Monday, October 11, 2010

Rosy thoughts for a rosy tea party. . .

Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons. . .
One may live without bread, not without roses. . .

You can complain because roses have thorns, or. . .



you can rejoice because thorns have roses! I choose to rejoice!!



God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. . .





I'd rather have roses on my table. . .




than diamonds on my neck.






This is the lovely Peggy Martin rose growing in my backyard garden. This beautiful rose is a true survivor having withstood hurricane Katrina. . .We, too, can withstand the storms of life when we have our faith rooted deeply in Him.







Dear friends, thank you so much for coming by for a visit today. I am enjoying my garden during this cooler weather along with my favorite pieces of rose covered china. I hope this note finds you doing well, dear ones. I am participating in "Tea Time" on Tuesdays. Please visit our very kind hostesses and all those who are participating by going here: Sandi @ http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com Martha @ http://marthasfavorites.com/ and Terri @ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com







28 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki... how beautiful you garden still is! I'm happy you are able to have a special tea party in the garden still... my garden is almost ready for it's long winter nap, but my mums are beautiful... cooler weather has arrived here in Centerville, and I do love Autumn! You have the most lovely collection of rose~china I have ever seen... wishing you a beautiful day my friend... xoxo Julie Marie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Vicki,
I just love all your pretty tea things; the cups are sooo pretty in chintz! Your roses are gorgeous too and I really enjoyed reading all the lovely quotes. What a beautiful tea post, my sweet friend! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Snap said...

Beautiful roses and beautiful garden! Lovely, lovely.

Terra said...

The first photo shows a blissfully beautiful tea pot, with roses on it. Wow. Your rose china pieces and your rose bushes are gorgeous. How kind of you to invite me to tea amongst all your roses.

Char said...

Vicki, it's been forever since I was last in here for a visit. I wonder where the heck I have been. It's all so pretty and I agree with you....I love roses and just could not see a world with out them. Char

lilian said...

Hello Vicki!!! I really like your tea things and of course the roses in your garden and the picture with the little girls is beautiful! Have a wonderful week! besos. Lilián.-

Bernideen said...

How pretty everything looks!

Pom Pom said...

Thank you, Vicki! Lovely quotes - all so true!

Gee said...

Hi Vicki,

What a beautiful and lovely collection. All the teacups shown today is just gorgeous. Wish I could own that kind of pattern in my collection.

Susan said...

Lovely images...sweet thoughts...
I love your survivor roses! Keep holding on to the One who is able to calm the storm!
Blessings!

Maria said...

Hi Vicki! Your Peggy Martin roses are gorgeous and I am so glad they made it through the storm!
I love all your roses quotes!
It would be awesome if I could substitute roses for bread... it sounds like the best diet ever!
:o)
*have a wonderful week*
bless you always, Maria

Elyse said...

hi vicki,

your posts are always a swoonfest of prettiness!

wishing you a happy week

xo
elyse

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Vicki: What an amazing post! I love it all. Your cups, your print, the roses, a perfect picture. Thank you so much for allowing us to share this beautiful moment with you. Blessings, Martha

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Lovely post Vicki~
Have a nice day!

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Vicki
What a beautiful Blog you have..love the china! Have a great week!

Wanda

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

beautiful post with beautiful pretties.. love the china! seriously awesome! now I am so jealous! teehee! have a great day! thanks for sharing.
xo
fitty

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

I've enjoyed my visit with you this morning. You'r teacups are stunning. You've inspired me to look for the perfect rose bush to plant in a perfect place next spring. I've never wanted to plant roses until now. Thank you!

cindy@stitches

Johanna said...

Hi,
you own some of the most awesome china tea sets I have ever seen. They are soooo beautiful. And so are also the other things, you showed us. Thank you so much for sharing this treasures.
Greetings, Johanna @silber-rosen.blogspot.com

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Good Morning Vicki,
Everything is soooo pretty! I was so surprised when I saw your tea mugs as I have the very same ones!!! I love them because they hold more when I am upstairs working...and they are so pretty!
Sweet Blessings,
Jil

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Vicki, what a beatiful blog you have! thank you for stopping by the high street cottage. Your china and roses are all so pretty. My roses seem to be in a bit of a recovering stage, as we had a very hot summer, but I see they're starting to come back. Have a wonderful Teacup Tuesday, tami

Marie said...

What a darling presentation Vicki! Love 'em all especially the dainty blue and pink teacup. Stopping by from Teacup Tuesdays. Oh and I'm having a gift raffle. Hope you can join.
-marie

paperbutterfly said...

It was lovely having you stop by for tea today!
So much to take pleasure in. Beautiful china, roses, garden and inspirational quotes. You are always welcome to come to tea and set a spell. I know the other ladies would love your vingettes, too.
Have a blessed week.
Pam

Terri said...

Beautiful tea settings! I love your powder blue tea cups set with the pink flowers. It is gorgeous!
Thank you so much for sharing with us today.
Hugs,
Terri

PeregrineBlue said...

oh my God! you have the loveliest collection and the displays are even better. great post for teacup tuesday which i so look forward to every week.

KathyB. said...

The delicate blue teacup with roses is beautiful. I like that "you can rejoice because roses have thorns" !

I see you love roses, that and with your sidebar pictures I was reminded of my own wedding and honeymoon many years ago when I wore rose scent. Still brings back sweet memories.Thank-you ~

Rita said...

dear Vicky,
you are a girl after my own heart. I love love love roses especially as a decor on my china.
your teasets are awesome and most beautifully displayed.
so glad I could pop over tonight to enjoy your pretties.
thanks for sharing
rita

Beth said...

What gorgeous roses, Vicki! Especially the real ones - but also love the little teapot and cream and sugar (the green one with roses). Thanks for sharing your lovely tea!
Blessings, Beth

jan said...

Beyond sweet! I love your blog! Thanks for sharing! :) ~ Jan