Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pink Love, Happy 2011

For todays post I thought I would do a fun light post to start the year 2010 with Pantones colour of the year for 2011... Pink.   I thought it would be fun to post my random thoughts along with some Pink inspiration.

Last years colour of the year was Turquoise, which actually looks pretty awesome coupled with pink at this wedding table setting.

This colour combination of 2010 and 2011 is also on the book jacket of one of my all time favorite reads... this is a great book for the beach!  Highly recommend if you are looking for a light fun read.

I've been in love with pink for awhile now.  

I especially love wearing it.  These are the newest edition to my never ending footwear fettish...
There is just something about the colour Pink (and shoes) which just says happiness to me.

I was watching the first episode of Sarah 101 last Tuesday night when imagine my surprise that I noticed she and I have the exact same pink sweater.  How funny?

I'm curious now about the colour pink and it's meaning... why do I love it so much?

"Pink is the color of universal love. Pink is a quiet color. Lovers of beauty favor pink".  So I'm thinking that a wedding table setting using pink is most appropriate and so pretty too :)

A pink carnation means "I will never forget you".  So if you don't get roses, pink carnations still have a special meaning however I am quite positive most men giving flowers don't know this.  Let's just smile to ourselves and pretend they do.

This is my all time favorite picture of my lovely niece "Bella".  Pretty adorable in her Pink coat, wellies and hat.

Pantones 18-2120 - Honeysuckle Pink.  The colour of 2011.  "Pink provides feelings of caring, tenderness, self-worth and love, acceptance". G's no wonder it makes me feel happy.

I was first notified of the new years colour trend by several bloggers after I posted pictures of my new master bedroom, which as you know is accented in pink. Not exactly honeysuckle as per pantone.  At this point I had no idea it was about to be the trend of the year ... I just wanted to use it as my accent colour.

This is my office bulletin board with pink fabric covering typical beige corkboard.  I had it custom made for my old office circa 2007.
As you can see I also have it filled with a few of my favorite quirkly things and inspiration.

Lets do a close up of some of the "very important" items I keep posted on my pink bulletin board.

This is my favorite "pet cat".  I have 3 "pet cats" posted on my office board.  They are birthday cards I received and could never part with.  I like it that the "my cat" numero uno wears a lovely pale pink boa, shades, pearls and is obviously winning at card games.  This cat makes me happy.  She's a winner.

My "other cat",  number two, is very busy getting her hair done :)   You see, my cats like getting service work done, hair, nails, facials, pedis, etc... kind of like me.  It's definitely (always) a nice touch when a service gift certificate is found inside said birthday card.  This cat makes me happy too!

And finally "my cat" number three.  She's a princess :)  I'm sensing my card senders are on to something.  I'm pretty sure (positive) all of these cards came from my boys who know me pretty well.  The fact is, I have never owned a real cat... really? No not ever.  Nada one and for no particular reason. 

While I'm at it, I might as well show you a few other gems of inspiration I have posted to my pink board over the couple of years. 

I HAD TO cut this out of a magazine several years ago as I think it is good advice.  Notice how I have the important stuff/timely advice highlighted in pink ( to match the board of course).  I was never exactly sure how much I should be paying myself until I read this article.  

I cut this horoscope out of the newspaper way back on June 17, 2006 (yes it's true) and it's been on my bulletin board as a reminder.  And I quote "In the year ahead if you work really hard to construct something you will be pleased"
I did ... in fact... work really hard and opened my shop Moving Designz Home & Cottage in July 2007.  Am I pleased? you bet!!! I'm also very good at following direction :)  

Turquoise font... love it!

Another example of the reading material/inspiration that graces my bulletin board.  For some reason it just makes sense to remind myself of these 12 important points.  Thoughts to live by... always.   

On to more pink obsession....

Random picture on the street in Jasper, AB.
Even though I have "my cats" I'm a dog person at heart.  This little dog with it's pink harness is ... oh so cute.  She reminds me of Paris for some reason...  Little dog + pink harness + grey fur + foot lifted slightly off the ground = I want to take (steal) it home!  

  One of my favorite blogposts of all time involved this pink cancer curing cupcake from Kelly at Design Ties  Please read it, it is so wonderful!  

And also be sure read Kelly's follow up 2010 October post with more beautiful thoughts here.
I love this!!!!  Cant say enough!!!

 I was thinking about getting myself a Mac Notepad for Christmas.  This pink model would have been amazing but then common sense took over and I booked a working/pleasure trip to Las Vegas instead.  This year (2011) I am going to step away from my Toronto comfort zone and attend The Las Vegas Market and Gift + Home Shows to buy merchandise for the shop.  I might wear my new pink sandals too :)

My mantra for this year.  Can I have (and do) it all please?  It's all good stuff and makes perfect sense to me.
As I was browsing for wallpaper on the Home Depot site I came across this fantastic new pattern. 

I love this new paintable wallpaper.  I think it will become a favorite for this year.  I cannot wait to use it in one of my projects.  Wall Paintable Wallpaper, Curvy

Model: 17583
Internet/Cat #: 918265

Happy New Year!!! 

Thanks for reading.  Have a wonderful week!


Karena said...

Susan wonderful images, I adore the color of the year a fave of mine!

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Vanessa@decor happy said...

Great post Susan and Happy New Year to you! Those cat photos are too cute and I love that you have something from the newspaper from 5 years ago - I keep things too if I think they're inspiring!

Jessica said...

There are so many great things about this post. Pink is definitely growing on me! I loved the sneak peek on your bulletin board! And paintable wallpaper is fantastic.

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Now that's a lot of pink! Love your cat cards - so fun & diva-ish! :-) And the Can I Have and do it all art is really cool. I might need to get one of those!

Wonderful words of inspiration from your bulletin board too....

Thanks for the shout-out about my pink post :-)

Hope you're feeling better!

Lisa said...

Great post on Pink! I love that wallpaper - now where can I use it?

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Thanks for the TWO shout-outs! :-)

AB HOME Interiors said...

All are lovely examples. Although I think you meant to say Pantones 2011 colors instead of 2010. Don't worry I can't quite seem to get into 2011 either. I usually come around just in time for it to change again!

Donna @ dh designs said...

Wonderful post Susan! Happy New Year to you too!!

Although I am not a pink fan *gasp*; I do like the shade Panetone picked for 2011. It is gorgeous for punches of colour in a room.

Ideezine said...


Everything looks better in shades of pink...I think!

What a great list of goodies to start the new year off right. Especially the bulletin board items. We all have great things to inspire us along our path of creativity.

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A Room For Everyone said...

Happy New Year Susan! I have to say, this post has it all and all in a beautiful colour! Your niece looks so cute and the book looks like a good fun read. I love your bulletin board too..Rachaelxx