Friday, August 14, 2009

My deck of Color Personality from House Beautiful

I joined in when I discovered Maria's delightful post
choices made from my own photos

1. First Color you see in the morning?
Blue, although I admit the dog is not always wearing glasses.

what color are your eyes- Green for the most part sometimes blue and sometimes hazel so somewhere in here

what color do you wear the most

shades of blue with black & browns

4 what color do you never wear ?

5 what color do you wear when you want to feel sexy


6 what color gets you the most compliments
silver grey

7 what color is your lipstick
red orange

8 what color was your living room when you were growing up?
Blue and white -white chairs, white terazo floor, white flokati rug, white marble tables & white metal cut out round coffee table. Fresh blue flowers in a gorgeous Italian vase. Blue and white fabric cushions.

9. what color was your bedroom when you were growing up?
Ever changing depending on my mom's latest inspiration.
Last one I chose was shades of Green with white and black accents. I inherited a real Zebra skin for the floor.

10. what color are your sheets?
blue and white- doing this color quiz makes me realize I am very boring - all my colors are the same.

11.what color was your favorite crayon as a child?
red like the door to the Baccarat Mansion

12. what color is your car ? dark grey, a snarling beast that rides the grey tarmac.
Rather like these beasts from a door in Paris.

13. what color was your prom dress ? - we actually never had a prom - I was in a college type school.
But if I had had a prom I would have worn a dress in this rasberry shade with blackberry accents and trim. I am pretty sure.... I had a raw silk suit in this color and I loved it.

14. favorite gemstone
Emeralds represented here by a Daum piece. Jewels for the home.

15. Favorite flower ?
Peony- just love the layers like a dress- and these bright reds and pinks are stunning.

16. what color makes you the happiest, so many - I love color
but for purpose of this exercise - yellow

17.what color depresses you? Tuna pink like my appetizer on the plane. shades of ugly.

18. what color calms you?
white/ blue/ green

19. what color makes you grind your teeth? burgundy with teal green combo
pepto dismal pinks & yellows
I will spare you the upset.

20. what color would you like to try but are scared to ?
A painted wall of colors would be fun to try - I am scared I would get sick of it.
Good for the hall. When I own my own home again maybe I will do it.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

colorburst in the street

Sunday in Paris, a million pictures to inspire, & charm.
The casual pairing, that somehow works.
I pressed my nose against the shop windows of Merci, but it was closed, for August Holidays.
Still live plants and flowers thrive behind the glass.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Old farm House

Just back from France. It was a perfect trip. We spent time in the country to celebrate my belle mere & belle pere's 50th wedding anniversary, time at the seaside- oh the houses! and a few days in Paris. absolutely blissful. Visual Jam everywhere.
Naturalement, I took lots of photos and here is an old farm house in what they call a fauclette. Not even sure how to spell it or what it would be in english, where generations of my husbands family lived. It was a real treat to visit and to exclaim at the wonder that generations of family members lived and farmed here. My husbands great grandmother, was born in this house. and it still stands with history in its breath.