Posts Tagged ‘pantone’

Radiant Orchid

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Pantone announced Radiant Orchid as the color of the year for 2014. I just love the rich hues of this color. Check out some of the vintage treasures I found on Etsy:)

1. Crackled Purple Beads

2. Vintage Christmas ornaments

3. Southwest print bag with leather handles

4. Stack of purple vintage books

5. Vintage Thai fan

6. Botanical Print

7. Vintage flower buttons

8. Vintage postage stamps

9. Tufted velvet side chairs

10. 1940s Ring

12. Woven leather boots

13. Rhinestone Brooch

14. 1980s Dress







Hello Emerald Green!

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Tangerine Tango is so 2012, now it’s time for a new color. Say hello to emerald green, Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year. Here’s a roundup of some fabulous finds on Etsy. Check out the links below.


1 Emerald green Czech glass beads
2 Vintage Juliana brooch
3 Pantone color of the year – emerald green
4 Crackle glass pitcher c. 1950
5 Handpainted and silk screen scarf c. 1950
6 Vintage emerald green clear glasses
7 Vintage Hollywood Regency credenza
8 Charming vintage green cup, saucer, berry bowl, and bread and butter plate
9 Large reclaimed industrial salvage advertising neon sign setter
10 Chunky bangle bracelet
11 Vintage Christmas ornaments
12 Springtime vintage decorative book stack

Orange Crush

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

You may already know that Pantone’s color of the year is “Tangerine Tango“. I just love it and am having fun adding a modern fresh pop to my designs. Eclectic mid-century style is so hot for interiors right now and this is one of many places this color fits so well. Speaking of “Modern Vintage Style” check out my favorite new book by Emily Chalmers. It’s a great read on how to capture this coveted style and incorporate cool vintage treasures into your life.


Images clockwise from top right:

Vintage Christian Dior Scarf
Vintage Japan Gold Wire Wrapped Beads
Vintage Orange Leather Purse
Pantone Color of the Year – Tangerine Tango
Fashion Magazine Ad – Vogue
French Poster Art
Vintage Ceramic Owl Salt and Pepper Shakers
1940s Vintage Whittemores Oil Paste Shoe Polish Tin
Tangerine Book Collection

Orange Pyrex Coffee Cups
Vintage Push Button Phone
Japanese Orange Glass Marble Beads
Orange Mid Century Chair
Set of three Vintage Suitcases

Pink with Punch

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Pink is joyful, romantic and brimming with youthful energy. In spite of pinks many qualities, I must confess I didn’t used to like it. That was simply the way it was until my daughter Isabella came along. I am now a converted pink lover as all mothers of five year old girls must be. Pink, pink, pink is everywhere in my world and now very much in style (thank goodness)! The Pantone color of the year is a lively vibrant “Honeysuckle” pink #18-2120.

On a recent trip to Hawaii I had lunch at the famous “pink” Royal Hawaiian hotel in Waikiki. Being there gave me many ideas on how I might incorporate pink into my home even more. If you crave a shot of this passionate playful color we’ve found some vintage gems from Etsy that are sure to do the trick. Enjoy!

1 Vintage set of 5 hot pink melmac cups
2 Mid-Century Pink – a rare vintage late 1940′s Vera Neumann parachute scarf
3 Pink Lustre Wall Pocket Head Vase
4 Audubon bird book plate print
5 Peony pink vintage buttons
6 Vintage pink and brown chocolate cocoa tin
7 1965 cover Christmas Ornaments George Sprod, vintage Punch magazine
8 1950′s fully restored typewriter
9 Vintage 1950′s hot pink chiffon organza dress