03 January 2017

Color Our World~Red!

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This month the bloggers from Project Beautiful focused on the color RED.  It was a perfect color choice for December and now you will have many beautiful red posts to read and love.

Let's talk a bit about the color red.  People know a lot about red.  It is one of our three primary colors.  It is associated with heat, passion, sacrifice and danger. It is used to get attention: think stop signs.  It is used to mark happiness (China).  Ochre is a reddish rock that was ground up and made into paints, as long as 140,000 years ago!  Holidays, religion, and the sunset all have connections to red that will make your head swim just thinking about all that red!



We have several gardening bloggers in our group and they always have the most wonderful choices!  Look at Lee's Red Hot Mammas.   You will want to go and read her post about these delightful flowers.


Soshi at Blooming Secrets has a nice collage of flowers you might consider if you are wanting a spot of red in it.



Lee gives us more beautiful flower choices in red.  Her article focuses on those plants that do in the Northeast part of the country, but I promise that some of these grow well in other locations too.


Teri from The Freshman Cook made these delightful Candy Cane Cookies.  I am such a cookie fan.  I love cookies of all sorts (but not coconut, please!)


For me, you might remember the homemade cranberry juice that I made here.  Let me tell you, it was so delicious in our juice mixes and cocktails this Christmas.  I loved knowing what ingredients were in my juice:  fruit and water!


Thanks for checking and seeing what all the buzz was about!  I hope you will join us the first Monday in January for our focus on the color WHITE!

29 comments :

  1. They look like some really great posts I am definitely going to go check them out.

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  2. The candy canes are cute! I can kill a plant faster than anyone else on earth, so I have color around the house in fabrics and accessories.

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  3. I love red; it is one of my favorite colors. And I love the round up that you have here; the flowers are gorgeous!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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  4. oh so many pretty flowers! I love the color red, it's beautiful and you are right has so much meaning depending. The cookies sound awesome, I am also a hater of coconut!

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  5. WOw1 What beautiful flowers! I wish i had a green thumb...it's becoming less black lately, but definitely not green yet! And those candy cane cookies look so cool!

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  6. Red is a great color to focus on after the holiday season! I loved seeing all the red and green this past month. Neat roundup of pictures!

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  7. Red's one of my favorite colors! Just so bright and bold! They do give different meanings!

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  8. Really neat idea. Christmas is the perfect time to focus on RED! Can't wait to see what you have for white.

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  9. What a great variety of photo's. I would probably pick a red that interests me!

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  10. Red is a really pretty color! I like red flowers but I'm never very good at keeping them alive!

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  11. Red is one of my favorite colors! I really love it during this time of year between Christmas and Valentine's-there are so many ways to use red to decorate with!

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  12. I LOVe love love the color red! I have it in my kitchen and I love red lipstick and red accessories!! It is really just a great color all around.

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  13. Love all the red flowers! But that candy cane has stolen my heart! Way to cute!

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  14. I'm not a fan of red, except during Christmas time! Between holly berries and candy canes, candles and throw pillows I only have red around during the month of December.

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  15. I made the homemade cranberry juice and mixed it with sparkling cider for our holiday party this year -- AMAZING! SO good!

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  16. Those candy cane cookies look delicious. I can't wait to see what blog topic you come up with for the color white. Snow?

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  17. What a lovely idea for a post. I've certainly been loving the colour red over the Christmas period. I love that candy cane cookie, so cool!

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  18. Red is my favorite color! These look like great posts and I will have to go check some of them out.

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  19. I just love Camellias...and most red flowers really. They add such a pretty pop of flower to landscaping!

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  20. These are all beautiful! We love flowers and gardening! Thanks for the ideas!

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  21. I think these are all lovely! Especially the flowers. The color red is vibrant and full of life, it's one of my favorite colors! I think it's perfect for december.

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  22. I love all the flowers! Especially since I don't see any flowers around me right now. I think I need to get some for my table!

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  23. I really love that the theme is red and that it inspired all these posts. Red just happens to be my favorite color so I'm not exactly what you would call impartial.

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  24. Red has always been my favorite color! These are all such beautiful flowers. I wish I had room for a garden of some sort where I live.

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  25. Red is my favorite color! I'll share these recommendations with my boyfriend as he loves gardening on our rooftop! By the way what a fun post idea!

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  26. O MY!!
    I am a lover of red especially in the Kitchen!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  27. Wow, never knew so many flowers existed in red. Lovely collage! My girl will love those candy cane cookies. The cranberry juice is lip smacking!

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  28. I love the color red, because it means so many different things and is interpreted differently depending on if it's a red light, red blush, red roses, etc. I just love the fact that it symbolizes happiness in China! xx Adaleta Avdic

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  29. I am absolutely loving this post, because red means so many different things to me. I like how you mentioned that it's a symbol of happiness in China, because I think red can be interpreted so many different ways. It can mean happy, angry, loving, etc. I love red roses, and I love red shirts. I also think red is a commanding color and helps command a room when you are in a meeting! ;) xx

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