Happy Pink Saturday, yall!! I recently visited my sister in the mountains of Pennsylvania. As always, I was on the lookout for PINK. I was first facinated with the little churches and the beautiful scenery when as we drove through one of the quaint little towns I saw this beauty. Not wanting to get out of the truck to take pictures (my brother's truck does not have a running board so getting in and out was difficult) I found a really nice construction worker who was happy to oblige - of course, being the old ladies that we are - we flirted a bit with all of the guys (my brother-in-law didn't mind at all) and I was able to get these few shots. It makes me wonder who lives there and who decided to paint the house pink - isn't she a beauty??
Everyday of my visit we were out shopping and visiting the sites. From Sally Alley to Goodwill to the Antique Shop and even to the Flea Market. The Flea Market was the best - I found the sweetest little pink tricycle and thought it would look perfect in my back yard in our soon to be flower bed. But it looked old, possibly vintage and I knew the price would be too high but my sister, Barbara, insisted I ask anyway - guess what, it was only $5.00!! Can you believe it - SCORE, as my grandchildren would say. I drugged it back to the truck being stopped once by a lady asking if I wanted to sell it - No, Way, I say. Then an older gentleman stopped me and said he thought it was from the 1930's - well, if that is the case, maybe I shouldn't put it outside. But who knows, it might be a reproduction - and it doesn't matter, it is pink and even has a fender skirt over the big wheel (does anyone remember cars with fender skirts?) She still needs a good cleaning but she is a cutey!!
As I said we shopped a lot and the Antique Stores there have such great things - one of the things I love to find when we visit are baby spoons. I found these sweet silverplated spoons and decided to paint a few little rosebuds on them and with a pretty pink ribbon they will be perfect on the Christmas tree this year. Since I have more than I can ever use, I will offer a few in my shop here.
Not only did we shop all my favorite places but we also went to Victoria Secrets with my niece. To my surprise VS has a pink shop - it must be a very popular color this year. Even though I could never wear these little outfits - I still think they are cute and of course, they are pink. My favorite find in the store was the Pink Polka Dot Chair (it needs a good cleaning but I like the idea).
This was a great trip, my nephew received his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree one week and the next he was married in a beautiful ceremony at an old Victorian Plantation type home in New York. Of course, the bride was beautiful and the centerpieces would have made any tea drinker happy - sunflowers in antique teapots surrounded by an assortment of flowers in antique tins. There was a lot to take in during the short two weeks, now just a little rest and I will be ready to go again.
Happy Pink Saturday, and please visit Ms. Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see what all the other Pinkies have to offer this week.
I was raised in the South - where football is every breath we breathe, flip flops are year round, we pull over to let a funeral procession pass, we don't have fireflies - we have "lightning bugs", "tatars and maters" are mandatory, "yall" is a proper noun, chicken is fried, biscuits come with gravy, banana pudding is dessert, we drink "sweet milk" and sweet tea is the house wine, and you NEVER, EVER DISRESPECT YOUR ELDERS, especially family, 'course that is Southern raising.
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Please visit my friend's shop - Green Gables Lane - for wonderful vintage items.
God Bless our Military
It is the Military, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of press.
It is the Military, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
It is the Military, not the politicians, that ensures our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.
What my parents taught me....
Religion - "You better pray that comes out of the carpet!" Logic - "Because I said so, that's why" Irony - "Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about". Wisdom - "When you get my age you will understand". Justice - "One day you will have kids, I hope they turn out just like you".
'When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would have not a singe bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything You gave me." '~ Erma Bombeck