My Birthday Came Early This Year

by hookedonhouses on February 4, 2010

Bombay Chest-Arhaus

Remember when I took a poll a couple of weeks ago and asked you if you thought turquoise has gotten too trendy? Well, I kind of had a personal reason for wondering what you thought. I had gone shopping with my mom–ostensibly to help her find a couple of chairs for her living room–when I spotted this Bombay Chest at Arhaus. I couldn’t take my eyes off it. I even snapped that picture of it before leaving the store.

My mother thought I should get it for my dining room.  When I said I didn’t think I could spend that much right now, she  said, “Well, your birthday is coming up. Let me buy it for you!” My birthday isn’t until the end of April. By that logic, everyone has a birthday coming up. Ha. I protested, but she insisted, earning herself the title of The Most Generous Mother in the World.

It recently came home to live in my dining room, and I love it! I have to admit I did a little “happy dance” when no one was looking.

behind table and chairs

I haven’t figured out how I want to decorate the chest yet, but I’ve been playing around with a few things like this white elephant that I’ve had for years–it goes all the way back to my dorm-room days.

white elephant

I got this mirror in an antique store years ago and it’s been sitting in my basement, waiting for something to do. I dusted it off and hung it over the chest. I think it works!

Bombay Chest-antique mirror

I have already rearranged the top of the chest five times since I took these photos yesterday. It’s so much fun to have something new in the house to play with! Thanks, Mom. You’re off the hook for the next five birthdays, at least.

P.S. Are you going to Nashville for the BlissDom blogging conference? I’m all packed up and on my way. Hope to see you there!

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Marie February 4, 2010 at 8:02 am

The chest is gorgeous and you’ve accessorized it beautifully! I’m totally envious! I must thank you for the House of Turquoise website you recently featured. I love the color and use it often in my decorating. I consider it a “neutral” color that goes with almost anything. It’s in every room of my house.

Melanie February 4, 2010 at 8:02 am

I think the mirror and the plates look fantastic over the chest. The mirror pulls in the color of the hardware on the chest and the chandelier. The white plates pull in the color of the chairs. It looks beautiful!
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Monique February 4, 2010 at 8:02 am

It’s great! And there is NOTHING like a mom that says: You have a birthday coming up let me get in for you:)..Ahhhh…..Lucky lady..Moms are priceless.
.-= Monique´s last blog ..Oh My Goodness~ =-.

Melanie February 4, 2010 at 8:18 am

Love it! I would do a happy dance if it were in my house too! Have a great trip!

Lisa February 4, 2010 at 8:18 am

Absolutely love it. The white plates really set it off. Also noticed you have a black tole tray on your table. I have quite a few of those and never know exactly what to do with them. Glad to see they must still be “in.”

Kim @ Everything Etsy February 4, 2010 at 8:19 am

Oh, that’s just stunning! I’m so happy for you!

.-= Kim @ Everything Etsy´s last blog ..Oops! Button Problems – Get Your Fix! =-.

sheri February 4, 2010 at 8:21 am

it looks more fabulous in your house than it did in the store! What a great piece.
.-= sheri´s last blog ..This is what i do when conference calls don’t start on time. =-.

Stacy@RedDoorHome February 4, 2010 at 8:25 am

It looks perfect. How lucky you are to have such a wonderful Mom. This wonderful piece of furniture will be even more special to you because of the story behind it. Happy early birthday!
.-= Stacy@RedDoorHome´s last blog ..Vintage Block Printing Projects =-.

linda@LimeintheCoconut February 4, 2010 at 8:29 am

THINK it looks good?! Honey it looks FABULOUS! Mom’s are the best…no?
I have a kinda similar one (same color) in our family room. Love it too!
.-= linda@LimeintheCoconut´s last blog ..Kitchen Love… =-.

Kirsten February 4, 2010 at 8:30 am

gorgeous chest – LOVE the color mixed in with all the black & white. My mom does the same system for birthdays, and then ‘forgets’ and gives me something on the actual day. Gotta love moms.
.-= Kirsten´s last blog ..Stuff stuff stuffity stuff =-.

Stephanie February 4, 2010 at 8:39 am

WOW…i absolutely love it!
You mom rocks!!!
.-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday, You Capture Theme " FACES" =-.

