Friday, July 10, 2009

PINK SATURDAY ~ PRETTY COTTAGE HOMES

Happy Pink Saturday everyone! Thank you so much to our fabulous Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for hosting!

If you haven't already, be sure to pop over to Beverly's blog, say hello, then visit the other participants to view their pink party favors! I've put a link after my party favor; of course I want you to see mine first! ;-)

Ok, those of you who are getting to know me, it goes without saying that I can be a bit of a boob sometimes...I openly admit to that. But, sometimes I am spot on. Well, this ain't one of those times. lol!

When I was trying to do the garage sale thingy one day, I took a right instead of a left (no big surprise there), long story shorter, I came across this adorably quaint little neighborhood, tree lined streets and several pink stucco homes. Did I have my camera with me? Of course not you silly!

But, I went back there...well, I tried to get back there. Couln't find it. So, you'll have to make due with what I have to offer. I promise there will be pink! Some very pretty pink! Just not every shot. But I think you'll likey anyway.

I present a quaint neighborhood in Burlingame, CA.

First, we start with..PINK! This was the ONLY one that had actual pink pink not pinky peach!

You can't see through the foliage, but the porch and door trim are pink as well. I was a bit disappointed that the door wasn't pink as well. However they made up for it because just to the right....this is growing......

It's full of pinks, lavenders, white. Don't you just want to sneak over and cut a bunch for your vase! I know what you are thinking, I was tempted, but I didn't. Did I mention the big dog barking in the side yard?

Next....this one is pinky peachy color, BUT look at the aqua trim! (I'm a sucker for pink & aqua!)

Even the door is aqua! Bravo! lol (it's the little things in life....yes?). Maybe it's a work in progress. Enough said! Now, I promised you tree lined streets....get a gander at this!

Isn't that so pretty. Was a fairly warm day, about 85 degrees, but on this pretty street the temperature was 70 degrees! This area is full of tree lined streets. This one is around the corner....

See the patched up street...earthquakes. No, I honestly don't know, maybe earthquakes, or cheap asphalt, bad workmanship. Let's move on to this beautiful ivy cottage!

Isn't that just lovely!? And there are some pink flowers in the front behind the hedge. Now, just a few doors down, there sits this lovely.....

There is some pink, on the roof tiles and the flowers. I just love this mediterranean style house, great details! Did you notice the balcony over the garage door? And just look at that cathedral shaped window...so fabulous, see the chimney cap. This is a decent size house. Here's a side view, notice the 2nd floor and see how far back this house goes...

Me casa su casa...no? Next, just a couple doors down I've dubbed this the hobbit house....

Isn't it so charming? So much detail, the brick walk and brick foundation, the leaded glass windows, the turret entry, the little rooster weathervane, the fence, the chimney cap and there are pink flowers off to the right!

This next one is such a darling cottage! It's yellow, but check out the mailbox and the street lamp behind the white picket fence....

Isn't the white picket fence darling? The mail box has these large yellow, pink and lavender daisies all over it! Here's a closer view....

Someone didn't square the gate...oopsy. This is a corner house, look what they did for the side gate.....

So cute! Looks like it should be set out in the country, but us Californians want our cake and eat it too! lol just kidding.

This last house, you really can't see much of it because it is covered by lots of pretties, particularly this pretty.....

That bougainvillea is so beautiful! See the blue trim, too cute! Here's the front door....

The little bunny cracks me up. I don't know if it's meant as a welcome or as a deterrent. oops did I type that out loud? I love the pale pink rose bush (looks white from the sun)! Blue trim on the door as well....ok, here's the full view of the front....

Ok, last pink...this house was just the average style, but the bougainvillea is so florcent....

See told you I had some pinks, nanner nanner. Now before you go, just have to share this with you! You have to read this before the last photo!

There was this pretty house, such a beautiful front yard. I took a shot from the car, then got out to get pics of the rose bushes, just as I'm about to take a shot, a tiny little old asian man that could barely speak english came "old man trotting" toward me waving his garden spade and yelling, "YOU NO DO! NO DO! YOU BAD! BAD" I tried to explain..."I no bad, I'm a blogger, I won't show your address, no Sir, I am not looking to cut your bushes...". At that point, jumping in my car and speeding off made more sense! So here's the photo I got before he chased me away!

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I'm still laughing! The photo doesn't really show how beautiful the front garden is. I love how (he) filled the sidewalk with Agapanthus. Homeowners are responsible for the sidewalks in front of their homes.

Well I hope you enjoyed the eye candy and had a giggle here and there.

Thanks so much for visiting me! I'm off to see more lovely pinks! Back to Beverly's Pink Saturday Party .

Enjoy your weekend!

