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Friday, 14 January 2011

Pink Saturday

Hello bloggerettes and welcome to my Pink Saturday post! Already we're in the middle of January and I'm just getting my Christmas put away for another year. I have also been doing some mantel tweaking.

My hubby gifted me with a new electric fireplace for Christmas and this is how I had decorated it. Lots of pink was used in decorating for Christmas this year.

This is what it looks like now.

I still have my mercury glass out and will likely use it for a while because I love it! The plates were a gift from a friend and they're actually red transferware but they are a wonderful shade of pink. The pink mercury glass hurricane lamp has found its place in the center.

Thanks for stopping by Rose Chintz Cottage and I hope you will visit all the pinkies on Beverly's Pink Saturday. Click the link to visit her and her participants~
Wishing you all a lovely pink weekend.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Hello Sandi: Well, I can see you're having lots of fun with your new fireplace! I was the same when we purchased this house and I finally had my very first fireplace mantel to decorate. I love both your 'during' Christmas look and 'after' Christmas look! LOVE the mirror you have displayed above your fireplace. Happy Pink Saturday!

  2. Happy Pink Saturday Sandi, My post isn't up yet as I just finished up a busy morning with my very soon to be 5yr old Granddaughter and I'm bushed so hopefully you can visit on the weekend. Don't you just love mercury glass? I do! You mantle looks lovely , now I'm going to go rest a bit, it isn't like when I was 20 and had children, my lasting power just doesn't have the same last as it used to! hugs, Marilou

  3. I wish you could come decorate my home for me - I love everything you do!!!!! Enjoy your weekend.

  4. An electric fireplace ... how wonderful! I'm getting so old I'm leaning toward next year buying an Amish fireplace (would probably paint it) and two recliners just for the supreme comfort/coziness of it all. Very pretty arrangements on your mantel! Bess

  5. Hi Sandi,
    The mirror looks great over your mantle and of course I love the plates!

    I am looking forward to some sunshine this weekend.
    How is the new little one and her Mama doing-good I hope?

    Have a great weekend,


  6. Your mantle looks so lovely. What a nice gift, I just love fireplaces.

    Happy Pink Saturday,

  7. Very pretty, Sandi - both before and after.
    Happy Pink Saturday dear friend.

  8. Wow, the fireplace and mantel are pretty fabulous! Very nice. Thanks so much for visiting me for PS.

    Enjoy the day!

    Bella Rosa Antiques

  9. Hi Sandi, I am so happy to be sitting at home spending time on my computer to my hearts content. This past season has been crazy for us. We just spent two weeks in Fl. for Christmas and then our grandson's wedding. I have been gone on Pink Saturday for several weeks. Visiting you right now is a blessing and a joy to me. Smile.
    Also, I had a good laugh about the way we react to snow as well. I lived in rural MI when I was young and the lake effect snow was major snow. Our back door would require a tunnel through the snow. However, I spent most of my life in Florida and now here in the NC mountains, the snow is so much fun. The mountain roads create hazards with just a bit of snow. No one leaves their home and all the schools close because the school buses will not drive the mountain roads because of safety.

    I think your fireplace is beautiful both for Christmas and now. Beautiful in pink. Pat, at Back Porch Musings has very similar mercury glass candle holders on her bedroom fireplace. Look her up Sandi. She is on my side bar.
    Happy Pink Saturday.
    Hugs and blessings,

  10. So pretty! Hope you are staying warm with your nice new fireplace! Happy PS!

  11. Hi Sandi. I have not put my Christmas things away yet either, I don't have much out, and it is not bothering me yet. LOL. Your mantel looks great, a fun place to decorate.
    Happy PS

  12. Sandi, I love the mantel and the pink transferware. I too still have a few Christmas things around. As soon as I think it's all put away, something shows up. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  13. It looks lovely Sandi!

