Monday, February 8, 2010

Blue Monday - Barely Blue Family Room

It's Blue Monday! To participate: just click here for BLUE MONDAY INSTRUCTIONS or check out the instructions in my sidebar.

Have some fun today! Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links. Please remember to leave me a comment.
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I've been showing pictures of our new home, and today I have our Family Room to share with you. Last week, I teased you with a peek, looking from the Dining Room. Here's a copy of that shot.







Although blue is both Johnny's and my favorite color, it gets only a slight nod in our Family Room. Do you spot it?




Here's a closer shot. I've turned the lamps on so that you might see the blue more clearly.





Give up? Here's a close-up of our blue pitcher. Placing it here, draws the eye from the front door. I like to have rooms flow into one another. You've seen the Foyer, Living Room, and Dining Room, so you know that there's plenty of blue to be seen in those areas. I imagine that some would argue these rooms don't flow; however, we're pleased with the results.



Happy Blue Monday!

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1. Sherri@lavenderfields
2. ellen b -
3. Fifi Flowers
4. Dixie
5. carolynUSA
6. Pie
7. ...Molly's Country Memories
8. LaVoice
9. Anne Fannie
10. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
11. GAYLE
12. Iris
13. Mary's Meanderings
14. Jill, Northern CA, USA
15. De Cherie
16. barbara jean
17. Rinkly Rimes
18. Loui
19. Self Sagacity
20. Gena @ Thinking Aloud
21. Shannara, Sweden
22. Coffeedoff UK
23. Clara
24. LUNA
25. Treasia@Stepp Into My World
26. Pietrek67
27. Janie at SOUTHERN LAGNIAPPE
28. gengen
29. Becky K
30. Coralie @ A Vintage Cottage Home
31. Barbara Purple Goat Lady
32. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
33. Linderhof
34. DeBbiedoos
35. monkeymommy08
36. Kim @ SavvySouthernStyle
37. Cindy @ Applestone Cottage
38. HRG at Sacred Ruminations
39. DeniseMarie
40. Karen @Elsie Eleanor Designs
41. Ann Creek
42. annies home
43. Shelia @ NoteSongs
44. Lynn's Lovelies
45. ThriftyAnnabella
46. Black eyed Susan's kitchen
47. Candy
48. Christi A SOUTHERN LIFE Giveaway
49. Tina @ Beansie Babbles
50. Mary
51. Crystal - Snow storm
52. Rose
53. Cats of Wildcat Woods
54. Icy BC
55. Dhemz
56. Mary@OnePerfectBite
57. John
58. angie @ annies home
59. Rhonda~Scooterblus Whimsy
60. Jo The "Blues"
61. Kvasthilda, Sweden
62. mizhelle
63. cindy
64. Christine
65. Joysweb
66. Myrna @ My Enchanted Home
67. DB
68. Shy @ Milestones
69. Boogieboard Cottage~Happy Cats
70. Teresa C.
71. Joy
72. Jean Stockdale
73. Katt...
74. Karla @ It's The Little Things

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83 comments:

Sherri said...

I so enjoy seeing your new home Sally! It looks so huge. Maybe the high ceilings make it seem more that way. I love the wall colours! Everything is so well coordinated! Thanks for the tour! Have a great Blue Monday and an awesome week too! Thanks for al you do! Sherri : )

ellen b. said...

Hi Sally! I so love the floor plan of your new place. It really is great! Have a great week!

Fifi Flowers said...

Have a GREAT week!

Dixie said...

Sally... I spied that pretty blue pitcher in the first photo... it looks perfect there with your pretty red lamps...

have a joyous week... Dixie

maria said...

Love it! Happy Blue Monday.

http://www.thisismyblog.info/?p=944

Gayle said...

Loving the blue pitcher, Sally. Looks great against the warm reds.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sally, your new family room looks like a great place to relax, and the blue pitcher is beautiful. laurie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Your new home is beautiful Sally...loved seeing more of it...Hope you have a GREAT week...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Muse said...

