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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Cottages and Roses Paintings #4 for Pink Saturday

This is the 4th time I've edited this post!! I keep thinking of things I want to tell ya chicks or tips I want to share.
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I've been thinking on what I wanted to do with a corner behind me to the left of the desk in my office. I just couldn't come up with anything, but actually I hadn't given it too much thought as I've been super busy trying to find space for my sheets and towels.........here I go—getting off track!

Anyway, I was reading a blog the other day and she had a corner and "BOOOOOING", it hit me like a ton of bricks!! I don't know why because I've done this in my house in other places, but it just didn't hit me until I saw her picture. Donna "snapped a rubber band" at my head with the picture over on her blog today.......hmmmm, seems like yesterday though. Oh well............ I simply put a little lamp that has been sitting on the floor until I could find out what to do with it. This is the corner where my cable modem and wireless router sit and it looks just "blah" there. I've been thinking but it didn't sink in until her blog picture. I am going to cover the little tv tray it is sitting on. My office can't be configured many ways because of all the electronics I have hooked up to my computer so this is IT, chicks. It fills that corner AND gives me some light. But it was so short that I added the books to it for a bit of elevation. Works very well. DUH!!!

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I've had these millinery roses for years and years and they've kind of "settled or flattened" from being in a drawer for so many years.


Then I came across a tip from Heather several days ago—can't really remember when— and tonight I decided to test it out as I had nothing to do. Riiiiiight!!!! Hah. Anyway, I thought I'd share this tip/trick with all of you. It actually worked well as you can see in the pictures below of the before and after. They're actually very perky and pretty now.

The tip is to hold them upside down over a steaming kettle or pot. I used a pot with boiling water and held it over for a minute or so and voilà! They are back in shape.

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Okay, I got to thinkin' today, chicks. I wanna do a swap with only one person! Just me and someone else. I want to do a crown swap. Anyone wanna accept the challenge to do it with me??? Hmmmm??? Just email me today and let me know. I'm only going to do one person. I want to get to know one of you very well. By 5 pm tonight. I'll pick the name out of a hat and announce it after 5 pm TONIGHT. This is gonna be fun!!!

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I saw this darling prom gown and had to share. While certainly more modest than some I've seen, most of the teenagers I know wouldn't wear something without a sleeve. However, this dress is adorable with its net ruffles and being pink so I had to share.



I love hand bags like these below—all pink, satin and froufrou-y.




I guess men design these shoes. Women who actually wear them wouldn't design something so high you look like an elephant walking down the street. Just watch the women in these HIGH heels walking. They CAN'T! Why can't they design these in a shorter heel style so we don't ruin out feet later in life. Trust me on this ONE!!!! They are adorable though.

This looks like something designed by a man who hated women! Like maybe the Marquis de S*de!

You certainly won't break a heel in this one; you'll break your FOOT! Silly.

Seriously, chicks, can you REALLY see someone actually buying, wearing and walking in such a shoe??? This designer must REEEEALLLLY hate women! Idiot!
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How I love this magnificent huge rose bouquet!


Spending a summer afternoon watching sail boats drifting by while reading your favorite book and having a picnic lunch with someone special.

Spending some time at the sea shore watching the ocean ebb and flow in your solitude with the birds drifting overhead and a blue bouquet at your window. Feel the sand on your toes as you dig them into the sand.

A bouquet of roses freshly picked from the garden and tossed onto a side table until they can be arranged into a vase. She reminds me of Paul de Longpre and his luscious painting of roses in this one.

