07 February 2009

Pink Saturday!

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I am participating in Pink Saturday for the first time. I don't use a lot of pink so I thought I would have a difficult time participating in this blogging event. NOT! After I started really looking, I was amazed at what all I found! I decided to share this photo with you...



This shell is very special to me. Bob and I went on a barefoot cruise to the Bahamas in the early 80s. This adventure was one of the most fun times of my life. I did so many things that were outside my box that it had a very profound affect on my life. I actually dove into the ocean and pulled this up from the ocean floor. We were collecting conch for a salad. This was the first shell I went for. I hammered out the meat and then spent HOURS cleaning the gunk and stuff off the shell. It rests in my bathroom right on my jetted tub. I love staring at it when I bathe!

53 comments :

  1. Very pretty and pink! Your trip sounds heavenly.

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  2. Hi Terri,
    Sounds wonderful. I have never been to the Bahamas. But getting outside your comfort zone is always a good idea, causes you to stretch and grow. I remember the first time I got on a motorcycle. I was 41 years old and it scared me to death! I love it now. Happy first pink saturday! Have fun.
    Lorri

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  3. Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Terri.

    Your shell is beautiful, and represents such a wonderful memory. And, I love conch. ;-)

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  4. Hi Terri and Welcome to Pink Saturdays.
    I have a shell just like yours that my son brought to me. Isn't the pink delicate and beautiful? A wonderful gift from Mother Nature! What fun your trip must have been! I have always been a beach gal!

    HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!
    JIL

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  5. Hi Terri,
    I love the story behind that shell. That trip sounds wonderful.. Cindy

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  6. Wow, a great find in the ocean. It is a pretty shell. Happy Pink Saturday.

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  7. What a great momento to have of your trip. It sounds wonderful. I never had conch but digging for clams and eating them in Maine and enjoying their freshness must be similiar to what you experienced. Great fun! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  8. Anonymous7:13 AM

    Hi Terri,
    It's Terri, too. My name is spelled exactly like yours--which I don't run into often.
    Welcome to Pink Saturday. Last week was my first Pink.
    I enjoyed your site, especially frugal luxuires, and have bookmarked it.
    Terri www.davincisclassroom.wordpress.com

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  9. Anonymous7:13 AM

    Hi Terri,
    It's Terri, too. My name is spelled exactly like yours--which I don't run into often.
    Welcome to Pink Saturday. Last week was my first Pink.
    I enjoyed your site, especially frugal luxuires, and have bookmarked it.
    Terri www.davincisclassroom.wordpress.com

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  10. I never would have thought of a shell for Pink Saturday. I have few stashed away and just may be pressed to use them when I run out of other goodies in my home.

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  11. What a wonderful memory that shell has for you! It's beautiful and you have it perched in the perfect spot!!

    Happy first PINK Sat.!! Dana

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  12. Welcome to your first P. Sat.
    Your shell is very pretty and the story behind it is even better.
    I have a shell almost like it but no great story like yours!
    Good post...

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  13. How sweet, it is beautiful and I'm sure it brings back so many good memories. Hugs, Rosemarie Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, I'm kinda new too.

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  14. The pink in the shell reminds me of the pink in Annie's ears. Really soft and really pretty (clean too!). I love pink I just don't have any in my house. What a great place to keep your shell. A daily reminder of a wonderful time!!

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  15. Welcome to Pink Saturday.
    Sounds like a fun time. I've been on a cruise and really enjoyed it. Your shell is not only beautiful, but a great reminder of a fun vacation.

    Happy PS

    Kris

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  16. Welcome to pink saturday!
    Your shell is a great reminder of the sun and sand during these cold winter months.

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  17. That sounds like a wonderful trip...

    Your conch shell is beautiful with its delicate pink. What a perfect place to display it!

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  18. You actually found that shell yourself? Ho wonderful! Much better than purchasing in a gift shop! LOL!! Welcome to your first Pink Saturday!!!

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  19. Welcome.

    What a great shell. I love visiting the Bahamas and seeing all the beauty and colors of the Islands.

    You get to relive your trip everytime you see that shell!

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  20. Love the shell and the memories. Have a perfectly pink Saturday.

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  21. Terri, your shell and the story are wonderful.

    Living in Florida, I have these shells everywhere. They are glorious!

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  22. What a beautiful shell and some wonderful memories associated with it.

    Have a great weekend, Terri!

    Love, Kim

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  23. Hi Terri
    Welcome to Pink Saturday. It's so nice to meet you. What a wonderful blog :)
    Nerissa

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  24. Makes me long for summer. Welcome to Pink Saturday.
    Blessings,
    Shelley

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  25. The story behind your shell is great! It makes us feel so good about ourselves to stretch the comfort zone a bit. I am curious about the term "barefoot cruise". Is that different than a regular cruise? It sounds like you had a great time and the Bahamas is such a beautiful place.

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  26. Happy 1st Pink Saturday! I love your gorgeous sea shell!

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  27. I love your shell and even more so hearing the story of you finding it! Beautiful!

    Debbie

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  28. Gorgeous! And it's nice to have a story to go along with it too. Great memory.

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  29. What a wonderful reminder of a wonderful time in your life! I cannot believe you actually got that out of the ocean. It looks like something you'd buy in a souvenier shop! Incredible. laurie

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  30. Terri,

    I just found your blog via Happy at Home. Your blog looks lovely.

    I loved reading your story about how you found your shell.

    I hope to visit again soon.

    Melissa
    Sunbonnet Cottage

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  31. I love your shell Terri! I bet it means a lot to you too..I have one that a friend brought me back from Aruba....I love it!

    Hugs,
    Robin

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  32. what a wonderful treasure!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Susan

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  33. I've never seen (in person) a shell with this shade of pink - it's awesome. Good job first time out!

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  34. Very neat "pink" story!

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  35. Welcome... BEAUTIFUL shell! I think I hear the beach calling my name!
    ENJOY your 1st Pink Saturday!!
    Fifi

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  36. What a nice momento from a special vacation. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  37. So beautiful and the history behind it makes it so special.Welcome to pink Saturday.We're ever so happy to have you...Ann

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  38. The shell is a wonderful souvenir. Finding it yourself makes it even more special. Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend.

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  39. Welcome to pink Saturdays! I know you will have fun sharing with all of us!
    I have a shell like that somewhere in a box in my garage. I saw one like it on someone's blog on another pink Saturday and I've been wondering where it is ever since!

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  40. HI TERRY...I HAD TO STOP BY AND THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING ME TO RE-DO MY BEDROOM....AFTER I READ YOUR POST WHEN YOU DID YOURS I THOUGHT IT WAS TIME MY BEDROOM GOT BROUGHT UP TO DATE....STOP BY MY BLOG AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE END RESULTS...IT'S THE SECOND POST DOWN....THANKS AGAIN!! SUE.

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  41. Welcome! Love your story about the shell.

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  42. Wow, Terri...what a special seashell! Happy Pink Day!

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  43. I'm impressed..., about the story here that goes with this beautiful shell. Very special!

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  44. Welcome to Pink Saturday! The color of pink in a conch shell is one of my favorite shades. I've never dived for my own, however! What a great adventure!!

    Happy Pink Saturday
    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

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  45. Very sweet conch shell and a sweet story to match! Welcome to Pink Saturday! ;) ~CC Catherine

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  46. Pretty natural pink of the conch shell... lovely. We visited the Bahamas in the early 1980's too... I never knew you could have so many different dishes from conch... salad, fritters, baked, grilled, fried... by the end of the second week I was happy to find a McDonald's in Nassau! Thanks for the stroll down memory lane! Dixie

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  47. Happy Pink Saturday! What a lovely pink shell and the memory to go with it.

    Thanks for stopping by. Please come back again and visit and enter my 50TH Post Giveaway.

    Hugs :)

    Irma

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  48. Terri, Love the shell, and love it even more given that you found it and that it brings you such special memories. By the way, I am going to be putting those spa treatments to work soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog every day.

    Renee

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  49. Hi Terri,
    Welcome to Pink Saturday..you will love this group of fun ladies. I love you shell and your story. A belated happy Pink Saturday..hope the coming week is a wonderful one.

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  50. You had 49 comments on that post!!! Holy Cow!

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  51. Pink is my color for 2009! I'm in love with it!

    My husband bought me another vintage bike that he's going to paint pink for me this spring!

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  52. Holy Cow! I'm number 52!
    I'd like to hear more about some of the out of the box things that you did on your cruise;)

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  53. Such a beautiful shell! It brings memories back to me of California beaches, and I miss them!

    Happy belated Pink Saturday!

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