A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

"A joyful heart is good medicine." ~ Proverbs 17:22

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Happy Pink Saturday


Hello everyone and Happy Pink Saturday to you all!
Hope everyone had a great week!

Our hostess, Beverly, has been encouraging us to welcome new bloggers to Pink Saturday and to feature a new one you have visited. So I would like to introduce you to this new blogger, Heidi at "Heart and Home." Heidi is a California girl and she has a wonderful blog and a lovely flare for decorating. Last week, she shared some of the flowers on her walk around her neighborhood. I hope you will stop by and check her out at http://heidi-heartandhome.blogspot.com/ These blooms are called Naked Ladies, aren't they pretty? Please stop by today and tell her I sent you! My pink post today is a little tour of one of my favourite shops on Prince Edward Island. "The Homestead" in Summerside carries the most decadent and whimsical treasures, from shabby chic and country items to vintage china and furnishings. They also carry laces, linens, candles, and a wide assortment of ornaments. You will find some very nice prints as well.
It is almost impossible to leave the shoppe empty-handed, believe me!

The Homestead is a lovely older home which had once belonged to a well known Island family. The character of the house just oozes charm, featuring big windows which just flood the rooms with light. The whole feeling of the house/shoppe is so full of nostalgia that it sets one to daydreaming of years gone by. It is not at all difficult for me to lose track of time while walking through the rooms because the architecture reminds me of my grandparents' home and it is just a wonderful place to browse or shop for that something special. Yes, I could just sit myself down on one of their settees and imagine myself as Lady of the Manor in a long frock, bringing my guests their tea in one of their pretty tea sets.

OK, back to the present..........

Today I would like to share some of The Homestead's pink wares with you. Hope you enjoy the tour!Do you see that sweet pink hobnail based lamp? Gorgeous!Pink frocked teddies up on top of the armoire.Oooh, Cranberry glass!A built-in hutch with leaded glass doors, holding a few choice pieces of vintage china. This sweet arrangement is sitting prettily on the hearth of an old fireplace.You will find signs of every shape and size in the shoppe, each with its own little saying. Vintage china and pretty teapots.I just have to show you one of their wonderful windows; a deep bay window. It's almost a room in itself! Isn't it lovely?I will share more of The Homestead on another post early next week. I will leave you with a beautiful sunset I photographed last night at Victoria Park. I think the best pink of all is the one God created Himself! I love how the pink tint of the sunset kisses the water pink too. Please make your way over to How Sweet the Sound http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ and visit all the other pink participants. You can click on the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar as well.
Have a wonderful long weekend everybody!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

26 comments:

MiniMadWoman said...

Sandi, what a special little shop! I can see spending alot of time in there . . . and money! LOL!!

That sunrise is just spectacular . . . truly one of God's special gifts.

Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!

Blessings,
Teresa

Vicki said...

Hi, Sandi,
I enjoyed my tour of The Homestead. So many pretties to look at. The sunset was gorgeous. I hope to make my way to your part of our beautiful earth one of these days. Have a great weekend. Vicki

Andrea said...

Every sunrise is certainly a gift..hope you have a beautifully blessed Saturday.
Andrea

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

The shop has lots of pretty things to look (and buy) LOL. No wonder you like it here. Oh, oh I see the pretty cute lamp :-)

Yes, the sky is beautiful, what a way to end the day.

Happy Pink Saturday Sandi!

Li

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
The Homestead is a great shop- I always enjoy my visits there.
What beautiful weather we are having and lovely sunsets too!

Carolyn

Jennifer Swan Hopkins said...

Hello and happy Pink Saturday.

You know, it's always such a pleasure to come visit your blog and to see what you're up to. What a special pink day for those of us who have visited you today. I love the shop, it is just adorable. Have a fabulous weekend -

Come visit at http://MaidenShade.net
xJ

Mary said...

What a special shot. I loved your photos of the sunrise. Beautiful! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

SmilingSally said...

That IS a beautiful sunset that God made! I enjoyed the tour of The Homestead; thanks for taking me along.

Bunny said...

Beautiful Sandi, would love to come visit PEI someday we often talk about taking a trip your way. A bit of a ride but would be fun. Happy Ps

Say It With Roses said...

The Homestead is definitely my kind of shopping heaven!
Your pictures of the sunrise are breath taking!
I always enjoy your pictures!!!!
HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!
Jil

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sandi, each picture is more beautiful than the last. Stunning sunset, too.

Happy Labor Day!!

Barb :-)

peppermint said...

Thank you for the lovely tour of the Homestead. So many pretties. I wouldn't be able to leave. The sunset was stunning. God is such a wonderful artist!
Hugs and Glitter,
Patti

Sares said...

The house looks beautiful. The windows and all the trim work are sp neat. That is one gorgeous sunset too! Happy Pink Saturday and have a loveleigh weekend!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Good Gravy, what a beautiful post! I love that shoppe, too! Thank'ee for the tour...the little pink hobnail lamp is just the sweetest, sweetest thing!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Sandi, Happy Pink Saturday sweetie. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful tour of the Homestead. OMG I so love the teapots and that hobnail pink lamp. They are just beautiful, and I so agree with that bay window. It is beautiful and I would so love to have it in my house. The sunset is spectacular. What a way to end a beautiful day. Thanks for sharing sweetie. Please stop by and let me share my PS post with you, and also introduce my blog introduction that I want folks to visit. It is my daughters and is so beautiful and creative. She is 31 and her creativity just flows through in her design. Have a wonderful PS. Country hugs, Sherry

Mrs. Bee said...

What a lovely blog you have! I adore the picture of all the colore glassware in the window!
Thank you for stopping by my blog...I apologise for being unavailable at the time but have now posted my "Pinks" post so please come back for a visit anytime :)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

oh, what a pretty shop!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Debbie

Lisa said...

WOW! Thanks for the tour and the sunsets!
Hugs, Lisa

Claudia said...

What a sweet shop - I can see why you love it. That sunset is absolutely gorgeous - I'm always amazed by nature's beauty! Happy Pink Saturday, Sandi!

someplace in thyme said...

I could stay there all day, lots to see and it's all gorgeous, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Mary said...

Hi Sandi...what a wonderful post! So many wonderful things to see, especialy that darling shop. What a beautiful picture of the sky...it makes me realize how blessed we are, and to live one day at a time. I love the hobnail lamp...I have a set of pink hobnail plates and dessert dishes that I'll post some day. Have a wonderful week-end! Mary

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Happy Pink Saturday!! Your pictures are all so pretty! Love the sunset.
♥ Rebecca

Julie said...

love all your pink...I am having a-give-away to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... so come on over and check it out... We will picking a winner Late Monday night , and posting the results then...Have a wonderful Pink week and I hope to see back here next week...
xoxo
Julie

nannykim said...

Love the shop--I love homey country-ish things. I just discovered a new shop in my little town and purchased 2 bird tea lights ;-)

Jean Tuthill said...

Thanks for visiting me and your sweet comments about my roosters. I'm still trying to get around to everyone that left a comment. That is a beautiful little shop and I just love poking in places like that. I love your picture of the sunset, it's beautiful. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday, thanks for sharing the shop tour, love the sunset pictures, just beautiful.

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