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Friday, September 28, 2012

Pink Saturday Hydrangeas and China

Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday...I am joining How Sweet The Sound.

A few weeks ago we were in Victoria, BC Canada for my birthday, and I photographed these lovely pink hydrangeas by the Inner Harbour sea wall



My uncle owned a nursery during my childhood, and I remember him telling me that the color of hydrangea blossoms could be affected by what minerals they were fed. I don't remember what caused the pink, but I do remember that the addition of copper pennies to the soil turns the flowers bright blue. As that is my favorite color, no wonder I remember that!

I was looking for something else to share that's pink, and found this cream and sugar set from the 1940s by Homer Laughlin, USA in the Eggshell Nautilus shape. I don'y know what the pattern name is, but I liked the stylized, almost art deco retro modern pink and grey flower buds. I really like it! For more info on the cream and sugar at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos!




I also found a photo of a pink kitchen from Coastal Living magazine from a year ago:


Now that's a pop of color!!!!  Have a great weekend, and enjoy visiting the other Pink Saturday participants.


15 comments:

  1. Those hydrangea are gorgeous and so as your China collection!

    My PINK
    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Love hydrangeas and those are such a fabulous pink ! I think I have some teacups and saucers in the pattern you are showing.
    Happy Pink Saturday (())

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  3. I love hydrangeas in any color. Pink or white are my favorites. I've heard the same story but don't remember what to add for pink!
    HPS.......

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  4. Gorgeous hydrangeas. I have an endless summer blue one. The cream and sugar are really pretty. Enjoy the weekend.

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  5. Beautiful Hydrangeas! Mine are pink and I will remember the penny trick to make some of them blue. I thought it had something to do with the acid in the soil!
    HPS!
    ♥ Jil

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  6. Our hydrangeas are just starting to get some new shoots-I am so excited that it's Spring Down Under!

    Best wishes and happy Pink Saturday!
    Natasha in Oz

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  7. Tse are some of the prettiest hydrangeas I have seen. I never have good luck with them.

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  8. Um um um...I'd love a big bouquet of those hydrangeas! So so pretty.

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  9. Those hydrangeas are stunning!!! Happy belated birthday. Wishing you a fabulous week-end..xo HHL

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  10. Such pretty pinks, Ruth! The hydrangeas are scrumptious! Oh, would I love to have those growing in my yard! Happy Pinks and enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. Hydrangea is just beautiful! Lovely china too! Love the pink kitchen, it's really different!!!

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  12. woow.just love the pink hydrangeas :)
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    WELCOME
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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  13. Ok... I will not lie...
    You had me at Hydrangea's..
    MY ultimate fav!!!!!
    Love your post..
    Smiles~
    Gypsea Nurse

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  14. I am just drooling over those pink hydrangeas - unbelieveable!

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  15. Our hydrangeas are white then they turn pink and some turn blue. I love the rainbow of colors. Your photo is g-r-e-a-t! Nails huh...gotta try that tip. Thanks.
    Joyce M

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