Monday, June 21, 2010

The Pink Swing

My dad made our family a white wooden porch swing in 1989. 
I had a little pink house with a cute front porch. 
Dad pictured a swing hanging on the front porch, 
and so he made this and presented it
 at Christmas that year, 21 years ago.
We waited for winter to pass and finally got to hang up our lovely swing.
You can barely see it at the end of the porch.
Here is the only picture I could find of the swing~
on Halloween, 20 years ago.
The white swing finally gained a home again in 2007 
when I married Dave and moved to this new home. 
Son #3 Colin is posing in front of his basement apartment.
Colin wasn't even born when my Dad made the swing.
Here they are 4 years after my dad made the swing.
The white swing looked nice in front of the pink house.
 But the white color of the swing fell flat in front of the light gray facade.
The swing became a casualty of my painting rampage this spring. 
I had to paint it a color. 
I liked it so much I made it the logo button for my blog.

This is how the porch area is going to look. 
I sketched this drawing to show the awning stripe curtains
that will enhance this space. Black & white awning stripes.
The door will be painted black.
Inspired all by The Pink Swing!

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  1. Such a sweet story ! The pink is adorable - enjoy !


  2. You're very brave to go on a painting rampage, and you've done it with great success.
    Kind regards.

  3. I love this pink color for the swing! It is bright and makes a statement but is also very smooth feeling and blends nicely with the house. I wonder, will your son sit on it now that it is pink?

  4. Oh, my goodness. You so need to feature this post as part of one of our Pink Saturdays.

    It is gorgeous!

  5. AhsleyOney, The funny thing is he pleaded with me not to paint it pink and headed for the beach. When he returned and helped me hang it back up, he said he loved it!! Real men like pink!

  6. I love the pink , it looks great with your house.

  7. OH it's gorgeous and I just LOVE that it has such a wonderful story and memories! It is PERFECT in PINK!

  8. OH, BTW saw this on Met Monday!

  9. I would have never thought to paint a porch swing pink, but it works! I love the punch of color.

  10. I adore that pink swing! Really, really, adore it!

  11. I would love a hot pink swing just like that one! So cute! HPS Marcia

  12. How blessed you are to have grown up in such a lovely pink home and with such a sweet dad. I have signed up to be a follower of your beautiful blog and will be back soon. Welcome to Pink Saturday!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  13. Amy, welcome to PS, love your (old) pink house. How sweet of your Dad to make that swing for you and I know he is happy that you love it so much. It looks great in pink and the new design will be wonderful.
    Happy Pink weekend.

  14. Welcome and happy pink saturday. What a lovely swing and I link it in pink.
    Have a nice day.
    Riet, The Netherlands

  15. Just completely adorable!!

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  16. How lucky were you to live in a Pink house!!! I think the swing looks just perfect painted it's new pink a way it's a tribute to the house you once lived in :)

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Warmest, Brenda

  17. Adore the pink swing. Looks perfect.

  18. Happy Pink Saturday! What a wonderful story; I sooooo enjoyed it. And what a surprise ending--PINK!!!

  19. Hi Amy Sweetie...
    Happy Pink Saturday and what a thrill to see your share today. I love the swing. You know over the years a lot of problems have been solved and solutions came to me through a porch swing. The pink is so beautiful, and I cannot wait to see the door painted and the curtains hung. How gorgeous it will all look.

    Beautiful share. I love the picture of your son with your Dad. How precious is that. It is wonderful that after all these years, you still have this beautiful gift of love. It is the gift that keeps on giving. Thank you for sharing with me today.

    I am Country Wings your newest follower. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well. I love meeting new friends and sharing new ideas. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

  20. Hi Amy, welcome to Pink Saturday, the swing is awesome. I love the way it looks hanging on your porch. I can not wait to see the final look. Love the look of black and white stripes with pink.

  21. Hi Amy,

    It's PiNk Saturday again! I missed visiting you last Saturday due to the Where Bloggers Create party..over 450 bloggers to visit..yikes! I'm still visiting..

    I looked at a porch swing just a few days ago that is identical to your swing! The antique/junk shop had painted it a pretty aqua color.

    I love your you use a drawing pad hooked to your computer? Just curious..I want to buy one and am asking about which ones people are using and like the best. Anyhow, your sketches are lovely. ♥

    Drop in for a visit when you are out and about. Have a wonderful day,

    Stephanie ♥

  22. Hello once again, Amy. And, welcome to your first Pink Saturday. I am so glad you decided to participate. I knew all of our participants would love this post - and love your blog.

  23. Beautiful pink swing! Happy Pink Saturday!

  24. What a charming Pink Post!! I love the story of the Pink house with the white swing and then the story of new life given to that very special porch swing!! I adore the pink color that you painted it and your vision for the porch in your sketch is magnificent!!
    Can't wait to see it when it is finished and you will show us, won't you????



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