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!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Woo Hoo We're in the PINK in a Big Texas Way!!!

Unless you're a long time Yankees fan (like I usually am) You can enjoy the story of an underdog Texas team that took on the giant and won...Yup! The Texas Rangers are in the World Series... Texas and the World Series...it still sounds like the punch line to a sportscaster's joke...but it's true...Look at the celebration...winners falling all over each like happy puppies...

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This is probably what I love most about baseball...grown men still playing their boyhood game with the gusto of kids...and of course, the sports Cinderella stories about players who had been counted out but end up saving the day... Baseball in Texas in October...Yahoo! How PINK is that?  If PINK is an attitude, look at what pink looks like on the face of Nolan Ryan...Yup, a pennant for his Texas team...can we even imagine what that trophy must feel like in his arms?

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Mike wants him to run for Governor...Nolan is reserved compared to Ron Washington...talk about being in the PINK...

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Well, I'm getting all emotional again...time to head over to Beverly's How Sweet the Sound for our weekly dose of all things pink... http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog

I'll spend the week with a stupid grin on my face...a World Series in Texas!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pink Saturday with a touch of orange

It's baseball playoff time...

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I've been busy getting ready for the Garden Ridge Women's Club Holiday A'Fair today so I'll have to post something a little different...I'm usually a huge Yankees fan, but as you may know, they are playing the Texas Rangers and no Texan would ever root for a yankee  team over a group of Texas boys...and Nolan Ryan threw out the first pitch...but in spite of a 5-1 lead, the Rangers lost to the Yankees in the end...so sad...I was in a local restaurant watching out of the corner of my eye...the boys had a comfortable 5-0 lead when we left... but later when I checked the final score, bummer, the yankees had rallied to come from behind and take the first game of the series...  

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I hope your Saturday is Pink...today I'm a little blue...but if I earn some green at the gifts show, I'll be back in the Pink. Go Rangers!   now head over to Beverly's house to see who is playing on Pink Saturday. http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/

Friday, October 8, 2010

Pink with a Purpose

 

When Beverly started Pink Saturday, she probably had no idea how big it would grow...just like the Susan G. Komen Foundation...when her sister, Nancy, started the foundation twenty-five years ago, she probably had no idea how it would grow and how many lives it would impact...but just look at what I found at the grocery store this week...

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The Energizer Bunny has made pink batteries...

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And we have Pink Race for the Cure reading glasses...

 

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They have a pretty pink purse holder and pink jewels on the edges. Are these cute or what?

And wait, there's more!!! Pink refrigerator dishes to remind you of the Race every time you pack away the  leftovers.

revision 2  And water bottles to carry when you participate in the Race for the Cure or in the Relay for Life.  So many ways to contribute...all our lives have been touched by cancer...vow to do something toward the cure on a regular basis...start with self-examinations...and don't forget mammograms and prayers.

Now, back to Beverly's Pink Saturday party...http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Pink Katrina doll for Pink Saturday

Last week I posted a couple of Dia de los Muertos corsages with Katrina dolls...I am dressing them a bit differently this week in anticipation of their special day.  This series of corsages should be ready for the upcoming "Haunted Homecoming"

100_0007  This lovely lady has a lace shawl and a pretty pink posey in her hand...While her friend has selected an outfit in basic black...

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It's not exactly Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, but for a skeleton in her best lace dress, she really shines.

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And look at her cute little bag, isn't she well appointed?

 

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Another of their friends showed up in vintage green paisley...I call this one Vera Bradley...she needs to be pinned on one of the new black and green VB bags just out this fall. 

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Haunted Homecoming wouldn't be complete without a giant mum...just look at all that pink and orange

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While you are enjoying Pink Saturday with Beverly, http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/

the lovely ladies and I will be at Wimberley Trade Day...the weather should be great with that first touch of fall in the early morning air.  Enjoy your day and have a pink week.

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.