Sunday, June 6, 2010

Is It A Yolk?


I have a swing hanging from a large tree in my backyard that has probably seen better days and should be replaced. But this is a special swing so I want to keep it. My baby daughter gave it to me the day we both graduated from college. I had been working full time and going to college. The last semester I took 18 hours so she and I could graduate together. My swing meant I could now spend some time just swinging.
It has been many colors in the last 20 years but most recently it has been pale yellow.
Now badly in need of a paint job I decided it would be nice if it could match all the yellow flowers in my yard.
So I went looking for a color that would match the lilies by the fountain.




The yellow roses in bloom.



The deepest yellow of a pristine rosebud.


















Like the yellow lilies among the roses.
But when it was painted it looked like an egg yolk. I know I can repaint it and the weather will fade it out soon. But until then?
Perhaps just a few pillows to break up the yellow. Honestly, does it look like an egg yolk?

12 comments:

Cynthia K. said...

Hey, I think it is bright and perky, especially with the colorful pillows. Very cute. The fountain with the yellow lilies is so sweet. I always adore yellow roses so your post is a delight for me to see today...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

donna said...

Stella, you made that yolk color look just about perfect by adding the rainbow of pillows.

The story behind the swing is sweeter than sweet. Don't EVER get rid of it.

donna

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Stella -- I like it, esp. with the pillows. But I LOVED your almost throw-away line about your (and your daughter's) college graduation. Wow, that was the coolest thing. You deserved to relax and it was lovely that your daughter recognized it.

PS: on your FT-L comment, we did the same thing with puddles -- great memories.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

I love how the one pillow has feet in the pic. LOL

parTea lady said...

You have a beautiful garden. I love your yellow roses. The bench looks quite cheerful in that color and the pillows are a nice touch.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Yellow is my favorite color so I LOVE it!!! Pillows look great on it as well.

Love what the swing represents and what your daughter said! I have a swing and I love to swing!

Katherine

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I love it!!! I bet it offset's your yellow flowers perfectly. It's great against the green of the grass and the pillows are awesome!! Good Job!

Granny Annie said...

I love the swing and adding that little pair of legs was a nice touch:)

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

A yolk with LEGS ahahahah

:)
nah, I really like the yellow. It's bright and cheery. How wonderful you graduated the same time as your daughter!
gail
ps thanks for visiting my blog. You commented on the table I was working on. That thing is probably as old as me. It belonged to Jamie's grandpa. It folds up, so it makes it the perfect work table.

Kissed by an Angel said...

Your swing looks amazing!! I love the colour!
xxxx

daylily777 said...

I love the yellow swing! . Your flowers are beautiful!The Hands bird feeder on my last post are about 10"by 8" . I bought them at Collections.etc.com about 3 or 4 years ago.
Blessings,
~Myrna

Crafting Marfa said...

I love that color. I wouldn't change it. It is sunny and bright.