Friday, August 22, 2008


First I wanted to thank everyone for their kind words and prayers. A few weeks back I had posted that my Dr. had found some traces of blood and wanted me to have a colonoscopy. I was so scared but my friends and family got me through with their prayers and words of support. I had my colonoscopy on Friday and it went well. My Dr. did not find a thing, not even a polyp. Prayers have been answered! Thanks be to God!

Now on to pinkness hosted by Beverly of How Sweet The Sound.

The first thing I have to show you is my newest creation. I was inspired by the September issue of Romantic Homes. They had a "How To" on Faux Confections, so this is my spin off on that.
I made some Faux Strawberry Souffle. I made the strawberries from some satin left from alterations of my daughters bridesmaids gowns. They were beautiful pink satin Jessica McClintock gowns. I will be selling these and some satin strawberries on my FFM sales next month. Along with my silk ribbon embroidery.
The pretty plates they are setting are were from my PRH Sister Steph, from one of her fabulous FFM sales. Stop and see her when you have time, I'm sure you will find something irresistible there.

Now the rest of my pinkness today was made by my dear sweet PRH Sister Miss Rhea, they were either a gift from a swap or something that I purchased from her ebay, etsy or her FFM sales.

First is a journal that Miss Rhea made using her vintage clipart and her lovely hand painted roses. Hers are like no other!
A few closeups.

Another one of my favorites is this adorable Bless Our Nest. This was just calling my name, my hubby and I love to set and have our coffee watching the birds at the feeders and busy at play.

One of Miss Rhea's sugared eggs!

This beautiful heart shaped box was part of my Valentine swap from Miss Rhea, it was filled with yummy chocolate!
Some of her faux sweet treats!

A pretty little banner that she made using velvet. Velvet is a fabric that I just love!
Some tags made my Miss Rhea again using velvet.

These tags were another part of my Valentine swap from Miss Rhea!
Stop by and see Miss Rhea when you have time. You will see that her "sweet things" are just "unforgettable!
I hope you enjoyed my little bit of Pink this week.
My hubby and I are leaving for our beach vacation on Friday for two weeks. The cottage we rented has wireless internet so I should be able to post on Pink Saturday and maybe a few times in between with some beautiful ocean pictures.
Until next time,
Blessings, Shirl


Shelia said...

Hi Shirl!! I've missed you! Oh, what beautiful pinkness you have! You really do have the most wonderful things. I would love to come to your house and shop!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Shirl!

Oh you have such yummy things for Pink Saturday! You have quite a darling collection of Rhea's pretty items! Lucky you Shirl!

Happy Pink Saturday and have fun at the beach with your hubby! Glad all is well with you to! Answered prayers.


MyBigMouth said...

Oh my Goodness!
All your pink is so beautiful!
You Faux Strawberry Souffle are absolutely darling!
You did a fantastic job,
thanks for sharing.
Happy pink Staurday

marianne said...

First of all, congratulations on the positive colonoscopy! :)

Oh my goodness, your pinky pretties are incredible! Your strawberry souffle is stunning - I just love everything - the journal, the faux sweets, the heart box, that beautiful banner - all of it!

Have a great Pink Saturday! :)

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Another BEAUTIFUL Pink Saturday, Shirl.

PTL on the colonoscopy results. There is POWER in prayer!!


Mary said...

Hi Shirley, Loved your pink Saturday post, as always!! That journal from Miss Rhea is absolutely pink perfection. She paints beautiful roses. I have serious envy with that journal. Have a lovely, restful vacation.

Dawn said...

Wow, what lovely pink items. Your faux treats look amazing!! All of the items you shared from your friend are amazing. What creativity!!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,

Becky said...

Yes God is Good. So happy to hear about answered prayer.
Tickles me pink

g said...

such mouthwaering temptations you're sharing with us!!! I will go check them out!

I am so glad to hear your procedure went well and there is no problem. Rest easy now!!!

Have a great Pink Saturday

Virginia said...

You did a great job, your work is beautiful. All your things are very pretty.
Have a happy and Bless Pink Saturday, Virginia

Lochlanina said...

Wow, that's a lot of pinkness. :) Happy Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl.

Praise God for your good news. I know you must be so relieved.

My goodness, you have so many pretty things that I don't know where to start. Thanks for sharing your smiles.

Tracy said...

