Saturday, September 21, 2013

Color of the Year Prediction

For some reason I was convinced the Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 was going to be a bright yellow. 

I got started down that road and the further I let myself go, the more convinced I became that I was on the right path.
I don't have any yellow in my house.  Not one tiny bit anywhere.  So it was not because I love yellow.
 But because I had yellow on the brain, I started noticing it in rooms like these on pinterest. 
Yes, for sure, yellow was going to be big.
And it was going to be bold.
It would be a hit in lighting...
in furniture...
and in draperies.
It would be the new neutral for "genderless" kid's rooms.
It would be used in unexpected ways and...
show up in unusual places.
Designers would be searching for it in art work.
Clients would be requesting it for custom work.
I went a little further down this yellow brick road before I checked out just when Pantone was going to announce their choice for 2014 and...
Lo and Behold, they already have.
Dazzling Blue it is!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Button Playground

I have no reason for this post other than the fact that it is raining and I had an urge to play.  Since there are no other reasons, there is no need for captions.  This is just a random string of photographs.



















Monday, September 16, 2013


Last week I took a few minutes to check out one of my favorite resale shops.  Nothing caught my eye but this.

Just one word in a fanciful font and flocked with orange glitter.  I smiled when I saw it and then walked around the store.  On the way out it caught my attention again.  The price was $2 and although I didn't know why, I thought I should buy it. I did.

Even before I got home I had an idea for how I wanted to use it.  It is orange, after all, and it will soon be October so the timing seemed right.

I had this twiggy thing in my holiday/seasonal closet.  It has been my Easter decoration, my Fall door decoration and also had it's day filled with tulips and pussy willows.  This time was going to be different.
I had this jeweled butterfly clip.
Actually, everything I used I already had on hand from previous decorations.
The acorns I bought one year on closeout after the holidays.  Honestly I don't remember where the orange glitter leaves came from.
I have four of these napkin rings that I picked up at a yard sale  They have a little acorn at the base of the leaf.
I stuck in a few pinecones with eyeballs for a little effect.
I hung it on my studio door to take these pictures.
I thought it would look good against the charcoal door.
  But it seems a little lost on this door.
(Ignore the late summer flowers....they will be gone in October.)
 I originally had this arrangement planned for this door.  So I think I will stick with plan A.
I will just have to find another spot for this decoration.
 Yes, I think it is a better spot.  The lighter background is much better for this arrangement.
So, on the porch beside the backdoor it is!
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