Friday, 29 August 2008

AQUA Shades of Inspiration

SHADES OF INSPIRATION

Aqua is this weeks colour for Shades of Inspiration
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How lucky that I have toys for Riley, because without them I have hardly any aqua!!

There is a cute little lamb on this aqua block and inside the little train is an aqua giraffe. The train also has a little aqua leaf shape.


Here is Rileys Lion Walker. It has aqua wheels and a little aqua butterfly. He walks around with this all the time. Sometimes he likes to hold the handle with one hand and have me hold his other hand. He is a little cutie – but as his Grandma I may be a little biased!!LOL

This little sequinned handbag is really meant to be a christmas decoration but I love it hanging on this little cupboard doorknob


Of course I had to show you my beautiful aqua cup/saucer/plate.


Now how cute is the aqua crepe paper ruffle on this lovely Tussie Mussie that I got from Jo of oldflowers4me

Don't forget to check out the other Aqua photos here on Flikr



Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend

60 comments:

stock market online investing said...

wow, very special, i like it.

The Rose Room said...

Can't remember if I told you how much I like your new blog banner??? Nice shades of aqua, love the tea set. You are allowed to be biased about little Riley but it is true he is so cute!!! Rachaelxo

bluemuf said...

Alison, love the aqua on Riley's toys and of course I love the little purse.

Karen

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Love your aqua cup and saucer!!! So pretty!!!

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello Alison,

Aqua is one of my favorite colours...you should pop for a visit and see what Constance is wearing...

~ Gabriela ~

Katrina Chambers said...

See you do have some Aqua! Great pictures. Hope all is well and have a lovely weekend :)

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful shades of inspiration.

Looking at the flickr site, it appears we might be swap partners in for vintage stockings 2008 and I am really excited about starting.

Sherry said...

I love that little handbag ornament! It looks so pretty hanging there. I love aqua, but I don't have much either. You are so lucky to have Riley who has some aqua things for you to photograph!!

Have a great Friday Alison!
Sherry

Porchlight Interiors said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog Alison. Love the aqua trio - such a pretty colour.

Sarah said...

aqua is one of my favourite colours! love your cup and saucer, just gorgeous!!

Kerryanne English said...

More beautiful photos Alison. I recon I would struggle with aqua.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Sue said...

Im afraid I dont have much aqua either, even though I love the colour, it just doesnt go with old decor...though I do love the rust post below!
Sue

Villa Anna said...

Alison you definately need more Aqua in your life ;)

That trio is GORGEOUS!

Anna :)

Vintage Tea said...

I love your aqua cup saucer and plate. So sweet.

Victoria x

Heartinmyhand said...

Alison, lovely post

Lori said...

great aquas Alison...i LOVE the tussie that you got from Jo, it is just gorgeous!!!

Sugar Bear said...

Wonderful choices! I always say purple is my favorite color but aqua really is - I use it a lot in my house and I have lots of clothes in aqua. It is so cheery!
Karla

Barbara Jacksier said...

I once had an almost identical cup and saucer but it seems to have vanished (too many moves, I guess!) Must mention how really gorgeous your new banner is, too.

Lina said...

love this color...it's my favorite actually!!

KayEllen said...

So sweet your kids..toys:)
The purse photo is really striking..and you know we need to have tea soon:)

hugs,

kayellen

Lori said...

Hi my sweet Alison! I made it! Come see my post! Love the aqua, and it's funny how many toys are that color! The rust cracked me up! I'd have to ponder that one! Much fun to return visiting with you today! Love, Lori

Pink Slippers said...

I love the aqua tea cup and saucer. I just started collecting those and love it! have a great and happy weekend. Wendy

Mermaid Queen said...

My favorite color, and I especially love the color of the cup and saucer. Have a great weekend! ~Martha

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, how I love the pic of your aqua teacup & saucer!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love your aqua!
i hope you are having a great weekend!

Miss Rhea said...

Oh, YUMMY !! Love the teacup and the crepe paper ruffle. :) Your new banner is pretty. :)

celestina marie said...

Hi Alison, Cute little aqua toys and I love your cup and saucer set. The purse is way sweet.
I love aqua too and paint a lot with it. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great Labor Day.
Celestina]
la rea rose

Susan Tuttle said...

