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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Comforts of Home!

Grandma G's and MMP present our Friday Shopping Event,

October 29th....."The Comforts of Home"!

When I think of the comforts of home, I think of old worn sweaters, soft and faded with time. Sitting by the fire, wrapped in a beautifully pieced quilt that my mother made so many years ago. On the sofa beside me, the colors of the quilt I’m stitching, bright in comparison. A pot of tea, steeping in a favorite tea pot, sitting on a table nearby.

Throughout my home there are many framed photographs on the wall, and placed casually among my belongings. Many of family and friends that are a part of my present, others of family no longer with us, but never forgotten.

In my home, I’m surrounded by glimpses of my past as I sip my tea from the antique cup and saucer that once belonged to my grandmother. The fragrance of the potpourri simmering on the stove, reminiscent of a holiday get-together, and mingling with memories of my mother’s kitchen during the holidays. The lit candles, with their rich and spicy fragrance, cast soft shadows around the room, lighting up corners with memories of familiar voices and laughter.

The comforts of home reach out from the past and wind their way into those of the present. They are our own distinct style, with a touch of nostalgia mixed in. A place we create for ourselves that is warm and inviting and will one day become a comforting memory for our loved ones.

Come visit the boutiques at Make Mine Pink for all the “comforts of home.”

Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1: The Vintage Linen Press |Photo Contribution 2: Forget Me Not Dreams

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Shades of Autumn!

Autumn is a symphony of color…..crimson, amber, gold, rust and greens all against a background of crisp blue sky! It is the season of celebration and thanksgiving that is meant to be shared with family and friends around dining tables covered by vintage linens in the magical colors of the season.

Sip cocoa and warm cinnamon spiced cider served from vintage teapots and mugs; bite into freshly baked pumpkin pies topped with fluffy whipped cream and enjoy the tastes and scents of the season!!

Autumn comes and goes so quickly we must delight in the wonder of the colors and scents before they all fade into winter!

Grandma G’s and the boutiques of Make Mine Pink invite you to shop for bits of autumn to warm up your homes
as we present,
“The Shades of Autumn” our themed Make Mine Pink Friday shopping event!!

Wishing you all the warmth of the shades and scents of Autumn!

Happy shopping,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Make Mine Pink Friday...Dressing Your Table for Guests!

Please join Grandma G's for shopping with a twist on Friday October 15th, 2010 as we present "Dressing Your Table for Guests" !

Dressing our tables for guests is a ritual that not only makes our guests feel special, but also a reminder of just how special they are to us.

Shop for lovely linens, beautiful dinnerware, silver and other table accessories at Grandma G's and the boutiques at Make Mine Pink!

Set a pretty table!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm on the List!!

Woo Hoo!! Thanks to all of you who supported me with your votes! Grandma G's, was voted one of the Top 200 StartUp Nation 2010 Leading Mom's in Business !!

Congrats also to my friends:

Dianne of Mama's Pocketbook
Jennifer of Caroline Alexander

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Treasures for the Bed and Bath!

MMP Friday Shopping Event: October 8th...

"Treasures for the Bed and Bath"

.. join Grandma G's and the MMP boutiques

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I’m just getting settled back into my regular routine and enjoying some of the nesting that naturally comes with the season.

The shelves in my bath are lined with scented candles and delightful bath gels and oils. Vintage glass bottles that once held perfume and special oils, now display a single rose. A glass tray, once boasting the most magnificent hand-painted roses, now holds beautiful, decorative soaps. Lace trimmed towels, drape casually over the vanity stool, and add just the touch of luxury I now have the time to enjoy.

My bedroom undergoes some seasonal changes as well. The light and airy lace sheers, are now replaced with heavier silks and brocade panels. Some etched with the finest roses, providing beauty and warmth as well as my own escape from the outdoors.

Eiderdown comforters and antique quilts are freshened up and stacked at the foot of the bed. Beautiful hand-stitched pillows, now out storage, and covering every sitting surface. My Vintage hankie collection, framed above my bed, a reminder of the gentle women from my past.

No matter how busy you find yourself, adding a few special touches to your bedroom and bath will make you feel like you’ve escaped from the everyday worries, even for just a few moments. Surrounding yourself with some of your favorite treasures and scents, will create a sanctuary of your very own.

Please visit the boutiques at Make Mine Pink to help you create your very own escape for your Bed & Bath.

Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1: Savon Marie

Now is a wonderful time to find the treasures to make the coming autumn months warm and cozy.....come shop at the best boutiques online!