Thursday, February 25, 2010


Happy Pink Saturday everyone! Thank you so much to our fabulous Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for hosting! I hope she is recovery well and be back in the "pink" in no time!

Is everyone as anxious for spring as I am? ha! Here is what really got me going.

I received my Early Spring 2010, MacKenzie-Childs catalog. Be warned, these photos don't show how really pretty the colors are on the catalog! If you received your catalog, you know exactly what I mean.

These are aptly named Flower Market Enamelware. Me so likey! You can view them on the MacKenize-Childs webpage here

Anywhooo, when I was at Michaels, they were having this great sale on their containers and vases. I've been eyeballing this tall one for some time.

I adore the soft blue color. Well, it was marked down from $29.99 to $11.99, so...totally sold! ha!

The Mac's new line completely inspired me, and not wanting to wait weeks to act, I dug out my stash of faux babies and....

If you gonna go faux, go big! ha! I love this bunch of cherry blossom branches, so cheery! I brought out my little pink roses to give you an idea of scale....

I had to take the photos outside; inside was just too dark....

Please don't mind the "spring cleaning" mess! I was moving it around and around trying to find a bright spot for the photo. The one shown is the brightest as it faces the slider, but was still to dark. Perhaps one day I'll afford a better camera! ha!

I love my little white vase filled with pink rose buds (yes, faux too). It hangs out on my bed side table. One day when the light is better, I'll show a photo of that vignette.

I ran out of time on this next one. I only just finished giving this urn my shabby aqua treatment, and, I wanted to share it with you....

I am crazy for this urn! It was that ugly brownish color that really didn't show any of the detal.

UPDATE: Sorry, no before photos; yes I know me bad blogger ! This treatment was simple and you can find the detailed tutorial at my How To's here.

Love that face! Great detail...yes?!

I am going to fill it with these....

Like I said, if you gonna go faux...go BIG! I promise to show you the finish next Pink Saturday!

Before I go, part of our quest for Pink Saturday is to introduce you to another blogger friend. I'm sure many of you know her.

She is lovely, clever and talented! She just whippped together this charming piece....

courtesy of A Petite Cottage

You can see her post here

Ana grabbed my blogger button and found I (in my typical fashion) didn't proof it close enough before publishing it. I had errors in the coding and *blush* typos! She took the time to email me and let me know about my faux pas. *Mauhhhh* Ana! Thanks so much!

Be sure to stop by and say hello to Ana at A Petite Cottage

I'm off to visit other fabulous pink participants and see their beautiful post for Beverly's Pink Saturday! Thanks so much for spending some time with me!



DustyLu said...

Gorgeous I love all the color. Great post! I can't wait for spring..~lulu

The Muse said...

you have set my heart a dancing!
between your lovely urns...
and my new fabric...
i should be inspired to create great things!
that shade of blue is awesome!

tina, theoldfrenchdoors... said...

hello tina, I am inlove with that urn the colour, style is just gorgeous. The pink blossoms are beautiful, love your blog, thanks for following mine as now i have found yours.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Love the urns - especially the blue one -
What paint did you use to achieve that color - please share.

someplace in thyme said...

Hi Tina, there is nothing I can think of that I would rather be doing right now than enjoying a hot cup of tea and visiting your blog. I always love seeing what you have been up to. What a fantastic deal you got on the vase, and love the blooms you have in it. That's eye candy and a show stopper. I also love the color you painted the urn. Bright and alive, and yes, you can see the great detailing. I hope you have a perfect Pink Saturday, I am taking another week off, but plan on returning next week. Be safe my friend, Char

The Stylish House said...

You’re a temptress! I love MacKenzie-Childs and covet their black and white checked teapot. I had to do a double take on your Michael’s vase. I have one similar I bought at Marshalls. Your flowers look gorgeous in it. Spring, is such a novel idea as I watch the snow fall outside my window, at least one can dream.

The Stylish House said...

You’re a temptress! I love MacKenzie-Childs and covet their black and white checked teapot. I had to do a double take on your Michael’s vase. I have one similar I bought at Marshalls. Your flowers look gorgeous in it. Spring, is such a novel idea as I watch the snow fall outside my window, at least one can dream.

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Tina....Ohhhhhh, the urn is lovely. The turquoise paint makes SUCH a difference, doesn't it? Love the little face on the side. By the way, love the faux florals, too. Majestic! Your colorful hats in the sidebar make me yearn for spring. Thanks for your lovely post, Tina. Sincerely, Susan from

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love that aqua urn! Thanks for the directions on how to do it. Beautiful Faux flowers!

Maggie said...

I love the dishes and will checking those out SOON!
Happy PS!

Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Mari said...


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Tina,
What a gorgeous post! They may be faux, but they are beautiful!! Love all your vases and urns and pinks. I think my favourite is the little framed button heart. Happy Pink Saturday.


Sara said...

I adore your blog, what a collection of pink. I love the blooms you have, I will be coming back for sure. Hugs Sara

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Tina; OOOOOOOO I am drooling all over my laptop,,,,, love love love that vase,, and what a deal. Oh gosh and those flowers,,, Wow we Wow! GORGEOUS!!! I say go big too,, and the Urn,, it is so pretty the color is just wonderful.. can't wait to see it all prettied up with the Pink Roses.... Happy Pink Saturday


Dawn said...

Wow! Some beautiful stuff! HPS!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Tina,

I must find that magazine..I'll visit the link so I can order it....such eye candy, YES!! :0)

I am a PiNk rose lover..actually any of them :0) but real PiNk roses dry into such beautiful hues.

