Lisa Leonard Designs


October 8th | older posts

a little happiness today, brought to you by way of the color orange.




stacked teacups in yummy tangerine.




backyard baseball with the inspired equipment.




our spoils from the pumpkin patch yesterday.




roses and sunflowers announcing fall’s arrival.




happy candy corn (although, honestly,  i’d rather have chocolate!).




orange dishes make cleaning up slightly more fun.




gourds and maize in with the most intricate shapes and colors.


isn’t orange a little bit of happiness?

25 Responses

  1. karyn says:

    I bet orange dishes do make clean up a tad more fun. I have a pink iron and it makes ironing a little more tolerable. I’ve always loved your colorful dishes and yes, chocolate wins over candy corn EVERY time. Love you! Thanks for the e-mail. I will get back to you soon. Happy day to you!

  2. Lauren Jordan says:

    is that fiestaware? love it!

  3. Amy says:

    I wish I had the knack for photography that you do. You make candy corn on a counter “framable”! Happy Fall!

  4. Denise C. says:

    Love the dishes Lisa!!!! So cute!!!! 😉

  5. JD in Canada says:

    It’s only in the last few years that I have fallen in love with the color orange… so full of warmth and joy. LOVE this post!

  6. Noelle White says:

    orange is my favorite color….love this post. I am drinking the perfect cup of coffee and looking at your beautiful pictures….thanks for the great moment : )

  7. kellye says:

    orange is not my favorite color, but the pictures you have are beautiful! do you switch your dishes out, or use the orange ones year-roud? how perfect for fall!

    i peeked at your post yesterday…i don’t know if the frozen yogurt place has more than 1 location, but i live a few seconds away from that frozen yogurt in SLO (laguna center).

    • lisa says:

      Hi Kelly
      yep that laguna lake snofari-yum! We don’t switch our dishes out–I use fiestaware and just used all orange that night. xxoo

  8. Erin kaylor says:

    Orange is ABSOLUTLY my favorite color!!!! Always has been thanks for your blogs:) love them

  9. Amy says:

    Sesame Street….just that thought makes me happy:) Thanks for all your inspiration.

  10. Tiffany says:

    You are adorable and this post did make me happy!!

    Just love love your posts – they always make me happy!

    Have a wonderful rest of the day and weekend!


  11. oh, fiestaware… it’s pure happiness. i do have one piece of tangerine fiestaware, and it’s a tiny fruit plate, and it does indeed make me very happy.

  12. lindsey says:

    gracie said, “wow, she has great halloween stuff”!!

  13. Susan C says:

    “Orange” you glad that orange is such a happy color!

  14. Georgia says:

    i love orange, especially in the dark months of winter, and fall, of course!

  15. Jenn says:

    I just thought the other morning, “There’s no time of year that orange is more beautiful than fall.” Love it.

  16. Holly says:

    love your post..darlin would love my new ORANGE fun!

    i am lovin my necklace…i blogged about it;;;

    love, Holly

  17. Robbin says:

    Orange is really a happy color. For some reason, I actually bought a couple of orange shirts to wear. You sure know how to capture ORANGE.

  18. Laura says:

    Yup, I could not disagree with you that Orange is a way of showing happiness. In fact, my older son, Dylan LOVES oranges. He would want to have his room paint, orange shirt, orange book, etc (you can name it.) It suits his personality because he is always a happy person. He loves to wake up early without an alarm clock and greet you in the morning.

  19. deezie says:

    I love orange, its so pretty, especially in the Fall
    I noticed on the pumpkins they were only a few dollars. Its funny, last year my friend who lives in IL. said her pumpkins were that price also. We spend at least 12.00 on a pumpkin here in Ct. I can’t believe that pumpkin says 2.00, that is amazing. The tiny tiny ones are that price:) funny I think
    happy day to you Lisa. I so enjoy reading your blog everyday.

  20. bonnie says:

    my fave color right nnow is orange! love the pics… so fun :)

  21. Amy says:

    Yay for orange, definitely gets everyone in the spirit of Fall. I just uploaded my own orange photos from the last couple days. Love your dishes! Happy Fall!

  22. Okay… I am so sorry I didn’t realize you had a blog, aside from all the jaw dropping jewelry .
    I’ve seen your name around before (in)courage , but of course now truly realize how talented you are.
    And then through a linking coincidence here you are. With beautiful words and pictures and I am so thrilled and just needed to tell you.
    I’ll be back to read through.
    Blessings to you.

  23. Beth says:

    Cool orange dishes! Your photography rocks too! You see things that way I see them! Nice Blog 2~

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