Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pink Saturdays!

Have you seen How Sweet The Sound. Beverly is hosting Pink Saturdays. A lady after my own heart. Pink tops the list as my favourite colour. As a little girl, even my birthday cakes had to be pink.



This plate commissioned for the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society of Ontario was made by Johnson Bros. of England. They were printed in brown, blue and pink. It depicts historical sites in and around the area I live. My mom received a brown one when she married 57 years ago. My sister received a blue one when she married 37 years ago. I was hoping to receive one when I married, but alas, I didn't. A few years ago my husband and I decided to spend $50.00 each on our Christmas gifts to each other. I wanted to search the antique stores for my gift. I set out with a clear mind, knowing once I saw "it" I would know. After an afternoon of visiting all the antiques store in our area, I found "it" in the only store left to visit. As soon as I saw this plate, I knew I had to have it. It looks like it has never been used. And it only cost $47.00.



Now if you know me, you know my life revolves around jewellery. So I can't do Pink Saturday with a picture of pink jewellery. Gorgeous pink Swarovski crystals hanging from handmade earwires.

34 comments:

  1. Welcome to Pink Saturday! Your plate and earrings are gorgeous....so lucky you found the plate you wanted. Have a fantastic Pink Saturday!

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  2. Welcome to Pink Saturday Nancy.
    Your creations are lovely. You also reminded me to donate to the Red Cross which I went and did just now thanks.
    Nan in Alaska

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  3. Hi Gracie sweetie...
    Happy Pink Saturday. Oh I love your beautiful blog. So many beautiful eye-candy pieces. I love the pink Swarovski crystals. They sparkle and shine like candy devine.

    Now those black ones that you had in an older post were also beautiful. They look like one of my outside sun catchers that has a ball, when the wind blows it looks like the ball moves up and down inside of this same shape. I love them. How very pretty.

    You do beautiful work sweetie. Just so delicate and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with me.

    I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what jewelry you share next. How fun it is to see how creative minds work. I am not sure I have that creativity with tiny little pieces like you work with. Please stop by and say hi. I love the company and have a gift of gab. Love it. I would be honored if you choose to sign up and follow my blog as well.

    Have a beautiful Saturday sweetie.
    Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

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  4. The plate is a great find. It must feel good when you find something you've been wanting for a long time.

    The earrings are lovely too.

    Happy pink saturday - have a lovely week.

    ciao for now,
    Elena :)

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  5. that plate is just fab lucky for finding it and those earings are jsut lush have a fantastic pink saturday

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  6. Welcome and happy pink Saturday. I love that beautiful plate .
    Have a nice pink day
    Riet, The Netherlands

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  7. Welcome to Pink Saturday! It's nice to meet you!
    That plate is wonderful and those earrings are lovely. I adore jewelry too, especially vintage jewelry! Have a lovely Pink Saturday.

    Back Porch Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  8. It's so wonderful to find just what you are looking for, and the plate is a great example of just that. It's very unique and the history that goes with it is very interesting. Your jewelery is quite lovely and beautifully crafted. Welcome to Pink Saturday and have a great day.

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  9. Your plate and earrings are both lovely. I'm sure you enjoy both. Welcome and have a wonderful Pink Saturday.

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  10. I love pink transferware and PINK earrings, both lovely. Happy PS!
    Kelley

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  11. Hello and Happy 1st Pink Saturday to you :-)

    Well I glad to hear you have your very own plate. I've seen these kind of plates which I think looks like paintings of a scenery. They are beautiful and would really make a great collection.

    But what caught my eyes are those pair of sparkly earrings LOL. Is that innate in girls?

    Mizpah,
    Li

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  12. Gracie, Welcome to Pink Saturday! What a beautiful plate. I have never heard of the Pa German society of Ontario. I live in Lancaster Pa, the heart of the Pa Dutch ( really German). Did the people of my area migrate to yours years ago. I live in a beautiful area and I know you do to- if the Pa German's migrated to your area they would have been quite at home. I know you have very fertile farmland around Ontario and vineyards and orchards. This plate is so interesting to me!

