Pink Saturday

miniature bed with little women

secret-garden-thumbnailEver since I was a little girl I have loved miniature things, and doll houses.

secret-garden-thumbnailWhen I wasn't playing with my doll house, I was reading, mostly my favorite book still, The Secret Garden.


secret-garden-thumbnailShadow boxes to me are like doll houses,


secret-garden-thumbnailfilled with tiny things.


secret-garden-thumbnailEach little shelf can hold a small treasure,


secret-garden-thumbnailAn Antique Bobble can rest on a tiny shelf.


secret-garden-thumbnailWith bits of glitter here and there to embellish a vignette.


secret-garden-thumbnailI started creating this shadow box,


secret-garden-thumbnailwith my wonderful friend Judy in mind.


secret-garden-thumbnailOnce I began the process of collecting little things,


secret-garden-thumbnailI realized The Secret Garden was coming to life.


secret-garden-thumbnailThis shadow box was created inside a printer's box


secret-garden-thumbnailwhich I purchased at my favorite little place, Ink About It.


secret-garden-thumbnailNow It's on it's way to Judy's house.


secret-garden-thumbnailCreated especially to remind my beautiful friend how much I love her and how I cherish our friendship.


secret-garden-thumbnailFriendships are just like a garden, we plant a seed and it begins to grow and bloom into a wonderful relationship. The song for this post is Winter Light, which was taken from the lovely movie, The Secret Garden 1993.


secret-garden-thumbnailSpeaking of lovely friendships, my lovely friend Beverly, from How Sweet The Sound, is hosting another Pink Saturday today.


capelet8P.S. Don't forget to visit our wonderful Pink Saturday friend, Tristan from Enchanted Revelry. He is having a giveaway extraordinaire to celebrate his 300th follower. Just click HERE to enter. If you don't already follow Tristan, follow today and make his followers list be 301!
Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I love mini things too. You're friend is very lucky. Happy Pink Saturday!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh darn! Now I regret every printers box I have ever passed up at a yard sale! This is so pretty that now I will be looking for another chance to find one so I can make my own shadow box:>) I adore the little tag with titmice on it! The whole assemblage is wonderfully charming Karen. Your friend will love it!

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey doll,
just popping in to say hi and happy new year. have a fantastic weekend peach

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Karen... that is absolutely precious! What a very special friend you are to make that for her...I love all of the wonderful little treasures you have gathered there inside... it is so enchanting!... xoxo Julie Marie

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous gift for your dear friend. I'm sure she will be delighted with your thoughtfulness and creativity and love.

Have a great Pink Sat! L,Dana

Vee said...

Judy is going to be so blessed!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what a delightful post! lovely images and thoughts for a cold and gray morning!

you probably know about this, but you haven't seen Colleen Moore's miniature castle, you really must!

HaPpY PiNk SaTuRdAy!

Blondie's Journal said...


Your shadow box is magical! Your friend is very lucky indeed (I remember when you took us along for a visit to her lovely home).

The Secret Garden was a favorite book of mine too, and my children watched the movie over and over when they were young.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my sweet and lovely friend, your words are kind and lift my soul. Thank you for always treating me as if I really am a writer! The magic just gets better as we let God do His will. May he use us in all that we do. I so love this post on miniatures...I too am enchanted on miniatures and will be doing a little story soon about them. Excellent post dearest. Love to you and yours, Anita

Purvail said...

I love your little mini-secret garden and all you have collected andput in it.. Thanks for sharing gives me an inspiration.. Have Pink saturday

Nancy Jo said...

A really nice post as usual. I want to be your friend Judy. What a wonderful gift. She will love it. When do you get the time to do all these things. Lots of coffee? No sleep?.
I won another E'Bay paper collection. Maybe it will come in the mail today. So much fun to look through the stuff.
I have the Secret Garden Book too, like the cover on yours better. I think Tasha Tuder did the drawing in mine. I have a lot of Tasha's books do you?
Nancy JO

Kelee said...

