Saturday, January 3, 2009

Pink Saturday

Welcome to Pink Saturday! One of my Mom's treasured plates and a favorite figurine are my contributions to Pink Saturday this week. Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

Isn't this a beautiful plate? The pink roses are amazing! Mary Stark, a dear friend of my Mom's, was an artist. She painted china as well as anything that didn't move. I had always admired her work and was delighted to be able to bring some of her treasures to my home. Both ladies have passed on, but they're not forgotten.

The Lladro figurine of the puppy and kitty playing around the table was a gift from my DH. Isn't this precious? I love this piece!


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

42 comments:

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diane.

Both of your pinks today are wonderful treasures. Each is beautiful and carries a meaning close to your heart.

Thank you for sharing them with us.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday my friend.. I love this beautiful plate.. I'm so glad we can enlarge the pictures.. the kitty looking down and the puppy looking up is "adorable". Have a super Pink Saturday.
hugs ~lynne~

White Iris Designs said...

Wowee...that plate would fit in nicely with my collection of hand painted china!! LOVE it!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Diane, I have never seen that Llardo figure-how precious! I love that. The plate that your mother's friend painted is beautiful and how wonderful that you have it. Two wonderful pink treasures. laurie

erin said...

What a lovely plate! I love hand-painted china! I had a Sunday School teacher growing up who painted china as well. I have a lovely ornament she made for me when I got married! Happy Pink Saturday!

Happy To Be said...

GM Diane..I just love that Rose plate and am so glad you are bringing some of your mama great thins home to enjoy..I just love having my mama's things around me as they offer me some comfort of her still..Thank you for that beautiful Christmas card..I just loved touching everything and seeing it all light up..hope you have a great w/k dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! Being a dog and cat lover, I especially like your Lladro figurine. Happy Pink Saturday! Kathleen

Susan said...

Love the pink plate...and a treasure for sure!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I Love that beautiful plate....what a treasure you have and to remember your loved ones...
Happy New Yeat...
Mo :-)

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Thanks for sharing your Pink plate..just love roses! Esther

The Muse said...

I love the faded washed allure of the plate! ooo Happy Pink Sat! :)
LOL and that little kitten has stolen my heart!

Smilingsal said...

That plate is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Day.

paintinpatti said...

Oh, such a lovely handpainted plate. I dream of earning to china paint. I love roses! Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs, Patti

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Diane,
They are both beautiful pieces. Lladro is one of my all time favorites ever. I have never seen anything so cute done by them. I'm on the lookout at the base exchange next time I go.
Happy Pink Saturday!
~Melissa :)

KatCollects said...

Pretty pink post, I hope you are having a good weekend.
Kathy

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Beautiful pink plate and I love your blog...will visit again!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh Diane, I love them both! The Lladro figure is adorable...and the plate is absolute dreamy. Love your pink post! Susan

Robyn said...

he Lladro figurine is too, too cute! Love it!
Hope you have a fun weekend and a Happy New Year!

prof en retraite said...

Oh diane...You know I love that plate! But the Llardo figurine with the puppy and kitten...adorable. I wonder where you keep it? Near the back door by any chance? Hmmmmm....Debbie

imjacobsmom said...

What a beautiful plate. It's amazing that it is hand painted. What a treaasure! Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Claudie said...

First time to your blog and I think all is beautiful.
Happy Pink Saturday even if it's Sunday
Claudie from Canada

ann said...

I adore the plate.This is exactly what I am collecting.Really special pieces.But I know there's no talking you out of this one,huh?And that figurine is the cutest thing I've ever seen.What a precious Pink Saturday you have today my dear....Ann

Ellen said...

They ae both awesome pink items, how special a gift from your husband, and how very artistic your moms friend. :)ellen

Kat said...

Hi Diane!
Love the pink items. That plate is gorgeous. Sorry not to have posted to you sooner but the darn JOB is taking up alot of my time. lol!

Joy said...

You sure can't beat a beautifully painted, lush rose motif on a china plate.

ann said...

Hello sweet lady.I have a well deserved award for you.Please come by and pick it up....Ann

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

They are beautiful!

nikkicrumpet said...

The plate is really pretty...but that figurine is the cutest dang thing I've seen in a long time. It's a very clever design and so much fun! I can see why you love it...and your hubby has great taste!

CC said...

Your pinks are just beautiful. What talent your friend had...Happy belated Pink Saturday and have a wonderful week.

Tootsie said...

thanks for sharing your very pretty pinks with us! and the memories that go with them are so precious!

JyLnC said...

Your plate is beautiful and so delicate. My Mom collected tea cups and saucers. It is nice to have things to remember them in our possession.

I have an award for you in my latest post. Stop by and check it out when you have time.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Diane, I can't "wait" to be able to work down there and get it all back together. I'm so close to crossing the finish line now.lol..Hopefully, there will be lots of surprises in store.. I'm off to get little man up and make the hour drive to get him to school...Have a super day my friend..hugs ~lynne~

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Diane, :)
Thanks for coming by my TT post. You're just the kindest friend.

I found the floral jar last week at Marshalls and decided the colors were great for our DR.
I cleared a spot above the china hutch and it works great as an accent.

We are about to break down and make the pumkin cookies again. LOL!
They are just so awesome...
~Melissa :)

niartist said...

I could never forget you and everyone else! My bloggy buddies gave me the boost of energy I needed to pull it all together! I'll let you know as soon as I hear something!

Katie said...

WOW is that plate ever gorgeous! LOVE it love it. Happy belated Pink Saturday!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Diane, that plate is just beautiful and I love the Lladro figurine. Thanks for checking out the new vases. I hope your having a wonderful week! Kristen

dana said...

Hi Diane! Happpy Late Pink Sat!!!

Mary was a wonderful artist!! I am in a sale every Dec. where the lady across from me paints on beautiful china or porcelain pieces, too. I am in awe at the beauty of that artform.

Thank you for leaving a comment on my 100th post--YOU are entered in that wonderful drawing!! :)

Dana

Bridget said...

Thank you for the sweet birthday wish yesterday. I had a great day thanks to all the bloggy love I received.

Tootsie said...

what are the crowns like? are they large or small.....heck ya Im interested!!!!! gduchak@shaw.ca
that's my email!!!!! Oh my ...I am just a teeny bit excited!!!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning Diane my friend.. thanks for swinging by..girl are you ok? I'm a bit worried about you. Are you doing Pink Saturday? Isn't it the most fun? I'll be thinking about you..you know I'm only a click away...hugs ~lynne~

Dawnie said...

I love your home! beautiful. I'm Dawn from Wisconsin--mother of 5 grown kids--3 granddaughters, 2 more on the way!

I see you visited me so I'm checking out your blog also!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Diane!
I'm so glad you enjoyed the newsletter!Thanks for letting me know! Please let me know if there is a topic you'd like some ideas on or if you have a tip to share.
I love this rose plate...it is beautiful!
Have a happy week!

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