Friday, July 11, 2008


Hello and Welcome to Pink Saturday!
Beverly of How Sweet The Sound, Is hosting PINK SATURDAY each week. All that means is that she posts something, ANYTHING, pink every Saturday for all the other pink lovers out there. She has asked any of us who would like to join her to go to her blog to link up with her on Saturdays.
If you are interested in doing "Pink Posts" on Saturday, just let Beverly know and we can all play together. Just do your Pink Saturday posts, send her a link each week you want to participate, and she will post the links on her Saturday post.
Feel free to click on the pics to get a larger viewI've baked a cake for company that will be stopping by this weekend. I made a dark chocolate cake with what else? Pink buttercream frosting!

I served these old fashioned pie crust cookies at my tea earlier this week and had some requests for the recipe. So here it is.
Use your favorite pie crust recipe. I think Crisco makes the best light and flaky pie crust, but you can use a mix or ready made pie crust.
Roll out to a rectangle, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, roll up like a jelly roll and slice in 1/4" slices. Bake on 400 till the get a little golden brown. They will keep in a jar or any air tight container. Enjoy!

This pretty chintz and velvet shoe bag I got from Victorian Trading Company. I bought it for my flip flops, I have so many and adore them, but when I saw this I thought it was much to elegant for flipflops. So I started a collection of vintage embroidered linens for it. I want to fill it with all southern bells.

This matches it and it's supposed to be a jewerly safe for when you are traveling. You put your jewerly in there then put clothing on the hanger.
Another item that matches but used in the kitchen is a bag holder.

I brought in some of my pretty pink hydrangeas.

Glads finally bloomed so I brought some pink ones.

The next few pics are great things that I found in an antique store this week. First is a pretty green enamel bowl and some embroidered napkins.
Next is a pretty plate with blue border and tiny pink rosebuds. I just fell in love with it. The figurine behind it I picked up for a dollar, I'm going to paint it in pink and blue.

A beautiful southern belle table runner and a pink crochet pot holder.

Look how sweet this little kitty is, she is Avon and still had the old fashioned scent inside.

Look how sweet these 50's plastic baby things are. I will use them in one of my guest bedrooms where I have some of my baby heirlooms. They only had touches of ink but had to share them with you anyway!

Cute little cross stitched sampler framed in pink! Could not pass that up!

I made this pink tea time wreath for my next guest bedroom that I will be redecorating.

My daughter Jen of Jennifers Petal Palace painted this cake board for my husbands and my anniversary.

A few Pink Saturdays ago I posted a pic of this print that I was thinking about getting for my bedroom, well I got lots of "go ahead and get it" so I did, it's prettier in person that in the catalog. It's from a catalog called Touch Stone. I have not hung it yet, I'm waiting until I get my wallpaper up.

That's it for Pink Saturday, now on to awards and a game of tag.
Arte y Pico award. This award was created to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creative energy and talents whether it be in the form of writing, artwork, design, interesting material, or contributions to the blogging community.
..I had the honor and privilege of receiving the Arte Y Pico award first from Lorena of Rose Chic Friends, now I have recieved it from Sheila of Note Songs. and Theresa of Take a Sentimental Journey. What an Honor and privilege this is to win this not once but three times, thank you SO much to all three of you. ! I so appreciate the wonderful people I have met out there in blogland!
Now on to tag!

