Sunday, November 15, 2009

Welcome to my cottage home, dear friends!! I want to show you my new "chair cozies" and new tea cozy!!

Thank you so much for coming by for a visit today! I hope you are enjoying lovely autumn weather. Today I wanted to show you my new "chair cozies" and my new tea cozy. I had been wanting something to cover the tops of my dining room chairs for quite a while. I do not sew so I had looked on-line to see if there was anything like this for sale. I was unable to find what I was looking for. I then thought of my friend, Jil, who is an excellent seamstress. I thought for sure she could make me some "chair cozies". After I explained what I wanted, she made me the cozies for my dining room chairs that you are seeing above. Please notice all the details she has put into each one: vintage doilies, beautiful crocheted ribbonwork, handpainted buttons, vintage buttons and rhinestone buttons. She also lined each one. I could not be more happy with the result. Thank you so much, Jil! If you would like to get to know Jil and see more of her beautiful work, you can visit her at "Say It with Roses" by going here:
As a special gift, Jil also made me the adorable tea cozy you see. I have never had one before, and I just love this one. She put all the details into this that she did with the chair cozies. I wanted to show you my dining room table and the chairs covered in their cozies. I have your tea warm and waiting and just ready to be poured. Please join me for a cup, won't you? I am participating in two special events: "Tea Things Tuesday" so graciously hosted by Kim of "Shabby, Pink and Pretty" and "Show Your Cottage Monday" so graciously hosted by Cielo of "House in the Roses". To visit the tea participants please go here:

To visit the cottage participants please go here:
During this month of Thanksgiving and always, I am truly thankful for good health. I am so glad you came by for a cup of tea today and a little conversation here at Bunny Cottage. Blessings and much love to you!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Vicki, these are absolutely adorable!! Oh how I wish I could come sit at that beautiful table with you!!

Happy PS a day late!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

How can something be CUTER than cute? Totally adorably charming....that's what they are.

Warm blessings,

Anonymous said...

The chair cozies are adorable. One of the first things I noticed was the extreme datail she used!! That is one talented seamstress!!

Pauline said...

Dear Vickie, they are lovely and fit so well into your pretty home :o) That cake looks good enough to eat, lol!!

Have a blessed day, my friend.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful post Vicki! I love your chair cozies, they are so beautiful! I made my own with a pillowcase and just love the effect. It is so fun to have froufy chairs :):) It really perks up the dining room!

maría cecilia said...

Good morning dear Vicki, I had my eyes closed and opened them very slowly to have a look at your new post... I knew I was going to jump out of my chair again when I see one of your posts... well, it happened again...
I want a friend like Jil... and I want to have tea in your beautiful tablescape and be sitted in your chairs, and try that light purple cake, my god!! everything is so beautiful Vicki!!!
Love the blue flowers, I also have them in the hill specially, they grow here as wild flower and we call them "trompetita". Congratulations to your friend Jil.
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Connie said...

Vicky!!!!!!! Those are spectacular, chickee! Oh, I mean that sincerely. I might do that to refurbish my old dining chairs and get rid of the chair covers I have now. I need a change I think, sugar. You did great.....

Rebecca said...

Just lovely! What a sweet way to change the look of a room.

Someone told me yesterday that cottage and pink and roses was on it's way out. Like country decor a few years ago.

I pray it isn't so. We'll all be soooo sad.

Let's revolt.

Love, Rebecca

Anonymous said...

I have never seen chair cozies before. Yours are so beautiful.


T's Daily Treasures said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your chair cozies. They are the sweetest, cutest things ever. Jill is very, very talented and so sweet to send along the tea cozy. Your table is lovely as usual. Thanks for inviting us in for a wonderful cup of tea and friendship. Blessings, Tammy


I LOVE THOSE!!! Your chair cozys are so very beautiful! Jil did a fantastic job on them. Your table is decorated so beautifully too! oh... Your home must be a dream. It sure looks like it from the pictures. Blessings!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my goodness these are so beautiful! And I love the matching tea cozy :-)


Julie Harward said...

Those are the cutest things I've ever seen!!! Where did you get the idea to do such a darling thing? They are really sweet, little works of art, every one! Enjoy them!
Come say hi :D

Tanza said...

