“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, March 21, 2009

Spring is in the air, especially when you celebrate Pink Saturday!

PINK SATURDAY again over at Beverly's place, How Sweet the Sound. It seems like each week more and more wonderful pinkies show up in the participants' blogs. This week I have more from my dining room for you to see. Some old, some new but all loved! And, all PINK!


Not long ago I went over to a Pink Saturday blog, Sweet Memory Making Mom. The first thing that I saw was the cutest and sweetest and most adorable, little pin cushion I had ever laid my eyes on. (I need to mention that Disney's Dumbo is one of those cartoons very close to my heart. Each and every time I see his mother, Mrs. Jumbo, reach for her baby from behind bars to hold him to rock him to sleep...well, I lose it and begin to bawl like a baby. I can't help it. The love a mother has for her children is so sacred to me, nothing more precious.) Anyway, I followed the link Ellen placed on her blog over to Etsy and there was my little cutie pie, all set for me to adopt so she could move into her new home. When she finally arrived I tore open the package to find that I was thrilled with the quality of Mrs. Jumbo, in fact, I got much more than expected. Not only my precious, cutie pie pin cushion was inside the box but a little, matching pillow filled with the most fragrant lavender my nose has ever had the pleasure to sniff. Take a little trip over to Sweet Memory Making Mom's place, you will not be disappointed at all. And then take a cruise over to her Etsy shoppe...just too cute for words!


Next, my little violet is blooming (usually under a cage to keep it from being eaten by my cat) for the first time since she came to live with me. The name of this darling is IsaBelle and is part of the Southern Belle Series. Just before the blossoms open they look like tiny, pink bells. How cute is that?

This little tweetie-pie was a gift from a dear, blogging friend, Claudie, over at Bubblin' Over. You just have to love a birdie who takes the time to curl her feathers before someone takes her photo! Claudie took a break from blogging for a while but, happily, she's back. (Missed you, Claudie!)


Last, but certainly not least, is my sweetie egg! I found this at Goodwill Industries about a month ago. At first it held pink foil-wrapped, chocolate eggs but then they all got eaten up by me, the grandsons and my son and his wife, so I had to come up with something to fill it that made me happy. I used some aqua and pink paper shred and a little, pink chick that...if you hold it...you can hear it peep-peep-peep! I love it and so does my grandson, Ben. Whenever he drops by with his parents he wants to hold it to hear the little bird tweet.

I've been saving something really cool since I began to participate in Pink Saturday, but I think that next week, I''ll share. You will be surprised and you will be shocked and you will think to yourself, I need to show this to my hubby, bet we can make one of these!
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53 comments:

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

The elephant pin cushion is so adorable and so's the little birdie with curled hair! I'm glad the elephant has it's own pillow. I don't think I want needles poking on the little sweetie :-)

Happy Pink Saturday!

Linda said...

I always so enjoy visiting your Pinks, Mimi! And browsing your weeks posts...I loved your post last Sunday...for some reason I find myself relating to the things you have saved and when are you going to do them monologue!! Happy Pink Saturday!

Linda

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great PINK post Mimi! Your little elephant pin cushion is precious. Love the violet, I haven't that one. Happy PINK Saturday! ♥ Diane

Kris said...

Happy PS

Ellen does make the cutest pin cushions. Love all of your pinks and can't wait to see what you have planned for us next.

Have a happy day

Kris

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Day Mimi,
Wonderful pinks you've shared. Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings.
Sandi

Vintage To Chic said...

happy pink saturday, hope you have a wonderful day.
Judy

alicesg said...

Oooo I love those pincushion. Happy Pink Saturday.

Mary said...

Mimi, I can't wait to see what is up your sleeve for next week!
I love your Dumbo and the little birdie is adorable.
The violet is very pretty, I'm going to have to try growing them again. THe only flower I haven't killed are orchids.
I enjoy your blog so much and I hope you have a wonderful week. Mary

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY MIMI,
WHAT A SWEET POST AND I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THE STORY OF DUMBO.
YOUR ELEPHANT PIN CUSHION AND PILLOW ARE BEAUTIFUL.
BLESSINGS
debbie

Shirley said...

Lovely. The pin cushion is adorable. Happy Pink Saturday.

Gossamer Creations said...

Love your post. The Mrs. Dumbo is so precious.
Happy PS.
~Sue~

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I love your post! I cry at the very same part of Dumbo!

Betty Jo said...

Mimi I love Pink Saturday too, mostly because I've met such wonderful ladies like you! I adore your pinks today, especially that darling pin cushion; soooo cute! ♥

Betty Jo said...

