Sunday, June 23, 2013

Shabby Pink Desk

It was a fun weekend for me. I did a little impromptu creating, and got out to do a little junking as I often do.

I'm thrilled to find little inspirations like my lucky little cement garden lion that I'm featuring a little more of in this post. When I first found it I thought it would be perfect perched on a pretty desk. And then a couple of days later, I found just the desk!

The word "pretty" is relative, of course. This primitive pink painted  lift top desk might be too rustic for you, but I am thrilled crazy over it. And Mr. cottage is too. It's really pretty large, and so I have to think about where to put it, and whether I can actually keep it or not.

It's posing for shots in my entryway for now. I couldn't wait to dress it up!

There's a good bit of storage inside where you can also see how it's really quite old. The pink paint wash is the only finish it has ever had, and is quite old too. So classically shabby chic!

My lion seems quite at home on top.

And here's a little more detail of his endearing features.

The desk has a little lip that is perfect for displaying books and for keeping a pencil from rolling off. Botanicals seem like a natural here. I have a little vintage doily peeking out too.

A few more shots of different things I tried out on the desk top. . . .


And here's a few peeks of a wonderful tin tile that I discovered junking too. I almost never pass one up when I find it painted in chippy white. So many ways to display with these!

It would make a great posting board here.

Love that beautiful vintage detail and texture!

I hope you had a fun weekend too!
Have a great new summer week ahead!


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Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Thanks Jacqueline, I did. It is my anniversary weekend and spent the majority ( actually all week) in the company of my Mr. We hung out, went to the movies, dinner, quiet walks and some home renovations.
Luv your shabby link desk. What a great find. Well styled as well :-) The lion is perfect there... as is the urn and little box of photos.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs, Gee

lynn said...

That pink desk is AWE. SOME.!!!! Never seen anything like it!

chateau chic said...

Oh Jacqueline, you have to find a place for the pink desk!! It is sooo wonderful and perfect for your decor. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!
Mary Alice

Art and Sand said...

Love the pink desk, love the white urn.

I have decided that you have the "midas touch" of white linen. I was out looking three different days this week and didn't find sweet little white napkins. I am just going to make them myself.

Kathy said...

How perfect is that! It is so lovely and just the most charming color. Your accessories just make the setting. You will have such fun with your new piece. Enjoy! Kathy

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a beautiful piece and pink to boot. Love how you dressed it up.

Diane Porazzo said...

that's a great desk..looks perfect where it is. Love the way it is decorated. Wouldn't change a thing!

Debra Oliver said...

love your great new pink desk, J. It may be a primative, but you've dressed it up to perfection!!

Elle said...

sigh.... I love love love your new desk, it's so perfectly pink and shabby. love the different ways you dressed it up all of them look great .. Elle@sweetpeaschicnshabbies. blogspot. com

Bella said...

Hi J,
Well your weekend looked super fun and creative! A shabby rustic pink desk could be nothing short f FABULOUSS!! and with a lacey petticoat poking out, pure charm :-) Oh your lion is so little!! I know you said he was a little guy but till I saw him there, I had n idea, he's darling!
I am loving your crafty photo vignette too, the cut our stamps so clever :-)
It's all so sweet!! I think you have to keep it, I don't know how you part with anything, really, it must be hard!!

iris said...

comme j'aime vos billets
toujours plein de charme ♥♥♥
une installation réussie
je suis très tentée d'acheter
un grand vase comme sur la première
bonne semaine
j'ai installé un linky pour mettre
votre vignette sur mon blog
ci cela vous tente
cela fait un petit plus pour de
futurs visites
edith (iris)

Katherines Corner said...

its' all just so lovely. hugs!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh your images are just lovely and serene. What a fun time doing what you enjoy. That pink desk is beautiful and functional too. I love the portrait of Elizabeth of Austria known as the Lonely Empress. Such a beauty.

Have a wonderful week,


Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh your images are just lovely and serene. What a fun time doing what you enjoy. That pink desk is beautiful and functional too. I love the portrait of Elizabeth of Austria known as the Lonely Empress. Such a beauty.

Have a wonderful week,


Maggie Ann said...

Hello Jacqueline, I always enjoy visiting your beautiful blog. Your 'finds' are great....practical and 'art' and you have a gift for putting things together.

Things and Thoughts said...

This pink desk is unique Jacqueline and all these vintage items all around, you are an expert!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful post as always. Love that pink desk, so sweet.


Ivy and Elephants said...

That pink desk is just wonderful. This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us!


pysseltanten said...

LOVELY desk!! Absolutely georgeous...
Hugs Git

sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

It all looks wonderful and blissful. I love your sweet lion too ♥


Beautiful desk! Very soft, lovely color!

Patty Wiles said...

Such wonderful shabbiness!

Haworth said...

I love that desk, Jacqueline, and the way you've arranged your personal items on it just brings out its character. Just perfect! (I hope you can keep it.....)

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