Monday, April 19, 2010

Vintage Alphabet Party and Tea Things on Tuesday. . .

Hello, dear friends! Today I am participating in the Etsy Cottage Style Vintage Alphabet Party. The letters for this month are "E" and "F". For "E" I chose to show my English breakfast set and Enchanting children figurines. For "F" I chose Flowers. Almost all of the roses in my garden are old garden roses. To see other participants in the vintage alphabet party, please go here: To see the tea party participants, please visit my friends, Martha and Sandi, by going here: and
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."~Maya Angelou
Thank you for your kind visit. I hope you have a beautiful week!


Rebecca said...

Love your pretties...AND your Angelou quote. Priceless!


Mari said...


Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi! All your photos are just lovely. The sweet little blue edged plate with the pink roses in your 3rd photo: I have that plate too! Isn't it just a darling plate :) Have a wonderful week! Warmest always, Brenda

maría cecilia said...

My darling sweet Vicki!!!!! Hello, hello!!! I just come back from making a whole view to your older posts I have missed... what can I say??!! My God, so many gorgeous posts and oh your garden my friend, all the beauty you have around again, how blessed!! I just can feel your happiness everyday strolling through your garden enjoying all God`s gifts for you... so, so many beauty and peace in your spot in earth.

So sweet to see all your grand children, they are so grown up and each one is so cute and beautiful, and the egg hunting with them must have been a great joy for you!!!

Receive all my love my friend,
Maria Cecilia

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful post as always Vicki!!
Have a beautiful week!

CC said...

What beautiful flowers..and such a gorgeous tea set. And as a p.s. I loved the quote from Ms. Angelou. I just love her poetry, her writings..she is a wise and wonderful woman.

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful blog! Love all of the pretty pictures!

Cheryl "My Whimsical Victorian Chic Cottage"

chris said...

Your flowers are fabulous and your tea set divine!
Best wishes,

nancy said...

What pretty teasets you got there Vicki..Love the quote from Maya Angelou. Have a good week. Nancy

lilian said...

Hello Vciki! Oh.. I really love the 2nd picture, it´s so sweet, and the flower sign is beautiful. besos. Lilián

Niesz Vintage Home said...

What a beautiful breakfast set! The flowers are lovely, too.

Kimberly :-)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Vicki,
I love your yellow tea set; very summery and pretty! Your flowers sign is pretty too. Thanks for sharing. I did get your email and I have added your link to my post, ready to go this evening. Have a beautiful day.


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Thanks so much for sharing your tea set. Don't forget to use Mr. Linky to join Tea Cup Tuesday. The ladies have to see your tea cups, they are amazing. What is the name of that set. I love the roses for the handle on top. Just stunning! Have a great Tea Cup Day! Blessings, Martha

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I just adore that sweet tea set and all of your other pretties!! The quote is so true!!

Ana said...

Beautiful tea set and breathtaking roses my dear friend. You know if I'd live closer I'd be over for tea in your beautiful garden all the time :-) Have a wonderful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,

Willow said...

I just love you pictures and that garden sign is so beautiful.

Thanks for the comments on my new blog.

I have been running all over the place to tell my old followers about it and to find all the blogs that I had been a follower too.


Miss Rhea said...

You have the Prettiest of Pretties !! I always love visiting you and drooling all over the eye candy :) Your yard is a slice of Eden :) Have a great week !! :) Hugs :) :)

♥ItaJeff♥ @Something To Share said...

Hi Vicki..
I love your lovely teaseat and all your pretties too. The quote is so true.
Have a nice day dear friend

Kiki said...

Gorgeous post! Enchanting...!! Have a happy day!

Shirley said...

I loved your post today. Your tea set made me think about having a cup of tea and cookies. I love the flowers, but you can tell that. I love your blog banner. Have a wonderful week.

Beth said...

Your teaset is fabulous, Vickie, and I LOVE your garden - it's awesome!!!
Be blessed, Beth

Susan said...

Loved your very pretty tea set and the painted tray and doily you set it on! Sincerely, Susan

Duchess of Tea said...

What a perfectly sweet post and lovely treasures as always. Enjoy your day.

Love & Hugs

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful pics, my sweet friend! You also have featured my favorite Maya quote!! How true!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Paula said...

Hi sweet Vicki, What a fun party! I love your beautiful set of tea dishes! I love all of your pretty things! Your vignettes are always so lovely and sweet! Bunny Cottage is a beautiful place! Your garden and home are so beautiful! Love the sweet vintage image! I also loved the quote you shared, so true! You always make me feel loved! Have a wonderful evening! Love to you, Paula

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Vicki dear, I love your breakfast set! so beautiful.. the yellow colour and the rose swags really brightens up the set! sooo beautiful!

shabbyrosetreasures said...

