12 May 2009

That blue...

That blue. I grew up surrounded by it.
Here is a charming photo which shows off a blue crushed velvet chair in our living room. That groovy make-up was done by my older sister. I am wearing an equally tasteful orange terry-cloth zippered jumper. Focus on the blue chair please.
My little Hallmark Charmers cards. I thought she was so much prettier than Holly Hobby...

There is my mother in the 1970s with her Dorothy Hammil wedge, blue suit in a sensible wash and wear polyester sitting on the blue couch. Those are her lashes. Thank you genetics.

I have many more nostalgic blue photos but they involve Easter dresses and far too much hair.

Having been surrounded by blue nogahyde and velvet, I swore I would never have that much blue in my life. Uhm, yeah, well, you know how that worked out. I cannot get enough of that blue.

I have been buying it.

I have been knitting with it.

I have been painting with it.

I have been sewing with it.

I have been decorating with it.

I have been wearing it.

And, yes, I am sleeping with it.


  1. It's a beautiful color, and how could a Robin avoid it? :) By the way, the picture of you on the chair is so cute! I would have recognized you in a second.

  2. Well aren't you just a cutie!! I don't blame you for keeping this color a part of your life, it's so soothing and pretty!

    I saw you from a distance at Deluxe and meant to come and say hello, but that just never did end up happening. So I'll take this opportunity to say it: Hi!

  3. Oh, I love the minty 60s blue. My granny still rocks it. Why, just this mother's day I found myself on her fluffy blue couch that is as pristine as it was the day she bought it in the 60s (probably because its in the sitting room where no one ever sits!)

    Ive never been one for pastels, but recently I've been loving this color too. Especially with browns. I think that combo brings it up to date.

    Viva the minty blue...

  4. I so envy you and your strong sense of yourself and what you like and what works for you. You've got style, girl!

  5. I love shades of blue! Those terry cloth zip-up jumpers are such a hoot, and I can remember being outfitted in those several times as a little girl. :)

  6. This is such a cute post...

    Talk about a blast from the past! (I think I had an orange terry cloth jumper just like that!)

    everything vintage

  7. I love that blue hue too! My sewing room is that sky shade and the paint color on your wall with the sconce reminds me of a tiffany's box. such a happy color!

  8. I think blue is my favorite colour. Pink and yellow and all the shades of white are other favs. My mom always had a pale green in our houses. As I got older I discovered it was the colour they paint mental institutions and if you knew my family, that would make a lot of sense! LOL
    I'm delighted to find your blog!

  9. I know exactly what you mean about that blue -- it's always my first choice... Great photos by the way!



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