“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, April 25, 2009

I ♥ Pink Saturday. Come on over & have some fun!

Pink Saturday is here again over at HOW SWEET the SOUND. Goodness, it seems like it's rolling around faster and faster. It better slow down a bit or I'll surely run out of pink goodies to share with you...on second thought, that'll never happen, not ever! But you knew that, didn't you?

This week I began on the second floor of my home in the master bedroom. Well, what-do-you-know, I've got myself another pink telephone. Who in the world would have guessed that, hehehe! This is the last one, though...sigh. The rest are all run-of-the-mill telephones, the kind that are boring and useful and utilitarian.

In the master bath is a very vintage baby planter with the most precious pink rose painted on the toe of the shoe. Naturally, I've placed pink Q-tips inside. Is there any other color? I-don't-think-so!

On a little shelf in the same room rests my mantra. Over my lifetime there have been plenty of instances when I've had to remind myself that I had just better "deal with it" and had no time to sit on the curb and cry. Good advice, especially in our country's present circumstances.

Popping back downstairs, I thought I'd share with you my two, pink scarves that I wear during the winter to keep me all cozy and warm when I'm outside shoveling the tons of snow we get in my neck of the woods. Believe it or not, it is finally warming up outside, so I can put these away with my ear muffs and mittens. Well, maybe not...looks a little iffy out there☺

A few weeks ago I shared with you a magazine holder in my kitchen that I had given a little shabby cottage make-over. This week I decided to photograph another of my projects that began as a 50 cent garage sale item and ended up adorned with roses and a bit of chippy, pink paint. It always amazes me what a little paint will do for something that was destined for the garbage truck. Re-cycle, re-use, re-purpose! This holds coasters on the little table by my reading chair.


Thanks so much for dropping by my blog so I could spend a little time with you. Don't forget to drop by HOW SWEET the SOUND to get all the links to the dozens and dozens of other great places to see mucho pink-a-licious offerings...just for you!

65 comments:

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday!.. oh my I need the pink phone too! and the chippy storage box (the last picture) is pretty! I want that too!.. all so lovely.. hehehehe.. yes shame of me!.. have a good weekend!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

I love your pink phone, and all of your pink pretties, what a cute idea with the q-tips.

Happy Pink Saturday
♥ Teresa

Linda said...

Happy Pink day Mimi! I always love to come and visit your pink things!

Linda

Hélène Glehen said...

How sweet your pinkies are. Love the phone.

Raggedy Girl said...

Thank you so much so stopping by...

I want to be able to slap a little paint on a garage sale find and end up with a treasure like your rose encrusted little box, that is really beautiful.

Happy Pink Saturday
from the Raggedy Girl-Roberta Anne

Denise said...

I LOVE your motto!! I'm a "deal with it" kind of person too. Your scarves look too pretty to put away.

Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Mrs. Petrie said...

Love that retro phone and the magazine holder. It's gorgeous.

Candy said...

Welcome! MiMi to my following friends list. Love your blog. The little girl holding the duck with the two dogs watching (on your side bar) did you copy from my page or do you have the same picture? I think it is one of the sweetest things and goes perfect with your dog & cat theme-saw a little of your other blog. (anything on my blog is free for the taking)
Love your collection of pinks and hope you have a peachy perfect day!
Candy

Betty Jo said...

Mimi you always share the best pink things!

I meant to tell you, but have been sooo busy trying to get the shop ready, that I adore the pretty file folders I bought from your Etsy shop. I'll be over soon and leave nice feedback for you too. I've got feedback to leave with you, eBay, and Amazon!

I don't have a clue what happened but the folders were delivered to my door by a man driving a pick-up truck. I saw him, but thought he was look for another apartment. My friend found the folders that night by my door, a door I seldom use. The only thing I can figure out is that the mail person left my package at someone's home by mistake. I'm so glad the man was honest and brought them to me, and sorry I didn't get an opportunity to thank him. ♥

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love all of your pink items, especially you T2T item, that is such a great way to recycle instead of threwing away. It is so sad we have become a Nation of threw away items.
You saying is one of my favorites, and like you I have had to live by it more than once and more than once had to tell folks I worked with to put on their big girl panties and deal with it, that wining about a problem never solved it.
Thanks for sharing.
Molly
PS when you get a chance go to my blog and check out my other blog page of T2T items and recycling. There is a link to it on Molly's Memories site.

bumblebeecottage said...

Love the mantra. I think I might write that one down to read when required. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Love that phone!

Lisa said...

Great Pinks as always! Cool phone!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Samantha said...

Such a great pink post, I love your pink phone, so cute !
Thanks for sharing, have a very blessed Saturday.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Mimi,
What wonderful pinks! I love your little chippy pink box and the pink phone! Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and a great weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

bj said...

Oh, what a cute phone..and I love the pink box..
Happy Pink

Sit-N-Chat said...

AS usual, these re lovely. I am not sure if big girl panties are enough to handle the craziness today but it's a start! I have been on the look out for items to recycle with pink also. Love it. You are great.

Jennifer

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Happy "Pink Saturday." Your pink scarfs look so warm and cozy....hope you won't need them again until late fall. The little pink chest is wonderful....how did you manage to give it that perfect, chippy finish?

Best Wishes,
Kay

Claudia said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Mimi! Love all your pinks - that telephone is great!

peppermint said...

Thanks for sharing all your 'pinks'. I love your recycled project and for .50 cents you can't beat that! Happy Pink Saturday!

Llyn M said...

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Deb said...

Hi Mimi
Happy Pink Saturday.What a cute little pink telephone :-) Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment about Ben! I've been looking through your posts and photos of your beautiful pets! I look forward to visiting here again.
Have a great weekend.
Deb

Marina said...

wow...just wonderful soft pinks!! How beautiful. [the panties sign is hilarious!].
Happy Pink Saturday.
[thank you so much for your nice comment!]

alicesg said...

