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Think Pink Monday: Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose

If you’ve been following me for awhile you know that pink is my favourite colour, so I’ve invited a few bloggy friends to do some pink guest posts. Let’s just call them the Pink Ladies.

Pink is the word… is the word… that you heard.

It’s got groove… it’s got meaning.This week’s Pink Lady is Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose.

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Hello sweet friends and readers of Thrifty Rebel Vintage!
I am truly honored to be with you today
and I want to express my thanks to Tuula
for allowing me to be a part of her beautiful Pink Ladies.
Tuula is an inspiration to many {myself included}
and I am continually amazed at her creativity – she has a gift.
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I am very excited to share with you my very pink
Letter Writing Station. . .
 Letter writing is the only device 
for combining solitude with good company.
– Lord Byron –

I am an old-fashioned kind of girl
and I love sending and receiving letters through “snail mail.”
There is something special and timeless about penning your thoughts onto paper
and then sealing them up to send to a precious friend or loved one.
Since I write quite a few letters I decided to create a little space
– a pinkalicious space to be exact –
where I can create my “happy mail” 
which in turn makes letter writing more convenient and fun.
To begin with I made a pretty little holder
{perfect for holding stamps, cards, stickers, etc}
with an embroidery hoop,
some vintage fabric,
pearls,
and a pink shirt.
Let me show you what I did. . .
I pulled out some extra pretties. . .
you can never have too many ribbons, pearls, and lace, right?
For starters, I simply cut out a circle from the vintage fabric
that was slightly bigger than the embroidery hoop.

 

Then, I cut a strip of fabric out from the pink shirt
and used it for the pocket.

 

The top edge was folded over twice and sewn down.

 

 I also added some soft pink flower lace
to the top edge of the pocket.

 

Next, I took three strands of thin ribbon,
tied them together, and braided them.

 

At the end of the braid I added a key for a sweet touch.
I applied a dab of hot glue onto the inside of the hoop
and attached both braids and some pretty lace.

 

Finally, I placed the pocket over the fabric circle
and laid them onto the bottom embroidery hoop.
Then, I placed the top hoop over the fabric and tightened it with all my might.
Once everything was snug and in place I trimmed the fabric on the backside.

 

For the grand finale I applied pink pearls
to the edge of the hoop with hot glue.
I also clipped on a few miniature clothespins to the braided ribbon.
The clothespins are used to hold little goodies
such as stickers, pictures, etc.

 

 

 

And last, but not least,
I added two vintage buttons.

 

I filled my pocket with cards and envelopes,
paper doilies, stickers, and stamps.
I created my writing corner
and added all things pink, beautiful, and essential
for sending out “happy mail.”

 

Washi tape is definitely a must for decorating letters.

 

Lace and pearls always add a feminine touch.

 

And pink heart beads are elegant and sweet.

 

Felt flowers. . .

 

Ribbon. . .

 

And stamps are necessary for “brightening” up a letter.

 

A vintage milk jar holds my pens, pencils, and a pair of scissors.

 

And I keep a pretty box nearby where I place the letters
that need replied to.

 

Having all the letter writing essentials out and ready to use
makes it more convenient to sit down and write-
everything is at your fingertips 🙂
Letters are among the most significant memorial
a person can leave behind them.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe –
Writing letters is the purest form of friendship
we humans can possibly express.
We capture ourselves in a moment,
and then we give that moment away to someone else.
– Anonymous –

 

Thank you so much, sweet Tuula,
for the opportunity to share a pink post 🙂
Hugs and blessings to you!
. . . Stephanie . . .
 



Thank you so much Stephanie! I love everything about your writing station. I love it when storage projects are both lovely and functional. You’re so organized! The fabric you used for the hoop holder is so pretty, and the pink basket is so sweet. Thanks for sharing such pink loveliness Stephanie, and thanks for joining the Pink Ladies.


If you don’t already know Stephanie you really should pop over and check out her blog The Enchanting Rose. Her crafting talents are always an inspiration, and she shares recipes, book reviews… and so much more. Her photos are always amazing, and she’s one of the sweetest bloggers out there. She also hosts a fun party every Tuesday called Roses of Inspiration.


Thanks so much for reading and until next time…


Think Pink!
XOX

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44 Comments

  1. This pretty station sure would inspire me to write more letters! Stephanie's sewing projects are always so pretty, creative and well done. I enjoy every one of her posts, which are also creative and interesting!

  2. What a fantastic idea and it's so pretty! My daughters have pen pals and would love something like this. It'd be fun to make this and fill it with writing goodies and give it as a gift. So much inspiration here Stephanie! LOVE this so much! Welcome to the pink ladies 🙂

  3. This is absolutely adorable! Never would have thought this started out as an embroidery hoop! How creative and so pink! Welcome to the Pink Ladies group,Stephanie!

  4. Oh how very pretty! I love Stephanie and all of her gorgeous projects! This makes me want to have my own letter writing station and get back into the habit of snail mail again!

  5. Dearest Tuula, thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me be a part of your blog and your "Pink Ladies." I am extremely honored 🙂 You and your blog are truly a blessing. Happy Monday to you!

  6. Hello Tuula, Oh! What a pretty and…pink blog you have!
    I simply adore this colour and wherever I go I am attracted to it! When buying fabric, buttons or scrapbook paper, guess what colour I choose…? You guessed it! Pink!