    Your jewelery is lovely. Beautiful!
    Nice to meet you, and happy pink Saturday.
    Yvonne

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  13. Congratulations on finding that plate! Welcome to Pink Saturday!

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  14. I am so happy that you finally got your special plate, I can see why you wanted it so badly, it is gorgeous and so much history too. I can't wait to see more jewelry, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  15. Thank you for being a part of the Pink Saturday group. I will be one of your followers as I have not visited before. You do a marvelous job with the jewelry. I will keep it in mind for future gifts.

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  16. ♫Happy Pink Saturday♫

    Gloomy and gray over in my neck of the woods today so all of the pinks shared this Saturday are so special and cheerful. They remind me that there are more colors than just white, gray and black.Your pinks are wonderful!

    I hope your weekend is filled with sunshine surrounded by the laugher of those you love.

    Please pray for the people of Haiti. May God bless each and every soul.

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  17. Beautiful earrings and work! And, I LOVE your plate, I have a few pieces similar to this and I love them all - the detailing is amazing and all that history behind them. Welcome and Happy Pink Saturday!

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  18. Beautiful pink plate, and gorgeous pink jewelry too! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  19. Welcome to Pink Sat. Your plate is lovely. Your earrings are gorgeous!
    Blessings!
    Gwen

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  20. Your plate is so PRETTY..glad you found it! Those earrings are STUNNING!!
    Happy Pink Saturday!!

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  21. It's so nice to meet you, Welcome to Pink Saturday. I love your pink plate and the story behind it. That makes it all the more special. Happy Pinks..have a great weekend.

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  22. Welcome to Pink Saturday. What a lovely Christmas present. I plan to remember this for next Christmas. I think my DH and I would enjoy something like this.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Welcome to Pink Saturday! Those Pink earrings are to die for.
    Joyce M

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  24. I love those pink earrings!..and the plate is very special. Happy Pinks xoxoTami

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  25. Welcome to Pink Saturday...the plate story is so true of things we were just meant to have...at least that's my version of shoppers logic and buying Karma. You are 100% on track about the jewelry...love your pink earrings...I don't leave the house for my walk or head out to the garden without my earrings...my face looks funny without the balance of a pair of silver loops. Enjoy Pink Saturday today and all year long.

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  26. Welcome to Pink Saturday! The plate is very pretty, there are lots of interesting things going on there to see. The earrings are beautiful too, you can dress them up or down. Happy Pink and have a loveleigh weekend!

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  27. Beautiful Pink Plate. I know how special it must be for you to have gone through so much trouble to get get it and to have wanted one for so long. Great work you do and welcome to PS. Blessings, Meg

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  28. Love the earrings. And, what can be better than a Johnson Bros plate in pink?

    Happy Pink Saturday! Do stop by my blog. I am having a give away for a mini-makeover by Susie of 1st Floor Flat to celebrate my new blog look.

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  29. Lovely Pinks. Your earrings are fab!

    Happy Pink Saturday,
    Jacalyn

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  30. Happy Pink Saturday! Beautiful plate and with three dollars to spare! I really love the earrings too. I am beginning to love jewellery more and more!! I hope you are having a great weekend and Happy Pink Saturday! Sherri : )

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  31. Welcome to Pink Saturday! that is a lovely plate! And don't you just love Pink Swarkies? Pretty blog, hope to see you again...Becs

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  32. Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Nancy. I am so glad you decided to join us.

    I love the story of your plate, and what a treasure it must be for you.

    And, those earrings are stunning!

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  33. A fascinating plate, sort of a modern day Willow Pattern. LOVE the earrings (I too am addicted to jewellery, earrings in particular).

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  34. WOW sister your blog is catching on. I am so proud of you!!!! And I didn't even know the story of why we have those plates. I must keep up with you to find out more . Hugs {{{}}} and Love to you gal....Rebecca

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