If you just can't stand pink, then you'd better look away now. . . There's a lot of it here today. I've been looking for pink ornaments and finally found a few that I'm going to use here and there during the holidays. I've been working on a table idea too, and, as I often do, I collect related things on the dining table and look at them awhile.
I've been working on a few props too, like these favors made from graphics and antique book pages. I reproduced a page from one of my Christmas books for the front, and copied it in pink paper for the theme. It's a pamphlet version of a book bundle. It can be dressed up or down with tags or other decorations.
I enjoyed displaying the delicate color and a little shine against the rustic finishes.
My box of Shiny Brites was seven dollars at a flea market. I declined a box I found at an antique store for three times the amount.
The French enamel tin was a recent flea market find. (Eighteen dollars.) I have actually seen these around the country for a far higher price. And it's pink!
I left the book pages with their ragged edges exposed. Sometime I'd like to try soaking the pages first to make them wavy.
Last year's glitter tags.
Limoges plates, white vintage Wedgewood cups and saucers, and ruffled napkins support the soft theme I want for my future tablescape.
The ingredients. . . .
The background here is a vintage Christmastime newspaper I have been holding on to. It has the sort of graphics I copy for paper projects. I have also seen pages like this cut and pinked for shelf edging, but I don't have the heart!
The back cover is an old almanac page that Petite Michelle Louise sent me in a little graphics bundle. It said "back page" to me. Thank you Michelle!
Don't you love gathering ideas this time of year?
'Tis the season!
Wishing you a wonderful and delicious week ahead!
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