Saturday, September 26, 2009


Once again I'm sharing one of my antique mirrors surrounded by pretty pinks.

This one features its original fleur de lis style ormolu topper.

Please join our lovely and sweet hostess Beverly of How Sweet the Sound to see more PINK SATURDAY participants!

I dream of one day having a chaise lounge similar to this one I found a picture of. Love the pink toile! You can see more, both adult and children's styles here on 

My granddaughter has traded her pastel pink/green/white bedroom decor in for more sophisticated colors ~ black and white with touches of hot pink. She chose a black/white damask look bedspread with the above pillow from Target for her color accents. I love that it has BLING to it and that it is a chandy ~ she IS truly my little granddaughter!!

Off to visit more pinkness in blogland!


Saturday, September 19, 2009


I always love starting my Saturdays off by showing one of my antique mirrors surrounded by pretty pinks, in this case a pink candlestick and some handpainted pink roses eggs.

Please join our lovely and sweet hostess Beverly of How Sweet the Sound to see more PINK SATURDAY participants!

Besides selling my antique mirrors on ebay, I am also offering up this lovely PINK Lampe Berger. They are quite beautiful and refresh your room and help purify the air ~ Read all about them here.

I've got a special little cuddlebug spending a couple of days with me, so I must go for now.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rebecca's Big GiveAway!

My sweet blogging friend Rebecca of A Gathering Place is celebrating her upcoming 200th post by offering a fabulous giveaway!  Rebecca makes THE most amazing creations and has generously offered up the above beautiful PINK stocking as her prize. But you must hurry to her blog here before 11:59pm on the 19th as that is when the contest ends. She will pick one lucky gal to win this on Sept. 20th.  Her blog is a study in softness, gentleness, and thoughtfulness and is one to add to your favorites for sure. She offers beautiful handpainted items and lovely textiles such as scrumptious pillows and sweet sachets. Stop by to visit her soon and she will welcome you with open arms.
We are actually receiving some much needed rain here in Texas ~ kinda a gloomy day, just perfect for curling up with my newest issue of one of my favorite magazines, Romantic Country! 


Friday, September 11, 2009


Please join our lovely and sweet hostess Beverly of How Sweet the Sound to see more PINK SATURDAY participants! 
I'm out of town spoiling visiting my grandchildren for a few days, so I'm only posting a couple of pics. The above is a little rooster lamp that was brightly colored and I decided it would need a re-do in my new color scheme for the kitchen. I painted it an ivory cream color and added a Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic shade in pinks of course!
This is a set of vintage china called Royal Chelsea Engllish Bone China that I borrowed from my selling blog, Angelic Accents ala Carte. I love the sweet pink roses and the 24kt gold trim.
Will visit as many of you as possible when I get back home!

Monday, September 7, 2009


My sweet , talented, beautiful friend Nikki of The Scarlett Rose Garden is playing hostess for us today for a wonderful party celebrating GONE WITH THE WIND! Please remember to stop by her blog to see her wonderful post and a list of all the other participants.

To say that I'm excited about today's Gone With the Wind Ball Blog Party is SUCH an understatement. GWTW is my all-time favorite book and movie. It's simply a classic in every sense of the word.

Margaret Mitchell's book has always spoken to me in a way that few others ever have. I borrowed my mother's copy of the book when I was in 6th grade (Thanks, Mother ~ I'm still  stealing borrowing it!) and can still remember not wanting to put it down to go to sleep at night. And on Saturday mornings I can remember laying in bed reading til my mother made me get up and eat breakfast.  Ms. Mitchell captured the mannerisms, the speech cadences, the history, the beauty and the ugliness, too of all that happened during the Civil War years in the South. And being a true GRITS ~ Girl Raised In The South ~ I relished every minute of it.
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And then there is the movie. It won an unprecidented 10 Academy Awards. I adore the costuming, the stars, the music, the costuming, the beautiful scenery, the period story line, the costuming, the lovely opulent Southern plantation homes, and did I mention the costuming?!?

Clark Gable ~ be still my heart ~
Vivien Leigh
Leslie Howard and Olivia De Havilland
The scenery, props, and architecture were amazing
Click here to go to more interior pictures at Hooked On Houses
All this leads me to share with you a few of my various GWTW collections.

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Hallmark GWTW Ornaments

Madame Alexander Scarlett in BBQ Dress
Dave Grossman GWTW Figurines ~ Scarlett O'Hara and Ashley Wilkes
I have another Ashley Wilkes figurine on my selling blog here if you are interested
Bonnie Blue Butler ~ rare to find her likenesses
Dave Grossman Tara with teensy bronze figurines
Porcelain Franklin Mint Scarlett O'Hara ~ gifted to me by my dear friend Lori of Pink Faded Roses
French "Scarlet in Crinoline" Les Femmes Du Siecle - 1865
D'Arceau Limoges by FR. Ganeau
Oval Cameo Series Pearls and Promises Wedding Plate
Franklin Mint Domed "Betrothal"
Dave Grossman ~ Scarlett and Charles Hamilton's Wedding
Seymour Mann Scarlett O'Hara Wedding Doll
Franklin Mint and Dave Grossman Figurines
Lg Franklin Mint Egg ~ Rhett and Scarlett at Tara
Franklin Mint Scarlett's Costumes
GWTW Jewelry
Peggy Nisbet Rhett Butler
Dave Grossman Figurine ~ Scarlett and Ashley
GWTW Polonaise Ornaments
Enesco Scarlett and Rhett Jack in the Boxes
Scarlett's Costume Plate with a matching Dave Grossman and a Hallmark Ornament
Bradford Exchange The Costuming of a Legend: Dressing GWTW with Walter Plunkett's costume sketch in insets ~ Scarlett's Costuming Plates ~ special gifts from my dear friend Bertie of Aunt May's Cottage
GWTW Barbie as Scarlett in the BBQ Dress
Carol Burnett Went with the Wind Doll as "Starlett" in a spoof of the Drapery Dress
~ For some giggles, watch the entire spoof (parts 1 and 2)  here  ~
Scarlett ~ Florence Pasedena Figurine ~ a trade with my sweet friend Laurie of Charming Designs
Sign that hung over my parent's Antique Shop, now in our gameroom
Truth be told, I've lost count of how many times I've read the book now. I was reading it at 1 am  when I went into labor with my daughter!  *Side note: I was determined if my child were a boy (SHE wasn't!) that his name would be Rhett, but I could not in good faith name my daughter Scarlett! There is no telling how many times I've watched the movie ~ somehow my love of the movie skipped a generation and I don't believe my daughter has ever sat all the way thru the film, but my precious granddaughter has many times, and at the young age of 4 yrs. could mimic Scarlett's famous "Fiddle Dee Dee! War, War, War. That's all men ever talk about!" phrase perfectly with such a sweet little Southern drawl!

I also have the sequel, Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley. (Both the book and the movie.) Not as intriguing as the original GWTW, but still interesting. If anyone has read Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig please let me know if you think it would be a good read. 
Thanks so very much for visiting with me today!

I have quite a few more collectibles that I have not shared with you. Very fearful that this post has gotten entirely too long ~ just let me know in the comments section if you would like to see more and if there is enough interest I'll do another GWTW post soon.

 How am I ever going to be able to visit all the GWTW party participants today? Hmmm....I'll worry about that tomorrow. After all....tomorrow IS another day!

~ Fiddle Dee Dee ~