Many thanks, Beverly, for featuring me on PINK SATURDAY this week. It is a delight to share a few of my pinkier traits with you as I welcome your visits to The Writer’s Reverie.
I’m a contemplative at heart . . .
Always seeking the solace of sanctuary to collect my thoughts and consider my next creative endeavor. Here’s a nice spot under my shedding rhodo raining a banquet of pink petals next to an inviting stone bench. It’s branches are teeming with bird life flitting about and singing with joy in their Creator. It is the perfect spot to repose and ponder the beauty of my wildflower garden.
Plenty of pink to be found here as color and variety abound spring through fall. We quite stumbled upon this idea after clearing away decades old shrubbery that had fallen to blight. Laying fallow for two years, we determined to have something growing, so with the purchase of a mere $15 in wildflower seed, we randomly sowed and voila! My delight was unreserved!
Wildflower Lessons 101: Look for joyful surprises everyday – you shall not be disappointed.
Books and reading are a passion of mine. Just ask the good Lady Utopia, modeling a spectacular pair of vintage spectacles with chunks of pink and gold glitter imbedded in the cat’s-eye frame. I wear a more functional pair of glasses myself when reading my daily dose of what-all.
To be sure, there is no lack for reading material in my home. I am very particular, though. I choose my reading carefully and prefer 19th century classics to anything a of contemporary nature. Of course, I might also own that cozy mysteries from the early 20th century are a guilty pleasure of mine.
I use Philippians 4:8 as my selection standard plumbline for “pink” reads:
“Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” NLT
I reflect this standard of choice in my collections, too. Here’s a serene looking lady in pink sitting among some of my vintage book editions – I love collecting old books, their smell, the design of their bindings, the etched engravings inside and discovering the bonus of an inscribed dedication gifting a beloved volume to a beloved friend. My pink lady here – shall we call her Felicity? Yes – let’s! My Lady Felicity here is holding another passion of mine – HATS!
Not just hats – vintage hats, and gloves, and jewelry, and other accessories – like these pinky favorites waiting by the door to be gathered up on the way to tea – with a little mouse friend tossed into the fray for a bit of whimsey!
I do a certain amount of historical re-enacting so hoop skirts, crinoline skirts, bloomers, petticoats, and lace-up boots are a wardrobe staple. I prefer the cut and styles of bygone fashion eras. Though I am glad the corset has seen its day, there is something to be said for the pomp and circumstance of 18th, 19th, and EARLY 20th century dress. The elegant line and abundance of lace complimented a feminine figure with modesty at the helm. Women feel like Ladies in such garments.
And, oh those hats! Perhaps not always practical – but quite lovely in their way. Gems from my collection will be featured often in my blog posts – and each have a story to tell!
Well, just a couple of snapshots from My Pink Life. Thanks, Beverly, for featuring me this week on Pink Saturday! I hope you visit The Writer’s Reverie often to see what my life is like in full color!
Joy to you!
I’m sharing My Pink Life today with Beverly’s Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.