Thursday, July 16, 2009

The rush to blush, my cheeks & everywhere else!!!

Loving what you do for me is truly enough so this past week when Julie at Being Ruby & Pink Martini & Pearls presented me with lovely blog awards, I was honored, giddy & girly giggly. Tee hee, tee hee, so sweet, a treat, I blush at the praise. Blush pink ever so sweet & innocent: the best of all colors because its genuine, in my soul the most sincere of colors. Don't think, feel, blush.
No wonder I adore the delicacy of this hue of pink. Baby soft, gentle, a whisper of pink I've seen it described so many ways but all are a lullaby. It morphs into so much pleasure.
Marshmallows, confections & even a glass of champagne or rose. Oh please forget the pink zinfandel swill, PLEASE!!! (Snoqualmie Chenin Blanc: fruity, light far superior.) I also like a pink bonnet: gin, creme de framboise, simple syrup & egg white... voila!!!..inhibition releasing libation.

From my tongue to my skin well of course blush & balms but creams, soaps oh the most fun in a pink bubble bath & yes my Perfumeria Gal currant gloss is never far away.




Clothes, shoes, baubles, cashmere, especially my cashmere, all somehow feel softer, bubbly & even at my most wise ass moment, I feel like Princess Grace in blush. My greatest moment of blush...my Vera Wang bridesmaid dress for Katie & Brad's wedding, worn more by my petite Hailey & then donated to the Glass Slipper Project to pass along the love of blush & self.




Home...one woman. Phoebe Howard. Her pink rooms are legendary in the blogosphere, shown time after time for the very obvious reason that her design is timeless. There are others that have me at their beckon call: notions, potions & other bewitching spells they whisper come hither & of in a zither I fly to lay at their feet & idolize.




Katherine Houston's genius will make its way into my home. The hints of the palest pink just make this even more visionary.
When I do invite you to partake you'll likely receive an invite via Sarah LeClere or William Arthur. If the butterfly gave anymore delight I likely will take flight from sheer giddiness. A garden without such subtle shades is nothing. Blossoms anew in spring, heady roses of summer, even the aptly named Blushing Girl all lends to blowing bubbles, rings around the rosies & care free days.

In these vinegar days of economic greys, I'm so grateful for a little blush from nature, nurture & gestures of sweet compliments. As the week draws to a close I hope your weekend is filled with cotton candy moments: sweet, airy & a whisper of pink.

Images courtesy of Country Living, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart

40 comments:

Dustjacket attic said...

Totally LOVED your pink post, I had to stop from hurling myself at the computer to eat that pink cake .... actually could do with the drink there as well! xx

Simone said...

Oh.My.........I am in heaven......the most gorgeous PINK post ever......and yes, that pink cake looks DIVINE!!!! Beautiful beautiful images......I love the one of Hailey and the dress above it.....gorgeous dresses!

I feel pink and happy now.....thank you....I truly am a pink girl :)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Alicia. You certainly have found the most 'blushing' shades of pink! All so lovely and yes .. quite heavenly. I am sure now that heaven is pink! Somehow I have previously missed Phoebe Howard's pink numbers. Oh what I have been missing. Thank you for showing me my oversight!!! :} Have Fun!!! Julie

Caroline at Caroline's Lost and Found said...

Beautiful!! Those "blushing" shades of pink....divine!!! Have a wonderful weekend! Take care, Caroline

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Now I know what you meant about girly girl pink being in the air! You give the best visual parties Alicia.....perfectly pink. XO

Juju said...

1. Congrats!
2. What an exquiste dress!
3. Love love love the fridge.
4. Cotton candy rocks!

Jacqueline said...

Oh Alicia......what fluffy. billowy,sugary,delicious images you have given us today.I think that I just want to bury myself in clouds of pinkyness !!!!!And such a delicate hue of pink....I have never been a pink girl but the softest pink is lovely and of course I have always been a pink champagne girl. That just goes without saying.
On my post today I have thanked Julie at Being Ruby, Simone at The bottom of the Ironing Basket and Janet at French Blue for their support. I couldn't thank everyone that I wanted to as my post would be miles long but I would like to say that you are up there with them as you have always come over and supported me with your comments so, thank you so much. Lots of love and have a good weekend. XXXX

Gaia said...

dear my lovely Alicia,

what could I do without your posts? You are like a therapy for me when I feel sad and blue. Really thank you for that post. pink is my fav color ever. I'have a crush on it since I was little. I'm not the one who always were pink but if there's something in pink for sure it will capture my attention!
So can I be the princess of the world you've just described on that post?
living in pink make the world a better place, don't you think?

Btw..I love the pink...everything!
have pinky lovely sunny weekend!

Lissa said...

beautiful, gorgeous post!

koralee said...

