Friday, March 5, 2010

Pink Saturday down South…I brought you something…

Last Saturday found Hubby and me enjoying a cruise and much needed warmer weather, but that doesn’t mean I forgot Pink Saturday…look at all the tropical pink I found to share…

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The welcoming fruit arrangement was loaded with lots of pink…

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Aren’t they delicious looking? Royal Caribbean really knows how to put on a culinary show…there were more than a dozen fruit and vegetable creations to greet us when we arrived onboard.

But the most striking pinks were found in Rotan, Honduras, our first port…There were whole hedges of these plants…I have forgotten the name, but they immediately made me think of my Pink Saturday friends. And I decided right then and there to bring you something you have been needing…

2010 Voyager of the Seas Cruise 079    Isn’t that stunning? We were at a beautiful park where there were all sorts of birds and animals that had been rescued. Some were still healing from cruelty or accidents; all were wonderful…and all the money we spent there went to support this worthwhile rescue project…Margaritas for the greater good…what a deal!  Money from Nachos helps to feed the monkeys and anteater. So in your honor, we all had a cold one. We felt so in tune with the Universe and like part of the world-wide Earth Day…or maybe it was just a slight Margarita buzz…Speaking of Margarita buzzes, I saved the best for last…no, I didn’t bring you a Margarita.

2010 Voyager of the Seas Cruise 062   YES!!! A Pink Bar!!! It just screams, “Drink Me!” Just think of the Pink specialties that could be mixed up here! But that’s still not what I brought you…here’s a hint…

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Do you see that clear sky? Can you feel that warm breeze? Can you smell the spring? That’s what I brought back!  We have had too much winter!!! So I’ve brought some spring back home with me…your share is on its way, trust me, I brought enough for everyone!!!  Well, I’m off to make the rounds and catch up with  the Pink posts to see what was happening while I was off bringing warm temperatures back from the South! If you are enjoying sunshine today, you’re welcome. It was a tough assignment, but someone had to do it! Stop in a Beverly’s house for the Pink Saturday invitation list; she’s expecting you.

P.S. An update on the baby ducks: the parents were seen eating birdseed in the driveway at  the home of our up-river neighbors, but the babies were stashed somewhere safe and we missed seeing them. Meanwhile we have another pair nesting on the riverbank.  I’ll post egg or duckling pictures unless the mama is too dangerous. If you’ve ever been charged by an angry goose or duck, you can understand my fear!


My Crafty Little Page said...

Drinking for the greater good. lol What great pics from your cruise and thank you for these absolutely gorgeous days we've been enjoying!

Nancy said...

A pink bar? Wow! Happy Pink Saturday!

Light and Voices said...

Looks like you are having a good time "in the Pink."
Joyce M

Sherry from Alabama said...

What beautiful pics! I have a plant in my den that looks like a smaller version of the one in your photo. It is called "Red Sister Cordyline."

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Maggie said...

I love the pinks- and the melons are awesome looking!

Happy PS!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Anonymous said...

Thanks for thinking of us while you enjoyed your drinks! :) That trip sounds wonderful...and filled with terrific PINKS!

Hope you've had a great Pink Sat....those little duckies are sooooo cute!


ThriftyAnnabella said...

So many great pinks - happy late 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.