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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday to all my blogging friends!

I had taken a bit of a break while my son was home for Christmas but I'm back now to share some pinks with you. So, here we are in another New Year and the holidays behind us once again. I do miss Christmas and all the music and sparkle. The rich food I can do without, how about you? I like getting back to my normal routine but I do love the holiday season especially when I'm surrounded by my family!

A week ago, I celebrated a big birthday on New Years Day and two of my darling sons gifted me with something pink. My youngest surprised me with this lovely snack set adorned with a pink rose and little birdie.
Hubby had gotten me out of the kitchen while my son busied himself getting this set up on the table with tea and a little nibble. As you can see, it is inscribed with a lovely sentiment, "A Mother's Love is the Greatest gift." It is also in some of my favourite colours; pink and aqua.

My second son who lives way out on the west coast couldn't be here so he surprised me with a bouquet which he chose himself and had it delivered to my door. I was so pleased! It is lovely with touches of pink tucked in here and there as well as a lovely pink lily. Since posting this, two more pink lilies have opened up.

My second son also blessed me with my first granddaughter in December. Here they are, asleep on the sofa with Jenna-Lynn's tiny head wreathed in soft pink.

My oldest son and his family gifted me with a beautiful red silk scarf. I should have taken a photo of it although it's not pink but my DIL had wrapped it all up in soft pink tissue paper and tied the ends with white curly ribbon. It was so pretty!

Hubby gave me a new teapot and took me and my family out to dinner at a nice restaurant. That was a wonderful surprise too!

Before I go, I will share with you a birdcage which I had decorated for Christmas. I hadn't shared it at all with you and thought I would show it to you before I change it up for the winter. As you can see, it is all in pink florals, ribbon, and fairy lights. I might even leave it this way for the Winter, we'll see!
Thanks for stopping by. Many thanks to Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday so faithfully every week. Click on the link or the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar to visit her and her lineup of pinkettes. Enjoy your weekend everyone and a Happy Pink New Year to everyone! Please come back and join me for Tea Time Tuesday where we enjoy wonderful tea parties!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Sandi, you always show us the most beautiful posts. I have to say the little angel stole the picture. What a complete doll. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  2. Wow, Sandi, what a beautiful Pink Post. Of course the little granddaughter in her "pink" was the most precious.
    Happy Pink Saturday dear friend.

  3. Beautiful Pink Post!

    Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful granddaughter.

  4. I so love the picture of Jenna, Sandi ... she is beautiful. What an angel ...

    Happy PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

  5. Hi Sandi,
    Sounds like you had such a lovely birthday celebration. I love your little snack set and your flowers.
    I also think that your grandbaby is so sweet and beautiful. Daddy is very handsome.

    The birdcage is so pretty. I'm glad you are back. You've been missed.


  6. You have so many sweet pinks for this blogging holiday:)
    I think the grandbaby with her healthy pink skin is the most beautiful!

  7. Well, Happy Birthday...belated!! Love all the pinks!

  8. Hi Sandi,
    Lots of lovely pinks but the sweetest is of course the lovely little pink bundle of joy!
    Glad you enjoyed your holidays too.

    Take care,

  9. Hi Sandi,
    Happy Pink New Year to You and Belated Pink Birthday too! It looks like you enjoyed a wonderful holiday, what a joy to have a new Grandbaby :-)
    Hugs to you!

  10. Congradulations on your sweet grandaughter-what a joy-the best pink of them all!

  11. My husband used to sleep with Sarah on his chest, too. I'd love to cuddle with a grandbaby, but must cuddle with Buster, the DOG, when he comes home with Sarah!

    I think I'd leave the birdcage out all winter. It would look quite nice with your new treasures! ♥♫

  12. How blessed you are having two great, thoughtful sons. The best gift in my book, is that precious baby.

  13. Happy Birthday Sandi and congratulations on the birth of your adorable granddaughter. Happy Pink Saturday, Jen.

  14. Hi Sandi
    You have many pink things to share here, especially your adorable granddaughter.
    I like the birdcage and think it would be nice to keep it the way it is for winter.

  15. Sandi-Happy Birthday Grandma! What wonderful gifts all the way around. Have a year of wishes come true! Blessings.

  16. Happy Pink Saturday; Happy New Year and Happy Belated Birthday! So much happiness being spread around already in 2011! You are blessed with such a wonderful family and a new grandbaby! Thanks for sharing and enjoy a wonderful weekend! xox

  17. Such sweet sentiments of love from your whole family. That beautiful bundle of new life was the best gift of them all.