Mimi, did you have your blog layout custom designed? I adore the linen look of the center portion. ♥

Dru said...

What a cute pin cushion, never seen one like that before. What lovely pinks you have. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Happy Pink Saturday.

claudie said...

Mimi your little pink chick stands out just like you.
I do love your passion for pink and your fur babies.
I must admit, I really like the pin cushion.
Thanks for being there for me.
Love you tons
Claudie
oxoxo

Llyn M said...

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Jorgelina said...

Hi!!!
The elephant pin cushion is so adorable .
Happy pink saturday!

Betty Jo said...

Thanks Mimi. You did an awesome job on your blog header. ♥

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Terrific pink post! Oh, that little Mrs. Dumbo/Jumbo is adorable!!!

Happy Pink Saturday,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Mermaid Debbie said...

Mimi, your elephant pin cushion is the cutest! Your African Violet is beautiful and what a good idea to put it in a cage. What kind of cage? My kitty, Janie eats every plant a flower I bring in the house. Not only does it destroy the beauty of the plant, but some are dangerous. I am intrigued with the idea of putting them in a cage of sorts. Thank you for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

char72 said...

What a sweet Pink Saturday post. Thanks for sharing.
Charlotte

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Pink Saturday and have a great first weekend of Spring ~ Susan

the wild raspberry said...

what a lovely blog you have! love the little picture with the girl, the bird, and the dogs....so cute!
happy spring to you!

Amy said...

whaT A beautiful post...I love it..thanks for stopping by! Happy Spring...

amy said...

Love the bird who curles her feathers! That's my kind of girl (bird). I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next Saturday!

amy@maisonbelle

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Hey Mimi...You are everywhere today....saw you in my Etsy store too....yipee! Oh girlfriend what we have in common...Gone With the wind...love it,,,and hey...if you have been to my bloggie...I believe I have your tweet pink birds sista...I call her Pink Claudeet!
I love your blog home! I came to a screeching pink halt giggling at your post about all your plans for creating,oh my what we have in common! Hugs...Happy first spring saturday!

Smilingsal said...

You have shared so many precious pink things. Happy Pink Saturday.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Oh...And I forgot to tell you I am so glad to have met a new Pink Play-mate! LOL! Hugs

someplace in thyme said...

wonderful post and the pincushion is a delight. Thankyou for the story and have a Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Adorable elephant, so precious. and a pin cushion too boot. Love all the birds no matter what color they are. Hugs, Rosemarie

ann said...

oh a trip down memory lane.It was a very nice one.thank you for taking me with you...Ann

Melissa Miller said...

Oh how pretty!
I just love that Pink birdie.

Happy Spring to you!
~Melissa :)

Betzie said...

So many cute PINK things! Love them all...
Happy Pinking and enjoy the weekend! betzie

Claudia said...

Oh that pin cushion is so sweet! No wonder you fell in love with it! Happy Pink Saturday!

Patricia said...

Lovely, beautiful Pinks. Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful new week.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love the elephant w/cushion, so adorable and all of your other pinkness. Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs :)

Irma

Chloe Patricia said...

Mimi, thank you for visiting my blog earlier. Lovely Dumbo pincushion. Happy Pink Saturday. Chloe Patricia

Marie said...

happy pink saturday.
marie

HiHo said...

it is a pretty wonderful pin cushion.
happy pink
Heidi

caren said...

So cute......and I cry watching Dumbo too! I used to sing that song to my daughter when she was a baby.

Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for visiting my blog.

Cottage Contessa said...

Happy Pink Saturday! This was a great pink post! Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Amanda (Cottage Contessa)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a cute pink elephant pincushion! hehehehehe have a good weekend and Happy PS!

Jenny S said...

Love the pin cushion!! I am off to check out that etsy site!

Sheila T said...

How cute that elephant is! You have some great items here for Pink Saturday! Your blog is lovely.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Mimi.

You've shared a lot of fun and pretty pinks this week. And, your little birdie from Claudie is adorable. And, so is Claudie. ;-)

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the elephant... sooooo CUTE!

Miss Rhea said...

Very sweet Blog !!! I too love her special pincushions and that one is over the top cute !!! Happy Pink Saturday !!!

suesueb said...

darling pinks-especially the pinkcushion! happy pink week!!

pinkkandy said...

The elephant...my Mom collected them when she was alive so everytime I see them I think of her.
God Bless
Kndy

Lara said...

the pincushoin is indeed adorable!

RobinfromCA said...

The Mrs. Jumbo pin cushion is adorable and that little pink bird and those pink chicks are just too cute!!

A belated Happy Pink Saturday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Liz said...

So cute!

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!

~Liz