Friday, May 21, 2010

Pink Saturday Happiness

Hi Bloggerettes! It's Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound, so let's get started!

Sissie's and Mr. Sissie's Shabby Cottage has been power-washed, all outdoor furniture has been cleaned and the garage floor has been painted.  It's so clean and fresh smelling around here, that I'm smilin all over the place.  There is something about "clean and fresh," that makes me happy.

Like lovely vintage linens in a pretty basket sitting out in the grass.

Like my Mom's childhood rocking chair sittin on the porch filled with a wooden box of flowers...
Or, a big puffy, ruffly summer pink pillow...

Or the smell of all things lavender and the beauty of freshly picked
hydrangeas from my garden...
                        What makes you feel happy?


Be sure to visit Beverly for more
Pink Saturday goodness!



Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my Sissy, you have a way with your words and photographs! You are an amazing woman! I am happy to know you.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I cleaned our outdoor tables and chairs last weekend. I felt pretty good after that, to know it was done. I always feel good though when I can get the weeding done and my beds look neat and tidy again.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A warm breeze, the garden plants swaying, and the smell of something wonderful on the grill! Ooooh, and sheets off the line are truly great too!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie....You power washed the house and painted the garage floor...that's wonderful! No wonder you are smiling! You take such wonderful photos...they are definitely "eye candy"!Have a wonderful weekend!~Patti

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Sissie! Your post is so pretty and I can just smell how fresh those linens are! Love the posies on the rocking chair and that pillow is absolutely gorgeous! Never disappointed when I come for a visit. Hope you have a beautiful sunny weekend.


junkdreams said...

Gorgeous photos Sissie,,,,,have a spectacular weekend!

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Sissie, A Happy Pink Saturday to you my friend! Lovely things you have shown us today; love the crisp white linens, the sweet chair, the oh-so-fabulous pink pillow and yummy smelling Lavender. Oh Yea! Have a great weekend! Warmest always, Brenda

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


What a beautiful Pink Saturday post!!

Crisp white linens are just so elegant, aren't they?


trash talk said...

That pink pillow makes me pretty darn happy! Can you come over and power wash me...I'm a mess?

sjmcdowell said...

Sissie Dear,

I am always so refreshed in mind, body and spirit when I come visit you here!!

Hugs and have a Great weekend!!


Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Everything is so pretty!

Sares said...

Ah yes, you've gotta love that fresh clean smell. Everything LOOKS so fresh too! Your Mother's little rocker is an adorable addition to your porch Sissie. happy Pink and have a marvelous weekend!

Pam said...

Beautiful pictures. Love the chair with flowers. Sounds like things are "very clean and shiny" at your cottage.

Happy Pink Saturday

Sherry from Alabama said...

Beautiful post! Oh,your blog made me feel happy today! Happy PS!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Suzie Button said...

Oh, your beautiful linens! Sigh, sigh!! I feel happy too when I have a clean home, but, alas, that's not at the moment! I will just linger at yours, ok?! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

Linda said...

Sissie, looking at your lovely photos makes me very happy! I love that pink flower you make! The flowers in the box on the rocking chair makes me smile.

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your post, beautiful linens!

Happy Pink Saturday!

My name is PJ. said...

That was all very ethereal. I feel as if I just visited a spa. Really lovely.

Diane said...

Sissie, Lovelies here....! Soothing!

What makes me happy? Waking up each morning and knowing I have a purpose in life. And blessed to still be here 15 years after breast cancer...

Have a lovely weekend!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

You know what makes me happy today? Reading this blog post cause its cold here and heading into Winter and your beautiful outdoors photos full of flowers and warm breezes really cheered me up!!

Paula said...

Hi sweet Sissie,
Your lovely posts make me feel happy! :) Clean and fresh makes me happy too! The linens in the basket are gorgeous! Your mom's rocker with the box of flowers is so sweet! I love the beautiful pink pillow you made. The ruffles and rhinestone are so pretty! I love lavender and hydrangeas too! All of my hydrangeas are blooming pink! Enjoy your weekend! Love, Paula

Riet said...

Oh Sissie, this is such a beautiful pink Saturday post. I love all your pinks of today , beautiful linen and that lovely pillow. Happy pink saturday.

jonny said...

Hi, What makes me happy is getting to visit your posts you have an exquisite decorating style- I always love to see your beautiful treasures- the pink pillow is soooo beautiful,Sincerely, Jonny

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Sissie!
Such a fun post as always!
There are so many things that make me happy and not enough room to list!!
But your posts make me happy and I think I"ll do some power cleaning today . . . or maybe tomorrow .. .or monday . . . :-)


Madeline's Memory said...

Your pictures are ALWAYS so lovely. Your linens look so white and crisp. I love clean and fresh too.
Enjoy, Dana

Kim said...

I'm visiting from Beverly's. I really enjoy your beautiful linens and flower pillow.

CC said...

Youe pinks are gorgeous as always..but my favorite would have to be that gorgeous pillow.
Happy Pinks and have a wonderful weekend.

