Saturday, February 28, 2009


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Thank you Beverly for hosting such a fun event.
I'm getting my post up late today due to satellite problems.
Today is my 100th post, I can't believe that I've done that much posting already. Time sure does fly! It has been so much fun sharing my creativity and fun events in my life with you! So to celebrate the occasion and thank you for sharing I'm having a giveaway. My very first post was about the history of this farm, if you have not read it I think you would enjoy!
The pretty pink embroidered heartstrings above are for giveaway and a few things shown below.

I've picked up some pretty things lately at Flea Markets so I'd thought I 'd pass a few on to you. This pretty glass bowl is from Italy, I thought it would be pretty to hold candy, sachets, flowers or just about anything. It's a nice 8x3 in size.

Also in my give-away is the March issue of County Living and the Jan./Feb. issue of Southern Lady (one of my favorite magazines)! Also a pretty tiny 4x5 cottage chic print.
All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is post a comment here on this post. If you put a link to my blog on your blog I will enter your name twice. Be sure to tell me if you do that so I can enter your name again. I will have the drawing on March 10th so that will give two Pink Saturdays and two Blue Mondays for people to enter.
Pictured below are all the items in the give-away.

Next I have to show you some pretty things that I've made this week and will be listing in my Etsy Shop this weekend for sale. These are not in the give away. Sorry!
Please feel free the click on the picture so you can get a good look!
I've always made these pretty Tea Towels using my needlework and thought I would make some using the pretty stash of fabric that I have collected over the years. They look pretty on a towel rack or just in a tablescape with your other pretty collectables.

This pretty one is made from Susan Branch fabric called "Afternoon Tea" with a ruffle of light pink and white doves.
Silk ribbon embroidered heart strings for St. Patricks Day.

I have always loved Victorian, (it still tugs at my heart) in fact my first apartment that my husband and I set up in 1971 was Victorian. We had purchased the furniture that was then called Colonial Dark Pine and I mixed that with all the pretty Victorian accessories that my Mother In Law told me to help myself to from her basement. So there was my version of " Country Victorian". So for my first item in my Victorian Line is this pretty heart garland done on black with bold colors of silk. Also filled with some fresh lavender.

One of my satin strawberries topped with a Swarovski crystal.
Thank you so much for stopping by, it was nice to visit with you. Be sure to post a comment for my give-away!
Bless you, Shirl


Lynda said...

Good Pink Saturday Morning, Shirl!
Beautiful pinks, and what a lovely giveaway! Congratulations on your 100th post!!

Sherri S said...

All of your heartstrings are beautiful! Love the strawberries too. HAPPY 100th! I'm almost halfway there. Ha! And Happy Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl. I mentioned your giveaway next to your blog link.

Congratulations on one hundred posts. And, thank you for the opportunity to win your wonderful giveaway. I love your satin ribbon pieces.

Those black hearts are gorgeous.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Shirl! Congratulations on your 100th post! That's great! And I would love to sign up for your giveaway. Those are lovely things!

You are so talented!

Happy PS...


Sheila :-)

Connie said...

You can count me in mainly because I have "first hand knowledge" of your gorgeous hand work, sweetpea. Just beautiful pix today.


Shirl.I love your silk embroidery hearts! Happy 100th post to you! So glad to be here and view your treasures! I will check out your ETSY store soon! Happy Pink Saturday to you too!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

What a fantastic give-away. How fun! Your pink posts are beautiful.

We are having a give-away starting on Monday. Stop by and enter to win a beautiful cookbook co-authored by one of the Mermaids.

Judy Morphis said...

Your hearts are beautiful. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I enjoy your blog.

She'sSewPretty said...

Everything is beautiful but those black hearts with the pink roses are breathtaking!
Have a wonderful p♥nk Saturday!!

Claudia said...

I love all your pink things! Happy Pink Saturday!

Mary said...

I think blogger ate my first comment! Loved your post today. The hearts are so sweet! Please enter me in your giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend!

Becky said...

Love all your ribbon work! It is very beautiful. Congratulations on your 100th post! Becky
PS aren't you ready for some Spring weather???!!!!!! I can't wait.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Happy 100th post! You always have such pretty things to post about and your beautiful things today are no exception.

I love those hearts and that little strawberry is darling. The material you used is so pretty. Wish I was tallented like you.

I would love to be entered in your giveaway and I will post about it on my blog over in the sidebar where I list all the giveaways I find.


Chandy said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Giveaways are always so fun! Those hearts are just darling!

I'd love to win...

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Shirl! Happy Pink Saturday! Oh, gosh, my heart is just racing over all your glorious goodies today. LOVE the heart strings!! Love the tiny seed beads you are adding to them, too. That black one is stunning, love the St. Patty's one, but oh how I ADORE the soft pink ones!! Your strawberry sachets are lovely & those teatowels are adorable. Everything you touch is so unique & BEAUTIFUL. I'll be happy to help you spread the word about your giveaway. May I use the heart pic on my sidebar?

