January 05, 2012

Think Pink


One day when Maddie was about 14, she told me that I was too old to wear pink. She couldn't help it. She was possessed by hormones at the time. If you ask her about this now, she will claim to have no memory of it. I didn't wear pink for a few years because of that remark. Behold the power of our words. It's okay. I've forgiven her. Mostly.


Lately I'm craving some pink in my life and I'm obsessed with finding the just right pale-ish shade to use on a couple of small pieces in the studio. I may be too old for pink but since I don't care, it's okay. I'm a girl obsessed. I have a friend, who will remain nameless, okay Sarah (she deserves to be shamed) who had the nerve to send me a text the other day after I had added these plus aprox 238 other pink pictures to my pinterest boards that said "Would you just paint something pink and get it over with?" Has she not been paying attention? I cannot possibly choose a paint color without obsessing about it first. Silly girl.


The other night I didn't sleep especially well and every time I woke up I was leaving behind a dream that was pink hued. Do you do that? Do you dream about colors and patterns? Should I call a professional?


In other news, my studio closet is coming along nicely. We really underestimated what a big job it was and I feel bad about that last post where I whined about my carpenter because he has worked his back side off to get it finished. He's a good sport!


Also, I want to thank you guys for the awesome lunch suggestions. Keep 'em coming! They are just the kinds of things I was looking for. I can't wait to make my grocery list!

23 comments:

  1. Well, I sure love pink. And it's everywhere in my studio!

    xo
    Claudia

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  2. Pink, aqua, creamy yellow ... can`t get enoug!

    S
    xo

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  3. this makes me think of the other day when i was proclaiming that at times, i love a color so much, i want to BE it. i'm hoping someone, somewhere, will understand, LOL. it's not enough to wear it, paint it, sleep with it, eat off of it...it's far more serious than that. :P

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  4. Love these pink touches! You are never too old for pink!


    janet

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  5. Ok my fave by far is the pink chair with the doggie pillow sitting on it. It's the perfect shade!

    I think too if you've dreamed in pink now that you've officially obsessed and you may now paint.

    p.s. I'm kind of in love with the pink porch table too. I think you need one.

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  6. No one is too old for any colour, if you love something, the hell with what anyone else thinks (though we really do care, don't we?). I wish I had a mansion that I could do each room in a different colour, then when I was in, say, a pink mood, I could go and spend time in that room and soak it all in (maybe drink a little rose' wine). Anyway, by all means find one or two little tables and pink them out!

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  7. I've noticed all of your pink pins, too. I was curious about your plans for the pink! Do it, Lady.

    A long time ago there was a home in Country Living mag that featured a pale pink dining room. SWOON.

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  8. I ♥ pink. ;) I wouldn't have said that too long ago, but especially vibrant pinks. As I once heard, it's hard to not be happy in pink! I love all the inspiration. I have a similar collage of old sepia photos. I was thinking about putting it in my booth, but maybe I won't now. And, I want to find a table base to make a pink farmhouse table now!

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  9. Very pretty pictures. You have to go for it though. Paint 'er pink!!! :)

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  10. pink is my fave color. I have it in many shades and in almost every room. There is no bad pink. Many go well with each other and most go with every color in the rainbow.I blog at a pink desk. Do it...it will make you smile. I guarantee it!

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  11. I LOVE, love, love, Cottage Pink anything! Loved your post, thanks for sharing!! Elizabeth

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  12. I know what you mean with the teen words, I have raised 8 of them! I love pink and every time I wear it, I get compliments. Love the little pink chair and the porch table! :D

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  13. i love pink too, but being the ONLY girl in the house, pink does not happen in my house. I am used to it. I think that is why i enjoy looking at girly rooms. My hubby has also been working super hard getting our laundry room finished, gotta love them, they do it all for us.
    Oh and i dont think you are ever to old to wear pink, just saying :)

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  14. I must check out your Pinterest in pink Jen....on my way

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  15. a little pink perks a gal up a bit. i think you should go for it!

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  16. Pink is for girls of all ages! We are all doing better over here...
    Have a peachy pink weekend!
    Xo
    K

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  17. Jen,
    There are certain colors you just have to have and pink is one of them. I love pink. I say go for it! And wear it if you want to!
    xo, Cheryl

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  18. Yum! I am a pink girl all the way. Even my family room walls are a beautiful shade of pink. The surprising thing, the more macho the males are, the more they gush over that room.

    And while shopping at a flea market, my hubby (major testosterone overload in that guy...)insisted that I buy a beautiful dressing table in the perfect shade of pink and white. Wish I had that name for you. It is perfect.

    Good luck, I know what you mean, I was practically hyperventilating while purchasing my cans of pink for our family room. My husband was totally sick of painting and I just wanted to nail it the first time. I finally snapped out of it by telling myself it was just paint, and I could paint it all over again if I hated it. For me, the most important thing was to establish what colors I was using with it first and go from there. It's easy to overload on pink! You can do it, and share pics when you are done!

    Kate

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  19. We just painted my daughter's room "Priscilla" by Sherwin Williams & really like it -- just the right pink -- not too bright, not too light.

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  20. what beautiful, chippy pinks. i have a favorite issue of country living where the homeowner describes her fave shade as "dirty pink." i know just what she means.

    i've been wanting to paint something pink, too. i painted a few soup cans but i think the scale needs to be larger. like - furniture with some appliques. hmmmmm?

    embrace and enjoy!

    xo
    elyse

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  21. Pink is my "hands down" favourite colour. I used to carry a pink lunchbag to school everyday and even though many thought it too "girly" ... I loved it. I might have to go and paint my office chair pink now after seeing your example ..

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  22. I have always loved pink too although I don't have much of it in my house. Hmmm..maybe I need to change that...I'll say Jen said it was ok. : ) Your inspiration pictures are amazing.
    My daughter is 10 and she already makes comments like that so now I know to not take them too seriously!!

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  23. I love pink! I have a vintage dresser in a very pale pink, but I think maybe it's too pale. I love the pieces in the photos you've shared! Do I dream in patterns and colors? Oh, I only wish! You lucky girl! I do DAYdream them constantly, though!
    Michelle

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