We have had our share of storms here in Georgia this week, but those gray clouds always give way to the bluest of blue skies afterwards. And good grief at the explosion of green outside! The grass…the shrubs…the trees!
All the rain seems to have washed away that film of yellow pollen that blankets everything here during springtime in the South, and we are left with bright vivid colors after those storms. So with all those blues and greens running rampant in nature outside, it is no surprise then that the same colors are marching right on into the rooms inside our home this season.
You saw them in the foyer and family room in the last post. Let’s take a look around to see where they are popping up in the kitchen and dining area today. Green plaid drapes in the kitchen with just a few pops of blue in the tea towel, a planter, and bags of Lady Grey tea…
Assorted green and blue cookbooks…
(I’m so glad the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks are published in such bright colors. 😉 )
A green colander and notebook, a blue plate and another blue planter, and more cookbooks add the colors to the space with the kitchen desk.
And just in case you need a recipe for your Easter deviled eggs, here’s the one from the chalkboard. I actually add a bit of sweet pickle relish to mine when I make them, but this was the closest recipe to the one in my head that I could locate in a cookbook.
Blue party napkins and green doilies in the cake stand are over by the plate rack.
And now let’s take a look in the dining area.
I spy some blue and green there too.
Our grocery store had bunches and bunches of those pale green hydrangeas, and I could not resist them. (A few bouquets just might have hopped in my cart and come home with me. 🙂 ) I loosely arranged some of the blooms in a small blue basket from Target’s Easter aisle.
For this table setting, I used my blue checked napkins, (from Sur la Table a few years back) white salad plates, (Williams Sonoma pantry) green dinner plates, (Dollar Tree) and our bubble glass goblets (available from Amazon here.)
I’m not 100% sure, but I think the little bunny place card holders came from Target last year (or maybe the year before?) A ribbon tied small mason jar with paper grass and blue and green wrapped candies makes an easy and colorful Easter treat.
And here’s the whole she-bang. 🙂
I could pull out my old blue Spode plates and use them.
The colors worked well together, but for some reason I just didn’t like it as much as the plain white plates there. (Probably because I am such a plain-Jane.) Which version do you like better?
(I know you all are going to choose the blue plates.)
We can munch on Chex mix and cookies while we discuss it and decide. 🙂
And guess what! The back porch has blue and spring-green all over it too.
(You would have never guessed. Right? 🙂 )
Gabbie and I will share that space with you in the next post.
(She’s excited for you to see it!)
Until next time…