Saturday, September 5, 2009

~Pink Saturday Sweetness~

 I can’t believe another week has flown by, and we are so close to the end of the summer of 2009!  I’m so glad, though, that even with the beautiful colors of autumn filling our blogs with decorating crafts and ideas, we can always celebrate PINK!  Thanks to our lovely and gracious hostess, Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com  for bringing us together in celebration of pink, a color that is year round, and always in style.


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I’d like you to meet this sweet little Corolle doll.  I was in a toy store in Sacramento about 20 years ago, looking for a gift for a friend’s daughter.  When I saw this doll, I had to have her because she reminded me of my own daughter when she was little.  None of my granddaughters play with dolls…they love stuffed animals, like Build-A-Bear, and Webkinz.  They buy clothes for them, doll carriages, baby bottles and such, and play with them the way I played with my dolls when I was little.  So this doll has been MY doll.  Even though no one really plays with her, somehow she has lost one of the flowers in her bonnet, and her shoes and socks!  I think they were “borrowed” for those furry babies!

I never did give her a name…any suggestions?  I like Abby, and Dixie, and Belle.  Somehow I know she’s a southern girl!

Corelle doll

corelle doll 4


Oh, to have this thick head of hair again!  I love the hat, with it’s pink flowers in the front and the pink polka dot bow in the back.

back of doll's head

Still wearing her original dress.

corolle doll dress

Here is another of the mini tea sets in my collection. 

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The serving plate…with a scalloped rim and covered with beautiful roses in lovely shades of pink!

mini teaset plate


Living proof that summer is still here…geraniums on the deck…love this vibrant pink!


A baby ivy plant in a mosaic pot


If only life could be like pink…It’s soft, romantic, feminine, calming, and  well, just beautiful!  To think that some people don’t like pink is unthinkable! That’s okay, we all have our favorites colors, but if yours is pink, be sure to click on that pretty pink lady to visit Beverly and other participants that have some lovely pinks to show today!

Have a wonderful week-end, everyone…be safe, have fun, and be sure to keep “living in the pink”!



  1. Hi Mary. Your doll is pretty and I love her hat. I reminds me of the ones I used to wear for Sunday School as a little girl. That teaset is gorgeous!!! Wow, it is mouthwateringly sweet. I'll have 2 lumps of sugar please :o)

    God bless your weekend.

  2. Lovely doll and china teaset. I too bought a doll a few years ago that reminds me of my daughter.

    Have a good weekend,


  3. Love all your pinks and she sure looks like a Bella to me. Happy PS have a wonderful weekend.

  4. What a lovely doll and she even has her own beatiful tea sets. Happy pink Saturday

  5. Yes, life should be pink, or at the very least, pastel. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for your hint about the editor! See you (with goodies) next week!

  6. Hi Mary,
    I love your doll and what a pretty girl she is. I have always loved dolls myself and never got to buy any because I had three boys and now, four grandsons! Maybe someday I'll be able to buy a dollie! She looks like a Belle to me with her pretty hair and outfit! Love your little teaset too. Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend.


  7. Mary, everything in your post today is beautiful. I don't think girls of any age grow out of their love of dolls. Why would we? I too think she is a southern bell. How about the names, Cora Bell, Annamae Or Jessie Lyn. I am sure you will find the perfect name for her. I love the tea set, you captured the colors perfectly. I have always liked hanging geraniums but have never had any luck with them. Yours are so nice, Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for the wonderful post, Char

  8. Hi Mary! Your doll is so pretty. I think we adult women still need our dolls, don't you? Your tea sets are lovely. Happy Pink Saturday!

  9. Hi Mary. Oh it's so good to be back and to start catching up on visiting blogs. I've missed so much being away for week. Your pinks today are lovely. What a beautiful doll and that miniature tea set is gorgeous. The rose pattern is the same or very similar to one of my tea sets.

    Teacup Tuesday (to be renamed Tea Things Tuesday) will resume this coming week so I'm anxious for that and to see what everyone will be sharing.

    Hope you have a great Labor Day weekend Mary.

    See you on Tuesday!!


  10. Hi Mary, she is just an adorable little doll and the teaset is charming. I just love all your pink goodies!

    Have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend, sweet lady.

