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Orange Love

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Or should I say, did you know that the Pantone 2012 color of the year is Tangerine Tango?  It’s described as a spirited reddish orange.  I don’t mind telling you that I took it a few steps further and ran with various shades of orange, because I love living on the edge.  Kinda gutsy like running with scissors.

Orange and it’s delicious shades have always been one of  my favorites.  I used it a lot at the lake last year, just because I love it, we’re close to Auburn (blue and orange are their colors) and it just makes me happy.  I’m thrilled to see it have it’s own year!

Here are a few orange-o-lious things that I have around the house.

set of Pier 1 dishes from none other than Goodwill last year

the famous placemat transformed in to a pillow

orange paint swirled around inside a mayonnaise jar and fake poppies


this lovely ensemble from Wal Mart

my Craigslist chairs

handpainted pillows

the true orange

(not really Murphy, but it does enhance the beauty of that nose and those eyes.)

We could all take a clue from nature .

Gladly, I mean sadly I left the the stove on, burnt up my old tea kettle

but look what I found to replace it.

Do you think you have to be confident to go orange?


I think you have to be confident to show this picture.

Most of these photos are from last year.

And just like I almost invented the internet, I may have predicted that twenty-twelve would put orange on a pedestal.

“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris

And I do think that Tangerine Tango is beautiful.  You?

*I was inspired to look around my house for Tangerine Tango after visiting Honey’s blog @ 2805


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    13 thoughts on “Orange Love”

    1. You are almost the queen of orange and have worked it in beautifully! I maybe have a pumpkin hiding somewhere but that’s probably it! Thanks for your nice comment about my advertising debacle. I was humbled by the many kind comments. Bloggers are really wonderful people.

    2. I love it all…it’s always been a favorite color of mine. Fall is my favorite season so I love all the shades of orange that are so much fun to decorate with.

      I have some turquoise and a shade of orange in my living room, it is island themed so I have greens, turquoise (more so teal ) and oranges with animal prints.

      Hey us auburn haired girls always think orange is the color of the year!

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    3. So happy to see that I have inspired you to take a look around! You are definitely on the Tango Tangerine bandwagon! Yea! All of your tangerines and oranges look great!

      Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

    4. I have to admit that I’ve never been a fan of orange, HOWEVER, I must confess that I looooove vividly bold orange flowers like crazy! I also love orange hues in the house for autumn, so I’m never totally against it. I love your placemat pillow! I guess I like orange with other colors as well.

    5. Truth be told, orange is my favorite color. Up until 2 years ago, my living room walls were painted orange! I don’t think there is anything orange left in my house right now. 🙁 I love your tea kettle!


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