Friday, April 2, 2010

“A Delectable Confection”

The first time I heard these words was from my DH not long after we were married. It was to me (and still is), the cutest term of endearment I had ever heard. My hubby has an adorable sense of humor and this little phrase has been passed back and forth for many years.

Literally, Laduree has the “Delectable Confection” issue all sewn up with their mind-boggling pastel macaroons and their much envied pastel packaging. I think people are almost as much in love with the Easter-colored packages as the delicious contents!

I came across a wonderful blog this week with the most inspiring crafting techniques for the Easter/Spring holidays called Such Pretty Things. Jessica writes a very fun posting called Target Tuesdays where she really could put Martha’s crafting skills on notice. Above are some of her gorgeous Easter/Spring images all displaying not only beautiful craft ideas, but a gelato profusion of pastel colors.

Karen Sugarman Interiors
Junior League of Boston Showhouse - Breakfast Room - Westwood, MA
Better Homes and Gardens  Window and Wall Ideas
Mary Drysdale
Karen Sugarman Interiors
Drawing Room
Commandant's House - Charlestown Navy Yard
Jeffrey Bilhuber via Cote de Texas
Karen Sugarman Interiors
Princess and The Pea Bedroom
Junior League of Boston Showhouse - Dedham, MA

Pastel colors have long been a favorite of mine when designing interiors. There is a serene and comforting quality to the whisper of the diffused colors. Dramatic and dark rooms are always sophisticated, but much like a “diva friend”, they can be exhausting and numbing after too much drama.

Marie's Folly Bracelet - Pastel Tourmaline, Aquamarine and Beryl

With all these beautiful Easter/Spring colors in my head, I just completed a new bracelet design called Marie’s Folly. It is a magnificent combination of pastel tourmaline briolettes flanked by gorgeously organic aquamarine/beryl pastel slices. Pastel tourmaline is actually in short supply as it is found in Afghanistan in remote and very dangerous regions.

Knowing that Marie Antoinette had a great fondness for all things pastel, I feel certain that she would have approved of this “delectable confection”.


Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter! xx Gypsy Purple

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, that bracelet is simply scrumptious !! I'd love to find that in my Easter basket, ;-)

Karena said...

Karen love the images and your bracelet!! Wonderful for springtime. Happy Easter!

Art by Karena

It is not too late for you and your friends to enter my art giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Karen! Hope you had a blessed Easter weekend!