Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pink Saturday

YIPPIE!!!

It’s time for another “Pink Saturday” being hosted by Beverly at
How Sweet the Sound. If you don’t know what Pink Saturday is all about, click on the Pink Saturday button on my right sidebar for a link to Beverly’s blog. Beverly had the wonderful idea of designating a day of the week that everyone could “show and tell” about something pink. Anything pink is fair game. It can be something from your own personal collection, or just random things you find from somewhere else.

Considering that pink is my favorite color, I couldn't pass up on the chance to join in the fun. My only problem each week has been deciding which of my many pink things to share with all of you. My house is full of pink, from pretty china, linens, storage boxes, pottery, figurines, books, office supplies and so much more. The possibilities each week are endless and I don't think I will ever run out of new pink stuff to share. At least I hope so. If I do, I guess I will just have to go out and buy myself some more (hee, hee, hee...).

Today, I thought I would show just some random pinkness that is scattered throughout my home..

This first item is fairly new to me. I recently purchased this storage box from Cindy at Cute Pink Stuff. It is a wood box with a basket weave texture and has a lovely hinge closure that just screams “cute”. It is about 12” in height and width and is painted in the prettiest shade of pink, both inside and out. If you’ve never had a chance to see the items that Cindy offers for sale on her website, you must check it out. She offers a wide assortment of white and pink painted items for sale that are great for organizing your work spaces at home. With a website called Cute Pink Stuff, you can be guaranteed to find something you like.
This next picture is of a lovely pink flower pot that has the prettiest floral design on it. I currently have it sitting on a small desk in my spare bedroom/sitting room where it holds a few pens and is also being used as a prop for a lovely vintage card box that I discovered years ago in an antique store. Even the card box has roses in the loveliest shades of pink.

Even more pink can be found on one of the shelves on a bookcase in my living room. The shelf holds a random collection of different pieces of china that I have collected over the years. Each piece has a varying floral pattern, but they all have a common theme of pink and roses which allows them to blend together beautifully. Notice the pretty rose patterned wallpaper covering the back of the bookshelf. I disliked the look of the plywood back on the bookcase when I first purchased it, so I decided to cover it with a pretty rose patterned wallpaper. It makes a lovely backdrop to my rose patterned china.


The same shelf also holds a small pink wicker basket that I have filled with a small collection of pretty rose patterned desert plates. You can see just the edges of the plates peeking out. These pretty little plates are getting harder and harder to find in the antique stores. I used to be able to find them all the time and they were very inexpensive (usually in the price range of $5 or so) which is great for me considering I live on a very limited budget, but I am not seeing so many of them anymore. When I do find them now, I appreciate them even more.

That's all for today. I hope you enjoyed your visit and a chance to see some of my pretty pink things. What you saw here today is just a small sampling of some of my favorite pink collections. You can be assured that there is more where this came from and that I will be showing it in the future.

Now that’s you’re done visiting here, head on over to Beverly’s blog for a list of other Pink Saturday participant's and go see what they are offering for “show and tell” today.

Have a great weekend everyone..

Kim

41 comments:

Stacey said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Random pink-ness is always good. :-) Stacey

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Wow!
So many wonderful and Pink (of course) Treasures!
Thanks so much for delighting us all with...
kisses
Debbie Moss

(From England)

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Kim.

I love all of your dishes, and I know just what you mean about things getting to be hard to find.

And, your new box is great. What are you going to keep inside it?

Beverly said...

Oops, Kim. That last comment is from me.

jeanne said...

Hi Kim, even your blog name fits today's pinkness. Your pink post is all so sweet. The pink box is awesome and handy too. Your shelf is full of the prettiest things. that little pin money purse is so cute, as are the plates. Go pink.

Hugs...Jeanne

Smilingsal said...

You have a beautiful collection of pretty pinkies. I'm giving away 3 free books, so be sure to stop by. Happy Pink Saturday!

ellen b said...

hi Kim,
love your pink treasures. What a great idea to put the plates in a wicker basket like that :0)

Katie said...

Just such lovely items - so shabby and pretty!

Vanessa Greenway said...

I love all these shaby pink things! xo Vanessa

Vintage To Chic said...

Hi Kim, I love all you pink goodies, Hope you have a blessed week,
Judy

Kathy said...

Love your pretty pink things, Kim. The storage box is darling and the plates are gorgeous!
Happy Pink Saturday...Kathy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I see a little pin money purse sitting on the shelf. On all my treasure hunts I have only ever found one of those. So cute! Happy Pink Saturday.

