Friday, April 22, 2011

Special Easter Pink Saturday

Hello, and welcome to a special Pink Saturday, where we get to show off all of our pinks and Easter things too! Thanks Beverly of for hosting this special day for us. Today, I am sharing a bears and bunnies Easter tea party! They are so excited to show you their new Easter outfits.

These bears and bunnies are the new spring line from the Bearington Bear collection. On the left we have Tori Tearose bunny, and on the right is Rosie Rosebud.

Here is pretty Tia Tearose.

They made some molded Easter chocolates for their party. Eggs, bunnies, lambs, ducks, and chicks! They made the little baskets too!

They made a chocolate chip pizza, and cupcakes to go along with their tea.

Here on the left is Mackenzie.

This teacup is fromn the Shelly collection.

This teacup, I picked up for $4!This one is from Royal Albert, called Serena. Thanks for coming by for a visit, and be sure to visit Beverly for more pink sweetness! I am also joining in with these parties! Thank you ladies!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vintage Things Thursday

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Vintage Things Thursday, hosted by Suzanne at Thanks Suzanne! I have shared these in the past, but for those of you who are new to this, or haven't seen them before, I am sharing them again. I don't know why, but I love vintage wedding pictures. This is a picture of my in-laws on their wedding day in 1944. My father in law was in the army, so they selected a military cake topper. My mother in law had beaded the whole thing herself. (please click on any picture to enlarge) It is made of a chalk-like material on the bottom. It is also musical, but no longer works. It is very old and fragile now, but I am happy to have it. My mother in law just turned 91 in March.

The picture on the left is a picture of my mother and aunt. My mother is the one with the fingers in her ears! lol I don't know who the other people are, but I just love the pictures. I wonder who they were, and what kind of marriage they had.
Thanks for coming by to visit, and be sure to "hop" over to Suzanne's for more vintage fun!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Teacup Tuesday

Hello, and welcome to another Teacup Tuesday! A few weeks ago, my friend and I went to a Victorian tea room, called The New Leaf. The pictures didn't come out as vivid as I had hoped. This is what greeted us when we walked through the door. (click on pics to enlarge)We were directed to go over to this area, to select a hat for our tea. They had so many pretty ones to choose from. They even had small hats for little girls. I selected a pink one of course.

My friend and I both ordered the tea sandwiches, and selected treats. It was served on this cute little tray. On the left were 6 kinds of sandwiches, like chicken salad, and cucumber. There was a cupcake cup filled with different fruits. We also each received a scone, with raspberry jelly, and clotted cream. Ummmmm, yummy! Then, came the desserts. Little cakes, and a chocolate covered strawberry.
The china was white trimmed in gold. It looked very elegant on the table. Our waitresses were sweet young ladies, wearing filigree aprons. I chose an orange cranberry tea.
This was a little section of all kinds of special tea things for sale.
The cups were all so pretty, and I love how they displayed them. I didn't buy one, because I already have too many!
Everything was so pretty! It was all decorated for spring!

This was another part of a dining area. I love the high windows.

Love these beautiful high ceilings too! The colors on the walls, were a very pale green. The curtains made them pop.
I hope you enjoyed my tour of this lovely tearoom. Afterwards, we did some antiquing! We had a lovely day! Thanks for coming by!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Favorite Cupboard Party

Hello everyone, and welcome to A Favorite Cupboard party hosted by Shiela of This looks like it is going to be a fun party! Thanks Shiela for being our sweet hostess for today.Today I am sharing my doll cabinet, that we inherited from my dear father-in-law when he passed away in 1983. He was a collector of milk memorabilia, and at the time, this cabinet was filled with whimsical cow creamers. I knew at that time, this cabinet was coming home with us. (click on any photo to enlarge)
It sits in a little alcove in our dining room. I knew it would be perfect for my doll collection, which also started with a vintage doll that was given to me by my dear-mother-in-law. I also collect bears, which have also found their way into the cabinet.
This little canopy bed, was made by dear father-in-law. He had made a giant dollhouse for my mother-in-law, and had created a lot of the furniture himself, using the tiniest of tools. I cherish this little bed, and my mother-in-law also made the coverlet, canapy cover, and little pillows you see on the bed. She could tat, and crochet.
Here, are some of my Boyd's autumn bears. I love this little doll with the pouty face.
The angel pictured here, on the right, was also made by mother-in-law. Just beautiful trimmed in feathers. Oh, that Easter bunny needs to come out for Easter.
I also have started collecting a few vintage planters, and some Lefton figurines you see in this picture.
Many years ago, I used to go to doll shows. They had handmade doll artists there, who made the most gorgeous dolls. The one in blue, I was lucky to bring home from one of these shows. The others were gifts from the Franklin Mint I believe.
This is my china cabinet. I have a lot of different pretties in there, including tea cups, and things that dear mother-in-law had made. One day I plan on painting this one white. I plan on keeping the doll cabinet as is. Hubby won't let me paint it anyway. lol!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my cabinets. Please go over to Shiela's for my cabinet fun. Thanks so much for coming by, and for your nice comments.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Pink Saturday

Hello, and welcome to another fun Pink Saturday! Beverly from is our hostess today. Thanks Beverly! Well, it's finally April, and my thoughts are ones filled with beautiful arbors like these! I so want one in my yard. A white one, dripping with pink roses! I just love the stone walkway in this picture. This one is perfect, with it's curved rounded top! I just love the lattice on the sides. Love the gate too. Almost looks like a secret garden.

Is this a beautiful welcoming front yard or what? I think it needs a little garden gate too.
I bet there is a beautiful English garden on the other side of this one.
This one is lovely too! Which one is your favorite? I think I like the second one, with the flowers from the 3rd one. I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit. Don't forget to visit Beverly for more pink Saturday pinks!