Friday, July 24, 2009

Garden Fairies and a Pink Swan

My beautiful and sweet niece, Claire, is a model without attitude. She is humble and down to earth in a vain and competitive business. Did I mention she is smart too? She just graduated from high school and was awarded a full scholarship to a private university in California. I am a proud Auntie, indeed! This photo shows Claire (left) and another model dressed like fairies with gorgeous pink rose garlands.

I found this lovely pink swan bowl by Lenox at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It was only 2.50. Although it is precious, it is not super valuable and I'll tell you why. The original and OLD Lenox has a green Lenox logo on the bottom. Lenox produced the same swan way back when but the newer ones don't have the GREEN logo; looks like this, but green. If you find any Lenox piece at a garage sale or thrift store, with the green logo, grab it before someone else does!Here is the pink swan under the lights, china; transparent and amazing.

Be sure to stop by the Pink Saturday Party hosted by Beverly! Lots and lots of pinkness!


Claudia said...

Your niece is beautiful - love the fairy photo! Happy Pink Saturday!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Claudia! Your niece, Claire, is such a pretty girl. Very photogenic! I hope she can keep it real and not get pulled into the dark side of the modeling world.

Your Lenox swan is so pretty! Fabulous find and a steal at $2.50!

Have a lovely pink weekend!

Envoy-ette said...

Your niece is gorgeous! I will keep the green logo in mine! Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Your niece is absolutely beautiful.

Love the pink swan, thanks for the lesson about the back stamp too. I had no idea.


Anonymous said...

I love the pictures of your daughters at the beach. We just went into the beach last week with the grandkids, and I felt like I was free - like a kid again - playing in the sand and the waves. It was wonderful. Your neice is a lovely girl - Your blog is filled with love. Pink Hugs, Patti

Lisa said...

Really great Pink Swan! The fairies are pretty too!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Terri Morse said...

Hi Cindy! Your niece is beautiful. It looks like beauty runs in the family. The floral crowns they are both wearing are lovely. Your pink swan is a great find. I wish there was a "Habitat" store near me. I keep hearing about how wonderful they are. HPS!

CC said...

Your niece is just beautiful with the roses in her hair....and I love your swan. Happy Pink Saturday, and have a most wonderful weekend.

Gracie said...

Hey Cindy
And you should be a proud Auntie,not only is she very pretty but your right, to be humble in that kinda world,that's really says something special about her...and smart too.
Love the lenox swan...If I find one I'll send it to you.
Happy Pink Saturday

Mary said...

Hi Claudia. You must be very proud of your niece, not for her accomplishments and beauty, but who she is inside - that is where the real beauty lies, and I'm glad she knows that. She can be a testimony to others that a person can choose who they are, no matter what it is they are doing for work. The pink swan is really precious. Thank you for the tip on identifying the older, more valuable Lenox pieces...but I think this one is valuable, too!

Bill said...

Hi Cindy,
Your niece is so pretty, but I'd already noticed here auntie is a looker! Obviously, beauty runs in the family!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my breakfast bar post. I appreciate your kind words very, very much!

Hope you have a pleasant Sunday!


HiHo said...

what a photo, she must work really hard.I have a couple of HULL swans, love the shape. pink wishes, Heidi

She'sSewPretty said...

What gorgeous girls! I have a lenox swan but it is ivory. I'd love to find a pink one.
Have a happy pink week!

The Faded Cottage said...

Hi Claudia,
Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog for Chippy Paint Friday.
Your niece is gorgeous, what a fabulous picture.
I'm putting your blog on my blog roll so other bloggers will have a chance to stop by.
Make it a great day, Janice

♥Mimi♥ said...

Cold, dark, misty in my neck of the woods. My perennials are hiding and I am wearing a sweatshirt. Coming here today made my day a little brighter. Thanks so much.

I'm a little late with my Pink Saturday visits because I had my grandsons for the weekend and couldn't tear myself away from them☺

Your niece is GORGEOUS!

♥Wishing you and yours a week full of happiness♥

Look in the Nook said...

Happy late Pink Saturday!Yesterday I was busy donating my time at the Evergreen Jazz Festival. I just now found time to check out all the pink for PINK SATURDAY.I love the fairy pic, and even though the swan does not have a green logo you still got a great deal.
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful photo of fairies of your niece. Very magical indeed.

Happy Pink Saturday!