Friday, July 3, 2009

Pink Saturday and the Red White and Blue!

It’s amazing that Pink Saturday is already here and it’s also the Fourth of July already! I’ll spend part of the day at Wimberley’s Trade Day  selling my lighted wine bottles and wine-theme gifts

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Pink Bling Words to Live By

so I’ll miss the morning parade around the town square. We’ll stay home in the evening for B-B-Q with the neighbors. We live on the banks of the Guadalupe River where giant cypress and pecan trees shade the picnic area and even though the temperatures will hit 100, the river will cool us down…The lawn chairs will be positioned as we hope to get a good angle for the fireworks show amid a chorus of oooh’s and aaah’s. Very small town Americana…very red, white and blue. Very wonderful.

I haven’t forgotten Pink Saturday though. Be sure to visit Beverly and the other PS celebrants… How Sweet The Sound  It’s sure to be a great day for a visit.

I do want to share one very special pink picture…it’s my niece, Kara Elizabeth all decked out in pink from head to toe for a pony ride…she will celebrate her 17th birthday on Sunday. This picture was taken when she was about three and already horse crazy.  Would you just look at that precious pixie smile…

cowgirl Kara

She still loves her horses and she has grown to be an excellent rider and a fine horsewoman. She works hard to be an accomplished student…and best of all,  a very positive role model to her younger sisters, Kate and Kendra. We are very proud of her. Happy Birthday, Kara.

Enjoy the holiday…Pray for our troops…Celebrate our nation.  LaVerne in New Braunfels, Texas


My Crafty Little Page said...

Good luck at Wimberly, have a safe and happy 4th, enjoy the fireworks, and that pink cowgirl is absolutely adorable!!!
Love, Nancy
PS I'm working tomorrow, also, at the Antique Gallery.

Claudia said...

Love your pink post! Enjoy your Fourth of July celebration and Happy Pink Saturday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Best of luck at Wimberly, and I hope you have a lovely Pink Saturday 4th! Love your little niece all dressed up on her pony...

Happy PS 4th!


Sheila :-)

Susie Jefferson said...


Happy Pink Saturday, and Happy Independence Day as well (I hadn't realised....) Celebrations all round!

Mary said...

What a fantastic memory shot. Good luck at Whimberly. Have a safe and happy holiday. Blessings...Mary

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Loved your pink post. So interesting. I will have to come back and read another day. So much to look at. Hope you had a great day at sale. Happy 4th of July and Pink Saturday. "Country Hugs", Sherry

Anonymous said...

Those beads sparkle :-)And your niece is such a cutie :-)

happy Pink Weekend!

Deanna said...

Your sweet niece looks resplendant in her duds!

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


No "wining" here...beautiful Pink Saturday post! Happy PS!

fairiemoon said...

What interesting little baubles! Very cute!

Happy Fourth of July and Pink Saturday, both of them!!!

Erin :)

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hope things went well at Wimberly! Kara Elizabeth is so darling in her head to toe pink! Such a precious photo!

Hope you and your loved ones had a fun and safe 4th of July!


mendytexas said...

Hey hey LaVerne!! Love your blog and loved getting to know you at PC!! Thanks for the sweet notes on my art camp. It's rolling right along! your goodies here!! :)mendy

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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
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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
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Nancy made me save the vine

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