Posts Tagged ‘Pink’

My Pink Period


Come February I just can’t get enough pink in my life…

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…and by March the love affair is over.

xx Lydia

Pop of Pink


Currently crushing on pretty pink accents for my home and wardrobe. February is thematicly the most appropriate month to welcome a little of this flush colored hue into your life so I’m going for it.







Quince Blossoms

All images form Pinterest. I’m ready for a pop of vivid color as winter starts to whisper about spring.



Pretty Planters



Terracotta pots? Boring. Something fresh and pretty like this vintage bathtub planter?  Gorgeous but pricy.

Which is a good thing because filling that tub basically constitutes begging the gods to strike my garden down.  I haven’t the hubris to think I could keep that much greenery alive.  Not with these brown thumbs.


Maybe terracotta pots spray painted matte black?  No numbers for me, just a row of clean black mugs topped with frothy green vegetation.



Or some color-dipped cheapies?  In pink!  Or maybe turquoise?


Or galvanized tubs in different shapes and sizes?  An easy, inexpensive English look.

Each image leads to the DIY.  Thanks to all the ladies responsible for breaking me out of my terracotta rut.  Which would you do?

xx Sarah


Pink Jackie


February welcomes pink into our hearts and maybe even back into our wardrobe as we transition to Spring. I think we will be seeing a lot of pink in fashion this year, both pastel and vibrant shades of this pretty, punchy hue.




Don’t you love how her lipstick matches the the dress color perfectly? Not to mention the way the pink pops against the tangerine sun room furniture. Nice work Jackie.


Wishing you a pink drenched weekend.



Santa Barbara Wedding Decor


4th of July weekend Drew and I attended a BEAUTIFUL wedding in Santa Barbara. The bride is an old roommate of mine so it was just as fun of a weekend as it was a stunning event. She had so many great ideas for rustic, elegant decor that is appropriate for your setting and venue.

The SB Historical Museum

Clay pots lined the entrance to the Santa Barbara Historical Museum entrance where the wedding ceremony and reception were held.


Chilled champagne and beers welcome guests, a popular touch. I loved how the seafoam table linens showed off those copper drink tubs, a color combination only nature could dream up.

Wedding Programs

Pretty programs kept company by grey- green succulents and a peachy pink garden rose.

SB Walls

The aging on this wall is so lovely. Just imagine the wedding portraits against this backdrop.

SB ceremony aisle

The ceremony was held in the courtyard where dark wood chairs flanked an aisle strewn with succulents and over ripe pink peony blooms. A canopy of grape vines on trellises framed the site. So California, so Santa Barbara.

SB wedding flower pots

Peonies were bursting out of a bed of succulents in big pots at the “alter” of the ceremony area. The feathery grass was such a fun and whimsical touch, blowing in the wind like a bridal veil.

creamy canvas panels

Floating canvas panels in various lengths were an earthy but elegant marker for the ceremony’s center.

Peonies and Succulents

This was my favorite detail of the wedding decor, open peonies and succulents “blooming” in the dirt down the aisle.

bridal bouquet

The bride dressed up the cream, pinks, greens and tans of her wedding decor with pops of black. Her bouquet of creamy white peonies, hydrangeas and pink spray roses was bound with a black ribbon.

heirloom tomato crostini

The caterer’s did a great job displaying their yummy food, heirloom tomato and mozzarella crostini appetizer looks fresh on a bed of chives.

table flowers

Native SB lavender mingles with dahlias in an aged bronze vase.

Burlap Runner on Wood Table

Dinner was served at 4 long tables that formed a square around the dance floor (an A & O wedding favorite). Dark wood tables with long burlap runners were studded with fluffy pink and white flower arrangements.

wedding centerpieces

Shades of pink and magenta in a cement vase that echos the starburst shape of the dahlias.

escort cards

Name cards were tucked under knives and matched the pretty menus (and the invitations and programs.)

bridesmaids bouquet

The bridesmaids wore a black dress of their own choosing but carried feminine flowers tied with a rich pink velvet ribbon.

Wedding outdoor lounge

An outdoor lounge area was created just behind the dinner area with white linen stools and Moroccan bronze trays turned into coffee tables.

Ceramic Lanterns

Mod ceramic lanterns and tea lights flickered as the night turned from dusk to dark.

Cupcake Buffet

Guests helped themselves to assorted cupcakes in fun flavors like oreo cookies n’ cream and birthday cake. The mini wedding cake was topped with a fuzzy succulent. Don’t you just love this decor and color palette?!

Congratulations to the happy couple, may your life together be a beautiful as the day you wed!