Saturday, August 2, 2008

Pink Saturday



What could be a better way to enjoy your Saturday than to to make sure you get a little pink in to it? This is my first time participating in http.//howsweetthesound.typepad.com/ 's Pink Saturday. It was hard to choose what pink thing to share so I'm going to share a couple. The first one is a bowl that hangs in my kitchen. My kitchen and dining rooms are painted pink and my living room and hallway are painted green. I love old china and roses so I immediately fell for this bowl when I saw it.






The second thing is an old china doll head that belonged to my maternal grandma. It was the only toy she had left from her childhood.

I used to spend Saturday nights with her every week. She was the most amazing loving grandma ever! She was always there for me. She was my friend when I didn't have any(moved -went to a new school-and junior high!), my cheerleader urging me on, my safe place and always providing love and plenty of ice cream. She would let me bring my friends over to spend the night at her house and let us dress up in her old clothes and jewelery. We would try to put on a little Carol Burneet inspired show for her and she always clapped loudly(I'm sure it wasn't that good!) I remember spending hours and hours with her pouring over old family photos while she filled me in on the family history, family scandels, and family mysteries. That is something I wouldn't trade for a billion dollars. She is my hero. I miss her still but look forward to seeing her in heaven. Her name was Julia Marie Workman McCaffrey and she showed me how to live, love, laugh and be the kind of woman I want to be. A big salute to grandma's everywhere that make a difference in the lives of their grandchildren!

31 comments:

Beverly said...

Susan, welcome to your first Pink Saturday.

That bowl is gorgeous, and I would have wanted it, too.

I love the story you shared about your grandmother. I hope my grandson loves me that much. And, how wonderful that you have her doll head.

g said...

Your grandma sounds like a great woman. How wonderful to have someone to share those stories with!

Happy Pink Day

Dawn said...

That was such a beautiful story about your grandmother. I can tell that you loved her very much!! I used to watch the Carol Burnett show with my grandmother. I loved that show!

Your pink bowl is just lovely. I love pink and green together.

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,
Dawn

Marina Capano said...

Happy Pink Saturday! are so cute!Have a wonderfully pink saturday!!
visit me anytime...

Deborah said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday!
You story about your grandmother almost made me cry. You have such beautiful loving memories of her.

I love the bowl!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Happy FIRST PINK SATURDAY Susan! Love your china bowl. Sweet psoting!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Picket said...

Beautiful bowl and even more beautiful tribute to your precious grandmother...I loved it!

Cami said...

I had the best grandmother(s). My heros. Love your dollhead. A family treasure.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! You started off with a great post of a wonderful memory! :)

~Rhonda

Karen said...

Aww, what special memories you have about your grandmother.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I love that pretty painted porcelain bowl with the pink roses! That's something I collect too, porcelain with pink roses. Lovely!

I adored the second part of your post with the doll head and the story of your grandmother. Doesn't she just have the prettiest victorian type name too! What a sweet rememberance of her!

Kady

ellen b said...

Welcome to Pink! What a wonderful tribute to your grandma. She sounds like a sweetie. Blessings

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Super gorgeous rose bowl!!
How neat to have your grandmother's doll. I'm sure she enjoyed your company as much as you did hers!
Nikki

Joy said...

I second that big salute!! And love your pink bowl.

Cottage said...

I'm so glad you shared about those moments with your grandmother. My grand was the same way and I think of her everyday! That is the Grand I want to be one day.

For now it is just to pour love on my adopted cats and precious hubby.

Loved reading about your animals. We had two dogs we raised from a bottle with the help of two cats and they all laid on each other to sleep and relax.

I'm subbing to your blog, so glad I found it.

Hugs to your fur babies,
Melissa

Kathy said...

A beautiful bowl, a sweet doll head, and precious memories!
Lovely post...Kathy

KarenHarveyCox said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. Such a beautiful story to share on your first Pink Saturday. Pink and green are one of my favorite combinations. Karen

Abuela Beauty said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
Besitos from Argentina!

Silvia

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Susan, welcome to your first Pink Saturday Post. The bowl is just beautiful and I love that doll head. Reading your post about your Grandmother brought tears to my eyes, she sounds like a very special person, someone who inspired you to be the person you are. May her memories live with you forever and that you pass that inspiration onto your own Grandchildren one day!
Love, Ann

My Arts Desire said...

Susan,
What a beautiful tribute to your Grandmother. It made me teary-eyed. Both of my Grandmother's passed away when I was tiny so I missed having any memories of Grandmothers. What a great post in showing how we can and do influence the lives of those around us {and prayerfully in a positive way}!!

Thanks for sharing,
xo
Sue

bj said...

This is the kind of Grandmother I am trying so hard to be for my grandchildren.
Thanks for the lovely post...
bj

Jeanne said...

Susan, What a beautiful post about your grandmother. She was special indeed. The roses on the bowl are heavenly, but your doll head is such a beauty. Have you ever thought of getting a body and a wig for her? Think how pretty she could be.

Love your pink, Jeanne

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Susan - How awesome! Grandmas are the best, aren't they? I had great memories with mine, too. She left us 9 years ago but I know she is in a better place.

I also have great news for you - you WON the free giveaway for the nesting doll earrings in my blog. Please drop by and email me your address and I'll get them out to you ASAP. Congratulations and thank you so much for participating in my first ever blog giveaway!!!

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Susan, I am just thrilled to have you join my "Halloween Swap"!..Would you please send me your e-mail address so I can keep in touch with you. Thanks again! We'll chat soon!...heidi

Margie said...

I love your *pink* bowl. What lovely memories you have of your Grandmother! And what a comfort it is to be able to look forward to spending time with her through eternity!

Helen said...

HI Susan, I"m a little late getting around to all the pink sat. post LOl great post, treasures from those you love are always best oh & when I said I was a true blue country prim gal I wasn't saying I was a "blue" lol "true blue" is southern term meaning genuine

Shirl said...

Hi Susan, welcome to your first Pink Saturday and thank you so much for stopping by. Those photo mugs on my blog are done in the Walmart Photo Section. Just take in your favorite pic, they do the type I have here or a tile one that is a whole bunch of little pics in mosiac form. They make fantastic gifts with babies or pets on them. I love your blog, your pink rose bowl is gorgeous and so is your china doll with a wonderful story to go with it. Love your furry friends, we rescued a choc. lab also he was a wonderful friend we lost him last Sept. We had 7 great years with him. Yoyo's are easy to make, you can buy a yoyo maker in quilt shops now that make them go so fast. You can cut them out right on the plastic form so that makes it go so much quicker. I keep a supply in my car to work on when hubby is driving. Karla is a sweetie, I had my first swap with her. She is a Pretty Romantic Home Sister of mine. So happy to have you in the blogging world. I will add you to my list of favorites.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I Love the flowers on your bowl....I love old china as well. I have a lot of it around my home. The china doll from your grandmother is just lovely. Now that is what I call a very special treasure...Loved my visit.
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Susan, I am so glad you joined us for Beverly's pink Saturday and welcome to blogland. It's a wonderful world. Your pink roses bowl is beautiful. Next Saturday you have to show us your pink walls. ~ Lynn

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Susan! Love the bowl & how special that you have your grandmother's doll head! I have such special memories of my dear grandmothers, too! Thanks so much for sharing!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Dana said...

Welcome to blogging (I'm new, too) and to your first Pink Sat.! I am late commenting as I was on a road trip!!! I loved your grandma's doll head--what a precious item to have, complete with so many terrific memories!