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.