Thank you for sharing those pinks...i am so a pink gal...love all those pink yummy treat...yummy marshmellows...just bought a bag of pink ones the other day....the rooms are amazing so is that fridge...always wanted a pink one...how fun! Pink bubbly bubbles so much fun....thanks for all the loveliness this morning. Have an amazing weekend!

Averill said...

Lovely pictures and sentiments -- I love blush pink, too. If only it would shed its "baby" reputation and be allowed in adult company! :)

JennyMac said...

the photos are so gorgeous. And I am IN LOVE with that pink dress.

Patricia said...

Pink is without doubt my favourite colour so thanks for this heavenly post!

Lori said...

What gorgeous images ~ I feel all girly right now and want to run out and buy something pink!

bluehydrangea said...

Congratulations on your awards!! Love all the pink! the fridge is my favorite, so unexpected!

Vitania said...

Such a lovely read - and all that pretty powder pink - those Phoebe Howard rooms... Ohh - so dainty... so beautiful...

Vitania...
and btw - I was trying to guage location by skyline - but I couldn't figure it out. you are probably right though. yorkville

Christine--RHP said...

Hi Alicia--
hot enough for you yet? We're sweltering up here...especially with kilns going....
now you've got me inspired to come up with the palest creamy pinky-peachy glaze....
stop it, would you? I've got enough on my plate!
(I must say your last two posts had me swooning!)

Jeanneoli said...

One stunning photograph after another!

Gaia said...

I'm already back!!! I hope you'll be back to read my last post.
it's so difficult to me to explain how I feel everytime I read your comments: you've always the right words!!!
Thanks!

P.s. I'll bring limoncello and you'll be my guest!!

maureen said...

the color is heavenly! alicia, as always thanks for the support. i'm still in chicago & went one day to market (awesome finds!). i'll be going again tomorrow. goodluck to work btw, it just takes so much from blogging time doesn't it?

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Congrads and so worthy...your blog is like a great book. I love pink too. Thanks for your comment on the photo. I got the picture from another blog she was showing a room that went way wrong...I however did not think it was nearly as bad as they were making it out to be...I stood alone on that side of the fence. So I wanted to see how my readers would react to it. thanks again

trishiekoh said...

Loving this pink post..the pictures are so pretty!

sophiedahydesigns said...

Congratulaions and well deserved! Yours is a post I always follow.

Mimi said...

Congratulations are in order...I don't remember when I enjoyed "pink" so much..so lovely.

Mia said...

I love all your pink photos, as pink really is one of my very favourite colours. And congratulations on you award, is it not always lovely to know that people enjoy ones blog. As for enjoyment, I really have enjoyed your lovely comments in my blog. Thank you so much.

Slices of Beauty... said...

Wow, such a pink blast, lovely!

Laura said...

Alicia,
I am speechless! Truly the pinkest, prettiest post ever....

annechovie said...

Gorgeous, Alicia! Thanks for supplying my eye candy today.

The Matters of Style Girls said...

Lovely! Your post makes us happy to be girls...there is nothing better and more lively than a blushing pink!

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

What a beautiful post! All your images are so lovely, it is like eating dessert! I especially love the Phoebe Howard rooms and that pink dress was outstanding. Congrats on your awards!

Jacqueline said...

Hi there Alicia.....oh I would love to have seen you as a little girl , with your ploughmans lunch and pickled onions....I bet you were a cute child. XXXX

Bonnie said...

Just discovered your blog and have to say it is truly delightful! I love your place and have added you to my favorites! Your collection of pink pictures is pure joy! Bonnie :)

pinkstilettos said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Photos! So pretty and Yummy looking!!! You were asking about my tattoo, so I decided to post a photo. It's a tattoo of stars. Daisy~

icandy... said...

Oh, so pretty... in PINK! :)

Happy day!
Christina :)

Toothfairynotes said...

oh wow! I loved to dress, cake and bed!!! so cute!



*loves*

Courtney said...

This collection of images perfectly showcases the feminine beauty of this shade of pink! The Phoebe Howard rooms are favs, and the rest of these images have me longing for something pretty and girlie, not to mention that the food and confections all look delicious. Simply lovely.

Cavania said...

Beautiful pink post

KarenB said...

Alicia, I love this pink post! You've found such beautiful images. I am also so happy to make you giggle. It's was just one of "those" nights. But, I took it all in stride and rose to the occasion (especially after the chair incident)! Blessings, Karen

nevin said...

I am in heaven! This is beautiful, I just adore this post. Thank you for sharing. LOVE it!

Millie said...

As the Mum of 5 sons & with absolutely not a speck of pink in my life, to me this post is TOTALLY AWESOME Alicia! Thank you for such a glorious overdose of pinkness, it's made my day.
Millie ^_^