Friday, July 9, 2010

Pick Me Up in Pink.... and Special Thanks

I was driving down Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, recently when I passed this pink limousine on display.  I immediately pulled over to take some photos of it. (All photos will enlarge when double clicked on)

I knew fans of "Pink Saturday," hosted weekly by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound, would be more than happy to dream about cruising around town in style in this special pink limo!

What a dream ride for a fan of pink!

Please visit Beverly today to find links more wonderful pink posts from a long list of Pink Saturday participants. 

Happy Pink Saturday!

I have been very fortunate the past few weeks to win a few give aways on some favorite blogs, and I'd like to say a special thank you to.....

Lissa, of the blog Just Writing Words, where I won her three year blog anniversary give away of an opportunity to chose an item under $30 from the ETSY store of a Juliethefish Designs hand stamped jewelry. Lissa is a fellow New Yorker and a graphic designer. Lissa enjoys participating in writing prompts, and I met her through the weekly "Alphabe-Thursday" event.  Please visit Lissa's blog when you have a chance and be enchanted by her writings, poetry and photography.

I chose this adorable silver necklace consisting of a boy charm and a disc custom made with my grandson's name hand stamped on it.  Isn't it the cutest thing?   Thank you so much Lissa!  I am so happy to wear this pretty necklace!

Does this mask scare you? I hope so!

I won this authentic Venetian "Nazo Turko Mask" on Joe of the Italyville blog!  To read more about this mask, how I won it, and the store I ordered it from, please click here to go to My Back Page review blog.

Joe Maruca's blog, Italyville, is where he, in his own words: "writes about growing up Italian in Massachusetts, his experiences living and working in Bologna, visits to the family's Olive farm in Calabria and everything along the way."  My husband was also born in Calabria and I almost feel like I'm part if Joe's family when I read his blog, as his experiences are very much those of my husband, and I enjoy all the authentic Italian family recipes he posts.  Thank you so much, Joe!  I can't wait to wear my mask if I am ever lucky enough to fulfill my dream of visiting Venice someday during Carnivale. I am sure to stand out in the crowd in my red, white and black Nazo Turko mask!

This wonderful collection of Welsh, Scottish, and English cookbooks and beautiful tea towel came not as a give away, but as a friendship gift from my sweet friend Melanie of Jellybeanangel2.  Melanie visited Wales recently and she remembered that I like these little cookbooks, as I bought a few when I vacationed in Ireland a couple of years ago. She surprised me by buying the rest of the set!  Melanie is one of the most  prolific craft bloggers I've ever met!  She sews, quilts, embroiders, makes stuffed toys, knits, crochets, makes stain glass, and does the most wonderful English country travelogues as she explores new towns, churches, castles and lakes in Great Britain.  I've learned so much from her since I've followed her blog. I'm sure you'd also enjoy seeing all her beautiful handiwork and her learning more about her country!

Blogging has introduced me so many wonderful friends around the world and has brought me so many wonderful and unexpected surprises.  I thank each and every person who visits my blog and takes the time to comment. There are so many wonderful blogs, and whenever I am able I enjoy returning your visit and learning more about you!

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Pat, YES---blogging has helped me to meet some very special people from all over the world. They will be friends FOREVER I'm sure... SO SPECIAL!!!!

The Pink Saturday meme group should rent that limo---and take a nice long ride---taking lots of pictures.... There used to be a Pink Cadillac sitting in front of a business in Clear Lake, TX (where I used to live). But--it was not nearly as LONG as that limo is....

Great Pink Saturday post.


Oh my goodness, that's my cousin Vinny's place. Why didn't I think of that? :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

First of all, Pat... love the pink stretch! :-)

And second, WOW! Fabulous blog wins! I loved everything you won. I'm so happy that you got these things because you are such a wonderful bloggy friend to so many and bring so much happiness to others through your blog.

Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pat dear!
Its really a fabulous limo. and Congrats for the lovely gifts.

True each one we meet are truly special.

" Regina "

Jackie said...

Hi Pat

I have seen a similar pink limo around in the UK, I would love just to look inside one!!

