Monday, June 30, 2014

Wrought iron gate

We need a pretty iron gate for our garden. Something like this would be nice. Searching for one at salvage places, fence places, flea markets, garden centers, so far no luck. I could contact a blacksmith do a custom one which would be nice but expensive. Any ideas my clever pink blog readers? 
Since the garden is Charleston in feel I think a wrought iron gate is perfect.
Have a Pink day!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Swan planter from Louisville, Kentucky

Pink Boy bought me this huge swan planter in Louisville, KY. on our recent trip to KY to visit my family.  It was grey and I like black garden things so he sprayed it black and drilled a hole in bottom for drainage. It is cast aluminum. It sits in a semi shady area. I put mint, boxwood, dead nettle and salvia  and vinca in it. Another swan planter and the largest one.

                                  Swan obsession continues
                             Have a Pink day!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Strawberry fever

It is officially strawberry time! At Laduree in Paris and NY you can order their new dessert the strawberry. It is made with coconut dacquoise layered with strawberry preserve and strawberry mousseline cream. They also still have their wonderful Fraiser strawberry dessert as well.
Most of the Paris patisseries do a special summer dessert .
Carol Gillot of Paris Breakfasts blog (see link on right) is caught up in strawberry fever as well. Her June letter came yesterday full of her wonderful drawings of desserts and berries!
Hope you can enjoy some luscious strawberries this summer.
Have a Pink day!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Garden tour views

Just a few pretty views from the Atlanta Botanical garden tour fundraiser. We go every year. Always new things to see different gardens some grand some small. Always learn something new or see a new to me plant. 
Have a Pink day!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Paris on my mind

Always thinking of Paris and what is happening there. Many good exhibits at the moment and gardens in bloom.  I miss the color of the rooftops and the iron work. Miss the window displays and the rows of pastry in the cases. I wish everyone who wants to go to Paris could go it is truly beautiful.
Have a Pink day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pink posies for you

Oh how I love getting fresh flowers from the Marietta Farmers Market every Saturday morning!
 I usually do all pink or pink and white flowers only $10.00 and if I have some cleome or yarrow of my own in bloom I add those in too. I have been purchasing the giant elephant garlic blossoms you can eat them or put them in a vase. I am drying them to see if they hold up well enough to use on my small Pinkmas tree that is full of dried flowers from my garden.
Flowers fill a definite need for beauty.
Have a Pink day!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

St. James Court

St James Court in old Louisville's historic district is now a favorite of mine. I read about it years ago in Victoria magazine and finally visited it in person this weekend. Louisville has  many old historic building and lots of fleur de lys and lion images on public buildings so of course I liked that. Most of these homes around St James area and on 4th Street were built in 1860-1920s and many are Victoria style. Lots of good antique and architectural salvage shopping in Louisville and it is also know for fine dining and fine horses. Next time I will visit the race track.
I had to tear myself away from St James Court. A quiet oasis of beauty and greenery.
Have a Pink day!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Petit chair makeover

Pink Boy found this ballroom chair at an estate sale in Madison, GA a few weekends ago. He only paid $30.00 for it . It just needed a new seat cover. I had some left over pink silk and now it is pretty in pink! I think Souffle-Marie will end up claiming it as her chair in the bedroom. Cats love cute chairs.
Have a Pink day!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Two fun Ebay finds, a tea caddy in the Herend Chinese Bouquet pattern and an Asian figurine of a woman toting the wash . I put some of my peonies on the mantle too. I love the rose on top of the tea caddy. As far as I know they do not make the tea caddy now. I was lucky to find one in perfect condition.
I always think your mantle should have some personal things on it not only pleasing to your eyes but also a little peek at your interests or personality. I love mixing the Asian items with my formal French furniture and mantle.
Have a Pink day!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Strawberry short cake love

Pink Boy worked hard this weekend planting things and putting twinkie lights in the garden. We lost climbing roses in the ice storm  on the bedroom arbor and had to cut them all down, totally dead, so he put twinkie lights on it and the roses we just planted can grow up over them. It is so easy to do twinkie lights now just buy them at Home Depot or Lowe's they are encased in plastic for outdoor use. It will be nice sitting out there with all the soft lighting and candles I have placed around the garden in hanging wire holders and some candles on patio area too.
So I made home made sweet biscuits with real whipped cream and strawberries from the farmers market in Marietta. I made them heart shaped so he knows how much I love him in case he forgets...
Have a Pink day!
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