Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday!

Wow, already the second week in June! I would really like to know just where that time went, wouldn't you? So many things I want to do, ideas spinning in my mind left undone or half done. This is the year I decided to take action. Finish up the started projects, start the new ones and break away from the computer and LIVE.

Don't get me wrong, I still start my day with coffee and blogs, reading a few emails. But when the house clears and the morning rush turns into a day, I'm in my dining room sketching, sewing, painting, my day.

And that brings me to Pink Saturday... :)

Last week I showed some of my trays to help me stay organized. This week my plan was to show this and a few other items:

It's a vanity mirror from long ago painted pretty. I keep it on my desk with my dad's old hole punch from his office in downtown Dallas. (I also keep prescription bottles there when necessary or pens and pencils.) I LOVE old stuff! And being his makes it all the more dear. I feel like I possess a bit of History to go along with the stories I heard from his travels and the goings on at 'the office'.

It's not pink, I know...

But it has a place of honor in this tray of Pink.

And thanks to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound I am able to share it with you like 'Show and Tell' in Elementary school. I would have brought the wooden file boxes and the old Royal typewriter but they weren't Pink and I imagine on Pink Saturday Pink is expected.

With the storms we had Wednesday evening through Thursday morning and the details brought on by the aftermath, I quite forgot about Pink Saturday until just now (10ish on Friday night). I hope you will forgive and return next Saturday where I will have some pretties to display.

Till then...LIVE your life. Step out of the ordinary routine and experience the difference.

AFTER Pink Saturday, of course! Click here to enjoy the beauty Beverly has blessed us with for over a year!

About 7:30am I'll be grabbing my Yum mug out of the dishwasher, filling it with the coffee my fabulous Man will have made and tuning in to Beverly's to get a Pink start for my day...

Hugs for Living,


  1. No worries Melissa, I'm sure everyone understands!

    I lived in Flower Mound a few years back. I was there when Fort Worth was left in ruins after that big storm. Horrifying.

    I heard earlier there were Tornados in the Dallas area. I hope you and your loved ones made it through without any loss or hardship!

    Thank you for sharing your pretty tray!


  2. I love how you honor your dad! Love your site too!
    Bea from Texas

  3. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Love your cats!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  4. Beautiful and fun Pink Saturday blog entry! It's a little gloomy outside today (hope the sun comes out) but your blog and a little cup of tea are giving me a little sun!

    Happy Pink Saturday. Sending you good wishes from the tip of Michigan for a special weekend filled with sun, surrounded by those you l♥ve.

  5. Such a beautiful tray. So glad you are safe after the storms. We lived in Frisco prior to moving to VT two years ago. The storms frightened me so much. And, there was no where to go that was really safe. I don't miss those storms, but I sure do miss Texas.

  6. happy pink saturday, thanks for sharing!!! have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Happy Pink Saturday; What a beautiful mirror tray. And how you honor you sweet Dad with his memory. I also admire your way of seeing life as well, we should all be like that....

    Have a beautiful Pink weekend.


  8. How nice to have a part of your Dad with you! Happy PS!

  9. what a great idea for a mirror! Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

  10. What a sweet way to pay tribute to your Dad. Happy Pink Saturday!

  11. What a beautiful tray topped off with something special to remember your dad by!

    Your advice is so poignant . . . especially today! My husband and I did something out of the ordinary! We went walking down State Street where there's a farmer's market and shops and all kinds of people! It was fantastic and I got some great pictures for next week's Pink Saturday! LOL!!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  12. Well, in my opinion Pinkness is a state of mind (like being blonde has nothing to do with hair colour...) and I would have loved to see the files etc - maybe next post? The tray is lovely, what a great idea. Happy Pink Saturday!

  13. Happy Pink Saturday. I am late for my pinky round. :-) Love your tray. so pretty!

    Hope you have a great week!

  14. Hi Melissa,

    I love this old Vanity Trays. I grab them up whenever I see them. They turn into such gorgeous new trays and can be used for just about anything. Love yours!


  15. Hey Melissa! :-)

    I love the memorabilia you speak of - medicine bottles and your dad's hole punch! My grandfather was a chemist in London, I never met him but I love looking at pics of him in his chemist, with those gorgoeus brown glass bottles... I so wish dad had have kept some! We just don't think of those things at the time. But I must admit, I'm always holding on to stuff thinking, 'ah but my kids might like this when they're older...' It's all well and good but the house is quite cluttered!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Vikki x

  16. Love the pink tray-it's beautiful!



  17. I love the vanity trays... I painted several of mine and hung them on the wall in the bathroom. Hop on over and check em out!