I do love the colors of pink and red, but as I often mention here....having a white base to start with makes it fun and easy to add in any color as an accent...depending upon the season and your preference....
Let me tell you a bit about what I did in creating a romantic setting...
On the mantel...
I lined up antique chocolate pots with fresh fuchsia and cream roses. A vintage parasol, rich pink velvet pillow, old prom dress and on the floor...a "rug" made from a pink rose quilt...
|For more rose display I painted some glass jelly jars with the Mod Podge and food coloring method. You can find lots of tutorials for that all over Bloglandia. I also spray painted some tin cans with an ombre effect...in pink (of course)...|
|An old ironstone pot that you might recognize from my Christmas shots with the same white spray painted branches. Simple lace strips and pink mercury glass hearts are added sparsely...|
|Antique pin cushion that is tattered and worn and in the shape of a heart is hung from an old window...|
|Romantic table setting...|
|A large glass pickle jar painted with the technique mentioned above. I used some vintage Valentine hankies that have scalloped edges to give the effect of flowers...|
|Vintage millinery displayed in the ombre painted tins...|
|Under this place setting is a piece of antique sheet music that I scanned, ran through my laminator and cut with decorate edged scissors...|
|More of the antique sheet music place mats...|
|A pair of my younger adult daughter's old pointe shoes with some millinery fleurs and tulle...|
|I often save the old rosebuds rather than toss them, and glittered several to add a bit of sparkle to the setting...|
|An antique alabaster lamp that is temporarily dressed with old tulle and vintage millinery...|
I admit that it's a bit over the top with frill...and COMPLETELY ADMIT that my home doesn't always look like this, but it's styled to give inspiration, and for a photo shoot for several things....including this:
|CREATING VINTAGE CHARM Magazine that I am pleased to be a regular contributor to. I have a piece in it with some TUTORIALS and there are lots of others too. It's so pretty...and you can visit and subscribe HERE:|
Perhaps there is an idea or two that you can take away from all of this shabby chic~ness...and now the
Giving away one RUFFLED THROW each to TWO lucky winners! You will be able to choose the color that you'd like...retail value of these throws are $45 each and the GIVEAWAY is open Worldwide.
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