Friday, January 1, 2010

Everything is coming up roses!! Happy Pink Saturday, dear friends!! January 2, 2010

I must admit, I go through garden withdrawal every winter. My dad was a farmer, and I must have inherited that "farming blood" from him because I can hardly wait until spring when I can have my hands in the dirt and gardening once again. So, what is a girl to do. Decorate with roses everywhere, of course!! My niece gave me some money for Christmas and so I had no problem spending it (never do!). I bought the rosy teapot you see up above. I think it goes perfectly with some other rosy items I have purchased over the past few months: creamer and sugar, sugar shaker, cup and saucer, and salt and peppers. I love them all!! They make me so happy. I have heard that roses and the shabby chic style are on the way out. I hope not, or else I will be hopelessly out of style. Anyway, I just decorate with things I love regardless.

I am participating in Pink Saturday this week and would love to have you go and visit Miss Beverly who hosts us each week. Thank you for your faithfulness in doing this fun time each Saturday, Beverly. You can find Beverly and all of our participants by going here:

I am so glad I have been able to meet all of you this past year. I had no idea how many friends I would make here at Bunny Cottage. You all have been an inspiration to me, and I thank you for your kind friendship! Much love and many blessings to you!!


sissie said...

Oh no! Roses and Shabby Chic will never go out of style, we all love it too much. Let the designers say what they will, but let's prove em wrong!

I love your Pink Saturday post.

~~hugs~~ Sissie

Kerri ~ said...

I wanted to stop by and see your new post. It is very gloomy outside and rained all day. So I painted pink roses, birdie, on a pale blue background to welcome the new year. So I know what you mean about garden withdrawal. It will be spring before you know it :)

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

No, say it isn't so!! I'm with you and Sissie, I'll just be out of style then because I have loved vintage shabby chic and roses since I was a little girl and my grandmother's home was bathed in them. ;) Beautiful china, love love love it. Happy PS!
♥ Teresa

Anonymous said...

So enjoyed your lovely pictures of your rose dishes!! The cup and saucer especially is just beautiful!

I am so wanting to get out and start digging in the dirt which I could be doing if I was in New Mexico. This time of year I am out trimming the rose bushes and getting the beds ready for planting. Not in Colorado though! I am eagerly expecting the catalogs to arrive soon in my mail box tempting me with new treasure to plant!


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Vicki, your roses are so beautiful! And who says roses and shabby chic are on the way out... I never follow trends of what "others" say is in... I went to buy a birdhouse one day and the woman told me "birdhouses aren't in anymore"... gee, I wonder if anyone told the birds that???... PLEASE keep your beautiful roses~shabby chic style... I am staying with the things I love and not following what is supposedly "in"... Your style is YOU, just beautiful! Love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Anonymous said...

Oh My.... What a wonderful display of beautiful china!!

♥ItaJeff♥ @Something To Share said...

I love your post for the 1st pink saturday in 2010...lovely...those china are stunning. Happy new year to you, may 2010 bring more joy, peace and happiness to you and your family.

Marydon Ford said...

Happy New Year, Vicki ~ What a lovely 'bunch' of roses. I love them all ... & that beautiful green background ... lucky you.

Looking forward to another great year with you, my friend.

Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my goodness Vicki, these pieces are so beautiful! I love the roses so much. I think they all match so beautifully. Even if the shabby chic is going out, I think we can still enjoy being shabby for years to come ;-)


June said...

What a lovely gift to buy for uourself Vicki. I am awaiting spring too, but in the meantime I'll be surrounding myself with grocery store roses I guess.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Vicki! Wanted to stop by to wish all the very best that 2010 can bring you! Happy New Year! ~tina

Julie Harward said...


Maria said...

Hi Vicki!
I'm echoing back your sentiments about meeting such nice people 'out here.' How wonderful it's been!

I agree with you about decorating with the things you love, regardless of the current 'style.'
How can roses go out of style?
Hope your New Year's Day was sweet ~

Anonymous said...

I just love all the things you have bought. They are all so lovely. I too can't wait to start working outside. I have already gotten so many seed catalogs and making plans for this years garden.


koralee said...

Your rose dishes are so so lovely...I have a passion for rose items. The more vintage the better. Thank you for all the blessings you have sent my way...xoxoxo

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wonderful, lovely roses! Definitely some beautiful purchases you have made over the months. If you decorate with what you love, you will never be out of style. Who listens to the experts anyways! And who said they were experts. You are the only expert in your life and your beauty shows through your surroundings. Blessings to you for a most wonderful new year. Tammy

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh my goodness, your pink rose china is gorgeous Vicki!! I love the roses too and will always have them in my home no matter what anyone says! :) I love visiting you & your Bunny Cottage!!
I want to wish you a New Year filled with much love, happiness and many, many Blessings.
Hugs, Carol Anne

Elena@EPtreasures said...

