Friday, November 20, 2009

Pink Saturday: Follow Your Dreams?

It's another Pink Saturday hosted by Bev at How Sweet the Sound. Please visit her to see what's happening on the Pink scene this weekend! Please click on photos to enlarge.


Upon my bed I had a dream

of vintage beds in gold and cream



in gold and cream and pewter gray









my lovely dream was fading away


but not before I caught a wink



of a French boudoir in vintage pink.

- Castles Crowns and Cottages

Have you ever had a dream from which you wake thinking, "That was the best idea I've ever had?"



Well, I haven't been able to shake the idea that I would love to take this little dressing table in my bedroom



and paint it pink.



So I eagerly bounced out of my bed



and slipped on my little chaussons



and made a pot of tea to help me rethink my dream and plan my strategy





while I sat in my favorite pink chair.



As I recall, the surrounding décor was a soft French white with a subtle hint of pink



as opposed to this silk chair in a bold raspberry hue



or the almost blueberry tint of this chest of drawers from Nella Vetrina.



No, this was a soft, faded tone like that of my vintage diaries



or this magnificent pair of chairs with just the right touch of gold.



However, to my dismay, I ended up with a flat Pepto Bismo shade



that didn't quite fulfill my dreams. So next time I have a bright idea while dreaming, I'll just stay in bed a little longer



and let my whims wear off a bit before I follow my dreams!

Have a fun PINK SATURDAY and have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Photo Credits:

Dangerous Liaisons - Koda Bolton
Carolun Quartermaine
Trouvais
Nella Vetrina Furnishings

52 comments:

Marie said...

I'm beginning to think it's a good idea I dont remember my dreams!

Elizabeth

Sammy Girl said...

Ah ... to sleep, perchance to dream ... and what a GREAT dream!!
Thanks for sharing and feel free to drop by for a Pink Saturday Cowgirl Style ... *wink*
hugs!
Betty :)

JamaGenie said...

Never know until you try, I always say, because some things *do* turn out the way you saw them in a dream!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bonjour ma belle!

I LOVE this post! Such beautiful things to look at and great poetry mon professeur.I love the pink dressing table! If you want it lighter you might want to take a watered down ivory or white paint and wash over it. Perhaps an easy color correction.

Have la bonne week-end! Bisous, Sherry

Couture de Papier said...

Inspiring! Thank You
Happy Pink Saturday and Thanksgiving
xxoo Denise

Patricia Cabrera said...

I am with my dear... I LOVE soft pastel colors specially pink! Oh Yes! I love to dream.... I dream almost every night.....life is good .no?*grin*

Jackie said...

What a beautiful post. How I would love to lay my head on any of those beds!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, and ofcourse, sweet dreams!

Barb said...

Hi Anita,

I agree with Sherry. I would do a light wash over the pink if you don't like it.
I "white washed" a china cabinet with a really dark green. I thought hubs would die but he actually likes it. At least you tried and that is what counts (quoting my son here-hehe).
Thank you for asking about the boys. I always appreciate it.

Hugs,
Barb

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

OH SO CUTE! What a lovely pos!

Anne Marie said...

pepto bismol...I think not! anyone who has the 'guts' to paint a peice of furniture pink!

funny post.

koralee said...

Oh my goodness you are so creative..I love this post today! I love Pink furniture...I have painted some Robin egg blue tables but nothing in pink...you have me thinking my friend. Lovely dream.

Jorgelina said...

What a beautifuland romantic post.
In order to be magical sleepy.
For a true princess.
Maravilloso!!!
Happy pink saturday!!!!
Abrazos amiga.

Bunny said...

I don't dream of painting, I lie in bed wide awake thinking of things to re paint or make over...so much that I have trouble falling asleep. Although your idea is wonderful, I can't help think what your hubby thought of the pink table...I think my hubby would have put the cabash on that one...lol I'd like to see it if and when you redo it. And thank you for your well wishes Anita, it makes me feel happy knowing there are people who care.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

My dear Anita....

What a grand and glorious post...I LOVED it...and those beds? DELISH!

