“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

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Kittens, cat beds, Easter bunnies, it's PINK SATURDAY!

What can anyone say about PINK SATURDAY other than it's pink, and fun and that I have enough pink stuff in my house to participate for the next thirty years or so!

I live in a 100 year old Edwardian home. As a result, I have radiators and hot water heat, YUM! Once you've had that type of heat you will never, ever want anything else to heat your home. The plus for me is that all of my radiators are original and are extremely ornate...a work of art in themselves. But I'll save that for another blog entry. Today I am showing you how I tie baskets to my radiators, fill them with blankies and invite my kitties for a little spa treatment. I swear, those kitty-cattys of mine love to bubble and steam in their little, heated beds every chance they get. The filled basket you see here is in my dining room and is used by all of the girls. I guess Forrest (black kitty) thinks that I fixed this one up way too feminine and girly for a guy of his regal charm!

My next goodie is a little early to show to you but I think it is just too sweet and precious to keep hidden for much longer. I found this adorable pink bunny garland the other day at Big Lots! and fell in love. In fact, I grabbed all of the pink that they had on the rack (I'm really stingy about pink stuff). I'm not positive where I'll use it yet for decoration but just knowing that I have it makes me happy and that's all that counts, at least to me, hehehe! Each strand is nine feet, and I have several, so I may be looking at pink bunnies in quite a few of the rooms of my home. I just love Easter. Not only for its true intent, but for the added fun of the baby animals and pastel colors.

Lastly, and pulling up the rear is Rosemary's cuddle donut bed. It sits on the dining room chair closest to the kitchen so she can catch a snooze and still be near her mommy. I'll see her lift her head every now and then, barely open an eye to check if I'm still where she saw me last and then drift off to kitty dreams once more. Other than my dogs, Rosemary needs to know where I am every minute of the day. She follows me like a puppy and when I sit down she feels that she MUST be in my lap. Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn't...especially when I am eating or knitting or taking a bath, or working on the laptop, or putting on my shoes. The rest of the time, if you see me, you see Rosemary. She was found in a ditch at about the age of 2.5 weeks and brought into our shelter. As a volunteer at the shelter I was there a lot and spied a little calico kitten with a huge meow that wanted a LOT of attention. From that day on, whenever I would go to the shelter to volunteer, I'd take Rosemary out of her cage and carry her around in my sweater pocket. She bonded to me like the dickens and I fell in love...hard. When I finally decided to adopt her, we were a mutual admiration society with two members. As a baby she'd ride around on my shoulder as I did the dishes, swept the floor, made beds, etc. The things that I did with a lot of movement, like vacuuming, she referred to sit on the sofa and watch. She's not afraid of loud noises, loves company and is the light of my life.

Don't forget to take a jog over to Beverly's at HOW SWEET THE SOUND, our hostess. She has many, many more people who have signed up for this fun day. Go for it. Even if you like blue, pink is just as good and maybe even better!
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53 comments:

Lorri said...

Hi Mimi,
You have such beautiful pinkness this week. Have a great week and Happy PS!
Lorri

Riet said...

LOvely story. Happy pink Saturday

Linens and Laurel said...

Thanks for visiting me. I loved your post today. Warm and inviting, pink and sweet, just what I needed on a chilly VT morning.

gina said...

Thanks for visiting me and if I owned that gorgeous daybed on my post I would have to del. it to you 7 kids wow wee I have 4 girls. we might have to change the color to blue for you though with all those boys. Well your kitty's sure our lucky to have a spa. I love the radiators. Have a great Pink Saturday.Gina

Chatelaine said...

Oh your kitties have to be the luckiest kitties in the world!
A heated bed, wow! So happy to hear that little shelter kitty went home with you. They choose us, don't you think?

Thanks, for visiting my blog.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

You've created a wonderful, beautiful home for your kitties. I know they must love you for it. I can't show this post to my kitties, or they'll be jealous; they don't have radiators, but they have MY electric blanket, and a corner room with 4 sunny windowsills. Have a great weekend...

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Love the pink toile kitty bed! Happy Pink Day!

Blessings,
Sandi

Sheri said...

Hello Mimi! What wonderful pinkness! And what a sweet story of Rosemary! Hope you're having a fabulous Pink Saturday!
Hugs,
Sheri

ceekay said...

Hi...I am so glad you stopped by my blog today. Thank you. Your blog is precious. I love all the stories of your pets/family. And all your pink is lovely. I will be back!

Maya@Completely-Coastal said...

What a sweet dream bed...

Loretta said...

Happy Pink Day! Your kitty spa beds are just toooo cute!

Loretta said...

Happy Pink Day! Your kitty spa beds are just toooo cute!

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Susan

She'sSewPretty said...

Have a wonderful pink Saturday! Aren't your kitties lucky!!

Marilyn said...

My Grandma's house had those beautiful old radiators. I remember them well. I adore your kitties!! I Love, Love, Love all Kitties!!
Love, Mairlyn

SpejoryMama said...

The pink toile is beautiful! I am terribly envious about your house. We nearly bought a 159-year-old house this year, but it didn't work out. It's still the house of my dreams, though. Love your radiators!

Smilingsal said...

Like your cats, my dog always loved the warmth. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

kymber said...

Hi Mimi,
I loved the story of your sweet fur baby. What a sweetheart! I love it that you gave her a little bed full of warmth to lounge in. I love kitties and miss my kitty that I had to leave behind when I moved. He was 17 years old and wouldn't have made the trip out here by car to Georgia. He hated car rides for ANY distance - let alone one so far. We found him a home where he can be a spoiled senior citizen fully loved, yet I miss him terribly!

