Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A few of my favorite (yellow) things...

The color of the week on the blogosphere seems to be yellow, with so many the blogs I visit regularly doing on feature on it. Must be all the daffodils in bloom or something. It's a color that I love but tend not to have around a lot for some reason. It can be so problematic- too bright, too pale, too gold, almost never quite the right yellow. I thought I'd take a little shop around my favorite place to shop, etsy to see if I could find some things that are just exactly the right yellow. Maybe I'll add one or two of them to my life.

This lazy daisy skirt by Made With Love By Hannah would be the perfect thing to add to my spring wardrobe. I mean, rick rack? Who doesn't love rick rack? And with green, orange and light blue accent colors, it'll be super easy to find just the right blouse or t-shirt to wear with it. Because I don't know about y'all, but I just cannot wear yellow, especially near my face.

I've admired this Coney Island print for a long time. It's in my etsy basket as I type. I love the way the turquoise pops against the yellow. I think it'll look fantastic in my living room, maybe over my turquoise couch.

Was there a set of pyrex bowls in your house when you were growing up? My mom had almost exactly this same yellow pyrex bowl set. Sadly, most of them broke over the years, but I think my mom might still have the big one with the daisy print tucked away somewhere. I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for daisies. My grandpa used to sing the song "Daisy Bell" to us. You know, 'Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do'. It always makes me happy to sing that song, or just see daisies and think of him.

Lisa Congdon is one of my favorite artists on etsy and I love her Birch Forest No. 9. I love it for its simplicity and for how even over the computer screen it seems to glow with light.

I think I could get away with wearing these coral flowers around my neck, don't you? The coral softens the yellow. I could see myself wearing them with a simple white dress and a dark wash denim jacket. I'd do a polyvore set, but you can't import images from etsy to polyvore.

Always Remember, it's going to be okay. I love posters and prints with simple but not too soppy affirmations on them. Sometimes you just need a little reminder that, yes, really, it'll be okay. Or that you should just keep calm and carry on.

So pearly and lemon meringue and just plain gorgeous. If I were getting married again, I'd wear the simplest of gowns and just let this statement necklace to all the talking. I love how her work takes vintage bits and bobs and combines them into the frothiest of concoctions.

If I could, I'd hang a big wallpaper lampshade over a white marble top Saarinen table, and add in some vintage Thonet chairs. I've been fretting about my dining room lately, with it's Home Depot chandelier and Ikea curtains and wondering what I should do about it.


Toni said...

Love Love Love it all! Skirt is so cute! Beautiful Pictures!

Felicity said...

Great post and great picks, I love yellow!

Rose Campion said...

Hi- thanks for stopping by and commenting!