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Saturday, February 18, 2012

EMERALD GREEN Has Entered My Home!!


Shut the front door! Emerald Green has entered the building!! You all might remember the post I did in January claiming Emerald/Kelly green as my own personal color of 2012.

I had plans on adding just a touch of it to my home. I  have one particular room that it would look perfect in and that is my black and white bathroom…..


This is our guest bathroom it is done in all black and white, with Carrara marble, and absolute black granite checked floors.

The piece I got for my bathroom has special meaning to me because it was once in the home of my friend Terri from La Dolfina blog.

I will never forget the first time I went to her home. There it was in a beautifully displayed curio cabinet. It made the whole vignette come to life! 

Terri has a keen eye for display, and a wonderful design aesthetic. I don’t think she realizes just how talented she is….


See it there on the right? Isn’t her display amazing? She has changed it recently to something a bit more neutral. Lucky me, because I was the lucky recipient of her cast-off.

I normally don’t buy something unless I know exactly where it will go in my home. I have been told by many that I am very well edited. Not sure if that is good or bad.

Anyhow, this is one piece I bought with my heart. I was so drawn to this piece when I first saw it. I knew that I would find a place for it in my home.

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Isn’t it wonderful with all of its knicks, and worn off paint? It has a Chinese scene carved into it. The base is plaster, and the top is wooden. The Emerald/Kelly green is bright, cheerful and a perfect companion in my black and white bathroom.

I am beyond excited to have this charming piece in my home. Plus I will always think of my friend when I look at it, that is another fun part about the whole thing.

Here are some more pictures I took of my new baby………

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It is just the perfect size for this corner. I love stacks of towels so this is another added bonus.

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Isn’t she a beauty? I realize that not everyone will love it as much as I do. I think either you love Chinoiserie pieces or you don’t. I happen to love them so the style,color and size were just perfect for me.

My hubby thinks I should paint it black, I told him,”NO!!” it is perfect and it is the green that was what I was so drawn too.

I got this at Terri’s Prop Shop sale on Thursday. I also bought a few other pieces that I will share with you this week.

Her sale was displayed so beautifully. She had refreshments for everyone. I was amazed at how personable she was with each person that was there.

 Upon leaving she would make sure they had a little map of places to go and have lunch. This was no regular garage sale.

I honestly could have purchased more goodies, but I had to stop at some point. If you live in the California San Francisco bay area I highly recommend a visit.

One more thing I would like to give a shout out to CATHIE! I got to meet one of my readers. She came up to me and said, “ I know you!” 

I thought maybe Terri had described me to one of her friends. She proceeded to tell me about how she reads my blog everyday. I was so thrilled beyond words to meet a reader in person. Just wanted to say,” HI!!! to Cathie, it was so nice to meet you.”

“Enjoy the Process!” Of:

Finding new treasures for our homes.


Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Love it Kathysue! Wow, you are lucky to been in the right place! I had an emerald green sofa and loved it. Need a chair done now. I like to decorate with colors that are always popular and let the pillows etc. add the trend colors.
Happy Saturday.

Renée Finberg said...

i am totally loving this post.

the revised setting with the dalmatians is as you stated fabulous.

i feel a touch of either emerald green ----or chines red to a room
makes it interesting.
and much more like a home.
lovely blog xx have a happy day

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

It looks perfect in your bathroom. I love that room so much, such a fabulous mix of marble and granite. The green is fantastic. Hugs, Marty

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Well, since I knew about this piece several months ago, I thrilled to finally se if in your home. It is as perfect as you described it would be, and I can't imagine a better space for it. I love sweet Doug, but I vote NO to the black too. LOL Its perfect just as it is.

helen tilston said...

Hi Kathysue

Oh I love it. It is so perfect and it has beautiful Terri's dna on it. All the more reason to love it. I love it in green and would not change it if it were mine.
Enjoy it.

PS your bathroom is gorgeous


Unknown said...

Fabulous! It's perfect. I'm a huge emerald green fan, I've done three posts in the last year on that color alone. I'm totally obsessed with it. I love that you put it in that black and white space, just the right amount of color. I'm pinning this!

Karen said...

That piece is perfect in the black and white space-especially with the beautiful toile on the walls.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Kathysue, I love the pop of green. The sale sounds like fun! I once saw Brook from Velvet and Linen at an antique store. I felt like I new here. She must of thought I was nuts!

Richard Cottrell said...

Your bath room is divine. The green stand is darling, my favorite of all are the pair of dogs. OMG. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Cathie said...

Hi Kathysue! It's a good thing you got to Terri's before me....I would have grabbed that fantastic piece in a nanosecond!(I'm a chinoiserie kinda gal). But it was meant for your lovely bathroom. It was so much fun meeting both of you...hopefully we meet again.

Cathie W.

Jessie said...

Kathysue, I love your new piece! The green just pops in your black and white bathroom, what a wonderful addition. Nice find.

Have a good weekend!


The enchanted home said...

I love it!! The bathroom is sheer perfection but the green accent piece was the perfect crowning touch...such a beautiful elegant bathroom!
Beautiful job...and agree Terri is so talented but then again so are you!

Privet and Holly said...

Love your "baby,"
Kathysue! And you
are right, it hits the
perfect note with the
black and white ~

xx Suzanne

debra @ 5th and state said...

oh once again kathysue you inspire your fans! love emerald green, to wear and to have in the house. but as i look around find that i do not have nearly enough.
that mini pedestal in your bath is beautiful and functional

Victoria said...

The chinoiserie column is the perfect addition to your lovely guest bath. The sink cabinet and mirror are great too.
All the best...Victoria

Mary Ann Pickett said...

It is PERFECT. Love the color and where you placed it.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a great accent color. super find.

vignette design said...

I love the splash of kelly green in your bathroom! Glad you got it from Terri. Oh how I wish I could have gone to that sale. It sounds like it was so much fun.

Jemsmom said...

I have been waiting for you to put a pop of green in there after your other posts! I think it is a gorgeous piece and just perfect right there!

Lee said...

oh,my, that is the purrfect emerald green piece. Has me written all over it -- you don't ship to Idaho, do you? Enjoy, from the heart!

I picked up an emerald green small depression glass canister two days ago -- so do love that color!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I love it! I have a black and white bathroom with kelly green too! But it's not nearly so gorgeous as yours! Wow! I love your floors!

michele said...

it's brilliant!


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Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Love it...Adds such charm and is perfect with the black and white. Sorry I could not attend this sale. XO, Mona

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kathysue! Your bathroom is beautiful! The pop of emerald green is perfect. Hugs, Sherry

Diane said...

Love it...the perfect spot for your emerald green obsession...great job!