Saturday, January 31, 2009

PINK SATURDAY: PINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

Last Saturday was my first "Pink Saturday" and I had a miserable time finding "pink" in my home. Oh yes, a little here and there, but no collections or anything to make a little vignette...so I took the advice of a friendly blogger friend and went shopping!! One of my favorite pastimes of course. I went to a little town that has a little main street with a lot of little shops with a lot of little treasures, and I did find some pink. Now...you must spot the pink:
Wow, look at all this stuff! Where do I begin?

Oh my, I even want the wallpaper! (And everything else, but I practice restraint).


Have you spotted any pink yet?



Oh yes, finally!! Isn't this the sweetest!! Did I buy it? Well, err...no. What would I do with one teacup and saucer? I may be blonde but I am a practical blonde. I did however purchase quite a few other treasures that I am going to save for another day (hint: Blue Monday...)
I wish my post were longer and you are probably wondering what the heck is up with Blondie that she has not written a post that exceeds 2000 words, but it is late and I need some well deserved sleep after my pink quest today. By the way, I meant to go to many of the other shops along this little main street but my camera battery became "exhausted" just like me now!
Pay a visit to all the Pink Saturday participants that worked so hard to share their pink treasures with all of us and give a big thanks to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound who works so hard to organize this great day!!!!!
xoxo
Jane




39 comments:

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

I spy some pink goodies on those shelves. I love to browse these type of shops too,it is like a stroll down memory lane!!! Pink can be found in the most interesting spots! Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Riet said...

I did see some pinks in the shop and the teacup is lovely Happy pink Saturday

Paula said...

That little shop looks like exactly the type that I like to explore.

Sondra Behne' said...

You can always find pink on the internet to post about when in a bind too.

Jeanne said...

Good morning Jane, I am sorry it took me so long to answer your sweet comment. I found your post through Beverly's list of Pinkies. At least that's where I think I found you. Your name grabbed me because that is my sister's name too. Her middle name is Anne. We actually call her Jane Anne. Her friends and co-workers call her Jane. When we call her at work and ask for Jane Anne they get confused. LOL. She is a blonde too and very smart.

I love your pink today and your text and photos too. Who doesn't love antique shops. I used to sell antiques with my sisters. I have retired for a while but I still love the hunt. Smile.

Happy Pink Saturday Jane.

Hugs...Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Jane I forgot to answer your question about the desk. It is very old, probably early 1900's. I bought it when I was an antique dealer. Those desks can sell for up to a thousand dollars or more. depending on the condition and style. I paid $500.00 at the time because it had the inlaid on the front and was in good condition. Now it would sell for much much more. I would never sell it though. Smile. There are reproductions out they and they are lovely.

Hugs again...Jeanne

Jorgelina said...

Beautiful all vintage! Happy pink Saturday!

mbkatc230 said...

What a great little shop! I bet you could spend hours in there. I know I was supposed to be looking for pink (and I did spy some), but I'm lusting after the yellow apocathery (sp?) jar in the white cabinet haha.
Great trip, thanks! Kathy

My Crafty Little Page said...

Well it looks like you'll be forced to go shopping EVERY Saturday now...LOL. Thanks for the little tour. :)Nancy

Smilingsal said...

Oh, PLEASE understand that we LIKE short posts. I for one, hate when someone rambles on and on... kind of like I'm doing here!

I'll share a secret: I don't have much pink in my home either, so I show one thing each Saturday to streeetch it out.

Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

White Iris Designs said...

Ooooo...I could spend some time in this place...and probably some serious cash as well!! LOL

I am participating but didnt get my name in on time...shame on me!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

bj said...

Oh, yeah...I see PINK...every where. Loved the little trip with you..Thanks for taking us along.

Lisa said...

I saw the pink!

What a fun idea.

I may need to play the I Spy game too one Pink Saturday.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.typepad.com

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, sweet Ms. Blondie! I enjoyed your shopping trip. Thanks for sharing your finds with us, and I look forward to seeing what you got for Blue Monday. FUN! :-)

Happy Pink Saturday! Sending you much love...

XO,

Sheila :-)

G. Bloom said...

Looks like a great store and you found some great pink finds! Happy Pink Saturday!
Gina

Deanna said...

Hi Jane,
today is my first Pink Saturday and I've had so much fun visiting and looking at everyone's pictures.

