Friday, February 18, 2011

It’s trying to be Spring in Central Texas

I have some garden pink to share today amazing as that might sound given the harsh winter weather we been dealt. The first pink is in our screened porch. Hubby made a set of plastic storm windows that y go up when really harsh temps are predicted…harsh for Central Texas is anything below  say 30…this winter they were put up before Christmas and have stayed up until the middle of this week. The porch stayed in the 40’s so everything in there survived. Now we are ready to move things out and this pot of Pink  Kolanches is ready to go into the sunshine.


It’s not much, but, boy is it welcomed in contrast to the dead zone that is my lawn right now. Look at all those buds…it’s going to be fabulous…


It should be in full bloom when I return next week…right now we’re packing and heading to Galveston, Texas, where we will board the Voyager of the Seas  on Sunday for a seven day cruise of the Caribbean…shopping and nachos  in sunny Mexico, snorkeling in Belize and umbrella drinks by the pool. Place your orders and I’ll be happy to sip something special in your honor.  I’ll be sure to toast our hostess with something Pink…maybe  a strawberry Margarita.  Now head over to Beverly’s blog for everything Pink this week.


She'sSewPretty said...

Have a wonderful time! I cruised to Mexico in February and the weather was gorgeous!!
Happy Pink Saturday! Have a strawberry margarita for us pinkies!

Gail said...

Oh my that is a pretty pink, love, love it. Have a total blast on your cruise, and how about a strawberry margarita for me (I posted some strawberry pictures this PS)
Happy PS

Donnie said...

You probably won't read this til you come back all tanned and a great time.

Abramyan Avenue said...

They are beautiful!! I live in San Antonio and I am anxiously awaiting my first rose blooms. I had them covered much of the winter. This was my first winter to have roses and I wasn't quite sure what to do with them. Have a wonderful time on your cruise!!

Anonymous said...

Love the blooms.

I would like to invite you join my blog party "Being Creative" starting today. I hope you join in when you are back from vacation!

Char said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy it all for me. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Deanna said...

How wonderful dear!! I hope you have a splendid time! Order a Bay Breeze for moi!

Deanna :D

Lisa Phillippi said...

Hi LaVerne, I just wanted to say Hi and see if you are planning to go to the Paper Cowgirl...I am signed up but havent made a reservation at the hotel yet.

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.