Saturday, October 11, 2008

Key West Pink!

We recently celebrated our 34 wedding anniversary on the island Key West, Florida, and my last few blogs have been been about that pretty place.


As I walked around the island I realized I was seeing quite a bit of pink! Pink everywhere -- from the bright pink of the private house above to the pale pink of the San Carlos Institute on Duval Street, below.

Also on Duvall Street was Jimmy Buffett's pink Margaritaville! Now where is my lost shaker of salt?

There is also a department store called Fast Buck Freddie's on Duval Street which had the most wonderful displays in the windows and inside, and I was charmed to find this pink feather holiday tree full of flamingo ornaments! Click on the photo to enlarge it for a better view.

They also had this pretty table setting which had flamingo designs mixed with pink plaid -- a snazzy combination, don't you think?

This sculpture called "Daydreams" by renowned Key West sculptor J. Seward Johnson was of giant pink skinned women dancing around a reclining man figure was outside the Key West Custom House Museum.

The sculpture was inspired by the Henri Matisse’s painting of “The Dance.”

Below is The Southernmost House on Key West. It was once a private residence, now it is a 13 room hotel.

Key West is also know as The Conch Republic, so pretty pink conch shells are sold everywhere!


One of the cab companies on Key West has bright pink cabs for hire!

There are many free roaming chickens on Key West and also many six toed cats. I couldn't find a pink chicken or cat but I did find these pink cat fence post decorations for sale in a booth in Mallory Square! Aren't they cute?

One of the best things to do in Key West is enjoy the spectacular sunsets at the sunset celebration that happens each night in Mallory Square.


Here are a couple of sunsets that turned the sky beautiful shades of pink!

I hope you enjoyed my Key West themed Pink Saturday post!

To see more wonderful pink posts visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for the list of all the blogs which are participating in Pink Saturday.

Thanks, Beverly, for hosting such a wonderful event each Saturday!

43 comments:

Stacey said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Love your post. I'm a Florida girl living in Scotland, and I miss all the pink buildings we had in FL! I enjoyed your photos so much! Thanks for sharing! :-) Stacey

GMG said...

Hi Pat! Sorry for the delay in coming here, but these last weeks have been hectic; no, I’m not talking about the financial/economic crisis… ;))
WOW! Loved to re-visit the Conch Republic through your lens! Great post and lovely pictures!
As far as pink is concerned, I just put a bottle of pink Moet in the fridge... ;)
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is now on its 200th post: «The Libyan Sea»! Hope you enjoy! Have a great weekend!
Gil

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Now that's a pink post! Lotsa pink and each photo a delight. I loved the table setting and the flamingo tree, but those sunsets...awesome!

Melanie said...

What wonderful pinkness! I had to laugh at the pink tree- how quirky!

Before I saw an art teacher's pink car, I had only seen one in the Pink Panther. It's great that the taxis are pink.

I have a conch in the bathroom. I wonder if it came from there?

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Pink Saturday, I must say this is one of the neatest posts today! ~ Robyn

Rhonda said...

Pat,
I'm really thinking pink now! Wow you got some great shots of Key West, all beautiful (especially the pink tree LOL). The statues were interesting also. Can't wait to see more!!!
Rhonda

Judy said...

You did justice to pink Saturday...great photos! I had to laugh at the statue picture...it looks like someone decided that the perfect place for a siesta was beneath the dancing girls. Beautiful sunsets!

Bridget said...

I love your pink. This was awesome!

An Enchanted Cottage said...

I think I could live there just for the sunsets alone! I could easily spend my winters down there!!...Donna

Camille said...

That was fun! Thanks for those photos. I love the dancing ladies and the cats. (I was never into pink until I had two boys who feel the need to give me everything in pink!..shirts, gym bags, pens...I didn't know I liked pink so much:)

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh Pat, You will be happy to know I have your lost shaker of salt. I took it with me and forgot to put it back. But you will have to come here to So Cal again to get it back. Or I can bring it with me when I go to NY. LOL

Hugs,
Joanne

Smilingsal said...

Good tour of our southernmost point, (no matter what Texas says.) I'm giving away 3 free books, so be sure to stop by. Happy Pink Saturday!

buff said...

conch in my bathroon to from belize , great sunset pictures.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, my dear Pat.

This is the absolute perfect pink post. Every picture makes me smile, and I do believe I am in love with the flamingo tree. I bet my husband would be glad that we have no where to put it. ;-)

Strider said...

