Friday, December 31, 2010

From So Shabby Pink to You - Happy New Year 2011!

Happy New Year to everyone!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

So Shabby Pink Blog - New Romantic Country Magazine Now in Stock

It's here!  Come by and get the latest copy at .  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

So Shabby Pink - Closed to Get Ready for Christmas

We will be closed  starting Dec. 9 and will reopen on Dec. 27.  We have lots to do to prepare for our Christmas celebration. 

You can order if you like and it will be processed on Dec. 27.

We hope all of you have a very happy holiday season. For us here at So Shabby Pink, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Peggy and Richard

Saturday, December 04, 2010

So Shabby Pink - Blue and White Rooms


It sure does not feel like December here in South Texas. It's about 75 degrees, little wind and sunny. My husband cut the grass and chopped up fallen leaves. It's so nice out there!

Although I sell a lot of pink in my business, So Shabby Pink, I have a real passion for blue and am wanting to makes some changes in the house.

See link reference below

No, this is not our bedroom but I am thinking about doing a version of this. I think this is so pretty and very peaceful ! I found some nice fabric very similar to this at Calico Corners.

What was the name of that show on HGTV where they would show a desinger's room that had a very expensive price tag. THEN, they would go out and find furniture and decor to re-create a look alike room for a fraction of the price.....what was the name of that show? This picture is my guide. I won't be able to start until after the new year though. Just too busy this month!

Bedroom Picture from House Beautiful "Beautiful Blue and White Rooms"
Have any home decor before and after pictures?

Thanks for stopping by,Peggy
So Shabby Pink

Monday, November 29, 2010

So Shabby Pink Chic Trays

Old painted trays....cute!

Hope your day is going well!
So Shabby Pink

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

So Shabby Pink - Very Chic Christmas Ornaments on Sale

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

This is a cooking and shipping day here. I will be making old traditional recipes my husband loves and maybe a new macaroni and cheese recipe I obtained! Yuuummmmmmmm..........

We are have a clearance sale in our Softer Side category at So Shabby Pink
. We will have the sale until all are gone. We will have more in 2011!

This one can be ordered in multiples.

This one can be ordered in multiples.

These are so beautiful on a Christmas tree, especially if you use a lot of the colors I do in your decorations. Please note that a few can be ordered in multiples since we have plenty of that particular
fabric. They are also adorable as a door knob ornament.

What is your Thanksgiving menu? What are the traditional dishes your family makes?

Thanks for stopping by this morning,

So Shabby Pink

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

So Shabby Pink - Time for Christmas Tags

Christmas is almost here and it's time to think of wrapping presents with that shabby decor touch. Come see us at So Shabby Pink Paper for a nice selection. They come printed on an 8-1/2" X 11" heavy card stock page and you cut them out.

Take advantage of our end of year sale. For every 4 pages you order, you will get one FREE page.

We will be closing for the Christmas season a few weeks before Christmas so we can prepare for our own celebration. We will send out a notice for the exact date.

Thanks for stopping by!

So Shabby Pink

Monday, October 11, 2010

Memorail Day in Gruene, TX from So Shabby Pink

We spent a very nice day in Gruene, TX on Memorial Day. What a fun place to go. The weather was perfect (not too hot) and we ate at The Grist Mill. They have the best fried shrimp I have ever eaten.
So Shabby Pink

Monday, October 04, 2010

So Shabby Pink - Slip Cover Project Continues

I am almost embarrassed for you to know it has taken me over a year to finish up this ottoman slip cover. Back in March of 2009 , I started a project that had been waiting for me for a very long time. Now, in October of 2010, I am just finishing only one element of it, the ottoman.

The saying goes that "if you want to get something done, give it to a busy person." I am not so sure that applies to me! There are only 24 hours in a day and I have a bad habit of starting too many projects at one time! Does that sound like any of you?

I still have to hem or put on a skirt...not sure yet.
Here is what it's SUPPOSED to look like
Ottoman from "Slipcovers by Shelly"
This is my first attempt ever at slip covers and I just didn't get the two seams lined up well. I probably should have cut one long piece with only one seam to go all the way around. I am learning!

I will keep going and come back to it after I know I have enough fabric to finish a chair. Here I go!

There are fabulous girls out there that have inspired me to do this. Every time I go look at their blogs, I pull the fabric out and do a little more. This blog -
Pink and Polkadot - got me started. I LOVE this blog! I downloaded her ebook and it has and continues to help me a great deal. I also have a book on slipcovering that I frequently reference.

Other blogs I have read to learn about slip covers are:

Cozy Cottage Slipcovers
Slip Cover Chic
Much To Do With Nothing
Custom Slipcovers by Shelley - I bought her How to Make Slipcover DVD

I will just stick with this project until I get it finished, even if it takes years!
Thanks for stopping by today and I will keep you posted.
So Shabby Pink

Thursday, September 23, 2010

So Shabby Pink - New Magazines in Stock


We have a new supply in of Romantic Country (Winter Issue), Romantic Homes (Oct. Issue) and a new magazine this time - KITCHENS. We won't be carrying Kitchens in the future but thought you might like this issue.

All our magazines are offered at a discount and we use First Class Mail to ship. Save gas and purchase online at So Shabby Pink.

