“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 11, 2009

A pink-a-licious Pink Saturday from me to you...what a wonderful time of the year!

Here we are...Pink Saturday, a day before Easter Sunday, to me the holiest day of the year. The day that promises us everlasting life through the loss of life. I hope you and yours, regardless of how you celebrate the day, have a peaceful, loving and gracious Easter Day.

What would today be without a little bunny's pink nosie? This little fellah sits on the back of the potty in my downstairs powder room. So far I haven't had anyone complain about being stared at when they are using the facilities!

In the same room sits this pink African violet of mine that has decided to bless me with some blossoms. Yes, I know, all my violets are pink...sigh. I really have to get out of this pink rut of mine, don't I?

Back into my dining room to take a photo of the latest addition to my pincushions. Never thought that I would be a pincushion collector, but here I am, gathering one sweetie pie after another to add to my little prickly family! Guess I'm going to have to be on the hunt for another wall cabinet to house my newest obsession.

Swinging into my kitchen for a peek at the utensils that I use when I am putting a little of this and a little of that together for a meal. These guys are used, and used a lot, don't let their pinkie appearance fool you. They have to earn their keep in my kitchen.

Just have to share these pink Sweet Peas that adorn a tile that sits on my stove to hold a messy spoon or spatula when I'm makin' something to fill my tummy. This is a yard sale find from years and years ago. I think I paid a dime for it and a dime was never better spent!

Isn't this cute? I really enjoy popping over to our local Goodwill Store a couple of times a month. Every now and then you find something that just must come home with you. That was the case with this teapot. I grabbed this cutie patootie and put it into my cart in a heartbeat.

How about another cup of tea courtesy of Goodwill. Well, you can't have one, at least not from this teapot because it's a tart burner. How clever is that? When I first saw it, I was thinking that I had nabbed another teapot to add to my collection (yes, I know, I've got to stop this collecting thing that I do) but then, lo and behold, there was a hole in the back to slip in the tea light. The lid comes off to expose the little dish to hold the tart. Love it!

I was going to end this Pink Saturday post hosted by Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound by showing you the light as a cloud strawberry pudding I made for my grandsons today, but they got to it before I did and that was the end of that. Maybe next time...

He's not pink but he does make his Mimi's cheeks blush rosie when he hugs her good-night. This is my grandson, Joshua Patrick, who is all of five years old today. Josh and his brothers, Joe and Ben, stayed over night Thursday and most of the day Friday with me (spring break) so their mommy and daddy could spend all day Friday preparing for the big birthday party to celebrate the day this guy was born. His mother, Cindy, spends months planning for the day each of her son's have their fifth birthday. It's an extravaganza that makes the best memories. This year's theme is The Jungle (Josh's pick). I can't wait to see what my son and his wife have cooked up! Josh is goofy, and funny, and boy, does he ever love my cooking. What more could any woman want for a sleep-over filled with fun?!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and may the true meaning and blessing of this most holy of times warm your home, family and heart.


Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

This is great pink post Mimi! Love the pin cushion & teapot.

Happy birthday to Josh!

Happy PINK Saturday! ♥ Diane

Chari said...

Hello Mimi...

What a pretty pink post!!! Hmmm...say that line 3X's real fast! hehe! What a darling little bunny...I just have a "thing" for bunnies so of course I've been in my "7th heaven" during this Spring and Easter season! Ohhh yes, I just love your new little pink birdie pin cushion...she's simply irrisistable!!! Such pretty pinkness!!!

Birthday wishes to your precious little Joshua...he's a darling! "Five" is such a sweet age I think!!! My youngest grandchild Caylee is five!!! And that sweet little girl is all about "pink"!!! hehe!

Sending you and your family my very best wishes and blessings for a Happy Easter, my friend!

Linda said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Mimi! As always I love your post and Happy Birthday to Josh! My granddaughter is 5 also and the pinkest person you could ever meet! Have a wonderful Easter,

RobinfromCA said...

Wonderful pinks this week!

Happy Pink Saturday &
Happy Easter!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Love all your pinks, love the cutie patootie that makes your cheek turn pink, and I want to go to your local Goodwill!!! Wow!
Have a great Pink Saturday!
♥ Teresa

Betty Jo said...

Didn't have time for a pink post today, yesterday's will just have to do, but had to visit some of my favorite pink-lovin' friends! Beautiful pinkness on your blog today Mimi. Can't wait to receive the folders and may just take you up on your offer! ♥

Amy said...

Pretty pinks! HPS!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wonderful pinks! Happy Pink Saturday & happy Easter too!

Anonymous said...

Lovely and cute pinkies.Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter !

The Pink Bird House said...

Hi Mimi, I feel like I have gotten really far behind in visiting my favorite blogs and leaving comment. With the kids home on easter break from school for 2 weeks, the days are running along a bit off the usual schedule. But it is nice to have all the noise and activity here for the time! I so enjoy them all around.

