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"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year." ~ Charles Dickens

Friday, December 3, 2010

Pink Saturday & Christmas Poinsettia Party

Hello bloggy friends and welcome to Beverly's Pink Saturday & Beth's Christmas Poinsettia Party.

Well, I sprained my wrist a couple of days ago so I've had to wrap up my decorating. I am only about half done and the mantel will have to do the way it is! Oh, well, better than no mantel at all!

I love this Christmas Star or Winter Rose as it is sometimes called. It originated in Mexico and was brought to the US by Joel Roberts Poinsett in 1825.

I have had almost every colour of poinsettia in my home to decorate with; blue, burgundy, cream, pink, red, and white. I love the pink but then I will see a red one that just takes my breath away! The white one is also lovely.....

One year a flower shop was on my hubby's mail route and one day a big pot of gorgeous pink poinsettias was delivered to our home. What a wonderful surprise and they were exquisite!

These are some of the ways in which I have incorporated these beautiful flowers into my home over the past couple of years. Pink poinsettias and glittery roses snuggle up to a pillar candle in this swag. The pink toile angel stands gracefully by.
My crystal hurricane lamp sits on the coffee table surrounded by a wreath of pink poinsettias, pine cones, pink ribbon, and pink Christmas balls.I also like it with a pink pillar candle.Burgundy adorns the wreath hanging on the door.A white poinsettia sets off a white church birdhouse.A couple of years ago, I had red on the window sill.And I always adorn my Nativity with a white poinsettia.

Those of you who know me, know that I am a teapot collector and of course I had to have a teapot spruced up for Christmas! This is my Rose Chintz teapot and she is looking pretty festive with the pink rose, poinsettia, and pine cone.

Beverly asked us to share a recipe as well today. Mine is very easy.

Mincemeat Tarts

Choose your favourite mincemeat and fill unbaked tart shells. Pop into the oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Quick and tasty little tarts for this Christmas season.

If you would like to participate in Beth's Christmas Poinsettia Party, just click on the link -

If you would like to visit all of Beverly's pink bloggerettes please click on this link - http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Thank you for visiting today and I wish you a lovely weekend.

Celebrating Christmas in my heart all year round~ Sandi


  1. A lot of lovely decorations you show here. The first one with the ausumn flowers will be my favourite :)
    Happy PS!

  2. Oh Sandi...I love your pink poinsettias, pink candle, pink angel, pink everything! Soooo lovely. Thanks for sharing. It's great to know someone else loves Christmas to the hilt!Susan

  3. Beautiful poinsettias! What a nice gift from the flower shop:@)

  4. What lovely table decorations - love them! SO pretty, and so original too. Thanks so much for visiting, and if you liked the robin header, it's on my Blogology blog to download if you'd like. Happy Pink Saturday!

  5. Love your Pink Christmas Decor! Beautiful!
    Happy Pïnk Saturday!

  6. You have decorated your home very well with the poinsettias. I realize red is the traditional, but I enjoy the pinks as well.

  7. Hi Sandi,
    Love all your pretty pinks! Happy Pink Saturday!


  8. Such pretty pinks! You have a beautiful blog. I've enjoyed my visit.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  9. Hope you heal quickly! Love the beautiful floral arrangements & particularly that teapot.

    Merry Christmas ~
    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  10. The florals are beautiful. I very much like the way the nativity is displayed with the bible on one side with the greenery and poinsetta on the other side, very nice. Such a pretty post.

  11. The first flowers my husband gave me was a large pot of white poinsettias (we started dating just before Christmas). Be still my heart! Happy Pink Saturday.

  12. Happy Pink Saturday Sandi Sweetie...
    Oh I am SO sorry to hear about the wrist. Sprains are so much more painful, and they take longer to heal. Take the time you need and heal well.

    I love the decorating, and so adore the pink poinsettias. They are beautiful, silk and real. I love the angel you shared. She is SO gorgeous, and just takes your breath away. How serene she is.

    I love the way you added assorted colored poinsettias to each vignette. That looks so pretty, and your church is gorgeous. Love it. Makes my heart happy.

    Now be still my little heart when I saw the tea pot. I love it. The arrangement is just gorgeous.

