Friday, July 24, 2009

Pink Saturday Smell Divine

I wish you could  take a deep breath and smell the beauty this morning…You might first think that it’s the pink Mandevilla blossoms that are producing the sweetness…

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but if you follow your nose, you’ll realize that the air is being perfumed by the Gardenias…They are heavenly.

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Aren’t they beautiful…an old Southern favorite to be sure. As a young girl we lived in McAllen, Texas, and I had a Gardenia outside my bedroom window. Of course, we didn’t have air conditioning back in the day…our homes were built for cross ventilation and so I fell asleep and woke to that heavenly aroma for a couple of months during the summer. I’ve been pouring the Green Light Super Bloom to this flower bed and I hope it is in full bloom when our  son brings his new bride for a visit. She loves flowers and I would love to be able to arrange an old fashioned cut glass vase of these beauties for her to enjoy as she  drifts off to sleep.

Enjoy your visits to the Pink Saturday ladies…stop by Beverly’s blog for the list of participants.

Thanks for stopping by.  LaVerne in Texas


My Crafty Little Page said...

Gorgeous, LaVerne. I "scent" remember those gardenias in McAllen. It's still my favorite scent and it was like being in the Garden of Eden...and the orange blossoms fragrancing the air...and whatever that "tea" smell was that signaled it was the perfect beach day.
So looking forward to your party for the newlyweds and meeting Christi...see you Thursday. Love, Nancy

Claudia said...

I love gardenias - my sister grows them down in Florida - but, alas we can't grown them up here in the Northeast. Happy Pink Saturday!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, LaVerne! Your garadenias are so pretty! Such a pretty scent!

Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your weekend!


Anonymous said...

Gardenias do smell so sweet. A friend of mama grows them and when the tree bloomed, she fives as a bunch of the flowers.

Happy Pink Saturday!


♥Mimi♥ said...

Cold, dark, misty in my neck of the woods. My perennials are hiding and I am wearing a sweatshirt. Coming here today made my day a little brighter. Thanks so much.

I'm a little late with my Pink Saturday visits because I had my grandsons for the weekend and couldn't tear myself away from them☺

♥Wishing you and yours a week full of happiness♥

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hi LaVerne,

Your blooms are positively heavenly and your blog is soo charming! Just popped by to thank you for visiting my Pink Saturday post.

Hope your Tuesday is full of wonder and magic.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie

Terri Morse said...

LaVerne, your gardenias are beautiful. Happy belated Pink Saturday!

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.