I especially love the tea cup and tussie mussie! Aqua is a favorite color of mine.

Susan
XO

Peta said...

I love your new banner Alison :) I am fine, just been too busy to blog! I love aqua, might have to participate in this weeks shade.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Love the aqua cup. The toys look fun!!! Great new banner.

Amy (Meredith Teagraden) said...

Alison, I adore the blog give away you sent! THANK you for every tiny detail you thought of. I am so touched by your kindness.

Love the teacup!!

Linda said...

Pretty shades of aqua. That is the cutest little bag and love the tea pieces. Hugs, Linda

Natasha Burns said...

You do have some lovely aqua Alison, love love love that teacup!

CIELO said...

Oh Alison, love love your new blog banner! So pretty.... oh and by the way, the House in the Roses is having a Window Party this Friday, and wish you could participate.... only thing you need to do is show us your favorite window of your home.... it promises to be fun! come see!

cielo

Gail McCormack said...

Nice shades of Aqua Alison.
Good luck to Dromana on Saturday - do I have to ask if you and Max are going?

KarenHarveyCox said...

Aqua is my favorite color. I just love Riley's toys, they are so happy looking. You are lucky to have that little guy and his toys about. Have a lovely day. Karen

Holly said...

Hi, Alison! Just realized you're one of the ladies "at" the Sweet Six retreat. Thought I'd come by and say, "Hi" even if I didn't win your give away.

~ Sniff-sniff~
~ Wink- wink~

~ Hearts~

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Grrr.... I accidentally deleted your address for the pay it forward. Please send me your addy...elee@srt.com

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Yep, I could definitely curl up in that aqua cup and saucer and live happily forever.

oxox
Jennifer

Secondhandrose said...

your aqua china is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
karen

Country Wishes said...

Love the purse anf the trio, gorgeous..

cindy said...

Lovely. I especially love that cup/saucer and little tussie mussie. Turq is truly one of my fav colors.

c

Bristol said...

I love the cone with aqua very pretty~
Bristol

Tara said...

A:

Love the aqua tea cup! Left you an award on my blog as I so enjoy visiting here all the time!

:0)
Tara

Vickie said...

I don't know about the aqua but I love the toys. I miss my granddaughters as they live in another state. The toys are wonderful.

Jeanne said...

Oh how I love that aqua cup and saucer in your post. Simply beautiful! Hope all is well with you...
xo
jeanne

Jeanne said...

Oh how I love that aqua cup and saucer in your post. Simply beautiful! Hope all is well with you...
xo
jeanne

Blanca said...

Beutiful pictures I especially like your banner. Aqua is definitely at the top of my list too.

Blanca

Bejeweled said...

Such lovely aqua! That little purse is so cute!

restyled home said...

Love the aqua crepe paper ruffle! It's the perfect shade...

Please stop by my blog give-away: Matthew Mead is giving away ten signed, hard covered, collector's editions of his new Halloween mag. Check it out!

Linda

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

HMMM Now Im Very partial to blue's so of course I LOVE this shade of colour!! Im loving the trio how Gorgeous!!Hope you well, Ive been a little awol but still reading blogs to keep up to date with things!!
Hugs
mands

Vickie said...

Thought I'd stop by again. I'm having a little drawing and would love to see you there!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Aqua is so in now & I'm likin it lots, take care, DebraK

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

Your aqua items are lovely. I especially love the tea cup and saucer.

Kelli

cityfarmer said...

Looking forward to the changing of the seasons..we kinda "lost" the summer....
I am certainly touched and warmed by your thoughts and prayers.

It's all I can do to keep up with care giving and updates but it's so rewarding...stop in if you have a moment


xoxoxoxox

Miss Rhea said...

Hi Alison, I hope you are doing ok, you haven't posted in a while. Just thinking about you. :) Hugs,

Rhea

Elizabeth Gwen Originals said...

Hi there! I have not been by in a long time! I have nominated you for an award :) come visit my lonely blog when you get a chance!

Siobhan said...

Hi Alison,

I love aqua!!! One of my favs by far!!!

Siobhan

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

You have your priorities straight!
The baby toys first!!! (But the cup & saucer are GORGEOUS!!).

M ^..^

Cherry's Jubilee said...

love that color...I just inherited a bit of dark turqoise from my dh's grandmother...I love to work with crepe paper. cherry