Bernideen said...

It was fun visiting your blog...very pretty dishes!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I noticed that I own the some of the same dishes as you! Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy Pink Saturday!

Jenny S said...

Pretty plates!! Roses are so popular, I know if I find something with roses on it I have scored!!!

jen said...

I Love all the pretty rose plates! YUMMY! Happy Pink Saturday!!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

Love the pretty plates and especially love the little flower pot on your desk.

char72 said...

Lovely pink post. Like you my favorite color is pink and I find it scattered throughout the house. Hope you're having a great weekend.
Charlotte

Bobbi Jo said...

Beautiful pinks on your posts. Such pretty China. Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs, Bobbi Jo-AZ

Protector of Vintage said...

Such pretty items! Gorgeous china. My favorite item is the Pin Money Bank. I've always wanted one of those!! Take care~

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Welcome to blogland Kim! I've enjoyed all of your pretty goodies.
Thanks for visiting!

Melissa's Cozy Tea Time Readings said...

I love pin money banks! Did you know, that parliament was so concerned what hat pins would do to the economy, that they banned the sale of hat pins except for one day out of the year. Women, including Queen Victoria, would save up their money all year long and then splurge on hat pins! I guess that's one way to get around the government! Thanks for the comment. Happy P.S.

Shelia said...

Love all of your pinkness today! Thanks for coming to see me and your well wishes. I truly appreciate them.
Be a Pink sweetie,
Shelia :)

Patricia said...

What a beautiful pink post - all the items are so delicate. Happy Pink Saturday.

imjacobsmom said...

You have such sweet cute pink goodies! That's a cute idea to put your dessert plates in a basket. Can't wait for next week. Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Cori G. said...

Hi Kim,
Darling pink plates. I think I've seen some of the ones in the last photo near my area. Is it a Bavarian piece?
Have a wonderful pink weekend.
Cori G.

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

Hi there Kim,
your pinkness is Gorgeous!! Loved looking at all your pretty pink things!!
Mandii

Sweetie said...

Hi Kim,
I love China and yours is lovely. Each piece is special. Thanks for telling me about Cindy at Cute Pink Stuff. I am looking for some storage boxes.
Sweetie

KatCollects said...

You have some very pretty pink things in your home. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Kathy

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kim, I love those pink plates!
Happy Pink (Belated) Saturday!
Love, Ann

Stephanie said...

You DO have many pink treasures!! Looking forward to more.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

judicreations said...

Such pretty pinks you've shown us. The china is lovely and so is the vase. I'm just loving all the beautiful pinks. I'm glad you have more to share...I'll be back to check them out.
Stop by my blog when you have a moment too and see my pinkness.
have a nice weekend.
Judi

Connie said...

Kim, I did the same thing with a small chest of drawers using the starch and it turned out darling also. Sorry, I mean that I did it with Mod Podge instead of the starch. But that stuff WILL NOT ever release the fabric so don't use MP unless you want it on there "PERMANENTLY"!! Trust me on this; hubs is tired of "sanding" off Mod Podge for me!! LOL
Smooches,
Connie

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy pink Saturday on Sunday! I just love how you tucked those plates in that wicker basket. I might have to "borrow" that idea!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Kim
thanks so much for the visit to my blog. I think this may be my first time to visit you!

You have a great collection of pink here!

dana said...

I loved your random pinkness! I was especially fond of the sweet basket display of little plates. I know what you mean about how much more the little collectables cost these days. It's a good thing I started buying little castoffs when they were considered "a bargain". Hope your PSat was great!!! Dana

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

So many beautiful pink pieces! Thanks for sharing the Cute Pink Stuff store, lots of fun stuff there!

Heidi Jo the Artist
www.swirlsofcreativity.etsy.com
www.swirlsofcreativity.blogspot.com

Virginia said...

So many wonderful Pink Treasures!
Happy belated Pink Saturday!
Blessings, Virginia

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy belated Pink Saturday, Kim! Lots of lovely pink stuff. :0) You have a great pink week.

Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz

Margie said...

Still making my rounds of *Pink* Saturday posts! You have so many lovely *pink* treasures!

Have a lovely week!
Margie :)

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Thanks for your visit to my Pink Saturday this week (Oct 25).

I have a vase that matches your pink vase (the one by the clock - first picture of this post) in my etsy store! Yours appears to be shorter than mine.

Very pretty picture! You have some beautiful dishes!

Shannon