Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pretty in Pink

I have been looking forward to making a new header for the month of February because I knew I would be using my favorite color ~ pink! Going from left to right above: a little vignette on a table in my living room it features a small needlepoint work that I did and have always liked. In the middle picture I have a grouping of decorating books; the book on the top, Decorating with Roses is a Victoria publication that I recently purchased; don't you think that decorating with roses fits in perfectly with someone who lives and gardens at a house called, Rose Arbors? And the last picture, with an afghan and a needlepoint cushion I made, was taken in the sitting area of my bedroom. For some reason, along with pink, needlework seems to be a focus of this header, funny I really didn't plan it that way. Once again I ended up with extra photos I didn't use so here are the rest of my February pink header possibilities...maybe for next year.





Another curbside find this chair is sits next to the fireplace in the living room, I like the juxtaposition of the pink and cream stripes  against the floral wallpaper




...a few of my Desert Rose dishes, the first china pattern I started collecting and still one of my favorites, I use these for my everyday china during the spring months, at one time I used to be able to go to the Franciscian factory in Los Angeles and buy them, that was long ago and now they are made overseas and not really the same in quality



...I have been experimenting in using textures with some of my pictures and I really liked the way this one of the pink camellia turned out, I think it is quite interesting. Have any of you been attempting this process?

So here you are all of my "pinks", perfect I think for the month of romance.





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44 comments:

  1. Very new banner is lovely. Your textured pink camellia is very charming. Beautiful pics. Pink is a favorite in our house too.

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  2. Your new header is beautiful Adrienne.

    I love the pink and white wing chair!!

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  3. Your new header is beau-ti-ful!!

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  4. Very dreamy...
    and the chair is a curbside find! Wow that's a beauty.

    I really think the photo is amazing...the last rose.
    I would frame it.

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  5. You've made a lovely new header and it's very romantic looking.
    Be a sweetie,

    Shelia ;)

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  6. Lovely header ~ I absolutely adore the pink and white wing chair ~ swoon ~ ;-)

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  7. I love your china. That is one of my favorites too. Now, I came here to say, " Get yourself a dog!"

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  8. molto calda e accogliente la tua nuova intestazione cara Adrienne.La poltrona a righe poi ti fa venir voglia di rilassarti e sognare un mondo in rosa....Baci Ornella

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  9. Lovely header, Adrienne and I would love to have a chair like that.

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  10. I love the new header ,how clever are you!
    ~Sharon~

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  11. I have always loved Desert Rose. My aunt had an enormous display of them with all the serving pieces. The nursery is Rainbow Garden in GLendora. It is off the 210 fwy at Grand and sit directly below the freeway on the south side. It is run by a bunch of women and they have good taste.

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  12. A beautiful header, I love that you seem to change it from month to month. What a lovely idea. I like the chair, would love to cuddle up there with a blanket, a cat in my lap and a good book. Perhaps some coffee.

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  13. Oh everything looks so beautiful and WOW love that chair...I am looking for a comfy chair for my living room I have a rather large spot by the window ~so I am thinking a big fluffy over stuffed chair. Your pretty vintage chair is just wonderful and so is the floral wallpaper. Beautiful pictures & what a beautiful home you have made ~Love Heather

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  14. Your house always radiates peace and tranquility. Love the beautiful chair; and it was a curbside find!?!

    The header is beautiful, and the photo effects are splendid. Your pics really match the overall theme of your blog. Keep playing with them!

    Have a wonderful week,
    Cindy

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  15. Beautiful!! pink is indeed a really pretty and delicate color, and kind of perfect for Valentine's month! :o) You have so many pretty things at home! I love the chair! I don't have a chair like that at home, but have been longing for one for as long as I can remember. One day.
    have a great day!

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  16. My mom has those same dishes!

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  17. I love pink too ! Great finds....Kammy

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  18. Your new header is perfect! Very elegant as is everything you do Adrienne. I love roses and camelias too, but so do the deer! I can't grow them where we live. :-(

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  19. Your chair is so "pretty in pink" and Desert Rose was my "first love".

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  20. Lovely header and beautiful images. I used to change up my blog each month to reflect the holidays or seasons but am happy with what I have now so don't think I'll be changing any time soon. I love the afghan you are working on. I crochet but am somewhat pattern illiterate. Mindless patterns I can do and enjoy the most. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

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  21. Adrienne it is simply lovely!! I adore your site and the photography is wondrous!

    Do come and enter my amazing Giveaway from Splenderosa!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  22. Visiting you for the first time today thru Kathy's Return to Loveliness gathering.
    Your header image is a delight and so is your home.
    The textured photo is very pretty and I plan to try the texturing technique myself soon.
    a bientot
    Maggie.

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  23. Hello Adrienne - I was looking foward to changing my header - had to compromise since I wasn't using my computer to create it. Love yours and your optional selections - all marvelous - Decorating with Roses is a wonderful book - just love what you've done! Isn't it wonderful in the midst of winter to have lovely inspiration with a theme of love?!
    Thank you for joining me at A Return to Loveliness - it has been a pink Delight,
    Kathy

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  24. Pink certainly does suit you, gracious lady. Your home is beautiful.

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  25. Hi Adrienne,
    I love your wing back chair. I have a pink one too! Thanks for sharing. Pretty post!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  26. Adrienne, I love your new header! So many pretty pinks. Love your home and your blog, too! Very beautiful.

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  27. Adrienne,
    Your new header is wonderful! I love the needlepoint...you did a great job.:o)
    All of your pictures are so nice!
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  28. Your new header is beautiful. Makes one want to snuggle in and enjoy your lovely room. Your dishes were my mom's favorites. Hers were the ones made in the US too. I have noticed the difference. I so wish I was one of those talented people such as yourself who can pick up a chair on the curb meant for trash pickup and turn it into a stunning piece. Me, I just have to admire through the pages of friends blogs. Charming post.

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  29. It's all so pretty and feminine!!
    Love the wingback chair :-)
    blessings..Trish

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  30. Very nice new header. I like your floral wallpaper and the corner of your room. I like pink too.
    Catherine

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  31. Your photos are lovely.I like your rose crockery.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

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  32. Beautiful photographs! I have to admit, I did not care for pink until after our oldest daughter was born, and she just adored pink, and since I adore her...well, pink grew on me. Now, I am a fan of pink :-)

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  33. I am so glad I found your blog this morning while having my coffee.
    I linked to Simple Pleasures also.

    I agree about Desert Rose-
    the quality now is just not there, and I live and garden in zone 9 too- in deep South Texas.

    I enjoyed visiting and I am now a new follower.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  34. your new header...beautiful and love that chair....

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  35. Just beautiful!!! Wonderful header and love the pink! Stopped by from Simple Pleasures

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  36. I'm standing right next to you as another PINK lover! I can't get enough of the color, myself.

    Love your pictures. I would love to own that striped chair. It's so pretty!

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  37. Very nice header. I love your chair ..

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  38. Pinks, needlepoint, and flowers - all lovely and utterly romantic. Your new header is beautiful, Adrienne! Glad you decided to share all of your other photo choices, as well. I'm sure it was a difficult decision to choose among them. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  39. You have a very pretty blog and lovely home.

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  40. My eye was taken immediately by the book, afghan and needlepoint pillow. Perfect for curling up with my favorite pasttime...reading! Lovely header - lovely home.

    ~Jean

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