24 February 2011

my creative space 'the colour of my family'

Greetings all,
Nothing new in the sewing department for My Creative Space this week, typical after a HUGE Handmade Market.  So i was thinking, what can i offer up for a creative blog post today??  Then i remembered something my eldest daughter asked earlier in the week . . . "if our family was a colour, what would it be??"  I instantly thought of red.  I asked my husband, he said red too.  We're all drawn to blue, but red is at our heart.
 touches of red for my girls
 red trinkets
 red Le Crueset
 red, red, red
 my first large quilt, red & white
 red Christmas ornaments
 memories of Venice in red
 red KitchenAid
 this toy box will be re-oilclothed in red & white stripes shortly
my son's red study area
This was a really fun little adventure, i'm a blue girl for sure, but the heart of our home is most definitely red!!  I can imagine a colourist talking of love, strength & various other red related emotions, but i just find it the most attractive accent colour of all time.  I can picture our homestead being painted in cool whites & blues, what better combination to dot all of our red accessories around the place??  Even our son's name means red.  Love the idea of a red letter box & a barn too.  Love Posie

20 comments:

Mama of 2 boys said...

Red is a fabulous colour. I've heard that red is one of the colours that make us hungry. Hence why it is commonly used as one of the theme colours for fast foods (Macca's, KFC, Hungry Jack's) they're always trying to draw us in one way or another! I enjoyed seeing all those splashes of red in your place.

by marie-nicole said...

Red is such a versatile colour. I do love that it's a passionate colour.

It is our family colour too. For years my eldest son thought it was my favourite colour and was surprised to find out that my favourite is actually 'green' with 'turquoise & teal' being a close second.

Can't wait to see your farm house come together.
xx

Jacinta @ modelmumma said...

LOVE ALL THE RED! It's such a fun, confident colour. Don't forget a red front door for your new place too. :)

Felicity said...

And a cheeky red to celebrate?!?

What a brilliant concept, I'll be asking our family this same question tonight and I have a sneaky suspicion it will be blue.

Felicity x

Tammi said...

Hmm am trying to think of the colour to best symbolise our family :)
I love all the red touches you have shown, a fun post!!
Xx

plushka said...

I love red! It's very vibrant and fun:)

Our colour would probably be green as it's the only colour we can agree on when we buying things for the house.

Maxabella said...

Great fun!! If I had to do the same as a house tour, we would be... brown. Ouch. But there are lots of colourful touches everywhere so I hope we aren't quite as beige as our house suggests!! x

Bugalugs aka Jacqui said...

What an interesting thought! I wonder what colour we would be! I'm not sure we would be just one. Hubby is colour blind and the rest of us love so many colours, it's hard to pick just one. I do love all the red you have!

Bugalugs aka Jacqui said...

What an interesting thought! I wonder what colour we would be! I'm not sure we would be just one. Hubby is colour blind and the rest of us love so many colours, it's hard to pick just one. I do love all the red you have!

spectacularfairywren said...

you are totally floating my boat with the red and the white...

The Handmaden said...

I'm with you on the red barn. Definitely!

Anonymous said...

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Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous color! Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

Tania McCartney said...

What an interesting question - what colour is our family? I love it! I'm going to ask my kids in the morning what they think our colour is. x

Naturally Carol said...

I am drawn to red accessories too..it is such a cheerful colour and brings to life the neutrals and blues.

Heidi said...

Love red too but the way you do red is better!!

Anonymous said...

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Rebecca Johnson said...

hahahaha LOVE IT!! you know what??? when i think of you.. i think red!!! Wierd hey! xx

Nic said...

I am a red girl too! Lots of red in our house. I am feeling inspired to do a red blog post now!

The Clip Cafe said...

Oh interesting - I wonder what colour we are - I'd probably say blue. I love your reds!