Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pink Saturday With A Suitcase of Nostalgia

I'm excited to be joining another Pink Saturday. Beverly, over at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/myweblog/ is hosting another Saturday full of pink. Be sure to swing by there for a full list of participants. You can also click on my sidebar and it will take you right
there. :-)

This week I've filled another suitcase with a bit of pink and some vintage runners and doilies. A few years back I started collecting dolls of all kinds. The neighbors we lived next door to at the time found out about my latest obsession, and helped contribute to the cause. She surprised me with the gift of this sweet little doll. Not quite 12" long the perfect size for a little girl to play with. OK, so I wasn't so little but I sure enjoyed moving her around the pink and white bedroom. :-)


Isn't she just the sweetest thing you've ever laid eyes on? Bless her heart she almost looks like she's pouting.. maybe she's just shy with all the company today. :-) Aren't her dress and bonnet darling? Full of gathered lace. Underneath all her finery she has the sweetest pair of pantaloons on. No pictures of those girls, remember this is a family blog. l0l
I'm sure you remember a few posts back I spoke about all the counted cross stitch I've done over the years. This is one I did for my husband's birthday in 1984.
I fell in love with the phrase and thought it said how I felt about our love and marriage. Don't you love even the frame is in the shape of a heart?
Now, my little pouty baby can smile. I added a miniature tea set just for her. :-)
The small ballerina slippers are actually Christmas ornaments I used on the tree when I decorated with a Victorian theme. It would take some tiny feet to fill these up.

Beverly, thanks for hosting another fun-filled Saturday of pink. I'm off to see all the other beautiful pink, see you there.. hugs ~lynne~



67 comments:

Lady Katherine said...

I just love the doll, I have one dressed in white, My granddaughters are trying to get to her. A little young, now. I love the tea set! You have made me remember, I have one with sheep, packed somewhere, I hope! I have not seen it in 9 years!

Tootsie said...

This is just darling Lynne! thanks for the peek!

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Lots of cute pinks in your suitcase - I'm fond of your saying in that cute heart frame! ~ Robyn

Happy To Be said...

Dear friend I just all your Pinkness today...now girl you know I need that cutelittle doll for my collection..this all looks so great the way you did this with the suit case and all..your the best at displays still say that..need to get you a crown now girl..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

prof en retraite said...

Oh Lynne...How cute! The little doll is precious and I love the tea set! Such a sweet post!...Debbie

ceekay said...

Sweet doll...I have one similar that I made many years ago....I will have to show her sometime. Very cute vignette!

Glenda said...

The doll is gorgeous and looks so sweet in her long gown. The tea set looks to be just the right size for your doll.

How in the world did you match the frame so perfectly with your cross stitch piece? Did it come in a kit? Even the pattern curves just where it needs to. Beautifully done, however you managed it.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning Glenda, I'm glad you like the doll and her tea set. Yes, the cross stitch was a kit I had purchased I'm sure from Hobby Lobby. Thanks for the compliment on the cross stitch.. it is so appreciated. hugs ~lynne~

kymber said...

Hi Lynne,
Your doll is so beautiful! I can see why you love her.
I love your cross stitch picture. You did a beautiful job - a special gift made from the heart - the best kind! I am sure your husband loves it too. What a sweet gift to give him for his birthday!

Happy Pink Saturday to you
Blessings,
Kymber

Magnolia Memories08 said...

Lynn beautiful pink post this morning.Just like you.
Each and every little comment that you leave on my blog is so sweet. I can tell that you are just a great friend.The baby doll is the cutest.
Vikki

kymber said...

Hi Lynne,
I tried to post a comment already and blogger wouldn't let me - so I hope you don't get this twice! But if you do - TWICE as much love sent your way! :-)

I love your sweet cross stitch picture that you made for your hubby - what a beautiful gift made with love from your heart! The best kind!

Those little shoes are adorable! I am sure they would look great on a Victorian tree or sitting sweetly atop a table - too cute to have tucked away - they need to be displayed!

Hope you have a fun filled "Pink Saturday"
Blessings to you,
Kymber

Cynthia said...

Hi Lynne,
I love the dolly, the little girl in me is coming out. LOVE you cross-stitching, what a great talent to have... Have a happy, pink, Saturday. Cindy

Jessica said...

Morning Lynne~

I just love your doll~ she is precious. I'm with Gloria, you need a crown. You always have the sweetest displays. Of course I love the cross stitch and little tea set. To Love and Be Loved is the greatest centiment on Earth.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs~ J

Sondra Behne' said...

Wow this is the third pink doll I have seen in the past 24 hours. You must remeber me in November for i will be having a doll contest then.

Amy said...

Happy Pink Saturday!! such nice things, the doll is so darling. thanks for sharing, have a great day,Amy

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful collection of pinks you have this week. I adore that miniature tea set, it is just precious! Kathy

Raggedy Girl said...

You put together a lovely grouping that compliment each items so nicely. I love you stitchery and the pink frame is really sweet. Good work for Pink Saturday.
Smiles from :>) Roberta Anne

marty39 said...

The doll is just soooo precious. She is dressed so lovely. The little shoes are gorgeous and the tea set is just perfect. Thanks for sharing. Lovely. Hugs, Marty

Hello Mary Lou said...

The doll is so cute. Great stuff.

nikkicrumpet said...

She is beautiful...but the expression on her face is priceless!

onlymehere said...

I love that cross stitch and heart frame! The doll is too precious. I have a little porcelain one somewhere around here too that I made when I made my big porcelain dolls. I don't do that anymore but it was so much fun when I did!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lynne, how sweet these things are! That precious doll and the very cute heart saying and those shoes that I want to jump through the computer and hold! Those are the cutest things EVER. Your tree must have been, too. Thanks so much for sharing these. Enjoyed seeing them! :-)

Happy Pink Saturday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

dana said...

That little doll is wonderful and what a precious tea set you have for her to enjoy! Loved your cross-stitch you made for you hubby!

Happy Pink Sat!! Dana

Barb said...

Lynne,
I absolutely love those little shoes!!!!

I'm having my first giveaway!!!
Check my blog and see if i set it up ok.
OK?

Thanks, and have a wonderful day.

Barbara Jean

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Good Morning! I love that sweet little doll! And your cross-stitch to the dh is such a treasure. Have a great day. I'm on my way to work!
Hugs, Terrie

Dixie's Whimsey said...

pretty pink things all... but I love that dolly the most!

hugs. Dixie

Barb said...

Lynne,
Thanks. That looks great!!
I've entered you twice.

I'll learn to do the picture on the side things pretty soon.
Better go build a bird nest now. =0)

hugs,
BJ

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi again! I think you titled this lovely little vignette just right. It does provoke that nostaligic feeling...and what a wonderful neighbor you had to contribute to your "addiction"! See, that's why you are in the perfect job for you - you are so good at your displays - they don't just show off the items - they provoke feelings too! :) Sorry to hear you have been sick too..this darn virus is just wiping us all out. I don't have energy to do much at all and with 3 kids home....well you know, Mom's are allowed to be sick! :) Thanks for stopping by to see my little girl and for your sweet comments. Her name is Isabel. I actually get nervous posting personal bits about the kids but her old fashioned name (with the spanish spelling) suits her and I wanted you to know her name. :) Have a good weekend! ~ Laurie

Sue said...

thanks for the hug Lynne, here's one for you (((((hug))))! Have a great weekend! xoxox

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a precious little doll ~ gotta love that pouty face! I love your cross-stitch heart. I cross-stitch, too. It's an addiction, isn't it?!?

Happy Pink Saturday!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a perfectly pink post for pink Saturday!

Linda said...

Hi Lynne Boy you are a busy lady. A gift shop hmmm, I once had a small country store. I had antiques and collecibles, ladies and childrens wear, books, jewellry. Something for everyone. But I'm retired now. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Diane said...

Happy Pink Saturday Lynne! Loved your post! The doll is sooo sweet & great job on the counted cross stitch! ♥ Diane

lisa said...

Lynne

I just love the way you presented your pink in a suitcase. How lovely.

Lisa

Vintage Girl at Heart said...

What a lovely vignette!!!! Happy Pink Saturday!!!

ann said...

Oh Lynne,can I come over and play?Oh isn't it fun being a woman?We truly do get to do some wonderful things.Great Pink Saturday...Ann

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A sweet little doll and like your little slippers. Years ago I made some tree ornaments out of some little satin slippers that had been my Granddaughter's. Hope you are having a great weekend.
Glenda

Riet said...

