Saturday, February 1, 2014

Minty

   
Mint Green Clover Necklace - 14k Gold Filled Chain - Light Coral Peach - Quatrefoil - PinkTwig Large berry bowl colander  in mint green - claylicious mint green portable Everest K3 typewriter with carrying case. serial number 1054884. manual typewriter. made in Italy. back to school - VintageTins Jadeite Swedish Modern Bowl Set - Jadite Fire King - Mixing Bowl Set - Teardrop Bowl - Set of 4 - KOLORIZE
50 MINT GREEN Stripe Paper Straws DIY Flags Paper Drinking Straws Princess Cake Pop Sticks Party Paper Straws Elegant - DimeStoreBuddy Vintage mint green 50s/60s design bedsite lamp/light desk art deco - HorsesForCourses 1940's-50's Light Mint Green Teapot Mid Century Modern So Cute Vintage Mint Green Teapot - RavishingRetro Bird Print Scarf Shawl, Mint Green Cowl Scarf, Swallow Long Scarf, Oversize Scarf, Lightweight Cotton Scarf, Gifth For Her, MiracleShine - MiracleShine
SALE, TREASURY ITEM, Vintage Jadeite, Collection of Thirteen Items, Fire King, "Alice",  "Jane Ray", Diner Mugs, Tea Cups and Saucers - Bingville The Avett Brothers Custom Poster - Ballad Of Love & Hate Lyrics in Modern Typeface - Gray and Mint Green Print - TheOystersPearl Vintage Tin Toy Refridgerator by Wolverine in Mint Green - thimbledoodlesattic Ring dish, Mint green, Engagement Ring holder, Ceramic Jewelry dish, Wedding ring holder, Candle holder,  Clay  Pottery, - DarriellesClayArt
40 imperfect pastel mint green pencils. back to school supplies - thecarboncrusader Coral and Mint Green Vintage Simple Charm Neckalce - ImogenandEloise Heart Mint Green Nursery Art - Pink Floral Deer Kids Wall Art - Nursery Decor - Pastel Children Decor - Nursery Wall Art for Baby Girls Room - fieldtrip Vintage Art Deco Mint Green Bakelite Philco Clock Radio - Pureandsimplevintage


This time of year, I crave green. A desert winter is relentlessly brown. Each spring, I experience the same thrill upon seeing tiny green shoots. This usually happens in the middle of February, when the first grape hyacinth shoots begin to appear. I've never had grape hyacinths of my own, but this fall I planted bulbs in a few different places in our yard - grape hyacinths as well as tulips. I'm so excited to see them poke up from the ground in a few weeks. It was my first time planting bulbs. I planted them with gusto, if not knowledge or experience. I hope I did it right. 
I love pale greens in other places too. Soft, minty green is one of my favorite colors. I love opals, verdigris and vintage Jadeite. I love minty green with pink or coral. I'm known for my love of pink and mint; I choose this combination of colors every time I have a special occasion. To wit: my First Communion party, my sixteenth birthday party, my wedding, my daughter's nursery and her current big-girl bedroom - all have featured similar pink-and-green color schemes. My blog has these colors going on now too, with my new header design. Pink and green - it's a tradition.
I remember my mother wearing mint green clothing when I was a child in the eighties. Specifically, I remember a pair of cotton slacks worn with a striped top, white with varied pastel colors. She also had a pair of periwinkle pants she wore with the same shirt. I remember hoping, at about age eight, that maybe she'd pass these items onto me someday - to wear when I was a teenager, perhaps. But fashion was very different by then. It was the age of flannel, torn jeans, baby-doll dresses and baggy sweaters. Mint-green slacks were not welcome in the grunge era. But I did have those pink-and-mint balloons and crepe paper at my sixteenth birthday party, a get-together with several girlfriends, a big sub sandwich and a stack of REM and Weezer cassettes. I never stopped loving mint, I just had to dial it down for a little while.
As an adult, I'm so happy to be living in a world where light and bright colors are fashionable again. I'm thinking about painting my bedroom in a pale pastel shade - if I can get the Bear on board. I don't tend to wear pastel colors very often; my olive complexion doesn't play well with them. I do like a few touches, though, mostly in my accessories. This Etsy treasury includes a scarf, in mint with a dark gray bird print, which I really love. Many vintage household items were made in a minty shade. The lamp and radio in my treasury would be fresh in my eclectic home, as would the kitchenware and pottery. The sweet deer print, with a rosy pink background, would work well in my daughter's nature-themed bedroom. And minty green pencils in my crochet-jacketed pencil can would be just right. If you want, you can click on the photos in my treasury for more info on each item. 
Feel like a slice of cake? Come on over to my pink-and-green-and-flannel birthday party. We've got a houseful of girls swooning over that gorgeous new actor Jared Leto and we're playing "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" until one of my parents makes us turn it off. It's a happening little shindig.
  

35 comments:

  1. I love the new header for you blog, very pretty I'm also a big fan of pink and green, have a great weekend
    Clare xx

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  2. Love the collage, lots of pretty things there. I agree, that scarf is really lovely.
    Marianne x

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  3. I've just used this exact colour to edge a blanket. A London winter is GREY and I'm always excited when spring arrives.

