Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Raining in Paris

Paris in the rain is still Paris so still wonderful. I would love the pink umbrella too. November is usually a damp month in Paris. I prefer to go in fall or early summer, 
Have a Pink day!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pink is everywhere

Pink is joy- Pink is a lifestyle

Everywhere I go I see pink. I do think it is more prevalent now than ever before.  I hope it stays popular. I have loved pink since I was a toddler. I wore a lot of pink-- still do! 
Find what makes you happy, do it, go towards it, hang out with people who are happy.
 Life is too short to hate your job. You can change anything and make it better. For me, being positive and having a lot of pink around me makes me stay positive--it is a sort of perpetuating cycle pink equals happy happy equals pinkness. Ha  
Find your pink!
Have a Pink day!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A rosy dinner for a friend

Even though it is fall I still use my pink china and love to find pink roses and peonies at Whole Foods or Fresh Market. My friend stopped for the night on her way to Florida and I wanted to make her a nice dinner and use my pretty things for her. 
I made the floral arrangement by placing strips of clear scotch tape across the container and inserting the flowers in the holes it made. that way it doesn't move around on you. I love to do the flowers.
It is fun to use my monogrammed trivet too. By the time we ate it was dark so I wanted a lot of votive candles on the table. A little bubbly and good friends--what could be better?
Joining in on Tablescape Thursday
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Textile art swan

I just adore this image I found on line. I believe it is the work of the person who has the blog Lovely Textiiles-- a UK blogger. I wonder if I could try to make this? It is soooo pretty. Swan obsession continues I find so many lovely swan things. Some are way beyond my budget-- silver swan centerpieces, huge swan planters etc Marie Antoinette had swans at her little farm and they still have swans at Versailles.
Have a Pink day!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Little Paris street scenes

 Marais building so pretty
 Sometimes you need fresh fruit when traveling.

 My favorite bridge spot lions
 We love this iconic bookstore and the restaurant next door
I love this way of finding a room mate or selling a car! Saw this several places in city

Paris in small scenes
The joys of Paris are many and many of them are little things. The pretty gutter spout, the shop window displays, ironwork on balconies, my favorite ornate bridge. We always notice new ( to us) things about Paris on every trip.
That is all part of the appeal and why we return so often.
Have a Pink day!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Marie Antoinette cup cakes!!!

I saw these cute cupcakes on Pintrest!! Aren't they really unusual and clever? This is the trouble with looking on  Pintrest you see neat things like this and want to know more!
 I wish I knew who made them. I think the top (her body) is made with that modeling clay bakers use. Any one know anything about these. I would love to order some or learn how to make them! What fun although I feel they are probably labor intensive.
Joining in on Pink Saturday:

The cupcakes are from Rosalind Miller in London 
Thank you Celia for the link!
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pastries and Paris

 Laduree counter in Printemps department store

 Gerard Mulot near our hotel

I thought you may enjoy seeing these pastry photos of our September trip to Paris. I enjoyed all my pastry treats that I ate while there. Of course, my nasty cold kept me for tasting some of them! C'est la vie!
It always amazes me how perfect the pastries are and how they sell out in shop after shop thousands of pastries each day consumed by Paris residents and tourists.  
It is one of the things I love about the city the seemingly endless supply of fine pastry.
Have a Pink day!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Doorknobs of Paris

I have so much fun in Paris looking for the unique or unusual and I find many unusual or quirky doorknobs. I did a post on the doorknobs a few years ago and found some new ones on this last trip! Some seem to tie in with the business and others are just pretty.One of my favorite things about Paris is that beauty and art are everywhere even in doorknobs.
Enjoy some of the unusual doorknobs of Paris.
Have a Pink day!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Pink closet stool makeover

 Before- a bit dated and bottom a mess
After smooth new slipcover
Show and Tell Friday at 
My Romantic Home

I've had the little stool for over 20 years and it was time for a make over. The bottom was scuffed and the cats keep get caught up in the elastic on the fabric edge at the bottom. 
They use the stool to sit and watch me get dressed --sometimes I even get to use it to sit to put my shoes on! 
As soon as it went away to be slip covered the cats noticed right away it was gone. They hate change.
Now everyone is happy once again with a pretty new slipcover and a place to perch!
Have a Pink day! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Pink Boy in Paris

Pink Boy always has fun in Paris. Between eating and admiring cute doggies and taking silly pictures he is a happy tourist. This trip I became ill half way through so I had to cough and sneeze during many nights . 
He was good about his interrupted sleep. Even sick I still enjoyed my trip.He loves that doggies go everywhere in Paris.
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

258 years ago today Marie Antoinette was born

Was she a diva? Was she spoiled? Was she naive or just ignorant of regular people's lives? Was she French at the end? Was she in love with someone other than her husband? Was she a good mother?
We are not sure of any of those answers but what we are sure of is that she still captures our imagination and she is still talked about, written about and reinvented even today.
I love all these current reinventions of her and of her "look".
Happy Birthday and rest in peace Marie Antoinette.
Have a Pink day!
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