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

Friday, 22 April 2011

Pink Saturday Easter Weekend

A Happy Pink Saturday Easter Weekend~

Hello sweet pinkie friends and welcome to another week of my pink offerings for Pink Saturday. This week is special because we're celebrating EASTER.


My Easter basket came early this week as I was treated to a wonderful surprise a few days ago!
A few weeks ago, I had won Celestina Marie's Giveaway. You are all familiar with this talented lady, right? If not, then please take a moment and visit her blog ~ http://larearose.blogspot.com/
She has lots of eye candy and she is one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet.

The box arrived filled with styrofoam pebbles and pink petals. Underneath it all was the most wonderful surprise! Wanna see?

When I opened the box, there was a lovely scent coming from inside it!
This is what she sent me~
A very pretty box wrapped in a delicate pink frenchy paper. It was so pretty that I hesitated to open it! I love anything with a French theme; Eiffel Towers, fleur de lis, Paris, etc.

It was accompanied by the pink tissue wrapped gift and pink cello bag there beside it. And they were tied with lovely tulle. Celestina has such a romantic touch, even in her gift wrapping!

The top of the pretty package held a sweet pink rose and it was tied up with tulle also. There was a little sachet filled with lavender. That is where the lovely fragrance was coming from. It too was adorned with a pink rose.

Attached to the pink gift was a pink cello bag with this sweet bunny tag all trimmed up in pink. The glittery tag is trimmed with pink ribbon, roses, and a pink crystal droplet. Pretty?

I unwrapped the pink gift and to my wonderment, this is what I found! *sigh*

Enchanting! The sweetest little pink basket trimmed with lace, a pink bow, and Celestina's gorgeous hand-painted pink rose.  When I opened the basket, the other side of the lid was painted with her precious little rose bud and her signature. I am so loving this!

Nestled in tulle, inside the basket, was a darling pink Easter egg all sparkly and wrapped in lace. It was presented in a sweet sachet bag as well. This dear lady doesn't skimp on anything.

I remember when I took tole painting years ago, my instructor always stressed finishing your project beautifully inside and out. Celestina has certainly done just that.

It truly is beautiful! Celestina's signature roses were painted on both sides of it.  Can you see the sparkles?

All of these lovely things were extra surprises she had gifted me with. And they're all pink! Aren't they scrumptious?

The actual Giveaway was this darling ceramic bunny~ Isn't it adorable?

 Celeste's pink roses are painted on both sides of the bunny. 

She's all smiles because she knows she looks good and she has hopped into my house just in time for Easter. Even the top of her head is decorated with pink and green crystals as well as lace and pearls. She's a very lovely bunny!

Fabulous giveaway! Thank you Celestina! I'm so happy you picked my name! I shall treasure these always!
I hope you will take a moment and visit Celestina Marie Designs ~ http://larearose.blogspot.com/

Thank you everyone for visiting today and thank you Beverly ~ http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/  for hosting Pink Saturday so faithfully. I know it takes time and patience to host a meme every week. Wishing you all a Happy Pink Saturday and A Very Happy Easter!

Please join me next week for another Tea Time Tuesday.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


Denise said...

Amazingly enchanting!God Bless you and your family this easter.

A Garden of Threads said...

A beautiful gift. Blessings for a wonderful Easter with family and friends. Take care:)

Suzann said...

Lucky you!!! What beautiful things you received!!!
Enjoy your sweet goodies and enjoy Easter!!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Celeste is indeed a precious friend and such a talented artist! And she has such a giving heart! You are so deserving of her gifts, too!

Hope you and your family have a blessed Easter!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

karen-holmes said...

what a lovely gift...and your appreciation is also dear. wishing you Easter's Grace, Joy and Blessings. - xok.

Jacqui said...

That is a really enchanting gift from the heart. Lucky you!!

Victorian1885 said...

What a lucky girl you are! Beautiful gifts.. Have a Happy Easter!


Leann said...

What a fabulous giveaway - congrats on winning it. Everything is soo lovely - Celeste is soo very talented.

Happy Easter!

Char said...

Oh Sandi, you are a very lucky, lucky girl. Wow that was a beautiful win!! So many lovely things that I am sure you will cherish for years.
Happy Pink Saturday my friend and a wish for a very happy Easter, Char

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Sandi
What a lovely gift you received with so many pretty pink things.
I can see that bunny having a special place in your home, it is so sweet.
Happy Easter.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter!
What a wonderful giveaway you won!
With all those pretty roses and pink I know you are one happy gal!

