Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Got the Blues? {And Another Giveaway!}

You're probably tired of reading about my passion for purple, so I thought I'd give it a rest and talk about another favorite... pops of blue.  While I was brightening my family room decor, I worked in a fair amount of celery green because it blended so well with the upholstery and wall color I already had.  But I also found myself adding a few fun touches of blue:

Like this flea market find!

I like having the flexibility to go heavier either toward the green or the blue accents.  As spring approaches, I'm craving just a little more blue.  So I started browsing online to see what was out there.

Blue Sky Lotus vase from World Market

Maren Collection from Pottery Barn

Sea Urchin platter from Pier One

Lotus Garden Stool from Ballard Designs

Some good options, right?  I love seeing just a pop or two of the blue against a sea of neutral, don't you?  Today I got a delivery from Willow House-- a product I'd ordered to place in an upcoming silent auction.

Our Santorini Urn... I'd never seen her up close before!  Notice how she found a spot on my mantle...

She looks right at home, doesn't she?

I'm in love...

I started looking at for some inspirational photos for using blue accents in neutral decor and pulled some wonderful ones for my Blissful Blues Ideabook.  Check it out by clicking here.  All those gorgeous images only reinforced how much I love this product.  In fact, I love her so much, it's going to be hard to part with her for the silent auction!  I may have use some birthday funds to garner another. :) 

And so, because I have to share the love, my THIRD Mondays in March Giveaway is one of these gorgeous Santorini Urns!

Here's the lowdown on the contest:
  • Comment here on where you need a pop of blue in your home. {1 entry}
  • Tweet about the giveaway (mention me @heidimilton) and come back leaving me a comment that you did so.
  • Visit the Facebook post (Willow House with Heidi Milton) and leave a comment there. {1 entry}
Contest remains open until 7pm EST on Monday, March 21st.  Winner will be chosen via

Like the Willow House products you're seeing?  You can order directly from my website anytime by clicking HERE.  Or earn products for FREE and HALF-PRICE by hosting your own online catalog show.  Contact me for more information.

Happy Decorating and Good Luck!


  1. i could use a pop of blue in my bathroom.. it's currently light orange with fall leaves on the shower curtain and could REALLY use a little spring! if i win the vase - i will be inspired to spice up my other white shower curtain with some blue accents to match the vase!

  2. i posted on your FB page and now off to tell the world on twitter.. be back soon!

  3. blue is a great spring color, I would totally place the Santorini Urn on my mantel. I have a huge mirror that sits against the mantel but it needs a focal point, and this would be the ideal piece to complete the look.

  4. Heidi, the urn is gorgeous!! And I just introduced blue into my house! I don't have a mantel..., but I'm sure I'd find a place for this beauty!

  5. I LOVE beachy blue!!! My whole house is based on a subtle beach theme with coco colors and whites. This would really add to my decor. Giving it that EXTRA something!! :)

  6. Love the urn, it would look beautiful in my bedroom. All of the products are beautiful!!1

  7. Blue is definitely one of my favorite might not pop [cause I already have lot's of blue in my house] but would look good none the less :)

  8. I LOVE the blue! It's so elegant... It would definitely go in my bedroom! We have almost no decor in it after the move across the country, and a pop of blue to match our yellow duvet would be gorgeous!

  9. I left a comment on your Facebook wall!

  10. The blue is fabulous. We are changing a lot in our home and a pop of blue would be just the inspiration we need - and a beautiful addition!


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