Anyway, love the pictures for Pink Saturday. The teapots have to be my all time favorites, how adorable is that cottage shaped one. And I wouldn't mind a sweet bunny staring at me while using the "ladies room" either, how precious it is. I was not able to get out to the stores this year and see about getting some nice new Easter decorations. It is my favorite time of year to decorate the house for since I LOVE bunnies so much. I have loved Easter ever since I was little, all the pastels colors used for the holiday, the cute chicks and bunnies, etc. It does not get much better then that. Lovely post, as always!! I enjoyed it very much. Take care, and I wish you and your family a trully HAPPY EASTER!! Debby

Claudia said...

Mimi, I love all your pink things! Have fun with your grandson...also, I love that poem you shared in your previous post. It brought tears to my eyes. It is exactly how I feel. Happy Pink Saturday!

Valerie said...

Hi Mimi,

Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving your kind comments!

Your Pink Saturday post is just delicious! I am loving those pink kitchen utensils and I have no doubt that they have to "earn their keep!"

Blessings to you from Kansas,

P.S. Do your grandchildren call you Mimi and/or is Mimi your first name? My children call my mother "Mimi" (and there's also Papa)!

Valerie said...

I forgot...a big Happy Birthday to Joshua! Five is definitely a milestone! My pinkalicious kiddo will be turning 5 in August!


imjacobsmom said...

Happy Birthday Joshua Patrick! Five is the best age ever! You always have the cutest pinks! I adore your new pin cushion! I just may have to start a collection. ~ Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Betzie said...

Loved all your PINKS! That pincushion is precious as is your grandson! Thanks for your sweet wish to me on my blog today! As Ellen would say, "Back at Ya!" :) xo Betzie

Susie Jefferson said...

Thankyou for leaving the sweetest comment on my blog - I think we all tend to forget the religious aspect of this Holiday in the furore over chocolate eggs, so thank you so much for reminding me in the gentlest way...

Have a truly Happy Pink Saturday, and Happy Easter!

Creative Vignettes said...

I so enjoyed visiting your blog. Your entries are so gorgeous, and I enjoyed your journaling. Those pink utensils are so wonderful. Happy Easter, and enjoy time with your grandson!

Say It With Roses said...

Wow, Mimi!! You outdid yourself with wonderful pink pretties for this PS!

We have the Salvation Army here and once in a great while you will find a treasure like your tea pots. It really makes your day when you find something so sweet!

Happy B'day to Josh. What a cutie!

Happy Easter!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Mimi,
What a wonderful pink post. Happy Pink Day and have yourself a lovely Easter.


Dru said...

Happy Pink Saturday Mimi - Love your post, the pink bunny nose, your pincushion and those sweet peas are just beautiful. Your dogs are so sweet looking - and I LOVE your video. Thanks so much for sharing such delightful things with us. Take Care and have a Happy Easter.

Samantha said...

Such a lovely pink post, and an adorable grandson ! Thanks for sharing, have a very blessed Easter weekend.

Bobbi Jo said...

Happy Pink Saturday and a glorious Easter. I love this time of the year for he died for us and has risen for us. I love our Savior so much and so happy to be alive.
Love your blog and all the Pinks especially the little pincushion bird and the tea pot.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Stephanie said...

Lots of pink loveliness!! Gotta love the teapot....even if it isn't a teapot!!

Happy Pink Saturday! Happy Easter!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Mimi, thank you for visiting us and I love your pink post! That pin cushion is perfect and I love her little tail feathers! Happy Easter, Happy Pink Saturday!

Mermaid Debbie

Sit-N-Chat said...

All these are so pretty. My favorite is the pin cushion.
Happy Birthday to Josh and have fun celebrating with family. It is indeed a blessed weekend, considering the reality the resurrection of our Saviour.


claudie said...

Happy Pink Saturday dear Mimi
I did read the story of poor little Baily. She sure has her hands full. Loved your poem of Frieja. He is a beautiful boy. We have a beautiful big German Shepherd near us. He comes over to say hello everyday & get his treat. He is a gentle soul.
Happy Birthday to your little Josh.
Thank you for being a Pinky friend.
Love Claudie

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Birthday to your cute little grandson!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Happy Birthday Josh.......and HAPPY EASTER!


Michelle said...

I collect pincushions too! I love your new one...so cute!

Have a great Pink Saturday and Happy Easter!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Oh my, you have so many pinks today. Love the first picture of the rabbit. Hope you have a Blessed Easter, Rosemarie

Joyce said...

OHmygoodness, Mimi! What pretty pinkness you shared today!! I love, love, love the little pink pincushion! And the sweet tea pots.... Happy Easter!!

Suzie Button said...

what a gorgeous display of Pink Easter! The best so far today! and your Grandson is such a cutie pie, I know, that's too girly for most boy's ears, but he is! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Hi Meme, thank you for the comment, that was sweet. Love all your pinks today. Wishing you and yours a Happy and blessed Easter.

