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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wherein the Pot calls the Kettle Green


I'm positively obsessed with chartreuse. It's nearly an illness. I should join a chromaholics anonymous, where I'll stand up in a church basement and utter the words "Hi, my name is Umber and I'm a chromaholic with a special penchant for greens of all shades. And turquoise. And burnt orange since we're on the subject. It's been less than three seconds since my last color swoon and more than five weeks since I wore black." And everyone else will respond "Hello Umber" and say kind things while they squeeze the fushia handkerchief hidden deep in their pocket.


Actually that sounds truly awful. Scratch that idea. I'm going to wallow in my chromophillia till the end of my days. Black and White be damned!


Apparently it's a day for strong opinions. Somedays are just like that.

It's also a day for a pot of soup.

Bottoms up me chickadees!

29 comments:

mme. bookling said...

WHAT THE EFFFFF IS THAT PAN?!!!!!!!!!

Karen M said...

Your kitchen walls match mine! It's always funny to see the look on people's faces when they walk in the first time. Now I have to find a soup pot like that to replace my boring silver one....

UmberDove said...

That pot is the pot to beat all pots... creamy green enamel and a full 12 quarts huge.


It's my new favorite.

It's going to see an ungodly amount of canning action this summer.

MrsLittleJeans said...

Before I comment on your post, I have to let out a quick laugh at mme.bookling! I think I had the same thought crossing my mind when I saw the cilantro! You really are hungry for soup and thankfully it is so good for you!

I love black and white and orange and red and blue. I love yellow but it does not like me, and I am not sure what chartreuse is but it sounds too complicated. I think you should remain a chromaholic; however, when you are trying to negotiate big contracts, go for light blue.

XX

UmberDove said...

yellow can be a real priss.

and you MLJ are a clever goof. Chartreuse is that delicious lemon-limeish color, like brand new leaves on a redwood or the inside of a New Zealand kiwi.

also, I agree, crowds and contracts are so easily swayed with a bit of fancy foot work and a big pop of pale blue.

MrsLittleJeans said...

I am with you then...I love chartreuse...from now on, I am saying chartreuse...teach me a few other fancy colors : )

Good Girls Studio said...

My name Thee Good Girl & I'm addicted to yellow :)

My kitchen is jealous of your kitchen so much so that it need to go ask forgiven for it's adulterous envy!

Snailentina said...

agreeing with mme. I thought the exact same followed by I WANT!

Cat said...

gorgeous pot!
diggen' the kettle too
happy weekend
love and light

Cat said...

gorgeous pot!
diggen' the kettle too
happy weekend
love and light

kerin rose said...

I like to say "chartreuse" over and over again, like a mantra....it makes me feel snarky!

UmberDove said...

MLJ - your homework for the weekend is to find a swatch of Vermillion (that saturated orangish-red shade) and one of Cerulean (a deep but bright green-tinged blue). Plus Umber of course, from which my name comes.

GGS - Maybe your kitchen needs a sunny little present to ease it's envy? Plus, don't know if I've told you this yet, but your new mini pic if super cute.

Snailentina, Cat - My chromophellia loves your support!

UmberDove said...

Kerin - I can picture you chanting "Chartreuse" while snapping a finger and giving a sassy little sway.

Elly Rarg said...

I don't think there's any problem with colour swooning every few minutes. Appreciating colour, in my opinion, doesn't happen enough! Also, green, in all its wonderful shades, is brilliant and so very swoon worthy :)

Desiree Fawn said...

I am so very in love with chartreuse as well! My kitchen gadgets and such are that delightful shade & it's spreading throughout the house!

Sierra said...

HOLY GORGEOSITY! That pot is amazing! It makes me wanna jump right in there with those veggies and thank the universe I got to see that color in person! Must be your new favorite purchase!

thewindhover said...

That pot is AMAZING, it speaks to me of so many things.. but mostly how much I'd like to stand by the stove and eat soup with you.

Andewyn Designs said...

I'm in love with chartreuse too. It's a magnificent color.... Greens of all shades, yes, I'll take them!

lulu said...

ahhhh! yowza! so awesome :)

Nancy*McKay said...

.hot.

blue hour designs said...

Yum, yum, yum.....that soup looks super fresh and I think that's not only because of what is in it :)

UmberDove said...

SASS! That's the secret ingredient after all...

Taddyporter said...

YOU foxy lady are the sassiest and I just saw this post and have to say that pot is the loveliest thing mine eyes have seen for a while. hope you are fiiinnnnee today, thinking of you so often and sending big bolts of goodstuff(I am not talking fabric but hey that would not be bad either).........and are you really racing through the house with your Dyson? it appears that way but I must take a closer look. have a fine Monday sweetie.

Mum said...

Okay I know I'm late responding to this blog post, but I think the weirdest color name ever is PUCE. It just kind of makes your lips snarl up when you say it. It's a very dramatic color; darkish red, kind of goth. You hardly ever hear about it because people are probably embarrassed to say it out loud.

Now, if you want a good chuckle, go to the following website->
http://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/puce
and click on the "hear the pronunciation" button (over and over...teehee...)

Oh, Umber, BTW, where on earth did you find such a bigass pot like that?? Your stars must be all lined up just so for that kind of luck. I'm so jealous!

BC said...

I am surely disappointed in all these comments not one thing has been said about that bold neck collar you are wearing. So sad.

Mum said...

You are so right BC. That is one gorgeous bigass bold neck collar.

And...I'm thinking it would make a pretty great cozy to keep that bigass pot of soup hot at the table.

BC said...

Collar = pot cozy. Brilliant.

EmeliaRo said...

You and I were cut from the very same color-addicted cloth! Greens of all shades (particularly those coming closest to avocado) are my very favs with rusty orange and deep dark red following closely. My main floor walls are still a sad, drab white but hopefully within a few weeks they'll be sporting the perfect shade of verde, at which point all will be well with the world.
PS your neckwarmer/shawl is FABULOUS!!!

Devon said...

Your POT!!!! I want to hug it.

And your soup looks amazing. I want to eat it.