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April 10, 2008



That is a tough one! I love the blue, why not live with that until you tire of it, then paint it when you are ready for a change. xo, suzy


Hi Kim! Is there anyway you could take a picture so we could see it with everything else? I could probaby answer the question better? Its a darling question. I love the blue. I would just want to see the blue in the entire room... Thanks!!!!


I like it blue! It looks cute the way it is, and I agree with Suzy, you can always repaint it when you get bored with it!


I like the blue! Cute little table.



What a darling table! That's just what I'm looking for to put by my chair in the living room. I hope I can find something like that soon. I like the blue but agree that you can always paint it if you get tired of the color. Did you notice how it is the color of the book on the piano?

Rosie's Whimsy

I am not a blue girl (I would most likely pain it red) but that shade of blue is indeed pretty and really says "Summer". So, perhaps leave it alone until Fall and then get out that paint can! :-) Rosie


I love the blue...and that is coming from a red gal! I say leave it but never be afraid to change your mind! I love your home and love to peek in. Thanks for sharing!


I just noticed the books on the piano in the same colors. That really ties everything together. You are so talented!


that little gem would be pretty ANY color.


I think the blue looks great for this season! Plus, I already see it picking up hints of cooler colors like blue and green in just this small picture, like the two books on the piano and the grass in the painting on the wall. Enjoy the blue punch for a while! I love it!

Kathy :)

Oh I love the blue Kim....I see the blue book on top of the piano and it blends so nicely. But you know always do a wonderful job. Oh that is the sweetest table ever it has such a Daisy Cottage feel to it, if tables could speak it would be happy YOU brought her home !!!

Have a great day Kim,
Kathy ;)


I'd keep it blue until another mood strikes! As one who used a lot of blue in our home in the distant past, I culled it all over the years and have just recently started to add a bit back-- most likely, this is due to all the blue inspiration I've resisted the past few years. Sure looks great in your charming home! PS Isn't it fun shopping with Rhodie???

Dianne Wood

No need to get the paint bucket out. The winner by far is BLUE....:) It's the perfect touch and just pops out to say..LOOK AT ME.!!!
I Love it....:)

Hugs from me and Pearl,


A "punch of blue" is right and looks so fresh and inviting. Try it for awhile ... paint is always there if you want it!


Hi Kim. How about blue if you send it to me, and red if you decide you really, really have to keep it for yourself :) Love it either way, but I just love all the red and black touches in your home, so I'm saying either red or black... Donna


I am by far no expert when it comes to interior design, that is why I frequent your site. However, I really like the blue. I am normally not a blue person but I think it is a great accent piece in that color. I also like what someone said above about leaving it blue for the summer (it is a summery color) and maybe painting it in the fall. The longer you live with it, the more you'll know exactly what you want.

Chris@Cats on my Quilts

I vote for blue. That blue book on your piano is calling out for a blue cousin in the room!


Boy, I love red, but that blue is soooo pretty. I would live with it a while.....


Definitely leave it blue. It is like a breath of fresh air and isn't the color the reason you were drawn to it to begin with?


The blue is great! I'd leave it blue. What a pop.




Love, love, love the blue. I vote keep the blue!!! Blue, red, yellow is a classic combination. Looks great as it is.

Keep up the good work, Sheila from Michigan

LeAnn Huntington

Hi Kim,
Isn't it wonderful when we go back to get something and it is still there. That's when you realize it is truly meant for you. I absolutely am crazy about the blue in there. The books tie it in. I think you should definitely leave it. It really pops.

LeAnn :)


Hi Kim...I asked J this morning if we have to do anything at all today and he said no, so I'm visiting my blogs and catching up on a little bit of rest, before we start over again next week!

So happy I stopped by here.

I would definitely leave the table blue. I've been seeing this color quite a bit, this spring and believe the table is perfect, not only for the punch of blue. It also adds bit of the unexpected!



Blue, Blue!! I love the particular blue that it is and it matches one of your books, so I think it's meant to be!! So cute!!


i think its so summery that i would leave it for awhile but i know when fall came i would be painting it red if it were mine. its adorable!!!

Cece Marie

I love the blue! It is a great counter to the red. How cute would it be with a white vase and red flowers! (and the yellow flowers look great too!)


Blue! I have to agree the punch of blue is lovely...yes blue!....


For the love of all that is holy, keep it BLUE!!! *B


hmmm... I like the blue, but without seeing the whole room it's hard to say. That particular shade of blue is so lovely, though! And summer is coming, so maybe the table should stay that color and herald the season? Paint it red at Christmastime!

Devilish Southern Belle

I like blue!


