Friday, June 5, 2009

Pink Saturday’s Gonna Be Red Hot

Today, while you’re enjoying the air conditioning,  I’ll be at Wimberley Trade Day in what is predicted to be 100 degree heat…Don’t worry, I’ll have a big Igloo of Iced Tea and Travis has a lovely location  for his booth (375) with both shade and an occasional  breeze.

One neighbor always has lots of pink…Wimberley april 09 010 

In May, she had this lovely lady. Can you guess, or did you already know, she’s a napkin holder…folded napkins are tucked into the slits making her skirt into a full bouffant. I couldn’t picture it, but almost bought it for the novelty…if she is still there today, she just might come home with me. Another tempting item was this little pink chest. 

Wimberley april 09 006

I was so engrossed with the items in the foreground that I didn’t even notice it until I was looking at the pictures later…do you ever do that?  Well, if it’s still there, that would be a sign…I know you do that! Everyone I know justifies purchases using that exact “logic”…If it’s there when I come back, it’s meant to be…if it’s gone, it becomes the “one that got away” and we start searching for one like it…whatever it was…it doesn’t  matter…it could have been a perfect shell in the natural history museum shop or a watercolor we really couldn’t afford, or a pair of bedroom slippers…once we’ve seen it and “lost” it, it becomes the most beautiful _____ whatever it was , you fill in the blank…

So I’m off to Wimberley while you enjoy Pink Saturday with Beverly as she begins moving into her second season.  If you’re in the neighborhood, drop by for an iced tea…we’re in Booth 375…I’ll be wearing PINK . LaVerne


♥Mimi♥ said...

Saturday mornings are mine. I spend them traveling the web, hopping from page to page visiting some of the most lovely blogs loaded with pink all thanks to Beverly and her great idea.

Thanks so much for sharing your pink this week and for making my morning just a little bit brighter. Wishing you a special weekend filled with fun and family.

Llyn M said...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ HAPPY PINK SATURDAY ♥

Claudia said...

Happy Pink Saturday and I hope your day is a great one!

Susie Jefferson said...

How interesting - until you told us, I hadn't guessed the china lady was a napkin holder. Will we see her with napkins (pink??) in another post? Happy Pink Saturday!

Mimi said...

Just read your note about my musings concerning GM. Thanks. I just felt the need to put out there that there was more to the bankruptcy than money and business.

Rue said...

Hi LaVerne :)

I know exactly what you mean... the find that got away... so awful when it happens, isn't it?

Cute things! I hope you find them there when you go back :)


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.