Monday, September 5, 2011

{blackberry shades}

the girls made jam the other day

i think it turned out
stunningly beautiful
plus it tastes as good as it looks
i now have these beautiful rich colours stuck in my head
 i am on a mission to find a sweater...skirt or blouse in a one of these
 wonderful blackberry jam shades
but until i do i think i will go paint my nails some
pretty autumn colour from here

a thought to fill your week..... 

The human race has only one really effective weapon
and that's laughter.
The moment it arises, all our hardnesses yield
all our irritations and resentments slip away
and the sunny spirit takes their place.
Mark Twain 

May a sunny spirit fill your week

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GwendolynKay said...

The color of that jam is yummy! One of my fave colors to wear in the a sweater. I also have a purse about that color from last winter.
Laughter is medicine for the soul.
Blessings and hugs~

Cassie said...

ohhhh...I want to do this this week. Looks so good!

Maria said...

And all this goodness back to you again, Koralee! What a lovely quote to start my work week! A new school year! Tomorrow and Wednesday I have meetings ~ then it's all about the kids on Thursday!
I hope you find your fall shades of blackberries ~ the jam is like stained glass!

Have a sweet new week too, Koralee!
ps. your sidebar pom poms remind me to get mine ready for Thursday!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, the jam looks so beautiful and yummie!! Your girls are really talented! :) Oh looking for a sweater/shirt/skirt in this color is gorgeous. I hope you find it. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful thought! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!


Vintage Home said...

My Bob is NOT going to work for the first Tuesday after labour day in our married life! We are going to enjoy this month of sunny days and sweet evenings....!
Beautiful jam and wonderful colour. Try Cabbages & Roses for a sweater...or come to the Fieldstone Market (sept 24th) and see what awaits you there!

Cindy Albert said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful thoughts.

I'm reminded of a post that Gwendolyn made...she said, "think pretty thoughts."

It's me said...

Yammie !!

Anna at the Doll House said...

Your jam is glowing, viscous, luscious: it will remind you of glowing late summer days in every mouthful.


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Must make this, you captured it lovely, Koralee. As always you do.
Now off and running you are, first day at school. Have fun fun fun!
Your slippers in the top picture are the cutest.
Lots of love xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THIS is what I always need to remember as I GO INTO MY CLASSROOM TODAY!

THINKING OF YOU DEAREST and what a fabulous color. AND FLAVOR!

MUST to you, Anita



Love these colours!


fee @ chipper nelly said...

love those berry colours. Every time I eat jam (often) I convince myself it's one of my 5 a day!
Totall out of touch with all my blogging friends - looking forward to a good catch up now the boys are back at school!
love fee ♥

The Moerks said...

Oh yes, the colour is nail polish. If only we could buy that exact shade. Delicious.

Jojo said...

Beautiful jam and a treat to enjoy this fall.

noknittedknickers said...

Jewel coloured jam! How fab is that. Having a giveaway ovr at my place. Pop along and have a look. (Not a jewel coloured sweater, but even so...) C.x

Sandra van Doorn said...

i made my first jam ever recently, it was such aa wonderful rewarding experience...
BTW i think your jam colour would make a pretty nail polish :)
xo sandra

Helen Philipps said...

Mmmm delicious! A blackberry coloured sweater would be wonderful too!
Have a happy week!
Helen x

Amber said...

hello fellow bluebird. Hope your long weekend went swimmingly. That jam looks delicious. I wish I had the patience to make my own jam.

Martina said...

So pretty, these lush berry colors! Visiting you always brings a smile to my face. Hope your week started of on a happy tune!

Why this blog? said...

I've just been given 2 tubs of blackberries and cant wait to start creating yummy things with them. I love the jam, the colour is sumptuous
Gill x

michelle said...

The jam looks so good and I love that color for fall.
What a great quote sweet friend, we all need to remember to laugh every day, it is good for the soul as well.

Anonymous said...

I needed that today; thank you.

Anonymous said...

Bravo Canada

Anonymous said...

Nothing like Jam.

