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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Friday, April 17, 2009


I have to begin by confessing that I am a "pink" fraud. Yep, you heard me right....yellow is my favorite color and has been my whole life. Please don't get me wrong, I really like the color pink, but I don't have it in my home. This week was very hard for me, because I had no idea what to post for Pink Saturday. I decided to make a game of it and this is what I did. I wrote all the rooms of my home on a piece of paper and drew one out. That was going to be the room I looked in for pink, something pink, anything pink!!! The lucky room?? THE DINING ROOM! OH MY!!

Before we start, lets say THANKYOU to Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for making all this fun possible. I also want to say that I hope this finds Beverly's mother on the mend and doing better than ever. Lets begin:

Lets begin the hunt for pink, but I don't think it will be easy......lets go!

Well, this won't count because it sits outside the dining room. I didn't plan this very well did I?

There is some pink in this floral arrangement sitting on my sideboard.....what else can we find?

A tiny bit of pink hand painted on an old board hanging in the dining room.

I guess I must be desparate, I brought this in from the bedroom and placed it on the buffet......sorry for the confusion, I admit, I panicked......anyway, this is a cute pincushion made from an old baby shoe that I received for a swap, just too cute, don't you think?

Oh Look, this might work.....

Here's a close up of the color, I think I will count this as pink, even tho it may be more of a raspberry pink.

No pink here, but I do see something else that needs to be polished!! What was I thinking?

I love antique high chairs and raggedy dolls. I think there may be some pink here, but I have to admit, you really have to look.

Looking across the room, nothing pink stands out, we need to move in closer.

I spy some pink over here. I never realized how hard pink is to find in my home. Maybe I should go shopping?!

I think this looks pink.......

Copper always takes on a pink hue once is freshly polished and this fish poacher is no acception. Will it count? I think so.

I found some!! These floral candlesticks!! Yippee

How about on this side table lamp.....any pink there? Maybe if we could lighten up the red, I could call it pink?

My husbands childhood teddy sits in this antique high chair in the corner of the dining room, do you see any pink here? Keep looking......... Poor Cinnamon Bear, he only has one eye, he was very well loved, don't ya think?

I cross-stitched this little swag for the high chair years ago, there is some pink, do you see it?!!

This is my dining table, do you see any pink there? Oh pretty please, let there be some pink.

This sits in the center of my table. I guess you could say this is dark pink? Who am I kidding, but it is burgandy, so it is from the pink family.....isn't it?? Please say yes.

To look at this room, you just wouldn't think there was a "pink" lover waiting to break out. I think I have fooled myself, she is in there and all I have to do is let her out! Oh boy, but don't tell my husband what is about to happen, it'll be our secret!!


Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Great fun! Me, too. I was seriously in trouble this week trying to find something! Have a happy PS day!

Sit-N-Chat said...

Your room is beautiful and you did find some pink. Pink is a nice complimentary cole to the colors in the room so go ahead and add any pinks you like. I enjoyed all the pictures of the inviting and friendly home. Have a wonderful weekend.


Anonymous said...

You really do have a lot of pink, it just doesn't glare at you!! LOL!!
Have a great Pink Saturday!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

You dining room is very nice and there are all shades of pink in there, from very pale to very dark. Happy pink Sat.

Mimi said...

What lovely pink-a-licious goodies this week. I could get lost in pink and never return☺ Beverly didn't know it but she made my day when she came up with this day to celebrate my favorite color!

Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday and a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and l♥ve!

Say It With Roses said...

See.....You had more pink than you thought you had....
You would love our M. Bedroom. It is Yellow! Soon to be changed tho!

Your dining room is very cozy and pretty!

Miss our chats!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Creative Vignettes said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I enjoyed your entry.

Smilingsal said...

I'm not a pink person either, but there seems to be a bunch of that color around. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Dawn said...

Too funny, beautiful room and thing that are in it. Happy PS!

Lisa said...

Oh you may not have tons of Pink but what a fun tour of your dining room! You have great stuff. Thanks for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday!
HUgs, Lisa

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! That was so fun! Your dining room is pretty! Have a wonderful Pink Saturday. You made me smile today!

Stephanie said...

Oh that was sooo fun!! It has become a real challenge to find pink each week. I DO love a challenge tho! Love your pretty house. That bedroom in the previous post looks very cozy and inviting.

Your dining room is so elegant. What a wonderful place to gather.

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Anonymous said...

Very funny post! And oh so true...

Thanks for sharing! Happy Yellow..eeeh...Pink Saturday! X Es X

Happy To Be said...

Love your home and those high chairs are to die for girl...thanks for coming by and seing me...also love your blog dress and girl Its PINK so that counts..ha ha!! Happy PINKness to you hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

Fun, fun, fun! You really had me going there for a minute! Looks like you are well on your way to lovin' pink! Love the highchairs and Annies! Happy Pink Saturday!

CC said...

What fun your post was. I loved it and those pinks you found. Most of all, I loved that little baby shoe pincushion...I hate to admit it, but I am a pincushion addict. :)
Happy Pink Saturday and have a lovely day.

LvPoohBr2 said...

I think you did a great job finding the pink! I too love yellow. It's one of my favorite colors as well. I have to say that pink is my favorite though. Happy Pink Saturday. (Maybe you should start a Yellow Monday game. hee Ü )

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Hey, I'm a fraud too. We'll just keep coming up with pink things until they kick us out. :) I have mostly blues and rust in my house. It was there when I moved in. Pink does not mix well with rust. Your post was a lot fun and I thnk you did very well finding pink.

fairiemoon said...

