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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Aqua Reminds Me Of.....


Isn't this butcher's block FAB? Everyone seem to like them; especially antiques.  i was drawn to this butcher's block because of its aqua color.  
When i was six, my parents and i lived in an old, old rectory (parsonage) where my father was the caretaker for a church. Just three rooms for three short months, but i adored that place - smitten to pieces.  
One reason was that the kitchen and tiny stairway was painted a warm aqua.  It was my first meeting with aqua and it truly agreed with me.  I felt sooo happy surrounded by this color.  Funny thing.  I've never had it in my home since.  Huh.  Maybe in 2010 i'll try something in aqua? At least an apron or SOMEthing!!   What color makes you happy?
The first Etsy apron below has a bright aqua-turquoise band that would look sweet in behind this butcher's block!  The second is a "clothespin" apron - click on photo to link.





43 comments:

Marina Mott said...

Beautiful!! Really, really beautiful! Loved this color!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Living here on Lake Erie, we have both our bathrooms in aqua and white. Not only does it continue with a water theme, but just everything looks good with it. (Except maybe a fifty something person....) And! It's very restful!

queenbuffness said...

OOOoooo!! The table! Want it. Have 0 place for it but want it! Bring it to my house and help me find a spot. And since you're coming, bring me those aprons! Either one. Both. More. All.

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

For the past two years, aqua and all the shades near have captivated my attention! They
ARE happy colors!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Oh my -- I love that butcher block!! That is definitely on my "someday-I-hope-I-have-one-of-these" list! :)

Happy New Year!

Ruth

Anke said...

Very beautiful butcher block and aprons. My favorite colors however are red, orange and yellow. They just make me happy...

barefootinthesand said...

I absolutely love it! I love old pieces!

Andrea said...

Love the butchers block, but I really enjoyed hearing about you living in a rectory. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings and hugs,
andrea

katie said...

I am old enough to remember aqua chevy cars from the 50's.
Love the butcher block and the aprons, especially the clothspin one.

FILIGREE MOON said...

Pretty sure that is the prettiest use of aqua ever! And a fun story to boot! ~ Angela

Kelli said...

LOVE it! :) That first apron has captured my heart, too. How pretty!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Love that butcher block! and, yes, there is something special about that color.

Best wishes for a safe and blessed New Year.

Susie

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Love that butcher block! love aqua ... love turquoise ... love this blog! Definitely put a little aqua in your home this year ... I was thinking of re-doing Kate's room in aqua and white with coral accents ... (don't know if I can part with the periwinkle though ... hmmmm ... )

Kerrie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on the Hawk pictures. I thought I was already following your blog but apparently I was not so I am now following! I just love all of your posts and just now caught up on all the Christmas posts! Have a wonderful New Year! Kerrie

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I love the color also! I recently painted my stairway a muted aqua/turquoise and I love it! A soft, buttery yellow on walls also makes me happy! And then a splash of red here and there, especially in a dull, paneled room. Yeah, that too!

Just Breathe said...

I must admit that aqua is growing on me. Yellow has always been my favorite color. I do have a guest room with yellow furniture. I love the celery greens too. We haven't painted in this house, it will be fun to do color!

GWENDOLYN said...

Aqua is my fave color. We have a very pale shade of it painted in our kitchen and dining room and it is so relaxing and calming. Blessings!
Gwen

McVal said...

What a great butcher block!!! Love aqua!

Riet said...

I love aqua. I have several clothes in the colour but funny enough not in my house.
Happy New Year
PS. I love your Dutch :))

Deborah said...

That is my most favorite color and I also do not have it in my house but I have a lot of clothes that color!
Happy New Year to you also!
Deborah

Darlene said...

That aqua butcher block looks WONDERFUL!

Cathy said...

Love...love...love it!!! The color is to die for...don't you wish you could have several homes to decorate so there would be a place for everything you love?

I hope you have a wonderful and blessed New Year!!!
XOXO
Cathy

wishes, true and kind said...

That is a fabulous butcher block, and a great reminder of the power of color.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OMG Girl I love that piece...I have an old butcher block table that is round and use it every day I don't think I could work in my kitchen without it...I hope you have many Blessings in 2010 my friend...Thanks so much for coming by and seeing my little Kyra...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cora said...

