Ola! For this week's Pink Saturday, I'm sharing my pink roots...my deep south Texas pink roots. Along the Mexican border the pinks are bright and often paired with purples and even reds. The happy little Que Cute! fiesta wreath was made by my friend Laurie. It's typical of the "anything goes" color combinations found in Mexican and South American folk art.
The twig wreath was made from my collection of South American folk dolls. Many of the little senoritas are wearing shades of pink mixed with every color combination imaginable. They are made of humble materials...wood, brown wrapping paper, scraps of fabric and "found objects" like the little acorn shell bowls on the heads of some of the ladies. The weaving lady in the center is using pink and blue yarns on her creation. My mother brought it back from a trip into Mexico decades ago. She bought the little figure from the woman who made it. If you think that looks like vintage seam binding ribbon scraps, you're right. Those cheerful bits of rayon ribbon were salvaged from fiesta-themed dinner decorations back in the 80's. I think I got them from Barbara (Rio Star Ranch). Like everyone posting today, I love pink. When I get homesick for the border, I'm likely to add a little fire to the pinks...and since I missed the smell of the citrus orchards blooming this month, I'm posting Chica Pink. Be sure to visit Beverly and the Pink Saturday ladies.http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/