Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pink

What else? October the month when we're reminded by the color of pink to do our exams. So, okay, let me see your girly side. What kinds of blushing hued items can you find in your home?
This color stands for beauty, grace and goodness.


My niece's birthday invitation. Everything will be pink and brown, her favorite combination. How perfect it will be! And she is going to be ten. That is hard to believe.

The season's last hydrangea blooms, seen here in the pink light of the late afternoon sun today.

Pink as a color was first recorded in the seventeenth century to describe the pale red flowers of "pinks" a flowering Dianthus.


A little closer for the details

a silk flower arrangement given to me by my mother in law when I was just dating her boy.

My granma's jewelry box which is now my jewelry box. Kind of a rose color. Roseus is the Latin word for rosy or pink. Lucretius used the word to describe dawn in his epic poem, On the Nature of Things.

Details on Bronwen's favorite footwear and signature boots. This girl's got style!
Bronwen's doll house - in her favorite color - pink! Unless it's a purple day. A newly built house in our neighborhood was almost ready for siding last week and Bronwen was hoping they would make it purple. I love this little girl and her wonderful imagination. They started the siding yesterday and guess what? It's purple. I am. not. kidding.
As we drove by, I said to Bronwen, "well, honey you got your wish, it's a purple house."
She dramatically smacked the side of her head and shouted, "what was I thinking!"
But today's color is not purple so let's get back to it: 
Tiny pink suede shoes for a tiny pair of feet.
In our western culture, the assignment of pink to the female gender began in the 1940s, but prior to this, baby boys wore pink because it was considered a more masculine and decided color while baby girls were dressed in blue because it was considered more delicate, dainty and feminine.

A very pale pink bowl in my kitchen. It's part of a graduating set of bowls. The other two are pale green and light blue. They make me happy and remind me of Spring which is probably why I use them at Easter. Which reminds me that this year we'll be celebrating Passover a little more completely, but more on that later.

Okay, now it's your turn. I know you have some pink to show off and some of you have never taken the color challenge yet, so this would be a great time to join!
Leave me a comment and I'll come take a look at your pinks.

3 comments:

Brittani said...

One of these days I'm going to do these color challenges! I just have to be home... hasn't been happening lately.
I miss you too!!

jodyfoznot said...

What lovely pinks.

Okay, I'm going to give this a try...check my blog tomorrow! :o)

I love you!

Kristine said...

OK I just realized I never did the Brown challenge so tomorrow I'm going to do double duty.:)