“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, June 20, 2009

A little pink this 'n a little pink that, let's celebrate Pink Saturday!

My first goodie this week is a pair of socks that I dressed up with a sweet, little crocheted edge to fancy them up a bit for Sunday church service. I've made several pairs of these for the little girls in my life.

Found this cutie pie at my local Salvation Army Store for a dollar. No one in my neck of the woods finds vintage baby planters cute or collectible so I can grab them at my leisure, which I do whenever I am out on the prowl. There's just something about the pastel colors that attracts me along with the pure innocence of intention.

My hibiscus' don't bloom until nearly the end of summer but as I was browsing my files I found this photo from last year and just had to share them with you today. I wait all year for these beauties to open their blossoms for me...it's really worth the wait! Each blossom is a HUGE 6" across. Just ♥ them like the dickens.

I have a pink garden at the side of my house. You will find the hibiscus' that you just saw above and these pink lilies with just a touch of lavender to high-light the pinks. Summer is so short up here so each and every bloom that blesses me in the summertime is treasured.

Last but certainly not the least is my sweet Miss Camille Suzanne giving some lily-of-the-valley a little kiss showing you her darling pink tongue. Right after her tender kiss these were put way out of her reach as all parts of this plant are poisonous to cats!

There you have it, my Pink Saturday. A little of this and a little of that but all dear to my heart. Be sure to drop by Beverly's How Sweet the Sound because there are dozens of wonderful blogs listed for you to visit. Each of them is unique and each is special in its own right. Have a great weekend!


Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I LOVE baby socks & yours are so sweet! Great pink post, but Camille's picture is the best! Happy PINK Saturday! ♥ Diane

Riet said...

Love your pink post. Those little socks are adorable and such a good idea. Happy pink Saturday

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Mimi, I think you're right we are SO MUCH alike. I just love little babies!!! and little pink baby things. Those socks are adorable!!! You made them so pretty!! Your blog looks beautiful too. Love it!
Happy Pink Saturday!
♥ Teresa

debbie said...

Happy Pink Saturday Mimi
I LOVE the little socks....so very sweet...I love to collect baby planters too
Your cat Camille is just gorgeous...I adore cats.
Happy Fathers Day to the men in your life
have a beautiful week-end
I love your blog photo, in case I haven't told you
have a beautiful weekend mimi

Say It With Roses said...

Hi Sweet Mimi....love all your baby things...your pretty posies and your Kitty! Isn't it a shame something so beautiful and fragrant like the Lilly Of The Valley are so poisonous? They are to humans, too!

Debby said...

Awesome pink post, your flowers are gorgeous and the kitty is precious!

Sassy M said...

Oh, Mimi, what a beautiful post! Miss Camille Suzanne what a love ♥ she is!! And that hibiscus is BEAUTIFUL!!! I hope you have a wonderful ♥ PiNk SaTuRdaY :) Hugs, Marsha

Anonymous said...

Of course, I love all the flowers & the baby items BUT my heart belongs to Miss Camille Suzanne! She looks just like my precious Duke who passed almost 8 years ago... :-(
She is a beauty!!

Regina said...

Your flowers and your cat are lovely ,the pink baby thing are cute. The music is nice too. Great post.

Thanks for sharing ( and for dropping by). Happy weekend.

Michelle said...

Happy PS, I love hibiscus and think I'm going to need to go buy one to plant...this blogging can get very expensive...I keep seeing flowers I just love. Have a great weekend Mimi.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Mimi,
Such a pretty pink post! Thanks for sharing all your sweet treasures and have a wonderful weekend. Happy Pink Saturday!


Candy said...

Thanks for stopping by this morning, wish you could have left some of the rain...we need it so badly.

Lovely pinks, the hibiscus is fabulous, and Miss Camille's addition is perrrrfect.

Have a happy sunshining day in you heart! Put on some happy music and twirl around the room.


NicNacManiac said...

I love little baby toes in fancy socks...adorable. Your hibiscus is beautiful, looks like crepe paper.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of this Pink Saturday!!
Hugs, Nerina :)

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Oh Mimi,
This is such a sweet post! I found some of my favorite things among your tidbits. Who could resist such a beautiful pink-tongued kitty? I love the idea of a garden devoted only to the color pink......and the tiny, pink crocheted edging on the baby socks is so dear.

Have a wonderful weekend,

PS: I think your pink background is lovely.....are the blossoms African violets?

Lisa said...

You have teh sweetest pinks!!! How you got that great pic of the is beyond me!! HOW GREAT!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Terri said...

Pretty Pink things. I especially like the baby socks though. Love the pink crochet edge you added. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog too. Hope you have a great pink Saturday.

g said...

Funny picture of the kitty! I love her little pink tongue.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lynn said...

A pink kitty cat tongue!
VERY original!
Love it!

Claudia said...

Love the baby socks and all your flowers - but the best is your beautiful kitty kissing the flowers! Happy Pink Saturday, Mimi!

Deanna said...

Hi sweetie! I loved little Miss Camille giving sugars to the plant but yes, I guess there are a lot of plant life that is not safe for our little pets.

Of course, I adore your lovely nursery planter..it's a beauty for sure. I haven't been out thrifting lately since we had so much family come in for the graduations that we had in May and this month. I'll hit the Goodwill and Salvation Army stores next week. I feel so out of the loop but hopefully there will be some goodies to be had!