I love that teacup...It must have been very expensive, I don't think I could have left it behind! LOL

Have a great Saturday,
Deanna :)

Lynda said...

Hi, Jane! Welcome to 'Pink Saturday'! What a lovely way to spend time looking at all the goodies in that shop!

Kathleen said...

What a great little shop. Wish I had gone with you, we coould have stopped for lunch.

Mimi said...

Thanks so much for the shopping venture. It's very cold and snowy out today so it was nice to stay all warm and cozy and at the same time go shopping!

fairiemoon said...

Naaa! We want you to post whatever it inspires you to post, otherwise all of those 2000 will not inspire us! I love all of your shopping treasures. I do love teacups...I am not blonde...well, I am STRAWBERRY blonde mixed with grey but I have quite a collection of mixed and matched tea cups that someday I will put in a pretty china cabinet...of course I will need a pretty china cabinet first and a space to put it. LOL! Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/fairiemoom/

Diane said...

Happy PINK Saturday! ♥ Diane

April said...

You sound just like me...I don't have much pink in my home, either. I'd have to venture out to find some, I'm sure! That store looks like such a fun place to browse around in!

Katie said...

Oooooooo I want to come shopping with you next time! Very nice place! Thanks for shopping for all the pinkies! Happy PS!

Dawn said...

Don't you just love these trips! Pink window shopping!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness... this shop is fantastic... I enlarged the pictures to get a closer look and I'm still drooling. Can't wait to see your treasures. Thanks for the visit to see the suitcase of Pink.. the dolls head is porcelain. She's something I'll always treasure.. have a super w/k my friend.. hugs ~lynne~

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

I had a good time on the shopping trip. Thanks for taking me along. Happy Pink Saturday!

Chatelaine said...

Love your post title. Great idea to go shopping to see some pink. I don't have alot of pink around either.

This week is my first Pink Saturday so nice to meet you.

The Muse said...

Anyone that takes this Muse shopping, especially for vintage and antiques..has stolen my heart!

IsabellasCloset said...

Jane, Looks like you had a delightful day shopping.. what a fun vintage shop!
Thanks for sharing your Pink quest with us.
Have a lovely Sunday ~Mary~ :-}

Bo said...

I love this kind of shopping trip...quaint little shops in quaint little towns...I'll check back tomorrow to see your blue treasures! ;-) Bo

Denise Elizabeth -HopeTreeStudio- said...

Hi

Thanks for the comment on my blog. Oh what a great store. happy pink Hugs Denise

Liz said...

Hi Jane!
Thanks for posting on my give away and leaving your kind comments. Your name is in the hat! : )

~Liz

P.S. What a cute antique store!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love that cup!

Ms. Tee said...

Hi Jane - what a sweet little flowery teacup. I might've been tempted to get it, since I'm not always practical. ;)
I just saw where you explained the retreat on my comments - that sounds like such a special time for your children, & what a good time for them to take it. I hope your daughter has a special weekend! {{hugs}}}

judicreations said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!
Oh I saw PINK in your posts. I know I have problems with Blue and so whenever I see something blue I try to take a picture of it too!
Thank you for sharing this neat antique store and the goodies...and the pink too!
come by and visit when you have some time...Blue Monday tomorrow?
have a nice evening
Judi

KATHERINELLEN said...

Jane,
Your Pink was great! love the teacup and saucer... Thanks for stopping by sweet comment...especially on my OW post. I veiw your Thankful Thursday...What a wonderful post...sound like you have a wonderful family. I also veiw your 25 random lists. I was amaze....beautiful picture of you...And found out you wear hearing aids. I wear hearing aids too...been wearing since I was 4. 88% lost on left..86% lost on the right. My brother is the same way too! We both are tunnel vision also. With God strenth...we are happy. I enjoyed all of your posts..thanks for sharing...Happy Pink...Katherinellen

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Reminds me of some of my fav children's books or games..."I spy with my little eye...".

Smiles,
Judy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Jane....just wait! Pretty soon you will be seeing Pink everywhere you go and snapping photos all over the place. LOL...When I was in Disney World it seems the only photos I took were of pink stuff. I am stocked up for a year's worth of Pink Saturdays. Sorry I am so late with my best wishes for a great Pink Saturday. xo Lynn

CC said...

I love going thru shops like this..so much fun, and I can always find treasures. I love little cup and saucer..it's really pretty.. Happy belated Pink Saturday and have a lovely week.