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Enjoy Summer With A Rainbow of Colorful Quotes

Spring is here, and summer is right around the corner. In celebration of these colorful seasons we’ve decided to give you some quotes that display the true essence of spring, summer and color. So lie back in the lush green grass, and enjoy looking through your kaleidoscope as you recall these wonderful quotes about color.

Lay back in the grass, and view the beautiful colors of summer through the lens of your kaleidoscope!

Lay back in the grass, and view the beautiful colors of summer through the lens of your kaleidoscope!

“Red is the first color of spring. It’s the real color of rebirth, of beginning.” – Ally Condie

“Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.” – Bill Blass

“Orange is the happiest color.” – Frank Sinatra

“Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.” – Wassily Kandinsky

“How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.” Vincent Van Gogh

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

“When you’re green, you’re growing. When you’re ripe, you rot.” – Ray Kroc

“Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight.” – John Ruskin

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“Oh, I love red. I’m very loyal to my colors. I love violet.” – Elizabeth Taylor

“Violet has the shortest wavelength of the spectrum. Behind it, the invisible ultraviolet. Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. Poor violet, violated for a rhyme.” –Derek Jarman

What are some of your favorite colorful quotes? Let us know with a comment.

Looking for some music to play while you admire the world inside your kaleidoscope? There are plenty of popular songs that discuss kaleidoscopes or the colors inside. Here are some songs that will liven up your kaleidoscoping:

1. “Kaleidoscope” Blink 182
2. “Kaleidoscope” The Script
3. “Kaleidoscope” Saves The Day
4. “Blue” Eiffel 65
5. “Mood Indigo” Duke Ellington
6. “Purple Haze” Jimi Hendrix
7. “Rhapsody in Blue” George Gershwin
8. “I Saw Red” – Warrant
9. “Pink” – Aerosmith
10. “Pink Panther Theme” Henry Mancini
11. “Orange Blossom Special” Johnny Cash
12. “Goldfinger” Shirley Bassey
13. “Gold on the Ceiling” The Black Keys
14. “Colors of the Wind” Vanessa Williams
15. “Purple Rain” Prince
16. “The Rainbow Connection” Weezer ft. Haley Williams
17. “Yellow Submarine” The Beatles
18. “White Wedding” Billy Idol
19. “Brown Sugar” The Rolling Stones
20. “Yellow” – Coldplay

As you’re investigating the hues and shapes through the lens of your kaleidoscope, this varied collection of music should help bring back some memories or give you the chance to make some new ones. We’ve barely scratched the surface of songs which incorporate colors, so use this list as a springboard for creating your own kaleidoscope playlist and let the musical kaleidoscoping begin.

Spring Has Sprung With A Kaleidoscope Of Color!

Spring has finally sprung, and we’re so excited for the kaleidoscope of colors that’s about to bloom outside! From the beautiful flowers to the fresh green grass, there’s nothing better than a colorful spring day. In addition to spring, Easter is right around the corner. Just imagine all of the wonderful spring and Easter colors we’ll see over the next few weeks! Here are some of the ways you can enjoy all of the fantastic colors this wonderful season has to offer.

Poppy Red ” Just imagine lying in bed of lush red poppies, looking up at the sky through the lens of your kaleidoscope.

Sunrise Orange ” Early in the morning, head out onto your porch and watch the sunrise. Can you think of anything more relaxing than enjoying a warm cup of coffee while you watch the big sun rising in the west?

Bumble Bee Yellow ” Sure, they can be annoying, but if you think about it bumble bees are beautiful creatures. Without them, who would pollinate the beautiful daffodils?

Green Grass ” Nothing says summer quite like the smell of fresh cut grass!

Sky Blue ” Do you remember laying in the grass, as a child, and watching the clouds go by? It was so much fun to guess what the clouds were shaped like!

Pansy Purple ” Decorate your dining table with a centerpiece of blooming pansy’s, or plant them along the sidewalk. No matter where they are, these cheerful flowers will surely bring a smile to your face.

How will you enjoy the kaleidoscope of spring and Easter colors? Let us know with a comment.

Art Glass Paperweights, Kaleidoscopes & Other Office Decorating Ideas

According to a 2012 survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average person spends approximately 8.8 hours at work each day. For most people the office is a home away from home. In addition, many studies have shown that when you decorate your office space you feel more comfortable, relaxed, and less stressed. Here are some great ways to decorate your office space, allowing for a calming and productive environment.