Oh I love your pink phone. I think I going to find one soon.:) Your pink stuff are always so cute. Have a nice weekend and Happy Pink Saturday.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Lovely pink photos, that phone is a classic beauty for sure! The finish on the little pink chest is wonderful! It does always amaze me at what people throw away, I Love rescuing items and giving them a new life too!
~*Happy Pink Saturday*~

Suzie Button said...

Love your sweet pink phone, and especially your cheap find, redone! You did a great job on it! Love it! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

Pony Girl said...

hi Mimi, thanks for stopping by my pink pony Saturday! I love the treasures you shared on this post. I love finding unique things to hold Q-tips, too. And that pink jewelry holder box (?) turned out great! I love it! I used to be into the shabby chic style....I still love it but since I got back into horses....I've gone a little more country western, hee! ;) Happy weekend!

Jorgelina said...

Hi!!
I love your pink phone.
Happy pink saturday!!!

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your pink phone...I want one too! Is that a coaster holder in the last pic? You did a fabulous job with it's makeover!
Have a wonderful pink weekend!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

humm..i wish we had thos kinds of garbage dumps around here to find such nice treasures. nice pink stuff...happy day!

Michelle said...

Love the pink phone...so sleek and cute!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Enjoyed seeing your pink things again. You are definitely Ms. Pink! I can't believe you leave Q-tips out in the open. We have a couple of cats that LOVE Q-tips. They'd be gone in a flash!

Sares said...

Good Morning Mimi,
Your pink telephone is very unique, it's a bit retro and a bit vintage all in one. It's quite a find. I love your scarves, There is nothing better that a soft,warm scarf next to your face on a cold winter day. I walk a few times a week and love my scarves in the cold weather.Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend!

Carrie said...

Love your sign!! The phone phone is so retro (fun!!!)

Happy Pink Saturday!

G. Bloom said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you so much for visiting me and the sweetest comments ever!!! I love all your pink this week. The phone, well every girl needs a pink phone. I also love the shabby little drawer, it's adorable!
Blessings,
Gina

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great pink treasures Mimi! Is the little chippy pink project a coaster set?

Happy Pink Saturday! ☺♥☺ Diane

caren said...

Love the saying! We should all remember that. Also, thanks for visiting my blog. What's your doggies name?

caren said...

Mimi ~ sorry about the dog comment - I commented on the wrong blog.

TRES BELLE said...

Mimi,

I love that saying about "big girl panties". That is what my granddaughter called her underwear when she went from diapers to panties. HAHA Pretty pink creation you have there.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Kris

Susie Jefferson said...

I love,love,love the pink phone and the "chipy storage" you gussied up (or down??)

It's always such fun to visit you - Happy Pink Saturday!

Tammy518 said...

I love all your pink, and especially the little chippy wooden piece!

Say It With Roses said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Mimi!
Thank you for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog!!

Love all your neat pink things today!!!

Debbi, of MarionBerry or All In My Cottage did my blog. You can click on the link to her on the right side of my blog.

Hugs,
Jil

Dawn said...

Your message center is wonderful!

Anne Marie said...

cute! the jewelry box at the end -
really like it!!

someplace in thyme said...

I love what you did, the phone is great, I have to say I have not seen one like that before. I especially love the last photo of the dresser drawers, so shabby and chic, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Nerissa Alford said...

So many fun pink things. The sign is just hilarious, though.
Thanks for stopping by & helping me pick out a photo. I appreciate it :) Have a wonderful week
Nerissa

suesueb said...

the pink phone is wonderful and so is all your pink treasures!! happy pink week!

pinkkandy said...

Love the phone!
God Bless
Kandy

Christine said...

I love your pink. Especially the last one. I'm not sure what it started out as but I think I need it!!!

Gossamer Creations said...

Love your pinks today. Happy Pink Saturday,
~Sue~

Creative Vignettes said...

Put on your big girl panties and deal with it! THAT is adorable! I'm going to remember that and teach it to my kids. :-)
Happy Pink Saturday!
~Abby

imjacobsmom said...

You are the queen of pink - I love that sign! ~ Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Fun post...although I'm partial to the "big girl panties" sign! LOL...

Judy

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Hello Mimi, the cue tips holder is a darling and the sign will make anyone smile :-)

Mary said...

Mimi, I enjoyed your post, what a great idea to use the little foot to hold the swabs and I love, love that little pink chest. Do all the drawers pull out? It is adorable. Have a wonderful week and enjoy the warmer weather. Mary

Marina Capano said...

Happy Pink Saturday!! just beautiful!
xoxo

Elyse said...

how fun and girlie having a pink phone!!! love all your pink pretties!

happy belated PS 2 U!

xo

Shirley said...

Lovely selections...I especially love the phone.

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

What a lovely array of pink! Thanks for visiting The T-Cozy yesterday.

Elizabeth said...

Man, I covet that phone! I'm a little late w/ my PS visits. Hope you had a good weekend!

jeanne said...

Hi Mimi, I'm late but I'm here checking out your pink. Your pink makes me smile. Love the panties sign and the warm scarves. The coaster holder is a cutie. Love your little shoe and phone too. The phone is very sleek looking Mimi. You go girl.

Hugs...Jeanne

Kimberly said...

That phone and those coasters are so cute! Happy Pink Saturday!

My Artful Heart said...

LOVE all of your sweet pink stuff...esp. that telephone!

Have a great pink week :)

Loretta said...

Cute pinks! Love the shoe.

Patricia said...

Oh, all your Pinks are so beautiful !!! I especially like the Pink little box. Your blog is a delight to visit. Happy belated Pink Saturday.