Sunday, May 11, 2014

How I Found My Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays

Hi Everyone,
I'm JoAnne from A Pocketful of Blue and today I'm sharing
 with you how I found my decorating style.
 Well, the truth is I haven't actually found my style yet, not completely anyway.

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue

I would describe my style as primarily cottage but that can mean
 a lot of different things.  For me it means cozy spaces, soft colors,
 charming time worn accessories, and just an overall comfortable feel.
  But I have to say my style changes and evolves
 little by little all the time.

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue

I have incorporated a little bit of farmhouse, vintage, shabby chic 
and country french into my version of cottage style.

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue

Another element you will see a lot of in my house is the color blue. It's my very 
favorite color although the shades of blue that I love have evolved over the years.
Back in the eighties, I loved the very popular country blue complete with the duck
 motifs and little wooden shelves with the heart cutouts ~ remember those?  (cringe)
Then I thought I wanted to move on to something different, so I tried decorating
with other colors like green and red but I kept yearning for my favorite blue.

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue

Today I love the soft blue/green shades of blue and you will see
 a lot of that in my home.

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue

So finding the colors and style I love has taken much trial and error
and it still changes bit by bit all the time.

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue

I have taken so much inspiration from all of the wonderful decorating 
blogs we have today and of course, Pinterest.
I love creating vignettes and one of the things I have picked up on 
is layering accessories.  In the photo above, you can see how I have layered
the dishes, bowls, teapot, etc. and in the photo below, I added the little burlap bag to
the old cupboard door ~ so much more interesting than just a single item by itself.
  It sounds simple really, but not something I would have thought of on my own.

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue

Some of the things I like to decorate with are:

baskets and flowers
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue
mason jars
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue
 old books
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue
pitchers
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue
and pretty plates especially as wall decor.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue

I also like to change things around often for a fresh look and I try to use
 or repurpose what I already have.  I recently freshened up this wreath
 by removing all of the old dusty dried flowers and adding a few
 simple sprays of delicate flowers along with a blue burlap bow.

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue

Another look I love is pairing rustic items with things that are more soft or
delicate like this old brick with the little creamer and sprig of berries.
  Such a wonderful contrast.

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue

I'm really trying to think hard about any new purchases to keep from having too
 much "stuff" in my home and spending too much money as well.
However, I do love to got to flea markets, antique stores, and barn sales
looking for that special treasure to bring home.
One of my favorite finds is this little table I found at an antique mall.
Doesn't it have the sweetest little curves and details?

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays- A Pocketful of Blue

For anyone still trying to find their style, I would suggest looking at lots of pictures
and eventually you will discover what you are the the most drawn towards.  I used
to worry a lot about what others would think and I made lots of mistakes that way.
Believe me, I still make mistakes but by going with my gut feelings and
doing what makes me happy, I make a lot less of them.
If you decorate with what you truly love,
 you will be happy with it for a long time.

Thank you so much Pamela for including me in

"How I Found My Style Sundays".
I always enjoy reading about other bloggers' decorating journeys
and I appreciate the opportunity to write about mine ~ so fun.

I also want to wish everyone a very

Happy Mother's Day!
♡ ♡ ♡

~ JoAnne

JoAnne thank you so very much for visiting with us today! You have a beautiful home and I just love the blue. 

16 comments:

  1. Thanks again, Pamela. I truly appreciate the feature!

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  2. This is lovely, JoAnne. I love blue, too. So nice to see your take on it.

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  3. Such a lovely and inviting home. Great feature.

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  4. Really sweet lady and it shows in her decorating! Blue is a favorite of mine too!

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  5. I am new to blogging and I just luv your home décor. The blues are beautiful and your home looks so inviting and cozy.

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  6. I enjoyed reading JoAnne's style story. It is fun to hear the stories behind the decorator.

    Thanks for featuring different bloggers each week.

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  7. JoAnne's home is one of my very favorites! Her home is beautiful. I love the blue and the cottage touches. I think it's good that her style continues to change. We don't want to be predictable. :)

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  8. I am always drawn to rusty tin, chipped, primitive furniture detailed with delicate flowers and antique lace! The contrast is beautiful, you have such a welcoming style, thanks for sharing with us! Happy Mother's Day!

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  9. I was so happy to see JoAnne featured hear today Pamela...love her style and have been a happy follower for quite some time!! Happy Mother's Day ladies!

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  10. Very pretty feature! I love JoAnne's blog, so I thrilled to see her here today! :)

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  12. I love your style JoAnne! Great feature, Pamela. Happy Mother's Day!

    Jeanette

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  13. I love your kitchen and those lights! You have such a pretty and colorful home in blue. I think you described your style just right.

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  14. JoAnne has a lovely home. Thank you for sharing it with us, Pamela!

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  15. Love your home! Blue is my color also. I also used Pinterest for inspiration in creating my style. I love many of the same elements that you do.

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  16. I love JoAnne's honesty about not completely knowing her style..that it is constantly evolving! That is how so many of us creative spirits are! I know I love a look for awhile and then I'm ready to move on to something else. There might be elements of the original that stay with me but other parts that I let go of (ie: the plethora of baskets along the top shelf of my kitchen cabinets for an example!). It is so fun to read other people's decorating journeys! It makes me feel like I am maybe not so strange after all, lol ;) Lovely house btw!

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