Friday, October 2, 2009

Pink Chinoiserie and Breast Cancer Awareness


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so many bloggers are doing pink posts this month as a reminder of the importance of screening and early detection. In memory of my husband's sister Emily who died of breast cancer, here are some lovely examples of pink Chinoiserie.






























24 comments:

home before dark said...

Beautiful feminine images for a most wonderful and important cause. I keep saying if breast cancer killed men the way it kills women, we'd be finding better ways to fight this disease. I know, at almost 60 I can be a tad cynical about these things. To your sister-in-law, Emily and the family she had to leave behind.

Vickie H. said...

Very nice tribute post for such a worthy cause! Any chance you can tell me the name of and design house that carries the fabric on the little computer chair in photo #8? Would be perfect fabric to put on my jazzed up JCP chinoiserie stools you turned me on to a week ago! Have a great weekend!

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-Yes, I do know because that's my own kitchen! It's Brunshwig & Fils Xian. I had it vinylized because it's on both of my kitchen stools. I love that fabric.

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-So very true. Thanks and have a lovely weekend.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Thank you for such a lovely post of pink. It is for such a good cause. Every image was refreshing and gives hope.I am so very sorry for the loss of your husbands sister Emily.

Lylah Ledner said...

Lovely. I too, have added my own beauty of pink.

have a wonderful weekend. lylah

Sarah Klassen said...

What a pretty tribute, Beth! I think I will have to participate and create a pink post as well :)

Kitty said...

I was sad to hear you lost your sister in law to breast cancer. We would be hard pressed to find someone, anyone at this point who has not been touched by this horrible disease. So cool of you to do a pink post in her honor. Gorgeous photos, all. I really enjoyed it (ps we have the same Mac!) xo kitty

Admiring Pretty Things said...

I adore this post. It contains so many of my most favorite images that I never before thought of as Chinoiserie. But of course they all are!!! My eye is now keenly trained thanks to you to spot chinoiserie from 30 paces

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-Thanks for your kind words and have a wonderful weekend.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lylah-Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-I look forward to seeing your post. Have a great weekend.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-Thanks so much. Of course we would have the same Mac.

Style Redux 2 said...

Admiring Pretty Things-Glad you are a fan of Chinoiserie as well.

Fabulously french said...

What a beautiful tribute to your sister inlaw - I am sure that she would be smiling.

It makes you realise just how precious life is.

Leeann x

Diane Dorrans Saeks said...

Lovely, thank you.

You proved that Pink is not always sweet and not always precisely pretty in the usual boring way.

love all the embroideries!

cheers, www.thestylealoniste.com

Style Redux 2 said...

Leeann-Thank you-so true.

Style Redux 2 said...

Diane-I adore pink and think it can be used well anywhere. I don't think many people associate Chinoiserie with pink though.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Some of my all-time favorite images - so beautiful!

Style Redux 2 said...

Alison-Thanks-pink and Chinoiserie-a no brainer for me.

Jenn said...

Gorgeous pics and for a good cause too..:) Lots of inspiration here.

Style Redux 2 said...

Jenn-Thanks-these are some of my favorites.

Mary said...

This is a very favorite.
I am wondering who does the lovely blue&white chinoiserie stationery that you featured. I must have some.
Thanks and best,
Mary

Style Redux 2 said...

Mary-If you look at my August 4th post on The Chinoiserie Baby Shower, these were created by Mary McDonald for a baby shower she hosted. More details are available on my post, but they are not available for purchase, but were done by her.