Sunday, November 18, 2012

Country Pink Thinking

 
 
 
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!
 
Jacqueline
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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44 comments:

Bente said...

Oh, I love the photos with pink. Just beautiful.

Hugs from me

jean said...

Lovely! I like pink. Oh, wait a minute. I don't like pink. I LOOOVE pink!! Your post is inspiring me to put more pink in my home.

Jacqueline said...

What a fabulous group of pink Christmas decorations....so pretty!

Anne said...

Beautiful pink Jacqueline!Your house is going to look beautiful dressed up for the holidays!
xx
Anne

Sharon said...

A very lovely post, thank you for the inspiration!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

All looks very pretty Jaqueline..
looks like you will be having a pink christmas.
nice photos and props.

chateau chic said...

LOVE all your pinks, Jacqueline!
Mary Alice

lynn said...

so darling, jacqueline! i love how you group things:) have a happy thanksgiving!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

LOVE pink and love this post - I like what you're up to, lady!!

jeanetteann said...

Gorgeous Jacqueline. I'm on the hunt for Blue this year teamed with silver and white. xx Happy Hunting

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Beautiful. I loved scrolling through all of those stunning photos. I love the glitter gift tags and vintage Christmas bulbs. My colors are reds and deep yellows. I'd love to have some soft pinks! so pretty!

janice15 said...

Just beautiful, I decided to do a pink Christmas tree this year...I had a wonderful visit...with love Janice

Vintage Gal said...

Jacqueline ~ I am drooling right now. Love, love, love the pinks. Ohhh just absolutely wonderful

Maki said...

Love your Blog!!! So many beautiful things to enjoy!
All these beautiful Pinks make my heart sing!
Thank you, Maki

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love pink and you have captured so many pretty pink things...just lovely.

sissie said...

Love all this pink prettiness. I absolutely am in love with the pink ornaments and the book bundles.

hugs
Sissie

wendy said...

I wouldn't say PINK is my favorite color, but I seem to gravitate to it often.
Love it all.

Lady of the Woods said...

I swear there must be a Pink Ornament Virus going around, and I didn't even know there was such a thing! I JUST and I mean JUST finished making my own pink ornaments because I could not find this color anywhere and for some reason I want Pink this year and I never used this color before in my life! I had a few pink touches in my room and recently made a ruffled pink dress, but that was it. Now I'm in love and bitten, but the Pink ornaments have me in a tizzy until I couldn't take it anymore and decided to make my own...will post about them tomorrow when I finish them. LOL....love the synchronicity in blogland. This post was pinktastic!

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Oh! my...this is gorgeous!!!
Pink is a hue that stirs such emotion within me! Shiny Brites were the ornament of the day during my youth...on the silver tree with the rotating color wheel...do you remember? Of course you do!
I adore how you "gather" items before setting a tablescape. Although my art medium of choice is "paper", I begin with fabric for inspiration. The look, the touch...speaks to me. My maternal Grandmother was the head seamstress for Pendelton (in our small town)and allowed me to sort through her remnants in my elementary years. Your tablescape will be exquisite, I'm sure of it!
Fondly,
Pat

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

Love the shiny bright pinks. My favorite-pink anything. I have some small pink ones that stay in my hobnail milkglass all year long! Love, love, love!

SizzleandZoom said...

Pink is so precious and sweet for the holidays. You've made it look so pretty.

20 North Ora said...

What a beautiful job you did with all of your pink. Really pretty. Your arrangements are so sweet and dainty - such as they should be being pink.

Judy

Sherry said...

Oh I love it. And what a bargain you found. I found one the other day at an antigue mall it wasn't pink though! Sometimes you can find one. I can't wait to see what the tablescape looks like. I wish I could go to garage and estate sales more often. Maybe someday.
Thanks for sharing. It was a Blast!
Have a Beautiful week,
Sherry

Danielle said...

Pink, pink, and more pink! I love pink and I've come the right place! Your display is georgous and I love all your pink antique finds! Such great prices too. I want that box of orniments! They look so beautiful just sitting in the box! : )

Happy Thanksgiving!

Danielle xo I

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Love the finish on those shiny brites Jacqueline.

Blanca said...

Dear Kathleen: I am a faithful follower of your blog. I'm always amazed with your post and often will I link with "Almacén de Inspiraciones". In your last post appears a pink pitcher or tank. This weekend I bought at a flea market nail an object of the same features. However, have failed to tell me what they are for. Could you explain the use of it?. Thank you

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Your pictures are always so elegant.
Love the dash of pink...it is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Celestina Marie said...

Love your pics. Calm, peaceful and pretty with pink touches. Pink and roses will always be my favorite. It is fun to gather ideas for the season and Christmas. Love your graphic paper and the box of ornaments are divine!
Happy Gathering, Celestina Marie

Okio B Designs said...

It's like I died and went to pink heaven! I love it! I wanted to do a pink Christmas but I was out-voted by my boys: 3-1.

Jeanine

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

This is all so pretty, and I absolutely love the French tin! Every single piece is lovely.

sweet violets said...

Love all your pinks esp. with the rustic wood box!!! Very sweet!!!

Bella said...

Hi J,
I am excited to see your Pink Christmas! I LOVE LOVE your little pink books, they are darling!! The old christmas newsprint, amazing. even a yummy pink enamelware cup, so so much yummy goodness today! What a way to start the week:-)
Hugs,
Bella

pink*cherub*moon said...

I love all of your decorations and I adore pink! In fact, on myh blog it says "If PINK were a country, I'd be its Queen!" LOL! I'm getting ready to put up my pink tree that I bought on clearance last year - I can't wait! It will have pink ornaments and silver ones and pearl colored ones and white lights. Your little books are so cute! Have a great time decorating! Hugs, Leena

Chenille Cottage said...

Cotton Candy Pink and Christmas are such a pretty combination. I love all your luscious treasures with all your feminine touches of sparkle, ribbon and sweetness.
Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!
Carolynn xo

Maria C said...

I love pink so this post was a treat to the eyes for me! I just bought some pink Christmas ornaments myself! I'm thinking of putting up a small pink tree in my bedroom to enjoy this holiday season. Love the juxtaposition of new ornaments with older things. So lovely!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I do not mind the pink but I do find the fact that Christmas seems to be racing towards us at a great pace unnerving!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I am just tickled pink over this post!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your pinks are so soft and pretty and your whole post is just filled to the brim with inspiration. Love the Christmas ornies. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

Blessings,
Sandi

Anita said...

Oh Jacqueline, I saw the pink Shiny Brites and had to come by! I am using lots of pink this year too in trying to recreate a late 1950s Christmas like my grandmother would have done. Love all your beautiful photos and ideas! Never would have thought to use the pink paper. Gorgeous!!

Loribeth said...

I'd love to use pink ornaments, but convincing Jim it's a good idea would be next to impossible! Still I love how romantic and beautiful it looks!

Heaven's Walk said...

Jacqueline - how nice to see some Christmas decor in soft, romantic shades! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration! :)

xoxo laurie

Krishna said...

Photos on this post are real eye candy!lovely post!

Pollyanna said...

Lovely vignette, and nice photo work. Thanks for sharing, so soothing!!

Haworth said...

Just beautiful, Jacqueline! I love the soft pink against the rustic brown. (I have those same Enoch Wedgewood dishes! They were my very first set as an adult... purchased new for **$10** for a service for 8 with all the serving pieces.) Those favor book bundles are so lovely. I love, and such a sweet idea. Wishing you weeks of happiness as you prepare your home for Christmas.

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