    Recipe sounds great. Thanks for the wonderful share sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  13. Your pointsettias are just beautiful!! I love them too. I wish I could have some around the house but I've read they are poisonous to cats and my newest baby will eat anything that resembles a plant..even my flower arrangements aren't safe! One year my mother was given a flower, I think it was called the winter rose, and it was a cross of a pointsettia and a rose. It looked and was the size of a pointesettia but had velvety petals like a rose. It was beautiful! I've never seen another one again!
    Anyway, love your beautiful post! Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Your decorations are so lovely! And I'm so sorry to hear about your wrist. I took a tumble last week over a "shall remain nameless" granddog and thought I'd done the same but just achy body. But I still remember how much it hurt that first day so I totally empathize with you. Praying you feel better soon. And thank you so much for sharing your lovely Christmas table decorations and nativity set - I LOVE to see different nativity sets. They're all so sweet. I'm going to be writing more about them for A Pause In Advent in the coming days at SandwichINK.com . Pink Christmas and Saturday greetings! :)

  15. Dear Sandi: It's ALL sooooo beautiful. I love the wreaths used as centerpieces. The church birdhouse and white pointsettia is so dreamy. Lovely post today!

  16. Sandi, your pinks are all so gorgeous! I love your candle arrangements and of course the gorgeous tea pot. The poinsettias are amazing too! The little tarts look so yummy! Happy Pink Saturday!

  17. Sandi, This blog is beautiful! Love the snowflake widget. I enjoyed seeing all the photos on your sidebar of your family. You will have to tell us which son has which grandchild, etc when you have a chance. I love your decorations, particularly the poinsettias and greenery surrounding the candles and the teapot and your red poinsettia on the window sill. So glad you stopped by. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Blessings, Beth

  18. Sandi,
    Your Christmas blog is beautiful! I did not realize you had it. I just love this party post. That image with the birdhouse and the white poinsettia is lovely! Such a treat to visit.

  19. Pretty pink christmas poinsetta's-great accents!

  20. I like the idea of the little tarts...it's a wonderful way to get just a smidgen of the holiday mincemeat. Happy Pink Saturday!

  21. Oh I love your poinsettias, I love them, too. Just got some beautiful red ones and white ones, but can't show them, cause I have to pick them up in OK, when we go for Christmas in a few weeks (grin). Love the candle wreath with the pink candle, the tea pot is darling.
    Happy PS, thanks for sharing




  23. Sandi, everything looks so pretty and inviting. I am so sorry you have sprained your wrist. What a Bummer! I hope it heals quickly, but you can't hurry those injuries, so just enjoy what you have done.
    Your banner is so pretty.....while we have the same china, I never got the tea set...wish I had!
    Take care!

  24. Hi! Thanks for sharing your yummy yam recipe!!!

    your son are handsome and you and your sister in law are so pretty! blessing for you and yours!

    Happy pink saturday!


  25. Sandi,
    Everything looks so pretty! I love those sweet pink poinsettias ans they look perfect in your vignettes!
    The white poinsettia with the white church and the white nativity set is just stunning!

    Very beautiful!!

    Count me in for Tea Tuesday as I will be sharing tea cup and tea pot ornaments!!

    Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

  26. That recipe sounds so good and I love your photos. Happy Pink Saturday.

  27. Such pretty poinsettias, in every shade! Love your toille angel, too.

    My Mom would have enjoyed your mincemeat tarts...it was a favorite of hers & I love a *mini* version of anything. Makes me feel less guilty. LOL

    Thanks for the mini tour of your pretty decorations!

  28. Oh goodness everything looks so pretty! I hope your wrist if feeling better soon. BTW, I love mincemeat, yum!


  29. Your pink poinsettias are lovely!
    So sorry that I’m late visiting! Had to work. Hope you had a great PS!

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

    PS: I'm having a Holiday giveaway!!

  30. Sweet goodness sure does come in my favorite colors. I haven't visited in a while as I've just been busy. Ten more days until we have Christmas break; some call it Winter Break, but not me! I'm looking forward to getting lots of treats ready for our family to put in their stockings. And this year I'm grateful that we'll have more time to do it before the 24th. Have a lovely week. I always enjoy having you stop in at Heart Song. ♥♫