I believe your rooms are gorgeous and poo poo on the naysayers!

happiest of BLUE mondays!

Diann said...

Hi Sally!

I am so enjoying seeing your new home. I have been excited about it for you all these past months.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally,

I love seeing your new home and how you have decorated it. I love the reds you have decorated with too. (red goes with blue perfectly!)
Happy blue Monday...
~Ann

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

How fun to see your home!
I was glad that I was able to join in on Blue Monday though my blue post is a bit of a deconstruction of such- Hopefully it will bring a bit more pretty blue its way-

Cherie said...

Sally you are making beautiful progress in your home. You must be pleased with the move for sure. Thank you for posting the Blue Mondays for us each week. I appreciate you doing this for all of us. Much love to you this week, Cherie

Barbara Jean said...

I see the blue.
Couple of pieces on top of hutch, and inside, and bowl on table.

thanks for hosting

have a super week!!

blessings

barbara jean

Self Sagacity said...

Hi Sally, It's a very nice room. I like the color you chose. So far you've done a great job on you new home from what I can see. Hope you'll like my post this week...there's lots of blue.

Luna said...

I see the blue tooo ,D!
Happy Blue Monday, Sally!
Hugs...Luna

Southern Lady said...

I love your new home, Sally ... it's so elegant, yet warm and welcoming, too. I especially like your ceilings with the striking dark trim.

And the soft blue "frames" in your living room are the icing on the cake -- just perfect!

Thank you for taking time out from decorating your lovely home to host our "Blue Mondays."

momgen said...

This pictures are pretty. Thanks for sharing with us. Happy Blue Monday. Mine is ready also.

Mine is here

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Your blue pitcher is beautiful! What lovely decorating in all your rooms! Enjoy! Happy BLUE Monday!

Becky K. said...

I saw it right away. It is beautiful, as is the room.

I thought for a bit that maybe there was blue in the area rug.

Have a great day. Thanks for hosting Blue Monday!

Becky K.

Charli and me said...

What a pretty and inviting room. I just love those lamps! I like all of the colors you chose. Very pretty! You have done a wonderful job decorating your new home.

Jeanne said...

Good morning my friend. I spotted the wall behind the china cabinet that is a pastel blue. Also blue pieces in the cabinet. It is a beautiful touch. However, I LOVE your accent wall in the family room. You stepped away from your pastels and it looks beautiful. The single blue pitcher is all you need to bring the rooms together. The red lamp and the blue pitcher together is lovely. I think the rounded doorway is lovely and I think that is a shelf where the greenery is displayed. The detail in the construction is the added touch of surprise. Sally, can you tell, I love your new home and your decor? BIG smile!
Hugs, Jeanne

Patti said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of your new home with us! Just beautiful!

Debbie said...

Sally you have lovely colors in your home...and I love just that hint of blue!!~

kim said...

Sally, thanks so much for hosting this blue party. This is my first time joining since I am pretty new to blogland. You have a lovely home with the touches of blue and I love the red lamp next to the blue pitcher....Kim

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

How neat to have a new home Sally! The pitcher is very pretty~ Cindy

Happily Retired Gal said...

Nifty BLUE pitcher ... 'kewl' accent piece ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Sacred Ruminations

Barbara said...

Well Der Friend, I did it again...I stretched BBBBBBLLLLUUUUEEEE Monday, but I was relieved to see you were kinda doing that also.

Your new house is fantastic and you did a great job with colors.
Thanks for being such a kind and wonderful lady.

Barbara

Denise Marie said...

love it Sally. I think you guys have used blue very wisely in the new home. You have to be happy in that red room. It is cozy and warm and happy. love the blue pitcher and the lamp next to it.

Karen said...

I think it all looks beautiful and I love the touch of blue in the family room with the pitcher.

