Friday, April 29, 2011

Pretty Pink Cactus on a Sunny Saturday

Spring is such a beautiful time of renewal and rebirth…and there is no plant that captures that bursting forth of new beauty like cactus…the plants are so structural and architectural, but when the bloom, they are real show-offs… look at these beauties…

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and just look at the color…how pink is that?

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Enjoy one more quick look before you head off to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound 

 http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/   and make your rounds this pink Saturday.

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5 comments:

Pam said...

These are lovely pink flowers. I just commented to my DH this week that I need to take my camera down the street and photograph the lovely cactus on the corner.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Cactus is amazing! These are beautiful pictures!

Maison Mutt said...

Aren't cactus amazing? My grandmere had such a touch with them (she didn't pass it along to me). Your photos reminded me of her beautiful flowering plants and better yet...of her. Happy PS! Your newest follower, Niki

Light and Voices said...

Lovely, just lovely post this week. HPS!
Joyce M

LV said...

Loved your presentation of pinks. They are very pretty. My cactus have never bloomed that way.

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.