Monday, November 16, 2009

pink + mint + red

Each time I visit Torie Jayne's blog, I just GASP over the decorating ideas she compiles and presents.



This photo makes me want to wrap my table in oilcloth and add little pops of red. (How would I adhere the cloth so that it could be removable? Secret duct tape?)



Love these bright color combinations from PiP Studio (another pick from Torie Jayne)

But back to pink + mint + red . . .



I nearly fell over (or off a tiny chair) when I saw these ornaments yesterday at the Martha Stewart section of Kmart. They are part of the Festive Confections line.



GASP! How completely adorable! I like the tripling of the satin roses.
Note to self: Add satin roses to Michaels shopping list




As sweet as these "novelty ornaments" would be on a tree, I plan to display them someplace in my kitchen or dining room. Maybe hung on the wall or from the chandelier by ribbons? Any ideas are welcome and appreciated, as always!

xo

37 comments:

tales from an oc cottage said...

aaaaaaaaaaah! those are adorable! I have been scouring ebay & etsy for little chairs like that for months for a project...and leave it to marty-stew to provide! where's a kmart...must find kmart! THX!

m ^..^

Willow said...

I like those colors too. Thanks for sharing the picks. I need to go visit the blogs.

Willow

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

This IS a great color combination, isnt it? It looks yummy and really festive and homey at the same time!! Love it!

I am doing all white,pink,aqua and silver this year!! I cant wait, hubby finally agreed to a white tree:):)
GREAT post! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Hugs,
Amy

Rebecca said...

Lovin' the colors! Somethings my love of soft pink and creamy white wears on me. But then...I return to it over and over again.

xoRebecca

stefanie said...

doesn't tori always have the BEST pictures ever!!!! those chairs are adorable

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

It's all beautiful but those little chairs are just adorable!!
Hugs~Kelly

Marie said...

wow! i popped over to torie's blog and fell head over heels. i need to think about a future project...mint green, pink & red colors are now dancing in my head.
marie

maría cecilia said...

Good morning Elyse, I oh so love your blog, everytime I come here I just found many lovely and wonderful things. The little chairs and satin roses are adorable.
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Cute, cute, cute, Elyse! Love those little chairs that remind me of ice cream shop decor!
Brenda

Julie Harward said...

I love them too..reminds me of mints! I like your idea of ribbons and the chandilier..that would be so pretty! Come say hi :D

ThriftyAnnabella said...

So pretty

Theresa said...

ooh, ooh, ooh.... from the chandelier on clear string, or sitting in a window sill with a piece of candy in the seat:) Love them! Have a blessed day!

Vintage Lizzie said...

OMG!!!...I'm running to KMart NOW!!!...and they better have those little cuties!!! or there is gonna be Heck to pay!!!...Hey!...for the oilcloth...maybe sticky back velcro???....Beautiful,Happy Pictures Chickie-pie!!!...Hugs!

caroline joy said...

I gasp every time I visit your blog! So beautiful :) Thank you for sharing

The imPerfect Housewife said...

OK, this is a super long link, but copy and paste it and it will be so easy. As soon as I saw your post, this other post from another blog stuck in my head and I had to search it out to find it. I know your tiny chairs aren't big chairs, but maybe they could be arranged in a frame-type thing to represent this -http://bakowbabble.blogspot.com/2009/08/no-empty-chairs.html Just a thought and if you use that thought, then you should have a giveaway of something cute that you make and I'll win it! OK, not really. Cute chairs and cute colors!! ♥

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Pure magic! Twyla

Natasha Burns said...

OMG you get the coolest stuff over there! Martha's line is divine!!! Loving the colour combo, it's so Cath Kidston isn't it!

Claudia said...

Oh, I love those little chairs! That Martha! I will visit that blog - it looks neat!

Thanks so much for your sweet comments - whenever you compliment my writing, I can't stop smiling because you ARE a writer, and your praise means a great deal to me!

xoxo
Claudia

Beach Vintage said...

Oh my that Xmas kitchen is the prettiest thing I have seen all morning.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Elyse!

I love all the bright colors and those MS mini chairs are just adorable! Soooo you!

Hope all is well. Is it cold? Any snow yet? Are you having Thanksgiving or going to Grandmother's house? Bet the boys are excited for some turkey and gravy!!!!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

Lisa said...

Those are precious! Love the color palette!

Jeanneoli said...

These colors are so beautiful together. The oilcloth would be so cute!!!

Torie Jayne said...

Hi Elyse, Thank you for your sweet words about my blog, you could try folding in the fabric at the corners and fixing together using poppers or velcro on the oil cloth to secure, so you can take the table cloth on and off.
I love the cute chairs!
Have a sweet day! x

debi said...

elyse, oh my gosh! these pictures are soooo pretty! i love the colors.
and i love the little chairs you found...they're Adorable! i can't wait to see what you do with them.
checked out your etsy...your clothespin dolls are soooo cute!
hugs, debi

icandy... said...

Absolutely yummy photos!
oxo Christina

maría cecilia said...

Good morning Elyse, thank you very much for your visit today and sweet comment, I really appreciate it (or aprecciate?), and your Spanish is very good.
I love coming to your blog, is a feast to the eyes.
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Zuzu said...

Hi Elyse!

Perfect timing on your post since I'm just now adding little touches of red at my house. :) I also plan to paint a few items robin's egg blue (my fav) and minty green. Unfortunately, Hubby is not a pink-kinda-guy. LOL

I love the little chair ornaments & your idea to hang them from a chandelier. Other ideas? Hey - they'd look great just about anywhere!!!

Have a great day,
Zuzu

Rue said...

Hi Elyse :)

I have those pictures in my file! They're so cute and so different from anything in my house, but I love them :)

Very cute chairs!

xo,
rue

koralee said...

I so agree...I love her blog...my heart always falls in love with something over there. Just like your lovely blog! xoxo

LaurieStar said...

Oooh pretty! I love that quilt!

Jeanne said...

Those little chair ornaments from Martha Stewart are adorable! They closed most of the K-Marts near me. But these little cuties might be worth the drive. Couldn't you use Velcro to attach the oil cloth? My grandma used to have oil cloth covering her kitchen table.
xo
jeanne

Kitty M said...

oooh beautiful pictures and beautiful blog too. I am so glad I found it - I just discovered you in Koralee's picks :-) x

Little Monarch said...

oh I like your idea of hanging them by ribbons from the chandelier. very pretty

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hi There,
I found you thru my dear friend Lizzy. I had no idea you were from RI. We are neighbors..
Your blog is really beautiful and full of inspirational ideas.
I will be by to visit again very soon..
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Jo-Anne

Drawn to The Sea said...

I just painted my chairs... now I'm thinking they need to be pale pink. I didn't read the comments, maybe someone's already suggested elastic for the oil cloth?

Sunshine,
~Julia

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I've heard that you can attach fabric with starch as glue. When you want it off, just wash it away!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh I missed this post during my exile! Thanks for the link- these colors are so cute! ♥