Friday, June 26, 2009

a very pink shop swap

Happy Pink Saturday Eve! Mid-week when Pink Saturday-Beverly's email arrived to ask if I would be participating I replied that I would be skipping this week.

And then this arrived in the mail! Dear Beverly: I'm in!

One evening I hopped over from the Cute Pink Stuff blog to the Etsy shop and GASPed when I saw this "white flour sack tea towel detailed with a pink fleur de lis detail, 'FLEUR' lettering and a bottom ruffle." Ooh la la!

I told my boys that we won't be wiping our hands on this towel. (As if they would use anything besides their shirts! Silly me.)

How do you think it looks here?

Is this too staged?

Imagine it as a valance or cafè curtain?

Upon knowing I must have the towel, I asked Cute Pink Stuff's Cindy if she would be interested in a little swap between our Etsy shops and she agreed! In exchange for the towel she requested 2 sets of my cottage clips, which I customized for her. To thank her for her generosity, I added some cute pink stuff for her.

In addition to her blog and Etsy shop, Cindy has an online shop also filled with cottage chic dècor. Beautiful!

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And here is a wink of pink from my Etsy shop, Tinkered Treasures.

Happy Pink Saturday!

If you are not familiar with Pink Saturday, please visit Beverly's blog and join in on the pretty fun.



TattingChic said...

Oh, I JUST LOVE swaps! You guys did well! She is so lucky to get one of your adorable shabby cottage desk sets and that towel is darling! You took some fab photos. I just posted about a swap today on my blog, too! :)

*Noelle* said...

i LOVE those clips!!

debi @ life in my studio said...

What a pretty pink post! Love that is soooo pretty, it would look good no matter where you put it. Sorry I can't help with that one....I think it looks great in every place you have it.

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Happy PS Elyse.
It feels so good to read about someone whos trying to keep house while raising boys. I have two boys, 7 and 1 yr old rugrat...:) They make it difficult, but as long as they have shirts on to wipe with...LOL
PS Love all the pretty pinks. The trade idea is awesome and the towel is precious...

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Thank you so much, Elyse, for a fun swap and for all the cutepinkstuff you sent to me. The fleur tea towel looks charming in your home!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh its darling! No the pic doesn't look staged, very pretty. Another of your many talents unleashed...the ability to make the suff we love look like it belongs in a magazine.
p.s. I'm challenging you to the popcorn-athon!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Elyse! My goodness, I LOVE that towel!! I adore anything with ruffles :) That is darling! I love the way you display things, always so pretty!

The clips are wonferful and I need to come in and get some soon!! I think it is great that you did the swap! Wonderful idea :)

Big Hugs and hope your little guys are feeling better,

Claudia said...

What a pretty towel, Elyse! I see why you wanted it. Your pretty pink things that you swapped are great! You are so talented! Happy Pink Saturday!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Elyse.. again I see your pretty pink basket.. I adore the basket too much.. been seaching for one actually.. doesnt matter where you put the towel.. it goes well with your house deco.. Happy PS and have a great weekend..

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Great swap Elyse! I love the flour sack towel you received and love the yummy goodies you sent her! Hummm, a swap. Great plan in action...!


Pearl said...

The basket of flowers on the wall to the cuteness factor is just adorable. And I can't get over how cute the cloths pins are. I love them so much I'm going to attempt to make mine up like yours!! Oh goodness wish me luck.

LiLi M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I love these kind of swaps! Of course I had to smile about your boys not using the towel...That is something that needn't to be globalized, but it did, believe me!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so nice and swaps are wonderful aren't they.


Lori said...

what a great swap!!! the towel is really cute...gotta love anything with ruffles...and PINK of course!!!

Holly said...

Hi, Elyse! Very cute! Well, if you're like me, just about the time you decide how to display that towel, you'll just change it again! It's all part of the fun of playing house! ♥

Anonymous said...

It looks perfect wherever you may place it :-) Very pretty too.

I love love love your flower shoppe corner - the hangers, flower basket , and most specially the sign :-)

Happy PS. Don't have a pink post today so just dropping by some pinks.

(Have to add, I like your tablescape on the previous post too. Simple but it's just perfect with the details. Love the idea of those little jars, placed in a cake platter and filled with flowers

stefanie said...

what a great swap, i love the tea towel, you might have to get another one, it looks good in so many places.

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I love your pink post - how perfect for today. Everything is so adorable!!!

Your blog is so lovely. It is such a pleasure to get to know you and see you around the blogs.

Warm Regards,

Mary said...

You've created a charming post for use to peruse. Everything is quite lovely. Thank you for sharing it all with us. Blessings...Mary

♥Mimi♥ said...

What a sweet Pink Saturday blog post! There's just something about the color pink that brings out the best of everything☺

Great swap!

♥Have a wonderful weekend. Finally warm and sunny here, hope your neck of the woods is just as pink-a-licious as mine♥

Marsha said...

What absolutely beautiful PiNk eye candy!!! Have a fab PiNk SaTuRdAy! :) Marsha

Lisa said...

Cool pink swap!! You both got a great deal! I love your pinks at your shop but I'm trying to be good for awhile!!
Sorry I'm late we are still in Birthday mode at my house!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Brenda said...

Hey, that's really cute! Wish it came in red. You're pink, I'm red. I tried to click on Cindy's shop link, but got an error...

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Great pink swap. Your clips are too adorable. The towel is so shabbilicious!

Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your weekend!


Elyse said...

fyi - the link to the cute pink stuff online shop has been fixed.


"the management"


Leslie said...

Happy Pink Saturday! You crack me up...."as if they'd use anything but their shirts" I have one of those too!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Looks like you both ended up with great stuff. Happy pink saturday to you.

bekimarie said...

What a lovely swap you did!
I'm glad you decided to do your PS, I really look forward to it.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Beki xxx

someplace in thyme said...

You have a gift of swaps, you made a great deal and came out a winner all around. I love the tea towel and think is looks wonderful hanging on the peg. So shabby and so chic, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

C. C. said...

Hi Elyse!

I hope your summer is going well! I really like your table-scape in the last post; tres chic!

I think for Christmas I am going to have to order some of your clothespins. They are so very lovely! I'll bet they make nice gifts.

Take care!

C. C.

LaurieStar said...

Oh my - I am lovin' all that pink stuff! I love your pink clips and I love your new towel. So crisp and pretty! Don't ya just love the internet and meeting new friends here?

Susie Jefferson said...

How pretty - love those clothespegs. What a fun idea. Happy Pink Saturday!

Barbara Jacksier said...

Hi Elyse

Would you be interested in creating some Waterside clips for The Beach Shop on my website? The grand opening will be the first week in August when I get back from vacation.

Stephenie said...

What a fun swap...That towel you got is just so pretty...I love what she requested from you...What a pretty pink post...

its so very cheri said...

Love it all. I will have to look at your shop. Fun
You might like my plate makeover

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

GASP, I LOVE IT!!! The stenciling is great, but what I relaly love are those ruffles! Wow!