Saturday, December 20, 2008


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Today I thought I would show you some more of my Christmas decorating in my bedroom since I have alot of pink in there.
First I have to show you this old piano that was given to us by my husbands family. We were the only ones in the family that liked antiques so we were given most of the family heirlooms. This was cherry but I gave it a shabby cottage redo!

Next I have to show you the fireplace mantel in my bedroom. It was cherry also, I like it much better in white.

The God Is Love over the matel was stitched by my dear friend Pat who passed away of cancer about 14 years ago.

The two Betsy Clark candles were my Mother's I love them and put them out every year. I bought them for her when I first got married.

Some glitter words that I made this week. Dream and Noel.

A little tussie that I made this week. I love aqua and pink together! When I was little I used to color all my sky's in these two colors. LOL

A window in my bedroom, I'm planning on getting new curtains after I wallpaper and wainscote my walls. Just not sure what I want.

The porch outside this window we have plans of making it into a four seasons sunroom.

A closeup of the tieback swag.

I got this pretty frame in Kohl's last year and put a vintage print in it.

Now on to one of my bathrooms. This room is aqua with touches of pink.

The little Goebel angels were my Mom's.

A little banner that I made this week.

That's it for pink, I'd thought I'd show you a little more of my decorating. The pic below is in my living room.

A tree topper in a candlestick. I got this idea from a Christopher Radko book.
Below was my Mother's Nativity by Goebel that she had started collecting just before she passed away. Perhaps one day I will add to it.

Christmas pillows on my couch.

I borrowed this idea from my friend Celeste to hang an ornament from a lampshade. I was hanging them from the lampswitch. I like her idea much better. Thank you Celeste for the great idea!

I could not figure out what the spots were on the sampler, then I realized it was the glare of christmas tree lights.

Last this week is a picture of a three tier wood stand with houses and bottlebrush trees. This is in one of my guest bedrooms.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm still not finished with my decorating so I will be putting more pics up in the next few days. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Blessings, Shirl


Sondra Behne' said...

The three tier stand has just given me an idea...thanks so much. This is why I love learn something new every day.


Jennifer said...

Your decorating this year is just so pretty.I love everything.I have a pic here setting on my desk of Mommom and the Betsy Clark candles are behind her on the hutch.I was going to ask you if you still had them too.The pic was her B-day.

The church on Nannas Piano is my favorite and the cake stand with all the house.I totaly love that.

All the garlands with roses are just so pretty.

The ice skater banner reminds me of Mommom and Aunt Jeane skating in philly.You did a wonderful job with that. I love that card you made for Steph too,Its beautiful!

Love you!

rosechicfriends said...

WOW, you have so many gorgeous vinettes! I can't even pick a special one cause they all are breathtaking!

Happy PINK...Lorena

Anonymous said...

Everything is just beautiful!


Happy Pink Saturday!

Awesome PINK decorations!

~ Gabriela ~

ann said...


Becky said...

Beautiful, beautiful!! I love each and every thing. Thanks so much for sharing. Becky

Smilingsal said...

So many beautiful things. I like the nativity best of all. You had plenty of pink, but I saw a great bit of blue too. Come join in Blue Monday! Happy Pink Day!

Holly said...

So, so, pretty! Love your piano and mantle!

~ Hearts ~

She'sSewPretty said...

Your home is just gorgeous!! I love your decor especially the hankies you've hung over your curtain. Have a wonderful, merry and pink Christmas!!

Joy said...

Wow Shirl, you've got the market cornered on pink! So much loveliness. I especially love the tiered stand, although it just happens to be white. ;o)

lisa said...


You did a wonderful job decorating, love all the pink and aqua too.


Fifi Flowers said...

Thanks for sharing! Pink piano! Happy Pink Saturday! ENJOY! Fifi

lisa said...

I am in awe of your holiday decorating. Everything is so beautiful.


celestina marie said...

