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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Getting Organized is Really Easy!

Make Mine Pink's Friday Shopping Event
Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday August 28, 2009 as we present "Getting Organized"

Getting Organized has taken on a new look! From being strictly functional to being functional and stylish has become the latest and greatest way of getting and staying organized. Pretty and stylish organization means that you no longer have to hide everything away in back room closets and filing cabinets. Instead, old locker baskets painted pink and stylishly chic organizers help you get organized in creative ways. By using decorative boxes, vintage baskets and embellished magazine organizers, you can carry your decorating theme throughout your home, office, and even your laundry room.Storage boxes filled with odds and ends, office supplies or ribbons and trims can fit into the décor in any room. A repurposed basket or box can beautifully organize your odds and ends while keeping them out of the way. A vintage metal file box hand painted with pink roses keeps your papers safe while adding romantic charm. Elegant wooden boxes painted with flowers store photos, CDs and letters in plain view.A vintage china plate might hold a stack of favorite napkins on a table or open shelf. A pretty pink basket can store clean dishtowels by the kitchen sink. A white wicker basket keeps guest towels or magazines, or perhaps organizes your craft space. Vintage nursery jars can hold cotton balls and other necessities while a refinished side table can keep your address book and notepaper handy.When you need to organize, forget about boring boxes and folders that will keep everything out of sight. Instead, look around you for creative ways to accent your décor and store everything you need within arm's reach.

Writen by Joyce Lucas
Make Mine Pink

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Secrets of Mother's Jewelry Box for MMP Friday!

Mother's jewelry box is a treasure trove for little girls and grownup daughters. No matter our age, our imaginations become colorful and childlike when we open her box of secrets.. As a child, we’re convinced that somewhere in the magnificent box lives a fairy who can tell all the secrets that lie amongst these treasures, and if we listen hard enough, we’ll hear the stories it can tell.
Come check out all the boutiques at Make Mine Pink ( August 21st for Make Mine Pink Friday! The wonderful theme is "The Secrets of Mother's Jewelery Box".

Monday, August 17, 2009

Katherine Takes the Cake

"Katherine" was all girl. Dressing up was her forte and she was a show stopper. From the moment she was born, her Mother dressed her like a little princess from head to toe. Taking her in her pram for a walk on Sunday afternoons so they could show off their little girl brought them so much pleasure. She grew up always wanting to surround herself in the finest of fabrics, crenolines, laces, buttons. Her strawberry blonde hair was coiffed in curls that hung down and encased her face with just the right amount of dreaminess to draw those nearby in to her just so they could capture her femininity, her style! Sweet as could be. She never outgrew the desire for fashion. She was all girl and that is just what she wanted to show the world. Just look at that smile!
All decked out in heirloom laces, a rose silk brooch by artisan MeadowStreet and pink rhinestone brooch, the softest pink ribbon and drizzles of pink gems adorn her with simple sophistication and elegance. Comes with three beautiful jeweled straight pins. Katherine is part of a collection of one of a kind handmade designs called "If The Shoe Fits~Altered Art for Cinderella Dreams", pin keeps and romantic home decor and you can see more of these glamour girls on my website, The Polka Dot Rose

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Children at Play Gift Tags for Show and Tell

I took myself on a creative detour today and pulled out more of my wonderful boxes of this and that. I could stay in my home for the next twenty years and never run out of creative things to do. Don't you just love that? It goes back to my childhood days of Summer. "Go and do a project" Mom would say. She wouldn't have to twist my arm. Off to my stash I would go.
I enjoyed creating these three gift tags showing children playing with farm animals and one another. Sweetened up with tiny pearls and German glass glitter and decked out with soft satin ribbons. Oh what a great time I had! I will be listing these on my boutique this week.