Thursday, December 10, 2009

English breakfast set for one/Cherished Christmas ornaments...Welcome to Show and Tell Friday and Pink Saturday!!

Hello, dear friends! Welcome to Bunny Cottage where we are having a cold, wintry day in Central Texas! I recently bought an English breakfast set for one at a local antique mall. One of the pieces had been broken and mended so I got a very good buy on it. As you can see from the pictures above, the set had many different pieces. In fact, I am not sure what all the pieces are for. On the bottom of each piece these words are printed: Paragon fine bone china made in England. One of my favorite movies of all time is "Sense and Sensibility". I love everything about this movie: the characters kind and gentle manners, the love the family has for each other, their beautiful home, the colors used in each setting, the English countryside, and of course, the romantic ending where everyone lives happily ever after. I like to imagine one of the ladies of the house being served breakfast in bed with a set similar to mine. I have always been a working girl for most of my life. But, if I were to be served breakfast in bed, I would love to have it served on a set such as this one. I have placed it on a covered tray on the bed in my bedroom.

Next, I am showing some of my favorite Christmas ornaments. I always put up an old-fashioned tree with ornaments that my family has had for many years. To read about my very favorite Christmas ornament, you can go here:
I posted about this ornament a few days ago. The other ornaments you see are storybook characters that I buy each year for my grandchildren. When they come to spend the night, I must tell them the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", "The Three Little Pigs" and "Little Red Riding Hood" when we are in bed and waiting for sleep to come. These storybook characters will one day be theirs to hang on their own family's tree. The felt ornaments were given to my sons, Jeremy and Aaron, by my sister and niece. We have enjoyed hanging them on our tree for many years. You see an ornament that Aaron made in kindergarten with his picture on it. The little felt horse with the candy cane inside was made by one of our church members for Jeremy when he was just a baby. It has been on our tree for over thirty years now. My sweet niece, Robin, knows how I love roses, and so, she gave me the beautiful ornament painted with roses. As I take each ornament from the box and look at them, my heart is flooded with memories of past Christmases.

I am participating in "Show and Tell Friday" hosted by the talented decorator Cindy of "My Romantic Home". To see all of the participants in "Show and Tell Friday" please go here:
I am participating in "Pink Saturday" hosted by the gracious and kind Beverly of "How Sweet the Sound". To see all the "Pink Saturday" participants please go here:

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit today. I love to have each and every one of you come for a visit, and I hope you are staying warm and cozy and enjoying the days leading up to a blessed Christmas celebration!!


Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Vicki :) What a pretty post! I always love seeing your china pieces. I have a sign inside and a sign outside that Saye Welcome To Bunny Rose Cottage on it :):) So funny!
Your storybook ornaments are darling! I love the bunny one :)

La Petite Gallery said...

So pretty I like what you did.
Yvonne in Maine

Julie Harward said...

I love the china...pretty! Love the cute and the sweet image at the are just SO festive around your sweet home..enjoy it all!!! Come say hi :D

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a beautiful and cheery teaset!! And you know how much I love those vintage felt ornies!! So special. The storybook character ornies are beautiful! I too have started a collection of special ornies for our grandchildren, giving them one each year!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Rebecca said... have the sweetest things. I love to stop in and see what's new. LOVE THE SING, too!


Miss Rhea said...

Ok, I am going to try this, but will probably get it wrong , lol !! :) The dome on the left is for butter, there is a Creamer, Sugar, Jam pot, coffee pot and tea pot, and I think the little pitcher with the bowl is for clotted cream, for berries. The bowl is a waste slop ( for the tea bags ), The one on the far right with the weird shape is for juice ? lol !! I am probably WRONG on all :) What a beautiful set though, Lucky girl !! :) I LOVE your sweet ornaments, my favorite is the one Aaron made :) I too am a HUGE Jane Austin fan :)


The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a darling set, Vicki. Spencer is going to have a fit if she sees this because she loves pink and yellow. I love it, too.

If I had to guess I would say that there's a covered butter dish, a cream pitcher (sitting in what might be a waste bowl for tea bags), maybe a chocolate pot or a coffee pot (I'm guessing the former), cup and saucer, covered sugar bowl, covered jam pot or marmlade dish, clotted cream pitcher, teapot, and egg cup.

Loved seeing all of this. Wishing you a very Happy Pink Saturday. Mine is going up tomorrow. I have still got to pull it together.

Oh, and I loved your ornaments, too.

Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

Lynda @ Elegance Reclaimed said...

Hello Vickie,

How lucky you are to have this wonderful set. You yes being served breakfast in bes with these pieces would be devine!

You ornaments are sweet, precious pretties.

Thank you for sharing.

Wishing you good health and heaps of love and happiness; until next time ...

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What a pretty tea set. Actually all of your ornaments are adorable. Especially the storybook characters. Thanks for sharing. Rosie

Diann said...

That tea set is so pretty! I love it!

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a beautiful teaset. And lots of lovely ornaments with beautiful memories attached. The painted rose ornament is so very nice. It is a cold dreary day here in Kuwait too. We've already been out this morning for a wet scrimmage game -- but Zack's team won. Yahoo! Blessings to you :) Tammy

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the tea set....but ADORE all the ornaments!!

Mine's posted's another new one for my collection of Holiday Decor..La Befana

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki, I too love your little tea for one set! How fun, you must fix yourself tea and breakfast in bed! Your little ornaments are so precious, and of course for me, the memories that go with them are the very best part... I read your post about your very favorite ornament a few days ago, so touching... love to you... xoxo... Julie Marie

Gracie said...

