Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pretty in Pink

Thanks to my sweet husband, my computer is up and running again. He's a "computer savvy guy", so he knows who to call when there's a problem. YAY!!


This post is long overdue, by about 2 weeks, actually, since that's been how long ago my Peonies were in bloom. I've waited for several years for them to mature and they rewarded me this year with some lovely fat, ruffled, oh-so-heavenly blooms. 




They needed a special vase,
 and I thought that this antique pink Depression Glass Biscuit Jar
 showed them off to perfection.


I'm not really a "pastel" person, but this wonderful soft pink had me thinking of ways to show them off. My one nod to pink in decor is in my love for rosy-posies patterned vintage china, so a little impromptu garden tote filled with my mismatched pieces was the answer.



A pink plaid vintage "luncheon cloth" was the foundation.



Over the years I've collected several different pink floral patterns
 of salad and dessert plates 
that I just keep stacked in the Dining Room. 





I also brought out two of my Heisey etched glassware goblets
 for a little more lacey feminine charm.


























Vintage floral embroidered tea towels serve as napkins, 
with mismatched dessert silver.














In an update to the yard mess from the storm, we were able to get most of it cleaned up, but it took our Father's Day to get it all done. Lousy timing, but glad that we had that day to do it. At least I can look out on my deck now and not want to cry. I'm sure most everything will be back blooming in a week or two. Just seeing these photos makes me feel better...

I'll be joining in on these great weekly parties:

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

xoxo,

48 comments:

  1. It's all so pretty, love the pretty plates and etched glasses. your peonies are wonderful. I planted some a couple of years ago and and didn't do well. I've moved them now to a new spot so hopefully there is hope for them yet! take care, Maryann

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  2. Everything looks so pretty and soft in pink and white. Love vintage china and linens! Have a wonderful week. Pamela

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  3. Gorgeous...just gorgeous photos and setting. Ready to join you for some tea...-aimee

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  4. The photos certainly would take your mind off storm cleanup. They're gorgeous! I love pink depression glass. Perfect for those peonies!

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  5. One of your most beautiful posts EVER Debra! Your treasures are gorgeous and the photography....amazing! Hugs, Penny

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  6. Beautiful!! Your photos and settings are just gorgeous!!

    Judy

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  7. Storm clean-up? On Father's Day?! That truly must have been a challenge.

    I am glad to hear it's all cleaned up!

    You have so many pretty and elegant things!

    Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Lovely vignette...
    I also posted pink peonies today...
    They were awesome!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  9. A lovely place to have tea. Peonies are one of my favorite flowers, I wish they bloomed all year round. I am glad to hear you weathered the storms, the weather has been so unpredictable and nasty this year!

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  10. Absolutely breath-takingly beautiful, Deb! Gorgeous stuff!

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  11. Oh so pretty and delicate. I have a weakness for depression era etched glass. Pretty pink and white china Deb.
    Glad your computer is fixed :-)
    Hugs, Gee

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  12. I'm not a huge fan of pink either, but your peonies and dishes are so pretty. I LOVE the goblets.

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  13. Hi Debra,
    Your pretty in pink is all so sweet.
    I am glad you were able to clean up after the storms. I know with time your pretties will all bloom again.
    Kris

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  14. Your Peonies are just beautiful Debra!... and I LOVE that biscuit jar!... and I am just sighing over all of your beautiful florally~rosy vintage china... sigh... xoxo Julie Marie (Hello Kitty!)

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  15. I am envious of your pretty pink peonies - it is too hot here for them. The vignette with the china and crystal looks very inviting.

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  16. Debra, Very feminine and lovely... the pinks are blushing and beautiful! Have picked a beautiful picnic luncheon. fairytale!

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  17. I don't have much in the way of pink in my house either, but pink dishes, linens, and flowers add a special something to any setting. Very pretty!

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  18. Just adore peonies...even in pink! I'm not a pink girl, but you sure make them look irresistible!! Love your eye for taking great pics, too!

    Hugs sweetie!
    Becky

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  19. Pink perfection, Debra! You peonies are exquisite and make me envious. Can't grow peonies here in hot ole Texas. We have to pay $5 a stem for them at the grocery. Even more at a flower shop. Your vignette is yummy with all those beautiful dishes. A+ on this vignette!

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  20. Oh My those peonies are so beautiful
    as well as all those gorgeous china
    plates and cups. Lovely vignettes,
    such pretty eye candy. Certainly
    enjoyed my visit. I am a flower lover as well.........