I love your little dressing table...and I think it's a sweet pink. I know how it is to feel disappointed with a result...but it really is lovely!

And, your poem....how do you do that? I am SO NOT a poet. My brain's way too sleepy....yes, even when I'm awake.

Have a wonderful day my sweet friend.

xoxoxox
Spence

Queen Rachie said...

What beautiful beds...any girl would want to dream away in those.

Great Post!

Fete et Fleur said...

It doesn't look pepto pink to me. You might want to paint a light gray over it and distress a bit here and there to let the pink show through. I love your posts dear one!

I think you can't miss my shoes now if you check.

Hugs!
Nancy

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Anita,
This was very charming! You make me feel like a fairy princess while being here and visiting with you! Very special, you've got a special way of pulling it all together. Dreams what wonderful things, whether asleep or awake ;)

Have a lovely Thanksgiving holiday to you and your husband!
xo~Tracie

Rosemary said...

Only a dream, but a beautiful one.
Lovely Anita!!
Have a happy Sunday!
Rosemary

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Anita....I love the dressing table but I agree with others I would white wash it or something so it is not so "pepto pink"...I once did a bathroom in that color....like you, I called it my "pepto pink" bathroom. I think it will look great...just like in your dream....eventually! Btw, you have very vivid dreams!~Hugs, Patti

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what a sweet poem - and fab photos!

I want that pair of chairs NOW.

I think your pink dressing table is a good color- it just needs a little distressing with darker pink and ecru!

Charm and Grace said...

What a gorgeous post! I thoroughly enjoyed it and the images were so lovely. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Christi

Coastal Sisters said...

Oooooo, I am drooling over all this eye candy!

Love to you dear one,
LuLu~*xoxo

The Dutchess said...
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The Dutchess said...

Dearest...I will send a little mail with stars as soon as possible...can't find the exact site..! Love the bedrooms in soft pink and white..love your table too..I think it needs a dove...don't know why but I see doves sitting on this lovely table..:)))

The Dutchess said...

And maybe a toch of gold..

The Dutchess said...

A touch...or a splash..:))

The Dutchess said...

AAAh...the stars arrived..they found your marvelous blog on there own..

In My Sepia Studio said...

Ah what dreamy bedrooms and I love the pink chairs!!
I've been bitten by the pink bug and am now on amission to find the appropriate shades to incorprate into my house. These images will server as wonderful inspiration!!

Mana Moon Studios said...

What an absolutely charming and delightful blog you have and I adored this post - magical!!
Found you through sweet LuLu's blog and so happy I did!
♥Sharon

The Haute-Shopper said...

Ahh, you can have great ideas in dreams, but it's a completely different story trying to implement them. Nevertheless, I don't think you did a bad job. Love the bedroom in the third pic and the first pink vintage boudoir... I can definitely see why you'd want to try it out!

P.S. Thanks for commenting back on my blog. I'm not French, but speak the language and just moved to Paris beginning of the year.

LiLi M. said...

Bonjour Anita, I'm a little late for pink Saturday I'm affraid, but what pink Saturday you had at your place! I admire your taste! I love love love to watch your photos, thanks for another escape in your sweet nook on the internet, I had a very special time up here, have a great start of the week, chère amie, bisous, LiLi

Marie Antionette said...

Love this post Anita,I'm still LOL.The bed is to die for, of course all the furniture in this post are gorgeous. Why not go over the little table and distress it some,not much.Anyway we have to dream, don't we.Give your hubby a hug for me Dear.
You have a Happy Thanksgiving, and may God bless you and your family.
XXOO Marie Antionette

Charli and me said...

Good evening Anita, What a fun post! You are so creative ♥ All of the visuals were wonderful! I also love how you have the pretty little stars you have falling on your blog. So pretty ♥

Mana Moon Studios said...

I wanted to stop back by to say thank you so much for for dropping by my blog and your lovely comment! Yes, you're so right, dreams do come true - I have a lovely pink crown magnet which reminds me of this every day!

I do hope you'll post a follow up image of your completed distressed pink piece - I'm sure it's fabulous!
♥Sharon

Jacqueline said...

