Friday, September 2, 2011

Pink Saturday…We may need an intervention…

I’m off to Wimberley this Saturday…it’s Market Day, but before I head out, I’m putting out a PINK WARNING…just in case one of your friends invites you to join her on Pinterest…it sounds so innocent on the surface…share ideas with friends…get recipes…decorating hints… For example, I looked for “Pink” and look what I found…unfortunately, I have to admit that I stole this picture…

pink balloons in paris

I say stole, because I didn’t Repin  it giving credit for where I found it…very bad Pining manners, but I don’t have all the fine points of copy etiquette down yet.

Well, my point is this,  if you thought Facebook and its web of games was a cyber black hole where your time somehow mysteriously disappeared, be forewarned…”Pin it” sounds like a good idea…so you pin a recipe for pulled pork, but then instead of heading to your favorite cookbook  for your favorite coleslaw recipe, you start searching the web…you don’t need to write down ingredients, you simply pin it and then take your laptop into the kitchen to follow the steps while you cook…and your friends are notified of your pins so everyone knows what you’re having for supper…it’s kinda cool and kinda creepy. The possibilities are endless…Here’s the link,  but be warned…it could be a double edged blade… good because it saves time by putting everything at your fingertips…dangerous because everything is at your fingertips and there’s so much lovely Pink out there…have a Pink Week.

Stop in to say “Howdy” to our lovely hostess Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound and enjoy the week.


aprons & Old lace said...

Your clip caught my eye over at Beverly's so I had to see this picture. I love it. So very beautiful in many ways. Thanks for posting. I've heard that "Pinning" can become quite addictive. :-) I bet it's a lot of fun though! I'm scared to get started for I'm afraid I mite love it too much.

aprons and old lace

pinkkandy said...

Happy...Happy Pink Saturday..I pray that God will bless you all through out the coming week...
your pinks are so pretty...
God Bless You...

Sarah said...

Ha! My good friend is addicted to Pintrest... I refused her wooings to Facebook for awhile, then gave in, and am now addicted. I'm not touching Pintrest with a ten-foot pole!!! :) Hope you have a lovely weekend!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Riet said...

Never heard of pinning . Maybe I ned to go and have a look. Happy pink Saturday.

Pat said...

I'm new to Pinterest too - it's a wonderful resource - just not enough hours in a day!

Marydon said...

Oh, boy! Another addiction ... have to check this out.

Love the graphic.

Hope you have a beautiful holiday weekend

Lorraine said...

Well, you had me at Eiffel Tower! I need to spend a little more time finding my way around Pinterest. Happy PS!

Natasha in Oz said...

You are speaking to a Pinterest addict from way back! I have to set myself time limits or would be pinning all day and night! I have even started to host a weekly Pinterest linky Party on the weekends so I can share my favourite pins each week! If you have a moment please pop by!

Best wishes and happy pinning!
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

dana said...

OK...I'm a self professed Pintrest Dufus. I just don't get it!! I saw where some of my photos had been "pinned" on someone's "wall"...but they did it w/o my permission..even though I have a statement on my blog that they "ain't" supposed to do that.

Anyway...I know I must be missing the boat cuz everyone is into pinning. I just need to educate myself on it. I've fallen behind on posting these days...pinning could mean the bitter end of my blog! ;-)

Happy belated PS on this one, LaVerne. L, Dana

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.