February 13, 2012

My signature colors...

Remember that line from Steel Magnolias where Shelby says her signature colors are Blush and Bashful?
I don't know how many times I've repeated that line during my marriage, but it's around a zillion.
Just guessing.
Why does he think I will like a purple couch?
Hence, his nickname of Mr. Magoo.

I have stuck to a general color theme with revolving pops of color forever.

 Brown, green, cream, blue, orange.
I don't do red.
I tried, really I did.

And yes, the Steiff donkey bridle disturbs me, but I can't bring myself to change it.
(Did I just hear Lisa scream?  She found him up in Tennessee and blogged about him.  He's the sweetest and I love my Steiff animals, so I snagged him.  Donkey is hard to come by!)
I won't do it, Lisa.  Promise. ;)

In my next life, I think I'd like to come back as a forest sprite.
The colors of the forest are the hues that calm me.

My  home has various shades of these colors through out, and as someone who likes changing things around constantly from time to time,
this works well for me.

 Even during the holidays, the color scheme remains.

Very complimentary to Henry's fur, don't you think?

That's Dan.  The Deer.
So far, I have refused to remove his scarf and juniper wreath.
I like him all cheeky like that.
He may have come from the country,
but he's got flair.

These embroidered towels were made into curtains for our side door.  I love them there. 
Every October- March, they hang here.

Yes, I realize lots of these are Christmas photos...
I was too busy making/eating cookies to post very many during the holidays.
Well, I was!
But remember- we are looking at my signa- cha cuhluhs.

That's Nemesis hanging on the hall tree.
Sophie's nemesis.
She wants him and she wants him bad.
She's got short legs but that girl can jump.
He must remain up high and unreachable or he will meet a most unsavory end.

You didn't think my pajamas or my dogs were out of the mix, did you?

 I'll do a separate post on the painted tables.
 I love my painted tables.  I have collected a large amount of painted pieces over the years.
They are still some of my very favorite pieces of furniture.

I'll leave you with a photo I had some fun doing in Picnik.
So sad.
I'm unhappy with  you, Google.
Too many changes.
Please stop making things difficult.

Hope you have a great week!

And a big hug to all the new peeps that are following on Linky.
I'm so looking forward to seeing what y'all have in store for us this year.

I'll be introducing a new color into the mix upstairs soon.


Stay tuned.  : )

Until next time,

Linking up with these ladies:


  1. Love, love, love! Makes me smile over and over! Come do my house only I must have red!

  2. Your home is beautiful! I had to laugh at the purple couch!Must be a man thing! When we were first married my Hubby said we do not need to buy furniture he would make us some..out of sheet metal!!!When I said no thanks we went and looked at furniture and he wanted to get a purple couch!!!

  3. you have a very pretty home!

  4. I love your colors! I think any colors work as long as you know your signature style and stick to it! Very pretty pics. I love those checked curtains...and the adorable corgy of course. I hope you'll come link up at my Cowgirl Up! Linky party tonight or tomorrow!!

  5. Gorgeous, dahlink...just gorgeous!

    I'll come back as yur sistah forest sprite and we can dance on the tulips and play mischievous jokes on the humans that dare to enter our realm...

  6. I love your colors..and your pups fit in quite well. LOL
    I did not realize there was a blog hop, going check'em out.
    Have a WONDERFUL heart day tomorrow,

  7. Tina,
    your home is lovely! Our colors are mostly the same except I LOVE red and don't care for blue! I use green, cream, red, brown and my bedroom has orange! Love the curtains with the deer, very cute, as is Dan the deer! You are right, he needs his "scarf" at least till it warms up! Donkey needs his "red" bridle! The pups blend right in, makes them a little harder to find when up to mischief which I'm sure they never are!

  8. So warm and inviting - the colours just say "come, sit, relax.....this is a special place".

  9. Hi Tina --
    What fun photos! I struggle with color a lot, too. I love the whole white/cream look, but every time I try it I end up adding blue, green or yellow. I guess I just need more color than white/cream.

    Sending Valentine hugs to you, Henry and Sophie (that little minx!) from Taggart and me!

    (I've got Linky friends, now too. Better safe than sorry. <3)

  10. Thanks for joining my blog! I love your blog and following! Thnaks,

  11. Beautiful home. Love your colors that flow throughout so nicely.
    I'm your newest follower on Linky and GFC. Thanks for dropping by.
    Mary Alice

  12. You have a lovely home. Your color palette is almost exactly the same as mine. But, mine has more green and somewhat less brown. I agree that the woods/forest are nearly the perfect palette for anything. We live on the edge of a ravine and creek that is flanked by woods. I draw most of my inspiration from that scenery. I'm now following via Linky and GFC.

  13. Love your colors, right up my alley.
    I specially love what the donkey, so sweet.
    You have a beautiful home.
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. Beautiful colors and I love your doggie; thanks for linking to cowgirl up and please come back next week.


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