Monday, November 30, 2009

So Shabby Pink Sale


Thanksgiving was fun and now onward to Christmas!

We are having a sale on various items on our website, So Shabby Pink for a limited time. Last date to order for Christmas is Dec. 4th.

We've added some new softer side items and have more to come this week.

Thanks for stopping by!
So Shabby Pink

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009 from So Shabby Pink

Good morning! It's Thanksgiving again! The turkey is already in the oven and now we can relax for a few hours.

We here at So Shabby Pink wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and the bounty of peace, love and joy in your life.

Kindest regards,

So Shabby Pink

Saturday, November 21, 2009

So Shabby Pink - New Items and Christmas Deadline

Hello there!

I cannot believe Christmas is almost here. The older I get, the faster time goes by.

We have added a few one of a kind items to our website,
So Shabby Pink.

We are busy preparing samples and a display to take to the Dallas Market Center for the January 2010 gift show as well as filling orders! I don't know what I would do without my husband's help! He cuts all our wood and soon will be the assembly manager for our new items.

The last day to order for Christmas is December 4th.

If you have any special Christmas projects you would like to share, email me at with pictures and a brief description. We will make every attempt to get you published on our blog! Leave us a comment too. We always enjoy your feedback.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Introducing The Vintage Rose Boutiques

Something big is coming......get ready!

Our shops will be expanding with some beautiful new additions !
Make sure to check this blog often to meet the shop owners, get updates, highlights and sneak peeks.

~We will be displaying our new lines at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market in January, 2010.~

Monday, September 28, 2009

So Shabby Pink - Up Late with New Pin Cushion


It is almost October! How did that happen? Our trees and grass are still green and it was 85 degrees today. That's okay though. I love the mild winters here.

I worked on two pin cushions today. Here is one of them that is the smaller of the two. The second one will be put on our So Shabby Pink website tomorrow.

I can't go to bed right now. I have some clothes in the dryer. Sounds goofy, but I just don't like going to sleep with applicances still running.....
So, what do you want for Christmas?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

So Shabby Pink - New Item Framed Roses

I just love the softness these bows add to an otherwise hard and rigid home decor item. This will fit into so many decors. If you love the shabby chic look, cottage country decor or just love pink and white, this is a lovely accessory. Easel on back for table top display.

Come visit us at So Shabby Pink. Don't forget to pick up the newest copy of Romantic Country Magazine.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Romantic Country Fall/Winter Now in Stock

It's here! The new issue of Romantic Country magazine is in and it is filled with gorgeous photos and more interesting articles. Some ladies are just SO talented and have created such lovely homes! You can purchase it on our website, So Shabby Pink. We will send it to you by First Class postage.

We have one new "one of a kind" item in our Newest Additions category today. There are some more coming this week. So much to do! The older I get, the longer I wish the days were.

Hope all are having a good week. We are getting more precious RAIN!
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, September 14, 2009

So Shabby Pink - Romantic Country Magazine Fall / Winter

The new Fall / Winter Romantic Country magazine will be here soon! I will let you know.... You can purchase yours at our website, So Shabby Pink.

Pictures used with permission from Chez Fifi. Fifi is the current editor of Romantic Country magazine.
Thanks for stopping by!
So Shabby Pink

Sunday, September 06, 2009

So Shabby Pink - Introducing Designer Artist Darlene Lydia Violet


I want to introduce you to a Designer/Artist that I met this year. Her professional name is Darlene Lydia Violet. I met Darlene through my website and it has been such a pleasure to get to know her.

First and foremost, Darlene wants all to know that she is a Christian and that she loves God with all her heart and soul. Darlene says God has given her this ability. She is happily married to her husband, Terry and they live in Florida with eight doggies! They have Miniature Schnauzers and Cairn Terriers. She likes calling them Schnauzicairns!

This is my favorite painting of hers. Everyone knows I love roses and this fits into the shabby chic and cottage home look I love so much.

Pink "Best Friends" Poodles is being shown on the website Vintage Chic Furniture. The hearts glow in the dark and they have faux diamond collars, eyes and toe nails! There is also a pink rose on the lady poodle's paw.

This painting has all my favorite colors. Such a beautiful piece of art! I really admire her talent and am so pleased to present her to you all.

All of Darlene's paintings are originals and painted in acrylics. They are finished off on the front with ribbons or pearls and pretty things that give them dimension. The back of her paintings are finished with felt and ribbons or fabric and ribbons.

I know there are many more fine details about Darlene's paintings that she would love to tell you about herself. If you would like to see more of Darlene's work or have questions, you can contact her through her email address: or contact me at: and I will hook you up with her!

I hope all of you are doing well. Glad you stopped by tonight. We finally got RAIN today and all is well.

Shabby Pink

Friday, August 21, 2009

So Shabby Pink - Paul de Longpre La France Roses Back in Stock


Our best selling yard long print, "La France Roses," is back in stock. It is by far, our best selling wall decor item. I bought a very long white frame at Hobby Lobby for framing. I got it during one of Hobby Lobby's sales.

"La France Roses" by Paul de Longpre
Hope all of you are doing well. It is STILL hot here and it makes working outside quite a chore. I ride my bicycle in the hot afternoons but still haven't managed to get used to it. I am looking forward to our mild Texas winter.
We am starting to think about Christmas! Hope you will share your decorating and celebration plans here. Last year, I posted lots of pictures on my website So Shabby Pink, that came from my readers' homes all decorated for Christmas. I hope to be able to do that again and will probably let it spill over to our blog.
Also, on our sister website, So Shabby Pink PAPER, we will be doing something similar this year. We haven't quite decided what, but we will let you know.
Thanks for stopping by today,

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

So Shabby Pink 20% off One of a Kind Items

I feel like we are living in the never ending twilight zone of heat! We adjust though. I watered plants early and came in to stay out of the heat.

