Saturday, December 18, 2010

Poinsettias and Silvery Gray or is it Grey?

I'm joining Seasonal Sundays over at The Tablescaper

How do you spell the color grey or gray? They are both correct. Gray is used primarily in the United States and other areas that use US English. Grey is used in Great Britain and areas that use UK English.

Exceptions to these rules are:

1. Proper nouns such as a last name; Earl Grey and Zane Grey would not be spelled Gray and L.H. Gray must be always be spelled Gray.

2. Greyhound as in the dog breed.

3. Food irradiation (quantity of radiation energy absorbed by the food as it passes through the radiation field during processing). 1 Gray = 0.001 kGy = 1 joule of energy absorbed per kilogram of food irradiated.

How to remember?
grAy is how it's spelled in America 
grEy is how it's spelled in England

Thanks so much for coming by for Seasonal Sunday and Happy Holidays!


  1. Just beautiful Candy! thanks for being so kind and sharing with all of us. Merry Christmas!

  2. Any way you spell it, Candy, it's a fabulous table! My jaw dropped a little bit last year when you revealed that cloth for the first time, and I'm so glad to see it again. The 2010 version is beautiful!

  3. Love the color combo!! Love the heart bowl/plate.

  4. So beautiful. The gray/silver makes the red all the more fiery, while letting the eye rest on the calm white/gray areas.

  5. Great table Candy! Lovin' the tablecloth and blinged napkin rings:@)

  6. Hello Candy,
    what a sweet table. The little bowls and the flatware, too, remind me to the candy sugarsticks. Really lovely.
    Greetings, Johanna

  7. Thank you for the gray/grey lesson!

    This table is beautiful! I love gray, white and red together! I would have such a fun time "playing" at your house. I think you have the prettiest dishes and cloths!

  8. This cloth was on The Little Round Table again this evening, so calming and elegant even for a quick supper! Thanks so much for your lovely comments.



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