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C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Orange

 My current crush on the colour orange is coinciding with Halloween this week.  I might not be wearing a costume this Friday but I do think I'll wear my orange Liberty print Brora dress with a cropped cardigan in "orange spice".


I'm planning to be back tomorrow with a renovation update.  In the meantime here are a few more orange-tastic images from my photo archives...


Classic orange: Hermes shopping bags.

MrBP's pumpkin boxer shorts from JCrew.
Aren't they adorable?
Giant wheel from the Roman Museum at Carlisle, England.

Delicious seville orange compote with goat cheese.
The Tapas Restaurant, Edinburgh, Scotland.
This was so delicious I'm going to try to replicate it when I have my new oven.

Sweet little roses.

Sweet potatoes for roasting.
I'm definitely craving orange vegetables now, take care Darling Tooties,
xoxDani

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  1. I've also developed an orange crush my dear Dani. While I wouldn't describe MrBP's pumpkin boxers as 'adorable,' I am pleased to know that white nut-huggers aren't underneath all that well tailored tweed.

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    1. My gosh GSL I've never heard them described that way!

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    2. Me either! GSL, you are a constant font of wisdom.

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  2. I love orange! I so wish I could wear it! The closest I have is the rust wool cheshire jacket I have from the 2008 J Crew collection which I love! Can't wait for the updates!

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    1. Oooh Wendy I love that jacket. Orange is fabulous on you with your perfect skin and hair.

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    2. Actually pumpkin orange makes me look horrid! I have too much pink I think to be able to carry it off, sadly, but I so admire it on others and I do have an orange purse I love!

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  3. Very pretty. I only really do orange in flowers or scarves (Hermes does it so very well!) but this time of year I love it on others.

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    1. Jen doesn't Hermes do it so well? In boxes and on scarves.

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  4. I'm quite partial to orange too!

    Dani, I just read one of your replies to comments on your last post where you said that the house had been gutted - that's when it hit me just exactly what you are going through! I hope that the work moves on at a good pace, it must be quite disconcerting to see your home like that.

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    1. Hi Patricia, it's a huge job, but fascinating to watch. It won't be fascinating if it's still a mess in five weeks but they sure are working hard. They filled two giant bins by 2pm on Monday. Everything is being ripped out and stripped on all three levels and we are re-plastering the walls as needed, that began yesterday. The back garden was dug up today, the porch is gone, there are giant holes, trees have been re-planted and our boxwood is lined up in little pots at the back of the garden, waiting. It's quite something! I've taken pictures and I'll share them tomorrow. Thanks for the concern you are a Doll. :)

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  5. Orange made me sick and dizzy as a child but now I love it!

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    1. Naomi just reading your comment makes me think of orange soda which also made me sick as a child. I would go out on the boat for the day with my Grandpa who always had soda for me, a special treat which ended up chucked over the side, I get very sick on the water, it's a wonder I kept going!

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  6. I quite like the color orange myself. Sadly, it is not flattering to my skintone, so I do not own any clothing in the shade. Love all the images you shared, Dani...looking forward to your updates, too! :)

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    1. Hi Melissa, I think you would look good in any colour but orange is very particular isn't it, I have to apply my CC cream if I'm planning to wear a colour like or orange. Thanks Melissa :)

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  7. Orange on your mind can only mean one thing - you are a Giants fan - game 7 of the World Series tonight is a huge distraction today. I did stop at the market to get - yes orange root veggies to roast and make into soup.

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    1. Julie how excellent! Wish I was with you watching the World Series :)

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  8. I love this juicy punch of colour!
    Orange has held my interest too and now all the foliage is turning orange as it does in Autumn.
    Mr Mop has some rather racy knickers 🎃

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    1. Hostess yes he does and I buy them but he doesn't complain, he's a bit saucy himself so it suits him. ;)

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  9. I love the fall colors but look ghastly in any orange or yellow, and most reds too. i shall enjoy the color from afar.

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    1. BB but you will be eating orange vegetables and lots of them on the veg diet... I give up on cooking for today, I just made...reservations! ;)

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    2. Good for you! I had a roasted butternut squash quinoa bowl...yum. And then soba noodles with Bok Choy. I liked but Hunter was in high whine mode. We will be eating out tomorrow just so he will shut the **** up for one night. Gotta love him.

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  10. Such a happy colour is orange.
    Always loved it and throw it occasionally in my summer wardrobe.

    I must say your selection of images is interesting. Seems like you like to throw splashes of it everywhere. Curious to know what MrBP thought of the pumpkins on his shorts? How funny.
    But what grabbed my attention most is how beautifully the blue sits next to the orange. Could there be a colour story somewhere in there I wonder?
    Glad to see the renovations haven't taken away your blogging enthusiasm. Helen : )

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  11. Love orange with a passion, though i don't suit it terribly, love butternut squash and that hermes orange which we (sort of) have painted our mudroom as I have still not bought anything from the capital aitch.

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  12. I have no orange clothes ( yet), but I've done an about face on orange flowers which i used to loathe when I had a "tasteful" blue and rose garden. Now, orange zinnias and butterfly plant cavort with hot pink and green; my box of 300 tulip bulbs arrived yesterday, many of them different orange varieties. I'll dream of them all the white winter, anticipating the riot of color I'll have starting in April.

    No Hermes bags either. I do love that shade; we'll have hunting orange starting this weekend. No weekday hikes for the next month.

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  13. Beautiful photos, says one who ordinarily doesn't like orange one bit:).

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  14. I'm not a fan of orange, anything. But an exception is always made for the Hermes bag and box:)

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