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Larry Peterson

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I'm adding this moulding to my Etsy site. LJ calls it Celadon. I would like to call it something that customers will recognize, and more importantly, find in search. Any suggestions. Light Green doesn't seem right.

 

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French Provincial Green? Weathered Light Green? Antiqued Light Green?
Earthy Green?
 

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Yep, I vote for Antique Mint. That is descriptive and easy for a consumer to visualize.
 
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Second for Antique Mint.:thumbsup:
 

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Well, it is celadon, and that word has been around the decorating world about 20 years or more that I am aware of. Kinda like aubergine when it became trendy.

But maybe the great unwashed would respond to mint.
 
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Well, it is celadon, and that word has been around the decorating world about 20 years or more that I am aware of. Kinda like aubergine when it became trendy.

But maybe the great unwashed would respond to mint.
According to Wiki...
Celadon is a term for pottery denoting both wares glazed in the jade green celadon color, also known as greenware (the term specialists now tend to use), and a type of transparent glaze, often with small cracks, that was first used on greenware, but later used on other porcelains.

According to me...
Celadon in framing was first used by Stormy Sandquist, an artist from St.Augustine, when she suggested it to Bainbridge not long after they introduced the ArtCare line. They had a "Name that Color" contest and she won for the soft blue-green mat color. For that she won a 25 sheet case of that color.

Celadon has a bit more blue in it than the color Larry is trying to describe. I'll fall in behind those agreeing with Antique Mint.
 

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If that is the Komodo line from LJ, as I recall the green profile did have a tad more yellow in it.

Of course, I received the samples right after they came out, never got around to putting them on the wall, then the debacle with my alleged apprentice who was supposed to take over my shop when I retired. She started rearranging my shop and then once everything looked like a tornado had swept through, she decided she did not want to be a framer and then my hip began acting out and now, how many years later, me and my brand new hip are stuck in Canada and I have never located those samples again. :faintthud:
 

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I think we have a winner; Antique Mint it is. I should have mentioned that this moulding has an applied lacquer finish so the transparent glaze that Wally mentioned might be why LJ named it Celadon. In any case the title in the description will be Antique Mint but Etsy gives you 13 keywords that are used in search and wants you to use all of them so I will include Celadon, Light Jade, Mint Julip and possibly Light Green.
 

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that's part of the komodo range, something Japanesey might be fitting!!
 
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It is exactly the color of the seafoam candy my grandmother used to make!
 

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Nope it is like pure sugar and beaten egg whites. Like meringue but crunchy. She usually made it in pink and green around the holidays and put pecans or walnuts in it. Here is a link to a recipe. I had not thought of it in years til it was mentioned as a color! If you imagine this stuff with a bit of green food coloring, that i what it looked like. A creamy green.

 

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I'd call it Disappoint Mint :) (because it has been discontinued)
 
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Nice details, Larry. You could also post this cartoon somewhere.

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In keeping with #CustomersAreStupid, I put that Portrait/Landscape image in all my frame listings because many don't know what Portrait and Landscape Mode mean. Even with the image, some folk still message me wanting to know what they are.

FYI, this is what Framar was referring to

 

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I thought people were stupid because they no longer understand the terms vertical or horizontal, but for crying out loud - every phone with a camera describes portrait and landscape.

*heavy sigh*
 
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Speaking of Red Frames, Etsy seems to like Black and Red Frames. The four below are good sellers for me. # 1 Studio, #2 is LJ and #s3 and 4 are Nelson.









 

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I would call the Komodo red "Chinese Lacquer Red" - but it may no longer be politically correct.
I have Oriental Lacquer Red as one of the keywords.
 
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You have to be of an age to recognize oxblood as a color. The Burgundy Wine might be more recognizable to the younger folk.
 
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The only place I ever see it anymore is in shoes. And I am pretty old. It was a mahogany color. I still have some oxblood shoe polish I used for the occasional touch up.
 

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Egri Bikavér Hungarian wine commonly referred to as Bull's Blood. Doesn't really roll off the tongue though.
Keeping with the wine theme, Claret, Cotes du Rhone, or Old Vine Red all might get the point across without any Ick factor, though Oxblood is the traditional name.
 

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Except "Oriental" is really not PC. "Asian" seems to be the preferred term.
Putting on my "schoolmarm" voice I have to object when P.C. gets in the way of correct use of the language.

Asia is a large chunk of real estate East of Europe and contains several very different countries and the inhabitants of those countries should be described by their appropriate demonyms, ie "Chinese", "Japanese" "Thai" etc.

The distinctive race of people who come from this region are not "Asians" but "Asiatics", just as we are Caucasians.

The only thing that can be correctly described as "Asian" is a country within that region.
 

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