Sunday, October 25, 2009

Welcome to my cottage home!!! Let's have an autumn tea!



















My cottage home and gardens are a real blessing to me! I find peace and contentment here in a sometimes very fast paced world. I welcome you, dear friends. My friendly scarecrow that stands in my garden welcomes you, too! I thought it would be fun to have an autumn tea today. I have a cozy chair waiting for you here but let's pull it closer to the fire so you can feel its warmth. Peter Rabbit is hiding in Farmer McGregor's fall vegetable garden. However, I think I hear Mother Rabbit calling him. She wants him to put on one of the sweaters she has knitted him for the cooler weather. Besides Peter, you also see a cute little pumpkin and one of my favorite handpainted china teacups just for you. I love my Autumn Blessings painting. The little girl is sitting on a pumpkin while eating her apple. My little witch wanted to come to the party, too, but she is totally friendly, no bad spells here! I would like to offer one of my pink ghost sugar cookies to go along with your tea. (Ghost cookies picture is courtesy of Kathleen at "Gonna Want Seconds" http://gonnawantseconds.blogspot.com/ Thank you, Kathleen) The next picture shows a favorite painting, teapot and teacup that sits on the armoire in my living room. The rose is from my garden where the roses will bloom until mid to late November. The white bench is in my living room and holds some of my favorite things: a pillow, vintage embroidery, handpainted rose lamp, and a tea cup. I also like to include a vintage image in my posts. I couldn't resist this little Halloween boy.
I am participating in two special events this week: "Tea Things Tuesday" hosted by Kim at "Shabby, Pink and Pretty". Thank you, Kim; and "Show Your Cottage Monday" hosted by Cielo at "The House in the Roses". Thank you, Cielo. You can see the tea participants by visiting Kim here: http://www.shabbypinkandpretty.blogspot.com/
You can see the cottage participants by visiting Cielo here: http://houseinroses.blogspot.com/
I hope you have enjoyed your tea and visit to my cottage home today. I know I have certainly enjoyed the company. Have a blessed beautiful autumn week!

39 comments:

maría cecilia said...

oh Vicki, your home is so sweet, love everything you have inside and outside, love your arrangements and decoration, and love the post before this one. You create such beauty around you, your family must be so grateful to live in a so lovely place.
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Jennifer said...

Vickie Your cottage is beautiful!!I love the fall decor outside and inside too.The pinks and whites look very pretty with the oranges of Fall.Hugs,Jennifer

June said...

Vicki dear your Bunny Cottage is always so fun to visit. So many pretty things to see and I have to say that the photo of your pink rose in the garden should be in a Victoria magazine!
Hugs,
June

T's Daily Treasures said...

Thanks to you and Mr. Scarecrow for the warm welcome! Your yard is so lovely and your home so cozy and charming! I love, love, love the Autumn Blessings frame. So very vintage and pretty. Everything else is just beautiful and your hospitality is always appreciated! The ghost cookies are adorable. I need to get baking with the kids. Peace & blessings to you! Have a great week! :) TAmmy

Julie Harward said...

That is the cutest scarecrow I've seen! I liked the little clown gal on top of the pumpkin and the oink ghost cookies are so cute...Thanks for the tea party..loved it! Come say hi :D

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how sweet and pretty, Vicki! I would love to have tea here with you.

Happy Cottage Monday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mary said...

Vicki, I love visiting your cottage home for tea, and a look at all your lovelies! Your scarecrow is so welcoming, with his smiling face! An Autumn tea party is a perfect time for tea...I must take your lead, and have one, too. I'm on my way back to my tea cottage to prepare a cup for you!

God bless,
Mary

Susie's country cottage said...

You have such a pretty cottage. I love your Halloween decorations and the scarecrow in the garden is cute. I'm amazed that your roses still look so good. Mine are just beginning to finish now before we get the first frost.

Willow said...

Hi Vicki,

Your home is so beautiful. I love to garden too and get a joy out of it. This was not a good year for it, but there is always next year. Again, I just love your pics.

Willow

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki, I love seeing the Autumn touches you have added to your beautiful cottage... your bunny teapot is precious! And the ghost cookies look sooo yummy! Bisous... Julie Marie

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Vicki, I love this post!!! I think Autumn and winter make the perfect time for a cozy tea!! I love tea parties!! Too bad we didnt live closer together, we could have so much fun!! Your cottage is so beautiful and I love your festive decor outside! Peter Rabbit is one of my all time favorites :):)
Love ya sweetie,
Amy

Denise Marie said...

Oh, my...those pink cookies and tea or coffee would be divine.

Blessings

Connie said...

Ooooooo, delightful, sugar. I could live there easily I think.
xoxo,
Connie

Bree and Denver said...

wonderful- thanks for the party- love all the pumpkins

Merci-Notes said...

