Saturday, May 29, 2010


One of the great things about blogging is the great people you meet around the world.

Take for example Johanna from Germany who can be found at her blog at Silber + Roses at
 Please visit her and say hello!

This week she helped me by telling me what this old antique pillow cover is written in German so I really never knew what it said until now! I have had it for many years and I e-mailed her a note and photo and she responded!

 She told me that it offers advice
 and  wisdom for a couple:

"Protect each other against grief/sorrow.
 Short is the time which you are together."
"Although many years will unite you
Once they will seem to you like minutes."

My mother-in-law gave this to me many years ago.  She was adopted as a baby in Illinois by people who had come from Germany.  At Christmas, I  showed the nativity set she gave me from Germany that is over 100 years old.  My mother-in-law is now 92 years old herself!

The cover is on a guest room antique bed.


Tobi Britton* said...

Hi Bernideen!
Happy Pink Saturday!
What a lovely pillow with a hauntingly beautiful saying.
Come over to the Forest and join my giveaway!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and The Pixies!

dana said...

I love your German pillow cover and it's heritage. So glad your blogging friend translated its message for you!

Have a great Pink Saturday!!! dana

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

I loved this....What sweet and endearing words! Thanks for sharing, and so happy that Johanna could translate that! I think every married couple should have one of these on their beds...don't you think?!

Very pretty guest always, your blog is a highlight to my day! Thanks for to work now! ~Donna

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2020 said...

Hi Bernideen! You know I had to come visit you on this special day! I LOVE that quilt. I hope you are having a fabulous Pink Saturday and a wonderful Memorial Day weekend too!

Hugs ♥ Sheri ~~ Prim Rose Hill Studio

Mari said...


Debby said...

Beautiful post, love your gorgeous pillow cover. Have a great weekend.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
what a nice Pink Saturday Post. To tell you the truth, I enjoyed really to see the photo of the pillow and to translate, what the words say. It is such a nice heirloom and keeps the memories to that woman who made it. I sometimes think about, who will remember me in 100 years? What will be left of my household then? Thank you very much for sharing this nice post with us.
Have a very pinky saturday! Greetings, Johanna

Unknown said...

Such lovely treasures grace your beautiful bed. Your bedroom is lovely.
Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday Birthday, and many more pink posts to come.


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a gorgeous treasure you have here!!



Marilyn Miller said...

What a gorgeous bed and quilt, but I just love the pillow cover. I have never seen one so intricately done.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Bernideen. We've been pinking together almost the entire two years. Thank you for everything you do to make Pink Saturday special.

I know just what you mean about all the special people you meet and friends you make.

Your pillow cover is lovely and it is an incredible treasure.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a lovely and unique pillow cover! I just love what it says and it is so true! Thank you for sharing your treasure with us today. Your MIL sounds like a very wise lady. Happy Pink Saturday and Memorial Day weekend yo you.


Unknown said...

Bernideen, both pieces are gorgeous ... lovely saying.

May your Memorial weekend & celebrations be safe & enjoyable, filled merriment ... as you solemnly remember those that have passed before us & our military that protect(ed)s our freedoms. LET FREEDOM RING!!

TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

The Artful Diva said...


Sarah said...

Bernideen, this is a lovely post. The pillow is beautiful and I find the sentiment very touching. I correspond with Johanna and follow her blog. She is such a sweetheart, always ready to offer her knowledge and experience. I've learned so much from her.
Hope you have a terrific weekend. ~ Sarah

D. Jean Quarles said...

Have a happy pink day.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

That pillow sham is lovely. My heritage is German and I can remember hearing it spoken but I don't remember much. How nice to now know what it says!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

What a lovley post full of pinkness, the quilt is breathtaking. I so hope you have a good day and have fun blog hopping with Beverly celebrating with her.

Happy Pink Celebration Saturday.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happpy PS! what a lovely post! thanks for sharing. have a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Love your pics! Hope to see you at my blog sometime! XX

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your pillowcase is beautiful. Perfect for Pink Saturday. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! Twyla

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I love what the pillow says. I also like your attitude on the loss of your diamond. There's a quote attributed to Abe Lincoln that says something like, "Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be."

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Bernadeen, well I am two days late in visiting, better late than never I suppose!
What a beautiful pillow and a sweet sentiment on it..and thanks to your friend for translating it for you..don't you love meeting such great friends here?
Have a wonderful week!