Friday, December 4, 2009


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. This week Beverly asked us to join in on a little Christmas fun by posting something about our favorite childhood Christmas.

When I was growing up in the 50's my parents would have no Christmas in the house until we went to sleep on Christmas Eve, they would stay up all night and put up a beautiful live tree, covered in angel hair. My father always put a train display up and a huge one to boot. He had mountains, waterfalls, bridges, little towns, a Grandmother's Farm out in the country. My Mother always put out a tray of ribbon candy and mixed nuts. We woke up to the most beautiful winter wonderland. It was just magical. She even had the turkey in the oven when we woke up. The smells were heavenly! I always remember these wonderful magical times and treasure them. I wish I had some pics, but I have none. My parents used to take slides and they got ruined in the basement one year. No pics just memories. Wonderful ones though!

Today I've posted some pics of Christmas at my cottage. The one above and the two below are taken on my side porch.

A little pink for Pink Saturday. I made this pretty Yardly Soap sachet for a door prize at my quilt guild.
I made this cute little ribbon emboridered mitton for the Yankee Swap at guild.
Also a cute little birds nest tussie!

A pretty little tag.

For Blue Monday with Smiling Sally I have some aqua blue in my cottage bath this Christmas.

Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit with you! I had a busy week and got a stomach flu to top it off. I did not get to visit many blogs but hope to get to visit you all this week! Thank you so much to all of you sweet bloggers that stopped by and left a comment! I really do enjoy reading them.
Blessings, Shirl


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sweetie...
Happy Pink Saturday. I so love this post. Your story is just precious. I love it. I was born in 1957 and I have some of those same memories. Those were the good days.

Have a beautiful day sweetie. Please stop by and let me share my pink post memory with you.

Country hugs...Sherry

Pearl said...

Oh Shirl I always love it when you post you make the most lovliest things ever. I wish you sold all the lovelies you make I would buy them all up! Your Christmas story was great and I'm so sorry you lost all your pictures. It sounded so wonderful and how blessed you were to have two great parents that got so much joy out of there children. Have a wonderful Christmas!! Warm regards, Pearl

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday Shirl. What a wonderful Christmas memory. I love your pretty pinks, and the blues are lovely too. Of course, all the creations you made for your friends are just beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Happy Pink sat Mom I love your porch with the ice cream table set up its just so pretty.The gifts you made are just beautiful.I love the red!I have Angel up on my blog on her new bed you got her,She loves it so much,Thank you for it.Hugs.Love you,Jennifer

Marina Capano said...

you´ve done cute post!


♥Mimi♥ said...

On this first Saturday of December ♥Jappy Pink Saturday♥. I was away for a while and sure missed running around the blogs arnd seeing all of the goodies everyone was sharing.

Thanks for the memory...

It was a blessing for you to make my morning so much fun. Hoping that you and those you care about spend a wonderful weekend making memories that will last a lifetime☺

Lemondrop Marie said...

I'd like that little mitten you made under my Christmas tree! Happy PS!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Sandra said...

I just love your post. All the wonderful memories of Christmas past and then the images from your home. It's all so warm and inviting.


A lovely Christmas memory. Your porch is so pretty. I am amazed by all the lovely things you have made. I am now following your charming blog. Pink Blessings!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Shirley! I always love to see what you're up to on Pink Saturday!

I remember angel hair! It was spun fiberglass. And how neat that your dad had trains. We had a train set, and I have no idea what became of it. We were kind of hard on toys. Of course, Daddy probably thought that train set was for himself since he had all girls. LOL!

Loved your pretty pinks today.

Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

Connie said...

Beautiful! Hubs family did the exact same thing, honey. Put the tree up while they were in bed on Christmas eve. Happy PS.

She'sSewPretty said...

What a sweet memory Shirl. I can imagine your surprise and delight when you woke up to find Christmas!!
Have a wonderful pink Saturday in your beautiful home!

Ginger Jasper said...

I just love the little stocking and the soap.. Everything else is lovely but thse two realy caught my eye. Gotgeous.. Hugs Carol and GJ x

The Christams past that yu described is how I think Christmas should be, the magic is now not as good as then..

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Shirl,

What sweet childhood memories. Isn't it amazing what we parents do to make Christmas special for our children? thanks for sharing yours. :)


Mary said...

Your childhood Christmas sounds near perfect. I love the way you've decorated the porch for the holiday this year. It looks very festive. Have a wonderful day.

Mollye said...

OH Shirl, I love your bathroom, your story and all your pretty reds and pinks. Happy Pink Saturday, and I wonder if they still make Angel Hair,. I just loved that stuff. Mollye

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Shirl!
Those indeed are wonderful memories! I can just see it!

Lovely goodies for PINK and Blue days!

Have a great weekend!
HPS too!...Lorena


Hi Shirl,
That is an awesome memory and it would be like a wonderland. My dad took slides also and I think my sister has them...maybe???
Enjoyed your peek at Christmas and your tussie is very sweet. One of these days I'm going to make one!
Happy Weekend.
Deb :)

Tami said...

That had to be so magical to wake up to on Christmas morning! Oh my goodness what beautiful memories you have. Thanks for sharing with us..many blessings..xo Tami

Liz said...

Can you imagine the work that they did!? My goodness! How they must have loved you! :)

Merry Christmas!


Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl.

I love the story of how your parents created Christmas overnight for your family. How wonderful that you have these sweet memories to revisit.

Shirl, you have to most beautiful things in your home. I would feel surrounded by beauty.

Jacalyn @ said...

Ah, what great memories! Thanks for sharing!


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl, So hope you are feeling better. I loved reading about your childhood memories. Just divine times back then when we would wake to all the Christmas magic. Your memories reflect mine in many ways.

I love all your decor and your side porch is beautiful. The treasures you made for the guild are lovely as always.
I also adore your blue bathroom displays. Everything is gorgeous.

Hope you have a good week and see you again soon.
Love to you, Celestina Marie

Joops said...

Lots of beautiful blues and pinks.

Blue Monday in Detroit

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Happy Blue Monday...and wow you have some gorgeous pretties!!!

chubskulit said...

Those are really nice!

My Blue Monday

SmilingSally said...

So many beautiful pinks and blues, and some vintage too! I especially love that needlepoint of the Christ child that you have in the blue bathroom. Happy Blue Monday, Shirl.

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Shirl, I had a friend later in life and her family decorated the same way...after they went to bed. I know it must have been so pretty and magical to wake up and see all the decorations, it was Christmas for sure, just perfect too. Your parents must have been so tired, but with hearts so full of love, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

gengen said...

Pretty Christmas decor. Happy blue Monday.

Marice said...

those are lovely! :) thanks much for sharing!

u may view mine here

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Shirl! What special memories you've shared. Sounds like your parents really went all out to make that time of year so very special for you! Love all the aqua in your bathroom!! That little pale blue snowman stocking is just too cute for words! I so love all the gifts you made for your friends. You always do up everything so perfectly!!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Martha said...

What wonderful memories. As the years pass, Christmas comes sooner and sooner, it seems.

Which makes, for a child, an even longer period to anticipate christmas!