Friday, October 10, 2008

A Little bit of Pink

I love to visit small towns that have the feel of being lost in time
and this is one of my favorites... Old Towne Tustin. I used to work not to far from here and would often drive over during lunch for a treat at my favorite tea/coffee house. Sadly it is no longer there, but what is, is this darling design shop called Vintage Lady.
I was determined to sneak inside and snap some PINK pictures. Luckily the owner was in the back garden watering the plants, but the big chicken that I am was terrified of being caught in the act so I went out to the garden and asked, "would it be ok if I took a few pictures inside the shop?" She was more than happy to oblige me.
BIG SIGH of RELIEF!
The exterior of the store... no pink yet!

The other side of the store front and still no pink.


AH! But look what I found inside... Pink!
They have one room that's entirely done in pink from the walls to the ceiling to the floor and then of course everything in between. The owner told me this was the most popular room and that whenever she tells clients she's thinking about redoing it they get upset. So it stays pink.

A sweet table covered with pink candles, soaps, and other sweet pink.


And look! Even the table beneath it is pink! I meandered out to the garden, but wasn't willing to press my luck and ask for pictures there too even though the garden was spilling over in pink.
I left and wandered around the corner to find another little jewel tucked away between the buildings and houses...

McCharles House.
This used to be a Tea Room/Restaurant, but I think it has other uses now. I tried to peek inside, but the gate was latched tight and the outdoor seating had vanished without a trace. They do still hold Tea's here, but I believe it's only for special occasions. I really should call and get my facts straight. There were some pink roses blooming out front.

There's nothing prettier in Autumn than Pink!

For more Pink Saturday visit Beverly at: How Sweet the Sound.

19 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

There's nothing prettier anytime than PINK!

I love your photos!!!

Happy PINKness day!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

I love older towns too & this looks like my kind of place. So cute.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Cori.

You made me smile when you were so brave to take pictures. I love that little sparkly bird in the picture. Just imagine owning a pink sparkly bird. Pure bliss!

Elizabeth said...

Love the idea of a room dedicated to one color in a gift shop! She could do a blue room, too, I bet and have just as much stuff.

Smilingsal said...

A good hunt! I've giving away 3 free books, so be sure to stop by. Happy Pink Saturday!

ellen b. said...

How very charming this spot is and all the lovely pink you found on your adventure! Have a wonderful weekend Cori!!

Kathy said...

Beautiful pictures, Cori. Your special places look wonderful. I can see why you love them.
Beautiful post, my friend!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Kathy

Shabby Kim said...

Oh I would so love to visit that darling little The Vintage Lady shop. I love stores like that, espcially if they have an entire room dedicated to my favorite color of pink.

Your blog is beautiful and I am trilled to have discoved it through Pink Saturday. I will definately be back for more visits in the future.

Katie said...

Thanks for taking us with you! It was a fun trip! Happy Pink Saturday!

Bobbi Jo said...

I just love that pink room! That McCharles house is so fun looking. I am enjoying looking around your blog at all your lovely pictures and fun things. Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Bobbi Jo-AZ

Fleur de Bee said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I commented on your other blog...love that one too! Thanks for the comment! :)

xx Molly

Stephanie said...

I love your pink pics! I too wonder how others are able to snap away in a store, I was taking pics at a shop in a winery and they were keeping their eye on me...I tried to tell the lady about blogs...she didn't get it!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Cori G,
I love your pink pictures. I so agree with you that there's nothing prettier in Autumn than Pink in the garden.
Love, Ann

Pat said...

Hi Cori

These stores look so wonderfully quaint! Happy Pink -- a day late but still sincere. Hope you are enjoying a blessed Sunday.

Hugs, Pat

Virginia said...

Beautiful pictures.
Happy belated Pink Saturday!
Blessings, Virginia

Joanne Kennedy said...

What! McCharles Tea House isn't open any more??? I wonder why? It was always packed! I loved that place.

You crack me up at being scared to take photos. You are going to have to hang around with me some more and I'll get you over your fear. LOL

I have not gotten a pass to Disneyland yet. I've been sick and and not really going out much.

But, when I do I will let you know as I would love to meet you on a Thursday.

Hugs,
Joanne

Moorea said...

Pink! I am so glad you found some pink to share. Great pics your camera is taking!

Margie said...

So many lovely *pink* treasures in that gift shop! I just love that *pink* table!!!

I'm still making my *pink* rounds this week!

Margie :)

Becky said...

I must have been out of town when you posted it because it is so worthy of a comment. Cori this is the sweetest shop. You and I would have a good time together because we like the same things.
Hugs
Becky