Jan 10, 2009

Nostalgic Pink

I have been feeling a bit nostalgic this week and thinking back to my childhood and special days in our family. I really wanted a Chatty Kathy doll for Christmas one year and I can still remember getting her. I think I was 7. Sweet little Kathy still lives on top of my dresser! She still wears her original pink pin striped dress and hair bows. Somehow she lost her shoes along the way though - probably testament to a little southern girl's doll! I never wear them if I can avoid it either! I hadn't gotten Kathy down for a while to look at her, or even dust her off. I did so tonight - I combed her still new looking shiny black hair, I washed her freckled face and beautiful blue eyes...oh, what a sweet girl. Oh, to hear her lovely voice again...the pull on her back was right where it should be. With great expectation I gently pulled the string...I'll let you know when I find the 666 tattoo. Poor Chatty girl has gone to the other side since I last enjoyed her company!
Note to self: Do not ever again converse with Chatty at midnight.

As I was placing my demented friend back on her dresser perch, I spotted the once pink rose bouquet my daughter carried in her wedding. I remember well the day we found the florist. We had been to visit many florists, but none of them could perfectly match the exact rose Julie had found in a brides magazine. After being told by an aggravated florist at a previous appointment that the roses do not exist but were merely the result of an editor's clever touch ups, I was beginning to think we might have to settle. But the lovely lady immediately say, "Of course. You would like semi forced Bridal Pinks." Hallelujah, ring 'em up! The barely blush pink bridal bouquet was spectacular, wrapped in white organza to match Julie's gorgeous white organza dress.
Here it is on the big day:

Here it is today on my dresser. Darling Julie...you've been married 7 1/2 years. Please come get your bouquet. I don't like it nearly as much as I once did :) !

This little pink box is not old but I do love it. My husband bought it for me at the Venetian in Las Vegas. It reminds me of a wonderful, peaceful time we had - just the two of us last winter after a really difficult health issue had created a lot of stress in our lives. We just needed to be together to have a little mindless fun!

Finally, nothing nostalgic at all! But I do love these fluffy, frilly slippers my sweet husband gave me for Christmas. I love the pink satin ribbon trim. I did need slippers so everywhere we shopped together I would point out any cute slippers I saw. The sweet man bought me THREE pairs of slippers. Every time I pointed a pair out, he bought them!

For more Pink Saturday posts visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound! You'll be glad you did!


ceekay said...

Her head doesn't spin does it??
Cute slippers and you know I love that trinket box!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Kathy, I love Chatty Cathy! Mine is somewhere in an attic! Your daughter was a beautiful bride and the roses are gorgeaous!

Hugs, Rhonda :)

Cori G. said...

Oh I remember Chatty Kathy. I thought she was a bit scary, but then I think all dolls are scary. I think if you were too shave her head you'd find what you're looking for...666. Ha ha! Do you remember Shrinking Violet? Now that was the doll for me!
Have a fun Pink Saturday Kathy.

xo Cori G.

Heather said...

what a fun post! you talking about the doll being possessed was hilarious. i've never been a fan of dolls, especially talking ones so you totally would have creeped me out if i had been there, lol! i probably would have run screaming from the room! your slippers look so toasty!

Smilingsal said...

Three pair of slippers? How many feet do you have? lol Happy Pink Saturday.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Why does chatty cathy look so old? I had one too and she was my best friend for years.

That doesn't say much about my popularity does it? YIKES!

rosechicfriends said...

Oh..such sweet memories you brought back! My Chatty Kathy is also still with me. Her body is cracked and glued so is one of her eyes...I can't find her original dress..but I did find one I had for her and I am going to fix her up right. Mine still talks, a bit garbly but she still works. Thanks for reminding me I need to take care of my dear sweet friend. She was a bribe to me to quick sucking my thumb...I didn't tho...lol
Happy PINK...Lorena

g said...

So funny about Chatty Cathy. So what did she say, what did she sound like?

Beautiful bridal pictures. Have a great Pink Saturday!

She'sSewPretty said...

My best friend still has her Chatty Cathy. I'll have to tell her about yours. LOL
Have a wonderful pink weekend!

ellen b said...

Hello Kathy, I love this post. You really got me going with chatty Kathy! Your daughter is just beautiful. Lol come get your bouquet!

The Muse said...

I wasn't able to do Pink Sat this week but I wanted to support all those who did :)

See you next week I hope!

3 cheeres for the Mister..hold tight to him!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Loved everything!

~ Gabriela ~

Marie said...

Well, I have found myself being more nostalgic. I din't have a Chatty Cathy doll but, I've herd over the years she was the rage for all girls.(See I was very much a tomboy lol). I'm "meeting"great people since I joined PINK saturday.

CC said...

Uummm, chatty would scare the well ummm outta anyone at midnight.:). If and when you find the 666, let us know.
and a p.s. I believe your husband must be a wonderful guy..

Sweetie said...

Kathy - what a delightful post. I remember Chatty Kathy and Chatty Baby. Thanks for reminding me about Chatty Kathy. I had forgotten all about her.

char72 said...

I love this post. How sweet of your husband to buy you all those slippers. My daughter had a Chatty Cathy doll so that brought back memories. Seems like she might have had a Chatty Baby too. All in all, a very sweet post.


Cute lil Chatty Cathy...Your daughter is Beautiful...pretty bouquets Happy Pink To You...Thank for stopping by..Katherinllen

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

I have my old Chatty Cathy to! And a few years ago, my hubby gave me a new reproduction of her! The box and all looks the same! She even talks! Memories, huh Kathy! How neat that so many of us still have her! Thinking of you!


justabeachkat said...

Gosh, lucky you to still have your Chatty Kathy. I have no idea where my went! I'm the oldest of three girls, so I'm sure it was passed down from one of us to the other. I've been called Chatty Kathy myself, how 'bout you?


Joy said...

What a beautiful bride your daughter was!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Kathy. I'm still out making the rounds.

I love your post. My cousin had a Chatty Cathy.

~CC Catherine said...

Kathy, I so enjoy your stories...you make me feel like I was right there with you pulling Chatty Cathy's string...I'm glad you put the converted demon back on the shelf fast enough...(wink) I too wanted a Chatty Cathy doll growing up since we share the same name. I never got her, bless my lil heart..but, now I'm kinda glad I didn't! =))) However, the other cute things you shared in pink were sweet...and keep sharing! I'm so glad from what I've read so far that you're better from the stroke you had, PTL! You have a blessed day Kathy! ~CC Catherine