Friday, April 20, 2012

Finally, A Pink Saturday

(A Gardenia tree waiting for warmer weather to grace our porch. Can't you just smell it's heavenly fragrance?)

Oh my! I am afraid my blog has become a casualty of my running here and there with a seventeen year old granddaughter and keeping up things around the home and yard as well as creating! What exciting fun it all is and how good this new schedule is for us! It keeps us on our toes and everyday we look forward to what will be.... Up really early for the short drive to her high school and back again to pick her up. That is the best part as the house now feels lonely without her precious presence. Then, off to where she needs to go and often that is the Y. The kids meet there to swim and work out and I like that. Good healthy fun! She got here a little too late to be involved in school activities. For sports there is a cut off date and so she could not play the soccer she enjoys so much! She goes roller bladeing and has a new skate board she is learning to master....And, there will be a concert at her school where she has a solo. She has a beautiful voice and we are so thrilled that she is here so we will be able to attend and hear her!!!!! Oh, and did I mention she has two of the sweetest girl friends. Not bad for only being here six weeks!
And, at the prom last Saturday night....our girl, our Miss A., is in the short purple dress...

As to pinks....well, the gardens are just waking up again, as after our unexpected and early warming, Mother Nature rethought it all and sent us some very cold weather....the flowers became confused! Many of the bulbs did not bother to come up and the Bleeding Hearts are are smaller, so far, this year....So, maybe, hopefully, some pinks from the garden for you all, next week....In the meantime, I took this picture of a plate on a double shelf in the little guest/sewing has darling little pink roses... the drieds in the old bottle? Dried Lily Of The Valley....just pick a bunch and let the water evaporate in the bottle and they will turn a soft, golden hue....I find them so charming!

A beautiful little plate newly listed at The Ruffled Rose
And this incredible set below, in pristine condition and from England, I found at an estate sale for a silly price....I was so happy it was hard not to do a little dance! :)

Now I am off to look at as much PINK as I can....
To visit all the blogs for Pink Saturday just click here Beverly and it will take you on a wonderous pink journey....And, thank you Beverly, for being such a marvelous hostess! ♥