Apr 16, 2010

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY TO ALL











Hello Ladies: Happy Pink Saturday! I have a lot to share, including some very pretty pinks. I do want to tell you what has been going on my life this week. On Tuesday afternoon, my identity as stolen. Someone had made copies of my checks and where cashing them all around the country. Coast to coast, in 48 hours, my all accounts were being violated. Some sweet heart even scheduled an "open house" for the sale of my home. It was a nightmare, that I think I have finally stopped. If that is not enough, we still have not heard back from a very serious test my daughter, Vanessa, took over a week ago. (Stress!) I also had a serious test done yesterday, still trying to find out why I am so dizzy. My Noah got sick this week, and the air conditioner broke down in my car. My son's car got towed. Welcome to a day in the life. All I can say is " I will bless the Lord at all times and His praise shall continuously be in my mouth!" Wow, it has been an very interesting week of challenges to say the least!

So ladies, on that note, I think I will share some Pink Saturday items. I did change things around my home this week. I had to stay home to keep anyone from selling it while I was away. I visited Beth at http://thegypsyfish.blogspot.com/. In case you did not know, she does a Silver Sunday, I may just join soon. I have recently really be interested in Sterling Silver. I am trying to find out if any of my silver ware is valuable.
I never studied silver, so there is a lot to learn. Her followers are amazing. They freely share information on how to care for, and what to look for, when purchasing antique silver. If you have a little time, it is very interested reading. Very amazing ladies!

Any way, the pinks I am sharing are on a side table in the living room. I just love the rose tea cup. I had other pieces to this set, but I broke them. There are some pretty paper weights. Did I ever tell you I collect paper weights? Well, you guessed it I do. I have some in every color, but my favorites are always the ones with the pinks. (Surprise!) I should do a post just on them one day. Please take your time and look around. I am keeping the prayer list up for a while longer so, please feel free to let me know if you want to be added.

Did you notice the large picture of the lady drinking tea? That was a gift from my hubby. It is one of my favorites things, but it is so hard to photograph. I hope you can get an idea of it's beauty. I think it is so wonderful that everything in my house has a story. That may be part of my problem, but let's not discusses this now. I am feeling pretty good, and it was a hard week.

Of course, don't forget Tea Cup Tuesday! Mr. Linky will go up on Monday and we want lots of ladies playing. Weren't the cups amazing this last week? I can't wait to see what you are going to share next. Remember you are loved! Blessings, Martha

32 comments:

nancy said...

Love your teasets, that rose teapot is beautiful. HPS to you. Have a good weekend. Nancy

Nancy said...

God Bless you during this trying week. Praying things get better here on out. I love your pictures; very pretty pink things!

Nancy

Kiki said...

Hi Martha..yay..what a beautiful and magical post! Lovely photo you hubby got you..just gorgeous! So many lovely treasures in this post to admore..fabulous job..I am charmed and enchanted! Happy PInk Saturday! See you for Tea next week. Wishing you and your family recieve good news and all the best and more!
HUgs!
Kiki~

CC said...

Ohh dear Martha..
My heart goes out to you..this must have been one of the most awful weeks ever. I so hope the people are caught and spend the rest of their lives behind bars,so as not to hurt someone else.
You've shown such beautiful things,,I love the paperweights and the rose teapot is so sweet, bur so is everything in your pretty post.
Happy Pinks..and my prayers and thoughts are with you. Hugs..CC

Susan said...

Dear Martha: I am so deeply sorry your week has been so horrible. How could any person be so mean as to steal your identity? How did they get your checks, Martha? This was very scary to read. I'm so sorry your family is going through some very rough times. "THIS, TOO, SHALL PASS." It seems like you are being sorely tested. You are in my prayers.

Martha, the painting is gorgeous. Can you try photographing it during the day with no flash? I'd like to see it more clearly.

Your paperweights are so pretty. Check February 10 on my blog to see a post on my paperweight collection!

Okay, Martha, take care. Did you get my e-mail? I wanted to know if you had the http jargon for your Teacup Tuesday button. I want, so much, to be able to copy it and put it on my blog. Please let me know. THANKS. Sincerely, Susan

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Oh Martha, hope things would go better soon.. but above all, your pink photos are lovely.. especially the pink blossom time Royal Albert teacup.. that is my fave!..

happy PS!
take care
fitty

bunny said...

