Translate

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pink at Joie de Vie

Today is Pink Saturday. Do stop by Beverly's at How Sweet the Sound for links to other pink posts!

Today I take you to Petoskey, Michigan. Or, to be specific, highway 119, between Petoskey and Harbor Springs.

My favorite shop there is called Joie de Vie. Joie de Vie focuses on French country antiques and home accessories, with an inventory a tad too pricey for my blood, but not for my senses!

Of course, one of the most delightful things about visiting is just looking at their beautiful exterior!

I love the palette -- rich pink stucco walls, brilliant blue shutters, deep green ivy.

Those hot pink walls with antique lights are highlighted by the ivy that climbs wildly over the two stories. It reminds me of the buildings I saw while I was in France. I'd like to say that's why I love it so much, but I've loved this building and shop for many years!

The side of the building is a bright pink as well.

And there are enormous boxes overflowing with hot-pink impatiens.

The windows have laced curtains, difficult to see from outside, but I can tell you, they are equally lovely inside!

Here are a few other views! Enjoy!


Today is Pink Saturday -- stop by Beverly's at How Sweet the Sound to visit other pink posters. And continuing Beverly's challenge to encourage visits at other P.S. sites, visit Michigan's Mimi at our Family Attic.

26 comments:

Wrightboysmum said...

Happy Pink Saturday Jeanie. I choose your blog for my Pink Saturday blog this week. Love that building as well.

dottydotty said...

what an incredible building the flowers are so lush next to the pink walls not suprised you love it

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh YES....that IS a pretty pink....

Blessings,
Spencer

anno said...

Every detail, completely charming!

Regina said...

Lovely photos and pretty blooms.
Happy Pink Saturday!

heather said...

I love pink houses. The house across the street from me had lovely pink braid trim (on a green house!) When they decided to sell it they painted all the pink tan. So much more boring!

Herzblatt said...

I love this house very much...it would be a lovely "Herzblatt-House" and outside there would hang my new Tilda-Quilt....a fantastic idea!!
My husband would like the blue side of the house but never the pink one...*lol*...
I think, most men don`t like pink....
I wish you a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for your kind comment and your email.
Iris

Mary said...

The building really is beautiful. I'll bet the inside holds delightful treasures. I hope you are in the pink and having a wonderful day.

Llyn M said...

♥´¨)
¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ HAPPY PINK SATURDAY ♥

Suzy said...

What a sweet pink place. I can see why you love to visit there. How could you not have a Joie de if you were lucky enough to work there?

Amisha said...

Beautiful place and lovely pictures.

♥Mimi♥ said...

When the blossoms of summer begin to fade we can always count on Pink Saturday to bring a smile to our faces and to remind us that somewhere there are pastels and pretty things.

Isn't Petoskey just wonderful? The homes on the water are dressed and painted like Gingerbread. Thanks for the shout-out, too!

Thanks so much for sharing this week. I wish you sunshine and lollipops today and always.

Claudia said...

I spent a lot of time in and around Petoskey when I was younger. That whole area is just lovely - makes me want to go back and visit. Happy Pink Saturday!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Jeanie:
I so love this post. The Joie de Vie shop is so beautiful. I would love to go there. Just browsing is fun, as we get so many ideas of way to remake things that we have and dream about things we will buy when we win the Lottery. Thanks for sharing sweetie. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you. Country hugs, Sherry

BONNIE K said...

It is a beautiful house.

Relyn said...

Wish I could meet you next weekend for a shopping trip. Wouldn't that be lovely.

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday. What a wonderful shop, the colors are magnificent. I hope to go there one day!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

What a fantastic building Jeanie. Great photos to show off all of the amazing nooks and crannies ... bet it's wonderful inside as well!
~*Happy Pink Saturday*~

Joanne Huffman said...

Beautiful photos - I think the trick to your photos is that you have such a good eye for composition and color and such an appreciation for things other people may not stop to look at.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That shade of pink on the house is really lovely! What a pretty place...kinda makes me want to peek inside and see more :)

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Wonderful building. It has everything. Happy late Pink Saturday!

someplace in thyme said...

Too pretty for words, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

pinkkandy said...

Happy Late PINK SATURDAY....I am always appreciative of comments that people take the time to leave..and if you dont have time maybe next time....God Bless you this week!

God Bless
Kandy

Beth said...

What a gorgeous post. I would Love to visit that shop. Lovely!
xoxoxoxo

Susie Jefferson said...

HOw stunningly pretty - I'd love to live there. Happy Pink Saturday (on Tuesday... I'm still visiting everyone...)

Mike said...

It was fun looking at these shots. I didn't get to Petoskey or Harbor Springs this year so your photos are a treat. Michigan has so much beauty and joy to offer--although maybe not in February.

Popular Posts