” Add some life to your desk with a plant or a vase full of your favorite flowers. Plants add warmth to an environment and will also help keep the air recycled.
” Choose from a variety of beautiful art glass paperweights and figurines that look wonderful decorating any office desk or cubicle!
” Even the smallest changes, such as framed photographs of friends and family members, can make the biggest difference.
” A stunning stained glass kaleidoscope will add some color to your work space.
” Look for decorating pieces that can also be used to organize things like pencils, paperclips and other office necessities.

Remember– less is more, so don’t go overboard with your office decorating! You can find a variety of unique and creative office decorations and ideas at

Decoding the Colors inside a Kaleidoscope

Each kaleidoscope is unique in its own way, depicting magical shapes and colors whenever you look through a looking glass. After awhile you may come to enjoy some colors more than others. Did you know that every color has a different meaning, and when we choose one color over another it can help us better understand ourselves?

Red, the warmest of all colors, is often chosen by males and people who are sociable and outgoing. The color red is connected with warmth, danger, anger, life, liveliness, passion and lust.

Brown provides people with feelings of wholesomeness and dependability.

Orange is a very powerful color. It often brings about cravings for food, and increased enthusiasm and imagination. Those people who are drawn to the color orange are usually thoughtful and genuine.

Yellow calls to mind feelings of clarity and awareness, as well as symbolizing wisdom and joy.

Green is the color of nature and balance. It symbolizes respect for oneself, and means learning, growth and harmony. This color is often a favorite of well balanced people.

Blue is the color of the sky and ocean. Often representing sleep, the color blue is the color of inspiration, sincerity, and spirituality. This calming color is usually favored by conservative people, and provides us with a feeling of distance.

Purple is often the color of choice for people who are seeking peace of mind. This vibrant color is the color of good judgment and has been used to represent magic, mystery, and royalty.

The next time you’re looking through the lens of a kaleidoscope make sure to look carefully at each color and decide which one is your favorite.

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Kaleidoscopes, but we’re Too Afraid to Ask!

Do you remember the first time you ever looked into a Kaleidoscope and witnessed the mesmerizing patterns changing right before your own eyes? You probably remember the swirling shapes melting from color to color with every mystifying turn. Everyone knows the charm and whimsy that is a Kaleidoscope, but what do you really know about these unique little devices?

” The word, “kaleidoscope” literally translates to, “The Beautiful Watcher” from the combination of three Greek words: “Kalos,” which means beautiful; “eidos,” which means form; and “scopos,” which means watcher.
” Scottish inventor, David Brewster never made a profit off of his creation due to an incorrectly worded patent.
” It was not until the late 1970’s that kaleidoscope artistry made a boom.
” Kaleidoscopes work by using mirrors to produce changing symmetrical patterns, the color inside are chips of glass and sometimes other material loosely sandwiched between two glass disks.
” The world’s largest existing kaleidoscope, located in Mt. Tremper, N.Y., is 64ft tall. There is no eyepiece; visitors stand inside the base to view the image.
” In 2005, in Japan, a 130-ft-high kaleidoscope was constructed in the three-sided Earth Tower, three large, oil-filled revolving disks filtered incoming light that was reflected by giant mirrors to price a spherical image 118 ft in diameter; the image was viewed by standing inside the tower.
” Persistent Migraine Aura is a disorder that causes everything to be immensely distorted by multiple colors and shapes. Only twenty people in the world suffer from this disorder, but they literally see everything as if they were looking through a kaleidoscope.

Kaleidoscopes are a fantastic gift for any occasion, and with your new found knowledge of these amazing gadgets, why not buy one for yourself? Kaleidoscopes To You has the finest selection of these delightful gadgets to wow yourself and your friends! With Christmas right around the corner, why not leave the ones you love the most in awe?

Things That Look Better Through the Lens of a Kaleidoscope

A kaleidoscope distorts images and colors, making ordinary objects look unique and colorful. Why not try using your kaleidoscope to view other things, such as nature or inanimate objects within your house? Have a little fun with your kaleidoscope and experience the true beauty of objects when looking at them in a whole new way.

