Wednesday, December 15, 2010

All Things Yellow?

To say that I've felt in a blog funk lately is an understatement.

I am perplexed everyday about what to write. Do you all get tired of seeing crafts? Do you really want to hear all about my not really interesting life?

I'm feeling unsure of myself.

So, leave it to my beautiful, smart daughter to say to me the other day, "How about doing a color post? How about YELLOW?"

I thought about this for awhile, and decided it wasn't such a bad idea.

I've always liked the color yellow. It's cheery, warm, and makes you feel good. At one time both my kitchen and laundry room were shades of yellow. I don't know what's changed over the years, but yellow seems to have become only an accessory color in my home. Not that there's anything wrong with the color, it's just, well....I don't know.

As I walked around the house the other day with my camera in tow, trying to find things that were yellow, I had somewhat of a hard time. I'll admit, red and tan, blue, green, and black are most prevalent in my decorations. So, I decided to fudge a little. Instead of everything being totally YELLOW, some of these pictures are things in the YELLOW family.

Bear with me.

I found this wonderful broach several years ago, well, I don't even remember where. I've never worn it, but thought about putting it on a purse, or a jacket, but instead, it's remained on my kitchen shelf among my enamelware collection.

I love it for the softness of the velvet, and the vintagey look of it.

Right along with the broach is also this old jar full of sparkly peaches.

I can't even tell you how many years I've had these peaches, but it's been a long time. There was a year when every fruit item you found in stores was covered with colored beads. I jumped right on the bandwagon that year and picked these up. They go great with the red in my kitchen.

And since we're STILL in the kitchen, I have these two signs with yellow on them.

My enamelware collection has grown and then shrunk, and then grown again over the years. I only have one yellow item, though. I wish I had more, I just haven't had much luck finding them. I'm sure at one time this was a refrigerator container with a lid, but there is no lid with mine. This one holds the kid's allowance money for the week.

I'm sure you'll find plenty of yellow fruit loops in your bowl of cereal every morning.

Or a yellow crayon in your crayon jar in the office.

Many years ago for my birthday, my sister got me this poster. I love it, and still display it in my dining room along with a vintage poster of Mae West.

The sash on the snowman's hat, as well as some pool balls fall into the yellow category.
(I know, I'm really reachin' here!)

A pillow on my couch,

my favorite yellow winter village house,

on a sign in my most unfavorite of rooms (the man cave/John Deere room),

and on the library bag waiting to be used.

I found yellow on a hat that desperately needs washing, and

the Christmas card I made for my aunt and uncle.

Yellow has even found it's way onto my most favorite of laundry detergents.

I guess yellow is more prevalent in my house than I thought. And each and every item carries a story behind it.

I might just decide to seek out other "colors" in my home. It's always interesting to take a step back and really look at the things I own and why I own them.


  1. I have a batch of old pool balls too - found them at Goodwill once and thought they would be cool - then I never figured out what to put them in! Yellow makes me happy too - but I don't have much of it around our house.

    Hope your last few days of school go smoothly and quickly!!

  2. LOVE this idea. I'll keep this in mind next time I'm stumped!


    PS I really enjoy reading about everyone's decorations and/or crafting for the holidays!

  3. Fun post, I have a yellow house so I'm partial!


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