Hi Karen!

LOVE your blog header!

You are so creatively talented...I love your post and narrative.

Happy Pink Day!

Stop to see you!

love, kelee

Mary said...

What a lovely gift, made more special still by the effort it took to create it. I'm sure your friend will love it. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday.

Pam said...

Love the shadow box. I'm sue your friend will love each little piece in this assemblage.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Oh Karen, this is such a charming post. I love tiny things too, and the shadow post you have made is so beautiful! The best part is that it will truly be a very special gift for your friend, Judy. So sweet!
I hope you have a beauty-filled weekend!

LiLi M. said...

Totally awesome blogpost Karen! I love doll houses and I love printer trays as well. I have one lying to be prepared for Valentines day, wait...I could do that this weekend!

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
Your friend Judy is going to love her shadow box. I like the way you lovingly chose all the little items to put in it. You are so creative. Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rhondi

Claudie said...

Karen, your beautiful friend will absolutely LOVE your shadow box. It is filled with much love from your heart. She's a lucky gal for having you in her life.
Happy PS Karen
Love Claudie

Debbie @ said...

HI Karen, this is adorable. I too love miniatures and always am happy when I find a little something special! I so enjoyed all your posts at Christmas...the lovely things you post about and of course your art is always a joy to look at.
Hope your Weekend is blessed.

She'sSewPretty said...

Karen! That is a beautiful collage! What a wonderful gift for your friend.

Anonymous said...

Oh that photo of the miniature bed it heavenly! thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment about my bed too! I will now keep an eye on your blog!
I have some very beautiful antique dollhouse pieces, I may have to photo some and send them to you since you love small things too!!!

happy weekend, Julie

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Precious tiny treasures! Great collection, Karen, and I can tell you've had a wonderful time hunting and finding! Happy PINK Saturday!

illini89 said...


especially like the mini bird houses!!! Too cute

Tami said...

Hi Karen...the shadow box is stunning. I feel the same way, I love the doll houses & shadow boxes too. Beautiful job..and you have a lucky friend!
Happy pinks..xo Tami

Light and Voices said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Nice idea to turn a printer's box into a gift for your dear friend. It is so sweet of you.
Joyce M

Grace said...

What a lucky friend...she must really be special! Happy Pink Saturday. Grace

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Karen, what a lucky friend she is. I know she will study each of the little boxes and know just what they meant to you and to her. What a lovely gift idea. laurie

Kaerie Faerie said...

thanks for sharing this mini wonderful post, I'm renovating my doll house check it out


Anonymous said...

It's the sweetest! I like where you said in shadowboxes, every square can hold a treasure (or something like that) :-) That each may hold different things but as a whole they are perfect all together. No doubt your friend will love it very much :-)

Happy Pink Saturday!


Lori said...

Karen, that wee doll bed is the sweetest thing!!! what a lovely gift you created for your friend...she is going to just love it!!!

Windlost said...

You have such a beautiful blog - I found you via Vee. What lovely ideas here. So sorry about your Mittens too. A cat can be such a friend.

xo Terri

janet said...

Thanks for following my little blog...I thoroughly enjoyed your post ...lovely images.
your new blog friend,
Please come visit again!

Denise said...

hello Karen - so nice to meet you! thanks for visiting my French Blog and shop "Simply French Designs". This is a lovely post and you are a wonderful friend to Judy! Love your collections. I like the Secret Garden but admit my all time favorite is "A Little Princess", 1996.

Bernideen said...

Loved your blog - very creative!

sinnlighet said...

Woooow what a wonderful blog you have! Fell into this via another blog and will stop and look around.

Agneta, Sweden

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy PiNk to you, Karen

I love scrolling through your creative's always an inspiration to me. :0)

I'll have to go visit Tristan!

Have a great day,

Kdottie Designs said...

Karen~ what a wonderful and thoughtful friend you are. Judy is a lucky lady. Happy Pink Saturday.