Friday, August 8, 2008

PINK SATURDAY & DOLL HOUSE BEFORE & AFTER

Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Please feel free to click on the pics to get a larger view.
My little Angel was sound to sleep in the hoosier and I could not resist taking this pic!
Mom you woke me up!


I'd like you to meet Bentley, he is a sweetie! I adopted him about ten years ago. My
friend adopted his brother. The mother and two babies were tossed out in the streets.
Mother was still nursing the kittens. So sad that someone would do that but they all
got good homes. He slept on my neck when he was a kitten and still does, I keep
telling him he is too big for that now.

How about some pink Valentine treats?
My daughter Jennifer Lynn, this pic was taken in 1972. Pic is washed out but the
walls were pink, toy was pink and she was dressed in pink. Jen could use a few
prayers right now, she got hurt at work and is getting the run around from Dr's and
lawyers.

This pic is from my ebay selling days about 8 years ago. I used to sell fresh lavender
and this was my picture for the auctions.
Isn't she sweet, I've had her for years and years and still love her!


I bought this for myself last week. It is a poor pitiful me gift, I had an appointment
with my surgeon and tried my darndest to convince him I did not have to have a
colonospy but he would not listen to me. Whaaaaa I don't want to have this done!
Anyway I thought she was so pretty with the aqua dress and pink roses. My favorite
colors! She is a Bearington Bear, from Hallmark.

I love brooches and since I was still on my poor pitiful me trip I bought this for myself also.


This pretty ornament I bought years ago on ebay, can't remember the seller. I thought
it was so sweet with the little cabin and bluebird.


I had to share this with you even though it's not all pink. I love glitter and Martha Stewart is now available in Walmart. The Super stores have a hugh selection of her items.


Now on to my doll house, I found this pretty cross stitched doll house in an antique
store in Burlington, NJ. Took it out of the frame, washed and ironed it and painted
the frame. Then blinged it up a little with vintage trims and buttons.


Here's the new look!








Well that's it for this weeks Pink Saturday, I hope you enjoyed. I loved sharing it all with you. If you have time scroll down an look at my Gettysburg, Pa. vacation post, it will be fun!
Blessings, Shirl

42 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Shirl,

I just love the Bear and the Doll House!! So cute.

Jan

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl. What you did with that dollhouse looks just wonderful. You have so many pretty things.

I will keep your daughter in my prayers. And, don't fret too much about the colonoscopy procedure. They put you to sleep, and you won't know a thing. The worst part is the prep.

Mary said...

Good morning Shirley,

I just loved your pink Saturday post, from those sweet kitties, to your darling daughter picture to the cross stich dollhouse! You made that cross stitch house adorable! I always look forward to your posts, you have the most unique treasures. Where do you find the time for all you do? Thanks for a sweet morning time looking at your pictures. Have a terrific weekend!

Abuela Beauty said...

What pretty cross stitched doll house!!

Happy Pink Saturday!!!
Besitos from Argentina!

Silvia

Dawn said...

Wow, where to start. Everything is so pretty. I really like what you did with the cross stitch doll house. It's just divine!

I'm sorry your daughter is having a hard time right now. And as for you, a colonoscopy isn't so bad! I've had one done before. You'll do just fine! Remember it is important to take care of yourself.

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,
Dawn

Katie said...

Happy Pink Saturday Shirl the Whirl! I'm doing it too for the first time today! Love the kitties and honey don't worry about that procedure, nothing to it!

That house cross stitch is amazing!

g said...

Hi Shirl! Thanks for sharing your lovely things. That picture of Bentley is so sweet!

Hope your daughter recovers and that the insurance works out. And I love the fact that you bought yourself a present when you were feeling down - we all need that!! Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

g said...

Hi, Shirl! Thanks for sharing all your lovely pink things. How cozy your cottage must be!

That picture of Bentley in the bowl was so sweet!

Good luck to your daughter. I hope she recovers quickly and the insurance stuff gets settled. She's lucky to have a caring mom like you.

And you got the right attitude - when you're feeling down, get a little something to make yourself feel better. Best of luck!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Wonderful pink post. I absolutely love the "doll house".
Prayers for your daughter.

DebbieCalif said...

Hi! I love your post today. Great job on Pink Saturday. I cross stitch too and my mouth just dropped open when I saw your doll house that you did. Oh my Gosh!!!! That is so beautiful, I love it. You win my award for the day's post.
Blessings, Debbie
ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com

ceekay said...

That counted cross stitch doll house is amazing. All the work and it looks so cute with all your bling...and the kitty in the bowl...oh that is too sweet!

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Awesome pink post!
Question: Are those cakes real?
I love faux food, love the bright colours on them!

~ Gabriela ~

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Shirl, I just love all your beautiful treasures! You have some neat stuff! Your daughter was so cute and I thought the cat was a stuffed animal in the first pic. LOL! And then he was up and yawning! He is precious!

The doll house turned out great!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Oh, I just scrolled down to your Tea party post! Your tea sets are beautiful! But that apple cake with maple frosting speaks to my heart...or maybe it is just my stomach! It look delicious!!! :)

Joy said...

