Wednesday, June 06, 2007

spt - color me beautiful


waaay back in high school, my mom got a copy of this book, and from then on, i have been drawn to darker, bolder, brighter, (louder) colors. taking my instructions from the book very seriously, i developed a lifelong aversion to all things pastel. and yellow.

i am a winter, like these beauties. as a winter, my thirty special colors include Bright White, True Red, Royal Blue, Emerald Green, Purple, Navy, Black and White. it's true, i get the most compliments when i wear these colors. i also feel the most confident when i wear these colors. and as i look around my life, it is easy to see that i haven't strayed far from my winter color palette.


a beautifully etched wine bottle i received as a shower gift before our wedding


the objet d'art we bought together for our recent copper anniversary


candle holders on the windowsill beside my piano


i'm keeping it real, folks

it would seem that i favor greens and blues. i'm a little more cerulean than pacific blue, a little more electric lime than fern. i am still drawn to darker, bolder, brighter (and louder) colors. if pressed to pick a favorite, then here is the tie breaker:

silk flowers from our wedding
mango tango, fuschia, and inch worm.

17 comments:

Marie said...

I love bright colours, but I am too timid to decorate with them. I tend to use green and blue to decorate. I'll waer almost any colour, so that is where I get my colour fix.

Kelly A. said...

I love that color inch worm. So much better than green!

Color Me Beautiful, I lived by it as a teen too. I have rebelled in my old age though and added some winter colors to my spring.

Jen said...

that's fantastic that you posted your razor! :) i love the colors and the fact that we have a matching flower. :) what a great idea to use those at your wedding!

Jill said...

My mom did that color class in the 80s and labeled me a Summer back then so I'm all about bright colors, avoid pastels and won't just buy any old color in the stores. I recently had another consultant confirm my status as a Summer so I guess I really am.

I love the picture of the razor!

carlo said...

awesome look in the world of lelly. love it.

the silk flowers made me gasp-- i have a little bit different version on my desk but happy and sunny all year round, like yours. normally i do not like silk flowers but can't resist the silk gerbers. just too cute!

Barb said...

My mom had my colors done when I was a teenager, too. I was told I'm a winter, but I don't use it at all now. Not sure how that's working out for me, actually. . .

Jenny said...

Those bright gerber daisies are gorgeous! I love your green razor. Mine is pink. Suprised? What color is inch worm. I have never heard of that?

michelle said...

I haven't seen that book in years! I too like the colors that green brings. What a fun SPT this week. Thank you so much for givng us the oppurtuntity to reflect on ourselves each week. I have come to look forward to Tuedays! :)

sista # 2 said...

Great spt! Cool variety of colorful things. Does your copper art piece have a story to it? Very unique ;) Love the gerber daisys!!

donna said...

I love all those colors. What a wonderful colorful places we live in :)

Rachel said...

What vibrant and 'happy' colors! A great way to keep that spring feeling all year round!

Elizabeth said...

I love those blue and greens. Thanks for a peek at your pretty things.

Amy said...

oooh. I love the bright & bold of it. Beautiful!

Kelly said...

That book is a flash from the past! We had that same edition. I think I was a summer, but I wanted to be a spring because I preferred those colors, so I struggled with hard feelings for Carole.

Chris said...

I had that book long ago. I too am a winter, not much pastel around me! I did not post this week due to insane schedules, but red and green are my weapons of choice. Love the vase!

Chris said...

oops wine bottle. :-)

Liz said...

Love all your bright colors. I am a bright girl, too! I also love your pics, very artistic!