    Blessings, Nellie

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  21. Wow! Gorgeous! It's about time those pretty dishes saw the light of day! haha! No not your usual look. Your peonies are stunning. Glad you finally got the payoff. xx

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  22. Hi Debra,

    It's just all TOO gorgeous!! How I miss my pretty pink peonies, too hot for them here in Greece! Your savvy styling of them, along with all the pretty accessories brought them a little closer to me!

    Poppy

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  23. The dishes and flowers sure look great on the pink checks!

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  24. So much beauty:) Sorry about the storm mess but happy you got it all cleaned up! Have a blessed day dear Debra, HUGS!

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  25. Loving all your pinks Debra. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  26. Hi Debra,
    You know this pink post is right up my alley as a collector of roses dishes! And pink depression glass is anything but depressing! Beautiful pictures full of inspiration for me!

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  27. I have always been one who enjoys colors from the garden. Mixing pastels with neutrals is such a breath of fresh air! You peonies with the vintage porcelain are beautiful!!

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  28. Wow!.....all I can say is.........BEAUTIFUL!

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  29. Love the beautiful pink and white. Your vintage plates and peonies are gorgeous!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  30. Debra, the dishes are gorgeous!! I love Limoges too. It's all so pretty.

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  31. Oh...I love all of this! Those peonies are luscious! I planted some like 7 years ago but they have not done well. I planted them on the south side of my house and it's just not the right spot. Love your rose china would love to have it to mix with all my rose china. You know I love pink!

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  32. These photos are really gorgeous, Debra! Beautifully styled, too! So sorry to hear about the storm damage...

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  33. I adore all of this, from one of my favorite flowers to your stunning china! Thank you for sharing such beauty, Debra!

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  34. So so gorgeous. Love the soft pink and the elegance it brings to your crate. I have a pink depression glass biscuit jar and didn't realize that is what I have. Thanks for show it and making it clear to me what I have.

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  35. Hi....I just wanted to stop by to let you know of a GIVEAWAY being hosted by Koralee from Bluebird Notes blog to help celebrate the opening of my new Etsy shop: Daisy Pink Wish.......if you have the time please stop by.....we would love to see you enter!
    Daisy~

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  36. Gorgeous! I love peonies for their ruffly fluffy look and mixing and matching china patterns is a real love of mine! Such a pretty table setting for dessert and coffee outside! Hugs, Leena

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  37. I love pink, I love vintage china, I love peonies... I really LOVE your photos!!
    Besos, Silvina

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  38. I am passionate about how you carried out these delicate pinks so sweetly. I also am glad you can grow peonies as I cannot in our terrible heat.

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  39. I'm always sad to say goodbye to the final blooms. It's so unfair that we have to wait an entire year. It's like waiting for Downton Abbey :)

    Your post is lovely, as usual. Love the white painted tool caddie with all the finery.

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  40. I LOVE READING YOUR POSTS AND VISITING. I SO GLAD YOUR COMPUTER IS UP AND RUNNING AGAIN. HOW DID WE LIVE WITHOUT THEM? EVERYTHING LOOKS LOVELY. BLESSINGS, MARTHA

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  41. This lovely post just made my day. Every photo is 'picture perfect'. I just adore the soft elegant feel of your surroundings. Thank you for making me feel 'pretty in pink' today.

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  42. Debra your peonies are amazing! I bought some bulbs to start my own but then read they are loved by ants. I cant stand ants so I decided not to invite anymore into our yard. Love your dishes too! I am a pink person so they are right up my alley!:) Thanx for partying at my place!

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  43. I'm not really a pastel person either,but...I can confess that more and more I am being drawn to that type of palette. Especially the pinks and blue-greens. They are very refreshing, to me, all year long. This post has some beautiful floral imagery! I have no peonies myself, but I sure do love those big blooms!

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  44. What a beautiful setting. It makes me want to go out and buy some pink.

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  45. Simply gorgeous Debra! I love Peonies and I totally missed mine this year. They bloomed while we were on vacation. Came home to spent blossoms. Your assortment of dishes are darling. Sorry about the yard mess. I've been playing catch up here. Cutting a lot back and trying to get our gardens back in shape. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  46. Pretty in Pink for sure!!! Gorgeous dishes, blooms and your photos are amazing! I love peonies, but for some reason ours didn't bloom this year.
    Thanks so much for sharing all your pretties at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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