A couple of weekends ago I spent a very contented evening clicking away on Pinterest, and one of the boards that seemed to grow extremely quickly was the one simply titled 'Grey'..
Since then I have ummed and ahhed alot about why it is that I am currently having
a bit of a love affair with all things grey.
By rights this shouldn't really be a colour that draws you in with all its usual connotations...
grey day, grey clouds, grey mood, grey weather... and so the list goes on.
Looking grey up in the dictionary doesn't add many plus points either...
of a colour intermediate between black and white, as of ashes or lead:
(of the weather) cloudy and dull:
(of a person) having grey hair:
But, despite all of this - quite besotted with it I am !
I wonder if it all began when we got our beautiful Weimeraner, Lilou.
She is the most delicious colour grey, with a coat that is as soft as velvet
and ears as smooth as silk handkerchiefs.
Does it stem from my early working days as a teacher at a boys school
when many an hour was spent writing on blackboards ?
Is it that it lends itself to beautiful, light living spaces ?
Looking back through my blog my much dreamed of Craft Room
is all planned out in different tones of grey.
Is it because in my mind it is calm and soothing to the eye ?
My everyday world at Nursery is full of such riots of colour that maybe
this is what I need to balance my daily colour spectrum.
Or is it that I am simply an 80's girl through and through ,
brought up watching Flashdance and Madonna video's and listening to
Visage singing Fade to Grey, wearing my grey leg warmers and Pineapple Dance sweatshirt ,
( no sniggering at the back please ladies ! )
Who knows ?
Now if you happened to be holding a stethoscope to my chest at this very moment
you would be able to detect that these two pictures have actually set my
heart beating just that little bit faster
- I cannot explain why -
just LOVE these nail colours,
simple as !
I could surround myself with all sorts of ribbons and threads, fabrics and wool in every shade of grey and I would be one very happy girl.
And don't even get me started on these little beauties...
.... or these two hugely snuggly cardies.
And so, the jury's out, its a done deal, there is no reasoning or answer...
Should more proof be needed, here it is .....
one grey, metal jug that was crying out to be bought this week and filled with spring flowers.
( Big thanks to Pinterest for supplying all but the last photo of gorgeous grey things. )