Saturday, September 25, 2010

I'm a Girl and I like Pink

Happy Pink Saturday. I am joining Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound for a Pink-a-licious Party. Please click here to join.

I have never not liked pink. Honest. Although you can't tell by this photo of my sister and I (1969). It looks like my hand is forming a fist.......I just don't like having my picture taken. Or it might have been that I wasn't pleased with my mother's hair cutting job (notice the bangs). In this photo you just see my older sister and I, our younger sister posed in her pink outfit with our brother for their own photo shoot. When I outgrew my pinkalicious outfit, my sis was ready to pass hers down to me. That would have been 1970 or 71. Now I loved the outfit and yes I wore it with my white go-go boots (really really loved those boots) but our poor baby sister spent the next 5 years wearing the same outfit, first hers, then mine and then big sister's. I don't think she likes pink anymore.

I can't pass up a pink dish, especially when it is California Pottery, a favorite of mine..... as are both the lighter pink bowl and the plate and both Goodwill finds for $.99 cents each.

These pieces all have a pink edge. The Grandpa cup, the cup and saucer with flowers and the little vase are from Germany and Austria. The plate is Blue Ridge.

Of course pink candlestick holders are a must. All four of these were antique mall finds ranging from $2.00 to $15.00 for the one front right. In the right tablescape design, they are beautiful.

I found this plate years ago at Goodwill. It was produced by Salem and is appropriately called Pink Bamboo. It has taken me the past three years to find 3 more plates. I know I could probably find them online, but it feels like cheating. The thrill is in the treasure hunt.

Here is an impromptu (hastily assembled from dishes at the shop) tablescape. Pink glass salad plates are matched with the Salem plates and 2 mismatched pink glasses. The only thing that ties this vignette together is that it is all vintage and pink.

So please visit Beverly and see what everyone else is sharing. I must confess that I take my time visiting the blogs. It is a very relaxing way to spend the evening and Sunday morning. Visiting with blogging buddies always puts me in a good mood and really ........ how fun is that! Thank you to all that participate and stop by for a visit.

Got it at Goodwill


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your pink outfits! Oh my how funny! Yes the thrill of the hunt is so part of our junking experience. I love the plates and the glasses. Pink forever!

Unknown said...

Too cute! You may have to submit this photo to that akward family photo website. Still, you are brave putting it here. I totally know how you feel about finding dishes online. It does feel like cheating. I could complete my sets on ebay but I have to at least give it a long effort, searching thrift stores and antique shops for years before I'll break down. Thanks for sharing.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

I love that picture of you and your
sister in pink! I have one like it
of my sister and I, although we
were in some plaid things...not that pretty pink!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Flora Doora

Abramyan Avenue said...

loved your pink story. I was just telling my daughter that my oldest sister HATED pink and would not allow me or my mom to wear any pink dresses to church. To this day her closet consists of grey, brown and tan. That is honestly it! And polka dots were out for us too. We wear it now though.
I am always in amazement at the goodies you find at GW. I can never and I mean NEVER find anything worth a second look! Ugh!! lol!
Have a great weekend Sherri. I hope you haven't had anymore sticky finger customers...
Take care,

Toyin O. said...

Love the pink!

Marigene said...

Pink is my least favorite color...I know, I know! I do like the candle holders and those salad plates are awesome.

Unknown said...

I have GOT to visit Goodwill. I always drop off at the back door as they request, I really have to walk around front and go inside to have a look-see. Happy Pink Saturday.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your sweet pinks! I never got used to wearing pink until I was about 27! Now I love it! :)

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!


Pam said...

Love the story of the pink outfits. I can relate being the oldest of three girls. At least I didn't have to wear hand-me-downs. Your pink dishes are lovely.

Happy Pink Saturday

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday from Pink Sugar Castle...
God Bless You

Maggie said...

What great dishes!

Love your pinks!

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!
Maggie Mae @
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday,Thank you for sharing..Health,

Sarah said...

I'm late with my visits. Great photo of you and your sister. Definitely pink outfits. Oh, and the white go-go boots. Do I remember those. LOL
Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O MY!! What lovely pinks and Pinkies here today!

I have to tell you that i just visited your Christmas 2009 posts and LOVED all of your trees!! I do 12 trees of various sizes and was also featured in our local newspaper, once at Christmas and another time for Valentine's Day trees!

You should start a Christmas blog. I did and several other bloggers have. I invite you to visit, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas if you haven't before!