Pink Saturday


It's Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound hosts this wonderful Pink day. So, please stop by and see all the lovely pink posts.

Louisa May alcotts house 5

Sitting in front of Louisa May Alcott's house and painting, I imagined what this charming little home would have looked like decorated with wreaths boasting pink ribbons and bows.


Standing in the middle of Concord, Massachusetts, just a short walk from town is Orchard House. Home of Louisa May Alcott.

I have photographed this home more than any other in New England.


This week I photographed the garden belonging to Orchard House.

Orchard House

I could almost imagine Louisa May sitting here and writing her stories.

Louisa May Alcott Orchard house

It inspired me to paint her little house. I sat there for hours until sunset painting her home, thinking about the joy that she has brought to so many people and children over the years.


I put this little original watercolor painting on a shelf in my little shop on Etsy,


along with the digital painting of Pink Orchard House.


When the sun was setting, I could almost see a story in the moon over Orchard House.


Orchard HouseThe name of the song for this post is Orchard House.

Now it's time to go and visit all the pink posts for Pink Saturday. Make sure you visit Stephanie from Angelic Accents. She always creates lovely pink posts.

My creation
Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear Karen,

What a lovely walk down memory lane for me; New England in the fall, the most beautiful place on earth. Minnesota is stunning as well, boasting as well, famous writers and artists, but there is truly nothing like the ghosts of New England who whisper classic folklore into our hearts. Thank you, ANita

Blondie's Journal said...

Another charming painting!

Happy Pink Saturday, my friend!!


Regina said...

Hi Karen. Another lovely paintings.
Happy Pink Saturday. A blessed weekend.

Diann @ TheThrifty Groove said...

What a wonderful place to visit. I love that you have been able to put to canvas this treasure!

Happy PS!

Carol said...

Beautiful post again, Karen.

Happy Pink Saturday!


Kathleen Grace said...

What a treat to get to see Orchard House! I have love Louisa May Alcotts books since I was a young girl. My own girls fell in love with little women as children:>) Your painting is a wonderful way to have a bit of Orchard House in your own house.

Elyse said...

hi karen,

beautiful painting! i haven't visited LMA's home in years but it is so pretty and you have done such a lovely job capturing it.

it's fun to take the tour inside.

there we go again, sounding like the new england tourism council. LOL

happy pink saturday!


Tami said...

Hi Karen..what a lovely painting. You really brought that charming little house to life.
Hope you are having a wonderful pink day!
xo Tami

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

What a lovely post! These houses are amazing!

~ Gabriela ~

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Karen, you are so lucky to have been painting in Louisa May Alcott's home!! What a wonderful opportunity! Her home and garden's are just gorgeous and you captured them perfectly in your beautiful piece! You are so talented, I need to come in and get myself one of your treasures :) Beautiful post on this dreary, rainy day!

Beverly said...

Karen, I love it, and I just know that Louisa would, too. She gave so many of us memories to treasure.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Karen. And, thank you for featuring Stephanie's blog. She is a sweetheart.

claudie said...

Dear Karen
I have heard so much about your beautiful card you designed for Amy. Just charming to say the least.
I know Betty also. We are bloggy buddies.
Happy PS
Love Claudie

Suzie Button said...

What a lovely painting... oh, how I love Louisa May Alcott! Another of my childhood memories! Thanks for stopping by my blog today too! Happy PS! Suzie

Lemondrop Marie said...

The garden and door to the Orchard House are just lovely! I would love to live in such splendor. Happy PS

Jacaranda Artesanias said...

I love your paint! Thanks for addme in your list.

Hugs :D

Heidi said...

Oh I am so glad you stopped by my blog this morning, it was so lovely to meet you, I love your blog, its gorgeous, the water paintings are incredible. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


someplace in thyme said...

What a beautiful memory you have created for yourself. You did a great job. Her home is enchanting, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Stay@homemommy said...

