Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pinkalicious Vintage Finds

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Oh Happy Pink Saturday. I have always enjoyed visiting Pink Saturday Posts and have always wanted to participate. Well today, I am doing just that. A big thank you to Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound for hosting this lovely pinkalicious gathering, (Click here for your invite).

For a girly girl like me, finding something pink is not a problem. Let's start in the kitchen shall we, with this pair of cute little pink piggie salt n pepper shakers.

Actually, with them sitting on the kitchen table, staring at you, it makes it hard to eat your bacon.

I just love this Russel Wright - Steubenville casserole dish. It is really more than a dish, it is a piece of art. The way the lid handles turn up, and the bottom handles are down turned, I am not embarrassed to say, it makes for one sexy stylish piece of pottery. What makes it even more appealing to me, is that is was a Goodwill find for $4.99.

Russel Wright (April 3, 1904 – December 21, 1976) was an American Industrial designer during the 20th century. Beginning in the late 1920s through the 1960s, Russel Wright created a succession of artistically distinctive and commercially successful items that helped bring modern design to the general public.

Wright is best known for his colorful American Modern dinnerware, the most widely sold American ceramic dinnerware in history, manufactured between 1939 and 1959 by Steubenville Pottery in Steubenville, Ohio.

Still visiting in the kitchen, is this fabulous, still in its original packaging, never used, bread slicer. You would place the piece of bread in the metal holder and then use the knife to slice down to make two perfectly thin sliced pieces. When making your cucumber and watercress party sandwiches, a girl has to have thin slices. Don't forget to cut off the crusts.

My favorite pink kitchen utensil is this wonderful egg beater from the 50's. You have seen my collection of green and red painted handle utensils, quite popular and readily available at flea markets and church sales. I have never seen a handle that is pink and black. Makes me want to change out my kitchen with a new color scheme just to match this egg beater.

Pink in my sewing room. Here are a few finished yo-yo's for a baby's quilt I am making. I first learned how to sew these yo-yo's or what I call puckers when I was 10. Over the years, I literally have made thousands. Here is a hint. A plastic coffee can lid makes the perfect pattern for the perfect size pucker.

Remember at the start of August, I spent my birthday doing some "Thrift Shopping". One of the places I visited was Salvation Army. On that day, I found a cute little yellow canister for only $.79. It wasn't till I got home, that I realized something was inside the can.

Here she is in all her pink deliciousness.!!!!

Here is what the bottom looks like. Now I have some ideas as to what she might be, but I would really love to hear from you as to what this lovely lady was used for, thank you in advance for your help.

So that is my pink today. I am glad to be sharing with you for this most colorful party. Makes me want to get out my pink ruffles and bright pink lipstick and go have some pink fun visiting everyone at the party. Thank you Beverly for hosting. See you there.

Got it at Goodwill


Sarah said...

Welcome to Pink glad you are participating! I loved your comment about the pigs making it hard to enjoy your bacon...cracked me up! Ha! :)

I think your lovely lady could be used as a pin cushion.

Happy Pink Saturday~

Rebecca said...

You've got some very interesting pink stuff-love the beater and can't believe you discovered that wonderful doll!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous egg beater, and how cute are the little piggies :)

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Hello Sherrie,
Oh what a delightful first Pink Saturday post! I love the pigs!!! I don't know what the little lady is but she is beautiful!! That is definately a hidden treasure you found!!! What fun!!!
I am not participating in PS today, but I have in the past few weeks. Drop in for a visit when you can.
Warm hugs, Laura

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Okay, here is another one of my favorite blogs that I could have sworn I saw on pink Saturday before only to find out that this is your first!! Well, welcome to pink Saturday and I am glad that you joined in with us!!
Love all of your pinks today but I especially love the surprise you found in one of your Thrift Store finds!! She is just lovely and I don't know what she really is except so pretty!!


Jorgelina said...

Gorgeous egg beater.
Welcome and happy Pink Saturday.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sherrie, Congratulations for becoming a Pink Saturday Participant! Welcome!!!!
You are a woman after my own heart. I have found so many lovely things at GW.
Like you I am always pleased at my finds.
I think you have a great eye for all things pink. I too love your egg beater. Having a pink handle would just make work much more fun!
So happy to stop by today!

Seaside Rose Creations said...

Happy PS!
GREAT first PS post :)
LOVE the vintage pink goodies!

The Teacher's Pets said...

Love a good find at the Goodwill store and I think all of your finds are perfectly pink and perfectly quirky and fun! I do love the lady very much and I agree that it is supposed to be used as a pin cushion!

~~Carol~~ said...

Sherry! Welcome to Pink Saturday! I'm so glad you decided to join in. You've got some great pinks around the house, but my favorite is that pink handled mixer! I've never seen pink ones, only green, red and yellow. That's going on my wish list right away!
Have a great weekend, and Happy Pink Saturday!

A Garden of Threads said...

Welcome to the party. I love the pink kitchen utensils, remind me of my childhood. Take care and have a great pink saturday.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday Sherrie Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful party today. My goodness I just adore the little pink pig salt and pepper shakers. The dish is a work of art. I would be so afraid to use it. So pretty.

What a great deal to have the knife slicer and the box too, and I LOVE, LOVE, Love the beater. How hard they are to find in such nice shape. What a bargain on this one.

Yo-yos are one of my favorite. I love making them, and using them for so many decorating ideas from hair bows to birthday cards, to connecting for little projects. Love them. They just make a heart "Happy".

