Sunday, July 20, 2008

Shades of Inspiration



After reading many Blogs, I found an interesting and occurring creative objective that many of you have contributed too.....that of posting to "Shades of Inspiration" by Sadie Olive.

I looked at many previous postings and have found the project to be very insightful to ways "We".... Artist, Decorators, Writers, Cooks, Professional or Novice, should look at our surroundings.

So I thought, I should give it try....there is always a first for everything and since Blogging has turned out to be so much more, than I thought it could be, this should be just as fun. So here I go: This week Shades of Inspirations....Green and Pink.

Here is a collection of some my USA ( McCoy) pottery, with a favorite Pink Cocker Spaniel flower pot, to the left of the picture. I included a Green glass square box too, not sure who made it, but it went with the color scheme.
As you can see, the Green & Pink colors for this week, did get me to pull out some fun Quartz jewelry....Rose quartz, Strawberry and Jade necklaces. I reached for some old favorites as well, some sterling antique bracelets and carved green earrings. The Green necklace is a sterling filigree, probably the 20's.













The pictures include a pair of Vintage Ralph Lauren Scarfs, that include the strong color combinations...I tend to keep a few scarfs and fabric samples in my workroom for future projects. Letting the fashion designers do some of the work in creating perfect colors combos can help elevate many design problems and save a lot of time.













This antique plate is a wonderful display of the colors...I refer to it as the "Courtship"...it has delicate painted cameo vignettes depicting the stages of a romance....just so Romantic in every detail.

4 comments:

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful jewels!
Sandra Evertson

Jen r. said...

I LOVE love love that plate!!!! The Jewelry too!! I am not sure whta I am going to do with the crystals yet, but I couldn't pass them up! Jen R

Nance said...

nice pink and greens! love all of them.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the McCoy pottery. Greens and pinks are the colors I use most in my mosaics. They go so well together.
Penny