Friday, May 14, 2010

New Fave Cabinet, Pink Zoe and Dream Tour

First and foremost, I would like to wish Beverly a Happy Anniversary for a very successful and fun meme, Pink Saturday. Beverly made every Saturday an exciting day for all of us. Thank you, Beverly! Go and personally give her your best wishes at
Another weekend which means it is another triple fun.
A tour of a cruise ship, Carnival Dream, is where I am taking you today. Let's not even disembark. Let us just stay in the ship because there is lots to do here.

It's also time to show off at least one of our favorite items. And boy, do I have a lot of those! Laurie makes it possible for us to share at
I got a new cabinet and it is my favorite right now. A friend told us that she and her hubby just came from an antique store downtown and they have everything at 70% off. She said they are still expensive even at 70% off because of being antiques.
When the weekend came, John and I decided to browse around. It was the third day of the sale so almost everything was marked "sold" or whatever was left was really ugly or badly damaged. But we walked around anyway and then I saw a beautiful cabinet that I like in the kitchen. I asked one of the people selling how much it is and he said it is not really included in the sale and that it is personally his. It is not an antique either. He said he lives in the apartment next door and he was just asked to help out. I asked if he wants to sell it and after figuring out some numbers, he came up with a figure that we agreed upon and so we bought it.
Isn't it just perfect for that wall? And you know I can always use more storage. I bought an antique cabinet once before for that wall but it was broken when it was delivered, so I returned it. Maybe I was making room for this one. God sure works in mysterious ways!
I will show more of it on my Tabletop and Tea Tuesday posts.
For my pink contribution, I am showing you our pink cheeked granddaughter, Zoe in her poncho with pink butterflies, pretty flared skirt with pink prints and pink shoes. This was taken while we were cruising on Carnival Dream. Isn't she just the cutest little thing?
The bottom picture of the mosaic shows pink faux bouganvilles also in that cruise ship. I had to look closely cause they looked so real.

Now, on to the tour! This is Carnival's newest ship, the Carnival Dream, but they are building another one, the Carnival Breeze, which is due to be released in 2012.

The first pic is the long hallway to our cabins. The others were taken inside our cabin. Do you see the animal shaped towel? Our room steward always creates and leaves one after he cleans the room while we are at dinner, a different animal for every night.
The bar in the lobby.
The glass elevators.
There is so much to do while on board. You can play pingpong too.

And you can feed yourself to death, lol. Below is a Mexican buffet, Indian buffet, sushi bar, luncheon on the deck. Pizza and Caesar salad bar is open 24 hrs.

The Dream, like most other cruise ships, has a huge water slide. I have never been to one. I can't even go on our little one at home, lol.


Theater Lots of entertainment both for kids and adults. There's Noah!

Ok now, this is really funny. John talked me into going to a dance class and to learn how to dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller". AJ is crazy about Micheal Jackson and John wanted to impress her by showing her that we know the dance.
And so we did and all I did was laugh. LOL! It was the funniest thing!
The next day, we were all over the TV and the theater.
And the funny thing is that I cannot remember any of the steps except for the beginning.

I don't know why but we always take a picture on formal night and I don't know what to do with the pictures cause I have so many of them.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of the Dream. We like taking cruises because it is very relaxing for us. You should try it if you haven't. You get a lot of value for your money too.
Thanks to Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday. Congratulations again on its anniversary.
Thanks to Laurie also for hosting A Few of My Favorite Things.
Thank you all for visiting.
Now let's all visit our hosts' sites and their participants.


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

The new hutch is outstanding!! So gorgeous!

Your grand daughter is just so precious and you and John look so elegant in your formal wear!!



Debbie said...

Never been on a cruise, I think we will someday. It looks fun, and you where getting down! Your hutch is so pretty too, and Zoe is way too cute. I have a new linky party I am trying out this weekend...come check out the details....Thanks Christine.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I always say I want to go on a cruise, but I get so motion sick that I don't think that would work at all. Love your new cabinet. It is gorgeous. Thanks for the tour too. It looks amazing. The pic of you and John is gorgeous. I love it. Such a lovely couple. Hugs, Marty

Debbie said...