Hi, Shirl! I am sooo happy about your good news! I pray your keep well still :o) So many pink delights and wonders you have for us those faux souffles!! Happy Pink Saturday ((HUGS))

rosechicfriends said...

Oh your goodies are your sweet lil souffle's! And of course, our sweet talented Miss Rhea..well your pictures do her justice!

I am just so happy everything is okay with you. God is good and answered our prayers!

Love ya...and happy pink! Lorena

Katie said...

Happy Pink Saturday Shirl the Whirl! So happy that your procedure is over and everything is A-OK! Enjoy your vacation too!

Anne Fannie said...

Shirl, I love all your pinkness but that journal and those tags are just beatiful!
So happy to hear that your prayers have been answered!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Love, Ann

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

All your pink Saturday things are just scrumptious! And your RC project is beautiful. Glad everything went well Friday and now you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Sharon said...

Oh how I'm loving your Pink Saturday posting. It's all so beautiful.

Party Wishes SCV said...

Everything is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

Marina Capano said...

Hi! Your pictures are so cute

have a nice pink weekend!

visit me anytime....


Joy said...

So glad things turned out good for you.

Rhea is quite an artist and you have been busy as well! Lots of pink loveliness.

Susan Hickam said...

Love all your beautiful pinkness! I esp. love Miss Rhea's tags! Velvet? I would never have thought of velvet(what a fantastice thought).

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Shirl; Thank you for your sweet comment, and I love your pink pretties. They are all so beautiful,
thanks for sharing your pinkness.

Have a wonderful trip to the ocean. I will be putting you in my favorites,I will stop by again.


Melissa Wertz said...

Beautiful Pinks, thanks for sharing.

Suzie Button said...

You can't get better pink than your listings! I love the strawberries, gorgeous and your friend's notebook is beautiful!
Happy Pink Saturday!

She'sSewPretty said...

Your little pink souffles turned out so cute! I love Rhea's work. She is a wonderful artist.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Shirl! What luscious pinkness! I just love your strawberry souffles & those pale pink strawberries are just yummy!! Can't wait til you start you selling!! Aren't Rhea's goodies always just the PRETTIEST?!?!

SO very glad & thankful to our Lord that he has blessed you with such wonderful test results!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents


Hi Sherl,
WOW you have some lovely pink pretties from Miss Rhea. I'm going to check our her goodies that she sells. Thanks for showing them. :)
Your little cupcakes are so sweet.Warmly, Deb

Margie said...

Such delectable *pink* goodies! I'm so glad that your healthy and they found nothing wrong! YAY! That's always good news! Have fun at the beach!

Anonymous said...

You have SUCH a pretty blog - so much eye candy...drool... :) And congrats on the clean bill of health!

vickie said...

Have a wonderful vacation, sounds wonderful! Beautiful Pink Post!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Shirl

Happy belated Pink Saturday! I love this post of yours.. you did a good job on the faux cake. I was thinking of doing one too after I bought the mag few weeks back but never have time to whip one.. so, after seeing yours, I think I should do at least one :D..

good job! and love all your pinkyness here.. thanks for sharing!

Have a nice day ahead! xoxoxo

Lynne Laura said...

Oh Shirl,

I just love your pink Saturday! Very pretty. All those gems from Rhea are just the cutest.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Connie said...

Shirl, I cannot believe I missed you on the pink saturday!!! I'm so sorry but you know you are always in my heart, sweet chickee!! Sent you an email, honey.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Shirl, sweetie, I've just given you an award! Please stop by my blog to pick it up!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

You always have such wonderful pink. I've gotten a late start with this weeks pink so I'm playing catch up. I absolutely love it all.

Shelia said...

Hi sweet Shirl! Thanks for popping in to see me! Yes, it would be lovely to be that thin and I would appreciate a little of her tallness, too! Take care and remember to be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

A Hint of Home said...

I'm so glad your test came back fine.
All your pink things are so pretty.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So glad you are doing well! Yes, the Lord is good! Love all of your pretty things. Blessings, Kathleen

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Shirl, so glad you got a clean bill of health, hurray!

Wonderful pinkness, as always. Looks like you have some very talented friends. And your little strawberry "confections" are adorable.

I love velvet too. Beautiful tags!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Shirl, I am so glad all went well with the colonoscopy!! That is the best news!

I love your dessert creations and the strawberries are fab! I cant wait to get some :)

Love you sweetie!