Well, the long awaited weekend has arrived! Today may be Pink Saturday at Beverly’s – but it is the Yard Sale of the Year at Miss Kathy’s!
Bless the man! Ed took his vacation week to do this! We did take a day trip with David on a Cape May birding cruise – see Blue Skies and Ocean Breezes – but the rest of this week has been work, work, and more work! I don’t mind telling you – I am exhausted!
You see, my schedule has been so overbooked the past two years, that I haven’t had the time to properly put away all the props and costumes to the various programs I’ve been producing. Consequently, the basement storage for my Pageant Wagon Productions looked like this:
. . . and this . . .
. . . and this, too . . .
Not to mention this . . .
. . . and this . . .
. . . with a few amazing pink finds! Check out this lovely Victorian lamp with pink rose design!
Problem is – the top globe is broken in the back. I have decided to keep it and replace the globe with a plain one and perhaps use it somewhere upstairs for a fresh look. Something else I’m keeping – don’t laugh:
I told you not to laugh! This is Chloe. She’s another hat model of mine, wearing the latest in furry pink hair. I’m not sure where I picked the pink hair up at – things come to me from strange and bizarre places . . .
Oh! Like this little doll!
Okay – a bit scary, I’ll grant you. But, don’t we all remember playing with baby dolls that looked like this? See – she’s in the pink with her little pink bonnet. I picked her up to use as a prop for our Christmas production last year. In the storyline, a choir is trying to produce a Christmas play – but few are behaving very Christ-like. One of the characters in the play switches the “pretty” Baby Jesus prop for this “scary” Baby Jesus prop. He is redeemed, however, at a climactic moment, when the proper prop is returned and true reverence and worship makes for a stirring finale. Nice memories. Yes. This doll’s a keeper – pink hat and all!
Now, I have a number of pretty pink dresses in my costume collection. I keep various sizes and styles to outfit different people and characters. Each production means new costumes acquired and added. Things get a little crowded. Here’s one of my favorite pinks – a sweet vintage look lace and satin selection:
Of course, I have something of a reputation for my hats. Lots of those. I’ll have to do a post just on them sometime – and the hat boxes! Ya! Thought I’d share this 1960’s model – a stylish summer straw with plenty of pink to make you pop!
Too bad we just don’t seem to wear hats anymore – well, I do . . .
However, I do NOT wear this!
David was off from the boat tours and came by to lend a hand. He’s holding adult sized pink jammies with drawers! What a hoot! It was used once as a pig costume with the craziest pig mask ever!
Hmmmmm. Never know when I might need that again. Pig costume stays.
But, plenty of stuff did not! We spent the better part of the week trudging boxes and bins and furnishings upstairs until all we had left were little paths through the dining room and living room:
. . . all set and ready to go . . .
. . . out the door on Saturday . . .
. . . with temperatures expected at the 100+ mark!
Ah, me! Good thing we’ve got a friend coming by around 1:00pm with his truck to take whatever is left to Goodwill! Then – we can enjoy the “pinkness of the after-purge!” And my more easily navigated basement:
Purging clears away the clutter in the physical – but also in mind, heart, and spirit! Priorities line up like good little soldiers in proper order. Perspicuity is the fruit – decidedly PINK in color! Yes! To be sure! This IS a Pink Saturday for me!
Sharing my Pink Purge with Beverly on Pink Saturday at “How Sweet the Sound”