Old Sweetwater

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Sprinkle, Sprinkle Periwinkle!




I remember seeing the most beautiful bird fly by my first grade classroom window. I could not believe there was a bird that color. I stared at the window praying it would return. A short while later, the Blue Jay came back and rested on the sill. The periwinkle color of the Jay was what transfixed me. It's still one of my favorite colors to wear...just hard to find. Periwinkle has a hint of violet-purple-lavender in it.
Periwinkle stands for: Serene, purity and infinity. Honeybees prefer blue flowers. Philosophy grads' tassels are blue because it represents deliberation, introspection and conservatism.  Who likes Blue Jays or Periwinkle to wear or decorate with?  Photos: Perwinkle Cottage Better Homes and Gardens; Blue Jay (my inspiration); Periwinkle print pillow online; Periwinkle Bus; Periwinkle bedroom; Periwinkle Cupcake Wrapper and Periwinkle yarn!
 




39 comments:

It's me said...

Woww....rein will love the picture of the vw bus !!! i will show him tonight when he is at home from work............enjoy your weekend !

Many hugs dear Catherine.........

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

This shade of blue, is the one I ADORE! So so beautiful. Great pictures, Janean. Have a great weekend! xo

katie said...

What a soothing color. Love the VW. BlueJays are very pretty, just a little noisy sometimes.
This post is certainly on my color radar.

sissie said...

Good Morning sweetie.
I love the gorgeous blues inspired by the bluejay.
Such a lovely post. Who wouldn't want to wake up in that beautiful bedroom????

hugs
Sissie

donna...@d.reyne's said...

Periwinkle has always been among one of my favorite colors!
Mainly because I love flowers...hydrandeas are high up there for me and this hue is among them in my garden.
I currently have periwinkle pansies!(They are in my new blog header)
This is one of those colors that bring a smile to my face...whenever wear it or see it.
Have a beautiful day...may it be filled with lovely shade.
blessings~
donna

maurakeith said...

Good Morning Janean, I love periwinkle too! It's such a pretty color. I love Blue Jays except their loud call and they can sure be bossy around the feeder. Other than the Cardinal we don't seem to have a prettier bird here in Kansas. Love your photo's. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful day! Maura

Kathi said...

What a beautiful color! Love the little cottage photo!

Kelli said...

I have not ONE speck of blue in my house (long story, but it has to do with my last home being almost COMPLETELY blue!) but I sure could go for that gorgeous bedroom! WOW that is PRETTY! :)

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Oh, how I love periwinkle!!! I have some accessories on my porch and in my garden that are periwnkle. It just makes any space perk up and look better! Have a great weekend!

GardenofDaisies said...

Probably my favorite color to wear! :-)

kpaints said...

Now there is a color I never knew the likes of, I would have thought it was lavender. I have never seen that bird before but I can see why it gathered your attention at such a young age. It is truly beautiful! Who would have thought you could find that color in nature?

Rita said...

I love just about any color of blue. It is such a soothing color.

CHERI said...

Beautiful! Especially the periwinkle cottage. Makes me want to get out and tackle my front porch decorating! Thanks for such a nice post!

Frau said...

Gorgeous....your right it's hard to find. Reminds me of spring.Have a wonderful weekend.

Julie said...

Oh I do love Periwinkle. One of those pastels that reminds me of Easter eggs. Isn't that room just beautiful? I'm loving the fireplace and mantel in there too.
I love the color and markings of bluejays. I rarely have them come to the yard. ..but they are so raucus and loud! Can be bullies!
So maybe it's a good thing. Did see bluebirds going back and forth to a box in the back though. Beautiful. Thanks for another beautiful and colorful post. Love to visit with you. Have a sweet weekend. Thank you for praying form our military. means a lot.
Hugs.

Donatella said...

Beautiful post!! love the blue!! have a great weekend!!

Marmee's Pantry said...

I do believe that I've seen the cottage you have pictured!! I looks just like one in Lakeside, Ohio, on Lake Erie - an historic, gated little village that began in the 1870s as a Christian retreat. Our best friends are the 3rd generation to own a similar cottage there & we stay there 1-2 weeks every summer!! If it truly is the one I'm thinking of, then there is a nearly identical yellow one next to it.

It's lovely, whether it's from Lakeside or not. :-)

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

Andrea said...

Love periwinkle!
Hugs, andrea

voiceofpendergrass said...

Periwinkle is such a beautiful color, I love it. Of these pictures today, the bird is my favorite. He is beautiful. What an awesome artist our God is... I love Him so!

Farm Girl said...

I love your posts and all of the lovely colors you think of. I never have even thought of half of the colors you find. :) Oh and I just love the chair in your button.
Have a great day.

Donna said...

Periwinkle is a beautiful color. I love the periwinkle cottage!

Donna

Carol Mae said...

Hi, I just found your blog and love it!! now I'm a follower too. I love the picture of the Bluejay, do mind if I use it for one of my paper wreath's? Smiles, Carol Mae

Oklahoma Granny said...

We have a friend that restores VW buses. I'm going to have to ask him if he's ever done a blue one.

I just fell in love with that cupcake wrapper. Too cute!

Nancy said...

Oooo, that's pretty. I love bluebirds and blue is my favorite color. I'm glad to know that it stands for deliberation, serenity, and conservatism. It is a great color to decorate with.

Technodoll said...

That bird is indeed stunning! :-o

love that room... i just want to fall into that bed and zzzzzzzzzzz for a week. what's the address??

fairfieldhouse said...

I love this color. My gardens are divided by colors and I get many compliments on the blues. Have a periwinkle perfect day!

Deborah

Tennis Girl said...

Janean,
It is a beautiful color. Love the quaint little cottage :)
Robin

Bernie said...

Love the bedroom, so calm and relaxing.......:-) Hugs

Ruth said...

This is the kind of blue I like best! You made me happy and lighthearted. Thank you. God bless!

Just Breathe said...

The bird is fabulous. Are you serious, first grade! It is a lovely color but I haven't really used it in decorating.

Sandra said...

It is a lovely shade of blue but I have never decorated with it even though I love blue and white together. Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment. Come back soon.

June said...

Janean this is one of my very favorite colors ever. I have a lot of it in the garden, not much in the house though. I totally am in love with the cottage in your first image.
hugs

SueWis said...

Oh yeah, periwinkle. HUGE favorite of mine. Nice feature. :)

FILIGREE MOON said...

One of my all time favorite colors! Adore visiting here, you always have such wonderful images intertwined by a fabulous theme! Have a lovely weekend. ~ Angela

Kathleen said...

Oh that is pretty..just don't want to have that color hair when I get older...My son wanted to know why the ladies at church ( we were in FLA at the time) have blue hair, LOL!

Barbara Jean said...

Gorgeous Blues!!

And the pinks in the other post too.

thanks for coming by to visit and leaving a comment.

blessings

barbara jean

Lori said...

Fabulous color, the rooms divine! But really adored the gorgeous home! Lori

Kerrie said...

I Love Periwinkle Blue! When I was in tenth grade, I was voted Snow Ball Princess (LOL!) and my sis borrowed a gown for me to wear from one of her sister-in-laws. It was that very shade of Periwinkle and I thought it was the most beautiful gown I had ever seen! Loved this post! Kerrie

Marla said...

One of my favorite colors for the last 52 years.