I like the blue - it adds the element of surprise.


Wow, what a great find! I wish I could be so lucky. :o) I love the blue. I think it works beautifully with the reds & yellows in the room. I say leave it "as is".

Susan Ramey Cleveland

Well, I love the blue. Red would be pretty too--but you already have so much red. Blue would give the table its own personality and make it stand out in Daisy Cottage. Anyway, it would be a shame to cover up that beautiful blue.


Oh I think it would be really cute in red but then again, I'm a huge red fan :)


Haley Nisky

I absolutley love that tabl!. I think it would look great in any color, but I do love that blue. It is such a calming color and great for Spring!!

Rachel Going

OOOHHH Kim, I like the blue, LOVE it in fact. I'm putting touches of that color all over my house. I like the whimsy it adds. Love,Rachel

Rachel Going

Oh, I like the blue. Love it in fact. I'm putting touches of that color all over my home. I love the whimsy that it adds. Love,RAchel


It doesn't need a thing! Why paint it? You already like it blue.It looks perfect to me!
If it's crying red tho,by all means...go for it :-)


Kim, I think you want to keep it blue or you would've already painted it ;) It looks absolutely darling in the spot you picked. I love the book added in the same color. If you decide to paint it later it will look cute in red too, but for now, I'd stay with this lovely spring shade of blue :)



I think the blue is delightful. Live with it awhile before you decide. I love your blog.


Oh, please, please, please don't paint it! Turquoise with red is so vintage and pretty!


What a pretty table Kim! I like the blue, it's a great accent piece!


I'm liking the blue too! Always fun to have a touch of a different color for contrast!


Kelly Henderson

Well I think it's one more vote for blue-but a big picture of the room would help me decide for sure...Is that a sneaky way of getting more pics from you or what? And are you sure you're no just teasing us with this Daisy Cottage name? Or is it really about a 5,ooo sq. ft. little mansion? There's always room for one more thing without it looking cluttered. You've got the magic touch!


Super cute table! I love the color!!


I agree with Pat. It is an unexpected treat to find this sweet blue table.
I adore red and blue but seeing this, as it now is, is such fun.
You can always get out that pain later on.

Love to you dear Kim!


Before I read the other comments, I want to voice my opinion without any pressure!! heh heh
I LOVE the unexpected jolt of blue ! And, knowing how great YOU are at decorating, and you say you like it, there's not a doubt in my mind that it should stay least for awhile. Paint is so easy to change colors blue for awhile....come winter time, when you want things all cozy and warm, give it a lick of red....
hugs, bj

Bobbi Jo Nichols

The table is so sweet blue. It reminds me of a robins egg and so cottagey (if that is a word. I would keep it blue. It's kind of like hair you can always change the color. hehe Hugs, Bobbi Jo


Oh I am lovin' that punch of blue!!! So Daisy to be very versatile!!!!

Sharon K

Hi, I love the red wlack and white that you have in your home so I would vote for red. The blue is nice but red would go so well with all that you have.


Love the blue....don't change a thing!


I like it blue!! Would you mind sharing which store it's from? Ive only been to a few shops around town. Thanks!!

Alice W.

I personally love the blue and think it looks good with some red accents near it!


The blue is so fun. Live with it a bit and you will know, Kim. You have a great eye for color. perryjane


I love it just as it its found beauty! Also, the blue books on top of the piano help pick up the blue in the table...great "pop" of color!! Live with blue for a you's just can always be changed...RIGHT? Great find!!



I love the blue! So unexpected and yet picks up the blue book cover to connect it. What a sweet find! Enjoy it and repaint when you feel it's time :) Marann


Oh, you got it!! I'm so glad, it really has such a cute shape and you know what....I love the punch of blue too! It does work, I see a blue book there too. You can always paint it later, but leave it like this for now.

Let's go shopping again!!


Gimme a B, gimme an L, gimme a U and gimme an E!
What does that spell. BLUE!


I love the blue!!!


My hubby votes for you to leave it BLUE. That's his vote.

I like it blue, too. You can always change it later, if you wish.

Betty in Oklahoma

Bethel of Bethania

G'day Kim
I gotta say I love that shade of blue your little table is - would remind me of Miami, beach & sand ... maybe I'm just a romantic. But there again if you were to paint it the colour of that red picture frame... ummmm No I think the aqua blue wins in my book but hey it's only a coat or two of paint and if it doesn't suit you can paint it back to the blue again. Maybe your can change the colour of the table in one of the photo programs - always an idea.
Kim I also wanted to say I love your selection of music - when Strangers on the Shore started I nearly cried and then Summer Place & now Last Date - song I've grown up with and favourites of my late Dad. Tears of joy thinking of him ... thank you Kim ... OOroo ... Bethel


Buyers remorse is sometimes rewarding like this moment. I've learned if it's meant to be will be !! I love the blue..and we all know nothing stays the same in our homes for long. What is the name of your favorite consignment shop.. I'd like to check it out!
Cindy H


I say leave it blue, it adds just that element of surprise to the space. Yep, like it in the blue!

