Friday, March 27, 2009

Chica Pink Saturday

Ola! For this week's Pink Saturday, I'm sharing my pink deep south Texas pink roots. Along the Mexican border the pinks are bright and often paired with purples and even reds. The happy little Que Cute! fiesta wreath was made by my friend Laurie. It's typical of the "anything goes" color combinations found in Mexican and South American folk art.

The twig wreath was made from my collection of South American folk dolls. Many of the little senoritas are wearing shades of pink mixed with every color combination imaginable. They are made of humble materials...wood, brown wrapping paper, scraps of fabric and "found objects" like the little acorn shell bowls on the heads of some of the ladies. The weaving lady in the center is using pink and blue yarns on her creation. My mother brought it back from a trip into Mexico decades ago. She bought the little figure from the woman who made it. If you think that looks like vintage seam binding ribbon scraps, you're right. Those cheerful bits of rayon ribbon were salvaged from fiesta-themed dinner decorations back in the 80's. I think I got them from Barbara (Rio Star Ranch). Like everyone posting today, I love pink. When I get homesick for the border, I'm likely to add a little fire to the pinks...and since I missed the smell of the citrus orchards blooming this month, I'm posting Chica Pink. Be sure to visit Beverly and the Pink Saturday ladies.


Say It With Roses said...

Enjoyed your Pink South Of The Border post!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Ai yi yi. Que rosa!! I've never seen your pink Fiesta wreath. I love it! I could almost smell the orange blossums reading this. Now I'm homesick, too. :( Nancy

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Isn't it wonderful when color restraints are lifted? It all works! Love it. Happy Pink Saturday!

Liz said...


Have a great Pink Saturday!

Mimi said...

Thanks so much for the great post today. I just ♥ traveling from blog to blog...the photos, the crafts, the ideas...too fun!

Yours was especially fun this week. Thank you!

See you next week!

Amy said...

Wow.. really neat post! Happy Pink Saturday!

Gossamer Creations said...

Beautiful wreath, very colorful. Happy PS.

Claudia said...

What an amazing wreath! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Great pics!Thanks for sharing!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

A wreath full of dolls! That's cute! Very colorful and cherry :-)

someplace in thyme said...

I think one could look at this all day and not see everything it has to offer. Wonderful post and Happy Pink Saturday, Char

HiHo said...

Fun, Fun, Fun! Mix and who needs to match?
happy pink, Heidi

Deanna said...

Hi LaVerne,
I loved your precious wreath! I remember those dolls. I used to have head band after head band of those in the early 90's. They still tickle my funny bone!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.


I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.