02 June 2011

in the pink...


Pink lemonade

Pink Panther

Pink Floyd

Pink Cadillac


Pink elephants

Pink gin

Pink squirrel



Starting in the 1920’s, the general rule was pink is for boys

 and blue is for girls.  Pink was considered a stronger

masculine red-related color and more suitable for boys,

while blue was more delicate and dainty.

In the 1940’s, this rule inverted to pink being

appropriate for girls, and blue for boys.

Go figure!


monogram style is based upon 1940’s artwork 

Wonder if the artist preferred pink, or blue?

You in the pink?


21 comments:

Barbara F. said...

That is a very interesting tidbit about blue is for boys, pink is for girls. As always your embroidery is very beautiful. xo,

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

How interesting-- never knew that!! I do love my pink!! Take care, Caroline

Alexis said...

I am a little bit of both today...just planted pink and blue hydrangeas!

Are you in the car yet, heading our way?!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, I for one am glad they made that switch, Cathy! I love pink and I love that tote bag.

Silver Magpies said...

Pink hunting coats!

Tricia Rose said...

I'm so glad you included pink gin~

Jackie Bernardi, OC Skin Solutions said...

Oh my, I'm with Tricia...so glad you included pink gin...even though I had never heard of it before!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm glad girls got the pink back...the tote bag is marvelous. Hope you have a great weekend!

Ridgely's Radar said...

I love the monogram. So neat to have a special monogram. Fascinating scoop on blue vs pink. Have to say I am a blue girl!

Naturally Carol said...

That's funny isn't it 'cos I definitely think of pink as the softer prettier one and blue as the stronger more masculine colour! How times change, I wonder when they actually did change.

Kelly Frances Dunn said...

I have preached that fact over and over and nobody seems to believe me :) I learned that in art waaaay back when. This is why I love blogging buddies...you post something and then you get a bunch of comments from like minded folk who say YEAH TOTALLY!! I am in the pink and surrounded by the blue :) Lovely!!! XO, Kelly

The Buzz Blog said...

I must be a little bit of both since pink and blue are my favorite colors (with a little green throw in!) Happy weekend!
xxoo

Susan T said...

Since I have got older (make that MUCH older) I seem to have developed a passion for Pink, in all it's variations. Do you think it is my hormones?

Lori said...

I used to travel in India where pink is still the preferred color for boys. Good to know when you see a photo of a business associate's baby for the first time!

Love your blog Cathy! Thanks for visiting mine today, too!

Lori
www.lorimayinteriors.com/blog

pretty pink tulips said...

My mother always reminded me of this. My older son looks amazing in pink. And, by now you know which color I lean toward. Although.....blue is actually in a lot of my home. And, i'm wearing turqoise today. Hmmmmm....might need to rethink this.

Have a fabulous weekend, Cathy!
xo Elizabeth

eddieross said...

We love pink! We were recently given the most exquisite pale pink vintage tablecloth as a gift. It is has this amazing inset white greek key border around the edge and in the center. We cannot wait to use it and set the whole table in pink!!
xo E + J

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Pink, Pink, you stink...
My brother used to say that to me all the time~ I still giggle when I hear it!

Virginia said...

I'm all about that hot pink and the design is great!!!
V

aka - "Pink Martini" said...

Very interesting. I had no idea and I love trivia like this. Love the monogram. Have a good weekend. :)

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Cathy- I wonder what made things change? I am a fan of both, and your bag is beautiful!

Loretta

Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

Pink for me girl! I came out of the pink-closet about 5 years ago and there is no putting me back in! Now funny that for years I did not like blue of ANY shade but in the past 2-3 years I am much more mellow about blue and it has crept it's way into my life more and more these days.

Maddie