Saturday, October 3, 2009


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

I've taken Beverly's challenge and went to visit a Pink Saturday Blog that I have not been to before. This week I went to Rosebud Quilter, she has a really cute blog and makes the prettiest quilts.

Today for my pinkness I want to show you the gift I received in the mail this week from Deb at Garage Sale Gal. In the above pic you can see that Deb wrapped my cute gift in a vintage pink hankie with a pretty handmade card. Inside were these pretty cards.

Mary E. is my favorite so I just loved this pretty card that Deb made for me.
Some very pretty note cards, vintage and new. Thank you so much Deb! This was so sweet of you!

I've started to decorate for fall so I thought I'd show you some pics. I love the fall and love to decorate for it. I have three themes that I use in the fall, first is my "back to school" items. Then I use a Halloween theme, then on to a Thanksgiving theme.

My old green chair again, I love the look of it with anything.

A few close ups.

I cross stitched this cute little back to school teapot last year and finally got it made into a little pillow.

I did the cross stitch for this years ago and had it in a frame, I decided to make it into a tote bag.

The little saying on it reminded me of when my sister went to school. We were living in Newfoundland at the time. I really missed her and waited by the window for her to come home.

On the back of the tote I used a vintage lace from my friend Pat's collection that she had sent to me before she passed away.
Look how cute she is. Her dress is a chalk board and her umbrella is the eraser.

My husband bought me this litte teacher plaque when we were on vacation this summer. Not really why I teach but I do love summers off!

Fall has hit West Virginia this week, the air has turned cool and crisp. I love this time of year. The leaves are so pretty and the air smells so fresh. I have a weekend planned of reading my new magazines and planting some bulbs for next spring's bloom. I was thrilled to find a new issue of Country Victorian at Walmart, this is my favorite magazine. They used to publish it four times a years but this past year they seem to be only publishing it once or twice.

These are the new bulb's that I picked up, can't wait to see them bloom.

Well that's it for another Pink Saturday. It was so nice to visit with you. Have a wonderful week!

Bless you, Shirl



Those cards are so sweet ! What a great gift! Happy Saturday!

Riet said...

Wow, Beautiful quilts and stitchery you make. I enjoyed seeing it all.
Have a nice day

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sweetie!
Wonderful post! You got some awesome gifts from Deb! I love vintage cards, you can do so much with them!

WOW! You have so much fall decor! It all looks so warm and inviting :)

Have a beautiful weekend sweetie!

LV said...

You have some very nice handwork. I like all of them. I used to that, but now my eyes just will not allow it. Your win was a very nice assortment of gifts.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Shirl,

Such cute things you shared with us today! Loved the cards!


Chris V. said...

Cute stuff! I love the vintage cards! Happy Pink Saturday!
Chris Verstraete
Searching For A Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery Friends, a dog, dollhouses and a search for a missing mini Van Gogh!

Connie said...

Ohmygoodness, those tulips are gorgeous, sugar. All the stuff is lovely, but I may have to try and find those tulips.

Atelier de Charo said...

Beautiful cards, lovely handmades.
Happy Pink Saturday!!!

♥Mimi♥ said...

The air is cooler, the days are shorter, winter is on its way. From now until April of next year I will have to rely on Pink Saturday for my pink fix!

Thanks for participating this week and for helping my day be just a little bit more pink and sweet!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with the love of family and good friends.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such great cards from Deb! And oh, how I love seeing your entry hall ~ you have the BEST decorations for EVERY season! I could just sit in that green chair and soak up all the prettiness in that one area alone for hours! Love the tote you made with your cross-stitch!

Thanks for sharing the pic of the mags in the chat room ~ I sent the pic to K and he will get them for me either later tonight or tomorrow, as it is raining here!

Happy PINK Saturday!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Shirl, so much pink! I love that chalkboard skirt. Welcome and Happy Pink Saturday a little bit late!

someplace in thyme said...

I love the cards, lots of talent there you lucky girl. You have beautiful quilts and all the stichery is gorgeous too. Happy Pink Saturday and thanks so much for the share, Char

Jennifer said...

Hi Mom ,I'm so late on making my rounds for pink sat.I have a horrible headaches.Mikey had a bday party to go to today at the park,they had a walka thon at the same time so I got stuck in town forever.I love the gifts from Debbie.All your Back to school theme is so pretty.I can't wait to look at the magazines.Yjey look so good.I am so happy Molly made it through surgery all right she has been on my mind all day!What a scare!The boys too were upset.Love you,Jennifer

rosechicfriends said...

What a beautiful POST! Isn't Deb the sweetest thing ever?!!! She really does make the most beautiful cards and knows her friends very well!

You fall decor is just lovely and you have so much fun eye candy to see! I'd love to come and visit you I'm sure I'd never leave! lol


Jenny S said...

What a great gift! Happy Pink Saturday!

Lori said...

My goodness e read the same magazines!!! Did you get to your email for my invite??? Let me know! Lori
P.S Very cute setting, great chair too!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You put all of us to shame, as you are always on time with your decorating! How do you do it? Great cards. I know you will have lots of ideas for them! Don't think I'll get in any bulbs this fall. Last year mine were all flooded out. Fall is beautiful around here. We still have flowers blooming!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl, Oh I love everything in your post. The sweet little card gifts are wonderful. What a talented gal your friend Deb is.

Love your fall decor too. That chair is the perfect backdrop for all decor. I love it. Reminds me of my pink one that was my grandmother's dining room chair for the early 1900's.

All your cross stitch is beautiful and I love how you use them in different ways. The sweet teacher gift from your hubby is a darling treasure. I have never seen a chalk board skirt. What a great idea.
All the magazines you show are among my favorites. I just adore them and the wonderful inspiration they give.

Miss Beazy was blessed at church last weekend for the Blessing of the Animals. She was good and I was glad!! L~~ It was outside in the the prayer garden.
Have a great day.
Blessings to you.
Celestina Marie

Deborah said...

I love the way you show cross stitching projects all over your house. Do you cross stitch? I used to but have not done any in a while. I have a MLI birth sampler pattern I may complete for the birth of my nephew's baby. I started it many moons ago (at least 11 years back). It was for another baby then :)

SmilingSally said...

Since we really don't get Fall in Florida, I've enjoyed your pictures and talk of it.