Deanna :D

Sares said...

That baby girl sock is adorable and Miss Camille is a beautiful kitty. What a great shot of her little pink tongue! Happy Pink Saturday and Father's day weekend!

someplace in thyme said...

What a perfect post this morning. I love what you did with the socks. You are right about the baby vintage. I wonder if the person who gave it up, will wonder why they did? Your blooms are beautiful and you caught the cat at the perfect moment. I don't know how you did that, priceless, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Anonymous said...

Oh - Miss Camille is looks divine next to the Lily of the Valley. I have always LOVED Lily of the Valley - I can't imagine I could grow it here - but, hmmmmm - maybe in the wintertime? Pretty Pink Post! Pink Hugs!

caren said...

Lovely pinks but the kitty kissing the flowers is AMAZING!! Happy Pink Saturday.

Jorgelina said...

I love baby socks , yours are so sweet!
Happy Pink Saturday!!

Betzie said...

That is the most beautiful cat I've ever seen!!!!
Wish I could grow Hibiscus, not enough sun on our wooded lot...but yours are scrumptious!! HPS!!!

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

I have been trying to stop by to say hello since Pink Saturday...last week! Sheeeesh!

Those baby socks are just too precious. And I have to tell you, my cat is soooooooo jealous that Miss Camille Suzanne got a pretty, sophisticated name and she got stuck with the stupid name of "Itty Bitty Kitty" (also known as Iggie Biggie...which actually fits her better since she's not so itty bitty anymore).

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

P.S. Jasmin and Bo send out a big hello to Scout and Freyja!

Jillian said...

Oh I wish I had seen your idea awhile ago! The little crochet around the sock would have looked so cute on dear Bebe! I guess I can still try it...she'll be 9 mos old this week.

Your kitty is so pretty!

Dawn said...

Don't you just love a beautiful, perfect flower? Happy ps.

CC said...

I loved all your pinks..the tiny socks are so very sweet, and I can't imagine anyone leaving a pretty planter like this....and then there is the sweet kitty and flowers. How adorable. I loved that photo. Have a happy Pink Saturday weekend..hope it's a great one.

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hi Mimi,

Awww! Such a sweet and precious post. Your blooms are beautiful as is your kitty. Thank you for stopping by my blog to say hello. Sending fairy wishes for a

.•*˙˙*•.HaPPy PiNk SaTuRdaY!.•*˙˙*•.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie
The Artful Paper Doll

Bellamere Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love the little pink socks...made me remember putting little sockies like that on my little, pink, baby girl.


Dreamgirl said...

Sweet post and I love those baby socks...

Thanks for coming by my blog Sweeterliving. I so appreciated your nice comment.

I hope your Saturday has been pink and that your Sunday will be blessed!

Greetings from Norway;)

MiniMadWoman said...

Those little baby socks are so darling! The crocheted edge really makes them stand out!

I love the hibiscus and the lillies . . . I bet your pink garden is gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Inside the Mind of a MiniMadWoman

alicesg said...

Lots of pink there. Love the baby socks, it is so cute. Happy Pink Saturday.

claudie said...

Miss Camille stole the show on this one Mimi.
How are you?
I am so going to try your strawberry mile high recipe, and those marshmallows will be a summer time hit with my guests.
Happy PS
Love Claudie

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Barb said...

What a nice variety of precious treasures on your post.
thank you.
And thank you for coming by.
I hope the gloomy day tuned into sunshine.

Barbara Jean

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Those are such adorable pinks! Your pretty kitty is lovely.

Thank you for sharing!

Enjoy your weekend!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeouw pink...flowers and sweet lil kitten...Happy pink. Sorry I didn't return your visit when i got back from tubing on the river. I got sunburn bad...Making up the visit...I didn't participate this week....Having a busy weekends..Katherinellen

Katie said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I so enjoyed the pic with the Lily of the Valley flowers. I have never in my life touched, smelled or seen them in "person", (peonies either) and they look so pretty and so romantic!

Love the baby things too!

RobinfromCA said...

What delightful pinks! Those socks are so sweet and the flowers just beautiful.


Charlene said...

Running late for Pink Saturday... Guess it could be Pink Sunday for me. Hee Hee

Thanks for stopping by & I am sorry you are having cold yucky weather... we are cooking down here in Texas! Loved the picture of the kitty kissing the lillies of the valley! Priceless. Have a wonderful week. AND one question... how do you do those cute hearts on your comments?

Elena said...

Happy Pink Saturday Mimi! I'm doing my rounds a little late - it's so nice to meet you. You have a gorgeous blog - love it!

Love the beautiful pink flowers :)

Have a fabulous week.

ciao for now,
Elena :)

suesueb said...

such sweet baby socks! and i love the kitty tongue!! happy pink week!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Mimi! I being the crocheter that I am, LOVE the little pink socks with the crocheted edging! I did not know you crocheted! Beautiful work, and I'm sure the little girls in your life feel just like a princess in them! To be honest, I still occasionally make similar ones for myself! I get tired of frumply old looking socks all winter, here in "The Great Northeast"!.. but you need to wear them to keep warm! (0;
Love the little ceramic bassinette too! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you have a wonderful week!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love the darling pink socks! But Miss Camille is my favorite!! Beautiful post!

Angelic Accents