50 comments:

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Tina that story is so funny. I love the man that drove you off. I wonder what he was thinking. You can't beat the old, one of a kind homes they used to build. Not the cookie cutter homes of today...that was just like grand mas home. I loved it all, thankyou so much and Happy Pink Saturday. See, you were meant to take a wrong turn...but it wasn't a wrong turn was it??!! Char

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love all of your photos of every single house. I used to take walks with my mother, when I was a kid, and we would peek inside the windows from the sidewalk and try to guess what type of people lived inside.Houses have personalities, don't ya think? By the way, thanks for visiting my blog. I'm just now getting to check out everyones Table Scape Thursday posts.

Annie said...

Tina, Tina. I just did not want this post to end. What a pretty in pink adventure you had. I'm betting if the little old man had been carrying a pink spade, you would have convinced him to pose. What a fun story.
Annie
p.s. My pink is up.

stefanie said...

that neighborhood is soooo cute, i love the pink and white house the best, funny he got mad at you, my friend is an apprasior and she gets people yelling at her all the time, have a wonderful weekend thanks for sharing.

Marsha said...

Tina, after all these Saturdays I've been reading your blog I did NOT now you are so close to me!! I'm SF born but not raised entirely in CA. I've lived all over the Bay Area and worked for MANY years for San Mateo County!

Your post today is absolutely wonderful!! I loved the last story and found myself laughing out loud!

Have a fab PiNk SaTuRdAy!

:) Marsha

D said...

I enjoyed seeing all the pretty houses, and enjoyed the laugh at the end, too. You "bad" blogger, girl. LOL

D

Mary said...

Happy Pink Saturday Tina!
What a lovely post...love the cottages, esp. the one with the turret entrance...sigh!
Oh my gosh, I'm glad you escaped the little old man with the spade! LOL!
Mary :)

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

It's a funny story and those cottage homes are wonderful.
Happy Pink Saturday

Lots of luv,
Ita

My Crafty Little Page said...

LOL Agapantha rage! I hear it's rampant in California. Oh they're all so pretty but I just love that little garage. It's always a breath of fresh air here on your blog, Tina xoxo Nancy

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

I love all the pretty homes and the pink trimmed garage is adorable, but lol, LOL!!! You have me in stitches about the little man chasing you off. I once watched a little guy do the same thing at a nail shop because a mom wanted to video tape her daughter's wedding party getting manis and pedis, sooooo funny!!!! Have a happy Pink Saturday!!
♥ Teresa

Couture de Papier said...

Love the pink and sun! I think this is day 5 of sun this summer?!Cool like fall here in Mass!Thank you for the photos interesting homes.I love your mosaics!Have a Happy Pink Saturday! Denise

Regina said...

Bougainvilleas one of my favorite blooms, that grows abundantly here.

Beautiful shots :).
Thanks for sharing.
Happy PS Tina.
Regina

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I so love all the different styles of homes. It is amazing to what people do with as you look at each house individually. Thank you so much for putting that journey together.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Day, Tina! The tour and the blooms were lovely! Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Teacup Mosaics said...

You Bad Blogger, too funny I am happy you shared the OHNO story. I love pink houses so much but...I wonder if I would ever have the nerve to live in one.
Happy PS.
Kelley

Candy said...

That was so much fun!!! You would make a great tour guide on one of those buses that drive around and tell about the interesting people inside. I have that same L/R thingy so I can relate. Cute 'giant egg hedge' on the first house. Love the cathedral shaped window house and all their details. And glad you are a fast runner, that little man could have whacked you with a shovel.

Blogging Rule #1 - never leave home without a camera!

Happy pink post and thanks for the smile ;-) Candy

Elena said...

What an amazing time you've had taking all these photos. It's a lovely looking neighbourhood and some of those homes are very interesting.

The bougainvillea is very bright ... and pink :)

Have a happy pink saturday and a wonderful week.

ciao for now,
Elena

♥Mimi♥ said...

How lovely! Your blog is always such a pleasure to visit on Pink Saturday! Today it's sunny but most of this summer has been pretty gloomy in my corner of the world. Pink Saturday always gives me a little lift, especially if there isn't any sun outside!

You sure can weave a tale and bring the reader right into the experience with you☺

Have a wonderful weekend filled with sunshine surrounded by your l♥ved ones! Life is good!

Claudia said...

I guess that guy didn't want you stalking him! How funny! I love all the photos of the houses. It looks like a great neighborhood. My faves are the Hobbit House and the Ivy Covered house - so charming and almost like a house in a fairy tale! Happy Pink Saturday, Tina!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Tina, that post is so funny. You are a crack up girl.
Loved all the homes and flowers. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful PS.
Vera

xinex said...

So many lovely pinks, Tina. I love the houses especially the ivy cottage....Christine

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Tina! Girl you did good. All that pink everywhere you look. Who would have thought that pink could look so good on a house? My DH would not let me paint our house pink of anything. We had neighbors who painted their house pink once, and after about the gagillionth comment on the pink playdough house it was repainted. Loved the tour. You should post those streets for Outdoor Wednesday as they are beautiful with the trees lining them. Loved the tour Tina. Thanks for sharing. Stop by and say hi. Country Hugs, Sherry

Jillian said...