Betty @ Country Charm

I know without a doubt I would leave it blue......please, please please don't paint it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sheri Ingrande

What to do, what to do....It looks fantastic so LEAVE IT BLUE!!!

Hooked on Houses

Ooh, I LOVE the blue. Please don't paint it, Kim! -Julia :-)


blue! definitely blue... =) debbie


it's cute in blue but I think in Daisy Cottage it is crying out RED!
I think Red!


Oh, leave it blue! It is so fun with all the red and yellow.


Blue - definately. Especially since you have the blue book on your piano. It ties it all together. :) Great find !


I'm not a "Blue" person but boy that table looks great w/ that chair and really makes the red pillows "pop"

Shelley Jo

I like the punch of blue, too, and like the way it pulls out the blue on that book on the piano. Fun!

Patty in Kansas

Sweet Kim: the blue table is's a neat punctuation mark for all of your other red and black treasures. I love to check in each day and hear what you have been doing....thanks for sharing your lovely home (and Miss Maggie) with all of us. Patty


I love that punch of blue, and the thing about it is you can always add a doily up under the flower vase that is edged with red if you feel you need a bit more red in the area...and you can change out your floral arrangements with the seasons too on that table....I can see it at Christmas time with a white mini feather tree with silver accents on top of the table..or even a pot of really looks rather charming in the color it is.


Adorable. Love your place, it is so sunshiny and bright.

Elaine L.

If I were you, I'd live with it blue for a while. You can always paint it, later.





I love that shade of blue.

I really like the combo of chocolate and blue that has been so popular. But It really wouldn't go with anything else in my house.

Oh....pass the word....I am having my first contest!! Come visit my blog and enter!


Heather Ferris

What a sweet little table! I went back through some of your old posts to look for pics. of the room to refresh my memory concerning the furniture already there. I would stay with the blue for now, but wouldn't it be great to be able to snap your fingers any time you wanted?
One week blue, maybe red the next and black would be pretty as well. Whatever you decide I know it will be a pleasure to look at.


Blue!Great for the season, maybe change to red in the fall.

Jennifer Takala

Keep it blue! I love it! I've been dropping by your site for a few months now and I love it! Cottage style is totally my fave, and having a real, live cottage is my dream, too. My husband and I are buying a house right now, and I'm using you for some decorating inspiration!


You have such a colorful home and you make it all work. My vote is to leave it blue until you tire of it...then paint it red or black.
...from another colorful home lover.


That's my favorite shade of blue so I say leave it! :)

Claudia Hill

I am very partial to that shade of blue. I think its perfect as is! Every room needs a bit of unexpected color. Congratulations!


Sweet Cottage Dreams

I vote to keep it blue! It balances the room out and matches that blue book on your mantel! Cute, cute, cute!!!



love it!!


What a simply wonderful, delicious find. I adore the blue. It looks stunning against the yellow and red.


Oh, I adore that color. But you paint it what you want! It's your house! :)


Decisions, decisions, decsions - actually I'd keep it blue for a while and then paint it if I got bored with the blue in maybe a year or three.


Keep it blue!!! And I'm so happy I found your darling blog!!

Lynn @theVintageNest

I love the punch of blue on the table!


OMG!!! This little table is sure getting some Love! have u counted up all the votes yet?
dont take my word for it but Blue is definitely the winner about 62-6
although most say keep it Blue For now then paint it red.
but one thing for sure We ALL Love it!
(and your blog) ; )

Di (Mamma B's Attic)

Hi Kim. I'd keep it blue! Blue and yellow are such classic cottage color combinations. So cute!


I'm loving the blue! I left you a note, too, about your piano on your flickr page. Have a great weekend!

christy in georgia

The blue table is ADORABLE!


Hi Kim,
I love the table dressed in blue. She reminds me of a sweet robin's egg. I was just thinking the other morning of painting my kitchen table blue - and now, I wonder... it just might be the right thing to do. As always, you are an inspiration!
Hugs, Patti

Fay Marie

I personally would go red, since it would go with the picture at present on the wall and the red cushion. Love your piano. By the way, yes, your Mom is pretty.
Fay Marie


I love the little blue table.


adore the blue!

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