Friday, May 1, 2009

Pink Saturday WIP

























If you're looking for my this fine Pink Saturday, you'll find me in the garden...well, it's not a garden, really it's the front flower bed...well, it's not a flower bed, really it's a collection of survivors...a few roses and a few ferns...but not for long!!! By the end of the day on Pink Saturday it will be a little flower bed again. I've been all over town (in New Braunfels that takes less than an hour) finding pretty pink additions that are also deer resistant...I've found pink salvia that blooms all summer lasting until frost, begonias (which deer usually pass up...they prefer the roses) and vinca (aka perrywinkles) which nothing eats! I'll join you for the PS blog tour later in the afternoon...Thank you, Beverly for the inspiration...LaVerne

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

It's a great day for gardening here, too! Enjoy your weekend.

Mimi said...

Wonderful post for this l♥vely Pink Saturday. This is one morning of the week that I sit back, stroll from blog to blog and indulge myself surrounded by my favorite color.

I wish you a blessed weekend filled with sunshine and surrounded by those you l♥ve.

Claudia said...

Have a great day in your garden! Happy Pink Saturday!

Sares said...

Ah, the joys of spring. So pretty but so much work, I hope the weather is nice for you. Have a great weekend!

Jennifer said...

That is a perfect way to spend Pink Saturday! With Pink! Thank You for sharing your beautiful blooms!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jennifer

someplace in thyme said...

That looks like fun and I would love to join you, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Running late this week visiting blogs....Hope you had a Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

Suzie Button said...

Hi LaVerne, I hope you got all your pretty pink flowers planted and that the deer stay away! Happy Sunday Pink Saturday! Suzie

maidenshade said...

what a fun blog - love your style xJennifer

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Marie Reed said...

Looks like you are having a ball in your garden!

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Dru said...

Happy pink planting, Happy Mother's Day, and Happy Pink Saturday! Enjoy your gardening!

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.

Mexicana

Mexicana
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.