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#22 orange

O-R-A-N-G-E screams 1970s . . . laminate kitchen benchtops, plastic kitchen-ware and nylon mesh sheer curtains.
You could accuse the colour orange of being garish and dominating but never drab or cold or miserable!

I would imagine most 1970s aficionados would LOVE orange!

20130216-123337.jpgFrom left to right . . .
Top shelf — wooden eggcup with paper mâché egg, Staffordshire Potteries Ironstone mug, Danish Rosti Mepal plastic spoons, buttons, enamel pourer, salt grinder.
Middle shelf — enamel pourer, Ridgway Christina Ironstone cup.
Bottom shelf — Coty Airspun loose face powder box ($2.95 price label on bottom), Twinings Ceylon Orange Pekoe tea tin, paper mâché cat.

Speaking of Papier Mâché , I can no longer say the phrase without thinking of one of my favourite scenes from Seinfeld involving George and his chopstick in her hair girlfriend.
It is from episode 19 The Truth.

Got a fave Seinfeld scene or two or three . . . ?



20130216-132757.jpgAnyone for chips, pretzels or nuts? Trio of dishes made in Japan.
Also behind them is a Willow Flour Sifter made in Australia.

20130216-132812.jpgVilleroy and Boch Acupulco ceramic tile trivet.

20130216-133724.jpgA row of orange-furred penguins.

And finally harryipants favourite photo . . .

20130216-134247.jpg a big thank you to re-retro for the colour ORANGE!

18 comments on “#22 orange

  1. Darls
    February 16, 2013

    I love ORANGE!!! It is so joyful. My fave is the Villeroy and Boch ceramic tile with the beautiful birds. They look like doves, birds of peace! Beautiful and serene.

  2. reretro
    February 16, 2013

    love the orange…thanks for letting me choose that fabulous colour! a fantastic collage of colour and elsments. speaking of seinfeld, have you seem ‘modern seinfeld’ on twitter? it’s hilarious. edwina

    • msiskirt
      February 17, 2013

      No i hadn’t! Checked it out last night and snorted myself silly! Thanks for that!

  3. harryipants
    February 18, 2013

    mmmm eggcup… you know what you can do with that? EGGS! And you know what you can have with eggs?

    • msiskirt
      February 19, 2013

      Is that you Wallace? If so, would you consider choosing the colour of my next colour-ikeepthis post? Be kind!

  4. David B
    February 19, 2013

    Orange is sunset during bushfire season, or rare cats in rainforests.

  5. harryipants
    February 19, 2013

    OK then… it has to be the colour of a lovely … CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!!!!!!!
    Yellow. mmmm cheese…

  6. Who'd Have Thought?
    February 20, 2013

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love your orange arrangements (but secretly blue’s myy favourite colour which I don’t think appeared that much in the 70s!) Jane

  7. maria@urbanBUNGALOW
    February 27, 2013

    I love orange too!! Even my two boys are red (orange!) 🙂 Whilst my Bungalow is predominantly white I have orange accents everywhere. If you check out 2 of my most recent posts you’ll notice orange!

    • msiskirt
      March 2, 2013

      Thanks for visiting! I must confess to love all primary and secondary colours. Clean, crisp and cheerful. Blue, green and orange done . . . yellow will be the next colour! Off to check out your blog now . . .

  8. maria@urbanBUNGALOW
    February 27, 2013

    Funny…that was meant to say my boys are red (orange) heads!

    • msiskirt
      March 2, 2013

      Aha childrren! Initially I thought you meant dogs or cats. I have Red Birmans.

  9. Winter Owls
    March 6, 2013

    Orange, I love it! I’ve really been drawn to it lately for some reason, perhaps it’s my child of the 70’s upbringing. Gorgeous post!

  10. Jacqui O Retro
    November 7, 2013

    I just painted one of my bedroom walls orange (the others are now turquoise). It just makes me so happy when I wake up every morning!

    • msiskirt
      November 8, 2013

      Sounds tropical! I hope you live in a cool climate as that orange wall would glow here today – it’s 35*C or 94*F today.

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February 2013

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