    Susan and Bentley

  14. Oh what a nice gift. Your mantel looks lovely. I love the mirror and the mercury glass is so pretty with the transferware. Beautiful vignette. Hugs, Marty

  15. Thanks so much for following the new Back Porch Sandi.

    Your mantel is gorgeous!

  16. Very nice arrangement, Sandi. I love the holders the red transfer plates are in. Do you remember what store you may have purchased those in? They are so unique! Have a great night. Susan

  17. I love the mantle! Especially love the red plates! Happy Pink Saturday!

  18. What a lovely mantle decor ... Mercury glass can be used all year, don't you think? Never thought of it as seasonal ... hmmmm.

    Have a happy PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  19. I told hubby you got an electric fireplace and I wanted one just humphed!

  20. A wonderful and thoughtful gift from your hubby. You have it really decorated in the pinks very well.

  21. Hello!
    Your mantle looked beautiful in both decor!
    Hope you have a very Delightsome Pink Saturday,

  22. Love the new fireplace and it is beautifully decorated! Just lovely!
    I am your newest follower. :)

  23. OH Sandi, I'm in love with anything Rose Chintz! What a wonderful fireplace, know you must really be enjoying it. Nothing like sitting by the fire, is there?


  24. What a wonderful gift from hubby, everyone needs a fire to cozy up to. I just love your pink transferware plates. Beautiful. Enjoy your weekend and take care. Jen.

  25. A Blessed New Year!
    These are gorgeous!
    Happy Pink Saturday Sandi.
    " My Pink Saturday "

  26. It looks lovely...I would love to an electric faux fire place, I am currently hinting to hubby...Maybe next winter :)

    Happy pink Saturday

  27. Happy PS! Your post is beautiful! And so is your home!
    Have a wonderful weekend...

  28. Pretty! I'm looking for some new ideas for my mantle. It didn't bug me at all until I got all my Christmas stuff down and now it just doesn't look right! :)

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  29. Hi Sandi,
    Oh, it looks gorgeous!!! I hope you'll have a chance to see my new online magazine on Monday!

  30. Just beatiful, both ways!
    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog!
    Hugs- Tete

  31. Sandi, I just love your new fireplace and your mantle display is so pretty!!


  32. Lovely mantle vignette - the pink mercury glass is just beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!

  33. Oh Sandy, I "LOVE" your mantel!!! It is a vision of loveliness...I LOVE that pink mercury glass hurricane with the pink poinsettia and the WHOLE package with the plates is PERFECT!!!
    Hugs to you,

  34. Hi Sweety!
    That is just gorgeous...what a neat gift. I love mantels they just add sooooo much to a room! And my how pretty your's looks! Good job hubby!

    Come on over and join in my HEART Pocket Giveaway! I'd love for you to enter!
    Happy Pink!

  35. HI Sandie...your fireplace is beautiful...there's a gentleness to it....

  36. How beautiful Sandi! I love your red transfer ware!!! What a sweet gift and wonderful friend to give you such a treasure. I need to find a friend like that :)

  37. Hi Sandi,

    Thank you for sharing the lovely photos of your fireplace.

    Blessings and peace this weekend.


  38. I love your mercury glass and I'd keep it out Sandi Girl!

    How you be, sweets? Thank you for visiting me today and for your sweet comments. We are sooo glad that bathroom is almost done. What a job!

    Your mantle is 2die4 my friend. But then I know you and your fabulous ability to do things right. So inspiring!

    Love to you~


  39. Rose Chintz is really the right items to place on a mantle.
    Joyce M

  40. Hi Sandi, I really enjoy looking at all the pinks. The pink mercury glass is especially beautiful :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  41. How very very pretty!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  42. Love it, Sandi! I have a small collection of Red Transferware and plan to have lots more! I inherited my most favorite, treasured dishes from my Great Aunt Elsie, while she was still living. - her Rose Chintz China, which I grew up eating many a Sunday Dinner on. Beautiful mantel!

    Mermaid Debbie


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