Splash of colour: toys
Spot the real fruit
I’m overwhelmed at the response to this colour project. I can’t thank you enough for joining in because I’ve almost forgotten that winter’s on its way. This thing is working! I truly hope it is for you too. I’ve put a list of everyone that’s joining in on blogs, flickr or both at the bottom of this post so you can go and get even more of a colour hit.
I’m working furiously to make mosaics of the beautiful images over on the flickr pool. There are now 29 of us posting images on there. I can hardly believe it!
Whilst playing with the little ones in recent days with my new colour-spotting eyes in, I noticed how beautiful some of their toys are. I’ve been a little hair shirt with them though. There’s a lot of wooden toys round these parts and very few electronic tweety bleepy ones. It’s possible that they’ll hit ten and want nothing but a Nintendo DS as an antidote to wooden toys.
On the up side their toys are very very easy on the eye and bargains can sometimes be found. Recently I picked up the massive box of vintage wooden bricks in the above picture for £8, complete with a wine box to keep them in. I love their slightly worn look and the thoughts of one or two generations of children having already played with them adds to the loveliness.
I go for full on colour when I buy or swap their clothes too. Again, we may be met with two grey-clad teenagers eventually, but for now I’m seriously enjoying what they wear. As an adult it’s perhaps a little eccentric to wear all seven colours all at once but if you’re two it’s the best thing ever.
When the toys combine with the clothes, the happy blast is unmistakable.
Here is the list of bloggers and/or flickrers who are colouring themselves happy. Hop over to their blog or to the colour pool for a cheery fix:
If I’ve missed you off the list then huge apologies. Please do drop me a line and I’ll amend it.