Thursday, February 23, 2012

Teacup Tuesdays Giveaway is Here!

Each Tuesday in March, The Pink Rose Cottage is giving you the opportunity to win a beautiful vintage teacup or set of elegant vintage tea spoons! 
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Four ways to enter, four ways to win!
The Prizes
Trimont China
Crown Staffordshire
1918 Rogers Louvain Tea Spoons
Royal Albert Old Country Roses

Winners must be residents of the United States or Canada.
Winners will be selected by a random number generator.

A months worth of giveaways ~ a great way to end the winter!
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Monday, February 20, 2012

February in Pennsylvania

It’s hard to believe it’s February here in beautiful Pennsylvania! Usually we have at the very least a few inches of snow by this time of the year. But it’s relatively warm and oh so sunny. A perfect day for drying vintage tablecloths!

The big pink and white block tablecloth is a Wilendur. It is that wonderful cotton that Wilendur is so famous for. I'll use it layered with another pink Wilendur. Probably the Princess Rose or the Clover.
I haven't identified the next two as of yet. I just love pink roses with blue. And the cheery flowers in little pots make me smile!

The next one is a Startex. I adore the ruffle and the red bows. It will look great with red Fiestaware.

The towels are sweet too. A Startex cherry, a Wilendur, and two other unidentified patterns.

Now that all my vintage linens are crisp and dry, they smell so good! Keeping my fingers crossed for more wonderful February weather!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Teacup Tuesdays Time Again!

Who doesn't love a beautiful teacup? Teacups provide a relaxing moment in an elegant and traditional way. Not to mention how gorgeous they are to display!

Salisbury Teacup and Sauce with Pink Rose

It's been almost a year since The Pink Rose Cottage hosted Teacup Tuesdays. I've had many requests for another one. And I agree!  It's time to bring back Teacup Tuesdays Giveaway!

Each Tuesday in March  The Pink Rose Cottage will be giving away a charming teacup or tea related items (to be announced).

Want to be a lucky winner? It's easy to do! Subscribe to The Pink Rose Cottage Newsletter. That's one entry.

Follow this blog. Use the "Join this site" button on the left. That's your second entry. For your third entry, sign up for The Blog notification emails. So quick and easy to enter!

Vintage Aynsley Teacup and Saucer

Winners must be a resident of the United States or Canada. More details to follow very soon. Good luck!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

McCoy is for the Birds!

This little bird on a flower by McCoy is my favorite weekend find. It's an ashtray, but I love it anyhow.
I've had this McCoy birdbath for awhile. I've seen it called a flower frog and a vase. It's more like a vase to me.  I can't wait for the summer to have a full bloom pink rose our of my garden to put in it. But even empty it's so sweet with it's little pink bird.
They go well together. What's not to love about McCoy, birdies, and pink and blue?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day!

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning meaning we will have six more weeks of winter. That's okay Phil! If the winter continues as mild as it has been, we'll take it.

Let's celebrate with some groundhog cookies!

Spicy Groundhog Cookies

2 c sifted flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c soft butter
1 c sugar
1/2 c molasses
1 egg yolk
1 egg slightly beaten
Raisins or mini chips for eyes

Sift flour, salt, soda, baking powder, and spices together. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Blend in molasses and egg yolk. Stir in flour mixture and mix well. Form into ball. Wrap in plastic and chill several hours. Roll between waxed paper to 1/8 inches thick. Cut our cookies with floured cookie cutter. Brush lightly with beaten egg. Decorate with eye.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 350°  Makes about 4 dozen

Happy Groundhog Day!