Friday, August 12, 2011

Pink Saturday…Let’s Get This Party Started!

It’s my Birthday Week…My Birthday has an official sponsor…it’s  the American Cancer Society !             ! I celebrate my special day by scheduling my annual mammogram make sure “the girls” are still tumor free. We all  live in an amazing time when lives are being saved that would have been lost just a few decades ago. This is a perfect week to link to Kelee and the big plans she has for us this weekend.

I have a special announcement of my own…last week I showed a Pink Altered Book that I had made to celebrate being featured on Beverly’s How Sweet the Sound.

Altered Pink Saturday Book 017

I filled it with Pretty in pink tags…

Altered Pink Saturday Book 009

I offered it as a Blogland Door Prize to a Pink Saturday visitor… Since my birthday’s on the 17th, I decided that I would pick visitor number seventeen. I’m happy to announce that I’ll be sending the book to Pat, aka The Artful Diva. Her blog and her work is so  amazingly beautiful that if you have not visited her before, you will enjoy treating yourself to the adventure.

Hope your week is Pink…now Let’s Get this Party Started, Beverly and Kelee have lots of big plans for us.


Chris.Love.Books said...

I really enjoyed your blog, I can tell you have a deep passion and love for what you do.

Robyn said...

what a lovely giveaway - those pretty in pink tags are wondeful, hope you have a fun pink weekend.

Sharon said...

Congrats to Pat for winning your book! It is beautiful and I love the tags you have made! Happy Pink Saturday!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Happy Pink Saturday greetings from Holland.
with love,

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Sat. and Happy BIrthday!

I have to say that Pat will be squealing with delight over being selected as the winner of your amazing altered book. She's such an artist herself and will really appreciate all that went into creating your giveaway!

Hope you have a great and fun weekend!!!!! L, Dana

My Crafty Little Page said...

Can't wait to go see "The Help". Then back to my house for dinner and a sleepover to celebrate your birthday. xoxo Nancy

LV said...

What a lucky lady that won your gift.

chubskulit said...

Happy birthday!
My Pink Saturday post, have a great weekend!

Pat said...

Your altered books are wonderful - so creative!

Marydon said...

Such beautiful designs & creations. And congrats to that lucky winner.

Would you be so kind to leave a comment on my BLOG ONLY, for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Thank-you so much for your kind mention of the party!

We are thankful!

And your book was gorgeous!
love, kelee & Charlie said...

The American Cancer Society is a wonderful sponsor to have. Thank you for your mention of Kelee in your blog. I hope everyone joins us as we reveal the Grady family Miracle Makeover at and see how design promotes healing for an 8 year old boy with brain tumors. A story to melt your heart and lift your spirits. I hope to see you there! HPS!

Many thanks,

Sherry, The Design Gives Back Team

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday, dear LaVerne. I hope your girls get a great report.

Congratulations to Pat. I know she is going to love this.

Thank you for participating in this very special Pink Saturday. I hope your visitors will come over to comment and help us to raise more money for the next Miracle Makeover. The good news is that you can leave a comment each day through the 18th, and each comment earns $1.00. So, please come comment again and again.

Kay Ellen said...

Stopping by via Stone Rabbit and Crafty Nancy...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday!!Hope you ladies had an amazing time!

Kay Ellen

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.