Hi Vicki,
This post was just beautiful !! PINK and Rosey what could be better !! Perfect for a tea party !! You are a talented one, and make everything beautiful !! Have a happy blessed week my friend ~~
hugs ~tea~xo

The Chateau of Remnants said...

Oh how lovely!I love how it only takes a few things to change a room and make feel so pretty and fresh! I love all the dishes!


June said...

Vicki I actually gasped when I saw these beautiful cozies. They are awesome in every way. You can tell that Jil is an artist with a sewing machine, can't you!? Wow, that is lovely detail she put on each one.
Your dining room is just beautiful. I think I'll pull up a chair and stay awhile if you don't mind friend.

prashant said...

these are absolutely adorable!! Oh how I wish I could come sit at that beautiful table with you!!

Work from home India

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Vicki,

I simply melted seeing all this amazing prettiness. What a beautiful table oh how I wish to be sitting there, so lovely. Your chair cozy is darling. Beautiful post my friend. Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy a lovely week.



Terra said...

Your table setting is very complemented by the chair cozies and you are blessed to have found a friend to create them for you.
I had never heard of chair caps or cozies before today, I must lead a sheltered existence!
So I learned about something pretty here today.

Atelier de Charo said...

I never see chairs cozies before, they so beautiful.

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Oh! My! Those Chair Covers are over the Moon Beautiful~ Simply Exquisite~ How lucky you are to have Jil design such a gorgeous ensemble for you~~It would be fun to sit and have Tea with you.
I love the way you have it all set up~
marian elizabeth

Sares said...

These are so beautiful. I love the re-usage of the old doilies too. The pink rose fabric is so sweet and that cake in the center of the table looks delicious, even though I suspect it's not real!

I'm also sending out reminders about my Name Party this Thursday the 19th. I do hope you'll join me and post a special story!

Teresa said...

That is the sweetest table setting ever- adorable. the little nest with the blue eggs adds such a lovely touch.
Thanks for sharing-
Have a wonderful day

Ana said...

Oh Vicki! Your chair cozies turned out beautiful. So many sweet details. Jil is very talented. I will definitely be paying her a visit. And your table scape is beautiful too. So many pretty things to looks much eye candy. I can definitely see myself sitting there with you chatting away and driking tea. Thank you again for our Monday tea time. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Carolyn said...

Those are so pretty-love the colors too!


Claudie said...

Ok Vicki, I'm back. Was side tracked with Jill's sweet blog.
You girls are right up my alley!
I love all of your cottage beauties. Love your choice of music. Mine is a little bolder lol
Love Claudie

fannipauline said...

Beautiful chair cozies and I love them because they are completely different from anything I have seen. I love something completely different and that no one else is doing.......Jil indeed is extremely talented......Pauline

Mary said...

Vicki, I've never seen anything so pretty! They are feminine and sweet...the matching tea cozy makes a gorgeous combination for the most elegant tea table...set for a queen! My goodness, what beautiful work Jil does! I must visit her blog!

God bless,

Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique said...

Vicki, beautiful chair cozies and love the tea cozy too! The detail is amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great week! Oh, Shabby Cottage Shops is having a great giveaway on their blog. It's valued now at $400 and ends on November, if you have time, stop by and enter! There is going to be one very lucky winner, it ends on November 30!

Have a pinkalicious week!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Vicki,
Stopped by before but did not have time to leave a comment. Your cozies are so pretty. Wonderful detail on them and your table is just lovely. Beautiful!

Shabby Kim said...

Wow.. Those chair cozies are fabulous. What a cute idea for transforming an ordinary chair and turning it into something so pretty. Really makes me wish I knew how to sew myself so I could create such lovely things to dress up my chairs. Your tea table looks lovely as well. So many pretty things too look at in all your pictures..

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Oh my gosh! Is this REALLY your home... it is so pretty... it looks like something out of a magazine. Truly! I used to dream of having a home like that... then I moved in with a man! And although we have a lovely old house - seventeenth century - it's sadly lacking in prettiness. I have a lot of work to do here!
Love Charlotte

ellen b. said...

Hello Vicki, I'm so delighted to be visiting this post today. I am in love with those chair cozies!! What a great creation they are. Hats off to the seamstress!! Happy Tea Things Tuesday to you and have a great week!!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Vicky... Your chair cozies are so beautiful, an the tea cozy to die for... She did an amazing job on them,, I will be stopping by her blog,, your dinning room is just gorgeous... have a great week.