Friday, 26 July 2013

Flirting with turquoise...


Now, many are the eyebrows that might now be raised a little higher than usual in front of the computer screens... Turquoise, she says? Aqua colours in the Swenglish home...?


Well, lately I have, to my own surprise, felt drawn to this strong and cheerful colour. Perhaps it is because of the magical summer we are having, where temperatures seem to have soared many weeks ago, only to surprise even themselves by then getting stuck there, high, high up in the unusually sweaty register... Perhaps this is why I am drawn to this slightly cooler colour, a sort of surrogate dip in the ocean for a Swede longing for school to finish and mental doors to open for beach days and splashing galore?


Perhaps this is why, during a visit to Camden Market in London at the beginning of the summer, I was surprised to see myself point at this large piece of fabric and say "could I have that one please?" and a moment later find myself in the street a few pounds shorter but with a bag full of aqua-coloured joy?

(Love versatile garden equipment..., like here with a tray placed on an upsidedown leaf bin/butt/barrel -instant side table, hooray!)


And this little fellow, he and I met in Sweden in June, and I invited him to come home with me. I am very glad I did, as with him came some wonderfully calming vibes...


Fruit... oh how we eat fruit in the summer heat! Pears, melons, strawberries - any and every fruit seems to lodge in our fridge, but only for a brief moment before it is enjoyed, giving us the juicy, fruity kick we are craving...


So there we have it, a quick and long overdue hello from a warm Wiltshire, where we are now getting ready for some proper summer holidaying, hoping the weather will not already have exhausted itself completely...
  Lake splashing, here we come!


So, from my little corner of turquoise tranquility, a warm hug to all of you who still pop in to visit The Swenglish Home blog. What is your colour that has got you tingling this summer?


Helena

30 comments:

  1. Personalmente, me encanta el turquesa, sobre todo para el verano!
    Abrazos.

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  2. I'm tingling with the colour of your succulents in your last photo. It is so yummy to me and something I think I could live with throughout the year and never be tired of it. I do love all the statues, they bring love into the picture. All the best, Liz

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  3. Turquoise is the only full color I love throghout the years. I'm never tired about it, it makes me feel more positive, I think =)
    Your photos are beautiful as always my darling friend
    Silvia

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  4. Turquoise is always nice, I love it! And it suits so well in the garden summertime.
    Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos from your garden - so much inspiration!
    Eva, Tinibelli

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  5. Det räcker med att par små föremål med en lite udda färg och slutresultatet är vackert liksom allt hos dig!

    Kram
    Sari från Puumuli

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  6. Visst är det ljuvligt just nu med lite svalkande färger som påminner om just vatten. Du har verkligen hittat fina och passande saker här.
    Underbara stilleben och man får verkligen en känsla av skön sommar.

    Lite "trötta" pasteller är aldrig fel för mej och turkos är en härlig färg för mej också!
    Önskar dej en fortsatt skön sommar!
    Kram
    Lisa

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  7. Hi there Helena, I found your Lovely blog at Lisashus and now I have read it through and wish to tell you that all the Pictures as well as the Words behind them are so interesting och really fun to explore. I can tell you that I have had a turquoise fireplace (kakelugn) in my diningroom when I was living in Vasastaden area in Stockholm - a round, beautiful thing that I still am missing. That room was of course furnished all in consideration of the fireplace. I like the turquoise things you have spread out - Lovely and colourful.

    I understand that you live just Close to Bath. Last year when visiting Devon I had planned to go the Bath but on the arranged day M4 was closed because of the Heavy rain and sadly we could not make the trip. Hope to be able to visit interesting Bath some other time.

    Have a continuous nice summertime and all the best to you from Eleonora.

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  8. Sommarhälsningar från mej! /Helen

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  9. Vackra färger och fina bilder.
    Jag har själv först nu denna sommar lärt mej tycka om turkosa färgen ;)

    Ha det bra
    Monica

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  10. Turquoise and green always go so well together, like orange and pink. Some people think that they clash, I think they set each other off!

