Saturday, December 27, 2008

PINK SATURDAY & Christmas Mussings

Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet The Sound. Stop by to see her and get a list of all the participants.

I hope that everyone of you had a wonderful Christmas. Our's was a nice day spent with family. Just a very nice and relaxing day!

The picture above is all the pretty pinkness that I received in a swap from my friend Lorena of Rose Chic Friends. She paints the most beautiful roses and also make roses out of clay. So pretty, thank you Lorena!

Please feel free to click on the pics to get a larger view!

The picture above is a gift from my friend Steph of Angelic Accents. Below is a closeup of all my pinkness from Steph. The little tree is made from felt and that is one of my favorite things. Felt just tugs at my heart! A little cross stitch teapot and the most beautiful teacup, saucer and cake plate. Thank you so much Steph I love it all and treasure our friendship!

Below is the gift that I made for Lorena in our swap, it's not pink but I thought Iwould show you some of the things that I made during the holidays. Lorena decorates some of her rooms in red and green so I embroidered this tea towel and sachet for her. Also I made her a little Christmas banner using an old vintage post card.

Close up of the tea towel.
A few more gifts that I made, below is a tussie for a friend.

Close up of the little bird peeking out of her nest.

A pretty little brooch that I made from yoyo's, then pinned it to a copy of a vintage postcard.

This Victorian stocking that I made (pictured below), I first made back in 1975 for my Mother. The girl that I made this for loved Victorian and I thought this would go so nice in her home.
Below is the one I made for my Mother back in 1975. I made it using taffeta and eyelet lace. I had forgotten all about it and found it in her little sewing basket. I was cleaning out her basket to give to my daugher Jen and came across it. I don't know why it was in there or what she had planned for it but she must have had some sort of plans for it. She had pinned the little crochet wreath to it so I left it there. I'm thinking about making some in soft shabby cottage pinks.

A little bit of Christmas next to my couch where I sit when I find the time to relax and read or stitch.

A few pics of my Christmas tree.

I put our tree in our foyer in front of the staircase so you can see all sides of the tree. Our staircase is being replaced now with oak and is not done yet.

The cats have been having fun with the tree. The newest little fellow "Mr. Gray the Stray" has really done a number on it.

Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to have you. I have some more pics to share with you in a future post so be sure to stop back when you have time.
Happy Holidays, Shirl


vintagewindow said...

Wonderful PINK post.

Happy PS


Sondra Behne' said...

Wow your photos are so beautiful...I too really love the little pink felt adorable.

Happy New year to you and your loved ones.

g said...

How nice to see all those sweet things, Shirl. I love the stocking - so you were already making wonderful things even so long ago.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Connie said...

All of it is gorgeous, my sweet friend, but those high heel victorian stockings are the most darling stockings I have EVER seen!! You should make more to sell in your store.
Happy pink saturday also, chickee....

Smilingsal said...

Beautiful Christmas things, along with pink. Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Everything is beautiful!

Gollum said...

The gorgeous pink china makes my heart speed up! Lovely!

imjacobsmom said...

Wow! You sure have some pretty things - your Victorian socks are a cute creation! Your Christmas tree is pretty, too. You received some cute pink china! Hope you are having a Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, you have the best stuff!
Lorena's gifts to you are very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Pretty....Happy Pink...

Joy said...

Shirl, you received some amazing things! Beautiful!

KatCollects said...

Your stockings you made are beautiful! And everything you made and received for the swaps are so nice, you have alot of talent! Wishing you a beautiful pink Saturday.

Stephanie said...

Wow! So many great things to look at! Those stockings are FABULOUS!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Jennifer said...

Mom I love how the stocking came out so pretty!I remember the one you made for MOmmom all those years ago.All the gifts Lorena and Steph sent you are jsut so pretty.Happy Pink Sat,Love you,Jen

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl. You always make Pink Saturday special.

I love your swap gifts, and the ones you sent. The tea towel is just exquisite.

I'm glad you found your mother's stocking. It is beautiful.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just loved it all! So lovely! blessings, Kathleen

CC said...

The little pink tree is so sweet and I love the tea towels and stockings. Your things are beautiful.. Have a great Pink Saturday..

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

FABulous post Shirl! I bought some felt ornaments from Steph too! I love what Lorena sent you! And the stocking you made Kim is so gorgeous, I want one :) Aqua and pink :)

Love you sweetie!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Shirl; Happy Pink Saturday;

I love all the photos your tree is so pretty. Your pink felt tree is so cute.
Hope you have a great weekend.


lisa said...

Shirl ~

What lovely pink gifts. Everything is so pretty.


Happy To Be said...

Great PINK Stuff and I love your tree..and the wall paper is just beautiful girl..Happy PINK Saturday to you...hugs and smiles Gloria

Fifi Flowers said...

I ADORE that PINK Christmas tree ornament! Happy PINK Saturday! ENJOY! Fifi

The Rose Room said...

Hi Shirl, thanks for stopping by. Thats a lot of lovely receiving and giving you have there! Wishing you a very belated Merry Christmas and the happiest New Year. Rachaelxo

jeanne said...

Hi Shirl, I love the lovely pink gifts and your swap pinks.. Very nice and thoughtful gifts. I enjoyed your Christmas photos very much. It looks like Christmas was special and festive at your home. Thank you for sharing your lovely Christmas pics.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pink gifts...great post..thanks for sharing...Happy Pink to you

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Shirl, I just love everything you post. I am just in awe of all the fabulous stuff you have and make in your home! Your grandchildren must love coming over to your house. I would have if I were your granddaughter!!! I would have felt like I was in a vintage toy store or Santa's workshop or a fairytale! I would be staring at everything and of course not listening because I would be to busy looking for more and more pretty things.

Many Blessings in the New YEar.

hugs, Ellen

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Shirl!!!

I must be really behind..because I missed your gorgeous PINK post with all of our swapped goodies. I so apologized for not sharing what you gave me. I walk by them numerous times every day and just LOVE them all!

Blessings my friend...Lorena

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Shirl! Somehow I missed this PS post!! So happy that you love all your goodies. You are so easy to pick gifts for. And everything looks so beautiful, as usual, in your lovely home. Lorena's swap items are so pretty & you know I love everything you gave her, especially that tea towel!

Your stocking creations are wonderful & I'm so happy that you found your mother's. How special that will always be for Jen.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents