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, 20 March 2010

Pink Saturday~ Welcome Spring!

Happy Pink Saturday everyone & Happy first day of Spring!

This is my favourite time of the year! The songbirds are making their way back and the earth is starting to wake up from its long Winter slumber. Even we humans seem to wake up a bit more too and we're anticipating something good to happen! There is an excitement in the air and everyone is making plans for their garden and vacation.


I got myself a new velour hoody, and it's pink; well, fuchsia actually!


You all know how much I love little birdies and flowers, right?

Last week, when I visited Tina's blog http://enchantedrosestudio.blogspot.com/ I couldn't help but be inspired by her beautiful makeover of a tiered cake plate filled with lovely blooms. She is such a gifted artist and I always enjoy visiting her blog. Her creation is much lovelier than mine, but this is my Springtime creation of a tiered dish with a little birdie perched on top!

I filled it full of delicate pink hydrangea blooms. Even my little fairy is enjoying the flowers. A closeup of the birdie.I love how they look with the sun shining on them. One of these days, I'll swap out the hydrangea blossoms for some jelly beans!


Remember the five dollar pink roses I got at the grocery store a couple of weeks ago?
Well, here they are, all dried and tied up with a beautiful ribbon.

For my last pink of the day, I would like to share one of the first Pink Saturday pinks I posted.... This is the little rocking horse door stopper which I tole-painted back in the early nineties. It was one of the first pieces I ever did.

Well, my pink friends, those are my pinks for this first day of Spring. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with pink and other good things. Now I hope you will make your way over to Beverly's and peruse her party of pinkies. http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

39 comments:

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, what a beautiful post! The tired plate is just gorgeous!!! I LOVE it!!

And your dried roses, perfection!!

Happy Pink Saturday!!

xxoo

Andrea said...

WOW...beautiful. How do you keep making them better...each Saturday? Hugs,
andrea

Suzie Button said...

So many lovely pinks! I love, love your tole painting from years ago, my grandbaby would flip over that! And how gorgeous are your dried roses! I'm having a PS bunny cake giveaway at my blog this weekend, so please hop over to enter! Happy PS! Suzie

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

OMG Sandi, your cake plate stand is gorgeous! I just love it!! And the dried roses are beautiful! nicely done with them!

Ginger said...

Sandi, WOW what a beautiful post. The tiered tray is just beautiful, the roses and tea set are over the moon wonderful and the little horse you painted is soooo cute. How did you dry the roses, soooo beautiful. Thanks for stopping by to see me friend.

Ginger

Valrie said...

Sandi,
Lovely pink post. That rocking horse is beautiful and how lovely the pink roses dried for you. Thanks for visiting me on my first pink post and I am so happy to meet a fellow Christian. Have a blessed day!

Valrie

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

What a delightful post! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting this morning! I love your hobby horse! =) Happy Pink Saturday!

Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sandi.
Truly gorgeous pinkies.
Have a lovely springtime.

Pam said...

Your dried roses are beautiful. A great find for $5.00. Love the tiered tray. Flowers are lovely.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Jenny S said...

Oh my gosh! How pretty! Happy PInk Saturday!

Jillian said...

You have some lovely roses and the tiered stand is pretty!

Wish I could paint roses like you did on your rocking horse. So sweet!

Mary said...

You've picked some wonderful pinks to share with us today. I love the pink hoodie. Have a fabulous Pink Saturday.

Fleur de Bee said...

BEAUTIFUL!! ALL of it! Where did you get that beautiful Bird tiered wonder? I love it and want one!! haha let me know!

Riet said...

How beautiful that tired lpate is with the flowers on it. So gorgeous. Happy pink saturday

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Sandi!! Get outta town! Your tiered server is so fabulous!!! I adore the the little birdie on top! How unique and charming!! I may have to add one to mine! I love the detail on the base too!

Your rockin horse door stopper is the sweetest I've seen! Love it!

Thank you so much for your lovely comments! You are so sweet! *hug*

Have a lovely Pink Saturday!

xoxo,
Tina

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sandi Sweetie...
What a gorgeous post. I love the birdie on top of the tier server. So beautiful filled with the hydrangea blooms. It does say "SPRING". Love it.

