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Welcome to Pink Saturday !!

A Ballerina or a Princess?

When Lady Diana Spencer was younger,
she was asked what she'd like to be when she grew up.
Diana thought for a minute and then replied,

"I think I would like to be a ballerina."

And then laughingly added,
"or perhaps the Princess of Wales."

A few years passed, and it became apparent
that one of her childhood dreams was about to come true.
"I grew too tall to be a Ballerina.
I was taller than all the boys."

Princess of Wales

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I know all about her fascination, when I was a little girl,
maybe 9 - 12 years old, I took tons of classes,
I filled a couple of books with my sketches
of everything Ballet....toe shoes, tutu's, in practice, in shows,
hands...I know now I would say....obsessed!!
Back then, I thought I was in heaven,
I spent so much time in the Library
and book store, borrowing or purchasing
so many books with charming depictions
of the wonderful word of the ballerina.

I grew up with this fabulous poster
on my wall among others.
My bedroom was painted pink
and decorated with ballet goodies.
The day I moved out, my mom painted my room white.

Have a blissful weekend and a glorious Pink Saturday!!
Keep your dreams alive!!
Hugs, Nerina :)


  1. Hello Nernia
    I am not able to join along with pink Saturday this time, work.
    I just wanted to say that I love this post, the hanging ballet slippers are lovely, it makes me want to take up the dance...mmm.
    Happy Pink Saturday,have fun:)

  2. I never took ballet until I was in college and I loved it! I, of course, never made it to toe, but it was still a lot of fun. What I really like are the costumes. I love tutus and wish I could wear one every day. I hope you have a very Happy Pink Saturday!

  3. Ballet is awesome and I still so some moves now to keep my butt where it used to be. I wish I could wear a tutu every day as well, guess I would need to change professions first!!

  4. What an absolutely beautiful PiNk SaTuRdAy post! My lunchbox when I was little was a pink vinyl ballerina one :) Hugs, Marsha

  5. Oh thank you, my favorite is the forth from the bottom, beautiful.

    Have a lovely weekend.xx

  6. Love your pink post, I think alot of us little girls dreamt of being ballerinas. I know I did....that or an ice skating queen!! ;)
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    ♥ Teresa

  7. I know exactly how you feel. My first ambition was to be a ballerina too. I don't think I was as interested as you however! I think I only fell in love with the idea because of the fabulous costumes and tutus. I still to this day love to look at ballerina images though. What a great PS post! Happy Pink Saturday to you and have a loveleigh weekend!

  8. I think all of us at some point in our girlie lives want to dance. I used to take ballet, but alas I was no good at it. Not at all. Your post is lovely and it goes to show that dreams can come true. But then of course they can turn into nightmares too!! Happy Pink Saturday and thankyou, it was beautiful, Char

  9. Pink Saturdays- love that! how fun!
    You're so cute! Too funny how your mom painted the room white when you moved out! HA! I took ballet, I always wanted to toe dance but never quite got there. xOxO deb

  10. Nerina, you are so right. It's important to keep your dream alive. And we share something in common, I love ballet, too. I took for a number of years, and somewhere buried in my attic are my toe shoes.

    I still love dance and am thrilled to see ballerinas... young or old on stage. It delights my soul!


    Sheila :-)

  11. What beautiful Images Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Pink!
    Hugs, Diane

  12. Nerina!
    Honey I just loved this post. How original and unique for a PS Post. Bravo, bravo. Can you hear me clapping? I just loved it. Happy PS. Stop by and say hi. COuntry Hugs, Sherry

  13. I always wanted to be a ballerina too..my little sister took classes as a child looked crueling !

  14. I so wanted to be a ballerina when I was younger! lol

  15. Incredible images. So lovely. The first one is my favorite, simply stated. Happy Pink Saturday!

  16. Lovely ballerina post!
    Pretty Pinks!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Mary :)

  17. How lovely! Your blog is always such a pleasure to visit on Pink Saturday! Today it's sunny but most of this summer has been pretty gloomy in my corner of the world. Pink Saturday always gives me a little lift, especially if there isn't any sun outside!

    I ♥ those toe shoes! Wish I had some for my house!

    Have a wonderful weekend filled with sunshine surrounded by your l♥ved ones! Life is good!

  18. a figure skater was always my answer....but the dresses in my head were always pink. happy pink, Heidi

  19. A beautiful post - I have enjoyed reading it :)

    Happy pink saturday - have a wonderful week.

    ciao for now,

  20. What a lovely post.

    Happy PS and nice weekend.

