Friday, December 12, 2008
I'm dreaming of a PiNK CHRIStmaS!
My hubby and I were in Jacksonville Oregon last weekend and while window shopping I saw this darling shop and stepped inside. What to my wandering eyes did appear but a tree all in Pink that beckoned "draw near." My brain must have been on auto-pilot because my first thought was, "PINK SATURDAY! I'LL HAVE SOMETHING TO POST FOR PINK SATURDAY! Without hesitation I reached inside my purse to pull out my camera and started snapping away. Within a minute a nice woman walked over and offered me a piece of fudge then politely asked me not to take any more pictures.
Oops! In my pink delirium I had lost my manners and forgot to ask permission to take the photos. Was I ever embarrassed! I felt like a little girl who had just been caught stealing a piece of Bazooka Bubblegum and told to put it back on the shelf. I decided I had two options:
1. leave the store with my tail between my legs or,
2. apologize to the store owner.
My first thought was to quietly sneak out the door, but since I was standing there starstruck by these darling pink glittery stars I decided I better humble myself and beg for mercy.
I could tell it was an awkward moment for both of us as I put my treasures on the counter so I simply told her that I was sorry and explained about Pink Saturday. "What's Pink Saturday" she asked so I explained that there are about 100 women who post something pink every Saturday morning and then make our rounds to get our pink fix. She had never heard of anything like this and had just discovered blogging herself.
I decided that since I'd gone this far in the conversation I had better ask if it would be alright to post the pictures I had in my camera. I was relieved when she said yes.
She then went on to tell me that a woman had been in about a month earlier taking pictures and she had thought nothing of it until she opened a local publication and saw a picture of one of her displays on another stores advertisement. YIKES! Can you believe the boldness of someone to do something like that? Anyway, I left the shop feeling less guilty and even went back later to buy more pink glittery stars. Did I buy one of the cute PINK HOUSES? NO! Dumb...I know, but I walked away with a lot of cute ideas and a new sensitivity to those who own sweet little shops. Would I go back there again? In a heart beat!
For more pinkness please visit Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound. She's got a whole list of pink.