And in general wine glasses should be made from the crystal clear and frosted glasses. Mostly colored glass should be avoided in preparing wine glasses since they might disturb seeing the wine color through the glass. [sic]


Side View’s theme this weekend is COLOURS, a topic close to my heart. When she visited my home for the first time almost three years ago, (we had first met face to face at a restaurant after knowing one another on the blogs for a while) she must have left and rushed home to take a Valium.

You see, true to her Scandinavian roots, Sidey leans toward the calming and tastefully neutral colour palate, whereas I – on the other hand – have an undisciplined bent for the baroque. In fact, you may go as far as to call me the queen of kitsch.  

Red, purple, gold, aquamarine … I adore colour.

And so to food, as is my wont … Thinking about this subject has, naturally, put me in mind of food; I’m thinking ruby red cabbage, emerald green beans and that indescribably rich brown of a slow-baked leg of lamb.

Yes, I do like colour.


45 Comments Add yours

    1. theonlycin says:

      Soul sisters 🙂

  1. And all I think about is the red shoes!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      See what I mean? 😉

  2. Tandy says:

    I love colour and especially the colours of your guest bedroom #matchingpj’s 🙂

  3. your colours are always interesting and beautiful

  4. Supa says:

    I enjoy colour, but I curse the day I choose a green kitchen, very bored with it after 11 years.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I almost went with a green kitchen, remember, you spoke me out of it when I blogged about it?

  5. SuziCate says:

    How boring I seem with my plain wine glasses. You’ve encouraged me to put some color in my life…pretty wine glasses to be exact! I do have some blue and some frosted blue ones, but that don’t seem quite jazzy enough after seeing these!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Some of mine are so old, and are the sole remaining ones from sets. I now often buy just one of a kind off the shelf, as I like the mix-n-match look 🙂

  6. slpmartin says:

    I’ve always enjoyed a little color here and there with my wine glasses. 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Great minds think alike, Charlie 🙂

  7. Pseu says:

    As my art teacher used to say, to avoid blandness:
    “Splash of colour and variety…”

    1. theonlycin says:

      Clever teacher, Carol 🙂

      1. Pseu says:

        who’s Carol?!

      2. theonlycin says:

        Oh my, I confused your avatar with Carol’s, sorry – please forgive me Pseu 😦

  8. souldipper says:

    I bought my house because of the color of the master bedroom and bath that is all in one large room – done in plum with white trim. After seven years, I still love waking up to the color.

    1. theonlycin says:

      It sounds beautiful, Amy 🙂

  9. I like color, too, Cindy. Lots of it. Blessings to you…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Blessings and peace to you too, Carol 🙂 Thanks xxx

  10. adeeyoyo says:

    Beautiful, fragile translucent colour – magnificent, Cindy!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks adee, trying to get the hang of this lightbox thingy, it’s quite flumoxing 😉

  11. Tilly Bud says:

    Colour, like laughter, makes life fun.

    1. theonlycin says:

      You said it, Tilly 🙂

  12. linda says:

    I hope that by this time next year my entire house will be repainted (inside) with soothing neutral colors. I have had some bright colors in my house for the past few years and now I am so ready for calm. Different shades of one color actually. We have one room down and four to go. The hall is too small to worry with and most of it has some form or another of a mural. I am leaning towards colorful dishes though!

    1. theonlycin says:

      My walls are all neutral, it’s my accents that are colourful 🙂

  13. libraryscene says:

    you’d find my place quite blah.. though I do enjoy red and orange shoes 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      I often dream of a classy, monochromatic space … and then I think of all the things I’d have to toss … nah, forgeddaboudit! 😉

  14. I love all those pretty glasses!

    1. theonlycin says:

      So do I, MTM, I’m like a magpie 😉

  15. Bring on the colours, the more vibrant the better I say 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Sing it, Cheffie 😀

  16. Colour is a powerful medium – if you know what I mean.
    🙂 Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      I know what you mean 🙂

  17. nrhatch says:

    I love vibrant colors in paintings, and accessories, including dinner ware . . . and more muted shades for fixtures, like walls and carpet.

    I shall never install purple or fuschia carpet.

    1. theonlycin says:

      No, Nancy, I’m with you on the carpet … xxx

  18. gospelwriter says:

    I do love those colours, Cin – quite beautiful…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Aren’t they pretty, Ruth?

  19. Jamie Dedes says:

    Ditto this! Thanks for the tip on Tandy this weekend.

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