Sunday, December 22, 2013

So Shabby Pink - Colors and Textures of Christmas

I love Chistmas. I mean, I really love it. The smells, the decor, the gifts, the candle light service. I love it all.

My sister just has such good taste. When she buys, she will look for a good deal but always requires quality. She is quite humble about it, but there is no mistaking it.

Aren't these beautiful? The colors and textures of pretty Christmas decor....

The beautiful ornaments were purchased at Neiman Marcus.
The Peanut Brittle was awesome and from the Virginia Diner.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

So Shabby Pink Shares Waffles the Terrible

Bless his heart!  He tried so hard!  Wonder where he got a name like Waffles the Terrible....  (Waffles was fine, by the way. Just slid down the hood.  Only his pride hurt a little by the slippery surface).I love cats. :-)

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

So Shabby Pink - Now Closed for Christmas

Well, I think my internal clock must be way off.  We are changing our closing date to THIS Friday, December 6th.  Where has the past year gone and how did I end up three weeks before Christmas being so totally unprepared!?

So, the new date for our end of year closing is today, December 4th!!

Call or email if you have any questions.

Thanks so much for a fun year and for taking the time to come to our blog.

Merry Christmas!

So Shabby Pink

Monday, December 02, 2013

So Shabby Pink - Christmas 2013 Closing Dates

We will be closing on December 13th to prepare for Christmas with our family!

We will reopen on December 31st!

Feel free to order during those dates for shipping in January 2014

Please email or call at anytime if you have any 

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

So Shabby Pink - New Rhinestone Light Switch Covers

Hello and Happy almost Thanksgiving.

I wanted to show you the newest thing on our website, So Shabby Pink. We've added these very large and beautiful pointed back rhinestones to our signature roses. If you want to add a little sparkle to a special room or even to just set a special mood for an evening, these would be perfect. 

Of course, our regular (without the rhinestone) switch plate covers are still available at the same price as always. 

Hope all is well. Hope all have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Thank you for stopping by today,

So Shabby Pink

Thursday, November 07, 2013

So Shabby Pink - Christmas is in the Air

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

Thursday, October 31, 2013

So Shabby Pink - New Handmade Pillows

Evening! We just wanted to show you our newest additions to our website tonight.  These are all hand made from white denim left over from my slipcovers. Embellished with our pretty soft roses, huge rhinestone pieces and vintage lace, they are a great addition to your shabby decor.

Also, you can review our free magazine offer in the previous post from Oct. 25.

Thank you for stopping by tonight.  The weekend is almost here.  Hang on!

So Shabby Pink

Friday, October 25, 2013

So Shabby Pink Free Magazine with Purchase of $35 While They Last


We have a surplus of magazines from over the last couple of years and we would like to bless you with some of them.  We have more than is shown below and they are all wonderful!  All of them reflect that very chic and shabby style of decorating we all love.

If you purchase at least $35 (before shipping is added), we will include one of our surplus magazines in your order at no cost to you. Selections include Flea Market Style, Romantic Country and Vintage Victorian. We will offer this as long as supplies last. :-) 

You can access our website at  Hope to see you soon!

Oh, BTW, check out our little favorite color palette survey on the left border. 

Thank you for stopping by today,

So Shabby Pink

Monday, October 21, 2013

So Shabby Pink New Romantic Homes Magazine

Good afternoon! It is another Monday!  Hope yours' is going well.  

The new Romantic Homes magazine is out.  SO BEAUTIFUL!  These are my favorite colors.  Soft and soothing.

Here is a peek inside~~~~~~~~~

Have you seen our pretty storage jars?

Lots of colors! 16 oz straight sided jars with our signature rose on top!

These make really nice Christmas gifts for anyone.  Fill with your their favorite candy or something pretty.

Cannot be used to can food, please.
(Do not wash the lid as paint is unsealed.)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Be creative today!

So Shabby Pink

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

So Shabby Pink DIY with Serger and New Ruffle

Sewing.  Our moms did it or at least mine did.  She was as good as any professional seamstress, for sure.  Because of her, I learned to sew.  I don't ever remember sitting and taking lessons from her.  I just watched and learned.

