Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Africa
We spent some time in April going on a road trip out to Taronga Western Plans Zoo. It’s about 6 hours drive from Sydney and if your in Australia, it’s a great place to visit, especially for kids with beautiful open spaces for the animals. There’s a lot of animals to look at, and you can go around by car, golf cart, ride a bike or walk. Best time to visit is either autumn, winter or spring as summer can be a bit hot.
Back to my story.
Since we last visited there have been some changes, and amongst the African animals, we found some facts about African culture, and what colours represent to them. How Kenyan women use patterns and colours in their beadwork to tell stories of their lives.
The Kenyan’s have such meaning behind each colour and the intricate beadwork is such a beautiful way to tell their life stories.
In a similar way, we can use colours to tell the stories of our life in our homes. The colours that bring back good memories, that make us laugh and bring us joy. By using colours in our homes we create a space that is truly us and the freedom to be ourselves.
I love purples and my wedding dress was a lavender colour (yes a bit unusual)! I just wasn’t comfortable wearing white when there are such gorgeous colours to choose from. I had roses, sweet peas and lavender in my bouquet (more on that later). So for me, when I see lavender, it brings back my wedding day, my amazing husband and such a wonderful, joyful day. Have I used lavender to decorate? In small ways, like around the photo frame of a wedding photo, decorated with tiny beads from my wedding dress, and wearing lavender. You can decorate with small amounts of colour and still have impact.
Do you have any colours that bring back happy memories?
How can you add those colours to your decor and bring joy to your life and home each day?