Friday, June 18, 2010

friday's fab finds: tickled pink

It's been a while since I showed you some fab finds in...PINK. You know, I used to hate pink. Then, my first two children were girls. Have you ever tried building a wardrobe for a little girl that does not include pink? With girl #1, I was mildly successful for a while. But when girl #2 arrived, I kind of gave up resisting. She happens to be an even more girly-girl than my first, and well...I decided to stop fighting it, and I finally succumbed to the charms of pink. In fact, the color has even started to make it into my decorative accessories at home! Can't believe it. But when you see things like what I'm about to show you, how CAN you resist?

This lovely print of a watercolor by annechovie is a perfect example of just how I like my pink: feminine and fun, but not too tooth-achingly sweet. I've always been a big fan of artist Anne Harwell's work, and this is no exception. Not to mention, owning this print would probably be as close as I'll ever come to owning my own Mini. This one might use less gas. (Not much less, though!) Soooo cute.

This has got to be one of my favorite prints that I've ever come across on Etsy. I love the graphic, vintage nature of this print by linocutboy...but let's face it...I mostly love what it says. And how it says it. If you can't have a sense of humor when decorating...well, you're missing out on the fun. I had to show this print to my husband and told him, "I want it. Really bad." He just smiled and shook his head and said "Oh boy. I bet you do." A typical exchange here at my house.

This is a lovely print from wrenandchickadee. I love the subject matter, because ranunculus are one of my favorite flowers. By the way, I may have just typed and re-typed ranunculus about seven times. Not an easy one to spell. (And you're talking to a former seventh grade spelling bee champ. Oh boy...that's one of those things I probably shouldn't be admitting to.) Anyway, I love the point of view of each of her prints. They are very simple, and yet represent a point of view on life that I'd like to have. She has prints of some very sweet vignettes. And of course, when created by the lovely Ez, author of the illustrious & visually stunning Creature Comforts blog, they couldn't help but be wonderful.

This is the second week in a row I've shown you a picture of bobby pins, but cute are these? Very sweet. I love the handmade nature of them. They'd work great on a grown-up girl or a little one. By sraige.

Etsy shop yumiyumi has been in my favorites for a long time, and with good reason. Her prints are both charming and modern. This one combines pink with orange - always a fav combination - and her little owls are just too cute. I find some owls to be charming, and some just a little freaky. These owls are definitely in the "charming" category.

A new favorite shop of mine, lucysnowephotography offers photographs that are dreamy, with soft, muted colors. I think I liked absolutely everything in her shop, but of course, the colors of this one worked perfectly for this post. Look at the cute bird on the cherry tree! (At least, I think it's a cherry tree!) I am besotted with this image.

Each of these finds was also featured in a Treasury I built on Etsy last night. (Check it out if you'd like to see more of my fabulous pink finds.) Building treasuries has become one of my new favorite things to do. I've only made three treasuries so far, but had a ball doing each one. Click here if you'd like to see all three. I keep crossing my fingers and hoping one of my treasuries ends up on the front page of Etsy one day! Then I could die happy. ;-)  

Happy weekend, everyone! xo ~ Courtney


  1. happy weekend Courtney! Thanks for the mention! Love your blog, am following now! Lucy Snowe Photo

  2. Lucy Snowe's photography is amazing, those bobby-pins are absolutely adorable and ranunculus (sp) is my favorite type of flower. Wonderful picks.

  3. I love your picks, Courtney! Thank you SO much for your support and sweet mention. You are THE best! Have a great weekend. xo

  4. Hi Courtney,
    It's funny because I used to love pink, then I think I overdosed on it, so got rid of anything and everything that was pink in my house and now I have touches of it again. The key for me on any color is not to overdose. Have I told you lately how much I enjoy your blog?


  5. so glad I found you...totally like you!

  6. Hello there! Just stumbled upon your blog and am in love! What beauty you display & I LOVE, & I mean LOVE your Etsy purchases. I wanted to invite you to come by our blog and link up one of your pretty posts to our Fabulous Friday party! It goes up late Thurs night. THanks for considering!
    Heather @

  7. Hi! I just found you from Annechovie. Kindred soul you! I have 3 daughters. The first two wore nothing but pink, and the third naturally only shopped in the boys department until she was 13!! I used to separate the laundry with a pink pile alone!! Seriously, it was pinks and "other." I don't think I could have a Mary Kay pink car, though. I saw one in the O.C. once with a vanity plate that said: "IRNEDIT" You've got to love all those entrepreneurs out there, what ever form they take! Thanks for reminding me of my pink days.


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