4/17/2009

Pink Saturday...and it's Pinkalicious!!!

Hello my friends and welcome to Pink Saturday! This pinkalicious Saturday is hosted by Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound! You'll just have to pay Beverly a visit to see what she has going on today...and while you're there, you can visit all of the other pinkalicious participants!!! Thank you Beverly for being such a lovely hostess and providing a means for us to share all of our pink!!!

Well my friends, today I have a very special pinkalicious treasure to share with you! As many of you know, Russell's father passed away the end of December and we have been busy with his estate. We have already spent many hours going through Dad's home...trying to decide what we need to sell...and what we need to keep! I have to admit that this has been very difficult for me, as I go through things I just want to keep it all! There are just so many treasures...keepsakes! Our home is being filled with many, many memorible keepsakes but it's my desire to take care of them and be able to pass these treasures down to our children!

Pretty Pink Glass Canisters
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These beautiful pink glass canisters belonged to Russell's mother Mary Alice! She had the prettiest pink bathroom and I have a feeling that these pink canisters were her "pride & joy"!!!
They really are gorgeous...and the photos don't even begin to do them justice!

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As you can see, there are three canisters. They range from 3 1/2 in. to 8 in. in height. The outer glass is clear, however the inside of the canisters are pink (which show through...giving the glass its pink appearance). There are no labels or markings on these pretty canisters so I'm not sure who manufactured them or even if this type of glass has a name. If anyone knows anything about these...please let me know!

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The Unique Pattern...


What makes these glass canisters so unique is the beautiful diamond shaped pattern! If you click on the photos to enlarge them, you can get a better look at just how intricate it is! Small raised dots form the lines of the diamond and a larger raised dot can be found at each intersecting corner! I've never seen this type of crafting on any glass piece before and it's absolutely gorgeous!!!

Ohhhh yes...and isn't this just the sweetest and softest shade of pink that you've ever seen?

The handles are just as beautiful! They remind me of a sparkley diamond!!! They are square in shape and have the same raised dots in the shape of a diamond pattern!

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Where will these little pinkalicious treasures find a home?

Many of you know that most of my home's decor is done in shades of red, olive green, and gold. Not the most conducive color scheme for pink! I do however, have one room in my house that has alot of pink...my Tea Rose bedroom! I think that these beautiful pink glass canisters will be very pretty in there. Should we take a look and see?

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Ohhh yes...I think I like them in this room!!! I decided to place them on the old desk that I refinished last summer. Hmmm...the desk top may be just a little overcrowded...Nah! Can you ever have too many pretty things? Don't think so!!!
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For more photos and information on my Tea Rose bedroom just click HERE.

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The pinkalicious glass canisters seem to fit right in, don't you think?
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My little teacup lamp was a gift from one of my dearest friends...Gloria (Happy To Be)! Ohhhh...how I love my little teacup lamp! And...there are pretty little bunnies here too! The little bunny trinket box was a gift from my honey...he surprised me with this sweet gift! He's such a wonderful husband...so thoughtful and kind!!! The larger bunny was a thrift store treasure find for just $3! Both of these bunnies must have been made by the same manufacturer...they have the exact same colors and sweet little pink roses on them. The third bunny (on the far left) was a gift from another dear friend many years ago!
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For those of you who may be interested...I refinished this old desk last summer. It began as a plain natural toned wood desk. I added some shabby chic embellishments to the drawer fronts, glass knobs, and painted it a creamy off-white. I just love how it turned out! You can see the details if you enlarge the photo. I found the chair at an Antique Market...as is! It has the prettiest carved embellishments at the top of the chair and an old faded olive green & white toile seat...$20 (if I remember correctly)!

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My "artsy" photo! Hehe!!!

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Well my friends...I hope that you enjoyed my pretty little pink canisters and Tea Rose bedroom! I just love when you come by for a visit...please leave me a comment and let me know that you stopped by! I love hearing from you and I enjoy returning your visit!!!
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Hope that you're having a "pinkalicious" Pink Saturday!!!
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Love ya'll,
Chari


PS....Don't forget to stop by Beverly's and the other Pink Saturday participants!

