Saturday, July 25, 2009

We’re In the Pink!

Happy Pink Saturday, everyone!  I’m a little late  today, so if anyone stopped by this morning already  and didn’t find me “in the pink”, please come on back by, and I’ll have the teapot on!    Thank you,  Beverly, for being our gracious hostess today.  After you visit here for a while, go on over to Beverly’s blog  at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com  and see who else is “in the pink”! 

As you might know by now, I love Home Goods!  I like the quality of the items that they sell for such wonderful prices.  I don’t even remember where I shopped before they opened!  Oh, yes, it was T.J. Maxx!  Before then…hmmm…did I shop?  Probably not!  And then, lo and behold, the Dollar Tree came along.    I was in hog heaven!  So come on and take a look at some of my recent finds!

This metal container – what do you call it? – fits a little corner of our entry way, where nothing else seems to look good.  I bought some silk flowers at JoAnn Fabric to fill in the space, but I suppose I could use it for an umbrella stand as well.  Well, maybe not!


pink can

This picture of a pink rose, surrounded by a few buds, was a thrift store buy for only $7.20!  I’m thinking about painting the frame, because I’m not crazy about it’s drab color, but don’t really think white would look right.  Any ideas?

pink rose picture





And these darling little votive candle holders  with pink roses were in a package of 2 for – get this – $1.00!  I bought 8 packages, which gave me 16, and gave one, filled with a vanilla scented candle, to each of my tea club ladies at the last tea I had in June.  You can scroll down to see more of that event.  I’m going to be posting more tea related stories and pictures next month, when we go to a fabulous place that is surrounded by antique stores!


Have a wonderful Pink Saturday, everyone.  See you next week!  Be sure to drop by Beverly’s and check out the other blogs for more beautiful pinks!Don’t forget to keep “living in the pink”!



  1. Hi Mary,
    I'm glad you mentioned on my blog that I should come back! I'm happy I did; love the can in your entrance! Your pinks are gorgeous! Thanks for visiting and for sharing today. Happy Pink Saturday!


  2. who doesn't love home goods, they always have something you just have to have, happy pink saturday

  3. A lovely ink saturday post. I like the candle glass - very pretty.

    Have a great pink week:)

    ciao for now,
    Elena :)

  4. oh, the pink lemonade is of course, crystal light

  5. LOve those candleholders and the rest of the pink. Happy pink Saturday

  6. Hi and Happy Pink Saturday! I love all of your pictures...they're fantastic!

  7. I LOVE Homegoods! I used to live a couple miles from one, now I am an hour from it:(
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  8. Love that container of roses. Happy Pink Saturday!

  9. I just love all your pretty pinks...and I actually like the frame on that lovely picture.
    Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend.

  10. What a cheerful table! The candles are just adorable!

  11. Happy Pink Saturday, Mary! Such lovely pinks! The container and the print are so pretty! I love those little voltives covered in pink roses! Fabulous find and a steal of a price!

    Enjoy your weekend!


  12. I am so happy to be having some time to visit you today!!
    what a nice post!just beautiful stuff!



  13. Mary, I love all of your pinks! I especially like your framed prints. Flowers are just always in order, aren't they? I noticed in your profile that you call your son's wife your daughter-in-love. That's what my mother-in-law calls me too! I know your family is very lucky to have you. As always, it's great visiting with you. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  14. I love all your pinks! I would leave the 'drab' frame though, I think it suits the print, and I think it makes the pink rose stand out on it's own. I think a painted frame might take away from that.
    But that's just what I would do, decorating is such a personal preference. Do what you feel comfortable with, what makes your heart happy!
    Nice post!
    All the best,

  15. Hi Mary!
    Lovely pinks!
    I love the votive cups that you gave at the tea party. What a deal you got on those!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Have a lovely day!
    Mary :)

  16. Love those votive cups, think I need to make a trip to the Dollar Tree!

  17. All your pink things are great - love those dollar store votive holders. You make me wish there was a Home Goods store near me.

  18. LOVE your blog - it is soooooo pretty. You have some lovely dishes and teasets. Pink Hugs, Patti

  19. My favorite PINk roses! Thanks for sharing today, Esther

  20. hello Mary; I have not been able to go to a Home Goods yet,, but I am thinking I just might have to find one near by... I love that Rose container and the Roses in it.... oh and those pretty rose painted candle holders,,, just too sweet for words. Wow what a fabulous find love the Rose Print,,, maybe a light mint green on the frame,, and then some gel stain to age it a bit and tone down the color... just a thought...
    Have a great weekend. and thanks for stopping by for a visit....


  21. Hi Mary
    I have umbrellas you could put in that beautiful "brolly" holder, I think they would do just fine...
    I was running late too, I had to work and then go to Birthday party... I am sorry I am commenting so late.
    I'm not sure what color you could paint it...maybe a darker one,chocolate,maybe?

  22. Hi Mary! Thanks for stopping by so I could find your blog. It is soooo beautiful and I love your style. I liked your comments about Claire. You are so right and I have hoped the same things. Actually, I think she is going to just be a college student now.

  23. Cold, dark, misty in my neck of the woods. My perennials are hiding and I am wearing a sweatshirt. Coming here today made my day a little brighter. Thanks so much.

    I'm a little late with my Pink Saturday visits because I had my grandsons for the weekend and couldn't tear myself away from them☺

    ♥Wishing you and yours a week full of happiness♥

  24. Happy late Pink Saturday!Yesterday I was busy donating my time at the Evergreen Jazz Festival. I just now found time to check out all the pink for PINK SATURDAY. I love all your PINK ROSES.
    Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

  25. Lovely blush of pink color :-) Just lovely. My faves are those votive candle holders! LIke it a lot :-)

    Happy Pink Saturday!