I always enjoy hearing about cats who are dearly loved like my Patches was/is
Thanks for sharing!
Kymber

Deanna said...

Hi Mimi!
You have a wondfully fun and sweet Pink post today!

My little Bootsie Barker has the same exact bed as Rosemary.

Have a great Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

KayEllen said...

Beautiful Mimi!!!
I grew up in a old home..glass door knobs etc. Such great memories...

thanks for the pink post really delightful!

smiles,
kayellen

Jennie said...

Very pretty pink things! Looks like your little ones are wonderfully spoiled :)

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a sweet post.. I love that you have old radiators. I had to have one a few years back just to decorate with.. I have it sitting in my sunporch.. doesn't do a thing but give me pleasure..lol.. I love your kitty story..thanks for the visit today.. come on over anytime and we'll have some tea together and share a visit..
Happy Pink Saturday.. hugs ~lynne~

Mary said...

I love old radiators like yours and how sweet that you make a cozy hideaway for your kitties.
We had a cat that lived on my husbands shoulders...when he shaved, read...he was always curled around his neck. The sweetest thing. He ended up getting out of the house and killed by a car. We took 2 days off from work, we couldn't stop crying! Your story reminded me of my Spunky and I'm happy to hear there is another kitty that loves to do that!
Happy pink Saturday...

Terri and Bob said...

How adorable. I love your post. I am also in love with your header. Thank you for coming to visit me on my first PS!

Sit-N-Chat said...

Thank you for sharing. I would love to back up to that heater.
I will have to send you pic of my sweet Millie, kitty.

Jennifer

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

I love old homes! I bet yours is so cozy!

Have a wonderful PS!

splummer said...

Hi!
I just love your post! All that pink, kitty's, and bunnies!! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great evening!!

Sherrie

Abundant Blessings said...

Happy Pink Saturday.
I just love the old radiators. Although we don't have them where we live now, I have loved having them in the past. It is awesome heat.
Blessings,
Shelley

caren said...

Thanks for visiting me. What cute pink ideas you have for your kittens....I'm sure they love it.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Rose Haven said...

Awwwwwwww...such sweet PINKness!!

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Jenny S said...

Love the kitty story!! I miss mine, 18 and 23 when they passed, and I have not had the heart to let new kitties into my life yet. One day!! Happy Pink Saturday!

Marie said...

Hi Mimi
The baskets and kittens spa treatment I love it. The house before the one I'm in now had radiators I used mine to dry out the kids mittens the kids had warm hands... the kittens well...that's the good life.
Marie

Shelia said...

Hi Mimi and it's so nice to meet you! I love all of your beautiful pinkness today and would love to see your house. Chloe Dawn appreicates your bisit.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

alicesg said...

Lovely place for your kitties and it is beautiful decorated with pink. Thanks for your nice comments in my blog. Happy Pink Saturday.

G. Bloom said...

What a sweet story about Rosemary! She sure has a beautiful bed! Thanks for stopping by!
Gina

char72 said...

Loved your pink post. Your house sounds wonderful. I just copied your recipe for the meringue cookies to my recipe file. They look so yummy and sound easy to make. Thanks for sharing.
Charlotte

Marina said...

Beautiful pink items, the frame effect make them look so...sweet :-)

That shabby Pink Girl said...

I so enjoyed your Blog, Love the pink telephone, What a beautiful Cat
Blessings

marian elizabeth

Bobbi Jo said...

Lucky little kitties. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

KATHERINELLEN said...

Mimi,
What a wonderful story of your kitties...Cute pink cozy bed Rosemary is blessed to have you...Happy pink

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Love the kitty spa.

Thanks for dropping by, please come back again to visit and enter my "50th Post Giveaway.

Hugs :)

Irma

RobinfromCA said...

Sweet kitty adoption story and I love her little bed! The Easter garland is going to have everyone running to Big Lots to find their own. I like the way it looks in your photograph and it made me think about how fun it might be swirled in an Easter basket cradling a pretty egg.

Happy Pink Saturday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Stephanie said...

I love all your pink goodies...that pet bet is fabulous...did you make that?

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie
P.S. Thanks for stopping by!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a sweet mama you are. Your kitties are very lucky. Happy Pink Day!

bj said...

Oh, girl, all your pinks are just precious.
xo bj

CC said...

Your pinks are wonderful..and I loved the sweet kitty story. Happy belated Pink Saturday and have a hreat week..

Diane said...

Ahhh, I loved this one! Give your fur babies a hug from me! ♥ Diane

KatCollects said...

Awwww you pets are so lucky to have you, and you them. You make me smile.
Kathy

suesueb said...

i love the idea of the kitty spas! how sweet!! also love the story of rosemary. thanks for sharing-happy pink week!!

Jillian said...

The bunny garland should be lots of fun! Your blog is so pretty. Loving the chocolate recipes, above, too!

Katie said...

Great story and how wonderful to have that type of bond. I had one like that with a cat one time, she insisted on having her kitten right on me (she was a tiny little cat and only had one kitten).

Happy Pink Saturday!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hello again Mimi

I have steam radiators in my home also :-) My catloves to sit in his basket next to my dining room radiator and watch me in the kitchen. He also loves sitting on the bathroom floor right over the radiator pipe. Cats certainly find the best spots!

Happy pink weekend!

IsabellasCloset said...

Mimi, What a beautiful things I love the toile...
Blessings ~Mary~