I so adore the tea set and that book, "Tea with God". How beautiful is that. That is a gorgeous vignette.

I love the little rocking horse. What a beautiful job you did adorning it. Thank you for sharing my friend.

Country hugs and much love...Sherry

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

I just love your tole painting.

Those roses turned out beautiful! Even prettier than fresh, if possible!

Mari said...

WOW JUST BEAUTIFUL, LOVE YOUR PINKS!! HAVE A HAPPY PINKY PINK SPRING DAY.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sandi,
What a great post full of delicious pink eye candy!! Yummy!! I love all of it but I am really loving that sweet horse!!
HPS!!
Debbie

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Your tiered plates are so beautiful. I love the hydrangea petals in it and the birdie on top. Your dried flowers tied together - so romantic. What a cute door stopper. You did a great job on it. Beautiful displays.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi, Sweet Sandi! Your pictures are just blowing me away today! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them all. Your roses are beautiful, love the tole painted horsie, and the sunlight streaming in is just dreamy!!

Happy PINK SATURDAY!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Charlotte said...

I love these beautiful pink pictures, Sandi.
Happy Pink Saturday.
Charlotte

Vicki said...

Hello, Sandi,
Yes, I am welcoming spring, too. Love to hear those little birdies singing outside my window. I love your tiered dish and lovely dried roses. Everything is so charming and utterly sweet! Hope you are having the happiest of weekends, dear friend. Love and blessings being sent your way! Vicki

Lisa said...

Oh!! Your pinks are so lovely! The sweet fairy is so cute!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Susie Jefferson said...

I love what you've done with the tiered plate, and the dried roses are WONDERFUL. Oh how I wish I had the space to do some for myself. What a lovely post.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Maggie said...

The dried flowers are so pretty!

Sorry for my late visit but glad I could get here and enjoy PS!

Happy PINKS!

In shoes we trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Mary said...

Hi Sandi!
Everything looks wonderful!
The tiered stand is so pretty with the flowers on it.
The roses dried so nicely, bet they smell great.
And your painted rocking horse is the cutest thing!
Happy Pink Saturday! Have a terrific weekend!
XO Mary

LV said...

My, I have a hard time finding one pink sight and here you have so many. I loved them all and truly each one reflects its own lovely pink. Very nice post for today.

Sherry from Alabama said...

This is a beautiful Pink Saturday post. How smart of you to dry the roses, they are beautiful!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Light and Voices said...

Hope you enjoyed the first day of Spring. Adore those dried roses.
Joyce M

sherri@lavenderfields said...

They are all such pretty pinks this week! The hoody looks so cozy, the door stop is so cute! And the cake stand is beautiful! Such a wonderful idea. I really love too the picture of the sun shining! I hope you had a great Pink Saturday and enjoy the rest of your weekend! Sherri : )

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

I love tiered server with the pink hydrangeas - so pretty! Thanks for the visit!

Tracy F. said...

I love your tiered bird plate. It's wonderful. And, your rose china is so pretty, too. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Pieces of Dreams said...

Hi Sandi! What a lovely post. I, also, would like to thank you for stopping by my blog and for all the lovely comments made and encouragement given. It is a lovely spring day here and I am just about to go out into its glory. Thank you again and have a blessed day! Karen

Lottie said...

What a beautiful blog you have created! I'm so glad I found you! Thank you for visiting me. I especially love the roses! Happy Pink Saturday! Lottie

Lottie said...

What a beautiful blog you have created! I'm so glad I found you! Thank you for visiting me. I especially love the roses! Happy Pink Saturday! Lottie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Your hoodie is right up my alley. I must have 10 of them and wear them all the time. And I adore your dried roses! Happy Pink Belated Saturday. xo Lynn

Atelier de Charo said...

Beautiful post, love your roses and the tea set.
Gorgeous!!!
Hugs
Charo

Mary Ellen said...

Late for Pink saturday- but love your pinkies!! I love to do the same with my roses after they start to fade so I can enjoy them longer!

Can you believe it's already a brand new week!!? Pray it is a blessed one for you!

bee blessed
mary

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