Saturday, August 17, 2013

I do have some tranquil serenity, mind you

My garden may be a bit vivid, right enough, and readers took a medicinal dram and donned their sunglasses before venturing into the previous post's comment box.

So that I may be redeemed in your eyes, I wanted to show you my lavender-coloured lavender in its pale green planter, a shade which I recall was described as French Green in the seller's blurb. Who among us does not square their shoulders in quiet pride at owning something in French Green, once the pain of self-assembly has been forgotten?


There's the lavender.
I probably shouldn't have mentioned that the planter was self-assembled.
One day I must show you something I inherited
in case you think I am nouveau riche,
or indeed merely nouveau.

So, you see, if you disregard the sunflower yellow front door and the bright red bench, I am at heart a gracefully faded lady, and will gain my rightful place in the great brocante in the sky when the Blogtopian empire finally topples.

I must dash off now to photograph the item to be given away in my upcoming giveaway.

19 comments:

  1. Or merely riche. Now come on - you are not telling me that the little blue watering-can just happened to be placed their by a daughter, are you?

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  2. There is nothing wrong with colour in the garden, or in the home.

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  3. Oh that door, that door. It's a burst of much-needed sunshine on this grey blustery day. No redeeming needed as far as this reader is concerned. Though I am now worrying that my purple tights and I won't be allowed in 'up there' when the time comes ... X

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  4. Love, love all of the color. Mise I believe I have that exact bench in red as well!
    At least I won't be the first to topple when our private empire bubble bursts!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2013 Designer Series

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  5. I love your bright colors!
    I've heard of French blue, but never French green. Are they comandeering the world of color?

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    1. By God, Jen, I think you have pinpointed it. The upstarts.

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  6. French Green is well known here in the Limousin area of France, but we call it foliage...

    Penny
    x

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  7. Personally, I would have called it Sage Green - I mean what's French about it for heavens sake! Love the sunflower door - I did notice how low down the letter box is - I guess your postperson is not very tall.

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    1. How well I remember, Elaine, the first time I left the remote western islands of Ireland to travel to the UK, aged 18. I was almost overwhelmed by emotion at the height of the letterboxes.

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  8. No disregarding needed...your bright pops of painted wood are a garden in their own right, door included...for when the flowers are away on their annual winter vacation, those cheery colors keep their memory alive and hold the cold and damp at bay, at least visually.
    And if I recall...van Gogh always placed a bit of French green next to his bright masterpieces, whether they be sunflower or self. Seems you're in very good company color-wise!
    xo J~

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  9. Is it a utensil jar? If so I will graciously abstain. If it is something personally assembled and painted in French Green I will be elbowing my way to the head of the queue.

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    1. I shall certainly do my utmost to photograph it so that it may be mistaken for the latter, Lucille.

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  10. I have been perusing paint charts and trying to decide on a new colour for my English Red front door ... forget those upstart French with their blues and greens, I want Irish Yellow!

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  11. Dear Mise

    What a delight to see you back and blogging. I missed you. I love the freshness of the colours you use, they are so fitting beneath the west of Ireland sky.
    Helen xx

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    1. Thank you, Helen; you are a gentlewoman, as ever.

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  12. Yes, you lost me at self-assembly. You nouveau riche and your DIYs. I'm hoping your giveaway will redeem you! xx

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    1. Never tell anyone, Anita, but I'm going to swing the result to ensure that it's you who'll win the keepfitomatic converse trainers with glittery laces and swarovski crystals. A small token of my esteem.

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You're looking particularly well.

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