Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Fifth Birthday Pink Saturday!

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Congratulations to Beverly for hosting one of the loveliest, longest-running blog parties ever! How many lives have been enriched by the contacts we have made. How many friendships have developed through our Pink visits!

To celebrate this big anniversary, I’ll be sharing pictures taken in May a couple of years ago during a visit (my first and so far, my only) to New York City. These shots are from The Cloisters.  It houses the Medieval collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The grounds around it are delightful…totally pink in spirit even though the flowers come in many colors… Look at this lovely, tactful sign  to remind visitors not to liter…

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DSC04134The views back toward the city are beautiful…It’s a wonderful place for calm enjoyment of Mother Nature’s beauties. Sort of like the spirit of Pink Saturday…calm and restorative.

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Enjoy these pink azaleas as you head over to Beverly’s How Sweet the Sound to join the Anniversary celebration…Central Texas gals are in an especially Pink mood this Memorial Day because we are getting a bit of much needed rain. Have a Pink Week. http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/

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.