Just like most of you, I’ve been swamped with getting ready for Christmas, plus my 90-year old father was sent into emergency surgery this week and has been miraculously recovering since Monday. He was moved from the hospital today, one week later, into a rehab facility to help him recover completely. So life has just been a tad bit different lately and as a result, I haven’t been blogging very much at all. I miss visiting your blogs and commenting and hope to be back on track soon.
But every year or so, I’ll take the time to decorate our parlor / living room in pink and white trimmings which amplify the rose, coral, cream, and light green colors of the room. It really is a very feminine touch to the holidays, I know, but the rest of the house is in the traditional reds, greens, and creams, so hubby doesn’t feel like he’s gone to a beauty salon!
But this year is extra-special because both of my parents are here, and along with our kids from Illinois and Tennessee, my God-daughter is coming for Christmas with her mother and father (my sister and her husband) from Iowa this week and so I wanted to make certain that this year the ‘pink’ Christmas room would be ready and waiting for her to “ooh and ah” over. You’re only a little girl for such a short time, right? There are so many precious little girl ornaments, from dolls, to miniature furniture, baby carriages, angels, little purses, ballerinas, butterflies, and more! Accents of pink satin bows, lace and glitter embellish what would otherwise be simple ball ornaments.
This is truly a little girl’s fantasy Christmas setting, but even we adults can sit and sip some wine or tea in here and just enjoy it as well! I know that my mother and I do!
Some of you have asked me where I found all of the ornaments. I started collecting pink ornaments when I lived in Tennessee during my years on the faculty of the University of TN. One year, The Home Depot featured pink for the color of one of it’s tree themes. So I bought several strings of pink ‘pine cone’ and ‘rose’ tree lights and one of each ornament. Over the years Dillard’s offered some of the most beautiful pink ornaments too, from I which I bought all of the pink satin ornaments. Some of the ornaments are also from Waterford’s annual collections. The little furniture and glass decorations are from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. The Biltmore’s old Livery Stable is full of shops in which one shop is full of nostalgic, old-fashioned Christmas ornaments. There are simple inexpensive, frosted ball ornaments that I found at K-Mart as well.
Have a beautiful time decorating for the holidays!