What a creative blog! I just love the watercolor paintings!
Happy Pink Saturday

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing the charming home of Lousia May Alcott. I've enjoyed her work for many a year. Your painting captures the her home, and I like the touch of pink wreaths. If you have time, please stop by to visit me for Pink Saturday. I'm also guest blogger for the QCI this month and have left a Pink Saturday post there as well. Hope to see your there. ~ Sarah

LiLi M. said...

I think your version is so much more Louisa May Alcotts! I can see her sitting and smiling (yes very tiny) behind one of the windows. You do too?!
Have a great weekend!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Karen! What a nice surprise and such an honor for you to help introduce me to fellow "pinkettes"! I have always loved Louisa May Alcott's works and have read them to my granddaughter, too. How interesting to see her home and see your lovely rendition of it. I do believe your work is purely magical!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

She'sSewPretty said...

How wonderful that you can sit outside Louisa May Alcott's house. I can't imagine the thoughts that must pass through your mind! Your painting of their home is so sweet. I wonder if they did have wreaths on the windows at one time.
Have a wonderful Pink Saturday Karen!

Susie Jefferson said...

How lovely - she's one of my favourite authors, and your houses are just to die for! So glad you like the blinkie.

Happy Pink Saturday, sweetie!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Karen,
Thank you for visiting me today in Stillwater, MN. This is your kind of town. The homes are so stunning; we took a tour last week and saw the most magnificent views of the St. Croix River from people's bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and more. What a fun place...if I can't be in New England, then this is the next best thing! And yes, winter is going to bring its own charm, and I can't wait to see what you do with that!! Love, Anita

Claudia said...

Beautiful, Karen! I've been to Concord, but I don't think I ever got to this sweet house! What was I thinking? Happy Pink Saturday!

Amisha said...

I love visiting Concord center, isn't it beautiful? And I have stopped by and taken pictures of the Alcott house too, I almost expect Jo to come whizzing by. Have you been in the house? I have taken the tour and been transported back in time. And love your paintings!

Vintage To Chic said...

your painting is awesome,
have a wonderful week.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'd love to visit her house someday, Karen! My daughter and I both enjoyed Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" so much. Your painting is beautful!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Your paintings are always so beautiful...hugs..m.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Thats it!! Im hopping on my personal lear jet and coming to visit you.... *sigh*... alas, in my dreams.

I would love to photograph you just sitting there drinking in all the inspiratin from Ms Alcotts home.

What a picutre!! and what a visual you shared with us.! ty

Claudia ♥ ♥

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Karen!
How precious was this post today. I so love it. You did Louisa Mae Alcotts home justice. It is positively shining from shingle to shingle, and shutter to shutter. What a joy it must have been to sit and paint. Did anyone pass by to watch? I sure would have.

Thank you for stopping by this evening. I so love Winnie the Pooh, he is my favorite. I even have him tattooed on my right ankle. I just love him so. I have spent many hours in the 100 acre woods with my children and grandchildren. I love to read.

I will be leaving early Wednesday morning for Oklahoma. It is time to go home. Debbie needs me. I will be there through October 17th. Driving back home on the 17th, get here on the 18th, and leave for Utah for 1 week for training for my work on the 19th. So I will be probably not get back to blogging until the end of October. I will miss all of my friends. Heidi will be updating on Amy Girl while I am gone. I will be in touch with her daily. I think you have met my daughter Heidi @ Fairy Footprints in the Sand. Her link was on my site tonight. If you need to mark it just go there and add it to your favorites. I am passing the torch to her while I am gone.

Thank you for your prayers and your love for my family through this tragic time. We so appreciate your cards and prayers. Country hugs and love always, Sherry

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, I love this! I think it's ever so charming with the pink ribboned wreaths on it. I am so enamored of your ability to visit a place and paint it. I always thought that would be such a romantic talent to have. I'm so glad you share with us!


Patricia said...

Such a lovely painting. Happy Pink Saturday to you !!!

Marina Capano said...

OMG!!!My dear Karen!!! your watercolor is so cute!!! Just beautiful house, I love Louisa May Alcotts books, are fantastic.
thanks for your great post!