Today I happened to notice the soft pink of my cat's nose against the gold of the bell on her collar. And for some reason, it reminded me of my beautiful grandma Dorothy. Specifically of her hands-- the rosy pink nail polishes she wears and the gold rings on her fingers.
My grandma is a lovely woman. She is always very put-together, with her jewelry, permed hair, and carefully painted and filed nails. Her favorite colors are turquoise and pink, as can be easily noted by the decor of her home and the clothes she wears. (Although, my grandpa always loved her in red, as he repeatedly vocalized-- isn't that sweet? I wonder what color my husband prefers me in...)
Here is a picture of her at my wedding last summer:
Isn't she beautiful? Her demeanor is the same as her appearance-- She is such a polite, sweet and classy woman. I've never heard her say a curse word in my life, nor does she talk negatively about other people. I guess you could say she takes the classic phrase to heart: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." I truly admire my grandma for all that she is.
And back to the point of this post. Since certain colors always bring back so many memories, I've decided to start a "Colorful Memories" theme in which I share photos with colors that represent a memory of mine. The photos themselves are just for inspiration-- they don't actually represent the person, place or experience. It's the colors that bring on the memory.
As I type this, I can vividly see the pink polishes lined up behind the glass of her buffet cabinet; the long, turquoise couches in the living room; the gold hoop earrings she wears all the time. The colors of my grandma-- at least through my eyes.
Photos via We Heart It
Do any colors bring back certain memories for you? I'd love to know!