Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Color of Straw











I am definitely a gray, blue and creamy white kind of girl.
Sometimes I love a touch of red or black...
or a pop of aqua...

Those who know me well, know of my strange, inexplicable aversion to orange...
...these photos have a just a smidge ...

...but mostly they reflect the color of straw...

A quiet night...half way through the week...
...rainy day expected tomorrow and then a sunny weekend is predicted!

I'm counting on it!
:)

28 comments:

Rosemary said...

You make everything look pretty!
Here is my question, where do you keep all of this stuff?
I think you need to open a store!
You have the best stuff.
Rosemary

BellaRosa said...

Laura amor, I never thought about what a pretty color straw could be...I love it...thank you for making me think outside the box :) Besos, Rose

ps..stay warm and dry...we are waiting for rain here too

BellaRosa said...

Laura amor, just had to tell you, the word I got for verification here tonight....Coven...hmmm blogger tryin to tell me somethin :) Besos, Rose

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Laura
You are so cute!! they are right.. you can make anything looks wonderful.. and i love the look of natural wood and straw .. although I too have an aversion to orange and yellow... every now and then I get a yellow or orange frenzy.. then,... gone.. poof.. haha

Been raining here also... but sun out weekend.. also...i suspect a few degrees warmer though.. Have a great week!!! xx Julie

jojo said...

I have the same aversion to yellow...I have no idea why but the straw is inexplicably beautiful..;p

The French Bear said...

Sometimes we need a second look at a certain color, don't we? I think I like straw..... it is kind of catchy!!! I just love the type written recipe cards, somehow they make me smile!
Hugs,
Margaret B
p.s.
you are going to have be like Corey and add a pay pal button!!!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your straw pictures are so pretty....love the neutrals too, but don't be so hard on orange. Although not in my home or clothes now, I am a 70's girl and orange is a favorite of mine!!

Linda said...

Ooh...I really love the pastry cutter collection- wonderful!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Laura, love this post. I love and also collect old whisk brooms and brushes...they are so interesting. I'm with Rosemary (first comment)...where DO you keep all your amazing things? I can almost imagine a room with cupboards, tables and shelves full of great 'stuff' all artfully displayed and color and style coordinated!
Happy Wednesday,
Susie

bikim said...

DEAR LAURA,
LOVE YOUR PHOTOS! EVERYTHING LOOKS PRETTIER UNDER YOUR LENS!
HAPPY DAY,
ROSA

Theresa said...

Loved the pictures, your creative mind is amazing! Have a blessed day!

Little Emma said...

Lovely and original post. I've always been a colourful girl...now I'm becoming a creamy white and natural tones's girl as well....nice change.

Hugs, Zaira

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

ISN'T IT WONDERFUL THAT EVEN ORDINARY HOUSEHOLD ITEMS CAN LOOK SO AMAZING!

Diane said...

I can't remember how I found your blog but I'm so glad I did! Your photos are always so beautiful. You have a way with color and your still life arrangements so professional!
Diane

*The Beautiful Life* said...

I love straw (the color and the real thing!) too. In fact, I have been kidded about how many bundles of wheat I have scattered about the house. That compulsion began with my French Country phase and I've kept the wheat because it does blend so well with the additions of the Danish things I've begun to add.

Love the photos you used! (As always.). ;)

Have a wonderful rest-of-the-week!

Hope all is going well for you. :)

Ruth

Lululiz said...

Orange has got to be my least favourite colour as well. But I do love creams, browns, beiges, soft greens, very deep burgundy reds ( defo not bright reds ), earth colours really. And occasionally very soft powdery blues.
Your photographs are always gorgeous, the simplest things look a million dollars.

The Siren said...

I love your blog! I love these pictures and the sunlight captured in them, they really made me feel so strong feeling of happiness and I could almost feel the warmth of the sun and the lovely summer breeze. In Finland we have so much snow and today it´s a very gray day, so thank you for these pictures and showing some sunlight to me!

Lafe's Hidden Treasures said...

Great pics so nice to see a different theme isn't it? I love the color of wheat as I travel down the road in the summer the wheat fields are breathtaking. Have a nice Wednesday.

Diva Kreszl said...

your photos showcase the color of straw beautifully!

Nuna said...

Que objectos tan bellos !!!! y las fotos son preciosas !!! Enhorabuena !!!!

Un saludo
Nuna

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Those colors are always so soothing and can go with anything. I love collecting wine corks too but at times I wonder why...seeing yours have reminded me it isn't crazy!
xo..Carole

Lana of Honeysuckle Lane said...

Your blog and photos are so lovely and inspiring! I'm glad I found it today. :)

le ciel flamand said...

Lovely pictures, I love these warm 'wooden' colours! I'm always amazed when I see your collections of all kinds of things, you have so many wonderful objects! It looks as if there is no end to it, and I'm glad you share them with us!
Hugs, Annelies

Victoria said...

Wonderful... the colors and just everything. Thanks for sharing!

-V

http://confessionsofanewoldhomeowner.blogspot.com/

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Laura! You know I hate orange either but I like the natural shades of straw! You can give a special look to everything! It's raining here...hope in the sun for the week end!
Big hugs!
Vale

Rustique Gal said...

These pictures are really relaxing-I love the natural fibers of the brushes and the wood colors. Very soft and soothing. I lean toward wooden kitchen implements for that reason. Used and handled and worn...Sherry

Ange said...

Haha Laura that is so funny. I just adore orange and yet have a huge aversion to green. Not toooooo hot on yellow either. Strange our relative attractions to colour. I see we share the quintessential blue though!

Judith said...

I, too, am totally into those colors. Strolling the aisles of the flea market, it's those that leap out at me. Paging through ebay...those are the ones. I do like red and ahem, I love orange (sorry). But I'm a monochrome kind of gal mostly. Love the photos you chose!