Saturday, September 27, 2008

....again, I thank you, and, I'm "in the Pink"..

I have decided to join a fun on-going event that some of you know about called "Pink Saturday".

It was an idea born out of the desire to have something pretty and "pink" on those Saturday posts when we're weary from the week.
Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ was the "brains" behind this pinky-project.

So, albeit a late, here's my offering for my first "Pink Saturday" (I'll be on-time next week.....promise!)



I felt this was fitting for today..we went to little Jack's memorial service. It was beautiful, incredibly sad, but joyful for the remembrances of his sweet 15-month life.

I was so proud of my co-worker, Jack's Daddy, who spoke so softly and beautifuly of his little boy.

Without really knowing you Jack, you have touched my life...

This book, if you have never read it, really is a daybook of comfort and joy.

I keep it out and refer to it often. It's set up in days, but most of the time I just let it fall open and it's the perfect reading for my needs.

This is a small drawer I "rescued" from a rubbish heap - it holds a funny 50's book on the "joys of ironing"....

...I think it was written in a foreign language with words like "ironing board" and "starch" and "sprinkler-bottle"...??

I can certainly see from this photo I need to add some beautiful decorative paper to the inside of the drawer. You can't see it, but the drawer-pull is a sweet little white knob with pink flowers .

So, there you have it. My first installment of "Pink Saturday"...thanks for stopping by.

-me

7 comments:

Irish Cottage Dreams said...

Pink is so pretty! Pink
is a good color for Saturday :)

I can't wait to see what pink
ideas you come up with next
week.

Hugs~Kimme

Betty said...

I should have known we would have another thing in common...I have Simple Abundance and have read it cover to cover, and again some. Love the optimistic ideas in the book! Your pink is pretty, too. Love ya.

white o'morn cottage said...

What a great vignette of the irons and (they really made a book about ironing???) ooohhh, I'm allergic!

BonnieRose said...

that book is so wonderful.. I agree! great to see u, thks for your comment on my blog.. big hugs, I"ve missed you!

Brenda said...

I enjoyed your idea of pink. you would think as flashy and girly as I am pink would be a favorite of mine..opps it isn't,but they way you add touches makes it nice.
Thanks for you sweet words and Im so happy for a sweet lady like you to be there for this co-worker. It sure has made me see Keller in a closer look.

Julie said...

One of my best memories is watching my grandma sprinkle the clean clothes before ironing them. She used an old glass 7-Up bottle with a cap that had holes in it. She would sprinkle each dress or shirt, roll it up and put it in a straw laundry basket. Each piece, when taken out for ironing, was lightly damp and ready to be pressed.

Senior Bowler-Carolyn said...

Guess I am showing my age because Julie rememebr her grandmother doing the sprinkler bottle....I remember Mama doing it. Tuesday was ironing day. She would wash on Monday..sprinkle all of our clothes and wrap them in a sheet. She put them in the refrigerator and ironed on Tuesday..all of our dresses--we could not wear pants to school (public)so Mother ironed dresses for all 3 of us girls. She even ironed my Dad's boxer shorts..he was in the military for 20 years and everything had to be smooth...

I also have a washboard like in your display..it was my grandmother and an cast iron iron that MaMa Thomas heated in the fire to iron with.........