Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Delightful Discoveries - Thistle Be Beautiful

Thistle be beautiful... and thistle make you smile :) Today's color of the day is... yep, you remembered! Thistle! Inspired by the typical coloring of this spiny leafed plant, thistle is a soft, slightly dusky purple. With it's spikey flowers and even more spikey leaves, this flower can be found gracing the woodlands and fields of just about every continent in the world! While some regard it as a weed, others consider this flower a beautiful wildflower, and still others rely on some of its varieties for the health benefits it provides. Whether it's a blessing or a bane in your opinion, the color it inspired is definitely a beauty! (Purple Thistle and Orange Poppies Photo by valeriephoto **)

I thought it'd be fun to see how well you fare on a thistle themed test that will have you thinking thoughts of thistles!

(To see the answers, simple click and drag your cursor across the area immediately after the question!)

Artichokes, as well as this edible, typically purple fruit, are members of the thistle family. What is the fruit? Eggplant

Dusty Purple Poppy bobby pin set by shopkissingtoads

The thistle is the national flower of what country? Scotland

Peruvian Inspired Folk Art Hat/Denim Blues by orsinimedici

The sash worn by a member of the Order of the Thistle is what color? Dark green

Kiwi Thistle (Feldspar, Hand Felted Wool), the Bracelet by badcatjewelry

Covering the cut root of a thistle with this common kitchen seasoning will kill the plant. Salt

Matryoshka paperdoll 8 - print - by munieca

True or False? Crayola retired the thistle color crayon in 2000 to make room for indigo. True

Long Sleeved Thistle onesie hand dyed and printed available in newborn to 18 months from CausticThreads

What popular Christmas story mentions thistles? Twas the night before Christmas ( "He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, and away they all flew like the down of a thistle.")
Thistle tartan and grey reversible scarf - eco vintage Scottish merino wool by breadandroses2

Garlands containing thistle are hung by the fireplaces in what European country to keep mischievous sprites away during the twelve days of Christmas. Greece

Thistle Bookmark by PeriwinkleKid**

This UK born top forty recording artist, whose career now spans five decades, has a tattoo of a Scottish Thistle on his right arm. Rod Stewart

Thistle - Merino/Silk Sport by SkeinYarn

What songbird is also known as the "thistle bird" because thistle seed is its favorite food? The goldfinch

Woodsy Lavender Tiger Lily and Brown Bride Bouquet by smnoble

True or False? The Thistle class of sailboat is unique among current sailboats because it doesn't have a deck. True

Set of 5 Yarn Wrapped Stacking Bangles by mysticfibers

The thistle is the logo of what world renowned publication whose publication rights were once owned by Sears Roebuck? Encyclopedia Britannica

Plum blossoms silk-lined clutch bag
by redrubyrose

Milk thistle extracts are believed by herbalists to help with healing what major body organ? The liver.

Purple Dragonfly Trinket Dish by dgordon

So, how'd you do? If it's any consolation, I asked my hubby these questions, and he...well... I think he shut his brain off when I said I was posting about the color thistle. He just gave me that look and said, "Thistle is not a color" - and proceeded to rattle off the "real" colors found in that 8 pack of crayons! I hope you had fun with it, because I know it wasn't an easy quiz!

Tomorrow I'll be featuring be featuring birds... and if you have any in your shop that you'd like to share, please send them on over to me and you may just see them here tomorrow!

Have a wonderful day!

**designates an undiscovered or underdiscovered shop!


Erica said...

What a fun (and interesting) post! thank you for including my onesie!

BadCat said...

Fun, fun, fun quiz! I enjoyed reading your blog. I'm pretty sure that Scotland is the country that has a Thistle as its national flower is Scotland. The UK recording artist is probably Rod Stewart who is Scottish, I think, and therefore would have that as a tattoo. I could be wrong, though. Oh yes, and thank you for featuring my bracelet, Thistle. It is among good company and part of a great read.

munieca said...

Love thistles!! thanks so much for sharing my matryoshka!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely blog! Fun questions!

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