Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bon Voyage on Pink Saturday

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That’s right… PACKING…the pink Tee and jacket are for traveling on Saturday…while you are making the Pink Saturday rounds, I’ll be headed for Barcelona, Spain…and a week long cruise of the Mediterranean. First stop is Naples, Italy…then on to Rome and Livorno…I’m packing light…mostly black and more black so everything goes together… packing for cruise 014

I didn’t buy a bunch of new clothes, but one very Pink Attitude splurge was a vintage lace mantilla. I’ll be wearing it to St. Peter’s and in the Sistine Chapel. I know it’s no longer required to cover our heads, but I just won’t feel right going bare headed into that magnificence…

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Isn’t it lovely? Doesn’t the lamp look devout?

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It’s not fine expensive lace, but it reminds me of those worn by the older ladies for Mass when I was younger…and it reminds me of humility. Which is what I am feeling today, humbled by my blessings that I am able to make this trip. I hope to do another update from Spain…

Now, you scoot over to Beverly’s blog to see what Pink Tricks and Treats are being shared today.http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/

And if you’re a fan, check in on the Rangers…I won’t be home to cheer for them and things were pretty glum on Thursday. They’re needing some PINK in the worst possible way. You have yourself a Pink Week. I know I will!!!

13 comments:

Kathy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Wow! Wonderful trip opportunity! I know you're so looking forward to it! What a dreamy trip!
Kathy

My Crafty Little Page said...

Bon Voyage!!! Hope you have a wonderful trip and yes I'll root for the Rangers while you're gone. Can't wait to see all the pictures. Vaya con Dios, mi amiga. xoxo Nancy

Marie said...

enjoy and have a safe trip! love the lace. there's alot to be said for the way things used to be.

Donnie said...

Loved your Pink Saturday post. Everything was lovely. Have a safe trip.

Gossamer Creations said...

Have a great trip.....I wish I was going too.
HPS,
Sue

thestonerabbit said...

What a wonderful adventure!! I know you will have a great trip and you'll remember to take tons of photos....especially items of Pink Interest! My friend and her daughter just returned from Rome, too! I'll see her photos in the morning...they had a great time.

I'm pulling for your Rangers, too. They had a rough start, but last night's game was great for your boys!

Enjoy...enjoy...enjoy and I would want to wear a lovely lace mantilla, too!!!

L, Dana

Rebecca said...

You'll have to share pics when you get back-hope you have a great time!

Deanna said...

Can't wait to see your photos when you return, sweetie!

Deanna :D

alex said...

Hello,you have a nice blog,I like it! really nice you made a good job ;)

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

Oh how wonderful!! Enjoy your trip.
Hugs, LisaKay

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

HPS! Hope you are enjoying your cruise I am trying to visit as many of the Pinks as I can this week to let you know I have reached my 100th blog. For some that seems like nothing but for me, well, I never thought I would be able to find enough that would interest others! SOOOO please come by and visit for my give away. Blessings, Debbie

Vintage French Hen said...

I'm so jealous! Have a fantastic time, I have always wanted to go to Italy. My brother in law is from Naples. Have a slice of pizza for me! HPS...Marcia

A Garden of Threads said...

Lucky you, have a fabulous time. Happy PS and take care.

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