    Barb :-)

  11. All the pinks you chose to share with us are beautiful. I love your doll - I love the name Belle. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  12. The doll and tea set are beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday.

  13. What lovely flowers. Ours always look a bit sad at this time of year (except our oversize hydrangea, of course), you obviously take better care of them than we do!

  14. Hi Mary!!
    Oh your little doll is so sweet~~LOVE the Pinks!!
    I love the name Belle,too.
    Some Southern names actually are the first and middle names together...Annie Mae (my great-grandmother),Sara Elizabeth. I did have a friend named Scarlett...not that's a Southern girl~lol!

    I just made some little crochet soft shoes for a Corolle Calin doll..Let me know what your doll's foot length and width is and I will make you some that is if you like, my treat!♥

    Hugs to you sweet friend!

    ~Let Freedom Ring!~

  15. What a beautiful collection of pink!! I just love the tea set ♥ it is just gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend.

  16. What a pretty little doll and I love the tea set, it's so delicate and pretty. Have a wonderful weekend.

  17. OH I love the doll! She is just precious. Loved these pictures.
    I am done with summer - and heat - and fires! Bring on the rain!!! :)
    Have a great weekend!
    Karen - Some Days Are Diamonds

  18. She is a very beautiful doll, I love yor little tea set. Happy Pink Saturday!!!

  19. Hi Mary, I love your doll and if she were mine I would name her Caroline....that just seems like such a southern ladies name too me.
    I have 3 beautiful dolls similar to yours, they each have their own special memory and I love them.
    I love your tea set and have I mentioned before that my very favorite is Pink! I absolutely love all things Pink......have a great weekend.......:-) Hugs

  20. Hi Mary,

    Happy Pink Saturday! Love your special doll. She looks like a Belle to me. Such a prety tea set too. Yes, I agree, who couldn't love the color pink? It is indeed so calming and feminine.
    Have a great weekend!


  21. Happy Pink Saturday Mary!
    As her tag said Corolle, Carolina would be a beautiful name, but she looks like she has a Magnolia bloom on her hat, so Magnolia is also a beautiful name. She has the most beautiful eyes for a doll. I have always wanted long, dark, curly hair, instead I was blessed with long, blonde, straight hair. (We always want what we don't have). She is a beautiful doll and thanks so much for sharing her. I can't wait for the post when you let us know who she is to become. Name her for us. Stop by and visit my PS post. I so love it when you do. Country hugs and love, Sherry

  22. omg! Happy Pink Saturday...all is wonderful!


  23. So many lovely pictures. Love the flower pot. The Doll reminds me of one I had.


  24. I'm with Sherry, Magnolia would be lovely. You could call her Maggie for short. Your mini tea set is so pretty. Love your pinks!

  25. Hmmm her dress gave me an idea...hoa bout Cora Belle? That sounds southern to me!
    Such lovely pinks you have pictured :)
    Have a blessed weekend !

  26. Helly Mary the doll is so gorgeous. I think you should combine the names if you like them the best, like Abby Belle southern gals tend to have two names :0) mine is Heidi Ann lol. Well take care sweety lovely pink Saturday post. Happy Saturday and have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for all your kind words while I was on my journey, now that things are a little more situated I will be able to respond more frequently. Take care.

    Have a blessed weekend,

  27. The doll is precious. I loved playing with baby dolls when I was a little girl. I can't imagine substituting a bear or any other animal. Times have changed a lot. Of course I am pretty old.
    I enjoyed the rest of your pink post too.

  28. Your pinks are so very sweet. The doll reminds me of my darling daughters doll when she was very young.

    If you have a moment-- I would love for you to stop by and say hi!

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  29. HI Mary,
    Your doll is sweet, I know a very dear 94 year old southern lady named Clara Belle, that name might work for your dolly!
    I love your tiny little tea set, I've always liked those and remember wishing I had a real china one when I was young. My tea set was plastic - it's not the same!! Guess that's why I collect so many dishes and glasses now.....
    Have a fun weekend
    Heidi Heart and Home

  30. love your pink...I am having a-give-away to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... so come on over and check it out... We will picking a winner Late Monday night , and posting the results then...

  31. She is adorable! Maybe when your grand daughters grows, one of them will develop a liking for the dolls cause it'll be so nice to have someone to pass her and cherish her too.

    Happy Pink Week!