Thursday, November 12, 2009


A warm welcome to Pink Saturday! Please visit Beverly of How Sweet The Sound... for the list of this weeks marvelous pink blogs to visit for our day to honor the beautiful color PINK.

I have been so remiss in not sharing a blog each week that I had not visited before. I guess I had brain freeze, as I simply forgot, so here is mine, finally, for this week. Run over and meet Jany of Look In The Nook Her blog is simply gorgeous with all the warm rich velvet. It just warms you to be there! She is an artist and over to the right is a link to her Fine sure and visit to see her work. I am going to be following this blog....she has so much to offer and I know you will love it, too!

I found this sweet pot bellied pink teapot at one of my favorite places to shop, TJ Maxx. I originally thought I would sell it with a tea cozy, but it is such a pretty shade of pink and looks so sweet sitting in the kitchen, that I decided I can't part with it....atleast for now....

The dried roses are from my Mothers Day bouquet....they were the loveliest shade of salmon-y pink....pale and delicate. I had never seen roses that color before and I have been searching catalogs to find one for my rose garden. They had a lovely fragrance to them, too. I was surprised that when dried, they are a dark red.... The beautiful little girl in the picture, (click on it to enlarge) is our precious and so dear to my heart Alexandra or Allie Rae as we call her....she is almost 15 years old now and even more precious!! She is one of our darling granddaughters..

Below, a favorite little shelf of mine with a pair of eye glasses from one of my grandfathers offices. Both grandfathers were doctors, but this one was an eye, ear and nose specialist, as they referred to them waaaaay back then. I simply adore those old glasses! They were a sample. How styles have changed.. ;-)

Enjoy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful week....
Happy Smiles and a Cozy Hug...

No One Told Me.....

This was a day that if something could go wrong, it would, and it mis-step after another. It started with my bringing my Ott lamp back upstairs...I use it for taking pictures on dark days....and the bulb fell out and shattered in a zillion pieces. I was not happy about getting another, as those bulbs cost an arm and a leg. Well, not to worry about that.....they don't make that bulb any longer!!! :-(

I purchased my lamp last April at Jo Ann's Fabric store. It was originally $229.00 and was on sale for $69.00. You can imagine how thrilled I was and with no thought as to why such a reduction in price, I gaily carried it to the checkout counter. You can bet that the next sale with that great of a reduction in price....I will ask many questions before I buy!!!!!

There were no signs that said these were discontinued models and, in fact, they are still selling some of the same ones. The catch is, that the bulb that comes with the lamp is the last you will ever see. Why? Because most of their bulbs will now screw in rather than push in with contact points.

I need that good, natural light for my close work and was wondering how I was going to do without it when my caring and extremely nice hubby came upstairs and said Home Depot carried them.....By this time I had combed the internet as well as making another trip out to Hobby Lobby and Mary Maxims. So back into the car and off we go only the bulb is not anything close to mine.

You will be happy to know that hubby solved the problem by purchasing me a lamp with the same type of True Light bulbs and....the good part? On sale for $19.99! :-) It works perfectly! The light is the amazing and only $19.99!!

So, if any of you, like me, picked up an Ott Lamp at JoAnn's this year during their sale, and it has the square push in type of base on the bulb.....handle with care!!!

I think this is enough "problem talk" don't want to know the other small catastrophe's, but I will say I am exhaused and ready for that warm bath and bed with the TV on HGTV!

Hope you all had a better day!