Thursday, December 2, 2010

Add a little pink!

I love to collect old ornaments.
But did you ever notice how many of them are pink?
Not exactly the easiest color to work with at Christmas.



This is the buffet in my dining room. It's a dresser I found at a barn sale. I searched a long time for the perfect piece. I knew the moment I saw it that this was the one! It holds all my linens and is the ideal size for serving dessert. And the perfect spot for a little pink!




I found that by adding some chartreuse green into the mix, the pink works really well. Chartreuse Santas to the rescue!












Ornaments are gathered in a bowl and scattered on the buffet.



And a little candlelight and mercury glass add a nice glow!






I'll have a fabulous recipe for this later.







Dangling keys started with a wedding.
Now they're a sentimental favorite!









So, are you ready to add a little pink to your holiday?



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61 comments:

gail myrepurposedlife.net said...

Beautiful! I love it. I didn't really think about it till you brought it up. The vintage ornaments, being PINK! They were, I remember that.
I love how you pulled it all together.
gail

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

Ohhh...so pretty! I remember helping my grandmother with her tree....and LOTS of pink. Love all the shimmer and sparkle. :)

Cheers~
e

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks beautiful!!!! i also have TONS of pink vintage ornies. it all looks so soft and pretty together!

NanaDiana said...

It looks wonderful. I think PINK must have been a big color choice...maybe it reminded people of softer, gentler times. Yours are beautiful and I love how you have displayed them. Hugs-Diana

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

The chartreuse Santas are so pretty and sparkly! We've been collecting our share of pink ornaments, too ~ but only because that is what little Maya has to have from the thrift store! :) The buffet is gorgeous, and I can see why you kept it! I'm looking forward to seeing the piece you finished up today!

My Grama's Soul said...

What a pretty collection you have....you know pink and green are really in this year for Christmas trimmings...you are right in the "pink"!! (O:(O:

Xo

Jo

sweeter than cupcakes said...

Pink is perfect at Christmas (well anytime really)!!!

Deanne said...

The pink and green look so pretty together, these would look pretty in my little girls, pink and green bedroom, but they wouldn't last long- might have to wait a couple of years!

Red Gate Farm said...

I love the combo of pink and chartreuse green! The green is one of my favorite colors! I love the glittery goodness and the mercury glass too.

Chris

Natasha said...

I have lots of pink decorations and love using them at Christmas. Your vintage decorations are so pretty - what a stunning collection.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Cheri said...

Love the pink and green, so pretty. New follower, btw!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh,I love the pink! You're right about those old ornaments, lots of them were pink. What a great look with the green and mercury glass. So pretty! Thanks for linking up!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

My daughter would LOVE all the pinks you've used!!!! It's so bright and beautiful.

My Show n Tell is a Holiday post. Something my Husband made and I painted; Last Year! Here is the Link for you. Do stop by if you get a chance.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

So pretty, I LOVE my vintage ornaments that are pink... the precious memories they hold mean so much to me... yours look just gorgeous... xoxo Julie Marie

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

your buffet looks so pretty! I love the pinks. ;)

Everlasting Blooms said...

Adorable! I bet its fun to walk through your house :)

~ Glad I stopped by!

Linda said...

This is just a beautiful display...and the view out the window is lovely, too!

Kim D. said...

Very nice display, I love the pink and lime green together. Thanks for sharing.

A Cottage Muse said...

I love that shade of green ~ perfect with pink!!

Dolly said...

BEEEEEEEautiful!
I use pink for christmas....no traditional reds and greens here! :-)

hugs, Dolly

suzyq said...

Wow, I am in pink heaven!! I decorate with pink and green in my family room but as yet haven't quite finished. Pop over during the week to see what I have done with mine.
Loved your blog,
Suzyq

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Very soft and pretty greens! The old time Santa's are so charming! Looks beautiful!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love the pink ornaments- they are so pretty- and the belsnickles and mercury glass are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love your pink display, and those Santas sure are the perfect green to set this whole scene perfectly. Love it, love it all!

Kristi said...

What a beautiful collection. Loves those glass ornaments and those dangling keys!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Very Pretty ~ I Love the Pink & the Green... Love the collection on the Buffet
Cheryl

sugar Creek said...

I love pink and green together! So beautiful!

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Pretty, pretty ~ LOVE your display! I have oodles n oodles of those old ornaments I collected BEFORE having kids. Now I've just stacked many in a hurricane to keep 'em safe from busy little hands. Am trying to get up the nerve (and find time) to make a wreath outta some. Seeing yours displayed inspires me!
hugs,
Leslie

Kat said...

Gorgeous!!! I love pink and green!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Your displays are so lovely and beautiful!

Happy Holidays :O)

Debra@Common Ground said...

LOVE that dresser! You're right, I've never thought about why so many of the old ornaments are pink?? But I love the color combination of the pink and green, thanks for linking up with VIF!
hugs,
Debra

Terry said...