I have recently purchased a 60 year old, Singer 915 Centennial sewing machine to do heavy duty work like welting for slipcovers and pillows.  It is a work horse!  It sits beside my 35 year old Kenmore!  They are both testaments of the durability of good 'ol American made products!

Back to mom - In order to create nice seams that did not fray, my mother used pinking shears and then sewed a straight stitch over the jagged edge. It was fairly effective but not very pretty.  

That said, there is a wonderful modern machine our moms did not have!  The SERGER!  Let me show you what it does!  Here is the end result of making some pretty ruffle for my very cool cell phone purses.


Isn't that just beautiful!
If you have some picture of your latest sewing projects, we would love to see them! 

Also, if you are interested in learning to sew, provides online classes for a very small fee.

Thanks for stopping by!

So Shabby Pink

Saturday, September 28, 2013

So Shabby Pink - I love Housey Blogs! Share your favorites!

I LOVE housey blogs!  I love seeing how others decorate their homes.  Guess that is why I love estate sales so much.  We get to go inside!! I love seeing renovations, especially those with before and after pictures.  I love the fact that blogs let us see into others' homes without even taking one step out the front door.  

Here is one of my favorite DIY bloggers.  I mean, she is truly a DIYer!  She has power tools!

Her entry, "Shabby Chic Framed $5 Door Mirror" is a good example. 

You can read how she did this HERE.

I really do admire folks that are not afraid to express their own ideas, even if they are different from everyone else.  

Hope you will subscribe to her blog!  She does post frequently and it never disappoints!  GREAT DIY blog!

I would love to see what your favorite blogs are!  I never get enough.  Post a comment and share!

Thanks for stopping by,

So Shabby Pink

So Shabby Pink New Wall Decor

I know it's back to school time for all the kids.  That hopefully will free up some of you ladies to do some things you may have had to put aside this summer.  ALSO, cooler weather is on the way!

It's still so warm here that some of our flowers are still blooming.  This is an Angel Trumpet.  It blooms during the cooler hours and they fade away during the warmer part of the day.  These blooms are about 7 inches long!

One of our newest wall plaques.

I am trying to find time to make pillows!
Hope all are doing well.  Thanks for stopping by.

So Shabby Pink

Monday, September 09, 2013

So Shabby Pink New Chic Pillows for Home Decor


I've been in the mood to sew lately! 

Both pillows are 15" X 13" and hand made here at So Shabby Pink.

Hope all are well!

So Shabby Pink


Saturday, September 07, 2013

So Shabby Pink - Flea Market Re-designs


I started So Shabby Pink back in 2005.  My signature pieces were "one of a kind" items embellished with our pretty roses.

Our website has three new pretties that will make your home unique.  No cookie cutter here. :-)

Hope you are having a great Saturday!


Monday, August 26, 2013

So Shabby Pink - Have You Seen This Fabric ?


I posted this picture a little while ago talking about how much I love this room.  No, it's not mine but I surely can try as hard as I can to reproduce it.

I need y'all's help.  I am looking for the fabric in this pillow pictured below.  I have been searching the internet for a long time.  I've looked through Etsy, Ebay, and lots of fabric websites.  The flowers are dogwoods and the background looks gray.  I am not sure if it is bark cloth or not.  

If anyone out there finds this somewhere, would you let me know, please?  I would forever be grateful!

Source:  Romantic Country Magazine

Hope you are having a good week!
So Shabby Pink

Monday, August 19, 2013

So Shabby Pink Estate Sale Love

I guess anyone with a business name with the word "shabby" in it, loves to go to flea markets and estate sales.  That includes me! I know there must be lots of you out there too.

These are the latest gadgets I found.  Vintage whisks! The first one...oh, I just love.  Most modern whisks are rounded at the end but this one is flat.  It allows you to whisk in the corners of the pot!  I love that.  I am making gravy here and am able to get to every inch of the bottom of the pan. Nice!

Thursday, August 01, 2013

So Shabby Pink - Cottage Shabby Coastal Everything I Love Room !

