Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I Love Muskoka Chairs and White Dishes

Muskoka chairs, also called Adirondack chairs, have always been a favourite of mine. We use real size Muskoka chairs in our backyard and I love these miniature Muskoka chairs in white and two shades of blue.

Blue is my favourite colour but I always have trouble giving the shades a correct name. Aquamarine?, turquoise?, azure?, robin's egg?, not navy in this case. There is at least a touch of blue in all rooms in our home. After moving the shelves three times, drywall holes, patching and all, we finally settled on some shelves in an awkward spot beside our kitchen cabinets. The cabinets ended at the breakfast bar and the header above them continued for two more feet. I think the brackets should be moved in a bit but this is the stud location and I wouldn't want my little pretties to come crashing down.



 The photos were taken in the afternoon and the Stone House is not looking great in these photos. It is a great tan/beige colour and I love it at all different times of the day and in different rooms in our home.


My beloved aqua CROWN canning jars with the yummy old zinc lids. I will be looking for more of these! I also need to collect more white dishes for these shelves and the china cabinet in our dining room. I hope you like it so far.
 

Once again I'm linking this up to the Ready Set Vignette Party happening at The Stories of A to Z. Stop by to see some great vignettes.

I'm linking up to 'Shelves' SNS at Funky Junk Interiors.

22 comments:

  1. How adorable are those chairs??? Love them!

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  2. I have never heard them called this before. My rule is you can never have too many Andirondack chairs if the price is right. I'm up to 9 now. They are all over my yard. My favorite is worn and chippy, it cost $3.00 at an estate sale. I have a set of 4 white from the Thrift Store for $16.95!
    Great post!

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  3. How cute, Elizabeth! How can anyone not love blue?? And I adore Adirondack chairs... have you seen the turquoise ones at World Market??

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  4. I love all this yummy stuff too!
    Pretty, girl!
    I have bistro sets and benches in my yard.
    I think I need to start looking for some Muskoka chairs!!
    I love me some open shelving, too!
    Blessings to you today!!

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  5. Hi Elizabeth,
    Pretty! I love those little chairs. There's something so adorable about them when they are miniature! I have a few willow ones that I should bring out and display. I had forgotten all about them until I saw your post.
    The color of your walls is really warm, very nice against the white.
    Thanks for visiting, come back again soon!
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  6. Looks great! I love the summery feel of the chairs!

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  7. Blue and white is always so classy...love all the items you grouped together for variety. Come say hi sometime.

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  8. Those little Muskoka chairs are so cute and the white dishes behind them really set the chairs off. I love your Mason jars - I really am determined to find some this year.

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  9. Those little chairs are adorable! And I love all of those shades of blue in your house. Everything Etsy blog recently did a post on a site where you could find the names of colors. Maybe that site could help you name your blues.

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  10. Love your shelves ... and anything blue.

    Love finding Canadian blogs ... I'll be back :-))

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  11. I love all your collections ! They are beautiful! Thank you for stopping by and visiting me! ~lulu

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  12. I'm partial to white dishes too. Everything looks great together. The little chairs are to die for. Love them. Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. Happy Easter, Pat.

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  13. Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.............................................

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog and all your comments :-).... Sharon

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  15. Love your shelves -- shelves in a kitchen are so pretty & cheerful, I think! :) I hope you & your family have a wonderfully Happy Easter!!!
    Blessings,
    Stacey

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  16. I love those little chairs. And, the monochromatic colors. I've got to find me some larger versions for my yard this summer!! I've seen patterns....but am I motived?? :)

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  17. LOVE it! The jars are awesome. Where did you find them?!?

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  18. Those chairs are my favorite, and even better when tiny!It really looks beautiful, I have a similar paint color going on at 65th ave. Found you through Cottage Dreamers party.

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  19. These shelves are great...and the little chairs, adorable. Are they handmade by someone in your area? The colors you have going on here are wonderful..love the blues of the olden canning jars. I have a few but need MANY more. :))
    I am linking to follow...come on over and follow me back :)_

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  20. can you please tell me where you purchased those mini muskoka chairs from? thanks!

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