Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Marie Antoinette inspired fashion

Marie Antoinette is still with us today in fashion, in our love of French pastry, jewelry and other stylish areas.
I am always amazed at how often I find her influence.
Have a Pink day!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ribbon work purse!

I am so enthralled with ribbon work right now. I hope I can learn how to make roses and buds and little scrolls with French silk ribbons.
I bought this little purse on EBay a few weeks ago I adore it. I have it on my mantle with a few other vintage items.. I bid on the exquisite bonnet on EBay and lost-- very disappointed as it was a superb example.
I enjoy sharing my treasures and they inspire me to try to learn new things. Living my "pink" life includes enjoying things from the past while learning new things in the present. 
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Smitten with half dolls

These little ladies beguile me! So fetching dressed in their finery and with their hair up or fancy! What do they do while sitting on your dressing table-- I imagine them chatting or comparing their outfits. Sometimes they are pin cushions or the handle for a powder puff. Many of these ladies are French or German.  My half doll needs a friend so I am looking on Etsy and Ebay for the proper lady. 
I hate boring pin cushions and powder puff make them pretty with a half doll!
Have a Pink day!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Silk ribbon embroidery

Ribbons are another passion and I am lucky to have Nicholas Kniel Ribbon shop so close to my home. I have been seeing wonderful silk ribbon work items on Etsy and Ebay and Pinterest lately and now want to try my hand at making something simple that I can apply to some other fabric or box.
It all looks totally beautiful and creative.  Wish me luck  I enjoy seeing these wonderful feminine treasures.
One on-line shop that offers a lovely selection is a Japanese web site Eglantyne:
They have many pretty things and it gets to USA rather quickly.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Swan jewelry

My obsession with swans, and I admit it is an obsession, extends to swan jewelry and head wear, swan down powder puffs, tutus that look like swans, swan boats and sleighs and swan toys and ornaments.
All these wonderful pieces( except the last charm) are on the 1st Dibs web site and all are stunning! 
I just ordered a book about swans and I am seriously thinking of petitioning my subdivision to allow swans on our lake and I could care and tame them. I had tame swans before.
Oh what a wonderful world it is when you have swans and pink and peonies and pastries and ribbons and pets and love in it!!
Have a Pink day!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Believe in the power of the flower

I am entranced with fluffy pink poppies and every year try to grow them from seeds. I never have had any flowers bloom. Some times I will see green starting then they die. I plant in sunny spots partly sunny spots and nothing happens.
Does anyone have any tips for poppy culture in the Southeast? I think they fry here even though I start them in early April or late March. I've been in other Atlanta area gardens where they grow and flourish. I've asked the owners what they do to get so many and they all say, " Nothing they just pop up." AARRGH
Any comments and tips will help make my pink life even PINKER with pink poppies.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Haviland pretties

This was a Pinkmas present from my cats--they saved all year to buy it for me they say. Meow! Cats are thoughtful like that. They knew I would purr when I saw this pretty pattern.
It is Haviland Schliger trimmed in gold. I read somewhere that there are over 50,000 patterns! Some made just for a department store. How will I ever find any more like this. I guess I can email photo to Replacements. Or I can search for more that are similar they dont all have to match. Maybe that would be best for my sanity! What a prolific company those little Haviland people were back in the day.
Can your tea cups come out and play?
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Swan winter

 Nashville Swan Ball
 Carousel swan

 Swan prop Nutcracker  ballet
 Shy swan
 Philadelphia Flower Show
 Float in a swan boat
Preston Bailey event designer floral
More swan florals

In my mind swans are linked with ballet and winter and flowers and poetry. I seek out swan things and would love a swan boat to float around our lake ! If I could redo my wedding I would add swan centerpieces and cake decorations. Swans mate for life.
I always wonder what happens to the swan props from movies and ballet productions. I'd love to buy one but where would I put it?
Pondering swans and their beauty is so much a part of my pink life.
Have a Pink day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pearl obsessions

I adore pearls and love vintage pieces--I find vintage jewelry to be well made and many times more unique.
Above images (except for the last photo) all from 1st Dibs web site .1st Dibs is a great source for vintage jewelry and fashion and art. Always a joy to look.
Part of leading my Pink Life is enjoying visually lovely objects whether I own them or just look.. Creative artwork and jewelry is a gift to the senses.
Have a Pink day!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Ribbons galore

This after Pinkmas time of year is always sooo boring and sort of depressing. I love ribbons and enjoy gift wrapping and doing stuff with them. Just looking at them makes me happy.
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