Saturday, July 25, 2009

Little Things Mean A Lot

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

As Kitty Kallen sang in 1954, "Little Things Mean A Lot." If you're interested, I'm including a copy of her singing this lovely song. I've included the lyrics so that you can sing along.

Blow me a kiss from across the room
Say I look nice when I'm not
Touch my hair as you pass my chair
Little things mean a lot

Give me your arm as we cross the street
Call me at six on the dot
A line a day when you're far away
Little things mean a lot

Don't have to buy me diamonds or pearls
Champagne, sables, and such
I never cared much for diamonds and pearls
'cause honestly, honey, they just cost money

Give me a hand when I've lost the way
Give me your shoulder to cry on
Whether the day is bright or gray
Give me your heart to rely on

Send me the warmth of a secret smile
To show me you haven't forgot
For now and forever, that's always and ever
Honey, little things mean a lot

This past week, while shopping at Publix, a grocery store, I picked up a bunch of pretty flowers. They cost $3.00.

What a bargain!

See you in two days for Blue Monday!


Barbara H. said...

I'd not heard that song, but what a lovely sentiment. And the flowers are very pretty.

I was beginning to be concerned about you -- it's unusual not to hear from you for a couple of days. I don't want any blogger to feel pressured to feel they "have to" post, but on the other hand, I hope everything's been ok and you've been well.

Cindy said...

Lovely flowers. They truly brighten up a room.

jlshall said...

Such pretty pink flowers! And I like the vase, too.

The Kitty Kallen tune is a real blast from the past. "Little Things Mean a Lot" used to be one of my mom's favorites back in the '50s.

Gee said...

Hi Sally.

Pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

all day (allen d) said...

Those are fine pink flowers!

sara said...

I have never heard that song....but I like it! And the flowers are so pretty!

Regina said...

Only heard that song now. It's nice.
The flower is pretty.
Happy Pink Saturday.
Enjoy your weekend Sally.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful song. Your flowers are lovely. I can only imagine the scent... and what a bargain.. Happy Pink Saturday..
hugs ~lynne~

Charlotte said...

My goodness Sally, hearing this song almost made me cry. 1954 was the year I graduated from high school. This sure brought back memories. I hadn't even heard the name Kitty Kallen in so long I had forgotten about her. Thank you for posting this. I love your pink flowers too, and a very reasonable price. I like your palm trees in previous post too. Plants really make a difference.
Happy Pink Saturday.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Very lovely song,I had not heard it before,$3.00 for flowers what a deal!!!
Have a good weekend

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sally!
Aren't these just the most beautiful boquet of flowers. The look splendid in your black and white vase. Beautiful Pink Saturday post. Please stop by and say hi. Country Hugs, Sherry

dana said...

Thanks for the song and the beautiful flowers, too!!! Our local Hy-Vee store ran a special on wonderful roses last week---50 cents each! I treated myself to six of them---they have held up beautifully and I have so enjoyed them.

Happy Pink Sat.!! L, Dana

Unknown said...

This is the first time I heard that song. The words are beautiful. I always think PINK flowers bring are the best way to says anything nice. HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!! Geri

jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, I have always loved that song. Plus it is so true. I see you are making you temporary home very cosy with those lovely pink flowers. Good for you.

Have a great day and yes, I will be posting on Monday. We will be home. Hooray!!!!!


PS. I am glad you enjoyed the Lupin. They were new to me too. My sister told me they wouldn't grow for her. Mine flourished????

ItaJeff said...

Hi Sally..
Those are lovely pink flowers..and the song is nice too.
Happy PS


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, my player is broken, and I can't hear the song... but I love the lyrics. And your pink flowers are pretty, too. Sending you love as I prepare to leave on my trip.

Happy PS!


Sheila :-)

claudie said...

Oh Sally I miss you also.
There's your pretty pink for today. I hope your enjoying your surroundings. I have a feeling you do!
Happy PS
Love Claudie

Mevely317 said...

Tho' I've never second-guessed my decision to move to Arizona .... I sure miss the Publix stores!
Your $3 bargain reminds me of "impulse" purchases I'd make there, each time my mother was due for a visit. How she appreciated pink!

Have a beautiful weekend!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

You are so right Sally, it's the little things that mean so much. How sad that so many folks think if you don't give them some big expensive item, then you don't care about them. I'd lot rather have a smile ,a hug or a I love you, than any large gift you can buy.
Beautiful flowers.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

PS forgot to say that was one of my Mom's favorite songs we would go to sleep at night listening to it.

