Friday, March 27, 2009

Pin Cushions And Pink Saturday............

Another Sweet Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet The Sound. Click on the Pink Saturday link on the right to visit lots and lots of beautiful ladies and their pretty Pink blogs.

This week passed in a haze, but I do remember making these unique and chic, if I do say so myself, Pin Cushions. lol! They have pretty high end fabrics for their dresses and they are embellished with Mulberry roses, vintage posies, vintage laces and buttons and even the wooden spools, that I have finally found a use for, are vintage!

The weather was mild and nice and the Spring flowers are up...way up and we learned we have some snow on the way! I had a stern talk with Mother Nature and so I only expect a few pretty flakes!! The tulips and daffodils seem to weather the snow well, tho. Some winters their new green leaves are poking thru snow! That always amazes me that they do not turn brown and die. The tender pink shoots of the Peonies and Bleeding hearts have just broken thru the ground and I will cover them with pots if we really get snow...........

Well, here are my dress form pin cushions....I have to say I am pleased with how they turned out. I have lots more ideas for is so much fun to create something pretty, but useful,too, and these two are listed on eBay. You can click on the link over to the right if you would like to see all of the pictures. I will get some on Etsy and LolliShops, hopefully, after the bunny orders are finished, this next week.

And another~~~~~~

Pretty vintage croched lace and beautiful vintage eyelet from a closed dressmakers shop of long ago. Don't you just love the fresh look of pretty eyelet? I know I do as it brings back memories of when I was a child. My Mom often made some of my clothes and she would use it on a blouse or skirt, knowing how much I loved it.

I Came Up With The Idea Of Having A Place To Keep Your Thimble Securely, Between The First Dress Form Pin Cushion And The Second One. That way you always know where it is.

Vintage and new buttons for more charm.

Thank you for visitng and have a wonderful week!!
Hugs to all,

Friday, March 20, 2009

Another Fabulous & Fun PINK SATURDAY.........



First, I want to say how sorry I am that I did not answer any comments last week.

Thanks to Bev, our lovely host of Pink Saturdays, I would not have thought to see if the comments were blocked....I just thought no one came by! lol! So.... I want to thank each of you that visited, for leaving such nice comments and I am glad you all did come by, I don't feel so lonesome now!

(I have no idea how my comments got blocked as I have not opened that page in ages!! Wicked Trolls in my computer???)

Here are a few favorites of mine with pink...I hope you enjoy them!

Would you believe that I found the pie plate in Arizona, and the matching cookie jar shortly after we moved to Michigan? My "over flow" of cookies, when baking, go in this cookie jar and for some reason, my dear hubby has never thought to look there when the big cookie jar is empty! heheh! It is my secret stash!! These beautiful old pie plates are wonderful for dinner plates. I have a small collection and it makes for an interesting and unusual table setting. Very Cottage!!

This little ballerina pin was given to me by my younger sister when we were small children. She picked them out herself and there used to be two. Even with a little missing rhinestone, she is so precious to me! She holds lots of dear memories. I used to wear it all the time. The gold boot belonged to my beloved Mom and I remember her wearing it. I see, it too, now has a missing stone here and is about 50 years old.

This olde, sweet bowl with roses, is one of my favorites in the kitchen. I have cupboards with no doors so I can enjoy my little collections.

This vintage shelf and plate holder, was painted by my dear friend Pauline in California and means much to me now that we live so far apart!

And, last, but not least, is this lovely old plate. I found this when we lived in beautiful Prescott, Arizona in one of my favorite antique stores. The pink is a luscious pale pink in a raspberry tone and I purchased it on a beautiful summer day that holds more sweet memories.

Thank you for coming by and have a wonderful week!

It is SPRING now and my tulips and daffodils are bravely peeking their heads thru the soil. I hope I am not jinxing things by saying, "bye bye Winter" to soon. There is a storm heading our way from the West.....I hope it will leave all the snow in the Rockies and be just rain, when and if, it gets to us!

Thank you, Bev, for all the work you do in hosting these fun Pink Saturdays, and Thank You, too, for helping me figure out my problem!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009



I can't believe another week has just flown by! The middle of March and April is soon to be here with everything we have all been waiting for.....lilacs, tulips, sweet daffodils, and one of my top favorites, Lily Of The Valley. I have loved their sweet scent since I was a little girl growing up in Omaha, Ne.

With the week flying by I found I was not really ready for PINK SATURDAY, but what I have been working on for eBay is pink, so I will share those with you. But first....

Tuesday is St, Patricks day and I will be making my delicious corned beef, potatoes cabbage and carrots. Lemon Meringue Pie is for dessert. Would you like the recipe for the best corned beef on earth? I will share it with you if you won't tell anyone else. HeHeHe.

Start your corned beef early in the morning and let it simmer with the spices until about an hour before your meal.

Most of the corned beef come with spices and I always add to those,
bay leaves and
2 Tbls. of whole cloves and
1 or 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and halved.
Put the corned beef in cold water in a deep pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer. As I said I let mine simmer all day so it is very, very tender.

When it is done, lift meat, carefully as it wants to fall apart, into a shallow baking dish. Start oven at 350 degrees.

Now for the awesome sauce which I triple:
2 TBLS of butter or margarine
1/3 cup of brown sugar, packed...I use Splenda Brown Sugar.
1 TBLS Mustard (Prepared)
1/2 cup of ketchup
3 TBLS of cider vinegar

Mix ingredients smoothly together in a small saucepan, adding a little water or liquid from the kettle if needed. Heat and stir only until blended. Pour over corned beef.

Bake 30 minutes or until browned, basting occasionally.

While this is baking I put in carrots, red potatoes, (peeled and cut) and cabbage in the water the corned beef was cooking in.

Cook until tender...drain and serve with corned beef. Guaranteed....You will get raves with this recipe and you won't wait until St, Pat's Day 2010, to make it again!

The reason I make so much extra sauce as it is so delicious drizzled over the vegetables and people always want extra sauce on their meat. I usually do two corned beefs and four or five times the sauce recipe. Really!! If you try it, you will understand why!

Enjoy and Happy St. Patricks Day!

**Now for some PINK.**




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