Friday, January 30, 2009

A Pink Give A Way!

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound is hosting Pink Saturday. Please visit her for lots of pink inspirational posts!

Yesterday after taking my morning walk at the mall with my sister, I decided to make a quick trip to Dirt Cheap-a local salvage store. It is hard to make a 'quick' trip there....it is easy to spend half the day in there rummaging through their merchandise. Rarely do I leave empty handed and yesterday was no exception.

These garden tools were in a bin and were labeled $1.49 each. I don't know if you can tell by the picture, but they seem to be very sturdy and of good quality! They are stainless steel and have a label that states that profits go to breast cancer research.

I knew the minute I saw them that I would have to have both of them and that they would be featured in my pink Saturday post.

As I was typing this post, I just had another idea. Since there were so many available and they are so inexpensive, I would like to give away a set of these garden tools to thank those of you who visit and take the time to leave comments.

So, just leave a comment on this post, and I'll post the winner on Monday. Even if you aren't a gardener, I bet you know someone who is and would love a set of these pink tools!


Hope everyone has a wonderful Pink Saturday.

67 comments:

southerninspiration said...

OOOh, me first??? You are so sweet....don't we look forward to getting out in the yard and using such tools????? Count me in!!

Suzanne

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, This set of garden tools is so cute in pink! And how sweet of you to host a giveaway with a set! :)

I love the pictures of you as a child below! They are precious and super cute! Have a great weekend! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Joy said...

I could put these tools to good use. :o)

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

How sweet! I've never seen them in pink! I sure could use them because my youngest son always steals mine to look for gold with his metal detector in the park! :-)
-Kim

Rambling Girl said...

How cute...I was just checking out on google about strawberry planting since we are doing some planting next month..I sure will be using those garden tools for sure.

imjacobsmom said...

Count me in! I can't wait to get my hands dirty! Hope you're having a Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Connie said...

Just stopping by to say hi and count me in your give away. I can't wait to plant a few new things in my garden this spring. Connie

Happy To Be said...

Diane...I just love your new header picture girl..and those tools are darling in PINK I love the the money goes to Breast cancer..very kind thing for you to have a give away..toss my name in the Hat..hope ypu have a great weekend hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Southern Lady said...

I love your new Cooper and Connor Valentine's header, Diane ... I remember that trip to the mall and the "train ride." The expressions on Cooper's sweet little face were priceless.

Those are the neatest pink garden tools and I'd love to win them for my little gardener Avery. Pink is her favorite color and she would love diggin' in the dirt with them.

I wish we had a good thrift store here. You always find the best stuff at yours!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Thanks, Diane! I would love a chance to win these tools. Mine are shot, and I need to do some planting!

It's sweet of you to offer them...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Darlene said...

Those garden tools are certainly pretty. I would LOVE to have them to work in my potted plants. Hope you have a wonderful Saturday!

Love the new header!

splummer said...

Hi!
Great find! Wonderful Pink Saturday! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

vintagewindow said...

Don't you just love a bargain, especially a PINK bargain. I can't wait for warm weather and these could be put to good use.

Sign me up.

Happy PS

Kris

CC said...

Garden tools in pink..it doesn't get any better. :). Happy Pink Saturday..hope it's a great day.

Bo said...

Hi Diane...your header is so cute (as always)..digging in the dirt would be alot more fun with these cute pinkies! ;-) Bo

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

yep - those are gotta have kind of a deal. :)

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Diane,I love your VD Banner...and the sweet red heads....
Oh....I couldn't think of one thing to make "digging in the dirt" any better than with those Pink Breast Cancer Garden Tools.....
You know how I feel about the breast cancer cause...
What a great treasure and pink Saturday Post you "DUG UP" for us at the thrift store...LOL.....Plese send directions on how to get there...

judicreations said...

Hi Diane
What a great idea for a Pink Saturday and also for a giveaway at the same time. Funny how with blogging our minds think in terms of colours and blogging ideas and digitals.
Thank you for entering my name.
have a lovely Saturday.
Your header is wonderful...those boys are growing up right before our eyes.
Judi

Jenny S said...

Oh add me in! They would make a great gift for my gardener mom who is battling breast cancer now!!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Yes, I know someone! ME! They look like Smith and Hawken tools and besides being pretty they look ergonomically good. Great find and what a price. :)Nancy

suesueb said...

what a sweet saturday surprise! perfect for valentine's day too!! happy pink saturday!

Raggedy Girl said...

Diane
They are so sweet and I am not much of a dig in the dirt girl but I like to take such implements and put them it little pots of flowers as a decoration. They look so sweet like someone will be along shortly to dig in the dirt, not me, but some kind soul.
Smiles from :>) Roberta Anne

pammiejo said...

Yep, I would love to have those pink garden tools! Spring is a'comin' and I want to be ready! PAM

JudyBug said...

What fun to find pink tools! Love them!

Staffordshire Garden said...

Happy pink Saturday. I would love to enter the giveaway. They will be great as soon as the ice thaws here.
I love the banner for your blog.
~Shari

gabrieladelworth.com said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

These are cute!

~ Gabriela ~

Smilingsal said...

How generous of you to think of ME...you WERE thinking of me, weren't you? Even though I don't garden, I'd think of a pretty way to display them. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

White Iris Designs said...

Great find...what a bargain!! And giving them away too...NICE!!

I am participating but didnt get my name in on time...shame on me!! Come visit me!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Mimi said...

Boy, I wish I could shop where you do! I'd have bought dozens of those pink beauties to share with all of my pinkie friends. Count me in!

g said...

What nice garden tools. An what a great find. You're very generous to do a giveaway - that's nice.

Have a great Pink Saturday.

Sondra Behne' said...

Even though I am laid up right now with my back....I would sure love them in hopes of getting better.

Lana said...

How adorable! Please don't include me in your drawing because we live out in the desert and I can't get anything to grow. It's pretty hopeless. But I wanted to come by and wish you a Happy Pink Saturday.

Blessings, Lana

claudie said...

Diane I'm doing double duty for you today. Love your Foto Friday and your Pink Saturday.
I also love your new banner, glad you kept the kiddies in it.
No need to put my name in, just wanted to say hi today.
Love Claudie now from BUBBLIN' OVER

Llyn M said...

I saw these in the store but couldn't justify them as I have a plethora of garden tools! So, pick me! LOL!! I love free!!

Ruth Ann said...

OOOOH a pink giveaway! I'm sooo in! And I just started gardening...these would be perfect for me! Please count me in!
Have a great day!
-Ruth Ann

Belinda said...

Oh, how sweet...pink gardening tools! I love them...what a nifty find! :-)

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diane.

I love that so many companies are marketing to contribute to cancer research.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday, what darling gardening tools. Perfect for todays post. How generous of you to give a set away. I think it's wonderful so many companies are giving funds, time and energy to such a good cause. This would be a reminder every day while using them.. Have a super Pink Saturday. hugs ~lynne~

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Oh my, I haven't seen any of these at our Dirt Cheap. Must look again, Hugs, Rosemarie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy Pink Saturday Diane!

Garden tools are always useful. and it's nice the profits on those go to a good cause!

Hugs, Pat

KATHERINELLEN said...

That's so sweet of you...Diane. I love those...they do looks sturdy...and most of all..CUTE! What a wonderful Pink Saturday you presented.....Great post. Happy Pink! Thanks for your sweet comment....Go over to see Rosemarie...she has the pink Saturday and a Heart Giveaway.
Smiles and Hugs
Katherinellen

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

PS I love your new Valentine header with Conner and Cooper's photos!

Sandi said...

Nice to meet you Diane! Love the PINK garden tools! HAPPY PS!
Blessings!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Diane, What a wonderful idea, I would love to win something like this. Happy Pink Saturday!

Lynda said...

Happy 'Pink Saturday'!

How sweet are those! It puts the 'girly' in gardening!

ann said...

What precious tools.And what a sweet idea.Everyone can use those whether with just flower pots ot serious gardening.Thank you ...Ann

jeanne said...

Diane, first of all I adore your new header. The boys are growing up so fast. My goodness I just adore those cute faces.

Count me in for the drawing. I do use gardening tools and these are so cute in Pink. Thank you for such a sweet give-a-way. I would love to go to a store like that.

Monday I will be in the hospital for a knee replacement on my right knee. Ouch! Here we go again. I hate it but it must be done. Bill will keep my post.

I am posting some vintage valentines ahead for a week. My sister, the antique dealer bought a bunch and I photographed them for when I am in the hospital. perfect for Feb. she took them to her monthly show and sold everyone.

Thank you for your comment on my vase. You and I are alike, if we like something, that's all we need to enjoy it.

Hugs...Jeanne

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

I've never seen pink gardening tools before...love it!

Kim said...

I do garden, I love pink and I adore winning stuff!

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY, DIANE
HERE'S ALITTLE POEM:

DIANE HAS DECIDED ON A
PINK SATURDAY GIVE-AWAY
IT IS FOR THOSE WHO ESPECIALLY WHO
LONG IN THEIR GARDEN TO PLAY
YOU CAN DIG AROUND IN THE DIRT
AND THEN RAKE IT AROUND
WHILE YOU TRY TO SET DOWN
ON THE STILL COLD GROUND
BUT DON'T GIVE HEART
SPRING IS JUST DOWN THE ROAD
YOU COULD WIN DIANE'S TOOLS
OR YOU'LL HAVE TO KISS A TOAD

JUST KIDDIN' ABOUT THE TOAD
BLESSINGS
debbie

April said...

Oh, I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! Pink tool, or anything...I'm interested! Have a good one!

Mary said...

How perfect!!! I love thrift stores too! Happy PS!

Blondie's Journal said...

Diane,

I would so love to have a place like this near me. My mind gets so lost in these shops, it is like I am in a coma! Great deal on the tools! Tip: Clean your garden tools by wiping them down with a little motor oil, then dip them in a pail of sand. They come out like new and will last forever!!

xoxo
Jane

GayleR said...

These are awesome. And I love your blog!

Rose Haven said...

Happy PS Diane!!! I love the garden tools...and am a gardener!!! I'd love to win them!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Cute pink tools!!

Happy PINK Saturday!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lee Laurie said...

Hello Diane,

I just found your blog. I might have seen it before but I don't think I ever left a comment. I like your blog! Come visit me sometimes! I'm a Mississippi girl too. I'm about an hour from New Orleans.

Nice to meet you,
Lee Laurie

Deanna said...

Hi Diane,
now you can garden in Pink fashion! They are just too sweet!

Deanna :)

dana said...

Your new header is really nice!

Oh, we have a spot near by that is called RSO (for Reclaimed Salvage something)--I also enjoy "digging through their merchandise!

Those are some beautiful Pink garden tools--maybe if I win them, I would want to garden!

Have a good Pink Weekend. Dana

jeanne said...

Good morning Diane. Thank you so much for your visit today and your comforting words. I appreciate it so much. I know I will be fine. Bill will post some info when he can.

I'll be back to see you as soon as I am able.

Blessings and love to you today...Jeanne

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

A gardener has to have her tools. I find that I grab for the old beat up tools in my arsenal more than the shiny new ones for some strange reason. I guess my hand gets used to it like a hand in glove.
Brenda

nikkicrumpet said...

HOLY COW...girlie gardening tools....I just know they'd make my flowers grow that much prettier lol. What a fun giveaway!

Mad Red Hare said...

Oh those pink garden tools would be a great addition to my garden tools.

Diane said...

This sounds like a wonderful place to browse & shop! I'm playing catch and Happy Belated PINK Saturday! ♥ Diane

IsabellasCloset said...

Diane, Oh what adorable PINK garden tools.. I love them!
What a precious blog banner..... such adorable red head children!!!
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

beth at aunties said...

It is very thoughtful of you to ahve a drawing. My DIL got the nicest pink tool box full of pick tools for their wedding. A gal can't have too many tools!

Chatelaine said...

What beautiful garden tools! A shame to get them dirty.

Nice to meet you, my first Pink Saturday.