“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 28, 2009

Follow me into my pretty, pink potty on this Pink Saturday morning!

Several people were surprised last Pink Saturday to find out that I had a pink television in my kitchen. Well, if you liked that, I wonder what you're gonna think about the pink toilet seat and pink clock in my downstairs powder room. The clock was made nearly 40 years ago by an elderly friend of mine. When she found out that I loved pink, she insisted that I accept it as a gift. I have to tell you, it is one of my most precious items, not because it's pink, but because of who gave it to me.

This pink quilt is hand-pieced with the tiniest of stitches and then machine quilted. It is hanging on my dining room wall next to the chair I generally sit in when I am reading or doing hand-work. I'm not sure how old it is...all I know is that I love it to bits. One day when I was browsing eBay this gem popped up on my screen with not one bid. I was able to get it for under ten dollars. Every now and then you can find something for a steal, literally. That doesn't happen often for me, but when it does I feel as though little fairies flew over my head and blessed me.

Not entirely pink but mostly pink and something that I just love. I have this jar filled with little Tootsie Pops. The filled candy dish/whatever dish sits on my kitchen counter for the grandkids, and the grown kids, who stop by the house. These pops are the tiny/midget ones so I don't spoil appetites for the dinner mommy has prepared.

Of course, the mommies enjoy these, too, along with the daddies. Little people always leave my home with one in hand and one in a jacket pocket for later.

I have no idea why I didn't share this on Valentine's Day Pink Saturday but it just slipped my mind. The little heart hangs on a hallway door knob and was made by braiding fabric scraps. I love to hang things on my door knobs...don't ask me why...just do! I think it adds a special touch to a space when you least expect it.

I went thrifting this afternoon at my local Goodwill Store and found some of the sweetest goodies for Easter and of course, most of them are pink. I'll be sharing those with all of you next week and also something special that I made a few years' back that I wouldn't part with for a million bucks...well, maybe a million, but not a hundred!

Be sure to stop by Beverly's at How Sweet the Sound to visit all the great blogs this Pink Saturday. You just never know from week to week what the ladies have decided to share. Such fun!
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claudie said...

OK MIMI that toilet sit is one of a kind for sure.
I'm listening to my song...I'm hooked on a feeling ...
I love it.
As for "if my walls could talk" they would say come in at your own risk, mind the dogs and the cats they come first. Now find another sit. The floor is clean.lol
MIMI I would love to send you one of my little hot pink chicks just because I really like you allot and your a friend of our fur babies in need.
Send me your address.
Happy PS
Love Claudie

Linda said...

I just love your pinks, Mimi...especially the toilet seat!! And I bought all the ingrediants to try out those oatmeal raison cookies and hope to make them this weekend!!


Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Your quilt is so beautiful & what a bargain! Love your pink post! Happy PINK Saturday! ♥ Diane

Anonymous said...

Is that a toilet seat clock too? Unusual but I love it!

I hope you're offering those lollies to your visitors :-)

Happy Pink Saturday.

Amy said...

Nice Pinks.. love that Toilet seat HA!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

That pink toilet seat clock may just be one of the best things I've ever seen at any time anywhere. LOL. Terrific!

The watercolor quilt is so sweet! I can't fathom somebody going to the trouble of hand-piecing a quilt and then machine quilting it!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Kristie R said...

love your pink and that ebay item was a steal, congrats on getting such a treasure for so little

happy pink saturday

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Wonderful share. All so pretty, but the braided heart intrigues me most.

Maya@Completely-Coastal said...

The clock is quite something! Very unique.

Sit-N-Chat said...

Wow. The quilt was a real find. I also love the little heart on the door knob. All your pinks are special, one of a kind items. Enjoy!


Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Mimi..I just love your style and all your PINK! Have a great weekend, Esther

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I've actually seen one of those toliet seat clocks, but it has been years ago when they came in avocado green. Cute, cute pink heart. Hugs, Rosemarie

gina said...

OK you got the unique award for the toilet but I think the jar of lollipops is the real treasure.

jenny said...

Now that's unique pink! Love it!

Betty Jo said...

Mimi I think you just topped the pink TV post! That clock is amazing. Your quilt is gorgeous and I love the little braided heart. All are so pretty, and I'm going to have a Tootsie Pop if that's ok! ♥

g said...

That clock is so funny!! You must get a lot of comments about it from guests!

Have a great Pink Saturday

Shelia said...

Morning, MiMi! Oh, it's certainly cold at your house! I don't remember when I've felt -6 temperature!
Your pinks are lovely.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

She'sSewPretty said...

You win the prize today for the most unique pink item! How fun is that clock!
Have a wonderful p♥nk Saturday!!

Smilingsal said...

I remember when bathrooms were pink, green, blue, or yellow so a pink toilet seat wouldn't be at all unusual. However, one that has been made into a clock even then--would be thought unusual. lol

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful post. Your clock is GREAT! Can't wait to see what goodies you picked up today.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Thanks for stopping by!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love your pink pics and your potty clock beats all ;) = Love it and the special meaning behind it!
Thank you for your nice visit to my Magpie's Nest * Happy Pink Saturday!

KayEllen said...

Hi Mimi

Well that's something you don't see everyday!!Oh my goodness! you win the prize!!!lol

Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with my peeps ;-)

Blessing to you,

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I grabbed a tootsie roll pop and ran. :) HPS ~ Lynn

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

All wonderful pink goodies Mimi! That clock is very unusual to say the least ..lol

The quilt is gorgeous! What a deal. I never bid on E-bay. I should try someday.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Look at that great clock! And that heart! That quilt! And all of your pinkness! They are so neat. :-)

Thanks for this pop of pink on a perfect Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Another unique pink item!- Love the toilet clock lol.

