Monday, March 22, 2010

A pink camellia to brighten my living room

I don't know why, but I've had a pink craving lately. I keep buying pink flowers, wearing pink clothes....obssessing over pink ruffles....that sort of thing. So I decided I needed a big dose of pink in my living room....a bloom that wouldn't die ( I discovered why carnations are so cheap! The start to reek after about 3 days!). Seriously...they smell like an outhouse. Gross!

So I dug out my crusted up old paintbrushes and got busy. I'm still not completely happy with the pink colour ( I had envisioned it a little lighter, but I got a bit out of control with the magenta! Oh well....it's fulfilling my craving for some spring colour in my house. I have a beautiful flowering Camellia bush outside my window...I always wish the blooms would last a little longer! Now they do :)








My little monkeys the other day.....best buds already!


Just for fun....my living room BEFORE picture:



To brighten up the room even more you can get fresh flowers from Order Flowers.


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49 comments:

  1. What a beautiful picture - it really suits your lovely room. And what cheeky monkeys!! So cute.

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  2. You have such a talent my dear! I love the painting my dear...it is lovely. I am also glad that I am not the only one indulging in a pink obsession. From ruffles to rosettes -- I can not get enough. LOVE IT all my dear. Now if only I could entice you to make me one. :) Just a soft tease. :)

    Cheers~
    e

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  3. awesome! you will never guess this...but i just painted a mirror pink today!! hahah!

    not even kidding.
    your canvas and ever-changing mantle are beautiful!

    oh, and great header...

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  4. omg!
    seriously???

    this is beautiful. it is pure pink goodness. look how gorgeous it looks in your family room. i love that large vase on your fireplace hearth as well. kind of a basket weave vase???

    this really is amazing. thank you so much for linking this up! i am thrilled to have you come by twice.

    this means you get 2 cupcakes. ;)

    kellie

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  5. Just gorgeous...and I have to say...I really love the shade of pink it is...just perfect for that room. Love it! Good Skills lovely x

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  6. You creative talented girl you...I LOVE IT!!!!! Yes Pink is number one on my list too...I am so glad to be a girl. xoxoxo

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  7. WOW Tracey!! Your painting is gorgeous! You are so clever, it looks so beautiful on your mantle and I love the shade of pink!! love your new header too and how sweet are your littlies!! Wishing you a lovely week ~ Tina xx

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  8. Hi -just found your blog! Your painting is fantastic! Have a great day! Love//Eva

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  9. Lurve your beautiful painting and your two little monkeys are so stinkin cute! Hope you have a FUN day:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  10. how beautiful!!

    you are so talented :)

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  11. Your painting is just perfect. Shapes and color!! Love it. Pink always makes me so happy.
    Have a lovely day, Tracey

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  12. Beautiful! The perfect dose of pink. So cheerful and springy!

    Your boys are adorable!

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  13. Wow you are a good painter! That is very pretty. I always crave pink and other fun colors in the Spring.

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  14. thanks for popping by friendly cottage and introducing me to your gorgeous blog! i love your home, make-overs, designer bags (you sooo have to start doing that again!), boys and irish connection! i see you are friends with michelle too, how funny that you guys are making friends across the world, and vice versa! sharon x

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  15. Love the pix and the colors all tied together. Beautiful.

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  16. My first time to your blog - love it and will be back!

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  17. Your "little monkeys" are two of the cutest monkeys I've seen! Lovely painting too!

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  18. So pretty in your room, I am really loving that pop of color. Beautiful job!
    Cute monkeys too.
    Londen

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  19. Beautiful painting, only outdone by your beautiful little ones!

    Deborah

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  20. Girlfriend, you are right up my alley! That pink flower painting put me over the top. What a pretty room! I too know the pink phase. What a lovely blog! Like the name, too.

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  21. So pretty! I can't believe you just whipped that up! Great job.

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  22. You have got some serious talent. Love how it turned out. Gorgeous! Hope you stop by tomorrow for my Bring In The Spring Party!

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  23. Wow ,that's amazing!...a masterpiece.
    ...petals in any shade of pink work for me(a little tip?...put a drop of bleach and a lump of sugar with any cut posy, to both eliminate bacteria and feed them...they'll last soo much longer)...what a delightful site...thanks for the stroll...Rosie
    P.S. May we all go through the PINK PHASE!

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  24. I was delighted to see this. I recently did the seasonal shuffle and decided I need something new above the fireplace and was also thinking of doing one large single flower in the O'Keefe fashion but much more humble. Yours turned out to be stunning. Nicely done.
    Pam

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  25. That is great. It looks so pretty in your room. It really pops.

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  26. Wow what talent. I have always wanted to do this with poppies but I am not an artist.

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  27. Wow - great minds think alike. Check out my post!

    http://hodgepodge-babselou.blogspot.com/2010/02/peony-painting.html

    Love your painting. It looks beautiful in your living room!

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  28. Thanks for following. What I find especially freaky is that you live in Vancouver! Wow, another Canadian, but this time near me! I am out in the burbs of Vancouver. I am going to have to add you to my Canadian blog roll! Nice to meet you!

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  29. Very beautiful! I love the pink too! Very springy!

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  30. Simply stunning!! The pic is amazing. I also love your white couch and ottoman! Your house is beautiful!!

    Thanks for linking to Creative Cats!

    XOXO,

    Andy

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  31. Your painting is gorgeous - I wish I could paint! Lovely work...and I love it with the blue...

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  32. Love it! The painting really brightens your room! So pretty:) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Great painting! it looks super in the room. I lol looking at Tobes and Finney! Darling.
    smiles, alice

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  34. Bee-You-Tee-Full! I love the pinks that you used!... and the painting is so pretty in your room! ...great job!

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  35. What fabulous talent and I love the color that it adds to the room.

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  36. That is one gorgeous work of art!!!
    [and I love your 'monkeys' too]

    Easter Egg Cup Collection is My show n tell Stop by if you can.


    Have a glorious weekend.

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  37. That is simply lovely. Thanks so much for linking up!

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  38. Oh my gosh you can really paint! Gorgeous.

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  39. WOW! I love it! What cute little ones you have.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party. Don’t forget to stop by and enter my giveaway. I’ll announce the winner at next weeks party!

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  40. Camelias are my favorite flowering bush. I have a Yuletide one at the business and a pink camelia at home. What a wonderful way to bring color & Spring into your home. Love the painting....it looks great in your living room. What cute kids too! Enjoy them while they are little!

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  41. Just beautiful, it must be nice to be so artistic.

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  42. This is so beautiful! You did a great job...I want this in my house!

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  43. So pretty! You are an artist. And it looks so pretty in your room!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  44. i LOVE that artwork!!!! it looks perfect in your space! and yeah your sock monkey was adorable how could i not post it when i saw it??? hehe. can't wait to see the rocket party!! haha..sounds awesome.

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  45. Hi, i love the painting!! I'm a new follower, love your blog...Kathy

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  46. So pretty! Spring flowers are the perfect pink inspiration! (Just found your blog... guess I've been under a rock!)

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  47. NO way that's the same room! Your living room and the art is stunning! :)

    Roeshel

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