The Love of Blue

“Blue color is everlasting appointed by the deity to be a source of delight.”John Ruskin 

I love the color blue – maybe you do, too.  It makes me happy – truly, a “source of delight.” My heart pounds a little harder when I gaze upon a perfect blue sky, with fluffy white clouds.  And, my love continues to the pale ice blue, deep sapphire blue, cobalt blue and navy blue. But, I am totally charmed, and drawn to French blue. You know, that marvelously soft blue gray color, like the color on the window trim, shutter and bench below. This shade of blue always captures my attention.  It doesn’t matter if it is painted on something exterior or fabric on a chair, it is a magnet for me. 

 

Did you know there is a reason many French homes have  blue shutters, doors, and kitchens?  Well, there is.  The French believe blue keeps away evil spirits.  Blue on the shutters and doors prevent evil from entering the home.   While in the kitchen, blue keeps evil spirits from the food.    

Today, I have gathered some lovely photos which, to me,  convey the beauty of blue.  Perhaps, they may also speak to you.  

 

 

Vincent van Gogh tells us:  “There is no blue without yellow.”  He was correct, it is beautiful.

 

 

 

Beauty by the late, Charles Faudree.

 

 

 

Last, certainly not least, beautiful blue in the garden. It is hard to top magnificent, blue hydrangeas!  Unless, of course, it would be peonies of any color.

And, from our garden my Cobalt Dreams, Delphiniums.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you have enjoyed my “Love of Blue.”  

Have a beautiful week !

 

Au Revoir,

Sandra

 

 

Photos:  House Beautiful, New England Home, Pinterest, Michael S. Lambiotte.  

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Cindy
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Peggy Grimes Semesco is gonna love this blog. She too loves blue and yellow….

Sandra
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Thanks for stopping by, Cindy. Hope Peggy will see the post.

Becky Rogers
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No other color is as pleasing to the eye, Sandra! 💙 Your pictures are lovely…and your flowers are the most beautiful around!

Your old pal,
Becky

Sandra
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Becky: Thanks for visiting and especially your kind words.

Shirley @Housepitality Designs
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Oh how I love this post! Vincent Van Gogh was a wise and talented man..love a pop of yellow with the blue!…and did not know about the French folklore about the blue on the door and shutters…have to keep that in mind in the next house….I guess it is like in the South they paint the porch ceiling haint blue to ward off the evil spirits and bugs!

Sandra
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Shirley: Thanks for visiting and the blue on the porch ceilings well could have been to keep away evil spirits and bugs – especially the bugs. I have many memories of my grandmothers porch in Mississippi, with a blue ceiling and a huge fan. Plus bugs !

Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
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I love blue too and I am trying to incorporate more of it into my new home. All of your pictures are so inspiration.

Sandra
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Thanks for visiting, Penny. Happy you found the post inspirational.

Peggy Semesco
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Cindy is right, just loved every picture. I feel the same way about blue, it always makes me happy when I see it displayed in a store etc.

Sandra
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Thanks for visiting, Peggy. Happy you saw the post.

Lidy@FrenchGardenHouse
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Sandra, what a gorgeous, gorgeous post! I can’t choose which image I love more, although Charles Faudree always wins my heart. He was truly so very gifted. Your flowers? drop dead gorgeous. Thank you for making this a beautiful day!

Sandra
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Oh Lidy, thanks so much for visiting and your very kind words. I, too, love the work of Charles Faudree , and agree he was such a great talent.

Pam Richardson
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Sandra, we have in common the love of blue and Charles Faudree! So many inspiration photos that you included! Thanks for the eye candy, sweet friend!

Sandra
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Pam: Thanks so much for visiting and am happy to know we have Mr. Faudree and the love of blue in common. Two great things, I believe!

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life
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Blue … and white … and yellow! My favourite colour combos!

Your post has refreshed me very much today. Love seeing all the indoor pictures, and the blue hydrangeas and delphiniums — oh my — I’m in love.

Thanks for share your love of beauty with us today, Sandra. You make my day.
Brenda xox

bonnie morgan
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Blue is absolutely my favorite color! Your post is gorgeous with such lovely rooms of blue and awesome flowers. I will be pinning for sure. Just stunning!

Patricia Krank
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Beautiful, beautiful blue. It is a color that calms my soul. Stunning photos Sandra. Thank you.
Patti

bonnie morgan
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Pinned almost all of your photos. So lovely. I adore blue and it makes me happy, too!

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