Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pink Friday - Easter Memories

On Easter mornings, when we were children, we would awaken to discover Spring had magically arrived overnight… and delivered some delightful surprises. The world was new again and filled with treasures just waiting for us to discover them. Tall chocolate bunnies hidden in springtime flower beds. Eggs delicately painted like rainbows, waiting in the grass. Plush rabbits in ruffled dresses and straw hats, sitting in white baskets, eager to become our very special friends. We'd hunt together with our friends and family, oohing and aahing over each person's discovery; but secretly knowing that the treasures we found were made just for us.

Now that we're older, the newness of Spring and the thrill of the annual Easter hunt can be rediscovered every time we seek out a treasure in a vintage shop or exclusive boutique. Perhaps we're not searching for chocolate wrapped in sparkly foil or rainbow colored treats. We might not even be sure what we're seeking, but we recognize these treasures the instant we see them.

A vintage hanky embroidered so delicately you can't help but wonder about the woman behind its design. A crystal bracelet reflecting a color that's "just so" when the sunlight shines on it in "just that way". The ideal display for a certain corner that's been looking slightly forlorn - not missing just anything, but the perfect thing.

The moment we discover them, our hearts feel a little thrill and, just for that moment, the world is new again and we feel reborn. As if someone hid this treasure in a secret corner just for us to find, and our hearts recognize them before we even know what we've discovered.

At Make Mine Pink, you may not find the foil wrapped bunnies or the colorful eggs, but you will always discover a thrilling hunt for the perfect treasure that stirs up feelings of Spring.

Joyce Lucas, Founder

Well, I couldn't have written anything more nostalgic than what our beloved Joyce has written to entice us to shop this week's Pink Friday - Easter Memories.

I have been so busy in the design room that I just didn't have a chance to make something brand new for this week, but I do have some pretties that are Spring fresh and would be lovely for your Easter activities. Please have a look at my Pink Friday offerings and those of our other shops as well! Thanks!! Have Fun and HOPPY SHOPPING! (yeah, I meant HOPPY!)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

One Of A Kind Treasures - Pink Friday!

One of a Kind Treasures 
By: Joyce Lucas, Founder 

Remember the days when we wanted to be like everyone else? We wanted to have the same clothes, same hairstyles, same…. everything. Only the very brave dared to be one of a kind. 

Sometimes it takes courage to say "I am different. I will be one of a kind." But over time, you discover that what makes a thing, or a person, unique is often the same thing that makes them beautiful.  Taking chances, standing out, can make you a trendsetter and everyone else followers.

At Make Mine Pink, one thing each boutique owner has in common with the others is that her boutique is one of a kind.  Our boutique owners are always on the lookout for unique and special one of a kind and vintage treasures that are rich in history. Each treasure in our shops comes with a story, and no two stories are the same.

When you browse through the shops at Make Mine Pink, you'll discover unique handcrafted pieces designed and produced by our artists and boutique owners.  They hunt through flea markets, thrift stores, unique design shops. They peek in corners everyone else has forgotten to discover treasures everyone else has overlooked. Every bauble, piece of fabric, abandoned item they find might be a gem waiting to be unearthed. 

Each piece in the Make Mine Pink boutiques is designed and created to give its owner a product that can be treasured for years to come. In our shops you’ll find some of the latest trends, many handcrafted by our boutique owners, right here in the United States.

When you shop at Make Mine Pink, you can feel confident that many of your purchases are one of a kind. A piece of art that is unique in its own right, as original as you!


I'm all about One Of A Kind Treasures! That is what keeps my creative juices flowing. I love making something fresh and new and totally unique! So I'm actually sewing as fast as I possibly can to bring you a SPRING bouquet of unique and beautiful accessories for this very special Pink Friday!  Please come and visit our Pink Friday page and take a peak, and don't hesitate if you see something you love, everything will be OOAK!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

"March Into Spring" Shop Hop

The joyful march into spring begins, a cacophony of bird calls fills the blue skies, the trees show their fresh green buds, and the tulips start to poke their heads from the earth to face the sunshine.

Colors are about to burst forth, and the earth will be new again. With fresh eyes, we are stocking our shelves with pretty greens, bright yellows, vibrant pinks, and beautiful blues. For the Boutiques at Make Mine Pink, spring cleaning is over, and we would love to show off our fresh new colors and exciting spring

Please join us for our "March Into Spring" Shop Hop from March 16 through March 21, 2009. The shop hop is open to anyone that would like to participate (limit one registration per physical address). Please register if you would like to participate.

Once you have registered, or if you already have ... Visit all the participating websites to find the hidden Shop Hop bag that says "You Found It" and click on the bag to get points towards winning the fabulous prizes! Don't forget to go to my website ... Mama's Pocketbook !

And seriously... there are some great prizes there for the winning. Including the #1 issue of my Spring Claire Wristlet Clutch bag! GO... get registered!