Another exuberant bouquet of picks from the garden on a summer morn with fresh berries and other fruit for a tête-a-tête.
Last of these paintings by Barbara Mock.
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41 comments:

  1. wonderful pinks! Happy Pink Saturday

    Susan

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  2. Aahh Connie - you always manage to make me laugh. Yes, some idiot must have designed those shoes and only a man would put a woman in such an uncomfortable shoe...LOL
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  3. DEAR CONNIE,
    WHAT A FUN POST...I LOVE YOUR LAMP....THANK YOU FOR THE TIP ON HOW TO REVIVE MILLINERY FLOWERS....I LOVE THE VINTAGE ROSES AND VIOLETS AND THE VELVET TEXTURE.....I LOVE THE GOWN AND THE POLK-A-DOT HEELS.....I ACTUALLY HAVE A PAIR OF BLACK ONES WITH PINK HEARTS THAT MY SISTER SENT ME.....I LOVE THEM AND LOVE WEARING THEM.........
    NOW THOSE GOLD HEELS WITH NOTHING FOR THE TOES LOOKS LIKE WHAT LITTLE GIRLS WOULD PLAY WITH....I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE DESIGNER CHARGED FOR THOSE
    HUGS
    debbie

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  4. Love pink post. I love all the high heels, just can´t wear them any more. Bummer. Happy pink Saturday

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  5. Happy Pink Saturday, dear one..
    I am totally in love with the pretty pink shoes but would rather have a root canal than wear them! lol
    Love all the pretty paintings!!
    xo bj

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  6. Your post...always chock full of good things..and great ideas....would love to do the crown thing...but ALAS...I will let someone else enter on this one Connie---right now I can't find my table even in my ROOM....with contactors here all week...and this and that....well frankly I am so behind ...On life..will love seeing the crowns though in future blog posts...
    Enjoy your weekend..Connie.

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  7. Your lamp shade is adorable!

    Thank you for the tips about the millinery flowers- I have some I definitely need to fix!

    Wow those shoes are something else! ( especially the last ones!!)

    Great post!
    :)

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  8. What a great post. The corner where the motem, router...sit is always a challenge. The lamp sitting on books draws your eye away from the electonic stuff.

    What a cool tip for perking up flowers.

    That pink prom dress makes me wish I was going to the prom, and that I could fit into that dress.

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  9. What a great post. I love your little corner and the books to make it higher is something I will remember. Loved all your pink. I do not wear heels.

    Clocks Spring Forward Tonight
    So Here Comes Spring
    from Roberta Anne

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  10. Connie...You always come up with very interesting PINK posts! Those shoes..well some are a wow!!!
    Just Darling Pink goodies!
    Happy Pink
    Lorena

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  11. HI Great pinks. Happy day to you! Denise Elizabeth

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  12. Great decorating and I loved the steam tip for the roses! My silks are all so dusty, wonder if it will get rid of that too! LOL
    I'm a crown lover too...even my dog breed comes from royalty!
    Xo betzie

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  13. omg! can't believe the shoes,
    Have a wonderful week.
    Judy

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  14. As I scrolled down to view your pink items... I paused to think about the crown swap... then scrolled down some more then I thought... oh no you didn't ....posting those shoes... I love them... what a tease for me. I have a weakness for drop dead georgous shoes Great pink items!!!

    Happy Pink Day!

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  15. Hi Connie,

    Love the 2nd purse...to die for! That pink dress is really something too!

    Happy Pink Saturday

    Lynne Laura

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  16. Yes! Idiot indeed! I think the bigger idiot is the person who buys them and/or wears them.
    Love the pink "Barbie" prom gown.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Cheers,
    Mary

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  17. HAHAHA I love this post...especially the high heels. Gorgeous shoes but if you wear these shoes you will pay a huge, I mean huge price later. I'm living proof of it. I actually laughed out loud at this post.

    Love the pictures of roses.

    Happy Pink Saturday.

    Kris

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  18. Connie, my dear, you have outdone yourself with pinkness. Loved it all! I particularly love the pink fou-fou purse! And the shoes. And the dress. And the... you get the drift! I liked your pink! :-)

    Happy PS...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  19. Thanks for the tip on reviving millinery flowers. I have been wondering how that works.
    I also love the gown, bags and shoes you showed. The shoes are eye candy definitely, not for every day wear.

