Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pink Piggies

If you've followed my blog for a while, or even if you've just glanced at my header, you probably know that I have a thing for pigs, and quite a few of them are pink.

The Good Luck Pig sitting in my kitchen window was a gift from my friend Janice. In Germany, when someone is lucky, it is customary to say, "Ich Habe Schwein Gehabt," which means "I have had Pig." This tradition dates back to hard times, when if you had a pig to feed your family you were considered fortunate.

With flames coming out of his nose, this pig doubles as a lighter. Linda gave it to me. I tried to light him for the picture, but I was having difficulty managing the camera with one hand and the lighter with the other without getting burned, so you'll just have to imagine the flames.

On the other side of my kitchen window is this collection of miniature pigs, including a couple of pink ones, that Diane sent me for Christmas. Diane is my daughter-in-law Katie's mother. I figured she spent the whole year just scouting for pigs. In fact, a lot of my pigs have come from friends, and I treasure all of them.

These two pigs sit in my grandmother's rocking chair along with my doll Liza, who is probably about as old as I am. The one on the left is actually a book that my sister Margie gave me just before Walker was born. My friend Luna gave me the cute little plush pig. He squeals when you press on his belly. The needlepoint pillow, also showing pink, once belonged to my mother-in-law.

I bought this fat chenille pig at market. He likes to sit in a window seat in my guest bathroom and watch the world go by. Maybe Walker will enjoy playing with him some day, or he can just continue being fat and lazy.

This little beaded pig coin purse was a gift from my friend Patt. He's just the right size for carrying a stash of mad money in my pocket.

If you have a minute and would like to read more about my pig collection, go here.

For more pinkness be sure to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. You'll find that lots of bloggers are in the pink.

30 comments:

kari and kijsa said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

What a nice collection of little piggies you have. I think I like either the coin purse or the chenille pig best, or maybe it's a tie. But they are all cute.
Thanks or sharing.
Molly

Amy said...

Such sweet piggies. Happy PS!

Susan said...

cute pink pigs! Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Cute little piggies! Well, you must be very very lucky with all those piggies you have :-)

The piggy lighter I'm very curious. I bet he's caught lots of attention when used :-)

Happy Pink Saturday!

marty39 said...

Oh how cute are all your pigs. My DIL use to collect pigs and she also had some really cute and unusual ones. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

momma said...

i like that your pigs have stories. it makes collecting them more interesting!

Valerie said...

I love the pink chenille pig. My daughter's favorite is the coin purse. She delights in little purses! Oh to be 4 again!
Happy Saturday.

Mimi said...

One day of the week I get to truly indulge my ♥ for pink and today, you sure have made me happy! Thanks so much!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Cuties! Happy Pink Saturday!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Love that little pig coin purse! I have one of the pig lighters. You know, they are going to stop making those novelty lighters, because of the danger to children, so those may become real collectable! Your pig collection is so cute. laurie

Keetha said...

I LOVE your pigs. They are all so cute they make ME want to collect pigs - - - but we can't all collect EVERYTHING, so I'll just enjoy your pig collection!!!

Michelle said...

Nice collection of piggies...so cute.

Have a great Pink Saturday!

xinex said...

Your piggies are soooooo cute, Kathy!..Christine

Claudia said...

Pink pigs! So cute - perfect for Pink Saturday!

Soosie said...

Kathy, Love the pig collection(as if I didn't know)..sometime, post the PIG PEZ..also, what about the Rooster collection???? Loved seeing bro Tommy on the pig with Poosie..I am not sure we have that pic. We dp love our Tommy on the Pig in oils..hope Aunt Mary is reading this..Susie

TRES BELLE said...

HAHA Great post and fun collection of "pigs". I especially loved the fat pig and the coin purse. My late mom-in-law use to refer to her stash of cash as "mad money". This is the first time I've heard that expression from anyone else but her.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Kris

g said...

The flame-shooting pig sounds hilarious!!!!

The chenille one is just too huggable.

Have a wonderful pink Saturday!

Marina at Vía Marina (Only cute things) said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

xoxo

Riet said...

That is a lovely collection of piggies you have. Happy pink Saturday

Jennifer said...

I love all the Cute Pigs! Thank You for sharing your Pinks!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jennifer

Light and Voices said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I don't see ET in with your pigs. mmmmm, Where could he have gone?
Joyce

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Cute Pigs

Hugs :)

Irma

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely piggies!


~ Gabriela ~

Deanna said...

Hi Kathy!
Your collections of piggies is just precious!Love the pink chenille piggy.


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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

Sue said...

I love your pig collection.....I have a few around the house but my favorite is my big French pig holding a chalk board...he's so cute...and you asked about shredding my sauerkraut ingrediants by hand...I actually did yesterday because I was too lazy but I usually throw it all in the machine and do it all together...I didn't feel like clean-up.

Spanish Princess said...

What a cute collection of piggies! Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy Pink Saturday!

someplace in thyme said...

My daughter in law loves loves loves pigs and yours are great. I think this group is so wonderful, you just never know what you will find around the corner, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

The White Bench said...

WOW! Sooo funny!! And sweet!
Monica.

Stephanie said...

What a cute collection!! Happy (belated) Pink Saturday!

I just love your tablescape for the church luncheon. That was fabulous!!