Oh my heavens your blog is BEAUTIFUL and your quotes are ever so inspiring! If you have a moment stop by
I am giving away are pretty rose teapot for the month of April!~

peppermint said...

I love your yellow tea set, just gorgeous. And your roses in front of your house are breathtaking. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs and glitter, Patti

Terri said...

Your blog is just lovely! And your yellow tea set is beautiful. I love that color of yellow.
You have an amazing hedge of luscious roses! How amazingly wonderful! Do you cut them and have bowls and bowls of them in the house?
Thank you for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Vicki!
I am in love with your yellow teaset! It is SO cottagey cute!
Your other pics are delightful and especially those roses . . . wish mine would bloom so prolifically!
Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Msartist said...

Your tea set is so lovely! I love the colors and pattern. Those are the cutest figurines!
Such a lovely post~ I hope your week is wonderful. I smile every time I stop by your blog~ All my best, Theresa Msartist Sew Crafty

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Love your pictures. The tea set is darling.

Lou said...

Love your tea set Vicki.. just totally gorgeous! Love your inspirational pics too and the quote is just beautiful!
Lou xx

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Vicki,
Beautiful breakfast set, makes you just want to have some tea and look out the window at your beautiful garden.

Lavender Cottage said...

Enjoyed seeing your tea set and the Angelou quote was touching.

Paulina said...

Dear Vicki, another pretty post from you :o) That tea set is so pretty, so spring-like. Have a blessed day, dear friend.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Vicki,
Lovely post! Your tea set is just gorgeous! Who is the maker? Love the little rose on the top of the lids. Love your garden. Hugs!

Zlaty said...

I love the tea set! So pretty!

Have a lovely day!

Terri Gordon said...

Wow, what a beautiful tea set, love the yellow on it. It is just beautiful. Have a wonderful week. Terri

Secondhandrose said...

such pretty spring things! I love the plates with the blue flowers.


Maria said...

Hi Vicki!
Yes, Maya Angelou's words are beautiful aren't they!

Your tea set and flowering bushes are lovely, as always ~ so lovely to visit you ~ have a wonderful day tomorrow, Vicki~
♥ Maria

vickie said...

Everything is so pretty, love your post today.
Happy Pink Saturday to you!

June said...

I love your header so much Vicki! So beautiful. As is this post. Your china is always so beautiful. I always love to come by your cottage.

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh I just love your gorgeous tea set and flower sign dear Vicki!! Everything is always so beautiful in your cottage!
Hugs & Love, Carol Anne

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki... your English tea set is so very pretty! And of course I love all of your flowers... the little flower sign is beautiful too. Your home always says "welcome"... thanks for sharing... xoxo Julie Marie

Debbie said...

Hi Vicki, thanks for stopping over, I love you pretty tea setting and all the beautiful flowers and displays....I collect tea pots, that is a really pretty set you have there. Thanks for stopping by my post today!

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Vicki - Thank you so very much for posting a comment yesterday on my alphabet post. I LOVE your blog and am definately adding to my list of blogs to visit.
Linens Lace and Lattes

daylily777 said...

The tea set is gorgeous & your rose garden is beautiful !

Rita said...

Dear Vicki,
thank you for visiting my blog and letting me know you've been there by leaving such a sweet comment.
Your teaset is stunning beyong words: luv it!!!!!!!! The yellow and white with rose buds swag is such a delight. And what to say about your figurines: absolutely adorable.
great post!

Say It With Roses said...

Hello Vicki,
I wanted to pop in and say "Hi" as I am finally back after a four + month hiatus. I hope you will come by for a visit.
Your tea cups and so sweet. I love yellows and I love the color with pinks...I could live in your rose garden. Mine is a work in progress and I am on a hunt for the old English rose Eden.
Many blessing,

Estela said...

Hi Vicki,
I loved your rose garden and your tea set is very pretty.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Vicki, I love all of your pictures! What fun to have tea on that pretty tea set in a rose garden! :-)

Your little children? I couldn't believe it, but my MIL has those same children in her library shelves! I love them!

Just checking in to say, "hi" and that I hope you have a good week. We are still working on our property in St. A., but I had to take a break from the workmen, come home, and get on the computer for a change. I don't have access there so it's fun to do some catching up. After I blog this morning, I head there to supervise more work. Hopefully, I will get back to regular blogging soon. I miss all of you.

Have a super weekend!


Sheila :-)

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

what a gorgeous blog how did i not find you before !I am off to get a cup of tea in my best china to have a longer visit.Thankyou for cheering my day.