I love your cottage home:)
I have a wicker chair also, well, cottage and wicker a almost a necessary pairing! haha
love your PINK GHOSTS!!

rosechicfriends said...

Vicki!
Your Welcome scarecrow is just darling! as is all of your garden and gorgeous home displays! I love coming by and visiting and seeing all of your gorgeous things! Hope you have a blessed week!
Blessings..Lorena

GWENDOLYN said...

I love mr. scarecrow , what a nice welcome. You have so many lovely things in your home. Thank you for sharing. very pleasing to the eye!
Blessings!
Gwen

Stella said...

Mr. Scarecrow has such a welcoming smile I can't wait to come and get comfy and have a cuppa tea. The little girl is so cute sitting on her pumpkin. Thanks for sharing your favorite things.

lala said...

Hello, I just found your blog thru The House in the Roses, and I am so glad I did. Just finished reading all of your older posts and all I have to say is WOW!!!! Your home and gardens are absolutely beautiful and your collection of handpainted china is simply amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cottage.

fannipauline said...

Oh, how I love your scarecrow. He is just perfect to watch over you and your garden. When my hubby was alive I had "neat" wood figures to watch over my home too. I never do Halloween, but I do Fall as I can leave it up for 2 months and it is so festive and happy. I pray always for the people that protect us and for our country. Blessings,,,Pauline

Ana said...

Hi Vicki,
What a sweet little scarecrow that welcomes me to your garden. I am always so happy to visit with you. I will take some tea and a ghost cookie please. And if it is OK with you and the weather permits, may we have our tea outside so I can enjoy your beautiful roses before they go away until next spring? Thank you for always being such a sweet and wonderful hostess. Until next time. Blessings.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

blushing rose said...

What a lovely home, Vicki ~ your china is gorgeous. I'll be right over, wait fo rme ... chuckle!

Have a warm wonderful week. TTFN ~ Marydon

Shelia said...

Everything looks wonderful! What a pretty home you have.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sares said...

A peek inside your home is always such a delight! Everything is so beautiful. The white picture frame with the little girl is adorable. Thank you for the tea and have a wonderful week!

Lori said...

Vicki, thanks for having me over for your autumn tea:) your cottage is totally adorable...i LOVE that gorgeous teacup and saucer...sooooo pretty!!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Love your home and that tea cup is to die for! Thank you for letting us take a peek! Blessings, Martha

Teresa said...

How fun having a little tea party- Cute little tea cup- and beautiful flowers
Thanks for sharing

Atelier de Charo said...

Hello, your home is so warm and sweet, I love the scarecrow at your garden, and also your decoration halloween pieces.

Maria said...

Hi Vicki!
A little visit to your cottage is always warm and friendly...
...even your "ghosts" are "sweet" and your pumpkins all have such friendly smiles :)
I stopped over to -Gonna want Seconds--- her pumpkin bread pudding looks great too! I'll have to try those sugar cookies sometime when my girls visit!
All the best for a beautiful autumn week~
Maria

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, everything is sooo pretty! I enjoyed the tour! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

Katherine

Erica said...

WOW! I love your Blog, everything you have is just gorgeous. Love the scarecrow.....you have many beautiful things

Thanks for sharing your pictures about your home. Have a great Tea Things Tuesday!

Erica @ erica-sweetonyou.blogspot.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So very sweet. Love your teacup and your decorations.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Vicki,
Everything is just so beautiful. I bet your grandchildren just love visiting and seeing your displays! Thank you for the fall tea!
Valerie

The Spanish Dahlia said...

Hi Vicki,

So nice of you to come on over to visit me, I thank you kindly for your sweet well wishes, it means so much! We've lived in our casa for about 7 years and it's still a work in progress. As a matter of fact, we are in the process of redoing our kitchen with a major purchase from IKEA. I can't wait until the delivery comes sometime next month! I'll be sure to post all the before and after pics so everyone can see the transformation! Anyway, I very much enjoyed your blog and I'm going to add you to my favorites! Have a lovely day~ Steph

Candace said...

Thank you for the tour, you have created a lovely, peaceful oasis.

ellen b. said...

What a very fun fall tea you are showing us today. You have some great pieces! Happy Tea Things Tuesday to you...

Shabby Kim said...

Vicki, your home looks so cozy and inviting. You've done such a wonderful job with your Fall decorating and I am in awe of your collection of handpainted china pieces that you've been sharing with us. So pretty!!

MiniMadWoman said...

Vicki, what a beautiful post! I felt right at home from the minute I saw that scarecrow out front until you offered up those ghost cookies! Yummy!

Everything was just delightful . . . you really went all out!

May I ask you where you got that delightful little girl sitting on the pumpkin? She's too cute!

Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Teresa

Carrie said...

What a beautiful post! Your home and its furnishings and accessories are lovely...Thanks for sharing...