“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, May 02, 2009

Hey, it's PINK SATURDAY again! You won't find this stuff anywhere else☺

Boy, today is really going to be an unconnected, hodge-podge of goodies but I think all of them, in their own right, at pretty, interesting and fun! When you're done peeking over here, slide on over to Beverly's, HOW SWEET the SOUND. Over a hundred of the most creative blogs in cyberspace participate each week in PINK SATURDAY. This is something you don't want to miss☺

Starting off today with something I used at Easter time but just can't put away. I love it and it's staying! In fact, if JoAnn's has them again next year, I'll buy a few more. I just love this little goodie that is holding the fresh eggs in my fridge. Often I will plan on making something only to find out that I need to get to the store for more. Not any longer. I'll know what I have and won't be led down the garden path again...at least not by eggs, I won't☺

Picked this up at a garage sale a few years back for a dime. Another one of those things that is cute, funny, useful and worth more than a dime, at least to me. The one thing in my life that has changed is that I did finally begin my diet and so far...so good! It's been a few months and I've had great progress☺

Isn't this sweet? This baby quilt is entirely hand-sewn. Not a machine stitch to be found. Each of the adorable motifs is just precious, created with lovely hand-embroidery and so very reminiscent of times gone by...long ago, for sure. Every year our hospital axillary has a flea market to support our neo-natal unit. It's HUGE and something just about everyone in town waits for in June. Currently this lovely goodie is up for auction on ebay. Take a peek if you're interested.
Went by my Goodwill Store yesterday and found this vintage lamp, in PINK, no less, for...get this...$2.75. I'm at the point now where I don't know if I'll be able to buy retail for anything anymore other than appliances! First, you sure save in a thrift store and second, not everyone you know will have what you do in their home, especially if you ♥ vintage items. I'll be searching for just the right shade and when I find it you just might see this again, all decked out in it's new chapeau!
Last, I want to share something pretty and practical. A friend of mine painted this old picnic basket so that I could have a few of my handwork patterns close by and at the same time...keep out the pet hair! This is what she came up with and it not only looks so, so pretty sitting next to my reading chair, it is so very functional! There's another item, similar to this but just a little different I want to share with you next week. I especially enjoy the side handles so movement throughout the house is easy!

Well that's it for this week over here at my little home. Be sure to drop by Beverly's because there is a list of blogs you can visit created by some of the nicest folks you'll ever meet here in cyberspace. See you next week!

59 comments:

Sit-N-Chat said...

I love the egg container and didn't see it at our JoAnn's! And the quilt for $2 was sin. Think of all those stitches. Congratulations on finding it. The cup and the basket are wonderful too. I enjoy seeing your pinks!

Blessings,
Jennifer

Hélène Glehen said...

I love the picnic basket and the baby quilt. Very pretty pink pieces. Happy Pink Saturday.

Betty Jo said...

Awesome pinkness Mimi. I adore the egg thingy. What an amazing find the quilt was. Your picnic basket is gorgeous. I always love dropping in to see the pink you share. ♥

Bumble Bee Cottage said...

Hi Mimi, the basket your friend made to wonderful. Good luck with the diet; I started mine on Thursday! Have a wonderful Pink Saturday; I hope the sun is shining where you are; it is a bit overcast and chilly in Guernsey today.

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

I love visiting you Mimi, your pinks are all so pretty and dainty. I adore all of them!! That pink egg holder and pretty quilt are to die for, (and wow what a bargain on that.) The lamp will look stunning when you find that perfect shade, and your basket is beautiful too!! (So, while I'm here, did you find your perfect frosting yet, or try the recipe?)
Have a Pretty in Pink Saturday!!
♥ Teresa

Marie Reed said...

I know just the thing to put in that mug! Ice Cream:) Happy Pink saturday!

Lisa said...

Oh I would never put that away! I didn't get one of those they never had pink a our store! I wasn't sure about the other colors so I missed out!
Love all your PINKS!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Dru said...

Great pinks, love the baby quilt and the cup made me laugh! Happy Pink Saturday!!

xinex said...

That egg crate is so pretty. I wouldn't want to put it away either if it were mine. You have lovely pink itmes, love the vase and what a great deal! Have a wonderful weekend!...Christine

Say It With Roses said...

Hi Mimi....HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!
I just love the basket your friend painted for you! Lucky You!! Love that lamp base, too. I have been looking and looking for one on that order!
Hugs,
Jil

maidenshade said...

Hiya Mimi, thanks for visiting my blog. Writer to writer - I started reading, and had to make myself stop reading, yours! Well done! The art of writing in and of itself is a joy to behold, add your lovely images and whaaaaa la, magic! blessings, J

Mary said...

What amazing things you found! I love, love that pink lamp!! You stole that! Love the quilt and how cute is that egg holder. Have a wonderful weekend. Mary

Claudia said...

What great finds! I especially love the lamp and the baby quilt. You scored, Mimi! Happy Pink Saturday!

Shirley said...

I especially love the basket and the mug. That's my motto...starting my diet tomorrow.

Deb said...

So many sweet Pink Saturday treasures. I love the motto on your mug :-)
Have a great weekend Mimi.

Tracy M. said...

What wonderful pink things, and even better when you get them at bargain prices! Have pink weekend,
Tracy M.

Smilingsal said...

That basket is a handy dandy! Happy Pink Saturday.

Marina Capano said...

Hi Mimi!!!What wonderful pink things! I love your pink cup with the quote I´ll start my diet tomorrow, is so fun! and so real

blessing!

Marina

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Lovely collection. I think I like the basket best. How sweet! Happy PS!

debbie said...