We are having a 20% off sale on our One of a Kind items on our website We are still adding new items and they will be eligible for the sale also.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 20, 2009

So Shabby Pink and Perpetuum Jazzile - Africa (live)

OH! You have got to watch this! Another choir member at church, Julaine, sent this to me. Make sure you watch it to the end though. It starts out with "rain" and then they continue on...... All the percussion sounds and what sounds like background music is actually people. :-) Turn your speakers up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

So Shabby Pink Tea Set for Home Decor

I've gotten to the point where I will paint just about anything. I have even painted picture frame glass, mirrors and individual glass items. When the mood strikes, I go for it!
I love to find orphaned silver plated tea sets that have not received the kind of love and care they needed. Those are perfect candidates for a redesign.

We have one coming soon to our website, So Shabby Pink. This is how this one ended up.

I like it. :-)

Speaking of design, I have found the blog of a very talented lady. She writes great entries and has wonderful photos to illustrate. Visit Interior Designer, Cathy Erickson, at The Stylish House.

Thanks for stopping by,

So Shabby Pink

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

So Shabby Pink Happy for Another Year

Well, I am blessed to have had another birthday! I am always grateful for each and every year I live. My mother died rather young and I just don't take birthdays for granted.

I always want shrimp for special days. So, we made some shrimp and shrimp and shrimp kabobs and survived grilling in this awful Texas heat wave.

My family and I have reached that point where we ask, "What can I get them?" so we have resorted to food! My sister sent me all these goodies from Whole Foods Grocery in Georgia.

AHH! My favorite! My husband made me a yellow cake with chocolate icing. He was kind and didn't put candles on it.

Now that July 4th and my birthday are over, it's time to go back to work! It is so hot here in Texas though, that I just don't want to get out in the garage to paint. It was 103 degrees at 6:30 pm tonight. I will be glad when this high pressure system moves away from the state of Texas!
I often paint standing at the kitchen counter during these summer days! This does slow me down a bit, I must say but it beats the alternative.
My husband built this nice solid wood box for me when I was making soap. It was supposed to be a soap mold but I never used it. It is now a great holder for wash clothes or personal items on your romantic vanity.

Hope you stop by our website, So Shabby Pink. We have some great new things coming.....
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, July 05, 2009

So Shabby Pink - Celebrate Freedom

The USA might not be perfect but celebrate our freedom in the USA this weekend!

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Summer / Fall Romantic Country Magazine at So Shabby Pink

We just got in the newest issue of Romantic Country magazine. It's wonderful, as usual. You can buy it now at So Shabby Pink with First Class Postage. Internation rates available.

Hope you will stop by So Shabby Pink and get yours now!

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

So Shabby Pink Sale Offer

Hi again!

We are offering the Spring/Summer issue of Romantic Country Magazine ($7.99 on the newstands - $6.99 on our website) free with any order of at least $39.

Come on over to So Shabby Pink and look around. We have added some new items this week and have a large variety of pastels.

Our small original rose wall plaques.
Our special design wall plaques
One of a kind painted things for those who love the cottage and shabby chic look.
This offer is good while magazine supplies last. Any orders received of at least $39 after magazine supplies are depleted will receive free Summer/Fall issue.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

So Shabby Pink - It started in the Garage

Hello all.

The days have been a bit cooler this week, thank goodness. Tomato plants don't like to set new tomatoes when the nights are as warm as they have been. Hope we will have more "normal" temps for awhile. I am really not sure what is normal in Texas though.

We were cleaning out the garage not long ago and like many of you, I have collected things that I just know I will use --- someday and in ---some way. When my husband got serious about cleaning out, I had to really defend my right to keep some of my most prized BIG items. I almost lost these two beautiful old things!

This is an antique bed footboard - I used the headboard in the spare bedroom. Can you imagine him wanting to get RID of it? AH!

Click on pictures to enlarge

I got this door as someone was about to throw it out to the trash! Can you believe that? Look at all that shabby chic charm!

When my husband found out what I wanted to do with these great old pieces, he said, "You want to do what?!" For those of you who like to collect things like this, I bet you have heard those words before too, huh?

He was still asking that question at this point.....

My husband is such a good sport though. Although he was skeptical and was just not liking it as it went together, he kept going. He just focused on the workmanship, I guess, and he really does good work. To tell you the truth, I was beginning to wonder myself if I would like it.

I didn't even know he could do some of the touches he added to this project. He added some arms and routed the edges.

He still kept going....

Okay! Now there is somewhere to actually sit! At this point, this bench project became his own. He got sooooooo particular and fussy over everything being just right. I gladly just stood back and let him be in charge!

I don't even know how many coats of paint he meticulously put on this thing.

Ater putting in a seat, routing edges, adding trim and lots of paint, it is ALMOST finished.

This pretty quilt will do for now but I think I will use some foam and make a softer seat. I have some ornamental embellishments to add and some distressing to do and then it will be perfect.
Thanks for stopping by today. We are adding some new One of A Kind items so hope you will come by So Shabby Pink and look around.
Have a fun weekend!