Friday, October 14, 2011

Pink’s Powerful Reminder

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This morning as I was shopping for weekend supplies (a nice bottle of Chardonnay for week end guests), I was attracted by a new line of reusable shopping bags…Pink roses with the Pink ribbon that reminds us of our on-going battle to beat breast cancer…Of course, I bought one to serve as a reminder of how lucky I am to be living in a time when breast cancer is not an automatic death sentence as it once was and how lucky I am that all of my mammograms have been clean.

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So I can reduce the use of plastic bags and support the fight against breast cancer! That makes for a perfect Pink Saturday in my book.

Several weeks ago, I shared a rather limp pink  crocheted apron. I promised to take pictures after it had been treated to a little starch and a good ironing…well, here it is…

shower for elizabeth and pink Saturday 028 It made an appearance at a shower last weekend. All the guests were invited to wear a vintage apron…

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I’m partial to the gingham with cross stitching ones…

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The bride to be is sharing a toast with old fashioned Coke bottles and real paper straws!(one of Nancy’s E-Bay finds)…The bride to be had her camera in her pocket and it makes her look “PG”…remember when we wouldn’t even say the “P” word…we were in the “family way”, but I digress…we had such fun in our aprons and it was a very “Pink” sort of day.

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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.