Sunday, June 14, 2009

oyster gray

ostrea edulis - wikipedia

While illustrating this home, I fell in love with this gray color, which reminded me of "oysters" which I heart.  One can imagine returning here after a day of errands, and settling down to a divine dinner of oyster stew served on a lovely dish with crackers on the side and some sort of frothy brew to wash it all down.   Oysters on the half-shell, oysters "rockafella"- rolled oysters....and the list goes on for all the various ways one can enjoy oysters. (my apologies to those of you who do not have a penchant for oysters!)

 Suddenly, I am loving all these gray casted tones and then the pop of the red oxblood door. 
Are you feeling gray, or could it be all the 7th gray and rainy day.  As my husband left early to play soccer, he reported, "another oyster gray day!" 

22 comments:

home before dark said...

What a lovely photograph of the oyster. While I love the lustrous color of pearls, I am not naturally drawn to the colors of its home. Here in the midwest we have grayed barn wood, not the same as the oyster's internal beauty which looks like a cross between a seascape and clouds. We had a rule in our house: anyone playing wet soccer had to do his own laundry. Enjoy your day.

Tara said...

Oyster gray days...great way to put it! We certainly are not seeing any sun, right? We have a neighbor with a gray house like your illustration but instead of the red, went with a magenta pop--a little different and vey cool! Spending the day coloring animals with my youngest! :0)

Hope you enjoy Sunday!
Tara
xo

red ticking said...

i LOVE this post...i spent the day (sat) on a lovely island and had such a hankerin' for oysters that we found a great little spot and ate ALOT of them,,, and the color ... exceptional... all of the shades of gray... i will send you a photo once i have it... a farmstand that we passed with piles of oysters in various net colors... you will love it.

pve design said...

home before dark,
I quite like the laundry idea.
ove

tara,
oh, magenta and grey, my high school colors...
pve

red-
yes, love to se the photo -
pve

Frau said...

I love gray and red together...I've lost count of how many gray rainy days we are up too! Stinks though!

Ideezine said...

Love the illustration and the red door is perfect with the gray so classy, it speaks loudly, with a soft voice. Nice!

Bette

pam said...

even after living in the oyster capital of the country, apalachicola, florida, for a spell, i still didn't find a fondness for raw oysters. needed to have them cooked. hmmm, all that grey... you'd think you were in seattle. pam

Maria Killam said...

I love the red door, and such a stunning illustration! The branches look so great along the top of it.

Kelsey Banfield said...

I love oysters and this great article. It reminds me of summertime by the ocean, even though I eat oysters year round. What a lovely illustration of the home. And, yes, I would definitely buy your gorgeous illustrated notebooks, I love to jot down inspirational things in my notebooks all the time.

A Day That is Dessert said...

We're having a gray Sunday too... love this post!

Sanity Fair said...

I have to fess up that I'm not that fond of Oysters (jewels one may find in them aside, of course). But I do love Oyster gray - it makes for a very serene room.

Becky said...

I just love all your illustrations! Oyster gray just seems so much better than regular gray now! LOL!

Pigtown-Design said...

I posted a photo yesterday and someone told me to come look at your grey.

when i was in college, the school had its own oyster beds! we'd grill them with a little cheese on them.

my other fave thing is to clean the oyster shell and fill it with a few sheets of phyllo dough and cook it briefly and then add a chopped oyster mix. yummmmm.

Renae said...

I like the idea of oyster gray....we have had many of those days around here. While I am not an oyster eating person, those were fabulous photos!

Shandell's said...

I am in love with gray. I embraced my gray hair 2 years ago and have not turned back. It is the new black.

heidi said...

hungry. yum!

Clarity said...

Always something new and beautiful, even the shell of an oyster :)

Kwana said...

I want to move in right now. I don't know what's inside but I've decorated it in my head. I love this color.

Millie said...

Love the varients in colour oyster grey brings. Totally love raw oysters Patricia, MOTH & would crawl across broken glass for them. I knew MOTH was the man for me, when just 2 hrs. after we met, the subject of oysters appeared in conversation. His whole face lit up, his knees went trembly & his eyes glazed over. That was it, I just knew there was no turning back! Husband #1 hated them & I vowed I'd never marry another man unless he loved oysters as much as me. So as you can tell, MOTH's the perfect Husband #2!
Millie ^_^

LindsB said...

mmm, oysters are my favorite, I could eat them forever, so delish!

Allie in G'town said...

If I were on death row, my last meal request would be Chincoteague oysters 3 ways; on the half shell, "Rockafella", and grilled. Pure heaven...

hmstrjam said...

like the architectural drawings! I love all the old dutch still life paintings of oysters and lemons!