These faux roses are just fabulous! I love faux too.....especially adds the spark of energy to the grayscale of winter.

And the Robin's Egg vase is fabulous too..I must go into Knoxville to the Michael's and buy some of that spray..did you buy your glaze there also?? I know that Lowe's sells a lot of pretty glazes too.

I'm leaving very much beauty!

Thanks so much for coming over for a visit. It's always nice to read your sweet comments.

May the PiNk bliss follow you through your week...

♥ Love & Faerie Dust ♥

Sherry from Alabama said...

Loving all that pink and aqua! Makes me think of spring. Thanks and Happy Pink Saturday!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hey Tina,

Thanks for the info on the glaze! I shall be on my way to Lowe's..hehe :0) I'm using creamy white and I've painted one wall in my great room a blush pink. The other walls are natural Pine. I've got a desk and some other miscellaneous things to paint the creamy white and thought that going back with a pink glaze in certain areas of the pieces would be subtle but let you know it's PINK. :0)

I'll let you know when I get something finished!


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I was in love with the first vase until I saw the last one....oh my....double love here. :) HPS

Lisa said...

Lovely flowers! You are having such fun with them!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

grannyann said...

the MacKenize-Childs items are beautiful. I love those type of colorful things. a little past my check book but I like to look.

Tracy F . said...

What a lovely post and such gorgeous pictures! I've been having a "hissy fit" for that new Mackenzie-Childs enamelware. Might have to splurge! Thanks for your nice comments on my post this morning.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful Michael's vase and love the flowers you chose to fill it! The urn you painted turned out gorgeous!!

Happy PS!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Tina!

Your vases/urns and posies and just YUMM-O! I must say.....I love the real posies the best, but still love the fake ones too. I'd rather have them than nothing, that's for sure.

I love that little button heart. I'm going to have to make one for myself too. I've been on a button quest for quite awhile now too..

Warm blessings,

Susie Jefferson said...

Great post - I love what you've done with the planter, and yes I totally agree re faux flowers: pile 'em in, heap 'em high and really make a statement.

Happy PS!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely job you did on the urn, it looks so beautiful.

I too am ready for spring, it has been a very long winter. We even came to Florida in February so we could get away from the Pennsylvania is freezing in Florida and I hate it....oh well, I don't have to shovel snow.

It is funny you should mention you need a new too!! Mine is so old but it still works so until it breaks, I am using it.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Tina Still making HPS rounds! I love MC! When I was in faux finishing I did a downtown restaraunt matched to owners plates!
I did not know Michaels had spray paint? I like the idea of going big with florals I am going to have to pick up some faux cherry blossoms,great idea! I appreciate your mosaic endeavor I know how hard and expensive they are to make!
Thank you for inspiring comment HPS!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Tina, What a lovely posts, those dishes certainly scream out spring. I have seen those vases too, and they are tempting. Now for the urn, the color is perfect for it, and with pink flowers... the combination of those colors are just beautiful.

Happy Pinks.... Enjoy your Weekend*

xinex said...

I love your urns and the flowers but what I really like to see is your garden. I see a little bit of it in the backgroud and it looks gorgeous...Christine

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: You are always so inspiring. You do beautiful work and you make it look so easy. I have to learn how to do some of the things you do. I just love everything. The urn is stunning. Thank you for being to open and sharing the how to's. I am going to try look for your Esty. Blessings, Martha

Regina said...

Wow Tina such gorgeous pinkies.
Truly lovely.
Happy Pink! and a wonderful day.


Cathy said...


I am thrilled to pieces you stopped by my blog yesterday.

I am even happier I came by to see you today. You have an amazing blog. I just adore the light blue vase with the cherry blossoms.. And that aqua urn "redo" is 2DIE4. Wow, you have really inspired me with these two amazing creations.

I also have to compliment you on your banner. Since I am a mosaic-aholic, it jumped right out at me when I clicked on your blog. Love it all girlfriend. I'm going back to read a little bit more about you and your lovely creations.

Have a great day.

xo Cathy

Denise Marie said...

Terrific post Tina. Love the huge urn/pot. boy those big arrangements are gonna give you Spring JOY.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love your faux blossoms; I thought they were real and they look lovely in your vase!

sissie said...

Hi Tina,
I am thrilled that you visited my blog because now I know about you and your's gorgeous.
I am in love with your urns and flower arrangements. (swoon)
Pardon me while I go look around and drool.


Martha said...

Delightful finds for Pink Saturday. I love the color of the urn, very striking. Happy P.S. and week too.

Vicki said...

Hello, Tina,
This such a delightful post, full of pink and flowers and beautiful urns! I love every thing you have shown!! Ana is a sweetheart, and I love that button heart she made. May you have a happy week, my friend! Vicki

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Tina...

Ohhh my goodness...such spectacular floral bouquets, my friend!!! got a great deal on that pretty vase from the bouquet of cherry blossoms!!! My friend, I must tell you that when I laid eyes on that gorgeous aqua urn/ just took my breath away!!! I love, love, LOVE IT!!! The urn itself is simply gorgeous but ohhh my, it's simply breathtaking in that beautiful shade of aqua...and I love the pink roses with it!!! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us...this was such a sweet treat, Tina!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Monica@The White Bench said...

Hello Tina,
thanks for your recent visit and lovely comment about my finds!
Your cherry blossoms and little roses are delightful, and that catalog looks so yummy!
Have a nice weekend,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Tina,
I'm back for another peek at your post! Your faux blooms are lovely! I saw that same vase at Michaels and didn't buy it; I should have! Love the seashell wreath in your post below. Happy Pink Saturday.


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