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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Pink Saturday #6

Beverly of How Sweet The Sound is our wonderful host for Pink Saturdays !! Please go say hi and visit all the Pink Posts !! :) She does such a wonderful job of Hosting and is a sweetheart to boot !! :)

I am getting a late start posting today. It has been a long week. Remember when I told you that the Rheumatoid Dr. told me I have Fibromyalgia ? Well, I went and saw my regular Dr. last Monday and she concurs. I had lab work done and my CRP levels are really high ( Internal Inflammation ) so that supports it, and I had to start a new medication. It is heavy duty and has some really scary side effects, but my Dr. thinks I really need it to get the inflammation down. She also swears that I DO have all of the symptoms of Chronic Costochondritis as well, the chest pain, swelling on my ribs and a host of other symptoms. So, at long last I feel confident that I have a proper diagnosis. The Fibro has gotten really bad the last few months, I feel like I have been run over by a Semi most days. But I am confident that I should start to feel better soon, once the inflammation goes down. :) I think one of the reasons that this has been so hard to diagnose is because it has taken 17 months for all of the symptoms to manifest.

Ok, On to pretty stuff !!!

I finished painting a wall shelf a week or so ago and my sweet hubby hung it for me. I filled it with my pretty hand painted plates I bought a while back on ebay, along with a few of my Nancy Ann dolls and my egg vase collection. I love all of the sherberty colors, and of course all the Pink !! :)
Yummy, Huh ???

I bought this pretty pansy plate from my friend Katie on the First Friday's sale, and she sent me some of her famous Pink Roses Teabags !! These are SO much sweeter in person !! :) Thanks Katie !! :) Isn't this plate gorgeous ?


Another sweet Pink Treat, this was my FAVORITE book when I was a little girl. I was a ballerina for several years, till I sprung up to 5"8" one year and that killed that !! lol !! Isn't this sweet ???!!!


My new Pink Birdie from, Sweet and Talented Miss Laurie of Charming designs!! Is this not the Cutest ????
My Gosh, this sweet talented girl even painted the wrapping paper !! Is this cute or what ??

Salmony Pink roses box I made for a friend. :) With silvery lace and vintage tulle. :)

My new friend and swap partner for A Vintage Christmas Stocking Swap, Miss Sherry has tagged me for a 7 facts about me game. I did the swap last year and am excited to do it again this year and to get Sherry !! She has Beautiful taste and I know whatever she makes I am going to love. :)

If you have been tagged, here is what is requested:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird...

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as well as links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a post on their blog. So here we go.......


1. I have great feet. Perfectly aligned toes. All in a row !! :)

2. I cant be around negative, mean people. Both for health reasons and because I have a very Sunny nature. Life is way too short !! Get over it !!

3. I have two very sweet, very spoiled Chihuahua's. Jake and Baby. They are my alternative for the grandchildren I am waiting for. Hint Hint Jeff !! lol !!

4. I had my Wonderful son Jeff at 19. :) best thing I ever did, next to giving my life to Jesus. :)

5. I am a Lampoholic. I have three or four lamps in every room and several in the closets. :)

6. I love my country. I am SO proud to be American and all of the things that come with that privilege. I am grateful for my freedoms and liberties. I love ALL of my fellow countrymen and when we are united on issues, we are unstoppable.

7. I like dill pickles with peanut butter on them. :)

Ok, I tag, Lib, Karen, Joy, Kim, Rachel, Louise and Alaura. :)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Victims of Hurricane Ike. I cant imagine how horrible it would be to have to leave your homes and await the fate of them.

Hugs,

Rhea

41 comments:

Suzie Button said...

I'll be the first to say your shelf is to die for!!! I Love, Love,Love it!! It's so wonderfully arranged, and all the other items are gorgeous too, LOVE the ballerina book too! I pray too that your fibromyalgia will lessen or at least that your symptoms are lessened for you! Happy Pink Day! Suzie

Connie said...

Miss Rheaaaaaaaa, I have 5 lamps in one room........nuuuuuuu, make that 2 rooms at the moment! I love lamps. I know the h*ll you've been through this past year and a half but you'll get better now. I just KNOW this, sweet chickee. I, too, am a positive and happy gal.........ain't it great?!?!?! Also I love my country beyond measure!!!!! I'll pass on the PB and pickles though.....Yuck..:-)
Smooches,
Connie

SherryRoseBella said...

Thanks,sweet Rhea, for playing the tag game!! I really enjoyed reading it!! I have never heard of pickles and peanut butter together but now I just have to try it!!lol I love, love,love your new shelf and all the treasures displayed on it!! You have such exquisite taste in your decor and your creations!! Feel better soon!!!
love, Sherry

Katie said...

