Monday, November 12, 2012

Just a reminder about Monday Markdowns at The Pink Rose Cottage...

Shop The Pink Rose Cottage on Monday's for savings on select items. This Monday, you'll find a wonderful 
and so much more!

But these great sale price are good Monday only. Shop now so you don't miss out!

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Heartfelt Thank You to our Veterans!

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
~Elmer Davis

Our words of "thank you" don't seem enough.
May God bless all our veterans!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Last of Summers Blessings

 Summer passed way too quickly.  It always does. Here are some beautiful dahlia. All that is left of my cutting garden.

I no longer save my dahlia tubers as they are readily available every spring with a nice variety of colors. But this little pompom blossom is a keeper! 

So after Sandy passes, I'll be out digging in the garden once again! 

Until then, and despite the cold and rain, I'll enjoy the last blessings from summer!

Prayers and good thoughts to all in Sandy's path. Stay safe!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Vintage Milk Bottles

 Vintage milk bottles make the best vases! They are simple and capture the charm of yesteryear. 

 Recently added to The Pink Rose Cottage are six pint size bottles. Perfect for sweet little bouquets.

And the fit perfectly in this wonderful primitive divided box! What a sweet display! 

The bottles and the box are each sold separately and would be great individually too!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

We moved our little picnic inside because of the heat and humidity and threat of storms that probably won’t come.

I used this vintage tablecloth last year too, but it just seems perfect….and it’s a Broderie!

This year even our snacks are red, white, and blue…and healthier!

Hope you are all have a fun day!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fresh from the farm....

Visit The Pink Rose Cottage for delightful items from a country estate!
Everyday objects from the past that enhance the cozy cottage d├ęcor of today!
You can find the newly listed items here!
There are lots of great items including old milk bottles that make terrific vases. 

Tons of old canning jars. There are so many uses for these now! Love the old zinc lids. And the glass lids are so charming. I have one of these on our vanity fill with seashells. Love the charm!

 Who can resist an old McCoy flower pot? This shade of green is so wonderful and this looks unused.

 When we found this great old divided wooden box, it was filled with neatly organized nails. My husband was so happy with the nails. But I was thrilled with the box. A great organizer for many things. What would you use it for?

This old egg basket is so cheery in this buttery yellow. It's great for stacking vintage tablecloths!

See these and more items fresh from a country estate. All are now available at The Pink Rose Cottage!

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Giveaway at Virginia Retro!

My friend Pam, of Virginia Retro is having a giveaway! This gorgeous vintage tablecloth and napkin set is just one of the prizes. So take a quick trip over to Virginia Retro and see what all the excitement is about!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Can you guess....

This is on my oldest daughter's dresser. She's home from college. Can you guess what her major is? LOL

She loves fresh flowers like her mom. We just differ on how to display them. But I gotta say her idea is pretty cute!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Lily of the Valley

I love lily of the valley! It’s so very pretty and smells so amazing! This little flower offers so much. Truly one of God’s spring gifts.

I was so lucky to find this antique cobalt vanity jar recently at a thrift store. The raised, hand painted lily of the valleys against the blue is so striking! Since it was missing its stopper, it’s become a vase!

So with today's picking from my cottage garden and my new little vase along with a crystal pitcher that was my husband’s grandmothers, I have this sweet vignette. It's sitting atop an antique pull work centerpiece on my tea table. Sweet and simple. I don’t think it needs anything else. I’m just sitting back and enjoying the sight and scent!

I added just few sprigs of forget-me-nots for a touch of more blue.

Detail of the hand painting

 The House in The Roses ~ Show off your Cottage Monday's
A Stroll Thru Life ~ Table Top Tuesdays

Monday, April 30, 2012

Warm and Sunny Fiestaware Tablescape

As with all my tablescapes, the cloth dictates the settings. I choose my tablecloth first and then choose the dishes. This one was no exception. I'm so excited by the warm and sunny colors!

This beautiful vintage tablecloth was one of my gifts from last year's Secret Santa exchange at The Vintage Tablecloth Lovers Club. Bee Cee had my name and she choose 2 gorgeous tablecloths. I'm not sure of the maker of this one, but it has polka-dots so it's the tops in my book! 

 The flowers are great. They could be anything from dahlia, to zinnia, to chrysanthemums. I love the fern that are mixed in the bouquet. Oh and that oooooo border! Makes me want to say Oooooo!

Isn't she a beauty? I love that the yellows are orange are soft and almost creamy. It has a terrific rich brown too. 

You would think this tablecloth was made persimmons and yellow Fiestaware in mind. But this Fiestaware is Post 86 and the tablecloth is much older. 

I'm thinking that I need to get a few settings of chocolate Fiesta to add to this tablescape for fall!

