good morning mes chere amis! it’s been a long winter and hard to believe that i was able to keep a secret for 6 months, but today can finally reveal a career highlight i’ve been sitting on! i didn’t want to spoil the fun of having takin one king’s lane founder, Susan Feldman on a wild shopping spree in paris in january for her container sale that’s happening right now! it was brutal weather and we trudged through slush with wet uggs and red noses but we beat down doors and got beautiful treasures for a sale i hope you’re going to really enjoy! take a look: Susan’s Container Sale
well, i better get back to reality. it was fun reliving our trip and i hope we can do it again soon, as it was a dream come true to be there together. as you know, i love to share my sources and passion for the markets and Susan really absorbed it. she had a vision. i hope you and i can shop together sometime too! i’ll be there in september, maybe we can plan a blogger’s meet up if you’re there? something to think about. for now it’s back to work to make it happen, more soon!
good morning and happy tuesday everyone.
it’s a crazy day from what’s on the news. i hope you’re safe and sound and for those who are facing difficult times due to mother nature, please know we are all praying for you.
it’s earth that inspired my color choice to explore today. she’s so full of shades and tones it’s hard to pinpoint something specific but i’m finally honing in on one in particular: aqua.
(38702878020678901) it is somewhere between turquoise and celadon and i had to try not to cross the lines. not sure how i did, you can be the judge!
(bohemianwornest) even though it’s a color found so much in nature, it can sometimes be a little extreme and almost gaudy
(38702878020676243) but then again, one shade down it’s neutral, like so many we’ve explored over the past few days.
(38702878020680243) i love to see it in subtle tones on furniture like the little sofa.
(38702878020678983) and it’s got a dreamy quality in glass
(38702878020678973) adds a pick me up to any vignette (here almost crossing the turquoise line, maybe it’s both)?
(38702878020678783) it’s great in a bath
(38702878020687776) or in a dose of glass tiles
(38702878020679943 i keep coming back to nature to see where the color wheel blends
(38702878020679979) i find it soothing and love to see it on walls
(dianeburn.com) again, a color that’s timeless whether it’s used in a cottage or a baroque chateau
(38702878020680065) aqua velvet
(38702878020678907) it’s a bold color but kind of fun to use in unusual ways. here someone got creative with an ombre
and a gorgeous concrete floor
(madebygirl) once you choose your palette
the sky’s the limit! hope you have a fabulous day and if you’re using aqua let us know where!
(97108935687193225) happy saturday everyone! it’s the start of a brand new weekend and i hope what will be a memorable one, whatever you’re up to. this morning i was about to post on yet another color, this time orange. instead i thought i’d hone in a little further with a hue thought i knew pretty well but didn’t use much: saffron. turns out that everything i thought i knew about it was totally wrong, starting with the shade itself.
(34545107587176802) it’s a color that straddles between orange and yellow and is as varied in it’s shades as in its uses, origins, history and properties. for being a mere color it sure has a lot going on!
(nationalgeographic.com-saffron-field) first of all, it starts out as a purple flower
(251005379202475341) millions of pounds of it come in to the us from afganistan, pakistan, iran and greece and ingested, it’s useful for everything from depression to weight loss.
(16747829834188199) funny how purple leads into the red then the orange then yellow
(curiousinkitchen) this is an image of early greek harvests
(122512052335782321) the technical color range is from orange to marigold
(248401735669024491) it’s apparently loved and used the world over
(275704808408777919) painting by Mark Rothko, Saffron, 1957, Oil on canvas
(248401735669024511) untitled, Rothko, 1968 and is an endless inspiration of study whether in art
(251005379202489575) on silk
(1.bp.blogspot.com) or in a powder form
(amazing-benefits-of-saffron) sprinkled on top of almost anything it adds color and spirit. it’s almost revered or sacred when used by chefs
(charmingspaces) it’s sort of magical
(kaufmann-mercantile.com) it’s used as a dye
above dyeing wool for carpets below
(97108935687122447) i think this is the color i originally associated with it. kind of what monks wear in tibet
it’s peaceful in the boudoir (although it could be the view)
(59320920061988641) and bold in a single shot
(97108935687122449) calming on a focal wall
it has that neutral property
(248401735669024483) and is as modern as ever
saffronandsilk and works in any decor
(97108935687122450) or room
(38702878020666930) a great accent for doors
(161285230376634138) or fabric
(495184921498566786) i couldn’t resist posting some of the delicious recipes that are made with it! here are roasted pears with saffron spice
(232357661996354326) saffron risotto & oven roasted vegetables
(100908847872073720) Rustic Pear Tart with Saffron pastry
ok well i officially have both a problem with ocd and a brand new obsession to go with it! hope you get a chance to check it out. if you use it let me know! have a beautiful day!