Friday, August 29, 2008

Pink Saturday, Off To The Beach & Award

Vacation Time! Pink Saturday & Another Award

I was thrilled to be awarded this Blogging Friends Forever Award for a second time. This time was from my PRH Sister Steph. Thank you so much Steph, I'm not going to name five people again since I already did that in a previous post. Please feel free to click on the pictures to get a better look.

Well we are all packed and ready to head out to the Outer Banks of NC. Wow after we got the boat hooked up were about as long as a tractor trailer! LOL

On to my Pink Saturday Post hosted by Beverly of How Sweet The Sound.
Some of the things I've packed for my vacation are pink, of couse! So I thought I would post pics of that for you to enjoy.
First is a pic of a pretty pink quilt that I'm taking with me. I was inspired by my favorite book "Victorian Chic, by Anita Louise Crane. She suggests bringing pretty linens from home to make your rental cottage seem more like home.

I've also packed some pretty sachets, and other linens.
These sweet little sachets were made by my PRH Sister Katie. She did them in the 30's repo prints that I just love. Just had to tuck them in my suitcase!
Some pretty embroidered pillow cases and table toppers.

I thought you would love these pretty pink flipflops!
A pretty pink beach umbrella, it was sold for breast cancer awarness.
Some little Yardley Soap Sachets I made for some friends that I will be vacationing with.

Oh I just had to show you this, I stopped at a local flea market today and got this pretty vase for $3.00. It's a nice tall vase, quit a buy!

Thank you for stopping by, I loved sharing my pinkness with you! I will be taking my laptop on vacation so I should be able to post for next week if all goes well.
Blessings, Shirl


Miss Rhea said...

$3, Oh My Word !!! That is lovely !! It looks like a Lamp base, or that you could make a pretty lamp with it. I LOVE IT, did I say, I LOVE it ?? lol !! Love your roses quilt and your sweet soap sachets too. :)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a lovely pinky you have in here.. Love all the pictures.. Happy Pink SAturday and thanks for sharing..

Mary said...

Hi Shirley, I hope you are having a wonderful vacation. Love your post today. I have curtains like the ones behind the pink umbrella. Those vintage linens are just gorgeous. I always love looking at your pictures. Enjoy your vacation!!


Happy Pink Saturday!

Love your PINK photos and your cat!

~ Gabriela ~

Jennifer said...

Mom that quilt is just so pretty!!Who is is made by?I love the pink beach umbrella,and your new vase is the best!!I want the sachets too!I want it all as usual!!!LOL LOL Oh the truck and boat look longer then a tractor trailer to me.I'm sure u will get used to it pretty quickly.I need a pic of the ocean! I miss it!!!Have lots of fun and catch lots of fish.Love you,Jen

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Shirl..You will be having a PINKYLICIOUS time at the beach. I esp LOVE that quilt!!!!

Gets some much needed rest and relaxation! Will miss ya when you are gone..but waiting anxiously to hear how your time was!
Love ya...Lorena

g said...

You're going to have such a nice pink vacation. Love the sachets - a great idea for traveling that I always forget, somehow.

Happy Pink Saturday and have a good time posting from "the road".

ceekay said...

That vase is amazing and for $3.00.
I don't know how blog land finds such good deals. Happy Labor Day!

Virginia said...

All your pink things are so pretty and the pictures are great.
Have a Wonderful Labor Day Holiday and a Happy Pink Saturday!
Blessings, Virginia

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I love the pink beach umbrella! I want one! Thanks for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday!

windycorner said...

Hope you have a relaxing vacation with all the cozy homey things around you.

Dawn said...

Have fun on your trip and don't forget to bring all of that stuff home with you!

It's a nice idea to bring some of home with you!

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,

Katie said...

Have a great trip and a good time! LOVE that quilt, WHERE did you get that one? Just yummy!

vickie said...

Shirl, everything is sooooo pretty. Those pillowcases are just beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful time.

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

Wow....everything is so have so many things that I love and I own some of them too~Have a wonderful Pink~Beach vacation...Sheri

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl.

I love the Outer Banks. In fact, we are thinking about going in a few weeks. Where did you go?

All of your pretty pink linens should set the mood for a perfect getaway.

Smilingsal said...

Enjoy your Pretty Pink vacation.

Karen said...

Lots of pink goodness here. Love the pink flip flops. :)

Cottage Rose said...

Shirl; My you do have a long haul behind you. lol i mean the boat...
Love your pretty pink rosy quilt it is just beautiful. And the rest of you your pink. Have a wonderful trip.


Patricia said...

Each of your pinks are so lovely, especially the blanket. I just love roses. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Susan Hickam said...

Beautiful vase! 3.00? Wow! that would have been a good buy at 30.00. Love all your linens!

Shirl said...

Thank you for your sweet comments. We are having a wonderful time. I will post some pics soon.
Rhea I thought it looked like it could have been a lamp also. I just might make it into one. Their are no works in it and has no notch for a cord.
Mary my curtains are called Dorothy's Ruffled Orginals. I got them in the 80's and they are still hanging in there.
Donna, I got the umbrella at Rite Aid, check them out you might find one!
Beverly we are staying on Cape Hateras Island. A wonderful place, not to crowded, old time fishing village. This is our 14th vacation here. As the saying goes "Hatteras on my Mind", it's so true!
I got the quilt through mail order, I forget the name but will check and post it to you all later.
Blessings from the Sea! Shirl

Sue said...

Love, Love, Love your beautiful linens, do you create the pillow cases? I drool over such beautiful display.

Great pictures for pink Saturday.



Hi Sherl,
I hope you had a great time at the
breach. Love your pink vase and the cute flip-flops :) and the cute little guest soaps for your friends :)
Warmly, Deb

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

As Always Shirl, I love stopping by your blog and looking at your wonderful vingettes. You have such beautiful stuff. hugs, Ellen

Margie said...

What lovely *pinks* you packed to go along! I especially love that gorgeous quilt!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Love your $3 vase! What a great find and bargain! Love the pink quilt! I hope you have a great vacation in NC! I'm kind of partial to the NC Coast, you know! LOL! ~Rhonda :)

celestina marie said...

Hi Shirl, Once again your pink pretties are wonderful. The vase is a real find for the price. What a beauty it is. Love all the pink items you packed for your trip.
I hope you have a wonderful vacation and safe time. God Bless!
la rea rose

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just loved looking at the pretty pinks and congratulations on your award! blessings, Kathleen

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

So pretty! Have a great trip.

Connie said...

You did really great on the buying and packing all the pretties for the cottage, chick! I'm doing the same thing for hub's camper so we are thinking alike for sure. Take care in the Carolinas with the hurricanes, honey.

Jennifer said...


Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Love all your pink pretties!