Snow – Looking through your kaleidoscope, try to find the distinctive crystal of a single snowflake. Even better, watch how a snowflake slowly loses its jagged crystal shape as it melts to a liquid state.
Grass -Look at a simple patch of grass to see it turn into a unique combination of green, white and yellow colors.
Sky – Look up into the sky, through your kaleidoscope, to see a unique cloudy image that almost looks like a flower. Just make sure you aren’t staring right into the sun!
” Water – Did you just spill your water on the counter? Before cleaning it up, view the spill through your kaleidoscope and watch how the shapes and colors move as the water spill travels across the surface.
Pets – Point your kaleidoscope directly at your furry friends and see them in abstract. See the beautiful black and white colors of your Dalmatian, or watch as the fancy orange and black colors merge together on your striped tabby cat.
Leaves – Since the leaves are already starting to fall, now would be the perfect time to look at a leaf pile through a kaleidoscope. You will experience a magical effect, as it will look like the leaves are changing colors right before your eyes.

What other objects would you like to view though the magical lens of a kaleidoscope?

A Kaleidoscope of Colorful Quotes

We live in an amazing, colorful world. Everyday we’re surrounded by so many different, yet beautiful colors. When you think about it that’s kind of what it’s like to look through a kaleidoscope. As soon as you peer into the lens you’re taken over by the beauty of the colors within. We hope you’ll be inspired by these beautiful quotes about colors!

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” Pedro Calderon de la Barca

“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.” John Ruskin

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” Rabindranath Tagore

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keeffe

“Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there’s shadow – no, not just shadow, but fullness. You’ve got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that’s real.” Amy Grant

“Colors are the smiles of nature.” Leigh Hunt

“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” – Pablo Picasso

Next time you’re feeling down and out, remember we live in a world that is filled with a kaleidoscope of colors. What are some of your favorite quotes about colors?

How to Use Kaleidoscopes to Inspire Your Home Decor

Kaleidoscopes have been used by artists, interior designers, and even fashion designers for centuries. offers a variety of kaleidoscopes that you can use to help choose the decor in your home. From the materials, the shapes, designs and beautiful images produced, kaleidoscopes can you help decide a number of different aspects about your home decor. You will find some of the most unique, quality, affordable and widest selection of kaleidoscopes for sale at the online retailer with years of experience,

Kaleidoscopes can help you choose colors to paint your home, or include in your various linens or fabrics. They can also help you pick different designs or patterns for wallpaper, fabric, linens, rugs, etc. With an eye-full of color and design from a magical kaleidoscope, your home’s decor will be sure to not only be unique, like your beautiful kaleidoscope, but will also be sure to impress any guests. Take inspiration from these beautiful creations and the colorful images they create and paint the same vibrant designs into your home decor.

Kaleidoscopes are more than just a beautiful decoration piece or a kid’s toy. They have been used for years to inspire many different types of artists and professionals. is sure to have a piece that will be able to inspire your design eye and allow the creative home design juices flow. also offers other beautiful pieces to decorate your home include Fenton Art glass pieces, glass marbles and much more.

Love Summertime!

I just love summertime. Especially early summer right now when the corn is up and the fields and trees surrounding our gallery are every shade of green. This is the season that inspired many of Grant Wood’s paintings. In fact, he spent his last summer painting at Clear Lake, IA only 30 miles away from us.

Summertime inspires some lovely and playful kaleidoscopes too. Butterflies, dragonglies and all things summer have a way of showing up in and on scopes.

Luc and Sallie Durette have a new way to show of the beauty of the butterfly. Their great handheld scope, the Cosmo can now feature an inlay of wood with a beautiful butterfly inset.

Durette Cosmo with Butterfly Inlay

Durette Cosmo with Butterfly Inlay

The intricate mirror system mimics the folding of wings too.
Interior Image of Durette Cosmo

Interior Image of Durette Cosmo

Watch the video demonstration at this link!
Durette Cosmo Kaleidoscope with Butterfly Inlay

If you live far from the ocean as we do in Iowa, The Shell Collector by Judith Paul is a lovely way to capture the spirit of the sea.

The Shell Collector by Judith Paul

The Shell Collector by Judith Paul

Interior Image from Shell Collector Kaleidoscope

Interior Image from Shell Collector Kaleidoscope

And if you need a quick souvenir after your summertime trip to the beach, take a look at this motif in the Jazzy Kaleidoscope!

Summertime Jazzy Kaleidoscope

Summertime Jazzy Kaleidoscope

We love Summertime here at Kaleidoscopes To You so much we try and capture a bit of it inside kaleidoscopes whenever we can!