Friday, July 2, 2010

Saturdays in the Garden and PINK Saturday!

     Yeah, it's Saturday and that means "Saturdays in the Garden" but this week I am also participating in my very first PINK Saturday! Please stop by and visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound, she hosts this event every single week.
     Well, I had planned to post a collage of all the PINK flowers in my garden but the deer had other plans! They stripped my garden of every flower they could reach last night. So, I had to come up with another pink idea fast. That's when I remembered this...

OK, I'll admit it, I have always loved these animal crackers and when I saw this little box I could not resist! Animal crackers AND Lilly Pulitzer all in one little package, what could be sweeter? So I tucked in the lid, inserted a couple of votive holders, added a little water and some sweet little PINK flowers and ta da, a really quick arrangement. Here's another view and as always, you can click on the picture to get a closer look.

     Now I have something really special to show you. Last week my Niece and Nephew-in-law (is that the right term?) and their sweet baby boy came over for dinner. They brought a gift for me as a Thank-You for doing the baby announcements and I was blown away. John works at a nursery and makes these amazing miniature gardens and he made one just for me! Check this out, it is so cool.

Here are a few closeups:




 You don't get a good feel for how big this is in the photos but it is huge, over 12" high and about 2' in diameter.
A little toad has even taken up residence under the miniature boxwood. Who could blame him! You can't see this in the picture but behind the house is a little jar that holds a votive candle that I can light at night. So, that's it for Saturdays In the Garden, I hope you enjoyed it and hope you will come back again. Maybe next week I'll even have some pictures of flowers.

40 comments:

  1. Welcome to Pink Saturday. Nice to meet you! Everything is beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend. Winona

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  2. WELCOME TO YOUR FIRST PINK SATURDAY NANE AND HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY,
    I SIGNED UP TO FOLLOW YOUR BLOG AND I LOVE THE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT IN THE ANIMAL CRACKER BOX...AWESOME...THOSE WOULD BE FUN AS THE CENTER PIECES FOR SEVERAL TABLES FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION...I LOVE ALL THE COLORS.
    NOW FOR THAT MINATURE GARDEN....WHAT AN AWESOME GIFT TO RECEIVE...OH HOW I WISH I HAD A SANTA CLAUS THAT WOULD SEND ME ONE OF THOSE...SO VERY WHIMSICAL, AND DETAILED RIGHT DOWN TO THE CANDLE AT NIGHT...BEAUTIFUL AND YOU ARE LOVED.
    HUGS MY NEW FRIEND
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  3. Love what you did the the animal cracker box! So sweet!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  4. love the miniature garden, it's so cute. What a thoughtful gift. Happy Pink Saturday and welcome. Hope you have a great fourth of July.

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  5. by the way, I love the name of your blog, how did you come up with it?

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  6. Welcome to PINK SATURDAY'S and Happy 4th! I love animal crackers - and every now and again pick up a box with the purse string! Wow, on the miniature gnome garden!!!!! I want one too!
    cheers, dana

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  7. What a lovely blog you have! And a beautiful Pink Saturday post! Love the animal cracker box display. Sorry that the deer had lunch in your garden!

    I'm following you and will be adding a link to your blog in my blog list!!!

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy July 4th!

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  8. Welcome to PS! I just love your flower arrangement! Great idea! I am now following you so I can come and see more pink!

    Happy PS,
    Jacalyn

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  9. Welcome to Pink Saturday! I love that a toad is living in your little gnome garden! That has to be the sweetest thing ever. Love the animal crackers as well...maybe I should pick up a box today... hee hee!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

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  10. Welcome to Pink Saturday.
    Everything is beautiful.

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  11. Welcome to Pink Saturday, Nane! What a wonderful potted garden! I love it that a little toad lives in the garden too. Wishing you a Happy 4th and enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. Thank you for sharing ..HAPPY PINK SATURDAY AND JULY 4TH WEEKEND...

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  13. Welcome to Pink Saturday! What a beautiful garden you were given! So many cute items in that container, you are a lucky girl to have such generous relatives! have a wonderful 4th, Marcia

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  14. I am glad you joined us for this special day. I enjoyed your blog and all the things you featured. Nice first Pink Saturday.

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  15. The arrangements are beautiful! I love anything Lilly Pulitzer! I copy her style with my sewing quite a bit. Welcome to Pink Saturday!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  16. Welcome to Pink Saturday...I adore that little garden...I saw another on another PS post and now I just have to have one. Lucky you having a relative that works in a nursery!!!!