Hi Shirl, I will be right over for a visit. I just love all your wonderful treasures. Your mothers candles are beautiful. I love your bedroom decor, the bath and your lamps with the Santas look really nice. Your guest room is perfect. No one would ever leave that room.
Growing up, I had a piano like that, an old upright. My mother and I painted it white and yours brings back many wonderful memories. Love the church too.

Thank you for sharing your Christmas home.
Have a beautiful Christmas
love ya, Celestina Marie

Connie said...

Oh, Shirl, I LOVE the way you did the piano!!!! Yes, it's gorgeous just as the rest of the house is. Hope you're feeling good this holiday season...
Smooches to you and hubs,

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday!! It is so nice to meet you Shirl, I love all the beautiful vintage things you have. You are so fortunate no one else in the family wanted the family heirlooms.
from our home to yours,
Happy Holidays! hugs ~lynne~

imjacobsmom said...

You've got the prettiest ideas! I never would have had the guts to paint that piano like you did, but it sure looks good. Then at the last photo you have that cute 3 tier stand for your houses and trees, what a another great idea ! Hope you are having a Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Becky said...

How pretty how pretty how pretty.
Your home is lovely and I enjoyed each picture.
Happy PS and Merry Christmas

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays, Shirl.

You have so many beautiful treasures. I, too, enjoy being surrounded by things I love, and things given to me by family and friends.

Becky said...

I forgot to tell you how I just loved the is fabulous.

Ellen said...

Seasons Greeting...WOW is all I can say, what an awesome post. So much to comment on. I love it all...the God is Love is just beautiful, so sorry to have lost a friend.
Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays..EllenL

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Everything is beautiful as always Shirl! I love the tiered stand with the village on it! THat is awesome! I also love the churches!!!

You always have the best stuff, lol!

Love you,

KatCollects said...

All of your decorations are beautiful, can I come live with you : ) The piano turned out amazing! I hope you have a beautiful Christmas!

CC said...

All your pinks are just beautiful. Happy belated Pink Saturday..have a lovely and blessed Christmas.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

OH MY GOSH! You always blow me away. As always, I love the stuff you make; glitter letters, tusseie (such pretty colors). The Betsy Clark candles bring back such memories. Those Goebel angels, well pack them up girl and send them my way...gorgeous! I could look for hours, and will have to go back! You and Jenn are the dynamic talent duo (as Steph said). All just gorgeous! Have a great Christmas!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Yep, had to come back. The Goebel nativity as so pretty and special. Also the sampler made by your friend is stunning! I also really like the little swag. So many pretty touches and the banner fits perfectly! Paper is fun to work with, isn't it?

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

llo Sweet Kathleen,

Oh your home looks beautiful for Christmas!!!! Love your white piano to!

Merry Christmas Kathleen!


Anonymous said...

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there also. Have a great day!!

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Shirl, WOW! I love your pink post. I cannot believe all the beautiful way you decorate your house. I love the pink redo on the old piano! I also love the hankies as part of the valance. hugs, Ellen


Lori said...

What a beautiful holiday home! And your bedroom is simply put, "breath-taking!" Hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Lori

Cathy said...


You are killing me with all these gorgeous pastel holiday decorations. OMG!!!!! I love them all.

Who painted that gorgeous print of the bedroom? I just love it. I want one too!

Everything is lovely Shirl. Great job decorating and thank you for sharing your stunning decorations.

xo Cathy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh my goodness, Shirl. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this post. Everything in it is so beautiful. That piano & mantle are to die for ~ and I love everything on that piano, too ~ the churches, the quilts, the cross-stitch, the angels, ALL of it! I've never seen your aqua bathroom either!! Love your holiday curtain tie-backs. Love the Santas on your lamps. Love the pillows. I even spy a pretty blue Merry Christmas pillow in the guest bedroom. Love that tiered stand with the little houses on it. Love the houses!! What DON'T I love?!?!

Love you,
Angelic Accents