Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pink Saturday and Radko Ornaments

Wow, I almost forgot about Pink Saturday, so I'm scurring around this morning trying to get myself together.  I think I might have overdosed
on Christmas decorating!  Somebody stop me!!!!

 Beverly, our gracious Pink Saturday host has asked us to talk about a favorite Christmas decoration.  I have so many that I am not sure where to start.  I posted earlier in the month about my childhood angel tree topper, so I won't repeat that one.

I have always loved Christopher Radko ornaments.  The artist designs them with a mixture of vintage and new.  They are so distinctive and outstandingly beautiful that I can't stop collecting them.

Do you know why Christopher Radko started designing these lovely ornaments?
Well, I'll tell you.  When he was a child, their Christmas Tree was covered with family ornaments and collectibles that were priceless to the family.
For whatever reason, the tree toppled over and all of the ornaments were destroyed.
So, Christopher vowed to replace the ornaments through his designs and love for his family.

Thought I'd throw in some pink too........This is a little pink tree in my booth waiting for a new home.  I sold the first one, pink pinecones and all.  So, I hope this one goes home with someone real soon too.

Ok, now go and enjoy some really, really pretty Pink Saturday posts by clicking on here.  You will find yourself at How Sweet The Sound where there is a list of all the Pinkie blogs.  Go do will have a ball!
~Love and Hugs~           


Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh how beautiful is your home and so pretty pink decorations for Pink Saturday! And your blog background is just adorable! Thanks for sharing this sweet post! Have a beautiful Pink Saturday! Coralie

Riet said...

THose ornament are gorgeous Sissie and your house looks wonderful.

Jennifer said...

Happy Pink sat Sissie,Thank you so much for coming to my blog and for your sweet comments.I love your costal living room in the header, your tree is so pretty.I didn't know that abot the Radko ornaments.Love your pink tree too.Your cats Gizzard and Gabby are so adorable.Do they try to climb your tree?My kitty Cinderfella trys to climb all of the trees in our home.Hugs,Jen

♥Mimi♥ said...

How absolutely and positively WONDERFUL! You know, I ♥ Pink Saturday but when you can pair it with Christmas - my gosh, what could be better? And, you did a marvelous job☺ What a welcoming home you have...

The kitty and the pose are just PURRecious!

Loved your post today, just loved it. Wishing you a weekend filled with fun, family and friendship.

bj said...

Beautiful ornaments...and I love your pretty living room photo on your sidebar. And, o, that beautiful pink tree for sale in your booth. It won't last long, I'm sure...someone will just HAVE to have it!!
I hope your Pink Saturday is blessed!
hugs, bj

bj said...

oops, when I wrote the first comment, your header photo had not loaded...I can see it now and see that it's your most BEAUTIFUL living room. Magazine worthy!!!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Sissie! I love your little ornaments! And your little pink tree is simply darling! Thank you for sharing, my friend. Hope you have a beautiful weekend.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi said...

Love the Chris Radko ornaments, I only have a couple myself. The pink is awesome too. I love to see pics of your darling home. Lisa

Dru said...

You have a beautiful home and such lovely photos. I truly enjoyed the story of your father and Pearl Harbor. Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!

Llyn M said...

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Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Sissie!!

Beautiful ornaments! It's difficult to just pick one that's a favorite, isn't it?! LOL, that's why I picked my tree as my favorite!

Have a wonderful day!


Kim -today's creative blog said...

love the pink tree and I am now going to place some fake snow and my fav ornament in my cloche. Thanks for stopping by.


Lovely ornaments. I totally forgot to post my fave. oh well.... I love you pink tree, I am sure someone will snatch it up. Pink Blessings!

Cindy said...

My mama had some of those ornaments and passed some onto my sister and I. Yours are just dandy! Also loving that pink tree oh so aren't anywhere near Indiana??? :)

g said...

Lovely pink tree! Thanks for telling the Christopher Radko story - I didn't know that. We have a few of his ornaments, and they are just special!

Happy Pink SAturday

Jane said...

That pink tree just makes me smile! I love everything about it, right down to the pink pinecones!!
Happy Pink Saturday.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweet Sissie...
Sweetie I love this pink post. Oh my how beautiful that snowman is. How wonderful to have such beautiful and unique ornaments to share and some day pass down to the next generation. I just love them.

Your pink tree is just precious. I love it. I have to tell you, this year my small tree, I went with black. Yes black. It is beautiful. It is all decorated in red only ornaments. It is in my dining room, and is absolutely beautiful. It pops against that new red wall of mine. I will be posting pictures in the next couple of days so be watching. You are gonna love it.

Happy Pink Saturday. Please stop by and say hi. I love it when you do.

Country hugs and much love...Sherry

She'sSewPretty said...

I did not know that about Christopher Radko. I love his ornaments too!
Have a wonderful pink Saturday!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Sissie, your pink tree is so lovely! I collect Christopher Radko ornaments too. I wish I lived closer because I would come and buy that pink tree! It's soooooooo girlie!


My name is PJ. said...

I'd never heard the Radko story before, Sissie. I used to collect his ornaments back in the days when I had a full size tree in every room of the house. I finally had to give away all of the trees but one and, with each tree, it's respective ornaments. I just don't have the energy anymore! :)

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Thanks for sharing the Radko Ornament story. Your pink christmas tree is enchanting! Love your ornaments and your very pretty pink background and bows.

suesueb said...

I love those ornaments too. Some of them are so detailed!! Happy pink week!

pinkkandy said...

I love our tree in the header ..your home is gorgeous and the little pink one oh so cute..
have a blessed week end...Kandy

Patricia said...

Happy Pink Saturday ! Your home just looks beautiful, more than beautiful. I really love your pink trees, especially the pine cones. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful new week filled with all things Christmas.

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