Do you have a favourite colour, dear readers?? It wouldn’t take a lot of scrolling back through my blog to realize that I’m a big-time fan of black and white; but there’s actually another hue that makes some pretty regular appearances around here. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been drawn to all the many tones and variations that are collectively known as “green”!!
Within the umpteen nuances that exist in this particular spectrum, sage and olive have been my most consistent loves from year to year. Sage green – together with the palest of pinks – was our wedding colour…and Robin and I went with a silvery sage called “beach glass” when we painted our previous condo a number of years ago.
And my attraction to olive green goes way back to my childhood; kind of a sophisticated choice for a little girl, don’t you think?? My parents used to take my sister and me to a specialty shop every spring that imported quality leather shoes from Germany. If I remember correctly, we were each allowed to choose two styles; a utilitarian pair to wear to school, and “dress-up” shoes for Sundays and holidays.
One year, I fell head-over-heels (tee hee!) for two pairs of fancy shoes in olive green. I simply could not decide between them; so in the end, my mom and dad capitulated and bought me both. Who knows?? Maybe that was the official start of my infatuation not just with the colour, but with fabulous footwear, too!!
While I’m not wearing my go-to shades of olive or sage today, this fluffy apple green sweater still definitely does the trick!! And between the tunic-length blouse and cropped trousers, there’s stripes-on-stripes going on as well…which happen to be at the top of my all-time favourite patterns list. But let’s leave that story for another day, shall we?!