Monday, November 30, 2009

I Give You Orange

The other day I found some amazing bright shiny orange boots. They look like the standard Doc Marten boots I loved so much 15 years ago, except they are ORANGE and they were only $12 at WalMart. Some (you know who you are) may think this a frivolous purchase, but I've needed something in the way of rainboots for taking the dogs out in the rain, my ancient Doc Martens are no longer impervious to water, and I challenge you to find a pair of boots that bring such joy at such a low cost. I'm typically not one to gravitate towards orange, but something about their unapologetic brightness (and perhaps the fall weather) made my heart sing. And so, today, I Give You Orange. I'm not saying you should redecorate in an orange theme, I'm just saying that sometimes, an unexpected dose of real color can do a world of good.
Above is Little Orange, an original oil painting from TheNightjar.

This vintage orange thermos would be great for a brisk picnic, or tailgating, or even just getting your coffee to work still warm. Find it at tigerluxe.

recycledwares offers us this tea set complete with teapot, cups and saucers. Host some friends for tea, or give them new life as storage - I can see keeping crafty supplies in the cups and saucers. And nothing is better for sorting beads than little containers.
Lounge in orange with this linoleum cut chair from RainyPrints. Vintage furniture without the bulk.
A little orange birdie led me to this sweet print from hadleyhutton. Makes me want to start a seed collection.
Somehow the color orange inspires chairs. Find this original painting at foodpainter. Don't you want to sit back and watch some sitcom reruns in this chair?
Can't commit to a lot of orange, but could do a stripe or two? FaithandFranny offer us this vintage sugar and creamer set.
Weigh your produce (oranges!) on this vintage kitchen scale, also from FaithandFranny. I use a similar scale to weigh clay in my studio.
Vintage. Orange. Snack. Pagoda. Everyeskimo. Love. There is no more to say.
bellalulu has this fantastic orange egg crate. I would roll up towels in it... or store newspapers and magazines to be read... or display firewood...
Float some orange into your decor with this octopus print from amberalexander. I never found an octopus so handsome.
I apologize for the long radio silence leading up to and over the Thanksgiving holiday. Now that I'm back in the swing of things, I hope to be able to add some new items to my shop. Look for birch bark ornaments, coffee bean mugs, and more Audubon Society postcards. (I've edited this post to include pictures of the boots, by request.)


jill said...

What a great collection of orange!
Thanks for including my crate!
Jill (bellalulu @ Etsy) :)

TheNightJar said...

orange rocks! you must be in a confident mood to wear it, and have a special skin color to look good in it.
: ) thanks for featuring my "Little Orange" painting on your lovely blog

Kevin F Chamberlain ceramic art and pottery blog said...

ORANGE is a great color! Thanks for the great post. I feel like making some orange ceramic work now.. I am a little spontaneous so it might happen even though I have too many things going on at once now. Oh well thanks again!