Thursday, July 26, 2012

COLOR....I Love You More Than Ice Cream!

       I was just mentioning to someone yesterday about how much I love color, and then I came across this new listing for this colorful 100% cotton yarn  placemat from Monika of MonikaDesign! It's red, brown, orange and purple...just beautiful!...This isn't the first time I've been drawn to Monika's shop! In fact, if you go by to take a look, check out the crochet chocolate strawberry coaster! Sooooo creative! :-) It won't be the last time you're drawn to her shop either!
       Of course the beautiful way she photographed the placemat,...with the olives, tomatoes and....whatever that toasted cheesy looking goodness is!...didn't hurt! ^_^ I admit to being drawn in by a food photograph or two...or four. :-)) ...I digress. Food will do that to me! LOL
      As I was trying to say...I really love color! And since nothing else exciting is going on around here right now...30th anniversary day arrangements not withstanding...I thought I'd share a few colorful items I'm loving right now.

      Pretty, right?!....Well, somebody besides us thought so, because it's already sold this morning! :-) I guess RosellaResin is gonna have to make some more of those blue I mean. She already has others in some other colors, like brown...

        What?... O_O ...Brown is a color too, you know! Especially when it has those pretty gold flakes. :-)

         I even bought some color!...Well, not 'color' per se, but I did buy something that was colorFUL! :-] ...

       I bought some more colorful boxes to send my crochet jewelry to my customers in! :-) I love this shop because they have the right size boxes that I need. A lot of box shops sell just the size box that you put rings or earrings in..I have some of those too, but my brooches and necklaces are larger and need room to stretch to show off a business card or two alongside of them! ^_^
       Last time I got my boxes from here, I bought an even larger turquoise blue box...sorta like that fancy company's box color. You know who I mean, right?! ;-)) I'm saving that box for the customer that buys a large jewelry order, or an expensive AND large jewelry order! :-)) Just think...that blue turquoise box could be yours! ^_^
      In the meantime I'm gonna save these boxes for my other this colorful refashioned brooch ...

     Oh yeah! It's got color baby!! :-)

     ...and an interesting button.....

       ...and a bar pin on the back...And a square heart dangle...

        It's one of the brooch projects I'm refashioning in my shop these days. I'm turning some of my bigger chunkier brooches into keychains, and the larger, but more interesting ones, into pinback brooches, for wearing on coats and things like that, for the Fall. As long as people aren't afraid of color, I think they'll be okay. :-]

    Have I told you "Mr. Color,...

        ...I love you more than ice cream!" :-)

      Don't get me wrong, I love things that aren't all full of color too! In fact, I'm in love with these two items right now as well...

       "Have I told you, Mr. Black and White, that I love you more than...

     ...cookies!" LOL

      Do you see the theme here?!...Color...and a girl trying to stop eating ice cream and cookies for a few days, to make room for all of the cake she's gonna eat on her 30th anniversary! ^_^ Have a colorful day, everybody! :-)

...And Ice Cream

Butter Pecan ice cream
and Strawberry Jam;
Country Fried Chicken
and clove-studded Ham.

Banana-Split ice cream
and French-Fried Potatoes;
Macaroni and Cheese
and Fried, green Tomatoes.

Ben and Jerry's ice cream
and Shepherd's Pie;
Candied Yams and Marshmallows
and Turkey on Rye.

Chocolate Swirl ice cream
and Jelly Beans of all kinds,
Double Cheese Burgers
and Barbequed Pork Rinds.

Cheesecake ice cream
and Foot-Long Hot Dogs,
Lay's Potato Chips,
and Warmed up Pecan Logs.

Orange Dream Sickles
(and Fudge Sickles too),
Mushroom Chicken Breasts,
and Chocolate Charleston Chews.

Chocolate Chip ice cream
and Oven-Baked Pork Roast,
a Cinnamon-Raisin Bagel,
or simply a piece of Toast.

Ice Cream is always on the menu.
It always adds that extra "Zing".
No matter whatever else you're having,
it smoothly goes with everything!


  1. Lovely post!! I envy your writing skills! I have to admit I'm drawn in by the colorful photos too, and yummy food doesn't hurt either!! Thanks so much for putting my cookie jar in with all of these other fabulous finds!!

    1. Awwww! Thank you so much! :-) And thank you so much for stopping by to say so too!..Without thinkgs like your cookie jar what would I have to talk about?! ^_^

  2. So colorful! The first image is yummy. Cake is good and I hope you have a very special anniversary!

    1. I agree with you, Priscila. Monika's photo does look yummy! ^_^ I'll try to get a picture of my cake too...if I remember before it's all gone! ^_^

  3. I love black...but I'm will to give your colour a chance Wugs (lol). Beautiful finds btw, very cool!

    Hope you have a colourful day!

    1. ("willing" - doh)

    2. Good to know, Lisa! ^_^ But I love black too. :-)

    3. Yes, I know you're "willing"! LOL

  4. Your poem has made me hungry and it's not even lunchtime yet!
    I love the dangly heart pendant. It goes very well with the flower :)
    I popped on over and looked at Monika's strawberry coasters they almost look good enough to eat :)

    1. ^_^ Re-reading my poem has made me hungry too! And it's almost 10 p.m. here...soooo...not good! LOL...Thanks for the nice words about the heart pendant too. I have yet to list it. Maybe I'll go and do that right now, instead of eating! ^_^

  5. LOL Loved my visit with you tonight. I too now am hungry after reading your poem. It is after ten here so I had better get food off the brain.
    Like you I love colors. The older I get the more I have to have color surrounding me.
    Thanks honey for thinking of me and coming by for a visit. I have not been a good blogger as of late.
    I appreciate you answering my questions about the leave peeping up in Maine. I still can't believe I may get to do this. lol
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Love ya

    1. Hi Maggie! :-) How nice to have you visit my backyard!...Pretty soon you'll be almost literally in my backyard...up here on the east coast! How nice that you'll get to do some leaf peeping! :-)) I hope the leaves cooperate for you. The weather does whatever it wants to these days! :-] Have a good weekend!


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