Saturday, May 23, 2009


Hello and welcome to another Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Thank you Beverly for hosting this fun event!
It's finally getting to look like summer around here. I'm so happy to be able to go out on my front porch with my morning coffee!

I've picked up some more pink flowers at the garden center this week.

Last Saturday hubby and I took my truck in for something that had a recall on it. There was an Antique Mall right across the street so we walked over. Oh my I had a great time. It's been awhile since I was there and found some real treasures. I've posted two pics of the lot here and will post closeups in future posts so be sure to stop back and see. Lots of embroidery, (my favorite), jadite, cute figurines and a heart pincushion that I collect. Angel my cat in the top left just fell in love with the quilt, could not keep her off it. You can click on the pic to get a larger view.

I love the soft colors in this quilt. It's an old feedsack quilt and all of them that I have seen and own are in darker colors. This quilt is unique in that it was quilted with another quilt inside of it. I peeked in and it looked like a white on white quilt. Well after I got it home and turned it over here it's an old blue and white star quilt. I'll post closeups of it next week.

This week I'm posting a closeup of the vintage millinery hat, it's in such good condition. The flowers have not yellowed at all. I'm thrilled with it. It was only $12.00. I did not think that was bad for something as pretty as this.

That's it for this weeks pink, if you have time scroll down and look at my previous post of my grandsons prom. He is just the most handsome, if I must say so myself! LOL I'll be back on Monday with a Blue Monday post.
Have a great week!
Bless you, Shirl


CottageBliss said...

What lovely eye candy you have today!
I can tell you had a great time, wonder what else you can take the truck in for? LOL!
And your sweet fur babies are adorable!

Happy Pink Saturday,

Melly said...

What great treasures you got and the vintage hat is gorgeous!
Happy Pink Saturday!

pughy said...

Thats a lovely lot of ink you got there. No wonder your pusscat likes
the quilt it is rather nice.

Hugs Carol and GJ x

Rhondi said...

Hi Shirl
I am so glad that you're going to join in my porch party.You have a such a wonderful porch! Can't wait to come and visit you! You got some great things at the antique mall. The hat reminds me of the hats ladies wore to church when I was a child. Happy Pink Saturday.
Hugs, Rhondi

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

Becky said...

Hi Shirl! Love your vintage finds! I collect the heart pincushions too!
I waved at you as I zoomed down the interstate last Friday afternoon....headed to Webster Springs to visit with my sister. I usually come back by way of Rt. 20 to Buckhannon to stop and see my grandprincesses! Have a great weekend. Becky

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love hats, especially vintage ones. That hat is gorgeous, and I love the pictures of your pink flowers in the garden.

Happy Pink Saturday and a very enjoying Memorial Day Weekend.


someplace in thyme said...

Your pink flowers are beautiful and just think, your porch is waiting for you, grab a cup and have a seat. You did find some wonderful items at the shop. The quilt is beautiful and the hat to die for. What a deal too. It will be interesting to see what you do with it. happy pink saturday, Char

Kelly said...

Love the hat-- what a find, and your grandson is darling! Happy Pink Saturday!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Shirl,
Your pinks are lovely! Love the quilt and the hat. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday weekend.


Angela said...

Shirl, your flowers are just gorgeous in your yard! Now, you know you are going to have to give up the name of that antique store girl!

Have a great long weekend!

Happy Pink Saturday!!!


black eyed susans kitchen said...

We have all been looking toward our gardens for pink inspiration, but I am loving your linens and that hat is just fabulous! Happy Pink Saturday.

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Shirl, Thanx for stopping by. In order to have a chance at winning a pin cushion, you have to share something/tell a story about you that most people wouldn't know about you. Read thru the post. I gave my story

hugs, Ellen

Betzie said...

Great finds! I love that quilt too and to have one inside as well? What a treasure you found! Your cat has good taste! :) HPS!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful post Shirl!! Your home is so gorgeous, I love all the flowers. It belongs in a magazine!!

