Sep 5, 2008

Mother's Got A Thing For Pink!

I just returned from East Tennessee, where I was visiting my parents. My mother is the original pink lady! I imagine it is where I learned to love pink so much. I thought I would share pictures today of my parents living room. If you would like to see more pink posts, go to How Sweet the Sound.


This is the living room. There is lush pink carpeting, a white brocade sofa with pink pillows, and several other upholstered pieces - all shades of pink!
"Pinkie" by Thomas Lawrence.



My dad refinished this beautiful settee. The fabric is a pink rose print.


I made this pink sachet for Mom.


A beautiful pink angel sits atop a deep rose table which I painted for Mom years ago.


The lamp is an antique from my grandparent's home. The shade is a gorgeous pink silk with fringe.


Mom loves pretty things. Isn't this basket lovely? It's filled with pink and white dried blossoms.

Another chair Dad refinished. It's upholstery is a deep raspberry pink brocade.
Another pink chair...

Mom is a dish-a-holic like me. This tea pot was my grandmothers, manufactured by Hull.



My grandmother's china is the most beautiful I have ever seen. It is Haviland, Apple Blossom.




Even Mother's garden is totally pink...mandevilla.


Baskets of pink surround the pool and decking...


Seas of pink Zinnias dot the hills around Mom and Dad's home.

34 comments:

Pink Slippers said...

Your Mom's home is very lovely. Wow. And your Dad is so sweet to enjoy all the pinkness in the home. Happy Pink Saturday. Wendy

Smilingsal said...

Your mom definitely loves pink. I saw delicate pink flowers painted on the tabletop. Happy Pink Saturday!

g said...

Your mom's place is very lovely. It must be so wonderful to come home to it. Best wishes to her!

Happy Pink Saturday!

ceekay said...

I am having a breathing attack. I have NEVER seen that teapot before ever!!! OH,MY GOODNESS.....Kat...that is so beautiful I cannot stand it.
Their whole home is lovely and she has beautiful things...that settee...ok, I have to go rest now. I use up a good portiono of my excitement daily allowance.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love your PINK post! I would pick the PINK chairs!

~ Gabriela ~

Virginia said...

Great pink post and wonderful pictures.
Have a Happy and Bless Pink Saturday!
Virginia

Sandra said...

My favorite color is pink and I think I would be in heaven in this house LOL

Thank you for sharing all the lovely pictures :)

Jeanne said...

Kathy, your mother's living room is lovely in pinks. I love the Haviland dishes and the Hull tea pot. Actually your whole post is a pink delight. Thanks for sharing such lovely things.

Hugs, Jeanne

She'sSewPretty said...

What a beautiful home! Have a wonderful pink Saturday!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Kathy.

I didn't realize it was hereditary. ;-) Thanks for sharing all of your mother's great pinks.

Abuela Beauty said...

Hi Mimi!!
Really a Pink House!!

Happy Pink Saturday!!
Besitos desde Argentina

Silvia

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a beautiful home your parents have! Love that your mom loves pink, too!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Shelia said...

Oh, your Mother's home is so pretty in pink!! Hey, that's a movie!! I especially love that Hull tea pot! I've never seen one like it before! Oh, I got your precious bathroom snap! I'll try to have you up really soon, probably on Monday! Thanks for doing this for me. Now wasn't is fun!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Love your grand mothers china...just lovely...
Hugs,
Mo :-)

artis1111 said...

Everything is beautiful. I love the teapot!! Kathy

Kimberly said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! I am still very new to this adventure and I so appreciate your willingness to take a minute and say hi. I look forward to browsing through your blog!

bernideen said...

Wow- your Mom is quite the decorator and has a lovely home!

Barrie said...

Lots and lots of beautiful pink items. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Llyn M said...

Your mom could be called "The Pink Lady"! Nice photos, and happy Pink Saturday!

Jayne said...

What a wonderful "pink" life - past and present! Lovely!

Blessings!

Jayne said...

What a wonderful "pink" life - past and present! Lovely!

Blessings!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your parents home is just gorgeous! I could live in a pink home, so soft and gentle! My last house was mauve, cream, and blue the closest I have come to having pink. I enjoyed it a lot!

Katherine

Sweetie said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I think that this living room is the most elegant that I have ever seen. I love dishes and the Haviland dishes are beautiful.
Sweeetie

Joy said...

I have to confess that I'm drooling over the Hull teapot. It is beautiful.

celestina marie said...

Hi Kathy, WOW, your mother's home is gorgeous inside and out. I love how the brocade chair looks against that pale green wall color. Just stunning!! Your grandma's china is beautiful too. You did a gorgeous job on the table top. Really pretty.
Hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Patricia said...

What a lovely home full of pinks. Hope you had a beautiful day.
Patricia
http://theunfinishedflower.typepad.com/

Angie said...

What a lovely home your parents have! It must be so wonderful to visit there and enjoy all the pink!

~Angie

Cori G. said...

Hi Kathy,
What a lovely pink post. Your grandmother's Haviland china is so beautiful. There's an antique shop near me that has shelves of that pattern and I could not believe how soft and delicate the patterns were.
Happy Pink weekend!
Cori G.

Katherinellen said...

Kathy,
Your post is lovely...Your mom and dad has a beautiful home..WOW! Love your post and blog....You have a wonderful Pink Saturday Smiles and Hugs Katherinellen

Jessica said...

What a beautiful pink home, the settee is gorgeous! I am so glad you came by. :)

J.

Suzie Button said...

Your Mom's pinks are wonderful! I hope you had a great Pink SAturday!

ellen b. said...

How fun that your mom's place is a perfect pink saturday post :0)
I love that Hull teapot. I think I'm a dishaholic too...
Have a great week!

justabeachkat said...

So much pink "eye candy"! And what a sweet Dad to be okay with all the pink.

I’m still cleaning the master closet, but I sneak away periodically to read a few blogs. (Hey, a girl needs a break every once in awhile! Especially from a job I don’t enjoy…at all!) It’s been fun catching up with you. I hope you’re having a good weekend.

Hugs!
Kat

Tanya said...

So feminine and pretty! I love the settee! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog because now I've found yours and it's great :)