Glad you made it on ok today! Happy Pink Saturday!

Dawn said...

Your shelf is very pretty. I like all of the goodies you have on it. Every thing looks so delicate!

I hope you are feeling better soon. I'm glad you finally have a diagnosis.

take care,
Dawn

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Oh....I envy you with all those Nancy Ann dolls. Your blog actually got me hooked and I own my very 1st one. I have my eye on several others but they can be pricey if you do not shop around. I decided I would buy mine as a collectible and look for the tag and the box too.
Your display is wonderful and those tea roses are sooo cute. What lovelies you shared with us today and I like the facts about you too :)

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Rhea. I am glad you got a diagnosis, and pray that you are on your way to feeling much better.

Thank you for always sharing such lovely pink things with us. I love your shelf.

TattingChic said...

Those are some sweet pink treats you brought for us today! I love the sweet little egg cups and plates and hankies and dolls! What a lovely display. All the pics are so pretty!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Miss Rhea !
I love your shelf and the pretty treaures on it.It looks lovely. I
just ordered some of the Rose tea bags :) They are gifts:) I hope that you will feel better soon.
Warmly, Deb :)

dana said...

Whew! You have a whole BLOG full of wonderful pink stuff! I loved all of the items you shared on this post--especially the little book of yours. My daughter quit ballet, too, when she hit the 6' mark when on pointe! She was great at volleyball and basketball, so that's the direction she took in HS (and a bit of college). I am sorry you have been feeling so crummy! My good friend has fibromyalgia, too, and Shogrens (sp?) AND arthritis. I hope the medication gives you relief! Best wishes and hope your PSat was a good one! Dana (of decorating with dentures!)

Neabear said...

I absolutely love the shelf display. Like you said it looks yummy. I have had costochronditis before. Not sure if I spelled that right. Anyway, when it hit I thought I was having a heart attack. I could not move my arms without pain. I continue to feel flare up now and then if I over do things. Stay healthy!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday! You always have beautiful pinky stuffs to share.. I have it!

Patricia said...

Your post is just stunning. I cannot get over the hat boxes - they are beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday.

Charmingdesigns said...

I came over to ask how you were doing, saw all your pink lusciousness, Thank you for showing the birdie, it looks so at home! I'll keep my prayers going for you...Take care!! I hope to take part of Pink Sat. next week. Laurie

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Rhea, I love that shelf full of pretty linens, dishes and those egg holders!
Love, Ann

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Rhea, so glad you have a diagnosis! I hope that the new meds will work and bring you some pain relief... just NOT knowing probably brings on so much stress.

LOVE your pretty shelf! fun to learn those facts about you too.. xo Heather

jeanne said...

Rhea, your shelf is beautiful. I agree about Katie, her tea roses are so sweet.I hope and pray your health improves very soon. Very pretty pink post.

Hugs...Jeanne

LW said...

The shelf is wonderful, what a lovely vignette..
I adore all of your delightful pinks…

hope you are feeling better real soon....

Louise

Lib said...

Hi Miss Rhea,
I hope you feel better soon!I'll be praying for you!
Love all you pinks Yummies!
Have a great week!
Blessins',Lib

KatCollects said...

What a beautiful shelf. I hope you start feeling better soon. Happy Pink Weekend : )
Kathy

SweetAnnee said...

Oh what lovelies..thank you for sharing!!

I am praying for you also..life can be so hard..
fondly, Deena

Miss Sandy said...

I am moving you to the top of my prayer list! I suffered from Costochondritis several years ago. You are the only other person I know who was diagnosed with the same thing. The pain can be very intense. I am so sorry to hear of your discomfort. Your spirit remains sweet and your outlook rosy pink in light of your circumstances, thanks for being an example of bearing a burden sweetly.

Shabby Kim said...

Oh how pretty!! I love the pastel/sherbert colors you have displayed on your shelf.

Joy said...

Wow Rhea, your pieces are to die for. Sherbet really describes the shelf & contents. Those roses you made are stunning. The book is totally charming.

I'm glad you have a diagnosis so you can get on with getting effective treatment. ((hugs))

Jan and Tom's Place said...

LOL!!! I love lamps, too!!!! At Estate sales this summer, I picked up a Chandelier and 7 lamps!!! I'll be having several in each room and already have several in my closet, too!!! LOL!!!

Thanks for the visit and comments about our Make-over.

