Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday!


Welcome to another Pink Saturday, and my third involvement in this delightful blog activity, sponsored by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. I would love to post this on Saturday, but just cannot keep up with everything since I've been sick, plus most of you are three hours ahead of me! I designed the above image by using some beautiful scrap booking pictures that my sister in law, Margaret, gave to me. I'm trying to play around with all the stuff in my computer, instead of just "wasting" it by not using it! I got the lovely pink rose from a public domain and I used the cutter in my software program to trim around the edges, and then I put it on top of this exquisite lace doily.
Please click on all pictures to enlarge and see the detail!


Today was a very special day. Nellie, on the left, and her best friend Samantha, on the right, heard the postman knock on the door, and another huge package was delivered. Their Mummy seems to be on a shopping frenzy of some kind. Ever since January, large, medium and small packages keep getting dropped off at the house.
Lo and behold, the box contained a gorgeous wicker table and chair set! The darling chairs each have a floral padded pillow. The lovely tablecloth and lemonade set was bought last year, before Mattel Co. retired everything to do with Samantha and Nellie, two American Girl dolls from 1904.

Even Nellie arrived in a huge box last fall, and Samantha has her best friend with her for all the adventures she hopes to share in the coming year. They started off on the right foot by settling down and decorating the table with the lemonade set, and even made PINK lemonade to drink! It was a gorgeous sunny day, and felt a tiny bit like spring.

Here is a close up of the delightful pink tea time the best friends shared. The pink cake was handmade by a dolly friend on eBay.


Afterwards, the friends shared a few stories from Mummy's antique book, which just happens to be a beautiful pink. They hoped you've enjoyed these few photos from their happy day!
One more thing before I take a break for my pink lemonade...I thought the image of the girl on the pink book would look very appropriate on the lace doily, so I cut her out using the program, and added her to the doily along with two of the roses. If I had known how EASY this is to do, I would have tried it years ago! I hope you enjoy it! I titled it "Dreaming"...which is what I do every Saturday when I visit your pretty blogs!

23 comments:

Susan said...

Feel better soon!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Susan

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Your American Girl dolls are adorable. The wicker table and chairs, the pink lemonade, the pink cake...are great props. And the things you're making are wonderful. I especially like the girl from the book in the middle of the doily. Happy Pink Saturday!

Mimi said...

Your blog is w♥nderful! Happy Pink Saturday. Thanks so much for sharing this week. It made the cold up here in northern Michigan a little more tolerable :)

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

thanks for sharing all your goodies - especially that beautiful antique book - it's just beautiful!

Happy Pink Saturday

Stephanie said...

I hope you are feeling better! I love all your lovely Pink!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

g said...

What a darling story. The Rose Book for Girls looks fantastic - i want to snuggle up on a cozy couch and read it!

Happy Pink Saturday

Dawn said...

You did wonderfully with the trim from your computer! Happy PS1 and I hope you feel better.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh, that last collage is so pretty! I love playing with my digital scrap booking images! Watch out-it's addicting!
Have a wonderful pink weekend!!

Betty Jo said...

I adore your digital creations. Your blog is lovely too. Thanks for your sweet comments and making me feel welcome on my first Pink Saturday. ♥

Jennifer said...

Oh my daughter Loves American Girl Dolls! Thank You for sharing your Pinks!
Jennifer

jeanne said...

I hope you fell better soon. Love your pink today. Happy Pinkie day.

Hugs...Jeanne

Diane said...

Happy PINK Saturday! I hope you're feeling better soon. Your photos are beautiful. What programs are you using? ♥ Diane

Hélène GLEHEN said...

What wonderfull dolls. I like very much to button you created with your old computer.
Happy Pink saturday. Here it's already sunday 9:00am ! Good Night

Hélène GLEHEN said...

Oups ! I like very much the button...

JudyBug said...

Hope you feel better! Cute pinks!

JudyBug

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Thanks for visiting my Shabby Cottage. Love the name Loretta..it was my mothers name. Happy Pink, Esther

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Loretta.

Your images are fantastic, and I love your dolls. That book is exquisite.

Llyn M said...

♥Happy Belated Pink Saturday♥

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you for sharing such lovely pics and story to go with! Take care!

KatCollects said...

I hope you are feeling much better soon. Happy belated pink Saturday.
Kathy

dana said...

Happy Be-lated Pink Sat!! I loved seeing all of the great digital scrap images you created!! I'm clueless about that, but I hope to learn some day. Your American Girl dolls are darling.

Hope you're having a great week! dana

Deanna said...

Hi Loretta, hope you are doing better today.
Sorry for the belated comment but my laptop crashed Saturday night and my hubby sent it to the laptop emergency room!

I love that Rose Book for Girls, you'll have to show us the inside one of these days.

Deanna :D

Tari said...

Oh Nellie and Sam look so cute at the table, glad you were able to get it on sale AND use the code!