Sunday, August 13, 2017

Pink and green secretary


 Well,these pictures didn't display in the order which I wanted them but you can see the new chinoiserie secretary we found at Scott's yesterday. 
It came from a Palm Beach estate and I love chinoiserie and pink and green so it was perfect. 
It is a belated birthday gift from Pink Boy.
I have filled it with treasures (to me anyway) and writing materials. It is between our dining area and front room. 
I know cranes are symbols of longevity and prosperity and the butterfly is usually representative of rebirth or of the soul.  I know the scenes are telling a story just not sure what that is. 
It is lovely and I will use it often.
Have a Pink day!




Thursday, August 3, 2017

Little present for myself



Sometimes it is fun to buy yourself a present.

 A sursie, petit cadeau whatever you call it.
My birthday is just a few days away and I bid on this online and got it!! 
It arrived just in  time.
Happy Birthday to Me from Me. So silly.
I don't think the box is very old maybe 1930-50ish fabric inside is a print I have seen before. 
Reminds me a bit of Faberge boxes with the pink enamel.
All these things remind me of my favorite period the era of Louis XV. 
I try to pretend that I live in that time.
Have a Pink day!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Poppy-Marie


This is our new Maltese Poppy-Marie. 
She was born March 10th so she is almost 5 months old
We have had her since early June. 

She is very bouncy and fun, she has potty trained herself and she is a good little eater. Her first class in Puppy  Manners is coming up soon. We have been getting her used to wearing the little pink harness and leash and walking a bit.
We need to stop her from jumping on the other 2 dogs we have they are small like her but older and so do not want to be jumped on. Sydney-Marie is 13 now and too old for rough housing!

We adore this breed and Poppy is our 6th Maltese. 

She loves everyone and is healthy. She really thinks about things and makes her toys do things like stay within an area or stacks them up or pushed one while holding another in her mouth. Pretty cute what ever she does!!
Have a Pink day!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Had my heart set on this painting

This is such a lovely old painting, the shade of pink, the rosy cheeked little girl
I had my heart set on this and I bid as high as I could go and did not get it. That is trouble with auction buying you are more often than not disappointed, unless you have very, very deep pockets you lose more often than win the item.
She would have fit perfectly in my living room I had spot for her. 
So my search continues I will seek out more auction houses and check all my local antique shops I want something from that era 19th century woman or girl child oil preferably with pink in it or wearing pink. I hope whomever bought her enjoys her.
Have a Pink day!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Staying in the town of Versailles, France




The town of Versailles is much more than just the home of the chateau where French Kings lived and hunted.
It is a pretty little town about 40 minutes from Paris.
 We had the great pleasure of staying at the Trianon Palace Hotel. a Waldorf Astoria property.
 The hotel also is home to a spa run by Guerlain.
The air inside the hotel is scented with Guerlain parfum. 
It has two onsite restaurants both excellent. And the property is right next to the palace grounds --you can see the goats and sheep grazing in the fields. When you walk out the front door of the hotel and turn right you are right at the Queen's entrance to the chateau grounds.
The grounds are open even when the palace is not. We  had fun walking around on Monday when it was relatively empty.We rented a golf cart and went all around and fed the swans.

It was fun walking around the town and discovering cute antique shops. It was also a nice change of pace from the bustle and traffic of Paris.
 I want to go back and spend more time in the town.
Have a Pink day!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Peggy Porschen Pink London Bakery








Truly one of the highlights of our recent trip to France and London was a visit    ( OK 2 visits) to the Peggy Porschen Bake shop in Belgravia. 
It is so PINK.

The cakes, cookies, hot chocolate are so yummy. It was still decorated from the May Chelsea Flower Show decorating. I could have just remained there for a week and been happy.

 I would love to take a peony flower making class. I did buy the cutters for peony leaves and may try it on my own.

She does some amazing wedding cakes that is what she is known for and for her baking books and her academy for training pastry arts.
 To learn more go to:
https://www.peggyporschen.com/
Have a Pink day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

French Valentine Pretties





Valentine's Day is always fun

Sugary treats, and other treats
This year it is the Lancome highlighter rose and a heart macaron keychain from Laduree
Souffle-Marie is waiting for her Valentine!
  She rarely gets up on furniture but she wanted to check out the heart box I guess.
I hope your day is full of love
Have a Pink day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Pinkness for Valentine time!




Life just gets pinker all the time! Is that even a word?
 Sweet friends spy things at estate sales fr me, sweet friends give me pink gifts and I always seem to find pink vintage linens on sale on Etsy or in a shop.
What better time to enjoy them than Valentine's day?
Hope your week is filled with pinkness and love.
Have a Pink day!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Swan perfume bottle


A treasure from Etsy

In my ongoing search for pretty swan items I found this vintage perfume bottle on Etsy. I think it is from the 1950's Not expensive at all.
I hope one day I will have real swans in my life again.
Linking to:
 Feathered Nest Friday
http://www.frenchcountrycottage.net/2017/02/feathered-nest-friday.html
Have a Pink day!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Paris carousels... spinning dreams








I love seeing these around the city. Always a delight and usually in use.

Little throwbacks to a gentler time.
Have a Pink day!
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