Blooming Rose

Blooming Rose

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blue Containers By The Blue Sea & Winner

Well, thoughts have definitely turned to spring and someone has requested some plant
containers for a deck by the Pacific.  As we get closer to summer the ocean areas take
on a very distinct crisp blue aura...the sky and sea seem to become vibrant in shades of
blue.  This particular house has three outdoor decks and a patio area (Gosh, I wish I
could say it was my house!!!  No such luck). The decks are white against a white house
and white sand. For the most part the furniture is white with both white and blue cushions.
Because the sky and sea are also quite blue, I thought I would add blue and white
containers with palms and succulents and some white flowers. Keeping with a crisp look.

I have found wonderful large white vessels so now I am on the lookout for some blue
pots. Not as easy as one might think!  Finally I found a variety of blue containers and
have been told I can order any of these shades in large sizes and shapes also.  I think I'll
probably order the deep blue color in the lower right corner because the hot California
sun will eventually fade even the deepest blue.

The colors are so pretty...

The shape I've decided on is a tall square hour glass shape... narrower at the bottom
and wide and square at the top...

Most containers will be white but I think the addition of some blue to the decks will be
perfect...especially by the deep blue sea.

What do you think?

For the Giveaway I did a very casual draw.  I put all the names in a straw sun hat and let
the little girl up the street pick a name.  She has just completed her third heart surgury
and hasn't been able to do many things so this was very exciting for her.

The recipient of the giveaway is Good Life Of Design.  Congratulations, Kathysue!
You have a wonderful blog and you continue to educate and inspire all of us.
Please send me an email with your mailing information.

It looks like I may be doing another giveaway soon so be on the lookout for it.

As most of you know, I have been having major blogger problems.  I have a very
special post that I have been trying to post but it either disappears or publishes too
early and incomplete.  I would like to introduce you to an artist I know you would
really enjoy meeting, so hopefully I will be able to publish it in it's complete form in
a day or two.
Wish me luck!
See you then.


sherryocala said...

Wow! That's a gold mine of blue that you've found!! I love blue in the garden and everywhere else, too. Hope you'll post photos of the finished project.

Acquired Objects said...

Congratulations on your win Kathysue and to blooming rose for finally being able to get her post up! And that poor little girl on her third heart surgery...the Gods must be with her, bless her little heart.

NanaDiana said...

I think those deep blue pots would be marvelous...especially with all the white and the ocean! I also love the shape of the ones you picked!

Congrats to Kathysue-I am sure she will be thrilled! Hugs- Diana

Pondside said...

There's no doubt that blue and white are the colours for a seaside deck. What a wonderful selection of pots!

Low Tide High Style said...

I have several blue pots and they are my favorites! Congratulations to Kathysue, she is such a sweet and deserving recipient! And I hope your blogger issues get ironed out soon! I've been having problems with gmail, so I can sort of relate!

Kat :)

once in a blue moon said...

what a fun job shopping seaside!

Olive Cooper said...

Wouldn't it be cool to be able to buy a bunch of those blue pots? Technology continues to confound me and I hope you figure your issues out. hugs♥O

Privet and Holly said...

Congrats to lovely
Kathysue!! I see you've
been posting like mad,
so I'm off to see what
I've missed. LOVE the
blue pots!!
xx Suzanne

La Dolfina said...

Yeah, she couldn't have picked a more perfect recipient!
I can't wait till you come stay with me so I can get you and Kathysue together :)
So lovely you had your sweet neighbor pick the winner...
That's you though, always so sweet and thoughtful!!
Love you S!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oooh, SO many lovely pots to choose from. How on earth did you decide?

I'm glad you finally got your blogger problems rectified. Your artist post was LOVELY!