“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 21, 2009

Welcome to my happy kitchen on this sweet, pink Saturday!

It's PINK SATURDAY again over at Beverly's blog HOW SWEET THE SOUND. As I looked around today wondering what I would share with all of you this Saturday, I decided that I would take photos of things that are all in one room of my home instead of bits and pieces from here and there. With that thought in mind, I'm sharing photos of items I have in my kitchen, which of course, is loaded with pink, what else?

The first pinkie that I enjoy so much is my pink, Zenith television. Made in the early '80s, I found it on eBay for $35.00. For years I always thought that having a television in the kitchen was just the most decadent thing imaginable, especially if it was hooked up to Cable. I have since moved on from that thought, but that doesn't reduce the affection I have my pink television. Every now and then it acts like it doesn't feel so good, coughing and burping with a not-so-wonderful noise coming from somewhere in the back and underneath. When that happens I hold my breath and close my eyes and wonder where on earth I will find someone to fix the darned thing if it dies. Then, like magic, it comes back to life. I breathe a sigh of relief, but in the back of my mind I know that the day will come (hopefully years from now) when I'll walk into the kitchen, flip the switch to turn it on...and nothing will happen. When that happens I hope someone is around to hold me tight because I'm sure I'll feel as though I have lost a good friend. Then I'll pull myself together, boot up my computer, log onto eBay and cross my fingers hoping that someone is selling a pink tv they found at a yard sale!

Next in line is something that is very precious to my ♥heart♥. Back when I still smoked cigarettes, I told myself that if the day ever came when I stopped smoking I'd get the cutest sign I could find to put in my house that would announce to my visitors that I lived in a smoke-free zone. Well, two years ago I gave up smoking and within a couple of weeks I found this cutie pie on eBay (again). A little more than two years have passed since then. I still haven't smoked and the sign is still on my kitchen counter to remind me that I accomplished something that used to be only a dream.

When I saw this little, pink, KitchenAid clock I knew that it had to be mine because I have the real thing sitting on my kitchen counter. KitchenAid is a brand that I rely on when it comes to small appliances. I got my small-appliance-admiration from my mother. I remember standing on a stool next to my mother when I was a little girl as she poured ingredients into the bowl of her mixer. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that whatever she was making was going to be delicious and she never let me down! I have two sons who have KitchenAid's in their homes. I guess none of us wants to break the chain of good luck that began in the '30s when my mother received her first in a long line of KitchenAid appliances.

I'm sharing my little polka dot miniatures today because I am hoping that one of you might recognize the pattern and be able to tell me where to find more. A while back I was browsing the isles at my local Goodwill Store (I love that place) and spied just one plate/saucer and one, itsy, bitsy cup. I plunked down my fifty cents, brought the two home and felt as though I had won the prize of the day. I'd love to find more pieces to add to these. To give you an idea of their size, those are three mini-marshmallows inside the cup. Cute, huh?

Lastly, every kitchen worth its salt needs a kettle on the stove, don't you think? I found this sweet piece of graniteware at our local Habitat for Humanity Re-sale Store. You've really got to rummage around in there, and can't mind getting dusty, but that's part of the fun when you're on the prowl with a couple of bucks in your pocket.

Well, that winds things up for me this Saturday. Be sure to drop by HOW SWEET THE SOUND to find all of the other blogs that are participating in PINK SATURDAY. Everyone shares a wide variety of pink goodies, some you'd never imagine would show up in a blog...but they do!
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Terri and Bob said...

Adorable! My favorite is the clock but that tv runs a close second!

Betty Jo said...

Thanks so much for coming by! I love your pink kitchen things. I've never, ever seen a pink TV, that's incredible. Love the No Smoking sign.

Happy Pink Saturday!! ♥

Anonymous said...

My heavens, they are all pink and unique :) I've also never seen a pink tv, but what a gem; and the clock is just adorable. Happy Pink Saturday!

Jennifer said...

I love that you have Pink in your kitchen too! Like a kitchen should be any other color in my mind then Pink!
Have a Happy Pink Day!

Vintage To Chic said...

Hope you have a wonderful pink week,

Anonymous said...

Amazing vintage pinkies ! so cute.
Happy PS

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

You've done very well at resale shops! I enjoyed seeing all your things, but the pink TV amazed me. I'm surprised they were making pink TV's in the 80's. It's perfect. Those cups and saucers look familiar to me. I think I've seen children's tea sets sold at Marshall's or Ross with those some years back. Now I'm trying to remember the name of the company that made them. They make some retro toys, but the name is drawing a blank right now. If I remember I'll come back. Happy Pink Day!


Mimi...What perfect pink kitchen treasures! And a round of applause to you for 2 smoke-free years!

Dawn said...

Beautiful pinks! Great to be smoke free huh? I'm on my third time around, ist and second I quit for 5 years apiece. I never thought I'd be able to do it again. I year in July! Yeh! Happy PS!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

I just love all of your pink! The clock is just soooo cute! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments. Have a great "Pink Saturday"

Hugs :)


Jennie said...

