Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pink and Roses

Former dress fabric repurposed into chair cushion covers


I love the color pink!
and
fabrics with pink as the main color
and then pink roses
make me swoon!



A favorite photograph of our Pekingese, Mr. Yoda, reclining in his favorite spot on our bed atop favorite Ralph Lauren sheets strewn with their own set of peachy pink roses... sigh!


I love roses and most of the roses in my yard are 
in shades of pink.
I don't know how it all started, my love-affair with roses
and rose-strewn things, but it came on slowly while my husband was still in the US Marine Corps.
This was almost 30 years ago now.

We had a house that was all country with blue and white checks and sporting a late 1980's sofa with that
beigy zigzag fabric on it.
You'd recognize it if you saw it today!
I see pieces at thriftshops every once in a while
that wear the same fabric and think
Yep, that's from the 80's!
;)

I saw some decorator fabric at the fabric store
Calico Corners way back then with blue and pink
roses on it and I guess that was the beginning!

From that one expensive yard of upholstery fabric
I created two pillows for that sofa.
:)

Now, we have roses everywhere but not so overwhelming that it is too much ~ you know?



Royal Albert Country Roses saucer paired with an older similar teacup found at an antique faire in England.



We have roses on china and many of our teacups.
I have some teacups that are styled roses 
but really I prefer realistic roses ~ like these on this
married cup and saucer, above.





Years ago I had seen lovely curtains replacing a set of
cabinet doors in an old issue of
Victoria magazine.

I thought that was the cutest thing!
So...
I made some for our formerly 1940's/1950's
Danish maple coffee table-turned sideboard.
(**My first of many thriftshop projects back in 1989!**)

These curtains have hidden the miscellaneous stuff 
I've stored underneath quite well all these years!
I'm now making some new ones but
I still love these with their light pink background
and yellow and darker pink roses!





summer roses blooming out back ~ taken by my broadcasting/journalism son this summer

Of course I grow roses too and what would a post on
pink and roses be without sharing some
from our gardens?
;)

I wear a lot of pink with roses, too, having had 
pants, jeans, and bathrobes with roses on them.

For those of you who remember the 80's
do you remember those lightweight denim-like pants
with the denim-blue background and blue roses??
They were kind of palazzo pants with wide loose legs
and maybe a drawstring waistband with ties.
Loved that pair of pants!!!

But getting back to pink and my closet...
I think I counted 20 shirts between all of my summer
and winter t-shirts that have pink backgrounds...
Is that a bit obsessive or what??
;)


Me at the falls looking really tired ~ Sioux Falls, South Dakota ~ August 2013

Yes,
it's a pretty good bet
 that I wear at least two pink shirts a week!


I wish JC Penney's would bring back these ethereal t-shirts 
with roses, French script, and other things printed on them.
(In the photograph above)
These lovely t-shirts were romantic, comfortable and have lasted!


our summer mantel



antique chintzware teacup
and saucer ~ part of the real roses
in our corner cabinet



But, let's leave this post on a happy note!
I'm starting to see more lovely clothes out there!

My daughter, her friends, and my son's girlfriend
have found some really pretty, ethereal and some lacy clothes at the malls ~ such as at Forever 21.

Have you seen the cute macramé vests out there??
So retro and soooo cute!


Here's to pink roses coming back
in lovely clothes! 


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