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Saturday, July 5, 2008

"Pink Saturday" July 5th!

Another "Pink Saturday" and I'm just so happy to be here with you lovely little chickees!! Descriptions are below each photo, my sweets.

I bought this lovely vintage sewing drawer from a woman on ebay and just adore it. It hold my disks for my computer software. Did I ever mention that I absolutely love computers???? Well, I do, my little bunnies. I'm quite proficient and love designing graphics for my own personal pleasure. But, anyway, I love this little "storage" case and my daughter made me a mosaic one also. How lucky can one woman be?!?!?!

Now, I'm embarrassed to tell you that these are my first attempt at selling one of my hand painted items. Of course, it didn't sell or I couldn't be showing you this.....well, I could, but I'm not a proud woman when it comes to this. I'm realistic. I share my feeble attempts with my loving friends in my group but I don't like to embarrass myself much more than I regularly do.....which is quite often actually. I saved an old egg carton from the store, filled it with real looking "grass" and threw in a lot of "pink" and frou-frou-y things but I guess no one like it well enough to buy it so it now sits in my office. Their loss is my gain I suppose.

When I first started selling on ebay (and I pretty much don't now) I always said there would be a rose in each of my listings. I used this rose on 95% of the photos. My guess would be that some gals out there were asking if I had an obsession with roses! Well, of course, I DO!! But no matter, that rose showed up in just about every picture.

A "virtual friend" of mine was going to throw out this painting of hers. She had painted it as practice (PRACTICE?!?!) on a board and didn't like it on that board so I said I'd buy it. I really liked it. She said it wasn't worth anything and would give it to me if I paid shipping. Now, does this look like a stupid face to you??!?!?! Nuuuuu, don't answer that!!! So that is how I came to "own" this cute little painting on a wood board.

I've got my eyes on you, little chicks!! :-) I adore rose bowls also and just threw some little pink crystals in the bowl and asked the mommy and baby chicks if they'd guard them for me. They agreed so here they are "guarding the jewels"!!

This bowl is so reminiscent of McKenzie-Childs that I had to have it. Isn't it just as stunning as their highly priced stuff?

A woman in my group made this for me and sent it without me knowing. Can you imagine the thrill and delight of opening this with no idea I was even getting anything, much less this adorable creation?!?!

I tried selling this most lovely barkcloth pillow on ebay but again no takers. So I was lucky enough to keep it for my own home. I really can't imagine no takers on this divine roses pillow, but some people have no taste! :-)

I make these by the handfuls sometimes. Then I just scatter them about in bowls, pin them on curtains and also make pins out of them to wear as corsages on jackets or coats.

A vignette I keep on my kitchen counter above my sink. A beautiful little blue clock with roses, a decoupaged container that I usually keep a tooth brush in to clean my rings but took it out for this picture. Also, a packet of rose scent given to me by a lady I bought something from recently. I tell you that packet has fragranced my dining room. Then I moved it here and it is gloriously scenting my kitchen area. It smells divine and is very powerful.

I also use watercolors when I make paper roses. Oh, I'm not excellent at it but I do give it a try once in a while when I have time. I don't want to go through life and not TRY to do as much as I want to do?? I love making the paper roses and coloring them. I leave my pots of paint out in a discreet area of my kitchen just for my own pleasure and to see the pinks and yellow together - one of my favorite color combinations.

I do hope you enjoyed yourself for a few minutes, sweet cupcakes!! ;-)


  1. As usual, Connie CooCoo, your treasures never disappoint! Have you ever posted photos of your paper roses, hmmmm? EYE don't recall seeing any. Time to share the roses.

    Met up with your favorite and fabulous daughter this week!

    Hope you're having a wonderful trip!

  2. Connie, what a fun pink post. All of your pink roses are beautiful. I believe I can smell their fragrance all the way at my house.

  3. I just love all of your pink things. The eggs are so cute I am truly amazed that they did not sell,and the vintage sewing drawer is beautiful.
    Have a wonderful day,

  4. Hi Connie--
    You are too clever!! Loved taking a peek at all your PINK things! Hope you are having a great 4th weekend!

