Friday, December 11, 2009

PINK SATURDAY

Beverly ask us to do something special for the next two Pink Saturdays leading up to Christmas. Each Saturday we will have a theme, and she would like us to share our response to the theme. Saturday, December 12 - Show us one of your favorite holiday decorations, and tell us why it is special to you....


No, this is not one of my favorite holiday decorations.... But, boy is this Pink wearing girl Cute Cute Cute... This is my special decorating helper Babycakes....

This is one of the special decorations around my home... ( Please excuse all dog and cat hair) As they like to help out also...


This is our tree skirt... I made this 31 years ago.... When I was pregnant with Baby Cakes Mommy...


Each little piece of felt had to be cut out...Then stitched to the skirt...


This tree skirt took me 684 hours to complete... I thought about retiring it this year....But my 15 year old would not hear of it... It has been under our tree now for 31 years....It has seen better days ...But my children love it....


Yes you know Miss Lucy, my other Pink wearing Christmas Decorating helper.... This is where all that hair comes from....But when you are this cute...You can get away with it...




GWENDOLYN , over at A Charming Home is having a Give-A-Way... you can Win these three great Vintage Pink Ornaments... So IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WINNING THEM, PLEASE go on over to her blog and LEAVE A COMMENT ..... Good Luck...


Pink Saturday, is graciously hosted by Beverly, at How Sweet the Sound. Be sure to visit Beverly's beautiful blog to see a complete list of all the participants in today's Pink Saturday.Thanks so much for stopping by...... As always it has been my Pleasure...Come Back When you can Play Longer...
Merry Pink Christmas
xoxo
Julie

49 comments:

  1. The tree skirt is a treasure, Julie..and no tree skirt is complete without a little dog or cat hair either!
    Loved your post..happy pinks & Merry Christmas..xo Tami

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  2. Your tree skirt is gorgeous and so is your sweet helper, Miss Babycakes. She's adorable. And for the doggie hair, I agree. Miss Lucy can get away with most anything with that sweet look on her face. She's a sweetie. Happy Pinks and have a lovely weekend.

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  3. Your tree skirt is very pretty and so is that pink Santa hat and model.

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  4. Julie,
    Amazing the time we put into making things, but then look how many years and how many memories surrounded that tree skirt! You reminded me about the Advent Calendar that I made 25 years ago. I should try to find it.
    I positively love the skirt, the sweet pink Christmas baby, and I do so relate to the PET HAIR which is everywhere I look! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the preparation for the most wonderful time of the year!
    God Bless, Meg

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  5. I love the tree skirt and so special that you made it.

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  6. I love all those pinks, especially your doggie, to cute

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  7. WOW, that tree skirt is just gorgeous! Sweet baby in the pink hat, too cute! I am with the kids, keep the skirt under that tree... tradition:) Have a blessed day!

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  8. Okay Miss Lucy is stealing my heart...how cute...I am a HUGE animal lover. I think your tree skirt is wonderful....a tradition created with love! And the baby well she steals the show! Wishing you blessings abundant! Denise

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  9. 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☺

    You had me at the baby and the dog hair and the dog! I'm a softie for all three, even the hair!

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

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  10. I agree - it's amazing how much you can be forgiven if you're only cute. Love your babies in their pink hats. That tree skirt is so adorable. It gives little eyes and hands lots to explore.
    Thanks Julie for posting Gizzy's photo on your blog's sidebar. I added Santa Lucy to mine too.
    Much love,
    Doris and the furbabies :-)

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  11. Julie, your tree skirt is amazing!! Thank you for visiting my blog. It's alway great to meet a fellow Corgi lover. They are the best aren't they? Hair and all!!! Have a happy holiday!!!

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ HAPPY PINK SATURDAY ♥

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  12. Miss Babycakes is ADORABLE and I love Lucy in her hat too. Lovely tree skirt with lots of memories attached ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,
    My Pink Saturday

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  13. Happy Pink sat Julie,I love your tree skirt and the baby is adorable.Lucy is the sweetest lil thing in her pink sat.Hugs,Jen

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  14. Baby cakes looks like the perfect little Christmas elf to help you with things. She is darling! Your tree skirt is beautiful. Looks like a lot of time and love went into it. I so understand the pet hair. My dog gets it everywhere! Pink Blessings!
    Gwen

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  15. Julie,

    Oh dear God, the picture of the baby is so darn cute that I made my husband come and see it. He asked me who it was and I said I don't know him personally, but he is the most adorable child I've ever seen.

    What a lovely Pink Saturday post.

    xo Cathy

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  16. Julie, your baby girl and the baby dog are both precious! And that tree skirt! Cute as can be. What a treasure it is. Dog hair and cat hair just add to the charm. I love it. My aunt used to have a similar one a friend made for her, and I always admired it.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  17. Very cute tree skirt and precious puppy!