Musings of A Minister said...

I'll just agree with my wife's sentiments on this good post except the song didn't almost make me cry. I do like it though.

cc said...

Your pinks are so pretty..and I loved the song. My goodness, I had not thought about that song in years..Happy Pink Saturday, have a great weekend.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

I could probably sing that song without looking at the words, Sally. Shows my age, doesn't it???? ha... I love it--and the words do make so much sense. Little things we do for others really do mean alot--more than we know!!!!

Have a great weekend.

Mary said...

Hi there sweet Sally!
The little things mean everything. And it's life's little moments that stay with us forever!
Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful weekend and
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Mary

Cathy said...

Wow, Sally, that really brought back memories! It was a popular song. Your flowers are very pretty.

Libby's Library said...

OMGosh - I just love to shop at Publix. They don't have them in the state that I now live in. When I go to Florida or Alabama, to visit family, I go to Publix every chance I get. And, I usually stock up on favorite items (until the car or my suitcases are full)that I can't get anywhere else!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sally! What a terrific song ~ I hadn't heard that one before ~ thanks for sharing it! Love your pretty pink flowers!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Big Pink Hugs,
Angelic Accents

My name is Riet said...

That song brings back so many memories. It might show my age. LOL. I still sing it now and then and then it is so true, little things mean a lot. Happy pink Saturday .

Light and Voices said...

$3.00 what a bargain. Your Pink Saturday post is marvelous!
Joyce M

My name is Riet said...

Oh Sally I came back to listen to it again and sang all the words. Thank you for showing .

Envoy-ette said...

You are right! That is a bargain! And they last!!! Happy Pink Saturday to you!

xinex said...

The grocery that I miss the most when I am in MS is Publix, Sally. Your flowers are beautiful...Christine

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday, Sally!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great post Sally and you are so right it's the little things that mean the most to me...May you have a great week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Beverly said...

Thanks for the song, Sally. It was great.

And, I love your alstroemera. I buy it often, and it last such a long time for me.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Unknown said...

I heard that song often as a child because my dad has it as a 78 recording!
I like to pick up flowers once in a while, too! They make me feel like I'm in a home, not just a house.

imjacobsmom said...

Yep, even a $3 bouquet can really brighten the room. And this post put a smile on my face. Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sally, I know the song and love it! Love the flowers too! That's one thing I never do for myself, and wish I would (0; I never buy myself flowers! I'll have to treat myself, sometime soon!.. And when I do, I'll drop you a line to thank you for the idea! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Four Paws and Co said...

A lovely post & beautiful flowers Sally! ☺ Diane

Becky K. said...

The flowers are so pretty and they were a great buy. Special neat.

Becky K.

Susan B said...

The flowers are beautiful...the song is so sweet! I hope you have a lovely Sunday.

squawmama said...

Hey Sally, Great song I loved it and those beautiful flowers were a great deal... Have a funtastic day!!!


Candy said...

They so do. Lovely bunch of flowers and sweet poem.

I will see ya for Blues, Candy

Coloradolady said...

I am amazed by all who said they had not heard that song...I guess that is a unwelcoming sign I am older than I think. Huh?

Anonymous said...

Those are gorgeous pink flowers Sally!

oooohhhhhhhhhh and I love the song. Little things sure do mean a lot. The message is so true and so sweet. Sometimes though it is often what's neglected, but these simple and unexpected things can truly make one's day.

Happy Pink Saturday!


Claudia said...

That's a song I remember! It used to play on my Mom's radio. The sentiment is so true, isn't it? Your flowers are lovely - they are Alstromeria - I know that because I love to buy them. They last a long time - usually at least 2 weeks. Happy Pink Saturday!

tammy said...

I love little bouquets of fresh flowers!

Betty said...

Happy Pink weekend! What a cute song and a pretty bouquet to go with it. Thanks for sharing!

lisa said...

I love the flowers!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

hi Sally.. i never heard the song before but just nice.. and the flowers.. just lovely have a great week

Shirl said...

Hi Sally, Happy Pink Saturday! I'm still making my rounds. What a pretty vase, cute song and pretty bouquet.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Susie Q said...

I actually know of Kitty and that song! : )
And we love to pick up a grocery store bouquet every now and then!
They are always so pretty at our favorite market and not expensive. A little pick me up treat!