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  4. Yes mint is a lovely cool refreshing shade I think, I love your collage and the new header. I;m sure your bulbs will do you proud, won't be long now. :)

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  5. I love the jadeite, I am always a fan of it. Your bulbs will be fine, they will come up because they are the perfect pre packed plant, everything there including the flower is there ready to go! xx

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  6. What a lovely post Jennifer. For the bulbs - sometimes gusto is all you need, I'm sure they'll do well. I'm loving green at the moment too. I painted my big boys' room a very soft green a while back, and I liked it so much I painted the littlest boy's room in a very similar shade a few weeks ago. Green is really speaking to me at the moment for some reason. A nice fresh colour, but a change from the ubiquitous blue for boys.

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  7. I love all your minty green things in your collage! I clicked on the mixing bowls.. woo hoo.. spendy! But wouldn't I love to add those to my Jadeite collection! We had many of our rooms painted minty-limey green, remember? I still love it! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  8. I love mint green too. I painted the kitchen in our previous home that colour. It always looked fresh.
    Good luck with your bulbs - I'm sure they'll be fine. A rabbit keeps digging mine up! X

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  9. Your minty collage is wonderful Jennifer - I once had a skirt and top in that same colour and absolutely loved it! Your new header is so lovely and gentle and I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your green bulb shoots coming up soon! Hugs, Joy xo

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  10. Love this fresh happy post. I much prefer the lighter happy colors over all the browns that have been "in" although our bedroom is in browns as a nod to hubby. Today is my birthday so I'll be right over for some cake!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  11. I loved reading this post Jennifer and your green collage is just beautiful. I'm sure your bulbs will be fine. There's nothing quite like seeing those green shoots pushing their way up through the earth.
    Patricia x

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  12. What a lovely post and good luck with the bulbs.

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  13. Very pretty! I was shocked when my middle daughter chose a soft, lovely mint green for the walls of her first baby' room - a girl. But when coupled with pink, the room just bursts of a refreshing cup of ice cream - nothing drab about that!

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  14. Your killing me!!! Jared Leto was my favorite!!!! My so called Life and flannels...oh sigh...we did so live in an awesome time to be a teenager...didn't we?!?! TOO perfect and your greens in this post are gorgeous! Thanks for bringing back wonderful memories!!! Nicole xoxo

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  15. What a beautiful post Jennifer. I love minty green too, and just finished a linen summer shift dress in just that shade. Wow, that bird scarf would look great with it! You have chosen some very pretty images there - I'd love those pencils, and the bowls - all of it :) btw, my wedding colours were green and pale peach. xx

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  16. I too, love your collection of minty green photos, and am eager to see how your bulbs will perform :) I just spotted some of our daffodil bulbs sending up some shoots of green leaves skyward! Woohoo! xx

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  17. I adore green, I would paint the whole house shades of it if it was left to me x

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  18. Yip with you all the way. It's the exact same colour that I crave around spring and especially Easter. I love the pretty collage and especially love that pretty bowl with strawbs xxx

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  19. Love the photo of you! I love mint green, and especially when paired with coral, black and white. That seems to be quite a fashionable combination at the moment - I bought a bowl in Ikea this week in those colours. You've selected some really lovely items up there. That typewriter...oh how I'd love a vintage typewriter. x

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  20. Lapping up all those mint and peachy apricot tones. Lush!

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  21. Fab colours, they are my favourites.

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  22. The ripple blanket I'm currently crocheting for Eleanor is in a mix of pinks and greens. Eleanor chose the colours herself, I wasn't so sure at first, but I'm loving how they're mixing together.

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  23. Ha-ha! I'm impressed you have photos from your 16th birthday. I think all my old photos are in a box in the loft above the bathroom. Nothing I have is very organized or easy to find. And I don't have strong memories of the past like you do. Love that shade of green. Have a wonderful day. Tammy

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  24. Like the green - lovely.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  25. Lovelovelove that treasury! The posters, the bowls, the straws, the ring dish... oh yes, lovelovelove! Your birthday party sounds similar to one I had, oh the 90's! x

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  26. Super,dooper green and coral. My youngest daughters favourite colours with a splash of grey added. So you have reminded me of her . Thank you xxx

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  27. Shh, don't tell anyone, but with all the flowers and veggies I've planted over the years, I've never planted bulbs! So you're one step ahead of me. If your hubby isn't on board with painting your entire bedroom a minty green, how about just one accent wall? Or, paint the room a neutral color and use mint green accessories?

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  28. Such a lovely collection you have here of all things green. Green happens to be my favorite color. I really love the coral and mint charm necklace!

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  29. Gooooorgeous collage! Just beautiful! I absolutely love the mind color! It's funny, because I hate the color green all my life. Only recently I started appreciating it. :)

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  30. Hi Jennifer,

    Such a lovely collage of your minty green and coral and pink pretties! You are truly a dedicated minty green girl and you have the proof, to boot! Looks like a fabulous time was had by all!

    Poppy

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  31. I love that shade of green - and remember the '80's pastel craze. I used to wear it a lot: pink, lemon yellow, peach and yes, mint green. It does go well with coral pink (one of my favourite combinations).
    I've just re-done my mantelpiece display for spring with touches of pale green. It's so uplifting!
    And I remember having a huuuuge crush on Jared Leto, too! They should show re-runs of 'My So-Called Life', I'd watch it and reminisce about dressing in all that tartan, tie dye and big clompy boots!
    You've also inspired me to pay Etsy a visit...
    Sarah x

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  32. Beautiful,beautiful! Mint green and this collage is gorgeous!
    xx-
    Jemma

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  33. Lovely mint greens such a beautiful colour x

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  34. A lovely pos, those minty greens look so fresh, Sarah x

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