Saturday, June 20, 2009

Gentle Art of....Some Pink Inspiration

Hope that everyone is having a great Pink Saturday!

One book that I have been reading recently is 'The Gentle Art of Domesticity' by Jane Brocket.
It focuses on the "gentler" side of caring for the home (mostly about knitting, embroidery/stitching, wine/chocolate, simple yummys, home comforts and creative travel). It is a wonderful , illustrated guide with a vintage twist. It is also not intended to be an instruction "manual". It rather serves as an inspiration gold mine.

With our upcoming New York trip in the near horizon (this time we are house sitting for friends of ours), I was inspired to create something to take with me to keep me busy or whatnot. I noticed the author created a Travel Survival kit out of (she even focused on a trip to New York).

So here are my pink versions of my New York Survival kit - I needed to create two of them because I actually had two similar tins and I also decided to make one with 'general' items in it and then one with just a small stitching things. I still need to find a mini version of a Manhattan Subway map.

I plan to stitch a mini stitching item while on the road.

Stay tuned for Pink New York on another Pink Saturday (it will be an addition to the last Pink New York post that I did at one time). On this trip, we are planning on stopping to Coney Island and other neighboring places to the part of Long Island, Boston and Atlantic City...I can't wait.

To visit more pink sites, head on over to Beverly's place at 'How Sweet the Sound' (just make sure to head on over to the far right link for this Saturday).

Enjoy your weekend and be pink :)


Mary said...

Your survival kit is a wonderful idea that I'll adopt for our next trip. Thanks for sharing it with us. Blessings...Mary

Anonymous said...

Like the survival kit you made :-) Pretty in Pink and very useful. t must really be a nice magazine to read. Hope you have a safe trip

Happy Pink Saturday!

stefanie said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!!!!!!

Claudia said...

Have a great trip to New York.I have that same book and love it. It is really wonderful. Happy Pink Saturday!

suesueb said...

oh i love these kits! i'm planning a trip to ny in july to visit my nephew and his family-i'll have to make me some kits for the road!! happy pink week!

♥Mimi♥ said...

Lovely pink blog post! Another Saturday, where I am taking in all of the pink and visiting some of the most lovely blogs in cyberspace. I need the pink this morning, it's all dark and raining outside. So thanks for the uplift☺

Wishing you and those you l♥ve a weekend filled with sunshine, good food and many, tender memories.

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

I like the survival kit, its a wonderful and great idea. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Have a great pink saturday

Lots of luv,

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Great idea tins! How lucky are you? *raising my hand*... pick me next time you get to house sit in NEW york.. (my dream spot)


Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Fabulous survival kit! Very creative!

Thanks for sharing!

Happy weekend!


Beansieleigh said...

Pretty pink tin survival tins!! I LOVE it! Very CUTE, and very practical! Happy Pink Saturday, and have a safe and wonderful time in NYC!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Amy,

Happy PINK to you!! I love the tiny survival cute they are.

I hope you have a lovely week...drop by for a visit anytime..I'm always close by!


So blessed! said...

How funny. I had just blogged about this book a few days ago. Was just asking if anyone had seen, read, or owned it. Was curious about it. You are the first that I have found that have it. Is it worth the money?

Ruth said...

I love this book, too. It's great. Such beautiful pictures. I love the kids you made.

Ruth from MJF

Angel Jem said...

Hi! I'm over here as I promised from Brocante Home; I love this book!!! I'd forgotten how much. I wish Jane Brockett had done a Christmas guide book. It would be brilliant. Now, go get blogging and living and I shall meet you again on the housekeepers' forum at Brocante Home.