Friday, January 27, 2012

Tickled Pink

I had an old friend over earlier this week who I hadn't seen for some time. She called to see if she could stop by for some help with a crochet pattern she was stumped on. So I put on the kettle and we had a nice visit while we got her back on track with her project.  As we sat at my dining room table she commented on how feminine my house is. I forget this until I see it again through someone else's eyes. {Poor Hubby ~ living in all this rosy pinkness! He's never one to complain though, thankfully.}.

So I gathered some of my recent favorite things and sure enough ~ they're either PINK or ROSY.  Oh well, what's a girl to do?! We are who we are! I found the lovely rose covered scarf on a bargain rack in a charming boutique on a girl's day out a week ago, along with the darling little felted rose pin. The hankie is a sweet find from one of my old haunts, a local antiques store that I only allow myself to hit about once a year even though it is about a 10 minute drive from my house. {I could get very out of control there}.  The gorgeous purse I just got a fabulous deal on at Macy's yesterday when I had a fun lunch and shopping day with my daughter Hilary who had the day off. I fell in love with it when I spotted it from clear across the store. Then I saw the sale sign....40% off....getting better.... then I touched it ~ real leather! mhmm....and the color name.... FRENCH ROSE ....well talk about the frosting on my cake! Then I got it to the register and low and behold! another 15% off!!! Wowza! Talk about some retail therapy! So now I have my new Springtime purse ..... so Springtime can come on ahead!  

And last, but certainly not least, the adorable little egg cozies. They are this week's knitting addiction. {I am currently finishing up my fourth.} The pattern is taken from Jane Brocket's book The Gentle Art of Knitting.  I purchased this book as soon as it was available and love it! I love all things Jane Brocket. She has a wonderful blog ~ Yarnstorm that I enjoy following as well.  Anyway, the egg cozies use just a small bit of yarn and a very simple pattern. Then if you want they can be fancied up with beads like the solid pink one I made. These cute little numbers just tickle me PINK!


  1. Love the new bag! When I was a teen I was obsessed with pink. Everything was pink... my clothes... my room... After getting married at 18 I thought I had to embrace other colors to be more adult. Ha! Now that I am in my 40's I don't care to be so adult anymore. I now wear a lot of pink again, including a long pink coat. I love it all! Russ has even commented that he has always liked me in pink the best.
    Pink??? Carry on! :-)

  2. Your new purse is very pretty! I love shopping at Macy's too, but I never buy full price items there. All your other pink and rosy goodies are so lovely. The egg cozies are just adorable. I think that's a great idea, and I will see if I can come up with some crocheted ones.

    1. Carey ~ I have always loved you in pink too! Very nice with your smooth, fair complexion. And Olga ~ I saw some darling crocheted egg cozies on Pinterest earlier today under the username I just sent a request to join & don't yet know how it works so I don't know if there is a pattern included but all of her stuff looks really cute. Check it out! Have a happy day girls!

  3. What lovely things you have here! I love your pink and roses theme.
    I think my Mister dispairs at all the girly-ness he has to endure in our house too!
    I love your 'thoughts to ponder' in your sidebar- I read English Lit at university in London, and Jane Austen has always been a favourite of mine!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  4. How nice to hear from you Annaboo! The Mister here is surrounded by nothing but estrogen and has learned to live with it and be happy! You have a wonderful weekend as well, fellow Jane Austen & all things girlie lover!


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