Jennifer February 4, 2010 at 8:42 am

looks delightful!!

Katie W. February 4, 2010 at 9:00 am

I love it!

Janell Beals February 4, 2010 at 9:01 am

It is fabulous, something so beautiful and classic with the twist of color just couldn’t ever go out of style! Enjoy it…and have a great time on your trip. It never occurred to me to go until people started talking about it, next year! Janell
.-= Janell Beals´s last blog ..Home Office Redesign – Hunting For Frames =-.

Bonnie Morscher February 4, 2010 at 9:04 am

Julia, that is beautiful. Just gorgeous. I would love that. I don’t know where I could put it, but it is so pretty, I would just have to make room for it. Lucky you. Plus, that color of blue is my all-time favorite color. It is the color of my Vespa motor scooter and the matching helmet.

Tracy February 4, 2010 at 9:10 am

The chest is beautiful and the mirror looks perfect over it. I love it!
.-= Tracy´s last blog ..New Discovery =-.

Lauryn February 4, 2010 at 9:15 am

What a generous mom, so sweet! I’d definitely say that falls into the Tiffany Box Blue color family though so even if turquoise goes out that will always be timeless.

Art by Karena February 4, 2010 at 9:18 am

Julia, it is perfect. love the style and lines of the chest. What a great Mother you have!
.-= Art by Karena´s last blog ..Keep Pushing On =-.

Kelli February 4, 2010 at 9:19 am

Oooh, I LOVE it! I’m a huge turquoise fan, too, not matter if it’s trendy or not. Have fun in Nashville!

rue February 4, 2010 at 9:29 am

You are so sneaky Julia! LOL
I love it! It’s perfect and so is that mirror above it :)

Have a great time!
.-= rue´s last blog ..What I was up to on my break =-.

black eyed susans kitchen February 4, 2010 at 9:38 am

It is the perfect piece for your dining room! Happy early birthday….your Mom is a gem. Personally, I love the turquoise, have for some time and fully expect to see it around my house for many years to come. Have a wonderful time at the conference.
.-= black eyed susans kitchen´s last blog ..VINTAGE TEA…AN OLD FASHIONED EYE VIEW =-.

Pat February 4, 2010 at 9:40 am

Love it, love it, love it! You have the perfect arrangement on the wall, don’t change a thing….like that’s possible huh?!
My mom had a similar one with a marble top, but I acutally like it much better painted turquoise. I wonder where that is now, I need to track it down!
.-= Pat´s last blog ..OPINION? =-.

Laura Ann February 4, 2010 at 9:42 am

Such a beautiful gift, and one that will make you think of your mom every time you see it. I would have done a happy dance too ;-) Happy EARLY Birthday, Ha! By the way I love the white elephant too.

Daily laying it at the Master’s feet!
Laura Ann
.-= Laura Ann´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – This little Piggy x 2 =-.

the 7msn ranch February 4, 2010 at 9:43 am

The color combination of the turquoise and the “khaki” (though I’m sure it has a much more dignified name) on the wall is absolute perfection.
.-= the 7msn ranch´s last blog ..The winter of our discontent =-.

Shannon February 4, 2010 at 9:45 am

Happy early birthday! What a great gift! I love it and you have decorated it beautifully!!

Morning T February 4, 2010 at 9:45 am

It is just gorgeous Julia and your vignette is perfect. The mirror works well and I love your hanging plates. I’ve been searching for a color to paint the chest in my dining room and I may have to copy you! Have fun in Nashville.
.-= Morning T´s last blog ..Heard it through the grapevine =-.

christy February 4, 2010 at 9:51 am

What a great present and it looks wonderful in your dining room! I love how you’ve decorated it too! Have fun at the conference – can’t wait to hear all about it when you return!
.-= christy´s last blog ..Sleepyhead =-.

Marie Elena February 4, 2010 at 9:51 am

What a gorgeous piece! It looks beautiful in your dining room, and you accessorized it perfectly!

scoots and cuddles February 4, 2010 at 9:51 am

Fantastic! I love the chest…. absolutely perfect. I have a generous Mom also, they always want to make their “little” girls happy. Last year my Mom gave me a pair of diamond hoop earrings for an early Christmas present because I was big, pregnant and extremely crabby. She thought I needed a lift… she was right. I still haven’t taken off the earrings!
.-= scoots and cuddles´s last blog ..M.I.A. =-.