Happy Blue Monday!

k said...

i really like your new home, really beautiful. nice blue pitcher and the lamp.

mine is up too.

happy blue monday sally.

Andrea said...

Beautiful home! Hope you have an awesome day.
Blessings, andrea

SouthernGal said...

Lovely spot of blue in the family room. Love your new home!

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Cindy said...

You have done such a nice job on your home. It looks like a relaxing sanctuary. Beautiful.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Sally, I love how your new home is decorated. It is so very attractive. I'm glad you turned the light on and gave a close up of the blue pitcher.

Hope you have a great Monday!

Boo-Bah said...

Your home is lovely, and so is the pretty blue pitcher.

Iris

Irene said...

I spotted it right away! Happy blue monday!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sally.. Oh my goodness, the new place looks wonderful! Your blue vase is very pretty!.. and a good size too! LOVE it! Happy Blue Monday to you. I just finished posting, and I'm feeling better already! (0; Thanks for hosting! I really am enjoying Blue Mondays! ((hugs)) ~tina

xinex said...

Good morning Sally!! I really ike the blue jar, so pretty. Your FR is nice, so bright and cheerful!...Christine

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Everything is very pretty - love your lamp. Happy Blue Monday!

Mama Ko said...

Hi Ms. Sally, im back again check for blue on snowy Monday and I found a gorgeous house of ours. And your weather is also great just like the blue pitcher.

My entry is here

Apron Senorita said...

Thank you again for such a delightful gathering of friends.

Yoli :)

Happily Retired Gal said...

I'm back again to add a link for Small Reflections but Mr Linky seems to have disappeared. Strange! Hope everyone's having a marvelous Monday ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Icy BC said...

I'm joining you for the first time..You do have many beautiful blue items in your home!

Crystal said...

Hi Sally,
I just love your new home, you must be so thrilled with how it turned out.
I am also try to link my post, but cannot see Mr. Linky. Help.
Thanks
Crystal

jlshall said...

Your new place is so gorgeous! And I love that red on the walls - the blue pitcher looks great against all the red. I know you're happy to be all settled in now. Have a wonderful Monday!

Here's my Blue Monday offering from Joysweb.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Sally, Your living room has a very cozy and comfortable feel to it. That is just the way we like to decorate too. Your blue vase/pitcher is great...looks handmade.
♥, Susan

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well Sally---you can't ever say that you have a BLUE home anymore, can you???? I do love that blue pitcher though... Very pretty...

How do you like that reddish color??? I'm not sure I'd ever be bold enough to choose that color --but it looks good in your home.

Hugs,
Betsy

Shelia said...

Morning, Most Blue Smiling One! I'm smiling too after seeing another room is your beautiful new home! I love it! Yes, I spotted that blue vase! It's lovely!
Have a wonderful day!
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Lynns Lovelies said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally!

The pitcher caught my eye immediately;)!
LOVE your photos of your beautiful new home...enjoy each second:)

Take care and have a magnificent Monday!
Hugs,
Lynn♥

Candy said...

Whether a hint or blow the doors off all blue, a room just needs that touch of a warm sunny sky.
Nice pitcher.
Blue MONDAY wishes ;-)

Beansieleigh said...

Thank you Sally for visiting me, and telling me! I was linked, but disappeared apparently, and had to do it again! ~tina

chubskulit said...

Very neat!

My son said That's so gross, find out why.

Ann Creek said...

You did use blue very nicely. And it's so nice of you to host this, it's been so much fun for me.
Lovely home
Ann
Tin and sparkle

Dhemz said...

wow! am impress...thanks for sharing your lovely domain Sally....what a huge blue pitcher you got there!

mine is up too!

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

I really like that blue pitcher. the room also is just lovely!
Have a great week
Diane

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Sally, Your new home is beautiful! Can't wait to see more! :) The vase is really pretty and ties in your flow of blue nicely!

