Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Monday, March 15, 2010

Forbidden Colors

Certain colors were forbidden to wear together when I was in junior high (middle school). If anyone wore pink and green ON THURSDAY (thank you, Loui), they were teased and called names - all in good nature for the most part.  This custom seemed to be common, though the colors varied somewhat. Fortunately in decor and creation there are no forbidden color combination. We'll focus on pink and green, which were those colors!
Did your school have a similar "code?" Do you like pink and green? Photos: Pink and Green Shabby Kitchen; Pink and Green Petit Fours; Pink and Green earrings; Pink Toile and Green bedroom; Hoops and YoYo toys; Pink and Green sophisticated Living Room; Great Lash and our inspiration from Creation.














43 comments:

It's me said...

This are my favorite colors.......you know??

Great !! enjoy your day and this week hugs Ria

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Oh my gosh, I never realized how much I loved pink and green together before. Beautiful! That bed! Hoops and Yoyo!!! Love it.....your posts are always so fun.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

We didn't have the forbidden colours thing going on, but we did have the "My clothes are cooler and more brand name than yours " thing happening. I never won that darn contest. My Mum wouldn't let me play.

Now I couldn't care less.I go for comfort not fashion. There is a certain cachet to middle age don't you think?

I love pink and green together. Those petit fours make me wanna lick my computer screen, but I'll just have to be satisfied with ordinary lamington roll...sigh...

Tennis Girl said...

Janean,
I am more of a red, yellow green girl, but these are very pretty together. The shabby kitchen is darling!
Robin

*The Beautiful Life* said...

While I have never personally trended toward pink/green in my wardrobe, I do love it in other areas -- those earrings, in particular!! :)

I also really, really like that first photo of the kitchen! Wow! Though... I don't believe I would have the heart to subject my hubby to that much pale pink in our home. He wouldn't complain, but I'd spare him.

Great photos and great post! :)

Ruth

Brie said...

I LOVE pink and green :) You pics make me smile

Oklahoma Granny said...

My daughter's two favorite colors are pink and green and I like them together quite a bit myself. Kind of reminds me of a lovely pink garden.

Parsley said...

Pink and green are my favorite colors too. Both peaceful.

katie said...

Oh my goodness, I had forgotten all about not wearing pink and green together. Love the beautiful post. I look forward to you every morning.
Love those petit fours.
I think I might just pick me up some pink flower at WM as I do my dad and brothers shopping this morning.

missthesea said...

I love pink and green together! Especially hot pink and lime green. One of the children where I work has this beautiful jacket with the colors on it. It's love :)

Suz said...

I've never really thought about this..but that rooom is looking so cozy
I will have to be on the lookout for it
thanks for adjusting my vision

kpaints said...

Love those colors, though I don't decorate with them.....or wear them for that matter! HA!

kpaints said...

Oh, I wore a uniform for 13 years of school so we never had the 'forbidden colors'. We just wanted any color! :D

Loui said...

Never have been a PINK person..
preferred blues..
and reds...
and yellows..
and bright whites..
no mossy greens ..
nor earthy browns...
green was the color to..
NEVER wear on Thursday..
didn't bother me..
I had no green anyway..
but this post is soo pretty..
and springy!!
warm hugs, laughing smiles..
Loui♥

Kelli said...

Beautiful photos! Those earrings are to die for, too! :) I love pink and green together and always have. My childhood bedroom was pink and green for a time and I remember it fondly. :)

Ann Marie said...

LOVE-LOVE these colors together!
In fact.. probably my favorite color combo together! :)

Midsummer Stitches said...

Absolutely my favourite colours, sooo pretty, what a lovely post.

Helen said...

I have forever loved the pink and green color combination! It has been way too long since school days to remember if we had any of those 'forbidden' things ... most likely we did though. Most kids do.

Julie Harward said...

I love pink and green, used to have it in a nursery. Very sweet, love your pic's. :D

kimsound studios said...

I could kiss & hug the person who came up with the "shabby kitchen" for this photo. I like the combination of colors ~ and I must say "wow!" on the aged pinks and what looks like collective green glassware ~ my favorite :) My day is now brightened know someone else's kitchen has the same challenge ~

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

My daughter's room is pink and green. Now that she's grown and gone, I find myself going in there to read or nap. Very peaceful colors mixed with white furniture.

Kristin said...

I definitely like green and pink! My daughters bedroom is all green and pink! Beautiful images!!!

Sharon said...

I have never been a pink or green person.
I loved all of your photos with that color together.
Have a happy St Pat's day.

Karen said...

Love'm!!

La Maison en Wonderboom said...

What a lovely post, I like the colors pink and green.
The picture with the leave and waterdrops, so beaytiful.
Thank you for showing us,

Hermine

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Beautiful post! Green en pink make such a great combination! I have some buckets in which I keep my flowers.... looking really awesome in those pretty colors! Have a wonderful week!

Just Breathe said...

No I don't remember any days like that but I do remember being teased for something all the time!
Don't you just love those two colors together. Love the mascara example and of course Hoops & Yoyo!

Bernie said...

Two of my favorite colors...when I was in school no one wore red and yellow together or they were teased and called names and not all of them good.....:-) Hugs

Technodoll said...

I love a nice pink and lime green! Not for wearing, or for decorating (much)... but in flowers, or accessories, in food - ok candy, or watermelon! - oh, the possibilities!

maurakeith said...

Hello Janean! I love pink and green....it's so relaxing and yet refreshing. Perfect for spring and summer. Love the pictures. I hope you have a wonderful day (Tuesday). Maura

Brenda said...

Pink is oohh-la-la LOVELY! I LOVE the shabby cabinet too...BEAUTIFUL!

June said...

Janean that first image has been a favorite of mine for years. I love pink and green and used to decorate with it a lot. I enjoy it so much everytime I stop by.
hugs

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Yes, I do like pink and green, especially in the spring. Of course, it always looks wonderful in flowers.
Blessings,
Marcia

Lily Robinson said...

I love pink and green. That bed is a dream! My bedroom and master bath are both green and pink. Unfortunately, Mr J won't let me go ultra feminine in the bedroom. He did let me go hog wild in the bath!

Prairiemaid said...

My favorite colors are red, red, and red....but the pink and green look so fresh and springy! And the earrings are precious!

Rita said...

I love pink and green together. In fact I have a blouse that is pink with green piping on it and I wear it with green pants.

marylin & poussy said...

What a magnificent blog! Everything is wonderful you are lucky!
Best regards of FRANCE

Jennifer said...

Great colors and photos - your blog brings a smile to my day - just love it! Jennifer

Sandy said...

Yes, I like pink and green. Your photos were beautiful to show off this wonderful color combination.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Joycee said...

I had totally forgot that! Now I love, love pink and green. So glad I grew up! haha
joycee

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

LOVE this Pink & Green post! My very favorite colors in the whole wide world! I sound like I am in Jr. High! LOL! LOVE your blog to! Thanks for coming by to say hello!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Bella said...

the pink and green are so pretty and fresh! The kitchen is so beautiiful & those little cakes are too sweet! Bella

Anonymous said...

I love the colours and the pictures, especially the one with the bed. May be one day I'll make the same cosy things for my bed!! :)
Hoops & Yoyo rock!