Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pink Saturday

This is my first time joining Pink Saturdays. I would like to thank Beverly for including me. Please stop here
to visit her and everyone else participating. I used the tutorial from this designer's blog
to make this little girl's tote for my niece. I really enjoyed learning how to search for and felt thrift store wool sweaters to make this. I really was hoping to find a soft pink but after going to 3 stores I realized I was lucky to find any pink at all that day. I'll have to keep looking. So I used what I found to make this for her First Communion next month. I will add inside a prayer book and a Miraculous medal for her to take to church.

This lamp has been in my family a long time. It used to be in my Grandmother's house, then my mother's house before being passed to me. It is gorgeous, not a chip to it. I wonder who hand painted it so many years ago. 
Here is a detail of the delicious painting. Such beauty in a few strokes. 
Thanks for visiting and I will be around to visit you all soon. Save a glass of iced tea for me. 

40 comments:

Miss Rhea said...

Oooh, I LOVE that sweet little purse and I know that she will too :) It really turned out cute. I didn't quite get it when you were describing it, but I do now and it is SWEET !!! I Love that pretty lamp too, I have noticed how a lot of the older pieces had just a few strokes on them. Why do we try so hard ? lol !! Sheesh, I could eliminate about 50, lol !! Cept mine wouldn't turn out that nice :) Happy Pink Saturday !!! I am going back to bed :)

Dru said...

Welcome. Your vintage lamp is just beautiful and I'll definitely be visiting your Etsy shop. I love all things vintage. Happy Pink Saturday!!

Jennifer said...

Happy First Pink Saturday! I love the Tote! You did a great job on it!I love those lamps. I never could have something like that in my house. I think my son would try to play with it too much!
Have a Great Weekend!
Jennifer

Amy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Love that little tote. I am sure your niece will love it too! Great lamp!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! Your lamp is lovely. Thanks for sharing your pinks.

Blessings,
Sandi

Say It With Roses said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday!!
That is just the cutest tote and I know it will be much loved!

Love your heirloom lamp, too. Such pretty pink roses!

Jil

Cath's Pennies Designs said...

That's an absolutely beautiful lamp.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Cathy

Elizabeth said...

I love the purse you made! What a gret gift. I've thought about felting, but if I take up another craft my house might explode!
Welcome to PS!

Mimi said...

What lovely pink-a-licious goodies this week. I could get lost in pink and never return☺ Beverly didn't know it but she made my day when she came up with this day to celebrate my favorite color!

Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday and a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and l♥ve!

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Your tote is precious! Your lamp is wonderful and my grandmother used to have a lamp very similar to that. I'm doing a pink giveaway today if you would like to stop by.

Valerie said...

What a sweet little purse; the perfect size for a prayer book or child-size rosary.

Wishing you a wonderful Pink Saturday and many blessings to that special little girl on her upcoming First Holy Communion!

Valerie

fairiemoon said...

Oh I love all of your pinks. You made a cute little purse and what a gorgeous lamp! Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/fairiemoon/

Es said...

Welcome to the world of Pink!

Happy First Pink Saturday!

X Es X

Denise said...

I LOVE that purse, I'm sure your neice will be very happy with it.

What a special family heirloom that lamp is, Happy Pink Saturday!!

Carrie said...

What a pretty pink lamp.

Carrie said...

What a pretty lamp! Happy Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Karen.

That little tote is fabulous. She is going to feel so pretty and special.

I know your lamp must be a wonderful treasure for you. It is so pretty.

LillySue said...

Your lamp is beautiful. Happy Pinkness!
Blessings~LillySue

Claudia said...

Beautiful lamp and the purse is so sweet. Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Shirl said...

Hello Karen, Welcome to Pink Saturday! What a beautiful little purse you made here. I just love the idea of using old sweaters to felt. I saw it on Martha Stewart and have been wanting to try it. I did find some sweaters, now I just need to get to work. I love that pretty lamp also. That is a real treasure!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Your lucky niece! That bag is wonderful. And to have that lamp in your home is wonderful. I'm sentimental and love special things like your lamp.

Cottage Rose said...

OH my what a darling little pink purse,,, Happy Pink Saturday.. She will love it... and your grandmothers lamp is just beautiful, the hand painting is gorgeous.
thanks for sharing

hugs;
Alaura

Deanna said...

Hi Karen and welcome to Pink Saturday! I thought I'd drop in before I left for Austin.

That lamp is just so beautiful. I've seen lots of lamp like that but never one so delicately painted. I loved the sweet purse you made and I love that you are going to put a wonderful surprise in it.

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

pinkkandy said...

Welcome to Pink Sat....loved your pinks...the purse is so cute
God Bless
Kandy

Michelle said...

So many roses today and they're all gorgeous!

Have a great Pink Weekend!

g said...

That's a sweet tote. I love the lamp - it does look handpainted. I wonder if it was someone in your family who painted it? Are our family stories fascinating?

Have a great Pink Saturday and a wonderful weekend.

Light and Voices said...

~Welcome to Pink Saturday~
You have such precious memories each time you look or turn the lamp off or on. How wonderful!
Joyce

someplace in thyme said...

The purse is just as cute as can be. The brush strokes on the lamp look so easy, but so gorgeous. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Cute purse and what a special idea. Beautiful lamp and great memories to go along with it!

Susie Jefferson said...

What a lovely idea the little bag is - she'll be thrilled to pieces.

Welcome to Happy Pink Saturday!

jeanne said...

Hi Karen, I am sorry to visit so late but I was gone all day yesterday and when we arrived home visiting just didn't happen.

Welcome to pink Saturday. Your post is off to a great start. I love the tote you made for your niece. It is so pretty in pink. The vintage lamp is gorgeous and a treasure too. The roses painted on it our so well done. Thank you for sharing your family's antique lamp.

Have a great Sunday.

Hugs...Jeanne

HiHo said...

fun little bag...a head cold and work have kept me from welcoming you to pink saturday...happy pink.
Heidi

vickie said...

The little purse is so cute! She will love it. Oh, the lamp is beautiful, lucky girl!

Jennifer said...

HAppy First Pink Sat Karen.That lamp is just beautiful!!I love it!I think it is awesome that your family has passed it along.Your tote is just adorable for your sweet neice.I bet she loves it.Hugs,Jen

Pink Slippers said...

I am in love with those kind of lamps. Just beautiful.
Wendy

Connie said...

You are right, honey! Those strokes are lovely and so few to make a rose.
xoxo,
Connie

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

What a cute little bag and I love the lamp. Have a good day.
Vera

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

That is a very awesome felted wool purse! I might have to make some for my nieces. The flowers on the lamp are beautiful! Great pink post! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Hope you had an awesome Pink Saturday!

Heidi Jo the Artist
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Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a precious little tote for your niece, Karen! And oh my gosh, that lamp is sooooo gorgeous ~ what a treasure!

Happy 1st Pink Saturday waaaay late from me!!

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

xinex said...

What a cute little pink purse! Welcome to Pink Saturday!..Christine