Saturday, July 18, 2009


~ One of my antique mirrors reflecting pinkness ~

Our dear blogging friend, Beverly, always plays hostess to the funnest day of the week ~ PINK SATURDAY!! Please hop over to Beverly's at How Sweet the Sound to see more gorgeous pink participants!

My offerings for today.......

My favorite Victorian barkcloth Roses lampshade & a pink roses mosaic birdcage that was a gift from my daughter. Nan, I think of you & your pretty mosaics often & posted this just for YOU ~ love you!!

The birdcage & floral arrangement in pinks and burgandies sit atop white columns that we used at my daughter's wedding. The floral arrangement is by one of my daughter's sweet talented friends, Angie.

I recently received the most wonderful surprise in the mail from one of my dearest ebay & blogging girlfriends, Connie of Living Beautifully. She loves to decorate, craft, sew, and now has added painting to her resume. We've "known" each other for more years than either of us would probably like to admit ~ she's my Ethel and I'm her Lucy. Together we would surely be


She painted this beautiful canvas in the most heavenly shades of blue, pink, & touches of lavender. I adore her roses & the sweet bird's nest and will treasure this special piece always!!

Love to you, my special friend!

You will also note the enchanting little pink sugared cupcake spoon made by another dear friend of mine, Celeste of La Rea Rose. I tease Celeste & tell her she could open up a studio in my own home, showing her products, as I have so many of them!! Check out her etsy shop here for more great items.....AND she is soon opening her very own website so stay tuned for more pretties to come!!

Now, I'm off to check out more PINK participants!! Thanks so much for stopping by!



Linda said...

I love the lamp shade and bird cage! Lovely post and Happy Pink day!


Anonymous said...

ooohhh a bouquet of pink flowers :-) I've been seeing birdcages displayed on homes as decors and they really look interesting and pretty. It's like a cloche, every home has a different "something" placed in it :-)

When your picture uploaded and I saw those cupcake spoons - my mind just goes to Celeste! Oh I was so fortunate to have won one of her spoon too. It's so pretty and sparkly :-)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ahhh to recieve lovely gifts from two awesome ladies i.e. Connie & Celeste, the feeling is just wonderful! and your lampshade just beautiful! I really love it.. Happy PS!

Shirl said...

Hello Steph, Happy Pink Saturday! What a cute post and how sweet of Connie to paint that pretty bird nest for you. I love your spoon from Celeste! Your mirror is beautiful!
Have a great week!
Love you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Candy said...

Love the mirror and lamp. So pretty!
And a sweet gift from a dear friend is always peachy pink.

Enjoy, Candy

One Shabby Old House said...

Happy Pink Saturday.
There certainly are alot of pretty things to look at today so I will see you around.

Debby said...

Beautiful post, love the mirror and that gorgeous lamp shade.

SmilingSally said...

I love that little birdcage. Happy Pink Saturday!

Connie said...

Oooh you sweet friend. Thank you for hanging my little painting. I've got something else I'm not going to use anymore and the first one I thought of to give it to was you and mum. It'll be on its way today. Nuuuuuu, it's not one of my famous/infamous paintings but it is just soooooo YOU, chickee!
Smooches for mum and keep her well, sugar,

Nancy said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE that lampshade with all the flowers and trims. Perfectly done. Happy Pink Saturday!

xinex said...

Everything is so pinky beautiful, Stephanie!...Christine

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Hey Stephanie, I like your canvas. Your friend did a nice job. Painting is always fun. I need to find some time to try it out again. Have a great day! Joanna

NicNacManiac said...

All of your pink goodness makes me smile. The mirror is gorgeous and the lampshade and the birdhouse are so pretty.
Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Nerina :)

Sandi (Meme) said...

I really like your lamp shade. What a beautiful chinz fabric! I hope you have a wonderful "pink" Saturday. I'm taking a little "me" time before starting a very busy day. Please hop on over to my blog and be sure and check out my 100th post giveaway! Have a wonderful weekend.

Katie said...

Oooo la la such pretties! Don't you just love the paintings?

Happiest of Pink Saturdays to you! Little hug to Keaton!

Jennifer said...

Hi Steph All your pics load for me but I can see the one with the beautiful lamp shade and that colum with the birdhouse is just so sweet.Happy Pink Sat.Hugs to you,Jen

Valarie said...

I love all of the beautiful things you have in your home. The vintage lampshade is amazing. Have a lovely pink day. Valarie

Christie Hines said...