Cottage Dreamers February 4, 2010 at 9:52 am

Oh my! That is beautiful!!!
.-= Cottage Dreamers´s last blog ..An artistic two year old. =-.

Chris February 4, 2010 at 9:52 am

I’m in LOVE!!! Will you please tell your mom that my birthday is in October? Thanks! :)
.-= Chris´s last blog ..Master Bathroom Sneak =-.

Janet February 4, 2010 at 9:55 am

I love it. I loooove the color and your arrangment is wonderful. I like the white elephant, he looks great there. What a nice mom!
.-= Janet´s last blog .. =-.

Sheila February 4, 2010 at 9:57 am

First of all, I think it’s terrific that you’ve just posted this and already have 25 comments! That’s high traffic, for sure. Second, yes — the piece, as Sheri stated, looks much more fab in your house than in the store. I love the plate-and-pitcher idea — very Nantuckety. And I’m also completely thrilled to have found your site — love love love it! BTW, my mom’s M.O. is the same as your mom’s. She just bought me a gorgeous, huge copper lamp with pounded copper shade. It’s seriously cool, sort of nautical-inspired. Moms are fantastic!
.-= Sheila´s last blog ..Soda vs. pop vs. coke =-.

Brenda February 4, 2010 at 9:58 am

Your chest is beautiful! Happy Birthday ;)
What a nice MOM! My Birthday is coming up!
I LOVE the color and it looks great in your Dining Room!

LeAnn February 4, 2010 at 9:59 am

Oh Julia, I love this piece, I saw it a few weeks ago when I was at Arhaus and thought it was just spectacular. I myself think it is timeless and it looks gorgeous in your dining room. Way to go Mom!!

.-= LeAnn´s last blog ..A morning project… =-.

cheryl February 4, 2010 at 10:09 am

I LOVE THE CHEST. It is so me…(wish I had it). Your Mom sounds just like my Mom…always looking for a reason to buy me the treasure that I will not buy for myself. I must say that my Dad is the same way. He recently built a kitchen table for me that will seat 10 and I think of him every time I sit down to it (which is a million times a day). Have a great day and enjoy the chest and the obvious love that went with it from your Mom.


Bailey February 4, 2010 at 10:15 am

Mother of the Year!? I LOVE it, it is just so good in there with your white dining furniture. SO good.
.-= Bailey´s last blog ..Color Me Happy =-.

Sarah February 4, 2010 at 10:15 am

Love it!!!
What a great mom to buy that for you! I love the elephant too!

Janet Doherty February 4, 2010 at 10:22 am

Looks gorgeous! Just out of the catalog :)
Wish I were going to BlissDom but have a great time and report back on how it all went.
Take care
.-= Janet Doherty´s last blog ..Can you feel… =-.

sondra February 4, 2010 at 10:25 am

I love it!
.-= sondra´s last blog ..It’s Hard To Stay Beautiful! =-.

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints February 4, 2010 at 10:26 am

Oh Julia, it’s absolutely perfect. It looks like it was made for that spot. Big hugs to momma for that one:)
.-= Becky @ Farmgirl Paints´s last blog ..Being on top:) =-.

Donna February 4, 2010 at 10:29 am

Great find! And great gift! I think it looks perfect in that location and the way you have it accessorized.
.-= Donna´s last blog ..My 2010 Weekly Planner =-.

Susan February 4, 2010 at 10:36 am

I love the new piece for your dining room. Everything looks so fresh and cheerful! Your Mom is a doll. My Mom is just as sweet, except that she would keep the chest at her house until my birthday rolled around. I would only be able to visit it until my official birthday.

Susan and Bentley
.-= Susan´s last blog ..Thankful Thursday =-.

Sunshine February 4, 2010 at 10:36 am

Aren’t Momma’s the best! Unconditional Love! What a nice Mom!
It looks perfect in you home!
.-= Sunshine´s last blog ..A time to be Grateful =-.

Jamie February 4, 2010 at 10:37 am

Gorgeous!!!! I love it.

