Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Adding Turquoise for Spring

Spring Turquoise Mantel 1

This spring’s mantel  all began with a simple thought: 

I think I want turquoise in the den this spring.

And so I pulled out my Adams Calyx Singapore Bird plates and a few of my standard mantel favorites, like my

monogrammed burlap canvas, and it began to fall into place.

Spring Turquoise Mantel 1

I first discovered Singapore Bird on Michael’s wonderful blog Rattlebridge Farm, formerly known as Designs by


The first time I saw it, I fell in love, and the quest began. Over time and through Ebay, I put together

a collection of dinner plates

Spring Turquoise Mantel Flowers


I shopped the house, added a few new things around the room, and I was done.


Spring and Turquoise

So many of us are really looking forward to spring this year.

It almost seems we need it.

What are you doing to get ready ?



Linking to:

Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Dishing It & Digging It Link Party
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House


Pondside said...

After looking at those plates I wondered 'do I need some turquoise in the house for spring'? Perhaps I do!

Elizabethd said...

There is something about turquoise that lifts your heart! I have a lot of Aqua verging on pale turquoise, but may need a bit more 'zing' for Spring. If it ever comes.

S H Elliott said...

Cosmic twins! I just bought a large turquoise flower pot/ planter last week! It is probably headed to the back porch when the weather warms up. I also noticed your black and brass. Yes, I have those too. :-) Sheila

Jeanie said...

My favorite color, I think, and I'm happy to add it any time of the year! Looks beautiful in your home!

Theresa said...

Love that color:) I need to get some Spring color in my home! Have a blessed day dear Laura, BIG HUGS!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That last photo is so marvelous!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

It looks great!

I've brought in blue and white for spring, which looks really fresh with my yellow walls.

Those plates are lovely!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I love turquoise too and you my sweet friend have inspired me to add some wonderful blue to my decor.

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the color Laura. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Marigene said...

Aqua is such a beautiful color and adds so much to a room or table. The Singapore Bird plates are so pretty...and so is your orchid.
Have a great week, Laura.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hello Laura, thanks for linking up to DI&DI. Love aqua and turquoise. Some pretty colors. Anything with birds catch my eyes. I have been gardening, also playing with a new tablescape design.

Stacey said...

Your mantel is so pretty! That big monogram is the perfect backdrop to anything else you could put up there. Those plates are beautiful!

Today I worked on my entry.

I surely hope that you will link this beautiful post to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We'd love to have you. ;)

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

What a pretty mantel! I love how that white orchid looks in the turquoise pot, my favorite colors! Pretty pattern on the Singapore bird plates! Beautiful spring inspiration! Hugs, Poppy

The Stonybrook House said...

Your mantel is beautiful! I love the plates, orchid in the blue pot, and the burlap. It all works! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I love the plates! I have a few cups and saucers of this set, but haven't added anymore. Now I'm thinking I need too! :) Love the touches of turquoise in your beautiful vignettes! Very pretty! ~Rhonda

Lisa said...

I love your dinner plates! Really lovely! It's amazing the things you learn by blogging. I'm glad you discovered these plates and started a new collection.

craftyles said...

I love you mantel. I am a big fan of aqua and turquoise. They are so springy and fresh.

Finding Grace Interiors said...

Turquoise is one of my favorite colors. I love your spring mantel! Very pretty! Shopping the house is fun, isn't it? To change things around and give them a new purpose or home!

Susan' Hearts and Flowers said...

Your turquoise mantle is very beautiful! I decided to bring out my cobalt blue for spring!

Simply LKJ said...

Love your mantle, and adore the monogram!


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