Saturday, May 28, 2011

~Happy 3rd Pink Saturday Birthday~

~Happy 3rd Birthday Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound~
After the bad week I have had I wasnt going to participate in Pink Saturday but this is exactly what I needed to cheer myself up.  So here are a few pinks from around my home...enjoy

~Hubby bought me this painting for our anniversary about 5 years ago~

~Close up detail of the frame~

~This sweet little lamp was my mums (she is now 83) and she used it to do her homework by after her chores were done~  

~Charity find...two sweet pink pillowcases with stuning lace detail~

~Last but not coathanger from when I was a baby (showing my age now lol)

~Hope everyone has a lovely Pink Saturday~
~Thankyou for visiting~


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

~Much Sadness Today~

Today I had to put one of my dogs to sleep.  It is like losing a child.  He was fine this morning when we got up and then within a couple of hours he could barely walk.  After an examination and a series of xrays the vet informed us he had crushed a disc in his back and the fragments had entered his spinal cord.  They could try operating but the chances of recovery where very slim as he was over 7.  
I couldnt bare the thought of him suffering and so we made the decision to euthanize.   
It was the hardest decision ever.

~Goodbye Cooper~


Saturday, May 21, 2011

~Laundry Pinks~

Welcome to another wonderful Pink Saturday hosted by the lovely Beverley @ How Sweet The Sound
Today I featured a few Pinks from my Laundry...hope you enjoy.

~My Laundry Shelf~

~Vintage ironing sprinkle bottle~

I love these bottles...they are a perfect example of recycled bottles and this one is gorgeous as someone has taken the time to 'knit' a cover made out of plastic tubing and made flowers to match.

My apologies for the photos...we are having a very grey and dreary day here and my lights make everything yellow.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

~Roses for Winter~

Many months ago I bought a bunch of roses....tights pink buds with a slight green tinge to the outter petals...and I fell in love.  I had to have this rose for my garden.  Next stop google.....found a few similar but none quite right until I saw them again at Carolyn's blog Aiken House & Garden .  Lucky me Carolyn knew the name of the rose 'Eden'.
'Eden' turned out to be a variation of the one I was actually searching for and a climber, but absolutely gorgeous anyway so  I am hoping my local nursery can get it in for me as it has huge cabbage shaped pale pink flowers.
The closest I could find to the rose I was looking for is called Sahara de meilland and then I found another also very similar called Emma de Meilland.  I am not sure if these are the rose I have been hunting but they are very close so first thing tomorrow i will be ringing the nurseries to see if I can find them.
So thankyou Carolyn because your help put me on the right track and now instead of finding one beautiful rose I have found three.

This is the Eden rose

Emma de Meilland

Sahara de Meilland

This is the rose that started it all.
If anyone does know anything about this rose...please let me know.

Have a great week,


Saturday, May 14, 2011

~Pink Saturday In The Garden~

I gave myself a challenge this week to find something pink in the garden.  Its Autumn here in Australia, so we are about to enter our coldest months.  Have a great Pink Saturday and as always a gracious thankyou to Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound.

No Pinks here.....

.....none here....

.....still nothing....

...I think I have found something Pink....

I did!....The only plant in flower in my garden.....a pretty Pink Gerbra.
Happy Pink Saturday & Thankyou for visiting my garden.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

~Happy Mothers Day~

Wishing all the mums a ~Happy Mothers Day~


Saturday, May 7, 2011

~Pink Saturday~

I think Pink Saturday is my favourite day of the week.  This week I have decided on tea for two as my theme...hope you enjoy.
Linking with the lovely Miss Beverly at How Sweet The Sound.
Make sure you pop over and visit all the pretty Pink posts for this week.