Monday, October 27, 2008

The Color Purple

While I have read Alice Walker's book, "The Color Purple," that's not what this blog post is about. After my honest, but 'downer debbie' post last week, I figured I better write about one of the many things that is making me very happy these days. And that is the color purple. Purple has never been a favorite color of mine... which is surprising given the fact that my bathroom is painted lilac with dark purple towels to accent the color. I can't remember what drove me to go with that color scheme. (mom do you remember?) I have no idea. My favorite color for the last 10 years has been pink... so just one color family over from purple, so I guess it makes sense that I am gravitating towards purple these days.

If you've been out and about lately, you probably have seen a lot of purple. It's sort of the 'it' color of the season... But I would like to say, I have bought my purple scarf, sweater, and hand bag because I loved them, not because 'purple is the new black'. I'm far too practical to be swayed by such statements.

So here are a few things that have caught my eye lately... none of which I own. Apparently all the purple stuff I've bought in the last couple months is so fashionable, you can't find it on the Internet anymore! Ha... or they've been discontinued because I'm the only one who has bought them!

And, had I not bought a purple scarf already, I'd probably knit something up in this color...

I might do a re-read of "The Color Purple" since I was probably 14 when I read it... so you may see that popping up here in the future... if I ever get through the stack of books collecting dust on my book shelf. What can I say, my bookshelf runneth over...

Happy Monday everyone!


qwerkyqook said...

i love purple, i just love everything about it:) its my favorite color, but right now, i'm sitting in my living room dressed head to toe in pink! ha! good seeing you on friday.

Unknown said...

I am wondering what color to paint Suzanne's old bedroom......yes, it is a shade of lavender....purple has always been her favorite, obviously.

And, I have not thought about the book, "The Color Purple" for a long time. I think I will read it again, too. I remember that I liked it. I currently have ordered the book Missy recommended from the library: "The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere."by Debra Marquart. I love that title.