Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Pillow Collection At The Pink Pig

Hello Blog Friends!

Our new Summer Pillow Collection has arrived at the shop and i hope my friends will jump over to my new blog and say hello and leave me a comment of what you think of the new collection.  Please be sure to sign up again for our newsletter as well.

Thanks and come Visit!           

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Pink Pig Has Moved

The Pink Pig Has Moved - Come Visit Us At Our New Blog!
I am no longer updating posts to this site since i have decided to host my blog on my own website.
All of these prior posts were moved to my new blog where i will continue to add new posts.

Please take a moment to update your bookmarks.
My new blog address is


I value each and every one of my blog readers, and i hope you will follow me to my new home.



Saturday, April 10, 2010

Antique Beds for the Cottage

I love antique beds, and here at the Pink Pig our selection is always changing.  Take a peek
at our new selection.  Our latest addition to the collection is a Twin Canopy bed, Adams Style
19th century, with hand painted motif of Satinwood and Maple.

Adams Style Canopy Bed - Circa 1900's
Our Jenny Lind bed is an example of true Country Style.  Jenny Lind was a Swedish-born opera
singer from the 1800's.  She traveled as part of a concert tour promoted by P.T. Barnum and became
known as "The Swedish Nightingale."  As a result of her popularity, people began naming things after
her.  During the Gold Rush, a town in California was even named after her, however the most lasting
was that of the Jenny Lind bed.
Jenny Lind Spindle Bed

We gave this full size poster bed a new look with a fresh coat of paint in linen white and added
some color with the finials in a pale shade of gray.
Cottage Bed

We love finding ways to inspire you with our Cottage Style Furniture - tell us about your latest
piece for your Cottage and what inspires you.  Visit us again soon to view our Iron Bed Collection.


Monday, March 29, 2010

More Finds For The Farmhouse - The Comfort of the Past

I found a few new pieces in my travels this past week that I thought I would share. Each have a true sense of comfort from the past. I am always attracted to things that show wear, choosing the rough over the pristine every time. I prefer furniture that shows it has not been influenced by worldly style or fashion.

My time spent in this rural countryside, surrounded by wonderful farmhouses and cottages, has taught me the true sense of country living.  It's funny how I find inspiration in vistas others might regard as mundane.

I am enamored with jelly cabinets, hutches, tables and folk art pieces made for local use on the farm. So long ago and far away from the cities and towns where carpenters and cabinet makers toiled in more formal traditions.

I hope you enjoyed my Farmhouse Finds and you will visit often as I share with you my sense of Country Living!


Friday, March 19, 2010

Think Pink! - Our all time favorites at the Pink Pig

With Spring in the air, I thought I would share a few of our all time favorites items in the shop. They're all in our favorite shade - Pink!

We love putting our spin on old vintage lamps and these have been given a new look with fabric shades made using vintage fabric and trim. I always love searching for old vintage lighting yet most are without shades. The shade can make or break that look you are trying to achieve. These lamps are charming and a perfect fit for your cottage.

Our pretty Loungewear by Plum Pretty Sugar and Kiyomi features cotton tanks, lounge pants and pretty robes with vintage inspired prints in soft shades of pink.

Need a splash of pink on those white walls? Check out our fabulous prints in our Wall Decor category. There you will find our Couture Magazine prints, our decorative wall hooks made using antique ceiling tin or our fabulous tin hearts which look perfect in a window or on your favorite cabinet!

Need a gift in pink.....look no further as our Gift Category features our Signature Scent candle, a pretty business card holder, vintage pink glassware, a fabulous cross pendant hung on a vintage pink velvet ribbon or for the gal you think has everything - our Pink Handbag clock made using vintage jewelry!

I hope you have enjoyed our unique selection of goodies - let us know what your favorite is and always know you can find a unique gift for that someone special in our favorite shade PINK!


Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Colors for Cottage Style Furniture

Our color inspiration here at the Pink Pig for Spring came from a recent treasure hunt I spoke about on an earlier post. A former Bed & Breakfast here in the Adirondacks was filled with bedrooms full of antique Cottage Furniture in this perfect shade of pale green.


I remember walking from bedroom to bedroom hoping to find more treasures. I caught a glimpse of myself from a dresser mirror and realized that I had a big smile on my face. I chuckled because it was the upbeat and happy color of these wonderful pieces of a bygone era that really made me smile.

Beautiful beds....charming dressers...small side tables, all in this most perfect shade of green. I took all these treasures back to the shop and decided that I would leave these pretty finds untouched from painting to keep their sense of style through this amazing color.

I love this shade of green as a way to add a splash of color in any room. As I glanced around the shop, I realized I managed to fill it with other finds in a variation of this same happy this Faith, Hope & Charity Sign.

French Floral Pillows on a dreamy white sofa.

A beautiful hand-painted Torchiere lamp, my wicker front porch settee or even my vintage green glass bottles which I use for display.

A ribbon necklace done in hushed teal with pale brown trim - rough aquamarine stones dangle below and can be worn as a necklace or wrapped around your wrist as worn as a bracelet.

Vintage tin heart ornament made using antique ceiling tin adorned with an vintage crystal chandelier prism and then hung on a pretty matching ribbon.

Imagine this - coming from a gal who names her shop the Pink Pig. Anyway my new color inspiration this Spring is green and I welcome your thoughts and comments on what your favorite decorating color is and how you use it for inspiration in your home.


Friday, February 26, 2010

Searching for the Perfect Gift With Vintage Style?

Unique gifts for friends and family are at your finger tips at the Pink Pig.  I have found some items that will be the talk of the party and will have your girlfriends asking "Where did you get that?" Be different. Be Unique.  Don't give that boring Starbucks giftcard or the gift certificate for another mani/pedi.  These new gift idea items are just a click away at the Pink Pig.

I was so excited to find these French Inspired tea towels.  They are 100% cotton and come in three different designs.  Every woman needs tea towels and the graphics on these will add style and elegance to the kitchen of your gift recipient.

This vintage Milk Glass set has an Indiana and Grape Glass pattern and features a set of eight plates and cups.  This gift says "I know who is having the next luncheon!" 

There is so much elegance in this set of 4 Verre d' Amitie glasses.  Each glass is etched in French and it reads "A Glass for a Friend."  What a beautiful and unique way to express your feelings.

Finally, let me tell you about these amazing votive candles. Vie Luxe candles feature the finest and most luxurious components, from nickel finished glass to sophisticated packaging.  Each candle is a skillful blend of All-Natural, Botanical Wax and Fragrance Oils developed by the world's top fragrance house. A blend of White Jasmine Flowers, Exotic Ceibo Petals, Ombu Leaves & White Pepper. This simple gift is luxury in a box.

So next time you need a hostess gift, birthday gift or something for a member of the family, please visit the Pink Pig.  It is always my pleasure to help you find just that perfect something that will make the person who receives it know how truly special they are.