Unknown said...

mmmmmmmmmm ♥ your kitchen must smell delightful!

Pinecone said...

It is so great to have my computer back up and running to check up on you and your goings on -the jam looks just yummy!!

Debbie said...

I so love blackberry Mom used to make it in batches from the blackberries she and my Dad would pick in Haney (my called Maple Ridge) by the river...Fraser Valley blackberries...YUM!
Happy new school year dear Koralee...don't you just love this fabulous weather we are having.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love blackberry jam!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Homemade jam is the best. It looks so yummy! And you are right... such a beautiful color! :)

Marilyn Miller said...

A fall sweater in that berry color would be amazing. Now I really must go look soon. I was hoping to wait awhile, but I hear the store calling my name. Love, love berry jam! That quote is pretty amazing too, right on Mark Twain.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love the blackberry jam shades as much as the autumn nail colors!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet Koralee,

It is 3:30am here and I am starting my morning routine here...I am so tired, but once I get my water and food and shower, I will be ready to go! I AM GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOU WERE BACK TOO and had a good day too! YES, we have MUCH TO DO, but for now, I am looking at ONE DAY AT A TIME. Today, more PRACTICING on how to walk the hallways will be done, and how to LISTEN while someone else is reading aloud!!!


francis said...

the other day I watched Oprah .....
She had a guest Toni Morrison who told something what realy hit me .......
about what she learned from her children ...
How important it is how you get on with children . When her children entered the room when they were little she was always looking ....are your clothes right , is your hear good , did they eat well and so on .One day her son showed her a drawing he made and she looked and said "oh nice " and went on ...
He teared the drawing to pieces and she asked why ? "You said nice without realy looking "he said .....
That was the beginning of changing .
THAT is what children see and what makes them grow.
You and your girls and the home-made jammmmmmm
Happy days sweet friend

Sem Nome said...

Oh, guess what? I love jammmmmmm!!!!! Hummm...I close my eyes and can taste this delicious you have it!
LOve, Bela

Julie said...

Yum do I love jam! I went alittle crazy this year making jam!

mama bleu said...

oh yummy!! there is nothing like berry jam!

By the Bluegrass said...

Oooh la la, love your yummy jam. Wish I had some right now to spread on my toast! Nom nom nom!
Hope all is well in your world! Gotta check out your new article. Have a lovely jam filled week, sweet Koralee!

Becky said...

I think we have almost the same taste in about everything.I loveeee this color.My living room is this color a tiny bit lighter...I have alot of whites with it.Yummy color for the fall/winter season as well.

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Dogwood said...

yummy looking jam.
the color is over the top lovely.
i love reading mark twain and everything he had to say.
smiles to you.

Trisha Brink Design said...

Loving your photos on this post...such pretty blackberry stains. My favorite stains are on little fingers and lips! :) We made some jam too the other day and are loving it! I wish for you the best Indian Summer with all this fab weather we're having....and thanks SO MUCH for the great quote from Mr Twain, he was a wise ol' coot! :)

Madelief said...

Dear Koralee,

Mark Twain is right about laughter. It works wonders :-)!

Your daughters jam looks beautiful. Such a pretty colour!

Have a lovely day!

Madelief x

Ingrid said...

I love all of it too Koralee x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said... I am now at 6:00pm!!! teeeheeee...what a day! FUN, and I had to put a boy in his place. But now he seems more respectful since he knows that if he continues his shenanigans, NO SECOND RECESS!!!! And I don't think he wants to risk testing me...:)

OH AND HOW ARE YOU and your reading program????

Today I taught them what they need to do when someone is READING ALOUD TO THEM. We practiced and did some predictions and inferences...I love to teach, don't you dearest? we go again Koralee...we can do this.....I AM CHEERING FOR YOU!!! Anita

cathleen said...

Your second picture is such a pretty color almost jewel-like.

Sue said...

I'm also ready for the beautiful rich shades of fall...turtlenecks and jeans, boots! Perfection!

ELK said...

you amaze me ... even berries look amazing with your kind treatment..yum!!