Friday, July 8, 2011

PINK CASTLES


My home has two front entrances. Are you confused yet? The formal entrance hallway and the set-back entrance that enters the back hallway. The walkway leads from the driveway to the first entrance being the kitchen where it is set-back from the main part of the house. The walkway continues and leads to the formal entrance in the main part of my home. My guest usually come to this first entry. I call this my back foyer. It leads to the kitchen, the garage, a full guest bath and a laundry room. This is where I have my walk-in pantry and another coat closet. Close friends and family use this entrance to come and go. I always want to greet everyone with a cheerful space. 
I have a second hutch here where I display favorite collectibles. This hutch has great storage space below and wood shelves on an iron hutch above. The doors are hand painted in a floral design with different shades of pink. Here are some of my favorite collectibles where whimsey takes over at times. Here is my redecorated hutch.




JOHNSON BROS PINK CASTLES




SUMMER ~ FLOWERS FROM THE GARDEN TO 
WELCOME GUEST



Faded Charm









MY MOM'S EVERYDAY POTTERY
SPRINGTIME
It has a few chips and hairline cracks but oh how
I treasure this. I remember thinking how pretty it 
was as a young child




 METAL TRAY
SALE FROM TUESDAY MORNING


FRENCH MUSTARD JARS
EARLY MORNING ESTATE SALE
FIFTY CENTS EACH


POSTER FROM ART GALLERY
MARKED DOWN AFTER MUSEUM EXBIT
ATLANTA




HAND PAINTED CABINET










COLLECTION OF TRAVEL ORNAMENTS


COLLECTION OF EIFFLE TOWERS





 I have a pink theme going on. The colors change with my mood and seasons and what collectibles I want to display. My favorite time to decorate is Christmas where you'll find American and French Country vignettes.



SNOWBALLS AND HYDRANGEA 
to welcome guest




Linking Here

54 comments:

  1. So love your hutch, Emily. Such lovely treasures you have. The china of your Mother's I adore.
    Have a lovely PS weekend.
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  2. Emily, this is so beautiful. You have some beautiful things and the hutch...LOVE it.

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  3. Nice arrangement on the hutch! I have just recently taken a closer look at the little travel buildings and I just love yours.

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  4. Your collections definately extend your welcome.

    - The Tablescaper

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  5. Hi Emily~
    Your home is so inviting! Loved it all - the Leonardo DaVinci poster is wonderful! Always enjoy stopping by for a visit.
    Hugs and HPS!

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  6. Emily I love your hutch and the way you have it accessorized! Beautiful pink castles! And love your moms pottery too!

    Hey my friend I have you on my sidebar but for some reason the link doesn't update (It's showing a post from months aqo) Any clue what's going on? I loade4d it twice and it's still doing the same thing. Vanna

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  7. Happy Pink Saturday Emily Sweetie...
    Oh what a gorgeous cabinet you have. I love the painted flowers, so pretty and feminine. Just makes my heart HAPPY.

    I love your treasures. Your Momma's beautiful china just sings from its place of honor. I know it makes you sing as well each time you pass by.

    Loved seeing your travel ornaments and Eiffel tower beauties. Thank you so much for taking me on a tour. I enjoyed myself so much. Have a beautiful Pink Saturday and gorgeous weekend. Many hugs and much love from Phoenix, Sherry

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  8. Happy Pink Saturday!
    love your dishes!!

    Have a blessed day:)

    Kay Ellen

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  9. A fabulous collection - you have great taste.

    This week, my contribution is a desktop screensaver calendar. Happy Pink Saturday from the UK!

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  10. Lovely display....
    Have a pinkishly beautiful weekend

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  11. I love, love, love your red and white transferware!

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  12. Love the mustard jars! Oh, pink castles, what could be better? Happy Pink Saturday! Twyla

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  13. I love your handpainted furniture. And your collections from vacations and the castle plates. Very welcoming, Emily. I can't wait to see your Christmas displays. xo

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  14. Google is not letting me leave many messages this morning, and I had to re-follow you. I am so frustrated!!!! *sadface* Your pink castles are perfect for Pink Saturday. :D

    xoxoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  15. It's just like being welcomed into your home in person! Lovely!

    Have a great Pink Saturday!

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  16. Happy Pink Saturday, you hutch is beautiful inside and out! have a great week. Linda

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  17. Hi Emily! OH, what wonderful dishes! I have some of those too and adore them. I need your platter! :)
    Love seeing your hutch and how you've arranged it. Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  18. Love transferware no matter what color (I'm a blue girl) -- lovely things you have and so nicely displayed!

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  19. OOh I spotted a french mustard pot - I have one of those too! Way too pretty to throw out. Loved that you have such a beautiful entry to the "friends and family" entrance.. That is wonderful! Many blessings, marlis

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  20. Emily, pink castles for Pink Saturday ~ what a delight. Thanks for sharing your second hutch. You have many lovely things. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

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  21. Wow, I love your beautiful collection. I think your pink them is prefect!

