Thursday, November 17, 2005

Red is the ultimate cure for sadness. - Bill Blass

I don’t really like red. I don’t wear it, it washes me out. I don’t gravitate towards it the way I do cobalt blue for my kitchen appliances or greens in clothing to complement my reddish hair or earth tones in home furnishings. But turns out there are many red things I like well enough, or at least notice.


Bertie the bus is the boys’ favorite red object...I despise these pants – sweats should be blue or grey – but Primo insists upon wearing them whenever they are clean...Mix with Bacardi rum and you’ve got one of my favorite things, even topping girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes...Po is Segundo’s favorite red object...We are big Radiohead fans in this house...These are my favorite pens. I have them in blue, black, and red...I purchased this candle from the cooking shop/bakery up the street (home of the butter cream experts). It was 75% off regular price; I paid three bucks...I seem to like red boxes. For soaps and extras toothbrushes and other odds and ends...Some wonderful and red books...I wore this dress for my friend’s wedding, and for my brother’s rehearsal dinner...the tile in the bathroom is one of the retro things I adore about my house...these great earrings were a Christmas gift last year from my brother’s wife, whom I love and I hope she loves me...another red box, for stray photos...my favorite book in life, conveniently bound in red...my globetrotting 84-year-old aunt gave me this matrushka...new eyeglasses – a departure in style for me. My previous pair were tortoiseshell...The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is my favorite Christmas story. “Little Cindy Lou Who, who was no more than two…”...I heart my hot water bottle. It keeps me toasty in the winter and is filled with cold water when I have a migraine...We had our gutters scraped and painted last weekend. We no longer need to fear a giant rainstorm...Segundo’s sparkly party hat, living on one of the computer speakers...Badger’s virtual pet fish Beelzebubbles makes me chuckle. Its name is one of those clever things I wish I had thought of but never could in a gazillion years.

But, hands down, my favorite red objects are these:



Friday Show-and-Tell, courtesy of Blackbird

12 comments:

andrea said...

for me, it would be stripes - i painted avi's room with stripes, i have lots of striped boxes, our living room lampshades are striped, etc.

terce can be an honorary member of my list with that fantastic sleeper!

Jane said...

Fantastic pictures - all of them. No wonder you have you hands full when typing and holding that gorgeous baby. Thanks for the comment about G Peck - I agree that C Grant isn't bad but there is something about G Peck's voice that thrills...C Grant may just be a little too smooth for me but he's so good at comedy that I'd forgive him anything.

blackbird said...

gorgeous...I love all those red things...and I especially like those kids.

gronce said...

So many fun red items! A $3 candle? Wha? I also really love those earrings!

Peg said...

BTS, once again, elevating the ordinary to the extraordinary. Beautiful! My favorite photo, with apologies to that great collage, is the last one as well.

halloweenlover said...

The red babies! I love them!

Fantastic red items! I like the collage. And those glasses are terrific!

Gina said...

How'd you make that collage? That's so cool!

BabelBabe said...

thx. photoshop is our friend. and my days working at the scene shop doing their graphics really got my skills up to snuff.

jak said...

Now that's alot of red- I love the way you displayed it-really quite beautiful- and those kiddies-too wonderful!-glad your Mum is doing well-take care

MistressMary said...

Those are some cute boys you got there, Ms. Babelbabe. How old is the baby? He looks so big and alert.

BabelBabe said...

would you believe he;s only seven weeks old? i breed 'em big...

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