Will you come over to my house while you’re in Nashville and help me redo my house!!! ;)

I will be arriving at Blissdom late tomorrow afternoon. Hope to see you again!

Jen H. February 4, 2010 at 10:57 am

So pretty! The colour gives the room some “oomph” and I love the way you’ve dressed it up. I don’t think turquoise will ever go out of style. I remember my grandmother had a thing for it, as well as my great aunt, and for years my mother has been using it. And now, you’ve guessed, I am carrying on the family tradition!
.-= Jen H.´s last blog ..Some progress =-.

Jerri Ann Smith February 4, 2010 at 11:14 am

She’s beautiful. I must find my own turquoise treasure.

Janel February 4, 2010 at 11:24 am

That chest is fabulous — perfection. And love the mirror, elephant — but I don’t “get” the plates on the wall; not just yours but whenever I see them. But this piece is wonderful — enjoy.

Cindy February 4, 2010 at 11:27 am

Love your new addition. The color is so pretty. Can’t wait to see what you finally decide to leave on your new table.

Aren’t moms wonderful?

Have fun at the conference.
.-= Cindy´s last blog ..Spending some time =-.

Katie February 4, 2010 at 11:57 am

I love it!
.-= Katie´s last blog ..A Beautiful Southern Home! =-.

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger February 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Julie, it’s GORGEOUS!!! Congrats!!!
.-= the BLAH BLAH BLAHger´s last blog ..Front Loader Problem and Solution! =-.

barbara February 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I LOVE it! I sincerely hope that color will stay around, as a lighter version of it is on my living room walls. I call it beach glass blue.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno February 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Jealousy! Jealousy! Oh my, that piece is so perfect and looks amazing in your room! Why can’t I find things like this near me? I love how you’ve decorated it. Perfection.
.-= Sara @ Russet Street Reno´s last blog ..Adding panel molding to walls =-.

Blakely February 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Looks great! I love it.
.-= Blakely´s last blog ..Have you seen the sun? =-.

Erin February 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Your mother has one generous soul! That is such a beautiful piece….I dream of having something that gorgeous in my own home one day!
.-= Erin´s last blog ..All About Blue with House Beautiful =-.

Kris February 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I love it! It looks great in your room and your Mom is wonderful! Of course, my Mom did something similar. We were in the Swarovski store after Christmas and their bird decorations for trees (they are crystal for the body and head and the tail is a feather and they clip on a tree..I put it on my wire tree where I hang their star ornaments) were discounted and discontinued. They had 2 left. She bought me one for my birthday, which is in October. haha!
.-= Kris´s last blog ..Monthly Challenge Update – January =-.

desiree February 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Love it! My mom is the same way–but I love her logic. I really love the white accents on top including the elephant. ?desiree

ps. I have been caught doing the happy dance when I thought no one was around! be careful–that’s all I’m saying–it’s embarrassing!
.-= desiree´s last blog ..I Dream of Montecito =-.

Beckie February 4, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Great piece. Would love to see your happy dance!
.-= Beckie´s last blog ..Happiness is Fabric Buying! (Re-run!) =-.

Jennifer February 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Oh my goodness. That is seriously the most beautiful piece of furniture I have ever seen. Happy “EARLY” birthday! haha :)

Terry February 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm

It’s gorgeous, Julia–a perfect punch of color. And I love all the extras you’ve added.

Sheila Jenkins February 4, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Hi Julie,
Happy Birthday. What a gorgeous piece. I love how you arranged it in the pictures. Keep up the awesome work on your blog, I love reading it.

The link below is a wonderful late 1700′s home on Main St., Woodstock VA. It has absolutely gorgeous murals that were painted by a renowned artist.

Sheila Jenkins February 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm

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Gotta run. Want to read more on your blog. Great content!!!!

Rie February 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm

LOVE the chest. And generous moms. My mom bought me an early house warming present last week for our new house. We still have yet to sell our current one! It’s an antique fireplace mantel!! She said it fit me and that I had to have it. Okay Mom. :)
.-= Rie´s last blog ..Repurposed Cabinet =-.

