Friday, January 30, 2009

Pink Saturday!

Welcome to Pink Saturday!

A beautifully painted pink rose on a silver spoon by Laurie's Charming Designs and another one of Mom's beautiful plates are my contributions to Pink Saturday this week. Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.


I so admire Laurie's beautiful artwork painted on silver spoons. How fortunate for me that she sells her art on eBay! Isn't this just the sweetest little rose painted on a spoon. If you'd like more information about Laurie's Charming Designs, please pay her a visit. Just click on her name to take you to her blog.

Mom's oldest sister brought this beautiful plate to her. When Mom could no longer live alone and moved into assisted living, I arranged a collection of her treasured plates on the wall, with this one as the center focal point. It was beautiful and often commented on. The label on the back of the plate says NSP China, Made in Japan. 22 carat gold.

Please visit Beverly's blog for the list of Pink Saturday participants.

Enjoy!

Diane

55 comments:

Charmingdesigns said...

Thank you soooo much!! I love your plate!! Happy Pink Saturday! Laurie

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Diane, That plate is gorgeous! The colors with the gold are beautiful.

I bet I won't want to come back from Maui either. lol! Have a great week! Kristen

Happy To Be said...

Oh Diane my dear friend this is just beautiful plate girl and you know how much I love those pretty plates..hope you have a great week end I think of you often..is Fremont cold right now?? we had like a spring day here..Oh girl and wait until you hear what I did this time..when to the store to get stuff to bake a cake for Len's BD...well anyway I'll do a post about it next week..when it SCREAMS your name..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

squawmama said...

Good Morning Diane... What a beautiful plate... I loved it and a very nice memory of mom...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Bridget said...

The plate is gorgeous and how nice that your mom was able too have it displayed and enjoyed it!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

prof en retraite said...

Oh Diane...you know I love that plate...it's gorgeous! The fact that it was your mom's makes it even more special! The spoon is a little treasure! Have a great weekend...Debbie

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a beautiful plate and what a wonderful thing you did for your mom, creating that display in her new "place"! I'm sure she enjoyed that!
Happy PINK Saturday!
;-D

Smilingsal said...

It is a spectacular plate, and you've displayed it so nicely with the hand painted spoon. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

caren said...

Gorgeous plate and how lucky for you that is was your mom's!

dana said...

What a gorgeous plate, Diane. I love that painted silver spoon, as well! Hope you're having a great Pink Sat!! Dana

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Diane... that is exquisite! Glad you shared this with us. :-)

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila

Kathleen said...

These look great together. Love the plate, it is just gorgeous. Happy Pink Saturday....hugs, Kathleen

Mimi said...

What lovely items to share with us on this very cold Pink Saturday in Michigan. I just love to look at all of the pretty items people chose to share...warms me up!

lisa said...

The spoon art is amazing. I'm going to have to check out Laurie's Ebay auctions. The plate is breathtaking.

Lisa

ann said...

I would LOVE to take that plate off your hands.It is GORGEOUS.Great post...Ann

debbie said...

DIANE,
THANK YOU FOR VISITING ME ON PINK SATURDAY.
YOUR PLATE IS BEAUTIFUL.
I WAS READING THROUGH YOUR BLOG AND THAT LITTLE COCO IS A DOLL.
BLESSINGS
debbie

Staffordshire Garden said...

Hi Diane,
Happy Pink Saturday!
The plate is beautiful. What a nice thing to do to remind her of home. The spoon is also very lovely.
~Shari

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Diane, your mother's plate is gorgeous girl.. Don't you love Laurie's designs? she is one talented gal isn't she? I hope you've have a Super Pink Saturday. hugs ~lynne~

Sheri said...

Lovely plate Diane! No, make that gorgeous!:) Hope you're having a fabulous PS!
Hugs, Sheri

Elizabeth said...

I love all the colors in that plate; gorgeous!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Diane,
Beautiful pinks! The spoon art is especially nice. Thank you for visiting my blog and have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Justine said...

Diane, the plate really is beautiful, but I so wish you would have gotten a close-up of the spoon. From here it looks gorgeous!

Justine :o )

RobinfromCA said...

That plate is just stunning! And I will have to check out Laurie's Charming Designs!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Pink Saturday,
Robin

Lana said...

What a gorgeous plate! It would be the perfect focal point any where you place it. It's lovely for Pink Saturday.

All the best, Lana

Lynda said...

What an exquisite plate! Thank you for sharing the photo with us!

Lynda said...

Diane, the plate is exquisite! Thank you for sharing the photo with us!

Deanna said...

Hi Diane!
I adore your plate! Thanks for sharing!

Have a great weekend!
Deanna :)

Sit-N-Chat said...

What a lovely plate. And a pretty blog. I haven't made it to enough Pink blogs today but will continue to visit as I can. Precious puppies.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Jennifer

The Muse said...

Aw...a MOM treasure...yes, that adds priceless beauty ... a worth not valued by monetary means...i truly love the vibrancy of the colors :)

Ah I see the spoon...yes it is a good thing she has an ebay shop!!

Linda said...

What a beautiful plate! Happy Pink Saturday!

Riet said...

That is a beautiful plate. It must be a real treasure Happy pink weekend

~♥~ Monica S said...

Your moms plate must be worth quite alot!!! With all that gold on it!! And sentimental value included.. this is a treasure!!

Monica

tardevil said...

A beautiful plate & spoon.

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

What a gorgeous plate! And that painted spoon is so sweet.

Katie said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday! How very sweet that you made sure she had some of her treasures around her!

Susan said...

What a gorgeous plate...and wonderful memories to go with it! Spoon looks great with it!

Susan

Loretta said...

Happy Pink Day! I love your plate; it's stunning!

santamaker said...

Diane, this is one beautiful plate! Thanks for stopping by and visiting Charleston with me!

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

Very pretty plate...Love the roses...there is just something about pink roses I love.....I am a bit late with my Pink Saturday visit....have a wonderful day...
Mo :-)

Charmingdesigns said...

Hi Diane...You HAVE to go to the Pinkberry! It is the most delicious thing you'll ever try.lol..The Yarn dog in Los Gatos has nice wool for getting into felting...Laurie

Chatelaine said...

What a nice thing to do for your mom. I bet she loves having her treasures with her in her new home.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to meet you!

JudyBug said...

Beautiful plate. Love the colors!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Pretty pretty plate. Happy belated PS!

Judy

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Pretty pretty plate. Happy belated PS!

Judy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning Diane..thanks for popping in to see the sweet silver teapot lamp.. Hope you have a super day my friend..hugs ~lynne~

CC said...

What beautiful pinks. A belated Pink Saturday and have a lovely week..

Melissa Miller said...

Diane! ~WOW~ :)
This may be one of the prettiest plates I've ever seen.
The detail is incredible my friend.
~Melissa :)

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Very pretty plate and it must be very special to you. The painted spoon was such a clever idea and very nicely done. Happy Pink Saturday a little late.

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Oh my, I adore that plate, it beautiful and so is the spoon. I must say though all the pooches have stole my heart. To me dogs are like potato chip, you can't have just one. Hugs, Rosemarie

Tootsie said...

I love that plate! it is a beautiful mix of color...hope you had a great weekend...thanks for the visit today!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I took a chance and clicked the picture hoping I could see the detailing of both pieces...fortunately it did enlarge. I think it's an extra treat when you get a plate that's beautiful and offers several colors to build tablescapes around. That rose painted spoon is sooo delicate. I'm trying to convince my hubby to start painting his lovely roses again. He's blessed to have the talent. It truly needs to be shared.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

~♥~ Monica S said...

Hi Diane

Thanks for stopping by my underwater tour :-)

Where do you live??? I used to live in Los Gatos.. and have take the bart train alot!! :-) It moves so fast you don't get the feeling of being under the sea...
Wedo have earthquakes over here, but nothing compared to yours! I was in LG when you had your last BIG one.. the 7.1 on the RS. Scary!

Monica

Claudie said...

Beautiful memories, beautiful mom, beautiful daughter.
Love Claudie
xo

Beverly said...

The plate is beautiful, and how sweet of you to do that for your mother.

Happy Pink Saturday, Diane.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

It is a beautiful plate...what a treasure!

Happy belated Pink Day!

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