Monday, October 7, 2013

Falling for Teal

Teal is a medium blue-green color and apparently there is some debate over whether it is a blue, or a green. 
I say it's in the middle!

It's actually named after the Teal duck, a small freshwater duck that has teal colored feathers around its eyes.

Aren't they pretty? My very first summer job was at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries (they were good about giving teenagers summer jobs and I had a friend whose uncle worked there). Anyway my job was to stuff envelopes mailing out Teal Certificates for hunting purposes. There were a bunch of us working there so it was pretty fun!

Green-winged Teal pair
Mr and Mrs 

Retired Colors

Here's another bit of teal trivia... Crayola's crayon called "Teal Blue" was first introduced in 1990 as part of a box of 64. (from Crayola's Color Corner) It was retired in 2003.

Did you know that "sophisticated, self assured and stable" are the personality traits of the color Teal? So when you wear teal, feel very good about yourself because you'll be showing those attributes!

So, all this teal trivia brings me to the Etsy treasury I just made..... you did know I wasn't going to ONLY talk about ducks and crayons didn't you?!!

When Ayla of Eyelah posted this gorgeous cowl scarf in one of the discussion threads for the BBArtisans team, I knew I was going to make a treasury using it as my inspiration! I love the color teal, from the light summer aqua hues to the deeper teals of winter -- I love them all!

'Falling for Teal' by magnoliasurprise

Made to Order: Handmade Knitted Chunky Textured Cowl Scarf - Eyelah
Vintage Cloisonne Necklace - Round with Roses - EDCCollective
Nature Photography - 8x10 Fine Art Print, Floating Autumn Leaf Photo, Orange Leaf, Green Blue Water, Leaf Photography - Wall Art, Home Decor - lixhewettphotography
Turquoise Sari Silk Bracelet with Brass Button - AntiquityTravelers
Journal - Fabric Covered  Notebook - Diary - Teal Leaves on Dark Brown - Back to School - pasqueflower
Aqua Celtic Sun Moon Swirls Mauve Pearl Earrings Hypoallergenic - StalkingTheWildSnark
Teal Green 3D Suncatcher with Flower - BayCreationsbyWendy
Dark Teal Baby Barefoot Sandals with Shabby Flower (88) - LullabyLovies
READY TO SHIP- baby boy button beanie, blue tweed and dark teal, chunky hat, size 0-3m, with wooden button accent - swellamy
Percy - an 8 x 10 inch print of my original watercolor painting of a fun little fuzzy horse - tapestry316
ceramic serving plate - ginkgo leaf in blue green matte - kitchen decor - hopejohnson
Turquoise, Teal and Gray Jacobean Floral  Pillow Cover 18x18, 20x20 or 22x22 or lumbar pillow, Accent pillow - PopOColor
Vintage Serveware Art Deco Pottery Pitcher - Dark Emerald Green Ombre with Floral Rose Motif - Home Décor Color Trend - Gift under 30 - recombobulated
Hand Painted Dark Teal MUD Roses Cookie with Rhinestone Bling 16 - MargotTheMUDLady
Spiral Dreams Save the Date Notebook, aqua, green, brown - MisterPenQuin
Chunky Cable Knitted Hottie Cover in Teal Alpaca-Knit to Order - KnitKnacksbySharon

This treasury was inspired by Ayla's fabulous scarf and features more beautiful teals from the BBArtisans team, as well as from other talented Etsians. Hope you enjoy it! You can click on the title to go to the original treasury on Etsy, and on each item to go directly to that shop. 

Maybe you'll find some beautiful teal to make you feel sophisticated, self assured and stable!!

Sharing on Blue Monday over at Smiling Sally's



SmilingSally said...

I've always thought that teal was a shade of blue, but that duck's feathers are closer to green. Ah well.

You've certainly shown plenty of teal blue here. Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday!

Anonymous said...

Love colors and duck photos are great for HBM ~ ^_^

Eyelah said...

awww..thanks for posting my scarf!! I'm so happy to hear I was an inspiration. I love Teal too because it's in the middle of blue and green. Those are my favorite colors!

eileeninmd said...

I love the color Teal, so pretty. And I would say you have the Green-winged teal there. Gorgeous duck and photos!

Natashalh said...

Teal is a great color! I love that duck - great photos of a brilliant creature! I'm also really liking Ayla's new scarf. I can't wit to see what else she makes!

Al said...

Teal is an attractive color - I love the bright teal on that duck.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for including my horse artwork in your lovely treasury! Beautiful inspiration! Loved the trivia, too. Teal was my mom's favorite color. =)

Jeanne said...

I think Mallard ducks are so pretty with the teal/green feathers. The cowl scarf look great. Good job.

xo, Jeanne

Duni said...

I like teal a lot too! Love Ayla's cowl - it looks so comfy! That is such a pretty treasury!

Wandering Wren said...

Mr and Mrs Duck - too cute! Him with his posh teal scarf on!
Have a great Blue Monday week

EG CameraGirl said...

Interesting piece you've written here. Just this morning I was taking photos (a too far a distance) of Green-winged Teal ducks. They are wearing their fall feathers now so not as pretty as the ducks in your photos. Earlier this summer I photographed some blue-winged teals that breed in my area. So for sure teal can be a green or blue. ;)

storybeader said...

that is the most beautiful scarf. I'll have to remember about wearing it to meetings! {:-D

LimeRiot said...

I adore teal and you found a great collection of teal items... from ducks to scarves!! It's such a happy color.

Kc W said...

I don't think I own anything teal -- maybe because I am NOT sophisticated or self assured and the stable is definitely debatable! But I do love your creations!

Memories for Life said...

Teal is such a beautiful color! I always think of it as blue, but it looks very much green on the ducks.
Great treasury!

Splendid Little Stars said...

What fun facts!
Ayla's scarf is gorgeous!
I've noted since I was pretty young that people differ on whether a particular color is blue or green.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love this beautiful collection! How awesome...and my favorite color! Love those beautiful ducks, too! Hugs!


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