An Unashamedly Pink Post!

Knitted Pink, Rocking Dog

Knitted Pink

An unashamedly pink post from Rocking Dog this morning. At the weekend I was given an exquisite bunch of deep pink peonies, and suddenly I wanted to gather some pinkness together to celebrate my beautiful blooms.

A tableaux evolved with vintage pink gilded plates, knitted asparagus brooches and pretty vintage tea cups. A gilded plastic mirror, diamante buckles, and mother of pearl, together with glass domes were added into the mix. I love the combination of pink and gold. The little gilded coffee set trinket box is Limoges and a bargainous May Fair purchase.

A few years ago I picked up a book in Waterstone’s and knew I just couldn’t leave the shop without it. Carolyn Quartermaine’s “Unwrapped” first published in 1997 (£35) is a real style bible and has inspired me for various food styling, paper collage and script projects over the years. So, the pages from this delicious book provide some of the backdrops for my photo’s today.

When I ran “Heaven’s Cake” I was asked to cater for an art exhibition “And Miss Carter wore pink” by Helen Bradley. Held at the Holburne Museum, Bath, I took inspiration from the naive paintings to create and style canapes for the event. I can’t remember the food, but I can remember serving everything on pink straw wide brimmed hats and in pretty pink evening bags. I always loved doing the styling as much as cooking the food!

I love pink, and always want to create a predominantly pink and mauvey tone garden. Unfortunately there is a predominance of garish but lovely Dandelions, so the plan for pink loveliness is alas a bit of a dream!

Pink Peonies, Rocking Dog

Pink Peonies

Plastic Gilt & Pink, Rocking Dog

Plastic Gilt & Pink

Pink Tableaux, Rocking Dog

Pink Tableaux

Hot Dahlia Pink, Rocking Dog

Hot Dahlia Pink

Variegated Pink, Rocking Dog

Variegated Pink

Rose Pink, Rocking Dog

Rose Pink

Heavenly Pink, Rocking Dog

Heavenly Pink

Coffee Time Pink, Rocking Dog

Coffee Time Pink

Pink Prezzy, Rocking Dog

Pink Prezzy

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