Friday, July 15, 2011


Hello Sweet Friends.....My, this week just whizzed by! Did it for you, too? It has been full of working in the yard with all the pleasant sun shinny weather we are having, still painting woodwork, etc. around the house and trying to get a few things made, too. This is our special day to indulge in all the pinkness we can find and we do that by going to Beverly's and visitng all the marvelous blogs showing their pinks for Pink Saturday....

And...SHABBY COTTAGE SHOPS is in it's 6th day of Christmas In July and you can click HERE to see todays feature shop which is Tequila Bay Boutique. Isn't that an intriguing name? It just invites you to go and see what they have to offer, which, of course, will be wonderful! Each day a new shop is featured with their offering PLUS a beautiful gift and all with FREE SHIPPING! You can't beat that! Two gifts for one!
Here is a list of the participating will want to visit them all and you can by clicking this link.... CHRISTMAS IN JULY

The Ruffled Rose
The Shabby Crafter - Etsy
5 Dollar French Marche - Etsy
Vintage Paris Market - Etsy
Little Luxuries of Va.
Little Bit Old Lil Bit New
Belle Inspiration
Celestina Marie Designs
Dusty Oak Ornaments
Holly And Glitter
Sassy Beach Jewelry Designs
Laurie's Doggie Carriers
Creations With Heart
Debi Coules
Sweethearts Nest

Below are some pinks for you this week .... a few of my china tea or coffee mugs...

And some pretty pink lilies in my back yard.....I love the white in the centers, just like petals...

....aren't the Hydrangeas at the top, pretty? They were such a soft faded lavender pink and so pretty I could not pass up taking a picture as I was shopping at my favorite nursery!

Thank you for stopping is always wonderful to read my comments and see who visited and now I am off to visit you!
:) Jil


Lynne Moncrieff said...

Happy Pink Saturday
What gorgeous photographs of the flowers you have shared with us.

Claudia said...

Love your soft pinks -- your dishes are great!

Happy Pink Saturday to you and enjoy your summer.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

So pretty! Makes me want to turn our English tudor into a white, pretty, and charming cottage. Guess hubby will have a lot of work to do if I keep this up! LOL

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

You have lovely china and lillies. I really like your canisters. Hope your Christmas in July is going well.



Unknown said...

HPS!! Lovely photos!

Unknown said...

I just love lilies...gorgeous!!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

the hydrangea and lilies are beautiful !

Red Rose Alley said...

I visited your blog today. It is so pretty, charming, and sweet. Your photos are lovely. I really like the tea cups and have been taking time out to have a cup of tea each day. It is soothing after a hectic day. I like roses also, especially red. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your wonderful, creative ideas. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Dixie said...

Love the Hydrangeas... they're my favorite flower regardless of color.. and such pretty pinks in the china...

thanks for stopping by French Lique!

Unknown said...

Love your pinks. HPS!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Jil,
I love to see pretty cups sitting out on a shelf and the pink posies are all so purty! Happy Pink Saturday weekend.


Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Jil....What gorgeous pictures and I LOVE your hydrangeas!!! Happy Pink Saturday!!

Tara said...

Beautiful pinks on your dishes. I have always wanted a pink hydrangea. I need to get me one! Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend!

Char said...

Happy Pink Saturday Jil!!
I am sorry I didnt' get to see your special creative space. I would have loved that. I guess I will wait until next year to see what motivates you to create such lovely things.
Your blooms are so pretty, mine are fried, so it's good to see flowers this time of year.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Char

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Oh my Dear Sweet Jil, So happy to find someone else that hates these bugs too. Just had to come back to let you know. Thx for your share

Karie said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Rebecca Nelson said...

Thank you for visiting me today JillyGirl. Always a joy to have you stop in!

You've been busy. Wow! Your work and your vision continues to draw us all in. You are so incredibly talented.

Blessings to you. Christmas will be here in no time. OMGOSH...did I SAY THAT?



The Artful Diva said...

Dear Jil,

Thanks for visiting me. I can always count on you to say something nice.

Happy PS!

Claudia said...

Love the flowers and the beautiful china cups and mugs - lovely in pink. Happy PS!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Very sweet china! Love your cheery flowers! PS can give you quite a lift!

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...


I am going to find my self in SO MUCH trouble on your blog!!

Just beatifully delicious and scrumptious pink and luscious roses and fluff!.......I have to follow you no matter how much trouble I get into! :*~:*~:*~:*~:*~:*~:*~:*~:*~
tempt me with more cotton candy looking dreamy dishes:*~:*~:*~:*~soft creamy whites and pastel roses, I will follow you anywhere:*~:*~:*~:*~:*~:*~lol

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi Jill,
Saw your blog name on Sheri, Nel and Jess' site. Thought I would stop by and see your blog and say hello. I love the pretty mugs and flowers! I love hydrangeas, too! I live in the Seattle area and they do quite well here. Had a harder time growing them when I lived in Florida. My hydrangeas are just now starting to bud out as we had a later spring. Thanks for sharing about the Christmas in July. I will have to take a look at that! Have a happy day! xoxo Kim

KatyDidStitches said...

Love those pink lilies...something else I can't grow. WAAHHH!!!

Thank you for the sweet comments about my garden post...I always love it when you visit. We don't have many earwigs this year...but they have been an annoyance in the past. One year, we had so many we started naming them. "Wiggy" was a popular moniker. Original, aren't we?

Have a super weekend!


Karen said...

Oh, Jil, your lillies are stunning. Mine aren't in bloom yet. Must get some this color for next year.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Jil,

I love your flower pics -- the pink lilies and the hydrangeas. I do adore hydrangeas. Your pink flower-themed mugs are lovely as well.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and telling me the name of those flowers. I looked in my large flower book, and sure enough, they do indeed look like balloon flowers. I would never have guessed! I like to know the names of as many flowers as possible. I appreciate your kind comments on my post and hope that you have a great week!