Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pretty Pinks and Greens for the Homemaking Party

Lefton and Limoges---two of my favorite things!
 Every now and then, I like to do a "Pinks and Greens" post.  This is my favorite color combination and I feature it in many parts of my life.  Remember the post I did when I was waiting for Kynthia to arrive?  

This past weekend I was out hopping from one yard sale to another and ended up finding some really fun things for my Etsy shop.  A few of them are already listed if you'd like to stop by and visit.  The highlight of the day was this delicate Haviland tea cup and saucer I found at a church fundraiser!

It's my second piece of antique Limoges---which is very hard to come by around here!  I think collecting pink and green Limoges will be a lifelong quest for me!

Here it is with my other Limoges piece.

Yesterday, I stopped by Salvation Army for a minute to see if they had anything neat for my shop.  When I saw a little pink tea pot, I snatched it right up.  It was heavy and the bottom was very worn---two good signs that it's a sturdy antique.

Turns out, it's a piece of Weller Pottery from the early 1920s.  Check out eBay for more on Weller Pottery, but I think it's safe to say I snagged something worth a little more than the $4.00 I spent on it!

I really considered putting it in my Etsy shop---I even took photos of it tonight.  But, as I was editing them, I realized how much I already love this little pot---so it's staying right here with me!

I'm so glad you've stopped by the Homemaking Party!  I hope you'll link up some of your favorite posts and visit others' to encourage them as well.

I love to feature some of the neat posts that are linked up so please make sure and put my button or a text link on your blog so you'll be eligible to be featured!

Here are a few of my favorites from last week's party:

Alison at Mumtopia shares this great story of what they found while doing some work on their home.  She has such an awesome way with words---love her blog!

Nicole at Children are a Blessing shared a subject near and dear to my heart:  Are Children a Blessing or a Burden?  Have you seen my sidebar family picture?  I think you know my answer!

This chair from Maureen at It's All Connected is just so amazingly awesome!!  In fact, let me ramble for a bit.  I was just thinking earlier how irritating it is now that everyone is saying "amazing" for everything.  Ok---it's like last year when everyone was saying "epic".  That's irritating.  Not everything is epic.  Or amazing.  Except for this chair.  This chair is amazing.  My Mom has one of these sewing chairs with the lifty-uppy lid.  I'll just let that sit and steep for a minute.

Thanks to everyone for the great posts!

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Linking with:

Homemaking Party @ Hope In Every Season
Vintage Thingie Thursday @ Coloradolady
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Pearls and Lace Thursday @ Faith, Grace and Crafts
Thriving Thursday @ Serving Joyfully
Homeacre Hop 
Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits @ Stone Gable  
Think Tank Thursday @ Saving4Six 
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home 
Create It Thursday
Open House @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
Inspiration Friday @ Dear Creatives
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Beverly's Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound
Farm Girl Friday @ Let This Mind Be In You
Fit & Frugal Family Friday
From the Farm
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal
Or So She Says...
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Finding the Pretty & Delicious @ Your Homebased Mom
30 Min. Linkup @ 30 Days
Sharing Creative Ideas @ Made By Joey  
Show Me Saturday
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations  
Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques & Teacups 
Teacup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
A Return to Loveliness @ A Delightsome Life
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage 
Courtship Connection
Women Helping Women @ Teaching What Is Good 
Domestically Divine @ Far Above Rubies
(Titus 2)s Days @ Time Warp Wife
Tending the Home Tuesday
Tuesday Link Up Party 
Wisdom Wednesdays @Simply Helping Him
Winsome Wednesday @ My Daily Walk in His Grace
Whole-Hearted Home Wednesdays 
Encourage One Another @ Deep Roots at Home
A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
Homemaking Link Up @ Raising Homemakers
Home @ Rose Chintz Cottage  
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants 
Simple Living Wednesdays @ Our Simple Farm
Wednesday Link up at Adorned from Above
Shoe Lace Linkup @ Living In the Shoe
Home Link Up at Raising Arrows


  1. Great links! Love the pinks and greens and that baby is sooooo precious! I always wanted to have eight children, ever since I was a young girl.

    However God gave us just two, but I am thankful for them! I certainly waited long enough to be able to conceive them! ;)

    Thanks for hosting today, my friend.

  2. Hope garden posts are OK. I totally love pink and green, also one of my top fave color combinations. Lovely pieces you've shown.

  3. Thank you so much for the feature on my little $4 chair! I'm positively blushing at your praise. You'd better grab the chair your mom has!

  4. Thanks for hosting the great party!
    I also love rose and green combination :D
    Hope you have a good day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  5. Good Morning Sarah, Pink and green are such lovely colour combinations. The Limoge piece is beautiful and I adore the Haviland teacup and saucer.
    I love scouring thrift shops and charity shops, as I am always amazed at what people donate because they no longer want the item..... but lucky us, as we are the beneficiaries of all these lovely unwanted items.
    Sarah, I have enjoyed my visit and I have become a new follower. I found you through Kathrines Corner.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have the time to spare as it would be lovely to see your there.
    Best Wishes to you from England.

  6. Pink and green are so lovely together! Thanks for hosting another great party, Sarah! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  7. I love your pink and green...my little saucer would go good with this collection! You can have my chair if you want it! Love, mom

  8. Very pretty dishes! Thanks for sharing at Open House!

  9. So glad to see your blog is doing very well along with other things. You are an inspiration to all being so involved in many things are and take care of your wonderful family.

  10. Lovely finds ... especially the pink teapot. Don't blame you for keeping that for yourself!

  11. Thanks so much for hostessing!


  12. Sarah! i luv your pink teapot find and imagine the surprise to see my lefton dish in your collection ? =)

  13. Beautiful, beautiful Limoges. I don't blame you at all for not wanting to sell it. Thanks for the party. I brought a fun 4th of July Door Decor idea this week. Best wishes!

  14. Thank you for hosting Sarah! I love your new teacup!

  15. Such a relaxing and informative blog! Your graphics are amazing. Love all the links and link backs that you promote. I will be back!

    Pink Hugs!


  16. Pink and green are so pretty together. You found some really great things but the teapot is amazing. it would be a keeper for me. Thanks for joining TTF this week.


  17. Hello,
    What a fab linky party! I saw many links I would like to explore if I have a chance. Thank you for hosting, I will link up if can.

    Your limoges is gorgeous! Is that a buzz word too? lol! We do go through our favorite words here in Bloglandia. Pink and green are my favorite combination colors too. Your china here is really lovely. What a fine collection to work on.
    Your little pink tea pot is a bargain! It is really cute. I would have to keep it too : )

  18. Pink and green is always lovely! A never fail combination. I love the teapot as well! Looks a perfect size!
    Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  19. What a darling baby! Precious!! I love pinks and greens too. It's so fresh and pretty. Thank you for coming to tea.


  20. Oh, I forgot to mention the teapot. It's very pretty and I don't blame you for keeping it! ;)

  21. Love the features Sarah and your dishes and new finds are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  22. I love your taste...and your teapot! Thank you for linking to the HomeAcre Hop. I hope to see you back this week: http://everythinghomewithcarol.com/the-self-sufficient-homeacre-hop-5/


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