Friday, October 3, 2008

Pink Saturday

It all started with the Pink Dress in the Window.

You know the one they place just so to catch your eye and lure you in.

The town is Mt Dora in Florida and the store is the Secret Garden. The secret, once you step in the door you are going to be there for quite some time.

This was a girly girls paridise. Everything looked vintage although everything was new. I could feel the Victorian deep in me longing to get out and get out she did. The owner knew just how to place everything to make you want everything.

I felt like I had stepped into the pages of Victorian Trading Company.

Everything was so pretty.

Lacey socks and button covers.

The dressing room beckoned me to bring lots of dresses in to try.

I loved this hat and the darling hanky lamp shade but I couldn't wear the lampshade so I chose the hat.
Doesn't this look like the perfect purse or what?
What is it about pretty things that make you feel so good? that another pink dress...back to the dressing room!

I remember Joyce Meyer telling of a husband that told his wife who was prone to shopping alot that when she felt tempted to buy a dress that she should tell satan to get behind her .

After coming home with a new dress he said, "Honey I thought I told you to tell the satan to get behind you. She said, I did just like you said, But he told me that the dress looked good from the back too!

Now before you are tempted to go out on a shopping trip make sure you take a trip on on over to Beverly at to see what other lovely pink temptations you can find.

Enjoy your Pink Saturday.




Hi Becky,
You looked so cute with your fancy flowered hat! That shop looks dangerous but fun, what a great place. They didn't have those kinds of shops when I went to Mt. Dora!!


Me again, I was just over at the Just Beachy blog and thought of you with your curtains in Shabby House, she found some long curtains at Ikea, maybe when you come to visit you will find something that will work for you, she got both panels for $60.00 and it looks like she has 12'ceilings. I don't know how tall your ceilings are there, she added some fabric to hers but they were extra long to begin with.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

What a beautiful shop to browse in! The hat was so pretty on you! And the quote from Joyce Meyer cracked me up! I love her! LOL! I'll have to write that one down to save for future use! LOL! ~Rhonda

Beverly said...

Oh Becky, I would love that store, too. And, Mt. Dora certainly has great places to shop and indulge.

You look so pretty in the hat. Just feel free to buy anything you like. You can blame it on me.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Smilingsal said...

lol Thanks for the laugh. Please come visit for my Pink Saturday offering, and then click on the book in my sidebar for a book giveaway!

Vintage To Chic said...

Good Morning Becky, The store is fabulous, The kind where you could spend the day and bust the pocket book. I have been painting for about 30 years, The method for my roses is just one I have developed over the years, Just have to want to learn and practice,practice,practice. Come visit me again,

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Becky,
I love that store....Victorian is a love of mine....I think more than the Shabby Chic look....I think that is why I love my Victorian Room so much....The Victorian Trading Company is one of my favorite magazines I have a wish list going.....and you look "Fabulous" in that hat....
Hugs and Love,
Mo :-)

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I think satan makes his way to California a lot......

Cori G. said...

OH! A dangerous store indeed! It must have taken great restraint not to buy everything in sight! Too bad she doesn't serve tea.
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend Becky.
Talk to you soon!
XO Cori

Melissa Wertz said...

Love your post! Happy Pink Saturday!

Jennifer said...

Becky That is so pretty!My Aunts store looks like that in Memphis.I love everything.Hugs,Jen

Virginia said...

Oh! What a beautiful shop, I can spent hours in there.Thanks for sharing.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Shabby Kim said...

Hi Becky,

Just love the pictures you were able to take at that fabulous store. You're right. A girl could spend hours in a store like that looking at all the lovely things. You look great in that hat.

Happy Pink Saturday!


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Pretty store and you adorable in that hat. Happy Almost Over Pink Saturday ~ Lynn

Tricia said...

Hi Becky. I love that little shop in Mt. Dora. The owner does have a touch for decorating. THe hat is perfect for you too. Happy Pink saturday.

Shirl said...

Hi Becky, Happy Pink Saturday! What a beautiful shop! I love to find stores like that!
Thank you for stopping by!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Grandma Faith said...

Thanks for taking us on a tour of that wonderful shop. I'm sure I would be tempted beyond my powers of resistance ,too.

vintagewindow said...

The fancy hat looked perfect.

Wow what a shop, I would spend hours in there myself.


Stephanie said...

OOOh! I want to go there. HA HA Ha "it looks good from behind"! Love it!!

Happy Pink Saturday!


KatCollects said...

What a great store, I would have been in there for hours. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Patricia said...

Oh, what a lovely shop. I would probably stay for hours, and the pinks are all beautiful. Love your quote. This was a great post. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Anonymous said...

I once bought a table cloth that was made entirely out of vintage hankies sewn together. I ended up throwing it on ebay and the gal made a dress out of it for her little girl. It turned out cute as a bug.

g said...

Oh, I just love stores like that. You could spend the whole day exploring it! Lucky you to find it.

Have a great week.

Ed said...

loved you in that hat - and those pink clothes Ooooo gorgeous !!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a lovely post, Becky. I love all the "stuff" in this shop~!~

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Becky!
Your shopping trip looked like so much fun! You look so pretty in your fancy little hat too. I remember Joyce Meyer talking about that dress she came home with....she is so cute and really gets her points across in the cutest of ways. I just love her. I love it when she says if you don't like dusting all your stuff, give some away...then once she talked about how God told her to give away something that she really liked and she struggled a bit with it. She said that she never had trouble giving away some stuff that she didn't like anymore, but she didn't want to give away this particular thing....I can't remember whether it was a dress or's been a while since I heard it. She was humerous about it. Oh boy, She's a hoot ....she's been through alot and knows alot. She's reached alot of people through her easy to understand messages. Hope you have a great day!