45. I'm like you - I had lots of blue for lots of years and then kind of got away from it. I gave my daughter a lot of my blue pieces but kept one set of dishes and a tureen for myself.

    I LOVE those blue pumpkins...especially the first one with the gold spilled down! Great idea! Can't wait to see your other creations! xo Diana

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  46. I love blue too, and your blue touches are so pretty, especially with all the lovely white dishes. I like the blue back to your hutch as well.

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  47. They look beautiful, Kim. Such a small thing, but it makes such a big difference.

    Have a great weekend!

    Lori

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  48. Love the blue pumpkins. Bringing back your blue is a good lesson for me not to get rid of all the things I tire of. You never know when you might want to pull them out again!

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  49. Blue is my fave color - and it's not just visual it's a soulful thing. Love it with gold too. Thanks for sharing! xo

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  50. Your painted pumpkins are just beautiful. They look so expensive.
    And that cabinet...oh my gosh...to much for words. Had meant to write earlier...Thank you as always for hosting Wow us Wednesdays....I appreciate it so much. Have a lovely weekend. Bobbie

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  51. Love that blue color on the pumpkin and what an elegant touch with the smattering of gold.

    I am not so adventurous. I would never have painted the pumpkin blue but I do love it!

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  52. Hey Kim! I just shared your blog with my FB pals because I wanted to share the love and help get ya past the 3,000 mark!!! You have come so far and I am so happy for ya! Hope your day was a good one!

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  53. Love blue and white! Your hutch is beautiful, especially with your special fall touch of blue!

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  54. Hi Kim,I love the touches of blue in your china cabinet! Your pumpkins look so cute.

    Kathy

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  55. I love the touch of blue with the white ironstone background, makes it pop. Everything you do always looks great, you just have the touch.......Happy B'day to your Bailey. Our pets are special indeed......

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  56. LOVE those pumpkins!!! You did another amazing transformation with the Chaulk paint! You should be their poster girl! blessings ~ tanna

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  57. I may just try that out and paint some of our white pumpkins!! Love Asheville, NC...we try to get there once a year! Take care, Caroline

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  58. Kim,
    Everything you touch turns into something magical. The little touches of blue in your cupboard add so much interest. Sorry I missed Bailey's birthday. We were out of town yesterday. Throw him an extra dog biscuit for me!

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  59. Cute, cute, cute!! I love that you can paint these pumpkins and make them fit any decor! They look wonderful in your hutch.
    Jane

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  60. Cutest little punkin's ever. Great job.

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  61. it's one of those timeless colors that just never gets old or tired, right? i love what you've done.

    michele

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  62. I often find myself drawn back to blues. In fact, in our new house, I've never had so much blue! I love your pumpkins...I really should get some painted for around here!

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  63. You have transformed these lowly pumpkins to elegant treasures! Good job!

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  64. What a brilliant idea to paint the pumpkins blue! I love blue. Just painted my dining room navy blue. Love your collection of creamers. I was at Home Goods the other day in Savannah and saw a little cow creamer sitting up on his hind legs. It was only 3.99. Wish I'd bought it for you! Picked it up and then put it back down. I have one cow creamer but not a collection so figured I didn't need two.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  65. Love your blue interior painted hutch!
    Looks so great behind the white dishes, Kim.
    I am especially loving that little nubby gourd that you painted and then dry brushed. Awesome!

    Your new chamois antlers are too cute. The carved base is amazing.
    Cannot wait to see your new gallery wall.

    xx
    A

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  66. Lovely pumpkins, Kim! I like your choice of colors and the use of metallics.

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  67. Love the pumpkins...they look great!! I always love blue as an accent and blue and white can just go with anything in any style. Love it!

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  68. Love the blue pumpkins. Hoping to actually GROW some blue pumpkins next year now that I've found I have a green thumb (smile).

    Bernadette @B3hd

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  69. I too love blue and really enjoy yours. It would be great to have you link to Seasonal Sundays.


    - The Tablescaper

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  70. Loving the way you spruced up those pumpkins......you are getting to be a pro with chalk paint!

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  71. Hi Kim, I just love your chinaware and the pumpkins are so quaint. Great job. I found and am following you through My Romantic House and hope to spend lots of time here. Please visit my blog and perhaps you could follow me also. I would like that. Have a great day. Hugs, Chris

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