Friday, February 5, 2010

Pink Saturday Longing for gloves and Corsages…

It’s been a long, cold, wet winter here in Central Texas…and we’re ready for spring and sunshine. Usually we are year around iced tea girls. But this year I have the same bag of ice in the freezer that I bought before Christmas…you think I’m kidding?…It’s been hot tea, hot cider, hot cocoa, more coffee…I’m just so ready for spring that I’m playing make-believe…I’m pretending that it’s almost Easter and I’m picking which gloves I’ll wear this year…

chinese new year tree pink gloves 012  I guess I should pick PINK in honor of the day…they are easy to find stored in their PINK  satin glove keeper…

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Isn’t that just the sweetest lingerie drawer accessory? I was thinking that I wanted to go back in time  and pin on a rosy velvet corsage like this vintage beauty…

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Yep, I was dreaming of slipping into my lovely gloves

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Then I realized that in those Audrey Hepburn days there were no microwave ovens… and then I also recalled that back in the day there were girdles and garter belts…and we never went anywhere without stockings…and we had to sleep in hair rollers because curling irons had yet to be invented…and worst of all there were no blogs…no far-flung friendships via the net…it gets worse: there was no Netflix…NO NETFLIX!!! And so I’ll admire those sweet pink reminders of days gone by while I dream of spring flowers and Easter colors. And I’ll visit Beverly and all the beautiful pink that the day has to offer…

Isn’t that the best part of Pink Saturday…no matter what the day is like, we always have this beautiful, inspiring retreat waiting for us just a few key strokes away…Thanks, Beverly. And thanks for stopping by.


My Crafty Little Page said...

Luscious pink gloves. Are you serious? the same bag of ice. Can't wait to see you next week...are you ready to make banners? xoxo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love the gloves! So Dainty...

Gracie Jewellery said...

Love your Pinks. Happy Pink Saturday. Don't forget to visit me. It is your only chance to enter my giveaway.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, LaVerne! You have such a lovely collection of gloves. Your glove keeper is chariming and the pink gloves are so chic!

My pink post is late today; that dang post scheduler! I'll get it right one day ha!

Hope you can still stop by for a visit!

Have a lovely Pink weekend!

Gail said...

Aw so true, there is alot to be said for today. I often wonder how they got along with out phones and computers.

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.