A Lighter Shade of Pale - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade - July 15, 2015

For some reason I was having a blast back to the past yesterday, to 1967 and the Summer of Love to be exact, and was humming Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" for a good part of the day.  Don't know why, but the brain worm was happening.  Now, I have always loved "A Whiter Shade of Pale" - so evocative of that time in history.  I was just barely a teenager and so wanted to head to San Francisco where things were happening, instead of being in the stullifying very small Texas town where I grew up.  Life is . . .   

So when I needed a theme for this week's Wonderful Handmade Wednesday, I thought "why not?"  But I changed the name to "A Lighter Shade of Pale" and picked out light colored items from my artist friends as I played two versions of the Procol Harum song on YouTube.  

Here are the two versions of "A Whiter Shade of Pale":

The original 1967 version:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb3iPP-tHdA

2006 version with the Danish National Concert Orchestra:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St6jyEFe5WM

So this will make Day 2 of the "A Whiter Shade of Pale" brain worm.  Hey, the worm could be playing a much worse song - like "Who Let the Dogs Out" or something!


Here are the light colored items chosen for today:


Soft hand knit lacy cream and lavender baby dress, 12 month, by Nancy of Jazz it Up with Designs by Nancy


Ivory and chocolate brown water stain bead ID leash / badge holder handmade by Mary Beth of The Twisted Redhead


"Sending Wishes Your Way" greeting card with flower and butterflies handmade by Lisa of Cards by Li Be!


"All That Glitters" clear dichroic glass jewelry pendant handmade by Jo of Umeboshi


Cutie Keli (not for sale) modeling a pink medallion dog bandana with white floral medallions (for sale) handmade by Donna of SewAmazin


"Winter Scene, Greeting from Niagra Falls" antique postcard from 1907 offered by Colleen of Postcards in the Attic


Opaque dark ivory lampwork beads with fine silver dots handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads


Traditional tribal hard sole buckskin baby moccasins with fringe by Carmon of Wooleycreek Tribal Jewelry


Borosilicate glass flower implosion pendant necklace handmade by Breanna of Untamed Rose


Bactrian stone mace head dating from the third to second millenium BC offered by Anna of Anna's Faire


Sage green spiral nautilus Czech glass earrings handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs



I hope you enjoyed these selections. If you would like to make my day and the day of the artists featured, please leave a comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!


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A Lighter Shade of Pale

Catherine, you have no idea how fast I spun back in time. A Whiter Shade Of Pale was one of my top favorites of the day and 1967 was the year I graduated and got married.

Thanks so much for the memory of a great moment in time and thanks so much for including my little mocs along with all the fabulous handmade items from our indiemade artist!

Thank you, Carmon!

Isn't it amazing how a song can make you remember exactly what you were doing when you hear it? Am glad it brought you some good memories, Carmon. Thank you for your comment and for sharing (:

Those flash backs are often inspiring...

Thanks for sharing your brain worm with us. I must have been on a plane to somewhere while this song was popular, or had my nose deep in the atlas at some library ;) I don't think I ever heard it. Lovely blog. I will share, of course.

Thank you, Anna!

Or maybe you were digging around in a desert somewhere and having grand adventures, Anna! Many thanks for stopping by and commenting and sharing!

A Favorite

Ah, the song and the images associated with it are such a pleasure to me! Thanks for the time flash! I love all the pale colored beauties you are presenting here! Will share.

Thank you, Jo!

Yay! I'm so glad the song pulled up many pleasurable images fro you, Jo. Thanks for the comment and the shares.

New Favorites set to an Oldie

You've got me singing it too. Cool song - although I must be just a touch younger because this wasn't "my" song. Just one that floats into the brain every so often. The handmade selections you've featured are stunning. Great job.

Thank you, Pamela!

Hey, ti's good to connect with you here. You will be added to the Indiemade blog list. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

1967 - a good year!

Well, I can't say I remember the song at all, but I surely do know it very well. 1967 was not only a good year for a Whiter Shade of Pale, I will now admit to all, that it was also they year of my birth!! :)

Beautiful collection of items here with a somewhat ethereal feel to it, which seems appropriate considering the events this week.

Thank you for including my card Catherine.


Thank you, Lisa!

Maybe the song heralded you into this world, Lisa - LOL! Now that you mention it, the post does have an ethereal feel - thanks for pointing that out. And thanks for your shares.

Wonderful collection, thanks

Wonderful collection, thanks so much for putting this together! Pinned and tweeted!

Thank you, Nancy!

I appreciate you stopping by, Nancy and for the pinning and tweeting of the items. Thank you!

Very Nice!

Love all the variations of white, pale items. Thank you for including me!

Thank you, Breanna!

It was a pleasure to include your beautiful flower pendant, Breanna. Thank you for the kind comment!

Been a busy week!! I am

Been a busy week!! I am working on mine now :) Got a Great idea for the next blog!


Look forward to seeing it, Breanna!

Those were the days!

Beautiful "Lighter Shade of Pale" collection of items. Ah, the memories! Thanks for taking me back to those days and thanks for including my etched ivory handmade lampwork beads with fine silver wrapped around them.

Thank you, Charlotte!

Aaaahhhh . . . the song must have really been a big part of many of us, Charlotte. Am glad those were good days for you. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment (:

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