Saturday, November 8, 2008


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. The picture above is of some new things, in pink of course, that I made for my selling blog. You can go here to Shirls Velvet Attic to see all the pretty treasures.

Below is a pic of a ribbon embroidered lavender sleep pillow done on a crisp Irish linen with openwork on the edge.

A close up of embroidery.

Next I made some satin strawberries is two sizes, the large one has some fresh lavender inside.

I have two pincushions that I made years and years ago. The basket of ribbon work roses was one of my first attempts at ribbon emboridery. The little cross stitch pincushion I made back in the 80's when I had a cross stitch shop in NJ.

This little tea kettle I bought several years ago on ebay. I added the flowers of pink carnations and lily of the valley. Two flowers that I love.

That's it for Pink Saturday, Thank you Beverly for hosting this fun event.
Jan & Tom are hosting a Tea Party today. You can go to their blog here and get a list of all the other tea parties!

The leaves are fading fast here in WV, starting to look a bit like winter here.

Today I thought I would have my tea party in my kitchen with a Thanksgiving theme. All my other tea parties this year have been out on my front porch so this will be a little different.

I'm using my Blue Danube china this time, with a fall tea set.

I love this little tea set, it's not a fancy china pattern but "oh so sweet"! I found this in one of my favorite places to shop, Cracker Barrel. We don't have one close by us here in WV but when we travel hubby knows meal time on the road will be at a Cracker Barrel. Food is great and they have the cutest gift items. I always have my birthday gift list in my purse when shopping there and always come out with something cute a different that I'm happy to give.

One of my favorite cross stitched pieces that I've done. It was also one of my first that I did in counted cross stitch. I started out doing the old stamped cross stitch when I was 7 years old.

We are having Earl Gray Tea, Boston Creme donuts, Brodeaux Pepperidge Farm Cookies, and some Lindt Lindor White Chocolate Truffles. Sound good?

Of course Holly Hobbie had to attend!

A pilgrim tea cozy attended too!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my little Tea Party and Pink Saturday.


Jan and Tom's Place said...

Happy PINK Saturday, Shirl...and thanks for participating in the TEA PARTY, with the pretty Blue Danube dishes and the great little autumn Tea Set!!!


Thru Pink Curtains said...

AWwwww the flower basket in my favorite find. so delicate. happy pink saturday

Jennifer said...

Happy Pink Sat and Your tea party is adorable.Those boston cremes look so yummy.I love the blue danube dishes everything looks so warm and cozy.Hugs and love you,Jen

G. Bloom said...

Happy Pink Saturday! What great photos! I love the pink satin strawberries!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Shirl!

Thank you for inviting me to such a lovely tea! It was wonderful and your fall tea set is lovely! Your table looked so warm and inviting and the tea treats were delicious!!

I'm having a Fall Tea Party at my house today too! Please stop by if you have some free time for a sip of tea, I'd LOVE to have you!!

Hugs, Sherry

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a lovely tea party! I'll be right over, (you better lock that pillow up)!

g said...

What a pretty party setting.

I love your Pink SAturday pink things! The satin strawberries are the cutest things!

Have a good weekend.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your tea party is lovely, I love your strawberry creations.

You're Invited to A Christmas Fair in Blogland on November 21st. Stop by and read all about it.

Happy Pink Saturday,


Shabby Kim said...

Shirl, your post today was lovely and your tea party looks like it would be so much fun. Your table looks gorgeous with the pretty blue china and everything looks so cozy and inviting. Love the sweet litte tea kettle and the pretty flowers you filled it with. They are my favorite colors. Happy Pink Saturday!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love that china Shirl! And the satin strawberries are FABULOUS!

Melissa Wertz said...

Love your pink vignettes and oh that Irish Linen piece is to die for. Love the strawberries and pincushions. Love the teaparty too!

Happy Pink Saturday!

