Friday, June 5, 2009


Hi everyone and Happy Pink Saturday....Thank You Beverly of How Sweet The Sound, for hosting this for us each Saturday! You certainly should get a Pinkalicious Award for your sweet dedication to all of us!

As you can see, I am painting up a storm...well, almost..
This is my beloved, very large, pie safe that came from an old hotel in Vancouver, B. C.,Canada. I have had it for a very long time.....I found it in an old barn with tall weeds growing around it. Oh was such a mess and dirty, too!!
It was owned by an antique dealer in Blaine, Wa. He gave me the history of it, and he was the one that retrieved it from the old hotel they were tearing down. It is so heavy four men have to carry it! It's as bad as moving a piano!! We got it home and I painted it a soft cream. Well, the cream is gone now, and this beautiful white has made it seem like a new piece of furniture and I get a happy smile :-) every time I pass by it! Can you believe that I have been wanting to get it repainted for FOUR years????

~I took all my china and stemware out and into the dishwasher it all went. The vintage linens into a gentle soak and everything else hand washed so, everything was freshly ironed and clean to put back into the cupboard.~

~My "Blue" Collection on the top~

While I had the can of paint open I ran upstairs to get this, once green, cute shelf to make it white too...what a difference some paint can make!!!
Finished, Below~~

And, to the horror of my hubby, I took the brush on a little break from the Pie Safe and started my Hoosier Cabinet so I am forced to finish it and I hope to this weekend, but I had to quit for a bit and work on some pink for eBay and here is some of what I have been doing.....~

Pretty pin cushion pins~~

A sweet pillow

And another pretty pillow as well as a pair of darling lavender filled hanging "booties" that will just look cute hanging almost anywhere, and two collectible pin cushions.....that can be viewed on EBAY

This cutie is made with a darling Mary Engelbreit fabric, a sweet little Scottie and lots of handmade ribbon roses...The three roses with the pearl centers, are my "Pretty Pins" that come with it.

A cute summer bag that can be found in my Etsy Shop AnniesShabbyAttic
So you, see, I have been busy.....
I am so glad you came by....I love reading all the comments!
Have a happy week!!!......Jil


Sares said...

You've been a very busy lady. The cabinet is fantastic! It looks so crisp and fresh. I like the Hoosier too. I've never heard of them before yesterday and now I've seen them twice in two days, how funny. Have a Happy Pink Saturday and a loveleigh weekend!

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Hi Jil
Oh, I love your painted cabinet, so pretty with all your pretty dishes too.
marian elizabeth

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Gorgeous cabinet and can you hear me ooohing and aaaahing over all of your lovely pinks? Beautiful!
Happy Pink Saturday!
♥ Teresa

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What a find that cabinet was! Fabulous! With all your lovely china in it is even more beautiful!

Your ebay and etsy items are beautiful! I'm going to add you so I can keep up with all your creations! I just love those shabby pillows!

Happy Pink Saturday! Thanks for sharing!

graciegirl said...

Thank you for your welcome to me, and for your visit.
Your pie safe is absolutly beautiful and painting it white is simply a brillant idea.

Your very talented, the pillows are very pretty.

ps;Thanx for letting me know what kind of flower I have:)
Iam off to see your shop.

Itajeff - Something To Share said...

The cabinet is so fantastic with all your treasure inside, love it.

Happy pink saturday
Lots of luv,

Lee Laurie said...

That cabinet is awesome! WOW! I also love your hoosier cabinet! I plan on getting one of those one day! I love your shabby pillows. I'm gonna go and look at all of your goodies!
Lee Laurie

Connie said...

Your blog is always ALWAYS beautiful, sweetpea! Just lovely with so much eye candy and creativity from your own hands!

stefanie said...

lots of pink eye candy, love everything, awesome name for your blog. happy pink saturday.

Llyn M said...

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Heirlooms For You said...

Your things are just beautiful. I have an old wood burner cook stove that I bought from a lady from church (it was her mothers) It is cream clored and I have alot of my old piecse on it also. Which is very heavy like your pie safe. They don't make them like they use to. I have just started blogging and I am so glad I found yours. It is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Claudia said...

That cabinet is fantastic! What a find - its a keeper and it looks lovely with your china. Happy Pink Saturday!

♥Mimi♥ said...

One day of the week I can count on for self-indulgence, Beverly's Pink Saturday. My l♥ve for the color is fed over and over and over by the generosity of everyone who participates. This week is no exception.

Thank you for sharing such great eye-candy. It was an absolute pleasure to visit your blog. Hoping this weekend finds you surrounded by l♥ve and happiness.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

you have been busy! Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

Michelle said...

I love the idea of painting furniture white, your piece is lovely. I've wanting to paint my bedroom set and dining room set...but don't have the time right now or the courage. Very Nice pillows and pincushion. Happy PS.

koralee said...

oh how i love all your so lovely...your blue and white collection is amazing as i love blue and white...thank you for visiting me on Pink Saturday!

Shirl said...

Hello , Happy Pink Saturday! Cute pink post, you've made so many pretty things! Have a great weekend!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

jeanne said...

The cabinet and the story is fabulous. When you finished putting everything on display it is gorgeous. It would make me smile too. In fact it just did. The small shelf is cute as can be and looks great in white. Your crafty items are all great. When do you fit it all in. Midnight? BIG smile.


My Crafty Little Page said...

Lordy, you have been busy. That Mary E pincushion is absolutely adorable!
Have a wonderful weekend. :) Nancy

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Thanks Sooo much for stopping by and welcoming me so nicely-- your comment means a lot!

the pillows are devine!

TTFN~~ Claudia

Beverly said...

Jil, you are amazing. I love what you did with the white paint; it is so clean and refreshing.

And, I adore your summer bag.

Happy Pink Saturday.

someplace in thyme said...

Jil, I have to say that the cabinet turned out gorgeous. I do wonder what type of wook lies beneath did a great job and your post is lovely. Happy pink saturday and I am sorry to be late, we have out of towns guest this weekend, take care my friend, Char

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dana said...

OMG!! That cabinet is wonderful. How great that it has such history and that you are able to enjoy it your home filled with your treasures!! Your other painting and sewing projects are just great! Happy Pink Sat!! Dana

Bellamere Cottage said...

Everything is sooooooooo beautiful!! I love that cabinet. It just couldn't be any more perfect. You've done a wonderful job showcasing your lovlies as well....LOVE IT ALL!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Wow.. I love your pie safe and it looks lovely with pretty dishes & laces..

have a great week

♥Mimi♥ said...

Beautiful and fun Pink Saturday blog entry! It's a little gloomy outside today (hope the sun comes out) but your blog and a little cup of tea are giving me a little sun!

Happy Pink Saturday. Sending you good wishes from the tip of Michigan for a special weekend filled with sun, surrounded by those you l♥ve.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Wow, I'm so impressed! You've shared so many wonderful projects! Happy PINK Saturday! ♥ Diane

Susie Jefferson said...

How I've enjoyed reading this post! I don't THINK I've visited you before (some weeks I work down from the top of the list, some weeks I work up from the bottom, so I get to everyone eventually). I have never made every single blog on the list yet, but I keep trying!

Anyhow, I totally love what you have been doing with the pie safe and the shelf, and look forward to seeing the completed cupboard soon.

Your eBay pieces are wonderful, and I am sure they sell in a flash!

Can I ask.. do you prefer eBay to Etsy? I am knee deep in albums & journals I've been making and really need to let them go - but deciding which platform to sell through is the holdup!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy PINK to you! The pie safe is what I need right now! LOL Hand it over...:0) and the four men to move it..hehehehe

I have two hoosier needs to be painted, the other one has paintings of my beloved chickens and a dairy goat that I used to own. You can see that one at my blog under the collectible category if you'd like to take a peek. My category list is at the bottom of my center column.

Funny how things seem to look alright til put that paint brush to them. :0)

Have a great week,

Crystal said...

Your cabinet is beyond adorable. I love it! Also love all the cute dishes. I'm so happy I stumbled across your blog, it is divine. Bookmarking you now, and looking forward to future posts. :)

Riet said...

Great paintwork. I love your little pillows and those little booties are just adorable. Happy pink Saturday

Sassy M said...

OMG, I missed this last PiNk SaTuRdAy! I am speechless. I LOVE it all! Simply wonderful!

I watch countless reruns of Frasier and I can hear Niles saying this, Oh, Mama, I want it all!