I don't decorate my whole house in pink either. My DH would be very unhappy if I did. I settle for sea greens and blues with accents of pink. Right now I am into really yummy deep colors like mustard yellow, forest green and barn red. But I am, at best, an eclectic decorator.

Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)


Elyse said...

i spy: pink!

don't worry, my favorite color is blue and sometimes i'm pressed to find something for a saturday post. i do love pink though, especially since becoming a follower of shabby and cottage style.

you came out with some wonderful pics o' pink!


Jennifer said...

I love the Dinning Room set. The buffet everything is gorgeous. That pincushion is so cute. I love the Raggedies! I just finished my first one about a month ago. I just have to finish the hem on the skirt!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Neabear said...

Thank you for visiting me today!! I so enjoyed your post. I even did some browsing of your other posts too. Decided I need to be one of your followers! Loved looking at your blog!! Oh and I had to laugh at you adding that pin cushion from the other room.

Claudia said...

Great job finding pink in your dining room! Happy Pink Saturday!

Claudia said...

Great job finding pink in your dining room! Happy Pink Saturday!

BailiwickDesigns said...

Fun! I have to admit I'm nearly out of pink too. But, every garden has pink blooms, so during spring and summer I might be okay! Happy PS! ::Jill

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

I enjoyed your post and what a beautiful dining room you have. HPS!

alicesg said...

Wow lovely dining place you have. Love the heartshaped deco. My fav. colour must be purple. :) And yes I love pink too.Happy Pink Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Thank you to share some pictures of your home. HOpe your saturday was pink and friendly and funny.

Teacup Mosaics said...

LOL I don'tmind you don't have pink I love the dreamy green walls. Happy PS!

the wild raspberry said...

great game...i don't have much pink inside either...except in my little girls room {it abounds in there!!!}

xinex said...

I love all your pink and not so pink stuff. I especially love the coffee server, polished or not. Thanks for joining me on my tour to Ocho Rios!...Christine

Arleen ~ The Tea Room said...

I can see the pink lover in that room, thanks to your taking such a closer look at the details in the decor. Wonder if there will be more pink there soon. :D


Raggedy Girl said...

Thank you so much for stopping by for my first Pink Saturday. I loved your post. I am not a pink person but really love green and red. But I want to be "in the pink" and have plans to paint my scrap room pink. I think it will be fun to search for pink each week just like you did.

Roberta Anne-the Raggedy Girl

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Great pictures! I think that your favorite color (yellow) goes beautifully with pink, and the idea that copper has pink in it is genius.
♥, Susan

g said...

We all have more pink things than we know!! Your home looks lovely and so welcoming.

Have a great weekend - sorry I'm alittle late for Pink Saturday!

Susie Jefferson said...

The pin cushion and floral candlesticks get my vote - I just adore that pin cushion (how clever!) and the candlesticks are really unusual.

Happy Pink Saturday, and thanks for visiting me.

RobinfromCA said...

LOL! You're so funny! Thanks for the treasure hunt. I actually spotted the pink floral candle sticks in the first photo! My eye is drawn to the pink like a magnet!

Happy Pink Saturday (a little late)!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Loretta said...

Tee hee...your dining room is very lovely, even without proper pink! Happy pinky day!

Anonymous said...

Your home is charming and your pink post was fun!!! Thanks for visiting me yesterday!!

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

What a fun post. I want to play the "find the pink in the room" game. I love your pink flower candlesticks, and your pink copper pieces are lovely. I'm going now, to list all the pink in my dining room.....I hope I find some.

Best Wishes,

jeanne said...

I think you did find pink and it is all very nice. I love your dining room.


Melly said...

your room is gorgeous and it was fun finding pink and you had lovely splashes of pink here and there.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Thank you for your sweet and encouraging comment :)

Bumble Bee Cottage said...

I'm a pink fraud too - my favourite colour is blue! Great idea having the 'pink hunt'. You ragged dolls are very sweet.

Shirley said...

What fun! For someone who doesn't have pink in her home, you found quite a lot.

Fifi Flowers said...

I see that you found LOTS of pink! Happy belated Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely loved your post on "pink". It is hard to find pink in my house as well. I learned to only show one pink item a week because I hardly have any. But I'm slowly finding it in places I didn't think I had it. LOL

Happy Belated "Pink Saturday".


Deanna said...

Hi Charlotte! I have been laughing the whole way through your sweet post! I'm a pink fraud too. My favorite color is green! I've been getting rid of my once dark cherry furniture and bronze, dark red and chenille green decor in to a Shabby chic home. I hit Goodwill three times week for my pinks! I'm so scared to run out of Pink so I've become thrift store crazy...lol!

I pinky swear that I won't breathe a word of this to your DH! We all pinky swear!!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

The hunt for pink is fun isn’t it! I especially love the baby booty you received from a swap. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Hope you had an awesome Pink Saturday! Happy Earth Day!

Heidi Jo the Artist
Come Check Out ~ Swirls of Creativity’s Purple Thursday ~ Every Thursday!

gail said...

Hi Char!!! Thanks for stopping by. I have been thinking of you:) YOu had me laughing out loud with this post. You being a pink fraud! LOL You did good! You found some.
I hope you are doing great. Stay in touch! Have a great day,, hugs, gail


You crack me up! I admit I'm a bit of a pink fraud as well, but I do seem to have jumped on the bandwagon over the last couple of years, so now its not such a hard task. Hope to see you again on PS!

Thanks for the smiles,

lyn said...

Hey I have the same carved wooden room divider screen thingie that you have in your guest room! (I think)

Mrs. Petrie said...

I love the copper dishes! I always thought copper could have a little pink to it, too. Your dining room looks warm and inviting.