Thursday, 12 September 2013

Featuring colour - in the housework

Aware of a lack of featuring colour posts recently, I thought I would track my days housework and see what colour I could find.

Some time with the ironing.

 
 
 

A few little kitchen jobs

 
 

At least the post was colourful!


Dust and hoover!

 

Curtain washing and mending - does anyone know what my Hubby does to his shirt buttons!!

 

Cushion arranging

 

A little pretty


A tidy desk - yay!!!!!!!!!!


Some time at the end of the day with a candle
 
 

All of which leads to ...
 
 
In some ways, not very interesting, but more colourful than I thought...

Amy

p.s. the stack of cushions on the floor were waiting to go on the bed!

12 comments:

  1. Love the pyrex, the glass display and the fact that like me you never knowingly under cushion! Elaina xo

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    1. You are right Elaina, I NEVER knowingly under cushion!! They are so very important aren't they. Boys just don't get the need to cushion.

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  2. A charming home, Amy. Lots of colour, too! I would rejoice at having a tidy desk like yours! I'm off to do some ironing now and I need to hang some heavier curtains to suit the seasonal change in the weather.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting Lin, you should look back a couple of posts to "Skiving" and you will see what I had covering my desk. It took about 4 hours of concerted effort to get it that clear. Just off to do some more work now, so rest assured, my desk no longer looks like that, but I had to have a picture while it was clear! Have fun with the curtain hanging. Hope to see you again.

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  3. I love your cushions. It's surprising how we take for granted all the colour around us, until like you we stop and take note.

    Sally xxx

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    1. I am a cushion addict!! I have all those cushions piled in a chair and never sit in the chair. I have been trying to look for more colour, we need a bit of cheer in life don't we!

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  4. Fantastic Color, Amy!!

    LoVe the vintage pyrex and I especially love the little bell jar containing seashells/starfish. I love it all!

    For years I've done all I can to erase the color from my decor - white walls, white carpeting, white kitchen (everything from cabinets to counters to appliances!) but lately I've been allowing the color in... A leather sectional, wood end table and cocktail tables. Slowely but surely, color is creeping in and surprisingly, I'm not minding it much. Besides, as my husband says, if I want good wood furniture I can't always have white because "there are NO white trees, Janet!" LOL

    xo

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    1. Aha Janet, I thought you might spot the pyrex! It is rather a brighter pink than the usual - it is called Flamingo Pink apparently - and it certainly makes itself known doesn't it! I also have a couple of other bright ones, so I will post those one day. We are pretty neutral in our background colours - creams, beige, white etc, and then try to inject the colour in the objects, curtains etc. I can just imagine the "no white trees" conversation, especially knowing how your hubby loves trees!!!

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  5. Like the others, I also love your Pyrex. This was a fun post, I enjoyed seeing little snippets of your home. :)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, I will do a post on some of my other colourful pyrex now I know that there are other fans - never sure if I am the only one who likes this stuff as it is not so popular in England. Take care Amy xx

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  6. Interesting idea for a post, Amy...
    I am also a Pyrex fanatic...have many bowls and odd serving pieces...
    I still have a 4 stack of bowls that was a wedding present!!
    I also love throw cushions...I switch them up from season to season...
    I am also an ironer!!! Save up a big stack of the boyfriends shirts...and do a marathon every few weeks!
    And....guess what? I love seashells!!!
    Small world,eh?
    Keep up the good work...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

    ps...I see you have deleted the remembering post...what happened?

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    1. Thanks Linda, see, we are all the same really aren't we! Some things are universal, and I think that cushions are definately one of those things!! I am putting up a post in just a moment about the remembering post which will explain all. Amy xx

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