Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pink Saturday - Little Ashtray

People! Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts Pink Saturday. Pause at her Place to see Plenty of other Pretty Pink items that Precious Pink Participating People are Presenting for your Pleasure.

Last week I told about my father's love for little ashtrays. He really did not like to use them; he much preferred his over-sized ashtray that sat right next to his comfortable easy chair. He gave me two small ashtrays, and this is the second one.

This little ceramic ashtray has a pretty Pink rose right in the center. The gold trim has been worn away in several places. There used to be a label on the back, but it's long gone.

The spots you see are not dirt; they are from wear and tear. This is an oldie, probably from the 1950s or before. It's special to me because it was given to me by my father. He was a man's man, but he loved this little, feminine, pretty ashtray. This is proof positive that Real Men like flowers too!

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Happy Pink Saturday!


42 comments:

Riet said...

That is lovely Sally. Happy pink Saturday

White Iris Designs said...

No how on earth could someone want to snuff out a cigarette on something so lovely!! I think I would just put some rings in it or use it as a soap dish.

BTW...Mystery client revealed this Pink Saturday....think you know who it is?

Barbara H. said...

So pretty! I can't imagine it being covered up with ashes! Glad you preserved it.

marty39 said...

Lovely little ashtray and the fact that it came from your dad makes for precious memories. Hugs, Marty

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I remember a time when the ashtray was as ubiquitous as the coffee table book. I love your fancy photographic set-up with the beads. Pretty ashtray too!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Happy Saturday to you too!! I hope it is good for us also!!
Thanks for stopping by..Yes I have tons of blessings and I need to keep remembering them too..
Sandy

♥ Kathy said...

What a precious pink rose and a precious memory too ♥ Happy Saturday Sally!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Sally,
Happy Pink Day! So nice that you have that memento.

Blessings,
Sandi

bj said...

Sweet sweet keepsake, dear Sally...I love it when MEN can find beauty in this sort of thing. it says a lot about the man, I think...
love, bj

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sally, That's sweet that your Daddy liked that 'girly' ashtray... Wonder why men and women have been SO categorized through the years?????? At least some of that has turned around. I love to see men in gorgeous pink dress shirts.. You NEVER used to see that!!!!

Great 'pink' post...
Hugs,
Betsy

Happy To Be said...

Sally this is yet another great one..and you know men love flowers in the yard..so why would't they love them in the house..I never did understand this PINK is for girls and Blue is for boys thingy...Hey I have a blue kitchen and don't see Len in there whipping up any meals ha ha!! have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Too pretty to be use as an ashtray!

~ Gabriela ~

jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, who says men can't love fine things. My son is crazy about antique Nippon dishes and vases. That is my son that I posted last Sat. in the pink shirt. He is as manly as one can get. So your dad had good taste. The little ashtray is so pretty.

Thanks for the compliment about the watermelon. It happened that my sister did this one but I have done many that way. It is really not hard.

Have a great pinkie day and weekend.

Hugs...Jeanne

Andi said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sally!

char72 said...

This pretty ashtray could almost make me want to start smoking - but not quite. Seems like I don't see as many ash trays as I used to. Back in the 50s everybody had ashtrays in their houses whether they smoked or not. It was always there in case a guest wanted to smoke. Hubby and I had neither one ever smoked, but we always had a couple of ashtrays sitting around.
Charlotte

Shelia said...

Dearest Sally! That is a lovely ashtray! I remember these flowery ones. I'm blessed to know you too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love it, Sally! And we have something else in common. My dad was a man's man, but he loved beautiful things, too. He loved Haviland china, and he insisted that they use their good china every day! LOL! His mother's had Haviland and so did my mother. So Mama said they went through several sets. ;-) Daddy would use airplane glue to fix them, Sally!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lorrie said...

Hi Sally--this is so pretty--much too nice to be an ash tray. I'm so glad that your dad gave it too you.

Mimi said...

This has to be one of the best days of the week for a dyed-in-the-wool pinkie like me.

Your sharing this week is w♥nderful. Thanks so much...warmed me up...it's -6 outside and I need all the warmth I can get!

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

Hi Sally, Your special pretty ashtray is too adorable to use and must be admired only!!Thanks for showing it to us. Have a great week-end. Hugs, Baba

Charlotte said...

Yes, real men do like flowers too. My wife, knowing I like Azaleas gave me a large,pink one for Valentine's Day. It's beautiful. I like your dad's ashtray but I don't like smoking at all and never have. However, I realize that others do. As you would say, "To each his own."
(This is Clif--not Charlotte. I am at her computer and don't know how to change the account. Oh well.)

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I don't blame your dad for not wanting to use this ashtray. It's much too pretty! If I were a smoker, there would be no way I could put ashes and nasty cigarettes into that. Thanks for sharing!

Happy PS!

Kady

g said...

It's so nice to have a piece like that as a memory, a touchstone, of your father. And pretty, too!

Happy Pink Saturday, Sal!

Beverly said...

Sally, I'm so glad you have things that belonged to your father. My father had a favorite ashtray, too. This one is so pretty. My father would have been attracted to a blue one. Blue was his favorite color.

Happy Pink Saturday, Sally.

Llyn M said...

Sweet! Happy PS1
(btw,I posted your book giveaway on the sidebar of my blog)

Vintage To Chic said...

so special because of where it came from, In the end memories all all we have,
Hugs,
Judy

kbbryant said...

Real men do like flowers. That proves it. My man is photo editing a picture he took of a clump of daffodils on his computer as I write this. He takes lots of pictures of flowers!

Kathy b

Claudia said...

Love the ashtray, beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!

Amy said...

Lovely!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Sally; Happy Pink Saturday;
What a lovely and sweet story about you Dad, and his love for ashtrays, with pretty flowers. And such a beautiful memory and treasure for you.

Hugs;
Alaura

Cathy said...

That is a pretty ash tray, Sally. My daddy liked just a big plain one too.

xinex said...

Very pretty, Sal!...Christine

imjacobsmom said...

Hey Sally, this is very pretty for an ashtray. A great momento of your Dad's. Hope you had a Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Sally, This is so sweet. Happy Pink Saturday! ♥ Diane

alicesg said...

That's too pretty to be used as an ashtray. :) Happy Pink Saturday.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Sally, Happy Pink Saturday! sweet ashtray..

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday

Susan

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally
What a pretty little ash tray. They use to be so popular in the 1950s, every house had one even if they smoked or not! This one is really pretty with the pink flowers. Happy Belated Pink Saturday! I am finally making my rounds!
~Ann

She'sSewPretty said...

I remember my dad using a little ashtray like that. That brings back memories!
Have a wonderful pink weekend.

My Crafty Little Page said...

We need to find new uses for the old pretty ashtrays from the past. I'm glad we don't need them so much anymore but there were some really beautiful ones...like yours! :)Nancy

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Happy Pink Saturday...well a little late,blogger was being very tempermental! See you tomarrow for Blue Monday!

Susie Q said...

It is so pretty and such a treasure...the memories are sweet with this precious piece.