That Touch of Pink

Last October 1st I posted pink on behalf of breast cancer awareness.

And this year, I’m doing it again. As I’ve mentioned before, pink is not really my gig, but I do like a little bit here and there.

I chose these images this year because they all have a little pink. A touch. You might miss it.

Like breast cancer.

I had a bit of a scare myself almost two years ago. It turned out to be nothing, other than four weeks of incredible stress and tension, but the technician told me that the spot we were seeing on the screen, that looked huge and awful and ominous, would likely not be able to be felt for another year. Maybe longer.

Early detection is critical. Talk with your doctor to determine the appropriate screening for you.

Check the National Cancer Institute or the Susan G. Komen Foundation for more information.
Images, from top:
Sheila Bridges So Chic
Bunny Williams’ Point of View
Michael Smith Elements of Style (tablescape and bedroom)
Mariette Himes Gomez Houses
Albert Hadley American Designers’ Houses
Stephanie Hoppen Perfect Neutrals
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21 thoughts on “That Touch of Pink

  1. Mrs. Blandings, I’m touched by your post and your new color for the month. I’ve had breast cancer twice – happily early stage each time – and appreciate every effort to fight this disease.

  2. lovely, and as usual, i'm completely mystified at how you do that moving words & lovely related/unrelated image thing. a magician, you are.

    thanks for allowing me to "post pink" with you!

  3. Inspirational, Mrs. B……I am sure all of us have been touched by someone in our lives who has had breast cancer. The Fight for A CURE must go forward! Maybe, just maybe someday a CURE will be found. Thank you for today’s post and I will be thinking PINK all day today!

  4. Sometimes I’ve felt that marketers were just trying to make money off of the Pink Ribbon awareness campaign. So it was especially pleasant to see your thoughtful nod to the subject in a way that we could all understand and still get our design hit as well.

    And thanks Lecia for sharing your story and the beautiful photo of yourself on your blog.

  5. Very inspiring, as we have nearly all lost loved ones and good friends to breast Cancer. I will have a special post on my blog later today, and for all in the Greater Kansas City area….the link to Back in the Swing which benefits Breast Cancer programs at organizations such as Cancer Action and several local hospitals.

  6. Very well said, Mrs. B!

    So glad yours turned out to be a false alarm. I’ve been in that same position twice and agree it’s no fun being on the waiting end. Just waited it out yesterday with a friend who also turned out to be fine. So today, I’m thinking pink and praying that others get good reports and beat this disease.


  7. Mrs. Blandings, I love to read your blog but have never commented. I saw a wonderful segment on the Today Show with Dr. Susan Love. She has a new breast cancer initiative joining with Avon to recruit one million women to take part in breast cancer research to find a cure. Log onto to see all about this exciting program.

  8. here, here. I applaud you and every woman who has been touched by this, for your strength. How scary for you. I’m glad you’re healthy. *hug*

  9. Mrs. B,

    I’m new to the blogging world, but I am a true fan of your blog. In honor of you I decided to blog about Breast Cancer awareness month as well. Thank you for reminding all of us how it important it is to support the cause and fight for a cure!


  10. Thanks for your incredible support and especially those who posted pink today as well. If we nudged one person to schedule her mammogram today it was well worth it.

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