Saturday, December 6, 2008

Pink Saturday - Ornament

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts Pink Saturday. Stop by her Place to see the many other Pretty Pink items that Precious Pink Participating People are Putting on display.

My offering today is a Pink ornament that I made over thirty years ago. My fingers still hurt from pushing all of those tiny straight pins into the styrofoam ball. I made several similar ornaments that year in different colors. I cherish each one still. My tree is not yet decorated, but I hung this special ornament so that you could see it as it is meant to be seen.



I will be out and about today, but I Promise to get back to everyone in the next day or two. I wish you a Happy Pink Saturday. Remember to check out my sidebar for book giveaways!

43 comments:

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good morning Sally, Your pink ornament is very pretty!! I remember making a few of them years ago and I wish I knew where they were ?? My tree is up , but not completely decorated.I will show it later.
Have a nice day.I need to get out and finish shopping..hugs, Baba

Andi said...

Your ornament is beautiful Sally. I made a few of them myself...small ones many many years ago and still hang them on our tree. I remember the sore fingers from pushing all those pins in the foal ball.

I've yet to participate in Pink Saturday but may have to do that.

Have a great weekend!

Darlene said...

LOVE your pink ornament. It is so pretty! Have a great day!

Dawn said...

Sally that's very, very pretty! I remember making ornament like that when I was young. I guess it was the thing to do at the time. :) I love all the memories that come flooding back when I hang ornaments that I've made.

take care,
Dawn

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Good Morning, Sally! The ornament is really pretty! ...and 30 years old, that is amazing! It has held up perfectly! ~Rhonda :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Beautiful, Sally! Absolutely beautiful!

XO,

Sheila

ellen b said...

Your pink ornament has held up well! Enjoy your weekend...

Deb said...

What a pretty handmade ornament!

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely PINK ornament!

~ Gabriela ~

Neabear said...

That is a pretty pink ornament. You did a great job! Happy Pink Saturday while you are out and about.

Alex said...

Good morning, Sally!!! :) Happy Pink Saturday! THe pink ornament is darling! Very vintage looking.

Sondra Behne' said...

Hello Sally....I found a bag of those at a tag sale this summer for 25cents. I new they were old and grabed the quickly. A lotbof them are pink too.

Do stop by when you get a chance to check out our contest going on right now...hope to se ya there.

Sondra

Needled Mom said...

Such a pretty ornament and so time consuming to make. I would cherish it as well.

Bridget said...

Ooops, I came to pink Saturday and got distracted by book reviews! : D I love the ornament, sorry to hear your fingers have been hurting for 30 years but it was worth it, right?

Knitty said...

I made 3 of those many years ago and like you, my fingers haven't been the same since!

Melissa Wertz said...

You did a good job. That is a pretty ornament.

Lorrie said...

Hi Sally, that's a very pretty ornament. You did a great job--quite a lot of work in just one!

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sally! I can't believe that ornament is homemade (but that's what makes it so special)- it's so pretty! ~ Robyn

salmagundi said...

I, too, made some of those type of balls; only I think it was 40 years ago. I remember my sore fingers. My daughter has them on her tree now. Sally

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Great ornament! Homemade ones are just the best! Happy Pink Saturday!

g said...

Hi, Sally!!

Love the ornament. Isn't it wonderful to have these little treasures that hold our memories from years back? That's one of the wonderful things about Christmas, unpacking these little keepsakes.

Have a great pink Saturday. See you around!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I love these kind of ornaments. My Aunt used to make these years ago. Yours is truly beautiful.

In the spirit of the holidays, I am giving away some art today, because I BELIEVE. Please stop by and take your art home, or leave me your e-mail and I will send you the file. You can use the art for tags, cards, prints or in your creations for the Holidays.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Karen

squawmama said...

Good Afternoon Sally... What a beautiful Ornament... we made some similar to that many years ago too... It was a fun project for the kids and us... We still hang them today... Have a great day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

judicreations said...

Hi Sally!
I just popped in to have a look and say hello...what a cute ornament you made. That is darling. I can imagine you had some sore fingers doing it. I wonder did you make more than one?
Hope all is well.
Have a lovely day
Judi

Ed said...

Such a pretty ornament Sally, clever you to have made it, you must be very proud to display it each year. Happy Pink Saturday xx

Vanilla Lavender said...

Beautiful ornament! And so pink! Have a great Saturday! :) Vanessa

bj said...

AHHH, I remember these...it is so pretty. My mom made some but I never did. I'm not crafty at all. She was so talented, I always let her do things for me and I never learned to do them. Now, I'm too old and set in my ways to want to start.
I, too, will be out of pocket the next few days..gotta finish up shopping and etc...
love, bj

Elizabeth said...

I made some of these ornaments in the past. They are very meticulous and time consuming. Yours is great!

Cindy said...

Love your pink ornament and it was sure worth the hard work as it still looks fantastic after so many years! I really enjoy your blog, and hope you're having a great weekend!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Sally. I've been busy today too, so I'm trying to get in a bit of visiting now.

I love your ornament. I remember my mother making these, and they were so pretty. I wonder what happened to them?

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful ornament. I just love it. My tree is up, no decorations yet...I'm getting there tho.


Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

Coloradolady said...

Very pretty! My MIL had some of these, I so wish I would have gotten them. Yours is very pretty.

kari and kijsa said...

What a beautiful ornament! Happy Pink Saturday!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Ornaments like this are so pretty to me! Thanks for sharing!
Diane

Joy said...

Sally, this is such a nifty ornament and wonderful that you've had it all these years.

jlshall said...

Yes, I made that same ornament, only in turquoise! Still have it somewhere. For the first couple of years we were married, it was just about the only Christmas decoration we could afford. Thanks for reminding me - I need to track mine down.

CC said...

I've had those sore fingers also...now I use tiny slivers of glue, a toothpick..and tweezers. Your ornament is so beautiful tho..it was worth all the pain. Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful week. xx

Cathy said...

That is a lovely ornament, Sally!

jeanne said...

Sally, your ornament is gorgeous. I remember when those crafts were going around. I pushed pins into fruit and then gave them away years later. I wish I still had it. Ouch I do remember sore fingers.

My book arrived today. My DH knew him and was excited to read it too. Thank you Sally.

Last night for the drawing, so good luck Sally.

Hugs...Jeanne

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally, what a pretty pink ornament.....perfect for Pink Saturday!
Love, Ann

Suzie Button said...

Very pretty ornament! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

Chloe Patricia said...

Happy Pink Weekend, Sally. Your Christmas ornament is really lovely. Chloe Patricia

Charli and me said...

Sally your ornament is just beautiful! I hope you are going to give us a peek at the rest of your tree.