Life should be so simple that we could spend every day playing with dishes and visiting with friends and family.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Hello, fellow pink lovers! This is my first time to participate in Beverly's Pink Saturday. If you aren't familiar with this event, check it out, or better yet, join the fun and post some photos showing anything pink. Some say that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but I truly believe that honor belongs to all things pink. Pink is such a happy color. I find it hard to be down or our of sorts when I think pink!
Here is a photo of a table that I did around Valentine's Day. I use a lot of red and white and red and black and just plain red for Valentine's, but enough is enough of the Cupid and heart color. I mean, red is so often associated with rage or being mad. Valentine's Day is a celebration of love and all things romantic. Since my anniversary is in early February right around V Day, I decided to go for something much more delicate and eye-pleasing for one of my tables.
It was cold and definitely soup weather during that time, so I pulled out a soup tureen and my new (TS find) dishes featuring very pretty pink roses and pulled this table together. The soup tureen and the pale pink tablecloth and the gingham cloth napkins were also TS finds. Gee, after 36 years of marriage, one has learned to be thrifty and to finally enjoy the hunt for wonderful gently used items. In my early years of marriage, I would have cringed at the thought of this---even though money was very tight during the early years as I was finishing school. Now, I thrift store browse and shop because I WANT to. I enjoy the hunt almost as much as the booty. Even the pink candle holders shown were a thrifty purchase. I picked up several sets of these in the bright pink and also in green from Dollar General at 75% off. They were practically free! Also, the dessert plates (you can see over on the back right hand side of the photos) were found at T.J. Maxx on clearance for $2 for all four!
Although they are much brighter than all the pastels, I think the table needed a little punch..
I hope you enjoyed looking at my pink table. I have many, many more pink things to share and I will be back next week. Thank you, Beverly, for hosting such a fun event. Be sure to click on Beverly's site to see her items and also all the links of other pink enthusiasts.
Welcome to my blog. I made a Christmas blog to share photos of my holiday decor with some cyber friends. However, I didn't keep posting after the holidays and decided that I liked it as a special tribute to my favorite time of the year. I intended to post on it monthly on Rudolph Day on the 25th of each month, but life got in the way and I haven't posted since December. I am a Christmas nut and really plan and celebrate it all year long.
During the fall I found a holiday forum on Garden Web and started visiting there in addition to my two holiday favorite sites Our Home for the Holidays and Magical Holiday Home. The wonderful people over at GW got me hooked on dishes and tablescapes. I even me a few of the same members on the HGTV decorating forums and have been following their blogs all year.
I finally decided that I wanted to participate in blog land and not just read and look, so here I am. I am hoping to participate in Tablescape Thursday, Foodie Friday, and some of the other fun things I look forward to seeing weekly.
I hope I can figure out Mr. Linky and all the other things that I have been reading about. This is all new to me and I am a bit overwhelmed. But, I am here and ready to have even more fun as a participant.
I love the holidays and decorating for them. I have always been a Christmas nut and have enjoyed the fall and Halloween, but never to an extreme. This year, I decided to host our first Boo Bash, Halloween Cosume Party and have found a new love!
I named this blog Haven Haunt as a contridiction of the term haven, which is where the name of where I live. Since it is for Halloween, I decided on Haven Haunt.
I have been married for 36 years and have one adult daughter and one son, who is in Heaven. We have a Mini Pin dog, named Duke and a Daushund, who just crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this past summer.