WOW!!...I thought my day was bad..Strange, my hubby's boss had some checks copied this week and started spending money like crazy...needless to say, our pay check bounced and well, you know the rest. Hope you have a relaxing weekend and please take care.

smooches,
bunny

Sares said...

Good Lord Martha, you have been through the RINGER this week. How horrible about the identity theft. I hope you get things resolved and they don't drag out for you. I also pray you get good test results, for you and your daughter. Waiting is always the hardest thing.
Thank you for once again sharing your beautiful pinks and take care of yourself sweetie.

Atelier de Charo said...

Your teacup is so Chic, pretty pretty.

Hugs
Charo

Natasha said...

Oh boy Martha, what a terrible week you have had, yet amidst all of these troubles you still found the time to visit me! What a sweet and kind person you are! Thank you so very much.

As for all your pretty pinks, they are just lovely! You have a very beautiful collection of pretty things.

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

Itch2stitch.com said...

What a terrible worry for you Martha! It never just rains it pours...I hope everything turns out ok for you, and I will send out my best, most loving thoughts to you. Suzie xxx

Regina said...

Hello Martha. Sorry about what happened.
All my prayers.
Happy Pink Saturday dear one.
Those are gorgeous.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

How pretty are your pinks, Martha! Love the rose tea pot and that teacup is divine! Sorry to hear you had a hard week! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Pink Saturday to you.

Blessings,
Sandi

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY MARTHA,
BEAUTIFUL POST OF PINKS AS ALWAYS...MS. PINK QUEEN.
THE TEA CUP IS STUNNING.
I AM VERY SORRY FOR ALL THE PROBLEMS YOU HAVE HAD...MY DAUGHTER AMY HAD HER IDENTITY STOLEN BY ONE OF HER COLLEGE ROOMMATES ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO...IT TOOK CALLING THIS GIRL S PARENTS TO GET IT STRAIGHTENED OUT AND TO STOP...SHE HAD EVEN BOUGHT A CAR IN AMY'S NAME. THAT IS WHEN WE BEGAN TO FIND OUT ALL THE HORROR.SHE HAD THE CAR BUT "AMY" HAD NOT MADE PAYMENTS...AMY WAS DRIVING A LITTLE JUNKER THAT SHE WORKED AND PAID FOR HERSELF...I'LL TELL YOU IF YOUR HEART AND FAITH AREN'T STRONG, YOU WILL EITHER HAVE A HEART ATTACK OR DREAM ABOUT WHAT YOU WILL DO TO THIS PERSON WHEN YOU FIND THEM...WE DID NOT PROSECUTE BUT I SURE THOUGHT ABOUT IT LONG AND HARD....BUT YOURS IS A STRANGER...YOU CAN'T GO TO THE PERSON AND STRAIGHTEN IT OUT.
YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTER ARE IN MY DAILY PRAYERS....HOW CAN SOMEONE SCHEDULE THE SALE OF YOUR HOUSE....DID THE REAL ESTATE COMPANY GET A LOOK AT THIS PERSON BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO MEET YOUR AGENT AND SIGN A CONTRACT.
YOU NEED A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR.
I PRAY YOU HAVE A PEACEFUL WEEKEND AND FEEL THE LOVE OF THE LORD.
IF THE LORD BE FOR YOU, WHO CAN STAND AGAINST YOU...THAT IS PARAPHASING BUT THE LORD IS OUR LAWYER, OUR PROTECTOR, AND "VEGENANCE IS MINE," SAITH THE LORD.
HUGS AND BLESSINGS MARTHA
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Barbara Jean said...

very sweet post.

came by to thank you for signing up to follow my blog.
will hope to feel better soon so i can give you something new to look at.

blessings
barbara jean

Kissed by an Angel said...

Oh dear Martha, what a horrible week you've had!!! I hope it's getting better now!!! I love your photos this week, I specially love the rose teapot!!!
Get well soon Noah!!
Blessings
xxxx

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello Martha, so nice to meet you! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, and for your lovely comment :) It's so much fun meeting new women here in Blogland. You have some very lovely pink items you shared with us. Now I am going to go a become your newest follower :) Take care, warmest, Brenda

Bettyann said...