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Shirl, Everything is so beautiful. You are so talented. I love your tea party table. I want one of those yummy looking donutes with a nice hot cup of tea! Happy Pink Saturday. hugs, Ellen

Debbie from NJ said...

Hi Shirl,

How are you? I love your little setting for your tea party. Wow, you made that picture at 7? Kids now adays should do that kind of stuff. They watch too much TV and talk on the phone! Take care.

Debbie from NJ

Joy said...

Those pink strawberries are my fave!!

~Leslie said...

What gorgeous photos you have! I love the satin strawberries! Happy Pink Saturday!

Connie said...

Shirl, there are some things I gasp at and then there are some things I "GASP" at!! This is one of the "GASPS", sweet chick!!! WOW....just beautiful....

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Fabulous pictures Shirl! I love all of your pink pretties that you made. I am so excited to get my lollies and strawberries :)

I LOVE your Thanksgiving table! Everything is beautiful and so yummy looking! I want to come over and visit you :)

Love you lots,

CC said...

Such a lovely Pink Saturday and a great tea party setting. Have a great wonderful day..:)

marye said...

Oh this is beautiful Shirl! I love the view, and you set a beautiful table.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Tea Party, Shirl. This is a double treat.

I love all of your pretties - and all of your goodies.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I just came over from Jan's teaparty. Everything on your blog is so pretty and there's so much comment on. Love the linen on the sleep pillow, and the ribbon embroidery you did on the adorable pin cushion.
Patricia :o)

erin said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

KatCollects said...

I always love all of your beautiful pinks! The strawberries are so pretty.

Miss Rhea said...

Everything is SO pretty Shirl !! I REALLY love the satin strawberries the bestest !! :)

Patricia said...

Your Pinks are beautiful - the strawberries with lavender sound just wonderful. The tea party is so lovely. I just can't say enough about this post. I have really enjoyed my visit to your blog. Have a wonderful new week.

claudie said...

Good I'm not too late to wish you a lovely Pink Saturday.
I absolutely love the strawberries Shirl. I really love all your pinks.
Claudie from Canada

Smilingsal said...

You make some beautiful things. Happy Pink Saturday!

Neabear said...

I really enjoyed your pink post and the fall tea party. Such lovely things. I enjoyed looking at all the pictures. Very inspiring. I need to make my house pretty. Right now it is more of a mess than pretty. And I am hosting Thanksgiving. Aacckk!! I've been working on the decluttering today. But had to take a break and browse a few blogs. I am so glad I did. Such pretty things to look at.

Joy said...

I just love your blue dishes and your table setting for thanksgiving too!

Annabelle said...

Lovely blog. I really had to stop and say how much I luv your pets....the Newfie is gorgeous! So are the kitty cats and yes even the one with the drachie Halloween decor and just everthing I think.
Hugs Annabelle
p.s. Found you on Etsy Cottage Style.

Sharon said...

It was a lovely party, thanks for inviting us into your home.

Holly said...

Thanks for the party, Shirl!

Oh, we go to the Cracker Barrel when we travel, too!! Such good memories... I love their gift shop and have even bought clothes there. It's my reward for sitting so long. ;>

~ Hearts ~

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

First of all Shirl, you are really teasing me with that embroidered girl holding the umbrella in the background of so many pics, I love her!

I also LOVE your ribbon embroidery. Esp. how you put the baskets or other ornamental things on to *hold* the bouquets.

I enjoyed seeing your x-stitch work and reading about your stamped work at 7 years old.

Lovely pink Saturdays, Rose Wednesdays, and autumn decor.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Gorgeous tea party, Shirl. I love all your Thanksgiving cross-stitch!!

Such a sweet tea set. I adore Cracker Barrel!!

You sure were bad to get me hooked on Lindt White Chocolate Truffles!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Spanish Princess said...

Still scrolling though and ... I have been here before. Yours is the page that I wrote down to add to my list later and lost it! O.k. back to exploring ...

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