Friday, January 9, 2009

Michigan Is Cold And Snowy This Pink Saturday.....

WELCOME!
And
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

My computer had to go into the shop and I just got it back a couple of days ago. It was a shock to discover how much I am attached to it keeping up with friends, family and listing on my different sites. I am still pondering on this..........as I never expected to miss it so much! With no family around and the days cold, snowy and dark, I wonder, has the computer become my second family???? And, is this a sad thing or a good thing?

Anyway, I wanted to share with you, this Pink Saturday, my pink and rosy china that I just love. It is called Rose Chintz, and made in England by Johnson Bros. I have had this for many years, so you see I was loving roses and the cottage look years before it came into it's own. One of my very loved daughters-in-law ( I am blessed with two of them! ) started me on my way with a vegetable bowl that you see in the first picture. I still need/want a few more pieces such as the teapot and the sugar and creamer and, the salt and pepper and......I am sure I can think of more!

The china and depression glass are in a very old pie safe out of a kitchen in a long gone hotel in British Columbia near Vancouver. We lived in Blaine, Wa. for several years. I was so fortunate when I found this oldie. A friend took me to an antique dealer she knew, because I was looking for vintage display pieces for my little shop. When I told him what I needed he took me out to his barn to show me the very big and very old pie safe. I should have taken a before picture as it was sitting in over grown weeds and needed lots and lots of paint and TLC. It is one of my treasured pieces!

Do you see the pretty dinner bell in the front with the pretty pink roses? It says, To Mother With Love and was picked out and purchased by my adorable little daughter, with her own money. My "little" daughter is now grown with four precious children of her own!

Enjoy!









I thought I would share some of my things with pink that are hot off the press, too!

The first two pictures show a tote/diaper bag with recycled denim from a blouse grown too small, and lots of vintage touches and straps that have knotted ends OUTSIDE the bag. The generous pocket on the back is perfect the cel phone, sun glasses or keys. Two more pockets are inside.




THE FRONT


THE BACK



THIS IS SUCH A DARLING CREAMER FROM BAVARIA WITH HAND PAINTED FORGET-ME-KNOTS ALL THE WAY AROUND THE CREAMER......THE CUSHION IS FILLED WITH SWEET LAVENDER BUDS! Mmmmm Mmmmm!





I HAVE HAD THIS SWEET SMALL PITCHER FOR YEARS AND WITH THE ADDITION OF NEW "PRETTIES" I WAS WALKING AROUND THE HOUSE TRYING TO PLACE IT WHEN I DECIDED IT WOULD BECOME A LITTLE PIN CUSHION TO GO AND LIVE WITH ANOTHER TO ENJOY. THE CUSHION IS FILLED WITH THE MARVELOUS LAVENDER AND I MADE THE PRETTY PINK RIBBON ROSES AND LEAVES THAT ARE TUCKED AROUND THE EYELET.






THIS PIN CUSHION IS MADE IN A ROGERS BROTHERS VINTAGE SILVER PLATE CREAMER WITH BEAUTIFUL LOOPED RIBBON TRIM FROM "LINENS AND LAUREL" AND GORGEOUS YUWA tm FABRIC. AS WITH ALL MY PIN CUSHIONS, THIS ONE IS FILLED WITH THE YUMMY LAVENDER WE ALL LOVE!





A LOVELY VINTAGE SUGAR BOWL MADE INTO A SWEET SACHET PIN CUSHION.
THERE IS A HEART ON TOP FILLED WITH ONLY DELICIOUS LAVENDER BUDS! GREAT FOR KEEPING THE PINS CLEAN AND SHARP AND MAKING THE ROOM SMELL HEAVENLY!








A Pretty Luxury Hand Towel Set With A Lavender Filled Strawberry Sachet...To Bring "Pretty" Into The Bath Or Powder Room











OH YES, PUMPKIN OUR DARLING RESCUED KITTY WANTED TO BE INCLUDED EVEN THO HE IS ORANGE!



THANK YOU FOR STOPPING IN AND VISITING THIS PINK SATURDAY! SEE YOU ON THE NEXT ONE!
Blessings,
Jil

19 comments:

Sondra Behne' said...

Wow..what a wonderful pink post...so many lovely pink things.

Love the dishes and absolutely love the glassware. I also love the silver plate creamer..there is something about it that makes me just want to keep looking back at it.

sherry smyth said...

Beautiful pinks Jil...the china is gorgeous and your latest creations are simply beautiful!

The Pink Bird House said...

Not only a lovely post about my favorite color, PINK, but your blog itself is just lovely!! I am so impressed, and so glad that I found you. I just love your pincushions and looked into your Etsy shop already. Very nice! greetings from Germany, Deborah

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Jil!!!
I am so glad to have found you. I also live in snowy Michigan, Canton to be exact!

I too have the same Johnson Bro. Rose Chintz..I have collected many pieces after my mom kept a 4 piece set and gave me her remnants. I LOVE it and actually have pix of my table set with it for Christmas.

Then I see your cute Kitty..orange and white named Pumpkin..well I have 3 kitties, but one is orange and white and we named him PUNKIN. So close, huh?

Your creations are beautiful too!
Hope you can come by for a visit!
Happy Pink...Lorena
PS..I am going to add you to my favs!

Virginia said...

Wonderful assortment of pink!!!!

Have a Blessed and Happy weekend,
Virginia :)

Smilingsal said...

So many things to see, I think I'm on overload! The bell that your daughter gave you is a precious treasure. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Kathleen said...

I am in love with your dinnerware. It is so divine. You know, I live in northern Maine, about 50 miles from the Canadian border, sort of out there. I am sort of isolated, and spend a lot of time on my computer....especially now with so much snow and such cold weather. I think it is a great way to meet new people and share ideas. It's a good thing! Hugs, Kathleen

Diane said...

Everything is so beautiful! You're so very talented! ♥ Diane

Dixie's Whimsey said...

I was admiring all your beautiful things pink when something felt very familiar... I scrolled back up and found your ebay name and realized I've purchased some of your lovelies on ebay! No wonder I love your pink post!

I've also been so close recently to purchasing that same china. Great minds obviously think alike.

Come visit the French Lique blog when you have an opportunity! So fun to find you here in blogland!

Dixie

gabrieladelworth.com said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!


Love your very pink post!


~ Gabriela ~

KatCollects said...

Beautiful china, and pumpkin is adorable : ) Happy belated pink Saturday.
Kathy

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you got lovely pink post here! i love it all the pictures! so pretty! love the dishes.. and also the pincushions! adorable! have a great week! thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Your pink cushions are so precious!! I just love them!!

Happy (belated) Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

Joy said...

Hi Jil! I can't get over all the gorgeous pieces you have presented to us on Pink Saturday! The china is breathtaking. The pin cushions, adorable. :o)

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

What beautiful dishes and love the pin cushions.
Have a great week.
Vera

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jil. I'm still making the rounds.

All of your things are just beautiful. I know your bell must be a special treasure.

Belinda said...

Your dishes and glasses make such a gorgeous display! And your pin cushions are as cute as can be...wish I could sew! :-)

The Muse said...

Sorry I'm so late in posting my comments...work has taken me on a few travels as of late...but now that I am able, I certainly wanted to "visit".

Our cottage, The Painted Nest is not abundant in PINK (gasp, I know, LOL) nonetheless the fun continues, as I participated in this past Sat. Pink Posting... :)

Happy to be here tonight...goodness i would have missed a lot of joy had i not arrived!!! How creative you are..the pincushions have stolen my heart!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Just found your blog and am looking at some of your past posts; all so pretty!
Pumpkin is a cutie!
:)
~Becca~