Great gifts you have won or been given. I am having a give-away to celebrate my 60th birthday. It is open to my followers and regular readers and comment giver on my blog, of which you are one. So if you are interested please leave your name. Jackie, Surrey, UK

Anonymous said...

Oh wow that car is so stretched it probably has it's own pool inside. LOL

Lovely prizes. Pat. That mask is amazing- like a real bird beak.

Glad you like my blog -busy making and then the theatre today. :-)

Tracy said...

A PINK limo--WOW! I'm not much for limos in general (I find them rather uncomfortable rides, and they do just look kind of crazy--don't they?!) but a ride in a pink one would be sweet...LOL! Very fun! So much fun too all these lovely treats and gifts. Blogland has some of the sweetest, generous people. So many friendships made along the way, through the years even--it's all very special. Thanks for sharing your treasures, Pat. Happy Weekend. Oh, and thank you for the well wishes...hope to be in shape so--summer is flying by! ((HUGS))

Just a little something from Judy said...

I love your blog because I never know what I will find here. Who would have thought I would find a pink limo! What fun. Congratulations to you on your wins. What a fortunate lady you are. I appreciate being introduced to some new blogs too. Thank you! I learn so much from your blog too.

diane said...

That is such a good snap for a pink meme. Congrats on your wins. Quite a haul. Blogging friends are special.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Coney Island Avenue...I was just there in my memory in a flash. What an amazing Limo. We should hire it to go pick Bev up and drive somewhere. Congratulations on your winning such lovely things.

Happy Pink Saturday,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Love the pink limo! Next time let's go for a ride around the city in it! And I'm happy you've won some pretty things! It's always so much fun to get surprises in the mail! ♥ Enjoy your weekend! ♥

aliceinparis said...

I saw the limo and thought, what adventure has Pat been up to now:)
Yes it would be fun to ride around in that for a day!
Love all your new treasures and reading about the people they came from.
Have a happy weekend!

Lisa@GrandmasBriefs said...

Wow! That Pink Cadillac is crazy pink!

And what a scary mask. I love it!

I, too, have met such wonderful people through blogging -- including YOU! Have a wonderful day, my bloggy friend!

Vee said...

You've been having yourself some fun with all these wins. Time for the proverbial lottery ticket, Pat! That mask is so unique! And scary.

Donna said...

My daughter likes spending time at Coney Island on the beach. What a great place.

I must say I have never seen a pink limo before. Wow!

Congrats on all the lovely prizes, Pat.


Old Kitty said...

Gosh you should go in that pink cadillac wearing your fabulous Nazu Turko mask!! Brilliant!! I meant the cadillac is really pink but that mask is pretty amazing!

The necklace with your grandson's name on it is adorable! And it's so brilliant that Melanie completed your cookery set - yay !!

Have a great weekend!

take care

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Now that would be a ride to the pink chariot!

Congrats on your bloggy wins. I agree...blogging has brought some wonderful people into my life. I've learned so much from my blogging friends...and travelled to places I could only imagine before (virtual travel is great...especially when it comes with such knowledgable tour guides!)

Vagabonde said...

I have seen limos before but never a pink on. This one looks delicious. Congratulation on all your great wins – they look like fun.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Congrats on your giveaway wins!!

And if ever I get the chance to go anywhere is a limo, I want that pink one to be the one!!



lissa said...

it's nice to know another new york blogger and it's so sweet of you to say all those things about me

the necklace looks lovely, I'm glad you like it

hope you're enjoying your weekend

Maison Mutt said...

LOL it's Barbies limo! Hilarious. Thanks for the giggle.
Licks & Wags, Niki

Grace said...

OMG! Fabulous can I tell you how I am so excited to see this Pink Limo! hahah who would ride in that besides me? Barbie? not not me Barbi whahaha I love blog land! Happy Pink Saturday Grace xoxox

Dishesdone said...

Now that is a ride, LOL!

Congrats on the wins, Pat! Very cool!

Aunt Snow said...

That limo is tooooooo much!!!

Thank you for the link to Joe's blog - I'm having fun reading it.

THat mask is scarey, but shivery-fun too. I hope you get to go to Venice sometime!

Enjoy Pink Saturday!

Sue said...