Martha, what lovely pink teacups..sorry to hear about your troubled week...such wickedness in the world, prayers for your daughter and family..take care sweet friend..

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh, Martha! What a week you've had! Can't believe what all happened with your checks.. So scary, these things that can happen. With that and everything else, I just hope things slow down and smooth themselves out for you ASAP!... LOVED your beautiful picture of the lady sipping tea! So pretty! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're enjoying the weekend! ~tina

Mary said...

Hi Martha,
Sorry you've been hit by so much in such a short period of time. Unbelievable - identity theft is awful and your theives really did it up big. I hope your test gives you and your doctor some good answers to your dizziness and I hope Noah feels better soon. Your Pinks are lovely as always. Hope this week is much better for you! Hugz~

Libbie said...

Hi Martha...I can't believe all you have been through this week! Wow! thanks you for sharing so I can pray for you. And even with all that going on you are able to share a little beauty, your teacups, with all of us. What an inspiration you are!!!

Laura said...

I am so sorry Martha.
You are in my prayers.
I hope this next week is better.

Laura

Mari said...

HELLO MARTHA AND A HAPPY PINK SATURDAY, IM LOVING ALL YOUR PINK'S, I HAVE TO SAY MY FAV IS THE SMALL PINK ROSE TEA POT, JUST TOO CUTE!!! :)

Sherry from Alabama said...

Your pics are lovely. I especially love the tea cups.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Bella said...

Hi Martha,
I'm so sorry to hear about your week - it sounds like a nightmare. :( I hope things improve greatly and in short order! I just love your pinks, especially that tea cup in the first photo and that little rose teapot. Adorable. Happy Pink Saturday!

Maggie said...

Wow- what a week!!!! I do love your pinks, the tea cup, especially!

Sorry for being here so late today- my son is at the prom and we spent all day getting ready... and who said boys were low maintenance? haha!

Have a super week!

Happy PS!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

God Bless you for all you are going through.

My pocketbook was stolen a few years ago at work and even though I noticed it gone probably within 15 minutes of when it was taken and I never lost any money (only one debit transaction made but bank credited back to me right away) I went through a bad few months of calling two banks everyday, closing and reopening bank a/c, rekeying our house and my car (Had to get car towed to Honda since both of my computerized car keys were in the purse stolen. I was out about $400 on this deal (rekeying house, new ignition in my car to refit new keys, etc. I thought all this was bad. I really do feel for you on what you are going through with your identity, and to have undianosed dizziness at same time.. Just God Bless you over and over and over, I will keep my prayers directed to you. Have you had ears checked? Dizziness could be inner ear affliction. My uncle recently was in hospital a few days (bad dizziness). Took a few days for his ears to be diagnosed as problem. He is better now.

I love your post and thanks for visiting my blog.

Sherrie said...

Martha. I have so many things to say. First of all I can not imagine someone taking my identity. Yes I would have felt violated and frustrated to say the least. I hope that you and your family are feeling better and get through everything. Next I wanted to say a proper hello and welcome to my blog. I hope that when you stop over for a visit that I can help brighten up your day a little, at least entertain you and make you smile. Have a blessed day. Take a deep breath and remember that things do get better.

Bernideen said...

Iso enjoyed my visit!

Draffin Bears said...

Oh dear Martha,

So sorry that you have had such an awful week.
That is terrible for you my dear.
My prayers are with you and your daughter, I hope that all will be well for you both.
I love all your pretty pink today.

I hope for a better week ahead for you and your family.
Hugs
Carolyn

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Martha,
I am playing catch up! I am so sorry to hear that you had such an awful week! How terrible! I do love your pinks, as if I would not! LOL!! I have the same rose tea pot but in a shade lighter! LOL!
Blessing to you my friend and I will pray for good outcomes on the tests that your family is awaiting and for a much better week than last week!
Debbie

Vicki said...

My goodness, Martha, I am so sorry you have had so much on your plate. Having your identify stolen must be a total nightmare. I hope things are "looking up" this week. I love the picture your husband gave you. It is so elegant and romantic. I enjoyed all of your pinks. Love and blessings~ Vicki