Elegant Rose

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

From This Day Forward......

'This month we rediscover that it is life's enrichment's rather than the riches of life that bring us true contentment' - Simple abundance: Sarah Ban Breathnach.
A lovely weekend in pictures.....

The shabby show of weather didn't stop our wonderful wedding celebrations this last weekend!
My lovely sister in law had imagined a cream tea on the lawn, before the big day, and asked if I could help out in the vintage china department!
....Could I!
I certainly could and it was nice to give my many tea sets a trip out on such a special occasion.....
although we couldn't brave the terrible June weather, it was wonderful all the same, in doors, with fires on too...
Saturday brought with it excitement and joy and again the rains could not spoil their day!
Cup cake heaven dear readers...
There was a green theme to the wedding!

(Hubbie and me)
It was wonderful to get the posh frocks on and to be together to celebrate....
Especially as the bride had just got her all clear on beating cancer, only weeks before!
Two celebrations in one......

Another celebration too, my wonderful give away from http://ooohbetty.blogspot.co.uk/ arrived safe and sound and I would like to say, has settled in nicely along with bad puss Willow.
Thank you once again you are very kind Mrs Betty!
I think Bad Puss Willow rather stole the show on the last photo, so here is my give away again....
Kittie Polly and wonderful vintage materials and craft goodies...(lucky me)
And on to my give away, thank you for staying here with me, I do seem to have a lot to say today....

The winner of this fab magazine pulled out of my cloche hat by lovely Olivia is....
Well done!
Let me know your address Caroline and I will pop in the post for you!
Wishing every one a week full of happy things!


  1. What a lovely story! Very heartwarming indeed. I'm loving the baskets full of china! And I absolutely adore the tiles behind the cooker! What a fantastic look, I love it!
    You look very glam in your picture!

  2. warmest congratulations to all on this wonderful wedding and happy news! it looks like everyone enjoyed a very slendid and elegant day. you look beautiful, maria! and it's very lovely indeed to meet you. your blog is gorgeous xx

  3. So glad you all had a wonderful day, vintage china, cupcakes, pretty dresses, Bliss!! you look so lovely, (glad to here the happy news)
    Thea x
    P.S Thank you for your lovely comments on my Blog x

  4. looks like a fab day and i'm loving the vintage china
    love jooles x

  5. Wonderful. So pleased for your sister in law.
    X x x

  6. What a lovely, heart-warming story!

  7. What a beautiful story and what a wonderful wedding, gorgeous photos, I have really enjoyed this post xx

  8. Hi Marina
    You always leave me such lovely comments, thank you so much!!!! The wedding photos look lovely, it sounds lovely -vintage china and cake by the fire!!! If I could have my wedding again there's so much I would do differently, I'd love a big vintage tea party!!! Take care and I hope you have a lovely week, fliss xxxxxxxx

  9. Sorry Maria I some how managed to spell your name wrong, think I must have looked at the comment before mine and typed that by mistake!!!! I'm so so tired, poor joshy got to sleep at 11 ish but I couldn't settle, I last looked at the clock at quarter past twelve then sammy woke up!!!!! I'm so sleepy today!!!! take care xxxxxx

  10. Th wedding sounded lovely, all the very best to the newly married couple :) The tea party sounded perfect (even despite the rainy weather)..I just love having tea with a mix of vintage china.
    What great give away pressies you won..the little black kitty doll sure is cute :)
    Have a lovely day today..
    Magie x

  11. Ooh what a lovely wedding, love the green cupcakes, love kitty settling in with one of Mrs Bettys kittys. Julie xxx

  12. Hello! Just to let you know that I have passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to you, and it'll be live on my blog tomorrow, if you choose to accept it. Really enjoying reading your blog! :) Anna. x

  13. Everything about this just makes me smile -- and in every way! Your cat is so adorable -- I miss mine so much, I just leave seeing others' fur friends!

    Thanks so much for stopping to visit me at The Marmelade Gypsy! I really loved your comments!

  14. Glad you had a nice time Maria, it all looks lovely xxx

  15. Hi Maria! It's nice to meet you! I love that Willow! What a darling!
    I may have to do something with teacups and teapots today, now that you mention all that loveliness!
    The wedding looks beautiful and hip hip hooray for your sister!
    You and your hubby look happy and radiant! Hooray again!
    I wish you some sunshine today! I'll send a little your way, okay?

  16. Hi, thank you for following my blog sorry its taken me so long to pop over. What a wonderful post to read. Your sister inlaw looked beautiful and such great news about her cancer. Those cakes looked wonderful and so do you and your husband. dee x

  17. Hi Maria, have a little look at my blog, I have a surprise for you! xxx

  18. Hi there,

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog a leaving such a lovely comment the other day. I was very happy to discover that you had a blog too and I am your newest follower!

    Look forward to reading through your archives and all your future posts.

    With love,

    Lexie [piecesofwonderful.blogspot.com]

  19. Aww,
    Thank you soo very kindly for these lovely comments!
    You are all so very lovely!

  20. Hi Maria! there is an award for you at my blog!

  21. That looks like such a wonderful wedding celebration, and such a lovely opportunity to use your vintage china. I'm so thrilled to win your giveaway. I'll send through my address. Thank you!

  22. Hi again - I can't see an email address for you. Could you email me at thesewhappyshop@yahoo.co.uk and I can let you have my addy. Thank you.

  23. hello Maria
    Thank you for following my blog and for your comments on my latest post.
    I am now your newest follower....I've just popped in to say hello and also to have a browse around.

    Have a great weekend

    Amanda :-)

  24. Thank you for your lovely comments.

    Have a great weekend.