Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Bit of Pink

Good morning.  I apologize for being absent lately.  I think that I am finally recovering from September.  I don't know about any of you but it was crazy.  School starting coupled with a busy month in my Etsy shop made for an insane month.  

Don't get me wrong, I am grateful.  The kids are happy to be back in school.  And I am thrilled to have been busy in my store.  

Our home is very neutral in hue.  There is a lot of white and oatmeal or sand color.  I strive to make it calm and soothing.  But sometimes it needs a bit of color to liven it up.

I like the color pink.  But what I really love is the palest shade of pink with a hint of blue in it.  I was very excited when I found this grain sack material with pink stripes through it.  You don't see this color in hand loomed hemp linen too often.

I even painted a bistro chair pink once and placed it the girls' room.  

This material with pink and blue stripes though it was made into a very large tote bag.  

I bought this poster on Etsy a few years ago.  I learned of it through Rachel Ashwell.  That was before you saw every iteration imaginable splashed across everything from t-shirts to bumper stickers and hats.  I have been drawn to this British war slogan ever since. I put it up above the mantle in my room as a reminder when I have months like September. :) 

And I pink up some pink buds at the market whenever I can.  

Have a great week



  1. That delicate shade of pink works perfectly in your home. I really love your cute picture with the quote too. That will be a helpful reminder for sure! Glad you're back in the world of blogging again.

  2. I love pink flowers too. Even though it has been overused, I think the original Keep calm is still my favorite. I love the very pale pink you used on that chair.

  3. So gorgeous Michele!! I've missed your posts, but I completely understand about being busy! It has been crazy around here too.
    Beautiful photos!!
    Have a lovely day.

  4. Glad youre back!!! Love all the pink and such wonderful news that your shop is sooo busy!!

  5. I love this soft, fresh pink--it's a perfect look with white and vintage linen.


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