Friday, May 1, 2009


A Favorite Plate

Hi Everyone and Welcome! Be sure and visit Beverly of How Sweet The Sound for lots and lots of pinkalicious blogs to visit and a big Thank You, Bev, for hosting this wonderful event!!!

If you look closely, you will just a blush of pink here and there. Those are the Bleeding Heart buds which will be out for next Pink Saturday. Oh how I love exquisite Bleeding Hearts!!! They are one of Mother Natures masterpieces! There are clumps of violets and the green spires you see are finally!!! Lily Of The Valley making their entrance.

Just a few of the Tulips in various pinks. The tulips were thick all in this spot but we have Squirrels! They are the naughtiest little creatures! They ate off most of the Tulip flowers and just left them on the ground. Many did not come up this year and I suspect the reason....they were dug up by you know who!!!

Couldn't leave out a picture of the Violets. Violets are some of my most favorite flowers and here, in Michigan, they are considered Weeds!

You would not believe the fight I had with Scotts Lawn service, last year, to quit spraying them in the yard! They ignored the real weeds coming up and I called several times thru the summer to complain. They always mentioned the Violets. I told them my Husband and I are pulling the real weeds ourselves and your weed control was what we hired you for. So, you know what they did???? They sent a man out to really get those weeds and sparyed the heck out of the little area with the Violets and all the grass almost immediately died and of course, the little Violets. The yard in that spot has a little grass trying to come up. I have no idea what all that did to the soil and that company and I are still fighting over it.

Thank you for stopping in to say "Hi". I always enjoy the comments so much!
Have a fun weekend and a wonderful next week!


Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Your plate is so pretty (I'm going out hunting for more of those today myself) and your flowers are so beautiful, don't you just love this time of year, and enjoying them?
Have a Pretty in Pink Saturday!!
♥ Teresa

Marie Reed said...

Wow! What a gorgeous and welcoming header you have! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cath's Pennies Designs said...

Oh I love violets too and shhh...don't tell but I actually love seeing dandylions growing in large areas of green.
Happy Pink Day!

someplace in thyme said...

Jil your yard is beginning to show it's beauty and here we will reach 101 this coming week. Can I stay with you for awhile? Your blooms are so pretty and I love your plate, can see why it is a favorite. Good luck with the grass, we do our own for that reason, Happy PInk Saturday, Char

Mimi said...

Wonderful post for this l♥vely Pink Saturday. This is one morning of the week that I sit back, stroll from blog to blog and indulge myself surrounded by my favorite color.

I wish you a blessed weekend filled with sunshine and surrounded by those you l♥ve.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning and Happy Pink Saturday - lovely blog, pretty pretty plate and the spring flowers make me homesick. xJ

Mimi said...

That plate is just perfect!

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Connie said...

Weeellll, sweetpea, I am so happy you visited and left a comment on my blog because NOW I'm going to have to go visit your etsy site! Ooooh, sugar, what a darling blog. I'm adding you to my Google Reader and will never miss another post from you. Just darling, chick. So nice to have found you and met you.

susan said...

Your yard is beautiful!! I must admit I like violets but not in my front yard!! I tell them to spray away!! Oh well, you know what they say "one man's trash..." :) Thanks for visiting and I hope you'll come back soon!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

What a pretty plate! Are you feeding squirrels tulips? LOL! I'm sure they just love you for the special treat. Happy PS!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

I love violets also and they look so wonderful in my yard! Bleeding hearts are so beautiful it's a shame they only bloom for a short time. Roses are my favorite, love the plate. Warm wishes, Esther

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Jil,
Lovely flowers. I LOVE the plate. Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday.


Sares said...

Pretty flowers and plate, somehow you just can't go wrong if you stick with pink! Have a great weekend!

Claudia said...

The plate is beautiful as are your flowers! Happy Pink Saturday!

Bobbi Jo said...

The plate and the flowers are beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Shirl said...

Hello Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you so much for stopping by twice. LOL Yes, my cat does have a cute expression on his face. He loves for me to talk to him, that's how a get a good pic of him! Your blog is beauitful and you make the prettiest things! Your header is beautiful, is that made from a vintage post card? Love it!
Bless you, SHirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

suesueb said...

the plate is so pretty and i'm looking forward to seeing more flowers too! i love! violets. my mom has them growing wild in her yard and i wish i did too! happy pink week!

Julie said...

The plate at the top is precious! (I have a plate fetish).
The plants are beautiful.The bleeding hearts are my favorite!
Have a wonderful PINK day...Julie

Lee Laurie said...

Your plate is beautiful! I collect plates with roses also. I'm thinking about making a plate swag to go above my door in my dining room. Your flowers are beautiful also.

Lee Laurie

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Running late this week visiting blogs....Hope you had a Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

Light and Voices said...

I must admit I really, really, really, really like your header.
Happy belated Pink Saturday.
Joyce M

Marie Reed said...

I wanted to come back and say hi and then I noticed that you put my badge up on your blog! That was so sweet of you!

Violets are my absolute favorite flower! Josephine wore violets in her hair when she married little Napoleon and had little violets embroidered on her dress!

Leann said...

Your garden looks lovely. I tried o visit on Sat. but there are some many blogs to visit...

BTW - I love your header!!