Friday, August 20, 2010

Pink Saturday…Pretty in Pink

Well, if Pink Saturday has taught us anything, it probably is that everything is sweeter with a shot of pink…I was going through some pictures of crafts that I had done a few years ago and I found these…This first church stands just over a foot tall…

pink church

It and the little Nativity set were made in Mexico. The Nativity set was already pink when I bought it in one of my favorite shops and I painted a plain terra cotta mission-style church to match. It sold at Wimberley and is now part of the holiday season for one of our Pink-soul sisters … I wonder if she sings “I’m dreaming of a Pink Christmas” while she decorates each year.  Another Pink church went to some little girl’s bedroom…

Church Pink and green

You can see the original natural clay if you look inside.

Church Pink and Green back

I sorta miss painting these mini-missions, but shopping trips into the Mexico border towns are so uncertain right now that I’ll wait until I feel more comfortable shopping in the markets again. It’s too hot to visit Mexico right now anyway. We should stay indoors and visit our blog friends. Beverly at  How Sweet The Sound  has our invitations to all things Pink…swing in to see her.

Thanks for stopping by…leave a note and I’ll hop on over to see you too. LaVerne



How cute!! I agree with you, everything is sweeter with a shot of pink!! I think the second church is my favorite. I love roses!! Happy Pink Saturday!

CailinMarie said...

THose are truly wonderful. What sweet treasures!

Rebecca said...

I've never seen anything like your nativity-great for a pink christmas!


Hi LaVerne. I'm replying back to your comment on my blog. I didn't know that the girls family pays for the dresses. I guess I always assumed the city took the bill. Wow!! That is some extensive beadwork... you are right.. the family HAVE to have deep pockets! It's so nice to see you live in NB. We love Red Rooster Antiques. Do you ever go there?

My Crafty Little Page said...

I wish you still had the pink one - it's gorgeous. What a shame our border is such a dangerous mess.
I'm scanning slides 45 years of slides today. It's a daunting undertaking! Can't believe I found all those of Brian and Judy! xoxo Nancy

Diana said...

Awesome!! Glad you got in on our Texas giveaways.

Enjoyed popping over. Following....Come see me, too.

thestonerabbit said...

Good Morning, LaVerne! I tried to leave you a comment yesterday morning. I had spent the night before at my son's house and was using his laptop.....AND it wouldn't let me me publish my comment.....that rotten little computer. Anyway, I was gone or busy for the rest of the day/night....this is my first chance to get back with you and wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you will eat one of those choc. cupcakes for me!! I LOVED seeing the photos of the little clay missions you painted!! They are wonderful. I am so sad, however, that visiting border towns is so dangerous. The situation just gets worse and worse. . . will our government EVER totally address it?

I hope you had a terrific PS and an outstanding birthday!!! L, Dana said...

Love that pink church Laverne!

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.