Friday, April 30, 2010

Things with a history. . . Pink Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy first day of May, sweet friends! Today, I wanted to share with you the sweetest plate decorated by Ms. Rhea of "Sweet 'n Shabby Roses". I purchased this plate as soon as I saw it on her last post. I love the gold edging, the sweet roses, the darling angel and the aqua velvet and rhinestones she used to embellish this plate. If you have not met Rhea, please stop by her "Sweet 'n' Shabby Roses" because you are in for a treat. You will find her here: The next two handpainted bowls I have had for some time, but I think they match the plate quite a bit. On the back of one of the bowls there is this inscription: Happy Birthday to Marguret~ Paul 1937. On the back of the other bowl there is an inscription that says: Greetings, Paul and Marguret, 12/25~1936. I love to think of these beautiful pieces being presented as gifts to someone long ago and loved dearly by the recipient. I now get to love these pieces, too. The little teapot, saucer and cup are also wonderful. They were given to me as a gift by my dear friend, Ita. She also gave me a sweet pin cushion and an earring holder. Ita is a beautiful lady who loves her home and family. She lives all the way across the world from me in Malaysia. Thank you, Ita, for my pretties. If you would like to visit Ita, you will find her here: The last pictures are Columbines and irises from my garden. Please visit Ms. Beverly and all the pink participants by going here:
Thank you so much for coming by for a visit. Have a lovely day!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you such a lucky person to have such wonderful friends and the gifts you received were all so pretty.. thanks for sharing.. I particularly love the plates with roses (the first 4 photos) they were all so pretty..


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki... I absolutely love your pink and aqua plates and pieces of china... I only have several pieces in those colors, and am looking to collect more... they are just so sweet! Your Iris (flags, our mama's are telling us!) and Columbine are so beautiful! Mine aren't blooming yet, infact, we have had snow again for the last three days! But tomorrow, for May Day, it is predicted to be sunny and warmer... Wishing you a beautiful May Day... xoxo Julie Marie

Rebecca said...

GORGEOUS! Absolutely the plates. Yummo!


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I dont know how you find so many treasures! Love the flowers. I bet your garden smells so sweet.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely plates, Vicki! I love anything with a history attached to it; makes it so sentimental. The flowers are lovely too. Thank you for sharing your lovelies and Happy Pink Saturday, sweet friend. Hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with sunshine. Hope to have you join me for tea next Tuesday.


Sherry from Alabama said...

Such beautiful treasures! My favorite is the throw pillow. Hope you have a very Happy Pink Saturday!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such beautiful treasures. I love your painted china. They are just gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend!


Lisa said...

Those plates are really cool! I have two identical serving bowls, one from each of my paternal great grand mothers! History is so fun!!Very Lovely Pinks!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Vicki Sweetie...
I love this post. What beautiful treasures you have shared today. The plates are so exquisite, and what a beautiful job Ms Rhea did on the painting of the one plate. Just beautiful sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing.

I loved the photo of the iris. They look so gorgeous. I photographed some on my recent trip to Maryland. The colors are so vibrant.

Have a beautiful weekend sweetie. Country hugs...Sherry

Connie said...

Isn't Rhea wonderful? She has some of the best talent I've ever seen, sugar. You're lucky to have snagged one of her plates or any of her stuff actually.

lilian said...

Hello Vicki! Beautiful plates !!! I really love the first one , it´s really pretty.Have a nice weekend!besos. Lili├ín.-

Julie Harward said...

I can see why you got that is gorgeous! Love all your pretties and the flowers too! It's so neat how we can connect with sisters all over the world! Come say hi :D

Estela said...

Beautiful! very beautiful!
I loved the flowers, the plates, the little hearts and the girl too.
Have a wonderful first day of May.

Atelier de Charo said...

So cute angel!!

Happy Pink Saturday!!


Mari said...


Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday Vicki dear.
Such fabulous pinkies!
Enjoy the weekend.

. said...

Beautiful things.

Say It With Roses said...

Beautiful plates...and your flowers are just amazing. Mine are just waking up. Your Iris are so lovely. They are some of my very favorites.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Barbara said...

Morning and Happy May Day Vicki, The pieces of china are beautiful and so are the folowers.


Paula said...

Dear sweet Vicki,

I love the plate sweet Rhea embellished! It is gorgeous, as are your other bowls! I love the inscription on the back of them. The gifts from your dear friend are so pretty! I love your beautiful flowers! So many pretty things blooming in your garden. My roses are blooming profusely! A wonderful blessing from the Lord! Much love to you dear friend, Paula

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CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Vicki...Lovely plates and post! I love visiting as you always have the most gorgeous Pink Things and to see your Irises and Colombine Flowers is a special gift. Happy Pink Saturday and May Day...Sue

T's Daily Treasures said...

