Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Countdown – Day 10

Christmas Bright and Blue – Day 10 - The Year of Turquoise - 2010

In yesterday’s post, I unveiled the upcoming color trend from Pantone.  For some, it seems to take a few months to embrace the changing tides of design, and just about the time it hits their comfort zone – Whoosh! – it seems to be on its way out!

The great thing about color; however, is that we can continue to layer and mix until it becomes a part of a refreshed decor, as opposed to it being the focal point.  As the wise folks of Pantone plan for hues to hang around for about five years, you’re okay if you jumped onto a certain color bandwagon, within that time frame.  (Ever notice how tired you become of certain mixes, around that time?)

“Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind ?” . . .

Not on Santa’s watch!  (Just click on each photo and it will take you to the creator and details.)


This handmade snowflake artfully shows us the intention of the turquoise palette . . . All is calm, all is bright.


The assortment of blue in this garland, by Love Monkey, will be good to go for many years!


A popular pop of red, as the accent, is shown on this ornament by rodica.


A little touch of green and navy rounds out some holiday bling!


Not only did this hand-painted lovely capture my eye, I love the clever idea for displaying it by inverting a milk glass compote!

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Ooooooo . . . origami!  Can you just imagine a tree-full of these lovelies?


Remember, what’s old is new and what’s new is old.  These 1940’s vintage Christmas balls are a testimonial for timeless design.


Ahhh, dear turquoise, I knew you well.  Love can be a fickle thing.  Who knows?  Perhaps I’ll introduce you to Honeysuckle and all will be right in the world!

Bright and Beautifully Blue! ~ Wanda

16 Days and Counting!

1 comment:

Carmen @ The Decorating said...

Love the ornament by etsy shop owner Debbie. Beautiful. And how it is displayed...brilliant.