Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pink Attitude in a Higher Altitude

This Pink Saturday will find me and NancyGail in the cooler climate of Ruidoso, New Mexico. We’ll be relaxing with five of our life long friends and you can bet we’ll find time to shop and visit the galleries when we finally shed our pajamas around noon-ish. The plan was to pack light and save cargo space for craft supplies…Ruidosd bound and apron 022

I was determined that my two Vera Bradleys would be “all I’m taking, no more”…Sounds like a good plan, and , of course, some maps, and visitor guides…but then I saw some cute recycled napkin rings made by Charlotte Lyons. Well, they would be so cute…and they wouldn’t take up that much space, and they weigh practically nothing…so I made them…and packed PINK bandana napkins…

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I added names  and vintage post card tags…

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and so it went…my two bags are now bringing along a pretty wildflower grocery bag…(we’ll need salt and pepper and cinnamon…and fresh basil and garlic for crying out loud and cereal …) and a crafting  satchel full of altered book  supplies. All of a sudden, I’m surrounded by bags! We do this every trip we’ve ever taken together…we pack everything but the kitchen sink and then barely use any of it…oh well, we’ll be thinking of everyone on Pink Saturday even if we can’t visit… don’t know about the Internet in the mountains. Enjoy your Pink Saturday.


Linda said...

Happy Pink Saturday! It sounds as though we pack the same way! LOL


Mary said...

I hope you have a wonderful time with your friends. Have a great Pink Saturday.

♥Mimi♥ said...

L♥ve your pink goodies this week. Just when I think I have enough pink in my life I participate in Pink Saturday and see even more sweet things I’d enjoy having in my home or flowers for my gardens or just to look at☺ What could be better than the color pink dancing in your head all morning?

Hope you're having a good time☺

Thanks so much for sharing. Hoping your weekend is filled with sunshine and the comfort of those you love and who love you.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy pink Saturday Laverne!
I am so loving those napkins with the postcards and little sunflowers on them. How cute are they? I bet you gals are going to have a wonderful time. I laugh when I think of all the potty breaks, coffee and tea breaks, and pull over its a pink post breaks. Love it, just love it. Please make sure you post pics soon. Stop by and read my pink post. I would so love to share. Country hugs, Sherry

Lynn said...

That sounds like so much fun! I wanna go along next time!!!

Lynn said...

I'd like to follow your blog but I don't see anything to clicky!

someplace in thyme said...

I hope you are having the time of your life, what a wonderful idea, Happy Pink Saturday, Char
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Limping Deer and the Twins
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Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
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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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