Tuesday, March 16, 2010
A good thanks to all ya Bettys and fellas for joinin’ us t’day, as we give a nod to all things Green! I have to say that this is one of the easiest blogs I’ve ever created, as my favorite color is….green! I’m not the Kelly green kinda girl (sorry Saint Pat, but I’m truthful), I’m more a lover of the lime & retro greens. Now, onto the sharing part. I was going to post this fun-filled blog with Mr Linky this evening, but I just got an emergency hair appointment for this afternoon, so I’m posting now. My white trash roots are screamin', so my priorities have changed a bit.
Let the Saint Paddy’s Day big-girl show-and-tell commence!
“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things…”
Now you’re thinking, “what in the world does the Sound of Music have to do with Shades of Green? “. Well, remember those adorable little frocks that Maria so cleverly (and quickly!) made for the kids to play in? Made from curtains! …she was a frugal mama as well and she may just have copied Scarlett here... Well, those are definitely one of my favorites today!
Here’s some current stuff that I promptly display in my house…have fun perusing my green stuff…can’t wait to see Yours!
First up is my most precious retro Fiesta serveware in chartreuse. Also note the cute tablelinen that it’s sitting upon – a gracious green find from Germany.
Next is my prize luggage. It doesn’t look so green in the picture here, but trust me, it is. I bought the larger piece at Goodwill and the smaller one was picked from a garbage pile in Germany. Free is always fabulous!
My green shabby little picket fence. This beauty is hanging on the wall of my craft/work room. One of these days I’ll post pics of my fun little work space – right now it’s cluttered with piles of fabric and other fun stuff…
My favorite tee just happens to be green. For you Texans out there, you may recognize the logo for Amy’s ice cream. Seriously amazing ice cream!
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may recognize this little beauty. My precious little sewing basket, purposely picked at a flea market in Paris. That was one amazing thrifty day!
This is my daughter’s bed that was also rescued from a trash pile in Germany (I promise to blog on my trash pile days at a later date!). It was a screamy red and now it’s a perfect lime green, fit for my princess.
And of course, it’s only fitting to end my Shades of Green with a photo from this week’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade, here in our home town – loads of fun!
Thanks for letting me share with you and I look forward to looking through your green day blogs as well. I just linked meself over to Cuisine Kathleen http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/2010/03/sharin-of-green.html as she is havin' some green fun as well!
Be off with ye now and have a blessed week!
I just wanted to say thanks to all of you who posted your fun St. Pat's Day blogs here. When I deleted the Mr. Linky box, it unfortunately deleted all the links with it. (groan...) Like I've said before, this whole blogging/techno world is new to me. Please have patience with my learning curve and I'll take any tech tutoring that you have to offer! Hope you all had a fun-filled St. Pat's week!
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