Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Delightful Discoveries - Pretty in Pink 08.17.10

Pink. Do you think of it as - a feminine color for girls or a strong color for boys? What does it say about you if your favorite color is pink? What about men who wear pink - what does that say about them? You might be surprised at some of the answers!

Let's take them one by one. Up until the 1900's most babies were dressed in white and there was no trend to dress them in one color or the other; however, by the 1920's pink had been somewhat established by merchandisers as the best color for boys clothing. That's right - boys clothing. Blue was actually marketed as the most appropriate color for girls! The reasoning behind this is that supposedly, pink was associated with the masculine, fiery red, while blue was associated with the gowns that Our Lady, Jesus' mother, was often described as wearing - making it a feminine color. This trend didn't change until the 1940's, when the colors were reversed and pink became fashionable for little girls and blue for little boys!

If your favorite color is pink... "This color embodies the gentler qualities of Red, symbolizing love and affection without passion. Women who prefer Pink tend to be maternal. Pink desires protection, special treatment and a sheltered life. Pink people require affection and like to feel loved and secure, perhaps wanting to appear delicate and fragile. Pink people tend to be charming and gentle, if a trifle indefinite." (Source: Care2 Your Favorite Color: What it Says About You)

And what about those guys who wear pink? Before you head the other way, "Most people associate pink with babies, little girls, and feminine energies. But more than feeling feminine, wearing pink conveys compassion and an open heart. When people are wearing pink, whether they are male or female, they appear approachable and capable of loving others. If you want to feel heart-connected reach for that pastel pink sweater from your closet to wear. And if pastel colors don't suit you try on something in bright fuchsia. You'll feel pretty in pink." (Source - Color Therapy and Your Wardrobe - Wearing Your Emotions by Phylameana lila Desy

What do you think of when you think of pink?

I think of-

Baby girls...

Pink Dots and Chocolate Ballet Flats from NicoDesigns (Etsy)
Pink Girly Girl Afghan from Handmade by Anna Dea (Artfire)
Cute as a button baby girl handcrafted greeting card from QuirkynBerkeley (Etsy)


Pink Rose Floral Glass w Pearl Necklace - Claire from MysticWynd (Etsy)
Vintage Japanese Sake Set, Pink and Brown from thisthatotherthings (Etsy)
Handmade Shabby Chic Bag/Clutch from hoganfe (Etsy)

sugar 'n spice, and all things nice...

Another word for pink necklace by foreverandrea(Etsy)
Magnolia Lady Tilda Pink Lavendar Birthday Card from Jackie157 (Etsy) **
Rose Quartz Earrings with Swarovski Crystals in Pink from LetaMarieDesigns (Artfire)

the icy glow of the sun fading on a winter's day ...

Pink Mystic Quartz Hammered Eternity Circle Silver Necklace from SilverSmack (Etsy)
Glass Sinks and Vessels from Art Effects Glass (Independent)
Sparkly pale pink earrings in sterling silver from SunshineDaydreamz (Etsy)

soft, subtle beauty...

Hammered Oxidized Silver Earrings with Pink Pearls from LoveJaneJewelry(Etsy)
Floating Limited Edition Print from 0becwinnel0 (Etsy)
Sweet Pink Pearl Ring with Oxidized Sterling Silver from MoonSilverStudio (Etsy)

Tell me... what do you think of when you think of pink? Leave a comment and let me know!

Jet black is the color of the day tomorrow - I think it will be a busy day for me since I know there's some stunning black items for sale in the handmade world! You can submit your items or those of your favorite shops for consideration by just clicking here to e-mail me the link to the page of the shop where I can view the item! You can also view my calendar of future features by clicking on the "Be Featured" link in the right sidebar :)

I'll be back in a bit with an in-depth shop feature of a teammate a little later today - see you then!!!

** (this is my new designation for an undiscovered/underdiscovered shop of the day!)


Tina's Treasures said...

Very pretty Treasury. I just love each and every one of them. Very nice choices.

Candles by Nature said...

Pink makes me think of delicate roses. It immediately brings to mind that lovely, soft floral scent. Now I'm really wishing I had some roses growing in my garden this year!

ViKotas said...

Pink, all shades, is definitely my favorite color. I love all things "girly". Your choices are spot on.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Karen for adding my clutch to this beautiful collection!


Anonymous said...

I love pink, when my mom let me decorate my bedroom (think mid 60's) I chose hot pink mixed with more pink for everything. My sister wanted blue, oh well, and now my daughter hates pink!

Thank you so much for including my pink pearl earrings in your collection, I enjoyed reading about pink.

xo Jane

QuirkynBerkeley said...

I tend to think of peach blossoms, which I could smell in the springtime from my bedroom window.

Beautiful blog post! Thanks for including my baby girl card!

Nico Designs said...

Karen, thank you for including the baby shoes in this pretty treasury. I do love pink and since I used to be a teacher before I had the toddlers, I would have to agree about being maternal:)
( found it interesting about boys wearing the color pink).

Judy said...

Soft, Feminine, Delicate, Whispers and Gentle all things I'm not. But I love to fantasize, Thanks for giving me the opportunity to do so.

Southern Belle said...

Oh wow. Interesting read about pink & lovely photos.

Wieber Art said...

When my son was 4 yrs old he wanted hot pink mittens. Well you can imagine what a stir that created, especially amongst the in-laws.

He got his pink mittens. Today he is a 28 yr. old working artist who just got engaged to be married to his Colleen.

All's well that ends well !

SilverSmack said...

I love all these pinks! Thanks for including my Hammered Circle Necklace!

mysticwynd said...

I love reading all your comments about pink! I personally like the color for clothing, and I remember it being a very popular color for men during the 70's (and very becoming for a lot of guys too!), but as a decor color, meh... I think that's because my mother's kitchen when I was little was always pink and a hassle to keep clean! My daughter, on the other hand, has always loved pink!

Keep the comments coming!

aubepine said...

Such beautiful and feminine picks!

Anonymous said...

I'm delighted to have my ring included among all these lovely pink items. My son made me very proud when he chose a pink shirt for his fifth grade school picture. He said "it's just a color, not just for girls or for boys."

Beth said...

Thank you so much for including my earrings! I think pink is sweet! Feminine & sweet! Love the features :)

Leta Porter said...

So many lovely Pink items! Thank you much for including my earrings :)


eRiN said...

How strange that as I was looking through the picks and idly thinking about what pink means to people, the word "safety" came to my mind. I think because it's such a soft, comforting color ... it makes you feel secure. Anyway, great picks as always!


~*Erin MacMahon*~

Anitra Cameron said...

What beautiful things you've ferreted out! I love that pink flower, and the pink pearl ring, and...

What do I think of when I think of pink? I think of how odd it is that I've suddenly gone all "girly" when I was Such a tomboy for the rest of my life, lol! I LOVE pink!

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