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Friday, January 15, 2010

My First Pink Saturday

Pink Saturday, my first one. So pretty, so pink. OK, I already have a million ideas for the next Pink Saturdays. Pink hats,pink jewelry, pink houses, pink pillows, pink toys, pink,pink,pink. At one point and time all I got in my closet was pink and white shirts, in every style, variations of each other. My then fiance and now husband never said anything to me until we got married. One day he just said, "Can you wear any other color? You might as well never buy any more shirts since I can't tell if you are wearing the same one, boring. Such cruelty. I complied and decided to buy fuchsia (Got it?)
I got cabinets full of pink stuff and will be more detailed later since some of the pieces got interesting stories behind them.

Dolls with pretty faces and hands; check. No pink dresses, we got a problem.

My Pink Staffordshire roses china, Royal Albert American Beauty and Lady Carlyle china are my favorite. Got stories to tell about them.

I'm a pink girl @ heart, any shade of pink. I wish I can have a pink house, humm, maybe not a whole house, just shutters or something. Then I will love a rose garden, mostly with pink roses, pink hydrangeas are OK too. I collect dolls and if they don't have a pink or lacy cream dress I don't want them. Not totally true, if I like them but they are not dress in those two colors I go and whipped up one dress in the "right color".

So, Pink Saturday makes me happy and I'm sure that as with White Wednesday, I"m not going to run out of options any time soon. My thanks to the gracious hostess of Pink Saturday, Ms Beverly@ http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/.
I was MIA for 2 days. My computer keep acting up on me. Do any of you ever have problems with Picasa? I love that program but it slows down my computer down and eventually I got to a point I could not Open my blog or my bank info. So that was the only reason I did not blog for a couple of days, well,that and sales taxes due on Tuesday. On the positive, I was thrilled to have EIGHT comments waiting for me. I live for your comments, I think if nobody read and share with you why bothering having a blog. So my friends keep those comments coming, you girls and boys with those amazing blogs out there tell me how I can improve, I'm all ears. Let me know what you think.Blessings, Marta.

52 comments:

Linda said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday! I love all your pinks and can't wait to hear the stories! So glad you joined in. I didn't get a Pink Post this week as I have been having modem problems...grrrrrr.....but all fixed now!

GypsyNurse said...

Marta~ Happy 1st PINK SATURDAY!
Job well done~ I love all your pink!!
I think you may have found your nitch here..hehehe
Cat

caren said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! You have so many pretty pink things... you surely won't run out of beautiful things to post about. Have a fantastic Pink Saturday.

Nan said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. I love all your pink dishes and things, so pretty. Nan

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Marta Sweetie...
Happy Pink Saturday and Welcome. We love to have new recruits and especially ones that love "pink". Welcome my sweet friend to the wonderful world of "pinkies". I am thrilled to have you.

My gosh you have a lot of pink to share. I don't where to begin. I love the Pink Staffordshire roses china, so beautiful and ofcourse the little dancing ballerina doll, is so elegant. She looks like she walked right on the stage and is still dancing. I love her hair style, it truly shows her age. I love it. I could spend hours walking around looking at all of the beauty that you have to share.

Have a beautiful Saturday sweetie. I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what pinks you share next week. My goodness so many beauties today. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you sign up to follow my blog as well. I love to write and have the gift to gab, so I love visiting.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Elena said...

What a feast for the eyes - such a beautiful collection of pinks! I hope you get around to sharing some of those stories that go with them.

Welcome to pink saturday!

ciao for now,
Elena :)

dottydotty said...

what a fantastic first pink ost such a lovley lot of pink can't wait to see what other pinks you come up with happy pink saturday

Riet said...

Welcome and happy pink Saturday. What a beautiful pink post you have and I love all that you show. Brautiful English china with roses, wow, my favorites too.
Have a great pink day.
Riet, The Netherlands

Our Back Porch said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! I love all of your pinks! Pink makes me happy too! Is there any other color? lol It's nice to meet you. Come by for a visit when you get a chance. Happy Pink Saturday!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Marta...I see you and I have lots in common besides Pink...as in several of the same Collectors we Follow, Antiques and Texas. So glad to have you on Pink Saturday with such a wonderful collection of Pink things to share. I browsed around your blog and really enjoyed all of your gorgeous pictures and vintage vingettes. Welcome to Pink Saturday. Hope you can stop by and see my CollectinTexas Gal blog.

