a pink kink…

Salutations! I’m blogging in today under gray skies with a chance of rain in our local forecast for the next six days. It seems our April showers are trickling into May. During long spells of rain like this, I like to line up a day or two of thrift store shopping and sometimes tackle a project on my to-do list. It depends on how motivated I’m feeling.

Cottage Fix blog - shabby chic living room pillows Cottage Fix blog - shabby chic living roomI found a pair of Simply Shabby Chic pink and taupe floral shams at our local thrift store this past Thursday. Jeez, it was raining then too. Pink has been on my mind lately. I’m seeing so many gorgeous pink inspirations on Instagram and Pinterest and I thought I’d give it a go here. Thrift store finds are one of my favorite ways to try out something new without spending a fortune or dealing with the hassle of making returns. I picked these shams up for 99 cents—cha-ching.Cottage Fix blog - wicker chair with pink and taupe floral Simply Shabby Chic sham

Cottage Fix blog - Simply Shabby Chic pillows in the living roomI wasn’t really sure how to use the pretty floral shams in our living room after trying a couple different ways with no success. The taupe color wasn’t pleasing to me on the sofa or on the sun porch which is where I was initially thinking they would go. So I plopped one on the wicker chair and the other on the coffee table bench for a foot rest. Honey is always stealing a pillow from the sofa and popping on it the bench so this might actually work out for now. Eventually I’d like to get my grandpa Buck’s old chair a slipcover for this corner here. And a soft pink floral might be nice.Cottage Fix blog - pink and taupe Simply Shabby Chic shams

Cottage Fix blog - shabby chic living room with whites, gray, and a touch of pink

So it’s a touch pink. Winka-d-wink.

Cottage Fix blog - Simply Shabby Chic taupe and pink shamxoxo Sally

Cottage Fix blog - shabby chic in the living room


6 thoughts on “a pink kink…

  1. Julie

    I like the hint of color in this room, Sally. And the taupe probably keeps it from being too feminine ;). You scored a great deal on these shams!

    1. sally Post author

      Thanks Julie! They are quite feminine even with the taupe background. I think it could be the pink floral and ruffled edge. lol – It’s fun to try out something different though. Thanks for visiting. xo

  2. Kelly

    I love your new taupe and pink pillow shams! I can’t believe how inexpensive they were! I like pink in small doses and yours is just right. It doesn’t scream pink but is just enough to compliment the rest of the room without it being the primary color. The full room picture of your living room is just gorgeous. I love your white painted fireplace and the old door propped up next to it.

  3. Victoria

    I missed this post! Your shams are gorgeous and I think the color suits your cottage very well:) Great idea to put one on the coffee table too! I do the same thing when I want to put my feet up:) It’s fun moving pillows around, an easy way to change things up a bit! I think many of us have a pillow obsession, I know I have way more than we can possibly ever use:)

    1. sally Post author

      Thanks Victoria! Yes, I too have more pillows than I could ever use. But I agree, it’s a fun and easy way to switch things up. My hubby laughs at me when I start the pillow shuffle, sometimes it takes a couple of tries to get it looking “right”. lol xo Sally

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