I've Been tagged by my PRH Sister Judy of vintagetochic.
It's a get to know you tag and I need to answer 7 questions and pass it on to 5 friends.
1. Where Have You Traveled?
The first eight years of my life my father was in the Air Force so we move so many times. I was born in Calif, then we went to Newfoundland for fours years, then Illinois, then Kansas, South Carolina, Delaware, then he retired in NJ, (when I was eight years old), where I stayed until moving to West Virginia in 1989. We don’t travel to far for vacations, The Outer Banks of North Carolina is our favorite vacation spot, TN to visit my sister, NJ to visit family and historical places on the East Coast. The good Lord willing we plan to travel the east coast from Prince Edward Island to Key West Florida when my husband retires in a few years.
2, Where Would You like to Live?
Oh I love living in these beautiful mountains of West Virginia. We live in a very rural area, nothing but farms for about 3000 acres. Like our own little paradise but it only take 15 min. to get to town (and what a sweet little town it is) so it’s the best of both worlds. The only other place we would want to live is Cape Hatteras Island, NC but hurricanes keep us from doing that.
3, What is your decorating Style?
Country Victorian, Shabby Cottage Chic. I've always loved to decorate back as far as I can remember. When we first moved to NJ we found a little village called Rancocas Woods, it was full of decorating shops, we went their every Saturday and I remember all the beautiful furniture, linens, candles scents of the old log cabin pine incence burners. I started out liking the colonial dark pine furniture with print fabrics on the furniture. Then my mother in law told me to take anything from her basement that I wanted. It was full of Victorian treasures. I filled my apartment with all these treasures and had Country Victorian back in 1971.
4. How Many times have you been Married?
I’ve only been married once to the love of my life Edward, we have been married for 37 years.
5. Favorite Color:
6. What is your Proudest accomplishment?
Being a Christian, married for 37 years and raising two beautiful children that I am very proud of.
7,What would we be absolutely shocked to learn about you?
I can’t stand nubbies on the inside of my sweatshirts. Out the door when they get them. LOL Have you ever had nubbies?
Now my Tags go to:
Jen of Jennifer’s Petal Palace
Connie of Living Beautifully
Karen of Second Hand Rose
Sheila of Note Songs
Beverly of How Sweet the Sound
Well that's it for today and what a busy day we had! I hope you enjoyed this vist and have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings, Shirl


Miss Rhea said...

Gorgeous post Shirl !!! On your header pic you have two little roses plates, I just bought one from Steph that is the same pattern I believe, go look at my blog about three posts down. How Funny !! :) When I was little my mom would let me make the cinnamon sugar pie crust cookies with the leftover pie crust. I still do that. :) Love all your new goodies !! :)



Beverly said...

Shirl, you are truly a "pink girl" through and through. You have shared so many lovely things - things I know you must so enjoy.

I enjoyed reading about you. I'll answer your tag one day next week.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Marina Capano said...

HI!Happy Pink Saturday. Nice pink post!yummy cake!
visit me anytime..
have a nice weekend

Joy said...

Wow, everything is so beautiful I don't even know where to start. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful photos!

Dawn said...

Wow, you have quite a pink assortment! That cake you made looks so good! I still bake those cinnamon rolls all the time. They are so yummy!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Take care,

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

You have some amazing treasures! I just love the pink wreath. And even though this post is tribute to "pink," I am absolutely loving your GREEN pieces! You have quite a collection!

Hugs, Rhonda :)

Jeanne said...

Pink is your passion Shirl. I love all of you great finds. You love the vintage things and so do I. I loved learning about you from your tag. Congrats on your award. You are a very deserving blogger.

Happy pink Sat.


suesue said...

the cake looks yummy! i never heard of pie crust cookies-they look great too! beautiful pinks-have a great pink day!

Connie said...

Oh, Shirl, my prh chick, I want that pix also but couldn't find it on touchstone and I've bought lots of things from them!! I'll go look again and see what I can find. You always have the most excellent blogs, sweetpea......
Smoochies :-)

Dana said...

What a great assortment of "pinkness" you shared today! You have some lovely items and found some terrific buys. Your cookie recipe sounds awesome! I love your cannister set shown on one of your photos--they look like Jadite--as does a sweet hobnail type vase. Your flowers are just beautiful--glads are one of my all time favorites! Have a great Pink Saturday!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh My Sweet Shirl!

I always LOVE coming to your beautiful blog! It just takes my breat away each time! I love all your PINK and of course to go with it green pictures! You have such lovely things Shirl! I love your your curtains to!

Happy PINK Saturday dear!


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Such a beautiful post again today Shirl! That cake looks so good and so do the puce cruse cookies! I have made something similar when I was little with my grandma or mom's left over pie crust. Only I would but it in a little old fashioned tin pie pan and bake it :)


Judy said...

