My Pink Life

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.

 

Comments

  1. Thanks for the kind comment you left me. Your blog is delightful. I love all the quotes, scripture, and vintage. I’m happy to see you’ve used some of my images. I love pink as well. And those shoes in your wedding post….I can just imagine your delight when you discovered them. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me. ~ Abby

  2. Kathryn, you always delight me with your shares. I too have a hats-to-adore passion.
    Happy PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

  3. Happy Pink Saturday, Kathryn. I hope you enjoy being the featured blog. I know everyone will love visiting you.

    I’m a reader, too, and a lover of pretty things. My mother has a collection of antique figurines. I think Felicity is a perfect name for your pretty friend.

  4. It is always a joy to come to your blog and get a glimpse into your world of writing and acting. What fun it must be to act out stories for children and they must love it in turn!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Jil

  5. What a fun visit. And what a lovely way to teach children and grandchildren. Leaving a strong spiritual legacy is one of my passions and it’s always exciting to meet others who feel the same way. I was so encouraged when you quoted Philippians 4:9 as I’m already working on my Monday post with another ten commandments song for kids and grand children. The one I just chose actually intertwines the 10 commandments song with Philippians 4:8-10. I love it when God gives little hugs like that, don’t you? :) Have a blessed Pink Saturday.

  6. I love your wildflowers. I love pink and anything vintage.

    Dee
    Your new follower from Jersey

  7. Hello Kathryn, Your feature post was a delightful read. I adore your vintage everything. The wildflower garden is stunning. I enlarged your photo and it clearly shows you have knowledge with a camera and probably photo shop. That photo is awesome. I am impressed with the work you do teaching drama and the arts. I am sure your plays are a blessing to everyone who is lucky enough to see them.

    Happy Pink Saturday.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  8. Congratulations!….I can’t think of a more lovely blog to feature for this Pink Saturday.
    Thank you for sharing all your wonderful pink….I adore those glasses.
    Wishing you a pinkishly beautiful weekend….

  9. Love your contemplating hang out. NBeautiful flowers surrounding it. I also love your Felicity!..Christine

  10. I loved your feature on Pink Saturday. This is a lovely blog!

  11. I would dearly love to sit on that bench in your pretty garden and enjoy a good book. Best wishes on being the featured Pink Lady today.

  12. Those are the BEST vintage glasses I have EVER seen! Your blog is lovely, glad I visited from Pink Saturday.

  13. Kathryn, Congratulations on beinging featured on Pink Saturday…lovely pictures and even more lovely thoughts.
    I also enjoyed your Father’s Day tribute to your dad. We are so blessed to have fathers from that era…the truely were The Greatest Generation…give your father an extra hug from a Texas gal who is missing her dad this Father’s Day. Have a Pink week all week.

  14. I’m visiting from Pink Saturday and enjoyed your tour of favorite things. I like the way you call things “pink” even if they are not pink in color. I do the same thing. Pink is a frame of mind for me. I also loved the way you applied Phil. 4:8 as a plumbline for choosing things. That’s an inspired application.

    I like the way you think.

  15. Kathy, it has been an absolute pleasure meeting you. I love the way you write and your collections. You have inspired me to pick up a book! Happy Pink Saturday! Twyla

  16. What a pleasure it is to find your lovely blog today. Love all of the great pinks too. I look forward to many more visits. Hugs!

  17. Beautiful blog and a beautiful tribute to your Dad as well as PS.
    Enjoyed my visit
    JJ

  18. What a lovely blog you have! Hopping over from Pink Saturday. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs

  19. Happy Pink Saturday Kathryn, Congratulations on being featured this week. Your pink post is awesome thanks for sharing. Have a funtastic week. I’m one of your new followers. Linda

  20. I so enjoyed reading your text on Beverly’s post as I did while visiting here! I think you sound like a whole lot of fun….and, while I don’t actually wear vintage/period clothing, I always stop and admire pieces I see while visiting antique shops. I particularly love hats, but I think I always look like a “bag lady” when I put one on…so I don’t wear them…..well, except for visors when I’m outdoors!

    Loved my visit…..happy Pink Saturday!! dana

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