My Alpine Home

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Weighing in on the color Turquoise. . .

For the past couple of years turquoise has been my new favorite color.

I especially like it with pops of red.

I’ve found that I have been bringing home a lot more vintage items that are varying shades of turquoise.

Do you want to see some of my kitchen items? I think this was my first turquoise treasure.

A baby scale with a wicker turquoise basket.  No I did not paint this baby.  I found it this way.

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It has the cutest picture on each side of the base.

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Since then I have found Pyrex bowls and stackers. . .

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A bit of bubble glass. . .

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A wonderful serving platter. . .

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Glass bottom bowls. They have a clear glass bottom.

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A darling hobnail Fenton sugar and creamer.

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A pretty scalloped bowl. And a medium bowl given to me by a friend.  She saw it at a yard sale and knew I would love it.  Aren’t friends great?

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They make me smile every time I open the cupboard.

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Another friend gave me this fancy candy dish.

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She also gave me this Fiesta pitcher she found at D.I. for $1.50.

It’s not old, but still love it!

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This is my latest purchase.  I bought these two cute plates on the way home from AZ.  They are Harkerware.  I have a green bowl that is the same maker.  I had never heard of it before.  The little edge is so sweet and dainty.

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Well, there you have my vintage turquoise.  What do you think?  For me, they tip the scale!

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing my vintage turquoise with:

Smiling Sally for Blue Monday

The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Cozy Home Scenes for Cozy Home Party

Knick of Time Tuesday

36 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I have turquoise cabinets with a red washer and dryer in my laundry room! It's a fun vintage color!

allisamazing said...

Your turquoise is all so lovely and I love the edging on the plates :)

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Beautiful! I agree, turquoise looks so great with red. Love the fiesta pitcher!
Hugs,
Courtney

Linda said...

Love all of your turquoise!

A Garden of Threads said...

Gorgeous colour, the candy dish is too cute!! Have a great week:)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your collection. I have a dish like the one in the first pic, top, right side, and an oblong white with turquoise design that were part of a gift back in the 60's - sure dates me. :-D
Thanks so much for sharing.
Have a great week.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Blue Monday!
... lovely collection :)
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Gina said...

All your turquoise items are so pretty! I agree, it does look fantastic with red.

Jill said...

Turquoise and red - a beautiful combination!

Kim, USA said...

Love those dish! ^_^

Kim,USA

Susan said...

Those Fenton glass ware creamer and sugar are gorgeous!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love this post! You should go vote for turquoise on my poll!!!

Micupoftea~ said...

Pretty dishes~ Have a great week :)

camp and cottage living said...

Jann
I love the turquoise too!
My favorite is the hobnail pieces-their so beautiful!

Kris said...

Love it!

Shannon said...

Very very pretty!

The Old-Fashioned Housewife said...

I just LOVE all your turquoise! I love the color myself, although it tends to show up in my wardrobe and jewlery and less in my home decor. I do have one darling little transistor radio from the fifties on my shelf that is turquoise, however... i am sure you would love it. :) thanks for sharing all your treasures. Blessings!

Perfectly Printed said...

I love turquoise too!! It is such a great color. The baby scale is to die for!! So cute!!

chris

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty turquoise items; I love them too.

Happy Blue Monday, Jann.

Vicki/Jake said...

Love it all! I'm trying to get into springy thoughts and this helped:)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh, the baby scale is really unique! What a pretty nice thing to have. I do love your turquoise pretties. The celedon platter is very pretty. I love this color of glaze.
Blessings,
Susie

lina@happy family said...

Love the color.
Pretty items!

chubskulit said...

Those are gorgeous!

Blue Eggs, have a great week ahead!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I have just GOT to find some turquoise Pyrex! And the baby scale is precious!
Have a lovely Blue Monday!

Shelia said...

Love love your sweet turquoise pieces. Love the Pyrex and I've been finding a few pieces recently. I think I'm starting a new collection. I've never seen such a sweet scale as yours. I'm on the lookout for one too! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

A Vintage Fairy said...

I'm loving turqouise also, and I have a few pieces!

Texas Tea Party said...

I am a blue color person and love your turquoise pieces! The baby scale is so unique and then the sweet cream and sugar are lovely. Well, all the antique and vintage items are just wonderful. I love the color Tiffany Box Blue! Have a beautiful Blue and Turquoise day! Pam

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Love your turquoise. Its all so pretty. Now when I come over I'm not only going to look at all your darling rooms but in your cupboards too (Big smile.) I don't want to miss a thing!!! You've really got a treasure trove of great stuff!!!! Won't be at RS tomorrow night as I'll be out of town for a few days so I'll miss it. I know it will be wonderful though. Talk at ya when I get back.

Nancy

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

You are absolutely correct--they tip the scale!! :) I love turquoise and/or teal...soft shades, darker shades, robin's egg shade, ocean shade. Love your collection, ESPECIALLY the baby scale. OMG, I remember those! They were a must-have, I think, for moms back in the '40s and '50s. Very sweet. Glad I stopped by! ~Zuni

D said...

Hi, Jann,
What pretty turquoise. I love the mixing bowl the best, and that pitcher, too.
I won't ever have my dream home either. This will probably be my last house (unless I win the lottery)
I have things I'd like to change about my house, too, but it's such an improvement from my other "nightmare" houses. (I could write a book)
D

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It's funny how a color will just swoop you up! I've never seen a scale that color. Darling!

Mrs. Sutton said...

What a pretty set of scales, and how lucky to have found them in that divine colour! Lovely blog! paula x

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

I love that color too! What a cute baby scale! You have a really nice collection going on there.

Debbie

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Some amazing finds! It was a lot of fun browsing your collection. That beautiful turquoise color is hard to beat.

-Lynn

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Turquoise is one of my favorite colors because it's so pretty and bright you can't help but feel happy when you see it. Aren't all your vintage things fun to look at! I love, love the baby scale, but I really like the Fenton pieces too. Thanks for sharing all your things at Your Cozy Home Party this week!

Lori Stokes Wright said...

I agree, turquoise is gorgeous especially with the pop of red!!! Love your collection, thanks for sharing it. I found your post at Cozy Home Scenes. ~Lori