Friday, November 20, 2009

Pink is an Attitude and Historical St. Augustine

Let's show our pinks and then go traveling!
So, go to Beverly's site at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ and enjoy the pinks while you are resting from our sightseeing trip. Today, we are going to St. Augustine, FL.
I found this set of plate when my friends and I went on a shopping trip last Wednesday at Ross in Monroe, LA. I thought it would be perfect for Pink Saturday so I bought it. I love all the sayings", they are so like me, lol!

"If the shoe fits, buy it in every color."
"Pink isn't just a color, it's an attitude."
"I have no desire for money, it's all the stuff that I want."
"I just love a sale."
I found this set of pink wine stemware on the same day at TJ Maxx (which is close to where Ross is) and I just love the colors and the silver squirly pattern and bought them too. I told ya, I like the stuff:-) It's like a ritual when we go to Monroe. We drive 2 hours one way to get there. We go to Ross first, then have lunch and then we go to TJ Maxx. If we are not tired yet, we go to Pier One and/or Dillard's and sometimes to Home Depot too, if we want to buy plants. Now, let's go sightseeing!!
We worked and lived in Florida before we moved here. One weekend, we decided to take my cousin Hazel, who was visiting from the Philippines and my mom, nephew Valiant, and AJ to St. Augustine. I always enjoy going to St, Augustine because it reminds me of the Philippines during the Spanish occupation. Below you will see Castillo de San Marcos, a fort constructed by the Spanish between 1672 and 1695 The Lightner Museum was very pretty at night. We were there before Christmas so the town was dressed for the holidays.
We rode a horse carriage to tour the town and for the ghost tour. AJ was so excited when we stopped and the carriage girl asked her to feed the horse. We had lunch at Columbia Restaurant.
The buildings are mostly Spanish in style, very pretty and
with a very ornate and interesting architecture. They had really old wooden buildings too.
Thank you all for coming along. I hope you enjoyed the tour.
Thanks Beverly for hosting another Pink Saturday!

31 comments:

mbkatc230 said...

Thanks for the trip Christine. St. Augustine looks like a beautiful town. I have a high school friend who lives there, and the pictures are gorgeous. Love those plates - the sayings are too cute. Have a wonderful weekend. Kathy

Blondie's Journal said...

Christine,

I adore the plates and wine glasses. They would be a lot of fun for a girl's luncheon or card game!! They look familiar, I am wondering if I saw them in a catalog, Everything goes very well together. I cannot believe how far you drive to go shopping, or for how long. They are like marathons!!

St. Augustine is lovely, and very historical. It looks like you and your family had a wonderful time. I am really enjoying all of your mosacis, seems like you are having fun making them too!! I enjoyed the pictures of the carriage ride.

Have a wonderful weekend!! Just got back from picking Abby up at school. What a long round trip!! But she is home and that makes me happy!!:-)

xoxo
Janie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

We've been to St. Augustine a couple of times in recent years, both times in the summer when it was unusually hot...even for Florida. All that walking in the forts in that heat...it is what I remember the most. I would love to be there when it was pleasant enough to really enjoy the sights. It is a very interesting city.

The plates are so cute and I love the goblets!

Sue

SILVIA said...

i love all of your new things Christine, i do too love things..beautiful pics of St Augustine, i would love to visit someday..
have a great weekend..
Silvia..xx

Shelia said...

HI Christine! What darling little plates - just perfect to use for one of your girly luncheons! The stem ware is beautiful too.
Loved the trip with you! You always have so much fun.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Christine,
I just so love those pink goblets, I wish our TJ Maxx had some! I would so love to visit St. Augustine! I love towns with history and this was looks like it would be so much fun too! Hugs, Cindy

Cynthia K. said...

Hello! The plates are so very cute. And the pink stemware is gorgeous - truly love those....

Cynthia K.

Sares said...

It looks like you had fun on your outing. I love seeing all these travel pictures of yours. Your glasses are beautiful too, the color is magnificent. Happy Pink Christine!

Maggie B said...

Hi Christine,
Loving all your mosaics you are getting sooooooooooo creative with them.
Enjoyed the trip St A and the plates are such fun.
Have a wonderful weekend
Maggie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine! You were so close to our place there you could have thrown a rock and hit it! LOL! You have to call me the next time you're over this way. I will make plans to meet you.

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Just Breathe said...

You found some excellent pink!
Always love your travel pictures.
Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

Your pink goblets are stunning. I hope you enjoy them in good health. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.

SmilingSally said...

I love St. Augustine, and the oldest school house is my very favorite place to visit there.

kiakai/Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Christine you go to the neatest places. My sister used to live there a long time ago. I had no idea it was so beautiful. And I think I saw that same pink stemware at TJ Maxx.
Kelly

someplace in thyme said...

I just love to travel with you. I get to see so many wonderful places and sites. Your mosaic is just too pretty for words and I love the saying. The pink glasses are gorgeous, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

sunnymama said...

I always enjoy your sightseeing tours! Thanks for taking us along with you to such interesting places. :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Christine,
I LOVE your pink stemware with the silver design...beautiful! And what a fun, fun trip! Seems like I read/heard that St. Augustine is the oldest city...is that just in FL, perhaps? Been so long, can't remember now. In any case, it is a facinating place to visit. Looks like you guys had a fabulous time!
Susan

Debra said...

My husband and I visited there a few years back. It's truly a beautiful place to visit!

Pam said...

Love the pink plates. Your travel pictures are wonderful. Happy Pink Saturday.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Christine...

Your pinks are ever so pretty!....

And, I always enjoy your travel adventures. You often show me places I'll never see in person. I loved St. Augustine... :-)

Happy Pink Saturday!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Greenearth said...

What wonderful travels.

Fifi Flowers said...

BEAUTIFUL glasses and ADORABLE plates!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family….Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Christine, love all the pictures, I love it when you take pictures for your trips, sorry I cannot join in on the pay it forward at this time, but in the future when things are a bit more settled at home, i would love to...thanks, phyllis

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Christine-just poppin in to wish you a most blessed Thanksgiving to you and all those most precious to you.

blessings
mary

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! It looks like you had a wonderful time! I haven't been there since I was very small, but now I think I need to go back! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!...hugs...Debbie

Chandy said...

Hi Christine! Sorry I haven't been by... Catching up on school, birthdays and Thanksgiving has me exhausted. Only have time to zone out for a few minutes before the next chore. I should be more "present" after the 28th. I'll be there on the first SS of December and man, your finds and travels are just enviable! Monroe is such a treasure trove of goodies for you!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, I am dropping back by to wish you a Very Happy Thanksgiving. May you and your family be blessed abundantly!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Suesue said...

Hey Christine! I just want to wish you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving!!!!

Love and hugs,
Sue

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, those plates really are you, and me, and a lot of other bloggers we know! That are the cutest! Love the stemware - such a pretty pattern. Thanks for the tour of St. Augustine - so pretty. Great mosaics too! laurie

Queenie said...

I love St. Augustine...it's a beautiful place. We've been there twice on vacation, but it's been several years now. Thanks for sharing those great photos!
The pinkie plates are so cute sooo and you!
Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

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