Such adorable pieces in your kitchen! I think the clock has to be my favorite.

Happy, happy Pink Saturday!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

love that pink tv and the pink clock!

thanks for sharing your pink tales!

happy pink saturday!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

All of those pinks are amazing! Back in the 70's, my dad's secretary had a pink and black kitchen and all of her appliances were pink! Thank you so much for sharing your pink kitchen goodies! Happy Pink Saturday!

Sherrie said...

Awesome Pinks! I really like that cup and saucer. Can't help you with a name or brand. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!


vintagewindow said...

I just love your pinks. The tv and the mixer......so sweet.
I was at the Habitat for Humanity store yesterday. Didn't find anything this time around, but there is always tomorrow.

Happy ps


Dawn said...

What a fun pink post!!! I love the tv I have in the kitchen (even though it's not pink like yours). It keeps me company when I am working in there. I hope yours stays healthy!

Congratulations on quitting smoking! You should be proud of yourself!

I just bought my FIRST KitchenAid last month and hope it lasts a lifetime!

Fun pink post!

take care,

Shelia said...

Hi Mimi! Great Pinkness today! Thank you so much for coming to see me!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stephanie said...

Hi Mimi,

Thanks for stopping by! I love your little tv...heck I love ALL your wonderful pink!! That sign is adorable and congratulations on your accomplishment of giving up your cigs. That's something to be proud of!!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Denise Elizabeth -HopeTreeStudio- said...

Happy pink day. Thanks for your comment. Denise

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Mimi, I love the pink clock!
Have a wo nderful Pink day!

Riet said...

That is a lovely pink kitchen with kitchen-aid all over. Just lovely. Happy pink Saturday

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Cute, love the pink no smoking sign. Have a wonderful weekend.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! My first visit here! Happy Pink Saturday! I love, love that little clock. I'm crossing my fingers that your pink t.v. lasts you a long, long time!

claudie said...

Mimi you always have the prettiest pink offerings in your cozy home. I love everything. Not sure I could pick just one thing...but the pink T.V...yes I hope it keeps on going for you.
Happy PS
Love Claudie

Mary said...

Congratulation on quitting smoking, thats the best pink thing you can do for yourself and I'm glad you rewarded yourself with the cute sign.
Love your KA clock! You have so many nice pink things. Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for stopping by. Mary

Thru Pink Curtains said...

you have such great treasures all wrapped up in pink!!! the kettle is so inviting just to look at it asks for a cup of tea! love your thoughts thru the other posts on God too, nice and profound. Have a happy pink saturday today and for the rest of the week

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Ohhh, Mimi! I love your pinks! The pink clock and kettle, I especially like. I would love to be making tea using that kettle. Thanks for sharing and have yourself a Happy Pink Day.


Angela said...

CONGRATULATIONS on quitting to smoke!!!! I Love your sign!!! I am alergic to cig. smoke, even the smell of it on someone makes me sick! I have to take a shower immediately when I get home from a place where someone has smoked! My mom smokes and I can't even visit her house. Please pray for her to quit. She told me the other day she has been 5 days without one! YEAH!!!!


Sheri said...

Hi Mimi! I always leave your blog with a smile! :) I don't know which pink goodie I love the most but Iam really in love with your pink tea kettle!! Hope you have a fab Pink Saturday and weekend.

JudyBug said...

Wow! What a great Pink Saturday post. Your kitchen has the most lovelies!


g said...

I love your pink things. It feels like you just invited us into your kitchen to sit down for a cup of coffee. That TV is swell - very retro. When it dies, can you mount a little flat screen inside it, maybe?

I think your tiny cups might be espresso cups or demi-tasse cups. They are very cute.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Mimi,
SO great to meet you and thank you for your visit this morning and kind comment. I sent you an email about the bake shoppe recipe box.

Oh my gosh I love your Pink Tv. I have often thought of painting one. Not sure how that would work though. All your pink is wonderful. Your kitchen must be spectacular. I love the mixer clock combo.
Yes, a tea pot is important!!
Hope to see you again. Have a nice weekend.
hugs, Celestina Marie

Via Marina- Marina said...

Hi Mimi,I love your pink things!!!
thanks for your nice comment! I have friends in Michigan!!they are visit me at the moment in Argentina.
Happy Pink Saturday!

RobinfromCA said...

What fun pinkness you have in your kitchen! Before that horrible day comes for your beloved TV you might want to research old fashioned TV repair guys in your area. Surely they are out there somewhere! I've never seen the little cup and saucer but if I ever do I'll snatch it up and let you know.

Happy Pink Saturday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

This is the coolest pink post ever!

~ Gabriela ~

Jenny S said...

Love the pink TV! I had one when I was little...wonder what happened to that one? I also have a no smoking sign in my kitchen, but mine is a fun one from a resturant!!

Lorri said...

I cant decided what I love the most! But the mixer clock is right on top of the list. Love your PS post . Have a great week.

gina said...