  5. Hi Connie, I keep finding lots of new friends blogging. Of course, that is the idea. I think your eggs are pretty and the coffee filter roses beautiful as well as the fabric ones. Yes, you are talented and your projects are pretty.I'll be adding you to my list and come and visit me soon. Warmly, Deb

  6. I'm just taking a guess here, but I think you will be the last person to run out of pink :) You always have such unique and fun things to share. Oh, and your creativity is wonderful!!!

    Happy Pink Saturday.

    take care,

  7. I tried to go down the list today like a good girl but then said what the heck.. I gotta go and see Connie's pink!!!!
    Love everything.. you are one talented chick!!!
    So multi*talented!! Love the barkcloth pillow too!! All of your goodies are so wonderfuLL!! I cannot wait to see what you do NEXT!!!
    Have a Blessed Pink Day!!

  8. I just love your post AND your writing style. The "tee-hees" were just now pouring from our office (it was me reading your blog). You have an amazing amount of pinkness---I love em all! You are a lucky ducky, as I have to search for pinks. Have a terrific Pink Saturday!!

  9. I love all of your pink things Connie. I love roses too. Have you been over to "House In Roses" with Cielo? It's on my side bar if you haven't yet, do stop over to see her. Have a great weekend, Kathi

  10. If I'm not mistaken, my little sister knows a gal in her ward that makes the faux mackenzie-childs stuff...she makes a lot of money on ebay..has been kicked off because her stuff looks so much like the real thing...but she is good at it...have a good little buttercup...:)

  11. Oh Connie! What a wonderful jobs you do on all your items. I wish I could paint like you! I'm jealous.

    Have a fun trip. It will be fun to hear all about it.


  12. Hello Connie

    As always, I just swim in the deliciousness of your delightful pieces. Thank you for visiting me the other day.

    I have a gift of appreciation waiting for you on my blog! ;)

    Please visit:

    Blessings! =D

  13. Hi Connie, Another great "pink" post!...enjoy your day!...heidi :)

  14. What delightful pink items and I so enjoyed your commentary along the way!

    I love when we all come together to post on a specific topic such as Pink Saturday, so I'm trying to get bloggers together to post their favorite family photo on Fridays. Won't you join me? You could post a current picture or something from the past. I just posted my first Friday's Favorite Family Foto yesterday.

    Email me before each Friday to let me know if you would like to participate. I will post your link and invite others to visit your post.

    Please join me! It will be fun!


  15. Connie, you sure put a lot of work in your pink post today. I love everything you did. Keep painting, I think you did a great job.

    It is always fun to visit your blog.Love ya, Jeanne

  16. I enjoyed all your sweet pink stuff and especially the roses you make. How divine! Hope you'll have time to pop over and see whats pink today at theVintageNest.

  17. Connie-poo, you're just as cute and creative as EVER!!! Just love ya!!


  18. Well I am back! LOL. I would love to exchange links and I have already put yours on my "take me away" blog list. It's a small blog world out there. I just recently met your daughter thru Make Mine Pink but didn't know it was your daughter until I read further down your blog. Amazing! Your blog is adorable and fun to read. ~Smiles~ Lynn

  19. LOL..I am back again. I forgot to tell you that I am in Virginia...not Washington. :)

  20. Well for pete's sake, next time try and post some pink stuff would ya......LOL!!


  21. Very pretty pink pictures! Happy pink Sat. to you!

  22. Ahh my lovely you never fail me with your posts! Always wet your pants laughable and always super pretty!
    I love your creation that no-one bought....but yes like you said, your gain and phooey to them all hey *wink*
    Hope youre having a gorgeous day chickie babe!

    Love Shann xx

  23. Connie I adore all your roses..and pretty things.
    Love the painted eggs!

  24. Hi Connie, I left a little something for you on my blog, please go take a look, thanks, Char

  25. Hello, I'm still making my Pink Saturday rounds. Beautiful pics Connie, you have so many pretty pink things! Have fun on your travels and I miss you!
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage


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