Thursday, April 29, 2010

O is for Orange.......




I did this post for Alphabe Thursday and in my book, I covered orange pretty well...Here it is, a little refresher on my take on a color I love.......

O is for Orange...As in the color.....My life is all about color and Orange is a favorite......
Orange is flamboyant and energetic....
Orange is vibrant. It's a combination of red and yellow so it shares some common attributes with those colors. It denotes energy, warmth, and the sun. But orange has a bit less intensity or aggression than red, calmed by the cheerfulness of yellow.

There are orange flowers.



nasturtiums and calendula.....



beautiful orange vegetables and fruits...(I took these photos in Chinatown Hololulu)





How about the beauty of coconut prawns floating in a orange marmalade and red chili sauce?


Orange vegetables are super nutritous and good for you...Carrots, pumpkin, yams...Oranges are one of the few sources of bioflavenoids a vitamin that keeps your veins and cappilaries healthy...they are in the white part of the orange....yummy.

I love orange clothes too...They make a statement.







Here is a picture of me in my favorite "old navy" orange t shirt about six years ago....the pumpkin is wearing an orange wig just in case you wondered what all the fuzzy stuff is......




I even painted the kids space upstairs orange and accented it with turquoise.......so bright and happy!




Knock, knock.
who's there?
orange.
orange who?
orange you glad for the color orange?

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
orange
orange who?
Orange you glad this post is over.......

44 comments:

Viki said...

Wow, do I ever love those shoes but I would kill myself in them since I haven't worn heels in years LOL. Love all your orange things. Cute kid and sweatshirt. At one house we lived, we painted our master bedroom a type of orange and had black woodwork. It was very beautiful or I at least thought so. Your orange room looks great too.

Jody said...

Love orange!! My front door is called "flower pot" (but it is really orange!!)

Mandy said...

orange is one of my fav colours to scrap with...love it!!!xxx

Laura said...

Omg need I say more since it starts with "O". Or should it be Ohm. good meditation sound. Must mean enlightenment!

PeggyR said...

WOW you came up with enough things for the letter O!

Julie Harward said...

I love orange...I just got a new shirt that is orange..love it! Cute post, I so oranged it! LOL Come say hi :D

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

i love the packaging for the your block in the red, white and blue block swap, how clever. your knock knock joke reminded me. knock knock....who's there.....wooo....wooo who?...calm down, it's just a knock knock joke. haha

Jenny S said...

LOL! Too cute! I love the orange shirt!!
I got my package today! I love it! The coasters are my favorite!! Thank you so much!

Pat said...

When I was a teen, I had my bedroom orange and yellow and loved it. Now...if I do orange, it's more along the lines of PEACH. Guess I am mellowing in my old age. LOL

joanne lendaro said...

Cute post as usual! Love orange...here's one for you:

Why did the orange stop rolling down the hill?

It ran out of juice.

hahaha!! sorry, couldn't resist..have a super day!

jen said...

If you love orange, you really should look at my O post today. Thanks for your happy outlook!

GardenofDaisies said...

I always thought I disliked orange. And then it started showing up in my house... in pillows on the sofa, in a decorative plate on the shelf, and in other small decorative touches. It just seems to go with the blue that covers half my house. I don't need a lot, but I like the little pops of orange that I have.

Jo said...

I am not a fan of orange ... until fall rolls around and then it becomes the most beautiful colour in the world. I love the turquoise and orange room, so vibrant and happy!

easternsparkle said...

Oh those shoes - you have to post a pic of you wearing them now!!

Jenxo said...

aww, i love orange and turquoise mixed together....your room is lovely....

Maria said...

Great post on "O". Love the photo of the the happy kids.

Can't wait for PPPPPPPPPP. LOL

JcVeggie said...

