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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blue Store

Do you ever ride around in the evening?

We do.

Then I see a building, a flower or something and yell STOP!

Such was the case when I saw this blue chipppy paint.

The pieces are better than the whole.

It is a corner store in a sleepy little Georgia town.

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Isn’t the blue faded and just right?

People were riding by while I was snapping pics and I can imagine they were thinking LOON.

I am one happy picture taking LOON ya’ll.

grace surrounds us



  1. ~*~*ChiPpY ShAbbY Blue perfection!!! Love it!Thanks for sharing it~*~*Hugs,Rachel ;)~*~

  2. I love those photos Olive! And that color of blue is just aged to perfection... I take alot of walks at dusk and love to take photos along the trail as well... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. I am glad you are a loon snapping pictures of lovley old things that I find just so interesting.

  4. Love it, Olive! I am always taking pictures of things that I'm sure people are wondering why... LOL!

  5. Oh Yes! It's wonderful, and your photos are wonderful too. If people driving by thought you were a loon, they just aren't stoopping to smell the roses (or see beauty in chippy blue paint. They don't know what they are missing). laurie

  6. BEAUTIFUL pics Olive....The second is my FAVE though....Something about the light & shadows with the PERFECT rust & distress.... ** sigh ** ....!!

    Snap away loony one....!!

    Tamarah :o)

  7. The blue is faded PERFECT!!! I love the chippy paint & rust combos! Old wood doors are one of the many things that make my heart beat faster!! I love to decorate with them!!

  8. What wonderful pictures Olive! LOVE the chips, and the blues...beautiful!

  9. You have such an eye for chippy, rusty goodness! I have noticed though that since I have been taking more photos out in public that people do stare at you a lot. Like "why is she taking a close up shot of rust"?

  10. I get the same looks when I'm out snapping junk, too!

  11. The pictures, blue and chippiness are perfect.
    It's always an interesting feeling, that of others watching you taking pictures of things that perhaps seem, I don't know, silly? to them. But we soldier on.

  12. Yes, yes, yes! I LoVe this color and the effect ~ natural beauty of time.

  13. Great shots! Thanks for being a loon and sharing your wonderful creativity.

  14. Then I must be a loon to because I adore your pictures! blue chipped paint might be my fav!


  15. Phew I'm glad I'm not the only one, and that was well worth the stop! Love the blue chippy paint!

    Kat :)

  16. I love the pictures you've taken, Olive. You can almost picture the people that might have lived there and all the history behind them!

  17. Those photos are wonderful Olive. I know, sometimes I am sure people wonder why would she want a pic of that???

  18. Love that robin egg blue girl...people pay good money for that color now adays...Hope all is well in your world today my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  19. Well that is the perfect blue. Should we send a sample to Martha for her perfect color palette?



  20. Oh I love these Olive--you are so talented with the camera and have such an eye for beauty!!! Sending hugs and blessings your way.

  21. Hi Olive...Nice to meet you!
    Great chippy blue patina...
    Love all that weathered deliciousness.!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  22. I am long past the point where I care what people see me doing when I'm out taking pictures~ LOL
    I've climbed into and over things to get at stuff to shoot and see up close. I guess I am looney, too. :-)
    Your photos of the old chippy paint are wonderful, Olive. That door reminds me of the faded blue color you see on old, abandoned homes in my home state of NM. That color originally started out turquoise!
    Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
    ~ Sue

  23. Favorite? The door with its remnants of blue paint. So beautiful!
    And as far as people thinking you're a loon, I took a picture of my sister holding a giant cauliflower up against her head yesterday. In public. Loon? Proud to be one.



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