Evidently, in times long ago in England, these flowering plants were considered weeds that plagued crops of wheat, barley, rye, and oats - which were commonly referred to as corn crops... and the true blue "corn" flower became known as the cornflower. Today, the petals of this edible "weed" are often added to salads to add a dash of unexpected color, and dried, are used in the tea blend known as Lady Grey. Another little interesting piece of trivia is that this flower was the favorite flower of President John F. Kennedy. It's also one of 19 shades of blue in the 120 active Crayola crayon color array!
I hope you like the items I picked to share with you today!
Cornflower BLUE Harlequin Chalcedony Squares NECKLACE from YOURDAILYJEWELS
Vintage Art Deco Periwinkle Blue Hall Teapot from jenscloset
Cosplay Kitty Hat - Cornflower Blue by armadaanime
Cornflower Bloom, reclaimed vintage celluloid cuff by CultivarBloom
Cornflower Blue Cowl by katebuckleyart
Vivid sapphire blue earrings from SunshineDaydreamz
Vintage 1980's sweater DUSTY PERIWINKLE chunky knit from capricorne
MOO Business Credit Card Holder Small Purse Periwinkle Blue by LMcreation
ACEO Limited Edition Print - Dayflower from HandmadeBySandi
Blue Czech and Swarovski Crystal Earrings - Jillian by MysticWynd
Cornflower Blue Seaglass Pendant - I Got The Blues by JoyfulDsign
Penelope Bobby Pins - Small - Cornflower from ThePetalCollection
I think this may just be my very favorite blue color next to cobalt blue - but then they're not all that far apart from each other, are they?
Hope you're all having a great week! I'll be back before too long with a feature on a great little shop on Etsy... see ya then :)