Thursday, July 15, 2010

(Color) Wheel of Fortune 07.15.10

Periwinkle... kind of an odd name for a color, don't you think? I did some research into how this color name was derived and found some interesting facts. Did you know that there's an edible marine snail that's called a blue periwinkle? They're common along the beaches of New Zealand and Australia, as well as some South Pacific Islands. While these little creatures do have a shell that is bluish-grey in color, this is not where the name of this color came from. This beautiful shade of lavender blue actually was named after the lesser periwinkle, or myrtle herb, a vinca which bears flowers of the same shade! I thought you might be interested in knowing what this plant looked like so I managed to track down a photo called Periwinkle Kisses on Etsy at TheWholesomeGypsies. Lovely little flower isn't it? One of the things I like about vinca is that they're so hardy - they do amazingly well in our brutal desert summers!

So now you know where the unusual name of this color originated... I know, I know... get to the features! Here we go!

MGLDesigns offered this sweet little Petite Lily Pouch, made with mercerized cotton thread and lined with taffeta. This little pouch is perfect for holding change, keys, and all of those other things that would end up on the bottom of your purse if you didn't have this pouch! The texture of the pouch also makes it easy to find by touch - great if you don't like to go digging for things in your bag.






This Lady Blair Vintage 1970s Purple Polka Dot Secretary Blouse (it kills me to think of things from my high school days as vintage...lol) is available from Bycinbyhand on Etsy. The cap sleeves and soft gathers at the shoulders that were so stylish back in the day still work for a great office look and the polyester fabric is both comfortable and very easy care! I can vouch that these blouses are a great addition to any professional wardrobe!












Since I love to receive both flowers and notes (and I've even been known to send a few!) this beautiful set of 4 Floral Notecards from orangecatart seemed like a perfect fit for this post. In addition to the lovely Iris notecard that is the focus of this listing photo, this set contains one each of notecards featuring photos of a Magnolia, Dew on Lily, and a Mountain Laurel! Simply wonderful!





Tomorrow's feature color is a simple one that I'm expecting to see a lot of - that shade of light peachy tan often referred to as "flesh" - and a sample of the color can be found by clicking on the "Be Featured" link in the right sidebar of this blog! Be sure to click here to e-mail me the link to your item or an item you'd like to nominate from another shop and I'll check it out. You don't have to wait for me to ask for nominated items for any of the upcoming colors either - send them over whenever you like up to the evening before the day they're being featured!

My "Mall" is slowly gaining occupants too, so be sure that when you're done browsing the shops I've featured today that you head on over to my "mall" and take a look at the shops there too! Have a good one!

3 comments:

Beth said...

Such a pretty color! I really like your color wheel idea :)

Ladie Jaye said...

Love the color!

I linked your blog on mine! Go see it http://ladiejayesdesigns.blogspot.com

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