Craving Color

Guest post by Cori Kindred

cori kindred here again!  it's about this time of year (between the twinkle of the holidays and the full-blown splendor of spring) that i find myself *craving* color (the same way i crave chocolate and / or potato chips at about 3:30pm pretty much every afternoon).  so i found some images to hopefully tide me over until spring really is here.

a diy pompom garland ~  how pretty would this look hanging... well absolutely anywhere!
(from honestly... wtf)
 i'm in love with everything at amy nieto's little bright studio shop, especially her "you are awesome" prize ribbons (which come with their own certificate of awesome!).
(photo by cori kindred)
the prettiest little italian fishing village ever!
(manarola, cinque terre by robert crum)

a rainbow of yarn!  and little presents!  two of my favorite things ~

(from more last-minute knitted gifts by joelle hoverson)

 a sky full of confetti.  yes please!

(party in the air by k bost)

this car makes me swoon.  no seriously, if i saw it in real life i'd probably have to put my head between my knees.  gorgeous!!!

(from kris's color stripes)

 how lovely are these fabric flowers?  if there aren't any blooming outdoors yet, nothing wrong with making your own!



and last but not least, some colorful flags to catch the late-winter sun.
 
(photo by youngna)


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cori kindred lives in gorgeous, green portland oregon. when she's not making a mess in her studio you'll find her at thrift stores, taking photos, eating yummy veggie food, watching movies, playing in photobooths and traveling. see her work here and her vintage shop here!

Jan Halvarson

37 comments:

Mireille said...

Great images! I love all of them and have reblog the one of the car! Thanks for sharing, Mireille

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

Yes, craving color on this grey March day! So many beautiful photos. Watched the movie Summertime from 1955 last night and the scences on Murano looked just like the fishing village in that gorgeous photo!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

loving each and every one of those images - desire the car with every inch of my being...fee x
thanks for sharing

Cez said...

so nice celebration of spring !!!!!! J'adore...

nicole said...

oh so pretty. perfect for a dreary day.

satsuki said...

your post just perked me up + made my heart crave for spring to come! a good childhood friend lives in cinque terre + the picture just made me want to go + visit her~

Alita said...

lovely photos! and colorful!
i love the little village, its like a dream place to live.
Hugs from Chile

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lindsey lowe said...

i absolutely love that pompom tree!! it is fabulous. makes me smile!

Vintage is for Lovers said...

I love color as well; and these images are amazing, every single one of them is happiness! xo Samantha

Lisa Ensor said...

BEAUTIFUL post!!!

Oh and I've been to that little Italian fishing village with my husband... there is a hiking trail along those mountains called Lovers Lane- it really is picturesque :)

Thanks for the memories, the inspiration and the COLOR!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you soooo much for these - in terms of both the pick-me-up and the inspiration. This is exactly what I needed on a rainy day in NYC!

Jamie said...

LOVE! Here's even more color if you haven't already had enough: http://pinterest.com/kemi82jp/color/
and http://www.seeyoutheredesign.com/2011/01/incredible-color.html

elissa, ebb & flow said...

i've been to cinque terre and it's just as magnificent in person. the perfect place to visit on a day dream before spring finally arrives!

P U R P L E - D E E R said...

Love a bright party.

Marisa Midori said...

This post is made of awesome. So gorgeous! So ready for spring and colour.

Kieren said...

Love the bug! and the yarn tied around the gifts, I'll definitely do that!

Liza said...

I have totally been craving color, too, Cor! I have been taking a special moment to appreciate every time I see someone making a bold color move like yellow boots or a purple coat. :-)

meesh said...

Pom poms make me happy too! Thanks for the bright, cheery post on this gray weather day on the north-west coast.

Lady Grey said...

What a gorgeous post! I'm definitely craving some uplifting colour these days!

Christie said...

I LOVE this post and I know we all need it oh so badly. It really made me feel the need to share this: http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/10/colorful-spill/

:) Color has a way of sneaking into the most unexpected places.

Please Note said...

These photos just made me sooo happy.

FX45 parts said...

I have been taking a special moment to appreciate every time I see someone making a bold color move like yellow boots or a purple coat.

Helmi said...

It looks a bit like 'carnaval'! love it!

Sally said...

My favourite blog post of ALL TIME! So pretty!

I am now making it my lifes mission to visit that village!

Blacklashes said...

Oh my lord what fab pictures, thank you for kicking my Friday off to a beautiful start :-)

How cute is that fishing village...wowsers

Now off i go to start making 100's of pom poms to lace my garden with!!!

Design Engine said...

what a totally beautiful post. It completely lifted my spirits in this cold cold spring we are having.
Stunning.
Heather
x

Chloe' said...

oh wow! those photos are stunning! (^_^) i love the painted beetle & the rainbow packages ..& im soo making one of those pompom garlands for our garden party =D

thankyou so much for sharing! we need a little sunshine here =)

Chloe x

shopgirl said...

Love all the bright colours in this post! Definitely needed today!

xoxo
Rambles with Reese

silverpebble said...

Joyful - thankyou so much for showing us these.

WIKKIE said...

WOW! Wouldn't it be great to drive such a car;)?

sarah - dodeline design said...

The imagery in this post is fantastic! Thanks for a cheery morning!

French Blast said...

love the village and the car

Jello said...

thanks sooo much for that! we could all use a lil' more color in our life right now! and the italian pic... speachless! very beautiful! thanks!!! love, Jello

Tara said...

so many great images in this post - love it!

les cocottes said...

I love it!!



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Denese said...

Thank you for inspiring me daily! I've shared your images in my own 'Weekend Getaway' post....

http://plumlife.typepad.com/plum/2011/03/dreaming-of.html

KCS said...

Oh - if i had a garden it would be draped in colourful pom poms! Thanks for the wonderful pictures!

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