Here is a wonderful sentiment for the week from Winnie the Pooh. I'm in Atlanta for the week at a decidedly non-designy conference. I need some pretty letterpress, too, to visualize on the taupe walls. From Colette Urquhart.
This week I'm going to post some Etsy finds that I like. These giclee prints are from Inaluxe and while they are a bit different from my usual schtick, they definitely play to my occasional mid-century mod cravings. Certainly, they would mesh well with the pink velvet Wegner Chair 445 that Husband never stops whining about.
When I think about the house that's waiting for us to buy it, my mind wanders to the rather tragic kitchen. i think about Pip Studio and their combinations of red and pink with some turquoise. I loooooove red and pink together (quelle surprise.) And turquoise and red. Pink and turquoise. Pink and pink. A fresh coat of white paint on the awful wooden cabinets and walls, some pretty pulls and knobs, a smidgen of the cross stitch wallpaper (the top photo), perhaps covered with plexi and used as a backspash. Or on the fridge! A couple of turquoise and red tea towels or some combination therof. And of course, a Saarinen tulip table in the breakfast nook, with fantastically covered non-tulip chairs. Just a little kitchen fantasy for the day. I hope you enjoy the splash of color!
In the middle of Juniorette's and my Ugly Betty marathon this morning, we took an important 'time out' to design a pink quilt for my bed. What do you think? I'm sure it's not quite pink enough for Husband - maybe I should remove the aqua. Poor Husband, he just finished putting together the Barbie Dream House. Santa left a note for Juniorette at Christmas since it was being scalped on Ebay for $400. He said he'd bring her one later in the winter, which occurred yesterday, when Santa was fortunate enough to nab one for $127. A Christmas present like that in February - let's talk excitement! I also wanted one when I was a kid so I'm living vicariously through the kiddles. The only problem so far is that Junior keeps shoving Jesus (his Ken doll) into the elevator with one leg hanging out. This of course jams the elevator and Juniorette starts yelling at him and yesterday he bit her butt cheek in retaliation. Ah yes, a nice quiet day with the Barbie Dreamhouse. Incidentally, Juniorette just told me I look like Ugly Betty without the braces. Kids!
Fabrics from left to right:
1. Leann in red, Jennifer Paganelli
2. Kumari Gardens in pink, Dena Designs
3. Passion Lily in cerise, Amy Butler
4. Lulu Rose in Pink, Tanya Whelan
5. Tarika in blue, Dena Designs
6. Hop Dot in cherry, Heather Bailey
7. Lindy Leaf in pink, Heather Bailey
When I left Margaret's studio this afternoon, she was painting this enameled Indian cup. I wasn't even painting - I was freeloading. She made me a lunch of Seven Stars (a local cafe) ginger scones, clementines, tea and a boiled egg. I hung out on her sunny couch reading this. I really need a home that is not north facing -i.e has sunlight. Apparently someone asked her to change the cup in the painting to pink. I don't know how she did that with oils but I love it! I liked the turquoise too, of course. In unrelated news and in celebration of run-on paragraphs, I also ordered Juniorette two new Spring shirts. I didn't buy this bag even though I really liked it. Snaps for Pink! Have a peaceful weekend, everyone.
Mornings can be a pain at Casapinka. Junior likes to steal Diet Cokes from the fridge while naked and drink them behind the couch. Of course they spill. Juniorette would be happy to leave the house with Medusa hair and furry teeth. I get tired of "This is the third time I've asked you to brush your teeth. Why aren't your shoes on? You forgot your lunch?" I always get a crescendo of "You have NO IDEA what it's like to be seven. Being a big sister is HARD!" You're asking me to do everything at once!" I hate nagging. In fact, if I had my way, there would be no talking at all before 9am and the Juniorette would drive them both to school. So, realizing that's impossible, I made this wall hanging which is fabric on linen stretched over a large canvas. Get dressed, brush teeth, brush hair, get your bag, eat brekkie (usually oatmeal hence the steam), take your lunch from the fridge, put on shoes.
Jenny Bowers for Kate Spade
Pink and white house
Mug from Not on the High Street
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I know I've been in absentia for a bit. I'm busy writing up knitting patterns, sewing a few projects and am waiting for my camera to be fixed. "Our house" is still for sale, so of course I'm planning a pink railing for the stairs and thinking about how to do our bedroom. Tonight we are having a chocolate dinner, with chocolate chip heart shaped pancakes, chocolate milk, and then a chocolate fondue with fruit for dessert before watching a family movie (Ghostbusters.) Have a lovely day, everyone!