Saturday, June 15, 2013


Here in Greece, primary colours 
saturate stucco splattered structures

built on rocky cliffs,
brick by brick.

Houses, churches, hotels and cafes
 coated in sunflower yellows, barn reds

emerald greens and sea blues, 
provide a primary pigment of perspective.

While studying psychology in university, 
I remember a theory which proposed that

 as children, we are attracted to 
certain facial schemata that, 

later on in life, dictate our choices in partners.

I wonder, could this hold true for colours, as well?

Do views of hues 
that made an impression on us as children

 reign in our place of residence today?

According to my empirical knowledge,

and collection of data,

I think it's safe to conclude

they do!

Thanks for visiting!


All images, from top to bottom: Google, 
10: Collage  by
except 11, 12, 13, and 14:


  1. I have always been drawn to bright colors, too. Red being my favorite color - and I do like pastels if they are true colors. I do know I loved my dear husband's pink cheeks when I first met him! LOL! I always look forward to your lively and cheery posts!

  2. I believe your date must be empirically correct! Your pictures are like beautiful paintings, each one of them. You must feel as if you're living in a beautiful painting there. I have always yearned to visit Greece but at least your Poppy View lets me have this lovely look into your Greece. I can imagine walking those streets and climbing the hill to Poppy View. I have to see that sweet kitchen first!

  3. Oh Poppy, I long to see it with my own eyes one day!! So glorious! All of that fabulous, rich color!!!!s
    xo Kri

  4. Your posts are always so much fun...! :)

  5. Oh, Poppy, I LOVE all your color. You don't ever want to invite me over because those red checkered dishes would be in my suitcase and back in California before you noticed.

  6. Such a gorgeous place to live!
    Your kitchen is an inspiration to use those primary colors, for sure.
    It's so bright and cheerful.

  7. Amazing photos!!!You made colored my day!Thanks!

  8. Hi Poppy, your every post draws me closer and closer to your little piece of paradise. Seem so close yet so far away. But God willing, one day I won't be just staring at the photos but hopefully will be sitting on one of those vividly painted terraces.

    Thank you for sharing


  9. This was an absolute feast for my eyes! My favorite is the beautiful macaw painting. How lovely! Thank you for your gorgeous post!

  10. Tόσο όμορφες εικόνες......
    Η κουζίνα σου είναι υπέροχη,
    φιλιά σε εσένα και την Κρήτη

  11. Gorgeous...your entire post is gorgeous! Love your photos. The kitchen is inspiring. I vow someday I will visit Greece. Love your Macaw also.

    Visiting from A Favorite Thing.

  12. Greetings from Sweden, my friend!
    Interesting you should write about sunflower yellow and barn red homes. Many homes, from quaint to grand, in Sweden have exteriors that are painted either yellow or red. Truly colorful especially against the azure blue summer sky! But many interiors, however, have a more neutral palette of chalk whites and Gustavian grays. Quite a contrast, right?
    Have a wonderful weekend, Poppy :)
    x Loi

  13. PS - I love your sunny kitchen and colorful pottery collection. Reminds me of the pieces I bring back from Provence.

  14. Gorgeous post as always! I love primary colors too.

    I've always thought the light in Greece to be just amazing.It seems so pure and bright.

  15. Your pictures of Greece are so pretty! They are so fun. I just posted the beginning of our Greece trip up on the blog. I really loved all of the white houses in Greece.

  16. The vivid colors are just amazing! Is the sky really that blue, or is that photo edited? Also, can you tell me anything about that awesome parrot it a painting you have in your home or on a building or ??? I am totally smitten and awed by it.

  17. I have always wanted to visit Greece - your photos make me want to even more. Simply gorgeous :-)

  18. I love the color in your home, Poppy, and the incredible colors used in your country. My goodness, what gorgeousness!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  19. What beautiful photos!!! Love your kitchen photo especially. It's perfectly done with the white and then pops of bright colors!

  20. Beautiful colors Poppy! I love how it reflects in your home! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  21. I love all the pretty colors too. You have a lovely home! I have Greece on my bucket list of must see places. Beautiful photos, have a happy week!

  22. Happy, happy!! Brightening our world with your glorious colors!

  23. very interesting observation.and thanks for visiting... I am your newest follower...I hope you will follow me too....
    Love, Mona

  24. UI must say I have never thought about it before. But I know I don't do soft and dreamy in my photography very well - as my photo stream shows - so perhaps your theory is correct.
    Anyway I love the primary colours of your world - and your kitchen! oh my, I so love that light coming through on both sides. How I would love that light in my kitchen!
    Have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

  25. Poppy,
    Love those primaries!! I am a color girl and I love the bright and vibrant colors of the primaries!! Great post!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  26. The colors in Greece stand out beautifully in the intense light. Beautiful! Your home reflects those colors and contrasts so well.

  27. What a fun and fresh posy, very creative and one day...oh to visit such beauty and in the meantime, enjoy from others perspective~

  28. What stunning photos! One of my good friends just got back from Greece and she said everything was amazing, she brought me a bottle of Greek white wine which was delicious~I am a painter and I would love to paint those colorful villages, I am pinning your photos for artistic inspiration!

  29. It must be the happy child in me because I love the colors of your blog! You take such beautiful pictures!

  30. Εικόνες γεμάτες χρώμα ,αισιοδοξία και χαρά ! Υπέροχη η κουζίνα σου !

  31. B.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l! I just love all of the vibrant colors you've shared.... and oh... to visit Greece - it's at the top of my "to do" list! Thank you so much for your visit to my blog (, and your kind words. I have to say, I've fallen in love with your site, so I will definitely be a regular reader, now! Thanks so much for sharing such wonderful words and pictures!

  32. Hi Poppy!

    The colors of Greece are absolutely beautiful!

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    We'd love it if you would link back to BeBetsy at the bottom of your post. xo

    Have a wonderful week~
    Sharon and Denise!

  33. Poppy ~ these colors are amazing! So beautiful! Thank you so much for Linking Up at Brag About It this week. We are so happy to have you join us!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Please Link Up at my NEW party!! Open NOW (Sat thru Fri) @ DIY Showcase Link Party

  34. I love Greece, beautiful images! Beautiful Paintings!:)
    Thanks for stopping by, hugs Biljana

  35. FEATURED!!

    You've been FEATURED at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop Party No. 10. CONGRATS TO YOU!

    Grab a featured button here then tell all your friends and family - they will be impressed!

    Our next party starts at midnight tonight so let's go BRAG ABOUT IT-

    The very best to you,

    Sharon and Denise

  36. I love those primary colors. I particularly like the primaries against the white stucco. It makes me want to move to Greece.

  37. What a delight to find your beautiful blog, Poppy. I long to visit Greece with the vibrant colours and bright blue sea. Visiting from Pieced Pastimes. I will be back often!


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