Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pink Saturday Post ~ Christmas In July...

My how the week flies by! Before you know it, here we are once again for Pink Saturday! ...united in pink girl power!


Today, I would like to bring you a little Christmas cheer...in July!
But, First of all, I would like to wish our host, Beverly, at How Sweet the Sound,
a Very Happy Birthday! "smiles"




Several weekends ago, my family and I traveled to Calabash, NC, for a little world famous Seafood. While we were there, we browsed through a local gift shop, that features a year-around extensive Christmas Shop!


I found the perfect pink Christmas ornament! This beauty represents a very worthwhile cause, indeed, but was a little steep for me in price...$70.00.

In case you are wondering if I accidentally typed too many zeroes...nope, you read right...$70 bucks!


This ornament makes me want to bring out my pink maracas!
Pink accented Can-Can Girl mixed among other pretties...



Pink and Yellow theme Christmas Tree...


Just a little more Christmas decor....


Frou-Frou Girl...








This isn't a very clear shot, I was trying to be inconspicuous. I didn't want to get embarrassed, in case someone reprimanded me for taking pictures... There wasn't a sign forbidding them, but you never know! LOL!

The Christmas Tree is perched atop a bird bath...How neat is that?


At 100 degree temps, it is much too hot to think about Christmas, but I do wish you lots of PINK cheer on this fine PINK Saturday! ~Rhonda :)



"A cheerful heart is good medicine,..." Proverbs 17:22

43 comments:

Dawn said...

I love Christmas! It was a treat this morning looking at all of your holiday delights. We have a few shops around here that are Christmas full time. You make me want to go have a look!

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,
Dawn

Beverly said...

Rhonda, I know just which store you visited. I love it, and I always have to go when we are near.

Happy Pink Saturday.

onlymehere said...

What a fun store! You know we didn't even put up a tree last year. Long story and maybe I'll blog it later but I sure missed having one up and decorated. I seriously don't own anything pink! Does that make me weird?

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your post makes me want to shop for Christmas! I've never had a pinkish tree...always stuck with traditional red, green and white. Who knows about this year?
Great tour!

Britt said...

wow, you're christmas post cooled me off a bit!!
GORGEOUS pink expensive ornament too!

p.s.
kenz isisted on wearing those boots!

Beverly said...

Rhonda, thanks for the birthday wishes. That was so thoughtful of you.

Abuela Beauty said...

Merry Pink July Christmas!!

Happy Pink Saturday!!
Besitos from Argentina!

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Rhonda, This was the perfect post for me today, since just last night I was looking through a few books on Christmas decorating, crafts, etc....thinking about making a few things this summer & not waiting till the last minute as usual! :)This shop looks amazing!...& very pretty "pink" baubles!....Have a great weekend!....And a joy to be part of your "shower" for Heather!....Heidi XO

Mrs. B said...

Hi Rhonda! I absolutely love Christmas decorations, and these are all gorgeous! I wish we had a shop like that around here somewhere.

I always think about taking pictures when I'm in cute shops, but I'm always afraid I'll get in trouble! I guess I just need to be inconspicuous too!

Have a great weekend!

Joy said...

Awesome photos and items; we need more Christmas!

onlymehere said...

What a great idea to be able to participate by taking pictures of pink! Keeps the shopping interesting too. In answer to your question, we have put our dinner on hold. Larry's sister kind of messed it up by planning a family dinner this Sunday to celebrate my in-laws' 60th wedding anniversary. It will only be the Utah siblings coming but with grandkids and great grandkids we still have 30+ people. I've solved my centerpiece problem but it will have to wait a couple of weeks. I like doing it in July bz it coincides with Pioneer Day but with the 60th anniversary this Sunday (it actually was June 2nd and Larry and I did our own celebration with them then), and Brianna is blessing Savannah the next Sunday (which is like a christening in other churchs) we just can't fit it in. But, on a good note I can cook more if the temperature cools down a little so maybe waiting isn't such a bad idea! Plus, Nicholas' girlfriend Jill will be back in Utah in August and she wants to come so if we wait she can!

Elizabeth said...

So many fun pink Christmas items! It's nice that the store allowed you to take pictures, some of them won't if they think you're going to try to re-create something.

Susie Harris said...

Ok Im so ready for Christmas now... It will be so much fun this year cause I will have all of you to share it with.... Happy weekend!

The Berry's Patch said...

Love all those C-mas trees! They are so beautiful! I especially like that Santa. Although I have too many santa's running around my house at c-mas time.

Kathy said...

So pretty! Even though I can hardly stand to think of winter, I really loved seeing all the pretty Christmas stuff! Great post, Rhonda!...
Kathy (mimisgarden.blogspot.com)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rhonda,
It's begining to look alot like Christmas. How fun was that shop and thanks for sharing a little Christmas with me. Guess I should start thinking about buying some gifts for loved ones. Warmly, Deb

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

How fun was that? A Christmas post in July. And I love the tree in the birdbath. It gave me some fresh new ideas. Thank you for sharing. ~ Lynn

celestina marie said...

I love these year round Christmas shops. This one looks like it was really terrific and well stocked. I always like to collect an ornament from our travels. Each year we remember about a special place visited as we add them to the tree. Enjoyed your pink Saturday.
Have a great weekend.
Blessings, Celestina
la rea rose

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

WOW, those are some beautiful ornies! That is a shame the hatboxes for breast cancer were so outrageous... really, they'd sell more for a bit less. It sure was cute.
Nikki

Shelia said...

