24 January 2014
The colour of sunshine
Maybe it's because it's so cold outside (as I'm writing this the wind is rattling the windows and I can feel the draught) and sunshine has been scarce but I've been drawn to the colour yellow lately. These lemons and yellow primrose found their way into my grocery cart this week and their colour has really brightened things up.
I had forgotten how much I like yellow. Not a bright garish yellow but a soft buttery yellow. I'm craving more colour in my home. I've been cutting images from magazines and flipping through my stash of decor and garden books looking at combinations of colours. One thing I've learned is that my colour preferences change seasonally. Maybe yours do too.
But I am seeing a trend. I prefer soft muted colours to bright ones. And I like faded floral fabrics. So why don't I have more of these colours and patterns in my home?
Something else tugging at me is an urge to sew. It's been a few years since my sewing machine has had a workout. There are several quilting projects that have been pushed aside that are now finding their way to the top of my to do list. Those will add some colour!
This is what I love about January. It gives me time to step back from the doing, a chance to rest and reflect. A cup of tea and a stack of Victoria magazines (the old issues please, not the new ones) have me decorating my home over and over in my head. Some days I'm living in an old Georgian manor, other days have me living in a cottage by the sea. Through all this daydreaming, I discover what it is I really want for my home. Warmth and comfort and love.
And flowers the colour of sunshine. :)
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