Monday, November 1, 2010

Roses are red, my love. . .

Violets are blue. . .

Sugar is sweet, my love,

but not as sweet as you. . .

If you grew up in the 50's and 60's like I did, I am sure you remember the words of this song

sung by Bobby Vinton. Isn't it amazing how a song can take us back in time to the days of our youth?

Thank you, dear friends, for stopping by today for a visit. I am sharing some of my favorite tea things including a favorite violet covered teapot, tray, creamer and sugar, given to me by my sweet sister, Myra, as a Christmas present several years ago. Next to it is a picture of my grandparents on their wedding day. I never met them personally. They went to heaven before I had the opportunity to know them. However, I do know them in my heart of hearts and look forward to seeing them again one day. I feel their presence and the presence of all of my loved ones each and every day. I am participating in the Tuesday Tea Parties so please stop by and see all of the lovely tea things being shared. These sweet ladies are our hostesses each week: Sandi @ Martha @ and Terri @ Happy first day of November to you and God bless you all!


Julie Harward said...

Hi there...I do remember the words and the melody too! He was a cutie too. I love your beautiful things and the thoughts about family. I know that to be true too! :D

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Oh yes I can hear that song and I always loved it and also Bobby Vinton! Things were so much simpler then and all we could think about was growing would sure be great to go back to those times and all those wonderful people. Warm hugs, Esther

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Vicki, yes, I remember that song too even tho I didn't grew up in the 50s or 60s.. coz my parents love listening to oldies and thats how I know the song. btw your stacking teacups are just beautiful! ohhh I just love your post today!

Maria said...

Hi Vicki!
Oh I can hear that song in my mind... It's a great tune!
That cake! wow, Vicki... so amazing!
Your comments about your grandparents are so moving. It's beautiful how you hold close and dear the sweet members of your family... I enjoy all the wonderful photos you have in your sidebar too, Vicki ~ and your new header photo is adorable.
I love your Giving Thanks theme ~
*Enjoy this wonderful time of year*

KathyB. said...

I sang that song as I read the post!The cake is so pretty, I hope it tasted at least half as good as it looks~

Old china teacups seem to go perfectly with old photos and thoughts of loved ones we miss.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki... I have been missing your beautiful posts! Love, love love your violet tea set! And how sweet sitting next to a photograph of your grandma and grandpa... I am sure you know them well, in your heart as they watch over you... I also loved Bobby Vinton and that great song!... such simpler, gentler days, when we could really understand the words to the songs!... wishing you a beautiful week!... xoxo Julie Marie

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Vicki :) Happy Tea Tuesday! Beautiful photos of your lovely and gorgeous china pieces, and your beautifully set table....and hmmmmm...I think I recognize some of your pretty pillows :)

Wishing you a lovely day dear friend!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Claudia said...

I remember that song very well! Now it is playing in my head - most likely for the rest of the day.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Absolutely I remember Bobby V and that song!

And what lovely tea things, Vicki, and that cake is SO pretty! Are those actually some adorable hat boxes??? And I love the picture of your grandparents. I didn't know mine, either, except for my dear maternal grandmother and her second husband (my grandfather died before I was born), but I love mine, too, and look forward to meeting them in Heaven one day.


Sheila :-)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Vicki, I was born in the 60's but certainly know and love Bobby Vinton and this song. Hope all is well with you. Best wishes for the rest of the week. :) Tammy

parTea lady said...

Oh yes, I remember that song and many other favorites of that era. Your tea wares today are beautiful. What a lovely tea table setting too. That is a wonderful lavender cake.

Dazie said...

beautiful beautiful tea cups and other treasures such gorgeous colours too!

Terri said...

Vickie, you have shown us gorgeous tea cups! They looks so pretty in your picture. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet friend! I do indeed remember this song! He was so cute too! Love all of your beautiful tea things. That tea set is gorgeous! what a nice gift. Always a treat to visit with you. I love your header picture. I have seen that before. So befitting for fall too. Do you recall the artist? I also love the picture in your sidebar of the wedding couple. I have a thing for vintage wedding pictures. I found a similar one on the web, and tried to copy it to put under a cloche, but it didn't come out that great. Have a great week.

Bunny hugs,

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a charming post!! What beautiful china!! If you like the 60's then come and visit to see my vintage tree!!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Vicki,
Your tea post is wonderful and I do remember that song. Love your china and how nice you have your grandparents' picture! My goodness, that picture in your header is just adorable! Love the little girl praying and the kitten is so cute; totally charming! Thank you for a lovely tea and I hope you have a lovely week, my friend.


Penny said...

That was one of my favorite songs as well. We are showing are age admitting to thiss, you know.

Your post was wonderful and all your tea items are simply beautiful.


Dragonfly Creations said...

I well remember that song, does make me feel a little old. Love all your beautiful pictures, the violet tea set is so special.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Vicki,
Hope you are having a wonderful week. Love your beautiful tea post. A very beautiful setting and calming. Very nice!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Vicki: It felt like you were singing that song to me. You always have such amazing things to share on your blog. I wish I had your eye for beauty. Thank you so much for sharing your treasures with us. Blessings, Martha

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh, what gorgeous shots!

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Ana said...

Hello dear Vicki,
I just wanted to drop by to say hello and to see how you were doing...Boy, it seems I haven't been over for a visit in ages...:-) I do hope you are doing well my dear and sweet friend. Beautiful pictures, like always and love, love, love your new Thanksgiving header...too adorable. Wishing you a wonderful new week.

Much love,

Lady Katherine said...

I just love the Tea set! The is wonderful! Oh, I just adore this cake! Beautiful post!

cindy said...

How beautiful your table looks along with the cake!