Mary said...

Marta, welcome to Pink Saturday. I love the pinks you picked for us to see today. I can't wait to hear the stories your "pinks" have to tell. Have a wonderful day.

Tami said...

Marta..You are just a perfect fit for Pink Saturday for sure! I love your blog and all your pink pretties. Welcome!!!
Look forward to seeing more as the weeks unfold. Happy pinks! xo Tami

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Ah men! I think that was funny :-)

Another lover of pink. YOu'll feel at home with Pink Saturday. Your china are very pretty and I'm sensing that your collection of pinks is still growing? :-)

Happy 1st Pink Saturday to you!

Mizpah,
Li

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marta, Pink Saturday was made for you! Happy 1st pink Saturday!
You collections of pink are just amazing. Love all the dishes!
Yvonne

Sherry from Alabama said...

Welcome, from one Pink Saturday newbie to another! You have such pretty pink treasures. I enjoyed the tour! Hope you come check out mine and tell me what you think. Happy Pink Saturday!

Terry Lee said...

oh marta! anyone who knows me, knows what a pink person i am!!

so i'm lovin' your pink saturday lovelies!! the sweet rose plates and bowls, cups, saucers, dollies and all your displays!! simply gorgeous!!

thanks for sharing and good luck with your computer woes. it gets very frustrating, i know. but your blog is awesome and it's always such a treat to come visit you here.

hugs and happy weekend,
terry lee

someplace in thyme said...

Sending you a huge welcome to pink saturday and you out did yourself with all the gorgeous pinks. I can't wait to see what you come up with next week, Happy PInk Saturday and please don't be a stranger, Char

Marie said...

it must be texas. i've stopped by your blog before via jessica from sugar moon and sue from vintagesue. ya'll have some great vintage out there. thanks for all the pink.
marie

♥Mimi♥ said...

♫Happy Pink Saturday♫

Gloomy and gray over in my neck of the woods today so all of the pinks shared this Saturday are so special and cheerful. They remind me that there are more colors than just white, gray and black.Your pinks are wonderful! My goodness - so special☺

I hope your weekend is filled with sunshine surrounded by the laugher of those you love.

Please pray for the people of Haiti. May God bless each and every soul.

LV said...

You really went all out for your first Pink Saturday. You have very pretty things. I enjoyed seeing them and glad you shared with us.

Collected Treasures said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday....I didn't get my name in early enough this week...just too busy. My daughter says I'm in my "pink years", and I think that's a good place to be! Love your pinks....your china is gorgeous....come visit sometime...xojana
www.collectedtreasures.blogspot.com

Dru said...

Beautiful pinks and a wonderful pink post! I do love vintage tableware. Welcome and Happy Pink Saturday!

Mumsy said...

Gorgeous sets of dishes in pink! Very pretty!

GWENDOLYN said...

You certainly have a lot of pink things. They are all very lovely! Looking forward to what you show us next week. The story about your tops is cute. I say wear what you like and what makes you feel good.
Pink Blessings!
Gwen

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Marta! Nice to meet you, and welcome to Pink Saturdays! LOVE all your pinks today, but I love the dollies the most! I consider myself a caretaker to dolls of any kind that have been "cast out"... I take them home, fix them up as best I can, then TRY my best to find a place for them! (It's a full house!.. but I keep trying!) ..Anyways, Happy Pink Saturday to you, and hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Thru Pink Curtains said...

All the right choices for Pink Saturday showing. love the roses and dolls. poor husband!!!!not...have a happy pink day!

Gracie Jewellery said...

Hi, I'm a Pink Saturday Newbie too. I just have one question. Can I come shopping at your house? I love everything! Looking forward to next week.

Nancy

BethieJ said...

All your pink is BEAUTIFUL!! and I LOVED that story you told about your hubby and the shirt! :)
Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Treasia Stepp said...

Such beautiful pinks for today. Really gorgeous. Looking forward to hearing the stories behind many of them.

Vicki said...

