no...but my cabinet is...This past week was my spring break from teaching so my elf and I went to work reorganizing...unlike my students who probably headed to Florida or Cancun...anyway paint was on the agenda...we picked this color long before the blizzards blew in...but this blue just lights up this old cabinet...
this is our "wine & entertaining" section...a la vintage...a little Limoge...wine glasses...silverplate...
But I liked it so much that I had her do the bookcase that holds the Fiesta and funky fifties pottery...and Van Gogh said, "There is no blue without yellow and without orange."
So, since we are blue...we moved a stash of 1960s Capri glassware to the front also. Now, technically "capri" is the color for this Hazel Atlas glassware line...
Its official names are "Seashell," "Swirl Colonial," or "Colonial Alpine." You can see from the picture below from the Florence book, Glassware from the 40s, 50s, 60s the different varieties in this line.
I have a stash of tumblers in the "Dots" which, according to the price guide, are "Skol Swedish Style Glasses"--that from an original box with them in...
they do look so beachy and summery...not just for drinks though. Great for a dessert shot as they are called now...a scoop of sherbet...ice cream...fruit...you cannot help but think summer when you look at this color.
In doing some researching, I found this "Fun Facts About the Color Blue."
President Martin VanBuren is credited with introducing blue into the decorating scheme in 1837, and there has been a "blue room" in the White House ever since.(I am sure considering political life, many of those rooms have been "blue.")
Blue is the favored color choice for toothbrushes. (Have a blue one. What color is yours?)
Over the past decade, scientists have reported the successful use of blue light in the treatment of a wide variety of psychological problems, including addictions, eating disorders, impotence and depression. (Now that might do us well around here after this winter of wacko weather!! Maybe that is why the color was so appealing!)
In auto racing, a blue flag advises a car to yield to faster traffic behind. (Did not know that...I am not a Nascar fan.)
An old superstition says that when lights burn blue there are ghosts about.
(My lights just burn out...no ghosts, I guess.)
So, if you are blue, it is not all bad...and we even have a birdhouse for the bluebird of happiness...come on down, we are ready!