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Just beautiful. Thx for sharing.



D said...

Congrats on your wonderful prize of "pinkness"

Holly said...

HI Sandi~
Such beautiful pictures - I love eye candy!! pink and roses - yum!
Happy Easter and Happy Pink Saturday!

Eileen said...

What a wonderful gift! I agree, that paper is almost too pretty to remove. Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend.

Marydon said...

Oh, Sandi, you lucky gal! Celeste is an awesome artist who I personally adore.
She makes everything so elegant & feminine in her presentation to one. I know you are going to treasure this beautiful bun-bun.

May you have an eggs-tra special Easter.

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

Here's my Pink creation, hope you can visit and comment. Thank you!

Loretta said...

What a beautiful gift! Happy Easter!

Debbie said...

Beautiful Bunny! Love it.
Happy Pink Saturday,

Jori said...

What an incredible giveaway! Just beautiful! I love your yellow tulips too! Happy Easter!!

Mari said...



Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Sandi!

Thanks for coming by, and for your sweet comments. Wow, what a fabulous giveaway! such pretty pinks! Love that bunny! Have a blessed Easter.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sandi,

You received such a beautiful gift from the very talented and gorgeous Celestina Marie. I love the pretty soft pale pink of everything. You must have been thrilled.

Wishing a happy Easter to you and your family
Hugs & blessings

Donnie said...

Wonderful giveaway. Have a beautiful and blessed Easter.

Denise@alloverroses said...

Celeste paints such lovely things. I have a few of her pieces. I just love the bunny! Happy Easter and Happy Pink Saturday!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Easter Blessings to you! Hugs Marilou

Susan said...

Darling bunny and other treats. Congratulations and Happy Easter, Sandi. Susan

Maison Mutt said...

What an incredible giveaway. Your photos were great...I DO see the glitter. Happy PS & have a wonderful Easter!
Licks & Wags, Niki

Michelle said...

Happy PS, Happy Easter...what a beautiful post of so many pretty things, just lovely, love that wrapping paper. Blessings.

Riet said...

What a lovely gift you received, so wonderful for easter.Happy Easter

Kathy said...

Congratulations Sandi,
This is very beautiful! She is quite talented - I hope you have a very Blessed Easter,

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sandi, oh what a wonderful array of gifts, the egg and bunny are just delightful and she is so talented!

Have a blessed weekend,

Tami said...

Hi Sandi....wow what an amazing gift. Thank you for sharing with us. Have a blessed Easter weekend...xox Tami

Trudy said...

Wow! Your beautiful gift of a bunny etc. just makes my mouth drop!
I love your lacey teapot and the cute bunny creamer too!
Most of all I love your focus on Christ. What a truly beautiful blog!
Easter blessings, Trudy

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Sandi,
Happy Easter Blessings to you and yours dear one.
You are too kind to show your giveaway win and thank you for the mention. I hope you enjoy your little items for years to come. It was a joy to have you be a winner.
God Bless you and yours always with Love.
Big Texas, Hugs,
Celestina Marie XO

Aunt Snow said...

What a special gift. You lucky lady!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Susie said...

Your main photo is beautiful, Sandi. And what a wonderful gift you received. I imagine it took you a little while to open everything, each a gift in it's own. I absolutely love lavender ;) You'll have to make us some special tea cakes or cookies using lavender *smiling*

Have a blessed Easter friend.

Cottage Touch said...

Thank you for sharing your Easter Bliss..HPS!

Light and Voices said...

Your blog is such a happy place. May you enjoy a blessed Easter. See you next week.
Joyce M

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


What beautiful goodies gifted to one special person from another special person!!

Wishing you a very Happy Easter!!


~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Oh my what a wonderful gift....and the presentation was just beautiful.
Have a happy and safe Easter,
Michelle xoxo

Roselle said...

Such gorgeous goodies! I LOVE that Paris themed PINK wrapping paper!!!
Celeste is so talented and sweet!
Congrats. Happy Easter!

Sares said...

My goodness, what a box of beauties! She paints so exquisitely. Congratulations on your pretties and Happy Happy Pink and Easter to you!

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