Friday, December 31, 2010

Pink Saturday …Let’s Get This Party Started!…NOT

Hope your New Year is filled with Blessings in every shade of Pink…I’ll spend the day taking down Christmas. My mother’s family always liked to keep everything up until Epiphany, but I won’t honor that tradition this year. I’ve been fighting a cold all week and I’m keeping my germs at home. No big parties for me.  Nope, I’ll be watching the Rose parade and the Bowl game later while I pack it up. But before I put the lid on the last box, I do want to share some holiday pink.  This little tree stands in the dining room and it is dedicated to handmade felt stars and Russian wood folk ornaments.

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Isn’t that just the sweetest face? and look at those rosy pink cheeks. The felt stars came from Nancy’s church craft show a few years back.  And look at these pretties… and the priest to keep us mindful of the season…

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The Wooden Russian ornaments are from our trip to Alaska. They are a great reminder of a fabulous trip.  A group of nested dolls are gathered around the base.

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Say goodbye for another year, Ladies.  We’ll see you next Christmas…until next Saturday, have a pink week. Say “HI” to Nancy at My Crafty Little Page.     http://www.mycraftylittlepage.blogspot.com/ and then thank our sweet hostess Beverly. http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

5 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love those sweet decorations!! Yes, it is a tradition for a lot of people here in Pa. to leave up their decorations until Epiphany. I will start to take mine down on Tuesday when I am off.
Happy PS and Happy New Year!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Char said...

Love your decorations. Happy Pink Saturday to you and a very Happy New Year too, Char

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a sweet New Year's greeting.

Wishing you a blessed and happy New Year!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Donnie said...

What beautiful photos. The little Russian doll ornaments are so cute. Happy Pink New Year.

thestonerabbit said...

I missed this one, LaVerne. I'm sure you're feeling better by now.....the crud is still going around in MO! The Grand Girl had it, now my girl does. Anyway, I loved seeing some of your Christmas ornies and just wondered when you visited Alaska. My hubs loves to go there and I've bee with him twice. We don't do the cruise....just fly in to Anchorage, rent a car and away we go! Well.....sorta! Still had to have rooms booked in advanced.

Happy belated Pink Sat....and hope all is well! 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.

Mexicana

Mexicana
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.