Thursday, September 16, 2010

MMP Friday Shopping Event September 17th "Cupcakes and Polkadots"

Do you remember the simple delights of childhood? How a cupcake could make you giggle and as far as you were concerned, polkadots belonged on everything. As I made the passage from child to adult, I found that some of the same things that gave me delight as a child, still brought a smile to my face. The little girl in me, always looking for an opportunity to relive the happiness of childhood. Then having daughters, the perfect excuse.

Cupcakes remind me of those happy times – and because cupcake bakeries are popping up all over, it’s given us glorious permission to partake in this delightful pastime! After-all, who doesn’t love a cupcake? The once simple confection, now piled high with frostings and toppings, indulging the child in all of us.

It’s the simple things like cupcakes and whimsical dots that bring us so much pleasure. So why not add a little whimsy to our lives? Because of this fun, new focus on whimsy, we’ve seen cupcakes and polkadots finding their way into even the most conventional lifestyles! Cupcake pillows and purses, fabrics sprinkled with delightful little cakes and colorful dots, framed prints of the grandest of cupcakes, piled high with whipped frosting and topped with a cherry, earrings dangling with the smallest of tasty confections. All a scrumptious reminder of the delight we feel when we take time to enjoy the simple things in life. The delight we feel when we let our inner child out to play, even if only for a moment.

Grandmas and Grandpas are pulling up chairs and sipping tea from miniature china cups, the table spread with the palest pink and purple polka-dot cloth. Cupcakes are served on the finest china, the delight of sharing a special moment with your favorite daughter, granddaughter or child. These are the tiny pleasures, yet building memories for a lifetime.

Cupcakes and Polkadots remind us how easy it is to escape to a place where a little touch of whimsy can brighten a whole day. A bit of fun and delight in a world that can be demanding.

All things whimsical have a place in our lives and each brings about smiles and wisps of childhood memories. Whether it is a fanciful collection or a whimsical element added to your decor, the hint of fun is a welcoming greeting to all. A ceramic cupcake, sitting amongst our heirloom teacups, a cupcake pillow, tossed on the chair by the bed, a set of brightly painted polkadot mugs, for afternoon hot cocoa by the fire, all an aide-memoire, to dream, and to remember.

It only takes a moment to think back to a special day, remembering the things that delight and refresh our senses. And if you need a little help building your whimsical collection, the boutiques at Make Mine Pink would be a great place to start.

Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1: Roseblossom Cottage | Photo Contribution 2: Gail Friend Designs | Photo Contribution 3: The Polka Dot Rose

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    Tres Belle Boutique is located in beautiful downtown Lake Geneva. Tres Belle Boutique is a women's apparel and gift boutique. Our boutique is filled with beautiful merchandise from designer women's apparel to the perfect gift for someone special. Very beautiful, as the French names implies, is just what Tres Belle has to offer. Whether a picture of the Eiffel Tower or a beautiful piece of jewelry that originates from France, you will feel the French influence throughout the store. The boutique offers garden and home decor, specialty gifts, jewelry, handbags, accessories, lotions, and vintage chic repurposed furniture. If you are looking for an outfit to set you apart from the rest or a special gift, Tres Belle Boutique is a must for distinguished shoppers. We would love for you to stop in if your in town or if not check us out on our website,