Oh I wouldn't mind being on that street today! Fabulous! Thank you for taking us there.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful pictures from the other side of the country. Our roads look all patchy like that too, but usually it is the change of temperature. The houses are lovely and I did especially like the crooked gate.

susansspace said...

Just delightful, Tina! You really have such a knack for putting things together in a beautiful, interesting & creative manner! Loved all the pics, the descriptions & the humor!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Susan (Mimi)

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Tina...

CHARMING!!! What a yummmmmy neighborhood. I loved the ivy covered cottage and the one with the round turret thingy in the front! Well, and all the rest too...Darling post.

Happy Pink Saturday Pink Sister!

Hugs,
Spencer

Marina Capano said...

Hi! I love all of your photos of every single house. what a just beautiful pics!!!

happy pink saturday!

xoxo

Connie said...

I used to work in Burlingame and just loved those tree lined streets you are showing, sugar! Quite adorable, but maybe the earthquakes did that to the front gate. All of those houses are lovely though.
xoxo,
Connie

Caroline said...

What beautiful home and trees you have in California. My dream is to one day make it there! Hubby has family there so hopefully we can visit them sometime. I've tagged you in my latest post. If you don't want to participate thats ok.

Betzie said...

Wow, great pics and I so enjoyed visiting today. You now have me wanting to move into a cottage one day..with a touch of pink on it! HPS!

Michelle said...

Tina-what a delight to stop by and have a personal tour of some CA homes with "style". It seems like around here there are just so many "box" "new" homes, no charm at all. You are too funny, I can just imagine a little gardener man coming after you. Happy PS

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

yes, I sure did get a giggle. I am always so nervous someone will come after me when I am out and about taking photos. I thoroughly enjoyed your pink Saturday. It was so much fun and I loved your commentary too. You just can't beat older homes for their charm. HPS ~ Lynn

Charlene said...

Tina, THANK YOU for coming by to visit me for Pink Saturday! I love those houses & the tree lined street. Awesome!!!!! It is 103 degrees here in Texas so I think that 75 sounded great. I think my favorite is the cottage covered in ivy but, there a number of them that I could call home. Happy Pink Saturday!

Charlene said...

Clemintine is lovely! And just the right color!!!! Thank you for hosting Pink Saturday every week. It is so much fun. And what a great turn out you have! Have a wonderful week.

Dreamgirl said...

LOVE your pink post today! I'm so amazed by american neighborhoods - the streets look nothing like this in Europe... Thanks for sharing!

Happy Pink Saturday to you!
Hope your week will be sweet and sunny.
Greetings from Spain

grannyann said...

I loved the tour. Thanks for sharing!!!

SmilingSally said...

Well, you put your self in danger just to show us some pretty pictures! Thank you so much. I'm so very glad that you didn't cut those flowers. I am also glad that the man did not catch you! Happy Pink Saturday.

icandy... said...

Hello Tina!!
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!!! What gorgeous homes you have pictured... and such a pretty blog,too! Happy Pink Saturday to you, as well! I'll be visiting often!
Hugs,
Christina :)

caren said...

Thanks for visiting me. I love your blog and your pinks. Happy PS!

Bobbi Jo said...

Tina,
Happy Pink Saturday! What a great story and you can't beat lovely pink houses or even houses with a touch of pink.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

KatCollects said...

Beatuiful homes, I think I like the yellow cottage the best. And I had to laugh about your bunny comment since I have 5 pet bunnies. I also have some bunny statues on my porch : ) I hope you are having a good weekend.
Kathy

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

The garage door looks like a cake with pink icing :-) This neighborhood is really pretty with all those flowers. I like the one you called hobbit home and the one where the ivy is creeping on the walls. Very enchanting.

Nice ending on this post too. I can see why you would want to take a photo of that particular home - it's beautiful. Too bad you got chased away LoL Too funny!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Tina.. this is a very wonderful tour! I love your post and thank you for stopping by and leave sweet comment.. I love the houses and their garden just lovely!

wishing you a great week!
xo
fitty

Charlotte said...

Wow, what a great tour. We have lots of bouganvilla but I miss the Agapanthus. It is too hot for it here in AZ. Hope you had a happy Pink Saturday.
Charlotte

peppermint said...

Loved the tour1 And how humorous about the Asian man running at you! You "bad, bad girl!" Have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by my blog this week!

Fleur de Bee said...

Not sure where you are at but this reminds me of a small suburb I lived in waaaaay back in the day when I first got married. All the charming homes on my street were like this. Thanks for the memories and Happy Pink Sat!

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

I always wonder what people are thinking as I click away in public! Ha!

And yes, I would like to clip a few of those gorgeous hydrangeas!

Jeanie said...

Now THESE make me smile! Happy Pinkness!

pinkkandy said...

I love your blog..and that is s funny about the man chasing you away....
God Bless you
Kandy

Carrie said...

What a fabulous tour! I still feel homesick for California even though I only lived there for about three years. I've always loved Spanish and Mediteranean style architecture.

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