Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Hello and welcome to another Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet The Sound. If you would like to join us just go to her blog and link up, we are growing by leaps and bounds! We do have so much fun!

I'm starting my pinkness with a pretty vintage post card. Please feel free to click on the pic to get a larger and better view.

I'm just thrilled to show you this beautiful Southern Belle Pin Cushion Doll. I purchased her from my Pretty Romantic Homes Sister Vickie of Visuals by Vickie. You can go here to see her web-site and all her beautiful treasures!
Some close ups.

Miss Vickie was so sweet she sent me these two little vintage poodle pins. My Aunt had poodles and when I see one I think of her.
Today I went to a little flea-market in town and found some really cute vintage treasures. The journal in the backgournd was not at the flea market, that was made by my friend Rhea and I will showcase that next week on my Pink Saturday post.
I got these salt/hat pin holders for $1.00 each. The aqua sugar bowl was only $3.00. It's not pink but I thought I would show you all my goodies from today's shopping trip.

Some closeups.

Look at how pretty this aqua glass is, I think I'm going to paint the lid pale pink and put some mini pink carnations in it.

This pretty bowl is really shabby but I loved it anyway. My friend Rhea had a good idea, she suggested making it into a pincushion.
Well that's it for all my pinkness, now on to an award.

My friends over at Jan & Tom's presented me with this thoughtful award. Thank you so much Jan & Tom. I really appreciate this! Jan & Tom host a fun Tea Party once a month. I have enjoyed doing that with them.
Please accept this award, my friends...and in turn, hand it out to others, following the Rules below.Here are the rules:
1. Use the Twinks Bank icon
2. Nominate 5 other people only
3. Four (4) nominees have to be dedicated followers of your blog
4. One (1) has to be someone new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
5. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
Now the five that I pass this award on to are~~~~~~~~
1. Jen of Jennifers' Petal Palace
2. Connie of Living Beautifully
3. Miss Rhea of Sweet n Shabby Roses
4. Lynne Laura from A Romantic Nest
Now a new blogging friend from another county.
5. Tracy from Norway.
Now on to more mussings, I had been looking for a new floor lamp for my upstairs sitting room for some time. At times I sit up there and look through my cross stitch, craft & decorating books. I could not find what I wanted but found the one below that was just perfect for my living room. So I bought that one and painted the old one that was in my living room and put that upstairs.

A few close ups.

Below is the old lamp, I painted it white and put crystals on it then purchased a new lampshade. It's perfect for the room upstairs.
When it comes to cross stitch, I have two hobbies! Cross stitching and collecting books! I can set up here for hours just looking through books.

The base of this lamp is pretty too and it lights up.

Last saturday we spent the day on the lake in the boat. We live only five minutes from the beautiful Stonewall Jackson Lake and Resort.

We stopped a bit and watched this busy little beaver.
The next two pics are some things I picked up in a thrift store, I plan on redesigning them into cottage treasures and selling them on a Flea Market Friday.

Last pic is an adorable set of vintage filet crochet of cats and cherries. Just fell in love with it! They will go upstairs in my sitting room. Lots of red & cherries up there.
Well that's it for this post, I enjoyed having you! Please leave a comment, I love hearing from you!
Blessings, Shirl


KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Congratulations on your award. I love your new pink lady, the details of her dress are lovely. So many wonderful treasures. Karen

Mary said...

Good morning Shirley,

Enjoyed your post, as I always do! Loved your pincushion doll and your newfound treasures. That journal made by Miss Rhea is beautiful, looking forward to your post about it. I always love seeing your treasures and looking at your home. Your home is beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl.

You have been one busy lady gathering such pretty new things. The salt shakers are lovely, and I adore your new pincushion doll.

Virginia said...

I enjoyed all the pictures. Have a happy and bless week.

Joy said...

I am coveting that pink postcard at the top!

Jennifer said...

Mom everything looks so pretty that you got at the sales fri.I love angels pic below too!She looks so sweet!The doll You got from Vickie is wonderful!Your camera takes great pics.Love ya,Jennifer

Dawn said...

You have some beautiful treasures that you have shared today. That pin cushion is stunning. I can't imagine poking her with pins though! :)

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,


Happy Pink Saturday!

I love your post!

~ Gabriela ~

dana said...

What a fun packed post! I just love all of the vintage treasures you picked up at the flea market! I can't think I much else I'd rather do with some spare time than to roam around and look for little surprises to take home with me. Oh, to live so close to such a great lake as that--you are blessed, indeed! Happy PSat! Dana

Lochlanina said...

Happy Pink Saturday.

