Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Last Teacup Tuesdays Giveaway

It's hard to believe but April is almost over! And we're down to our last Teacup Tuesdays Giveaway. The drawing is this evening, so it's not too late to enter. Visit our Teacup Tuesdays page at The Pink Rose Cottage for details.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Blessings

Wishing you a very happy and blessed Easter!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

My Blue & White Bathroom Redo

In the past few days I’ve received two of my favorite magazines. Country Living and Victoria. The theme ~ Blue & White. Then I remember I never shared my bathroom redo! (Funny how my mind works like that.)

Now, I’m not a blue and white girl. It’s PINK PINK PINK all the way. But I picked up this vintage ceiling shade and fell in love. It became my inspiration piece.

So off to Lowes for matching paint and white wainscoting. Here’s how it all turned out:

The vintage mirror and shelf are garage sale finds. I love that the mirror is cloudy! My daughter is afraid that guests will think we don’t clean it, but to me it’s just delightful (translation – hides wrinkles).

I love the sleek look of my new pedestal sink. We were able to keep the existing floor. We had exactly 4 tiles left in our attic from when the original owners did their redo. We knew it was going to be close. Maybe if we were lucky four would work. I found a wonderful handy man and he did an excellent job. Used every inch of the four tiles and saved me from having to buy new flooring. Phew!

Because I went from a cabinet to pedestal sink I was losing a lot of important storage. Remember my pie/cake carrier find? Well, it’s the perfect size to store extra rolls of toilet paper and clean hand towels. And the color is a wonderful match too!

Next to the sink I reused my previous little shelf-towel rack combo, painted white to match the wainscoting. The vintage bluebird print was a favorite find from an antique show. And I found the little bird figurines at Michaels.

On the shelf above the toilet I put vintage powder tins and other vintage vanity items. And I had to add a splash of pink with my art deco lady figurines.

I couldn’t leave the back of the toilet unfinished. So a vintage silver and glass dish holds silver compacts and perfumes. Another dash of pink from the flowers pulled together in an old silver creamer.

On the other wall I put an antique frame painted white. I hung all my vintage silver powder compacts with ring loops in the frame. Found a little porcelain shelf for a silver purse compact.

I still have a lot of room on that wall and I’m looking for a yard long. Hopefully one with white roses or bluebirds. Both together would be fabulous!

Across from the toilet I still have a blank palette. I’m sure to find the perfect piece during one of my treasure hunts!

My little 5’ by 5’ guest bathroom really has come along way hasn’t it? We are tackling the kitchen next. I'm tired already! LOL!


Now I’m off to enjoy a cup of tea and read my magazines. I just love when an new magazine arrives in the mail, don’t you?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Congratulations to this weeks Teacup Tuesdays Giveaway winner!

Congratulations to
Jeannie H
Longview Texas!

Teacup Tuesday's is only half over so there is still plenty of time to enter. Visit the Teacup Tuesdays page at The Pink Rose Cottage for details.

Next week's Teacup Tuesdays prize

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Teacup Tuesday Drawing Today!

Don't miss your chance to win this gorgeous teacup! You'll find details on how to enter at The Pink Rose Cottage on the Teacup Tuesdays page.

A teacup giveaway every Tuesday in April!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cheerful Spring Table Setting

I recently hosted my mothers card club for a light lunch and a game of canasta. I wanted a cheerful table. And as you all know I have hundreds of vintage tablecloths, but surprisingly it wasn't hard to choose which one to use. We've had a long dark winter and no spring as of yet, so I just had to pick this gorgeous vintage Wilendur tablecloth and napkins. It just sings spring with the daffodils and hyacinths!

I severed chicken salad on croissants. I wish I could take credit for their deliciousness, but my mom makes THE BEST chicken salad and Sam's Club makes a pretty great croissant!

My depression glass dishes are a reproduction of the Madrid pattern. A gift to me from my Grandmother and Great Aunt. The were wonderful birthday and Christmas presents! They may not be actual depression glass, but they are officially vintage now! I received them well before meeting my husband.

I used my Great Aunt's silverware. They are a bit art deco and go well with the Madrid pattern.

During a recent treasure hunt I found these sweet vintage silver plated serving fork and spoon. They were made by Rogers Bros - in what else? The Daffodil pattern!

I adore how they go with my Wilendur tablecloth. I just love the little extra, don't you?

Please don't forget about Teacup Tuesdays at The Pink Rose Cottage! Another beautiful teacup, teaspoon, and an assortment of teas will be given away again tomorrow.

I'd love for you to spread the word about Teacup Tuesdays. If you share this giveaway on your blog, website or Facebook, please let me know. As a Thank You, I'll give you another entry! At the time of this posting there are 3 more teacup left to giveaway!

If you haven't checked out today's Monday Markdowns, please do! I've reduced some lovely vintage linens for today. Monday Markdowns are another great reason to subscribe to The Pink Rose Cottage newsletter. As a subscriber you will receive advance notice of this sale and new items, just to name a few benefits!

Hope you all have a lovely week! And may all "the little extras" make you smile!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Our First Teacup Tuesday Winner!

Congratulations to our first Teacup Tuesdays winner!

D. Jean Q.
Glendale AZ

There will be three more winners this April. If you haven't entered, please visit The Pink Rose Cottage. You will find information for entering on the Teacup Tuesdays page.

Several new teacups were added on Tuesday. Here are a few of the beauties!

Royal Albert Teacup from the Traditional British Song Series

Sweet Cottage Pink Roses Teacup

Elegant Collinwoods Chelsea Pink Roses Teacup

More beautiful teacups, silver, and other pretties for you in the Tea Time category.

A lot more items coming soon to The Pink Rose Cottage. Unfortunately, it has been very dark and dreary here making it difficult to take pictures. But I'm plugging away and hope to bring you new treats almost everyday!

Have a happy day!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Announcing Teacup Tuesdays!

I'm so please to announce Teacup Tuesdays at The Pink Rose Cottage! Every Tuesday in April we are giving away a beautiful teacup to a lucky newsletter recipient or blog reader. See the Teacup Tuesdays page for details!