Thursday, September 15, 2011

15 September 1957 “Almost There and A Blue and Brown Color Scheme”

Well, here we are half way through September and I am finally, hopefully, in the final stretch of my rental house kerfuffle. Tonight I shall be meeting with our new tenants to exchange keys and information for their move in this week. Let us hope we have chosen better this time.

I had hoped, after a month of cleaning, stressing and dealing with the horror that was the whole debacle, to have it all settled come September first. That, however, did not happen. I had to show it many times, continue to clean here and there and make various dump runs. It has left my September not as I had planned.

My goal was to be able to return to daily posting and to continue to work on photographing more things I do (half the time now, I am stretched so thin I simply forget to document things). And to try out new recipes, new cleaning aspects, more sewing (One dress is still lingering on my dress form, patiently waiting for my return). But, as many of you know, stretching oneself between so many tasks is never easy.

So, to touch base, I am still here. I will return again and will be glad to get back into the swing of things. To end this short post, here is a fun image. I love when I find uses of one of my favorite vintage colors, light blue. It looks quite good paired with brown. An image such as this is also rather helpful for those who want to aspire to mid century color palette or even ideas on appropriate furniture that isn’t all Eames chairs and kidney shaped coffee tables.


Happy Homemaking.


  1. I thought of you recently. Was watching an episode of "Mad Men" for the first time, and couldn't help but notice that the furnishings in the home of the main character, esp. the kitchen, are definitely colonial revival. It seems they have a crack team of people who really know their vintage.

  2. So glad to hear you are almost finished with your house kerfuffle (that is one word I definitely don't hear enough!).

    I absolutely love that room for a little boy. The pop of yellow really makes it nice.

    Happy times ahead, take care!

  3. You poor thing! I hope these tenants will be nicer. We had some nice tenants over the years, so they do exist (and we have been renters ourselves!).

    I love the blue and brown color theme.

  4. Best of luck with the new renters! I hope you used up all your bad renter luck with the last batch!

  5. Good luck with the new tennants.
    Love the layout of that room, and the floor. That green is so 50s - we still have houses around here painted that color on the outside!

  6. I am glad to hear your rental issues are almost done, I hope these new tenant work out!

    I love blue and brown together! Though I am considering doing my dining room in shades of pink and green you displayed in one of your previous posts.

  7. My kitchen is that color and the trim is light yellow . I call it blue my boys call it green.I think it is almost a robins egg blue.

  8. Good luck with the new tenants. I love the blue colour, it is rather a duck egg blue, isn't it?

    Love reading your posts.

    Kelly from England

  9. I love how the mother's dress ties in with the yellow accents too!


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