  21. Hi Nerina! Everything about ballet is wonderful! I never took dance class and always marveled at the amazing skills of a ballerina! And the soft pink of toe shoes - beautiful. Happy PInk Saturday!

  22. What a lovely post! I just so enjoyed all your gorgeous ballet pictures and your memories! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

  23. just gorgeous, happy pink saturday!!!!

  24. Hi! I was captivated by yr title on your comment on Moonspinner's lovely blog & popped over to Ontario to say hi! Yes, I did ballet when very small. Or rather had to do it because all my friends were raving about it! I didn't like it then but now, years later, am SO grateful! It taught me a lot of things I've never forgotten! (And I wore a pink tutu!)

    Happy pink Saturday to you too! Will return again soon!

    xxLOL Nora & Lola:)

  25. Great Post. It's different from so many Pink Saturday posts. As I read and scrolled down, I was hoping to see the poster I loved as a teenager in the eighties - and I did. The tattered legwarmers in fifth position(?)
    Happy PS!


  26. Hi! Pretty Pinkness. LOvely ballerina post!

    happy pink saturday!


  27. Thank you for visiting today, Nerina. That quilt was made by my husband's great-grandmother. It is a treasure most definitely. Hope you're having a fab PiNk day! Hugs, Marsha

  28. I took dance classes from the time I was 4 till I was 15. I still have my first pair of ballet shoes and my first Tap shoes. I shadow boxed my Ballet shoes! Thank You for sharing your PInk!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

    "Livin With Peaches"

  29. Everything Ballet speaks to me, the quiet, the lines, the music, the devotion.

    Your post was why i search other blogs-- to have them speak to me-- to tell a story.

    Sadly several try but the content is lacking. Yours, however, is spot on. Lovely pictures and story telling.

    Bravo-- *heres a bouquet* ♥


  30. Gorgeous Pink Post!

    I just adore you! You have such a wonderful sense of humor! You'll have to tell me about those ballet moves so I can put my butt back where it used to be!!

    Big Hugs to you!

  31. Hi Nerina!
    So nice to "see" you just now! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend & I'll be popping back to your lovely blog just as soon as I can,

    xxLOL LOLA & Nora:)

  32. I love all of your pictures and enjoyed your ballet memories. Hope you had a 'Happy Pink Saturday' X

  33. Beautiful ballet pics. Thanks for the warm welcome to my first Pink Saturday.
    D @ Sunny Side of the Sun Porch

  34. That is such an interesting story about Diana! When I was a kid I was not thinking about ballet at all..., I wanted to be more like a boy..., climbing trees and such.

  35. Well from THIS ballerina I will say there IS something still magical about it and perhaps that is why I now teach! I do not even see it as a job every day I am in the studio...it is so fun to share and push ones body, even at my old age LOL!

    Beautiful post! Goes right along with my ballerina cloche now doesn't it!

    xo Molly

  36. They really are just lovely to look at - so light and so beautiful. If only to have a piece of such grace.

  37. TAG! You're it Nernia! I've volunteered you for a wee little game today. Come to my blog for the details if you'd like to play!

  38. what a great post! I love Diana and i really love your ballerina photos.. and i recently acquired a vintage ballerina shoes and I just cant wait to display it in my home..

  39. Happy Pink Saturday and all weekend. Love the photo of all the ballet shoes together.

  40. Hey doll,

    aaaww this was gorgoeus. i was a dancer, so i really enjoyed this.
    have a fab week.

  41. I love this post, all things ballet make melt. I once watched the Kirov and then the White Oak Dance Project, best ballet companies ever.

    How lovely that you too posted about wanting to be a ballerina when you were little? After someone saw it on my blog I was commisioned to write a story.

  42. they are still mesmerizing aren't they?!
    i love the ballerina sitting on the floor...she looks like a flower!

  43. typo - "makes me melt" pardonez moi :)

  44. Hi Debby!
    Just stopped by to say have left a little award for you on my site. Additionally, am also your newest follower!

    This was a really terrific post!

    Have a wonderful day & see you again soon!

    xxxLOL LOLA:)

    PS Many thanks for the friend link!

  45. Neria, thanks so munch for your lovely comment on my fist "PINK SATURDAY" post. I really appreciate it.


  46. I have always loved ballet and now I am teaching it...a dream come true. However, being a princess would be okay too...I loved Princess Di!


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