Do you ever come home from the store with, for example, some sweet pickles. . . only to realize you have, like, four other (unopened) jars of sweet pickles. . . ? You just are in a pickle phase. Clearly. I love pickles (and olives and pickled okra and banana peppers. . .I digress). So this happens alot (literally). . .and I also love a certain color mix as illustrated in the above brainstorm (and below in every other facet of my life) for a nursery I'm working on. I found the stripe on the left and just could not get it out of my mind. . . I couldn't NOT use it. Now my sweet friend, for whom I'm working on this nursery, loves peach. I have never had someone say so plainly, "I love peach". I found that so refreshing. . . I have never fancied myself a peach-lover per se. But as I explored peach, I found it to be paired with colors that are definitely in my comfort zone. Turq, pink, brown, gray, orange, yellow, green. . . love these colors and love them all together. . . maybe I'm a closeted peach lover!? And apparently, I not only design nurseries in this scheme (Doss and my niece Lola both had variations of this - albeit very difference tones and applications), but I also put together outfits and make Christmas decorations in this same space (Christmas recap coming soon!). . . it is abundantly clear to me that I'm absolutely in earth-tone over-drive. But I don't care!!! I heart these colors, and live in these colors. I embrace this earth tone pickle phase.
|I'm seriously obsessed with this dress - got it at J Wilde in San Angelo (LOVE San Angelo) on our way back from Marfa and it is almost an exact match the stripe fabric I can't live without.|
|Here it is up close. The stripes of my [current] dreams. I found it at Dallas's Fabric Factory|
|This look is : (so comfortable!) Liz Claiborne (I'm serious! it's so cute) plaid jacket I swiped from my Mom; green tunic from Boden (that my Mom actually gave me!); dark navy Gap jeans from last year; pretty scarf from my MOL, Terry.|
|Paper chains we are using on our Christmas tree this year - by Ben and me - uh, in all my fave colors, of course!!|
|And, glitter balls (that's right) and boxwood wreaths (from the darling shop Downing Hill), to which I added my felt circles. . . all in my color comfort zone. See how well they match my outfit!!|
|Was playing around with my logo and pipe cleaners. . . and low and behold - it is all in my pink, blue, green, yellow, orange zone. . . whew. Do you think I need an intervention?|