I just LOVE this room!  I have seen this picture more than once in my favorite magazines, Romantic Country and Romantic Homes.  The colors are so appealing.  The vintage bark cloth pillow is just the perfect touch.  So shabby chicy. So coastal. So peaceful.

My problem is that I am fickle.  I mean really fickle.  I might create a room just like this and then see something else I like and might even be ready to change it all out by the time I finish the first color scheme!  Am I the only one like this?  It's kind of frustrating!  

I want to make a room like this for our home!

I hope all of you are well.  I decided to go for a bike ride in this 102 degree weather but I take plenty of water and my CELL PHONE!  I laugh when I think about that as I did get overly zealous last summer and had to call my husband to come rescue me.  Me dork sometimes. 

Have a happy Thursday evening!

So Shabby Pink

Monday, July 29, 2013

So Shabby Pink - Time for Winter Planting

I love plants....inside and outside.  

Last summer, I planted some seeds of an ANGEL TRUMPET plant and it came back this spring much larger than it ever got last year! 

For perspective, those blooms are about 6"-7" long!  They evidently are quite hardy as it is surviving the hot Texas summer.  It got almost as tall as me so I had to cut it back.  It really is beautiful!

It's almost time to plant some things for fall. It's so dang hot here that we have two full growing seasons.  Long ago, I had tomatoes in December!

Hmmmmmm, what shall I try to grow?  I have so much shade in our yard that I am going to try containers like a family member, Kimberly, did.  She grew some awesome cucumbers in a 5 gallon bucket with a wick for watering and a pole in the middle for the plant to climb.

As long as the container is large enough to give the roots enough room to grow to support a healthy plant, I guess you can use just about anything.  I picked up some 5 gallon buckets at our local grocery store in the BAKERY department. Icing buckets!  They will give them to you for free but you get to clean out the leftover icing!  Okay!


I love these old watering pots. 
We will see what happens!  

Thank you for stopping by,

So Shabby Pink

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Hello!  We are processing orders again!  Feels good!

Our Adorable Cell Phone Purses

We have a few new cell phone purses. This one has a vintage dangling earring fixed to the center of our lovely soft rose. You can see what we have to offer today by clicking here.  There are always more to come.


If you are looking for a great DVD to learn how to slipcover, Shelley's Slipcovers is the place to go.  I bought her slip cover DVD in the middle of a very big project.  It has helped me be successful at something I almost gave up.  Thank you Shelley!

Click here to visit Slipcovers by Shelley.

Thanks for stopping by today,

So Shabby Pink

Thursday, April 18, 2013

So Shabby Pink - No order Processing April 23-27, 2013


We will not be processing orders from
April 23-27 (Tues - Sat)

You can still order during that time but please add an extra 7 days to our normal delivery schedule.


Tuesday, March 05, 2013

So Shabby Pink - Satisfying my Need for Turquoise

I found this pretty throw at Wal-mart back before Christmas.  Oh, my!  It is the softest throw I have ever found.  It's not a full sized blanket but large enough to cuddle up under and keep warm.  One side almost feels like velour and the other side is white, fluffy and soft.  It was a particularly good buy at less than $18.  Thank you, Wal-mart!!

Thanks for stopping by,

So Shabby Pink

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Thank you to all my customers!

I truly want to thank all of my very patient customers.  I had an unexpected week long stay in the hospital in January and, unfortunately, left orders behind that needed to be filled.  Every single wonderful lady was so understanding and kind. 

MANY THANKS!  I am doing so much better now!

Thanks for dropping by,


Saturday, January 19, 2013

My goodness!  Happy New Year!

So far, 2013 has brought some big surprises....7 days in the hospital!  Ugh. That was not fun.  I am on the mend now and working slowly to catch up.  Thank you for all the patience from my sweet customers.

This year, we will continue to offer all of our original styles.  With time and some fun imagination, we hope to add some new things.  There are so many different craft mediums that I really long to work with.

I love to sew and have some plans in that area. :-) Are any of you like me in that if you see a piece of fabric you like, you may get it even if you don't know what for! Going to try to put some of those pretty pieces to use. Oil up that sewing machine!!

So Shabby Pink Sampling of Product Line

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope all of you are blessed in 2013!
So Shabby Pink