Saturday, January 3, 2009


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet The Sound. You can go to her blog to get a list of all the other participants.
The picture above is of a pretty Christmas Village that I love. I have it on a shelf in the landing of my staircase. The Let It Snow was made by my daughter Jen of Jen's Petal Palace.

The pretty Southen Belle dish I bought this past week in an antique store with some Christmas money from my daughter. I also got a vintage sled which I will post a before and after pic of later.

A pretty pair of glittery pink trimmed Skechers I picked up at Kohl's using some of my free money from them. I really love that store!

The pretty sampler above is very special to me. My best friend that I've know since we were eight years old was really going through some rough times. She lost her little boy to cancer back in the 80's but as you can imagine you never get over it. Anyway I thought I would teach her to cross stitch to get her mind off things. It was great for her, she was so busy counting those stitches that she could not think of anything else. Needless to say she stitched one thing for me and never stitched again. She was determined to make this little sampler for me, {click on it so you get a bigger pic} it's so cute she ran out of room and made it all fit just like the little school girls did back in the 1800's. When she got it done she took it to another friend of mine who owned a cross stitch shop to get it framed. Well Joan had stitiched it so close to the edge of the fabric that my friend had to sew the fabric on it to be able to frame it. I have a hugh collection of samplers but this is my favorite.

Look how pretty this is, I just purchsed it on ebay this week. It's made from a vintage post card applied to wood. It's big about 12 inches tall. I just love it. You can go here to visit her ebay auctions.

This pretty little calendar is from my friend Karen from A Second Hand Rose.

The picture above is a Christmas swap from a friend of mine. She does not have a blog so I can't put a link here for you. A few closeups below. These colors are perfect because I'm doing one of my guest rooms in pink and yellow. I can't wait to create with these beautiful fabrics.

The last picture is a sneak peek at my Christmas gift from my daughter Jen. I will be posting what's inside at my Christmas Tea Party with Jan & Tom on Jan. 8th.

Thank you so much for stopping by, it was nice to visit with you. Please try to stop back for my teaparty on Jan. 8th.
Have a Happy and Blessed New Year,


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Shirl, this post brought tears to my eyes! Oh that cross stitch!! What a beautiful thing. I feel so bad for the poor women. She did a beautiful job on that!! It would be my favorite too :) You are so sweet to have helped her like that.

I love the village! And of course the sign that Jen painted! The plate is to die for! I love anything southern belle :)

Everything Sherry gave you in the swap is so pretty and just perfect for your room redo!

Love you sweetie,

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday! You always got lovely pink stuff at home.. thanks for sharing and I just can't wait my pink loly to arrive! hehehehehe Happy New Year!

Smilingsal said...

So many things! I like your treatment on you stair landing, and that special crosstitch from your friend. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Day.

Susan said...

My first pink Saturday..... some beautiful pinks you have!

erin said...

Lovely pinkies! Happy Pink Saturday!

She'sSewPretty said...

What a wonderful present from your friend. I spent 37 days in the hospital with my last pregnancy and one of the nurses taught me to cross stitch. I'll have to look for the sampler I made back then. It is very soothing to do cross stitch. What a wonderful friend you must be!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday.. what a wonderful thing the cross stitch is.. I'm loving the plate...and that your Christmas village is just many things to feast my eyes upon.. Hope you're having a great Pink Saturday.
hugs ~lynne~

Linda said...

All just darling, love your village setting.
Thanks for sharing all your lovely pink with us.

CC said...

I love all your things and that wonderful sampler. It's just too beautiful. Have a lovely Pink Saturday..

shirley said...

Hi Shirl, I'm a Shirl too! Nice to meet you. I love your blog. The Valentine you bought came from the next town over from mine. Small world. I have talked to the maker of it but have not met. Will one day for sure.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

Ellen said...

Great pink photos..I just love all my sketchers. And the needlepoint is awesome..loved it all. :)Ellen

Beverly said...

Shirl, your sampler is a precious treasure shared between two very special friends. Thank you for sharing it with us today.

Happy Pink Saturday.

g said...

Very nice pinky things. Ilove the plate - the contrast of the pink in the picture with the bright green is nice. Also, I love those linens, The pillow case is wonderful.

Happy Pink one!

Jennifer said...

Mom I love the plate with the southern bell and the pink sketchers.I bet they will be comfortable.I have pink Sketcher flip flops and love them,I wish I had bought more.Joans sampler is very pretty too.The snowman pic was one of my very first paintings.Your swap gifts are rally pretty I love the pink tea pot fabric.Hugs!Love you,Jen

pinkkandy said...

love the shoes
God bless

KatCollects said...

The sampler is precious, what a treasure. And your room will look beautiful with yellow and pink. I painted the walls in my craft room pale yellow, it looks so good with all the pinks in there.

imjacobsmom said...

Oh that little sampler is so precious! What a wonderful friend you were to think of that idea. It helped your friend in need and she repaid you dearly. I enjoyed the rest of your pinkies, too. Happy pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Vintage To Chic said...

Hey Lady, I always love looking at your goodies,
Hope you have a great week,

Joy said...

Hi Shirl ~ love the Victorian images & what a lot of awesome swag you scored in your swap!

lisa said...

Shirl ~

What a wonderful post. It was difficult to hold the tears back. I can't imagine losing a child. You are a sweetheart for being there for your dear friend.


Claudie said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday Shirl.
I love all of your posts & I can't wait to see your guest room with yellow & Pink.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

That cross stitch is wonderful but all your pink is really great this week!

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Love your pink post... You posted my favorite teapot fabric - I just purchased a few yards and sent it to my sister so she could make an apron for me!

Hope you can stop by and celebrate my very first Pink Saturday with me!

Happy New Year! Dixie

Katie said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Shirl, this is just the most heartwarming post I've seen in ages. How very special that sweet sampler from your friend is!

Love the Let It Snow sign Jen made for you...and how can it get any better than that last photo of all Jen's faux greatness?!?! My gosh, that cupcake alone looks sooo real!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents