Saturday, July 11, 2009


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet The Sound. If you stop by to see her you can get a list of all the other participants.
The pretty pink teatime fabric above is what I used to make curtains for my daughter's kitchen. Her sewing machine is down so I whippped these up for her. If you stop by to see Jen at Jennifer's Petal Palace you can see the finished product!

I was so happy to see my pink hollyhocks in bloom when we got back from vacation.

The powderpuff type are my favorite!
Also in bloom were my Stargazer's and Glads. I had to bring some inside the cottage. Then scent is wonderful!

While on vacation near the NJ shore we made our stop at my favorite Antique Emproium.

I thought this was so darn cute! This lady always has the cutest things and she displays them so adorable! Vintage clipart, vintage hankie, key, dried sweet Annie. I just love it!
The back is even cute!

Below is the rest of my little treasures from this mall. I just love these sweet little vintage baby pictures. I'm decorating a guest bedroom in yellow with touches of pink and with lots of baby vintage items in there so these will be perfect. A pretty vintage hat, pink tassle and pretty vintage pink pearl earings.

We also bought two vintage leaded glass windows. Hubby had not taken them out of the truck yet so I could not get a pic of them.
Some more vacation pictures of the Barnegat Bay.
I love to walk on the boat docks and watch them come and go.

Behind all these trees below is the little farmette that my husband and I owned before moving to WV. You can barely see the house through the trees. You can see the barn in the back.

Anyway behind all those trees is a big old white farmhouse. Pics are not that great, we were driving in the car when I snapped them.
That's it for today, thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit and share with you! I'll be back Monday with Smiling Sally for a Blue Monday post. Have a great weekend!
Bless you, Shirl


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Shirl! Thanks so much for sharing. I loved the curtain fabric, but the Moma and I always say if we only had time for tea, as she lives far away from me, and I don't get home but once a year. This is a beautiful post. I loved your shopping finds and the ocean photos. I could smell the sea air and feel the breeze on my face. I signed up to follow your blog. I just have to come back. Please stop by mine and say hi. Follow if you feel so inclined. Country Hugs, Sherry

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Shirl,
Happy Pink Saturday! Your pinks are lovely; love the teatime fabric! Enjoy your weekend.


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl, The curtains you made for Jen are wonderful. I will visit her next to see them. Your talents go on and on.
Loved seeing the pics from your vacation too. You found some sweet items for your guestroom. Love those vintage baby items.
Also the filled tin heart is so pretty. I have painted many of those hearts through the years. I wish I had some in stock now.

Your flowers are gorgeous. What a pretty sight to come home to. They bouquet is beautiful. I adore your white archway/trellis too. Just so cottage lovely!

Have a great weekend.
Love ya, Celestina Marie

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Love love love your gorgeous pinks!!! Happy Pink Saturday!!
♥ Teresa

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love all these photos, beautiful flowers and gardens...

~ Gabriela ~

Anonymous said...

I think it's sweet. That eventhough your daughter is grown up, she'll have something with her always that her Mom made for her :-)

I don't know hollyhocks but I do like their powderpuff-like appearance. :-)

And the baby on those cards are just adorable. specially the one lying on his tummy.

Happy pink Saturday!

Suzie Button said...

Oh, my goodness, you have great pinks there! I love the fabric choice for the curtains, I'll pop over to your daughter's blog to see them finished too! Your flowers are amazing, and I love your finds from the antique store, I have the baby picture too on the pillow, one of my favorites! Happy PS! Suzie

Caroline said...

I've seen similar fabric like the one you used for your daughter and almost bought pretty! Now I'm kicking myself...I also love to collect the vintage baby pictures..just something about them!

someplace in thyme said...

Teacups and Roses fabric is one of my favorites. Your garden is a view for the eyes, just beautiful. I loved your post today. Happy Pink Saturday to you and yours, Char

♥Mimi♥ said...

Your blog is always so sweet and pink on Saturday! Thanks so much for sharing this week☺

Waaaa, I want that fabric!

Hope the sun is shining in your corner of the world and that your weekend is filled with happiness surrounded by everyone you l♥ve.

Secondhandrose said...

So nice of you to make curtains for Jen! I miss my Mom. The vacation pics are lovely. I so love water of any kind.


Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Shirl! This is such a beautiful post! I love Jen's curtains, they are so beautiful! You did a great job.

Your flowers are always so beautiful! I hope mine grow like that!! I love the pink :)

Love your vacation pics too! The shop looks wonderful! Loved seeing the water too! I am so glad you had such a nice time :)

Love you!

