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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday & A Sad Farewell

Happy Pink Saturday everyone, and a huge thankyou to Beverly of how sweet the sound for making pink saturday possible. My special blog link today is Sue from collect in Texas gal. Please be sure to stop by and give her a visit today.
With the end of summer in sight, and the fall season fast approaching, I am about to say a sad goodbye to my summer dishes. Tulips and other blooms are going away until they re-emerge next spring, just in time for Easter. Gone will be the pretty pastels and out come the fall leaves and darker colors. I have to admit, I am very excited for the fall season.
I have announced the winner of my pincushion at the end of this post. Thankyou everyone for leaving me such wonderful comments and good luck next month.

Aren't these just so cute. In case you were wondering, these dishes are from Villeroy and Bach and the pattern is Canari. We bought them when we were living in Germany, I have no idea if they are available in the U.S.

These plates are so much fun to play with because of all the colors. Just about anything goes and they make a gorgeous Easter table.


You really can't have a bad day when you start out with a cup of something wonderful and see all the pretty blooms and gorgeous colors.

The lucky winner of this months giveaway is.......Jennifer from Maiden Shade. Congratulations Jennifer, please contact me with your address and I will sent this lovely pincushion to you. My next giveaway will be in October. Meanwhile, please don't forget to sign up for the Shabbylaneshops giveaway by clicking on the gadget at the top of my blog. This is for around $100.00 worth of gorgeous items and gift cert. donated by many of the vendors over at shabbylaneshops, including me.
Happy Pink Saturday to all my pinkie bloggers, thankyou so much for visiting me today, you have no idea how much I appreciate all of you and look forward to your comments.

60 comments:

NicNacManiac said...

All of the colors in these dishes are so pretty!! You could use them with so much...thanks for sharing this and have a Happy Pink Saturday!!
Hugs xOxO Nerina :)

Vicki said...

Hi, Char,
Congratulations to Jennifer for winning that pretty pincushion! She is a lucky lady. I love your dishes. As you know, any kind of dishes are a favorite thing of mine. These are so cheerful with the tulips and pansies. I can see why you love them. Thank you so much for stopping by my place for a visit. I always love it when you do. Sending many blessings your way. Vicki

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

For a minute there I thought you would be gone here in blogland. Yes, yes the pastels are really pretty and a nice way to drink one's coffee :-) but I sure am glad its the dishes and not you who'll be leaving LOL.

Congratulations to Jennifer on winning!

Mizpah,
Li

Regina said...

Gorgeous pink! Happy PS.
I haven't seen autumn yet.
Have a lovely weekend.

Mimi said...

HI!!!
Here in AZ we are so excited it is FALL!!! Doesn't mean it will be cool, maybe a tad bit cooler, the nights and mornings anyway!!!
I love your tulip dishes!!!!
So spring like and I love pastel colors!!!But bring on fall!!!!
I will be getting all my fall things out on Sat. !!!YEAH!!!!
hugs,
jamie
we should meet at Schenffs farm's cafe!!!

Jennifer Swan Hopkins said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I am so blessed, this is Gorgeous, a beautiful pin cushion that will be treasured. Thank you Char, xJ

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Stuarday, Char! Your dishes are very pretty, and congrats to Jennifer! Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

mizmollye said...

The dishes are lovely and the pin cushion is just to be "coveted" teehee

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Oh! Lucky Jennifer! The pin cushion is beautiful...to pretty to stick anything but very PrettyPinkPins in. Your dishes..china..is so charming and a nice memory of Germany. I've not seen that pattern in the US. Thanks for visiting CollectInTexas Gal today...I'm glad you liked my Potty Head and Story...mmmmm..that didn't sound too good, huh?....Sue

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Oh! I almost forgot...Thank you so much for making CollectInTexas Gal your new Link. I appreciate your sending PinkSaturday Folks my way...Great Idea that Beverly had to introduce blogs....Sue

serenade said...

oh your pinks are pretty. Lovely blog and etsy you have. Happy PS. D.

Mary said...

Your china is gorgeous! I don't think I could bring myself to put it away. I hope you are in the pink and having a wonderful day.

Martha said...

