Hello October! I've been doing some fall purging and freshening... I started with my son's room and have been working my way around the house. One corner at a time. My daughter needed a new spot for all of her little things... from hair accessories to collections. That lead to a tiny blue shelf and a new display above it... which inspired these water colored clothespins. Because they won't be hanging wet clothes, I wasn't worried about paint bleeding. The wood soaked the colors right up and gave them just the soft look I was going for. I even used some of our cheaper paints and was impressed by the sweetness of the outcome. 5 minutes to paint. 15 minutes to dry. Easy!
Here's the job they were intended for. Excuse the rainy day lighting, especially the rest of the photos. My children have southern exposure windows with a huge tree in front them. It won't be long before they go from the darkest and coolest rooms in the house to the ones flooded with winter sunlight! For now, they simply stink for shoots.
About the cakes- the first three were from Anthropologie, but I urged my mother (who can make anything) to stop that silliness. The rest have been handmade. For her 7th birthday she got two, because my mom was couldn't help herself with a 7 of hearts. Whoops, looks a little twisted in that photo above... better below. The cake is a button, I believe!