Monday, September 30, 2013

Salute to The Pink Pagoda

What a perfect week to post my Before & After vintage secretary. This week over at The Pink Pagoda Jennifer (Linda, note I did not call her Jenn....) is having a Blue & White link up. The staging for this secretary all came together via TPP.
Blue Willow Note Cards from The Pink Pagoda

As soon as it was delivered knew I wanted to stage this grey & fuchsia lacquered secretary with blue & white. Where does one go for blue & white accessories??? Straight over to The Pink Pagoda ~ stat! Wanted to frame her darling blue willow note cards in gold frames. Originally I was going to do 3 identical cards framed; one on each shelf. Jennifer offered to do 2 other designs to work with her blue willow note card size. Love them lined up together. How adorable are these??? Her  prints are available here. She is wonderful to work with!





The miniature blue & white Staffordshire pups also came from Jennifer. So sweet! These are available in her shop's porcelain collection.


Nancy Drew Books covered in white wrapping paper
I needed small books & wanted them to be white so I scavenged my Mother's basement & found an extensive collection of Nancy Drew's and covered four of them in white wrapping paper. Love them with these petite blanc de chine statues.



Jennifer really prompted my passion for blue & white. If  you are new here; I have never used blue & white in my decor. Crazy: right???  I am old as dirt & yes, I have been living under a rock.... Both of these books are a must for a blue & white aficionado. Flair by the late Joe Nye & A Passion for Blue & White by Carolyne Roehm.

Oh yeah; here is the before sitting in the shop where I found it; a beautiful piece with great bones & detail. The fretwork was in great shape & the height was perfect. 


Check out The Pink Pagoda today for The Blue & White Bash where all Jennifer's friends are sharing their love of blue & white.

                 

15 comments:

  1. I love this one, great cabinet and fun Blue and White accents!!

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    1. THX! It has been fun starting my collection.

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  2. For someone who just recently started on the blue & white collection, I would say you have a pretty impressive collection already Junell! Love Jennifer's prints too and have 2 that I have yet to have framed and displayed!

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    1. I am definitely OC when it comes to collecting..... I love everything Jennifer does too! THX!

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  3. Junell - stunning! The book case makeover is so fab with its new color scheme and all the blue & white is the icing on the cake. So pretty!

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    1. Thx Kimberly! It has been a blast starting my collection.

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  4. Hi Paige! Thank you so much for this incredible post and for sending people over today! Your secretary makeover is FANTASTIC. You're so so talented! The paint colors and the styling are all perfect! I'm honored to be a part of it!!

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    1. You are always so gracious! THX! Love the blue & white link today ~ such fun.

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  5. I am surprised that you had not collected this before. Your secretary transformation is perfect. I love all the small touches. I just got "A Passion For Blue & White", love it. She's actually Jenny from the blog :)

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    1. OK.. so did not get the memo on the Jenny thing.... THX for the compliments! I know seriously where was I when the blue & white bug bit....

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  6. Wow, your secretary transformation is GORGEOUS!! And I love your blue and white collection, especially Jennifer's prints! Absolutely beautiful!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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    1. Thx Andrea! It is a gift for my niece and has been a fun project.

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    1. Thx Cutie! Can not wait for Bee the Book!

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