Chartreuse Celebration – Folksy Friday

CHARTREUSE, probably my top favourite colour for fabrics and jewellery although I’m not sure whether I’ve ever tasted the liqueur that gives it’s name to the colour. Cribbed from Wikipedia – ‘Chartreuse is a French liqueur made by the Carthusian Monks in the 1740s. There are two varierties: Green Chartreuse is a naturally green liqueur flavored with extracts from 132 plants with its coloring coming from chlorophyll; Yellow Chartreuse which has a milder and sweeter flavor and aroma.’

I’ve found some rather lovely Folksy items to celebrate this delicious colour…

Moka Express silkscreen printMengsel ‘Great gift for a “coffee” person – in a very retro-ish chartreuse colour. Hand pulled silkscreen print of my original hand drawn illustration. Printed with a water based ink in chartreuse on 300g snow white Snowdon paper. Signed and numbered limited edition of 50 prints.’

Porcelain Dot Pin Seaurchin Porcelain  – ‘I make these porcelain pieces at my home studio, meticulously texturing each one by hand (no stamps or texture sheets), sanding and glazing them. As they are fired at a high temperature, they are very strong and durable and easy to clean’

Green Ombre Kanzashi Flower CorsageCuttlefishlove Kanzashi ‘This many-layered kanzashi flower brooch uses the layering of the coloured petals to create a fresh green ombre effect. Perfect for a subtle green corsage!’

Chartreuse Crushed VelvetViolette & Rose Fabrics‘There are two pieces of this delightful fabric available’

Beaded Cuff with Antique Gold Toggle ClaspBloomin Gorgeous  – ‘I designed this cuff to show off the lovely green tone knitted wire background, having fewer beads and making it a light and airy style.’

Opaque Chartreuse, Blown Glass Bauble, Light CatcherCorrina Field Handmade  – ‘Bright and colourful glass ornaments handmade for you. Each one is unique! The very best quality glass colour is used, this is combined with clear furnace glass, blown and then shaped by hand’

Just click the pic or shop name to find out more. And if anyone reading has tasted the Chartreuse liqueur I’d love to know what you think. Happy weekend. 🙂

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6 Responses to “Chartreuse Celebration – Folksy Friday”


  1. 1 Sheila Hallatt 20/01/2012 at 11:27 am

    Lovely, fresh, Chartreuse! What a beautiful kanzashi flower corsage, and pretty porcelain pin!

  2. 2 averilpam 20/01/2012 at 1:02 pm

    Lovely selection 🙂

  3. 5 Ailsa 20/01/2012 at 2:14 pm

    Beautiful finds – that velvet is to die for! x

  4. 6 Natalie 20/01/2012 at 2:38 pm

    Gorgeous choices and am in love with the corsage in particular!

    Natalie x


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