Well shoot, You may not be able to fulfill your dreams but you can fulfill the drawers with pink goodies and all will be well my dear Anita. My office, when I was an activity director (once upon a time ago) was the pepto color...and then I changed jobs...and left it all behind.
Thankful for you Anita, more than you'll ever know...

Bonnie said...

Hi Anita, haven't heard Je Chante since your little contest!

I loved all the beds you featured. In fact I'm thinking a little nap sounds good right now. I'll share pics of my room with you once I get it dressed up for the Christmas!

Love, Bonnie

PS - the pink dresser looked great to me. I think a white wash is a great idea!

Rattus Scribus said...

Hi Love,
My favorite bed without a doubt is the gold one, fourth from the top. It's absolutely stunning. I checked out some of your past "pink" posts and I got a kick out of what I think was a teaser to your first one: the one with the pink rabbit picture at the front door welcoming visitors. Cute and hilarious at the same time.
http://wwwcastlescrownscottages.blogspot.com/2009/05/are-you-in-ihe-pink.html
XOXO Ruben

Rita said...

Bonsoire ma chérie,
how lovely to get ready to go to bed feeling again you've been given some more royal treatment...
those beds are beyond words amazing. Could't say which one I'd love to be in right now.
Your pics are all so gorgeous, accompanied by the music of your words which gently lull me into a sort of magic slumber...
Each new post is outdoing the previous one. How do you manage that??????
Hope you won't mind my repeating myself in saying that you have a great talent in putting words, colors and photos together so as to make all look so sumptuously extraordinary.
Bisous
Rita

claudie said...

ANITA I LOVE IT JUST THE WAY IT IS. Good for you for realizing that not everything has to be beige, gold or browns. It is truly a little masterpiece.
Anne Marie would NOT like my cottage. lol
I would like to feature you on my blog in a couple of weeks. I'm taking a break and will be back soon.
Let me know if you are in approval, and what picture you would like me to spotlight.
Love Claudie
xoxoxo

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

My sweet Anita....

Oh my.....I'm so sorry about your losing so many of your family to cancer. Oh how I wish they'd find a cure. It's such a dreadful disease. I used to work in a small Dr.'s office and five out of about ten of the employees had cancer.

Your Auntie sounds like a stunner....and a good cook too? WOW... And, what a sweet Mum to make you Barbie clothes. By the way...Barbies sure aren't what they used to be. I looked at some at the toy store today.... Hmmmmm...not so pretty.

I hope you have the yummiest and best Thanksgiving dear one....

Sending big huggies and lovies,
Spence

Debbie said...

Anita, I loved this post! Very dreamy, girly, magical and PINK! loved it!

Debbie

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Blessings and friendship Anita! Happy Thanksgiving!

BonjourRomance said...

I love this charming post. The pink sink console is especially pretty. You have a wonderful talent for finding the most fabulous photos and subjects!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

The images in this post are dreamy. Twyla

Marina Capano said...

AMAZING!!!!!

XOXO

BellaRosa said...

What beautiful dreams you have...Thank you so much for sharing them with us....ohhh how I wish I had just a couple of those beautiful pieces. I love the way your dressing table came out..the white wash made it quite hermosa! It is divinely...elegantly...beautiful :) Besos, Rose

Victoria Sayer said...

Hello, I'm only just scratching the surface of your beautiful blog...and I loved this posting. It brought a smile to my face. Thanks.
~Vicki

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Oh my gosh, I just discovered your blog. It's exquisite! Can't wait to catch up. LOVE this post as well!

Che Birba said...

Lovely blog!
I will link you on my blog and I'd like to invite you to visite also my blog :D

Laura from Italy

Daria Pew said...

What a story! I am waiting for your book! You are so talented!

chateaudelille said...

You never cease to amaze me with your witty style of writing and choice of images.I love it and am always joyfully entertained when i visit you!Look forward to talking again soon, Fiona

Candylei said...

Wow, look at your new banner and those ruffled shoes. I am admiring each and every new photograph, of course. I hope your thanksgiving was lovely.
Candylei