Thursday, January 12, 2012

Inspired: Design- All About Pink AND 1st Giveaway of 2012!

Capiz Shell Chandelier with Pink Rosettes

Inspired: Design 'In The Pink'

If you haven't noticed, pink is everywhere this year.  In fact I think it started last year and shows no signs of stopping. You'll see it fashion, food, interiors, crafts, art. You name it, and there is pink.

Now, I will be upfront with you. I had an aversion to pink for awhile, because the 'girls' room in our house growing up was..........you guessed it, pink. It's not that I hated pink, I just got a little sick of it (well, until I was of the age to wear Love's Baby soft, but that's another post all together).

Back to pink. It's here. Every shade in the spectrum and I must confess, call-me-Sally-Field, I really, really like it.  There is a pink for everyone from blush to neon and everything in between, all over pink to just a touch- I bet if you're like me and just give it a chance, you might find you like (or love) it afterall. 


1. pink toile curtains via maisondecor
2. pink flower pillow via RSH boutique
3. woman in pink dress by CGallaArt
4. sweet pink floral pj pants via peridotbyduni
5. neon orangey-pink day glow lamps via ilikemikes
6. gin and pink grapefruit cocktail via gourmet
7. pink capiz chandelier via claytongrayhome
8. the most fabulous pink skirt ever by jason wu via champagnemacarons
(I actually had my wedding dress hemmed up like this- hey, it was the 80s- but it wasn't nearly as beautiful as this skirt)
9. the palest blush pink room via thisisglamourous
10. a lovely living room with pink touches via canadianhouseandhome

What about you? Are you in the pink or would you like to just skip right on by this trend?

The First Giveaway of the Year!

Since I love all the pink that is happening I will be giving away an archival 8.5 x11print of my Louis Louis in Pink illustration.  

This giveaway for the LouisLouis print will close on January 26th and I'll announce the winner the following day.

All you have to do to enter is: 


*Follow this blog (check out the right hand sidebar for ways to follow), and tell us how you're following in the comments.

*Visit Bates Mercantile Co. and tell us what your favorite item is.

(if you already 'follow' and 'like' Bates Mercantile Co. & Mercantile Muse, just say so in your comment)

Earn one extra entry for each of the following:

*Like us on Facebook, and let us know you did.

*Spread the word about this Giveaway (receive one extra entry for each way you share this giveaway):

            *Blog about

            *Tweet about

            *Tell your Facebook friends

            *Pin this on Pinterest
 
            *Stumble it on Stumble Upon

            *Tumble on Tumbler

Ah, Thursday. We finally got snow! It's heavy and wet and messy. However, I will remind those in my hemisphere, it is Winter!  Have a good one.

Peace out


28 comments:

  1. Pam! Firstly - Pioneering Woman IS fabulous! She is making me laugh! Can't believe I haven't got you on my facebook list - have sorted that out and have 'liked' you. Think the 'Love' poster is still my fav. but you have a lot of good stuff in there!

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    1. OK, can i just SHOUT how happy I am that blogger has given us the ability to reply to each comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Cari-Jane.....oh my, do I have you on my facebook? I will check!!! If not, I'll find you.

      And yes, Pioneer Woman is the bomb. I even send some of her posts to my mom. Charlie the basset hound makes my day on a regular basis. This post oher her kitchen sink fiasco killed me. Gar did this with our bathroom and killed our bedroom rug before we had the addition (it was ok though, the rug was gross)

      http://thepioneerwoman.com/blog/2011/10/i-flooded-my-kitchen-this-morning/You'll have to search for her post on

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  2. I am a following your blog~I am kind of new to FB and will go over and see you there too! Thank you soooo much for putting my toile curtains in the roundup! A little pink does a body good I say!

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    1. Amy, I will check you out on facebook too! You're welcome for featuring your curtains.........they fit the pink theme to a P. Plus, pink toile? who would be crazy enough not to love? I love saying toile by the way.

      I tried to post on your blog today but for some reason I kept freezing up. Wanted to tell you your office looks fab! that wall size hutch is fantastic. and your office looks as big as our little cottage used to be, especially to be able to fit that hutch!

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  3. Hi Pam!

    I LOVE the collage you made. I feel very honoured that you have included my pj pants! Thank you so much!!
    I am following your blog via GFC :)

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    1. Duni, I love all of the materials that you use. They're all SO pretty. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

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  4. Oh, and I admire your artwork in your Etsy shop, but I love the porcelain bowl with the roses especially!

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  5. I just tweeted about this post! Your La Chaise illustration is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  6. I posted this on my Facebook profile :)

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  7. I have been really into pink lately too - I love all the collections and creations everyone is coming out with. I wish I had a reason to wear that pink skirt :D

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    1. That's how I feel about that skirt........if I only had someplace to wear it. I got nuttin' though. :)

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  8. I may have to rethink pink! I have virtually no pink in my house. I love the "woman in Pink Dress" painting. Nice picks!

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    1. Kathy, I adore that painting. I think it's just gorgeous.

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  9. Ok, I was just telling a friend the other day that I wanted to do a bathroom in all really light pinks. My hubby doesn't agree haha but I think I might have to do it!

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    1. i bet if you pick the 'right pinks' he will be able to handle it. my sister in law's ensuite is pink and it has the prettiest glow.

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  10. I'm a follower and put a link to this on my blog sidebar! Beautiful and would love to win ;o)
    Alicia

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    1. Alicia, thanks so much! LOVE the necklace you're giving away- it's just beautiful.

      So glad you're following. look foward to getting to know you.

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    2. Hi Pam, just gave your giveaway a shout out in today's post. I just love this piece of art and am secretly hoping that I win...okay, maybe not so secretly since I just wrote that :o)
      xo, Alicia

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    3. Thanks for my laugh of the day Alicia! too funny. thanking you for the shoutout too!

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  11. Hi Pam, I would love a bit more pink in my life. I have 3 boys so there isn't much of it right now. I think this print would be a great addition to my sewing room. A little pink, just for me! Thanks so much.

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  12. Oh and my favorite piece in your shop is that enamel tray. I have some myself but I love that color!

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    1. isn't that piece great? i am tempted to keep it. it might make a good gathering tray when i'm doing product shots....to gather up all my props in one place and then put them back easily. hhhhmmmm.......something to think about.

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  13. i follow your blog, i like you on facebook, and if i'm not following on twitter already, i will!

    This is my fave thing in your shop right now:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/87028583/printable-wall-art-typography-poster

    Thanks!
    Hayley

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    1. hiya hayley......i must confess. i'm not on twitter yet. i just have an aversion to 'one more thing'. know what i mean? if i bite the bullet i'll let you know.

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  14. I'm a follower/friend! I love your I love you, eye chart, print. This one is adorable too! Great giveaway!

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    1. Have to say Tammy, that I Love You Eye Chart has been a favorite of our customers over the past year too.

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