Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pantone's Colors of the Year...

Have you heard the big news (well, for color nerds and the like) Pantone just announced the 2016 colors, yes colors of the year.  First ever, two colors have been selected...rose quartz, a sweet party pink and serenity, reminiscent of a pale periwinkle Crayola crayon.
After the day's rush, I started combining what I already had in the store that fit these two special colors.  Oddly, everything was very vintage!  What's old is new again, right?
This year's selections, its been suggested, were due more to influences in equality and social justice and not just trends.  Art imitates life, or is it the other way around?
I think its lovely, like a gentle sunset.  I hope to bring both colors into the shop more and I definitely see, at least a limited edition release in our chalk paint line.  But for me, I must be personally on trend because I've been seeing pink and blue for sometime now...
Here are our twins meeting Santa for the first time.  Not exactly their cup of tea but they loved the lights and music!

Fun things to look for:
  • Pantone offers desktop wallpaper and phone screen savers in these luscious new shades here.
  • A Pantone Quilt Challenge has been on going the last two years and has been offered by play-crafts and On the Windy Side in the past.
  • I've started a Pinterest board collecting Pantone 2016 inspired finds within our shop...follow here.
Featured in this post:
  • Pillow with vintage bark cloth and trim, $36 available at Nest Interiors
  • Small pink shutter, re-purposed for jewelry, $18 made by me, available at Nest Interiors
  • Dream, metal word art, $32 from Peddlers Home Design (now out of business) remaining stock at Nest Interiors
  • Vintage Creamer, $6.50 at Nest Interiors
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

White Christmas...

It may not be what you expect, but in Southeast Louisiana...this is probably the closest we'll get to a White Christmas!  A couple weeks ago, we took a drive slightly north to Baton Rouge to take in the beginning of the White Pelican migration.  Soon there will be thousands that over winter in this particular spot at the Capitol Lakes Park adjacent to LSU's campus.
Unlike our State bird, the brown pelican, these beauties are sleek against the sky with black and white markings and gracefully drop to the water.  We weren't the only ones taking in the sites...this venue is perfect for the whole family.
We hope to check them out once more before they head North, but it's time to get busy at the shop!
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