Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy May Day

For today’s post, I am sharing a couple of Pink Saturday special pictures for May Day…first, only in Texas and parts out West…Cactus Flowers.

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I waited until too late in the day to snap their pictures and most of them had closed for the night, but aren’t they pretty? and  a more traditionally May Day flower…

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Deep pink shrub roses…I have no idea what kind they are…I dug the plant at my Great-aunt Tanta Frieda’s house after she had passed away. I made cuttings and now have about three dozen of these beauties. They bloom all summer and last until the dead of winter. But they are most prolific in early spring and late fall. And now the perfect little pink sweetheart rose, also a cutting. This one came from Mother’s garden…she called it China Doll…cute, but full of thorns. Keep her in your prayers as she struggles back from a stroke earlier this week. She is making remarkable progress at regaining skills, but still has a way to go. She is a remarkable woman and until her early 80’s was a great gardener.

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I have about a dozen of these little cuties that came from cuttings. Well, Happy May Day…Have a Pink Week. Stop in to say “Hi” to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. She has today’s list of Pink Saturday participants.


CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi LaVerne...The Roses and Cactus have bloomed so beautiful this year in Texas, and yours are just stunning. I've been on a couple of BlueBonnet and Wildflower picture taking excursions this Spring, and everywhere in Texas it's the same...Spectacular! I do hope your Mama does well and is back to gardening those ChinaDoll roses. Our Mama's are so special and with Mother's Day just a few weeks away, we treasure them all the more. Lovely post for Pink Saturday....Sue

Susie Jefferson said...

I wouldn't have believed cactuses could flower like this, if I hadn't seen your photos. Wonderful.

Happy Pink Saturday from the UK, where we're lucky to get a wilting daffodil at the moment.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

This is the second blooming cactus i have seen today on Pink Saturday! I had no idea that they bloomed like that !
We have nothing like that here in Pa.!
They are just so pretty!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Sooo happy to hear your mom is improving - keeping her in my prayers. When does Michael have his surgery? xoxo Nancy

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.