DEAR MIMI,
HAPPY PINK SATURDAY. I LOVE EVERYTHING, ESPECIALLY THE LAMP...IT LOOKS VERY OLD. I CAN JUST SEE THE SHADE ON IT.
I LOVE THE ROSES ON THE BASKET...BEAUTIFUL.
debbie

Betzie said...

Great hodge podge of goodies for sure Mimi!
Love the egg holder and the lamp! Can't wait to see the shade you find for it!
Have fun and keep shopping, you do good...:)

Mimi said...

Perfect pinkness!

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KBeau said...

So many pretty pink things. Love the egg holder.

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Hi Mimi, I am so jealous of your PINK egg tray. They only had blue when I was there so yeah I bought it anyway, they are adorable. Maybe next year I can get a pink one. Have a happy day.
Vera

Loretta said...

What fantastic pinks. I love that basket, and the cup's statement is mine! Please tell me about your diet. I'm desperate. I need to lose 20 lbs! Thanks in advance!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Mimi, I am soooo in love with your picnic basket, the design on top is so pretty, but the inside is what I fell in love with. the colors of the fabrics used are so nice, it fills my mind with possibilities of making my own with the fabric stash I have. Thanks for a very pretty pink post! Debby

paintinpatti said...

What a fun post! I love everything you shared. Your thrift store prices are AWESOME! Love the baby quilt... $2.00 - Oh My! Pink Hugs! Patti

Short and Sweet said...

L O V E your pinks today especially that precious hand stitched quilt! I, too, have an egg holder in my fridge but mine is clear plastic!!!! Enjoy your blog immensely.
Loretta

Kris said...

Lovely pink finds. The basket was painted beautifully by your friend.

Happy PS

Kris

Denise said...

That quilt is amazing! I need to start looking at rummage sales & Goodwill more often, I LOVE finding old treasures.

Your friend did a wonderful job with that basket, what a sweet gift!

Gossamer Creations said...

Gorgeous pinks today. I saw that egg holder at JoAnn's and I wish I would have gotten it....it is so cute.
Happy Pink Saturday,
~Sue~

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

I love all your interesting items today. The egg container is so cute and clever. How did I miss that at JoAnn's? I love quilts...especially hand sewn ones. Happy Pink Saturday!

Kay

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Thanks so much for sharing the lovely pink stuff today. I just love that picnic basket. I'm looking for something to keep needle felting supplies in and a basket like that would be perfect. Thanks for stopping by my Shabby Cottage today I alway love company! Warm wishes, Esther

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great pinks Mimi! You have the best luck, I can't believe the lamp & little quilt! Beautiful basket & great idea too!

Happy PINK Saturday! ♥ Diane

Chandy said...

Lovely pink post today! Happy Saturday!

Lynn said...

Hi, Mimi, Thanks for stoping by. If you ever want to sell that sweet quilt, call me first!!
Lynn

g said...

Wow, what a lot of nice pretty pink things! I love the lamp - what a great find that is!

Have a wonderful weekend.

caren said...

Great pinks! Thanks for visiting my blog - you didn't enter my giveaway!

Elizabeth said...

The embroidered animals on the quilt are just so sweet! Hope you're having a great weekend.

Jorgelina said...

Hi!!
I love the picnic basket.
Happy pink saturday!!!

Abby Lanes said...

Happy PInk Saturday. You reminded me how fun Joannes is. I also plan on starting my diet tomorrow. Your painted basket is lovely too!
~Abby

Sares said...

Love all the pink goodies. That lamp was a true find, I would have snatched it right up. The baby quilt is loveleigh too. Thank you for coming by Loveleigh Treasures and have a great weekend!

Arleen ~ The Tea Room said...

What a charming collection of pink treasures! Thank you for sharing these photographs with us, and Happy Pink Saturday! ~Arleen

Gabriela said...

Hello,

Your pinks are fabulous!


~ Gabriela ~

char72 said...

Love all the pink things. I have a white egg holder in my frig that I keep fresh eggs in. The pink one is so pretty.
Happy Pink Day.
Charlotte

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

~*Happy Pink Saturday*~
What a lovely post, the painted basket top is so fantastic!

Dawn said...

That lamp is awesome! What a great find. Happy PS!

Bellamere Cottage said...

I am sooooooo wishing that basket were mine!

Blessing you!
Spencer

Beansieleigh said...

Loved your pink post! It's a lovely variety of beautiful things, but I think my favorite is the pink lamp!
Happy Pink Saturday, and enjoy your weekend!

Sheri said...

Dear Mimi,
You always have the best Pink Saturday! Beautiful delightful pinks as always!
Hugs!
Sheri

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Mimi I love it all. I can't blame you for wanting to keep the egg holder out all year and why not. You love it and so you should. The basket is near and dear to my heart, beautiful, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Patricia said...

Your lamp is just beautiful - what a find. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Happy Pink Saturday.

pinkkandy said...

I loved all your pinks..the egg holder is so cute..
God Bless you
Kandy

Susie Jefferson said...

Love that egg holder - and all the pink goodies. You really have an eye for finding the unusual! Happy Pink Saturday.

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Mimi, your right. The egg holders should be for all season! :-)They're all pretty in pink. But of course the one where you friend painted the basket for you must be real special :-)

suesueb said...

i have the blue one like that! love the baby quilt-i know that's so much work and so special! thanks for the visit and happy pink week!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

You come up with the best pinks! Your friend did a beautiful job on that basket I saw those egg holder things at Joanne's...why didn't I think of buying one for the refrigerator? You're full of good ideas! Hope you had a wonderul Pink Saturday. Oh yes, great buy on the lamp too.

Light and Voices said...

~Hi~
Your cup reads "I'll start my diet tomorrow." Mine says "I'm just visiting this planet." Happy belated Pink Saturday.
Joyce M

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Running late this week visiting blogs....Hope you had a Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan