Monday, November 23, 2009

Welcome sweet friends!! Please come in for a cup of tea!!









I am so glad you could stop by for a visit and a warm cup of tea!! I have one of my cheerful red chairs just waiting for you. Don't you love these cute embroidered kitten pillows? I think they are so sweet. I have one of these pillows on each of my red chairs. I have a plate of delicious cookies for you fresh from the oven. I have chosen one of my favorite handpainted pots with creamer and sugar. All three are covered in pretty pink roses. You might also notice my baby shoes. These were mine that I wore as a little girl. They are made from felt and are close to 59 years old. You also see a vintage tea and toast set also painted with roses. On the back of each piece there are these words: "Original-Designed Handpainted (1945) Irene M. Marshall of California". What is amazing is that Mrs. Marshall is now 95 years old and still painting!! And last, notice the sweet vintage angel picture made by my friend, Amy, of "Bunny Rose Cottage". I hope you have enjoyed your tea and cookies. I know I have sure enjoyed our visit together. May you and your family have the happiest of Thanksgiving Days. Today I am participating in "Tea Things Tuesday" so faithfully hosted each week by Kim from "Shabby, Pink and Pretty". Please visit all the other tea participants by going here:

I am so thankful to have the opportunity to tutor at the school from which I retired. I love the children and love to help them with their reading skills. They bless my heart with the love they show me each day and with their enthusiasm for learning. May you have a beautiful week with those you love and hold near to your heart.

25 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I noticed the baby shoes..so cute and the little pillows look so cute in those new red chairs!Thanks for the cookies too! LOL Come say hi :D

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! I love the darling kitty pillows - so sweet and old-fashioned! How special that you have your own precious baby shoes. Wish I had mine. I actually have an exact little plate like yours that the cookies are on. Enjoyed my little visit to your place...

Come see me too....

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love your red chairs. So comfy! And the pillows are so sweet. Love the flowers on them. Everything is always so welcoming and inviting. How nice that you can help out at your leisure for the school you formerly worked. Blessings to you,:) Tammy

Pauline said...

What a sweet welcome, Miss Vicki :o) I do so enjoy your delicate pink things. It's amazing to hear that the talented artist is still working, God bless her heart. Your baby shoes are darling :o) The only thing that I possess for nearly 50 years is myself...a little frayed and raggied around the edges, but still here, lol.

Have a blessed day, my friend.

Marilyn said...

I have several Snack Sets from the 50's but nothing as beautifl as these that are handpainted!! Beauitful!!
I just love your baby shoes...What a treasure!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Love,
Marilyn

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki... your new red chairs look beautiful and I love your little kitties pillow! I am so happy to see you made my grandma's cookies again! Yum! Your baby shoes are so precious, what a tresure you have there...And how very beautiful is your vintage tea and toast set by Irene M Marshall... and how wonderful she is still painting at 95 years young! Your angel from Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage looks stunning! So happy your little school children bring you so much joy... love to you... Bisous... Julie Marie

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Vicki,
What adorable shoes! How nice you still have them. Lovely tea set too and your pillows are sweet. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

maría cecilia said...

Good morning sweet Vicki, there´s a real great treasure you have kept for years, your little shoes are the prettiest thing I have ever seen, really!!! Everything else you have posted is so lovely, and the angel your friend made is awesome. Don´t forget, if you missed some of your beautiful pots and teacups, you know where to find them!!
Lots of hugs to you my friend.
María Cecilia

Connie said...

When I clicked on your blog on my google reader I gasped when I saw that red chair, honey! Squeeeeal, that is SOOOOOO darling! Actually, this whole post is adorable. Happy thanksgiving,
xoxo,
Connie

Shelia said...

Why thank you, Ms. Vicki, I'll just sit right down and take a cookie. The setting is beautiful! Love that little pillow so much and your pretty dishes! Look at your tiny little sweet shoes! How specail you still have them.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving,
Shelia ;)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sweetie :) Another gorgeous post! I wish I could come over and have tea and chat in your beautiful cottage! I love the red chairs and that pillow is sooooo cute, I love it!! I also love that plate! I have always loved that pattern and never can find it! You have the prettiest china pieces on earth :) Thank you so much for showing the angel picture again, you are such a good friend!! Your baby shoes are sooo cute, how wonderful to have them to display! I hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving!
Love ya lots,
Amy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such a sweet post. Such lovely things! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Claudia said...

I am going crazy over all the beauty here! I love all the hand-painted china...and those cushions have to be the cutest things I've seen! They look perfect in your red chairs. Where did you get them, or did you make them?

Oh, thanks so much for all the visual pleasure!

Claudia said...

I forgot to mention your baby shoes, which are so, so sweet!

Willow said...

Wonderful pictures. I just love the chair.

Willow

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet Vicki!

Love your pretty red chairs, and pretty tea things. the little pillows are adorable. I especially love the little hand painted plate, and cup. I had read about her the other day on someone's blog. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Debbie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Vicki, I love your pictures today! What is really stopping my heart are those precious little baby shoes of yours! I LOVE them! I have a small but growing collection of little shoes!

Hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lisa said...

Oh what a great post! You have loads to be thankful for! And some lovely treasures! Thanks for the tea and cookies and lovely visit!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Lisa

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Vicki,
Very cute pillows and your little felt shoes, so sweet! I didn't know you were tutoring, what a nice way to continue to use one of your talents! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Valerie

Elyse said...

hi vicki!

what a pretty pretty post, as always! how sweet that you still have your baby shoes! that is awesome.

wishing you and your family a happy, healthy & yummy thanksgiving!

xo
elyse

Maria said...

I NEED one of those cookies! I've been up too late cleaning & getting ready for my father to stay here...
I'm having some chamomile tea...and one of those tea cookies would be perfect :)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Vicki!
Enjoy all the moments!
~Maria
ps. love the chair & pillows too!

Ana said...

Hi sweet Vicki,
I'm sorry I'm late to our tea time this week. If you only knew...It's been one of those weeks! Couple of hurdles to jump...one down, two to go today. Please keep my family and me in your prayers. Thank you for tea and the cookies. Love your red chairs...they look so comfy. Wishing you and your lovely family a very blessed Thanksgiving.

Tons of love,
♥Ana

koralee said...

Oh...I want to sit on those lovely red chairs...so pretty and that sweet little kitty pillow! Your home looks so cozy and sweet...thank you for sharing...and for tea.

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Vicki, that pillow is just toooo precious!! I am in love with it. And I saw those old well-worn baby shoes. I used to collect baby shoes, just for the fun of it and had a delightful little set from Paris! I think I need to get them out of the closet and enjoy them anew, those old ones have inspired me once again. Wishing you and yours a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING. warmly, Debby

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi VIcki,
I have been thinking of you so very much and hope you are doing well. Everything at Bunny Cottage is always so beautiful & so is the sweet lady that lives there. :) I just love your precious little baby shoes & your gorgeous tea & toast set that Mrs. Marshall painted!
I want to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings today and always.
Love & Hugs, Carol Anne