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  18. That tree skirt is too precious to put away. And Miss Lucy is too cute to scold.

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  19. I love your tree skirt, but the dog in the pink hat was priceless!
    Micki

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  20. Hi Julie, The baby is beyond beautiful, the doggie is precious and the tree skirt, wow what a lot of work and to think you've kept it so long and so well, amazing!

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  21. Babycakes is all the decoration you really need! She is adorable! Love that treeskirt. I am sooo into anything felted and sequined. I made all our Christmas stockings that way and still make many felt ornies. Bits of the past.....

    Happy PS!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  22. Julie, I'm with your 15 year old. Don't retire the tree skirt. It is special and was made with such love. Baby Cakes and Miss Lucy are adorable in their diamond studed pink Santa caps. Too cute! ~ Sarah

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  23. Happy Pink Saturday ! The baby is just beautiful and I love the dog photo. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful new week filled with all things Christmas.

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  24. Julie darling the pink deco is simply divine and so is the tree skirt, I love it, it's so festive. Darling, thanks for visiting me and for the sweet comments you always leave for me, you are a dear friend.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  25. the baby and the tree skirt are both beautiful! I wouldnt let you retire the skirt either.....

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  26. Hi Julie !
    You are too funny - one time my daughters teenage friend signed on my computer and I think I commented on about 15 blogs before I realized it....LOL !
    I love your tree skirt and I see why the kids love it - your little helpers in those adorable pink santa hats are sweet ! What did you have to pay them to help ??
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  27. What a gorgeous tree skirt! I've often thought about retiring mine that I got for a wedding gift 15 years ago, but don't have the heart since is was quilted. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  28. Hi, just came from the party. Your home is lovely and so it that cute Santa Paws!
    Merry Christmas!
    Hugz, Z

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  29. Such a lovely creations!
    Happy PS. Enjoy the holiday season.

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  30. I love your tree skirt and can remember when sewing with all the felts and the sequins was so very popular. I have the childrens stockings from back when and they are made using felt and beautiful patterns like your skirt. Babycakes is a doll for sure and love Lucy as well. Happy Pink Saturday and have a Merry Christmas, see you in 2010, Char

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  31. All the work and hours you put into the tree skirt are well worth it - it's adorable! And your helpers are, too. I'm partial to doggies anyway ;) We have lots of doggy hairs decorating our house, too. One time one of the commentators on a Westminster Dog Show said that "if you have dogs or cats, pet hair is a condiment". Yucky, but true ;)

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  32. My darling I wish you and yours all the joy, love, hope, blessings, peace, laughter, miracles, good health and boundless wealth during this holiday season and always.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  33. Your tree skirt is so beautiful and truly an heirloom by now. Be thankful your kids love it so! You've instilled in them the love of tradition! Have a merry Christmas!

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  34. Hi JUlie!!!!!
    I wanted to pop in and say hi and thanks for being my blogger buddy this year!!!!! I have so enjoyed all of my friends!!!!!Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  35. Beautiful photos especially the precious baby! Happy Holidays!...Christine

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  36. I love the baby and dog pictures and think your tree skirt is wonderful too! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy pink week!!

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  37. That is an adorable helper you have there, and I know you must adore her.

    Your tree skirt is gorgeous. I agree that you should continue to use it.

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays to you and your family, Julie.

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  38. HI!!!
    Love that pink stuff!!!
    Happy New Year!!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  39. Aw!!! Your pink wearing decorating helpers are adorable! Babycakes looks so sweet! Makes ya wanta squeeze her chubby cheeks :o)

    And what a wonderful Chirstmas tree skirt that you had made! Definitiely agree with your 15 yr old about keeping it part of your tradition!

    Yay! I finally have a few free days off to read some great blog posts! Boy! Sure have missed that!)
    Hope your Christmas was a very blessed one!
    Mele Kalikimaka & Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! (Hawaiian for Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!)

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  40. Wonderful Post , Baby cakes is so sweet , the tree skirt is fabulous & Miss Lucy is just looking so cute .!
    Happy New Year!
    ~Myrna

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  41. Julie, I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and that your New Year will be blessed!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  42. Happy & Blessed New Year darling. Wishing you and yours good health, much happiness and vast fortune in the new year.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  43. Fun post in all shades of pink, isn't it funny when we think we are ready to retire items but our children insist it is their memory and needs to stay.

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  44. Julie, sweet, sweet Babycakes ~ what a DOLL!

    Your tree skirt is amazingly beautiful with such exquisite detail. Such a gorgeous handmade piece! I'm so happy you have not retired it and that you've shared it with us. It is a treasure.

    All the best to you and your family this year my friend.
    xoxo ~M

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  45. HI!!!!!
    Missed you on here!!!!
    Is everything OK????
    Hugs,
    jamie

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  46. I missed this post. Baby cakes is so cute! I love that tree skirt too!

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Hi
Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always read every one. I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you'll come again!
Julie