Oooh, how absolutely gorgeous is your rosy teapot set! ... so they think roses are on their way out?? No way - they're loved too much by so many :)

I'm popping in to say 'Hi' even though I'm not participating this saturday and to Wish you a Happy & Wonderful New Year Vicki!

God Bless.
ciao for now,

Barbara said...

Vicki, Fantastic pink dishes...they are outstanding.

I wish you and your family a Happy New Year and hope to enjoy many more post with you.


Jacalyn @ said...

I love your china! Roses out of style? NEVER! Did you notice all of the clothing and jewelry that have been incorporated with roses? Of course I had to purchase a few pieces!


storyteller said...

What delightful finds! Methinks I'd love to sit down for tea with you using these pretty rose cups. Happy Pink Saturday! I shared Pretty PINK Flowers from Sunny Southern California this morning to brighten your day. Enjoy ;-)
Happy New Year!
Hugs and blessings,

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Your rose teaset is gorgeous.. I have a small plate it would go well would love to find the teaset to finish the set.. Happy New Year!!
hugs ~lynne~

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

No way will Roses and Shabby go out of style...even so, you will keep it alive with your beautiful collections. Love the colors in the ones you showed for this Pink Saturday. I'm not quite ready for spring and summer yet...we have to water alot to keep those pretty roses and green stuff Pink and Green. Happy New Year and Happy Pink Saturday...I'm looking forward to all your posts in 2010.

Sares said...

Everything is definitely coming up roses! The teapot is beautiful, but then all your things are! Happy Pink Saturday Vicki and have a loveleigh weekend.

Treasia Stepp said...

What lovely pink treasures you have. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them.

marĂ­a cecilia said...

What happened to my comment!!??? I was saying that I love, love your new tea cups and everything... who wants to garden while there`s so much to do thinking where to display the collection??? and then enjoying it once and again, and again... with lights on, lights off, candles, maybe some other place, or here perhaps....
I would love to have a niece like yours!!!!
Much happiness to you my dear Vicki all year long!!!
Maria Cecilia

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh so lovely cottage shabby rose-covered china! Love the green and blossoms! I too go through springtime withdrawal this time of year and have to make things very pink! Happy new year and Happy PINKs! Hugs, Coralie

CC said...

Oh my!!!! Your pieces are all beautiful..I love the sweet patterns. Happy New Year..and Happy Pink Saturday..have a most lovely week.

Miss Rhea said...

Oh, I might have to drive by your house so that you can pack that pretty china in the back seat for me, lol !! :) It is Gorgeous ! I hear you on the Dirt thing. Love the smell of the earth and planting things. Unfortunately it all dies so quick here in the desert. :( Happy Pink Saturday !!!

Light and Voices said...

Happy New Year from our house to your house. It is 10 degrees above zero here in Illinois. Your blog puts a smile on my face. I really enjoyed seeing all those Pink roses.
Joyce, IL, USA

Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday Vicki.
I wish you Blessed New Year!


Elyse said...

happy new year, vicki!

i am literally in my GASP-mode over your new pieces. they are beautiful!!!!!!!! just the right colors.

don't you just love some holiday spending money! i treated myself to a new bottle of perfume. the first bottle i think i have bought since before my boys were born!!!

warmest wishes for a happy and healthy 2010!


Cottage Rose said...

Hello Vicki; I just adore your Pretty Rose, Pinkness... they are so gorgeous..even it they do go out of style,, I will always love have a great week.... Happy Pink Saturday.


Ana said...

Hi Vicki,
I'm back! I missed you :-) Just wanted to hurry over to Bunny Cottage to wish you a very blessed New Year my dear and sweet friend. I have truly been blessed with your friendship and wanted to thank you for alaways being so kind and sweet to me. Thank You! Looking forward to coming over for "tea time." I always enjoy my visits. Have a wonderful Monday.

Much love to you,


Love your roses on the tea cups. I don't think shabby or roses will ever go out of style. As long as there is some romance in our souls it will remain. Blessings!

Ana said...

Hi Vicki,
It's me again... Yes, the baby does represent Jesus. If I remember correctly, tradition is that who ever finds Him in their slice of bread gets to dress a baby Jesus statue in a beautiful white gown and present Him to their church on the 2nd of February :-) I'm not sure if there is more to it...this is all I know. Happy Three Kings Day my friend. Have a wonderful day.


Duchess of Tea said...

Hello Vicki darling, I do hope you had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year and that 2010 turns out to be the best year of your life, followed by many more. Thanks for all your visits and sweet comments; you are a dear friend...a treasure. These lovelies you have posted have melt my heart, trust me luv, they vintage, shabby and rosy is here to stay.

Love & Hugs

The Tablescaper said...

What a gorgeous teapot!!!

- The Tablescaper