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I just “finished” redecorating my living room/dining room area (are we ever really finished?!?!?).  We have an open floor plan, so the rooms flow into each other, and if one area was going to be fixed, they both needed to be fixed.  I chose navy/indigo as my “color”.  I felt like that was a color I wouldn’t hate in five years.  (Check with me in five years and we’ll see if that holds true!).  I picked up curtains and a rug from West Elm that had those blues happening.  I have several blue & white porcelain pieces to accent the fireplace mantel.  The paintings on the walls have blue in them.  It’s not overwhelmingly blue.  But there is blue.

Living Room

So I had mixed emotions when the newest Pottery Barn catalog arrived in the mail.

My first instinct was “Great! I’m ahead of the Pottery Barn curve!  I must have good taste if I decorated in indigo before they decided to put it all over their cover!”.  My second instinct was “Oh crap.  Now everyone and their mother will be decorating in indigo.”.

Not that blue hasn’t always been popular – I mean, that is one reason I chose it, because it’s classic.  It’s versatile.  And with the popularity of blue & white porcelain, we’re seeing a lot more of it recently.  But there is that part of me that thrives on not doing the expected.

So, since I really can’t ask PB to alter their whole winter line just for me, I’m going to embrace it.  I’m going to view it as “oh good, now it will be easier to find indigo throws and pillows since PB will be stocked floor to ceiling in it”.  (I honestly had to search all over for indigo pillows for my sofa a few months ago).  And, I’m in the process of planning a change in the master bedroom, and I’m heavily leaning toward a blue paisley duvet that is part of their new line.  So, I’ll go with it.  I’ll embrace the indigo influx!

Here’s a peak of some of their offerings:

Pottery Barn

This is the duvet that I’m in love with right now.  I’m crushing on paisley!

Pottery Barn

I think this rug is very pretty – and I like the solid blue chair.

Pottery Barn

I’ll try not freak out that these accent pillows are eerily similar to my recovered dining chairs (see below).

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Pottery Barn

I’m not a fan of any of the lighting, but I do love that wall color.

What do you think about indigo?  Do you already have it in your home?  Or will you be adding it?

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I have had two amazing days!  Yesterday I opened my mail to find this adorable and glam acrylic box from Kelly at Mapleton Drive!

Mapleton Drive Box

Here’s a close up – isn’t it terrific?!

Mapleton Drive Acrylic Box

Be sure to check out Mapleton Drive for some great holiday gift ideas!

Today, I opened my door to find another package.  Inside was this beautiful painting by Kerry at Design du Monde.  Last week she had a giveaway, and I won!  I never win anything!  I’m so glad that the first time I won something it was a Kerry Steele original!  I couldn’t be a happier girl!

Kerry Steele Floral

Thank you so much Kelly and Kerry!  My house just got ten times prettier this week!

~Kristen

I have a few new finds to share with you today, starting with this adorable Foo Dog Small Pitcher/Creamer.

Blue & White Foo Dog Pitcher Creamer

Blue & White Foo Dog Pitcher Front

How cute is he?!  He measures about 7″ tall.  He doesn’t have a lid.  He has no chips or cracks.  And look at this cute tail!

Blue & White Foo Dog Pitcher

If you wanted to go all out blue and white, you could serve your milk in the Foo Pitcher, and your coffee in these Churchill Blue Willow Mugs.  They are a bit taller than your average coffee cup, measuring at 4.25″.

Churchill Blue Willow Mugs

And why not sip your coffee while dreaming of swashbuckling Johnny Depp/Orlando Bloom piratey-guys?  (Did I say that aloud?)

Ship Painting 1959

This cute little painting is dated 1950 and signed by M. Von or Yon.  Re-framed, this would look terrific on a wall, or on a styled bookshelf, etc.  It measures 11 3/4″ x 9″ (not including frame).

Ship Painting Close Up

Which one is your favorite?  I’m kind of in love with the pitcher — I think it’s so unique!

All of today’s finds can be found in the Pursuing Vintage Shop!

 

~Kristen