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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Pink Saturday 12/27/08

Beverly at How sweet the sound emailed me recently to remind me of Pink Saturday and whether I was participating or not this week. Well, as things go I almost forgot about it until this evening!!! So while hubs was talking to his sister in Pennsylvania I grabbed the camera, turned out all the lights in whatever room I was photographing and snapped pix. He's used to it by now so he just kept right on talkin' to that chick and I just scurried around trying to find some pink things that you haven't already seen. This was a next to impossible task! But I'll post some pink "fluff" for ya because I do NOT want to disappoint Beverly. ;-)

While this isn't PINK it is lovely. I discovered it today while taking down our tree and putting ornaments away. (Yesssss, once the Christmas day is done that tree comes down to give us more room. BUT we have figured out a place we can put it next year to leave it up a tad longer.)

Anyway, this ornament was packed away in some soft cotton batting and I'd almost forgotten about it. Someone special gave it to me many years ago and I thought I'd share it with you. I didn't put it back in the ornament box but intend to hang it somewhere in my office or sewing/craft room. It isn't light but actually heavy and I'm sure it's fragile.

Look at those gorgeous grapes and the gold on this beauty. I absolutely love it.



A pretty pink box I keep my Sculpy in, a purple box I keep decoupage ephemera in, a pink toile box I keep my finished clay roses in and a pink rose box I keep "secrets" in. *Wink*

You may not have seen these little birdhouses I make. Not really for the birds but just full of barkcloth fabrics, "icing" and roses. I've never been successful at selling most of them and that's my gain as I place them around my house for my pleasure. "Their loss; my gain!" But they truly are a labor of love, intensive to make and absolutely stunning when seen in person.

This is one of the first I made. I started from the bottom up. I cut out foam board, glued it together and added all the lace, fabric, roses and stuff you see on here. It also is truly lovely. Ooooh, not because I made it but because of the lovely rose fabrics all over it.


This one was made with House Inc. fabric. Very very expensive - about $30.00 a yard but it never sold either. I added the pink "icing" and it looks so lovely with the Waverly polka dot fabric I hated to sell it but then it didn't sell so my gain again! I'm very philosophical about it. My interest in selling is to share some of these beauties, not to make money so it isn't essential that they sell.

This one I went over the top with!! I added so much stuff just because I wanted to - tiny birds, paper roses, buttons, vintage lace trim and vintage fabric, leaves around the bottom with little flowers. Adorable.

Just because I thought I'd add one more "PINK" item for you to see. Hah. Have a wonderful day, my sweet chicks.
Beverly, I DID it!!!! Now to sit down and chat with the hubs..... *Sigh*..........

56 comments:

  1. Happy Pink Saturday, Connie!! Love those birdhouses!! Did you get my package yet? I'm a slooow chick, but I'm steady!!

    Mother sends her love!

    We are waiting....waiting.....

    Love,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  2. Oh I LOVE those birdhouses, they are SO pretty!!

    Hugs from Marian

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  3. The ornament is beautiful and I'm loving the birdhouses. Do you sell those on your other blog?

    Kris

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  4. WOW!! You did a great job pulling off this post at the "last minute"--all this posting practice has certainly paid off!!!
    That ornament is a great one--I am glad you're going to keep it out to enjoy it.
    WHAT!! You've put away your Christmas tree? Geez! I just got mine decorated (well, just a few days ago!). I hope to do better next year, but I say that every year.
    Those birdhouses are so sweet--you do a great job with them, Connie.
    Wishing you the BESTEST in the New Year--I'm so glad to have "met you" in this almost gone year!!
    Oh, and Happy Pink Saturday, too!
    Dana

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  5. Good Morning Connie you sweet one... What a beautiful PINK post you did today.... everything was lovely and you did have beautiful pinkness around the fruit... I will be posting about your camera bag tomorrow....so come by and check it out....Have a wonderful day today...

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  6. The bird houses are very pretty!

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  7. Hello Connie...wow you did well again this week ......so much pink. You go girl.

    Happy New year to you and your loved ones.

    p.s. we have a new contest that just started today..hope you enter.

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  8. Wonderful, Connie. I admire the birdhouses - so much work and delicate artistry.

    I'm charmed by the clover print at the end. Is it a vintage tablecloth?

    You're so good at pink you did a perfect post right off the cuff!

    Have a great one, and a happy new Year.

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  9. Connie:
    Your bird house are absolutely beautiful. And your not pick ornament qualifies for Pink Saturday by sitting on pink fluff for its debut. Well done!

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  10. My tree comes down quickly too. My son's birthday is Dec. 31, and I always wanted him to have a special day just for his birthday. So Christmas decoration go away and birthday come out. (Hmm, I guess someone will say it's the same thing!) Your birdhouses are precious; I don't think I've seen them before. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  11. I am glad you remembered to post some pink. We would have missed all your pretties today. I love your pink pretties. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  12. I love the bird house on the crystal cnadlestick-so clever! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year!

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  13. Happy Pink Saturday, your birdhouses are incredible. I like that you're going to hang the ornament and enjoy it instead of hiding all it's beauty. I hope you have a super Pink Saturday.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  14. What a darling birdhouse collection!

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  15. Merry Christmas!!! Long time no write... Love that you work w/ clay. A frontier I have not conquered in my adulthood. Nice birdhouses too pretty lady!!!

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  16. Love your Birdhouses, Connie!! Gives me ideas on what to do with some "naked" bird houses of mine!!
    Happy New Year!!
    Marilyn

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  17. Connie, your birdhouses are so sweet! Hope you are having a Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

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  18. The birdhouses are gorgeous--love the handkerchief, too. Your ornament is the most unusual and pretty I've ever seen...but the pink fabric just set it off! Have a great Pink Day!