    And Stephanie is indeed a very sweet blogger and so very special! Her creativity is so inspiring and this letter writing station is just perfect – I am quite excited to try a station of my own sometime as I too love the lost art of letter writing and participating in the delights of snail mail…

    I will be visiting again soon – always a joy to discover new blogs to read and be inspired by and yours is lovely!

    Blessings and love,
    Kelly-Anne

  7. Stephanie, I am a snail mail fan and try to send out several letters and handmade cards a week. If only I was this organized. Such a lovely station with everything at your fingertips. Tuula, great choice for Think Pink! I know you are busily planning to make this.

  8. What a beautiful and gorgeous letter holder and area Stephanie has made and shared how to make! Unfortunately due to modern technology letter writing is a lost art! Nice to see that you featured Stephanie on your blog today Tuula.

  9. Dear Tuula – hopped over here from Stephanie's blog. Enjoyed my visit and so wonderful of you to feature Stephanie's lovely letter holder. Hope you have a great day. Hugs

  10. This is so beautiful and so romantic!AriadnefromGreece!

  11. Such a lovely post..The letter holder is beautiful and such a neat idea.. Dropped by from Stephanie's blog and so glad I did..

  12. Absolutely beautiful Stephanie, you are so clever x

  13. Hello, Tuula! What a lovely blog you have!
    Hello, Stephanie! You are ever so creative and skillful!
    Happy March!

  14. How sweet and pretty! I pinned it. Thank you.
    Best wishes.. <3

  15. Hello, Yes, Stephanie is a PINK Girl! And also a Rose!
    I do like the idea of a writing station as it can be a form of ministry and encouragement!
    Blessings, Roxy

  16. I came over from your blog to see this and it is fabulous in its pinkness and art.

  17. I LOVE Stephanie's blog .Her pretty writing station is such a great idea. 😉 I LOVE all the pink!!! I have a few faithful friends that write to me and I LOVE getting snail mail as well as sending it too!!!

  18. I love Stephanie's letter writing station and I love HER! She has such a knack for creativity and inspiring others. Having all those items in a special spot would make letter writing fun. Don't we all love to receive something by mail? There's just something about the written word that is extra special.

  19. Wonderful idea ~ so pretty and joyful, not to mention useful. Thank you Stephanie, and Tuula!

  20. What a pretty place to keep your stationary, Stephanie. You definitely have a gift for creating pretty items.
    Have a great week!

  21. Hi Tuula…visiting from Stephanie's blog…isn't she just as talented as she is precious?? How lovely it was of you to guest blog. I just love the idea of writing letters by hand and this is such a cute way to keep your things all together!

  22. Oh my gosh, Stephanie, I've always said that the key to the beauty of your creations is in the exquisite detail. I love your imagination and the way you bring such a lovely femininity to everything you design. The ribbons, the key, the vintage buttons – all divine, my friend. You are simply fabulous!

  23. I absolutely love Stephanie's writing station! I have been wanting to make some embroidery hoop organizers myself. Hers is very pretty! I have been following Stephanie's blog for quite some time! She is a sweet girl and her blog is a joy to read. How nice that Stephanie was featured at your blog today!
    Linda
    Mysewwhatblog

  24. I also enjoy writing letters/snail mail. I have a couple of penpals. Very sweet writing station, just like you are.
    warmly,
    deb

  25. Stephanie, your writing letter station is inspiring me to write some letters today!

  26. Oh my Stephanie has done it again! Love the letter holder with all of her pink pretties and vintage buttons. so many fun things in this station. Nothing like a sweet letter or card in the mail!
    hugs,
    Jann

  27. Between the vintage fabric, the baubles, the stamps, the ribbons and the washi tape, I'd be in letter writing heaven!! Never did I think of gathering any of these items to include on a letter or homemade card for that matter. Such a pretty and pink arrangement. Thank you formthe inspiration!!

  28. sitting down at such a pretty writing station, with all kinds of pretty accoutrements at hand would inspire anyone to write a letter. Such a good idea to have everything in one convenient spot. Thanks for featuring Stephanie; she's a sweetie!

  29. I'm visiting from my dear Stephanie's blog.
    How very sweet of you to have her as a guest.
    I love her idea on the writing station, and she has certainly given us much inspiration surrounded by pink, my favorite color!

    It was so nice to visit with you.

    Joy!
    Debbie

  30. A BIG heartfelt thanks to all of you, sweet ladies, for your lovely words 🙂 I greatly appreciate your kindness. And again, thank you, dearest Tuula, for letting me share on your blog – you are such a gem!

    Hugs to all of you!

  31. Very creative, very sweet and very pink! I think I have a little crush on this writing station!

  32. Oh, how lovely! I showed my 10yo daughter and she just squealed!! A couple of questions: Where did you get the pretty, flowery, lacey washi tape?! I have not seen that at my local hobby stores. Where did you get the cute star and flower dishes to hold the little supplies? Thank you so much for this tutorial!!

    1. Hi Lori! Thank you so much for your sweet words – it blessed my heart to read about your daughter's enthusiasm 🙂

      As for the tape… I found it at Hobby Lobby. It is made by The Paper Studio. The star dishes are actually vintage molds and were given to me by family. Also, the flower-shaped dishes are vintage molds and they were given to me as well. I have seen several vintage molds on Etsy and have even purchased several for under $10.00.

      I hope that helps and again, thank you for the kind words 🙂

  33. Well that was a lot of fun to see. Having been the recipient of more than one of Stephanie's letters, it's nice to get a peek behind the scenes. ~ Abby

  34. Hello, I hopped over from Stephanie's–love this charming and creative space to inspire letter writing! Blessings to both of you, Cecilia