Friday, February 12, 2010

Pink Saturday All Week Long

I’ve been celebrating Pink Saturday all week…It started last Monday with my Beta Sigma Phi chapter…we had a Valentine gift exchange with our secret pals…we call them our Beta Buddies…my gift was darling…a Department 56  lighted M & M house with a dish in front for a heaping dose of M & M’s…we call them little pills for “Whatever Ails You”…Isn’t it just the cutest little house?

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And we had cookies with our name on them…heart shaped, of course.

valentines party at nancy's 2010 017   And frosted with shades of pink…But there’s more. On Wednesday  our friend Nancy hosted a crafting luncheon for our girlfriends’ crowd…or the Ya-Yas as we’re also known. She has a wonderful blog…it’s raining valentines over there…stop in to say “Hi”.

She had letters all printed and ready to go for us to cut and create a Valentine banner. Her sweet hubby served us so we didn’t have to leave the work table or the banners we were creating…

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Chicken salad on a croissant with fruit and poppy seed dressing…and our favorite poinsettias to toast the day.

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We each had lovely banners to hang when we got home. Here’s mine…not nearly as well done as the others, but here alone with no competition to show it up, it looks just fine and Mama’s happy with it.

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And so it’s been a super week…pink from start to finish…Now stop in to give Beverly a hearty hello     and add lots of  get well wishes. I think Beverly needs a few M&M’s while she recuperates. Stay warm and dry until we meet again.


My Crafty Little Page said...

Oh my - her husband is certainly looking long in the tooth!! LOL Your bannner turned out so lovely. You may be a computer idiot but me, I'm a cellphone idiot. Everytime I switch over I screw it up...and then Bob came. Sigh. I'll call you manana. xoxo Nancy

Anonymous said...

Hey, her hubby looks mighty fine to me! What's that gal talking about long tooth stuff! If he still has his teeth, it's OK if they're a little long! :)

OK back to your lovely post! You LUCKY DUCK....I would LOVE to have that neat Dept 56 house. I didn't know they had such a thing!!! AND that cute lovely! Also, I'm jealous right down to my toes that you gals, you "ya-yas", had such a fine gathering. Can I be a "ya-ya", too? Please? :)

Hope your VDay is filled with more fun and I also hope your PSat is a great one! Dana

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What an adorable Dept. 56 house!

♥Mimi♥ said...

So sorry that I missed you yesterday. It seemed like the day just ran away from me! But, with this being ♥Valentine's Day♥ what better time for me to stop by to see your Pink Saturday goodies.

It's been a long and dark winter up here near Canada so filling myself up with pink is my way on the weekend of chasing away the blues - not that blue isn't a nice color, too☺

I ♥ coming here. All the pink and all the girlie stuff just floods my brain and makes me want to do a happy dance right where I sit!

Thanks so much for sharing. After all, isn't sharing one of life's greatest pleasures?

♫Happy Valentine's Day♫

Chick-a-dilly said...

Thank you for leaving such sweet comments on my blog!! I love your M&M house! I use to be in Beta Sigma Phi. I miss the girlfriend time we use to have. Once the boys starting getting into sports I had to give it up! I love your blog! Have a super weekend.

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.