The Color Purple

The Color Purple: Regal and royal. Purple is the color of royalties. It stands for luxury, wealth and sophistication. It is also the color of passion, romance and sensitivity. This post highlights the color purple—–Enjoy the 101 ways to love the color purple.by logging on to Pinerest and searching for “purple”.

The below pictures come from the web as well as Pinterest. I do not claim any rights to them. Most can be found

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Purple grapes

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Beautiful monogrammed purple blanket.

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Cool tinted purple bottles.

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Stunning floral arrangement of purple and white cabbage plants.

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Lovely rose embellished cake pops.

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Beautiful flowers.

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Just like Grandma’s Tea Service.

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Purple Ballerina.

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Great purple chair.

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Christmas Stockings

Festive, shabby chic, burlap, felt, fabric,and fanciful Christmas Stockings. Below you will find 101 Holiday stockings to use as your inspiration to either craft or purchase new stockings for the holiday season. Enjoy!

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Fantastic and fanciful “elf boot” stocking. Made of felt and decorated with fabric, beads and ornaments. See more @ http://www.designrulz.com/design/2013/11/15-christmas-stockings-decorating-ideas.

 

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Great stocking ideas from Pottery Barn. See more @ http://smallplacestyle.blogspot.com

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Curled boot stocking with feather boa trim. See more @ www.designrulz.com/design/2013/11/15-christmas-stockings-decorating-ideas.

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Printed linen fabric dresses up this stocking with lace. See more @ http://marie-lostbirdstudio.blogspot.com.

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Woodland Deer Christmas Stocking. See more @ www.etsy.com.

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Embellished green velvet “grinch” stocking. See more @ http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2012/12/awesome-personalized-christmas-stocking.html

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Fashion these cute and comforting stockings from patterned fabric. http://www.bhg.com/christmas/stockings/easy-christmas-stockings/

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Love this green toile stocking. See more @ www.google.com.au.

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Fun velvet stocking trimmed with fabris. See more @ http://cowparsley.blogspot.com.

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Halloween Pumpkins

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Lace covered white (or orange) covered pumpkin. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating/

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Lace and velvet pumpkin. See more @ www.vintagewithlaces.

 Halloween Pumpkins : Below you will find some unique ideas for decoration pumpkins this Halloween season. Trick or Treat?

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Candy corn pumpkins. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating.

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Pumpkin painted white and dressed up with a sequined spider web. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating.

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Boo in buttons. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating.

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Glitter pumpkin topiary. See more @ www.adiamondinthestuff.com.

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Embellished black cat and bat. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating.

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Pumpkin decorated with vintage door knob as the stem. See more @ findinghomeonline.com/vintage-doorknob-pumpkins.

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Upcycled Denim

Great revamped clothing made from recycled denim. Includes everything from skirts and jackets to bags, belts and jeans. Enjoy!

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Do-it-yourself inspiration, denim jeans dressed up. See more @ www.apair-andaspare.blogspot.com.

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Recycle your jeans to make a fast and easy skirt. Brilliant. See more @ www. etsy.

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Funky and patriotic upcycled clothing by CreoleSha.
See more @ www.etsy.com.

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Blue Jean Purse – what a great gift! – SO cute to have a brightly colored lining. See more @ www.sugarbeecrafts.com.

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Denim,boho,hippie,upcycled clothing skirt by AbbyMattie.
See more @ www.etsy.com

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Fun recycled top from all things pretty. Via www.etsy.com.

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Red

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Red is amazing color, it’s bright, bold,fun and intense. I’ve put together a blog featuring all things red. Red gowns, hats, shoes, door, chairs and so much fun. Enjoy. amazing color, it’s bright, bold,fun and intense. I’ve put together a blog featuring all things red. Red gowns, hats, shoes, door, chairs and so much fun. Enjoy.

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Cherries — yum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great advice

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Red shoes with a bow

 

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Vintage red coke machine

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Beautiful floral table setting

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Glamorous Vintage Wedding Gowns

Vintage wedding gowns. With all the summer brides, I thought I’d post some stunning wedding gowns. You can choose between gowns from the 20’s, 30′, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Enjoy.

 

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1950s Tea Length Gown by Novia D’Art Martina. Details @ www.google.co.nz.

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Vintage wedding dress. Details @ www.weddingbee.com.

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1950s wedding dress by DearGolden. Details @ www.esty.com.

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1952 wedding dress worn by an Australian socialite. Details @ www.powerhousemuseum.com.

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Valentino, 1960s — Wedding Dress. Details @ www.omgthatdress.tumblr.com.

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1950s Lace Illusion Neck by Novia D’Art Zambra. Details @ www.google.co.nz.

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Easter Egg Hunt

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Marbleized Eggs
Supplies: eggs,food coloring, vinegar, cooking oil,cups, paper towels, spoons.
Method: In each cup, combine one tablespoon of each of the following: oil, vinegar, and your choice of food coloring. Add water until cup is 3/4 full. Swirl the liquid, and quickly lower and raise an egg into it. Pat dry with a paper towel, and repeat with a 2nd color. Swirl into a third color, if desired. Pat dry.

Enjoy decorating Easter eggs? There are so many creative ways to dress them up. Here is just a hint of how you can dress up your hard boiled eggs for Easter. Enjoy…..

 

 

 

 

 

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Marbling Eggs:
Supplies:Enamel hobby paints: green, lavender, purple, or colors of your choice.
Disposable aluminum pans, one per color combination. Rubber gloves, wooden skewers, blown eggs,coffee filters.
1. Select color or combinations, using one or more colors of paint for each marbling bath.2. For each bath, fill a roasting pan with 4 inches of water. Wearing gloves, add 1 tsp. of each color paint to pan.. Swirl the end of a skewer through the paint. 3. Place an egg on the end of a skewer. Swirl it around through the paint mixture. When the paint has adhered to the egg in a marbled pattern, remove the egg from the skewer to an egg carton and let it dry. Repeat.

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Dying eggs using rubber cement:
Supplies: eggs with center blown out,rubber cement, traditional egg dye.
Method: Enlarge hole at bottom of egg and place on a wooden skewer. Drizzle egg with rubber cement, let dry, then dip in a dye bath. When it’s dry, gently peel off the rubber cement. Repeat two or three times with additional colors — a masterpiece!

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Water colored eggs
Supplies: eggs, dye, vinegar, water, pie tin, gloves
Hint: Make a dark color version of a dye, and then a lighter. Just add 50% more water to the existing “dark” color to make a lighter version.
Method: To prep eggs, mix 50% water and 50% vinegar and wipe the eggs down with the mixture. Let dry. Start with the lighter colors. Its all about layering light to dark. Hold the egg over the tin on both ends, & pour color over it. After you have made your pour, turn the egg in your hand so the color goes all the way around. You MUST let the color completely dry in between the pours. Use a blow dryer to speed things up. Once your egg is dry, repeat with another light color, or a darker one. You can do a lot of pours, or a l

 

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Speckled Tea stained and Blue eggs:
Supplies: eggs, tea bags, blue and green food coloring, glasses, brown craft paint, toothbrush
Method:For tea-stained eggs, add 2 tea bags to glass of hot water and steep. Lower egg into tea for several minutes until desired color is reached. Allow to dry.
For blue eggs, combine 1 drop of blue and 1 drop of green food coloring in glass of water. Lower egg into dye bath until desired color is reached. Allow to dry.To speckle eggs, use brown craft paint and a toothbrush. Dip brush into paint and lightly splatter and dab around the egg to achieve a random, lightly dotted pattern. Allow to dry.

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