What started it all:
Happy Pink Saturday! I hope you all have had a great week. Mine has been good but busy. Today I thought I would share with you what I think started my love affair with pink. Did anyone read the Little House books? I found them in second grade and have loved them ever since. They absolutely entranced me. I think it reminded me of my Great Grandma Cordelia who used to live with my paternal grandparents when I was less than 5. She used to tell all us great grandchildren stories of living in Oklahoma when it was Indian Territory. We are part Native American( Creek Muscogee) and she was a tribal member. I remember her talking about riding in a covered wagon. Well this is really round a bout but as a result I fell in love with all the Little House books. In one of the books it talked about Laura having a hope chest for when she would be married some day and how she would save things up she would need for her own household. I loved that idea so when I was in 5th grade I decided to start a hope chest for myself. I had a cardboard box instead of a lovely wood chest but it worked fine. I began to save things up like measuring spoons or placemats I liked. When I was in high school, my sister Janet had a friend whose mother decided to get rid of her china. Her daughter didn't want it and somehow it got offered to me(I'm not sure why as I had never met her mother before). Anyway I took her up on the offer and below is the lovely china. I think I already liked vintage things that reminded me of my grandmother Marie's home but I began to fall in love with pink when I got this beautiful china. Here it is:
Isn't it lovely! Someday I would love to aquire the pieces I'm missing but it's only a someday wish, not a need. Below is a closup of the floral motif.
I've added some pictures below that hang in my tiny dining area that used to hang in my mother's bedroom. I believe she found these at a garage sale and fell in love with them. Now they just remind me of her everytime I see them. My mother died in 1995 at the very young age of 58. I miss her every day but I look forward to seeing her again.
I've been playing with paper and images all week and having boatloads of fun. Below is an image on my inspiriation board that hangs over my computer area.
Well I just want to say Thank You for stopping by for a visit. I always love reading your comments. It is so fun to get to meet new people. Don't forget to stop and visit with the other lovely ladies all listed on Beverly's blog-http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/.