Friday, August 1, 2008


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet The Sound. If you go to her blog you can get a list of all the other participents.
I came home from vacation to see these beautiful blooms so I thought would share them with you! Please feel free to click on the pics to get a larger view!
We had a wonderful time on our vacation, I'm working on a post and should have it up tomorrow. Lots of pics so be sure to stop back and see!

Got Milk?
I just found this beautiful magazine, "The Girlhood Home Companion". It's written for the a young girl but of couse Mother's, Grandmother's and any Girly Girl would love to read it. It's as wonderful as Victoria with illustrations as beautiful as the Romantic magazines we all read. It's filled with inspiring features such as "Afternoon Tea Anyone?", "Memories of an English Cottage Garden", "The Genteel Art of Writing". Recipes, crafts, etiquette and all the things we love! I received my first three issues in the mail and was so happy with them that I ordered their Compilation Book of 13 issues in one beautiful album. If you would like to order an issue just go here.

Now on to Pinkness! Look how pretty my new apron is! I'm so happy with it, I had it custom made by Annies Attic you can go here to see all her creations.
While I was on my vacation I found these pretty vintage egg vases at an antique mall. They had to come home with me!

I collect Sacred Hearts so when I found these two prints I had to have them.
Look how pretty the pink roses are!

This one is smaller but just as pretty!

As you can see I found lots of pink on my trip last week.

Look how sweet this sampler is.
I found this pretty vintage pink crochet tablerunner in an antique mall, it needs a few repairs but that won't be a problem. I'll have it fixed up in no time.

This pretty pink baby vase will be perfect in my little vintage baby collection that I have in one of my guest bedrooms.
I love the soft roses with a touch of lavender in this little plate.

This little treasure came from the Boyd's Bears Store in Gettysburg, Pa. It's a surprise for my daughter. Hopefully she does not see this before I give it to her!
Isn't she sweet? Now Jen will have a hard time telling her Great Dane Dutches that she can't play with it! Dutches thinks everything is for her!A pretty pink sachet with crystals and pretty ribbon roses.

These next two pics are mugs that I had made up at Walmart using pics from my porch parties.

So that's it for my pink this week, I hope you enjoyed! Be sure to stop back I should have my vacation post up tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by and please leave a comment I'd love to hear from you!
Blessings, Shirl


Connie said...

Oooooh, Shirl, I doubt anyone could beat that post, my sweet chick!! It's just WONDERFUL!!!!

ceekay said...

That is such a great idea to do the mugs...wouldn't that be wonderful gift ideas? Thank you, they are sooooo pretty!

Lynne Laura said...

Hi Shirl,

I don't know where to begin! As you know, I adore pink -so loving this post!

Where were the antique malls you went to?

Love the pink egg vase and I have never been big on egg vases but I think I have had a change of heart on that! The Girlhood magazine looks so much like Victoria Magazine! How beautiful. Your apron is to die for and just think is darling...and last but not least the table runner with those lovely pink roses....what finds!

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Kathy said...

All of these treasures are just beautful! Love the egg vases and the baby vase. The apron your ordered is really sweet and the book is just beautiful!
Lovely post,
Kathy - Mimi's Garden

Picket said...

Beautiful post my friend...I loved looking at all your pretty treasures! have a great weekend!

Beverly said...

Shirl, you certainly had a great vacation for finding pretty new pink things. And, those glads to welcome you home - they are gorgeous.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Dawn said...

Wow, that's quite a collection of pink that you have shared!! Everything is so wonderful! I must say that I really like the mugs you had made up. They are gorgeous!!!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,

rosechicfriends said...

WOWOW have some might fine treasures in PINK there! Just lovely..of course you never disappoint me with your wonderful post!

Love ya...Lorena

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Welcome back Shirl! :)

Love all of your pink pretties for today! Love the glads and the vase they are in! I have the little blue egg vase like the one you found! It is so sweet and pretty!

Hope you are having a great pink Saturday! hugs, Rhonda :)

Sharon said...

Hi Shirl, It's all so pretty but my favorites are the egg vases and your special apron. The colors in that apron are my cup of tea.

Vintage To Chic said...

Good Morning Shirl. Gorgeious as usual. I have the same crochet blanket with the roses, My sister made it for me and the roses are yellow. Have a great day.

My Arts Desire said...

What a fabulous post. So much inspiration, gorgeous finds...treasures everywhere. So glad I stopped by. The apron, the handpainted eggs, that fabulous looking magazine I've never heard

What a delight to visit your rose cottage today!


hautemommy said...

Ooooh so many beautiful pink photos!!! LOVE that apron, it is so darn cute! :) xo!

Katie said...

Wow such great finds! Especially that baby vase! Glad you had a nice vacation Shirl The Whirl! I enjoyed your post!

Mary said...

Hello Shirley,

I have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now. I found you from following a comment on another blog. I just adore your wonderful blog, your sweet pictures and all your lovely treasures! I never miss a post of yours now! Love your pink Saturdays! Just had to leave my first comment for you. Have a great weekend!!


g said...

Wow, so many treasures. The photo on a mug is a great idea - especially with such great photos that you had.

Have a good day!

Marina Capano said...

Hi!Happy Pink Saturday! are so cute!
your blog is fantastic! just beautiful pictures!
visit me anytime...

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

One word...pinkalicious! I just want to crawl into those pics. What lovely pink and such wonderful treasures. The pink sachet stole my heart.
P.S. I hope your daughter enjoys her new gift and is "surprised".

Cami said...

Well, you win my favorite PINK SATURDAY post! Wow, I want to go on vacation with you. You're soooo good. Beautiful examples of vintage pink goodness. Glad you had such a fun trip. Now back to the trenches!

Abuela Beauty said...

guauu!! wonderful Pink post!!
happy Pink Saturday!!
besitos from Argentina!

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Glad you enjoyed your time away Shirl!
What a beautiful post, as always.
That magazine looks wonderful.
Cute baby items!

Joy said...

Shirl, everything was altogether STUNNING. The photo mug at the end was extremely nifty!

Heidi Ann said...

HI Shirl, All your "vintage" pieces are simply "charming"!! All your pieces look as if they should be gracing the pages of "Romantic Home"!!!....I also have to "Thank you" for bring this magazine to my attention!!!...I am so ordering it!....Enjoy your weekend!...Heidi XO

Cottage Rose said...

Shirl; What lovely pretties you have. That apron is so adorable, too pretty to cook in. I am so happy I saw you on Beverly's blog. Happy to meet you. will be back for another visit.


Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! I hope you've had a great time and I can see you did! I've missed you and what treasures you've brot home. You just have the prettiest things.
Well, be the pinkest sweetie you can be,
Shelia :)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

HEllo Sweet Shirl!

My favorite place to visit but especially on PINK SATURDAY! I so enjoyed all of your lovely PINKS! And the little girl nagazine is soooooo sweet. Must get that for my granddaughters!Aren't Annie's Attic aprons the best?! I have 2 of hers!

Have a wonderful day!

Love ya,


Hi Dhirl,
What lovely pink treasures you have and thanks for sharing them us me/us! The magazine looks sweet, may have to order it.
Have a Happy Monday.
Warmly, Deb

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

I love that baby vase. I've never seen one like that! Love your whole post.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Thank you for the heads up on the magazine . Love your apron and the table runner too . And the little can send that to me..
:0) :0) :0)

Margie said...

wow! lots and lots of pretty *pink* goodies! looks like you had a wonderfully *pink* vacation!

Karen said...

I love the pretty apron! So girly!!

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Shirl, I always love to visit your blog especially your pink saturday posts, they are always so pretty! I just love that apron and all your pretty pink stuff!
Love, Ann

Susan Hickam said...

Love your apron! I have areal weakness for pretty aprons-something comforting about them. I enjoyed your post and all your pretty things. The walmart mugs were awsome-Is that through the photo area? It is a great idea.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You have some gorgeous things! Wow...just wonderful and that apron is so over the top. I love it!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Angel has done it again ~ oh, how I love that cat!! What wonderful goodies you found! Did you give Jen her bear yet? Hope she is feeling better now. I'm so out of touch with everyone lately.

What do you call the cross-stitch that is framed & on a stick/dowel? My mind is drawing a blank but I should know!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents