Saturday, December 27, 2008

Pink Saturday and one last look...

I found pink ornaments to use for my contribution to Pink Saturday! Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. (Okay, I know I'm late, but I finally got here and I'm not on Beverly's list, but I'll try to be on her list next week.)

Note: Sweet Beverly added me to her list!!! How cool is that?!?

Is it too late to say Bah Humbug!?! Undecorating is the most disagreeable part of my holiday. All that time spent planning, oh'ing and ah'ing over forgotten treasures, and finding just the perfect spot. Now I have to drag all those plastic containers downstairs to put away my whimsical friends and treasures. (I started taking some of the decorations upstairs Christmas night but have been dragging my feet with the living room.)

I didn't realize I had so many pink ornaments until I looked at some of them with the drapes open. Okay, I usually have the drapes closed because my 5 little barkers like to lay on the landing and voice their very loud opinions over every person, car, dog and leaf blowing down the street. Ouch! It gets loud around here sometimes!

I thought the pink blown glass ornaments that I bought at the Harvest Festival in San Francisco last year were red. Nope, I think they look more PINK than red! They're on my new silver tree with Swarovski Crystal Snowflakes. Thank you Susan, for sending the link for Ross Simons! (
http://www.ross-simons.com/products/B41900.html)


I bought the pink/red ornaments with the intention of making beaded ornament shrugs for them. I have the beads, hmmm, didn't quite get to that project though.


The green blown glass ornament has a beaded shrug. If you'd like the directions, send your e-mail address and I'll send it to you. They take a couple of hours to bead and you have to pay attention to the counting.




Awww, pink glass candy! Aren't these the cutest things?


and another....


Last one...
The gift shop showcased them on a white tree filled with all kinds of candy ornaments. I wanted them all!

This is the prettiest artificial tree we've ever had! It's a 9 ft Bethlehem Lights slim tree. Many years ago, we bought fresh trees. We had several years where the trees didn't want to stand upright and always seemed to crash in the middle of the night. My DH was always very clever finding ways to keep the trees upright. The last straw was the dried out needles that took forever to vacuum out of the carpet. I wanted to put the tree up after Thanksgiving. By Christmas, the needles were falling off at alarming rates, the limbs had a serious droop and then we couldn't turn on the lights.

The window wall is only painted on the dining room side. Now we can finish painting!

Tee hee hee.... See the paint line.


The kitchen tree and gingerbread boy wreath.

You know if snowmen are all over the place that I'd have to have a snowman wreath hanging around somewhere, right?


Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. Please see her blog for the other Pink Saturday participants.

Enjoy!
Diane

23 comments:

Happy To Be said...

Diane you know I don't care if your late I care so much that you are here girl..I just love your home its so warm and Beautiful girl..and I would't have noticed the paint if you did't point it out to me..I am so glad you had a great Christmas Diane..your one of the best and so deserve it...give those fur babies some love from me..did I ever tell you I just love dogs?? I need to find me another one some day..it was so hard when I lost my Tiffany 3 years ago I did't want to go there again...but now I have really been wanting another one to love and cuddle with again..Thanks for sharing and happy PINK Saturday to you dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

prof en retraite said...

Hi Diane! I love your pink ornaments...especially the candy! I know what you mean about dogs barking. My daughter has six...no need for a door bell!! Have a Happy New Year!!! ...Debbie

Susan said...

Cute pinks!I have been looking at some of the pinks of "Pink Saturday" (I am avoiding my un-decorating)I may try to join in sometime too

squawmama said...

Hi Diane... What a great tour of all your pink ornaments... You have such beautiful ones not to mention your home... I love it... I am going to send you my email... I would love to have the directions for the beaded ornament shrugs. They are so beautiful and would make an awesome gift... Thanks for sharing.... My little dog Tiffany barks somewhat too... especially when the windows are opened... She is a Bichon we got her from the poodle rescue when she was 5.... Now she is 10. Very good dog but a little barker when people come in & when they leave...but not once they sit down...LOL LOL

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Diane,
Love your pink ornaments and Swarovski tree.
It's really pretty.
I like seeing all the glimpses into your home. It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us.
~Melissa ;)

Bo said...

Your home is so pretty! I love the photo in your header...You have some really lovely & unusual ornaments too. ;-) Bo

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Diane. I added your link to my post, and I sent you an e-mail with some information.

I love all of your decoration. And, I hate undecorating, too.

jeanne said...

Diane, you are on Beverly's list. that is how I found you. Your post so lovely. I love your pink ornaments and your white tree. Actually I loved everything you shared. The beaded ornaments are gorgeous. I do not have the patience to do this. Thank ou for showing your lovely home. What paint line??? smile.

Hugs...Jeanne

prof en retraite said...

Hi Diane...My daughter and her husband have 5 mutts and a chihuahua. One of the mutts is beagle and spaniel, another is border collie and German shepherd adn the other three are just brown and look so much alike that I have to study their tails to see which one it is! I'm a cat person myself...as I'm sure you can tell from my blog...and I always told her that if she wanted a dog, she could have as many as she wanted... when she had her own house. I guess she took me seriously!! lol Happy New Year!...Debbie

CC said...

OOOooooo, I love all your ornaments..they're all beautiful, and I would so love to have the instructions if not too much trouble. My email is :
cat_white_cloud (at) yahoo (dot) com.. Thanks so much and have a lovely weekend..

Joy said...

Diane, I love the way you displayed the ornament on the little hanger with the arms - I have one that holds three but I'd love to find one that holds five or more! Your tree is so pretty also.

Victoria @ Auction Girl Vintage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diane, I'm so glad you could join us! You have so many lovely pink ornaments, and so much more to look at, too ... thanks for sharing, and have a perfectly pink New Year!

Victoria

Teri said...

I forget how I found your blog, but had an enjoyable visit. Love all the ornaments. I am a vet tech and saw you wished at times you had chosen a career like mine. So just had to stop and say hello.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance

KatCollects said...

I'm with you on the undecorating, my least favorite part. I usually leave the tree up until New Years Day and then I am ready to get everything put away and get organized again. Your ornaments are beautiful! Happy belated pink Saturday.
Kathy

Tootsie said...

hey! love the pink ornaments...and those peppermint candles! wow.. I just finished taking down Christmas....what a huge mess I made! I am almost cleaned up now...and I am so wired on caffiene...that I will most likely get no sleep tonight! lol
Have a wonderful new Year!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness Diane, I am so sorry I missed this beautiful tree..Oh I love your beautiful ornaments. It is outstanding..It looks like a virtual winter wonderland inside your home..I spot some more snowmen... :-)Thanks so much for stopping by and celebrating our Anniversary with us..it means the world...hugs ~lynne~

laurie said...

Oh, these ornaments are so beautiful! No wonder you wanted them all. I love that gingerbread boy wreath. It's kind of sad to take down the Christmas decor, especially if it looks as good as your's does. laurie

nikkicrumpet said...

Hey Diane....I love those little beaded "shrugs" for the ornaments..I've never seen those before and they are really beautiful! I hope you're having a relaxing time now that the holidays are wrapping up. I've been a bit lax on blogging so I'm trying desperately to catch up with everyone. Have a great night!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Diane, love your pink glass ornaments. How pretty! Hope you don't fall asleep to early on New Year's eve.LOL! I might this year!

I usually don't take down my client's Christmas decorations, but I wouldn't be surprised if I get a few calls this year. A few of them asked me if I could. Hope you have a good New Year's dinner!! Kristen

The Muse said...

such lovely images...i certainly can feel the wonderment of the season! most happy pink sat. to you :)

Tootsie said...

so glad you liked my turd post! lol....hope you like the taste of them too!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hey a cutie, thanks for swinging by the tablescape. It was so much fun to put together. Naturally I had my "little" helper..lol I'm glad you're going to leave your beautiful tree up a bit longer... It is so beautiful. Each time I swing by I catch another beautiful ornament..:-) hugs ~lynne~

Happy To Be said...

GM Diane..hope you are having a great day so far..well have you been taking all the Christmas down?? I did my kitchen yesterday and I tell you girl my house looks like a crime scene right now..I don't know if I will do this again too much time and work..Hope to finish up today but won't do the tree until friday...I still need to get to the store and get food for our New Years dinner..Len wants Prime Rib..and with the price of that I might need a co-signer to get it are you up for that ha ha!! hope you have a safe and blessed year to come dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

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