Friday, April 23, 2010

Pink Saturday Prayers for Children

prayer top

A couple of years ago I found a Little Golden Book that had been illustrated by Eloise Wilkin…The bright redish pink cover made a perfect little altered birdhouse for a child’s room. Usually I remove the pages and use them to decorate the sides of the birdhouse. For this special book, however, I kept the book intact so that the book could still open…

title page

And the prayers are ready for bedtime reading and the

prayer birdhouse

birdhouse is ready to decorate a shelf or desk…I had no sooner finished this project when I came across the old hymn, His Eye Is On The Sparrow which would have been perfect on this one…Oh, well, that’s how it goes when you are recycling and reclaiming…I used the music on the very next birdhouse.

birdhouse back

And these sweet pink children remind us to give thanks for all our Blessings…

Now check in with Beverly for the list of participating Pink Saturday blogs… Until next week, hope your week is Pink in every way.


Maggie said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

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

My Crafty Little Page said...

Cute! what did you find at the estate sales? :) N

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

OMG..that is the sweetest thing I have ever seen. You made me smile and you made my Saturday! I have got to make some of those for my new grand-daughter's room. It has been decorated in a bird motif with hand painted bird cages on the wall. These will be perfect.

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love this house!

~ Gabriela ~

Sherry from Alabama said...

How cute! You are so creative.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a cute idea! I collect vintage Golden books in anticipation of having the joy of reading them to future grandchildren!

Anonymous said...

LaVerne, that is the most darling idea!!! I am in love with it and just might have to create something similar to that for my little Grand Kiddos!

Happy Pink Sat!!! Dana

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.