Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Some Like It Hot - Contest!

A Marilyn Monroe Collection at the Pink Pig.

I'm sure we all have a movie star that we adore and even years after her death, Marilyn Monroe is still one of the greatest legends of the twentieth century. I have selected a few of my favorites to share with you, several taken by Milton H. Greene. Milton met Marilyn Monroe while on assignment for Look Magazine.

They quickly became friends and formed their own film production company which produced the movies Bus Stop and The Prince and the Showgirl. Marilyn lived with Milton in their farmhouse in Connecticut where is was able to capture some of the most beautiful photographs ever taken of Marilyn Monroe.

Her favorite perfume... Chanel No. 5 of course and I just love this poster of an ad she did to promote the perfume.

Some other Pretty Must-Haves are a wooden trinket box which is velvet lined for all your bling  and a pretty bangle. These notepads are just darling and make perfect gifts.

For that special guy in your life I also feature a leather bound Wine Box with a photo of Marilyn on each side.

A few Marilyn quotes:

"It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on"

"Everyone is a star and deserves a chance to shine"

"I've been on a calendar, but never on time"

The Pink Pig is having a contest! Just leave me a post and tell me who your favorite movie star is and win a $25.00 certificate to my store. Winner will be notified by email. Contest ends May 8 midnight EST.

Monday, April 13, 2009

It's April in Paris at the Pink Pig

Paris Inspired Decor - What's new and exciting?

Some new merchandise has arrived at the store that I'm excited about and thought I would share.

Beautiful glassware perfect for that Sunday Brunch you may be planning. A pretty Paris wine bottle set which includes a set of (2) wine glasses. A beautiful glass Apothecary Jar with the word "Paris" etched on front would look fabulous filled with your favorite soap.

For your walls, pretty vintage inspired postcard prints under glass by Hardenbrook Studio.

Pretty new heart charms by Cathy Penton have arrived and would make a perfect gift for Mothers Day. All one-of-a kind, these pretty charms are strung on a black ribbon and come in their own velvet pouch.

The store now has a Garden Category so check back often as I continue to fill it with pretty urns, vintage outdoor furniture and salvage pieces I have found just for you!

Profitez du printemps! Enjoy Spring!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Searching for Antique Treasures: My Antique DayTrip

I must say I have Cabin Fever as the winter months here in the Adirondacks Mountains are much too long. So I decided to do a day trip to Troy, NY. This historic city has an area dedicated to several streets lined with antique stores.

My first visit was to a friend whom I had met through my travels on the internet. Her store is filled with Cottage Chic Furniture and Shabby Chic Treasures and she certainly has a talent for displaying her wonderful pieces.
Pay a visit to her online site at www.vintagechicfurniture.com to see more of what her wonderful shop has to offer.

As I traveled further down the street I stumbled into a rather large Antique Gallery filled with a number of dealers offering anything from Primitive Antiques to Mid-Century Modern Furniture. The second floor featured an art gallery with the works of a fantastic artist Jennifer Lanne. I spent the next hour in amazement as I walked backed and forth admiring this artist which I would love to share with you.





Jennifer's paintings are rich in color and story. Jennifer paints what she knows...floral, fauna and farm with brave strokes and drenched colors that tell of fond memories and vistas filled with possibilities. Her work is strong and bright, classic with a freshness of her own. Botanticals and landscapes are deliciously lush and thoughtful, while barnyard creatures poised and elegantly simple. Jennifer lives and works in her 1870's farm in Ballston Spa, New York. Her art has been featured in "Country Living" and "Romantic Homes" magazines. I hope to pay a visit to Jennifer soon with the possibility of having her works available at the Pink Pig.

I hope you enjoyed my photo's of a day in the country searching for antique treasures.
PS As a traveled down the road to my farmhouse, I could not help but stop to say hello to my new neighbors.

Loving Life in the Country!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

French Pillows

French Pillows by Buttons Buttons will definitely add elegance to any bedding set. This beautiful and very French Pillow collection has arrived at the Pink Pig. These pillows are made using a vintage French fabric on a dark brown background.

Pair - (2) 20 inch pillows $170.00
Oblong - 14 x 28 $170.00