I love the color turquoise. I love it paired with any number of colors – white, yellow, green, red. I love it paired with copper.
My love affair with decorating and the color turquoise started years ago…when I was a high school student. I had a part-time job at a neighborhood bakery after school for a while (until it appeared it would challenge keeping make my A+ average). I remember taking part of my meager salary (we’re talking 50 years ago when the hourly minimum wage was downright sad) and surprising Mama with everything needed to redecorate our one bathroom in the little house on Victor Drive.
I was only 16 years old maybe and knew absolutely nothing about decorating. Nevertheless, I purchased turquoise paint for the bathroom walls, white paint for the trim, and a turquoise and white striped shower curtain. I added some new white towels to the mix and headed home to surprise Mama. She was surprised – though she said I shouldn’t have spent my money on the house. Even so, I think she was happy and we set about painting. Have you ever wished you could go back in time – knowing what you know now? I’d like one more shot at that little bathroom with the skills and knowledge acquired over the past 50 years. All the same, it was an improvement and Mama liked it.
Earlier this week, I created a “board” about the color turquoise on Pinterest. It was fun sorting and browsing through all the ways turquoise is enjoyed. If you don’t know about Pinterest, I wrote about the joys of Pinterest here. If you’d like to see my turquoise board, it’s here. These photos are on my Pinterest board and are from another favorite place of mine: Joss and Main! There’s a link to “follow me” on my Pinterest site and I’d love it if you did!