Congratulations on your 100th post ~ and may there be kazillons more! I can't get enough of your awesome pics & items!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Llyn M said...

Such nice pinks!Happy Pink Saturday!
Congrats on your 100th post! Such nice giveaway items!! I've put a link to your giveaway on my sidebar!

ann said...

My goodness,you are so reative.I love the hearts.i wasn to enter your giveaway.Wouldn't it be neat if I won>You're having the drawing on MY birthday.tee hee....ann

ann said...

I posted your button on my blog.Please give me an extra point.Thank you...Ann

Anonymous said...

Happy 100th!! I'm very close to celebrating mine too. I love the candy or anything goes dish from Italy. It is really lovely as are all of your items.

Happy Pink Day.


Elyse said...

happy pink saturday and happy 100th post!

Angela said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. You have such Beautiful Pink Things!!! Please enter me in your giveaway twice as I am going to blog about it on my blog shortly.
Happy Pink Saturday

Katie said...

Congrats on your 100th! I would love to be entered!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Your latest SRE items are just yummy!

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Happy Pink Saturday Shirl! Congratulations on 100 posts! I love your pretties for the giveaway! I also love all your pretty creations. I have that Susan Branch "Afternoon Tea" fabric. I bought it to make Teapot Tea Cozies, but I stopped making them when I got nuts making my pin cushions. hugs, Ellen

p.s. The black hearts are very chic!

Susie Mitchell said...

I love visiting your blog and getting a look at all the goodies you show. Please enter me in your giveaway...what a wonderful collection you've chosen. Got my fingers crossed!
Blessings, Susie

Mimi said...

Oh, I must have one of those! Just too cute! Stop by my place and see the pink toilet seat!

PS. I LOVE DOGS. That should give me 1000 extra entries!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Shirl!
This is such a fabulous giveaway, I would LOVE to win!! The hearts you made are gorgeous!! You are so sweet to have this beautiful giveaway! Congratulations on 100 posts! Your blog is gorgeous!

I just came in and grabbed a cupcake towel from your Etsy!! I am so excited, the fabric and colors are PERFECT for my kitchen!!!

Love ya!

Vintage Soul said...

Your heartstrings are very pretty and what an ingenious name. Please enter me in your drawing and congratulations on your 100th post. I just got up to 22 myself on my blog.

Jann said...

The hearts are just beautiful! It's so nice to meet you and to stop by for a visit--I will read your first post! Have a wonderful weekend! Smiles, Jann

Jann said...

Hi again, Shirl--I've posted a notice and link to your giveaway on my
Smiles, Jann

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday! and what a lovely pink post.. as usual.. you always have beautiful pink pretties.. also what a wonderful giveaway.. Congrats on your 100th post.. hoping to see more post, 100th time more from you and I would love to enter your giveaaway! have a great weekend! take care..

caren said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! You are giving away such generous gifts! I would be honored to have any one of them - they are all beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Shirl, what a sweet giveaway; thank you for the chance to win!
And congrats on 100 posts!

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday


Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday and congrats on your 100th post! What a lovely giveaway. Please enter me.

Hugs :)


imjacobsmom said...

Congratulations on your 100th Post! Isn't it amazing how quickly it all goes by.....What a lovely give-a-way! Hope your Pink Saturday was a nice one. ~ Robyn

Marie said...

happy pink saturday
congrats on 100! your art is very creative.

debbie said...


rosechicfriends said...

Oh, Oh!!!! Pick ME!!! What lovlies you have! I just love those SRE hearts!!!!

I will also put up a separate link today for you giveaway!!!
Happy PINK!

DJ said...

100 posts and more to come! Congratulations!

Your things are lovely.


valerie2350 said...

congrats on your 100th!

beautiful embroidery :)

KatCollects said...

Happy belated pink Saturday. Very sweet giveaway, please add my name. Off to check out your shop.

Debra said...

Oh how pretty. I just joined Pink Saturday's myself. I would also love to enter your giveaway. Happiest 100th post too!

Barb said...

Great giveaway!!!

Please enter my name, and I will let you know shortly when i have posted your giveaway on my blog.

Thanks for visiteng my site.

Blessings on your week.
Barbara Jean

Barb said...

Posted it on my site, so please enter me twice. =0))

Also, forgot to tell you, I love those two pink hearts that are in the giveaway!!!!

Barbara Jean

Pearl said...

Hi Shirl... I found you via Joanne and am so glad I stopped by... Your blog is lovely, as are your crafts... such talent! I'd love for a chance to enter your give~away, please! And, Congratulations on reaching your 100th post... Blogging is such FUN!

Marcia said...

I just discovered your wonderful blog. Your towels are beautiful. Congratulations on your 100th post.