Yes Christine Antiques would count for this linky, anything NOT purchased at a major retailer...ebay, craiglist, they count! You really do make cruisin look awesome.....

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the new cabinet. It looks brand new!! I knew the one you wanted was broken, but I forgot what you did! Lovely!

This looks like it was a fun cruise. I love watching you dance!! The rooms looks nice and large as well. And so much to do! I like this post a lot!


kim said...

Christine, I love that cabinet. Good choice. Zoe is adorable and oh how I love to cruise. We have been on four or five cruises. All were Carribean cruise line except one. Two of them we went on it was their first year. Love when the ship is new like that. Our favorite cruise has been Alaska.

Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday Christine! Beautiful home and cruise. Love cruising too.
And you and your hubby are gorgeous!
Happy weekend.

Jacalyn @ said...

Love that cabinet you purchased! Zoe is way cute too!

Happy PS,

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you had a great time on the cruise!

PAT said...

Your new cabinet is beautiful, Christine.

Miss Zoe is a cutie pie.

Your dance class made me smile. You looked like you were having a great time.

Happy Weekend!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a beautiful antique piece! And what an adorable all her pinks :o)

And as is so much fun to go on your cruise tours...I have only been on one Royal Carribbean Cruise (with our oldest daughter's high school Senior class...and it was definitely worth it! One day, my hubby and I want to go and also another one with all our family.

You both look great in your formal photo.

Blessings & Aloha!
(Ah! sorry its been so long since I've been by! We've been o the road for the past 4 weekends...)

Dolores said...

Your cruise pictures are beautiful.... , my favorite is the last one of you and your d/h....a very handsome couple.
The picture of your granddaughter is a so sweet. She's adorable!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Christine, that new cabinet is absolutely gorgeous! I love the beautiful design on the glass and the carving on the wood. Zoe is a little doll. That is one amazing ship. While I was looking at your photos, I had to keep reminding myself that this was all on a ship. Unbelievable! Loved the photos of you dancing and the one of you and John on formal night. Thank you so much for linking that beautiful new cabinet to Fav. Things. laurie

Sarah said...

Christine, beautiful photo of you and John. You looked great on the dance floor. :-) It's those kinds of things that keep us young!
Zoe is a cute one! Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Sarah

A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks for the "Dream" tour!!! Haven't been on a cruise in 25 years! Wow..that made me sound so old! Beautiful photos! Thank you for visiting and HPS!

debbie said...


Julie said...

Thanks for the tour of the ship. We love cruising but have never sailed Carnival. Happy Pink Saturday.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty cabinet! Thanks for the tour of the ship. I have never been on a cruise - but that is another story.
You and your husband are a great looking couple! I really enjoy reading about your travels - thanks for sharing with us.
Enjoy your weekend.

Kathleen said...

LOL, I loved your Thriller dance!
Hey do you want to adopt me? I never go anywhere..send this gal to camp or somewhere! :)
Your gdau is just adorable!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Oh Christine, that is one awesome trip! love all the photos.. looks like you enjoy it so much!.. happy PS!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Christine, the hutch is so pretty and unusual. I really like the legs on it, too. Looks like the cruise was wonderful, and the pics are gorgeous. Linda

Catharina Maria said...

That is a lovely post !

Love from the Netherlands ♥Rini♥
Please come over to my blog to see the give-aways there ;o)

lvroftiques said...

Christine your Zoe is sure a cutie! And girl I wanna go cruisin' with you! You have got to be the cruise QUEEN!! What an amazing ship! I've never been on a cruise ship but I'm pretty sure I'd love it. And you and your sweety look soooo great in that pic! Vanna

Just Breathe said...

That last picture is beautiful.
I must do a cruise someday!
Love the cabinet you bought. Hope your weekend is going well.

Pinky said...

Zoe is a GORGEOUS little girl, Christine!!!! Thanks for the tour of the cruise, I ahve never been on one but think I might like to try it! XO, Pinky

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