Friday, August 6, 2010

Pink Saturday

I am participating in Pink Saturday.  Begun by Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/, the idea is that you can post anything pink on Saturdays!  Now how hard is that going to be for me?  The hard part is not to post anything pink on Sunday through Friday.  Ha!  So here is my first truly pink item, (posted on Friday in anticipation of Saturday).

This luggage was painted for my trip to Antarctica.  It brightened up the landscape!  I painted roses near the handles on the top and sides of each of the pieces.  When I checked in at the ticket counter, I was asked by the agent if I was selling these!  I wish I could have said "Yes!".  My luggage was easy to find, and I was assigned the tag line, "Antarctic Barbie".

I continue to use the luggage and truly enjoy it!  By the way, I bought the luggage for $49.95 for the three pieces.  The black garment bag pictured behind the pink luggage was about the same price.  I painted roses on the gussets of the garment bag so that the bags piggybacked on the garment bag would not mar the roses.  I was able to maneuver all of the luggage by myself.

Thank you, Beverly, for inspiring Pink Saturday.  This is going to be fun!

24 comments:

Brushed By An Angel said...

I knew there would be roses somewhere in your post. We both share the love for pink. I took a class from you back in the early 90's and we painted a single rose - but it wasn't pink, it was yellow on a lavender background and it is so pretty. I will have to post it on my blog next week but tomorrow it will be something pink. So glad you joined this great group of ladies.

Jeanne Downing said...

Yes, roses! How could I not post pink roses for my first Pink Saturday! I am really looking forward to this! I will visit your blog Saturday to see what you have posted. A yellow rose on a lavendar background means there must have been red-violet in there somewhere!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

I never would have thought of painting my luggage. How clever! ANd you even got a compliment :-) And yes, you sure can see a pink approaching amongst off the blacks and other dark colored ones :-)

Happy 1st Pink Saturday!

Mizpah,
Li

LV said...

What a great idea you had on the luggage. It really looks nice and pink with the lovely roses accents.

NanE said...

Welcome and Happy PINK Saturday! Wonderful pictures! Have a great weekend, Nan

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Good Morning Jeanne!
Welcome to Pink Saturday!!
I love your luggage! What a brilliant idea! The roses are my favorite!
Please drop by for a visit!
Warm hugs, Laura

Rebecca said...

LOVED THE LUGGAGE! What a fabulous thing to do!

Happy Pink Saturday~

Rebecca

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Jeanne Sweetie...
Welcome to the world of pinkies. Here you will find the best of the best, who know all about the color PINK.

I have so enjoyed my visit today. Your luggage is every girls dream: PINK and ROSES. You are a very talented artist. I can only dream about such beauty with a paintbrush. Unfortunately I was given two left hands and am not very talented with a brush or knitting or crocheting tools.

Thank you for allowing me stroll through Jeanne Downing Decorative Art Designs. I am Country Wings your newest follower. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you as well. I love meeting new friends and sharing ideas. I would be honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well. I can't wait to see what you write next.

Have a beautiful Pink Saturday.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a fun and beautiful way to travel! Welcome to Pink Saturday!


Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Riet said...

WElcome and happy pink Saturday. Wow that is a wonderful set and I can't believe you even painted roses on it. Beautiful
Have a nice day
Riet,
The Netherlands

luluslovlies said...

Great Pink luggage, Welcome to Pink Saturdays! Have fun! XOXO

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Your paintings are just beautiful...I, too, paint, but turned to my sewing machine when we came back here...You make me want to pick up my brush again!

I would love to take a class from you!!!
Jil

debbie said...

WELCOME TO YOUR FIRST HAPPY PINK SATURDAY JEANNE,
I AM YOUR NEWEST FOLLOWER. I LOVE YOUR BLOG AND I WOULD BE HONORED IF YOU FOLLOWED MY BLOG. I LOVE YOUR PINK LUGGAGE WITH THE PAINTED ROSES AND I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR TRIP TO ANTARTICA...THAT HAD TO BE AN AWE INSPIRING TRIP.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Vintage French Hen said...

Love that pink luggage! What a steal, for 50 bucks!!! WOOT..... Marcia ps Happy Pink and welcome

Sarah said...

How pretty and creative...thanks for sharing!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Sarah
http://www.bloggingwhilewaiting.blogspot.com

tales from an oc cottage said...

WELCOME to PS!!!! What amazing PINKNESS!!!

m ^..^

Jacqueline said...

My first Pink Saturday today too. Just wanted to visit the other newbies. Love the pink luggage on its own, hard to have someone steal it, but then adding the painted flowers. I would hate to have them go to the luggage handlers! Maybe they will treat them a little nicer. Nice to meet you.

Jean said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! Great idea.

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful pink treasures Thank you for sharing..Happy Pink Saturday!

Rebecca said...

I'm the same way-always posting pink-just bought the cutest pink polka dot luggage at work-but no where to go! Happy PS!

Jeanne Downing said...

Thank you all for such a warm and generous welcome to my first Pink Saturday! I have been to some of your blogs, but not all. I have company this weekend! I love reading your comments, and can see that we share a great love for everything pink! I am delighted that you appreciate the pink luggage, and I already know what I am going to post for next Saturday.

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Jeanne. I am so glad you joined us.

I can see that you are truly a lover of pink. And, oh my gosh, you're going to Antarctica. Amazing!!!

lisa said...

Absolutely love the painted luggage! The roses well, they are my favorite.

Shirl said...

Hello Jeanne, I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Welcome to Pink Saturday, I'm so glad that you joined us. I love your pink luggage. Your blog is very pretty, your painting is beautiful!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

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