It works, so wonderfully. Terry

Love of the Sea said...

I love your Santa's!! And the pink ornaments are so pretty. I love vintage bulb ornaments.

Becky C said...

This is beautiful! I love the mercury glass trees and the Santas. The colors are just gorgeous!
Visiting from BNOTP. Merry Christmas!
Blessings,
Becky C

Red Door Home said...

Love your vintage ornaments. I bought a few this summer and now am on thehunt for more!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

All your touches are so nice. I love the green Santa and the jar with the green bow and berries.

Sherri Cassara said...

Just beautiful! I LOVE the pink!!! Your decorations are wonderful!

julie miller said...

I love your soft pastel holiday collection!! I love pink and try to work it into some of my vignettes too! Thanks for sharing, Julie

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Nicely done, Sharon. I love your vintage ornaments! The pink and green are a favorite combination of mine. My study is done in those colors, and I once put up a coordinating tree in there. It was beautiful...but I don't have an open house every year, so I don't take the time to put up that tree too! Gotta stop somewhere.

Kim said...

What a pretty vignette - I really love the chartreuse.

Holly said...

PINK! YEAH PINK! It look fabulous and with the green...amazing. What a pretty display you have set up.

Allison said...

I LOVE it! It is so pretty. Love the green with the green. Works so well together! Love all your other decor as well!
Thanks for linking this up as well to my Holiday Open House.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love those vintage ornaments...guess I would...I have some of the same ones:) Thanks for coming to my OPEN HOUSE!

Blessings,
Linda

Carolina Carters said...

So pretty! I love the pink!

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous Sharon! The combo of pink and green is perfect and it is amazing how you worked in those vintage ornaments and gave them new life!
Vanessa

Honey at 2805 said...

You are really "Pretty in Pink" with your vintage ornaments, mercury glass and santas. It's a great look.

Lynn Richards said...

Hi-coming over from Inspiration Friday.
How brave you are with your Christmas colors! They look fabulous. Especially with the mercury glass.
xo
lynn

Diane Costanza said...

Is it possible that the pink is just faded red? Maybe that is why there are so many pink vintage Christmas ornaments. In any case, I think you did a wonderful job incorporating them into your decor. It looks great!

Diane

Lisas Creative Home said...

I LOVE vintage ornaments. Pink and aqua ones are my favorite! Merry Christmas!

Sylvia Cook Photography said...

Absolutely LOVE the pink ornaments!! I went on a collecting spree a few years ago, and found quite a few. My current blog post has some pics of them. Love all of yours, and the Santas add just the right touch!
http://sylviacook-inspirations.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-star-bokeh-free-texture-layer.html

Annesphamily said...

This is a gorgeous post! Those vintage ornaments are simply divine! I am so glad I could stop by/ Happy New Year to you! Anne

Holly said...

Love pink and green~ Love the shabby look and love how you put it together!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Love pink and love it with touches of green...everything looks lovely!
Happy New Year!
Jil

CareyAnn said...

What a lovely display of pink ornaments. Love the mercury glass ornaments as well. I have always loved the vintage ornaments and their colors. Happy New Year.
CareyAnn

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sharon Sweetie...
I found you through Pink Saturday and what a beautiful share. I love, love your buffet. What a beautiful piece and the vignette is SO delightful. I love the mixture of the pinks with the greens. It is eye candy gorgeous.

The old pink Christmas balls looks so pretty in the bowl with the green Christmas Santa's scattered amongst. The light from the candles gives it such a beautiful ambiance. I love it.

I love the little skeleton keys that dangle from the knob. I hope you will post a story about them. You have me curious now.

I also love the glass liquid container. Can't wait for the recipe share.

I am Country Wings in Phoenix, your newest follower. I have so enjoyed my visit. What a wonderful way to bring 2010 to a close, finding a new friend. Please stop by and say hello. I would be thrilled to have you as a follower as well. Love meeting new friends and sharing along the way.

Many country hugs sweetie, and Happy New Year, Sherry

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a fantastic table and a great vignette too! Love those ornaments and Santas!!

Happy New Year!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sherry from Alabama said...

Your dresser is so elegant and I love the way you decorated the top!

Wishing you a blessed and happy New Year!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Dru said...

Love your buffet, your beautiful vignette and of course your beautiful vintage ornaments. Happy New Year and Happy Pink Saturday!

Donnie said...

What beautiful photos. Your Santa's are just lovely too. Happy Pink New Year.

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

The vignette is just gorgeous! I love the dresser as buffet, absolutely charming! Happy New Year!

Hugs'
Catlyn

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

I love your ornaments and Santas and your buffet. I understand when you say "you knew when you saw it". I'm still looking for my perfect piece. Have a wonderful 2011 and I look forward to your future PS posts.
Hugs, LisaKay