Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mustard and Turquoise

Earlier this week, I spent an hour or so, in one of my favorite antique/decor stores.
It's kind of that in-between time of year for shopping, and I didn't see anything that really struck my fancy...until I started to leave...and saw these cuties.

They were just sitting there with their chubby little mustard-color bodies and turquoise tips on their wings and tails. Not a color combo I've used before, but their cute little faces just made me smile, so...you got it...they came home with me. 
  
While I looked around the house for "vignette makings", I decided to relax with...

...a cup of chamomile and lemon tea...and a couple of cookies.

Looking around, I actually had a few mustard or turquoise things...a turquoise vase and a mustard-color Shaker box. The colors seem to work with the browns, creams and taupes in the family room.

Mustard and turquoise...a new color combination for me. I don't know if I'd do a whole room in it, but...maybe a pillow? Hmmm...
                           

What do you think? Do any of y'all combine these colors?
I'm going to sit here with my cup of tea and watch the birds...got my binoculars ready.
Hugs, and hope y'all have a great day,
Babs

Parties to visit ~
The Tablescaper ~ Seasonal Sundays
The Dedicated House ~ Make It Pretty Monday
A Stroll Thru Life ~ Table Top Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style ~ Wow Us Wednesday


31 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Yes, I definitely do. I have a muted mustard and turquoise in the Livingroom and Master Bedroom. I love those colors together. Your new birds and your vignette are fabulous. Great find. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

The title of your post on my sidebar caught my eye so I clicked over immediately. Yes, I've seen turquoise and mustard together. I remember clothing pieces in this color combo by Liz Claiborne and loved it (bought a few pieces). So you're in good company! The birds are adorable.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love mustard and turquoise togetner and that is something I should do at home, as I have the combo in cloths only! I love the birds figurine, it's so cheerful, just perfect for spring settings!
FABBY

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Babs!! Love those two colors together!

Ellie VanCaster said...

I have those colors together and just love them-the vignette looks very nice.
Have a good week

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Babs, Do you know I have never used mustard and turquoise together in my home. But having said that, I love how the little birds look beside your turquoise vase. You've given me something to think about.
I'm not surprised you took the little birds home, they are so sweet.
Have a lovely evening.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The little mustard colored birds are so pretty with the turquoise vase. Not colors I've used before but I like it.

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
What an adorable vignette using yournewest find! Love the turquoise and the mustard together!!!
I agree, that this is a time when we are out of the Christmas decor, but too early (even for me) to begin Spring decor!
I thought the use of binoculars in your vignette was right on target. The birds at the feeder have really been delightful to watch this past week!
Fondly,
Pat

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Babs, what a pretty vignette! I love that color combo! The mustard and turquoise play beautifully off of each other; and your little birds are so sweet! Pretty!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love getting inspired by one little piece. Your vignette is so pretty, the colors look wonderful together. Those little birds are darling...I'm so glad you found them! :)

XO,
Jane

Sarah said...

Babs, I definitely like the color combo, and those sweet cheeked birdies would make me smile too. Enjoy your cup of tea........Sarah

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Hi Babs,
I enjoy anything tourquoise! Especially like wearing it!! Lovely vase!!

Ron said...

Babs... I love the color combo! Geaux for it! Thanks for the prayers! xo

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love those colors together! Your little birdy find is so pretty! Blessings, Tammy

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Looks like a good combo to me Babs. You know how much I like the turquoise color but I hadn't thought about mustard with it but I think it is a hit. Great little birds and I like the idea of watch birds with the binoculars, I spied them quickly. Have fun!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I like it Babs. By all means a pillow too in the new color combo!

Infuse With Liz said...

Hi Babs- love these colors and even a tad bit of red goes well with them! Pillows are a great way to pop in some new color! The birds are so cute- love 'em!

Kelly said...

That is such a pretty figurine! I like it on your coffee table. This time of year is fun to walk around antique shops and see what can be added to our home to freshen it up for the new year. Looks like you lucked out!

Donna said...

Love those little birds. Yes, I think the colors go well together. I like using some turquoise, makes a room pop!

Alycia Nichols said...

I don't know that I have ever combined the two, but they are great together! It's fun to experiment with colors! Yes...a pillow would be great to go with it. Just a little touch, like you said.

Barbara F. said...

Those cute birds would have caught my eye, too. I like the combo of mustard and turquoise. Visiting from TT at Marty's. xo

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

I have a yellow and turquoise colour scheme in my living room. Your vignette looks great!

thepaintedapron.com said...

I can see why you were drawn to these, so adorable! My hubbie gave me some candlesticks from McKenzie childs that are turquoise and gold and they are stunning but I didn't think I had anything to go with them...it's amazing what you can find when you stop and look around! I love your vignette with the tea and fancy cookies, so pretty! Love the binoculars, very clever!
Jenna

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
Hi! It's me again!!!
Just had to stop by to tell you when I opened up my new Ballard Designs catalog today...there was your turquoise and mustard!!! On the front cover and several design pages...you are a true "trend setter", dear one!!! Way to go!!!
Fondly,
Pat

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Yes, dear Babs...ceviche comes with various garnishings you eat inside it, or on the side, like: pop-corn, plantains, roasted corn and hot sauce...me, I like them all, lol..Thank you for popping in to see me, Ilove it when you do!
FABBY

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Hi Babs, I think those two colors are lovely together, and I love your sweet birds! Also enjoy drinking a cup of chamomile tea in the evening! I hope you have a wonderful week, thank so much for stopping at Zu Haus!

Katherine Wolak said...

Fabulous colours! Together they looks great! :)

Hugs,

J9's Happiness in the Every Day said...

I love anything with turquoise!! I'm a tad obsessed with birds too at the moment (of the porcelain variety) so am loving your latest purchase!! J9 x

patricia-krank said...

I really like the color combination. So cheery. Makes me think that Spring is right around the corner. Thanks for sharing. Patti@OldThingsNew

Jann Olson said...

I love the combo Babs and the birds are so sweet! I am planning on using mustard in my craft room as a pop of color. I know that a bit of turquoise will show up. Just love that sweet color!
hugs,
Jann

Carol said...

That is so sweet, and you put together a really lovely vignette. Oh, yes, I combine colors. I would definitely combine this mustard and turquoise -- I would decorate with it, and I would wear it, too!