Friday, August 08, 2008

PINK Saturday, Episode Five~

Hello and welcome to another PINK SATURDAY! PS is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. Be sure to visit her blog and take a tour of the other pink posts in blogland!

Today I'm sharing my vintage raspberry pink settee. I bought this at a local antique mall for $50. The velvet has seen better days, and has much fading, but I think it is shabby perfect!
Here it is shown in the office a few years ago. It is accompanied by vintage smocked pillows, a vintage tablecloth, and a vintage embroidered baby blanket. The pink smocked pillow is velvet too. I have patterns for these and would love to make one some day.
raspberry loeveseat ~pillows~linens
That round rug now resides under my dining room table. We've since got new berber carpet in the office.
This is a shot of the love seat in my craft room, where it will take up permanent residence. A gorgeous antique rug lies under foot, which I found in the dumpster of a house I had stalked.
where closet had been
Here we have fabulous wallpaper from the 40's. I begged for this for my birthday one year, it was not cheap. I intended on using it on the ceiling as it looked somewhat like a tin ceiling design. But alas, I am too chicken to use it. I'm afraid I'll ruin it. And now I'm not so sure I want to use it on the ceiling anyway. Fickle is woman. Especially me. We'll see once we get the trim in and such.
You can find vintage wallpaper at Hannah's Treasures~

vintage 40s wallpaper for ceiling

I pulled the colors out of this paper for my room. The walls are a soft jadeite green, and the ceilings are PINK!
Lot's to do in this room yet tho.... And unfortunately this is how the settee looks now.
sitting area
Before you gasp at how junky it looks, I'll share some before shots! There used to be a closet there~
closet that was taken out
We tore that out!
craft room looking where closet used to be
And we found something VERY special.
But you'll have to stay tuned for that story to unfold on another day!
Before I go I'll share some very pretty shabby pink roses on these awesome vintage drapes~
"Pink is like red but not quite".... I forgot how much I liked this song!
Did you have your speakers on?


Life on the Edge said...

What a beautiful settee! It is going to look wonderful in that room! Also love the vintage wallpaper, but I am like you and would be afraid to hurt it!

Those vintage curtains with the roses are so cute!

I'll have Jake the attack dog standing guard over my plate that you covet! I can just picture you, standing at my door, the plate within reach, and him thwarting your efforts. He'd report to me later that a Miss Scarlett, when chased away, was heard saying, "I'll get it tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day!"


Kathy said...

Love your raspberry setee! I love that color anyway - I even painted my bathroom that color! Very nice vintage pink post!

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Nikki.

You have quite a bit going on over there. I can't wait to see everything when you finish. Thanks for sharing pink with us today.

Lallee said...

I love the color of your settee. And I'm always amazed at what you have accomplished in your home when I see the before pics again! The curtain print is gorgeous.

Justine said...

Lovely pink stuff Nikki! I think you should use that wallpaper somewhere. It's so beautiful! Just hire a professional to install it!

Justine :o )

Unknown said...

Your rugs are beautiful! As is your settee! It looks like you have certainly gotten a lot done on your cottage!


Dawn said...

The settee is really lovely. I love having a room where I can go to create. My room, though, has very little pink in it.

The wallpaper you have is gorgeous. YOu need to be brave and use it!

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,

Tricia said...

Thanks for inviting me to join Pink Saturday! I will have something up soon. I love your Setee but, the pillows are so lovely. My grandmother made some of them. I wish I had one! Pink's the Best!

Glennis said...

I love the settee! and what a find, for $50! You've got an eye! I'm sure you will eventually get that room in order and it will be so great!

happy pink Saturday!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What great pink this week! The settee will look wonderful once that room is all done.
Loved the wall paper too!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

What a happy pink renovation!

~ Gabriela ~

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh Nikki, I think that wallpaper would be gorgeous on the ceiling! I think you should use it...Your room is going to be great when finished. Can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

Hola Nikki!!
Your settee is beautiful!!

