Saturday, February 21, 2009

Year Round Blooms

We've had a week of fairly mild weather here in Massachusetts and most of the snow has melted with the exception of the nasty, dirty stuff along the roads that gets piled up by the plows. It's even smelled like spring is on its way, but I am NOT fooled. Mother Nature has done this before and then BAM hits us with a snowstorm on April 1st. I kid you not. Of course, that was 12 years ago...Anyway, that's a long explanation for how I chose my Pink Saturday offerings this week. It's not time to start planting, and many people are horrified with fake flowers and plants, but I think you will like these.
These sweet china flowerpots have been in my parents' living room all of my life. They are no more than 2" across and the tallest is about 3" high. They are so small that I am a bit concerned that Beverly might drive on up to Connecticut and steal them since she has so many cute tiny things! Because there are three, my sister and I always thought there was one for our mother and one for each of us. Like all children, we were very self-centered! In reality, our parents bought these English china tchotchkies on their honeymoon to Bermuda in 1963. Because there are three they count as a collection, right?

My personal favorite is the only one that is broken. It's a clean break on the stem of the white flower. I don't think it's even glued back together, we just put the stem that was left in between the other 2 and it's balanced there. I wonder if Dorothea has glued it since we moved out?My sister is a big pansy fan. She has baskets of hanging pansies every spring and summer and puts them in her flower beds and around the mailbox.
I'm off to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound and as many of the Pink Saturday participants as I can, and I'll be stopping in throughout the week, too. I hope you'll take some time to see their treasures, also!

27 comments:

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Such sweet cute little blooms. Thanks for cheering me up - at least we can pretend it's spring. ~ Robyn

Smilingsal said...

I like the first one best. Which one is broken? Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

Shelia said...

Morning, Elizabeth! Oh, I certainly love those little china flower pots! They're just precious! OH, I guess I'm dating myself with that old song. I think I was in second grade maybe when it came out and remember my little friends and I climbing all over the monkey bars (in dresses, or course!) singing it to the tops of our lungs! lol
No, I have never thought of putting M & Ms in there. I don't think that'd work, they'd be gone in 2 days! lol
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

gabrieladelworth.com said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely blooms.


~ Gabriela ~

ann said...

I LOVE artificial myself.They don't die,you don't have to water them,they don't ruin your carpet.anf they last forever....ann

Mimi said...

Pink Saturday always makes the cold days in northern Michigan so much warmer. Thank y♥u for sharing with us this week. Your bl♥g is beautiful.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

nice pictures - and I LOVE the name of your blog!

Kimberly said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Staffordshire Garden said...

Happy Pink Saturday. We are supposed to get snow today in the Midwest , so it is probably on its way to you unfortunately. Your flowers remind me that spring will be here soon.
Have a wonderful day!
~Shari

Raggedy Girl said...

Pansys are my favorite too. Makes me feel like going out and planting some while I can because pansys don't like the hot desert very much.

Happy Saturday to you...
from Roberta Anne

g said...

Very pretty. I like the pansies one, too, like your sister I am a fan of them.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Very pretty. I love sentimental things. Happy Pink Day!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Elizabeth. You are a very wise lady to keep your eye out for me. ;-)

Dawn said...

Cute little flowers. I'm looking for spring! Snow on Monday! Happy PS!

TRES BELLE said...

Hi,

I'm new to the group and wanted to stop by for a quick visit to say "hello". Very pretty items.

Kris

jeanne said...

Hi Elizabeth, I have always admired those tiny porcelain flowers. These are so sweet. I didn't notice any of them broken. Beverly does love tiny little fine things. Beware! LOL.

Lovely post today.

Hugs...Jeanne

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday Elizabeth
pretty pinks!

Susan

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I collect those little flower pots too.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh how pretty! I especially love the first one with the pink flowers. You have so many beautiful treasures!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Kady

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

happy pink saturday! I love china posie... i got few of them.. and yours are pretty.. have a great weekend!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Hi there!
Very cute little flower baskets! I love that they are a group of three :0)
Hope you're having a great weekend!

Charli and me said...

Very pretty Elizabeth! Happy Sunday :>)

Llyn M said...

♥Happy Belated Pink Saturday♥

KatCollects said...

Very pretty forever flowers, happy belated pink Saturday.
Kathy

nikkicrumpet said...

I love the flowers...but I'm still laughing because I read the one line as "my sister is a big pansy" and I was thinking...well that isn't very nice lol

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I’m still stopping in on my Pink Saturday list. I'm so glad I did get here...I love pansies.

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