The doll is lovely Happy pink Saturday

Kathy2eggs said...

Your decorating style is so sweet, I just love looking at your "suitcase" items...

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne,
She is just beautiful. Love her flowing long dress. The little ballet slippers are so precious as well.

Have a wonderful Sunday my friend.
~Melissa :)

Lana said...

What a lovely vignette you posted for Pink Saturday. I especially like the adorable doll. She is precious.

All the best, Lana

Sharon said...

How precious! Thanks, Lynne.

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne,

This was just the best post. The doll is precious-what is the head made out of? Your neighbor must have loved you very much! :-)

Your cross stitch heart is my favorite. I know for sure that they are time consuming and thus come straight from the heart!!

Hugs to you on PS!

xoxo
Jane

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Lynne, those pretty dolls remind me of some that my mother had at one time. Hope you've had a great Saturday, thanks for always stopping by, Theresa

Elizabeth said...

That doll is very sweet, and I love your cross-stitch.

Mona said...

Hi Lynne..your little things are so cute. I haven't done cross stitch in years and your little heart reminded me of how much I loved doing it. You take such joy in little things and inspire me to move things about. Even my dolls. I nearly began getting rid of them though I didn't really want to. Just not ready to do that yet. I always enjoy visiting you so much. Thank you for the inspiration.
Mona

Mama said...

Happy Pink Saturday Lynne, your little doll, pink heart, the phrase, the slippers and tea set are delightful and make a beautiful vignette together with the pretty lace, hugs, Kathy.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy PS! thanks for sharing your pink pretties..

Deanna said...

Hi Lynne!
I definately loved your sweet doll!

Your puppy widget is adorable too.

Deanna :)

carolinajewel said...

What a beautiful doll and I love your cross stitching in the heart shaped frame! :D Jewel

Susan said...

I love the cross stitch and the baby doll. Very beautiful.

Cindy J. said...

Lynne, she is such a little sweetheart! What a precious gift from your friend. I always love how you speak about your husband, such a special love between you two. Hope you are having a wonderful day. Love, Cindy

ksarra said...

Sweet, sweet post. LOVE the little shoes. Are you having a fun weekend with your grandson? My little granddaughter comes by to see the puppy on your sidebar! Now that we know how to make him look around, she loves it even more! Will you be watching the game?

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Cindy, I'm so glad you came for a visit. Thanks for your kind comment. I hope this Sunday has the sun shining on you and yours.. hugs ~lynne~

santamaker said...

Oh my, I have a weakness for porcelain dolls and this one is a cutie! have a great superbowl and don't forget the electric lemonade!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Lynne,
I love the words on the cross stitch! They are so true!

Hope you have had a wonderful weekend!

Bo said...

Hi Lynne...if this isn't just the sweetest little "pink" vignette, well I don't know what is...that little doll is so precious and looks very happy surrounded by the tea set & slippers... ;-) Bo

Katie said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday! What lovely dollies!

Olive Rue said...

Hi Lynne! Thanks for the sweet comment you left earlier. I've really been down all day and your words are very much appreciated. I hope you had a great weekend.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lynne!

Love the tiny ballerina slippers! So Sweet! Such a nice post.

Hugs, Sherry

xinex said...

What a sweet doll, Lynne. And you know how much I love dolls! Love your other pink pretties too! Valentine's Day is coming and that needlepoint heart is perfect...Christine

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

Hi, Sweet One!~ Gee, I thought I've never finish SCROLLING DOWN to get here just to say hi! ~ (you've had soooo many friends stop by ~ are you POPULAR or WHAT?!?!?!)~~~ This is allllll so heartwarming, just like you... I'm so glad you shared it! Most warmly, Linda

Chatelaine said...

Such sweet dolls. Great post!

Nice to meet you!

CC said...

I love all your pinks, the doll is wonderful and little tea set is so sweet..and the ballet slipper ornaments are just too sweet. Happy belated Pink Saturday and have a lovely week.

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

What a pretty doll and the cross stitch phrase is wonderful. Happy Pink Saturday a little late.

suesueb said...

beautiful suitcase full of pinkness! thanks for the visit and wishing you a happy late pink week!!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Lynne.

I love your suitcase filled with pink treasures. Your baby is a beauty, and I know she loves having so many pink pretties around her.