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. 

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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.
 
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I don't have any yellow in my house.  Not one tiny bit anywhere.  So it was not because I love yellow.
 
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 But because I had yellow on the brain, I started noticing it in rooms like these on pinterest. 
 
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Yes, for sure, yellow was going to be big.
 
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And it was going to be bold.
 
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It would be a hit in lighting...
 
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in furniture...
 
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and in draperies.
 
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It would be the new neutral for "genderless" kid's rooms.
 
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It would be used in unexpected ways and...
 
 
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show up in unusual places.
 
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Designers would be searching for it in art work.
 
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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...
 
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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

Wicked

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!
 
I am linking to :  Not just a housewife
                            The Scoop at Cedar Hill Ranch
                            Wicked Awesome Wednesday
                            No Minimalist Here