  18. Hi Sandi~
    You have a precious family to find something so perfect for you! Love the birdcage and what you did with it.
    I hope your Pink Saturday is full of blessings!



  20. Congratulations on that new grandbaby, so sweet. Lovely gifts from your family, too. I think the bird cage is perfect the way it is.
    Happy PS

  21. Happy Pink Saturday Sandi Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share. I love your birthday gifts of love, the cup is so pretty and the flowers, aren't they just the sugar in the tea? I love them, and then he picked them out himself. That makes them really special.

    Now I have got to tell you that little pink hatted bundle is SO precious. She is the best Pink of all, don't you think? What a precious photo you shared.

    I also love your bird cage. I think I would leave it as it is, what a beautiful Winter scene. It is gorgeous.

    Many hugs sweetie and much love, Sherry

  22. Hi Sandi: Everything looks so beautiful. What wonderful gifts you received from your children. I especially love the grandbaby. It is hard to top that! Have a wonderful week. See you on Tea Cup Tuesday. Blessings dear friend. Martha

  23. What a beautiful pink post and what a lovely birthday you had.Your granddaughter is gorgeous. Happy pink Saturday

  24. Hello Sandi,
    this is a beautiful pink post. All your gifts are so lovely and thoughtful. And little Jeanna-Lynn is so cute, she looks so tiny like a doll. What a very sweet gift the live gaves you and her family.
    Bless you all, Johanna

  25. Happy belated birthday and congratulations on your new grandchild! How perfect a way to begin the New Year! Pretty PINKS!!!

  26. Beautiful gifts! Love that little girl asleep, so sweet. I am going to start babysitting a brand new baby girl in a few weeks. We already put the crib up. My niece asked me if I would mind and I said are you kidding after raising three boys I jumped at the chance to watch a baby girl a few days a week!LOL So glad you had a nice Christmas!

  27. Happy Pink Saturday ~ this is a beautiful post, Sandi! Your granddaughter is just gorgeous...congrats.

  28. What a wonderful Christmas you had!! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year!

  29. First of all, Happy Birthday! Your sons definitely know what you like, but I bet it's that new granddaughter that you are the most excited about. Congratulations!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  30. What a wonderful holiday season you had...thanks for sharing it with us!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  31. Sandi,
    Happy Birthday!
    There seems to be a lot of bloggers celebrating birthdays in Jan. and I will be celebrating mine at the end of the month too!!
    I adore the tea set and the beautiful flowers. Your sweet grand baby is so precious!!
    I see you had a lovely birthday and Christmas!!
    Wishing you all the happiness in the world,

  32. Oh Sandi, your gifts are absolutely beautiful! And I love your birdcage. I think it would be so pretty throughout the winter! And that sweet little baby is the cutest pink of all! Happy PS!

    Hugs, Diann

    Oh, BTW, you can count me in this week for our Tuesday tea party!

  33. Hi Sandi...Happy belated birthday. Your sons are reflect your being a great mom. Their gifts are so pretty and that best one is that little babe...She's sooo cute.

  34. I love your snack tray!! You received such lovely gifts!! And your bouquet is just gorgeous!! I love what you did with the birdcage. I saw one a Dillards today marked down 75% but it was so heavy I didn't get to pick it up and look at the price. If it's still there on Monday I think I will give it a shot. I've seen so many pretty things done with birdcages and I want one now too!!! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Pink Saturday!

  35. Happy Pink Saturday, Sandi. It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and Christmas.

    All of your gifts are great, and the greatest is that exquisite little girl. What special love you two will share.

  36. Your birthday isn't over till you receive your last gift and/or birthday greeting :) :) :) Happy Birthday. Your famiy really put some wonderful thought into each of your gifts...I think the new baby granddaughter is the best one :) :) The birdcage is lovely..and I especially enjoyed the photo with the lights inside!!! Can you believe I have this birdcage I found at a yardsale awhile back and I still haven't painted it? I think I'll need to fix that :) :) Your birdcage will serve as inspiration. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  37. Your hub and sons sure do know you. Love how much thought went into each gift. Your precious grandbaby and her daddy melts my heart. I love those kinds of pics. Nothing melts a woman's heart more than a man holding a teeny baby.
    I love your birdcage and I think you should leave it out all year!


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi