Thursday, April 10, 2014

Why oh why can't I ?



Why can't we all live near beauty like this? Why cant we all have great neighborhood flower shops? I see photos like this or places like this when I travel and I really envy those who live near such beauty. I hope they notice it and don't take it for granted. 
We are still not having a normal spring here too cold and many windy days blooming blooms away.
Right now my redbud tree is in full bloom and it blooms for about 2 -3 weeks and I enjoy it every day. I wish I had planted two. I got a PINK redbud tree, bien sur! What else would Pink Girl get? 

My pink redbud tree
Enjoy the beauty around you and seek out beauty.
Have a Pink day!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Marie Antoinette French TV commercial

 

This French TV ad for some dessert borrows from the 2006 Marie Antoinette movie visually and it is a lovely ad.Looks like fun. Just more proof that Marie Antoinette has never left our memory.
Have a Pink day!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Miam Miam...

Wouldn't you love to find this rose egg from Laduree in your basket Easter morning? Some day I will make it to Paris at Easter and enjoy something like this.
Have a Pink day!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Serene painting captures my heart





A few weeks ago I was up in Woodstock, Georgia for tea and stopped at a new shop there Ivy Manor. Ivy Manor is a retail store and office to interior designer Mary Elizabeth Wilson.. The shop is lovely it is in an older home and has some really beautiful things.Mary Elizabeth offers her design services as well and things are priced reasonably to be affordable luxuries.

While I was walking around I saw this painting and when we left I mentioned it to Pink Boy. Well, over the new few weeks I kept thinking about it and I even had a dream about it! I grow white Annabelle  hydrangeas and the background on the painting was so pretty --a pale pink with some gold very serene.I even loved the French vintage frame. 
I decided I needed to go visit it again and see if it could come home with me.

 So now I have this little beauty in my home and we are both enjoying it. We loved the antique frame and the artist Cheryl Connelly is from Hollywood, Florida. Her work has a fresh quality influenced by Impressionism. Ivy Manor will be hosting and event with her in June--more on that later. 
  
I've learned to trust my first feelings about art and if something really catches my eye I usually buy it and am glad I did.
Ivy Manor is a delightful shop that I plan on visiting often.

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Have a Pink day!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Movie fans...








Adore the 2006 movie for the eye candy of it and the details. Here are some of the scenes with hand fans I am sure I missed some of them. The final fan has Marie Antoinette images on it. It is from a book I just got about the golden age of the fan from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette.
Remember when Karl Lagerfeld carried a black fan everywhere not so very long ago? They are still used in burlesque acts I hear. Wish we could revive the art of making fans for fashion.
Have a Pink day!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Elusive spring





Well, like most of the country we are still having a delayed Spring last night freezing temps again. So until Mother Nature decides to play nice I have to console myself with photos of Spring!
Have a Pink day!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fluttering history and art






More slices of history. The art on fans is amazing in the details and creativity ! The last fan of the cat's face is so wonderful , especially if you are a cat lover like I am, wish I could find one like that. 
The dilemma of collecting fans is they are small and you want more! ha And often the fan frames that are fan shaped are hard to come by or very, very pricey. Someday I will find a sassy cat like one above I have faith in the fan gods!
Do any of you collect hand fans? I am a fan atick!
Have a Pink day!
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