Saturday, October 31, 2009


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. If you stop by to visit her you can get a list of all the other participants.

Today for my pinkness I just have to show you this pretty little print (above) that I bought just this week in an Antique Mall. I thought it so "shabby" and so "sweet"! A few close ups.

My next little bit of pinkness is this pretty vintage embroidered tablecover. I love baskets and thought this was sooooo pretty and was lucky enough to win it on an ebay auction.

A few closeups, you can also click on the picture to get a larger view.

I have a busy weekend planned, what plans do you have? Among the many things I plan to do (gardening, baking cupcakes for grandsons, sewing, shopping for furniture, church) I hope to find time to sit and relax will all my new magazines that have come in this week. This is one of my most favorite things to do with my daughter Jen, is to relax with a cup of coffee or tea and look through some magazines. Share ideas of decorating, crafting, sewing and recipes.

These Australian magazines are just full of the most beautiful sewing patterns.
Sew Sunny Homestyle has the cutest little patterns. I find this type of book so inspiring to come up with my own creations. Of course Paula Dean's magazines are such a joy to read, she is such an uplifting person.

I wish you all a happy and safe Halloween! Yesterday our school had a Halloween party for the children, my students were just as cute as can be. Some really adorable costumes!
I thought I'd share some pics of my front porch all decked out for fall.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Molly the Newf is still doing great! Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings, Shirl


Grace said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Halloween! I love that pretty pink print. I also share your love for Paula Deen I have met her and she is so funny and so warm you just want to hug her and sit with her for tea. Pink Treats Grace

Chris V. said...

Love the old things - i have a lot of them too. good idea to frame the card.

Happy Halloween and Happy Pink Saturday!
Chris Verstraete
Searching for a Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystey - bff's, a missing mini painting and a nosy Dachshund = a fun kid's mystery!

Mary said...

What lovely pinks you found to share with us today. I love your pretty pink print. I hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday.

someplace in thyme said...

Good morning Shirl, your sweet post today has my head spinning it is filled with so much inspiration and great ideas. I love the picture with the words mother, so sweet and tender. The basket linen is gorgeous, handmade with love I am sure. I had to laugh when I saw your magazines because this past week I went to the store for my flu shot and came home with four holiday magazines of my own. Now I need to find the time to read them as well as bake what's in them!! Happy Pink Saturday my sweet friend and have a Happy Halloween too, Char

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Halloween!

Love all your pinkness and those magazines are awesome!

~ Gabriela ~

Connie said...

You are getting me in the mood to do some cross stitching again, sugar! I have some pillow cases that are in need of refurbishing so I may do it to them.

Leann said...

I love your vintage print and dresser scarf. So full of vintage loveliness!


CC said...

Love your pretty print and the embroidered linen is so sweet. I just love vintage linens. Happy Pinks and Happy Halloween.

JJ said...

The embroidered cloth with the basket reminded me of my love of embroidery sadly no longer able to do it as my eyes are not good enough.
Thanks for the memories and the other pink saturday photos.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Shirl, I absolutely LOVE that print!!!!!! And your porch looks so inviting :)
Happy Halloween!
Love you,


Such lovely pink things. That picture is darling as is the basket cloth.
Pink Blessings!

Mollye said...

Shirl and Happy PS. Your decorations are wonderful. Mollye

Jennifer said...

HAppy Pink Sat Mom,I love the print you found and the emb cloth with the basket so pretty.Your porch look so pretty.Love you!Hugs,Jen

Shelia said...

HI Shirl! That is a sweet little print! I wish you a Happy Pink Saturday and a Happy Halloween! You even have sweet little Halloweness.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Catharina Maria said...

Happy Halloween and Pink Saturday!!
Beautiful pink post !
Love from Rini the Netherlands

Claudia said...

Shirl - that print is so charming and I love the table cover! Enjoy your reads, and have a Happy Halloween and a Happy Pink Saturday!

Bunny said...

Love your pinks today they are beautiful. Love the hand embroidery. Hope your Saturday is beautiful and Pink.

Marie said...

happy pink saturday



Hi Shirl,
It's a good night to read some magzines here too. It's relaxing and I love to gather new ideas.
Deb :)

Cathy said...

Hi Shirl,

What a lovely post with all the pretty embroidery. I love vintage embroidered linens. Gotta have them!

Some of those mags look awesome too. Hope you are having a wonderful Halloween. Don't forget to turn the clocks back tonight. An extra hour of playing with goodies tomorrow.

xo Cath

Lisa said...

Oh thanks for sharing all your great treasures! I think you may like magazines more than me! hehe
Happy Pink Saturday!
Happy Halloween!
Hugs, Lisa

Susie Jefferson said...

Oh wow - a total Magazine Immersion Day (I love these). Lucky, lucky you - these look amazing (and a lot more interesting than the UK ones).

Happy Halloween and Spooky Pink Saturday!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy PS Shirl!.. love the old things you found.. and I see we have the same fave mags..

I love the Aussie magazines too.. always full of pretty things to do and lovely photos..

hope you have a great weekend and time to chil out with Jen..


Suzie Button said...

Oh, I wish I'd find such a wonderful picture as you have at your local antique store! It's beautiful! I hope you've had a wonderful Pink Saturday! Suzie

Pearl said...

Your Halloween is so festive and fun! I really like the picture and saying it's just adorable. Happy Halloween

Anonymous said...

Your porch looks so pretty
Been reading your blog for a long time.
I was born and grew up
in WV. Hometown is the
Clarksburg /Bridgeport area.

Mt Pleaant MI

Anne Fannie said...

What beautiful pink pictures! Love your vintage finds!

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday, love your beautiful pinks today. Your porch area is wonderful as always!

Atelier de Charo said...

It's a beutiful decoration for Halloween!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!! Happy Halloween!!!

Anonymous said...

Is is sweet! Like very much the pastel colors of the print which makes it so dainty (like that embroidered handkerchief) and the poem for the Mom. Very sweet indeed :-)


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Shirl~ What a sweet framed "Mother" print. I love the soft pastel colors in it! Your new basket linen is so pretty, too! Hope you had a great Halloween ~ we had K so we had lots of fun, but boy, was I tired later!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Regina said...

How pretty! Great pink post.

Sorry I came by late.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Very pretty things on your Pink Saturday post. Glad I found your site. Looking forward to visiting again.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I just love that print! Aren't magazines this time of year fun?! Hope you are having a wonderful week! Twyla

Patricia said...

Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment to my blog. I really enjoyed making Halloween crafts this year. I suscribe to your beautiful blog in reader and enjoy your posts and photos so much. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Shirl, that is the sweetest print! And I love all of your decorations. Hope Molly is well. Just checking in on you and was thinking your post might be up for tomorrow's PS.


Sheila :-)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Love the print.