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a bit of orange

by greenrabbitdesigns







My post today is a bit like an episode of Sesame Street, as it’s brought to you by the colour orange.

It’s another dull start to the week so I’ve been seeking out a little cheering colour and there is none more cheerful than the colour orange.

I have mentioned before how much I love orange flowers in the garden and there are still a few out there shining like little jewels. The weather has been so mild with no frost yet at all so the nasturtiums are still blooming their little hearts out and my window boxes are doing well too!

I also have a lovely bunch of peachy orange peruvian lilies on my dining room table, I do love fresh flowers in the house at all times.

The contents of my craft basket have an orangey tint at the moment and my long time work-in-progress autumn blanket also has its hint of orange (really must finish it)!

Even part of my lunch is orange today, I didn’t need the spoon to eat the orange, it’s part of a set that I brought back from France and I just thought it looked good, artistic license!!! 😉

I’m actually wearing an orange scarf today as well but sorry no selfies!

It’s only 34 days until the shortest day and 45 days until pre-spring, the brighter days are coming and I’m just doing what I can to get myself there!

Have a great week! 🙂

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ali November 17, 2014 - 1:35 pm

very dull day today…..but what a cheery post……shame theres no selfie ; )

Robin Elaine November 17, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Hello from across the pond! Your comments about the color orange made me smile. I have most recently added a lot of orange to my wardrobe. This past summer it seemed like in every family photo that was taken, I was wearing an orange top. Orange just energizes the spirit. I also love the photo tease of little bunny legs and feet. The granny blocks look very pretty, hope to see a beautiful blanket one day. I’m working on a “wave” afghan in denim and soft spring colors. It’s pulling me through these chilly damp days.

Mia November 17, 2014 - 2:44 pm

Hello dear Vivienne,

What a lovely, brighten-a-dull-day post! Lovely orange all around you, and the spoon was just a perfect touch 😉

I wish you a bright and SUNNIER week, we need it here too!


Simone November 17, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Thanks for all the colour Vivienne. I am feeling rather grey today! x

Helen Philipps November 17, 2014 - 5:34 pm

Love all your bright orange touches today, from the soft yarn to the lovely little spoon! Definitely a cheeriy post for a grey day! Wishing you some sunshine this week too.
Helen xox

Jane November 17, 2014 - 8:13 pm

Your orange post has brightened a very dull day Vivienne. It barely got light here, mind you it made it easier being at work! Good to see a few flowers still braving it out in your garden. Keep warm in your orange scarf my dear xx

Sharon November 18, 2014 - 7:52 am

Thank you once again for your wonderful colour fix in your post, such a gorgeous way to start a winter morning, and thanks to for the chuckle over your personal calendar, I love it.

B. Géraldine November 18, 2014 - 7:56 am

I love your post ! I love orange shades ! Thanks ! have a colorful day !

Elizabeth November 18, 2014 - 11:49 am

That was a lovely surprise Vivienne, bolls of wool look so soft, hint of Christmas bunnys too. Beautiful orange colour and flowers full of life. Plenty of sun shine today and warmer tomorrow. Wish I could send some to you. Love & Blessings. Elizabeth x x

Anne D.T. November 18, 2014 - 4:31 pm

So many pretty orange shades! Dear V, you’ve warmed up this chilly week.
I LOVE that plate!! Happy mid- November!
Anne D.T. xxx

Jennifer November 18, 2014 - 5:00 pm

I love all of these photos but especially the last one with the orange slices; they look perfect on that plate and the green edging brings out their color. I never liked orange until recently, but it’s growing on me. I definitely see room for orange in all of my crafty work now. 🙂

Jill November 19, 2014 - 9:03 am

Love the colour Orange – it’s so zingy :0)
It must be the colour of the week – my next door neighbour popped round to see me yesterday with a bunch of orange roses and lilies. They really lifted my spirits, especially on such a dull, damp, cold day.
Hope all’s well with you, Vivienne.

Patty November 19, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Hi V, you’re right, orange is just such a zesty and alive colour. A bit like sprouts, I never used to like it / them when I was young but I do like a splash of an orange scarf or jumper now. And sprouts! Roll on pre Spring 🙂

Madelief November 19, 2014 - 6:33 pm

On this grey day in November, your orange flowers bring a bit of sunshine 🙂

Have a lovely evening!

Madelief x

Annie November 21, 2014 - 12:32 am

What a wonderfully cheering post.

The design on your vintage plate is one of my fabourites … and now, I’m off to track down an orange, the sight of yours, all neatly quartered, has me craving one.

Debbie Seton November 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Lovely orange and lovely flowers! Especially enjoyed the cute little crochet legs in the yarn basket 🙂 xxx

Lynda Smith November 23, 2014 - 5:26 pm

Love the nasturtiums orange makes a dull day more cheery xx

Susan November 24, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Such lovely shades in your post Vivienne…cheerful indeed!….The flowers in your garden are looking pretty as ever too x
Hope you’ve had a lovely start to the new week,
Susan x
P.S Love the colours in your crochet x

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