Tracy said...

Hi, Shirl! So MANY delights here today...gorgeous, delicious pinks all of them! And congratulations on your award--that one is very special! Happy Pink Saturday ((HUGS))

vickie said...

I love your beautiful pink items, Shirl. The hat pin holders are so pretty. I'm glad you are enjoying the pin cushion doll, thanks for sharing her! Have a wonderful pink day.

Kathy said...

Love the beautiful pink things you've shown today. The pin cushion doll is beautiful and the salt/pin holders are gorgeous. Love the post card and poodles too! Very nice post!

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your pink blog and all of your pretty treasures! Happy Pink Saturday!

Tricia said...

I love your flea market finds. The roses on everything are so lovely. However, the pincushion doll is my favorite. Happy Pink Saturday

Judy said...

Hey Lady,
Wonderful as usual. Love the doll and all your other treasures.

Picket said...

Happy Pink Saturday...loved that pin cushion doll and all your treasures are so pretty! Have a great weekend!

Darlene said...

You have some wonderful pink favorites are the gorgeous pink doll pincushion and the poodle pins (you see I have a fondness for poodles as I have two).
Happy Pink Saturday!

Susan Hickam said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I enjoyed your beautiful pinks (and against the aqua and turquoise they really popped!).

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

I never go hungry for beautiful things at your place Shirl!
Just gorgeous... Love the lamps too.
Congrats on your well deserved award!

Lynne Laura said...

Hi Shirl,

Thank you so much for the award! So kind of you. Love all your vintage finds and at such bargins! I think I will need to join this Pink Saturday event...afterall my favorite color is pink.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Tracy said...

Hi, again, Shirl! How is it that I totally missed while visiting yesterday that you gave me this wonderful award??!! Just such a surprise!! Thank you so much--what a thrill and honor, since we only lately met! :o) Fun to come back and see your PS post again...LOL! Love your crochet! Happy Day ((BIG HUGS))

Greyscale Territory said...

What a fascinating post! I loved it all! But I especially loved the little lady figurine! She is just exquisite!

suesueb said...

such fun vintage finds! have a great pink week!!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Wow! What great treasures, not just the pink but all of it. I especially like the teal sugar bowl. So cute.

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Shirl, I love all the wonderful treasures you know I have to adore the pretty pink lady pin cushion!!! I also love the pink salt/hairpin pieces. You definately know how to shop and get things for a good price. I always love checking out your blog. You always have fantastic pictures of your beautiful collections. Your persian is so cute too. hugs, Ellen


I really enjoyed your Pink Saturday and all the pretty pink treasures and other mussings. You have some very nice treasures :) The pin cushion doll caught my eye!
Warmly, Deb

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

You made off with some lovely finds...only $1 what a deal!

Miss Rhea said...

Thank You so much my sweet friend. :) I will try to spread that award next post. :) I just want to pack our bags and stay in your beautiful home. It is SO warm and inviting and I love all your treasures, we have so much of the same taste. :) Plus you cook good too !! I am afraid you would have to kick us out as we would not want to leave. :)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love all your pink ; but the red lamp was catching my eye !

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

I love BOTH of your lamps and I think the kitty linen is so sweet! Your house is GORGEOUS as well. Do you rent out rooms? LOL!

Bertie said...

What a wonderful post!

Aunt May's Cottage

Bertie said...

I can't beleive that went through or I would have written more!

Love the Pincushion Doll from Vickie! She's so sweet.

Aunt May's Cottage

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Shirl!

Happy Belated Pink Saturday! Love your Pink post and all your new pretty finds! You sure know how to find the goods Shirl!

Congratulations on your well deserved award!


Margie said...

Such great *pink* goodies! I love the postcard you started with, very lovely, and so are your lamps, salt shakers, and everything else! Oh, and I love the aqua sugar bowl too!

celestina marie said...

Hi Shirl,
I love your Southern Belle from Vickie's webstore! Just gorgeous, as is all your treasures. The lake looks like it was fun.
Congrats on the award. I just got it too. So Fun!!

Thank you for stopping by my anniversary post and your kind words. They were a blessing to me.
We are back from vacation and it was over way too fast. Pics on the way.
See you again soon.
Love ya, Celestina
la rea rose

A Hint of Home said...

You have so many cute and pretty things, I don't know where to begin. I like all the pink and your lamp is soooo pretty.

Jennifer said...

Mom Thank you so much for the blog award.I have never done an award so I will have to figure this out, what do I do?Love Jen

Miss Rhea said...

Sending you an extra hug and prayer for tomorrow my friend. :)


Rhea :)