~Blessings,
Jan

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Rhea! Thanks for tagging me! I cannot be around negative people either...it does aggravate the fibro. I haven't been blogging all to much the last few weeks because the fibro has been pretty bad. One big piece of advice...rest when you know you need to and try to avoid the things that stress you. I haven't had much luck with prescription meds so I stick with Advil and rest. I try not to dwell on the fibro but as you know that can be hard some days. When I feel good I do as much as I can but sometimes I think that may be bad and pay for it later. You can email me anytime!!!! I am here!

Take care and hugs!
Kim

Lee Laurie said...

Hello. I dont think that I've ever commented on your blog before. I do read it almost daily. I feel like we have so much in common. I have fibromyalgia and it seems to be getting worse. Sometimes I can barely function. It is easy to get depressed about it. Im usually a very positive person,however this condition really gets me down. I've tried several medicines and even alternative medicine such as vitamins and herbs,etc. Nothing really has helped me. One RX even made me sicker. I just try to rest when I can and don't overdo too much on my good days. I love your blog. I collect lamps too. I laughed when you said that you even have some in your closet...I do too! Come visit my blog sometimes.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Rhea!

LOVE your Pink Saturday posting! It is like yummy frosting! So pretty!

Hugs,
Maryjane

linnea-maria said...

Thank you for your sweet comment!
It must be a relief to have a name of the illness. Now you can have the correct medication and soon feel much better. And so I hope you will.
That shelf is so nice and your arrangement is very lovely. My grandmother used to paint on porcelain plates, i have a few with floral pattern. The salmon coloured box is so pretty! Your friend will sure be happy over it! /linnea-maria

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweets,
what a gorgeous collection.
i love that book, i have a few of those images saved for tags. so sweet.
i was a ballerina girl too.
hope all is well,im a little under still, but you can't keep me down for to long.
oxoxoxo,
jessi

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Your shelf is so so pretty, Rhea. Love all your beautiful plates, too! I bought some of Katie's tea bags, as well. So-o-o-o sweet!

Glad they finally diagnosed you and please know, you are in my prayers, as always....

Have a "sunny" day,
Kitty

Shirl said...

Hi Rhea, thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! I love your shelf and it looks so pretty with all your plates, doilies and egg vases. The hanging lamp is so pretty too! Your ballerina book is so cute and in good shape. The bird painting from Lori is so cute!! Katie's tea roses are so pretty.
Hope you feel better!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

The Rose Room said...

Hi Rhea!!!

Your health issues sound horrific, I can't believe you achieve so much with all that going on!

Thanks so much for the nice comments you always leave me, particulary on my post today. I feel very strongly about that topic, your blog was one among a few I have read in the last few months on the issue of copying.

Loved reading your tag, always so interesting to learn little snippets about people!!!

Take Care, Rachaelxo

Kathleen Grace said...

Your creations and displays are always so beautiful. The sherbet colors and soft textures...yum! I am so sorry to hear you have fibromyalgia. I have a close friend who has that and it isnt pleasant. I will be praying that God eases the pain and you get some relief.

Lori said...

Oh Rhea,
Such a wonderful ly sweet confection your post was today! i just love the colors of your shelf and will have to rearage one of mine today! And your box with the roses is simply stunning! I just admire you so how you can be so positive when I know your so uncomfortable! take care you sweetheart! Lori

Shabby Addict said...

The colors on that shelf are absolutely yummy! My favorite colors! And that rose container you made? Beautiful!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I love lamps too, but don't have as many as you!!!! I'm sure the person who gets that box will love it. Even with your pain, you appear to get so much done. Yeah for you! I Pray you will get better.

twinkleshabbystar said...

Miss Rhea, Your post is GORGEOUS!!! Im SERIOUSLY ooohing and aaaahing over EVERY lovely photo and detail!!! The wall shelf with the dolls just MELTS my heart! The ballerina book is truly the sweetest! I love the random facts! It's always fun to get to know someone better. Miss Rhea, I will keep you in my prayers and hope you feel better soon!!!! Smiles, Jenn

pink wishes and shabby dreams said...

Oh Rhea, I love your shelf, and the colours are 2die4, I read some of your blog it is very pretty, and the things you make are just as pretty, I have osteo arthritis is my t9 and two stuffed disks lower down in my back, so I too feel like I have been run over by a semi most days lol. Until my drugs kick in I can not do too much, so I sit here with my cuppa and go blog hopping till I am able to move, come on over and say hi if you have time. Chers Debra.

Miss Sandy said...

I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I have thought of you much this week and with each thought sent up a little prayer. I hope you are feeling better. Have a wonderful weekend!

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

Your roses are beautiful, but I think I'm even more fond of the little blue birds you have painted. So sweet.