2.19.2010

Pink Saturday ~ French Connection

Things that say, ahhhhh......this is so French. These romantic, shabby pink and other soft color book boxes are whimsical, one-of-a-kind, sophisticated and created in The Vintage Nest studio with love, fun and a touch of je ne sais quoi. Crafted from old books, not in the best of shape and most likely destined for a land fill, we are going green with something uncommonly good to be treasured once again.....something the French do so well. A secret little place to perhaps hide that love note from someone special or sitting pretty on the coffee table as a spot to discreetly shelter the TV remote. As MS would say......it's a good thing. :)





I am so happy to be back at Happy Pink Saturday this week. The weather outside has been frightful and a bit of pink does wonders as a pick me up. I will be on the road all day Saturday but will be by to visit quick as a bunny. (Can you tell Easter and Spring is on my mind?) :) And for lots more pink please visit How Sweet the Sound.

39 comments :

Blondie's Journal said...

The books are awesome. How crafty! ;-)

xoxo
Jane

trash talk said...

How pretty. Very tray sheek!
Debbie

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Lynn,

What a wonderful creation, and so pretty. Very nice addition to your Etsy store.

Hugs,
Meri

Meri Wiley said...

Lynn,

I'd love to come out and help you reorganize....BUT, my studio and workroom have to come first! Until I finish my show pieces, it looks like a huge hurricane came through, and Sandy just came over to use my Cricket and even more stuff got pushed around, so I'll get to you when I can........kay? LOL

Hugs,
Meri

Ann Creek said...

These boxes are yummy looking. The soft pink is delightful.
Ann
Tin and sparkle

shirley said...

Oh Lynn, these are so sweet. I love the colors. They sure do look shabby chic and did I metnion I love the colors! :)

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Beautiful soft delicate pictures. All so romantic!

Ann Creek said...

Lynn, since we live in Kansas I am a hugh Wizard of Oz fan. My husband made this tin man for me last summer. He looks over my vegetable garden. I found all the tin cans and the big funnel at flea markets.
Ann
Tin and sparkle

Grace said...

Love Love Love the Book! I am so facinated with old keys that was beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday..Grace xoxoxo

dana said...

Hi Lynn! What a great creation! You are one talented gal!

I hope you have a great Pink Sat....glad you're back. We've missed you.

L, dana

Linda said...

Happy Pink Saturday Lynn....what beautiful book boxes, they are all gorgeous...hugs, Linda

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

ohhhlala! Looove the books. I actually bought some of the commercial ones for our den but yours are sooo pretty.

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Sandi said...

Absolutely love the books!!! So clever!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I love the book boxes! So pretty...
Debbie-Dabble

Pam said...

I love the Pink (Green) books. What a wonderful idea to recycle old books. Love the color.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Debbie said...

I think everyone has Spring on their mind!!~ Love those books....and we too mix old with new, I love that style and I love it when people can't tell the difference:)

Terri Morse said...

Lynn, the book boxes are terrific. I just love the soft colors. You've captured that shabby French feel beautifully. Have a great week and safe travels. Hugs, Terri

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very pretty - Happy Pink Saturday!

The Muse said...

my pink sat.
http://myladydujour.com/

oh please place your shop and blog on mine...you have such vision and talent i love these!

and i felt my heart skip a beat!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Hi Lynn, they're soo chic! Love them, you did such a terrific job!
Happy PS,
Monica.

claudie said...

Well hello stranger. How are you? I've also been MIA from Pink Sat. I've been going through Root canal sessions all month, not done yet, one more appointment to go. We will be leaving for Fla. March 13th ish. So looking forward to meeting the girls. First stop N.C. second stop GA. then on to Lakeland for my special pink tea party. OH I'm sooooo excited. I hope the weather co-operates. The way it's going, I'm just not sure anymore.
Your pink/book/secret boxes are very very elegant. You always have cool things to show us.
Sending hugs. Are you snowed in? You guys are getting more snow than us Canadians, go figure.
Happy PS
Love Claudie
oxoxox

Margaret Cloud said...

What a clever idea and so very pretty, you are so creative.Happy Pink Saturday.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Lynn,
Those boxes are just beautiful; love them! What a lovely job you did on them. Happy Pink Saturday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Birgit said...

Hi Lynn,

It's my first Pink Saturday, and I am happy that the tour brought me to your blog, too. What wonderful books! :)

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

BonaPetite! You did say they were French Cook Books..didn't ya? That's the only French I know and only because I saw Julie and Julia! Now, my Spanish is better so...
El libra es muy bonita en colores de rosa!

Couture de Papier said...

Lovely treasures so sweet..absolutely agree on pink winters!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Denise Marie said...

lovely images.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Gorgeous pink book boxes, welcome back to PS!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
Happy Chinese New Year giveaway

Beansieleigh said...

Love your beautiful books, Lynn! I have one such a thing similar.. more of a box to look like a book.. but yours are much prettier! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

Grace said...

Definately when you come to NY let me know and we will go to Tinsel Trading. I work in the City and visit often. They are so amazing and have the greatest things. XOoxoxoxo

Piney Rose said...

this is just gorgeous!

Kerrie said...

This is so clever and beautiful, I love it! Kerrie

Regina said...

So pretty and classic.
Happy Pink.
Nice post Lyn.
Have a great day.

Sherry from Alabama said...

Such a beautiful Pink Saturday post! Thank you for sharing.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! Sorry for another long absence, but after a busy start of the year I decided to make a break during the Carnival week, anticipating new hard weeks ahead!!

It's amazing the things you find... ;)

Meanwhile, Blogtrotter 2 is at sea. Hope you enjoy and have a great week!!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lynn!

Love that little keyhole plate! So hard to find these days. I love that french look and those books really capture that feeling.

Hugs, SHerry

Charli and me said...

These are just beautiful! I love all of the pink and the flowers. I hope you have a happy day :>)

Beverly said...

Ooh, Lynn. I love your treasures. They are so very special.

I am just back to work this week. It had been so long since I felt up to visiting, and I missed everyone.

glimpse of my world said...

Wow... I love the books!

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