Saturday, October 11, 2008


Hello and welcome to another Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound.

My sweet Angel, no pink here but she was so sweet sleeping while I was trying to decorate for fall. Just had to share this with you! Shhhh don't wake her!

I thought I'd show you my two favorite vintage hankies and of course they are pink!
The first is the one I carried when my daughter Jen got married. It was a plain pretty vintage hankie then I cross stitched the rose on it. The stitches are so tiny it was about a 50 thread count fabric. THe lace is so elegant!

This hankie has the pink rose that I love but put some blue with it and I'm in heaven! I just love these colors together!

Now how sweet is this fabric? It's a donation to Stitches of Love. I'm going to make little preemie blankets with a crochet edge on it for our local hospital.
This sweet little relish tray was painted by my daughter Jen of Jen's Petal Palace.

I still have some vacation pics from the Outer Banks to show you all, I'll just put some out here and there. Since theirs pink in these I thought I would post them today.
Look how cute this little row of cottages is.

Close up of the pink one.

Some pretty rental cottages, these are ocean front homes. The ocean is behind the houses. Most of these homes have the reversed living plan, the living rooms and kitchen are on the top floor and have beautiful walls of windows on the ocean side. I always say I'd love to rent one at christmas and have a tree in front of the windows and all my family there, fireplace lit, turkey in the oven. Pies cooling. Oh my I can dream!
Close up of the pink one! So pretty!

I just picked these today, we getting some cold nights now so I don't think I'll have these pretty flowers much longer!

A close up, I like to use herbs in my flower arrangements. Not only are they pretty but they have a wonderful scent.

Well that's it for another Pink Saturday, I hope you enjoyed, it was so nice to have you visit!
Blessings, Shirl


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You have displayed lovely and FUN pictures for pink Saturday. Those cottages are the CUTEST! The hankies are so pretty and of course, Jen's dish. Every thing she touches with her brush turns out pretty!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Awwww, what a sweet kitty sleeping in the basket!
The hankies are so pretty -- I'm impressed by those who can do such intricate work -- I can cross stitch, but don't know that I'd attempt 50-count!! It certainly is lovely though!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

that baby in the basket is adorable! I don't think anyone will mind that she isn't pink :) The hankies are wonderful & how unique are the vacation houses!

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Mary said...

Good mornng Shirley,

The kitty looks so sweet sleeping in that basket. She is beautiful. We both share a love of vintage hankies. Your cross stitch work is so intricate and truly lovely. The pink and blue just compliment each other. Those little cottages are adorable, they look like doll houses. Enjoyed your post as I always do. Have a wonderful weekend.

October 11, 2008 8:08 AM

Jennifer said...

I just love those pastel beach houses.I would like to live in the pink one or the blue.So darling!Angel looks adorable in the basket as always.I remember that tray,I still love that.The flowers, oh I can smell them from here.They sure did bloom so pretty yesterday morning while we were painting.The morning glories were huge.Happy Pink Sat.Love you!Jen

Shelia said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl! You always have the most beautiful things, pink or not!!
Be a Pink sweetie,
Shelia :)

KarenHarveyCox said...

This is a beautiful pink post. I love all of your treasures, and that pink baby material will make cute anything. Those cottages are so sweet, what a lovely place to spend time by the beach.
Happy Pink Saturday,

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I just love the pink beach houses...what a great holiday place!

Bobbi Jo said...

WOW there was a lot of pinks you found to share. The hankies are so dainty and love the cross stitch roses, knowing how long it takes to do these I am especially appreciative of it. I want to rent on of those house too! So cute. Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Bobbi Jo-AZ

Smilingsal said...

Those row house are so unique. What fun staying in one of them for a terrific vacation. You sound like a Blue Monday person. Happy Pink Saturday :-)
Stop by and check out my post. I'm giving away 3 books!

g said...

Hi, Shirl. The kitty in the basket is so puffed and sleepy! I love the wonderful jadite pieces in the photo, too.

What cute little cottages. I hope you do rent one, soon, and it's the pink one! I love the scalloped edging on the eaves.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl.

I can see why you love your hankies. They are beautiful.

I dream of pink beach houses, too. What could be better? ;-)

Thru Pink Curtains said...

and i shall be #14!! those cottages too cute to be real! love your relish dish also. have a pink day!!!

My Big Mouth said...

What so many wonderful pink pictures!
I especially love the relish trays.
Your daughter did a wonderful job.
Happy PS!

