Friday, January 23, 2009

Pinknique! And I'm SO excited!

Thanks to Beverly from "How Sweet The Sound" for hosting the Fabulous Pink Saturday! Once you scroll down and view my very first "Pinknique" post, make sure you return to Beverly's by clicking on the hyperlink above so you can see what others are posting Pink today!

Meet my adorable mini porcelain individual creamer with the "Pinknique" roses. She sits perched on my new miniature cake pedestal. The creamer measures just 4.5 inches tall and is extremely delicate. My daughter Kim blessed me with this. The saucer she sits on is what I call a "te`a mutt saucer, an odd saucer that doesn't have a matched cup. Odd tea cup saucers can be used for anything, and this little demitasse saucer worked perfectly for this creamer!
In absolutely perfect condition, the creamer is stamped with the following:

A special friend, Janet, treated me to this exclusive designed Roy Kirkham English Rose Tea Pot with Shades of "Pinknique" as a going away gift when I moved from PA to NC in '99. Most times we pick our own friends, Janet was a friend that God picked for me...and what a great pick He made! I think of her every time I pour a cuppa with this "Pinknique".
Another "Pinknique" showoff! Val and I have been friends for nearly 20 years. She is an expert needlepoint crafter. She has a house full of work she's crafted and this was one of them that hung proudly in her home for many years. The last time I visited her she decided to share her with me. The pattern is "Pink Dogwood".
And, I totally enjoy this "Pinknique" item, since it's a tray. You know how I love serving trays... The frame is a dark mahogany stain and has simple handles, so as to not distract from the needlepoint work. I adore this piece! The doily that sits beneath the "Pink Dogwood Tray" is white tatting with a "Pinknique" center. Collectively, all these make a great presentation when I have a guest over for an afternoon tea. The only thing that's missing is a "Pinknique" teacup!
Ok, I'm all "Pinkniqued" out for today, see you next week!
Thanks again Beverly for the great idea of Pink Saturday!
~CC

32 comments:

Susan said...

Love your pinks!The creamer is beautiful...and what a treasure the dogwood needlework tray is@

Happy Pink Saturday!

Blondie's Journal said...

Catherine...this was a beautiful post. I loved hearing the history behind each piece. Your daughter is a doll...she definately knows how to pick the right gift!! :-)

You are also fortunate to have such sweet friends (and talented).

I look forward to your getting "pinkniqued" again next week!!

Have a great weekend! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Kathleen Ellis said...

Ooooo...I love that tray! I don't recall seeing that before...pretty!
Also...I love that little pitcher...it's so dainty! I'm sure you must be able to rustle up a pink teacup...yes, I'm sure of it!
xoxo
PS...I like your new background!

Cynthia said...

These are such beautiful treasures CC, thank-you for sharing them with us. Cindy

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love all of your pink. That dogwood needlepoint is beautiful.
What a nice friend you have.

prof en retraite said...

Hi CC...Love the miniatures!! So cute! And the needlepoint is gorgeous. I really like the way it is displayed in the tray! Have a great weekend. Hope to see you soon...Debbie :-)

Kathy2eggs said...

Your pink-ness is just perfect...I love the creamer, and being from all your friends make them even more preciouos...

Riet said...

Welcome to pink Saturday. It is so much fun. Your pincniques are all lovely. The flowery china and the special tray. Beautiful stitching. Happy pink Saturday

Just Between Us Girls said...

I am loving your collection of pinks and would love to see more.
Thank you for the lovely photos and sharing your treasures. Hope your day is PERFECTION!!
With all good wishes.
Pat

kymber said...

Hi Catherine,
I love your pinks! Especially your beautiful dogwood tray. What a wonderful friend to give that to you!
Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Kymber

mbkatc230 said...

What pretty pinks you have! I love this event, but I look around and realize the only pink things I own are two pink polo shirts lol. I especially love that teapot from your friend, it's really lovely. Kathy

carolinajewel said...

I am drooling over all your Pinknique!!!! I love the cream pitcher, the tea pot and what a lovely tray. Pink dogwoods are a favorite of mine! Loved all you shared! Thanks!

White Iris Designs said...

I say we should have a tea party!! I'll bring the flowers!!

Wendy said...

I'm loving all of your pink. How wonderful that they were all gifts. It was so nice of your friend, Val, to give you the tray. The dogwood flowers are beautiful. I know she had to spend hours on it.

Sondra said...

Oh how lovely the needle point is...and love how you have it in a serving tray. What a wonderful idea. I have always wanted to learn how to do that...but time flys and I never get to it. Maybe someday.

Shelia said...

Morning, CC! I love your Pinks today! Happy Pink Saturday!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

erin said...

Lovely pinks! Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

CC, I love all of your pink pretties!

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

KATHERINELLEN said...

Catherine,
What a beautiful PINK collection and treasures to have. Just adorable! What a sweet friend you have. Welcome to Happy Pink Saturday...Smiles and Hugs
Katherinellen

Staffordshire Garden said...

Happy Pink Saturday Catherine. I love your blog banner, as I have been hunting for that perfect vintage chandelier for my studio for quite a while. Your saucer looks like it is "Shelley" china in their "Dainty" shape ~very pretty finds!
~Shari

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Catherine. I see you are in North Carolina, too.

I love your creamer, and what a great way to use extra pieces.

Dawn said...

Oh,my! Lovely pink!

The Muse said...

I apologize for being late for the Pink Saturday festivities...but I am glad to be reading blogs!

Your little Bavarian pieces are a delight...isn't it amazing how ethereal the florals always appear on those pieces?

Lovely just lovely!

CC said...

Hi from another CC, and welcome to Pink Saturday. Your pinks are just beautiful..

Virginia said...

Love all your PINK!!!
Happy Pink Saturday.
Blessings,
Virginia

Mimi said...

You have some of the most lovely pink items! So happy that I was able to see your blog and enjoy all of your goodies.

~CC Catherine said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments on my "very first" Pink Saturday contribution. I had left Friday evening for a retreat...while there, (I must admit)I knew I was going to miss visiting all of the other Pink Saturday posts. =( I'm going to do my best to make the rounds over the weekend...I'm getting more company! =o So, thanks again...Sharing my "Pinknique" was a great experience! ~CC

ellen b said...

Hi CC! Oh these are all such beauties!! I really think that tray is so SWEET!
Have a great Sunday...

Joy said...

Such elegant china and doily!

imjacobsmom said...

Pretty Pinks today! Not only is your little creamer cute but I think that little cake stand is precious. Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Such a lovely blog! Enjoyed m visit! Hugs, Maryjane

KatCollects said...

Happy belated pink Saturday.
Kathy