Sunday, November 8, 2009
Come on in through the front gate, dear friends and welcome to my cottage home! Today for tea we are going to use a tea set given to me by my sweet sister, Myra. This tea set is handpainted with violets and trimmed with gold. You also see a lovely handpainted egg that I think goes well with the set. I am also showing you the wedding picture of my maternal grandparents, my Grandfather and Grandmother Russell. I never knew them personally. My grandfather died before I was born. My grandmother got to hold me in the hospital where she was very ill. I was just a tiny newborn. However, I know these wonderful people in my heart of hearts. My mother told me that my grandmother always grew some flowers. Her favorites were periwinkles. Each year I plant periwinkles in her memory. Last Mother's Day my daughter-in-law, Lindy, let my granddaughter, Grace, choose some flowers for me. Out of all the flowers, she chose periwinkles. She did not know that these were her great great grandmother's favorites. I later told Grace how much I loved them and how her great great grandmother did, too. I tried to show you a close up of my grandmother's dress. The front is embellished with beautiful lace and millinery. I, too, love lace and pretty millinery. I like to think that maybe my grandmother served tea from a similar teapot as mine.
The next four photos show pictures from a bay window in my sunroom. The last pictures are of my mantle and fireplace. This week I am participating in "Tea Things Tuesday" hosted by Kim of "Shabby, Pink and Pretty". Please visit our wonderful hostess, Kim, and all the tea participants by going here:
I am so glad you came by for a visit. It brightens my whole day when you do! I am thankful for my heritage and the family who has passed their faith on to me and helped to make me the person I am today. Sweet blessings to each and every one of you!
Posted by Vicki at 5:16 PM