Melt in Your Mouth Color

I'm the first to admit that creamy white interiors make my heart go pitter-pat.

Lately though, I've been dreaming in color. Intense, hot, passionate spots of color accented against white.

I took these melt in your mouth color photos over this last week as a distraction from what I was really supposed be doing . . . organizing my life.

I promised myself I was going to be a good girl. No distractions! But the lure of those bits of color from underneath piles of things needing to be sorted taunted me. What's a poor designing wannabe girl to do? Yep, that's right! I gave into the temptation and soon found myself arranging vignettes here and there, all my good girl intentions flying out the window with each snap of the camera.

I hope you enjoy my little (OK, "BIG") distraction.

Here goes my seashell obsession again. I could pop these in mouth. This color looks so yummy!

Hot pink roses with turquoise and gold accents . . . Oh, Yeah

I love this photo of my New Dawn rose. I intensified the color in this photo.

Rich gold, deep purply-blue, sparkly rhinestones . . .

An antique red rose against glowy Mother of Pearl.

It’s back to work for me. Another busy weekend is on the way.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OHHHHHH....all I can say is that I am glad that I have had "license" for the summer to put aside work so that I can dream, play with vignettes and create....but reality is setting in for both Mr. B. and me, as we will be getting back to our classrooms in about 4 weeks. Your distractions are fruitful ones dearest one....look at these juicy fruits against the crisp, clean white that we both love so....I remember that white wall with the eye-popping and stunning turquoise blue....what charming memories these evoke for me! Each snapshot of color is vivid dearest and I am most grateful for the moments that your eye captures! Do you know that Mr. B. has become a lover of white furniture? Since our visit, both of us were convinced that white is the way to go.....since then, I have painted at least four pieces that we found at a consignment shop. Vintage French pieces, no less! He is totally convinced and sold on their beauty!

THANK YOU FOR THIS GIFT and some of my readers and people coming by out of curiosity just love you!!!!!!


Edie Marie's Attic said...

dear Nancy,
Thank you for your words of comfort.

It was wonderful seeing all the beautiful colors this morning! And I adore the tiny pink seashells from your previous post, a treasure from our Creator.

Hugs, Sherry

The Rose Room said...

ooooooh, that is a big change for you Nancy! funny, I am going the other way!! lol Rachaelxo

NeereAnDear said...

Your vignettes are lovely... the colors divine... its so much fun to have little BIG distractions.. they make it all seem easier to handle the realities of life...

I know about getting sidetracked... sometimes its needed I guess... was supposed to be adding things to website and finishing up a few half done projects and instead... I messed around with sitting in my chaise on my deck and reading a book and magazine... got to get back to the real world here... have many surprising things in store...

Have fun doing what you do best.. creating .... making such lovely diversions for us all to enjoy ....


Chatelaine said...

Wow, I've never seen seashells in such a vibrant color! Stunning!

Love the mother of pearl in the last shot too.

Rattus Scribus said...

Oh my, Nancy. The words you used in your post like dreaming, distraction, lure, temptation, and taunting, tell me that the muse in you was busting to express itself. And oh, what a glorious distraction this was. Sheer art.

When you and yours get a minute, please check out my brief post on Rattus Scribus on some gorgeous lights Anita and I recently found for our cottage. I think you'll love them.

Also, when you have about 10 minutes or so check out our silliness on Nowhere (I don't think you've seen the last one) in the following order:

Love you all so much.

Stephanie said...

What beautiful photos! I love pristine white broken by a rich splash of vibrant hues - the best of both worlds mingling into one all in my own home.

Great post!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What beautiful distractions, Nancy. I really adore your New Dawn rose and the photo of it.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma belle soeur! Thank you for coming to visit with the faeries in our linen closet!!! That second photo you were asking about is NOT one of our pieces; we do not have too many, or rather any carved pieces. Mr. B. DID HOWEVER, buy me a set of four gorgeous Louis XV chairs in light wood to match my harp and settee, that have just the right about of carving on them. We have a French country thing going on, and have tried to keep things subtle in our little but beloved cottage. Oh how I would love for you to meet our faery world! Some day soon......Bisous, Anita

rochambeau said...

Every photo enchanted! Such beauty you share Nancy. Thank you!

Dapoppins said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful, I think you need to pay more often!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Beautiful shots Nancy, I think photography is one of the best art escapes!
Enjoy the day!

High Heeled Life said...

What a lovely blog you have!!! I can't wait to see what wonderful slippers you will be designing next!! I will be checking in to see when they are availbale again .. I must have one!

Thnak you for your visit...HHL

Liz, Viive and Benji said...

We just found your beautiful blog!! Oh La La. I too have been supposed to be in a massive purge...for about a year. I just can't get that job started! If you have any tips about getting started, please let me know. I agree with you about the use of natural objects. See Tony Duquette's (my idol) "Duquettery" for the baroque version of that. Come visit us at Dovecote Decor and walk through the garden with my friend Margaret!