Friday, May 1, 2009

Just Rosey

Many months ago I had come across Elyse's wonderful cottage shutters that she was making and selling on her ETSY. They were just the perfect touch to add to the guest bedroom, which I am slowly reorganizing - a "spring cleaning" project in the making. For now I have them leaning against the wall but eventually each shutter will go on each side of my favorite green cabinet.
A girl just HAS to have some PINK somewhere in the house!

When I was a little girl I had to have PINK things! My beloved Nanny (which, by-the-way, today would have been her 99th birthday) made sure I had PINK things...be it dolly clothes, a crocheted stuffed animal or clothing).
Her favorite thing was to remind me of this story:
She had a bulldog by the name of Chipper. Well, Chipper was often times on the smelly side - by this I mean he would rip out some nasty smelling ffffffttttttssssssttttttsssss! You know, the silent BUT deadly rips!
One day, and I remember this as if it was yesterday, the deadly wafting of Chipper's ffffttttssssttttssss met my nostrils! I looked up at my Nanny and said, "Nanny....it that were PINK it would've smelt goooood!"
As I became a grown woman, Nanny would often times remind me of the PINK fart story. (teee heee).....

Many moons ago I posted about this old chippy white cabinet that once stored towels in our bathroom. For now it holds old quilts and rosey vintage tablecloths.
This time of year our lovely climbing pink rose bush is full of gorgeous blooms that smell like "PINK"!!!!......soooo wonderful!

Have a rosey weekend!

52 comments:

Allidink said...

Haha I love this post. I love pink! I think that was the cutest story lol. Your roses are so pretty!

All the best,
Allison

Brighid said...

The memories of our Grannies are often so dear to our hearts.
The pics of your scotties are super. I miss my little Katie McDougal.
Thanks for this post.

Eileen said...

I agree.. pink smell is only good. :-) Can't wait for my roses to bloom like that.. soon!

Your new shuters are going to be wonderful in the room.. I love that look.

And ok.. this is crazy.. but that flower pot up in the birdcage?.. is that plain cream colored with a ribbon around it?.. like mine??
:-D
I used to have a whole set of four, but now there is only one.

Mimi Sue said...

Everyone needs a little pink for sure. Especially if you're surrounded by men and stinky dogs. Mimi

Alison Gibbs said...

Great pink post and so funny too.
Alison

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a cute story.

Maybe Fiona needs a pink collar.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Kathleen Grace said...

Ah, kids say the darndest things!Your grandmother must have laughed about that comment for days:>) The shutters are beautiful, and your pink roses...oh I just can't wait for roses to bloom here.

Lea said...

such a cute post with a cute story. Can't wait to see the shutters in place.

Lea
xo

Amy said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Nanny...what a great memory!! I love your roses. We don't have flowers here yet. It's nice looking at yours.

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Cute story Becky.
Brenda:)

the wild raspberry said...

oh becky....you had me laughing with your pink fart story!! that's a classic :)
you are amazing at putting noises and extras in your stories...i could totally hear it in my mind {luckily i couldn't smell it!}
your two white cabinets are wonderful. happy redecorating....
have a great weekend.
chasity

skoots1mom said...

Beautiful roses...
i have a pink dinig room...not totally, but it is the main color.
I'll think of your granny now when I look at it :)

the wild raspberry said...

hey there beckers...{does anyone ever call you that?}:)
i just wanted to tell you that we are starting something new and fun on the blog today....very exciting
later,
chasity

becky up the hill said...

I love your pink granny/doggy story! It's the sweetest! Blessings my friend. Hope you received lotsa of rain like we did last night!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I love Elyse's blog too! WHat a creative lady she is!!

It is so good to see you still blogging and enjoying life in the midst of your loss. Truly only the Father's comfort and love can do this and it is wonderful seeing Him shine through your blogs!

blessings
mary

MyJourneyBack said...

Thanks for the pink show and tell. I am beginning to love pink too. I took pink photo's the other day too. Haven't posted them yet though. Have a fun weekend. Many blessings,
Sherry

Kris said...

Very funny post. So, pink poots would smell rosey? haha

Have a happy day

Kris

PamKittyMorning said...

Ahhh I love all the pictures. And that green cabinet. I am contantly on the lookout for one. You inspire me with all you wonderful little nooks and crannies.

Freckled Hen said...

Thanks for the smile! Love the shutters and all your beautiful pictures. You are so talented!

Connie said...

I only wish I had found those shutters before YOU, sugar! *Sigh*...... Darling, no, not darling, exquisite! Love them. Happy PS and loved the Chipper story, chickee. I understand it!!! LOL
xoxo,
Connie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I laughed out loud at your "Chipper the Ripper" story. :)

Our Back Porch said...

Oh Becky, you had me cracking up!
And yes, a girl MUST have some pink in her life!
LOVE the shutters!!

