blues and pinks in handbags and bed linens

3 Jun

My favorite teenage Coach bag

Had a few minutes to spare this evening, and spent it checking out the new Poppy collection by Coach.   Usually, when I find myself too old for something, it makes me sad.  But I love the youthfulness and spirit of the Poppy line; in fact, it makes me happy to think of a young woman getting one of these bags for her birthday the way I received my (cherished and treasured) black half-moon-shaped-mini-belt-bag for mine.  I read somewhere that the CEO describes Poppy as “eclectic and spontaneous,” which is definitely how I’d want to describe myself at that age.

Kaleidoscope Glam Tote in Silver/Blue

Kaleidoscope Glam Tote in Silver/Pink

Poppy bags, Coach.com

How fantastic are these colors?  Incidentally, I’ve been noticing these two colors (teal/turquoise and fuschia/purple) in lots of textiles (and bedding ensembles) lately.   Maybe it’s a marketing thing, or maybe it’s just SUMMER! Yay!

Here are two of my new finds – one crib set and one duvet.  They share the same fresh colors and cool prints.

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Plover Organic, teal squares crib set, Pillow Mint, reduced from $335 to $234.50

Not only is the crib bedding made from 100% organic cotton, the designs are block-printed by hand.  And best of all, it’s on sale at the Pillow Mint shop.

Erika fuschia duvet cover, Pine Cone Hill, $124 for twin

A soft and sophisticated design for a big girl room, the leaf motif is eye-catching but not too busy.  As with the handbag at top, it’d look great accompanied by silvers, pinks, and lavenders.

What colors remind you of summer? Let me know.

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