And lastly ofcourse the beautiful lady. She looks like an elegant pinkeep to me, but I have no idea. She is so darn pretty. What a deal.

You have shared so many beautiful pinks today Sherrie. I have so enjoyed myself over our Conversation at Goodwill. I have signed up to follow. I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop by Country Wings in Phoenix. I would love to have you visit, and be so honored to have you follow my blog as well.

Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

Jacqueline said...

So nice to have you join us on Pink Saturday. What beautiful finds you have! I can't believe the gorgeous doll. My guess would have been a pink cushion, but I wouldn't want to stick pins into her. I would have been so delighted to find her as a surprise!!! Come over and visit if you get a chance for Pink Saturday.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Hard to believe with all your Pinks this is your first time at the party! Welcome!! Love all your pinks but must say the mixer and the piggie S&P are my favs!! I have no idea what the doll is but very cute!!!

Sherry from Alabama said...


I love your post today! We Sherries/Sherrys sure think alike. My Pink Saturday post has pink yo-yos in it too! Welcome new friend to Pink Saturday!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Kathy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Love your pinks! Especially your surprise from Salvation Army! The pigs are adorable! Hope you have a fantastic day,

SandwichINK Real Estate Info said...

How lovely. And what a cute item from Salvation Army! Was she hiding powder and a pink puff? My granddaughters would love her, that's for sure. :)

Jacalyn @ said...

Welcome to PS! You sure do have some great pinks! I am your newest follower so I can come back and see more pinks!

Happy PS,

Nan said...

Welcome to your first PS. I love all these old items they are so much fun. The photo on the right below your 'labels' is special to me as it's those wonderful greens I love. I have that tray and the mixing pitcher. Looks like a wonderful breadbox too in the photo. Oh my would I love to find one of those. Nice to meet you. Nan

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

I love the Goodwill and I love your
blog! Happy Pink Saturday! So
happy I found you!

Flora Doora

luluslovlies said...

Great Goodwill finds, I just love the Goodwill, I think your girl is a very great condition pin cushion doll, maybe she had a makeover as she is so perfect but what a deal! Happy Pink Saturdays and Welcome!

sissie said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday Sherrie!
Your post today is just full of pink loveliness. I can just see you sittin there in your pink ruffles and lipstick. How about a big pink feather boa around your neck! LOL. Those things make me sneeze!

Love the piggies too and I would have trouble eating bacon with those two watchin.



LV said...

I am glad you joined us for Pink Saturday. You certainly have a variety of pretty pinks. I have to go out and find them. Nice post.

gail@roomingwithgail said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Your pink is so pretty but I have no idea what she would be used for! I love the egg beater. Brought back memories of cooking with my Mother in her kitchen as a small girl. Thanks for the memory.

Gail said...

Welcome to PS. Your little piglets are so cute, how fun to have them on a special shelf. Have a wonderful weekend.

mercedes said...

Happy Pink Saturday! LOVE all your pics, but especially that pink gal! :) mercedes

Valrie said...

Those little pigs are too cute!

My sister has bags and bags of home made yo-yos!

Please come over for a visit!


Candi said...

You have some very interesting and lovely pieces! Yes it would be difficult to eat your bacon with the S&P shakers. lol Love the caserole dish. hugz:)

Leann said...

Just stopping by a little late for Pink Saturday. I love Good Will, thrift stores, yard sales, you name it! Enjoy your new treasures!


Jean said...

Happy belated Pink Day and welcome. Hope you had a great weekend.

Elaine said...

With a busy weekend I am finally getting around to some of the pink Saturday partisapants. Great pink items for today.
I love shopping at Salvation Army and Goodwill stores
I am a new vistor to your site


I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You ~Ron

Jeanne said...

Sherrie, thank you for your visit today. I love your pink and I am still laughing at the bacon mention. I agree. I lived on a dairy farm when I was young and our piglets were all so cute. Bacon was not an option for me. HA!

Your pink half doll discovery is awesome. She is a pin cushion and very collectible in the antique business. Lucky you. Smile.
Have a happy day and do PS again.
Hugs, Jeanne

bj said...

OMGosh...PINK AND BLACK...straight from the late 50's. My girlfriends and I wore pink and black all the time. I had a boyfriend that had an old black Ford. One day, he came to pick me up and he had SPRAY PAINTED the dash PINK. It was the UGLIEST thing I had ever seen and, knowing me, I probably told him that. hahhaa..great memories.
And, GREAT pinks you are sharing.
Now, you MUST enter this in BARNYARD BASH on Friday at HAPPIER THAN A PIG IN MUD.
With your pigs, this will be perfect..and I love "makes it hard to eat your bacon" it.

La said...

Your little piggies would have the time of their lives at the Barnyard Bash going on this weekend at Happier Than a Pig in Mud.

Have a great day! La

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Sherrie, I just left a comment but it looks like it didn't take! I am coming over from Linda who just won your Maine giveaway. I spend lots of time up there with two kids in college in Lewiston. I saw that new wonderful goodwill store last weekend but Mr. Fun WOULD NOT STOP!!!! Next time I visit the kids I will be sure to detour over to it and the Christmas Tree Shop next door! Your little piggies are adorable--how dare you eat bacon in front of them :) Could your pink lady be the top to a powder puff? I am following you so I don't miss any of your goodies. Linda

Brenda BE said...

I am pretty sure your lady is used to hide a roll of toilet paper.
Brenda in Canada