Monday, December 25, 2017

Brown Don't Frown!


One day I met the color brown
and asked it: Brown, why do you frown?
"I can't remember, I'm trying to think,
why did I grow up wanting to be pink?"



Featured:
1. An Ikea hack - potholder embroidery
2. First wildflowers of the season
3. A little-long cot cushion
4. Baklava - the stickiest of treats
5. A mobile phone bag
6. Mushrooms after the rain

96 comments:

  1. I like the color brown, especially when it's paired with red. Love all your brown items and that baklava looks really good

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  2. Lovely featured selection - the potholder is dreamy!

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  3. sweet lovely poem amalia and LOVED your creations ,so very pretty and elegantly beautiful!!!

    wishing you and family a happy christmas day my friend

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  4. The potholder is so cute, I'd only want to display it. Love the red wildflowers in a brown and green background. The baklava -- I'd love to taste that one! I really should have a phone bag. My phone is forever lost in the bottom of my purse. Beautiful.

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  5. Love the potholder but really IU love all the pictures Amalia!! Send you love!!!

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  6. I never liked brown, but I'm starting to appreciate it as it has so many shades and is actually a very warm colour that goes with many other colours.
    Your potholder is stunning!!! Love it and pinned it immediately.
    Merry Christmas Amalia!

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  7. Love brown, it is so earthy. Merry Christmas.

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  8. You do brown so beautifully, Amalia, says this pink girl. =) Such a sweet potholder.

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    1. I'm a bit of a pink girl myself but there is room in my heart for other colors :-)

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  9. Love all of your pictures,my favorites are two and four,both delightful!Love brown!Hugs!

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  10. Love your 'browns' Amalia and that potholder is just wonderful!

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  11. Such a cute poem. Very few people say that brown is their favorite color...too bad. It's beautiful!

    My husband had a partner at his firm who had a Greek grandmother, who made wonderful baklava. She shared a tin of it with us every Christmas. It was divine. The girl no longer works with hubby, and I have truly missed that baklava! Yours looks awesome and delicious!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Jane

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    1. Homemade baklava. Wow. I think this kind is called 'bird'w nest', it does look a bit like it.

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  12. I am a fan of brown using it as a base for some vibrant additions. Love what you did to the potholder, stunning.

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    1. Exactly! Not everyone needs to be a star :-)

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  13. For YEARS brown was my favorite color... in recent years, I've leaned more toward the shades of gray... (not like the book)... ;) Love all these beautiful snippets of brown! The baklava looks particularly yummy! and I love the mushrooms! Have a wonderful day, Amalia! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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  14. Beautiful photos and embroidery.
    Happy Holidays

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  15. What an adorable potholder; love the colours, and brown and red compliment each other so beautifully, I think. Are those poppies I see in your neck of the woods, in December?? Your honey drenched, nutty delight looks like what the Greeks call kataifi, (angel hair phyllo dough), but I see that some of your readers are calling it baklava, (sheets of phyllo dough for the Greeks). In any case, it looks scrumptious!

    Happy Holidays, my friend!

    xo
    Poppy

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  16. Brown is one of my neutrals - black and white can be too severe sometimes and brown can have a cosy warmth to it. I see that some of your brown things are comfort things like food and cushions. I love how you have chosen a colour theme for this post and it is a colour that doesn't always get the attention it deserves. Yes there are some icky browns but there are also some lovely ones, as there are in all colours. It's a matter of finding the right shade for the right job. Sometimes brown can be downright dirty and other times it is sweet and luscious like chocolate. An earthy colour, it is a good representation of life with its ups and downs. Wishing you everything good in life and a happy holiday season. Thank you for reading my blog through the year and I hope to see you in 2018. Cheers! xx

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  17. I wondered what to expect when I saw your post title, your brown things are delightful:)

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  18. Love the poem and some great work here. All the best for 2018. Diane

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  19. I love brown and I think your work is beautiful!

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  20. mmmmm. I thought the Baklava looked very interesting and so good!

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  21. Hmmm...Baklava...made in the most adorable nests...stunning!

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  22. Your Baklava looks like a work of art- almost too pretty to eat! Your embroidered items are charming and your photography always stunning. Thanks for sharing! And brown, don't frown.

