Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Girl in White With a Touch of Pink!

What is selling in the decorating world today?  Neutrals, neutrals, neutrals!  I do love color, especially pastels but I also love the neutral cream pallet that creates such a sweet backdrop for the pastels that are so cheerful and fun.  So, I've done a little revamping in my space at the antique store.  I started by pulling down the peachy pink fabric off of the ceiling and then brought in a bunch of creamy treasures. 

I gave this sweet little desk a face lift with several coats of pretty cream paint.  Sorry I didn't take a before picture but I'm sure you've all seen the 1950's french provincial furniture in a sort of off-white color with gold trim.  That was the look!  My mom had a bedroom set in this style when she was little.

The drawers were lined with the pages from a vintage novel.  I just love the look of these old yellowed book pages.

I had a fun day out shopping estate sales with a dear friend on Saturday and came home with lots of cream and white pottery...some old, some new, all elegant.  See my little "pop" of pink here - dried carnations.  Aren't they pretty?

Homer Laughlin Ironstone cups...

Kind of an after thought...I felt like this old scalloped lamp shade needed a little something extra.  I added a gold suspender clip and attached this cute little chick image from the Graphics Fairy.   The shade sits atop a vintage straw hat somewhat like a cloche. 

Thank you for your sweet visit!  It's time for me to switch hats and start planning a Star Wars birthday party for my big 5 year old boy!  I don't know where the last 5 years have gone!  It was also 5 years ago when I left the financial industry to stay home with my baby and start my business at the antique shop!  I think it's time for a giveaway, don't you?  I am working on one...stay tuned!

Best wishes and blessings,

Joining in these fun parties:
Treasures and Transformations at Pink Postcard
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at Blue Creek Home