Friday, December 31, 2010

January 1, 2011 ~ Happy Pink New Year’s Day!

My Pink Saturday post today is dedicated in memory of my mom. This holiday is a time of joyous celebration in saying good-bye to the past year on New Year’s Eve and at midnight we welcome in the New Year with the hope of good things. For me the holiday is not as joyous as is once was because my mother passed away on New Year’s Day in 2009. Mom was a sweet, loving, fun person and she loved to celebrate with her family. I will miss her forever…

For as long as I can remember we celebrate New Year’s Day here in Pennsylvania by watching the Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade on TV and eating a meal of pork, mashed potatoes, and sauerkraut.

2005 Mummer's Parade
Here is a link to information on the Mummer’s if you would like more about them.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Please visit our P.S. hostess, Beverly at “How Sweet The Sound,” and link up with other Pink Saturday participants.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas PINK SATURDAY Friends!

Happy "Special" Pink Saturday!
Beverly at "How Sweet The Sound" is hostess to Pink Saturday's.
Please stop by to visit her blog and wish her and over 100 other participants a Merry Christmas, even if it is the days following Christmas.
The theme for today is "What are you doing today?"
I'm celebrating and spending the day with my husband and our children, grandchilden, and our great-grandson. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pink Saturday ~ December 18, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday! The theme for today is music, it would be hard for me to pick a favorite. Silent Night, Little Drummer Boy, O' Holy Night, and on and on and on...
I love to hear Christmas music box tunes.

I thought I'd share a few ornaments.
This is pink Piggy Clause's first year on our tree.

This sweet glass ball was a baby's first Christmas in 1975

 The starfish is one of many handmade ornments that I love.

The wooden Popeye The Sailor Man and Little Red Riding Hood have been hung on our family's trees for more than 50 years.
So many memories in each ornament.

Please take the time to visit our hostess Beverly and over one hundred other PS participants at "How Sweet The Sound."

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pink Saturday, December 11, 2010 ~ The Magic of Christmas

Christmas is magical.
My parents always made Christmas magical for us...

The pudgy little cherub sitting on Santa's lap in this vintage image

Last Saturday the theme for P.S. was food and I just didn't have time to get anything ready. So I'm going to try to catch up with this recipe for a tasty PINK loaf of bread:

Maraschino Nut Loaf

1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 jar (8 ounce) red maraschino cherries
1 cup milk or syrup from cherries with enough milk to make 1 cup
3 cups of pre-sifted flour
4 teaspoons double action baking powder
2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
½ cup walnuts, chopped

Beat eggs and sugar. Add cherries and milk. Add flour, baking powder; then add melted cooled butter. Add chopped nuts. Pour into well greased 9” x 5” x 2-3/4” loaf pan and bake in oven at 350 degrees for approximately one hour or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. The top of the loaf will be irregular. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


This week the theme is "your favorite holiday movies" I enjoy many of the old holiday movies but my favorite is "Gift Of The Magi." In a perfect world I would have posted pictures of a beautiful hair comb and a pocket watch chain. Perhaps next year.

Happy pink Saturday. Please stop by "How Sweet The Sound" to say hello to our Pink Saturday hostess Beverly. From there you will be able to click on the links to other PS participants.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"Love Conquers All"

"Love Conquers All" is the title of Trudi's Give-Away print that I WON!

It's a beautiful digital collage created by Trudi at Two Dress Studio. Trudi has an Etsy shop where she sells her gorgeous collages. Her style is unique and if you visit her blog or her Etsy you will see each piece is filled with exciting details, vivid colors and magical images. Trudi also has a fantastic on-going project she has been promoting "The  Butterfly Effect." Stop by her blog to say hello and look for the project button on her side bar. Thank you Trudi!

Even her shipping labels are so creative!

Enclosure card with a personal message