Friday, August 13, 2010
Saturday on my PINK PATIO!!!
Good evening Chickies!!! Are you ready for more PINK?!! Let's all give a resounding round of applause for Beverly over at How Sweet The Sound ( http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/pink-saturday/) for hosting this wonderful weekly festivity for all us Pinky Peeps!!.
I am sipping my glass (actually I think it is a water goblet!!) ; ) of White Merlot (which is actually pink in colour!!) while I write this entry. While I was doing grocery shopping this afternoon, I wondered as to what I would feature this week for Pink Saturday. I arrived home and the sun was shining on our back patio and "BOOM" it hit me........"the Patio is PINK!!!" So, I poured my self a glass of pink liquid, collected a couple of extra pink things and started my "photo shoot!".
The patio faces west so we enjoy the afternoon sun. This is where our barbeque is. Hubby is presently shucking corn to cook on the side burner. It isn't pink, but I just had to mention it 'cuz this is our first feed of corn-on-the-cob for this year! (Mmmm....can't wait!)
I purchased the two steel chairs at a country auction in 1998. There is a rocker as you see above and a matching non-rocking chair (shown in pics to come). They were off white when I purchased them (both for $12.00!) and have been Robin's Egg Blue and then "Laura's Cottage Pink" since 2009. ( I took a plate with a pretty rose on it to have the pink colour copied for a gallon of paint, hence, "Laura's Cottage Pink"!!)
We make homemade wine at Cucina Freeman in Belleville which is a local brew-your-own-joint. The glass is a thirft store find....25 cents.....very heavy crystal....I love it!! The table is a 1950's-60's vanity minus the mirror. It was black when I bought it ($4.00) so decided to give it "the pink treatment".
Do you see the little birdhouse?? It is pink, too!
This is my favorite summer purse. It is from Danier leather. My son, Wes, bought it for me in 2008. Hint: I clean it with Lysol Wipes and spray it with Tana Leather spray to keep it looking brand new. This is its third summer!! My daughter, Alyx, brought the Eiffel Tower keychain back from Paris for me last year.
This is the little matching change purse and my.....Pink....phone!
Would you like to sit a spell and join me with a glass of wine??
I made the cushions for the white wicker on the porch, but they work here just as well!! All of the fabric is recycled....even the zipper! The floral focal was a valance from my girlfriend Anne, the denim was a skirt, and the floral backing was a curtain.
The flowers in the granite ware pitcher are "faux", but the pink wave petunias are for real!! The pot is painted the same "Laura's Cottage Pink".
Here is a better pic of that birdhouse.
A few years ago I decided that silk flowers were ok. Since then I have arranged large bouquets which I rotate between the seasons. Hint: I store them in large clear recycle bags. I just "lurve" the big pink peonies!!
Here is that glass of wine I promised you!!
I realized, when I was looking at the pesky weeds growing between the patio stones, that my toes are painted pink, too!!!
Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!! Make sure to check as many participants as you can. You will find oh so many pink lovelies!!!
Warm hugs, Laura