Friday, January 29, 2010

Pink Saturday




Pink Saturday is here AGAIN! My hat is off once again to our hostess,
Beverly from How Sweet The Sound.She has each and every pink link
on her post if you want to see more of this delicious color!






So.. while perusing the local antique shops before Christmas, I came upon
this beauty. A full size "vintage" pink cotton nubby bead spread. It also has
silver threads running throughout it. I was instantly smitten but having
been near to or over my Christmas budget, I didn't want to fork out
the $12. I know crazy right?





However this story does have a happy ending! I went back last week at
praise be, it was still there! I could be that I did a good job of burying it
under the other blankets, but let's not mention that, I don't want to
appear sneaky. Needless to say I was very excited and paid the full $12
for it. My only problem now? I've been thinking of using it to make
some craft projects, perhaps Christmas stockings? Are you all horrified?
It won't fit on my bed and it does have a few thin spots if it makes you feel
any better about me chopping it up. Lastly, do any of you have any other
ideas for it's use? I KNOW you super smart talented and creative ladies will
have tons of ideas for me!

Happy Pink Saturday to you all and have a loveleigh weekend!


38 comments:

Jodie LeJeune said...

$12????
Girl, it's a good thing that I wasn't shopping with you because I would have snatched that so fast while you were being such a cheap skate! haha
Seriously girl, that's a good deal. You won't regret it. I just love it.
I say chop it up and make lots of goodies with it. Maybe a fluffy pillow, a scarf, and yes...a Christmas stocking for sure!!!!
Whatever you do...you better show us! I can't wait~
everything vintage

Deb said...

oh I love it...it would be great for stockings...pillows...table runner...oh so many ideas...

The Muse said...

...i adore the idea of reusing & being creative! please do let us see your finished work...i can only imagine the joy of the those getting your wonderful works!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

I would have fought Jodie for it! That is a STEAL!!!

Pillows, lots of pillows!! Christmas stockings!

How about a tote bag? I still have one I crocheted (spelling?!) in the 70's.

Stuffed animals . . . .

Be sure and show us what you come up with!!!

Happy PS!!

((Hugs))
Marsha

Rebecca said...

I say CHOP CHOP CHOP! Altered Art and altered linens are my FAV!

You didn't buy that piece girly...you done STOLED it! :)

hahhahahahxoRebecca

sissie said...

You know you got a real deal on that, now don't you? I'd say you are looking at $45 or more in an antique/flea shop.
Go ahead and get lots of mileage out of it. Tons of pillows, maybe cover a little stool or bench and yes christmas stockings.

Have fun.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Sissie

Bearly Sane said...

Oh Sares it would make up into some beautiful soft toys to give with a baby bundle ... let me know if you need patterns!
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Cora said...

Christmas stockings, pillows, something for a baby girl.....oh yes I like all these ideas...and you could get more than one thing out of it I would think....
Let us know what evolves!

Lisa said...

A pink chenille bed spread!! You are soooo lucky! And yes you can make anything you want out of it! I am so glad it was there when you went back. I usually loose out when I'm good and don't over spend!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Dusty Devoe said...

You sure did score on that one! I can't wait until we can cut her up and see what beautiful things we can make!

Pony Girl said...

I love that you hid it! I do that all the time! ;)
It's a good deal for $12, and I agree, if it's not in perfect condition, why not turn it into something else? Stockings would be cool! Or small pillow cases, or pillows, or a cute stuffed bunny wabbit for a baby? Can't wait to see what you do!!

Jacqueline said...

Yes...I have an idea...If you look back on Auntie Jacquelines post she made a vest out of hers! Cute as a button with jeans and tenny runners!
My Dearest Queen in Training...You have done so well on this journey. Don't forget to come to the WINTER BALL tonight and the slumber party with all your friends. Winner in the morning! Free rides on WONDERFUL tonight. Crossing my heart, you will be the winner. Good luck!

prashant said...

I like all these ideas.

Work from home India

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Sares, you are a very lucky lady indeed, because if I had seen it, I too would have wanted it, beautiful my friend. I think stockings would be perfect, pillows and sachets too. I would cut it and use it for bunnies tho. I love the nubby on faces and ears. No matter what you do, I hope you will share it with us, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Regina said...

How soft and pretty! great find.
Happy PS Sares.
Enjoy the weekend.

Betzie said...

Wow, that was a good price! Wish I'd found it first...LOL
I would use it for baby quilts!

Teresa said...

Sares, what a treasure! I'm so glad it was still there when you went back . . . you would have been heartbroken (I've been there many times . . . coulda, shoulda, woulda, LOL!)

I say cut it up and make something divine from it that you'll enjoy. Stockings with that fringe at the top sounds wonderful . . . and others suggestions of pillows and such would be fantastic too! I really can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving your kind comments . . . I really appreciate your visit!

Have a Happy Pink Saturday and a terrific week!

Hugs,
Teresa

Our Back Porch said...

Well, it was meant to be yours! What a steal!! If I was there too, there would have been a big brawl over it!
I finally have my pink post up so hope you can come by. Happy Pink Saturday!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Sares! Very pretty bedspread and a good deal too. Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Vicki said...

Hi, Sares,
I think I would have put it on the bottom of the stack, too. You bought it so I think you can do whatever your like with it. Stockings would be so sweet made out of it and also pillows. I look forward to seeing what you come up with! Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend! Vicki p.s. I love your blog header by the way!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sares...
Sweetie I would have knocked you down I would have been running so fast. 12.00 - oh my gosh what a steal. The color is exquisite. I would make some beautiful pillows out of it.

