No surprise, as Carole is queen of timely 10 on Tuesday topics, but this week in time for Valentine’s Day on Friday we are to share 1o favorite things that are red. A pop of bright color in the midst of winter doldrums sounds like a good plan too.
1 & 2: My great grandma’s sugar bowl (whose lid has since broken and now serves as our salt cellar) and apples (especially pink lady when you are talking the reddish kind).
3: I don’t wear them super often as they are cheapy Target shoes and not terribly comfortable for the amount of walking I do most days, but I can’t help but smile when I wear these red mary jane mules!
4 & 5: Roasted red peppers! I especially like them in things like hummus or tomato and roasted red pepper soup.
6: While it is now a back-up, I still love my red case for my Kindle Keyboard and only wish there are been an equally good red choice for the Paperwhite. As a consolation, DH’s hand-me-down iPad came with a good red case too.
7: My road bike, Isabella!
8: Röd Gröd, a Scandinavian raspberry pudding that is packed with fiber and antioxidants but still seems decadent and like a treat.
9. Again with the red feet, but I love wearing my Three of Diamonds socks knit in Sandi’s Red from Miss Babs.
10: And another handknit, my Cornucopia cowl has been getting a lot of love lately as we’ve had single digit or worse walks in the morning into the office. The soft yarn and pop of the red against my purple down jacket makes me smile.
Believe it or not, I used to hate red. With a passion. Now I keep being drawn to red things more and more. I will confess to being a bit prejudice against warm, orangey reds though. I apparently like nice, cool reds.
What are your favorite red things?