Friday, November 6, 2009

It is time for Pink Saturday, November 7, 2009









Welcome, dear friends to another Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly from "How Sweet the Sound". Thank you, Beverly for your faithfulness in hosting us each week. I almost decided to e-mail Beverly and cancel Pink Saturday post for this week. As some of you may know, I live in the Fort Hood area of Texas, and our hearts were broken this past week when our wonderful military men and women came under attack on post. We covet your prayers during this time as our community struggles to make sense of what has happened. Please pray especially for our soldiers and their families that they will not lose heart and for the families of the soldiers who lost their lives and for those soldiers who are being treated for their injuries in our local hospitals. I have not lost faith in God for I know that ultimately He has everyone and every situation in His hands.

The pictures are of some of my favorite pinks around my home: a favorite rosy plate, rosy painting, rosy tea cup and rosy pillow. The first rose from my garden is "Georgetown Tea' and was first discovered at a site in Georgetown, Texas. This is the first rose I see each morning from my patio door. The second rose is "Madame Laurette Messimy", a china rose, first introduced in 1887. The last two roses are "Duchesse de Brabant", a tea rose, first introduced in 1857. Teddy Roosevelt made this rose his favorite, often wearing a bud or flower as a boutonniere. All of these roses are some of the favorites I grow in my cottage garden.

Please visit all the wonderful pink posts today by going here: http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Each post this month I am telling something that I am grateful for. Today I am so thankful to be an American. I love my country very much. I hope each and every one of you are having a beautiful day. I am wishing you a very happy Pink Saturday. Blessings to you, sweet friends!

38 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Vickie!
Lots of beautiful pink things. I love the plates especially. They are exquisite. I thank you so much for sharing with us today.

Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you visit. Country hugs, Sherry

Sares said...

Gorgeous dishes, I love the first plate. Your roses are beautiful too. I hope they give you some hope and cheer during the difficult time right now. Happy Pink Saturday!

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Beautiful pink lovelies, I really love the roses......

Connie said...

Ohmygoodness, I love that pillow, sugar. You may have heard I have a plethora of pillows in this house. Nooo??? Well, I do. Hah.

Your roses are lovely also. Be sure and check my pink saturday tomorrow. I think you'll like what I did, sweet chick. Squeeeeeeal....

Be sure and tell any veterans you have that next wednesday 11/11/09 Applebee's is giving them a free meal. Hubs and I will be going for sure!!

xoxo,
Connie

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Vicki, I don't know where you come up with such gorgeous china, the plates are most certainly gorgeous eye candy. The roses need no words, they are perfect. I am so sorry for what your area is going thru at this time. My husband retired from 30 years in the Air Force and this is a tragedy that bears no sense at all. All I can do is pray for the familes of all, Happy Pink Saturday my friend, Char

Shelia said...

Hi Vicki! Lovely Pinkness! My favorite is the little pretty pillow!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lisa said...

Super Pinks!! I love them all! The frame in the second pic is just great!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Pink and Pretty Designs said...

Beautiful pinks, Vicki : ) Love the sweet little pillow. You always have such pretty pictures to share : )

I'm very saddened to hear about what has happened at Fort Hood. It seems that when I watch the news, all too often I hear that there has been a shooting in America.

Sending lots of hugs your way, take care,
Sheryn xoxoxoxoxo

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Vicki!

What a beautiful Pink Saturday. As you know I adore roses and these are beautiful! Thanks for taking part in my little giveaway.:o) You and your family enjoy a most lovely weekend.

Smiles...

Beverly

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Beautiful pinks in the china and the roses. You always have such sweet and pretty pinks.

Such a tradgedy for our Great State of Texas, the families and the country. Thoughts and prayers go with everyone.

CC said...

Such pretty,pretty pinks. I specially love little teacup and saucer. Happy Pink Saturday and have a lovely weekend.

Maria said...

Dear Vicki,
Yes, prayers are being lifted for the friends and families of those who died in the Fort Hood tragedy. Life is so precious and fragile...
Prayer may be simple, but it is so very powerful...

Your roses are so beautiful, Vicki...Thank you for sharing them...
Bless you always, ~~~ Maria

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Gorgeous post as always Vicki!! I love your roses!! The teacup and saucer is stunning!
Hugs,
Amy

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your pink items are wonderful and the history of you beautiful roses informating and interesting. The sad irony about the Ft. Hood tragedy is that the shooter himself was a psychiatrist. I doubt we will ever know what led him to the point of losing it and taking others with him. So very sad! Peace and blessings to one and all, God Bless, Tammy

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh how wonderful.

Happy pink Saturday.

