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Pink, Purple and Personal Ponderings

Personal Ponderings

I’m dedicating this post to my beautiful Mother-in-law, LaDonna, who loved the colour purple, loved roses, Valentines Day, Christmas, and any other reason to celebrate.

I’ve been a little quiet on Social Media the last few weeks, as we said a tearful goodbye to Marty’s Mom, after a quiet battle with cancer which took a turn for the worst around Christmas time. She entered her Heavenly reward on February 2nd, and as those who have lost loved ones will know, there’s so much involved in this whole process of losing someone you love. From the practical things, to the emotions that accompany such loss, it all creates an unexpected increase in time spent sorting, loving, helping, organising, and just being there for each other. We are so grateful for Marty’s sister & husband arriving here from the USA to help and be here for Dad, as we navigate this new journey of life without Mom. **(To avoid any confusion, no this is not my mum, who I posted about a couple years ago after a diagnosis with a brain tumour. She is doing fine right now. This is Marty’s Mom, who I call “Mom” because she’s my USA Mamma).

The Color Purple

Mom loved the colour purple (see the pretty frame in the above pic), and I think it’s fitting that Pantone announced that their Colour of the Year is Ultra Violet. Mom loved to wear purple, collect purple dishes, teacups, wear purple lipstick and would even point out a purple car driving past, letting us know it was her favourite colour.

Pantone color of the year 2018

I love that the team at Fusion Mineral Paint has come up with a custom combination of their own colour range, that mixed together, creates a really close representation of Ultra Violet!




Here’s the recipe using colours from the Fusion standard range:

  • 3 parts Liberty Blue
  • 3 parts Cranberry
  • 1 part Little Teapot

So in our Tester Size, you could purchase these and have over 250ml of Ultra Violet:

Ultra Violet Fusion

Check out this beautiful cabinet by Next Time Around, after mixing up Fusion’s custom Ultra Violet colour blend:




For more ideas on how to pair Ultra Violet with some other Fusion Mineral Paint colours, see Fusion’s blog post HERE.

Roses are Red … and Pretty Pink too!

Mom also LOVED roses. Red roses were probably a favourite, but any kind would be adored. She loved to celebrate Christmas, Valentines Day and all the holidays in between.

This Valentines Day, we launched the new Fusion Mineral Paint colour, English Rose, here in Australia! Such a soft pretty pink colour created by Michael Penney for the Penney & Co collection of the Fusion Mineral Paint designer range.English Rose Fusion Mineral PaintEnglish Rose

Here is a modern desk in Fusion’s English Rose by Keegan from Lemon Drops Reclaimed. I love the simple lines and the pop of white of the drawer knobs:English Rose by Lemon Drops Reclaimed


Here’s another beautiful example of English Rose by The Paintbox, on these twin bedsides. Aren’t they adorable?English Rose bedsides


Camp Hill Antique Centre – Now Stocks Fusion Mineral Paint!

In other exciting news, I have begun to introduce our Fusion Mineral Paint line to my new booth at the Camp Hill Antique Centre here in Brisbane, Queensland. So if you’re in the area, please drop in and visit my space upstairs!Fusion Mineral PaintFusion Mineral Paint


More to Come …

I’ve been adding to my booth on a weekly basis, so stay tuned for more coming. I’ll be adding Miss Mustards Seed’s Milk Paint products, Sandi Hands & Cling On Brushes & more.

Here’s a peek at some of my work displayed in the Antique Centre foyer:

Farmhouse Style

We are authorised retailers for Fusion Mineral Paint and Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Australia. This blog post may contain affiliate links.

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Billy-Jo
    February 19, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Sharon thank you for sharing. Sorry to hear of your families loss, only a few days after you opened your home to your facebook family. Love the pink and purple

    • Reply
      IRestoreStuff
      February 20, 2018 at 10:00 am

      Thanks Billy-Jo. It’s been a tough month, but drawing strength from above right now, along with the wonderful support of family and friends. x

  • Reply
    Jane
    February 20, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    So sorry to hear about your Mom. I am sure she would have loved those beautiful colours.

  • Reply
    Jenny Regeling
    February 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Beautiful darling girl xxx

  • Reply
    Ann
    February 21, 2018 at 10:56 am

    I love these colors! Thank you…

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