Rachel February 4, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Who cares what’s trendy???!!! It’s your house, do what YOU like!!! If you like it, it can’t be wrong. Love the new addition to your dining room.


laney February 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm

…perfect…just perfect…

MAH February 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Beautiful!!!!!!! (what about turquoise shades on the chandelier?) I think that turquoise is here to stay, simple because so many of the old pieces that you find are turquoise or variations of that color! I have a number of pieces that are OLD that have turquoise as the color you can see or the color under layers of paint! I love it! We discovered that one of our bedrooms was originally painted a beautiful turquoise and our house was built in 1927.

Lesley @ TheDesignFile February 4, 2010 at 1:49 pm

It is really a stunner. The size is so gorgeous and it looks absolutely perfect with your table and chandelier.

Great choice!
.-= Lesley @ TheDesignFile´s last blog ..Home tour: A rustic retreat in the Indy Home Show! =-.

Jamie February 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm

It seems like that piece was meant for the room and has gone through a lot of adventures before it finally made it “home”. Looks amazing absolutely love it! Its so much fun when you just happen upon these things that just “fit” your home! Same thing happened to me and my dining room hutch that was redone with glass shelves, lighting, a distressed painted finish, and chicken wire over the glass in the cabinet doors (sounds weird but believe me, its undescriably beautiful!)

Struggler February 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm

At a rough count you already have 66 people telling you they love this, but what the heck, here is #67. As I recall, your dining room did need a ‘special’ item and this is totally it. Hurrah for your Mom!
.-= Struggler´s last blog ..5 Reasons I’m Not Following Your Blog =-.

lucinda February 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm

That chest is adorable. I know you’ll treasue it for years.

***just a thought. I know you profile movie houses but lately I’ve been admiring some homes in the new tv season. Have you ever thought of profiling Coutney Cox’s home in Cougar Town? I was noticing it last night…it is really cute. And the gay couple on Modern Family, there home is charming as well.

Have a great weekend.

Beck February 4, 2010 at 2:49 pm

I love it, love it, love it! This gives me such great ideas of how to re-do some pieces of furniture!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY by the way!!!

Kate February 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Oh.My.Goodness. I think I may have stopped breathing momentarily. That’s exactly the sort of thing that I would see in a store and not be able to stop thinking about. I’m a sucker for blue. That blue. Love it in the store. LOVE it in your dining room. LOVE.

also happen to love your blog. :-)
.-= Kate´s last blog ..My New Favorite =-.

Sarah @ Dream In Domestic February 4, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Dear holy mother of all things blue and beautiful – this is fantastic!!!! I am drooling all over my desk right now. It is gorgeous and my favorite color! It kind of reminds me of what I’m posting about tomorrow (antique dressers like one I found at a consignment shop), but this is better because you actually own it and it is perfect already without any work needing to be done to it. What a great mom! Happy early birthday!
.-= Sarah @ Dream In Domestic´s last blog ..Think About It Thursday: Why Do We Love Black and White? =-.

Jocelyn Stott February 4, 2010 at 3:56 pm

.-= Jocelyn Stott´s last blog ..Conversations With The Government =-.

Polly February 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I LOVE it!!! Lucky, lucky you! I have a few pieces like that too … that I just “had” to have and continue to love them every single day!!!!

So happy early birthday, why not keep the celebrating going until April!?!?!
.-= Polly´s last blog ..Finishing the hem. =-.

The Summer Kitchen Girls February 4, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Love it Julia! Last year I found one similar at an estate sale – same distress & color & I LOVE it (although…I must tell you that I got mine for $25….sorry!!)
It looks fab in your dining room – you’ll enjoy it for years (plus, the color just makes you so darn happy just to look at it – don’t you think?)
.-= The Summer Kitchen Girls´s last blog ..Poppy-Talk =-.

Amy February 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Oh wow!!! I’m completely smitten. It’s absolutely fab and who cares what anyone else thinks. You’ll love it forever. You know, until (years from now I’m sure) you decide to paint it. Bombay chests are classic.
.-= Amy´s last blog ..The End =-.

Kathy :) February 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I LOVE IT Julia…..Happy Birthday…lol actually today is my daughter Jacquleen’s birthday…… What a nice Mamma you have !!!!

It looks fantastic…..