Love the aprons. My daughter makes them too and we made cothes pin bags a few months ago. Too cute.
You can view them here if you like:
http://cora-heartfeltandhomemade.blogspot.com/2009/08/special-times.html

Aqua...swoon...I love it and it makes me happy too :) Thanks for your visits and I like broken records :)

June said...

Oh I love aqua too. Living in an old rectory had to be so enchanting as a child. The butcher block is an awesome piece.
I LOVE the apron my friend!
Thank you so much for the wishes for Landon and me. You are such a sweetheart.
hugs

All things nice... said...

Janean,

Oh how nice is that and the aqua colour is very unusual for a butcher's block, I got a thing for baby blue- you may have noticed from some of my blog posts. I also love baby pink :) Girly girl colours! That house you lived in the old Rectory sounds beautiful- with lots of history and character. Our guest bedroom has one wall in aqua and the rest in a country cottage cream looks quite nice if I must say myself :)

All things nice...

Terri Kahrs said...

Oh, my goodness! I can't remember the last time I've seen a clothespin apron, but it reminds me of my Sweet Grandmother when I was a child! Hope you have a very Happy and Healthy 2010! Hugs, Terri

rcubes said...

I love blue but aqua is also a nice color. Hi. Just want to thank you for visiting me and leaving an encouraging footprints :) May God bless you richly as new year comes!

Antonia said...

Dear Janean,
I wish you a happy but also a healty new year too!
Hug, Antonia

Karen said...

I love aqua too and the butchers block is great!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Be still my heart....I'm in love with your butcher block. In love.

donna said...

Okay...so maybe I'm partial since Aqua is my FAVORITE color next to white which everyone tells me is not a color(whatever)
But this piece is too cool!
I could definitely find a place in my kitchen for such a GEM.
By the way...you really should find a place in your home for Aqua...there is something very inviting, comfortable and yet even elegant about the color.

I have never had a home without it being a predominant color and have always been happy with how it looks.
Have a Wonderful New years...donna

Vicki said...

Hi, Janean,
I love aqua, too, and that old butcher's block is beautiful!! Love those cute aprons, too. I always have a hard time choosing a certain color as my favorite because all colors appeal to me in different ways. Robin's egg blue has always been a favorite. It is a serene peaceful color to me. I am wishing you and your family the happiest of New Years in 2010. Thank you for stopping by for a visit at Bunny Cottage. It always brightens my day when you do! Vicki

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I too love aqua, any shade of red is a perfect compliment.

Love your blog!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Aqua is such a peaceful color to me and I would so love to have a butcher block like that one.

A Dancing Mango said...

This is by far my favorite color.
I love the table too!
Memories are wonderul to savor, learn from and grow upon.
I see you in this.
Hugs, and Happy new Year!
Darlene xo

Lynn said...

Favorite color is lavender/shades of purple. In tea cups, violets, pansies and such. I have journals, coffee mugs, accessories in this color. Just a touch makes me so happy. As for my home, funny you mention aqua. I have always love that color in clothes. Right now I am contemplating painting my breakfast nook and kitchen in something such as vanilla color walls with white molding, doors etc and with my shades of white furniture and touches of aqua and pink. I saw beautiful curtains for the kitchen windows in Country Curtains in an aqua floral pattern and ever since that color keeps nagging at my heart! Maye there is something in the air, is aqua the color for 2010? I would love to hear more about living in the rectory. What details were you smitten with? Sounds enchanting.
Happy New Year Janean.
Lynn

Semi Expat said...

Lovely colour - apparently turquoise (a form of aqua?!) going to be BIG in 2010!! You have such a pretty blog.. Happy New Year to you!

Linda B said...

That clothespin apron is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! I thought for sure it was vintage.

aBohemianMarket said...

Hi Janean:
What a delightful and warm memory!!!
it is a cool butcher block table.
Your blog is quite refreshing and upbeat.
Take care and have a wonderful New Year!!!
peace
carole

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

Look at all these comments...who knew aqua was such a hot topic? I love it and have considered painting the walls in my shop aqua to contrast with all the natural wood trim and ceiling. I have already used it to accent my studio upstairs over the shop and have never changed it in over 16 years.

Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Hey There! I'm Christy. said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm so glad you did. I love aqua too, it's definitely one of my favorites :)
Happy New Year!!