Dawn said...

I'm thrilled I see your pink toilet clock! I have a mint green one! Aren't they just cute!?! I love mine. Happy PS

Kris said...

Ha' that is so cute. What a sweet lady to give you the clock.

I love all your pretty pinks.

Happy PS


Jenny S said...

How cute!! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Love your pinks... Can't get past the pink toilet seat!! LOL!!LOL!! :)
Love Ya', Marilyn

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Your pink toilet seat and clock gave me a good chuckle! I also love the quilt. Thank you for stopping by! pink hugs, Ellen

Patricia said...

Happy Pink Saturday !!! Your pinks are wonderful.I have enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog - Have a wonderful new week.

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Mimi; Happy Pink Saturday. What a beautiful Pink Heart Quilt I can't believe how cheap you got, I am so jealous. lol The Pink braided heat is so pretty, did you make it?
My but you have such Lovely Pinks

Thank you for the sweet comment and for the visit.


Barbara said...

Mimi, The toliet seat and the clock are adorable and I like the suckers (I like Sweets).

My sister-in-law is called MiMi by her grandson and she has it on her license plate. Please come again and thanks for the comments.

Neabear said...

I love your pinks. That doorknob hanging thingy is adorable. I have one or two things hanging on doorknobs too. Hmm....maybe I should get more. Thanks for stopping by my place on this wonderful Pink Saturday. Hope you are warmer now.

Claudia said...

I love all your pink things! The quilt is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am also into animal rescue; I applaud you for all you do. Plus, I'm originally from Michigan, except downstate in Dearborn. Happy Pink Saturday!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

How cute, that toilet seat has to be one of a kind! You go girl, with your pinks.

jeanne said...

Hi Mimi, it is so nice to see you today. Your pink is outstanding as always. The toilet seat is so pretty and the hand pieced quilt is gorgeous.

I know what you mean about time on the computer. Time just flies by. I love my blogging friends and wish I could visit more often. Such is life.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

This is the coolest pink sit!

~ Gabriela ~

alicesg said...

Hahaha now that is cute. A pink toilet seat with a clock. You are a real fan of pink. Happy Pink Saturday.

~CC Catherine said...

Mimi, Thanks for the visit today and your sweet comments! How adorable are your pinks today...oh my! I don't think I've ever seen a pink potty! ;) So adorable and I love the story behind the pink potty clock., and your friend who made it! I'd cherish it too... Hugs! ~CC Catherine (another Mimi too...my grandchildren call me that) I love it!

Anonymous said...

Great Pink post. I especially love the "pink potty". It is surely one of its kind.

Have a great "Pink Saturday"


Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Mimi...I enjoyed all your pink selections, but the pink toilet seat and clock take the cake! You really are a pink person.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love your pinks. Happy Pink Saturday. The toilet seat and clock are just too cute. Love the wall quilt.

Hugs :)


Lady Katherine said...

Thanks for stopping by, I love your pink potty! The quilting is lovely! The heart has my heart! lol Is so pretty.

Barb said...

You are right. The bird nest tutorial is not there.! I have no idea where it went. Wouldn't i have had to delete it for it to be gone? And I didn't. I don't have it anywhere else, but i do have my original notes, messy as they are.
I will try to get it organized and put it on again. I'm just wondering how many other things are not there. I have not deleted anything from my blogs.
(It was at the end of January, but i checked and it is not there!!)
Oh so sad is right.

Thanks for telling me.

Sit-N-Chat said...

OK Mimi. You mentioned eating with me on my pink post... And that would be a treat for me! But your pretty pink post is just too pretty to use... :>


Barb said...

Ir's me again.

I found the tutorial on making the bird nests! Seriously, it was not there when i looked either! I was sick.

Have posted on the Treasures site about where it is.

I am sooo relieved!!!

Blessings Mimi,

Barbara Jean

PS love your quilt and little braided heart. That great deal on the quilt almost makes me want to spend time on ebay. Oh, can't do that. It would interfere with my blogging time. =0)

Deanna said...

Hello dear,
I just loved the toilet seat...it's so girly and fun! The clock is probably the cutest thing I've ever seen!

I was at Goodwill today and I saw what I thought was something like the teacup and saucer but alas, they were larger and the cup was attached to the saucer and a candle was in it. I was disappointed....I'll continue the search!

¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨)
(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

imjacobsmom said...

Okay, you win today with the best pinks! That pink potty and clock are the best! Hope your Pink Saturday was a good one! ~ Robyn

Loretta said...

What lovely pink things. Your home must look so pretty!

Riet said...

That is a winderful pink post. Love the clock and the little quilt. Beuatiful. Have a nice day

debbie said...


Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday


Sheila T said...

Those are some great pink items, especially the toilet seat, the quilt...and the candy jar--all of them! That is the best eBay story I have heard. Happy pink!

My Crafty Little Page said...

You just have THE best pink things. Love your clock! :)Nancy

Pink Slippers said...

Oh I love the toilet. We should all have one of those. Too cute!

suesueb said...

your toilet seat clock is so cute and funny! but i love the braided heart-so sweet to hand things in little spots! thanks for visiting me-hope you have a happy pink week!

RobinfromCA said...

You're right! I love the pink "toity" - and the clock!! How fun!

Thanks for stopping by this week!

Belated Happy Pink Saturday Wishes!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Anonymous said...

I'm a little late. OK a whole lot late getting around to Pink Saturday posts. Yours is so interesting, unusual and pretty. The quilt is gorgeous.