I have BLUE flowers in my post today, so I linked up to BLUE Monday! :) Thanks for hosting! ~hugs, Rhonda

Joops said...

I like your pitcher and your living room arrangement.

Snow so Deep

April said...

You have such a beautiful home, Sally! I know it's Blue Monday, but I'm lovin' that red color on your walls!

Marice said...

wow thats lovely! wish I could visit that someday ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, it really does look great, and I think it flows beautifully.

XO,

Sheila :-)

daylily777 said...

Your new home is beautiful !The blue pitcher is lovely !
Happy Blue Monday !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Mary said...

You have a lovely home! Mary :O)

LV said...

I spotted the blue vase first thing. All your home that you have shown is very, very nice, I am not sure which area I like the best. Just the right amount of blue to add to the area.

Mary said...

Sally, I'm so impressed with your new home. The love you've put into it shows in every room. I love your vase. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Teresa C said...

I love the blue pitcher against the burgandy or cranberry accessories and walls. Maybe next week I'll post my cranberry walled dining room with blue furniture and plates, etc.

squawmama said...

Your house is just gorgeous Sally and I am loving the colors that you have chosen... and the little BLUE pitcher! Have a great day!
(((HUGS)))
Donna

Nora Johnson said...

What a gorgeous house - hope you have a terrific week!

x Lola:)

~ Kathy ~ said...

Whew!! I wasn't sure if I was going to make it home in enough time to post my blues for the week. Your home is very beautiful!Always look foward to seeing what BLUE you will post!! Have a wonderful week!!

Barbara Jean said...

Just wanted to make sure it is OK that I am listing a bunch of Monday posts with yours.
I saw other bloggers doing it, and it is easier than doing a bunch of separate posts.

Please let me know if it is not ok. =0))

thanks for coming by

blessings
barbara jean

sara said...

the vase is perfect! and I love the idea of the shelf on the one wall. that is very cool.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

I saw the pitcher immediately because I love how the color contrasts the gorgeous color of the wall. But I also noticed some lovely blue in your gorgeous rug.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

I forgot to add my post to the linky late last night.... I must have been really tired. I guess it's closed already, so here it is:

http://wmljshewbridge.blogspot.com/2010/02/blue-monday-my-favorite-boys.html

Mary said...

Hi Sally, I'm suprised you didn't notice the blue lamp and the blue color of my cats eyes. :( Mary

Picket said...

Hey you!!!! How are you girl..I know you must be so happy to finally be moved into your beautiful new home...girl it looks huge!!!! You got everything looking so good! Love that shade of blue on the pitcher and love that touch of red on the walls...you go girl! lol So good to hear from you Sally...I am trying to get back into the swing of things..it has been a busy last few months...take care girl and have fun decorating your new home...~Picket~

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

You have done such a beautiful job decorating your home.I always enjoy visiting you.
Hugs,
Sue

peggy gatto said...

Sorry to be late!!!
http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2010/02/blue-monday_10.html

Hi! I'm Grace said...

You got a beautiful house, Sallie. I love your interior decorating. :)
Thanks for sharing this to us.

Clif said...

I saw the blue right away. I like your rooms. They flow for me!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I came back to look at it again. I love what you've done, Sally. I need to do stuff here and FAST! ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sara Chapman said...

What lovely tall ceilings! I love the blue pitcher, such a soft shade of blue.

I've posted a BLUE shot, but it's not Monday, so I guess Mr. Linky is closed. If you have time to visit, it's here:

http://www.artsquadgraphics.com/blog/2010/02/11/des-moines-wa-marina/

bj said...

OMGosh, SALLY!! RED in your new home? Well....I never, once, thought you'd do red,.just imagined it would be blue, if any.
WOW...it looks absolutely AMAZING. It really does. Your new home is so beautiful, Sally. I just love every thing I've seen!!
hugs, bj

GrannySue said...

Your home is gorgeous. I think the piece of blue just pops in the room. Fantastic.