Turquoise…

Turquoise…

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.

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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 MainThere’s a link to “follow me” on my Pinterest site and I’d love it if you did!

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About Dianne

Although I am a true Southern Heart (I was born in Mississippi and grew up in Tennessee), I also love the Prairie, and that is where I am now.

I am a mother of three grown children - two wonderful sons and an amazing, beautiful daughter. I am a grandmother of nine - two grandsons and seven granddaughters. If you were to ask my grandchildren: they would tell you that "being a grandmother is what I do and that nothing in this world could keep me from it".

Comments

  1. Turquoise was my favorite color when I was very young and it still is one of my favorites today. I haven’t had that color in my house in quite some time, and I don’t know why because I love it, so I’m beginning to add a few touches here and there. I’m thinking about a very light shade of turquoise in my bathroom when I get it painted. I loved reading how you bought the paint, towels and shower curtain to surprise your mother!

  2. Deborah Zuniga :

    I thoroughly enjoyed looking through your turquoise pins. I was never drawn to turquoise before, but last year I began to make small changes in my living room, dining room and kitchen with turquoises, aquas, and greens and I love these colors. As I am able, I want to change the colors in my master bedroom and bath to shades of turquoise. You gave me lots of nice ideas!

  3. That’s my favorite color, too! We painted Caleb’s crib turquoise as well as the bedside tables in our bedroom. The drapes are navy, our sheets and the crib skirt & liner are navy, and our comforter is white. It looks very nautical. <3 That's fitting for our sailing family. I'll have to send you some pictures!

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