Former dress fabric repurposed into chair cushion covers
I love the color pink!
fabrics with pink as the main color
and then pink roses
A favorite photograph of our Pekingese, Mr. Yoda, reclining in his favorite spot on our bed atop favorite Ralph Lauren sheets strewn with their own set of peachy pink roses… sigh!
I love roses and most of the roses in my yard are in shades of pink.
I don’t know how it all started, my love-affair with roses and rose-strewn things, but it came on slowly while my husband was still in the US Marine Corps.
This was almost 30 years ago now.
We had a house that was all country with blue and white checks and sporting a late 1980’s sofa with that
beigy zigzag fabric on it. You’d recognize it if you saw it today!
I see pieces at thriftshops every once in a while that wear the same fabric and think Yep, that’s from the 80’s! 😉
I saw some decorator fabric at the fabric store Calico Corners way back then with blue and pink roses on it and I guess that was the beginning!
From that one expensive yard of upholstery fabric
I created two pillows for that sofa.
Now, we have roses everywhere but not so overwhelming that it is too much ~ you know?
Royal Albert Country Roses saucer paired with an older similar teacup found at an antique faire in England.
We have roses on china and many of our teacups.
I have some teacups that are styled roses
but really I prefer realistic roses ~ like these on this married cup and saucer, above.
Years ago I had seen lovely curtains replacing a set of
cabinet doors in an old issue of
I thought that was the cutest thing!
I made some for our formerly 1940’s/1950’s Danish maple coffee table-turned sideboard.
(**My first of many thriftshop projects back in 1989!**) These curtains have hidden the miscellaneous stuff
I’ve stored underneath quite well all these years!
I’m now making some new ones but I still love these with their light pink background and yellow and darker pink roses!
summer roses blooming
out back ~ taken by my broadcasting/journalism son this summer
Of course I grow roses too and what would a post on
pink and roses be without sharing some
from our gardens?
I wear a lot of pink with roses, too, having had
pants, jeans, and bathrobes with roses on them.
For those of you who remember the 80’s
do you remember those lightweight denim-like pants
with the denim-blue background and blue roses??
They were kind of palazzo pants with wide loose legs
and maybe a drawstring waistband with ties.
Loved that pair of pants!!!
But getting back to pink and my closet… I think I counted 20 shirts between all of my summer and winter t-shirts that have pink backgrounds…
Is that a bit obsessive or what??
Me at the falls looking really tired ~ Sioux Falls, South Dakota ~ August 2013
it’s a pretty good bet
that I wear at least two pink shirts a week!
I wish JC Penney’s would bring back these ethereal t-shirts
with roses, French script, and other things printed on them. (In the photograph above)
These lovely t-shirts were romantic, comfortable and have lasted!
our summer mantel
antique chintzware teacup
and saucer ~ part of the real roses in our corner cabinet
But, let’s leave this post on a happy note!
I’m starting to see more lovely clothes out there !
My daughter, her friends, and my son’s girlfriend have found some really pretty, ethereal and some lacy clothes at the malls ~ such as at Forever 21.
Have you seen the cute macramé vests out there??
So retro and s oooo cute!
Here’s to pink roses coming back
in lovely clothes!
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