Friday, January 30, 2009

I Can't Resist A Pretty Pot Holder......


I don't know when this began, but I can not walk past a pretty, pastel potholder without buying it. Of course, it has to be in perfect condition. I prefer the white ones with minty green and palest of pinks and I keep them all arranged in a bowl in the kitchen.
The funny thing about all of this, is I am not attracted to cooking and the sooner out of the kitchen the better for me, but I love kitchen "things". I have a couple of my Grandmothers potholders from long, long, ago in blue and white and they are displayed on shelves above the stove.
Isn't it interesting the things we wind up with in a little collection!
Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and I am so happy you stopped by!
Sweet Blessings,


Kim said...

Oh My.. I love your pretty collection of pastel potholders. I collect the crocheted potholders too and have quite a stash of them. I'm pretty picky about mine as well. Only buy myself the ones in really good condition that aren't stained. Check out my Oct 25th post if you want to see some of my collection and how I display my favorites... Kim

Sondra Behne' said...

Hello Jil

Me too....hate cooking but am always on a buying kick for anything for the kitchen.

In the past month especially I cant tell you how many pots, dishes, clocks, lights and on and on that I have purchased. crazy.

I guess it gives the impression that I a great

Vylat said...

Really cute pot holders and other things pink.

Unknown said...

Jil..those are all so yummy and pretty to! I can see why you are drawn to them!

Happy Pink!!! Lorena

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jil, those are the cutest things! I just LOVE them! They make you happy to look at them. :-)

And speaking of which, I wish you a Happy Pink Saturday!


Sheila :-)

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Jil, what beautiful pastel colored crocheted potholders! Just the colors that I love too, palest of pinks combined with green -- doesn't get much better then that!! Your pictures were real eye-candy. Thanks for sharing your little lovelies with us! Debby

♥Mimi♥ said...

I can't resist those pretties, either. Just someone about them that take you back to a time long ago when making things with your hands was a precious talent.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love all those pretty pastel potholders, but I'm also loving that cannister set that is lurking in the background!!

Thanks for participating in Sondra's Beat the Clock contest!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Lisa McDonald said...


Oh my goodness, I'm in pink potholder heaven. They are absolutely beautiful.


LADY JANE said...

Looking for diamond hearts...but will be back to visit...your blog is a diamond itself!

C'est moi Claudette said...

I couldn't have resisted either.
Happy PS
Thanks for the diamonds.
Gotta go find more

C'est moi Claudette said...

I couldn't have resisted either.
Happy PS
Thanks for the diamonds.
Gotta go find more

My name is Riet said...

Those potholders are the cutest. Happy pink Saturday

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy PS! with that pretty pot holder, I won't pass it up either.. and I want one too! hehehe have a great weekend..

Deanna said...

Hi Jill!
I definately love your collection. They made me smile :)


Beverly said...

I couldn't resist either. I love every single one.

Happy Pink Saturday, Jil.

Kris said...

love the pot holders. They are to pretty to use, so just order take out. :)


Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I love all your pretty pink things. In fact I took a glance at some of your posts, and just about everything is pink. Pink Saturday is everyday for you. I'm coming back when I have more time to enjoy myself with all your goodies. Have a Wonderful Day!

Pot Holders are adorable!!!

Katie said...

Just so lovely! Thanks for sharing those! Happy Belated Pink Saturday!

Elaine said...

Those are way too pretty to get dirty! I would use them as decoration only.

My first Pink Saturday. Nice to meet you

Marie De Marco said...

Hello Jil
Your collection of pot holders is so sweet. Imagine they were made for a purpose, they had a function, to handle HOT pots. How can something so pretty have had such a task.They seem more fitting to be used as ART. Thank goodness for all the vintage useful treasures.

CC said...

What pretty pink potholders..and what sweet memories they bring back. My mother and grandmother used to crochet potholders such as these. How I wish some had been kept. A belated happy Pink Saturday..hope you have a lovely week.

Betty said...

Jil...what a nice collection of potholders for Pink Saturday. They're too pretty to use anyway. :) I'm a little late, but I'm glad I stopped by and saw them.

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Hello Sweet Jil! I took a stroll thru your blog and love ALL the lovelies. I love your potholder collection. I have a small collection starting myself! hugs, Ellen

Neabear said...

You got some pretty pinks there. Thank you for participating in Sondra's Beat the Clock.

Diana at Chloe's Chic Boutique said...

All of the potholders are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Happy 'belated' Pink Satuday Jil!

Your blog is as amazing as your talent!


Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

You have a lovely blog and I love the music!

Deborah in NC

Susie Jefferson said...

I finally got here - only a week late (sorry! But better late than never) and so glad I visited to see your lovely collection of pot holders. Pretty and practical - my favourite combination.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Happy Pink Saturday!

So Shabby Pink said...

Oh, my goodness. I love pot holders, especially the pink and green ones. I love that one with the rose in the center.

Lately, I've found myself buying old pink and rose decorated salt and pepper shakers too.

Love your blog. You do beautiful work!