Oh! I love the orange wall in that lil nook:) Great use of color and emphasizing design! I like your orange things...I have noticed a lot of orange and other bright colored prom dresses this year! I would never been that brave...we live near a lil park where prom kids take pictures so we always spy on them in their fancy clothes:) Very cute post!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Melinda,
I have missed visiting your Blog but here I am again! :) I have been so busy unpacking since we moved back in January. Still more boxes pending but everything is coming together. :) I love the color Orange too! Well all bold bright colors to be exact. LOL
That pet portrait that you made for your friend turned out really nice. I am sure she will love it. Then the cute coasters, how neat. Love the packaging too. I have used lots of weird things to send RAKS to friends in the past too. They are unexpected and makes the receiver SMILE!
Come and visit my Blog when you get a chance a leave a comment or two. :)
Hugs

mub said...

We must have good taste because we both posted orange things *L*

I SO SO SO love that orange and turquoise room!

VKT said...

I hate that I missed alphabet Thursday this week but I had my class over for a party tonight.....and had to get ready for it. I love your O post. Your pictures are terrific....I especially love the picture of you and your children!!! Adorable! My daughter would love the shoes. If I tried to walk on those things, I would fall on my face...!

Jenny said...

You have the absolute sweetest smile!

Thanks for a colorful and happy stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "O"!

You always make me smile!

A+

Amanda said...

Love orange! It's so cheerful and happy, and full of energy. And it was under-appreciated for too long. I'm so glad it is being re-discovered!

Short and Sweet said...

Great post. I enjoyed the narrative and the photos.

Yarni Gras! said...

I adore orange! It is one of my all time favorite colors...... :-)

Jenxo said...

Thought of you when i saw this...

http://leannhuntington.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-still-love-orange-part-2.html

http://leannhuntington.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-still-love-orange-part-2.html

ENJOY :)))

Steph said...

What a fun, vibrant orange post.... Much like I imagine you... sunshiney and energetic. You ideas and images are awesome.

Christy said...

that is a lot of orange...but i LOVE them all. I actually wear quite a bit of it myself!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I think orange is beautiful in the garden...be it flowers or vegetables!

Jingle said...

festive and fun orange post.

Tina said...

Love those orange shoes. LOVE THEM. But alas, with my bone spurs and foot surgery...I can't.

Nora Johnson said...

Love those shoes & I posted a very similar dress over at my place! Why not pop over and take a look?!

Have a great Rainbow Orange day,

LOLA:)

PS Mine this week is HERE. Hope you can stop by!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love all your orange objects. What a fun post!

Christy said...

that is a fun orange post :-)

Mary said...

I think orange gets a bad rap... how can you go wrong with a color of sunsets & pumpkins?! Your upstairs room with the turquoise is bright & cheery :-)

edenhills said...

That's a lot of orange! What a great, fun post.

Teresa

Christy said...

yes...you did do a good job with the color orange...i love the room you decorated...it is such a happy place! thanks for stopping by my place and your kind words

Pondside said...

Fun post! Those shoes have killer heels - I'd be teetering all over.

My name is PJ. said...

Lovely photos...and isn't 'calendula' just fun to say aloud?

Sailing Simply said...

Very cute knock-knock jokes. Enjoyed reading your informative post about orange. I loved your description of orange! I tend to wear more orange then decorate with it, but it is one of my favorite colors too!

Yarni Gras! said...

I adore the color orange and wear it a lot....love the Fall b/c then I can decorate with it! I love all the photos........yum!

Christy said...

A great orange post - lots of marvey-lous pictures!

Jenny said...

Melinda! I second this post opened I remembered how much I smiled the first time I read it.

I really love how you embrace color and beauty into your life fully and with your whole heart.

That lovely smile of yours just lights up the room.

And that orange wall is so happy!

You know I'm thinking of you every single day and sending you prayers of peace and resolution.

Thank you for linking!

A+

(and a giant hug!)

Susan said...

BEAUTIFUL flowers and Pretty dress!
Susan

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I wondered why this seemed familiar. I thought I was cracking up and then went back and read where you said you posted this for Alphabe Thursday before. I even saw my previous comment. Thank goodness I'm not going crazy. I worry about myself sometimes. :)