Friday, December 10, 2010

Baby, It’s Cold Outside…wishing for some Pink in a warmer climate

Well, it’s not really that cold…not even below freezing tonight, but cold enough to make me long for the warm climate of the south of France…I’ve been once…last month and now I can casually throw out a comment like that to make myself sound more sophisticated. In reality, I was such a tourist…I mean who else takes pictures of chairs?


But they were PINK and they made me think of Pink Saturday…and this menu…


This is in Toulon, France, on the Mediterranean coast…these little cafes are right on the water…and when they offer the catch of the day, they mean it…


Here are the boats…


and here is the catch…


People go right down to the docks and buy right off the boat. Then they go across the street to buy their herbs…

100_0624 and their vegetables…


and their fruits…


and maybe a little snack…


These pictures were taken on Pink Saturday in early November…it was the market day in Toulon…do you think they knew I was a tourist?…have you ever seen foreigners taking pictures in an American grocery store? or in Wal-Mart? Well, of course not, it’s just not the same. And today I wouldn’t mind being back in France to shop at the flower market…


But I’ve got Christmas cookies to bake and gifts to wrap…so I’ll put off day dreaming about warmer places and enjoy the Blessings of the season while I put another log on the fire and pull out the soup recipes…Happy Pink Saturday…hope your Christmas plans are happy ones. Now say “hi” to Beverly and wish her a happy pink Saturday too.


Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Oh, thank you for the tour of France! I've always wanted to go... Those pink chairs are something, aren't they? But the flowers ... beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and yours...

Beverly said...

It is so gorgeous, and I would have been snapping pictures and loving every second.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays to your and your family, LaVerne.♥

Kay Ellen said...

Happy PS!!
Thanks for the tour :))

love the flowers at the mart~~~

Kay Ellen

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Save me a pink chair!... I'm on my way! Thanks for sharing such delightful photos and Merry Pinks to you and your family!

Donnie said...

I love all your pinks. Happy Pink Saturday.

Cat & Cricket said...

Happy PS!! Love it! And I have taken pictures of chairs before.. so I soooo understand! Your post is great! Have a wonderful holiday!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! So glad you had a nice time! ;)

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Love the pictures! Can't wait to get the whole tour. Love my European lampwork PINK necklace. 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.