I made snowmen, pumpkins, hearts and some stockings out of the bedspread I found. I still have Moma watching for anymore, any color to come in. The one I found was white, and I tea stained it. Loved the look. Gosh you could cover just about anything with this one Sares.

Keep us posted. We will be waiting to see what you do. You are so creative I know it will be special.

Country hugs sweetie and so much love...Shery

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY SARES,
AWESOME.......I HAVE SEEN WHERE PEOPLE HAVE MADE BEAUTIFUL TEDDY BEARS, RABBITS, PILLOWS,AND STOCKINGS.
I THINK IT WOULD BE DARLING TO COVER THE SEAT OF A CHAIR AND THEN PUT THE FRINGE AROUND THE EDGE OF CHAIR...I CAN JUST SEE A SHABBY CHIC CHAIR PAINTED CHIPPY WHITE AND THE SEAT OF THE CHAIR COVERED...YOU COULD COVER A LITTLE FOOT STOOL...SOME LITTLE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT HEARTS...THAT WOULD BE VERY SWEET....THE POSSIBLITIES ARE ENDLESS.
SO SORRY I HAVE NOT BEEN BY AS MUCH AS I WOULD LIKE
THANKS FOR HELPING MARTHA---SHE DOES SO MUCH FOR OTHER PEOPLE AND YOU KNOW...IF SHE HAD NOT POSTED ABOUT YOU, WE WOULD NOT KNOW ABOUT ALL THE THINGS YOU DO...YOU ARE SPECIAL SARES AND DON'T FORGET IT
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Our Back Porch said...

Well, it was meant to be yours! What a steal!! If I was there too, there would have been a big brawl over it!
I finally have my pink post up so hope you can come by. Happy Pink Saturday!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sares,

What a sweet pink bedspread, and such a great price.
I think little soft toys or bathrobe for a little girl, pillows, and yes, Christmas stockings would be great.
I look forward to seeing what you make with it.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Lee Laurie said...

You lucky girl! It was meant for you to have it! You sounded like me when you said that you stuck it on the bottom of the pile! Some people don't like to 'dig' like we do! That's the most fun and you never know what you will find! That was a great bargain too! It would be so sweet if you could cover a little chair for your niece. I saw a 'small' recliner in a magazine one time that was covered in chenille. I've also seen shower curtains made out of them. What ever you do, I know it will be beautiful.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Teacup Mosaics said...

LOL good job of keeping it "hidden in plain sight" so you could go back and get it. The wait makes even more special. I am with Jodie, use it for crafts and of course share what you do. Happy PS!
Kelley

♥Mimi♥ said...

Pink Saturday is such a fun time of the week for me in the wintertime. Michigan winters are not only cold, they are very gray and today is no exception to the rule.

Thank you so much for sharing your blog this Pink Saturday and for making my day brighter and pinker and more fun!☺

I ADORE your new blog header and envy you that spread☺

♥Wishing you sunshine surrounded by those you love today, tomorrow and always♥

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh I love this you know me and my love for pink.
You did get lucky my sweet friend.
I came by tonight to see what you were doing and to see if you wanted to put any of your things on my Temptation Mondays. If so just email me at grandmayellowhair@gmail.com
Take care
Maggie

xinex said...

It is so pretty, Sares and I would hate to see it cut, although it might look good transformed to anything...Christine

stefanie said...

see it was meant to be!!!! I adore chennille especially pink!!!

C said...

hahahahahHHHHAAAAAA!!!! You actually HID the blankets under all the other blankets???? Oh my god!!!! We should totally be best friends!!!!

C said...

p.s.

I just LOVE how you call me "Bells" ...! If we can be best friends.... THAT can be your best friend nickname for me! :)

Jacqueline said...

Dear Queen Sares,
I love your name! Fit for a Queen. I here by crown you Queen of Romance. You have graduated!
~The girl with the curl~

CC said...

Ummmmm,Ohhh how I love that spread,I love vintage chenille..and this is a beauty. I'm not sure if I could cut into it or not..,if I did,it would be to make Christmas stockings, perhaps a pouffy pincushion, maybe some sweet stuffed animals...perhaps a beautiful pillow,and the list goes on. I have a book of patterns for the most adorable little animals made from chenille. Thus far,I've not been able to cut into any of mine to make said animals,but they're just adorable in the pictures.
Happy Pinks and have a wonderful week.

Jennifer said...

I love your light Pink Chenille Bedspread. What a great deal you got on it. I found a dark Pink one years ago! I love it. I still have yet to do anything with it yet. Maybe I will soon and put it up on PS! I guess I have to figure what to do with it first! lol Thank You for sharing your great Pink find!

Have A Great Day!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Jennifer
Livin' With Hoosiers

Cousin B said...

Oh yes! My idea is something I am going to do a post out of in the near future...I'm just looking for the right purchase first. You could make a purse or purses (for gifts) out of it. They'd make cute vintage, whimsical type handbags. Now I can't wait to get my post up...

Paint Girl said...

You are so creative, I know you come up with the perfect thing to make out of it!! What a great find!
You are so funny hiding it, but it worked, you went back and it was there!!

GWENDOLYN said...

Sares,
I am so glad you went back and got it at a steal for $12.!!! I think stockings would be lovely, do you have enough to make a pillow or two, that would be so divine!
Blessings!
Gwen