Country Romantic said...

Hi Mimi,

Your post is absolutely beautiful. I just love those pink utensils. You have so many lovely pink things! :)

Many hugs and blessings to you and your family this special Easter weekend.


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Love it all! Especially the last one. Happy Pink Saturday.

Lisa said...

I love all of your pinks! You will need to show more of your pin cushions! One of my passions are pincushions! I have SEVERAL of the chicks like your pink sweetie! I went a little nuts when I found those!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Happy Easter!
Hugs, Lisa

Deanna said...

Hi Mimi!
I'm still on my quest so I haven't forgotten! LOL!

I love the teapot and the tart warmer! Isn't Goodwill such a wonderful place?

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
and a Blessed Easter!
Deanna :D

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Mimi, I love your post. And I must say that your newest family member, birdie chick pin cushion, is my favorite. I think I know the seller. I have admired her creations on ebay! Seeing yours really makes me want to buy one. Happy Easter. hugs, Ellen

Sares said...

All of your pink things are loveleigh! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog today. Have a Happy Easter and a Happy birthday to your Grandson! God Bless!

Jillian said...

I love the utensils...I have just a few...didn't want to intimidate the Hubs with it! LOL.

The pin cushion is just the sweetest. Thanks for visiting me today. Happy Easter!

Mary said...

I enjoy your visit to my blog so much, I appreciate all your kind words.
I think my favorite is the pincushion with the pretty bird tag, I am partial to anything with birds.
I hope your Grandson has an extra special birthday filled with wonderful memories.
Happy Pink Saturday and may you have a Blessed Easter. Mary

Jorgelina said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!!
Happy Easter!!!

Paint Girl said...

Lots of pretty pink things! Pink is my favorite color.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. A huge thank you for your very sweet comment about my Sadie. It has been a long, tough road. I could not risk getting rid of her and her going to someone that doesn't understand her or her problems or use physical abuse, her issues can not be treated with punishment, it will make it so much worse. I have struggled emotionally over this for over a year but I will not give up on her. She has so many good qualities too.
I love your dogs and cats! They are beautiful.
Have a wonderful Easter!

Debra said...

What pretty pink things! And a cutie grandson, too. :) Thanks so much for visiting my blog--I am honored that you used my mercy quote! I'll be visiting you again here at your lovely blog... Blessings, Debra

someplace in thyme said...

It's all beautiful and I know what you mean about another collection. I think I am done and then it begins again, what are we to do??!! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter too, Char

Sheri said...

Hi Mimi,
love all your pinks as always ;) and the cute pink pincushion reminds me of the Primpenny ones I've seen! Love her work! Hope you have a wonderful PS & Happy Easter dear!

ann said...

beautiful pinks and all yours.i ran about 6 months in my house and ran totally out of pinks,ha.you have some beauties .happy Easter my dear...ann

Katie said...

Just lovely! Happy Pink Saturday and birthday weekend and Easter too of course!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Pink treasures! Happy PS and a very Happy Easter, too!!!

rosechicfriends said...

What a sweet post! I DO love that pin cushions..collections are good! lol

Happy Pink!

G. Bloom said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love your pincushion, too cute! And of course your grandson!
Happy Easter!

Say It With Roses said...

Hi again,
You live up where I understand it is just beautiful. I have not been to the UP, mainly because I don't think I would live crossing a 5 mile long and high bridge. Really. I am a big sissy and high bridges scare the pants off me!!!!

I am down here in Port Huron, just an hour and a half of what gives Michigan a bad name...Detroit.

Our home is Arizona and I hope we can make it back there.

Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

Jenny S said...

What a great pink Saturday post!! And I also love your header picture and the cute little birdy in the teacup on your side roll!! SO CUTE!!

peppermint said...

Mimi, I love your blog. Thanks for sharing your Pink Pics! Happy PS and Easter Blessings!

Smilingsal said...

LOL I guess your pudding was good.

alicesg said...

Oooo lots of pink in here. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter.

Dawn said...

Such pretty pink!

Amy said...

Great pinks! And I couldn't agree with you more about easter. What a glorious gift and what a huge price was paid for us as underserving as we are. God's grace is wonderful.



Chatelaine said...

Lovely pink post. You have a lot of pretty pinks in your home. Love the bunny!

My Crafty Little Page said...

What pretty pink things today. Enjoyed your post. Wishing you a wonderful Easter. :)Nancy

Christine said...

Love the little tea pot candle holder!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!


The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Oh, I do love African violets and bunnies, and teapots and well, all your pink items. A very happy birthday to your cute five year old. Thank you for your visit and your nice comments.

Best Wishes,

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Terrific PS post, Mimi! I especially love the teapots! Of course, nothing can compare to that sweet little boy's pic ~ but you already knew that, didn't you?!?

Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Angelic Accents