I picked out these beautiful carnations at the grocery store the other day because I was drawn to their lovely colors. It was a simple 3 for $12 deal, so I pulled two packets of peach colored carnations and one packet of bright pink to mix in without giving it much thought. They simply appealed, so I bought them.
It is a slightly unusual color combination and after a couple of days I kept thinking I had seen it somewhere before. Close by. But nothing came to me.
And then a couple of days later, I was whining to myself about not having as much time as I used to for things like blogging and designing fabric & wallpaper and studying interior design. (Even though I completed my year-long interior design course and got my certificate as intended, I still have magazines I want to go through and books to read.) I looked at my desk as I was walking through my house thinking all this and my eye caught on the bag I used to tote back and forth to school ~ it’s still full of lots of goodies from my interior design classes. And I suddenly realized where I had seen that particular peachy/orange/pink color combination before: my school bag, which is in Vera Bradley’s Folkloric pattern.
And then I thought maybe me grabbing those particular colors was my subconscious trying to tell me something ~ perhaps a gentle reminder that I have to make time to do the things I love no matter what, just like I did with those classes.
I share this because I’m betting I’m not the only one who needs this reminder.
Wishing all of you a lovely weekend, full of things you love...
I am linking to:
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully