Monday, April 16, 2012

Pretty Person Pick Me Up Pansy Cookies ~ Tea Party Tuesday

Happy Tea Party Tuesday
I would like to share something special that
happened to me last week. 
After a rather trying week, I came home to
find a package with the most amazing treasure inside, ever!
A collection of exquisitely decorated pansy cookies 
with the following note:

I was humbled and shocked. 
Unbeknown to me, I was nominated and won
the Pretty Person Pick Me Up that Nicole
hosted at her amazing blog Life's a Batch

I recognized these cookies right away as being 
party of the amazing collection that was recently 
featured by a group of FANTASTIC cookie bloggers
as part of the "Let's Smell the Flowers" Blog Party. 

All I can say is that it could not have come at a better time.
I shared these with Sophia over milk and tea. 
She is a special pretty person who always "picks me up"
so I thought it only fair. 

Lately, I have found myself reading more
 Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.  Many times she just knows
what to say to me when I am looking for answers.  

So to the wonderful women who nominated me
and to Nicole for sharing her talents, compassion and sugar,
I leave you with one of her fitting quotes:

"If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and
unconditional love, then the world will indeed become
a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow".

~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Thank you 

After much thought, I have decided to eliminate the linky for
Tea Party Tuesday, for now. I began to feel so bad as the party grew if I could not visit and comment on each person who linked up!!

Blogging for me is about making sincere friendships and supporting
others who support me, not about growing a "following". 

The whole point of Tea Party Tuesday began as a way to remind me to take time and enjoy the peace that came with having tea as
well as creating some wonderful treats to share.

I hope you continue to visit and share what you are doing
by leaving me a comment or a link to your blog.
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Tablescaper ~ Seasonal Sundays


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello my friend,
I cannot think of a more deserving 'pretty person' to receive the pansy cookies! They are darling and I know you and your Sophia so appreciate them and the love that has been poured out on you! Congratulations!

I know what you mean too about visiting everyone who links up to your tea party. It is very time consuming.
I really enjoyed the quote today and I hope you have a delightful week filled with much love and pleasant moments.

Blessings and hugs,

Antiques And Teacups said...

Oh my goodness those cookies are fabulous! I can see you making those yourself. And if I'd known you were nominated...I'd have voted for you too!

Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart said...

Oh how fun! You totally deserve them!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Dearest Trish,

WOW - how totally thoughtful of those gals...and those are the most beautiful cookies I have ever seen! I cannot imagine being able to make something like that.

I make really ugly cookies, haha.

LOVE your quote- and you do live by it - you spread sunshine whereever you go, my friend.

As for your linky party- no worries letting it go. But please always remember to take tea and to join all those awesome tea linkies - we would miss too much if you did not.

Big ginormous hugs to you and your sweet tea party princess.

Have a wonderful week.

Gypsy Heart said...

Congratulations! I love reading things like this. I'm sorry I haven't been adding to your tea parties ~ just can't seem to organize myself to participate everywhere I'd like to. Your blog is wonderful, as are you, and I agree re: blogging friends vs. numbers.

So happy for you ~ enjoy the gorgeous cookies!


Gypsy Heart said...

P.S. I love the quote! :-)

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sugarswings said...

aww, how sweet! and i hope it did pick you up!

Karen - Trilogy Edibles said...

that's awesome, you are so deserving! sorry to see your linky go, but I totally understand. I of course will come back!

Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

It doesn't surprise me at all that you got this award!! You are such a sweet person. The cookies are gorgeous. Glad you and Sophia enjoyed them.

Celia M. said...

Those look fabulous!!! .... I just came in from planting some pansies in the urns outside ... but I so love to bite into these beauties.... Happy Tea Day!! xo HHL

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Trish
Now there's cookie decorating talent! Wow, hope I can do something like the pansies down the road.
I'm so happy that you received this unexpected surprise just when you needed a lift.
Your quote is lovely; don't worry about being a host any more, just come and visit when you can. The whole time I was making my cupcakes I was thinking of you and that I'd finally made something with pizzazz.

kitty said...

You certainly deserve the "pretty person" award, dear Trish! Wasn't that the most special gift?! The cookies are works of flowery art. I know you and Sophia enjoyed them with your tea. xoxo

Texas Tea Party said...

WOW! What a wonderful surprise to receive the "Pretty Person" award. You are so creative and what a great way for you to be encourage in your love of design. Congratulations! Pam

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Trisha, Congratulations - perfect award! Gorgeous cookies. I struggle with the thought to visit everyone and to do all the other things I have to do. If my internet was faster I could get more done! Some days it is like molasses! Still sweet to visit each one. Small pun intended.
I hope you have a blessed week and thank you for continuing to share with A Return to Loveliness - you're a blessing,


You are such a deserving, lovely lady for sure! Such adorable cookies I'd hate to eat them. Wish I knew this, I'd have voted for you! Anyway, congrats my friend. Enjoy a blessed week.
FABBY said...

I love it! What a special surprise for such a special "pretty person"!!! You would be at the top of my list of pretty people too! ;0) -- Thanks for always brightening our days~ love the quote! xo

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Congratulations, what a wonderful surprise!

I completely understand about the linky. I too try to visit everyone who links up at Mix it up Monday. I'll still look forward to tea party Tuesday even without the party :)

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Trish, I think you're a pretty amazing person. I am so glad I have gotten to "meet" you through your blog. I'll miss your party, because I always loved it, but I get it. Totally. (((hugs)))

Karyn - Pint Sized Baker said...

Hi Trish, That was a super special gift that did just what it intended to do. They were lovely flowers and you don't need to worry about forgetting to water them :) Take care of yourself and your family. We only get one shot, make it count.

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Congratulations on the sweet award! Those are beautiful cookie flowers. Thanks for sharing your decision and do enjoy your family time. Who would pass up an opportunity to make pogo stick treats for a budding entrepreneur! And she will need someone to polish all those rocks -- love it!!

Anonymous said...

Hugs. Big long Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Hugs. Big long Hugs.

Platinum Rose said...

What gorgeous cookies, and congratulations on your win! That's a great way to uplift your week, for sure!

Johanna said...

Hi Trisha,
congratulation to that SWEET Pretty Woman Award. Those cookies are incredibvle beautiful. How nce that the brought some sunshine in your home. What happened that your read Elisabeth Kubler-Ross? She is an amazing person and touches themes, which are not often discussed.
Hugs and greetings, Johanna

My Little Home and Garden said...

It's quite lovely that something so pleasant happened for you. A "pick-me-up" indeed and well-deserved. Nice cookies, by the way!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, these are just gorgeous. I love them. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Kathryn Ross said...

Bless you, Trish! You echo my own heart as well - so many sweet friends and blog posts to visit - so little time! Doing what I can - and joyful that you will continue to inspire us all with your sweet treats and artistic presentations that come from the heart. A ministry indeed! Linky or no linky!

Sue said...

I didn't know anything about this contest, but they definitely picked the right person!!! Beautiful cookies for a beautiful person! <3

Angela McRae said...

What a lovely gift -- much deserved and well-timed, it seems!

The Tablescaper said...

These are gorgeous! Lucky you.

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