Thursday, August 5, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday --Rainbow Summer School

It's Alphabe-Thursday!!
That mean's it is RAINBOW SUMMER SCHOOL time with Jenny Matlock
Knock Knock
Who's there?
Banana who?
Knock Knock
Who's there?
Banana who?
Knock Knock
Who's there?
Orange who?
Orange you glad I didn't say Banana?

This week, here in summer school the color is ORANGE.

I like Orange, I do; however I was kind of ORANGED-OUT in the 70's. My Mom had done our large kitchen with slick wall vinyl with huge bright Orange and yellow (all different shades) flowers on it.  It was COOL, really. The kitchen also boasted Golden Harvest Appliances. I remember we also used to have  some pretty WILD towels for the Bathroom, some were Green and Blue and some were Orange and Pink. My mom was always kind of hip and stylish for a Mom, (I saw this later in my junior and senior years) of course as a 13-16 year old I thought my parents were strict and lame, like every other 13-16 year old.  When we moved again when I was 16, her and dad switched to Avocado appliances.  That is a whole 'nother story.

Let's see if I can find something similar to show you:

HA!!! I found a picture of material, that I had made a skirt out of in 7th grade Home Ec class(This was the last year in my first childhood home, I lived there from birth to 13) ORANGE was big in the 70's...

I actually had a shirt just like this:

well, I can't find pics of the towels or our wallpaper, BUT I did find the ORANGE wallpaper that my best friend had in her kitchen!

so after that, I kind of stayed away from Orange.
Do you remember Orangina?  I liked it, and loved the bottles!!

I am and always have been a HUGE fan and eater of Sunkist Naval ORANGES!!

Of course like most households, we also always decorated for Halloween, and you can't do that without ORANGE.  Here are some of the OLD decorations I remember my Mom putting in the windows.

This picture, we had the owl and the cat,  not the pumpkin light:

I remember we had this set when I was a little older:

When I was older yet and even after I was married My Parents had this PUMPKIN made from the melted plastic peanuts hanging on their door. Later when they moved to FL, they gave this pumpkin to me, I used it for a few years on and off--it is still in our attic.

 We also always had Jack-o-lanterns, being made out of Pumpkins, these are also ORANGE.  For many, many years, we made them out of real pumpkins, and some years we got medium sized pumpkins and each of the 3 kids made their own, or some years we'd get one big one, and we would all vote on what design to use.  The last few years we made them, we used the Fake Pumpkins from Micheal's, then  they were reusable year after year.

 As far as Orange stuff goes when my kids were growing up, of course there are Basketballs, most of the time they are ORANGE.

My son had a a Thunder Cats Room tent, Their emblem was Orange and Black, and some of the Thunder Cats themselves were orange.
  My youngest daughter was into the Spice Girls for a while, and Ginger Spice had ORANGE hair.

Then of course there was the movie that seemed to be playing at least once a week in my house: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory...the infamous UmpaLumpas were Orange.

Personally these guys weirded me out!

We always have to have Orange Juice in the house, because my Husband has diabetes, and Orange juice is the fastest way to bring his sugar level up if it is too low. We like the "grovestand" the best, so full of pulp, the kids don't like the pulp, we usually kept 2 kinds in the house.

I've noticed over the past few years, I have purchased a few articles of clothing that are orange, which actually surprised me.  

How do you like your Orange???

Check out other folk's info on Orange at Jenny's Place.


Teresa said...

Wow! That is a lot of orange. I must say, my mom still has the orange linoleum in her kitchen, so I know exactly what you are talking about! Great orange post.


JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a variety of orange objects. I love the smiling orange.

Nora Johnson said...

So many great examples of Rainbow Orange here - really love all the Halloween ones!

Have a lovely weekend,

PS Mine this week is HERE. Hope you can stop by.

Jingle said...

cool orange subjects.
love the orange pumpkins.

jaydubblah said...

Hi Susan
You asked why I use word verification. The reason is that I have no wish to be disgusted by - or for my genuine commenters to be disgusted by -the stuff that was getting left on my blog when I didn't. Good post from you

Sandy said...

Yes.. that is alot of Orange....
thanks so much Susan for your visit today and your comments.. I really had no idea I had "Verification" clicked on my site.. thanks for pointing that out.. I too hate doing that on other
Try the cran/strawberry jam.. it's really good together..
have a great weekend

Nora Johnson said...

Re yr comment about word verification, when I have removed it in the past I have received so much Asian spam I have had to replace it immediately.Following yr visit, I removed it again and the same happened: anti Western invective in Mandarin (Googled since my Mandarin's a bit rusty!)

So word veri's back pro tem - as is the case with many fellow bloggers for the same reason. (In the process, I unfortunately and unwittingly deleted yr comment too!)

Nonetheless, hope to *see* you again sometime.


Micki said...

I loved all of the orange things! It makes me want to make a quilt with orange in it.


My mom had orange and cream wallpaper....kind of a paisley design and the orange was raised velvet. The kitchen cabinets were avacado green and so were the appliances. This was in the 60's and 70's. Gotta love it. Thanks for the memory. Good orange post.

Jenny said...

Hi Susan!

What a fabulous stop on my little journey through Alphabe-Thursdays Rainbow Summer School.

This whole post just made me smile ... and remember a lot!

I was going to use that joke for my link this week, too. It is one of my favorites and always makes me laugh even though everyone around me just rolls their eyes at me! ha!

That fabric and wallpaper really took me back!

Even though I'm older than you I totally remember those clothes and, of course, the wide bell bottom pants and mini skirts. Yea, I was pretty dolled up back in the day!

Thanks for this fun stop! I really enjoyed it!


Christy said...

I like my orange juice in a tequila sunrise please.
Fun post - we had an orange kitchen, living room and dining room. OH yeah! Those were the days!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Love your orange post esp. the Halloween!!!

easternsparkle said...

Oh that wall paper - we had some almost the same....!

jeff campbell said...

I really like all your oranges...very nice...Peace

Melinda Cornish said...

I remember harvest gold appliances and orange kitchens...I love orange, but not enough to do a 70's kitchen.......