Friday, December 4, 2009

Pink Saturday ~ A Few of My Favorite Things...

This week's theme is about sharing a Christmas story.

My most impressionable memory which carries lots of nostalgia for me is putting up the tree with my Sister every year. We had a small artificial tree we hauled out of the basement. The same Christmas album would be played which began with the song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." To this day the song brings me right back to that moment when the needle hit the vinyl and the ornaments came out of the box. I always had to dance around for a few verses too, of course!

And well, this brings us to the shopping season as we head toward that special day.

Antiques are great alternatives to the same ol same ol stuff found in department stores? They carry lots of nostalgia too which is why I love them!

Here are a few of my favorites just listed on Bella Rosa (all with pink of course!) from a jaunt to a local auction and antique shop:



(Thank you, this has SOLD)

A VERY old ornament...

(Thank you, this has SOLD!)

A sweet little Russian tea tin.... aqua with pink roses? Made my heart go pitter patter!


The roses in these plates are done so well...they seem to pop off the plates. I would arrange these on a wall in a set of three... but I have a total of six of them available for a bigger display.



(Thank you, this has SOLD!)
And an older style clasp on the back of this bar pin.... put it on your coat, market bag or denim jacket for some added splash!




Advertising cards are great collectibles... especially when they have pink roses on them!


And an old pink shaving mug. Guess the fella who used this was "OK" with a pink one.
Or maybe it was a ladies mug? Hmmmm....

(Thank you, these have SOLD!)
Pink glass bead garland...always a classic!

For more lovelies in PINK, check out Beverly's blog at How Sweet the Sound.

10 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Jillian, Love all your pink in your sweet post today...Do hope you have time to stop over at my place for a visit...
Merry Christmas
xoxo
Julie

♥Mimi♥ said...

On this first Saturday of December ♥Jappy Pink Saturday♥. I was away for a while and sure missed running around the blogs arnd seeing all of the goodies everyone was sharing.

Thanks for the memory...

It was a blessing for you to make my morning so much fun. Hoping that you and those you care about spend a wonderful weekend making memories that will last a lifetime☺

GWENDOLYN said...

Pretty antiques. Love that old tin. Pink Blessings!
Gwen

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Beautiful treasures! I love old chrissy ornaments too, have sold a few off this year though as have too many!
alicia

Claudia said...

I love "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" it always makes me happy! Happy Pink Saturday!

Mary said...

You've chosen some lovely pinks, with an air of nostalgia about them, to share with us today. I hope you are having a great day and looking forward to the holiday.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jillian.

I still get excited to decorate. I can imagine you twirling to the Christmas music. We still have our old albums.

Your new goodies are so pretty. I especially love the bar pin.

someplace in thyme said...

Lots of beauties can be found I see, very nice too. I love the story with your sister putting up the tree. I have a brother and he was much younger than I so I never had fun doing that. I bet you think of each other every year at this time as you decorate your own trees, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Gina said...

You always have the prettiest of the pretties.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a pretty post, Jillian! Enjoyed reading this and looking at all of your goodies!

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)