Evening Rhonda! Love you pink Christmas decorations! Christmas?! It'll be here before we turn around! Love the fluffly lady! You were so sweet to host the Baby Shower for Heather. It was so much fun. Thanks for popping in to see me today. Pink Saturdays are fun, aren't they?
Be a pink sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Charlotte said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations. It will be here before you know it. It always happens that way - every year. Pink is my favorite color. Thanks for visiting my blog. It brought me here to yours. I love your music.
Hugs,
Charlotte

Deb said...

Hi Rhonda, thanks for getting me in the spirit, I love Christmas. I love decorating for it too. I've already been thinking of a live tree this time. Deb

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I love your little pink feather looking ornaments !
Thanks for stopping by .

ellen b said...

Rhonda,
I know exactly what you mean about trying to be inconspicuous with your camera. Sometimes in one of a kind shops I ask permission to take photos and let them know it will be free advertisement on my blog. Other times I sneak around
:0)
Have a Cheerful Sunday!!

Penless Thoughts said...

I love Christmas but I prefer the more simple, old fashioned items.
So much IMHO is over the top.
Susan

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I was thinking about a Christmas in July post...I better get going on it, only a few days left. The ornaments are very pretty! I feel like I am doing something wrong when I take pictures in stores. But yet, I still do it!
denise

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

BEAUTIFUL pink Christmas pix! That is how I decorate too! I need a pink Christms to make it through it, lolol!!! I despise winter so much, it is sick!

Hugs,
Amy

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Christmas in July happens around here each year. I love Cristmas and during the heat of full summer we break out the Christmas cds, some cocoa, and a few cookies and chat about Christmas. (It's a Half-Christmas Day.) The kids just love it. I just adore the pink ornaments, especially the can-can girl. Thanks for sharing the pink. : )

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Your Christmas Pinks are fabulous....you sure will be glad when the the season rolls around that you have the pinks to add to your collection...
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Nancy said...

Love the Christmas in July pictures!! One thing for sure, it will be here before we know it! :)
Nancy

Kim's Treasures said...

Wonderful photos! I love shopping for new ornaments! Looking forward to the open house where my DD's BF works. They have a beautiful Christmas Open House! I love the tree you photographed on the bird bath!
Have a great night!
Kim

Pink Slippers said...

Merry Pink to you today. I just love pink CHRISTmas trees. My husband would hate it though. He wouldn't melt for me on that one. Hehe! I did see a pink Santa at the thrift store for only 1.99 and I am so upset I did not get him. When I went back he was a goner. No where to be found. Well whoever got him--enjoy. Thanks for sharing your sweetie pinks.

Shelia said...

Evening Sweetie Pie Rhonda! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend and thanks for popping in to see me today!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

So much fun and so many cute things!

Anne Fannie said...

Love all the ornaments...but it scares me to think Christmas so soon!

Margie said...

Beautiful ornaments! I love Christmas trees, even though I don't put a whole lot on my tree anymore, I still love to look at one that is decorated so nicely!

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Rhonda! Glad you could stop by. Wow, you made me feel cooler showing Christmas in July!!! Beautiful ornaments but Yikes $70! I missed Heather's baby shower but what a beautiful thing to do. Made me think about some forgotten baby knitting I did and will post soon! Now I'm starting to think I should get a head start on Christmas too!!!lol Have a great day, Jeannette (oh, to answer your ? my blk/white background has been there! pay attention girl!!!lol lol)

Shelia said...

Hi again, my sweet Rhonda! Thanks for popping in to see me! Oh, you're giving me these awards!? How honored I am. I didn't even see this, but appreciate it so much.Thank you, sweetness.
Be a sweetie again,
shelia ;)

Picket said...

Morning Scooter..loved the pretty Christmas pics...ohhhhh one of my favorite things is to plug the Christmas lights up for the first time each year..I am like a kid again! lol This is a new week sweetie...hope it is a great one for you!

Vintage Whimsy said...

Rhonda,

Thanks for stopping by my blog last week for VTT! I am loving all of the ornaments you took pictures of.

I have to admit, I got a little homesick when you mentioned Calabash! I grew up in Florence, SC and my family spent many a day in North Myrtle Beach at my aunt's house. We'd often go to Calabash for dinner and I am so, so sad that I can't just drive down there and have some tasty shrimp right now! I'm going to be back in SC in September and I think I'll see if my family wants to take a little drive for some seafood!!

Oh yeah, I *love* my Cricut- I bought it at Walmart in Feb 2007 and I use it all the time. It's fabulous! I think it's really worth the money. And if you buy the Sure Cuts a Lot (craftedge.com!) you will never have to buy another cartridge!

Hope you have a fabulous week!
Lori

Blissful Nikki said...

Christmas just can not come fast enough! Now I REALLY cant wait! :) hehe

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Fun PINK Saturday post. I'd love that shop! I also like the idea of a tree atop a birdbath!!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Darlene said...

Oh I LOVE all the ornaments especially that $70.00 one!!! Too cute!! Just looking at all the Christmas glitz makes it feel about 99 here instead of 100 now....lol