Such gorgeous goodies! Love that little cross-stitched heart on the pillow too. Very sweet. Wishing you a bright and beautiful day! :) Tammy

Ana said...

Hi Vicki,
Just wanted to wish you a wonderful Pink Saturday...Love all your beautiful treasures especially the one from Ms. Rhea. She did a beautiful job embelishing it. Wishing you a beauty filled day and weekend.

Tons of love to you,

Leann said...

Hi Vicki

What great treasures, made all the more special being from friends.


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Good for you snagging one of Rhea's little beauties!
The other bowls match it perfectly and are so dainty and delicate looking!
You know I just love the tea pot , tea cup and saucer!
And your flowers in your yard are just gorgeous!!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Vicki! What beautiful things you have here today! The plate is beautiful, and you certainly do have some very pretty things to go with it. Love the pillow in the background too! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're enjoying this beautiful weekend! ~tina

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

That sweet little plate with the cute Angel is darling!

Wishing you a lovely Sunday, Vicky. xx

Willow said...

The dishes are so pretty. I just love your pink things and your garden. Happy May Day.


Jeannette said...

That first plate is gorgeous!

I would like to invite you to a birthday tea at my blog on May 7th. I'll be turning 25 this year and wanted to celebrate with my blogger friends. If you'd like to attend, you can check out my post about it here:

I hope to see you there Vicki! I know you'll have something beautiful to share with me.

CC said...

Hi sweet Vicki..
I love,love the plate Rhea painted..and the other plates are gorgeous as well.Love that sweet pillow...and the little plate with the Sunbonnet Girl on hafta know it made me smile. Happy May Day..and happy Pinks..
p.s. Your flowers are the prettiest colors..I love spring..

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Aha, so YOU are the culprit who snatched up Rhea's sweet angel plate!!! You should have seen me racing to try to purchase it! Oh well, if I can't have it, I'm soooo glad it has such a beautiful new home with you. Love the pieces you paired it with and the stories/inscriptions behind them. Now where did you get that beautiful cross-stitch pillow? I'd love to make/have one of those!!


Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Teena said...

The pink roses china is really pretty <3

Our Back Porch said...

They are all so wonderful! The plate that Rhea created is awesome! Happy Pink Saturday...a little late.

Back Porch Blessings,

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Vicki, a lovely post today, the first plate is stunning, love that color combo! And what a sweetfriend you have in Ita..aren' blog friends wonderful?
Have a lovely weekend and great week..

Sandy said...

It is such a gloomy, dreary day here. I decided to take a little "vacation" and search the web. Your wonderful blog helped chase away the blahs.

Irma said...

Hi Vicky,

Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment.
I have visited your blog and am surprised such beautiful things with a story I like that.
I'm like your a collector of antiques and enjoy going to flea markets.
I wish you a nice new week and lots of fun blog,

Greetings from Irma

Lori said...

Vicky, i saw Rhea's play collages, i think they are so beautiful...i love those bowls too...they are gorgeous...

Lori said...

plate collages...

June said...

Your latest blooms in the garden are so lovely Vicki. And of course I adore all the beautiful plates. I spied the darling hearts with the painted roses on pretty!
hugs to you dear friend!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Vicki,
Love your pinks and purples! I did not know what columbines looked like, they are so pretty!

Maria said...

Hi Vicki!
You lovely things of old are such treasures!
Don't you just love how beautifully and carefully things were made.
This is what makes them so dear to us.
Last night, I picked Rachael some lily of the valley and a few crabapple blossoms. I put it in a sweet little pitcher that had to have been made in the 30's. I bought it last weekend at a consignment shop for $2. It was the perfect little 'vase' for old fashioned flowers.

Enjoy all the loveliness ♥ Maria

Debby said...

WOW!!! What a pretty blog you have, so much beauty.

Secondhandrose said...

Rhea does make the prettiest things. I'm glad you snaffed it. It goes so well with your other pieces.


Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Vicki, Love the new photos of your garden flowers, they are always so very beautiful. Your rose china is absolutely gorgeous and Rhea did such a beautiful job creating the angel plate, it is stunning...she is so talented! How wonderful to know who previously loved and cherished your bowls, it really makes them all the more special. :)
Hugs, Carol Anne xo

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Crrrrazy about the china....I think I'm a chinaholic... :-)

Poses are delish too...

Warm hugs,

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

So many beautiful treasures, dear Vicki! I love the pink/blue angel plate in particular. Your blog just get more beautiful all the time!
Sending you HUGE HUGS!

Catharina Maria said...

OHHH the heart is soooo beautiful , love it so much !
Please, do you have a pattern for me ??
Love from ♥RINI♥