Thanks Bee Cee! I absolutely love my tablecloth!

I'm participating in Table Top Tuesdays again. So please stop over to see everyone's tables!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Vintage Bridal Wedding Handkerchiefs

Exquisite handwork on vintage wedding handkerchief

Carrying a beautiful handkerchief has been a century’s long tradition among brides. That tradition is still strong today. Whether the modern bride chooses her hanky as a symbol of good luck or to dab her tears, the choice is as very important part of planning the wedding. 

Monogrammed handkerchiefs are always in vogue. But brides don't have to carry their own monogrammed initial. How about carrying the first initial of the groom or the initial of the bride's new last name?

Fine Linen with Monogram "S"

Whitework Monogram "C"
Whitework & Darnwork Monogram "D"

Simple yet elegant linen and lace designs are sure to please almost any bride.
Darnwork and pull work give this hanky a lacy edge
Choose an embroidered design to match the bridal bouquet.
Embroidered Calla Lilies Hankie
Or a fun twist on the all white tradition...a handkerchief elaborately embroidered to match the bridesmaids dresses or in the brides favorite color.
Pink Embroidered and Appliqued Monogram Hanky
Since wedding season is upon us, The Pink Rose Cottage is pleased to announce our newest category
You can find this as a subcategory of our Vintage and Antique Linens category.

There are a lot of vintage handkerchiefs, in a lot of different styles for brides and fine linen lovers alike! 

I'd love to hear about your wedding hanky and the tradition behind it. I'll post about mine soon!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Table Top Tuesday!

This is my first time participating in Table Top Tuesday hosted by Marty from A Stroll Though Life. 

As you may know, I'm passionate about vintage tablecloths! It's hard to choose a favorite, and I never could. But this one would be at the top of my list. It's called "Rock Garden" by Wilendur. It took me years to acquire it for my collection, but it was worth the wait! I LOVE it! I love the sweet little flowers that you can just imagine blooming between moss covered rocks. 

Because it's a breakfast cloth, I layered it over a soft pink cloth. I always have to add a little Fiestaware. And this time my vintage wicker tray.

 This unusual winter and spring weather has allowed me to have both daffodils and lilacs at the same time! If only you could smell them! It's such a treat.

And of course, I put my matching "Rock Garden" tea towel in my frame! So even though our beautiful spring has turned back to winter, I'm enjoying it from inside!
Please go over to A Stroll Thru Life and enjoy all the other table tops!

Thank you to my sweet friend, Pam of Virginia Retro & The Vintage Tablecloth Lovers Club for letting me know about this fun event!

And thank you to dear Leslie of Uncle Bunk's Trunk for helping me identify my Wilendur. Leslie holds the title of Database Maven over at the Vintage Tablecloth Lovers Club.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Weekend Find Finds a New Purpose

Love this old flower frog! Isn't it a beauty with it's style and color? A piece of art! I thought it would make a cool pen and pencil holder for my desk. But then I found a better purpose....

It is the perfect holder for my See's lollipops! Now that's repurposing!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Teatime Bliss

Congratulations of Rachel P of Shabby French for Me. Rachel won Teatime Bliss magazine! 
I hope everyone enjoyed Teacup Tuesdays as much as I did! I'm a little sad to see it end already, so I thought I'd add to the fun just a little bit more. I'm giving away this issue of Victoria's Teatime Bliss magazine. It's going to be so easy to enter. Just leave a message to this post. Tell me a little something about yourself. Anything will do....Your favorite tea, tell about a treasured teacup, tell about what you collect, about your favorite vintage chic item, or about yourself. It will be fun getting to know all of you!

The winner will be chosen by random on April 5th. Make sure to add your email address so I can contact you if you win.

Speaking of Teacup Tuesdays, I'm please to announce that Theresa V. of Poland, OH won the gorgeous Old Country Rose teacup. The winner of the vintage spoons hasn't contacted me yet and I hope she does soon! Check your email to see if it's you!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Today is the Last Teacup Tuesdays Giveaway!

Hard to believe that March went so quickly! But today is our last Teacup Tuesdays Giveaway! We are giving away both the vintage teaspoons and the Old Country Rose teacup today. Just visit the Teacup Tuesdays page and follow the steps to enter. It's quick and easy!

The winners will be drawn this evening and announced as soon as they verify their addresses.

To celebrate the end of Teacup Tuesdays we are offering 15% off your purchases from the Tea Time category!  Just enter coupon code "TeacupTuesdays2012" at the checkout for your discount. This offer is good Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Not valid on previous purchases.


Also, some more exciting news from The Pink Rose Cottage! We are pleased to introduce our newest category, Vintage Children Items. All items are cute and sweet. Made for the child of yesteryear but perfect for us grown-up kids today!