Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Story of Blue

Another blue post? Yes. Cause I love it that much. And yesterdays post wasn't the "blue" one I intended to post originally...But the rain and the yucky weather and the guy in the scrubs, well they sort of messed with my plan, and created a new plan of their own. But that is OK because this is my blog and I can post 2 Blue post if I want to...la la la.

So here we go. Blue take 2.

I think Tiffany and Robins Egg blues are the most beautiful blues there ever were or ever could be. God was having a particularly good day when he blessed us with those colors I think. I have been obsessed with these shades of blue for some time now and am immediately drawn to anything in these shades no matter what it may be - dishes, aprons, towels, paint chips, old trucks etc.

Recently I was at my Nana's house and I came across this book "I Can Help" in her bookshelf. This book was one of my absolute favorites as a child. Every time I visited this is the book I would pour over and pour over time and time again.

Looking through the pages of "I Can Help" I remembered that great line from You've Got Mail,

"When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does."

I have always loved that line, because of the strong affection I feel for books like Anne of Green Gables, Betsy-Tacy and The Littlest House, and how they shaped my imagination in so many ways. But only recently did I discover how the color pallet & illustrations of some of my very favorite childhood storybooks has reached even further into my life, influencing my design and decorating styles so obviously.

When I brought "I Can Help" home (my sweet Nana let me take it with me after I kept squealing as I looked through it) I realized that the cover of "I Can Help" is the same color of my living room walls and that so many of the colors inside the book are so similar to the colors inside my house. It was so amazing to see the threads of inspiration from my youngest days till now, literally leap from the pages of a book and onto my walls, and all unintentionally of course...

Which is the best inspiration of all.


  1. WOW, dramtic new look for your Blog -- the white backbround really makes everything POP! Looks great -- just like the previous motif.


  2. You are so right about the books we read as children. I hadn't really thought about it before, but they do "stick" with you, don't they?! And I have to tell you, LOVE the new look!!! It suits you.

  3. Jerusalem,
    I love that blue pick up! Would I date myself to say I use to ride around in the back of one of those a few farm seasons ago! I LOVE all of your blue things! And I agree how things from our past influence us in unintentional ways! Blessings dear one, Katie

  4. Love all your blueness! I can't seem to get enough of blue for the last year or 2 and love the robin's egg variety too.

  5. wow~ love all these blues. Just gorgeous! What a nice Nana you have, such a sweet book!
    xo Lidy


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