Now WHO in their right mind owns a Pepto Bismol pink limo???!!! LOL
What fun prizes you've won, Pat. Although that mask is very scary! Have a great weekend. xo Sue

Riet said...

Hi Pat. Wow, that is some limo. We don't have them like that here but I saw one when we were in New York many years ago. So long.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the soccer game.

Linda Lou said...

Wow that is quite the pink limo-and so long-Pat, congrats on winning all of those great gifts, it is fun to meet people through all these great blogs and get to enjoy gifts that reflect some of their talents-you win because you are a great blogging friend to all!

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

Wow! Check out that Pink limo! What a ride!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Jenny said...

You are lucky and loved! And of course you are definitely a special lady.

What a fun limo. Wouldn't that be cool to tool around in?

CatHerder said...

the mask reminds me of Franco Zeferellis Romeo and Juliet!

Deborah said...

The mask is very interesting. I must go to that site and look around. Congratulations on your other wins. The pink limo is certainly a stand out. Nobody could miss you in that one :)

~~Carol~~ said...

I can only imagine how much fun it would be to cruise around in that pink limo!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Kathy said...

Any girly girl would love to ride in that car! Happy Pink Saturday!

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My name is PJ. said...

You win some great stuff, Pat!

And that pink limo was Pink Saturday in a verrrrrrrrry big way!

Catherine said...

Now that`s a limo!!

Anonymous said...

I thought that may be a Mary Kaye limo, but I guess not. You did win some great things. That mask is indeed interesting. Loved the story of Joe and I too like anything Italian. Always seems romantic.

Rettabug said...

By reading YOUR blog, Pat, I just found 2 more to love as well. Thanks for sharing your give-away wins as well as that crazy photo of the pink limo...what a hoot!!

You've reminded me that I need to thank someone for something that I received as well. Thanks for the kick!


♥ your blog!!!

Anonymous said...

Really fun looking limo :-)!

Anonymous said...

Wow Pat, you have been busy. Love the pink limo, I don't think it would even fit down my road, but if it did, boy would it get my neighbours talking and their net curtains twitching!!!

PEA said...

Oooooh, I've never seen a pink limousine before, how GORGEOUS!! Can you imagine being able to ride in it, I'd never want to get out! lol

Congratulations on all your wins and the gift of friendship, that's so wonderful. Blogging friends are the most generous and caring bunch of people I've ever met and people who don't blog just don't know what they're missing. I may not visit every day but know that you are in my thoughts and heart:-) xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat!! What a greatPink Saturday find!! LOVED it! I think that would be a blast to be riding around in a limo like that!

WOW! What amazing wins!! Loved em all and really loved the mask!! Better not let Little Leo see that....he might be spooked!

Hope you're having a great weekend!! L, Dana

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Wow!!! What a treasure-full!!!! Congratulations on all your winnings and gifts.

What an amazing pink limo too :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
thank you so much for stopping by! That is so neat that you also were taught by Dominican sisters...
(I also wanted to say, if I hadn't before, that your grandson's photos on your sidebar are adorable!)

mbkatc230 said...

What an amazing find for Pink Saturday! How fun to take a spin in all that pinkness. We used to see alot of pink Cadillacs in Dallas - home of Mary Kay :) I love the necklace, it's adorable. And the mask is really gorgeous, what a fantastic work of art. The cookbooks look wonderful, I love reading cookbooks from other countries they are almost like a mini culture lesson. Great post Pat! Kat

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pat, you've been very lucky. Congratulations! Great prizes and gift. I thought maybe you won the pink limo! That is a lot of pink! laurie

Anonymous said...

Didn't you want to look inside?!

I love clicking at your place. :)

Lorrie said...

A pink stretch limo--now that's one that I've never seen. Great job having your camera on hand!

Beverly said...

Pat, this is a very ... much belated Happy Pink Saturday. Lately it seems like I am playing catch up all of the time.

But, I am so glad I got to see this pink limo. What a fun thing. Can you imagine being driven around in this eye-catcher?

Love all of your new goodies. Bloggers are such nice people. Especially you.♥ said...

Great choice Pat! Just got back from Calabria the other day... be back blogging soon. Hope you're enjoying the summer! - Joe