Such a lovely collection of photos. Thanks for sharing with us. You are so creative with the dollhouse! And the baby picture of your daughter is just too sweet.

Tracy said...

Hi, Shirl! Soooo much delciious PINK you have for us today--WOW! Amazing doll house...And you Bentley is sooo cute! Happy Pink Saturday ((HUGS))

vickie said...

Shirl, the doll house is adorable, you have such talent and energy!
All the pictures are so pretty and interesting. Angel in the bowl is so cute! All your embroidery in the backgrounds are so pretty. You should make a book of all your pretties, and get it published!

vickie said...

Shirl, this blog is beautiful, you have so many pretty things. Angel in the bowl is precious! You should have a book published with all your vignettes.

tricia said...

I love the pink brooch and cross stitched house frame. I enjoyed visiting your sight. I am a new blogger and enjoying meeting new friends.

pennie said...

Hi Shirl,

Great post, so full of wonderful pictures, I love your kitty cats the best though :)

I'll be thinking of you and your daughter and don't fret too much about the colonoscopy, you will be in lala land during it.

Pink hugs to you,
Pennie

My Arts Desire said...

Oh my, you have some lovely pinks! That ornament you bought off of Ebay is very special. I did peek at your tea party post...wow. Those were some delightful tea sets. Beautiful stuff, Shirl!

xo
Sue

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Shirl.. I love everything you showed in here..especially the doll house, oh the cupcakes are yummy.. and I pray the best for your daughter.. and yes colonoscopy is not much to worry about. I had more than once few years back.. but all in all, you got beautiful pinky stuff in here and I love it! thank you for sharing.. n have a nice weeekend!

bj said...

ahhhh...you have some GREAT PINK things...thanks so much for sharing...the little bear is so precious.

Shelia said...

Evening Shirl! Wow, look at all your pinkness! Your daugther's sweet little baby picture. Pray all will work out for her. OOOH, I've never had that old colonoscopy done yet. My doctor keeps telling me I need to and I know I do, but I'm a scardy cat! Your kitties are adorable! And that cross stitched house! You have the most wonderful things! Where do you keep everything?
Be the pinkest sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna said...

So many pretty PINK goodies!

Thank you for sharing your treasures!

Donna

artis1111 said...

Loved all the pinkness!The teapot sets below are beautiful.Kathy

Connie said...

Jen has that same sweet face today, my lovely chick! The post was enchanting, honey........
Smoochies,
Connie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

So many pretty pink things to see here. What fun! And I love the makeover on the doll house. :)

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Shirl! I just loved your Pink Saturday post! How precious everything is. I have a small collection of Bearington Bears too! I love all of your pretties.... that dollhouse cross stitch is amazing!! Thanks for sharing everything. I will be back again soon! Have a great week!

xoxo,
Queenie!

Susan Hickam said...

what treaures you shared! the dollhouse came out wonderfully. Happy Pink Saturday!

dana said...

Wow, your little doll house is a real transformation! You really made it look great with the cleaning, the painted frame and the embellishments. I LOVE your kitties---I am a kitty person, too. Good luck with the colonoscopy--I've had one and I hated the prep, but felt so relieved to be done with it. Your Gettysburg post was terrific. You had wonderful pictures and great text to go with it! I would love to visit it some day! Hope you had a great Pink Sat.!!!

Anonymous said...

Like you I have been married for 37 years come this Nov 5
And our son was born in 1972
All your pink items look so pretty.
Pamela NE Ohio

Deborah said...

I love the trim you've added to the dollhouse! I am drooling over that kitty in the bowl and you daughter's baby picture is just too beautiful.

Blessings to you and your daughter.

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Shirl, you posted some cute pink pictures here! Your kitty in the bowl is just adorable.
I also love that sweet little girl statue.
Love, Ann

Sharon said...

The doll house cross stitch make over is amazing, what a difference.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Shirl! Another beautiful post!!! I love the dollhouse! Everything you found is gorgeous!! I am so happy you had such a wonderful trip! I am sure Jen will love the bear and beautiful box!

Love you,
Amy

Marietta said...

hi... happened on your blog and enjoyed reading it very much... Floral industry was my life for 29 years also... will be back...

Secondhandrose said...

Shirl, you really transformed the dollhouse! It was cute to begin with but now it is over the top!
karen

A Hint of Home said...

You have so many pretty pink things. The pic of the baby is so cute. The dollhouse is beautiful piece of cross stitch.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Everything looks so pretty. I just love your little cat! Have a wonderful weekend, blessings, Kathleen

Lori said...

Hi Shirl! Well I loved all the posts I've missed since my surgery and beingTOO sick! I love how we both have Catherines cute goodies! And precious kitties! Your doll house transformation is beautiful! Now on to icky things! i had an endoscopy on Monday and in a few weeks a colonoscopy! Yuck but I know I'll never feel anything and after what I've been through the last four weeks I'd rather now know then keep on wondering! Take care sugar, our bums will make it! Love,Lori

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Wow, Shirl! What a terrific piece of cross-stitch! The makeover is amazing, as is everything you touch! And that bear is just too adorable! Hmmm...I should have bought me a poor pitiful me something when I had MY colonoscopy!!LOL

It isn't bad at all, I promise.

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents