“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Friday, January 16, 2009

A little PINK SATURDAY for me!

I've been wanting to participate in a Pink Saturday over at How Sweet the Sound for a few weeks and always seem to be a day late and a dollar short, but I made it this time and am very happy to "show you mine if you show me yours", something pink, that is, hehehe!

I have loved pink ever since I was a little girl. As the years marched on, so did I dragging my collection of pink goodies behind me, adding to them every chance I found another piece of pink sweetness that I just couldn't live without. My home is filled with pink decor (roses, wallpaper, tablecloths, furniture, you get the picture) to the extent that my four year-old grandson, Joshua, thinks the color and I were born on the same day.

This week's pink goodies are my pink, satin Christmas decorations that I had displayed in a crystal punch bowl centered on my dining room table during the holidays. The heavy and ornate glass piece is a treasure my great-great auntie left to me in her will several years' ago. I love the bowl and I adore the pink sweetness that fills it to the brim. These round pinkies were such a find for me...only 2.00 at Goodwill, a place that I can't drive by if I have 5.00 in my pocket!

I hope to see you next week so I can share more of the beauty-ous, wonderful pink splendor I have accumulated over the years.

(I don't know what in the heck happened, but I posted this early Saturday morning and the time stamp is for Friday. Boy, I sure must have something set wrong!)


alicesg said...

Very beautiful pink ornaments there. Happy Pink Saturday. Your timing might be in the wrong country zone. You can change it.

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Mimi. I can tell you are true pink devotee.

I love your punch bowl and all the pink goodness it contains. I have a punch bowl that is very special to me, too. It belonged to my first cousin once removed, and it was used at our wedding reception. They auctioned all of her possessions when she died, and we were determined to have the punch bowl.

Rhondi said...

Hi Mimi
I am so glad you ljoined pink Saturday and I can't wait to see all your pink treasures over the next few weeks.
Hugs, Rhondi

lisa said...


Happy Pink Saturday!

The glass bowl is awesome and the pink satin ornaments are over the top gorgeous! Love them!


Mary said...

I love the pink ornaments in the bowl. What a pretty decoration. Happy first Pink Saturday!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Very pretty ornaments...they are perfect in that punch bowl! That can be left out through Valentine's Day!

FYI: your post date...did you click on "post options" at the bottom of your draft and change the date and time to when you want your post to appear? There you can actually "post-date" your post and it will automatically post on the day and time to have set it for.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Riet said...

Happy pink Saturday. I love your pink ornaments. I used to have those, I wonder where they went..

G. Bloom said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I love your pink satin ornaments! They are hard to find. Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Happy PINK!
I love to diplay ornaments in things and on things. I've just finished a redesign of my livingroom curtains, I will be displaying ORNAMENTS from the curtain rod.
Have a blessed day

vintagewindow said...

Hi and Welcome to PINK SATURDAY.

Your post was great. Love all your pinks. I was reading the previous post and the video you shared was hilarious. Wouldn't it be great if humans had the same outlook on life as dogs? The world would be a much happier place.


daba said...

Welcome to Pink Sat--LOVE that bowl filled with wonderful pinkness! Also, thanks for sharing Josh Groban with us! :)

Happy Pink Sat!


Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Welcome. love that bowled filled with pink. Have a great day.

bj said...

WELCOME, Pink lovin' lady...so glad you decided to show us these great pink balls and that BEAUTIFUL bowl...
You have a cute blog and I can't wait to look it over somemore...
xo bj

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Goodwill is a place where to find amazing things if you have patience and luck...you never know what you are going to find!

These pink ornaments are beautiful!

~ Gabriela ~

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Beautiful!! Have a warm Pink Saturday.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Love your bowl full of pink! Have a great weekend. Blessings, Esther

Belinda said...

Pink ornaments are a thrifting score, no doubt about it! You did great to find these beauties! :-) And your great great aunts glass bowl is the perfect way to show them off.

rosechicfriends said...

Oh those Pink Satin Balls are gorgeous! I too cannot go by one of my fav thrifts stores if I have a few pennies in my pocket..I found some vintage pink balls there this year too! But NOT as pretty as yours!

I read your bio and I have a sis that is a director at an Animal shelter in Washington state...I get to hear all her cute stories! I love to see others sharing that LOVE of our furry friends!

Happy PINK!

caren said...

I absolutely love your bowl (and ornaments too). I have one that is similar that was my moms. It is a treasure. Welcome!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Mimi.
I love the color of the satin Christmas decorations...that is the color pink I love...
Welcome to your first Pink Saturday...and I would love to have a nice cup of tea with...you are just to sweet...
Mo :-0

Lana said...

Ooh, another animal lover! Bless you, my friend. Your pink-a-licious bowl is over the top. It looks beautiful on your floral tablecloth.

All the best, Lana

ellen b said...

Hi Mimi! What a fun idea for that pretty punch bowl. I like it.

She'sSewPretty said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday!! I love your beautiful blog, your pretty bowl of pink ornaments and Josh Groban singing on your side bar!! What could be better than that!! I'll be back next Saturday for sure!!

Abundant Blessings said...

Wow, you did great with that photo. Happy Pink Saturday.

Kathleen said...

I love your lbog! And welcome to Pink Saturday. Your pink ornaments are lovely. I must say though, I love your pets. I adore cats and dogs. I have had two German Shepherds in my live, and they were the most loyal, faithful dogs I have ever known. Loved the video too. So much more here than Pink!!! hUGS, kATHLEEN

Claudie said...

Hello from Canada Mimi
Welcome to the best day on the weekend.
LOVE your bowl and pink ornaments.
You should have entered Sondra's Pink Contest...check her out. I'm in the running and I know you would love it if your life is filled with PINK!!
See you again soon.

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Mimi! Your satin ornaments are so pretty. You don't see them around much anymore, do you? ~ Robyn

Bobbi Jo said...

Love the nickname! Happy Pink Saturday and for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed your sweet comments.
I love those gorgeous Pink satin ornaments. Oh my gosh what I would give for those! What a wonderful deal you got. WOW!!
Glad you were able to make this Pink Saturday. Enjoying your blog so I gotta go read more. Hugs, Bobbi Jo-AZ

Dawn said...

Beautiful pink satin ornaments and beautiful photo taking! Happy PS

Lorri said...

Welcome to your first pink saturday! Thank you so much for your nice compliments and I must say thanks again I might not have found your blog if you had not left me a message! I just love it. I am saving you to my sidebar. Hope you win the giveaway. I will post results on friday. have a happy pink week!

Angie said...

What a great find those pink satin ornaments were! I am starting to get thrift store withdrawals here..just been too cold to venture out! This inspires me for sure though! Happy Pink Saturday!

RobinfromCA said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I love your beautiful bowl filled with those luscious pink satin balls. I look forward to seeing your future pink goodies. Thanks also for letting me listen to one of my very favorite songs while I browse.


Pink Slippers said...

I remember those kind as a little girl. I absolutely love those!
Happy PINK Saturday!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Mimi! I'm a Mimi, too! In fact you & I have LOTS in common as I read your blog profile, same fav movies, music, etc....And I was just blessed with my first grandson this week to go with my precious granddaughter! Looking forward to getting to know you better!

Love your sweet pink balls & really love that crystal compote!!

Happy Pink SaturdaY!
Angelic Accents

Stephanie said...

Lovely pink ornaments...and I LOVE your punchbowl...it's very pretty.

Your blog design is so nice, did you do it yourself?

Happy Pink Saturday!


Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Mimi,
Those little ladybugs on your blog are so adorable!
I love your punch bowl; it's exquisite! Love the pink balls too. This was my first time on Pink Saturday as well. Thanks for sharing.


Joy said...

The ornaments look fantastic in the pedestal bowl. :o)

White Iris Designs said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday...I can remember using satin ornaments like those & embellishing them with sequins, pins, & beads when I was a young girl...I haven't seen those satin balls for years! Thanks for the memory.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Mimi,
Welcome to Pink Saturday! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

The Christmas balls are so pretty -especially since they are pink.

Since you like Goodwill, you may want to join us on Trash to Treasure on my blog each Tuesday!


Lynda said...

That is such a beautiful bowl, and the ornaments look perfect in it! It's simply stunning.

Jenny S said...

hehehe! Send me your address and we will get this chandler into your bedroom!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

The beautiful bowl with the twice beautiful pink ornaments makes for three times beautiful....lol...does that make sense? Happy belated Pink Saturday and so glad you have joined us. ~ Lynn

Anonymous said...

Your photography is sensational. The crystal bowl & pink ornaments is eye-candy!!
Thank you for sharing!!
Love, Marilyn

Angie said...

The bowl and the ornaments are beautiful! What a treasure that bowl is!

jeanne said...

Hello Mimi, I too love anything pink especially for Christmas. I had a pink Christmas tree in my bedroom this year. I shouldn't admit it but it is still up. LOL. I love the pink satin Christmas balls in that gorgeous bowl. Thanks for sharing your pink.


IsabellasCloset said...

Hi Mimi, What lovely pink ornaments & gorgeous bowl!
It's my first "Pink Saturday" too..I'm sure we will have fun here..
Blessings :-}~Mary~

The Muse said...

Sorry I'm so late in posting my comments...work has taken me on a few travels as of late...but now that I am able, I certainly wanted to "visit".

Our cottage, The Painted Nest is not abundant in PINK (gasp, I know, LOL) nonetheless the fun continues, as I participated in this past Sat. Pink Posting... :)

Happy to be here tonight...LOVE the line about you and pink being born on the same day LOL..

Wish on a Whisker said...

Hi Mimi~ Thanks for visiting me and taking the time to share your kitty story! I am enjoying your blog! ~Mandy

CIELO said...

Very very lovely... I always wanted to do something like that for a center piece with pink Christmas balls... so lovely.


The Muse said...

I will be delighted to! LOL...I think we would (will) have a grand time! :)

Shirl said...

Hello Mimi, Welcome to Pink Saturday! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you had a nice birthday! Your pink ornaments are so pretty! Your shepherd is just beautiful. I had rescued one and she was a sweetie. She had many good years with us to make up for her awful years before she came to us. You know what they can go through. She was just waiting for us to find her and we did. She hugged us everyday. I have 8 rescued cats and 2 dogs. They seem to find us!
Bless You, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

The the shine and shimme that these balls give! Very pretty! blessings, Kathleen

Sheri said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog and your kind words. I love your pink ornaments! You have a wonderful blog. Thanks for making my first Pink Saturday a delight...hope yours was wonderful, too!
~~Sheri~~Prim Rose Hill Studio

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Mimi! I am so sorry I am late getting back to you. Thank you so much for visiting my first Pink Saturday post. It means the world to have your support!
Yours is just gorgeous. How beautiful the ornaments look in the stunning crystal bowl.
So shiny. I just wish I could reach out and touch one.
I'm sorry about your mother. That must be very hard.
I loved your post from yesterday as well. Very well said. It's sad that there are people in the world that would not think before they leave a rude comment. Too bad for them.

I hope you have wonderful week. Come back and visit me anytime.
You're always welcome!
~Warmly, Melissa :)

shaybert said...

Thank you for visiting my place last Saturday, I'm a little late getting around. Doubly Happy Pink Saturday! Blessings, Shay

Diane said...

Your punch bowl & satin bowls are so beautiful! Happy PINK Saturday! ♥ Diane