Friday, September 30, 2011

Pink Saturday and pink thoughts

I think life should be like a souffle--pink and pretty and light filled. No heavy dark places. Wouldn't that be wonderful?

These images from tumblr fit my thoughts. Have a fun Pink Saturday join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound:

Have a Pink day!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

White tea in the garden

Tea pot chalk board from England
Moved this garden seat into the garden

A white flower mix under the arbor

Two little birds want some of the nut bread!

White ceramic pot from Home Goods

Join Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

I love white in the garden almost as much as I love pink there. The fall ornamental cabbages were in stock at the nursery so I did pots for the patio in white and grey with cabbages too.

Busy day today so just time for a quick tea on the patio with some nut bread warm from the oven.

Have a Pink day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Roses of Paris

Iron roses
Protected-gated roses?

Window display paper roses

Formal roses in an oh so French style garden--Love it!

Roses of Paris
Paris is a very rosey city! When I got home and looked at all the photos I took I realized how many had roses (pink ususally) in them. This is not counting the actual photos I snapped of roses in containers outside floral shops. Just a few samples above to prove my point.

I love the iron roses on the gate! What a visual treat that is. I forget where that photo came from I think I found it on tumblr.

Have a Pink day!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hummingbird garden plants

Mexican salvia perennial soft wooly flowers like lamb's ear

Coral nymph salvia annual plant-does self seed somewhat

Pinkish purple Agastache hummingbird mint
The hummingbirds will soon leave us. I love watching them. Sometimes we have so many at once it can be dizzying to watch!
Many visitors from the Audubon tour asked about the hummingbirds-- why we have so many. I think the secret is creating a food filled environment and one that feels safe to them. We are lucky to have an enclosed garden space.
The plants above also help attract them and I always put my feeders out early and keep them up till Dec. I make my own food 4 cups water to 1 of real sugar. As the time gets closer to their leaving I up it to 2 sugars to 4 of water.They need that extra jump in calories to fly the long distance.
Between the little birds and the flowers my garden is a busy spot at times. I marvel all the time at their rapid wings and hover abilities. Another little miracle that some people ignore or take for granted.

I purchase the hummingbird mint from High Country Gardens click below to see their web site. They package the plants so well for shipping.
Have a Pink day!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pink Saturday and Pink plants

Heather from a centerpiece sit on sideboard waiting for me to plant

Aren't these sweet pink plants lovely? Happy Pink Saturday please click here for more pink wonderfulness (is that a word?

How Sweet the Sound:

I just adore pink flowering plants. I search them out, buy from on line nurseries, ask gardeners about their pink plants. It is part of my pink living lifestyle to be surrounded by pink in just about any form.

I just got these three small potted heather plants at Trader Joe's to make an arrangment last Saturday. The nice thing is now I can go plant them in the garden. Heather plants like sun, a well drained soil and slightly acidic soil. They will look lovely mixed with other pink plantings.

Have a Pink day!

Show and Tell Friday and Boudoir Pillows

My new "old" chair is now complete

My MA monogram in needlepoint!

Show and Tell Friday!

I have been busy getting pillows made for the master bedroom. I really think of it as "my boudoir"-- a quiet place to read, sit with my cat on my lap, write letters, watch old movies while curled up in bed.

The mongramed needle point is new and the cross-stitched angel is something I did about 25 years ago stuck in a box and forgot I made it. It turned out rather nice.

I don't have much time right now to enjoy my boudoir- we are in process of cleaning the attic and putting things in storage and moving my Pinkmom in law in with us and starting preparations for Christmas!

Have a Pink day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Baby Lyla and White Wednesday

Baby Lyla newborn

Snowflake is two but sitll my baby

Welcome to two new "babies' dressed in white. Baby Lyla Sage is my niece's new born and Snowflake with her all white fur is my new addition. Both are beautiful!

Join White Wednesday over at Faded Charm below:

Have a Pink day!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Chanel dreaming...

So chic-- so Chanel

Would you love this gift of scent?

I am going to copy this look shoes, polka dot shirt I have the bracelet

pre fall 2011

Chanel dreams
Chanel is always in my dreams and I love to try and recreate the same style using other clothing. It would be lovely to walk into a Chanel boutique and buy a few things but my budget doesn't allow that right now. So I will be resourceful and create the "feel" of the look on my own. I will show the final version when I finish! Keep checking back.

Have a Pink day!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Pink Saturday

Storing things should be pretty too--and PINK!

Some pretty pinkness for Pink Saturday click below:

The top image is the new book I just bought. My friend met the author and I think I will really enjoy the images of silk art embroidery. I am not sure I would be able to do it but leaning about it will be fun. I love the subtitle "A Women's History of Ornament and Empowerment" Yeah for that!

the woven Chinese container makes for pretty storage I will be on the lookout for one like this one. All images from tumblr.

Have a Pink day!

Audubon Garden tour Show and Tell Friday-art by Ann Bailey

After it dries for a few days I will take it to the framer.

View Ann painted from her corner in the shade

Still some spots of color in roses and salvia

Hummingbird mint ( a drought tolerant plant) was a hit with visitors

It is time for Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home:

We were part of the Atlanta Audubon Society's garden sanctuary tour last Saturday. We had about 150 people come through our tiny garden-- we met so many lovely people and it was a perfect day for it weather wise. We were also so happy that our hummingbirds were active so everyone got to see many of them flying about and feeding on plants and feeders.

The Audubon Society arranged for a painter to paint in our garde while the tour was going on. The artist, Ann Bailey, painted our garden from her vantage point up on our little shaded hill in one corner.

My husband bought the oil painting which was a total surprise! Now we have our garden, complete with tiny hummingbird, in an oil painting that we will treasure always and remind us of the fun day we had with our visitors.

Ann paints portraits of people and animals and other scenes.
You can reach her at:

I urge everyone to feed the birds and hummingbirds. It is part of the cycle of the seasons and for small effort and expense you gain hours of pleasure and birdsong.

Have a Pink day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Faded Charm's White Wednesday

I just got the Grace Kelly Barbie doll. It is so well done. Love all the details and I plan on keeping her very protected.

I don't really collect Barbie dolls just a few.
Click on the link below to see more white posts.
Have a Pink day!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lions in Paris--more details

Lions in Paris- such fun to look for them . They do seem to be everywhere! I love these details on buildings-- it is part of what makes Paris so unique. City of Light could also be called City of Lions.

Have a Pink day!
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