Saturday, October 17, 2015

I was browsing this evening and found this adorable photo of an old kitchen.  They call is a "Beautiful Boho in Venice Beach."  I clicked on the picture and looked through images of the rest of the house. I just fell in love with this lovely home!.  It's not modern.  There is wallpaper throughout, which no one seems to use anymore.  There are no granite countertops.  It looks like a vinyl floor in the kitchen with an old fashioned pattern. Everything is a little tattered and has the shabby look, but it does not look at though it was done on purpose.  It truly just looks, hmmm....evolved. Eclectic, charming, comfortable.....and I just love it!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Violin Lessons by Internet

I've always played some kind of music, even if it was just singing in a choir.  I learned to play the piano as a child which, of course, taught me the fundamentals of reading music.

I found my first violin during one of my many outings to estate and yard sales, I paid $60 for it. A few years later, I  found a teacher that could help me play a song I had "volunteered" to learn, and have continued with her for the past 3 years!  Surely, I am no spring chicken so if I can do this, I'd say just about anyone can.  

Most of my violin teacher's students are here in town, of course, but she has started something new.  LESSONS BY INTERNET! What a great idea!  No driving.  No traffic.  Saves time.  No gasoline cost. Lessons in your PJ's if you want. Take lessons from anywhere in the world.

A violin is such a versatile instrument.  Celtic music. Fiddle music. Country western. Classical. So many options.

I would love to introduce her to you if you think this is something you or your children would like to do. Her students are all ages and yes, I am the oldest.  

You may think that a violin is too costly but I've seen them on for as low as $34, which includes the case AND some include free shipping. No, it won't be the best violin in the world, but is a very low investment for a beginner.  I've seen them in all colors too, including pink!  Maybe I ought to get one of those!

Let me know if I can put you in touch with her and she can give you all the details.  What a wonderful way to take advantage of our modern technology!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

So Shabby Pink - Paint, My Favorite Invention

I've been busier than I like to be lately. We all do it.  Start projects and then wonder how in the world will we find time to finish.  I've gotten so rushed at times that I just don't even want to use punctuation in a I don't. 

I've been painting.  With So Shabby Pink, I painted all the time.  This time, it's been jewelry and, oh yes, walls.  I guess paint is just my all time favorite invention.  

I'll show you some painted walls soon. Getting our living room the right color has become almost a career, but getting off the subject.  I'll give you more of that later.  Look at my new bracelets below!

Be back another day!

Glass Beads. Sterling plated hearts.

Sterling Plated

Hand painted and sealed.
Available in My Etsy Store.

My favorite. Should I sell this one?

Shabby and chic style. Painted and sealed.

Unique. Available at So Shabby Pink

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

It's September! Why is is still so hot?

I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but is summer ever going to end?  It's still in the upper 90's. Maybe some relief soon.  It's September!

Pretty.  Both are sterling plated.   You'll find them on our website,

What projects do you have going on around your home these days?  Would love to hear what others are doing.

Be back another day,


Monday, April 13, 2015

So Shabby Pink Spring Cleaning

I've been working on a few items that are limited in quantity and have put them on our website,  Take a look!  I hope you will check back often.  We are trying to clean out a lot of our inventory and will add more in the coming days. 

I also hope you will bookmark our new Etsy store.  Keep an eye on that one.  Mostly, the items will be different from the ones on our website.

Thanks for stopping by!

So Shabby Pink

Thursday, April 09, 2015

So Shabby Pink Beautiful Rose Wall Plaque

I worked on a project yesterday that I've been wanting to finish for a long time.  I started this gorgeous chic wall plaque months ago, but you know how time is.  It goes by so quickly!  So, with the changes to our website, I was able to finish it yesterday and it was worth all the effort I put into it.  Hand crafted from re-purposed wood, painted, distressed and antiqued for you.  Hope you like it.  You can find it on our website here

Thank you for stopping by today.  


Saturday, March 28, 2015

So Shabby Pink Temporary Website Changes

As you look at our website home page, you can see that we have turned off all of our categories except the cell phone purses.  They are already made and ready to ship.  

At the right time, we will reopen for orders but currently, I am just finishing up what is on our work table.  Of course, all wholesale applications are on hold.

Thanks so much for your patronage!


Monday, February 23, 2015

Thoughts and Plans for this New Year

I am looking forward to some big changes for 2015.  We have not begun our "renovation" but it's in the planning stages.  I am looking forward to a little more time to complete more of my own personal projects as many times, they are put aside to fulfill the wishes of my customers.  I believe I am coming into a good plan to be able to do both.

We first started with our one of  a kind items and then gradually added items that could be ordered at any time and repeated as much as desired.  We'll share later with you how this will change.....yet remain the same. Sounds confusing doesn't it?  I have missed scouring flea markets and estate sales for special finds to wow my customers.  I am planning on more of those outings this year. 

Hang on! Spring is coming....and hopefully soon. I am so ready!

Warm regards,


Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day Price Reduction

Hello! I am so ready for spring already! How about you?

We decided to give further savings on both of our 3-petal rose necklaces. Both colors are available until Valentine's Day for $17.99 + First Class shipping.  We will also try to accommodate any special color requests, if it's a color we already have.  Just select the jewelry category on the left at our website, So Shabby Pink

We hope you will visit our online shop and look around at our other products! Please feel free to call or email with any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!
So Shabby Pink

Monday, January 05, 2015

Happy New Year from So Shabby Pink

Happy New Year to you! If you are reading this, you survived another holiday season.  We were very busy with family for Christmas that we decided to close down for the whole month of December. I enjoyed every minute of it though!

Now, on to 2015.  I have lot of ideas in my head for this year and am praying I can make them happen!  

Valentine's Day will be here soon and we have our beautiful red rose necklaces on sale for $19.99. We ship these by First Class Mail to save on cost. 


 How pretty that would look with a basic black dress. The rose is (approx) 2"- 2-1/4" in diameter.  The large rhinestone in the center is brilliant. The paint finish has a slight metallic look. It's very pretty.

Again, Happy New Year.  May this be a blessed and prosperous year!

Warm regards,

So Shabby Pink