Purely Pink!

When I was in school there were at least six other “Kathy’s” in my class.  The name Kathy, Cathy, Katherine, Catherine, Kathryn, must have been at the top of the “most popular girl’s name” list for a number of years in the late ’50’s and early ’60’s.  Distinctions would be made according to our last name initial.  I had the distinction of being the only one with the latter spelling:  Kathryn.  It wasn’t until later in life when I discovered my inner Anglophile (lover of all things Anglo/Celtic), that I learned the appearance of the letter “y” in names denotes an Anglo/Celtic variation of the name.

Rarely did I see my name – uniquely spelled with an “ryn” – in the common marketplace.  When people who didn’t know me attempted to write my name, they invariably started it with a “C’ and ended it with an “erine”.

Imagine my delight when I came across this lovely little gal stepping out in all her Royal Daulton pink glory, marking her colonial elegance with the name “Kathryn”!


Now, as I live in an eclectic country, Victorian, cabin, shabby, vintage, what-not decor of a home, I do not own a curio cabinet with lots of elegant items to surround my beautiful little lady in a proper display.  She would have to be content with a hodge-podge of whatever I’d brought home from my latest thrift store shopping spree.  She doesn’t seem to mind, though.  It only makes her stand out from the rest.

The lovely rose print on her inner skirt reminds me of a tea cup pattern.

Her serene expression is the picture of pink, peace, and contentment.

A dainty little foot peeks out from under her skirt as she lifts the over-skirting 
to step into a jolly galliard, dancing with joy!

What’s that our sweet little Dove whispers in her ear?  Ah, yes!  A reminder to celebrate her name:
Kathryn – meaning “PURE ONE”

In the Bible, names are very important.  There are many instances of where the Lord gives a new name after an individual is transformed such as Abram becoming Abraham, Jacob becoming Israel, Simon becoming Peter, Saul becoming Paul, and may others.  The change in their lives demanded a name change to properly define them.

My mother named me Kathryn – meaning purity.  From birth I was called to purity.  Through Christ I am equipped to walk in the purity of His Spirit.  I have always had a desire to surround myself with “pure” things.  I see the world in black and white (sorry, no pink) – pure and impure.  I prefer the surrounding of good things and beauty – whatever is PURE, noble, just, lovely, virtuous, excellent . . . you know – that nifty little checklist from Philippians 4:8.  It can often be difficult in a world contaminated with impurities – but through His Spirit, the Lord teaches me to discern the purities to be found therein.  And, they are there – in abundance – God’s goodness pervading impurity when you seek His Light in darkness.

Like my good Lady Kathryn – may you step joyfully into the Lord’s dance today, 
celebrating His Purity, Goodness and Light!

I am sharing this “purely pink thought” with Beverly on Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.


  1. Kathryn, I love this spelling. Royal Doulton figurines are simply the most elegant dainty pieces … I can see why you purchased this lovely lady.
    Happy PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  2. Hello Kathryn and Happy Pink Saturday!

    I so enjoyed your story about all the Kathryn’s and Kates! I have a darling Granddaughter named Lilly Catherine and we often call her Lilly Cat! She is an Irish lass and if her Dad had known about the Anglo/Celtic spelling, it would have been different!

    Your Royal Daulton Kathryn is truly beautiful. What an enchanting face she has. My Mom had several when I was growing up and I have no idea what happened to them…..she did not have yours, but she had one that was my favorite and I should know the name…..something with “Hill” in it. I am going to have to go looking….I just remembered…Top Of The Hill!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi Kathryn, (This is Linnie from “the Butt’ry and Book’ry)
    I really enjoyed this post! Your R D is wonderful, and I really loved how you brought it all back to the Lord!! ;-D

    I figured out that if I can’t leave an identity comment on some posts, that I can successfully leave one if there is an anonymous button. I sent you an email, because I couldn’t get through the other day. But it is great to meet you, and I am looking forward to visiting here often!
    Lots of warmth and Blessings, Linnie

  4. Kathryn,
    I have stumbled upon your blog a few times and haven’t had time to comment but have been delighted with each visit.
    Found some time so I am saying Hello and I signed up as a follower!
    LOVE this sweet figurine bearing your magnificent name! I am a lover of Victorian, shabby, traditional and cottage style. Come by for a visit if you get a chance!!


  5. Kathryn,

    My youngest daughter Sarah has the middle name Kathryn. I love the spelling and it’s roots and it’s meaning. Her name means “God’s Princess Full of Purity.”

    Your figurine is lovely!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. What a lovely little lady Kathryn is. When we named our daughter we chose both her first and middle names for their meaning…..it makes her name that much prettier to me when I think that it means “Who is like God” and “Reborn OR Born Again” — Nothing more I can aspire to in life but that she lives up to her name!

  7. She is lovely….
    You will now have to buy a tea set(cup and saucer at the least) to set beside her. Offical Royal Doulton site:
    Have a pinkishly beautiful weekend

  8. Love your lady in pink. Names are important. When my daughter was in grade school she accidentally hit a girl in dodge ball. The girl was upset that Emily hurt her. The teacher asked, “Has Emily ever hurt you before? Is she kind?” When the girl answer no and yes the teacher said, “Then her good name goes before her. It was an accident.”

  9. What a love pink lady!
    Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

  10. Lovely, what a pretty expression on her face.

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