Thursday, July 10, 2008

Pink Saturday, Episode One!

Hello folks! Thank your for joining me in my first Pink Saturday post, hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. Be sure to check her blog for more *Pink Ladies*!
(I'll be cheating and posting this early as we won't be home Saturday. I think I figured out how to post date but I don't want to chance it right now!)
This is a photo from last year showing my dried hydrangeas. I had just found this little cherub statue for $3 and thought it would make a great hat stand. Pink blush pearls were $1. The shells were brought back from Florida by my SIL. My husband gave me the baby roses that are shown dried. They were some of the most gorgeous miniature roses I had ever seen! The green vase was an estate auction find. It's one of my favorite pieces.

will use $3 statue for hat stand, pearls are actually blush pink, and shell display


I found this photo of the roses before they dried. I don't know where the original picture is. I had modified this one for my Ivy and Lace friends. They were the most beautiful blush pink.



And here is a photo of the same vignette from this year. Fresh hydrangeas! This is in my dining room. The dresser was practically free, as we had a gift certificate from our wedding to an antique store. The hat stand here is a broken lamp I found in the trash. My mom gave me the heart vase and beaded lamp. The pink depression glass was my mom's, who gave it to my sister but she has no place to store it~ goodie for me! (There's lots more where that came from!) The little Titanic era dress form was a gift from my MIL, and next to it in the cherub frame is a photo of Nova after his first bath. Oh! and the "Walk Over Shoe" print of the girl in the background was a gift from my girlfriend Linda. (We call her Zsa Zsa!)



I'm just amazed at the different hues in this bouquet from the same bush. Click to enlarge this one, especially you Heather!
How about a bit more Christmas in July?
I made the quilted ornaments. You can find instructions here.
I use 4 different fabrics on mine tho, so get extra fabric if you like that look. I would like to make a giant one some day! Here are some photos I took while crafting these for a Secret Santa Swap with friends. The recipient of my gift loves violets and the color lavender. Katie thought she'd help me cut out the squares. I found the cutting grid in the neighbor's trash!



These pink place mats came from eBay.



I love the pink velvet ribbon I found at Walmart. I think these are so fun to make and the possibilities are endless. Wouldn't brown and pink be pretty? Pink and aqua? Brown, pink and aqua?

27 comments:

Anne Fannie said...

Hi, I love your quilted balls! Also love your Hydrangeas.
Love, Ann

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

How cute...Miss Kitty too!

M ^..^

Gwen said...

I was the lucky recepient of those lovely quilted balls!! Mine are packed away with my Christmas ornaments so it was nice to see them again. Believe me, when I get them out this year, they will stay out. I think I have just the perfect bowl to display them in, or maybe I will hang them. Thanks again for them, Nikki.

Lallee said...

All your pinks and collectibles are beautiful. My hydrangeas were all real little this year--I think because of the spring drought we had. Your quilted balls are wonderful and do not look easy to make! YOU need to come to Florida to gather some shells yourself. Hint, hint ;-)

BTW hubby and I are STILL laughing over the vintage WW recipe pics!

Hugs,
Lallee

Jaede said...

Just look at those Hydrangeas, wow, I love them, wish they grew in Vegas. The look on Katie's face is adorable, you can't have the perfect picture if I'm not in it. OK so how do I order the quilted balls, you are taking orders, yes !!!............hehe...........

My Maine Cottage said...

WoW!!! Those hydrangeas are to die for! :-)

Krissie said...

Hi,

Love the picture lamps and vase. The hydrangeas are gorgeous too!

Very cute ornaments!

Smiles
Krissie :)

Beverly said...

Nikki, welcome to Pink Saturday. I am so glad you decided to participate.

All of your pink things are so pretty and feminine. I know you must really enjoy all of them. I love the hydrangeas and roses.

Justine said...

Ooh, the flowers are gorgeous and I love the ornaments you made. Isn't it so great to hang stuff you've made yourself on the tree?

Justine :o )

Justine said...

Hey girlie, come over to my blog. I've got an award for you!

Justine :o )

Joy said...

Your kitty and mine share a "half moustache"!

Dawn said...

Your flowers are very pretty and the ornaments you made are quite lovely!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Take care,
Dawn

marianne said...

a lovely collection of pink pretties - your ornaments are beautiful. have a great Pink Saturday! :)

CONNIE said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I always love hydrangeas... they're just great for drying. Thanks for showing all your lovely pink treasures but the cat took the cake!

By the way, did you shave the other half of your cat's mustache off..lol!

Pls visit my new place anytime. This is my 1st PS also.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Nikki!

LOVE your PINK pearls especially!

Happy PINK Saturday!

Hugs,
Maryjane

suesue said...

beautiful pinkness but i loved the hydrangeas best! have a sweet pink day and welcome.

suesue said...

beautiful pinkness but i loved the hydrangeas best! have a sweet pink day and welcome.

Deborah said...

Those hydrangea of breathtakingly beautiful. I love them!

Welcome to Pink Saturday!
Deborah

Jeanne said...

I don't know what to talk about first. the Christmas balls got me, and the flowers too. Your whole post is lovely. Thank you for sharing your wonderful pink things.

Jeanne

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

You create the most beautiful vignettes! Love everything about them! I especially love the hydrangeas and the roses.

Love those pretty handmade ornaments too, but what really caught my eye was that wonderful yellow plate with purple pansies! You know how I love porcelain plates!

Kady

Mya said...

Love all the pink beauties. Thy hydrangeas are my fav. Happy Pink.
-Mya

PAT said...

Love your Pink Saturday post, Nikki.

I'm having a 200th post giveaway. If you get a minute come on by the back porch.

Have a great week!
Pat

Claire said...

Don't you just love the color pink?!?
Everything is so beautiful but kitty takes the cake! What a sweet little face!!!

Claire

Heather said...

YOU MADE THOSE???????? How do I place an order?? Seriously I have to have at least one for my tree this year! Too cute!
Oh you have my heart with those hydrangeas! The dried and the real- I can not believe all of those different colors came off the same bush! Gorgeous!! I could stare at hydrangeas all day!! The vinettes you create are fabulouso girl! Wanna come to my house?? LOL!!
Please stop by my blog when you get a minute- I have something for you!!
-Heather :)

Margie said...

Those quilted Christmas ornaments are wonderful! I think pink and brown would be divine!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hello Nikki!!! Thanks for coming by my blog to enter my jewelry give-a-way. YOU WON!!! I'll be sending you an email with instructions in a few moments. I am so glad you entered because I found your lovely blog now. Have a wonderful week! ~ Joy

Shirl said...

Hello, I'm still making my pink saturday visits. What a pretty pink post! Thank you so much for givng me that award. I am honored! I will be doing my awards and tags tomorrow.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage