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!
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