Monday, June 21, 2010

Vintage Alphabet Party and Tea Things on Tuesday. . .

Hello, and thank you for coming by for a visit at Bunny Cottage. Today, I am participating in two "parties", Vintage Alphabet, and Tea Things on Tuesday. For the Vintage Alphabet party on Etsy Cottage Style, our letters this month are "I", "J" and "K". For "I", I chose to show vintage images of my great grandparents, John Dawson Smith, and Roena Josephine White Smith. I know very little about my great grandparents, they were my daddy's grandparents, and you can imagine my joy when I found these pictures of them. I would say it was quite by accident, but I believe God led me to them. I was browsing through some geneaology places on my computer, and lo and behold, I found these wonderful pictures and now know the cemetery in which they are buried. I also know their birthdates and dates of their death. I see my great grandmother loved jewelry as I do, too. For "J", I chose the jewelry that she is wearing. I have always been drawn to antique jewelry or at least jewelry that looks antique. I feel a bond with these two people because we are a part of each other. I celebrate the love they shared for each other. For "K", I chose the kaleidoscope of colors in my vintage style garden. All the flowers I grow are of the antique or old garden variety, and I love the old fashioned names: Rose of Sharon, Pinks, Flags, Bachelor Buttons and so on. For the Tea Party, I am showing a favorite tea cup and creamer and sugar. I hope you have enjoyed our little time together, sweet friends. Wishing you a wonderful week and much happiness and joy~Please visit Etsy Cottage Style for a list of those participants at Please visit Martha at and Sandi at and Katherine at for the tea party participants.
"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."~~Judy Garland


Melody said...

Hi Vicki! Glad you got to come for the Vintage Alphabet Party. Love your vintage images. It's so noce when you can see the past. I luckily had my Dad's Grandfather around til I was 16 and my Mom's Garndmmother here til I was 11. so the past was very alive for me. Love the Kalidescope garden, but you didn't realize you had a beautiful liitle 'K'nick-knack figurine of a boy and girl in the one tea cup shot.

Julie Harward said...

I love these pictures of your family...and I know God did lead you to them..he wants us, and we want us to be together forever.
Loved the pretty dishes and candle sticks too! Come say hi :D

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I knew I liked you, Vicki! I love genealogy, too! And yes, I enjoyed my time here. I always do!


Sheila :-)

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

Beautiful! Love the painted porcelain! I'm so happy I found your blog! I just gave my RSVP to the alphabet party so I'd better get busy! I must join the tea party!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Vicki... how wonderful you found those photos of your great~grandparents! I just love to hear about these kinds of things... and to now know their dates of birth and death and where they are laid to rest gives you alot of peace of mind as well... thanks so much for sharing your precious find... xoxo Julie Marie

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Vicki,
I am so happy to be able to sit and come visit with my sweet friends! I so love your goodies and you always have such amazing eye candy!

Hope you are having an amazing week!

lilian said...

Hello Vicki!Beautiful pictures,and a wonderful week to you too! besos. Lilián.-

Pom Pom said...

Hi Vicki!
That is an awesome quote by Judy Garland! Soul kisses . . . LOVE that!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Vicki: I looked at your tea cup and my mouth fell open. I know, I am weird and the sugar and creamer, what can I say? I just love your post this week. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Blessings, Martha

parTea lady said...

Your teacup is beautiful and so is your garden. What lovely flowers!

BECKY said...

Hi Vicki! I LOVE your blog! I also love vintage items, and the different quotes you have posted. One in particular, I recently posted on mine...Robert Brault, about the little things in life...So True!! Thanks for sharing all your lovely items with us.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a neat post! I especially love the pics of your ancestors. They are lovely. How great that you found them.

Just a quick reminder ~ the WEDDING BLOG PARTY is coming up this Friday, June 25th! Hope to see you there! It just wouldn't be a party without you! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Bella said...

Hi Vicky, Love your teacup! How fun to have found photos of your great grandparents and their info!! Did you know there is a site called where you can type in a cemetary name and there are photos on file for lots of the headstones? I have found some of my relatives, whom I can't travel to see.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Vickie, Oh I love your most creative post. How special that you found the pics of your great grandparents. What a treasure.

