Friday, December 3, 2010

Pink Saturday Scooter


When my husband and I were driving home from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade last week (which you can read about by clicking on the highlighted words) we saw this wonderful pink Vespa scooter parked on a street in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan! If you have ever visited Italy you'll know that this is the vehicle of choice in many cities, especially Florence and Rome, but it is a rare sight to see in New york City!

Of course when I saw it I yelled out "Pull over!  Pink Saturday!" almost as a reflex, and then jumped out of the car to take these photos.


Wouldn't you love to tool around NYC on this pretty pink number? I would -- but I'd make sure to stay on the quiet side streets!

Beverly asked that we share a favorite holiday recipe today so please click on this link if you'd like to see a post I did two years ago about my favorite Christmas cookies.  I make them every year!
To see more Pink Saturday posts please visit Beverly at the How Pink the Sound blog.  Thanks Beverly for another week of pink fun!

I'm also having a give away for a 2.2 pound Jacques Torres dark chocolate "Big Daddy" bar on this post.
You have until midnight of December 9th, 2010 to enter by leaving a comment on that post!

Would you also like a chance to win $500 worth of books from Chronicle Books in their "Happy Hual-idays" promotion ending December 12th, 2010?  See My Back Page blog for further information!


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49 comments:

Ginny said...

Well, first, how on earth did you make that header, it is amazing and I'm trying tho think of how you could have done it. I love the cool scooter, wouldn't you have loved to wait and see who came to drive it away? It had to be a very stylish woman! You are JUST like me!! It takes us an hour to drive ten minutes away, because I'm always hollering at hubby, STOP, BACK UP, TURN AROUND, BACK TWO BLOCKS!!! And other similar commands.

Donnie said...

That was so funny about the Pink Vespa and having to stop to get a picture. Don said he can't pass anything pink or blue anymore without thinking he needs to tell me so I can get a photo....lol....Love your choice for today's Pink Saturday.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thank Ginny & Donnie!

Ginny the giant Chistmas ornaments are placed in a fountain in Manhattan as part of a Manhattan building's decorations. If you look through my "holiday" blog tags you'll see them in a post I did about NYC at Christmas!

Claudia said...

Vespas are huge at the University of Minnesota - all the athletes have them - but they are not - pink! Now that pink vespa rocks! I,too love the header - so Christmas in NYC! I recognize the street and I must say I can just see you yelling, "Stop!"

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

I have a light yellow almost cream color vintage looking 1962 Vespa made in 2009. I got my motorcycle license last year on it. My hubby had asked me if there was anything I wanted (or wanted to do) that I hadn't done...so I said I always wanted one of those cute scooters that I saw in the 1960 movies in Italy. It just so happened that a Vespa store opened nearby us. My hubby had me taking the written test for a temp driving permit and signing up for the motorcycle course so fast I couldn't believe it. He even took the class with me even though he already had a motorcycle license. I was so thrilled when I passed the course.

Theanne and Baron... said...

The PINK Vespa is fantastic...I always wanted one (any color, maybe red)...I'd only want to do the quiet side streets too!

Willow said...

I too noticed your header right away and thought, "Sweet, Pat decorates her tree and table with red balls." Then I looked more closely. Wow! Those are huge! But very very cool.

Love that Pink Vespa!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

LoVe that hot little pink number! That is a friday's favorite for sure :-)

Pondside said...

Wouldn't you love to have a pink Vespa? That was a great shot!

Marydon said...

I am always yelling at hubby 'STOP' for a PS ... love that bike. Now I've got him into actually sighting PINK for me ... YAH!

Merry Christmas, visit our giveaways~
Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Vee said...

Mother had to go through all your Macy's Day Parade pics...she really had hoped to be there. This is almost as good...right! :D

You have me cracking up with your "Pull Over!" The things bloggers' husbands must put up with!

Cute little Vespa and at the price of gasoline up here, I'm ready to start using one.

Sarah said...

Pat, I do love this! Especially the part about yelling, "Pull over, Pink Saturday!" I have to tell you I also have a photo of one of these pink Vespas that I spotted in my neighborhood. I just never have gotten around to posting it. Ha! You beat me to the punch!
~ Sarah

Maison Mutt said...

I've seen lots of Vespas (in Paris) and locally - I live in a college town and they are all the rage right now. BUT! I have never seen a PINK one. Thanks for the fun post.
Happy PS
Licks & Wags, Niki

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---now that one is PINK for sure... How perfect for Pink Saturday... Bet that belongs to a gal... Ya think??????? (Or maybe not!!!!) ha ha

Cute post, Pat.
Hugs,
Betsy

Kris said...

I LOVE it. I love NYC! I love Little Italy! I loved ROME!!!

Kamana said...

i live in the land of scooters and motobikes... they are everywhere. and my sis has one of these :)

LV said...

If I were younger, I might try one of those pink scooters. You see a lot of them being used now. Great post.

Annesphamily said...