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  19. The ornament and bird houses are beautiful. Happy Holidays.

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  20. Connie, Beautiful pinks...love the birdhouses...Happy Pink...Kathy

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  21. Connie,
    I love your Pinks! I just love birdhouses. Thank you for your comment on my blog. If I had the money I might take you up on coming to get you to sing to me! Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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  22. Hi, Connie, thanks for stopping by to see me. I remember meeting you before, but I always appreciate a visit. Hope your Christmas was wonderful and you have a Happy New Year!

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  23. The birdhouses are lovely! And I never have a problem with looking at pink things, it's been my favorite color since high school!

    Thanks for sharing...and thanks for sharing your earthquake experience on my blog today. It was wild and ours was much smaller than yours!

    Jillian

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  24. Happy Pink Saturday Connie! I can't believe that those pretty birdhouses didn't sell! They're adorable!

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  25. Happy Pink Saturday, Connie. Thank you for your sweet comments on my post. I hope you and your family have a happy new year.

    Wow! I'm impressed. You are fast. I'm trying to get all of my visiting done before my husband gets home from work.

    Your birdhouses are so pretty. I love all of the beautiful fabric patterns.

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  26. Connie

    I just love all of your Pink Saturday goodies. Those birdhouses are cute as can be!

    Lisa

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  27. Hi Connie, your birdhouses are adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    suzanne

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  28. Hey Connie; Happy Pink Saturday.

    Girl you did a great job, love all you pretty Pink bird houses. And the rest of the the Pinks.

    Have a great weekend

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  29. Hello Sweet Connie
    Your heart is so big and I love your beautiful bird houses.
    I also loved looking at your rose table post. I would love to have a sit down dinner with a table set like that!!
    My Christmas decorations will stay up till I feel like they should come down.
    We live in a small space also but with all my PINKNESS around it feels so cozy.
    Off to scoop some Thrift Shop sales... I hope!!
    Hugs from Claudie from Canada

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  30. Very special ornament...what a treasure! And speaking of treasures...I LOVE your birdhouses! They are so wonderful. You are very creative and talented.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Stephanie

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  31. It's a lovely ornament with the grapes and the birhouses - well, they are just precious.

    I'm sure you have made Beverly very proud of your last minute Pink Saturday post...it's just lovely!

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  32. happy new year to my sweet pink chick, Connie.

    smooches!

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  33. Connie very pretty ornaments.Love the pink birdhouse with the teapot fabric.Happy pink sat,Hugs Jen

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  34. Happy Pink Saturday! You sound like a very crafty lady. I like the bird house, way cute!
    Linda

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  35. Oh my Gosh !!!!! Your birdhouses are so very beautiful. I just love them.. Happy Pink Saturday and have a lovely week..

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  36. YOU ARE SO CREATIVE.THESE ARE AWESOME.I DON'T THINK I HAVE EVER----------SEEN ANY LIKE THEM.GREAT IDEA.GREAT JOB,GREAT POST...ANN

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  37. Very beautiful 'pink', Connie! Have a blessed week ahead...and a Happy New Year!

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  38. Hello Connie, Happy Pink Saturday!
    I like your birdhouses you made! Very creative!
    Love, Ann

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  39. Hi Connie
    Those pink birdhouses are adorable!
    Happy Pink Saturday & Happy New Year.

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  40. great last minute pink post! my little sister used to paint bird houses-i have a couple. happy pink saturday and new year!!

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  41. Great PINK Saturday Connie...loved all your bird houses..glad you remembered PINK Saturday...hugs and smiles Gloria

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  42. Hi Connie,
    Thanks for the visit today. I think your birdhouses are so pretty!

    Happy pink Saturday to you!

    Diane

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  43. Happy PINKness day, Connie!! I love the PINK Bird Houses...the Barkcloth and all!!!

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  44. All of your bird houses are so beautiful and unique!!! I hope you are having a good Saturday.
    Kathy

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  45. Connie, Your Christmas ball is lovely. I am partial to grapes. I would hang it too.

    The hand made decorative bird houses are delightful and so much work. I love the one that looks like it is trimmed in icing. Mmmmmm, looks good enough to eat.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  46. What a beautiful ornament! Love the birdhouses, happy PS!

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  47. Pretty birdhouses! Happy PINK Saturday! ENJOY! Fifi

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  48. Hello Connie and Happy Pink Saturday! Oh I just love all your birdhouses, so pretty. Your pink rose table setting is just so pretty, and I loved your traditional tree!
    Happy New Year, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

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  49. I love your birdhouses....what a pretty pink post....and the ornament is beautiful....Happy Holidays...
    Mo :-)

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  50. Eeeek, I love the pink! Happy holidays to you!

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  51. Happy PS! I really love your birdhouses! they are so pretty! especially in Pink! hehehehe I am honoured if I could purchase the pink one! :-) have a great weekend!

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  52. I love all of your pink treasures, but I LOVE those bird houses. Have you ever considered opening up a shop. I know that Lollishops has recently opened up, and your painted roses and birdhouses would fit so perfectly. Well Happy Pink Saturday. Your Christmas ornament is lovely too.
    Karen

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  53. Love your birdhouses!!! Happy PS Laurie

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  54. Hope you had a wonderful Pink Saturday! I love your lovely birdhouses. I have always wanted to make some but never got to it! I agree that they are your gain!

    hugs, Ellen

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  55. well i ooooo and ahhhed :)
    you have some lovely emb. pcs in the previous post...i bet your cottage is so delightful!

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  56. Oh!!!! I love the house on the shelf beside the blue clock.... beeeautiful my dear, beeautiful :0)

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