3.4.12

pink love

Collecting pink things, Blonde Redhead on the brain.


I like carnations now. This $6 bunch has been going strong for a few weeks, despite a little browning on the tips of the petals.



I have been collecting photo zines here and there, and 28 Pictures by Ye Rin Mok came in the mail last week. Katie posted about it here.



Forever fascinated.





I couldn’t resist the child-like urge to pull this decaying carnation from its receptacle (technical floral term, I think) and was pleased to see that it looked like a tutu.


Not pink, but pretty (and sad) nonetheless.

52 comments:

  1. Beautiful, you have a wonderful eye for photography :)

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  2. danijela3.4.12

    I've loved Ye Rin Mok for so long now, keep coming back!

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    1. I'm pretty new to her work, but I just love it. A well-spent $12, I say.

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  3. beautiful flower photos!

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  4. I love your flower pictures!

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  5. So, so beautiful. I absolutely love Ye Rin Mok's work. I've never really paid much attention to carnations, but these pale pink ones are so pretty!

    This post is a breath of fresh air, as always!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I still don't really like the red ones, but I'm just not a fan of red flowers in general. I always try to find the palest pink carnations I can.

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  6. it DOES look like a tutu!
    Man, has anyone ever told you that your blog is like a little slice of heaven? I constantly get lost in it. Beautiful!

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    1. Aw, so sweet of you to say, thank you!

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  7. Such pretty pink stuff. I love the pastels flowers, & I am throughly intrigued about how you manage to keep flowers alive that long. Also I've been meaning to ask, what do you photograph your stuff on? Love the white surface.

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    1. Oh, they don't always last that long. The roses in these pictures only lasted a few days. I just change the water frequently. The white surface is just my dining room table.

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  8. These are really beautiful. I so adore the pink carnations!



    x Joana

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  9. In my head whenever I see a pale dusty rose kind of pink or a light light light mint green my brain calls them Anabela colors!

    I've always had a bit of a soft spot for carnations. Alone they're not outstanding, but in huge bunches they're delicious.

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    1. Well, I love that! I went through a period of hating pink but it looks like I've come back around to my childhood pink bedroom and pink everything, really.

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  10. so lovely. thank you for sharing.

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  11. I have also grown to love carnations now as I think they are the flower for Capricorns. I'm a big Blonde Readhead fan <3 this album makes me think of taking the bus everywhere in Seattle and wearing my lost favorite jean jacket...every day.

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    1. I think I had forgotten they were the Capricorn flower! Maybe that's why I love them. That album is so, so good. I know a lot of people didn't like it but I still think the title song is MAJESTIC.

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  12. carnations are the best for that! and that pink is the perfect spring colour, i think.

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  13. Despite my shop name, I like carnations as well. Love the pink, thanks for that : )

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    1. Ha! When your comment came up and I saw your username I thought it was a protest.

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  14. I think this is one of the first times I've seen a photo of carnations and thought they looked lovely! Perhaps it's because they're not paired with baby's breath... the quintessential cheap bouquet combination. More likely, it's your awesome photography.

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    1. Thank you! I don't mind baby's breath on its own but I know what you mean... they look so instantly dated together.

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  15. Lovely! I think carnations have such a pretty smell. I don't care if they're cheap. They make me happy. :)

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    1. I like them more because they're cheap, haha.

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  16. I like the carnations in pink! I think it suits them more than red. I'm curious to know what those pink boards are meant for...

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    1. I'm not sure what they're for... I walked past them last week. They're probably part of a condo showroom, depressingly.

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  17. You make everything beautiful, A!

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  18. I love how tutu-like flowers look - it's partly why the Nutcracker sequence in Fantasia was my favourite.

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    1. If you can believe it, I have never seen Fantasia, ha!

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  19. These are gorgeous. Really beautiful photos.

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  20. Wow, these are just stunning photographs. You can make the simplest little things look so intricate and beautiful! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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  21. Carnations are definitely my favourite flowers, such amazing photos!

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  22. Lovely - I adore supermarket conversations!

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    1. I just wish I had bought the roses at our beloved flower market. These ones were AWFUL and so expensive!

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  23. I love it, too!

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  24. i also love pink carnations. although my friends make fun of me a bit, saying that they're "funeral flowers", especially in the Portuguese culture (of which I'm a part of). Hm... either way, i love that they last and last and don't need much, but give so much back. they're like super flowers.

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    1. Oh, I didn't know that they were funeral flowers! Oh well, doesn't bother me.

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  25. I've got pink on the brain, too. It started with my Fieldguided tote and has spiraled out of control from there. It's such a lovely colour. I love your rose shots and carnations are growing on me. They've always been my Dad's favorite flower. Pre-me he was an award winning gardener, so I guess he knows a thing or two about flowers. That fin sign makes me so sad, I loved their shoes.

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    1. Wow, can your dad come and fix up my disaster of a backyard? Haha! That's pretty cool!

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  26. Eadaoin, Meg, kaarlijnx-x, Inês Batista, Joana, mackenzie, * HOPSCOTCH * ~ Charlyn, Megan, Kate, curious constellation, Irene, caroline: Thank you all very much! x

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  27. Gorgeous photos (as always)! I had an identical bunch of carnations a few weeks back. Even just carrying that poufy pink bunch around Loblaws while I grocery shopped lifted my spirits. They are the perfect lightly frivolous treat.

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    1. Thanks, Carly! I agree completely.

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  28. this represents pink at it's finest. it's like, "thank god someone finally understands me."

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    1. Aw, thanks for that. So glad you like the photos.

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  29. Carnations are my favorite flowers, so pretty!

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  30. Those carnations are beautiful! I love having bunches of fresh flowers around the house - my local market always has a really nice selection!

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  31. I love your flower pictures! so pretty!

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