The Blue House ....

Have you ever been shopping on Montana Ave. It is in Santa Monica, California?  It's a fun place for a day of shopping and lunch with friends. We went to this wonderful store called The Blue House. It  has a mix of painted furniture and beautiful antiques. 

We fell in love with this beautiful chair that was painted gray with a hint of blue. The gold on these chairs were gorgeous. 

  Have you painted with chalk paint? This cabinet reminds us of it. Julie has bought 3 cans and is trying to find the time to paint up a storm.  

Love the blue and white china.

Great idea for displaying antique books.

The natural colored accessories mixed with the white has such a crisp look.  

We love using books for display. So many things could be put on them.  Wouldn't coral look great?

The patina blue, ooh la la! 

We have heard how easy it is to use chalk paint. If you want to learn more go to   http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/ and search her  blog, Kim  has some wonderful tips on how to use chalk paint. 
Check out The Blue House, promise it will be a treat! 

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  1. So pretty! Love all the blue and white. My home is filled with transfer ware and lots of neutrals. I will book mark this! Great ideas :) leslie

  2. Ooooo I want to shop on that avenue

  3. What gorgeous things and so beautifully displayed. It makes we want to go and rearrange all my shelves! x Sharon

  4. Definitely a store I could have a lot of fun in......looks wonderful!

  5. What a great store and I can't wait to see what Julie does with the chalk paint. I've been dying to try it out so I would love to hear how she likes it.

    Enjoy your Friday!

  6. Nice finds!!
    I read something the other day about GFC going away but I thought that was only for non-Blogger hosted blogs...?

  7. What a lovely shop. Everything is so nicely styled. Kim at Savvy Southern Style is definitely a pro at the chalk paint. I think she had a post up this week.

  8. I would have to be dragged out of this shop so it is a good thing it is far from me!
    I have been studying tutorials on painting with chalk paint, and it certainly has its place in this business! I am going to refinish a small chest with the blue.
    Happy Friday.

  9. looks like a great shop! and i love the look of the chalk paint too...
    Hope you both have a great weekend!!

  10. Thanks so much for the mention. Love the hutch and it does have a chalk paint look. That is the whole purpose of chalk paint, to create old worn finishes.

  11. I'm in love with the gold and blue-grey chair...what a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing your shopping trip with us.

  12. I love the white accessories, they are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

    Enjoy your weekend!


  13. I am totally fascinated by the little tray in the 5th photo. it looks like the tray bottom has been painted with a small tablescape scene. Haven't heard of chalk paint. Milk paint is making a comeback here in New England. There's place in Gardner, MA that makes it. You buy it as a powder. Cool stuff...

    Ummmm....What's a Linky follower...


  14. First, I did the Linky thing. Wouldn't want to lose track of you. I love this store; I am drooling over the chair and the blue and white porcelain and the antique books and the gorgeous white covered cheese plate...in other words, all of it. I hope they have a website because I live on the other side of the country from Santa Monica.
    All the best...Victoria

  15. Hi, I am a lover of blue and I am sure I would love this store, I like what I see so far, fun day of shopping for sure,
    Happy Weekend,

  16. The china cabinet is wonderfu and the interior blue, oh yea....luv it tooo!

    xx kelley

  17. Yes, I've bought some chalk paint but just haven't gotten around to using it yet. I have heard incredible things about it. Looking forward to finding the time to paint. Have a great weekend!

  18. I could do some serious damage to my wallet in this place!! xo

  19. I've been dying to try the chalk paint. Would love to hear what you two think about it after a project! M.

  20. gorgeous shop!

    my husband and i have been playing around with the chalk paint and made a discovery. you see we wanted a coral colored paint which is a color annie sloan does not carry. so we went to the paint shop, picked a color, had it added to a primer.......much cheaper........painted the cabinet & used the annie sloan wax......perfect!

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  22. Oh I'd LOVE to go there! It looks like CA has SUCH good shopping!

  23. I love the look of chalk paint. I purchased Anni Sloan's book it is filled with such gorgeous makeovers. Loving your china cabinet. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  24. Now this is a store I would love...adore the blue chair!!

  25. I love Montana Ave. I used to live in Santa Monica on 18th street. Great place to stroll.

  26. wow this chair is amazing. Interesting what was the price?

    1. Hello Aurelia, I'm so pleased you like our chairs. They're a pair of gilded back French chairs that were newly upholstered in London where we purchased them. The circa is 1910 and they sell for $3000.
      Please let me know if you need any further information.
      Thank you,
      Mary Goldenberg 310-451-2243

  27. The entire store is Exquisite!

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