Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Enduring Appeal of Vintage Pinks

A few faded pink vintage ornaments found at Gather last week.

Kate's first little pair of ballet slippers...
...loved and worn at age four as she twirled and danced
 her days away.

I am looking forward to having her home
 along with her big brother Dan on Christmas day.

I found this old postcard dated 1907 in a shoebox full of cards
 from Mr. Flea's side of the family.

I love the message on the back to Miss Mary Coe...

"Eat all you can and get stout like this little girl".


Oh dear, maybe not such good advice ... 

In any case...Enjoy!

Merry Christmas!


BumbleBeeLane said...

Sweet! Love the postcard!Warm Blessings!~Amy

Rummet för välbefinnande said...

Dear Laura, I wish you a very merry christmas.
Thank you for all the inspiration you have been given me this year. So many beautiful photos, so many kind words.
Take care and enjoy the holiday!
Hugs from Mia

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hello Laura,
Although I don't always comment, I read your blog regularly. I come here for enjoyment and inspiration and I never leave dissappointed.

I love the pink ornamanets and your daughter's sweet worn ballet slippers.

I wish you a Merry Christmas.


manon 21 said...

Merci pour tous les bons moments que j'ai passé sur ton blog.



Karen in VA (was CT) said...

... ah yes ... Vintage Pink ... very special ... thanks ... enjoy the holiday

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I love the precious pink
ballet slippers with
the beautiful vintage
Christmas ornament!


Unknown said...

Laura, I just picked up a bunch of vintage glass Christmas ornaments similar to these. I too love the faded out, softness they have! I can't wait to use them on next year's tree! However, in the meantime, I think they will be displayed in a bowl for the rest of this season ;)

~New England Style~

Tina said...

Love those pale pink ornaments
Merry Christmas Laura.
Hope your holidays will be filled with peace and joy
~ Tina

time worn interiors said...

Love the post card Laura!

Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2011 is gonna be a great one!


ThreeOldKeys said...

You have a knack for seeing beauty ... for too many years, a lot of us threw out what was too old, or a little cracked and faded ... your photos are lovely and yes, that postcard!!!! it's such a treasure.
Merry Christmas, and may your 2011 consist of 52 great weeks!!

the old white house said...

Your photos are beautiful as always, I love it when the paint is wearing off of the ornaments and they look well loved like your daughters shoes! The postcard is fabulous! Merry Christmas! Theresa xoxo

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Laura,
Such a perfect pink.....I am not a pink girl at all unless it is this rose, antique, vintage pink. Beautiful..... and Kate's ballet shoes are perfect.
Merry, merry Christmas to you and your family Laura. I hope that your mum is able to enjoy it and that you all have a special and magical time. With much love. XXXX

Maija said...

You have such a great eye for vintage beauty Laura! Merry Christmas!!

Jennifer said...

I'm crazy for soft tones - not much into sharp colors - although this year I filled a big glass footed jar with peacock feather tones and mini lights and it looks wonderful. Pretty as can be finds. Stop by some time at jennsthreegraces Jennifer Holiday Blessings

deborah said...

Your daughter sounds so much like my oldest daughter... worn ballet slippers and candy!
Have a Wonder~ful Christmas!

Unknown said...

I love that post card , the picture of the little girl is the kind of picture I love to draw , I hope you don't mind if I use it for a drawing? The ballet slippers , precious ! I wish I still had my daughters.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty ornaments and the little ballet shoes are nice that you saved them!

Happy Holidays, Laura!


found and sewn said...

love that pink. Have a lovey Christmas

Angie B. said...

I wish you a Merry Christmas!


Jennifer said...

Love the vintage ornaments and pink slippers ~ Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

trudette said...

Prachtige vintage kerstspulletjes , die kleuren zijn zo zacht !

Ik wens je een hele fijne Kerst samen met je gezin !

liefs ,

cheryl kuhn said...

Those little slippers are so precious, what a wonderful reminder of her childhood to have and hold. I hope you enjoy the time spent with your family this holiday season!

hugs, Cheryl

Unknown said...

it looks realy lovely, wish you a mery chrismas, big hugh Kathrin

It's me said...

Merry christmas and joy .......warm hugs from me

All Seasons said...

Hello dear Laura,
I wish you a Merry Christmas. Enjoy this wonderful days with the people you love..

Hugs from Holland

jade said...

Merry Christmas, my dear friend - have a wonderful time with your family,

Hugs Jade

PS: I loooooove your sweet post full of beauty and romance!!!!!

gail said...

Merry Christmas Laura!

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Lovely pink ornaments!! ~*~*Merry Christmas Wishes to you Laura!!~*~* HUgs,Rachel

*French Farmhouse 425*

very merry vintage style said...

Love that shade of beigey-pink... yum!

Jamie said...

Those warn slippers and ornament are perfect together.

Elaine said...

Love the pink ornaments. I've never seen them in that shade.

Ballet slippers make great display pieces. It looks great with the feather.

Enjoy your time with your family this weekend.

Anji Johnston said...

Simply beautiful!

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Hang on to those pink ornaments for dear life.

C’est ravaissant!

Joyeux Noel!

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Nita Jo said...

Those ballet slippers are so sweet! And the vintage ornaments. Love the soft pinks!

Would love to use the post card image in some art projects, but only with your permission. I totally understand if you prefer to keep it for your own. The little girl is darling.

Nita Jo