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May 1, 2011

little white table

This little white thrift store table was gifted to me years ago and has found a home in most every room here at Lemon Lane Cottage.  I was getting ready to move it out to the front porch when it dawned on me how pretty it would look in the back garden for a spring time photo shoot.



This love of photography is a new passion for me and setting the stage for an impromptu picture session is so much fun.  It doesn’t take much to get my imagination going.  The gardens are always inspiring and finding the right accessories is never a problem.


This is one of the first quilts I ever made and it is still one of my favorites.  The large pink and red cabbage rose fabric speaks to the very heart of this romantic soul.


I’ve been collecting tea cups for years and this pretty floral one sitting next to my lttle pink tool box planter fits in with my spring setting perfectly.

 

The hand embroidered towel was a gift from my sister in law.  I happen to know she spent many hours lovingly gathering vintage goodies to tuck in a beautiful gift basket just for me.



Sometimes I wonder why I hold onto so much stuff but I love the memories my special treasures hold.  Each item found, made, or gifted recalls with it a specific time in my life.


I try to  pass on the stories that go along with my pretties to my gandkids so that when they are older and they hold a delicate teacup or wrap themselves in a warm quilt they will appreciate the emotional value handed down objects hold. 

I was given a few of my grandmother's things when she passed away.  How I wish I could have sat on her lap and heard some of her stories.  That's the true treasure.  Don't you agree?

I'm joining in with these fun linky parties...

Between Naps on the Porch for  Metamorphis Monday
House in the Roses for Show off Your Cottage
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday

18 comments:

  1. Welcome to the blog world. I saw your comment over at Brenda's Cozy Little House so thought I would pop on over to say hello. It certainly sounds like you have found your dream home and are living a simple life in beautiful surroundings. Your garden is lovely and the quilt and embroidery are keepsakes for sure. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  2. these pictures make me so happy spring is here!

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  3. You have a beautiful garden. Love the hand embroidered towel.

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  4. Oh, what a lovely garden vignette you've set up. Your little table is lovely and your quilt is so nice. I really love the embroidered tea towel.
    Very pretty and very springy!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. So sweet...that little white table is just darling. Happy Spring. xo

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  6. Your photos and the garden vignette are lovely. I especially love the quilt. I have two little tables that are very similar to your white table, that I use in our guest room.

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  7. So very pretty! Coming over from Met Monday and so glad I did! I'm your newest follower!

    Jeanine

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  8. Your garden is beautiful and this vignette adds such a sweet touch! Lovely photographs. Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments!
    Hope you have a wonderful week... ;)

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  9. This looks quite lovely with the garden backdrop! Lovely teacup - there are a few tea parties that would enjoy seeing your setting - you can start with
    Rose Chintz Cottage blog - http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
    You can probably find the others listed in her post!
    Hope you have a great week,
    Kathy

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  10. How beautiful. The little table is gorgeous and all the things with it. I love to pass on stories also. Everything has a story. Thank you for sharing the story about your beautiful things. Karie

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  11. What a pretty setting for your vignette. Love the thoughtful gifts. I'm your newest follower. Lets follow each other and enjoy the journey. Janet

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  12. I like your garden vignette with the little white table. It looks so sweet and your garden flowers add to the sweetness. Blessings, Pamela

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  13. What a pretty garden you have! The little white table looks really sweet planted among all your flowers, and the little tea cup looks right at home there amidst all that beauty! Love the pink Spring planter too! A charming post! I like your philosophy on family too. You sound like a very loving grandmother! So happy you've joined me for tea and it's very nice to 'meet' you! I'm your newest follower. Have a delightful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  14. Just finding you via Cozy Little House. Looks like you are off to a great start and I can see why. You have some beautiful things and your photography is outstanding! I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a great day!
    Tammy

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  15. Welcome from a Cozy Little House follower. I added you to my list to follow. Love anything cottage and cozy, hah. Love your pictures.

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  16. What a refreshingly lovely place you have! The pictures are so beautiful and your home is inviting. I am in love with the sweet teacup and saucer here. So dainty! I hope you continue sharing with us.
    Blessings!

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  17. How well you do at photography!! I love the setting. I love the name of your blog too.

    Kelly

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