Claudia said...

Every photo is gorgeous, Sissie! Love the basket of linens, but then I love everything in this post.

Gardening makes me happy - can't wait til I can go home and garden again.


Dorthe said...

Oh sweet Sissie, I would surely be smiling having all this beauty in front my eyes.
I love all the photoes full of beauty ,you showes,-and a walk thooug my garden today, made me happy smiling,too. Tulips in many pink tones was "smiling" to me like first real spring-day.
Hugs and love to you dear, I wish you a blessed sunday.

Vintage French Hen said...

Hi Sissie dear! I think visiting your blog always makes me happy! You always have a way of making everything so fresh and pretty! Marcia

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful...Happy Pink Saturday.

NicNacManiac said...

I am smiling from ear to ear...your beautiful photos and your editorial paint such a lovely weekend picture of peace and contentment!!
Sweet romance and that guy at the church who let your treasures escape with another...bad man!! Happy Pink Saturday xOxO Nerina

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sissie, the clean, crisp linens in the grass make me feel very relaxed, along with the beautiful pink pillow. I love the one I got from you. It really perks up the guest room!
Have a wonderful weekend

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sissie! Yes, there certainly is something to be said for "clean and fresh" after living with a clogged sink for two days! My dishes are clean, and the sink has been bleached! Oh, it was just the perfect day today.. Beautiful weather, time with both my kids.. A nice dinner, then a walk with the dog! Hope you're enjoying your weekend too! LOVE your summer pink pillow.. Oh! and that beautiful rocking chair on the porch! I'm sure I could sit in that for hours, if not all night, just taking in the breeze and the lulling sounds of the night.. gazing into the stars! (sigh)... Happy Pink Saturday to you, and enjoy the rest of your weekend! ((hugs)) ~tina

Janean said...

sissie, adored every image....those monogrammed linens....oooooooh!!!!

June said...

All of the above Sissie. I love the smell of a clean house too. I actually can make myself high on it.hehe
That photo of the linens on the lawn is exactly what makes me happy! So beautiful! Happiness for me always involves the out of doors and Summer.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh, your pictures are just breath taking!!! It's hard to choose, but I think the first one is my favorite! hugs~~~Daphne

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

These linens are beautiful and they just look like they have this wonderful freshly washed linen smell.
Laces and sweet garden flowers always make me happy :-).
Have a wonderful Sunday!

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Sissie.......Good morning to you, I'm loving that new header. I don't remember seeing it before. Yu are a computer and decorating whiz!!


blushing rose said...

Sissie ~ I love just visiting you, your peaceful & beautiful presentations are so alluring.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Sissie!
I agree, nothing like a clean environment to get you feeling better!

Beautiful images! :-)

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Mari said...



Hi Sissie, I'm happiest when I have a clean and organized home. There is nothing more rewarding than working hard all day to spiff things up and stand back and take it all in...
I love the way you displayed your linens in the basket on the grass, your rocking chair with the box of flowers and the lavendar items with fresh hydrangea from your garden and of course the gorgeous pink pillow! Can anything be better than your post today? You are such an inspiration and what really makes me happy is when I get to stop by for a visit with you! You have such a way of making everything look perfectly gorgeous! Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comment on my post; Sunday Favorites; The Romance of "PINK"! Your darling "peachy pink" pillow is the cutest thing I've ever purchased and was very worthy of a post showing "her" off! Thank you again!

Lori said...

what a beautiful post Sissie...your pictures are amazing!!!

bj said...

I love all your beautiful photos.
We've been sprucing up things around here, too.
A little fresh paint here and there, making new pillows for the front porch swing. Remember, there's a porch party going on in June..June 21, so we must hurry hurry hurry to make things all pretty for THAT...I joined in last year and it was such fun and so many pretty patios, decks and porches. Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses is the gracious hostess.
hugs, bj

Madeline's Memory said...

Sissie, Happy belated birthday to you and I hope you have a wonderful 37th wedding anniversary. You have one lucky husband to have you for his sweetheart.
Enjoy, Dana

Olivia~ said...

Hello my sweetie friend! I adore your pictures of the basket with the vintage linens too cute! The rocker of your moms is soooooo sweet! I love it all as always you take great pics

Creative Carmelina said...

hi sissie!
what makes me feel happy is

delving into my creativity and surrounding myself with pretties! visiting you does it for me too! lol

ciao bella!
creative carmelina

Simple Southern Happiness said...

Oh, how did I miss this one. So delicate, full of pinkness. I adore that ribbon flower.
Happy Pink Saturday

BonjourRomance said...

Tried to comment on this beautiful post before but Blogger was being difficult again. Love the monogrammed linens and your flower pillow. I especially like the flower pot on your Mom's rocker! ALl your images looks so nice.

Rebecca said...

Sissy..How did I MISS your pink Saturday Post? :( WAH! I thought I'd visited you. BAHHHH!

Lovely them all.

Here I am two days late. Gosh...nothing in my life will ever change!

Love to you~ Rebecca

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup