Sunday, May 2, 2010

P is for Pink Pigs' Party

Did your hear? 
 The pink pigs, Piglet, Pippo, and Porky Pig are
having a dinner party and you're invited!

Many famous personalities will be in attendance . . . 
the 3 Little Pigs, of real estate fame,

Miss Petunia, Porky's gal and 
the diva of Looney Tunes,

Babe, the courageous little pig who
wanted to be a sheep dog,

Wilbur, the runt of the litter who was saved 
by the genius of his sweet friend, Charlotte A. Cavatica,

Ralph, the swimming pig of Aquarena Springs, 
known for his "swine dive",
(To see this amazing attraction just click here)

Old McDonald and his pigs,

the first little piggy who went to market,

and of course Miss Piggy, the grand dame of all! 
 Looks like she has also been to shop the market. 
Could it be that she is helping with dinner?

Toot and Puddle have brought along soap 
just in case any of you piggies need to wash up for dinner.

It must have been a good day at the market. 
 Look at all these fresh veggies in tow.

Bill, the largest pig in history 
has come with flowers. 
 Pink of course!

Gerberas and lisianthus with a touch of hypericum berries.

These little rectangular plates
 are the perfect size for a piglet meal.

Hand painted by local artists, they 
what could be more perfect for a Pink Pig Party

Each plate is layered atop pewter chargers and colorful plates
and linens to complimentthe bright colors of the market theme.

Dinner Time!

Doesn't look as if we'll be having roast beef.

These little piggies 
are definitely health conscious.

Cold, crispy lettuces, orange and yellow peppers, 
red onions, and perfect radishes . . . 
just the thing this little diet conscious piggy needs.

Add a small steamed salmon steak . . .

and you'll be eating a tasty but light summer delight.

Help yourself to a glass of 
Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay.

We'll be dining under the stars so
a little candle light is in order.

Oh, look! It's that magical blue hour that Susan told us about on Monday. If you missed her post and you want to capture your own blue hour moment with your camera, click here for information.

Thank you for dining with us this evening.

I wanted to send you home with a 
few little licorice piglets for dessert . . .

but it looks like some little piggy 
ate every last one!

And that's the end 
of the tale.

Goodnight All!


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Very cute. I love all the pigs.

    I see you have "fine swine" on one of those tables!

  2. What a clever table! My word, those piggies are just the cutest and your table is just the funnest!
    You clever girl you!

  3. Ok that was truly adorable! I loved every have a nice collection indeed...hope they did not eat like pigs, the meal looked delicious!

  4. Oh Sarah, What a fun know I just love Pigs...The pig plates and candle sticks are my favorite...Love Love Love the cute post...

  5. I love a tablescape and an Alphabe-Thursday post that makes me laugh. Those pigs take the cake, and the cookies, and the donuts....what a great pig collection you have and what a fun table to show us! Joni

  6. How cute! One of my best friends has a thing for pigs - I need to send her this way. Dropping by from BNOTP.


  7. Perfectly precious! I smiled all the way through. What a lovely collection of piggies!
    And that piglet who ate the last bit of licorice..:)
    Thank you, was delightful!
    Your table looks so inviting..and I love the blue shot. I got one too, but so many trees!

  8. What a good laugh I just had- this is a delightful tablescape & very creative!

  9. A PIG PARTY-my eyes almost fell out of my head!!! How cute and fun!

  10. Quite the variety of piggies you have there! Very cute, and your table looks lovely.

  11. How wonderful. You even have flying pigs, Thanks for the cute post!!

  12. Love the pigs, they are all so cute! Have a great VTT!

  13. This is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. I just love pigs, and you have quite the collection. And you've got a picture of Ralph! I laughed out loud when I saw that, I haven't thought of that in years. And I guess I'm going to get all kinds of outrageous wishes - my grandma always said that I could have something outlandish "when pigs fly". Well, guess what.... Kathy

  14. Hi Sarah,
    What a wonderfully fun post! I just love your adorable pig collection. It looks like everyone was in attenance!
    Oh and your table is so sweet.

  15. You have plenty of pigs and I had a pleasure reading about them.

  16. That is a fun post and great collection of pigs. When I was in highschool my nickname was piglet because i studdered and was so tiny often got blown over on windy days.

  17. Wonderful photos of a super collection of pigs...Chateau St. Michelle...the winery in the movie, Bottle Shock, I believe...Lovely post...Peace and blessings

  18. Great pig collection! Love the salad and the salmon, it looks like a great lunch! Yummy wine, hubby mentioned Bottle Shock, have you seen it? it's great!

  19. Quite a group of piggies you have there. Hope they saved some for me because it all looked scrumptious.

  20. Holy Pig Friend (cow) that was very very clever and what a collection. I am disapointed I didn't get any licorice though.

  21. how cute! I like Miss Petuni with her floral decorations, strangely enough I have a pink piggy bank sitting at my desk right now

  22. Love the piggies! I especially liked Wilbur - was he made to look like the book character? Because he really did!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Melissa C

  23. What an adorable post! You have a grand collection of piggies! They are all so unusual. I think Miss Petunia is my favorite!

    Thanks for telling me about the pig party!


  24. I so loved the little piggie party. They sure know how to have fun.
    Happy VTT...

  25. What a perfectly piggy party! You have some great pigs! Loved this post!

  26. Oh SARAh! I almost did a pig post too. I collected pigs as a girl. I still do, but these days instead of figurine pigs, they are wood cutting boards shaped like pigs and that sort of thing. I will have to post about them one of these days soon. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautiful pig collection!!

  27. What an absolutely inventive and proper "P" post! I couldn't wait to get to the next photo and narrative! You out-did yourself and I love how you coordinated all the cute pigs. Wonderful job...I "squealed" with delight!

  28. this is so darling...i love pigs too, but don't have a collection...i stopped at a piggy bank. oh what a bore (boar) i am!

  29. This is the cutest post I've ever seen. I LOVE all those adorable little pigs.
    Your blue hour photo...AMAZING. I am afraid my little Canon PowerShot won't capture the blue hour.
    O, and lemon sauce sounds wonderful for any kind of pancakes. I need to google a recipe for some. Thanks so much for mentioning lemon sauce.
    xo bj

  30. This post just got better and better! Thank you for a wonderful funny story! :)

  31. Wonderful, funny, cute, perfect "p-words", and very well done. Beautiful photographs! Yummy looking food too!
    Best wishes,

  32. A wonderful post, sure to put a smile on anyone's face!
    I love all your pigs, especially the pig plates - and maybe the pig candle holders. Perfect!

  33. What a wonderful post. Your collection of pigs is beyond belief. I love Chateau St. Jean chardonnay. We're serving that at my son's rehearsel dinner tomorrow night!

  34. You are so clever & creative, the roast beef~LOL! What a wonderful collection, I'm partial to Babe myself :-)

  35. So many fun, famous piggies. I love "Toot and Puddle." You have such a wonderful pig collection and shared them in such an enjoyable creative way. Thank you!

  36. That was very clever and cute LOL. Great pig collection. I loved it especially "the end". Great job.

  37. Oh my gosh, Sarah...I am laughing my head off over this one! What a hoot! I'm surprised you didn't serve PORK CHOPS!!! LOL

    Very creative & what a cute collection of Porkies. :-)

    ♥ your blue light photo!!!!

  38. What no pork?

    I really enjoyed your post! have a happy VTT!

  39. I guess you didn't want to offend the piggies by serving pork.

  40. I love your pink pig's party! Beautiful flowers, delicious looking food, a cute story. Those plates are adorable...wherever did you find them? My favorite is the flying pig candle holders. Thanks for sharing, Sarah, and have a Happy Mother's Day.

  41. What a great piggy post! Every kind of piggy you can imagine. My favorite is Babe, but those candleholders at the end, with the flying pigs, are just hilarious! Fun post!
    Happy VTT!

  42. Wow! What a so very neat post! I was cracking up over your piggy introductions and seeing Wilbur was very neat!! Mmm...salmon...guess what I'm adding to my shopping list today! Thanks for such a refreshing post!


  43. I just love this! So many names! I used to collect owls but had no where near the collection you've got!

  44. Cute little story! The only thing missing is the lucky peppermint pig!

  45. Sooooo cute and whimsical! I can't wipe the smile from my face!

  46. Oh, yes, thank you! I'd love to come. I don't see any ham on the menu = )!! I think this is one of the cleverest posts I've seen in a very long time!


  47. What a cute oink oink table! Hey, you captured the blue hour! I'm impressed! Fun table!

  48. Hi again!

    What a great 'P' post & great blog too!

    Happy Alphabe-Thursday - and look forward to *seeing* you again next time!
    Mine’s HERE!


  49. I love St. Michelle Chardonnay! Love the square pig plates. Cute post, great addition to alphabet Thursday...

  50. Oh what a Pig-a-licious way to start my little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "P".


    So many thoughts on this post.

    Glad you didn't serve pork!

    My step-daughter got married at the is gorgeous there.

    Yesterday I was working at the pre-school and interviewing little kids about their Mom's. One ??? was "how much does your Mom weigh?" And one little boy (3 1/2 years old) told me "I'm not sure but I think it's a lot because my Dad told her she is a fat pig." And that made me sad but also made me laugh...out of the mouths of babes!

    I totally loved your P post!

    You are Particularly Awesome and I'm proud you are linked to Alphabe-Thursday!


  51. That is a gorgeous Piggy post. Love all those sweet ones.

  52. SO CUTE!! I want to totally invite myself to have tea in your lovely garden...and we would have the best time! I love your posts and this one is wonderful! Do you collect lil piggy's? Such a beautiful tabletop as well! Great P work:)

  53. SO CUTE!! I want to totally invite myself to have tea in your lovely garden...and we would have the best time! I love your posts and this one is wonderful! Do you collect lil piggy's? Such a beautiful tabletop as well! Great P work:)

  54. Hello there sweet lady!

    My oh my, this is almost just too 'pink piggy-licious', adorable and 'squealingly' comical for words!..,

    It has taken me far too long and I sincerely apologize, yet thank you so much for taking part with last week's,'Tuesday Tea For Two' and Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee! I just loved your tea tablescape!!..,
    ..,(I have been beyond busy)!

    Hugs from Wanda Lee

  55. Hi Sarah! What a fun post. I enjoyed every moment and went back to go through each pic and comment again. I love your sense of humor and your sense of style and staging as well! I enjoyed your tale so much that I am following you now so that I don't miss another post!!

    Susan and Bentley

  56. What a great collection of pigs! I love the pig plates, and of course dinner looks amazing. And chardonnay is my favorite wine. Thanks for inviting me to dinner!

  57. A person can never have enough cute pigs! My favorite is Ralph from Aquarena Springs. We attended a show when my son was young. The pink pigs on your plates are so cute and of course with so many pigs you would stay away from pork for fear of all the squeals.

  58. your pigging crazy love it

  59. Cute! I have an Aunt who collects pigs. I'll have to share this with her!

  60. What a fun blog!! I will look forward to seeing what you have to share next Tuesday. Thank you for dropping by for tea.


  61. Those porkers are precious! What a great post for alphabet Thursday!!!

  62. Thank goodness you did not serve a pork roast! YOur piggies are adorable. Did they cry wee,wee,wee all the way home?

  63. So many pigs! My favs are the pig candlesticks. Thanks for following me. I'm returning the favor.

  64. Oh so funny!
    Somehow I never would have pegged you for a pig collector. that is a serious collection. Love the candlestick holders. And, as always, a great table!

    - The Tablescaper

  65. A very fun post, indeed, Miss Sarah! Enjoyed this thoroughly.


    Sheila :-)

  66. Sarah...this was such a fun post and table! I didn't know Charlotte had a last name! :-)
    Your blue hour pic is gorgeous! So deep it! Great post!

  67. Hi Sarah,
    Battling a bad head cold this week so just getting around to visiting my "girls".
    This was the most enjoyable post that I have read so far for A-T!! Love the faience pig, especially the polka dot, he looks so grumpy. The candle holders on the table are great too. Just wonderful, my dear.
    Thanks too for your comments on both my blog & QCI. I'm thrilled that you'll be in Savannah ahead of Sunday, we'll have so much to catch up on!

  68. Hi, I love your pig collection, and the faience is beautiful! The blue hour is one of my favorite times to photograph , it is spectacular.
    thank you for visiting my blog

  69. Sarah, another delightful post with the most amazing accessories. How I enjoy seeing each one.

    Have a wonderful Friday!

  70. How sweet and cute! What a great tale!

  71. Oh Sarah...what a cute little piggy tale you have told. Loved all your cute little pigs. Oink, Oinik! Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  72. Hi Sarah!

    Adorable post!
    I have a soft spot for piggies, they are actually very clean and smart animals. And fun!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  73. Hello Sarah,
    little late I looked for your table and explored the piggy party. This is a outstanding nice collection of personal pigs, each nicer than the other. I can't make a decision which one I like best. Such a fun. Thank you so much. That made my day.
    Greetings, Johanna

  74. omgosh that was the best post ever!!! i adore your little piggies and your wonderful tablescape ... thanks for the wonderful visual treat!

  75. Oh Sarah, I laughed all the way through this adorable post! Love all of your little piggies (especially the Quimper looking ones). This was just way too cute! Your table is so cute, and your food looks delicious. Wish this little piggy could be there! laurie

  76. Thanks for a great laugh and the piggy post! Your salad looks fresh and light...gotta love it. Thanks...

  77. WHAT A FUN TABLE! This must have taken you hours and hours to put together and every second is worth it. It is outstanding! And I love your cabbage leaf bowl. Thanks so much for sharing.

  78. You have a great collection of piggies. Your food looks delicious. But, I am most impressed with your blue hour photo, how gorgeous is that! Great job on that photo!

  79. We must have both been drinking the same spirits to post animals. So sweet of both of us don't you think? Really cute.

  80. What a perfectly pink post about piggies!

    Best wishes and Happy Pink Saturday,

  81. Love all of the piggies. SO CUTE!

    Happy Pink Saturday!!

  82. That's quite a pig collection. The table looked so nice and the blue sky was wonderful.

  83. Love your pigs - especially Ralph. I grew up going to see Ralph the Swimming Pig. You must be nearby!

  84. I'm having a pig give-away, you might like it! (I set it up after I commented above.)

  85. You have a really fun and fabulous pig collection! Happy Pink Saturday!
    I recently found out about the Blue Hour on Cuisine Kathleen's blog fascinating!

  86. Happy Mother's Day!
    You look BEAUTIFUL, then and NOW!
    You are such a wonderful friend and MOTHER!
    May this Mother's Day be one of the best with more to come in years!


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