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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Ode to the Sun

Spring is here right? Even though it doesn't quite feel like it in some places...

So this week I've put together some eye popping colour to serenade in the Spring and the forthcoming warmer months...

Sun and heat always make me think of warmer climates, sand so hot you can't walk barefoot on it, cracked dry earth, cherry red tomatoes glistening on their stalks in the noon day sun, azure seas and the cool green leaves of the palm trees - lots of colour and lots of pattern.

Warmer climates tend to use a lot more colour in everything, from furniture design to crockery and cutlery.

So imagine you are in a warmer climate, can you feel the warmth of the sun on your face?
You're sitting outside relaxing by a glistening pool...

and you've set the table ready for an alfresco lunch or an early supper as the sun slowly sets...

The colours are vibrant and the pattern is energetic...

the birds, frogs and insects have all come out to play


All images from here

So, before you go pale, breathe in a little colour, add a little spice...

Enjoy the week


  1. Preciosos detalles, me encantan!!!
    Un abrazo muy cariñoso.


  2. Sharon - Thank you for cheering us all up! The sun is trying to shine here but there is a nip in the air which prevents me from venturing too far outside yet. I love these colours and feel revived by your post. xx

  3. thank you for sharing the colour and spice xxx

  4. Lovely images, Sharon. I am looking forward to summer time, last summer was so perfect, I am really hoping that this summer is similar.
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. Lovely Sharon, thank you. I am trying with all my might to embrace a little colour and Spring/Summer must surely be the time to do it!
    Essie x

  6. I love your colourfull post! Summer is my favourite time of year!


  7. This post was a visual treat! I even have one of the cute cups and I drink tea out of it every day. Here in Southern California we are so lucky to enjoy all the sunshine and the color that comes with it. I decorate my home at the beach with all the colors of the sea and the sand, so lots of blues, greens and I love pale, buttery, yellow. I set everything on a back ground of white and it looks crisp and clean. I love color so much that I think even if I lived somewhere chilly or snowy or rainy, I'd use bright, rich color to warm it up. Thanks for such a colorful post. Tia

  8. Glad I found your blog - so inspiring and have loved looking at all your pottery pieces, being a potter myself. The first two are amazing. I love colour and am always drawn to bright cheerful tones - pale and interesting doesn't do it for me! XCathy


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