Your garden flowers are gorgeous. I planted the same Coneflower this year and it is doing well. It is the same color as yours too.

Your teacup is beautiful. I love the pretty and soft design.
So enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog and now a happy follower too. See you Friday at Stephanies.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

Judy said...

I love your beautiful tea things -- especially the little creamer and sugar bowl! I am always looking for pretty things with beautiful roses to sell in my antique booth. They are hard to find!

Isn't it fun to learn about relatives of long ago? I am currently helping my nephew find family members who may have served in the Civil War. He is doing an internship with the National Park Service at Fredericksburg, VA and is very interested in the Civil War.

Thank you for sharing! Your blog is beautiful!

Judy B.

maría cecilia said...

Dear Vicki, I think it`s great you`ve found your greatgrandparents and oh she looks so handsome!!
Your garden is absolutely pretty now and your teacups are adorable.
Have seen your trip to N. Mexico and the pictures of your grands, oh my god they are so cute, adorable children!!!!! I can imagine the great time you had.
Many hugs to you my friend,
maria cecilia

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello Vicki :) How great to have been able to find your Great Grandparents photos!

Your teacup is so sweet, I love the soft pretty pink roses. I also love that creamer and set...Beautiful! Your flowers are just lovely :)

Wishing you a Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Warmest always, Brenda

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I LOVE old pictures and that book is wonderful. Your tea pieces are lovely!


Lori said...

you have the prettiest china collection Vicki!!!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Beautiful vintage images! What a treasure.

Kimberly :-)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Your tea cup is delightful but the creamer and the sugar bowl has stolen my heart!!
Love your beautiful vintage pictures!!


Appleshoe said...

Hello Vicki- My family is heavily into genealogy, we know what a treasure it is to find pictures like that, truly you were blessed and led to find them. Several of my teacups belonged to my great grandmother and grandmother, they are my treasures, it looks like you have another lovely set of tea as well. Thank you for sharing your treasures. Take care.

Msartist said...

Dear Vicki, What a wonderful post and images. I also love your creamer and sugar bowl. So pretty. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week, Theresa

Dawn said...

wonderful phots and such a lovely TC&S what a lovely cup cake to love the rose bud

love Dawn xx

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a creative way of presenting your vintage letters of the alphabet. How wonderful that you found photos and history on your great grandparents. Your gardens are always lovely. And that teaset is so very pretty. Have a beautiful day dear Vicki :) Tammy

Terri said...

Fabulous family find!
And your tea cup and cream and sugar are beautiful.
Thank you so much for sharing with us today.

Sherry said...

What a cute little cupcake. Such a lovely tea.

Ana said...

Hi Vicki,
How totally awesome that you found pictures and information on your great grandparents. I met both sets on my dad side, but never had the fortune of meeting any from my mom side...It is always a great feeling to be able to see where one came from. Have a wonderful day my dear and sweet friend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Mari said...




The Tin Rabbit said...

Hi Vicki, Your china is just gorgeous! I came over to visit your's sooooo dry here everything is drying up! Hugs, Ann

Sares said...

I LOVE old family pictures. I can just imagine your excitement at finding these never before seen photos! I like to look at old pictures and see if I can see myself in my ancestors. I never can in the men, but I have a great grandmother and a great great great grandmother I can and I find that fascinating!

Rosewood Cottage said...

Family photos are my weakness (and genealogy) and my Mom was kind enough to give me ALL of the heirlooms because I scrapbook and document. Your finds are priceless and aren't we blessed to find information on the internet about our past. I love your china also - it is just gorgeous! Happy Thursday to you!

Maria said...

Hi Vicki!
Oh isn't it just grand to find old photos that have been "lost" but are now "found."

I must ask... is that a real treat on the plate in your tea party photo?
if so, WOW!
how amazing it looks!

Your gardens must be flourishing now... I love all the colors ❀ enjoy your beautiful summer days, Vicki!

Lady Katherine said...

I loved seeing the photos of your Grandparents! How wonderful for you to find them! I too been researching my family. I love your flowers! The Tea cup and candlesticks are lovely! The cream and sugar have my heart! Just love them! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday!

Marydon said...

The most precious of all are pictures that show & share the love within a family ... yours are absolutely fabulous! I love the mosaic creation.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon