Friday, December 5, 2008

Pink Saturday - Dec. 6, 2008


I'm so happy to be participating in another Pink Saturday. I just love seeing all the pink treasures out there! Be sure to visit Beverly, the "hostess with the mostess" of this event.

Today, I gathered a variety of smaller treasures out of the china cabinet. First, we'll look at the main treasure of today and that is my grandmother and her pink lemonade pitcher.

My grandmother, Ma Vera, was a huge influence on my life. I just lost her this past August at the age of 95. She was my genealogy buddy in her later years and a joy in my life always. You can read more about her if you're interested here: Turning Judy into a Lady.

She had this lovely pink lemonade pitcher for as long as I remember. I love to think of her using it and serving lemonade or sweet tea to the family. I think the lemonade pitchers are really neat because they have the little lid on top. I have several but none as special as this one!

My hubby, or Mr. Dumpling in blogland, collects oil/kerosene lamps. They are everywhere. I must admit, he does have some pretty ones. I like "small" things. It's something about the miniature size that appeals to me. Here's a few miniature items we enjoy!



In the picture below is his pink miniature Greek Key oil lamp. It's about 9 1/2" tall. If you look closely, you can see the Greek key pattern about the top and bottom.

Also in the picture are individual pink Depression glass salt and pepper shakers.

The Petite Lady is Sara by Royal Doulton. She only stands 4" tall and I use her in a lot of table settings with two others I have.

Last, but not least, is a pink head vase. I'm new at collecting these. I'm actually looking for some "imperfect" ones since I need 8.

I want to use them for a ladies luncheon and put one on each plate with a posy.

These are actually "florist ware" from the 1940-50's and can be quite costly. Now you know why I will settle for a few little nicks!

Happy Pink Saturday to all who visit!

22 comments:

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said... Best Blogger Tips

Scrolled down quite a ways...Loved everything I saw here. : )

Lara said... Best Blogger Tips

the lamp is fantastic! I want such a thing for so long - my grandma had one but it disappeared...

Sondra Behne' said... Best Blogger Tips

OH MY...I would dye for the pink salt and pepper shaker and oil lamp. Love the simplicity of them.

Was so nice visint you again.
Sondra

GABRIELA DELWORTH said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Pink Saturday,

Amazing PINK treasures!

~ Gabriela ~

Seams to Sew and Quilt said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful pink treasures. Love it all.

g said... Best Blogger Tips

what lovely things!! The lemonade pitcher is a great thing!

I also love the head vase - such fun retro stuff!

Glad you have a husband who's into collecting too - Mine just collects books and music!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Donna @ Party Wishes said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful pitcher! Happy Pink Saturday!

KarenHarveyCox said... Best Blogger Tips

What a treasure chest of Pink creations.
In the spirit of this season of giving, I have a gift for you today. I am giving away some art...because I BELIEVE. Please stop by and take your art home, or leave me your e-mail and I will send you the file. You can use the art for tags, cards, prints or in your creations for the Holidays.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Stephanie said... Best Blogger Tips

So many pretty things!! I love the ladies...they are fabulous!!


Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

Beverly said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Pink Saturday, Judy.

I love your lemonade pitcher, and I know you will forever treasure it.

I also love head vases. I've looked at them for years, but have never purchased one.

CC said... Best Blogger Tips

What lovely collections. I love smaller things as well, and your collections are just beautiful.
p.s. I am a genealogy nut as well..
Happy Pink Saturday and have a lovely week.

Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

Love all your pink glass ~ but I am a sucker for a beautiful head vase, even though I've never bought one before. I'm afraid that if I start, I won't be able to stop, and they are pricey!

rosechicfriends said... Best Blogger Tips

Such LOVELY pink goodies. I love the Lady Head Vases! I found a cream/gold one with Nicks a few years ago...but she is a treasures...but yours is pink and that's even better!
HAPPY PINK....Lorena

ann said... Best Blogger Tips

I ADORE YOUR PINKS,ESPECIALLY YOUR HEAD VASE.I HAVE NEVER-----SEEN ONE IN REAL LIFE.AW--THEY'RE SO SPECIAL...ANN

Cottage Rose said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey there Judy Bug; Happy Late Pink Saturday. You have such lovely pink pretties. Hope you are having a great weekend.

hugs;
Alaura

Suzie Button said... Best Blogger Tips

How lovely your items are! I have never seen a lemonade pitcher, now I'll have to look around to find one! Your headvase idea is so cute! I had collected glass chickens to have a luncheon and to put chicken salad in them for each guest. I love themes like that! Thanks for your lovely post! Suzie

She'sSewPretty said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh! I love your pink head vase!! I collect oil lamps too but I don't have a pink one. Now, I'll be looking for one!
Have a wonderful pink week!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello Judy!

Loving all your Pink Saturday posts and your home is beautiful ready for Christmas!!! Sweet touches everywhere!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

Lots of pink pretties you shared today. I love the pink lemonade pitcher..how great to have the memories to go with it!

Geri said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the pink lemonade pitcher. You've got a great collection

Rue said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy :)

Thank you so much for dropping by.

Your grandmother sounds like she was a very sweet woman and how wonderful that you have her lemonade pitcher :)

Have a great night!
rue

Lynda said... Best Blogger Tips

I've just discovered a whole new world in blogs, and yours is one of my favorites...and would be even if I weren't originally from Louisiana myself! My condolences on the loss of your precious mother.

Lynda