Spending a happy birthday with your grandson! Aw...someday I am going to find a way to meet you when you head out West I love your blog and all your sweet and kind comments You are such terrific lady and that pink scooter! Oh sweet! HPS Anne

Cheryl D. said...

I occasionally see a pretty pink Vespa like that around L.A.--especially when I lived in West L.A.!

H said...

Once upon a time, I had a little scooter, but it was pea green!

My name is PJ. said...

I think Vespas are so wonderful...but I KNOW if you had one many places, someone would load it into the back of a truck and drive away with it. But not if it was PINK.

Great shot, Pat!

Melanie said...

Oh my! I immediately thought of the film Quadrophenia where they put so many mirrors on their bikes. Vain lot the Mods in the 1960s. LOL

Old Kitty said...

I don't drive but I WANT that scooter!! LOL!!! Wow!! What a great vespa - so evocative of a time (60's!) and place (Italy!)- brilliant!

Oh but Pat!!! Your cookies!! Your amazing trays of cookies. Wow!!! My jaw just dropped at that pic of all your amazing cookies!! My goodness!!! And thank you for the fig cookie recipe!!! The Neopolitan cookies are way out of my baking skills range but the sicilian fig cookies are just perfect and better as I do eat tons of dried figs and dates - I love em - they never last an hour when I buy them!!!

Oh it's so sweet looking at your son and daughter when they were babes!!! Awww!!! And now you have a gorgeous grandson and another sweet one on the way!! How lovely!!

What a really nice post for this cold weekend!! thank you Pat! Take care
x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh how I would love to win the dark chocolate! My hubby LOVES it and his birthday is a day before Christmas! He would be THRILLED! Love the pink scooter...did you get a ride? Hugs! ♥

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How fun is that Vespa? I love it!
Hugs,
Penny
p.s. love a blog husband that will stop the car in NYC to let a wife get the blog picture....

Lily Hydrangea said...

So feminine & chic! I could definitely picture you tooling around NYC on this (& Brooklyn too for that matter)!

Lily Hydrangea said...

P.S. Love your festive banner Pat!

Fifi Flowers said...

That's FUN... looks like something Fifi would paint!

Lisa@GrandmasBriefs said...

I love your new header! So festive and unique! Great Vespa shot. Now I'm off to see what's up with $500 (???) worth of books. How cool is that!?

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Too cute! I can picture someone zipping around the city on that.

It's looking festive over here...new header and all!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That is a site for NYC! Points to your hubby for playing along! Have a great weekend:@)

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I'd love to tool around anywhere on that cool scooter! Love your blog. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
Happy PS!

Nancy said...

A new Italian recipe for me to make! Thank you. Love the scooter and dreams of Italy. Happy Pink Saturday!

nanny said...

That scooter is just too cute!!!

Julie said...

Everytime we see a pink scooter, my husband teases me it could be my Pink Saturday scooter! Love the ornaments from NYC. There's a shopping center here that has some a well. So fun!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Pat! I would LOVE a pink Vespa... or maybe a powder blue! I think they are so very cute! I could scoot along on the brick streets of our neighborhood with a big smile on my face!!

diane said...

Yes! I would love to tool around NY on that cute pink scooter. Way back when, I used to have a blue one.

Jan said...

Great scooter and I live in the country and could buzz around on this beauty!

Dishesdone said...

LOL @ the PULL OVER!

Cool scooter!

Trotter said...

Hi Pat! Amazing Vespa!!

Blogtrotter Two is in the Valley of Kings waiting for you!! No photos allowed inside the tombs, sorry… Enjoy and have a great week!

La Petite Gallery said...

Pat, wanted to see you, I am running in the NYC fast lane.
This Fox Hollow place is fantastic.
Touch base with you in a few days. I love NY. yvonne

Karena said...

Pat the Vespa is on my wish list!! Love your site and thank you for the links!

Do come and enter my giveaway from Fifi Flowers $200 value!

xoxo

Karena
Art by Karena

Lovella ♥ said...

I smiled at your quick thinking and your Stop. .pink saturday request for your driver. Always blogging. .that is who we are.
Off to check your recipe.

Oliag said...

I so wanted to win a beautiful aqua Vespa last year...but they just didn't pull out my name. I love these and if I lived in a city I surly would own one!

CatHerder said...

Love the Vespa...are they legal on the streets??? i was under the impression they werent in Jersey...hmmm not sure..they sure are cute :-)

Donna said...

Love the pink Vespa! It would be interesting to see who was actually riding it.

Hugs,
Donna

M.Kate said...

I wont mind zipping around in one :)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I love that hot pink vespa. How cool is your husband that he would pullover and stop so you could get the picture! Bravo to him!
Doesn't the scene look like something Fifi would paint?
Great picture.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Pat. I hope the birthday celebration was perfect. I know there was an especially cute and sweet birthday boy.

How fun it would be to have a pink scooter. We could be the Pink Saturday Riders.