Friday, September 26, 2008

Pink Saturday

Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet The Sound.
The first thing I have to show you today is a bedtray that my daughter Jen of Jen's Petal Palace made for me.

Another little wall plaque that Jen painted for me, I love cakes so I treasure this!
Here's a pretty little fabric gift bag that I made for my PRH sister Steph.
A pretty little applique heart quilt that I'm working on.

This is a little bed that's setting on my bed. I just love this, found it over the summer at an antique mall.

I have not decided if I should paint it white or leave it as it is. What do you think?

It came with a matteras, sheet and embroidered quilt. I'm sure this was treasured by a little girl many years ago!

Thank you so much for stopping by! If you have time scroll down and look at my post about Nights In Rodanthe. It was filmed in the town that I vacationed in, an editor from Blogher wrote and told me that she has linked my blog to her interview with Nicholas Sparks. Hubby took me out to dinner tonight and to see the movie, I loved it! I thought it sent out a beautiful message! I still have vacation pics to post, hopefully I will get to them this week.
Blessings, Shirl

Monday, September 22, 2008

Nights In Rodanthe filmed in the Outer Banks

On my recent vacation to the Outer Banks, NC the Island was all a buzz about the new movie starting Richard Gere and Diane Lane titled "Nights in Rodnathe".
A novel written by Nicholas Sparks was made into a major motion picture.

My daughter and I love to read and Nicholas Sparks is on the top of our list. We read this book a few years ago and were just thrilled to hear that it was made into a movie and of all actors Richard Gere. Wow, and it could not have been filmed in a more romantic place.

Sparks is a sentimental novelist. "Nights in Rodanthe" tells the story of Adrienne and Paul, two people of a certain age who happen to be sharing a Rodanthe bed and breakfast during a late season storm. Both are at a crossroads in their lives. Both are unattached. What could happen from here?

Expect lots of redemption and growth from this film. Parents and children begin to understand and forgive: people gain new insight into their own lives and fortitude" we are reminded of the power and poignancy of romantic love.

"Nights in Rodanthe" an ode to grace to all that makes Hatteras and Ocrocoke islands inviting to people the world over.

Their local newspaper The Island Breeze has some wonderful articles~slideshows and trailers go here and click on "local news" for alot more info on the movie.) I can spend hours there!

Hatteras meets Hollywood in the movie Nights in Rodanthe, opening nationwide on Sept. 26. The flick was filmed on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands in May 2007. Richard Gere and Diane Lane have the starring roles. Not only does the movie put Rodanthe on the map, islanders took center stage as extras, providing security, and in scores of other ways. Gere and Lane walk on the beach in a Warner Bros. photo. The Rondathe beach house named "Serendipity" turned into "The Inn at Rodanthe" for the movie. Islanders lined up in the rain to be extras in the movie.

Talk was that ferry workers report that only Richard Gere of all the cast and crew, was pooped on by seagulls, at least twice. LOL Being splattered by seagull waste is believed to bring good luck. Could this mean "Nights in Rodanthe"is the next "Officer and a Gentleman" or Pretty Woman"?

They even used local musicians in the movie.

For the weeks the movie was being filmed the favorite sport among locals was sightings of Richard Gere and Diane Lane. The stars who played the romantic lead roles and stayed at the Tranquil House Inn in Manteo (pictured below). In addition to the beach house, locations shoots were done at the Hatteras Island Fishing Pier in Rodanthe, on the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry, on Ocracoke Island, in Manns Harbor and in Manteo.

Other novels written by Sparks that were made into movies were, "The Notebook".

Message In A Bottle
A Walk To Remember.

Remembering how wonderful these movies were I'm sure this one will be memorable! Thank you for stopping by and I hope all you romantics out there will get to see this movie.
An editor from blogher just wrote to tell me that she has linked her interview with Nicholas Sparks to my blog, here's her link so you can have a look. It's very good!!!
Blessings, Shirl

Friday, September 19, 2008

Pink Saturday, Vacation & My Birthday

Hello and Welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound.
I'm also including in this post some vacation pics and birthday pics.
This is the gorgeous view we had every morning from our deck. Hubby and I were out there every morning to watch the sun come up. Oh my do we miss this place! This is the beautiful cottage that we rented, it was new this season and was a very nice place! It had a reversed living plan, the top floor was kitchen, living and dining room.
Hubby teaching my best friends daughter Devon to drive the boat. It was a beautiful day to be out in the boat. Joan is in the front with her granddaughter Abby. Joan and I have been friends since we were eight years old.

My handsome son Bob!

My birthday was Sept. 14 th. The day after we got home from vacation.

A pretty Birthday card from Victorian Trading Company.

Once a year our church has a mass & a picnic at the old chruch in the country. This year it happened to fall on my birthday. It was a nice day and I did not have to cook.
Beautiful interior!

Next I've posted pics of my gifts. I told hubby I wanted a new stove for my birthday. (strange gift I know) Mine has been on self destruct for a year and I got tired of playing games with it. LOL. I love my new stove and it's self cleaning, that's the best! Also can be programed to turn itself on and off.

The other thing that I asked for was a big table to lay my quilts out on. I make alot of quilts for charity. If you haven't seen my charity blog "Stitches of Love" click here and you can read what it's all about.

My daughter Jen of Jen's Petal Palace gave me this vintage embroidered quilt. I just love it sooooo much!

A few close ups of the embroidery.

My PRH Sister Bertie of Aunt May's Cottage gave me this beautiful night light.

Also from Bertie, a pretty lace vintage apron and -------------------

And a tea cozy, and------------------

A cute little banner, thank you Bertie!

My PRH Sister Katie of Rose Breeze Boutique gave me these beautiful tea roses and a Ghos-Tea. Thank you Katie!

Also from my PRH sister Karen of Second Hand Rose sent me this pretty card, stickers and made me this beauitful tag. Thank you Karen!
From my best life long friend Joan, (the girl in the boat) pretty cardnial dish towels.

Last but not least a cute fall wreath from my son Bob.

Now finally on to some pinkness!
This is all the pretty things I brought home from vacation for my daughter Jen.

Some pretty Southern Belle Plates that I found in an antique store while on vacation.

Beautiful pink vintage linens that I bought in a quilt/antique shop.

I love baskets, so this really called me!

Another embroidered basket.

I love this and thought it had a soft shabby chic look.

This is not pink but wanted to share it with you because alot of you like my jadeite. This is really a different piece. I think it probably hung over the stovepipe hole in the summer. I'm going to change the ribbon to pink. Of Course!

This cupcake ornament was made my Gooseberry Patch, one of my favorite places to shop!
A pretty tea time frame and a sea shell ornament. I thought I would but some pink ribbon roses on the top of the ornament.
I got these Christopher Radko ornaments for 90% off. I was so excited, it's the only way I could afford one of his ornaments!
Thank you so much for stopping by. I have a few more vacation posts to put up so please stop back. Next I will do a post on a new movie with Richard Gere, don't miss it!
Blessings, Shirl