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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2010, 10:04:46 AM »
I have no idea about any of their favorite colors were...hmm.

Here's another one that I actually did just today!

--You go outside with your sister when it snows, just to do an experiment on exactly how much it hurts to be hit by a snowball with a rock inside.

It really does hurt! And she didn't even hit me in the head!
That is funny. I never thought of doing things like that before, but that would be interesting to try it. Any ideas of less painful ones?
In my stories about the Romanovs these are the colors they like:
Olga- blue
Tatiana- teal/turquoise
Marie- golden & pinks
Anastasia-red & pinks, violet
I think that Olga would like most cool shades of colors, cool meaning cold, like blues, purples and peacock green, and that Tatiana would like peackock green, sea green, teal and turquoise as well as some shades of purple. Marie and Anatsasia, i think would like warmer colors: pinks, reds, peach, golden, violet and maybe Anatsasia a sort of green like this.

That's neat...I've thought of the exact same thing! The Tatiana colors seem spot-on. I wonder if their favorite colors are stated somewhere?
I read someplace that Anastasia' favorite color ws purple, but I don't know if it's true or not.
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There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2010, 03:56:12 PM »
The big pair's bed room room was pink and I forget what the little pairs room was...green? But I have no idea if they decided the rooms colours. I wonder if they ever mention thier favortie color in thier diaries in passing . Interesting topic!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2010, 03:58:09 PM »
I wonder also! I so wish their diaries were translated and published.
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2010, 06:58:09 PM »
I think the little pair's room was light blue or lavender...which is intirley oppisite of what i would think.
I made some freizes for my bedroom walls, (actually, altogether they measure ony about 2 feet long,) and i alternated blue borders and purple borders with purple-blue-purple-blue butterfly stamps on the blue ones and purple-pink-purple-pink on the purple one & i called the blue-bordered freizes "big pair freizes" and the purple-bordered freizes "little pair freizes"... all of this to say i think the little pair's room would be pink and big pair blue if they chose it themselves. 
does anyone know what color OTMA's playroom walls were?
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2010, 08:54:22 PM »
That's really neat. Was it difficult to make the freizes?
From all the black-and-white photos I can find of the playroom I've gathered that the walls are pale and maybe white or cream...ha. Nothing more :D
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2010, 10:17:06 PM »
I think the little pair's room was light blue or lavender...which is intirley oppisite of what i would think.

The Little Pair's room was not blue or lavender. It was grey.
The Big Pair's was pink.

I highly doubt they would have mentioned their favorite colors in their diaries as their diaries weren't really emotional musings but more like ledger of events for the day. They had to write in it.
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2010, 08:53:25 AM »
I think the little pair's room was light blue or lavender...which is intirley oppisite of what i would think.

The Little Pair's room was not blue or lavender. It was grey.
The Big Pair's was pink.

I highly doubt they would have mentioned their favorite colors in their diaries as their diaries weren't really emotional musings but more like ledger of events for the day. They had to write in it.

Thank you for clearing that up, Holly! :) I never would have thought it was grey...huh.
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2010, 10:33:24 AM »
But the most obsessed girls know they're crazy when they date a guy partially because he looks and acts like Alexei or Nicholas or some other Romanov guy.

That's so me, but I usually recognize the similarity afterwards. Guess I'm crazy then : )


I got my obsession started when I was younger and I got addicted to the animated Anastasia film. Then I grew up a bit and got interested in the facts, which grew to an obsession. Or crazyness, maybe. Nowadays I watch that film only for nostalgy and fun.
I often feel so strong need to correct my history teacher when he talks about Russian revolution. It's very disturbing because it's so basic things and some of the students get the wrong idea of the totality. But so far I've kept my mouth shut.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2010, 11:44:11 AM »
Gray!? Odd.
The freizes were not difficult to make at all. I just cut pieces of 13 inch by 10 inch white paper in half, colored a 1 inch border on the tops and bottoms and then stamped butterflies alternating colors like i discribed in my last post. in between the butterflies i stamped little roses. i can try to scan one of them and post it if you like.
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2010, 03:51:30 PM »
That's very crafty, yes post the photos! Sounds cool :)
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2010, 04:12:24 PM »
That's really neat. Was it difficult to make the freizes?
From all the black-and-white photos I can find of the playroom I've gathered that the walls are pale and maybe white or cream...ha. Nothing more :D

The children's playroom was a pale yellow actually. You can view the rooms in their coloured state through watercolours done in the early 1920's. There is also a book made in the same period describing every room in detail.
"...I am in Tatiana's room...Olga and Tatiana are here. I am sitting and digging in my nose with my left hand... Olga wanted to slap me but I ran away from her swinish hand..."
-Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova, May 8th, 1913

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2010, 04:39:54 PM »
What is the name of the book? I'd love to see it, and/or the watercolors.
I have not taken pictures of the freizes yet, but when i scan my OTMA drawings i will scan the freizes themselves. they are just taped on my wall, so it will be easy to take them off.
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2010, 07:11:28 PM »
You can find ones of Olga and Tatiana's room here: http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=9702.60 If you look around in the "Alexander Palace" board (located in the directory on the main page of the forums), you can find the one's of the playroom and Alexei's bedroom and schoolroom. There are also several threads there discussing the book I mentioned by Yakovlev (translated by several members of the forum!).
"...I am in Tatiana's room...Olga and Tatiana are here. I am sitting and digging in my nose with my left hand... Olga wanted to slap me but I ran away from her swinish hand..."
-Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova, May 8th, 1913

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2010, 07:46:12 PM »
Thank you NAOTMAA Fan!!

Here are photos from that forum NAOTMAA Fan mentioned...they're watercolors





Big Pair's room
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2010, 10:07:40 PM »
There we go! Thank you abbigail : D
"...I am in Tatiana's room...Olga and Tatiana are here. I am sitting and digging in my nose with my left hand... Olga wanted to slap me but I ran away from her swinish hand..."
-Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova, May 8th, 1913