Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Crank it Up for the Wednesday Hodgepodge

 From this Side of the Pond

1. What's one fun thing on your December calendar? 

Having a dessert party with our church group.

2. Sherwin William's Color of the Year for 2024 is Upward, described as 'a hint of silver lining', 'a breezy blissful blue' (see sample here). Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year for 2024 is Blue Nova, where 'violet and blue come together in a sumptuous hue'. (see sample here) Valspar's Color of the Year for 2024 is Renew Blue, a balanced blue with a touch of grayed sea -green' (see sample here)

Seems like the design world is keen on the color blue for the new year. Do you have a lot of blue in your home decor currently? What shade? Of the three colors listed which one's your favorite? Do you need to paint? How likely is it you'd select one of these shades for your home? Which one? 

Blue in my closet: yes, sure, fine.

Blue in our house? Hardly at all. As a GenXer, blue feels like too much of a throwback to the blue carpets etc etc etc of the 1980's. 

3. Do you struggle with 'the seasonal blues'? What are some things you do to try to beat the blues? 

Listen to some different kinds of music, or at least Christmas music in a different style. Right now I have a "Christmas Around the World" CD playing that has a lot of South American rhythms and steel drums.

Turn on the star light in our living room window.

4. Blue 'em or no? How many pair do you own? Are you married to a particular brand? 

I have two pairs, both thrifted. One pair are Levis, one are a brand nobody's ever heard of. 

5. In terms of holiday preparation (baking, shopping, wrapping, mailing, meal planning, etc) how far along are you? 1=haven't given it a second thought, 10=nothing left to do but wait. 

Managed to address all the Christmas cards today plus make chocolate banana bread for the dessert party, so I'm feeling pretty 10 just at the minute.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Instead of random thoughts, random shots?

New-to-me bookcase to hold art and poetry books

Advent wreath
Hand-crank coffee grinder we just bought
Euro-groceries for Christmas
Three-dollar box of iffy Christmas stuff from the thrift store
This is what was actually in the box
And these are the candle rings and candles on our dinner table, looking quite festive and not at all blue.

1 comment:

Kym said...

Your random shots are so festive and fun! Love the advent wreath and the bookcase. Happy Holidays!