    Your arrangement is so colorful and pretty! You were so clever using that darling box!
    Jil
    xo

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  17. Happy Pink Saturday.
    Happy Fourth of July!
    So many good things in this post, makes me want to stay.

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  18. Welcome and happy pink Saturday. What a lovely pin k post and I love the little garden in a pot.Beautiful.
    Have a nice weekend
    Riet, The Netherlands

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  19. Welcome and Happy PS and 4th July to you
    JJ

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  20. DARLING flower arrangement idea! Jacqueline

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  21. Happy Pink Saturday Nane Sweetie...
    Welcome to Pink Saturday. You will find that we are just the best bunch of gals ever. We all love pink and what a share you have brought today. I love the little Animal cracker arrangement. It immediately brought back memories for me. They were one of the few treats we got as kids.

    Now your Nephew-in-law is a keeper. A gardener and a gift giver. OMG, I love the little gnomes in the arrangement. So many places that it can be an element of surprise. Oh sweetie thank you for sharing today.

    I am Country Wings your newest follower, and I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop by and let me share my Pink Post with you. I would be so thrilled if you decided to sign up to follow my blog as well.

    Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

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  22. Welcome, and enjoy your first Pink Saturday. What lovely plants, and pots you have.

    Enjoy!

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  23. Welcome! I love your flower arrangement, so sweet and the garden gnome garden is wonderful!! So funny about the toad! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Fourth of July!

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  24. Lovely post NanE. Welcome. Happy Pink Saturday
    and enjoy your weekend.

    R e g i n a

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  25. Welcome to Pink Saturday. This is such a great bunch of gals, and I'm sure you'll love being a part of the pink fun.

    I love your animal cracker flowers. Very creative!!

    Blessings on your weekend,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

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  26. This is my first with Beverly Pink Saturday, too.
    Welcome to bloggyville.

    I love your little animal cracker floral grouping ... we ate millions of those delectable goodies.

    The garden is gorgeous! How creative & sweet of your NIL.

    Have a beautiful 4th & pop by for a visit.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  27. Welcome to Pink Saturday. Cute little garden. I love it. Have a great holiday.

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  28. I love your post today. You are a true new Pinkie. The flowers in the animal cracker box is very clever and pretty. A fun idea. The mini garden is awesome. A thoughtful gift for sure. congrats on their new baby.
    Happy ps and 4th of July.
    Hugs, jeanne

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  29. What a lovely gift! And how wonderful that a toad has taken up residence. Surely that is good luck!
    Happy Pink saturday-
    CailinMarie
    http://cailinyates.blogspot.com

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  30. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Your flower arrangement is so pretty! I love animal crackers from childhood and this special box is a real keepsake.

    Your nephew-in-law's miniature fantasy garden is so charming!

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  31. Hi Nan, welcome to Pink Saturday, you are now an official Pinkie! What a great gift of that garden, I love gnomes and that is just lovely..so sweet of them!

    Thanks for stopping by, I am going to sign up as a follower, your blog is just lovely!!

    Have a great 4th!

    Barb

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  32. Oh good grief, I spelled your name Nan instead of Nane..so sorry, got it right now!

    Barb

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  33. How could I NOT stop by a blog called Bubbles of Joy. Cute name! Great post, can't think of anything better...food and Lilly Pulitzer ha ha. That box of animal crackers sure took me back. I remember using mine as a "purse". Now I want to put my animal crackers IN a Lilly Pulitzer purse.
    Welcome! Niki, your newest follower

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  34. Cute pink creation and little garden!!

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  35. Cute pink and love the garden.

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  36. Happy belated Pink Saturday and I hope you enjoyed your 4th!

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  37. Welcome to the pink Saturday gathering of pink bloggers.

    I just love the little minature garden..
    Deer do get into the flowers..last year we went on a garden walk and where we should have seen flowers there were signs that said " deer ate them"

    Stop and say hi..i signed on to follow you.

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  38. What a cute idea! That was very sweet of your niece and nephew. Love the little garden fits you perfectly.

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  39. Your nephew in law is both talented and generous, the miniature garden is terrific.

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  40. NanE, this is a very belated welcome to your first Pink Saturday. I had a minor surgery on my foot July 3, and I haven't felt much like spending time on the computer.

    Oh, wow! I love the things you shared with us. The Lilly box filled with blooms is wonderful. And, the gift you received of the miniature garden is gorgeous.

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