Friday, January 27, 2012

Pink Jump on Spring

On my way into the grocery store this week I spotted these pretty pink foliage plants for under two dollars. Aren’t they pretty? Aren’t they PINK? There were only these two left, so I was happy to get them.

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It’s probably jumping the gun to even think about spring planting of foliage plants, but the pair I bought last year (also at the grocery…also the last two) have survived the winter (so far) in the base of this rubber tree with only a blanket covering….They were less bright, but they are still pink…

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Its sister “survivor”  plant…as I call any annual  that lasts more than a season…has  gotten leggy, but is still colorful at the base so I think a Spring cleaning haircut and a little Miracle Grow will pop it back into shape.

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The four of them will look Pretty in Pink among the wine corks that I’m using as mulch… Those outdoor survivors are looking better than their cousin plant that was shoved into the back of the makeshift greenhouse in our screened porch…it hadn’t been watered in a long while and when Hubby discovered it, it was ready to give up…

pink for spring 006Pretty sad, I’ll admit…plant abuse for sure, but it spent the afternoon outside in the filtered sun and it got a good watering. Maybe the pink will spring back and it will be a happy plant by spring. Maybe I’ll have an amazing recovery story to post for pink Saturday in a few months. Hope your Saturday is Pink and the coming week is filled with good news…We got much needed rain in Central Texas earlier this week and we got our Pink in beautiful lightening bolts and buckets and buckets of welcome rain.

I’m off to the post office to mail my Circle Journal to Sheila.  Beverly has gathered a group of ten fellow bloggers to join in a year long project to create ten journals. Each of us has chosen a theme, designed a journal and we are now starting the circle.  My theme  is Gift from the Sea  because Anne Morrow Lindberg’s book is so wonderful. As mine  makes its way to  Sheila,  I will receive Nancy’s journal and I know it will be amazing…so I have some Pink journaling fun coming my way from her.  It will be such a lovely challenge to create a double page spread each month for each of the chosen themes. I already know what I’m doing for her journal and can’t wait to get started.

Stop in to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. Enjoy your weekend as you make the rounds of Pink Saturday participants.


Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

My PINK. I would like to invite you also to my meme, come link with me with Color Connection.

I am your new follower..

Melody said...

Love the Pink Polkadot Plants you found...spritz with little water too.
Sorry the florist in me pops out every once in a while in Bloglandia. I'd be tickled pink if you stopped by for my giveaway

Cat & Cricket said...

Adore...I just moved from the Northeast to Florida.and it amazed me that it is"planting" season right now...!! I Love it!!
Great post!

Shelia said...

Hi LaVerne! I've jsut received your journal a few minutes ago! It's wonderful and I'm so excited to get to work in it! :) Oh, I got sidetracked! Your plants are so pretty and I adore those little pink dots! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, LaVerne.

I always purchase those same plants every spring, but I've never managed to get mine winter.

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.