Wednesday, November 25, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Shop Hop

It's time for ...
The 12 Days of Christmas Shop Hop!!!

November 27th through December 8th

The 12 Days of Christmas Shop Hop just got bigger and better than ever before! This year, Make Mine Pink will be joined by the shops at Shabby Lane, Shabby Cottage, and Victorian Heart. Join in on the fun and compete for amazing prizes.
The grand prize is our amazing Ultimate Gift Basket worth over $1,000!!
If you've never participated in one of our shop hops, now's the time! Visit our 12 Days of Christmas Shop Hop page to learn more about this amazing event.

Cottage Flair will be offering free gifts with every purchase ... a new gift every day. Would you like a few gifts? Make purchases on different days and just ask us to hold the order until the end of the event. (all shipping overcharges will be refunded). New items will be added throughout the event!!

Don't like to wrap the small stuff?? We would love to wrap for you, just let us know in the comments box when you check out.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Make Mine Pink Friday

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Friday November 27, 2009 as we present

"Dreaming of a White Christmas"

Hand Painted Dresser, Hand Stamped Pendants

I had a pretty productive weekend this weekend, both with work and family/friends time. This pink and white dresser is an antique dresser I picked up this summer. It had been in a landmark inn in town that was demolished so I rescued it and gave it a new life. (It's raining out so I had to take the photos in my messy studio). I love the lines on this piece and had fun with the colors.

These are some other pieces, all in different stages of being finished. It was a gorgeous, relatively warm weekend so I got quite a bit of sanding done outside.

Now, these have been so much fun and so popular. They are blowing out of our home parties and I do have them available on my website. Notice the center one above ... lots of customers have been ordering three discs on one chain and it really stacks up and looks neat.

These all need chains, some on their own, some in groupings.

I loved this idea ... a 13 year old ordered these as a Christmas gift for her best friend ... each of their initials on each necklace. It's along the idea of a best friend necklace that comes in two pieces but how cute is this?

Finally, some fun vintage earrings I picked up that I will be listing later today.
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Velvet Bookmarks in Somerset Life

Let me start by saying that I LOVE this publication!! If you haven't seen it yet, it is a must have. Stampington has many different publications, all beautiful and geared toward specific topics. Somerset Life and Where Women Create are my favorite. In this latest issue, Andrea Singarella showed how to make these beautiful velvet ribbon bookmarks with vintage trimmings. I have lots of bits and pieces of vintage jewelry so I promptly ordered some beautiful ribbon and the metal ends needed for the project. These are a few I created. I ended up making a bunch of them. They were so much fun!!

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Make Mine Pink Friday

Want to have some fun?!! Join us Saturday, November 21st from
6:00 p.m. - 1200 a.m eastern time

Pink Twilight Sale

Please join us for unbelievable buys from the Make Mine Pink boutique owners! 6 Hours and 6 hours only - once a month where you'll see buys like never before on make Mine Pink. Mark your calendars so that you don't miss this new, monthly event.
* Please Note - each boutique is individually owned and will charge shipping for their products. In the event that you purchase multiple items from one boutique, they will promptly refund you for any excess shipping charges at the end of the event.

Make Mine Pink Pink Friday, November 2oth

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Friday November 20, 2009 as we present
"All About Family"

When our family gathers for the holidays, Grandma's dishes always come out of the china cabinet. From favorite serving dishes that held many a turkey, to silverware passed down through generations. Crisp, starched tablecloths, reminiscent of many holidays past, grace the family dining table. These simple pieces are as much a part of the annual celebration as is the family gathered around the table. Each of us thankful for those memories and for each other.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Nosey Goose Holiday Open House

We had our annual Holiday Open House at our shop this weekend. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera the first day so the pics are after a day of shopping. My mother does most of the decorating and I have to say, the shop looked beautiful.

The shop is in an old house so this is what you see as you enter. Below is the front window. It looked so much better in person, decked in silver, glittery green and touches of red.

Day two I took the quilt down so the tree really popped. It's all decorated in Bethany Lowe frosted white and silver ornaments with a few white glitter stars mixed in.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Make Mine Pink Friday

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Friday November 13, 2009 as we present

"Comforts of Home"

The comforts of home reach out from the past and wind their way into those of the present. Our homes, stamped with our own distinct style, with just a touch of nostalgia mixed in. It’s the little touches from generations past that help to make our house a home. Each item is so different from the others, yet nothing feels out of place. It just feels like home.

Cottage Flair

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Make Mine Pink Friday

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on Friday November 6, 2009 as we present
"Cupcakes and Fairytales"

Remember the simple delights of childhood? How a cupcake could make you giggle and a fairy story would stir your dreams? The smallest things, done just right, could bring out the biggest smiles of all.
It's the simple things like cupcakes that bring us so much pleasure.
All things whimsical have a place in our lives. Each brings about smiles and wisps of childhood memories. Whether it is a fanciful collection or a whimsical element added to your decor, the hint of fun is a welcoming greeting to all.

Cottage Flair

Make Mine Pink

Don't forget to check out the Holiday Decorating Guide ... link is on the top right. It is really beautiful!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Makeover Project

I did this project a while back with the intention of sharing a kind of how to makeover project (but then I forgot) so here it is now. I found these chairs at my favorite junk shop. The canning was in perfect condition and the cushions were clean and in good shape.

I loved their shape and size and had a vision in my head of what they could look like.

I started by sanding lightly, being very careful of the canning. I washed them throughly and let them dry. I then applied a good primer coat to the arms, legs, etc. with a brush. I sprayed the canning with a can of primer. Next I applied two coats of paint with a brush all over, again, being very gentle on the canning. I had the cushions recovered in a pretty white fabric with pink and green stripes. I topped the project off with a floral pillow I made. Quite a transformation, don't you think?

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Shabby Chic Furniture

It was another beautiful and productive weekend here in CT. Like I mentioned in the post below, I've had some nice chunks of time to get some painting done and this weekend was the same. I finished up several pieces and got them off to the shop. (a few will be listed on my site). I did have a bit of lost time Saturday. I went to do a furniture pickup 35 minutes away. It ended up I needed to make two trips ... no big deal. But on the second trip, when I arrived at their house, I locked the keys in the car. My excuse ... it was my mother's car that I wasn't used to. Oh well, AAA came out within an hour but how dumb of me!!
The signs above are something I really enjoy doing ... I usually use new wood but sometimes I find great old architectural pieces to paint on. I found these great pieces in Brimfield.

This piece I showed in an earlier post before it was all done. I added the embellishments and glass knobs, hand painted it white and distressed it to totally change the look.

I also need to mention Halloween ... it was a great time as usual. Every year we go to my friend's house in a very fun neighborhood. Everyone comes to her house for food and drinks and then the kids go off trick or treating for a few hours, usually we go but this year they didn't want the parents (I hate that they are growing up so fast). My kids are almost too old ... the year we stop this tradition will be so sad!! We are so lucky to be able to do this every year.

And, a fun thing happened last night. My neighbor had given me an article from the New York times about Rachel Ashwell coming back. I put it aside then but finally got around to reading it last night. I'm reading along about how she has such a huge blog following by names such as Shabby Chick and Cottage Flair. I jumped up ... hey, that's me!! I love her and to be mentioned in an article about her!! How cool is that??!!
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