What is it about the color pink that make girls’ hearts go pitty-pat?
Pink wedding dresses, pink shoes, pink handbags, pink upholstery — it’s all about pink for little girls and grown women. There’s the pink aisle at the toy store filled with Barbie and her accessories — and remember when our craft stores were replacing Christmas merchandise with pink and red Valentine’s Day stuff long before December 25?
Pink isn’t all about being sweet and girly. It’s the symbol of strength and fortitude when applied to fighting breast cancer. I remember the first pink suit I bought when I felt I was sufficiently established in my career to get away with wearing pink — and I never went back. In fact, I’m just about to add a new pink blazer to my wardrobe in an unstructured knit to match my new more casual lifestyle — a lifestyle in which my inspiration word is STRONG.
Creating the Pretty in Pink Tablescape
I had the opportunity to help out my very strong and pink-loving daughter a while back, and got her permission to play with her dishes while I was waiting for the delivery guys to come. I created one tablescape, and shared the Fish Tale Tablescape for a Thoroughly Modern Daughter with you in September. I also totally enjoyed creating a Pretty in Pink tablescape, blending her classic black and white dishes with her screaming pink chargers and glassware. I have to say, it was fun!
She’s been collecting pink glassware for a while, choosing items from my mother’s estate and even saving florist’s vases that were in the right color palette. She also asked me to start looking for silver platters in my resale rounds, and I created this centerpiece for her using her bits and pieces of pink. Inexpensive mums from the grocery store finish off the look.
Cream placemats on the dark wood set off the pink chargers and black and white china.
Stemmed wine glasses in a cranberry pink add shine and another layer of saturated color to the table.
The result is a tablescape perfect for a dinner for two with a girlfriend or a man who understands the power of pink in a girl’s psyche.
We turn the girly pink story on its ears when we use it to express the strength of women.
I’m linking up today with the creative bloggers at The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict, History and Home Link Party at We Call It Junkin’, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to stop by and say, “Hello!”
Got my bags, got my reservations,
Spent each dime I could afford.
Like a child in wild anticipation,
I long to hear that, “All aboard!”
Music and lyrics by Bud Green, Les Brown and Ben Homer (1944)