My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Vintage Pinks

Lately it seems that a lot of the vintage items I am finding at thrift stores are pink and white.

It causes me to wonder, being the red lover that I am, why are you buying so many pinks?

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Oh Pink Saturday look what you have done!

This girl is becoming a bit of a pink lover.  Notice the frilly font for girly pink. lol!  My house has red in almost every room so what am I going to do with all of these pinks?

Well, we are adding a bit of cottage charm to our living room.  My couch has roses on it.  I have always accented and pulled out the reds.  But I think I may just have to add a few pinks when I put it back together.

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I know, not really red.  You’d be surprised how it turns more to red with other red d├ęcor.  Not bright red of course, but deeper vintage red.

Could I say red anymore? Hee-hee!

Notice, a bit of robins egg blue also?  Thinking I might bring my blue cupboard out on the porch in for a while.  Hey if were pulling out pink, why not pull out blue?

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Is this creamer not the cutest?  What a sweet tea party on top!

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I just bought this tea pot for $5 at the D.I. in St. George. I couldn’t believe that the dainty roses were not even chipped. The sales clerk commented that usually the roses are broken.

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This $3 scalloped carnation plate at a St. George yard sale was too sweet to pass up!

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I love how one edge is shaded with a teal color.

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This set was $4.

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I really just wanted this tiny creamer.  Notice they don’t really go together?  Hey for $4 I’ll take them both.

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I am not sure if this pincushion is made from an old doily sewn around a Styrofoam ball, or just made to look old.  Either way; cute, cute, cute!

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I’m hoping that this room will become pretty with a little pink!

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

31 comments:

Fishtail Cottage said...

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Marydon said...

I love every single thing & when you are done with them, you can hip them to me. Chuckle! The pinks & roses are gorgeous.

I hope you will pop by to help us bring 'angel love' for a young girl who is sick.

Thank you.
Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
Marydon

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've never see a pincushion like that but I love it! I wish I could crochet better! lol Enjoy your weekend! ♥

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hello Mrs. Olson,
I enjoyed your post so much. Collecting pink dishes is very addicting, especially when you can find such greal deals! I think pink would go lovely with your sofa colors. But I always adored pink dishes. Thanks for sharing.
Nancy

camp and cottage living said...

Jann
Change is good. So maybe you will go more with the pinks for a while now, with spring coming and all.
I adore that sweet crocheted pin coushion. Many hours of work sure went into it. I know because I've just started crocheting lately!
Have a great weekend-Kimberly

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I think you should bring the blue hutch in...it will be beautiful with your roses.
And I think that pin cushion is older...I don't know if they make quite that kind of threads still...anyways...so sweet!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love your floral dishes. And the pin cushion is very sweet. Laura

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, would have bought everything if I had been to the store before you. Love the tea cups on the creamer! you don't have to talk me into pinks I love them and i think they will go great with your couch!

Carol

monah http://graciouscottage.com/ said...

Hi Jann,

I am visiting you for Pink Saturday.

Nice variety of china but the vintage pink cushion is the sweeetest.

Please visit me too.
monah

Aledia said...

What beautiful pieces!

I'm now following you through Linky :)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Aledia

Shari Smith said...

I love the furniture! Hubs would never let me get away with it, but perhaps one day I'll have my own sitting room?? :-)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Jann, your found items are precious but that sweet little pin cushion stole my heart! xo HPS

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jann,
Your pinks are so pretty. But I must tell you that I LOVE the colours in your sofa! Would love to have mine covered in that fabric. It would suit my decor to a T! Thanks for visiting and Happy Pinks!

Blessings,
Sandi

Dru said...

Hi Jann and thank you for stopping by to say hello. Your blog is lovely and I've enjoyed it so much as I too love vintage and bringing it to my home. Love all your new pink goodies. Happy Pink Saturday to you...and oh yes, I am now one of your followers also, Dru

Debbiedoo's said...

Hi Jann! Thanks for your sweet visit. Love your vintage set, so pretty. I have one like that packed away that my FIL gave me. I must dig it out. Have a great day.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Jann, love all the lovely pinks, how could you not. Happy Pink Saturday.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Kris said...

Pink is always pretty!!

Joanne said...

What cute finds! I went out early today and found nothing at the thrift stores :o( lately I have had no luck!
Blessings, Joanne

Cindy F. Adkins said...

All so pretty! I adore that teapot with the little "tea party" on top - so cute! I never realized how much I like pink until I started linking to Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Cindy

Grammy Goodwill said...

That little tea set on the lid is adorable. I've never seen anything like that before. They're all very pretty.

Ann said...

Jann I really adore your couch print and gorgeous colors. I think you can draw the pink out beautifully with these great new purchases. Pink dishes are addicting and you have found some real finds. The prices have been wonderful. Anxious to see what your blue cabinet looks like.
Ann

Porch Days said...

Some pink with your red. Why not? And Blue for accent.

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
It is always nice to see what each lovely lady is up to...and the creativity that flows...I pray that you all have a blessed week !
Please come by my blog anytime...I love having you!
God Bless......Kandy

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

What great finds Jann! I have a weakness for green and pink and shabby, so I love, love the rose teapot and that pretty plate.

Thank you for finding my new kitchen blog. It's only about 2 weeks old, so that's probaby why you missed it. I'm so glad you enjoyed the spring tablescape. Happy Pink Saturday!

xinex said...

Your tea set and plate are so pretty, such sweet colors and pattern. Thank you so much for your thoughts about my sister....Christine

Trish said...

Hi Jann,
What lovely treasures you have there!
The carnation plate is very pretty.
I think your sofa fabric is
beautiful. I love the prints and colours you've chosen!
Thanks for following Vintage Grace - following you back now :-)
Happy Pink Saturday!
blessings..Trish

Barb said...

Hi Jann,
Everything is so pretty, but, I like the pot with the tea party on top the best. Makes me smile!
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Wow, that scalloped plate is gorgeous! ♥

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Wow, some great new finds you have there, they are so pretty!
I was thinking, if you get tired of the pink, I know of a good home who would be willing to take them off of your hands...just saying.
I love your love seat with the pretty roses and the patchwork of different materials, I have a chair that I am making a slipcover for and I'm making it all patchwork too! I just love that look!
Have a great day today!
All the Best,
Christine

Diann said...

Well, I just love all the pinks you are sharing today! That little dish is beautiful as is all the wonderful thrifted pink treasures!

Shannon said...

Jann- You had me at hello...I mean vintage and pinks. Two of my favorites!