Saturday, March 7, 2009

Pretty Pink Posies


Living in a house full of men and boys, I just haven't accumulated a lot of pink, and most of what I have is confined to my guestroom. When we built our house almost eight years ago, we didn't know it would become our home. We built it as a spec house, but when we sold the home we were living in, we decided to move in "temporarily," since this house was almost completed.

Trying to appeal to home buyers with daughters, I had used feminine colors in one of the bedrooms. It's still my "girly" room, even though it served as Brent's room when he was home from college.

One of the pictures hanging in the room is this watercolor of pink roses sitting on an open Bible. It was given to me by my aunt when she sold her home to move in with my mother and dad. I had always admired the painting, but I didn't learn until then that it was painted by Mema, my paternal grandmother, pictured to the left.

That just makes it more special and more reason to hang this touch of pink in my "girly" room.

Be sure to see who else is "in the pink" by visiting Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

29 comments:

Teacup Mosaics said...

What a special painting to have and it is just beautiful. Yea to the girly room. Happy Pink Saturday!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Kathy, what a beautiful painting and how special to have been painted by your Grandmother. I know what you mean about not having much pink. I raised 3 boys so not much chance for pink or frilly...lol...
Thanks for visiting my blog, I sure do remember tying a string to bubble bees. Also remember making fire fly jewelry, wish we still had a lot of fireflies, but we don't see many anymore. Also loved to listen to the Whipper Will at night, and loved it being quit enough to hear the chrickets chrip....

Candy said...

Dust off those smocking needles! Congrats on the new baby girl coming. What a sweet pic of your Aunt.
Happy Sat, Candy

Betzie said...

Gorgeous painting!! I'm surrounded by boys too! Two sons, ages 17 and 19 now, but I have compensated by making some rooms very feminine..just for me!
Happy Pink Day and thanks for your sweet words on my blog. xo betzie

Pink Slippers said...

Happy PINK Saturday!

g said...

Hi, Kathy - what a pretty painting. How special to have such a heritage and memory from your aunt. I love the photo of your grandmother, too.

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Amy said...

Lovely painting! Happy Pink

Mimi said...

Wonderful pinkies today! Thanks so much for sharing. Pink Saturday is always so much fun for me. You get to know the bloggers and also get so many great ideas for your home and for your he♥rt, too.

Sarah Bella's said...

Happy Pink day. God bless you, Sarah

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is lovely, Kathy, and I love the fact that it's an inherited piece. Very pretty. I love girly rooms, too!

Happy PS!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Evelyn said...

Pretty pink posies is right! Happy Pink Saturday

fairiemoon said...

I love your watercolor! I have two men in my house, but also one girl. I still have a hard time using pink but I do tend to mix it in with other colors, usually sage green.

Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)

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Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

~ Gabriela ~

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

lovely painting - and wonderful story about finding it has familial connection to you, as well as aesthetic!

hApPy PiNk SaTuRdAy!

TRES BELLE said...

Hello Kathy,

What a gorgeous painting. Not only was your paternal Grandmother talented she was also very beautiful. How lovely that you have this wonderful keepsake of her to remind you of her and her talent.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Kris

ann said...

That is so special.Why don't,well I guess they just don't think about it.There are so many things I have found out NOW about my family I so wished I'd have known when they were living.But nobody thinks about stuff.
but the picture is lovely and oh so very special...Ann

Chandy said...

Lovely and precious painting!

TRES BELLE said...

So not fair that you are going to Paris in two weeks. Have a great time...sigh Au Revoir

Kris

Terri said...

Just wanted to stop by and say I hope you are having a Happy Pink Saturday!

Via Marina- Marina said...

What a special painting to have and it is just beautiful!!!!!!Happy Pink Saturday!
xoxo

visit me anytime...

Marina

Susan said...

wonderful painting...a real treasure! Happy Pink Saturday

Susan

Debra said...

What a lovely keepsake

Happy Pink Saturday

Deanna said...

Hi Kathy!
Your Mema was a fine painter wasn't she? I love her painting.

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

Es said...

Yes I know all about raising 3 boys. No pink indeed, but that's why the bedroom is mine! Hope to see you next week. Es

Betty Jo said...

What a gorgeous painting Kathy! I raised two boys so didn't have much pink in my home. Now that I'm by myself I've decided to go pink! The font used on my blog topper is Carpenter. It is one that has to be purchased. I bought it to use in my digi scrap products design. I make my blog toppers in Photo Shop. ♥

Claudia said...

What a lovely painting and how wonderful that it was painted by a family member! Happy Pink Saturday!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kathy, how wonderful that you have your grandmother's painting! It is beautiful, and your grandmother was beautiful too. laurie

xinex said...

What a beautiful painting and it's even more precious that it was painted and handed me down for an ancestor....Christine

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!
That is a wonderful painting, with such a touching story.