Friday, November 19, 2010


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Thank you Beverly for hosting this fun event.

I would like to take this time to wish you all a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving. However you spend your day I pray that it's peaceful and with people you love!

Today I have this beautiful china for two that I picked up at a Flea Market for 25 cents! Can't beat that price and it's just perfect for my new guest bedroom that I am decorating in pink and yellow. Just enough pieces for my daughter Jen and I to have tea, chicken salad and croissants. Love it!

Next I have two items that my daughter Jen's Great Dane's played tough of war with and ripped to threads. I made them over for her and I wish I had taken a before pic but I didn't. Jen was very surprised to see that I was able to get the needlework part clean. That was the only fabric I reused was the vintage cross stitch.The rest was fabric from my stash.
It looks right at home in my guest bedroom but I'll have to part with it soon. LOL

This was another item that her dogs played with and destroyed. I was able to get it clean and made it back into the same little pillow it was before. Jen had cross stitched this to use on her wedding table by the guest book.

Now on to a few Thanksgiving pictures from our old farmhouse.

Below is a cute little book that I picked up at a Cracker Barrel. I love their gift shop, always so many cute things in there.

Great pictures and recipes inside.

I can't believe that Christmas is right around the corner, don't know where the time went. I picked up this cute little Gooseberry Patch book at a card store. I love their books and look forward to reading this over the Thanksgiving break. I have 9 days off and I'm so glad for the break.

I put out my first Christmas decoration today, a pretty little pillow that my daughter Jen made for me. It sets on my guest bedroom bed.

Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit with you and I wish you a Happy wonderful and blessed holiday!
Blessings, Shirl


Pearl said...

My goodness you are all set for Thankgiving, lots of cute things for decorating. It's nice that you were able to resque Jens things from the dog's, I really like her wedding pillow. Jens Christmas pillow is so pretty that she made for you. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. Pearl

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore the eclectic look of your home. So warm and inviting yet beautiful with roses too. Your wedding pillow is darling!! Have a wonderful weekend as we usher in the start of the holidays. Hugs. Tammy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a post packed with so much eye candy!! Love all of your pinks and you Thanksgiving display is beautiful!!

HPS! and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Maggie said...

I love all your pinks, but your china is wonderful- as is the price you paid- what a bargain!!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae @
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Jean said...

Happy pink day. Hope you are having a fabulous one. Lovely post.

LV said...

What a wonderful pink variety post as well as great Thanksgiving wishes. You really went to a lot of work on this post. It paid off, as it is super nice.

Marydon said...

G'morn, Shirl ~ What lovely re-creations you made from the doggy playing time mishaps.

The tea pieces are gorgeous ... what a lovely setting for your tea times.

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

She'sSewPretty said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Shirl. Your blog is one of my favorite stops on Pink Saturday!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely pillows, Shirl! I love the pink lamp too but my favourite is of course the teacups! Lovely to sip tea from! Thank you for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday to you. Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving too.


Blondie's Journal said...

You have a lot of pretty pinks today Shirl! I love all of them, especially all of your handmade pieces {as always}. I love the gifts at Cracker Barrel, too. The food is great, but I really go there to shop!! ;-D

Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!


Rita said...

Oh my Shirl,
how any beautiful pinkies qre your showing us today.
your china is delightful and and so are your cross stitched pillows.
so sweet and romantic.
Happy PS and have a great weekend

Mary said...

Hi Shirley, I always love seeing your pictures. Your home is beautiful. I love Karla Dornacher books. I have a couple of her books. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Donnie said...

Those pinks are really pretty. Happy Pink Saturday and also Happy Thanksgiving.

Gracie Jewellery said...

Nice pillows. Love the fenton lamp. Happy Pink Saturday. Hey I'm having a giveaway!

Jean Tuthill said...

First, I want to wish you the happiest Thanksgiving. The pillows are all beautiful and I am amzed that you rescued Jen's things from the dogs! They look so pretty now, you'd never know. The rest of your farmhouse looks so warm and inviting. I love the bargain china that you picked up, very nice.