Good Day Lady.
Wonderful post as usual. You always have one of the best.

Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! I love all your pinkness. Sure wish I could have a slice of that beautiful cake. I'm loving all of your green dishware. Is that called Jaditte? It's so pretty and the green is beautiful with the pink! Have a wonderful weekend and you certainly deserve many awards.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Shirl, love all your pink cute stuff! The fresh picked flowers are the best!
Love, Ann

Deborah said...

Oh, yummy! buttercream frosting! I dearly love your beautiful linens!

Vanessa Greenway said...

That was a wonderful pink saturday post! Love the pink hydrangeas! Hugs, Vanessa

Margie said...

Oh, so many beautiful pink things! I love them all! Some of my favorite pink things are pink pastries! Yumm! And I must say I'm not only drooling over your cake, but also over your green flour & sugar shakers and the other green pieces! Pink and that color green go so great together! I'm GREEN with envy! tee hee!



WOW!!! you have so much PINK this week!!
I love looking at all of the sweet things around your HOME!!!
You have so many wonderful items!!!
Save me a piece of that cake please!!! YUM!

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Shirl, So nice to see all your wonderful "pink" treasures & loved getting to know you a bit better through your award!! Enjoy your Sunday!....Heidi :)

Shirl said...

Thank you so much everyone for your sweet comments! The green glass it called jadeite, I have been collecting it for about 2 years now and just love it with pink. At christmas time it mixes nice with red. I am working a jadeite post and should have it up in about a week so be sure to stop back.
Blessings, Shirl

She'sSewPretty said...

Thank you so much for visiting my Pink Saturday post. I am really enjoying my visit to your cottage blog!

A Hint of Home said...

All your things are so pretty. I love the wreath best. That is too cute.
Stop by my blog, I have something for you.

Shelia said...

Good Monday morning to you, Shirl. I love your new header - so beautiful. I wanted you to know that I will post my list of bloggers for the getting to know you tag that sent my way on Friday!
Hope you've had a nice weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mya said...

Love all that pik. The cake looks yummy. Your wreath is gorgeous. Happy Pink.

Rhondi said...

Oh Shirl, what a beautiful collection of pink you have. I just love it all!!
Hugs, Rhondi

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Shirl!
Oh my gosh, what a great post. I loved everything, but especially your collection of vintage linens. Displaying them from the shoe holder is such a wonderful idea! Love it!
Patriica :o)

Shayla said...

I was just about to say 'it feels like I've been over to your place for tea' after reading your Pink Saturday post when I noticed the post before. Now I guess I have!

There is a gracious and welcoming feeling here and I really enjoyed my visit. Happy belated Pink Saturday!

Shelia said...

Morning, Shirl! Just popping in to check on you. Hope all is well with you today.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Wow...lots of beautiful pink things here today. :) I love your cake and that cake plate is 2 die 4. And I liked your new pink plastic bag holder, Oh heck...I loved everything. ~ Lynn

Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! Thanks for stopping by and so glad you liked my rooster pillows. I clicked on your 'Stitches of Love' blog - I'm supposing that is coming with your needelwork! That will be wonderful. I have felt a kindred spirit with you the first time we met. Isn't it funny how God pulls people together? Well, here's hoping you have a beautiful day!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mickey said...

Shirl, You've done it again. I love looking at your pics. That wreath you made is beautiful! I love it. I can't wait to come over and see all you've done. I'm looking forward to a visit on your porch with you. I always feel so happy when I'm there. Its almost like the rest of the world just disappears for a while. Talk to you soon!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Well if this wasn't the most fabulous Pink Saturday tour...I loved every single thing! ;) Nancy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

This is by far the BEST PS post I've seen!! Love your new print, & that jadite rooster & those pink candlesticks! Your kitchen alone just amazes me!!

The pink teacup wreath is awesome. I can't wait to see the new guestroom re-do. And that little blue/pink floral plate is right up my alley, too!!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hello Pinkie ! :0) :0) :0)
Beautiful assortment you have. The glads are such a pretty shade of pink !