All the best,
Kathy :)

le @whoop whoop February 4, 2010 at 4:38 pm

love it love it love it ….. and the mirror works perfectly – ya mom – what a great mon mum she is :) best le
.-= le @whoop whoop´s last blog ..It’s raining daisies .. =-.

Chic Coles February 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm

It looks so good in your house! You are so lucky to have a mom that is so generous…I know my mom wishes she could buy big things for me. I love it with the elephant and the books!
.-= Chic Coles´s last blog ..My kind of Living room =-.

melissa February 4, 2010 at 5:04 pm

My birthday is end of April too! I loooove your early b-day present! I bet your mom isn’t just generous with gifts…I bet she has a big heart too. ;)
.-= melissa´s last blog ..Billy Elliot Birthday =-.

Debra February 4, 2010 at 5:19 pm

It looks fabulous ! And I love how you have decorated it already. I just found your blog but I will be back to say hello:)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Nita February 4, 2010 at 5:22 pm


We have kitchens alike and now I see you have a black mirror quite like mine too! I will try to send you a photo.

Kim February 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm


That chest is gorgeous. It goes great with your dining room table and decor.

SueLovesCherries February 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Oh, my! I’m comment #80! The chest looks right at home in your room, and the mirror looks like it was made for it!

Y’know, it doesn’t matter if a color or style is trendy or not, it just matters if you like it and makes you happy. And I can see that it did!
.-= SueLovesCherries´s last blog ..VTT – (EYE) CANDY ANYONE? =-.

Lori-Anne February 4, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Trendy schmendy. When you find something as beautiful as this, and it works so well in your room, it surpasses trendiness! What a wonderful birthday present!
.-= Lori-Anne´s last blog ..Pick a Card =-.

Paula Grace February 4, 2010 at 6:01 pm

That is a beautiful piece! Happy Birthday!
Paula Grace ~
.-= Paula Grace´s last blog ..Thursday’s Room =-.

Donna Johnson February 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm

I don’t like turquoise….but I think your chest looks more robin’s-egg blue….love it!! Great job accessorizing!! :)

angela | the painted house February 4, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Julia, that aqua beauty makes the room! And how happy that you already had the mirror. I love when old possessions and new possessions come together to make something wonderful. You’ve been working on that room a long time so I understand the happy dance–I feel the same way about my living room. :)

Safe travels to Blissdom! And have fun!
.-= angela | the painted house´s last blog ..Be Kind =-.

joni webb February 4, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Oh – I love this!!!! Just beautiful – love love love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday!!
.-= joni webb´s last blog ..Parents Reunited With Missing Toddler =-.

micah February 4, 2010 at 8:47 pm

LOVE!!! The color is perfect – what a great b-day gift!
.-= micah´s last blog ..Sound The Alarm =-.

anna see February 4, 2010 at 8:58 pm

i am in love with that chest! it is simply smashing. you will surely enjoy it.!
.-= anna see´s last blog ..Please Take Me Home, Country Roads =-.

Debbie Bailey February 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm

I love turquoise! The mirror is perfect over it. Beautiful!
.-= Debbie Bailey´s last blog ..A Most Important Thing To Do =-.

Nichole February 4, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I love it! I’ve got some turquoise in my dining room, too.

Robin February 4, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Gorgeous! I’m a little jealous!
.-= Robin´s last blog ..One of these things is not like the other =-.

Jenny February 4, 2010 at 10:09 pm

It’s beautiful! What a great birthday present!

Destiny D February 4, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Gorgeous! Your style is absolutely stunning…

Jessica February 5, 2010 at 1:02 am

Love the chest!

mishelle February 5, 2010 at 5:51 am

I love it with the black mirror it pops.. Arent mothers great.? I do the birthday thing too… lol. mishelle
.-= mishelle´s last blog ..Cherry , cherry … =-.

Annie@A View on Design February 5, 2010 at 6:12 am

well your mum is a star – and you have such beautiful taste, look at those floors!!! you star!!! lovely drawer set too, just a lovely looking style in your home, the colour is sensational – and it is a feature item, even if it is a bit shabby, that’s the whole point I thought! (my mum died when I was a young girl, I guess it’s times like this i get a liddle jealous! but I am happy for you, I hope to do things like this for my girl for many years to come!)
.-= Annie@A View on Design´s last blog ..A Classic Clayfield Residence =-.