Loretta said...

Wow. Your pinks are amazing. I'd love to be entered into your lovely draw. I added you to my bloglist on the left hand side of my blog. I also have you bookmarked, as your blog is one of my favourite pink Sat posts!

vickie said...

Hi Shirl, fantastic giveaway, congrats on your 100th post. I know you will have hundreds of people entering! Pleae enter me and I will post your giveaway on my blog too. Blessings,

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl, Congrats on your 100th post. Your blog is very special and I look forward to many more wonderful posts.
I love all your gorgeous items too. Your new Victorian treasures are wonderful and your giveaway gifts are beautiful. Someone is going to be very blessed. I would love to enter too please.
As always, it is such an inspiration to see your creations. Your work is stunning. I will be viewing your etsy shoppe too.

Love ya, Celestina Marie

Smilingsal said...

I feel like a traitor, but I like the St. Patrick's Day door hanger.


Congrat's on your 100th post!!!I'm in the 140's goes by so quickly.
I would LOVE to enter and Win your very nice give away and please enter my name. Thank you Shirl :)
Deb :)

Betty Jo said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday! Congrats on your 100th post. I adore that pink strawberry. ♥

Rose Haven said...

Congrats on your 100th post, Shirl!!! I love the gorgeous items on your give-away!! Have a blessed week!


Forever Vintage said...

Hey shirl, count me in on your giveaway. I will add a link to your blog this afternoon!

Dragonlady said...

Love the heartstrings,so pretty, thanks for a chance to win them..

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

dear Shirl! Even this tiny ginger kitty loves Victorian. I like in a tiny cottage filled with Victorian dreamings. Mommy promised to show your pretty pink hearts on my blog too...thank you for your seasonal beauties...we love to visit each month to see how wonderful you have decorated your nest...we are always left with awe and inspiration.
Love Miss Peach

Tawnya said...

You do such beautiful work! I put your bloglink and the picture up on my blog and so pick me! lol. Congratulations on your 100th post!
Have a great day!

Shabbyrose said...

I would love to be in the drawing.

Mrs.Garcia said...

Wow I never even knew such a lovely blog was around on blogger.
I just love this blog.
Congratulation on your 100th Post!!
I will be back.

Gingerbread said...

Well done to reach your 100th blog post I wonder if I will get that far with mine, You have some wonderful displays on your blog, and this is a lovely giveaway thank you for letting us enter. best wishes Julie.C

Anonymous said...

Hello Shirl, Congratulations on you 100 post. I am but a new comer to the blog world - having just started following last Oct. While i don't have a blog just yet I am getting closer to setting one up so I hope you will let me join in your give-a-way. I just love your heartstrings, you are so talented.
Brightest Blessings to you,
OH Yea! My e-mail is

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 100th post. Please enter my name in your very generous giveaway. Thanks.


pughy said...

What a very talented lady you are I think the hearts are so beautiful. Thank you fr the opportunity I will post a link now.

I love your blog and will stop by again.

Ginger Jasper and his mum Carol x

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

all your things are so lovely - please enter my name! - and congratulations on your 100th post!

hApPy PiNk SaTuRdAy!

silverhartgirl said...

congrats on your 100th posts

Debra said...

Hi Happy Pink Saturday!!!!

CC said...

Congratulations on your 100th post.
Ooo, please enter my name for your give-away. The things you've selected are just wonderful. I'm crossing fingers that I win. :),

Angel said...

We stopped by from Miss Peach's cottage to say hello to you and Bowser! You have a beautiful blog! You can sign us up for the giveaway!

Joy said...

I'd love for my name to be thrown into the hat!

Joy said...

I added your giveaway information to my Current Giveaways link on my sidebar:

pughy said...

My mum eventually after a lot of strugglig managed to pst a link to your blog for the draw Saturday. Yesterday she took so long in trying but managed it in the end. Your site is just so lovely I passed on to all friends. Thank you for letting me enter the draw.

Happy Pink Saturday.. Hugs ginger Jasper xx

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Oh My MY My....what pretty treasures you are giving away.....of course enter me....congratulations on your 100 post ...time sure goes by so are very creative with your treasures....good luck to everyone who enters.....
Mo :-)

Shelia said...

OH, Shirl! Your giveaway is wonderful and congratulations on you 100th posts! I've already hit over 200! Can you believe it?
Oh, please enter me in your giveaway! I lost all of my favorite blogs a few weeks ago and yours was one, so now I've got you back!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Shirl too!! Love your blog and your talent. I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway too. The hearts you make are beautiful.
Congratulations on your 100th post.

Bless you too,

hondaray6 said...

What a nice giveaway! I'm a first time visiter and I'm glad I found you! I love the hearts and the bowl! Thanks for sharing! hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

Blondie's Journal said...


It was wonderful seeing all your pink handiwork, just beautiful! Happy 100th!