Hey Stephanie!
Thanks for visiting my back porch, I really appreciate your sweet comments!
Sorry it's taken me a while to finally get over to your beautiful blog...I had been on a blogging break, but I'm back now.
Your lamp shade and the little birdhouse is so pretty, and so are all of your other pinks! I think it's neat that I have that birdhouse myself. I have often wondered where it originally came from, as I had picked mine up at an antique store/ thrift junk store. I love mine and I'm sure you'll be loving yours too, for many years to come! Happy Pink Saturday!
Big Hugs,

Unknown said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Stephanie! So many lovely pinks! Your beautiful barkcloth lampshade is truly special! Love the round mirror and the little birdcage. Your gifts from your friends are wonderful!

Have a lovely weekend!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Stephanie,
What lovely pinks! I LOVE your spoon!! Your lampshade is scrumptious too! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Pink Saturday weekend.


Unknown said...

Hey! I'm the first one to post here today, Happy Pink Saturday.
Love, love, love that lampshade,
and, of course, all the other pink pretties.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Stephanie.

That Connie is so sweet, and she is always busy creating beautiful things. It was so sweet of her to share with you.

And, I love what Celeste did with the spoons. It is so pretty.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Stephanie! Happy Pink Saturday! Love the antique mirror reflecting that beautiful pinkness, and your lampshade!!! And all of the pink goodies in this post. Hanging around here could be dangerous for me, too! LOL!


Sheila :-)

Attic Clutter said...

Love the mirror-flowers pink etc(:)
Your whole blog is eyecandy ..

Cottage Rose said...

What a pretty photo of your vintage mirror and roses so so pretty... And all the other Pink Lovelies too. Connie did an amazing job on that painting,,, she is good...

Happy Pink Saturday.. enjoy your weekend.


♥Mimi♥ said...

Lovely! Thanks so much for such a lovely post today. Cold and windy and a little rainy here today. I truly needed a little lift☺

♥Have a terrific Pink Saturday♥

Wishing you and all those you love the best of weekends.

Claudia said...

Lovely presents from your friends! And I love that barkcloth lampshade. Happy Pink Saturday!

Lisa said...

Truly Lovely Pinks!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, Oh I am in love with your lamp and gorgeous shade. The bird cage on the pedestal is perfect in your living room.
Connie's canvas painting is fabulous. She did a beautiful job creating it and what a nice treasure to accent your home. She is amazing with all she does.
Thank you for sharing my shoppe link and giving me the plug for the web shoppe. You are so sweet.
I actually forgot that you have a cupcake spoon too. Looks great hanging from the peg.

Thank you for your kind comments on Lorri's home tour. She has really enjoyed reading all the comments. The dog pic above her sofa was her very own dog back in Canada. She also used to show him.
Lorri sent me an email thank you to place on my next post for all who commented. I will add it next time.
Hope you are having a nice weekend sweetie. Hellos to your dear mother.
Love you,
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Light and Voices said...

I have this lamp fettish. In a store it is so hard to pass by the lamp section. Here on your blog is posted a beautiful Pink shade. How "cute" is that? Lovely post.
Joyce M

Unknown said...

Hi sweetie! How are ya? I love the lampshade!! And the morror is gorgeous! If course you know I adore that spoon painted by Celeste :)

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new backsplash :) I LOVE it! It is wood but with a vinyl coating so I can easily wipe it down. Made just for kitchens!

Love you,

Elena said...

This is a gorgeous post with lots of gorgeous things - I've enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing.

Have a happy pink week.
ciao for now,
Elena :)

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

I love the antique mirror and that little cupcake spoon is adorable. Have a wonderful day.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I didn't know Connie is an's a lovely painting & I know you'll treasure it.

Rudy & Rosie, huh? It's got a nice ring to it! ;o) Too bad he's getting snipped next month.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

A little trouble with Ethel and Lucy would be my cup of tea! ha! The lamp is lovely and the bird cage is perfect for that room! Hugs to you!

Melissa Miller said...

~Beautiful pinks Stephanie!

I just love the beautiful mirror.
The painted signs are adorable too.

Connie is so sweet! I didn't know you two knew each other? How cool!

Have a wonderful weekend.
~Warmly, Melissa ;)

xinex said...

Love all the pink roses, Stephanie, just adorable!...Chrisneti

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Stephanie, I love the mirror reflecting the pink flowers. Oh how exquisite. The lampshade is just beautiful, and ofcourse the little painted pic and the spoon just top it off. Great pink post. Stop by and say hi. I love to have you visit. Country Hugs, Sherry

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Wow!! These are such a very wonderful pink stuffs. I love the antique mirror a lot because it looks like a mirror of a princess. LOL(“,)