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Saturday, June 19, 2010

In The PINK...2

I love orchids.  Not cut stems, the actual plant with blooms.
They are actually so easy to take care of & they last almost forever.
One of my girlfriends actually has them reblooming within the year.
My kitchen is the best place for them. 
Just pop them into a big bowl container, covered with moss &
mist the stalks a couple times a day. 
You can add cut roses in tiny vases at the bottom, bunched
tightly into clumps of a color,
& spread the moss around the vases. This changes the
look of the arrangement, so it's ever-changing & you never
get tired of it.
 Often I've had orchids last 3 months blooming away.
For this reason they are not expensive...I just amortize the cost. 

which one do you like?
& why?


  1. Just discovered your blog! Im your newest follower! I like the last one. It just really speaks to me and makes me want to host a dinner party!

  2. I am in love with the third kitchen. Very European with lots of country style. I love and collect copper and wood, so it fits me like a glove. I am now a follower, I don't know where your blog has been all my life. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  3. Happy PiNk, Marsha...

    I love orchids although I've never kept them..I always say I should buy one and try it...now I think I will. :0)

    My favorite kitchen is the last photo..the commercial style ranges going all the way down the wall with the super long kitchen table with all the pots hanging overhead...it is utilitarian elegance at it's best and I love that look.

    That is how I designed the kitchen in a cottage I used to own. I even went so far as to have no built in cabinets..I bought everything from the restaurant supply store using the stainless steel tables with a single shelf below...used these between the appliances and along one wall. I do wish I still had those photos...digital files long gone from 6 years ago and several moves ago. :0)

    Thank you for visiting with me and strolling through my studio..it's been a labor of love to put together and now after a year in our home I feel like I can "spread my wings" and fly!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

  4. I'm in love with the second one. It looks homey and inviting and comfortable and classy, all at the same time. I could spend hours there!

  5. The country style, naturally -smile-. It's the one that speaks to my heart, the one where I could cozy up with the Good Book and wile away some time while I was being renewed, refreshed and restored.

  6. Looking forward to having you join us on the 20th for Summer Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  7. Hello Marsha,
    Ooooopps...I like them ALL! It's the white.
    Blessings to you,

  8. That last one is my favorite. I love the table and end chairs and the black shelving/windows/doors in the back are to die for.

  9. The 4th one spoke to me. I think it jumped out b/c of the floor color. Same as mine, and I don't like mine...so this picture gives me great hope :)

  10. I'll be happy with any one of those thanks... love your blog.

  11. Yes, it's Los Angeles! I forgot to write that, I have now! :) I adore your post! I love the first image because of all the pink and because I want to sit down there immediately! I like the 4th image because it looks like it is taken out of one of my favourite movies! Just very nice! Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!

    Kristin xoxo

  12. Pink is beatiful :)
    Nice Photos
    Håkan from Sweden :)

  13. Orchids are beautiful. I can't believe the detail they have.
    I think that my favourite has to be #3.
    Many thanks for your lovely comment on my giveaway post. I'm sorry if I've overlooked you but I find it so hard to comment on everyones blog. I am on the computer 23/7 as it is !! I will try to do better !!
    Have a lovely new week. XXXX

  14. I love orchids too. I picked up a couple plants a few weeks ago at Costco. They sure do brighten up the house!

  15. In Florida they sell orquids at $ 10.00, Can you belive it? They have them in every corner you turn.


  16. Marsha!

    Love all these images of orchids and gorgeous kitchens. I kinda like the 1st kitchen. I think because my husband and I enjoy cooking together and the set-up is perfect for entertaining. Also, for whatever reason, the word *heady* came to mind; I'm thinkin' in the context of earthy, dripping with style, and a touch of antiquity thrown in. I really like that container with the branches, the height and weight on that long island/table.

    With that said, I really need to redesign two of my bathrooms... soon, very soon. And I will post on Tres Joli Home when I start working on them for fun -- but it will be a while, unfortunately. ::sigh:: Beautiful kitchens and bathrooms are so fun to study and dream about! Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration and imagery. You are so gifted.




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