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Saturday, 5 December 2009

A Christmas Memory For Pink Saturday


Hello everyone~ Welcome to Rose Chintz Cottage and my Pink Saturday offering for this first week in December. Our lovely hostess Beverly is celebrating each week until Christmas with a different theme. This week she wanted us to share a favourite Christmas story, so here's mine. Some of you may have heard this before but most of you haven't, so here goes..........

A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE

One Christmas when my brother and I were very young; probably four and six years old, we awoke one Christmas morning to find something we never expected; a sweet dog house sitting beside the Christmas tree! Daddy had built the dog house and I cannot begin to tell you how excited my brother and I were!
Inside the dog house was a darling little puppy. He was just a ball of warm fluff!


He was a pure-bread white and blond Cocker Spaniel and he had the sweetest face you ever did see! He had wavy blond ears and blond freckles on his nose. We thought 'Jingles' would be the perfect name for him since we got him for Christmas.
We were two very excited little kids and we squealed with so much delight that we actually scared the puppy and he wouldn't come out of the dog house. Daddy reached in and tenderly pulled the puppy out so we could pat him. He really was the most adorable thing!
I had gotten a beautiful dollie that year, along with a little stove, a kettle that whistled, and a little tea set, among other delightful things. But that year it was the puppy named Jingles that stole our hearts! It was my most memorable Christmas!Now on to my pinks....

First pink today is an apple with what looks like sparkling drops of water all over it. It simply glistens when the light hits it.
....and a sparkling pear too.Then there is my little teacup which I glued together to hang on the tree. Next week, I'll show you all my little teacups.A lace-covered ball trimmed with a pink rose. A lovely pink heart which is mirrored inside and reflects all the light, is also trimmed with a pink rose.
My little Christmas tree decked out with pink beads and rhinestones, sitting in a Rose Chintz teacup.

Lastly, my Christmas tree which stands in the living room. It is decorated in mostly pink, aqua, and white. I have some dolls and teddies around it while it awaits the presents. The angel topper which I've had for twenty years finally burnt out so until I find the right one to replace her with, I have topped the tree this year with a star.
Thank you for stopping by today. Please visit Beverly and all her pink participants. Click on the link http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/
or the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar and have a wonderful Pink Saturday weekend.
Blessings to you all and remember that 'Jesus is the Reason for the Season!'
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

28 comments:

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Hi Sandy, Your sweet, sweet Christmas story and your pink apple and pear, tea cups and saucer, etc. are just delightful.

And altho I am not an official "Pink Saturday" blogger, I have added a Still Life Photo that I took recently what has a lot of pink in it.

Rose

http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Im so enjoying reading everyone's Christmas stories! What a cute little furball Jingles was.

Your decorations are just absolutely beautiful!! I'm going to go back and look at your pictures again!

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

Hugs,
Marsha

Andrea said...

You have an award on arise 2 write.
andrea

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
I am happy to hear your Aunt Phyllis is home now.I pray all will continue to go well for her.
Wow! Santa sure was good to you-you must have been extra good that year.
Cute pinks especially the cup and saucer.
Have a good weekend,
Carolyn

♥Mimi♥ said...

On this first Saturday of December ♥Jappy Pink Saturday♥. I was away for a while and sure missed running around the blogs arnd seeing all of the goodies everyone was sharing.

Thanks for the memory...

It was a blessing for you to make my morning so much fun. Hoping that you and those you care about spend a wonderful weekend making memories that will last a lifetime☺

sissie said...

Good Morning Sandy,
I love your tree and all the pink ornaments are so sweet.
Happy Pink Saturday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Sandy! What a special Christmas that was to get that adorable puppy. Loved your story! And how neat that your parents brought that doghouse inside to be next to the tree. So, so neat. :-)

Loved seeing your pretty pinks (that little cup and saucer are precious!), and I like your color combo on your tree. That looks so pretty.

Hope you're having a Happy PS!

Love to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I can't believe I just spelled your name with a "Y"! I know it's Sandi! Sorry. If you spell mine, Shelia, I promise I won't notice. LOL!

XO,

Sheila ;-)

Mary said...

Oh,Sandi, where to start?! Everything's so pretty! Love the glisten-y apple and pear ornaments-the gorgeous pink teacup and saucer you glued together so you could use them as an ornament-the pink mirrored ornie, your gorgeous pink tree with aqua ornaments! Oh, yes, and the precious puppy, so lovely and dear. Loved it all~Happy Pink Saturday ♥

Bellen said...

Fun Christmas memory post. I loved your little tree in the teacup and may just have to do it myself :)

GWENDOLYN said...

Love all those pink ornaments and your tree is gorgeous! A puppy for Christmas! Every child's dream gift! Pink Blessings!
Gwen

Rose Haven said...

What a cute Christmas story about Jingles!!

Your tree is decked out with the nicest ornaments!!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

What a sweet story about your little puppy! Oh, how fun that must have been. The name jingles was perfect. Love all of your pink pretties.

Debbie

Ginger said...

I just love all your pink ornaments, just beautiful. Your story is so heart warming, thank you for sharing. Sounds like you had a very good Christmas. Thanks for coming by my blog.

Ginger

SmilingSally said...

Sandy, Jingles is the perfect name for a Christmas puppy. What a treat!

I love that apple and pear.

Claudia said...

Hi Sandi - your decorations are beautiful, I wouldn't expect anything less from you. Love the story about a new puppy - what better present is there?

Happy Pink Saturday!

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh sweet puppy face!!!

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sandy!
From one Rose Chintz Lover to another I love your heard andwhat you have done with the sweet lil cup. I must come back to see your other cups\saucers...favs of mine.
Love your tree, it is beautiful!

HPS...Lorena

blushing rose said...

Sandi, what a gorgeous tree ... love the teacup ornie ... I've done this before also.

Love your memories of the little jingles. What a cutie!

TTFN~ Marydon
Join us at our new blog ~ blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pinks, Sandy! What a sweet story! Jingles was so adorable! Love your beautiful pink ornaments! Your tree looks beautiful!

Cheers!
Tina

Mary said...

What a sweet puppy and lovely Christmas memory. The pinks you chose to share with us are really lovely. I hope you have a great day and are looking forward to the holiday.

Mollye said...

What a special present. Your dad and Mom must have been precious. Hugs, Mollye

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Jingles ~ what a fun name for such a sweet Christmas surprise! Love all your pinks today, and that tree is just awesome!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Charmed by Beauty said...

Sandi:
Your post of Pink Saturday is simply beautiful. You've even changed your page front design. Your creativeness still amazes me. Your story was so cute and I don't remember Jingles. He was so cuddly looking....I'll work harder on memory recall.
Love you....Auntie P
PS: You can see I'm happy to be back home and online again. Whew! What an experience! All better now! Prayers did it! Thanks to all.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Sandi,
What a beautiful memory you have share,I so enjoyed reading it, and And your decorations are so lovely, I can tell you really enjoy decorating your home for Christmas. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
sue

someplace in thyme said...

A puppy for Christmas and you are right, he is perfect. What a wonderful surprise for any child. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your pinks are beautiful, but it was your story of Jingles the puppy that stole my heart. How sweet. I am new to your blog and I appreciate how you pray for people. Have a wonderful week! Twyla

Beverly said...

Jingles sounds like the best Christmas present ever. I would have loved him, too.

Your pinks today are so pretty, and your Christmas tree is gorgeous. I love the way you have it decorated.

Happy Pink Saturday, Sandi.

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