Monday, June 04, 2007

MAUVEalicious Treasury

Yay, I'm in another Etsy treasury! As always, I'm so pleased to have one of my bags amongst such prettiness. Thanks again, bellarosebyliz!

And isn't "mauve" a fun word? To satisfy my idle curiosity, here is what wikipedia told me about the derivation of "mauve":

"Mauve was first named in 1856. Chemist William Henry Perkin, then eighteen, was attempting to create artificial quinine. An unexpected residue caught his eye, which turned out to be the first aniline dye—specifically, mauveine, sometimes called aniline purple. Perkin was so successful in recommending his discovery to the dyestuffs industry that his biography by Simon Garfield is titled Mauve."

Now you have a little nugget of knowledge to use next time you play "Trivial Pursuit"!


tigergirl said...

Very interesting! Congrats on the treasury too!

Jenn Maruska said...

That's a gorgeous treasury list.

Your purses would make any treasury look elegant!

I'm going to try to make a list of my own for the first time soon.

maia (glassbeach) said...

Thanks you guys!

Ooh, Jenn, I'd love to see what catches your eye for a Treasury!

Steph said...

So pretty! I love that bag.

msbelle said...

Beautiful list! You look fabulous in it!!