Friday, December 2, 2011

Retro Pinks for Pink Saturday

For Pink Saturday I’m sharing our dining room Christmas tree. It’s decorated with with vintage ornaments from my sweet hubby’s family.christmas trees 2011 012

I love the translucent look of the Chinese lanterns…

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I’m sure the colors were brighter when they were new in the 50’s…but isn’t the softness nice?

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Many are hand painted…

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Others like this Silent Night look more like stencils…

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A couple met an untimely end this year…

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But I’ll vow to be more watchful as I add the beaded garland next year…Hope your week is Pink. Stop in to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to get the full list of Pinks for the week, and until we meet again…

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4 comments:

chubskulit said...

Such gorgeous decoration and arrangement.

My PINK is inviting you to come and take a peek. Have a beautiful weekend!

LV said...

My kind of tree. The only way I ever knew how a tree should look. All the colors make a beautiful showing, but I still like the original green.

dana said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

I have those very ornies you showed.....cept I don't have the snowmen ones. I've collected them for years at garage sales and flea markets. I also put them on the tree in our dining room.

Hope you had a great PS.....we had a dusting of snow last night. Ugh...not ready for that!


L, Dana

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, LaVerne. I know I am late, but hopefully you like better late than never.♥

Your tree looks so pretty. I love all of the vintage ornaments. They remind me of ones my grandmother had.

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.