LOVE the goodies you found, especially the hat :) I cant wait to do my hat post next week!! Gorgeous flowers on yours, love the lily of the valley!!
Love you,

vickie said...

Oh, great finds! Love that hat!!!
Happy Pink Saturday.

♥Mimi♥ said...

What a l♥vely Pink Saturday blog entry. This is the one day of the week when I get to sit for a couple of hours and soak in my favorite color. Thanks for being a part of that day☺

I'm still waiting for a pink bow on that adoarable Newfie of yours☺

Wishing you and yours a wonderful family weekend. I will be remembering my father who served in WWII, and praying for all of our military who are in harms' way.

Sares said...

Your yard looks like it is beautiful, your home too! I love the old quilt you bought while out and about. That kitty is one smart cookie. I scrolled down to your Grandsons pictures, what a glamorous duo. I hope they had a great time.
Happy Pink Day to you and have terrific holiday weekend!

CC said...

Such beautiful things you found. I just love the quilt and the embroidery. Happy Pink Saturday..have a wonderful weekend.

Claudia said...

Great post - such pretty things! Happy Pink Saturday!

Secondhandrose said...

I know it isn't pink but I really like the blue heart pincushion!


imjacobsmom said...

Ooo you bought a few of my favorite things....I love jadite, and you got a baragain with that quilt! ~ Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Elizabeth said...

Oh, my goodness, I just love that ceramic dog! You should use him for a future Blue Monday!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What pretty pinks you've shared today, Shirl! But nothing beats the handsome guy in the blue, your grandson is adorable!! Hope he & Jen survive the next week or so as I'm sure it is such a busy & exciting time for him ~ graduating!!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Beansieleigh said...

I ALWAYS love the hats! I love ALL fashion accessories actually! The quilt was a lucky find, along with all those other goodies! I went to a few garage sales today, but I'm having a harder, and harder time keeping out of our new local antique shop!! I LOVE IT THERE!

Happy Pink Saturday to you, and have a wonderful weekend!

Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! Oh, I just love how your set up a post! Everything is always so beautiful! What a lovely home you have and I pray you'll have a blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! Oh, I just love how your set up a post! Everything is always so beautiful! What a lovely home you have and I pray you'll have a blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Pearl said...

Wow! You found some great deals. Very pretty hat.

jeanne said...

Hello Shirl, thanks for your visit and comment on Pink Sat. I love your porch and your pink flowers. I love to have coffee on my porch too. The world is a gorgeous place in the morning.

How fun to antique shop and find such wonderful things. The hat is gorgeous and the quilt is a treasure. Lucky you.


Shabby Kim said...

Lovely things you found at the antique mall. Don't you just love those days when you find so many goodies in one place??

Susie Jefferson said...

What a great hat! And a great quilt... no wonder your cat loves it. Happy Pink Saturday!

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and entering my giveaway. By starting my own blog recently, I've been introduced to a lot of lovely and interesting blogs I've never visited before.

I have to say I am in awe of all of your beautiful handmade items, Shirl! I have done some various types of needlework in the past but, unfortunately, I don't have much patience for using a sewing machine. Your talent is amazing!

Jasmin and Bo are our 4th and 5th German Shepherds. We got our first one many years ago when my husband was a K9 officer with our local police dept. and from then on, we were hooked! Shepherds are a great loyal and family oriented.

Again, I appreciate your visit and kind words, Shirl. Come back and visit me anytime!

Itajeff - Something To Share said...

I love the quilt and the vintage hat as gorgeous..
You have a great blog, this is my 1st time to drop by here and I'll surely be coming back again soon.

Lots of luv,

Sherry said...

I love all of your beautiful things! The blue pineapple pincushion as my Grandma calls them caught my eye. I have a maroon and ivory one that she made for me years ago. I still remember when she made it for me.

Thanks for sharing!