Stephanie said...

Your kitty is picture perfect!!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Katie said...

Shirl those little cottages are so sweet! Happy Pink Saturday!

She'sSewPretty said...

I love those little cottages? Where is the outer banks?
Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

Shabby Kim said...

That darling little kitty sleeping in the basket is just to darn cute!! Love all your pink things you shared today. The hankies are lovely and I just love those pink houses on the beach. I would love to live in one of them.

Take care and have a great weekend!!

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

You have to tell us more about where those cottages are...I have never seen anything like them, and I just have to know!!!! They are just charming and sweet and look like they are out of a fairy tale book. I'm ready to sign the rental agreement now!

Happy Pink Saturday and what a great post!

~Leslie said...

Your hankies are beautiful! I want to live in that pink cottage!!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!

cc said...

Love those cottages..I would like one year round. Come visit.

Kathy said...

All beautiful - and those cottages are to die for!
Happy Pink Saturday...Kathy

Connie said...

I know I'm late, but I'm heeerrreeee now, sweet little chick!! I'm been working diligently today.....

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Shirl, I love your pinkie posts. My favorite is the row of pretty colored cottages. What a beautiful picture. That would make a great picture in a shore cottage. Wouldn't it. Love it. Hugs, Ellen

Shirl said...

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments.
she'ssopretty and melony the OuterBanks is in NC. It's on an island that jets out off the coast of NC. These little cottages are on Hatteras Island the furtherst point in the Outer Banks. The movie Nights In Rodanthe was just filmed there. I think it's the most beautiful place in the US.
Blessings, Shirl

Patricia said...

What lovely pinks today. The houses are wonderful. Have a wonderful new week.

KatCollects said...

Your kitten is adorable, so sweet. And I would love to rent one of those cottages and escape for a little while, how fun would that be. Hope your day was a great one.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Shirl,
I love all your pink pictures. Your little angel sleeping in that basket is so sweet, I don't blame you for posting it! I love vintage hankies too. Your are so precious!
Happy Belated Pink Saturday.
Love, Ann

Stacey said...

Beautiful fabrics! And as a Florida girl living in Scotland, I miss our pink buildings. Thanks for sharing. :-) Stacey

Margie said...

Your hankies are lovely! I love to do cross stitch and counted cross stitch, but I don't think I could work with a 50 count! However did you do it? I tried working on a locket once, I think the thread count was something like that, and it was silk material, I had to give it up, it was just too small. It's a shame because it was so pretty!

I LOVE those little *pink* cottages, so sweet!!!

Have a lovely week!

Suzie Button said...

I love your pink posts! Especially the painted houses at the Outer Banks, what town was that in? We go often for vacation to Hatteras, I've never seen those houses! Adorable! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

celestina marie said...

Hi Shirl, I love your hankie with the pink and blue together. It is a favorite for me too.
Those row cottages are way cute.
Jen's relish dish is so pretty.
Your sweet kitty is precious and your last of summer's flowers are the best.
Have a nice evening and lovely week ahead.
Hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just loved the pretty pictures and I love your little cat sleeping in the basket. Can't get much cuter than that, can it? I would also pick a pink house! Blessings, Kathleen

Virginia said...

Lovely and fUN pictures, so many pretty pink things.
Blessings, Virginia

vickie said...

Shirl, love those cottages! Such a cute picture of kittie in the basket, she is beautiful!

Lori said...

Love the big pink house! But what won me over on this post is the cute kitty of course!!! later,Lori

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Shirl!

Happy Belated Pink Saturday! Missed last weeks but will be joining in again next week! LOVE your post! The kitty looks so soft and sweet! Love all your PINK pretties Shirl!


sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Shir, I am going crazy! Every time I see the picture of all those colorful cottages I say, "I have got to have it." I really want a picture of them. I would love to blow up the picture and fram it. I would definately put that in my sewing studio (When its done). You'll have to send me a copy of the pic via email. I can have my dad print it out for me. He has photography software.

hugs, Ellen

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oops, I missed your PS post ~ beautiful as usual. Your hankies are sooo pretty! Didn't the 50ct fabric make you blind?!? Love your pretty flowers, Jen's lovely roses on the relish dish, & the beach row houses in all their pastel glory. But what I really love is Angel, just pack that baby up & send it to me & Muffin!! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Shirl, Can you tell me exactly where at the Outer Banks are those adorable houses for rent? I would love to rent one.