The color yellow with the roses is so unexpected, but really beautiful!
Gracie at

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hmmm....I'll take the rose pillow in the background, the little red riding...oh...sorry Vicki...I was dreaming and wishing out loud that I had all of these lovelies! ;)
Your post was beautiful for both Show and Tell and Pink Saturday!!!
Have a wonderful weekend sweetie~
everything vintage

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

I would love some cooler weather here in Florida, we are still in the 80's. On a brighter note I love your tea set with the yellow and roses, so pretty! Maureen....

Lora said...

What a sweet teaset and I love all of your ornaments. They are really beautiful!

Pat & Ron Harris said...

I absolutely love the Fairy Tale glass ornaments. They are so precious. But then that tea set is pretty neat too. Love them all. Thank you for stopping by junkblossoms! I hope you'll stop in again real soon. Merry Christmas.

Sandra said...

Lovely blogspot to the storybook ornaments...lucky grandchildren.

Pauline said...

Dear Vicki, thank you for sharing these lovely things with us. I have some Paragon china too :o) Lovely ornaments too. Have a blessed weekend.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love your ornaments. I really like the storybook ones. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment on my Christmas decor.

June said...

Hi Vicki dearest,
That breakfast set is gorgeous! Oh yes...I can see myself being served breakfast in bed with that lovely set too. In my dreams!lol
Your ornaments are the sweetest. I LOVE the little one Aaron made for you. Those always mean the most.

Sares said...

The storybook ornaments are adorable! I love Little Red Riding Hood. Sense and Sensibility is also one of my favorite movies to watch, I love Jane Austen. I hope your Holiday season is merry and your weekend Loveleigh!

Maria said...

Hi Vicki!
How sweet your ornaments! I just love unwrapping treasures of the heart every December.
I also appreciate Jane Austen's writing. Her stories are a great way to learn beautiful English ~
...and... I think you're right~ Jane Austen's characters would definitely ♥ using this tea set ~
Have a wonderfully merry weekend!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Vickie; What a beautiful tea set,, what a great find... I love the colors,, love the ornaments,, so cute.... I love that movie too,, I watch it all the time..... have a great weekend..


Meg said...

Hi Vicki,
How have you been? I love all your ornaments especially the felt ones, I have several of the same ones that I did with my kids when they were younger. Sense and Sensibility is also one of my favorites and somehow I've hooked my nine year old grand-daughter into it and it is her favorite too! Who would of thought! Hope you are being blessed this holy time of year when the little things mean the most. Much Love, Meg

Barbara said...

Morning Vicki, Yep it is a dreay day here also, or will be at daylight. It has been raining off and on for several hours. Your post covers lots of ground and is great, the ornaments for your gc are darling and the what a treasure the felt ones.
One day I would like to have breakfast in bed, but alas I only sleep about 3-4 hours a night, so I would have to go to sleep at 3am to wake up for breakfast in bed around 7 am. But it is a dream!


♥Mimi♥ said...

How absolutely and positively WONDERFUL! You know, I ♥ Pink Saturday but when you can pair it with Christmas - my gosh, what could be better? And, you did a marvelous job☺

Loved your post today, just loved it. Wishing you a weekend filled with fun, family and friendship.


All of your ornaments are really lovely. I adore your story book ones. Pink Blessings!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Vicki!

OH YUM!....Love your little china and yellow is my favorite color pretty together! And, your ornaments are soooo those too!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Warm blessings,

Mary said...

Vicki, it is all so lovely I don't know where to begin my admiration. I do love the ornaments you buy your grandchildren every year. Very cute and inviting, as I'm sure you are. Your tea service is remarkable in how complete it still is. It's also beautiful. Along with the sugar and creamer, I see a large butter bell and a cocoa pot. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday.

Carole B. said...

What a pretty tea set and I love all the ornaments, the glass ones the felt one. Nice

Suzie Button said...

I love all your ornaments and your tea set is so pretty! I'm in TX also, in Garland, and I agree, it's a bit too chilly here! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

Pam said...

Thanks for sharing your favorite Christmas decorations. What a special thing for you to share the ornaments with family members.
Love your tea set.

Happy Pink Saturday

Lenore said...

Oh, my goodness, Vicki.....LOVE your antique tea set and how you presented it.
Your vintage ornaments are fabulous also.
Thanks for visiting me....and now I've found your blog!

Mollye said...

Oh Vicki Your tea set is wonderful and what charming ornaments. Thanks for sharing your memories. Mollye

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

What wonderful memories you are creating with your grandchildren. Reading the storys that go with the beautiful 'Storybook Ornaments'. Beautiful tea set, too. Thanks for stopping by and seeing Santa and Mrs. Claus...we wish you a very Merry Christmas and warmer weather...which as you know, in Texas...'Just wait a few minutes and it'll change!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

The teaset is so sweet!! I just found a vintage child's teaset at a flea market. I know my niece is going to love it!!


Claudia said...

Hello Vicki! I'm a bit late for PS! I love your breakfast set - the colors are so vibrant. I, too, love Sense and Sensibility - wouldn't it be nice to be served breakfast in be with this lovely set? Yes! I love the storybook ornaments - what a perfect Christmas memory to pass on to your grandchildren. Happy Pink Saturday!


Marianne said...

Hi, Vicki...It's Easter day, and I'm browsing your delightful blog. Taking the time to look beyond the first page.

Your lovely tea sets, and sentiments never cease to cheer me. I love the yellow and roses breakfast for one.

Thank you for this extraordinary blog. Thank you for sharing who you are.