This is a little peek at one article in KITCHENS magazine.
Love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

So Shabby Pink

Sunday, August 15, 2010

So Shabby Pink - Storage, Small Details and The Unexpected

Hello! It is just another hot Sunday afternoon. Keeping cool inside today.

I am always looking for ways to decrease clutter in our home. There are endless ways to be creative when it comes to storage. My biggest problem, however, when I do something new is to REMEMBER what I did! We were looking for the remote controls recently and I forgot I had created a new place to put them.
PROBLEM: Out of sight....out of mind!

Oh, yes! Now I remember.

I also love the beach and use shells as decor in a few areas. This is my newest. One more place for storage too.

This is our unexpected fireplace screen. If we do use the fireplace, which is rather seldom here in Texas, we remove the vintage wooden screen and there is a metal drawing screen behind it. I don't think my husband has yet adjusted to this and it's been there for years. This is a compromise, however, so he can have some things he wants in other parts of the house. Ladies, sometimes we just have to learn to negotiate with our men!

One of the things that makes a house feel like home, is the small details.

Think I will go sew awhile this afternoon. Adding some blue accents to this mostly white room. It needs a little something different to refresh the look.

Hope all are doing well today and thanks for stopping by.

So Shabby Pink

Thursday, August 05, 2010

So Shabby Pink Blog in Romantic Homes - Update on Vintage Rose Boutiques

Hello! How is everyone today? Something really nice happenend to me recently. Romantic Homes Magazine wrote about my blog in their September 2010 issue! I was so surprised and thrilled! I have had to pinch myself a few times to remind myself this is real!

The response and interest in our products has been keeping me pretty busy. Many thanks to Romantic Homes and all of our customers.

You may remember that a bunch of us ladies that own our businesses went to the January 2010 Dallas Total Home and Gift Show as exhibitors. The tractor trailor is just a dream of the future.....(yes, I Photoshopped it)

(below) We have some new rose necklaces and have just added new colors!

I am so glad you stopped by today. There are always new surprises coming from
each of us so come back soon!
So Shabby Pink

Thursday, July 22, 2010

So Shabby Pink has Romantic Country and Romantic Homes in Stock

Is it autumn yet? Need a distraction? The latest issues of Romantic Country magazine and Romantic Homes magazine are now in stock at So Shabby Pink.

Something really nice happened to me this week. I received my box of Romantic Homes magazines but was busy trying to be on vacation. So, I didn't open them for a few days. When I did, I was met with the nicest surprise! On page 13 was the nicest write up about my blog along with some pictures that I had sent to one of their editors.
I will scan the page and share it with you in my next post.
Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

So Shabby Pink - Coming Soon

I feel sorry for the folks in the east and north east this summer! I am in south central Texas and you are having hotter weather than we are! I SO understand the misery. Hope it will cool off a bit for all of you that are affected.

I have a few new things coming soon to our website, So Shabby Pink. They are not there yet but I will have them out within a week.

I love working with anything sparkly!

Thanks for stopping by,

So Shabby Pink

Saturday, June 19, 2010

So Shabby Pink - I Really Like Rhinestones

I like this. :-)

So Shabby Pink

Friday, June 11, 2010

So Shabby Pink - The Hummingbirds are back!

Hurray! We were just eating lunch and a hummingbird (maybe from last year) came to the spot I hang their feeder. Doesn't it amaze you how they "remember?" They're back!!

Here are some pictures from last summer:

Hope to have more pictures this year. They migrate to Brazil in the winter so
I hope they met new friends and will bring them to our house!
I boiled 4 cups of water with 1 cup of sugar and cooled it off in a hurry. It's out there waiting now and so am I. Dinner is ready!!
Thanks for stopping by!
So Shabby Pink

Saturday, May 29, 2010

So Shabby Pink - It's Memorial Day

Hi there.

My husband is retired from the Air Force so we remember all the patriotic holidays. Memorial Day is to remember all those who have died while serving in the military. It was originally known as Decoration Day and was to remember the fallen Union soldiers in the Civil War. It was expanded after WW I to include all.
The meaning of so many of our holidays gets blurred over time. Retailers use them to promote sales. There are picnics and gatherings to have fun, eat and dance. Let's talk a few minutes this weekend and remember what Monday is all about.
Hoping all are well and that you remember those men and women at some point this holiday weekend.
So Shabby Pink

Monday, May 10, 2010

So Shabby Pink - Happy Mother's Day !!

Happy Mother's Day from yesterday - to all you mom's out there! You are so special and you really do rule the world!
Well, we decided to try something different - something a little more personal.
We have put together these pretty rose necklaces with a huge clear rhinestone in the center. So far, they are available in our original pink and a darker shade of turquoise we like. The tie is 28" long and, of course, can be adjusted.
We are also going to step outside of our "color palatte comfort zone" and offer a variety of colors we have not used before. You will have to check back periodically at So Shabby Pink since we don't even know what we will end up with! That is the fun part.
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope all is well.
Warm regards,
So Shabby Pink

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

So Shabby Pink Paul de Longpre Yard Long Prints

I just love the paintings of Paul de Longpre. I wish I could paint like this! We carry these and other selections on our website, So Shabby Pink.

This one is my favorite....." La France Roses "

Thanks for stopping by.

So Shabby Pink