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  11. Helena du har gjort det igen! Helt fantastiska bilder. Jag som älskar turkost.jag verkligen njuter av dessa bilder. Får jag visa ngn på min blogg med hänvisning till dej?
    Ha en fortsatt bra sommar.
    KRAM Chrisatina

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  12. I really love the Buddha statue!! lovely!

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  13. Well, well, well, it seems I am not the only one to have found my fins this summer, oh aquatic enchantress!

    Turquoise is one of my favourite colours, although I don't actually own anything turquoise and I now realise upon reading this delicious post that this must change. Perhaps I should hot-foot it down to Camden market to cocoon myself in swathes of sea green in the style of Molly Parkin or Zandra Rhodes pronto!

    Your foray into aqua reminded me of the mute, tailless, mermaid Aqua Marina from Stingray, so I serenade you this dear Helena......
    http://youtu.be/0iULyLwvV-A

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  14. Turkost är väldigt fint tycker jag. Kram Stina

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  15. Hello hello min vän.. Hoppas din sommar varit bra! Idag är det höstigt här vilket jag inte riktigt är med på än. Kanske har man blivit bortskämd av för mycket vackert väder denna sommar?? Oh la la.. turkosa toner.. är snyggt! Den ljusare kulören tycker jag ger en somrig känsla och den mörkare inger mer höstfeeling som jag också gillar. Jättefint mönster. Vad ska det bli av det tro? :) Ha en fortsatt fin sommar! Hörs snart igen.

    Varma kramar Sanna

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  16. Kära Helena,

    Vilken härlig förälskelse och nog är det allt så att det turkosa passar alldeles utmärkt i det swengelska hemmet. Med din fingertoppskänsla känns det som om det alltid har funnits där. Så självklart.

    Jag hoppas att ni njuter av sköna lediga sommarlovsdagar och att ni har fått njuta av stora doser av sol, värme och bad. Fyller kropp och själ med härlig, härlig sommar. Här i Skåne har vi haft en helt fantastisk sommar. Rena medelhavskänslan större delen av sommaren och jag har njutit av solrosor, bad och ljumma sommarkvällar. Lycka i det lilla.

    Idag var det tillbaka till vardagen igen med skolstart och mycket fjärilar i magen här hemma. Nya spännande äventyr och även om sommaren går mot sitt slut känns det helt ok och höstkänslan börjar smyga sig på. Och med den höstfärgerna och en längtan efter tända ljus, te, brasa, böcker och en varm filt. Men först tänker jag krama ur det sista ur sommaren och njuta.

    Ta hand om dig kära vän och ha fina lediga dagar.♥

    Kram Lotta

    Ps. Underbara bilder som alltid. The Helena way! :)

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  17. Gillar det tyget mycket. Passar så bra med Buddha figurer och grönska.

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  18. I love turquoise too - looks so good with other vibrant colors. Loving the barrel too :)

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  19. Nydelige bilder!
    Ha en fortsatt fin sensommeruke :)
    Hei fra Eva

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  20. Kjære Helena! Alt er så vakkert og din hage er bare magisk!! Camdon market *sukk*...alt for lenge siden, men forhåpentlig vis ikke så lenge til!! Håper du har det bra <3

    Hanne

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  21. Super super snyggt, älskar turkos.

    Kram Anna

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  22. Hi, just stopped by to say thanks for visiting my blog recently. Bit nervous now as I see all the comments in swedish! Lovely pictures though. Anyway, thanks for visiting, hope to see you again soon. I am now following you, so hope there is not too much swedish to scare me off! Thanks and see you soon. Amy

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  23. Hi! A big 'hello' from Sweden (Skane). This year was amazing! The last couple of days have been even nicer. Almost like Spring with no rain. You're right I saw so much of turq this year and picked up quite a few pcs. Just like another blogger, apart from jewelry I had none in decor.

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