Hi, Marta,
I love all of your beautiful pinks today! You know I am partial to that rosy china!! I am so glad you could join us for Pink Saturday! Vicki

Shabbychicdiva said...

Oh my!! So beautiful. You have a lovely collection!! I love them all. Welcome to Pink Saturday. Stop by any time. Have a wonderful day! Winona

CC said...

Hi and welcome to Pink Saturday. I loved your roses..ooo,there are sweet roses everywhere and those gorgeous dolls. I signed to become a follower. I've looked some at the pictures below of your shop..and can't wait to come back and read/look through more.
Happy Pinks, keep collectin and have a lovely weekend.

Pam said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. I look forward to hearing the stories of your pink beauties.

Thanks for sharing.

Quilt Works said...

Hi@ My first time here - such a beautiful pink blog!!! I love your pink roses - well done!

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Pink Saturday! You do have a beautiful collection of "pinks"!

Light and Voices said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! I am sorry to hear that you are having computer problems. Your header is quite lovely and so are all the Pink things you posted. Look forward to seeing you next time.
Joyce M

LaVerne said...

Marta, your blog title and catchy little intro pulled me in right away...kindred spirits seem to find each other thanks to Beverly. Your pictures are really good...I tend to turn out fuzzy and blurry shots...you can certainly find lots of pink today...stop by and say Hi...then visit your Pink Saturday soul mates.

Meg said...

Welcome Marta to Pink Saturday , after perusing your blog I cannot understand why it took you so long????? Your stuff is gorgeous. I too am an avid junker and since I have some stuff for over, well let's just say a long time. I will be back. Blessings Meg

Sares said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday Marta! You have so many beautiful things. I quite enjoyed your story of the pink closet conundrum! Hubbie better be thankful you don't make HIM wear pink. Or do you?
You chose a fabulous name for your blog by the way and the header picture is gorgeous! Welcome to the land of the pink and have a loveleigh weekend!

craftymarta said...

I'm in heaven. Whaaat, 39 comments? You really make my day, which by the way was a tough one. Some people choose to be ugly just because they can and they all decided to come and visit the shop today. But you know what, I can't control others actions but I can certainly control how I handle evil and rudeness. God is good and he is good all the time no matter what. Sorry I just needed to vent! Back to happy things, rosy things. As soon as I posted this I'm going to visit each and every one of you. Thank you for remind that life is good and as pretty as you choose it to be. Choose happy, choose pink. Blessings, Marta.

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Welcome to your 1st pink Saturday! What a pretty and enjoyable Post, love all of your pretty pink goodies, I'll be back to see more of your pretty Pinks.
Have a wonderful week!

marian elizabeth

Nancy said...

You DO have just beautiful pinks!

Happy Pink Saturday! Do stop by my blog. I am having a give away for a mini-makeover by Susie of 1st Floor Flat to celebrate my new blog look.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! Your China is gorgeous!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Nan said...

Thanks for the visit and sweet comment about my age. The secret is this..no drinking or smoking and keep your face out of the sun and protect it your whole life. Visit me again soon. Nan

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Oh my goodness! You are going to be so so busy with Pink saturday! I bet you feel like you have died and gone to heaven finding this link! Most of us here do! Congratulations on your first post! I'm sure we will be hearing much more from you to come! Sherri : )

Dogmom Diva said...

Welcome to our Pink Saturdays, I love them..I love your pinks..I love vintage china too..have a few pieces still packed from our move last June, LOL..
Stop by my blog is you get time and say hi!
Barb

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your dishes are beautiful and I just love that doll head sitting behind the ballerina!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Julia

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Marta. You are definitely a pink loving girl.

All of your pinks today are gorgeous. I especially love your Dresden dancing lady.

Susie Jefferson said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. What a great post (the fuschia remark made me smile - devious, sneaky AND brilliant).

Just tell your DH that pink is the colour of LURVE...

Happy Pink Saturday!

GypsyNurse said...

WOO HOOO Marta.. look at all your comments on your PS!!
Thanks for your post..(hugs)
Have a great rest of the weekend..
xo
Cat

vintagesue said...

50 comments....wow. you are a star!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and so are all your pink goodies.
sue

Sarah said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! Looks like you have a wealth of pink to share. Thanks for sharing the pretty pinks! ~ Sarah