I'm not much of a "pink" person...although the "girls" of my household like it! Pretty shots of the sunset though. Have a great weekend.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Beautiful pink post! Did you buy one of the flamingo Christmas ornaments as a souvenier? When ever we travel we try to bring back an ornament...

Sweetie said...

You captured the very best of Key West. Your post is absolutely unique.
Sweeetie

Kathy said...

Love your pink post! That little pink cottage is adorable and the feather tree is to die for!
Happy Pink Saturday...Kathy

Lavinia said...

I'm so glad you put this post together, Pat. I love pink and you've given us such happy examples of the colour. I recall a line from John Cougar's song that went "Pretty pink houses for you and me".

Isn't it fascinating that this one particular colour dominates Key West. It's a part of Florida I haven't seen but somehow feel I would be right at home in.

The conch shells are my favourite...I have a few in my home and never tire of them.

jeanne said...

Pat, love that Key West pink post. I have not seen some of this stuff. The Dance is so different. That sculpture is new to me. The shells the sunset, everything is great. Go pink!

Hugs...Jeanne

CatHerder said...

You know im just loving your recent posts lol! The big pic on my blog is from the boat we sailed on at sunset....I had never sailed before as working crew...it was so cool!

Neabear said...

Awesome pink post! It was great to tour Key West through your camera. Thank you for the fun tour! Happy Pink Saturday!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

Yummy pink everywhere. Looks like you had a lovely trip!

Betsy said...

Oooh...love the pink! Glad you had a wonderful time celebrating your anniversary!

I got your post card today, too! Thanks very much....lovely view on NYC! Yes, it was fun! :)

Cori G. said...

Hi Pat,
What a great post! I think I'm in love with those pink taxi's! Did you get to tour the island in one?
I hope your week is going well and that it's filled with lots of pink!
XO Cori

Mama said...

Hi Pat, I love Pink Key West all of it, the sunsets are beautiful, hugs Kathy.

hehe you got a hit from Japan, just waiting for our flight to Singapore.

Tracy said...

Hi, Pat! Just LOVED this pink post--such variety and delight! I would love to live and that sweet pink cottage at the top...and those pink skies are tugging at my heartsrings...aaahhh...Happy Weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Lovella said...

Pat .. .oh . love all the pink sites in Key West. .. it's so great to see places that are still on my to do list. .
Oh .. and your grand on your sidebar .. .is very cute .. smile.

KatCollects said...

I love seeing all the pink in Florida, you got some great pictures! I want that pink house : )
Kathy

Katie said...

Great photos-felt like I was right there! Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie said...

You take GREAT photos!! Happy anniversary!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB trip! Love the Matisse sculpture!
Love the sidebar blogroll photo and blog update... very COOL!

Marina Capano said...

Hi PAT! I love your blog! is so cute!Happy Pink Saturday!What wonderful pinkness!
xoxo

Alex said...

Wow...what a great Pink Saturday post. I liked the pink kitties and susets. :)

*hugs*

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! It's so nice to meet you!! Oh, I love all of your pinkness from Key West. I've been there many a time and just love it!! I'm so glad you like Chloe Dawn, she's a very funny doggie.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lisa B. said...

Key West certainly is a pink lovers dream!!! I love the awesome pink sunset you got!!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Pat, it looks like you had the best time! I love those pink houses. They look happy to me. Also, I agree that the pink cats are really cute. Conch is yummy. I haven't had it in years though. I'm glad you had a great trip and anniversary!

dana said...

What a fabulous Pink Sat Post, Pat! Love that cab and the flamingo ornies----I was hoping you would find a 6-toed cat!!! My kitties would LOVE to see that! :) Hope your PSat was full of fun!!!! Dana

Virginia said...

This is the perfect pink post.
Thanks for those pictures.
Happy belated Pink Saturday!
Blessings, Virginia

Mrs. B said...

I just love all the pink! The pink cabs are so cute! And that table setting is just darling. So, did you find your lost shaker of salt? Hehe!

Nihal said...

How lovely pink article, carissima. Each line reflects us a piece of love, fascination and delight. And the worst is that your trip made me impatient to pack and go to Sunshine State, oh I missed it! Maybe better to find my FL photo album and refresh my memories.

(( Teddy Bear Hugs )) with Much Love.

Darius T. Williams said...

Happy Anniversary too!!!!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Margie said...

Wow! Lots and lots of *pink*! I love the shade of *pink* the taxi is! and I adore the *pink* and green table setting, with the *pink* flamingos! tee hee! so cute!

Have a lovely week!
Margie :)