Visions of Pink

“Pink is a beautiful color because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight and in the dawns.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

  Pink Oleander

“In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart.”~ Blaise Pascal

Good Morning Sweet Friends.  My post this morning is for my friend, Laura.  Laura and I are friends, through my dear friend, Anne.   Today could quite possibly find Laura in need of a little inspiration and comfort as she has recently endured some rough days.  

I don’t know if you followed the dreadful storms which hit the south and along the east coast last week, but I have several friends who were in the mix of it.  The area I am speaking of is where my husband and I made our home for 32 years, Virginia Beach, Virginia.  We lived in the Pungo section of Virginia Beach, one mile from Back Bay.  Absolutely God’s country until there are torrential rains, a hurricane, and winds blowing from the south.  When this occurs, the vast gorgeous farmland, which seems to blend into the horizon, can become horribly flooded.   The southern winds push the water from the Bay out into the fields and into whatever else may be in its path, including homes.  And, that is what happened last week, it became a flooded disaster, for the farmers and for many residents of this area.  Laura was one of those residents.

Laura’s home is on the shore of Back Bay and her home is undergoing major renovations. Water flooded part of the home, including her new kitchen, leaving her with difficult cleanup days ahead.  So Laura, as I am unable to come to you with mop and bucket, this post is for you.  My source tells me you enjoy pink, and I believe I may have found a few lovely things for you to “carry in your heart” during these difficult days.  I hope you and all my other treasured friends will find your coffee, come along and be inspired by ‘Visions of Pink.’  Pink is a sign of hope (a note in my mom’s garden book).    

“It’s pearl who has captured my heart, but it is pink who has captured my soul.”  ~ Anthony T. Hincks

Isn’t this old and historic home lovely, wearing a soft pink?  When I saw it’s pink exterior it reminded me of many homes along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.  To me, they always appear so happy, wearing their soft pastel colors ~ many are pink.

Oh, how I love this pink sun-kissed beauty in France.  I deem this absolutely Gorgeous!

What do you think about this entrance?  Lovely, isn’t it?  Wearing crisp white, black accents and an inviting pink front door.

“You can never go wrong with a little pink…a lot works too.” ~ Dana Dalgetty

I feel we need to share with the world that pink is not just a ‘girly’ color.  My husband is definitely a man’s man.  But he wears pastel-colored shirts and stands in awe at the beauty of our pink tree peony when she is in bloom.  If pink is a color one enjoys, it should not be a color to shy away from… in and on our homes.  To me, pink is warm and inviting ~ it is a happy color.

 

 

 

“Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink.” ~ Lilly Pulitzer

I always enjoy seeing pink in a bathroom.  If you do not want to invest in a more permanent choice of the color, such as cabinetry,  the color can easily be added with linens, paint and window treatments.  And, there are so many lovely shades of pink to select from.

 

“I always look to nature for inspiration.” ~ Alexandra Stoddard

If you are pondering a room change and are not quite sure about a specific shade or color.  Do as Ms. Stoddard tells us ~ “look to nature for inspiration.”  That is truly where you will see the most beautiful colors, and you will never find greater inspiration.

“A profusion of pink roses being ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.” ~ William Carlos Williams

“In the end, color combinations come down to our personal preferences, which we must discover through observation and experiment.” ~ Montagu Don

Should you love and enjoy the color pink, here is a little information about the psychology of the color. The color pink represents caring, compassion and love. The color pink stands for unconditional love and understanding and is associated with giving and receiving care. It is a positive color which inspires warm and comforting feelings.  

Are you considering home renovations in the near future?  What are your feelings about the color pink?  Perhaps, you have found a little inspiration here this morning.  But, should you have any doubts about the color ~ look what Laura has given us to ‘carry in our hearts.’ This is sunset over Laura’s beloved Back Bay.  Just look at the magnificent shades of pink!

“Sometimes I just look up, smile and say,

“I know that was you, God! Thanks! ” ~ Unknown

 

 

Thanks so much for your visit and know I so love your comments.

  Wishing you a beautiful day and week ahead!

 

Au Revoir,

Sandra

Special Note:  Just as I finished writing this post yesterday (July 30, 2018), I received word that Virginia Beach is getting hit again, with hurricane amounts of water and winds coming from the south.  Also, the same for many areas of the South and along the East Coast.  Please keep everyone in these areas in your prayers.

 

Images:  Sunset photo, by Laura

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Pam Richardson
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Sandra, how heartbreaking for those affected by these storms. Prayers for your friend Laura and family. What a beautiful post highlighting the color pink. I love the couple of pink houses you featured. My husband is like yours, is a man’s man, but will wear shirts with any pastel shades. Years ago, I painted our master bedroom pink, he never complained. Thank you for sharing beauty sweet friend!

Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
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Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

I am so sorry to hear about your friend and all of the people in the way of the storm. Your post is lovely and filled with inspiration. I think I just might go out and buy some pink towels for the master bath!

Laura brock
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I am so touched by this dedication, Sandra. Words can’t express how much it means to me. I know I am blessed with so many friends and family praying the sun comes out and shines again on our home. Thanks for all the pink inspiration! I am working to create a fantastic floral pink bathroom and will let you know how it turns out. My mom and I always shared a love of pink. We had a pink salmon living room growing up and she wore the most beautiful fuscia dress to my wedding. I see her light shining on… Read more »
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
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I am so sorry to hear of what has happened to Laura. I will keep her and the other residents in my prayers. Sandra, your post are always beautiful and inspiring. I have been going through some very stressful times lately. Everytime I read your posts I find some peace and hope. I’m going to carry those words with me “In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart.” By the way, I adore pink! Enjoy your day, sweet friend!!!

Becky Rogers
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Sandra,

My thoughts and prayers to your friend, and all those affected by these horrible storms. I love all the beautiful shades of pink you shared. They surely cheered her, and helped her see there is hope…

My husband has slept in a pink bedroom for 22 years now, and he doesn’t mind it one bit!

Tonight’s sky was many shades of pink!

Rita C at Panoply
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Hi Sandra, I’m just catching up. I sure hope your friend Laura has not been continually hammered this week with more flooding. It’s really been wet in our area too. We have several damaged and one completely downed tree on our riverbank that the crew can’t even get to get for the actual and forecast rain, not to mention areas hit hard this week. The visions of pink, especially that sky, are a comfort, but the work water damage leaves can truly be depressing.

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life
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What a beautiful post, Sandra. What a caring tribute for your friend, Laura. Your heart is evident as your write and share. I do love that quote you give by Blaise Pascal: “In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart.” Yes, yes!

Sending love and good wishes for better days ahead for all these dear people, including your friend.
Brenda xox

Shirley @Housepitality Designs
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Thoughts and prayers are with your friend Laura…I know that area well and know how the storms can affect the area…what a great tribute of all things pink…I have incorporated some pink/blush in my home including my bedroom…good thing my hubby is perfectly fine with it….Have a great day Sandra!

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