Sunday, June 6, 2010

Vintage + turquoise



They (who are "they" anyway?) say turquoise is a good color for this year. I have always loved a touch or a tad of turquoise. My favorite beads that I wear are turquoise. I have had good luck selling turquoise painted pieces the past few years. Sometimes people seem to want vintage with a little twist. Wish I had photos of them all, but here are a few examples:



This little vintage wine (or as I like to call it, martini!) table-- just sounds cuter




a little vintage plant stand and a brass candelabra




barley twist sideboard, the top had been damaged, so I had to do something to it





just had to add my own little gold painting to embellish






a little darker chest, still gold embellishing, though





a very primitive table with different shades



old logo






and my hubby and grandson in Seattle. OK, so I didn't paint the pole, but I couldn't resist it!




Since Mondays are usually blue, today I am linking with Melinda of Alabaster Rose Designs for Vintage Summer Mondays, and since these were all purchased in a thrifty manner, I am linking with Rhoda for Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality AND since they all morphed into a different look, I am linking with Susan for Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, so please stop by and see all their entries! Oh, and one more I'd like to add: Rory for Modern Craftswoman Monday at Tools are for Women Too! Thanks to all the hosts!

23 comments:

gena said...

Oh my goodness - that sideboard is stunning ! Oh and that grandbaby is a doll too !


gena
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspotcom

joanne said...

love the turquoise but find a little goes a looong way...very pretty!

clustres said...

Joanne, I know, these all went in separate directions! I only want one turquoise piece in my home and I haven't found just the right one to paint yet for me.

Tardevil said...

Love all the various shades of turquoise. Would love to see how you did them. Especially like the barley twist sideboard & the piece below it.

Heidi said...

Very nice, I love all the different shades of torquoise. Such nice pieces, esp. the sideboard - really lovely! I, too, am a big fan of both the color and the gem in jewelry. Love it! I painted a chandelier a very similar color, drop by to see it.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Heidi said...

Oops, I meant "turqouise", not "torquoise", I don't have a clue where that word came from , but it is possibly some sort of mythical creature!!
Heidi

Linda said...

Beautiful pieces...I especially love the wonderful sideboard!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love all your paint touches - just beautiful. You are so talented! Linda

A Cottage Muse said...

I love every piece! The color is wonderful and I love the way you embellished them!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful color update~well done!

Judith @ Creating Balance said...

I'm in LOVE with that sideboard!!!! And I'm trying to add more turquiose throughout my house, too!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I LOVE all the blue, especially the old farm table!! It would look great in the garden!
Have a great day! ~ Jo

Van said...

The little dark chest and the pole...GORGEOUS. I love how all the turquoise has texture in these pictures.

Sherrie said...

What beauty! The sideboard is gorgeous! And that pole??? Too funny! :0)

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi,
I absolutely love your beautiful home! And turquoise is one of my favorite colors as well. Your photos are so lovely as is your blog!
Thank you so much for joining my party today, I so appreciate it!
Have a wonderful week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Lara Harris said...

This is beautiful! Also, trying to contact you to let you know you are the winner of my $50 CSN Stores Giveaway (on Painting a Pup a Day)...if you can contact me with your email address so I can send that to them and they will in turn send you the coupon code to use!
Thanks again! :)
Lara

Julie said...

I DO love that color. It is just cheerful, and yet calming...a color of that beautiful sea glass.Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics and eye candy. Enjoyed visiting you.

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

These are all terrific projects! We have also done alot of pieces in this color family and folks just seem to love it! Thanks for linking to Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Great pieces and the colors add a terrific update. These are perfect projects to share for my Time Travel Thursday linky party.

I would like to invite you to visit the cottage, and join in on all three linky parties:

ASK THE YANKEE - MONDAYS
TIPS & TRICKS TUESDAY
TIME TRAVEL THURSDAY

You can get the details here:

http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/brambleberry-cottage-linky-party.html

Hope to see ya there!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

AshleyRemley12俊財 said...

Wise men learn by other mens mistakes; fools by their own. ............................................................

red.neck chic said...

I love turquoise... my favorite combo is turquoise and red... yum!

Your sideboard is FANTASTIC!!! Love it!!!

Have a great week-end!
robelyn

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I like them all, but that first little martini table is cute! I have a small simple home, so I'm drawn to smaller pieces.
great job on all!
gail

juliancu said...

Time and tide wait for no man. ............................................................