Happy Pink Saturday and such beautiful dishes. Thanks for sharing and also stopping by my blog.

Lynn said...

What a pretty pin cushion! I didn't even know about your give away!
Good bye summer!
Hello Fall!

claudie said...

Hi Char.
You are very talented indeed. Love all your beautiful assortments of pin cushions and so many other things...
Love your dishes.. I will also miss the summer, it seems we were cheated this year in Canada. : (
Happy PS
Love Claudie
xo

Amisha said...

Those plates are beautiful!

Mary said...

Hi Char!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Congrats to the winner of the pretty pincushion!
The dishes are very pretty.
Cannot believe Fall is here already!
Hugs, Mary

Suzy said...

You can always drag your summer dishes out in the dead of winter and pretend :-)

Heidi said...

Hello what a gorgeous collection to have to put up for the season. I love your blog. Happy pink Saturday.

Blessings,
Heidi

Wrightboysmum said...

Those plates are lovely but I'm looking forward to seeing your fall plates. The colours sound lush. Happy Pink Saturday.

Happily Retired Gal said...

What lovely pink floral dishes! Congratulations to Jennifer. The pin cushion is delightful too. Thanks so much for visiting mine earlier today. For some reason your link at HRG didn't work but I manged to track you down eventually. Happy Pink Saturday to you and yours ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Liz said...

Beautiful dishes. Can't wait to see your Autumn selection.
Happy Pink Saturday :)

Claudia said...

What beautiful china! I love that pattern. Happy Pink Saturday!

LV said...

You scared me for a minute. I thought you were leaving us, not just putting your dishes away for the summer. The dishes are very pretty and I would probably use mine all the time. Happy you dropped by my place.

boliyou said...

I love those beautiful dishes!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Those are gorgeous dishes, V&B is the best! Happy PS.

♥Mimi♥ said...

When the blossoms of summer begin to fade we can always count on Pink Saturday to bring a smile to our faces and to remind us that somewhere there are pastels and pretty things.

One day I will win something of yours...one day.

Thanks so much for sharing this week. I wish you sunshine and lollipops today and always.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday sweetie. Love your post. All the teacups and saucers are just beautiful. I don't think I could pick just one, as they are all so pretty. Thanks for sharing them today.

Congratulations to Jennifer for winning that pretty pincushion. It is just darling. You do such beautiful handy work.

Thanks for sharing sweetie. Country hugs, Sherry

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Beautiful dishes!

Yes, time to put away my bright colored fiestaware and bring out the darker ones!

Thank you for stopping by today! I bought those pants about three or four years ago at Kohl's :) Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs, Marsha

MiniMadWoman said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving your kind comments!

Oh, those dishes are gorgeous! You're right . . . how can you have a bad day when you start with those?!

Congratulations to Jennifer! Lucky girl!

Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!

Blessings,
Teresa

Bunny said...

Your dishes are so very pretty, sad to have to put them away, but a new season to start new. happy PS

She'sSewPretty said...

Your china is so pretty! I'll bet it does make a beautiful Easter table. I would love to have separate dishes for fall. Maybe I should start looking for some.
Have a wonderful pink weekend!

Candy said...

They are lovely cheery dishes but I bet your winter ones are just as special. Not to worry, Spring will be here before you know it.
Precious pin cushion and congrats to the lucky winner.
Happy Pink Weedend!

Sarah said...

Sweet pink dishes. Thanks for stopping by to visit. I've been in my garden all day and just now getting around to some time to visit my friends in Blogville. Hope you are having a great weekend. ~ Sarah

stefanie said...

i wish it was farewell to summer its still in the high 90's, hot, hot , hot, i hope you are having a wonderful pink saturday!!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Char! Oh my, these dishes are beautiful, and I can understand the difficulty in packing them away! Congrats to Jennifer for winning the pincushion!!! Happy Pink Saturday, Char, and hope you're having a wonderful weekend! ~tina

fairychildheirlooms said...

Hi Char!
your dishes are so pretty.
Happy Pink Saturday!
hugs,
Missy

Sares said...

I love the change of the seasons too. Your pretty pink plates will be back in the Spring, just when you need them most! Congrats to Jennifer, a great choice for a winner! Happy Pink Saturday and have a beautiful Sunday!