E. George February 5, 2010 at 6:45 am

Hi Julia now that colour I like it looks beautiful with the rest of your decor and the elephant has to stay. Are mothers wonderful or what? Enjoy….. You deserve it … Regards Esther from Sydney with crazy weather.. PS you have great taste…

Lynn Byrne February 5, 2010 at 7:46 am

LOVE the mirror and the chest looks great in your space! Lynn

Kristin@Bouelvard Interior Design February 5, 2010 at 9:17 am

You know how I feel about that color. Love it!! Chest looks great.

Summer February 5, 2010 at 10:28 am

Love, love, LOVE IT!!! The whole arrangement looks amazing!
.-= Summer´s last blog ..Wintering =-.

Jacki February 5, 2010 at 10:59 am

The chest is gorgeous – congratulations! And I love the color.
.-= Jacki´s last blog ..Garage Sale Treasure and Tagged =-.

donna good February 5, 2010 at 11:11 am

i love this chest…!!! you were so right to want it and so lucky to have it. the shape, the color, everything is just right.

Pamela Rosenberg February 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm

I’m having a hard time with this turquoise thing. I’ve never been a blue person, yet I painted my studio and laundry room a version of this color. I convinced myself to take this plunge by renaming it Tiffany Blue :) Anyway, I work with painted furniture and I usually do kind of wild and crazy things but they do mesh with a traditional home.

I’m not trying to self promote but to understand what I’m saying you almost need a picture. So when I saw your post showing the turquoise furniture I thought maybe it would be fun to incorporate this look – a calmer bluer version into one of my spring pieces. Who knows? Maybe it will sell. :) Thanks for the idea
.-= Pamela Rosenberg´s last blog ..Pillow of the Week #3 or Polka Dots Make Me Happy =-. Maegan February 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm

omg it’s so fabulous!

cashon&co February 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm

it looks absolutely gorgeous in your room! Just the pop of colour is perfect. hope you are having a good time in TN!

kim February 6, 2010 at 1:10 am

I’m so jealous…absolutely beautiful. Your mother is a keeper.
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LoveFeast Table February 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm

I did a happy dance too when I saw this pic! Really, it belongs in my house!
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Janet/Julia February 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm

The chest is so attractive and you have such a flare for arrangements. Table top arrangements, as I call them, are like still lifes, and give me so much pleasure, especially when they incorporate items with special meaning or memories. Thank you for sharing!

Norma February 6, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Hi Julia,It looks Wonderful in your Dinning Room,it’s just a perfect fit. What a great early Birthday present.

Michelle February 8, 2010 at 3:51 am

What a beautiful piece! It’s perfect with that mirror, love it!
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Jordan February 8, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Very nice turquoise! I am a big fan if used correctly. This is a very nice use of turquoise, and seems to be working quite well with a lot of the things in your house!
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Marie February 8, 2010 at 11:11 pm

LOVE IT! If turqouise is too trendy, you can always paint it. But, it looks beautiful in the space! My mother inlaw is alot like your mother. She is always looking for an excuse to spoil us. Fun for you and happy birthday!

Chris Kauffman February 9, 2010 at 8:04 am

It is so lovely , it looks like the cousin to my recent buffet addition to my dining room , how funny , I painted mine it was an old neglected buffet I picked it up in the online want ads , what a great find for both of us.
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drey February 10, 2010 at 6:14 am

hi, my mother in law bought a similar one (we’re in Australia) recently and we babysat it for a few months :) i loved having it, although my only regret is that it doesn’t store much!
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Donnica February 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Lovely…why aren’t you an interior designer, you certainly have a great eye for design!

Heather Collins April 1, 2010 at 7:36 am

gotta love shopping with mom! I always secretly hope for the “your birthday is coming up” comment ; ) The chest is lovely, and personally I think no matter how trendy some things become, they can still be classic….like turquoise. (The domino book is also one of my absolute faves! Don’t you miss the magazine! I’ve saved every one.

PS~Erin May 6, 2010 at 11:43 am

Oh my goodness: It’s gorgeous!!
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