Rosey Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

She'sSewPretty said...

Too funny Becky!! What a sweet granny you had! That's the kind of grandma I want to be some day.
Have a wonderful weekend! ♥♥♥

SweetAnnee said...

I am so loving this post..the shutters, the white cabinet.. THE ROSE

hugs to you sweetness.
and Doogs..Deena

Brenda said...

Such lovely images. Eye candy for sure!
Brenda
http://cozylittlehouse.blogspot.com
http://viewfromthepines.com

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Great post!! Needed it. Your roses are so pretty!!

Simply Dandy said...

I know what you mean Becky. I got a new quilt for the bed, it is striped and there is a hair of pink (well I think it's faded red actually...) but I added a pink floral pillow and some pink peonies. I just had to have some pink back for summer. I hear ya sister!!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Storybook Woods said...

LOL, that has to be the sweetst story. I loved it xoxox Clarice

Amelia said...

Yep, my pink room is Darby's. It's a fun array of pinks and greens with pictures of dahlias that I took over in Carmel. I agree every house needs pink! :)

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

thats hilarious! I LOVE the little shutters...and the blog link is adorable! And I know what you mean...anything pink would smell wonderful!

Carol said...

I liked your pink post! I'm patiently waiting for my roses. A few weeks to go!

Mimi said...

Oh, sweetie, just looking at those roses makes me drool. I won't see mine blooming at least until the end of June...sigh.

Boy, I know what you mean about those stinkies. My darling white kitty produced one the other night that I would call "green". Ooooo, it was awful! Didn't bother her a bit! It was MY nose that was closest to the "offending area".

Denise said...

Those shutters are wonderful and I am headed over there to see if there is something I want......... I have just transplanted a pink rose and I am soooooooo hopeful takes root and once again gives me much joy of many pink roses......

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Love the pink fart story! I was laughing out loud. Your pink pictures are so pretty. I look forward to seeing your shutters in the guestroom. laurie

Liz said...

HE HE HE ...you said fart! :)

~Liz

P.S. love the shutters!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh...you are so funny! Mixing pink together with a funny fart-y story! (I happen to think farts are extremely funny and even though it's not very ladylike, I laugh hysterically at them!) VERY NICE pictures to go with the stories! I love, love, love that cabinet and the gorgeous blooms! YAY for pink!
XOXO
Joni
(And we used to have a gorgeous dalmation who could fill a room with dread after his famous pppffffttttt, I will never forget that smell, rest his precious soul!)

Dances with Corgis said...

Oh my! What gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous shutters! Simply charming! And they call for window planters, right underneath.

Dances with Corgis said...

Oh my! What gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous shutters! Simply charming! And they call for window planters, right underneath.

Vee said...

You little stinker, you! You made me laugh.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Becky,
Please stop by my blog. I have an award for you!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

A wonderful post!!! Blessings...m..

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Very Cute post! The pink fffffssssttt's had me laughing. hahaha
Patricia :o)

Brandy said...

There is nothing like a Granny and her dog...Love ya, Sandi

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Becky,

Love your shutters! I have always loved the look of shutters may it be inside or out. You Pink story is so funny!. A fun post.

Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Jean said...

I love your little cupboard. I have some of those sweet lady planters too. Every gal must have a little pink somewhere. Aren't memories wonderful? The rose is just breathtaking. I just got a new pink double knockout rose yesterday. If it does as well as my red knockout it will be full of blooms soon until November. Have a great Monday.
Jean in Virginia

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

It all looks so pretty! Ya know I love my pink(;
Hugs~Kelly

Back Through Time said...

Love the pink!! cute story!
Michelle

Susie Q said...

What a wonderful post Becky! That is a sweet and oh so happy memory!
Grace is all about pink as you probably know so we are PINK here!

I just hoped over to the ETSY shop and fell inlove with the green shutters. I ordered them and hope to use them in the upstairs bathroom! TOO cute!

Oh that Fiona sweet face!! Seeing her just makes my heart happy!!

Love,
Sue

robinrane said...

I love All Things Pink! Your pink pretties are wonderful. I haven't been by in awhile and wanted to say hello~
Blessings today~
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Ha!! Kids say the darndest things, you little cutey! I think it's great that you have loved pink since you were a mere little lassie. I love pink too, but have serious doubts about a pink dog fart smelling any better than the usual colored ones, ROFL!
Smiles, Karen

Lallee said...

My new kitty could compete with Chipper. I picture your grandmother laughing over and over with your pink comment. Too cute!

Also really cute is a good tug of war between Scotties. You need to make a video!

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

Great pink fart story, and cute green cupboard! But that rose, is outstanding! Do you know what kind it is? I would love to get one myself!!! Would you let me know?

Thanks - hugs from Michigan