Mary said...

Hi Shirl!
What a lovely garden...I LOVE hollyhocks!
Very pretty post!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Mary :)

Lisa said...

LOVE your PINKS!! They are very sweet!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa


The curtains are so pretty...I love how you said..I just whipped them up!"
Also love your hollyhocks...mine died and I haven't found any around here to plant :( Do you have any extra seeds?!
Your guest room has such pretty colors.
Happy Weekend!
Deb :)

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl! The tea time fabric is adorable. Your really scored on lots of beautiful things from the antique emporium. Your Hollyhocks are so pretty! What a lovely homecoming surprise. Your holiday looks like lots of fun. I need to pop over to see your daughter's curtains!

Enjoy your weekend!


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Shirl,

What a pretty pink post for pink Saturday! I have a pillow with that fabric, that I bought from e-bay, and it's filled with lavendar!
Such pretty flowers! The one would make a pretty blog header! Come by to say hello, I just started my own blog. I missed the dead line for pink Sat today.

Debbie from NJ

caren said...

Oh, I love it all! Thanks for sharing! Happy PS!

Beverly said...

Shirl, your lawn is so pretty. I love hollyhocks, but I have never planted any. Yours are beautiful.

I'll have to go see Jen's new curtains. Your a wonderful mother.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Claudia said...

Your flowers are lovely - I love hollyhocks- they are such a wonderful old-fashioned flower. Happy Pink Saturday!

Connie said...

Your yard and hollyhocks love gorgeous. Jack and I were going to Home Depot the other day and I saw a yard with hollyhocks in it and he told me that bees love hollyhocks. That did it for me. I was thinking of planting them before he told me that. They are gorgeous though. I hate bees, honey! The curtains you did for Jenn are lovely, sweetpea. I'm sure she loves having you for her mother.

Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! Oh, what precious fabric! I will hop over and check out your daughter's blog! I'm so envious of your gorgeous flowers! So pretty and I haven't seen holly hocks since I was a teenager ~ a long time ago! :)
Beautiful photos and I hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I saw those curtains. SO pretty. You are such a nice mom! Happy Pink Saturday!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy PS Shirly, your lawn just wonderfully pinky! and the vintage hats are beautiful! Love them!

Have a great weekend

Light and Voices said...

I adore hollyhocks. Your photograph of Pink hollyhocks is wonderful.
Joyce M

Sara Chapman said...

My goodness, what a lot of perfect pinkness. The hollyhocks are just marvellous, but I have to say that the vintage baby things are incredibly cute.

KatCollects said...

Hi Shirl,
Your flowers are beautiful! And your vacation looks wonderful, I love the pink hat you found. I hope you have a good weekend.

Regina said...

Your place is very lovely and full of gorgeous blooms. Nice post.

Have a great week.

Jennifer said...

Hi Mom Happy Pink Sat,I love my kitchen curtains thank you so much for sewing them.The beach pics are beautiful.Love that boat wish I was on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Your baby antiques are pretty to love the facial expressions on them remind me of mikes face lol.The hollyhocks and glads are beautiful.Hugs.Love you!jennifer

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I wish I could go the the Antiques and Art Emporium! Your flowers are beautiful. Twyla

Anonymous said...

Shirl, Jen's curtains look so pretty I am going next to look at her blog and see them up.

YOur vacation looks like it was so much fun. I would love to be at a beach right now with how warm it is here.

Have a great day and I will be back to look at more later.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am in total love with your flower arrangement. Glads and hollyhocks....gorgeous. I planted some holly hocks but I don't think they will bloom this season. Happy Pink Saturday. The fabric and curtains you made are so sweet. ~ Lynn

fairiemoon said...

What lovely garden flowers. It is so cottagey and sweet!

I am throwing my 100th Blog post party today and in celebration am running 5 give-aways. Please be sure to stop on by! I'd love to have you! I will leave the post up until Wednesday and conduct the drawings next Friday in time for Pink Saturday!

Happy Pink Saturday!

SmilingSally said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl. I'm late getting to you, but I'm here!

Terry said...

Howdy Shirl
Happy Belated Blue Monday to you.
I was taking some family time yesterday so i am a little behind on my visits.
thank you so much for all the cool
breezy photos .
I felt refreshed just looking at all your fabulous photos.
The antique adventure really payed off in a great way :)
I really enjoyed all your beautiful flowers too !
Thank you for sharing .
Blessings of joy to you.
Happy Trails