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  20. well, not from a chick - just a chuck ;-)

    but I loved your post - it was funny - I loved those gold shoes with NO SOLE lol lol lol That's really sacrifice for fashion!

    hApPy PiNk SaTuRdAy!

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  21. The tip on the millinery flowers is great and they turned out so well! I would wear those polka dot heals in a minute! But what are some of those others all about? Seriously! But those handbags - now those are to die for - not that I wouldn't look ridiculous carrying pink satin clutch purses to church every Sunday which is usually the only time I get dressed up. Oh, well, a girl can dream.

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

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  22. Great minds think alike ~ I did pink heels & purses today!! :0)

    Wow, those gold shoes are horrid!

    Love the artwork ~ was gonna say the last was my absolute fav ~ then read who it was painted by!!!! I've even got a rocking chair with that same pressed back on it (only I've painted mine white now!) Wonder if her works are tres expensive?

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  23. Connie, you are such fun! I love the tip about the roses. Those shoes make my feet ache just looking at them.

    JudyBug

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  24. Cute, cute, cute!!! And that half-shoe is hilarious! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  25. What a wonderful post. I love your lamp and the tip how to revive flowers. The shoes are just too much..specially the gold ones.:). Happy Pinks..and have a super wonderful week.

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  26. LOL those shoes crack me up Connie, the gold ones! The other heeled ones, I love. The polka dots I would absolutely wear, I need the height! LOL! One day a year, i'd wear something that high. Then I'd curse for months that I wore those painful things :)

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  27. I love your pink post!!!
    I love your changes in your photos in diferent years!muy lindas fotos!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

    xoxo
    visit me anytime...

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  28. COnnie... so glad the flowers worked out for you. They look beautiful now. I love that gown!

    xo Heather

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  29. Dear Connie...I fell on the floor in a heap of laughter when I saw the "open footed shoe" and then read your comment afterwards...IDIOT for sure!

    Some people certainly have more time than sense! Whoever made the designs IS an idiot...and whoever might wear them is one, too!

    LOLOLOLOL

    Thank you for the laugh! I needed it! LOL

    xoRebecca

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  30. Yeppers, you are right! Only a man who hates women would make a shoe where the balls of your feet were bare! How horrid! Lol Funny post! And if I was still the same size as I...er..ummm...used to be...I would love to wear that pink-a-licious prommy dress! :-) L~

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  31. those shoes are wild especially the last pair..that is what the rich egytians wore back in the day...lol..that dress is beautiful though..have a fab weekend...:)

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  32. Oh those pink purses and shoes are wonderful. I love the prom dress too...very Sandra Dee. That lamp is so adorable. Now I love all the shoes, but certainly those wacky shoes without the fronts look pretty painful to say the least! Happy Pink Saturday. Karen

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  33. I totally Love that Prom dress do they make that in Adult size?!!! I totally agree with you on the shoes! What were they thinkin! LOL I am sorry to get to you late in the day today. I feel like I have been fighting the kids at every turn today. It has taken me almost all day to go to everyones blogs. I would leave a few comments then Miss Lily got fussy and so on! Well I am sorry I didn't mean to whine! I Just wanted you to know I stopped by!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Jennifer

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  34. The shoes are adorable but I cannot wear anything like that anymore. Was fun when I could!! I love the tip about perking up the silk flowers. What a great idea! I love that!! The pictures are just beautiful. I really love the one with the adirondack chairs and the sailboats. I could see me sitting there!!!

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  35. The lamp looks perfect there, Connie! Comcast? Looks like the same setup I've got in my office! Okay, those shoes without soles are the most ridiculous things I've ever seen!!!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

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  36. Wonderful pinks Connie! Oh gosh! Those shoes are amazing. ♥

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  37. Enjoyed your pinks. Love the lamp, gorgeous shade. The shoes are killer, pretty but killer on the feet!

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  38. What a great post! I love all your thoughts and your pink goodies. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  39. Hi little chickie!
    What a plethora of Pink goodness. I love the shoes except for those porno looking ones..Aaaugh!


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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday!
    Deanna :D

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