The post is great the pictures are so beautiful, the flowers are in bloom and so pink what a great sight.

Blessings,
Heidi

Pauline said...

Dear Vicki, it's amazing how we live amongst such beauty and ugliness side by side. My prayers to all the family affected. God bless them all.
Hugs

Willow said...

Lovely pics. I just love those roses. Yes, my heart and prayers go out to the families in Texas. I just cried when I heard what happen.

Willow

Catharina Maria said...

A beautiful Pink post !
With lots of beautiful pink things.
Love Rini

Atelier de Charo said...

It's a beautiful pink post!!!
Love your plates.
Happy Pink Saturday!!!
Hugs
Charo

Couture de Papier said...

Pretty!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Shabbychicdiva said...

Simply amazing. Love your pinks. Everything is beautiful. Have a great day!Winona

The Pink Birdhouse said...

I am loving all your frilly delightful pink things, especially the second picture of the tray with its fancy edging. I can picture it hanging in my own home. :-) And the pillow, how pretty it is. I do love coming by to visit and see all your lovely things. Debby

♥ItaJeff♥ @Something To Share said...

What a lovely pink post. I love the dishes and the cup & saucer...lovely
Happy Pink Saturday & enjoy your weekend

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

What a lovely, pretty, and meaningful post.

I have signed up to follow you... I have to really with your lovely blog :-)

And I will send some prayers from England this evening,

Love Charlotte
xx

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Vicki, I was saddened to hear about Ft. Hood, too. I have family in the military so I feel the pain of those families. When it happens to Americans, it happens to ALL of us, too.

On a brighter note, I love all of your pretty pinks. I especially am in love with your pillow! Oooooh, pretty! But the china and roses are super nice, too.

Happy Pink Saturday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

My Passport to Style said...

Hi there, such a pretty post adore the roses china cup. Sharon xxxoo

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Vicki! Such pretty pinks! Better hide that first gorgeous plate, as I live close enough to come grab it! ;0)

Saddened to hear about Fort Hood in the news this week. Saying prayers for the many affected. We have spent much time in the Salado/Georgetown area and lived in Waco as a young girl.

Happy PS!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

maría cecilia said...

Oh Vicki, you are so well informed about your roses... I only know some names and have forgotten others, and others roses I have came with no name. Your roses are so, so beautiful and the teacup, cushion, wall hanging and plate are oh, oh delicious!!! Love them all!!
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Ana said...

Hi Dear Vicki,
What lovely pinks you share with us today. Love all your beautiful roses. What a wonderful site to see first thing every morning. Thank you for sharing.
I will continue to pray for all those affected by this very tragic event. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tons of love,
♥Ana

Mary said...

Hello Vicki,
Your pinks are very beautiful.
I love the china. And the roses are wonderful.
Praying for the victims and families in Fort Hood.
Blessings,
Mary

Meg said...

Hi Vicki,
I just love that you have pink roses in your garden while we prepare for snow. Gorgeous!!!
I too am so saddened by the recent tragedy in your area. Having a son in Iraq makes me so mindful and concerned for our military where ever they are and as we've just seen no place is really safe. Although it is a most difficult time for the people in your area, it is also a privilege to minister the hope and love of our God who holds all things in His hands to those whose lives are broken and shattered.We will continue to pray during these next days for hope, grace and mercy to flow to those in need. Thank you so much!!!!! Meg

Fairy Footprints said...

Hello thank you so much for visiting me today for Pink Saturday. I loved our visit.

Thank you so much for your kind words.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Blessings,
Heidi

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Vicki,

Beautiful pinks today. Love the last rose, wonderful.

What a horrible tragedy for your area to be dealing with at this time. I feel for everyone in your community and particularly the ones who lost loved ones and the wounded and their families. Very sad situation.
Valerie

Julie Harward said...

Now you've got me feeling "in the pink"..thanks! We need that with all the crazy stuff going on in the world..thanks! Come say hi :D

Queen B. said...

What a beautiful post. My prayers are with Fort Hood as well. My husband just retired from the USMC and I know this must be devastating for your community.
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
I love the photos you chose.
Perfect.

Rostrose said...

This are really wonderful pinks! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you had a wonderful Pink Saturday!
Warm autumn-regards from Austria, Traude

GWENDOLYN said...

Everything you have posted is very lovely! From the plate on the wall to the beautiful roses.
May God bless your heart at this sad time , as we pray for all who were involved in this tragedy... so very sad.
Blessings to you.
Gwen

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Vicki!

Oh YOWZA! Your pinks are just delish! I especially loved the splendid little cup and saucer. I have many sets, but none as lovely as yours. It's spectacular. All of my fav colors.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Warm blessings,
Spencer