37 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Chari they are magical!

I have never seen anything like them.
You must cherish them so.

Happy Pink Saturday!
~Melissa :)

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Chari, those are beautiful and soooo unique! What a treasure! You found the perfect spot for them too. Kristen

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

They are fantastic. My mother had something similar, but hers were blue. I know noting about them except that they are loverly!

ann said...

these are gorgeous.these will be something cherished a very long time.enjoy...ann

salmagundi said...

Oh! those are the prettiest little canisters. I can just envision them in a retro bathroom on a little dressing table filled with dibs and dabs. I do think you have found the perfect place to display them now!!! Lots of rain & snow here last night and today - finally we are getting our moisture. Have a great weekend. Sally

susan said...

What treasures! I can see them in a nursery holding baby essentials! I have doing the same thing with my dad's estate. It takes so long because evey item holds a memory. Hang on to those!

rufflebunnies said...

oooooh!!!! that little set is delicious!!! I don't have a pink room either (same colors as yours) but I might redecorate for those!!!
Sara

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Hey girlfriend! I love the canisters!!! And you know I love your tea room. They look fabulous on the desk. Seeing your desk reminded me that I have an old desk out in my garage. You may have just inspired me to make it over. But don't expect it to happen too soon as I don't have anywhere to put it once it is done. But I like the thought of doing it. And I even have some glass knobs. Just need to get some appliques for it & then we could have twin desks. lol. Have a great weekend! Kim

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Chari! I love those pink canisters! I love pretty, little feminine vanity items! I didn't know you had lost your father-n-law in Dec. I'm very sorry! I know it's very hard to clean out a home after someone passes. We had to move my parents to assisted living in 2003 out of their home my mother had grown up in and all of us kids. It had been my grandmother's home! There was over 70 yrs. of stuff to sort thru! You take care and God Bless! Lauralu :)

Cynthia said...

Chari,
That is just pinkalicious! Love those canisters girl and of course the lamp from Gloria! your desk turned out just beautifully, what a fun post. Cindy

Mama said...

Hello Chari, what beautiful pink canisters and what a beautiful family treasures you have. They do look lovely on your desk, what a really pretty room, happy weekend, Kathy.

Happy To Be said...

Oh Chari you know I am just drooling over these girl..How pretty are these...WOW!! you know you have to keep them they are just PRICELESS..
I would of done a whole room around those pieces..they look so sweet in your beautiful Tea rose Bedroom girl..You need to come and see all the roses I have for my 100 post give away..Oh girl I did Hospice again today and I got a Ironstone coffee pot now..that cabinet is getting full real quick..thanks for coming by and seeing my bunnies..is that Picket not the sweetest thing in the world..Just to have something that sweet lady got for me I will always cherish..No matter how bad I feel with my old bones girl I will never quit blogging with all the wonderful people God have blessed me with meeting...may you have a great weekend dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda said...

Wow, are those ever pretty! I don't know anything about them but they sure are unique and a real treasure! Happy Pink Saturday!

Linda

Sares said...

Hello Chari,
I have never seen anything like your pink canisters. They're beautiful. I love the knob on top that looks like a great big diamond!!! Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Your pink cannisters are just the greatest! I have never seen them before, but they remind me of the quilted puffy look from the 30s-50s. Love them. Have a happy PS day!

Keetha said...

I've never seen anything like those pink dresser canisters. They are really special.

BTW - - - I have a student named CHARI!!!! She pronounces it Carrie, how do you pronounce it? You two are the only two Chari's I've ever heard of.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Chari, I love those beautiful pink cannisters. I have never seen anything like them. What a treasure. They are very girly girl. I love that. I love how you have them displayed. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Terrie

Mimi said...

What lovely pink-a-licious goodies this week. I could get lost in pink and never return☺ Beverly didn't know it but she made my day when she came up with this day to celebrate my favorite color!

Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday and a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and l♥ve!

xinex said...

Oh Chari, these are the most beautiful cannisters that I have ever seen. And so unique. The diamond on top makes them look so elegant and the color is so dainty and sweet. So lucky of you to inherit them..Christine

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Chari...those are about the sweetest, prettiest pink cannisters I've ever seen...and they look just perfect on your darling desk! Thanks so much for stopping by today...when it comes to creativity, I don't hold a candle to you, girlfriend!!! Thanks for the wonderful comments you always leave...you are a true treasure and I value your friendship. Can you believe it was just a year ago we were all playing on RMS. I think I actually posted for the first time on RMS around July...I got a late start. Blogland is so much more fun, isn't it?! Love ya!
Susan

fairiemoon said...

What a pretty vanity vignette! I love the texture on those containers!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/fairiemoon/

Deanna said...

Popping in before we leave for Austin!

My gosh, those canisters are dreamy and I'm literally swooning over here! I remember that kind of glass canister and if I remember correctly, my grandma had a celadon green round powder puff one. I don't have any idea who might have made them but they sure are lovely and a wonderful addition to your lovely room. I'd give my right arm for those lovelies...lol!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Those containers are lovely and they're perfect in that room. The room is gorgeous. You've done a very good job. Happy Pink Saturday!

artis1111 said...

Oh, I just love the pink cannisters. I think they are perfect for the pink room Have a great weekend. Kathy

Amy said...

Love those cannisters! Happ ps.

amy@maisonbelle

Chandy said...

Chari, that is one lovely set! I have never seen one like that before! I agree, I bet she treasured them quite a bit!

Chrissy said...

What a pretty post, love all the pink and love that little table with all its treasures!! Back in action and it feels good, hope to talk soon, Chrissy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Chari, they are just lovely!!

Happy Pink Saturday.

Barb

Jennifer said...

Those are the most beautiful canisters I have ever seen. I have never seen anything like them. I love your Tea Room Bedroom. It is my kinda room! So does that mean it is open for guests! ;) You would prob end up with most of us Pink Saturday Ladies!:)
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jennifer

Picket said...

Hey girl...I don't think I have ever seen anything so beautiful in such a gorgeous shade of pink!!! I cannot quit looking at them! Do you know how old they are? They whole little setting is so pretty and that little lamp from Gloria..ohhhhh how sweet is that! Great treasures girl....hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Michelle said...

Simply put...I love your new canisters! I would have snapped them up very quickly but you might be faster!

Have a great Pink Weekend!

janet said...

Oh my gosh Chari, i have never seen such beautiful peices, i can clearly see why you coulnt part with them and they are so perfect in you tea rose bedroom along with your lovely lamp.
hugs
janet

someplace in thyme said...

I wish I knew something about the canisters to tell you, but sadly I don't. I can tell you that it doesn't matter, you have them, they are gorgeous, they are from the heart and remind you of someone very dear everytime you look at them. That is what matters most, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Claudia said...

Such wonderful pinks! Those canisters are absolutely beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!

Es said...

Thanks for sharing!

Happy (belated) Pink Saturday!

X Es X

xinex said...

Hi Chari, I had to come back to tell you that I found similar quality jars on Ebay as yours though I still think yours are prettier and more dainty. Check 'em out.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120405586826
Christine

sue said...

Oooooh girl these pink canisters are beautiful! And how special they were you MIL's! I don't know anything about them, sorry. My vase doesn't seem to be similar, plus I only paid a dollar for it compared to these that look expensive! The top looks like an ice cube! And they look so nice in the bedroom with the teacup lamp, so cute! Anyway, just enjoy them for their beauty and sentimental value and maybe one day you'll see similar on EBAY. Glad you liked my vases and pots, I don't have room to display all at once, some are upstairs where I keep out of season extras! I have a cabinet in the diningroom with all the white, and if I put the colored pieces in there then I have to store away some of the white. So whatever mood I'm in I tweek! LOL! Thanks sweetie! xoxo