Join me as I embrace and share American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparents' old house, local junk shops and my parents' attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hot Pink in the Spring Living Room

It actually does look like Spring might be arriving soon here in the North Carolina mountains. It will be 72 today, then 23 tomorrow night with a chance of snow??!! Go figure. In the meantime, I have been warming things up in the living room with hot pink and the gold/brass that I showed in yesterday's post.

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I really don't have anything blooming outside yet, and I haven't forced any flowering branches, so I am using fabric for that pop of Spring color. 


I really love this shade of pink because it's bold and has a modern look that offsets all the antique furniture and vintage accessories. A 1960s hot pink sweater is draped across the back of the chaise lounge to break up the white.


I found so many great remnants at the "fire sale" my local fabric store had, that I have no problem finding different textures and shades of pink that all work together.


I made the square pillow, and my grandmother made the round one years ago.


The dark antique table got a needed softening and pop of color from the pink and grey striped taffeta. Oh...I never showed you my new (old) lampshade, but this vintage fiberglass shade was an ebay win. I love Eames-atomic-era shades so much, and they can really update a fussy old lamp.


So until it warms up outside, the hot pink will have to brighten these early Spring days inside.



And speaking of pink...
I received the most thoughtful gift from a facebook friend and follower, Angela. I had mentioned that I did not have the middle bowl in my vintage Pyrex pink "Gooseberry" mixing bowl set, and not only did she find the one I wanted so badly, she sent it to me as a gift. Oh how excited I was to open that box to see that beautiful white bowl. It never ceases to amaze me the incredible people I have met through this blog. It just goes to show you there are thoughtful, caring, amazing people out there like Angela who make the world a prettier place:-)


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20 comments:

  1. Beautiful pops of hot pink Anita. Spring has sprung in the Diaz' home.

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  2. Great spring touches. I love hot pink and wear the color all the time.

    Your room is delightful.

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  3. Your pink accents looks so bright and pretty in your living room.
    Mary Alice

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  4. My favorite color for pyrex!! I am on the hunt now. I would love for you to share on my Chic By You Link Party @ http://chicbytab.blogspot.ca/2014/03/chic-by-you-wednesday-link-party-3.html. Hope to see you there!

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  5. Beautiful!! I love the splashes of pink. And I love how Angela gave you such a lovely gift! So happy for you Anita!!
    72 degrees....oh that sounds wonderful. There's still plenty of snow here...but at 45 degrees two days in a row...we will hopefully start to see grass soon. Oh...maybe not....7 inches of snow coming and it will be minus 2 tomorrow night. Gotta love fickle March. ;) You see to have beautiful weather in your neck of the woods. Is it hot in the summer? I should qualify...I melt at 82 degrees. ;)
    Hope your week is filled with more extraordinary moments!
    p.s Thanks for following on Facebook. ;)

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  6. Those pops of pink look so great Anita and perfect for Spring! And what a thoughtful gift from your reader!
    Vanessa

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  7. Love your pink in your living room. Hugs and blessings,Cindy

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  8. Love the bowls... how kind of your reader!!!!! The pinks are gorgeous touches of "Spring" !!!!!

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  9. How kind of your reader... love those bowls!!! pretty in Pink as spring heads our way!!! ...Hopefully soon for all of you who are north of us in the Sunshine State.... :) .. although we will be be in the 30's tomorrow!!!! :(

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  10. Pretty touches of spring, Anita!

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  11. I love it! But then I'm always one who loves pops of color.

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  12. Beautiful! I love love this room! You have great taste ;)

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  13. Seriously...if you ever let me past your front door, don't expect me to leave anytime soon thereafter! I could just luxuriate in this beautiful, comfortable, welcoming space for DAYS!!! Yes...I said DAYS!!!!!!!! There is just such an easy elegance about it. So pretty, but not "hands off" at all. Fabulous, Anita!

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  14. Your living room-dining room is gorgeous and all your hot pink touches are just perfect for spring and they stick out with great pizzazz! I love it!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  15. Lovely, Anita! Hot pink is perfect in your living room, very welcoming! I love hearing you sing!
    -Audrey @http://eleganteconomies.blogspot.com/2014/03/spring-vignette.html

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  16. Such a great living room, very jealous. Please share your beautiful taste at the Bacon Time linky party. Last weeks party is still up, but the new one starts tomorrow.

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  17. You have such a fabulous knack for pulling together your beautiful collected pieces into spectacular design!
    The pops of color are just the perfect faded hues to complete the look and add interest. I love it! Thanks for sharing
    with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  18. I really like the chandeliers and the different shades of the same color on the wall. It looks like an English country house. ♡

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  19. totally LOVE this, that pink is amazing, especially with that great blue in the next room!

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