Friday, September 24, 2010

Pink Halloween Just Around the Corner...

Before we know it, Halloween will be here. That means it’s time to finish up the spooky and creepy wares for this fall’s shows…I’m posting a couple of wrist corsages this week because, of course, they’re pink…

Catrina Halloween Corsages FOL sale garden ridge 008 This “Lovely” lady is part of the Dia De Los Muertos series…raggedy distressed and “aged” flowers look like something left behind in an overgrown cemetery.

Catrina Halloween Corsages 006   And skeletons dressed in lace shawls with flowers in their hair… well, not exactly in their hair, but close.

Catrina Halloween Corsages 009  So, that’s what I’ve been up to…I think I need a dose of pink pretty posts. And I know just the lady to fix me up, Beverly at How Sweet The Sound  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/

Hope you find lots of lovely things this Saturday and I hope your week is Pink

Friday, September 10, 2010

September 11th

Today as we remember the events that shook us so violently nine years ago, I have a fitting little tribute. My mother calls them September Lilies.  They bloom for just a few days the first two weeks of September.

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They're only about 6 or 8 inches tall...

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Each stalk has the typical lily cluster of 6 or 8 flowers. I've never tried to cut them and bring them into the house, so I have no idea of their cut flower traits. I just like to look at them in the yard...and for some reason, they remind me of today. Maybe because they're "September Lilies" and after September 11, 2001, all our Septembers for the rest of our lives will remind us of that day. God Bless our Nation.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pink and White in one plant...

A couple of weeks ago I bought the most amazing bougainvillea plant as a gift for my Secret Sister in my Beta Sigma Phi chapter. It is two colors in the same plant. It's mostly white with splashes of bright pink!

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Isn't it beautiful? Here is a close up...

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Boy, I really wanted to keep it ...Maybe next month I'll go back to Gruene market Days and pick up one for myself...

bouganvilla white and pink

I still wonder how they made it. Guess it's just a Pink Miracle...and for more pink miracles stop into Beverly's How Sweet The Sound http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/

I'll be at Wimberley for First Saturday Market Day...we've had some showers and the heat shouldn't be too bad. I'll be shopping for bargains and treasures in shades of pink...enjoy your Labor Day holiday.

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.

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.