And yummm the cherries!!!
How you dried them?
Happy Pink Saturday!!

Besitos from Argentina!!!

Tracy said...

Hi, have a lovely place here in blogland! Your crushed-raspberry settee is gorgeous...What a lot you have going on! Can't wait to see the result. That paper is beautiful...Happy Pink Saturday :o)


That $50 settee is the steal of a lifetime!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Nikki, I just love your settee! My MIL has a couch very similar, and I keep hoping she will get "tired" of it and want to get rid of it! She does that often on everything but that VELVET COUCH! I would so love to have it! LOL! Yours is just the perfect size, and the color is great! I also LOVE the pillows on your settee! I like the rounded cabinet that is next to it, in the picture, too! You have some great vintage items! :)


Cottage Rose said...

Why Scarlett; I declare I just adore your pink Saturday pretties. The wall paper is so pretty, I hope you find some place to hang it. Have a great weekend.


Anonymous said...

I love it all. The settee is beautiful. I love the vintage wallpapaer! And, the curtains, pillows, and room makeover are perfect!

Thanks for sharing!


Joy Jones said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the little pink sofa! I'd love to have something like that in my studio, if my studio was large enough to hold something so sweet! Beautiful pink post! xoxo ~ Joy

{oc cottage} said...

those pillows...My g-grandmother (from Missouri) had them! That rug..that devan (as she called it)'re killing me!!! LOVE, LOVE,LOVE!!! Oh my!

M ^..^

Just A Girl said...

Hi Nikki,
Such beautiful pink posessions. Your setee is so darling and that wallpaper is to die for! Ever think about usung it as a "Fill" with a dado below? That would be darling. It would make you much happier if it were on the walls:).
Have a great pink weekend!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

can hardly wait to see what you found. Remodelling is exciting and love the roses on your wall paper.

Katie said...

Oh is there anything more yummylicious than pink velvet? Love your blog! Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Nikki, Your settee is wonderful. Can't wait to see the room when you are done. The wallpaper, the curtains...Lovely.


Christie said...

Oh nikki! You are a lady after my own heart! I loved your pink Saturday and the seatee.... you are so lucky to have the 100 year old house. I will stopping by frequently. Your blog is beautiful!


P.S. I loved the pics of you in the icecream shoppe that you directed me to.... wow, girl you are magazine worthy for sure. I couldn't believe how closely you resembled the girl in the magazine on my post! That was a precious picture of you in the vintage dress!

Anonymous said...

Your settee is the epitome of the perfect shab! I love it! ~ Lynn

Anonymous said...

Love your post and the love seat. very special. Have a wonderful day.

Suzie Button said...

Love all your Pink! Especially the wallpaper and those beautiful drapes! Gorgeous!

PAT said...

Sweet Pink Saturday post, Nikki! You would have loved a look at Aunt Ruth's!!


nikkicrumpet said...

Well I sure enjoyed my first visit to your blog. The pink settee is lovely. I just love the vintage stuff..especially the are so beautiful and it's perfect for that vintage style! And heck...anyone with a name like Nikki has to be alright!

Rue said...

Hi Nikki :)

That settee is fantastic! Your office is going to be beautiful. I can see it in my minds eye :)


Anonymous said...

Lots of great pictures here! I'm all about those vintage drapes with the roses. BEEE YOU TEA FULL!

Heather said...

Oh my gosh! I love the pink settee! It is perfect! Okay, I am dying to know the story- you ripped out a closet and found a room?!?! The rug under the settee is gorgeous! Don't you just love dumpster diving? My husband used to say "Have you no pride woman?"- but he does it now all of the time!! I think he has become worse than me!!
Oh honey you have to use that paper! It is way too pretty not to!
And I just love Aerosmith! Does that make me a dork? he he he
Heather :)

Carrie said...

It seems that the wallpaper would be great on a ceiling -- fabulous design.

Margie said...

What lovely *pink* things! The settee, wallpaper, rugs, all are so pretty! And I love the jadeite green on the walls!