Barb said...

Oh what beautiful dishes!!

Hope they will enjoy their rest for the winter.

thanks for coming by

blessings
barbara jean

Mary said...

Beauiful tulip dishes! Its not good-bye, just so long. Dishes are one of my biggest weaknesses, so I have them stashed all over the house...so now it's time for the fall and winter dishes to have their turn making our eating experiences pleasant!

Blessings!
Mary

Catharina Maria said...

All the colors together are beautifyl , love it !
Love from the Netherlands to you , Rini

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Why, Ms. Char, my friend, I didn't even realize I was reading your blog. I would leave those pretty dishes out in AZ since I could pretend it was summer there all year round.

It is definitely fall here. Chilly. Dank. Cloudy. All those "wonderful" things people who don't really live here yearn for in September. I will try to take pics, improve my northeast living attitude and share for those of you who love it so much.

Happy Pink Saturday!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I was introduced to Villeroy and Bach when we were vacationing in Germany. Fell in love with a little Inn and those dishes. I also have trouble putting away the light hearted colors of Spring and Summer, but also love the Autumn and Winter changes that come.
♥, Susan

Lisa said...

Congrats Jennifer! And I am sorry you have to put away your summer dishes and they are lovely! We all all Falled out here and the weather is somewhat co-operating. I cannot wait to see your new giveaway. If you haven't visited mine please do. There is a link on my side bar!
Hugs, Lisa

Betzie said...

Gorgeous dishes and pincushion!!!
I'd love my morning coffee out of one of those cups!
SUch a lucky winner!!!XOXo

Leann said...

I love that you have summer dishes! That's a new one for me. I might just try that myself.

If you have the time, please visit The Old Parsonage. I love company!

Happy PS (1 day late)
Leann

Maria Berg said...

So you have diffrent chine for the hole year or only 2 sets?
MB

Susie Jefferson said...

Gorgeous china - I love Villeroy&Bosch designs, they are such fun. Congratulations to Jennifer for winning the cushion - I know she's really going to appreciate it and treasure it.

Happy Pink Saturday, sweetie!

Dreamgirl said...

Wow... those dishes were so pretty. I understand that is sad to say goodbye. But next spring they will be back!

Glad we were not saying goodbye to you!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Pretty dishes... and what a beautiful pin cushion. congrats to Jennifer for winning. Have a good week.
Vera

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love your pretty tulip dishes! Before you know it you'll be unpacking them again as tiem passes so quickly.

I'm looking forward to autumn also as it's my favorite season.

Happy Pinkmess!

Jillian said...

It is SO SAD! I am already cold and I hate to see summer go away for awhile. I am eagerly waiting it's return. :0)

The pin cushion is lovely!

Jillian

Terry said...

What beautiful dishes, I have never seen that pattern. Very nice..

caren said...

OMG what beautiful dishes....I would just use them year round! Happy PS and thanks for visiting me.

pinkkandy said...

Happy Late PINK SATURDAY....I am always appreciative of comments that people take the time to leave..and if you dont have time maybe next time....God Bless you this week!
I to am sad to put away the soft colors but I love the darker too!
God Bless
Kandy

gail said...

Hi Char,,, Its so nice to hear from you! I love when you visit. I love your pretty dishes. Sooo pretty! I know your fall dishes will make you just as happy :) and you get to look forward to seeing your pretty spring dishes after winter!

I did really enjoy going to the Canyon. It was such a nice day with very good friends.

Your pin cushion for your give a way was sooo cute! Have a great week and happy creating,, (())gail

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

whew....when I read the title of your post I thought you were leaving us in the blog world. But it's just your plates! And they will be back before we know it. Happy Pink Saturday to you too. Doesn't matter if we are late at all. :) xo

Jeanie said...

Oh, I've been going through the same thing with putting away my tulip and crocus dishes (different patterns, though) and bringing out my Fiesta again, which I love in fall till the turkey dishes come out! What an addiction!

SmilingSally said...

Congratulations to Jennifer.

I can see why you don't want to put away these pretty plates.

Brenda said...

And what a sweetie-pie pin cushion it is! Lucky gal she is!
Brenda