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  23. Cute poem, pink and brown is one of my favorite combos :)
    That pot holder is so sweet, just love it!! Always fun to have the first blooms of the year come out to color our world!!
    The cushion is so very sweet. Do you know I have never tried Baklava, maybe I will have to change that in the new year.

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  24. Your poems are always really clever and imaginative. I don't like brown ,my favourite is pink! The potholder is very pretty and the anemones in the photo made me smile because I know we will also have them here in Greece next month.We make lots of sweets like baklava and kantaifi in my country. But I prefer cakes.... .Best wishes,Tina x

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  25. I love your brown things and your photos are great, needless to talk about your poems! I wish you wonderful season holidays!

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  26. That potholder is too pretty to use! It will be a while before we see any flowers here but we do have some baklava. Love your photos and poem as always, best wishes for 2018. Hx

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  27. Always sooooo sweet! I love your brown things. You have spotted kalaniot already?

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    1. Kalaniot and Narkisim as well. A crazy winter.

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  28. Brown is such a rounded colour
    It goes with many things
    With pinks and blues and reds and yellow
    And sparkling golden rings
    I love your images Amalia, the pot holder and cot cushion are my favourites xx

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  29. Brown was my son's favorite color for a time when he was little. I thought that was crazy but it is not a bad color at all, as you have shown us here. Love the potholder! I have never seen Baklava look quite like that!

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  30. Amalia, funny poem. The potholder, cushion and phone bag are beautiful. Wonderful pictures!

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  31. You can even make brown look glorious. That Ikea hack is gorgeous! Happy New Year my friend! xoxo

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  32. Brown looks good here, Amalia. Darling pot holder and cute poem, my friend. ♥

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  33. Wonderful photos Amalia! Love them all, and your poem too!
    I always love to see what you’ve stitched; the potholder is gorgeous and I love how you use the children’s drawings in your stitcheries ..... a brilliant idea!
    But bestest of all I love your sweet phone holder!!!!!
    That’s such a cute way to make a handle; I always seem to have lots of teeny strips of fabric left over and this is a great way to use them. I soooo need a phone bag ...... then I will be able to pull the phone out of my main bag easily!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!
    Hugs, Barbara xx

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  34. I LOVE the potholder. You are so talented, Amalia! The Baklava looks delicious and I am so envious of your first wild flowers!

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  35. I always come here to be completely charmed, Amalia! Love all the sweetness that you create and share! Wishing you and your loved ones health and happiness in the coming New Year! Hugs xo Karen

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  36. The pot holder is charming, Amalia, but no more so than your lovely poem. A wonderful ode to brown in this post, and I think the baklava is mouthwatering.

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  37. Hi,
    I want to come over for baklava. It has been years since I had some.
    xx oo
    Carla
    P.S. Did you catch a reindeer?

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    1. Of course I caught a reindeer! Who do you think ate the empty half of the baklava tray? But then he said that his tummy hurt and left.

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  38. Great brown things and your poem is so cute!
    I really love your blog, Amalia!!
    Next year I would love to sew something like you :)
    Have a Happy New Year!!

    akiko

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  39. I love your first wildflowers of the season! I think it was raining before! The first rain?

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  40. I do like all of your brown things and your photos are so good to look at.
    Brilliant poem too!

    Happy New Year Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  41. You always have the nicest poem and I have enjoyed your photos the last couple of years. Wishing you Amelia and your family a wonderful and safe New Years !

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  42. You turn an ordinary potholder into a thing of charm and beauty, and you show us the beauty of Brown!
    A most enjoyable read on a frosty morning. Thank you!

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  43. You always brighten up our lives and share your many talents so dearly.
    Happy New Year to you!
    xo
    Jemma

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  44. Hi Amalia, the "baklava" remind me of "vogelnestjes" or pate:) In Athens we had the baklava truly swimming in the sticky stuff! Thank you for linking to ALL SEASONS - when I look at your url it looks like you're not living in Holland anymore? In any case, have a lovely New Year with many pleasant new things and surprises:)

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  45. Hello Amalia! Lovely images. I would like some baklava, please. YUM! Have a great new day, new week and a happy New Year!

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  46. I love baklava, but you're right, very sticky!

    Happy New Year Amalia❤️

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  47. Super cute things. We have to take care of nature, it is beautiful, very nice pictures.
    Happy New Year! xoxo

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  48. Hi Amalia, brown is such a nice neutral color. I like brown pants with a pink sweater... LOL! Happy New Year to you!

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  49. All lovely but especially that first one! :)

    Cute poem and reminded me of quilts because so many times I see browns and pinks paired in the older ones :)

    Happy New Year to you and yours :)

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  50. Lovely words, lovey things! Happy new year:)

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  51. Wonderful post and pictures Amalia. Best of the New Year to you and your family.

    Hugs Diane

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  52. I love the color brown, tan, cream, and all variations of brown. I didn't think I was so much into brown until a friend once told me to throw in a splash of red for color in my living room. I just thought about it. lol

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    1. Brown is a color that plays well with others :-)

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  53. Baklava is so delicious. Yours looks a little different than ours here, but I'm sure the Yummiest is the same. I'm starting to like the color brown more with the clothes I wear.

    Happy New Year, Amalia. Although I'm taking a blog break, I'm still visiting friend's blog, and stop by anytime when the girls post and say hello.

    ~Sheri

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  54. Such a creative collection - I especially like the embroidery!

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  55. Very lovely pot holder! Happy new year to you and family!

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  56. These photos are so so so lovely! That potholder is absolutely fabulous, and your little poem is very cute, as always. :-)
    I wish you a wonderful, happy New Year!
    Have a beautiful day, dear Amalia! Big hugs!

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  57. Brown is definitely an underrated color and your photos show that. Happy New Year.

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  58. Fun stuff -- thanks. And Happy New Year!

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  59. Oh, que cositas más monas! Feliz año! 🎆🎆🎆

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  60. Apaixonei pelo primeiro!
    Mas os trabalhos todos estão lindos, assim como as fotos da natureza. A guloseima parece ser bem melada.
    Lindo versinho.

    Abraços e abençoado 2018!

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  61. Lovely images, Amalia! I love the color brown. I wish I had the skill to embroider potholders (or anything else for that matter).

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  62. Happy New Year Amalia to you and your family!
    Loved your post. Baklava is one of my favourite stickiest treats and yours looks super delicious!!
    I love your poem and the beautifully embroidered pot holder, cusion and small bag!
    Lovely photos as always. Have a wonderful 2018.

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  63. I'll have two helpings of the baklava, please! Pairing red with brown is ingenious, Amalia. You have a great eye for such things. Love how you captured the mushrooms. I wish for you a great 2018, my creative friend.

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  64. HAHA....I would be just fine being BROWN and not pink. I am a brown sort of person and I don't do pink! haha....Loving the potholder. Thanks for stopping by the blog. COme back anything.

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  65. Amalia, such beautiful brown beauties. I can taste the baklava! Happy New Year!

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  66. Happy New Year dear Amalia and loved seeing your beautiful photos.
    Best wishes for 2018
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  67. That pot holder is absolutely gorgeous Amalia! And I've never seen Baklava made that way - so interesting and no doubt delicious. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy New Year!

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  68. Very beautiful! Happy New Year, Mariuccia

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  69. Brown and pink together are beautiful!! Love that little poem!

    Tania

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  70. Happy New year! And I love the quote you gave me in your comment today. I read it to my hubby! Sweet hugs!

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  71. You make brown look fabulous!
    Happy New Year!

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  72. Happy New Year Amalia! You made brown look nice xxx

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  73. Hello Amalia,
    nice poem!
    I wish you a Happy New Year!
    Hugs,
    Christine

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  74. You make me see that brown is really beautiful!! :)

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  75. Brown is such a versatile colour!

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  76. Brown is underrated at times, but you showed it in a good light, Amalia. Happy and healthy 2018!

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  77. I love the potholder, that's so pretty, a great way to make something plain more interesting. I've heard of baklava but I've never tried it, I'd love to though now that I've seen what it looks like.

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  78. You have certainly elevated brown to a beautiful position in the color scheme of things! Baklava looks delicious, and yes, rather sticky, I've never had it. Love the mobile phone purse too! :)

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  79. Ha, ha, I love it! Brown does sometimes get a bad wrap, but I sure do love brown dirt in my garden! :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  80. Baklava is my favorite!!!! Calorie-laden, yes, but SO good! My husband gets it for me every year for Christmas:) Thanks for sharing at VIntage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  81. Thank you for sharing what was in each of the photo's! I was intrigued at the "nests" that are Baklava! I'm sure it was as delicious as it looks!

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  82. You always make me smile with your hand work and poems!

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