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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pink Saturday 1/28/2012

Welcome once again to my favorite day of the week for blogging. Go visit with Beverly at her blog for all the wonderful pink items that will fill your heart with joy. You can then visit all the participants. Enjoy.


I'm feeling just like the old Lily Tomlin character, Ernestine. Remember her, the very prissy telephone operator? I'm not prissy, but I'm sitting here with my headset on connecting me to a phone while helping people connect with their Family Search. I AM LOVING THIS!! It is just so much fun to listen to people's problems and trying to help them...while I can blog. Who knew this would be right up my alley?

While sitting here I can surf the net finding lovely photos to share. While I won't do this every single day, as I prefer to post photos I take, I will do it periodically and sometimes with comments and sometimes not. It depends on how busy this phone line is. Today, not so busy.

I love this old metal room divider. It is gorgeous, open so that views aren't obstructed and certainly my style of decorating. Be still my heart. If only I could find one cheap, but I doubt they're cheap anymore. But I use a set of lace curtains to frame our family room from our dining area. It shows nicely. It's feminine, in style with my home and takes the hard edges off the archway.

Pink walls, white trim, pink sofa, red chair. It all spells beautiful to me.

My kind of room, feminine, soft, white and pink and a gorgeous french door.

We have an old trunk similar to what this looks like, but it's really a USMC field desk that hubby acquired many years ago. It's been painted burgundy, gray and white, the last color being white, but it is sitting out on our front porch just waiting to be given away to the thrift store. After seeing this delightful arrangement, I may just bring it back in and use it in the family room as a coffee table. I'd need to apply a new coat of paint though.

What grabbed me in this photo was the lovely ruffled tablecloth AND the french chairs. I want some french chairs from Ethan Allen but I just hate to spend the money right now. While sitting here I decided to peruse Craigslist. What is it about "oak dining chairs" that sends Idahoans into a swoon? Yes, I'm a transplant from the San Francisco bay area and love it here, but oak seems to be the furniture de jour here in Idaho. There is a plethora of oak dining chairs but nothing in french, shabby chic or anything remotely that I'd want.

Now, this little chest reminds me of one I found somewhere, can't remember exactly where, but I painted the sides and then added a lovely roses fabric to the drawers by dipping it in starch and just applying. It's held on there for the last several years and is still doing just fine. A cheap pizzazz-y redo! This one, however, looks like it is done with fancy papers. I absolutely love what she did to this. Darling

I think I'll leave you with just this for today.


  1. I think you need to bring that trunk back in off the porch and give it another chance. Love the dresser done with paper but bet fabric would work just fine. Love all the photos

  2. I really like the funky modern room.

  3. I have a big old trunk I got from our church's youth garage sale years ago - paid $5 for it! I stripped out the paper that had been added - ugly green 60s stuff - and now it's back to the original lining. I store my vintage linens in it and love it. Haven't done anything to the outside yet. I think you should keep yours. :)

  4. Old chests can look so chic, Connie. don't give yours away......said she, who is handing out furniture right and left before moving!

  5. Loved all of the pictures in your post today, Connie. I like that look, too.
    I think you should keep the trunk, too, and paint it and it would fit the decor fine...old trunks are getting harder to find!!
    The little chest of drawers is darling! You could even use contact paper or wall-paper to cover it, as well as fabric. Any of these would make it look "TRES CHIC".....
    Francy (yasmin)

  6. What a great GIG you have there, Connie! You are a blessing!

    The pictures you selected today were lovely... the ruffled tablecloth is IT!

  7. Hi Connie, The photos you have chosen are lovely. I love the living room that is white with the lillies on the table. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

  8. Hi Connie,
    Loved the pictures and especially the table with the ruffled skirt...

  9. Hi my sweet friend!
    Lovely post as always..dreamy rooms. That small drawer chest is darling. Im looking for those really vintage one covered in1930-40's wallpaper but they are hard to come by.

    Been doing okay but dreaming of spring are you?

    Be blessed my friend,

  10. Hi Connie! I dropped out of Pink Saturday for quite awhile...I'm back now, its great to read your posts again!!

  11. Hi Connie, I just love all your Photo's, would love to have the living room with the two big sofa's. I'll be dreaming of the pictures all night. :-)
    Happy Pink Day!
    marian elizabeth

  12. I could live in any of them Have a great week

  13. Connie,

    All your photos are so pretty! I too loved the ruffled tablecloth. I agree with you whole-heartedly that the happiest women are the ones who stay home. I was home for several years while my children were growing up. I went back to work when they were in elementary school. I am a teacher, which worked very nicely with my children's schedule. My children are all graduating from college this year. They are quadruplets. I am yearning to retire from teaching and stay home. It's not in the cards right now, but I can still dream. I'm glad you're home and enjoying it.


  14. What beautiful photos! I am completely in love with the mantle and chandelier in the third photo. It's definitely my type of room as well. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


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