    I look forward to seeing how you decorate at Christmas...my favourite time of year!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  22. Beautiful hutch! I love Johnson Bros anything and these are just lovely! Have a wonderful week!

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  23. The Johnson Bros "Pink Castle" china is so lovely. I have a few pieces of Spode "Pink Tower" which is very similar. I would love to find more but I think they have discontinued it. Your china collection is fabulous! I also have a weakness for china. Looking forward to seeing what you do at Christmas!

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  24. I love hutches and have several in my own cottage. I'm crazy about your Pink Castle transferware too! I am your newest follower. Stop by for a visit sometime.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  25. Thanks for bringing your great ideas to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  26. Hi Emily! I just love Cranberry transferware. You have some lovely pieces! The verse from Joshua is one of my favorites. Hugs, Terri

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  27. Very pretty dishes!! The hutch is great and the way the dishes are displayed is just beautiful!!

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  28. these are dishes are some of the BEST! Great post.

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  29. Lots of interesting and colourful things to greet your guests!

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  30. Everything is so pretty. Lots of interesting things for guest to see!
    Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  31. I find pink to be a very welcoming colour! I love that you make such an effort to say 'welcome' with your collections.

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  32. Oh Emily, you have inspired me today! How I love those vibrant hues... the Johnson Bros "Pink Castle" china set is looking soooo beautiful, love it! And I'm in love with that hand painted cabinet... sooo gorgeous.. the detailing on it and the finish is amazing! loving those mustard jars... great find! and looks adorable. I have two entrances to my house as well.... the formal entry next to the kitchen and the other off the family room towards the back of the house. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful collection. Enjoyed going through them. Have a wonderful week!Hugs~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  33. Hi Emily,
    I love your serving pieces of Old British Castles. I have some plates but, no serving pieces. Just beautiful! Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  34. Love that old welcome sign and all those flowers!

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  35. Your china is very pretty, and so is your Mom's! I love your painted cbina cabinet and all your wonderful collections.

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  36. Pretty things! I have plates like your Mom's everyday china that I picked up a couple of years ago at Goodwill. Love them.

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  37. How pretty! I also love Pink Castles! And, of course, I love your Eiffel Tower collection! My grandson also has a collection of mini-monuments! Thanks for entering the giveaway! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  38. I also have 2 front entrances too! The formal entrance leads to my foyer and the other leads to my study and second stairway. I love having both!
    How lovely to have a hutch to display all of your lovely things! Those mustard pots made my heart go pitter pat!
    So nice to meet you!
    Yvonne

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  39. Your hutch has so many wonderful accessories. I love your Johnson Bros. pink transferware. Thanks for sharing all those pretties.
    Babs

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  40. Your hutch is fabulous! Love the dishes. I'm visiting from Faded Charm Cottages' White Wednesday. Have a lovely day!

    Waving from Our Back Porch,
    Rebecca

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  41. Your home is SO beautiful! I love that platter with the lovely castle on it, and your Mom's pottery is so sweet!
    Happy REDnesday,
    Carol

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  42. And what a lovely hutch it is. So happy to have found you through white Wednesday.
    Laura
    http://www.imsovintage.blogspot.com/

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  43. That hand-painted cabinet just sings to me!

    GIVE ME RED RIBBON

    Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
    Not yellow or purple or green;
    But burgundy, chestnut, carmine or rose—
    These are the colors with sheen!

    Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
    Not saffron or opal or blue;
    But fuchsia, magenta, ruby or blush—
    Something of sanguinous hue!

    Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
    Not indigo, azure or grey;
    But scarlet, vermilion, dahlia or pink—
    Colors like these make my day!


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Narrow Red Alley

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  44. Your Moms pottery pieces are so special. I love those!

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  45. Hi Emily, Your hutch is beautiful and I love all the dishes! I understood the two entrances right away as that is quite common here in Richmond. Thank you so much for joining my party this week.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  46. Hi Emily,

    What a beautiful way to greet your guests! I have a mix of tranferware...only a few pieces of the Castle pattern, but it is one of my favorite patterns. Great to have wonderful dishes but I love it when they are displayed instead of hidden away.

    Jermaine

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  47. Your hutch looks lovely with all your displays.I love the pink castles china and have some myself.

    Carolyn

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  48. A beautiful post filled with so many great things. You are very blessed.

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  49. Oh Emily I've always adored your beautiful hutch. You must have so much fun playing around with it. Great pix!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  50. I love your hutch and the treasures in it! Your pink transfer is beautiful, my favorite! I love the way you have fun with moving the beauties around, I love doing that too! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, FABBY

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  51. Emily,
    Thank you so much for sharing your blog with me. I am so impressed. You have wonderful taste and so many beautiful treasures to share. I hope that John and I could visit your lovely home sometime when we are in Tuscaloosa. WOW!
    Nancy Hodges

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