I'm not about RED for Valentine's Day. Not.....
"chili pepper red"
For me, it's all about PINK! And who would have thought I'd find my
pink, girlie self after living all these years in a house full of men? Find
it, I did, and I'm tickled PINK! (Sorry, couldn't resist!)
I imagine that one day I will create a special Valentine's Day party for
all my girlie friends. An invitation printed on "fantasy pink" linen paper,
with embossed lettering in antique gold, will direct you to my home....
the one that sparkles from a poofy dusting of snow from the previous
night's snowfall. It's the one house on the block whose door is painted
"hearts delight". Upon entering, I will greet you with a fabric corsage
of "powder pink" and creamy white to pin on your vintage dress from
the '40's. We will "ohhh" and "ahhh" over each other's choice of
hat perched on our upswept do's that the hairdresser created that
afternoon at the beauty palor. You will be escorted in to the den
where a table awaits in front of the fireplace, set to help take the
chill off the air. Lush peonies arranged in vintage, silver pitchers...
angel crowns and wands at each place setting. As you seat yourself
in a comfy chair covered in "paradise pink" velvet you notice that each
one of you has received a special token of my appreciation... a small
heart covered in "fond memory" pink beads with a special message
addressed to you ~ what does it say? It tells you the reason why I find
you so precious to me. No two messages are alike. It comes from the
The party ends and, as you reach for the door knob to leave,
I surprise you with one more gift not to be opened until you get home.
It's wrapped in cream dupioni silk and tied with a two-toned pink voile
ribbon. Curiosity gets the best of you and, as you shut your car door,
you quickly proceed to unwrap it. Peels of laughter can be heard as
the others pass by on their way to their own cars. The reason? I
have given you a bottle of Pepto Bismol to be taken when you
get home. After all, as much as I am loving pink, an afternoon of
of being swathed in it might be a bit much... even for me!!
And luckily, it comes in PINK!
Happy Valentine's Day!
*(the names of the colors in italics are actual names from Benjamin Moore's paint palette)