Friday, July 27, 2007

A Passion for Pink




Pink - It comes in so many shades. From the faintest blush of an early June rose to the deep vibrant hue on an Indian silk saari.

We've been fascinated with the color for centuries. Pink was a popular choice for women's silk stockings in the French court of Marie Antoinette.


It was all the rage in America on the ribbons and bows that adorned the gowns of the Romantic era of the 1830s. It brought delight to the women that sewed it into their quilts during the sombre days of the Depression.

Today it is a symbol of hope for our fight against breast cancer. It can be found everywhere from fabrics and dishes, to glorious sunsets, in every conceivable tone.


I have always had a passion for pink. I've gathered a few treasures to share with you!

Queen Anne Doll by Christine Crocker, 2005

Quilt by Emma Sider Gilmore b. 1900
Plate and shakers (Austrian vintage)
Miniature half doll pincushion (German vintage)
Blush pink antique silk brocade (French)

6 comments:

Christine said...

oh Susan, your new blog is beautiful and your pretty pink vignette is so lovely.
Your dolly looks so old and lovely there with all your treasures.
Thank you so much for including me in your first page ever.
Thank you!
Best wishes!

Donna O'Brien said...

Uh-oh...yet another good bit of time gone in the mornings as I'll have to visit you. You new post is lovely!! Thanks for your kind words, too!
Donna O'Brien-The Ribboned Crown

oldflowers4me said...

yes - hello darling girl- your world is very old dreamy - i love it all- singing and skipping love jo...

carole said...

Susan Dear:
You make me want to speak softly and use a hanky. You are delightful. Christine's doll(s) are exquisite. Lovely and thought provoking photograph.
Graciously
carole

Flea Market Queen said...

I love your blog...a great read for me this morning! Thank you for the visit.
As a lover of all things old,pink and vintage linens, it made for a nice visit!

Cheryl said...

Such yummy pink sweets you have!!