Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Haint Blue

Wow, I thought I would have trouble finding out about Haint Blue......... There is a lot of info out there. I am glad there is a little blue tone in the color I am going to paint the window mullions. 'Cause you are suppose to paint around the windows and doors the Haint Blue to keep those spirits and HAGS, (yes, Hags) out.

This is one interesting fact that I copied and pasted from one site.........

"The historical significance of "haint blue" ceilings goes back to slave folklore. Slaves believed that light blue kept spirits away, so they painted their ceilings a light blue. This is why the color for baby boys is light blue, in order to protect them from spirits or "haints." Of course, girls weren't considered to be as important as boys, so girls got stuck with pink! We learned of this tradition at the Owen Thomas house in Savannah. We have incorporated haint blue ceilings on our home: www.whiteroseplantation.com "


Listen to the NPR Report.... below.....

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5645263

Another site with interesting relations of the blue..............
http://www.luckymojo.com/esoteric/occultism/magic/folk/cy200306hagandhaintblue.txt

Is it of European origins???????? and not African origins............. what a good thesis this could be............is this why the Greeks used so much blue in their architecture?


Go ahead and do a google search........I know you are curious.........

I really think I need to paint the doorways to the dining room blue now.............. Kinda Freaky............

http://www.accessmylibrary.com/comsite5/bin/pdinventory.pl?pdlanding=1&referid=2930&purchase_type=ITM&item_id=0286-5562942


I look forward to reading your comments on this one.........

1 comment:

Mom said...

This is great! Never thought of researching "blue". Very interesting. Keep up all the good work; researching, writing, painting, and your remodeling skills. Your blog is good.