Mimi I love all your pinks. and yeah to you for quitting smoking great sign. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Sat.

Angie said...

I love your fun pink! And good job on the quitting smoking :)

~Deborah~ said...

Love it all...especially the pink TV...that's a first for me!

Have a lovely Pink Saturday!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such wonderful pink pics! The mixer clock is fab and that TV, what a find. Thanks for sharing memories with us too! Happy Pink Saturday

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I adore your pink things for your kitchen. And that mixer with the clock...outstanding. Your kitchen must be a dream.
Happy Pink Saturday.

Sit-N-Chat said...

Wow, You found some great pinks. Some of you expert shoppers who find these great treasures at the thrift stores are going to different thrift stores that I am able to find. Congratulations! I am going to find out about the correct way to send jpg files. I will upload to flicker and send note. We've been gone since yesterday. Had fun trip but glad to be home to see some Pink Saturday posts!


Kristie R said...

love the mixer

thanks for stopping by my place...happy pink saturday

jeanne said...

Mimi, your post today is so much fun. You do love pink girl. The TV is a hoot. I hope goes on forever. I am proud of you for giving up smoking and your sign is just too pretty. I do not know what the cups and saucers are, but they sure are tiny and adorable. Check ebay. Last the clock and kettle just top your pinkness off in that kitchen of yours.

You are the Pinkie of the day.


Kim's Cottage said...

Ok, I'm not really sure where to begin here. I'm in awe over your post.

First off...a PINK television?! Oh my gosh! Now I've seen everything! LOL I never in my wildest dreams would have thought I'd ever see a PINK television. That's incredible! You are so very fortunate to have that. I hope it continues to work for a very long time to come.

As far as the smoking sign, LOVE it! I just quit last month and have added a ticker-thingy to the bottom of my blog as my own self-motivator. So I understand what your sign means to you.

The KitchenAid clock is adorable. I love my Kitchen Aid. My only regret is that it is white, not pink. Oh, how I'd love to have a clock one. Too cute!

And believe it or not, I'm even jealous of your teapot. I know, how silly of me. But you see, I had an adorable pink one very similar to yours for many many years. Well, close to 2 decades in fact. I finally had to retire it last year as it rusted through the enamel on the inside. So now I've got a cheapo silver one from Wal-Mart that I hate. Yours reminds me again that I need to venture outside of Wal-Mart and into the thrift stores to find the REAL treasures.

Sorry to ramble here. You just hit A LOT of chords with me with your post. :-)

Happy Pink Saturday!


Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday Mimi
Love the kitchen aid clock too!


alicesg said...

OMG, your kitchen is filled with so much treasure...lol. The pink television is really an antique. I would like to spend hours in your kitchen. :) Happy Pink Saturday.

Sit-N-Chat said...

I had either a blond moment or a CRS moment (can't remember stuff) because I confused you with another when I mentioned the jpg files in previous comment... sorry. Got it straight now.

Nighty Night...


KatCollects said...

I love all of your pink kitchen cuteness, and I am so happy that you quit smoking : ) Happy Pink Saturday.

Diane said...

What a great pink post! I love your little tv! Happy Pink Saturday! ♥ Diane

rosechicfriends said...

What a divinly PINK bunch of kitchen goodies you have! I too, LOVE my Kitchenaid Mixer..now I wish I had the bigger one...but mine never dissapoints when I make my famouse Chocolate Chip cookies!
Thanks for sharing!

bj said...

OOOO, my word...you have some of the cutest PINKS I've ever seen..
love love love them all...

Beverly said...

What a fun kitchen you have. And, congratulations for being smoke free. That is a fantastic accomplishment.

Happy Pink Saturday, Mimi.

Llyn M said...

Love your pinks!
♥Happy Belated Pink Saturday♥

Marie said...

happy late Pink saturday...IT's all simply the BEST! as the kids say your the BOMB...a PINK TV in the kitchen very cool.

Vanilla Lavender said...

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Your blog is also so pretty and I love all the pinkies! Have a nice week! Vanessa

Beth at Aunties said...

A wonderful pink Saturday post with so many beautiful vintage pink items.
I grew up in a pink kitchen, so I guess I am sort of vintage too!

Thanks for the sweet comments!

IsabellasCloset said...

Mimi, Such fun PINK kitchen stuff.. I love it all!
Thanks for stopping by my blog for "Pink Saturday". I hope you had a lovely day!
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

Nanna said...

Happy belated pink sat. what fantastic pink treasures! back in the 70's we bought our 1st stove from an used furniture store & it was pink! lol

Deanna said...

Wow Mimi,
Those a some great Pink treasures. I will pray that your Pink Zenith will last for many years to come.

Oh and I loved those little cups and saucers. If I ever see any..(I go to Goodwill twice a week) of them I will certainly grab them for you. Now I will keep a look out for those.

Deanna :D

My Artful Heart said...

Happy Belated PS....Love the pink blender/clock :)