FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Friday, January 22, 2010

More pink for my pinky friends

Isn't she pretty? I'm a bear collector, I have stop collecting as many, these days it must be a super special bear. I found her @ the flea market among some not so nice stuff. When the guy said $3.00 I almost fainted. I now this brand and she is a major score. She was made by Bunnies By the Bay and retails for 189.00$(SCOOREEE) The fabric in her dress is beautiful, the collar is embroidered and her hat is full of millinery flowers. LOVE HER!. The funny thing is the same guy was selling the ugly stuff animals for much more. Do you ever wonder what is the criteria people use when they price their stuff. I bought a half doll with the whisk bottom @ the same flea for $2.00. The rest of the stuff in the table was really trash, but he wanted big bucks for it. Lucky for me.

You guess it. I collect hats too. The ones with pretty roses are almost impossible to find and when you do be ready to pay big bucks. This beauty was in a suitcase and was sold to me for $3.00. The lady thought there was no saving this one. I took it to a hat steamer and voile!



I love this one, is not an older one, just new and pretty. I met this lady one day @ the shop and she was wearing an identical one. We talked and visit forever, the next day she show at the shop with an identical hat for me. BLESSED, indeed.


Miss sweety bear standing by a lamp I bought about 10 years ago @ what was at the time my favorite antique shop Shabbytiques. They have gone out of business since then but one of her best dealers open her own shop, just as amazing if not more BLOOM AND BEE SWANKY.


Next is my quilt chair. It was a pain in the behindny to upholster. It resides in my princess room but it used to reside in my living room during my pink, yellow and red phase.

Another thing I love to have lots around me is pillows. I buy pillows, I sew pillows, I dream pillows. To me there is nothing like a bed full of them. The more the merrier.


Needlepoint and roses, yumm! Silk, yumm.

Can you believe this one? I bought it @ Tuesday Morning for $25.00. A bargain if you ask me. It is made of organza.


This little boudoir one was a gift from my best friend Debra. Every year she will give me something I love for Christmas, she knows me well.

This is my favorite pillow of them all. I bought it @ Ross a million years ago, when the quality of the stuff was better. Remember when they sold Waverly and Ralph Lauren stuff? No more of that, sadly to said.
Well pinky friends, this is all for today. It was the happiest time last Saturday, to come home and find all your comments. I appreciate each and everyone. Thanks the the Queen of Pink Saturday, Ms. Beverly. Visit with her @ http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/..
Blessings, Marta.








25 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweetie...
Happy Pink Saturday. I love your pinks. My gosh what a steal on your precious Bear. One man's junk truly is another's treasure. Little did they know?

I love your chair. I think I could curl up and read a really good book in this chair. How wonderful it is? I love the colors and textures. You did a phenomenal job on it. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Love your pinks. Have a beautiful Pink Saturday.

Country hugs...Sherry

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Great Bear and a greater find: )

Hugs and Happy Pink Saturday,
Jacalyn

Riet said...

What a great pink post. I love your hats, I am a hatperson too.
Happy pink Saturday

Mumsy said...

Wow...gorgeous pink post! HPS

Couture de Papier said...

Welcome to HPS! Beautiful pink treasures so warm and inviting..I am a nut for pink roses! I posted your link today.

♥Mimi♥ said...

What a wonderful Pink Saturday post! I just ♥ the fact that each of us shares such a variety of items - that's one reason why this event is never boring. Always something fun, new, lovely or interesting around the corner.

That chair is beyond wonderful!

Thanks for sharing a part of yourself today☺ Cold, gloomy day today but, as always, bright and sunny on the Pink Saturday blogs.

♫Wishing you sunshine and happiness this weekend!♫

Jennifer said...

I love a cute Teddy With a fun Hat! I wouldn't have passed it up either. I guess peoples Idea of treasure is something different. I love that Hat it is beautiful. It seems like you have a great time finding treasures. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful Pinks!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Have A Great Day!

Jennifer
Livin' With Hoosiers

Liz said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the chair! I would go so perfectly in my living room! Thanks for sharing your pink treasures.

~Liz

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Marta, I would love to sit in that gorgeous chair and have a look at all your hats. I have to admit that sometimes the animals just call out to you and you can't walk away. I am glad you brought the bear home and will love her, she was the black swan, and now is the jewel, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

serenade said...

Hello, Love your bear he is so cute. Happy Pink Day! Blessings, DE

Terri Morse said...

Hi Marta! Your pillows are all just scrumptious! I love pillows too and I really love making them. You did a beautiful job on your upholstered chair. My grandfather was a professional upholsterer. I really enjoyed my visit! Have a great day.

Valarie said...

Your organza pillow is stunning. I love everything pink, so it was sweet to see all you shared. Come visit me for a pink giveaway.
www.glitterydazeandnights.blogspot.com
xxoo Valarie

Dixie said...

Beautiful pinks... adore those pillows and chair... amazing! Happy Pink Saturday!

Claudia said...

Love all your pinks! That beat is adorable and what a deal!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Great pink post, but the chair is to die for! It was worth all the work you put into it.

Short and Sweet said...

Great pinks today. Wonderful flea market finds and your pillows and hats are delightful
Thank you for sharing.
Loretta

Kathy said...

I love all your pink treasures....Kathy

CC said...

Hi Marta,
What lovely pinks and such a lovely story about the lady and the hat. I love all the pinks, and your bear is just gorgeous. Happy Pink Saturday,have a great weekend.

Patricia said...

Beautiful pinks today - I have really enjoyed my visit. I love collecting hats, also. Your chair looks so comfortable. I hope you havee a lovely new week.

Look in the Nook said...

ENJOYED all the BEAUTIFUL PINK!
~ Jany ~
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Oh what gorgeous pinks you have! Love the hats and the ruffled pillow is my fave! Lucky girl! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please come back and visit soon! Tammy

Mary said...

I adore the painting in your Header. I love bears,too, and yours is a sweetie. Your hats are wonderful and what a fun way to receive them. How nice of that lady to bring you such a pretty hat. Hmmm, a hat steamer. Now that sounds like a fun thing to do - I've never thought of such a place. I'll have to remember that cuz I collect old hats, too.
Happy Pink Saturday~

Sares said...

The bear is adorable! Your pink pillows are all so pretty too! Happy Pink and have a great week to come!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Marta: Martha here! Are you sure we are not twins? I was born in Texas. I collect pillows, roses hats, portrait plates. I have always wanted to have my own store. Well, I can live vicariously through you! Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Hats and bears as collection - I think you were really lucky cause the bear also wears a hat :-) Isn't she just adorable with all the pinkness. YOur pillows also have beautiful embroidery work.

Belated PS!

Mizpah,
Li