The box colour would be considered lavender, the sheer ribbon more lilac toned, either way they look more interesting when combined. Sometimes I forget about my check ribbons, not because I don't like them, they are just stored in a spot where I don't notice them as much. Note to self: Move check ribbons forward and order silk lilacs. They would look gorgeous on this box.
It sometimes happens (actually more than you would think-weirdly so) that you are working away on your post and up comes a completed post about the same topic. Blogger friend Mandy from the french-themed A La Parisienne used this lovely photo and did a beautiful post yesterday titled Le Couleur Violet, sounds so much better in French don't you think? But it gets even weirder, not only did we both pick the same blog topic (or colour in this case) but I was actually writing about her French-themed blog and the new French Lesson Fridays that she just started on her blog last Friday. The former French teacher (and new mom) has put her blog students into beginners, intermediate and advanced levels and has a lovely set of rules for us to follow. I'm thinking I'll do much better this time around, Mandy is way nicer than my rigid high-school French teacher. C'est magnifique! I learnt that last Friday....go see.
Here's a lilac petite gift combined with orange.......c'est adorable! But this is definitely feminine.....so I may be wrong saying c'est in this case......may have to move down from beginner to novice level. Sometimes I add in a little extra surprise, in this case a petite spool of velvet ribbon in a strawberry pink. C'est la surprise?