Friday, March 22, 2013

From me to you ~xoxoxo

Waiting for spring,
  Longing for flowers,
     Sending you love and hugs and smiles~

Just a hint of spring in this photo above --
 the daffodils are trying~~

I'm sharing with you all this beautiful
"bouquet"of cookies~

These were actually a birthday gift
 to my best friend Mary~
but they are so beautiful --
I wanted to share them with you  too!

Don't they make you long for spring?
Are they NOT the cutest things you have ever seen?

I will confess that after I took the photos,
and before I gave these to Mary~~
(I ate one of the little flowers!)
(OK - really, I ate two of them.)
(shhhh-- don't tell!!)

Those of you who know me best~
know that I am obsessed with beautifully decorated
(I don't want to make them--)
are you kidding me!!
 I just want to HAVE them!!


Actually -- I'm fine with not even eating them--
I could just look at these cookies 
and be happy!
(and take pictures, of course!) 
But - trust me --
these are delicious!!

I love these beautiful cookies so much --
 that I really am going to share them
 with you!!
Visit me here later this summer~
  when I'll be giving away
 one of these lovely cookie "bouquets"
 to one of my devoted

If you want your very own cookie "bouquet"
you can find them here.
you can email Krista about her fabulous cookies here~

It's official!
Yeller Feller is a total pest!
You might as well get used to seeing him here~~
he does NOT know the meaning of SCAT!!
I'm STILL waiting on the daffodils to bloom  -- waiting, waiting, waiting.  It's supposed to snow this weekend!!! Eventually, I will be here with my HUGE (and beautiful) Vera Grateful Giveaway!
 (OR -- we could just all sit here and eat these gorgeous cookies!)



Barbara F. said...

Vicki, these cookies are wonderful and arranged on a basket like that, so lovely. I am really looking forward to that giveaway, and I will check out that link. Can't wait to see your daffodils. Hope you're feeling great. xo

Julia said...

Those cookies are too beautiful to eat. You always have something delicious for the eyes. I'm waiting for the snow to disappear. There is still so much on the ground.
Happy Spring and Easter.

Julia said...

Oops, I only saw Yeller Feller after I had sent my comment.
I hope that you have a great weekend.

Suztats said...

Those beautiful cookies do look delicious. I'm waiting for spring, too......

Anonymous said...

Vicki, thanks so much for the link up! You took the most beautiful pictures of the cookies. I am so glad you tasted them and liked them! I do strive for both a pretty cookie and a great tasting one. No one wants a hard yucky cookie.
Thanks again!! I hope they bring a smile to your friend! :)

Michelle said...


You can just look at them. I would want to eat them ALL!

thewovenspoke said...

Those cookies are eye candy. Yeller Feller seems to be quite the helper.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

To add to your talents, you are a cookie artist. Way too pretty to eat, but if they taste as good as they look, I guess you can consider them a Day Lilly, blooming for just a few hours.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Those cookies are the cutest thing ever! I do have a few miniture daffodils blooming, hopefully the snow won't kill them. Stay warm and sneak a few more of those cookies!!!

Createology said...

Oh how did I miss your post on Beautiful Avila and her gorgeous Spring garden party hat. So very precious. We had some Spring and my daffodils bloomed and then we had a horrendous rain storm that destroyed my beautiful flowers. Sunshine Smiles Dear...

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Vicki-wow what gorgeous cookies, I am so ready for spring too-cute kitty looking to see what you are taking a photo of lol

yaya said...

I'm just blown away by the talent of bakers these days...don't remember anything that lovely when I was young and a cake for a birthday was either a not-so-yummy concoction or a box mix from Mom! And cookies? Never that beautiful. I'm so impressed and how lucky for your friend to receive that little bit of Spring goodness! I'm sure she'll love it. We're getting snow this weekend also, but still hoping for a Spring warm up sometime!

Anonymous said...

OMGosh those cookies! I used to make wedding cakes and decorated cookies but alas the fibro has other ideas these days! I loved making them but oh they are so much work! I like your idea much better as it's calorie free! :D
Beth P

Carole said...

Vicki, what wonderful looking cookies and so beautifully arranged. Now if I could only have a bite ... ! Glad Yeller Feller is enjoying himself too.

Quinn said...

So pretty! Too pretty to eat. but I'll bet they smell too good NOT to eat!

marda said...

Oh these look good enough to eat and I would certainly have a couple of them myself. I just spent Sunday thru yesterday baking cookies for kids who are coming...NOT all day long each day... but everyone has a favorite. Alas.. none of them look as wonderful as these flower cookies do. (But I can assure you they all TASTE good!)

PoetessWug said...

They look absolutely yummy!! :-) And I love that you can be so creative with your own personal cookies!...Thanks for sharing, Vicki!

Acorn to Oak said...

Those cookies are adorable!

Mom E. said...

Such a fun gift for a best friend! I have some of those mini daffodils as well as regular sized daffodils blooming in our yard! I love it when they come out!
Hearts to you!

Patty C. said...

Im hungry! Lol- beautiful cookies ;)

Mereknits said...

I think you would have to have an iron will not to slip one of those beautiful cookies into your mouth. I think to fully enjoy the beauty of the cookie you have to taste the sweetness too. You are a delightful friend Vickie, do your friends appreciate how special you are?

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my! Those cookies look absolutely fantastic. Krista is one talented lady. Hope all is well. Best wishes, Tammy

knitalatte said...

Cookies! Love the flower cookies and your lovely photographs of them. How sweet that YF sure likes to be where ever you are...Wishing you springtime weather real soon!

Suzan said...

The cookies are too lovely to eat! Can't wait to see the daffodils too! She's an edible artist!

Sue Kosec said...

Indeed, beautiful cookies and I'll bettcha they were as tasty as good looking. Mary is one lucky gal!

Unknown said...

Vicki, that is the cutest thing I've ever seen. And what a wonderful idea for a birthday gift, especially on top of the basket. Lovely. And I bet yummy too! LOL

Kay said...

So pretty! I love to bake but not decorate, so we just get plain ones in our house. Very talented!

Astri said...

You are right eating is better than making. These are fabulous!

JShelby said...

How nice to see Yeller Feller again, and don't be too upset - I think he's just a fan of those cookies as well!

Unknown said...

those cookies are AMAZING! wow...sooo lovely! i'd preserve them forever and just adore them everyday...well, maybe after "sampling" a few! tee hee! blessings....:)

Anonymous said...

They are beautiful

Shane Pollard said...

Oh Vicki, these are the most fantastic biscuits/cookies I've seen - Mary will be "over the moon" receiving such a beautiful gift!!!
I would love to sit down with you at your kitchen table with a cuppa and one of these pretty cookies - aww OK maybe two!!!
Krista is indeed a cookie artist - painting with icing and fondant!!!
It's always fun visiting your blog Vicki.

In case I don't see you before, I’m wishing you and the gardener a very "Happy Easter" dear Vicki!
much love and hugs
Shane ♥

Dorthe said...

Hello my dear Vicki,
I could fell in ,love with those beautiful cookies, too- already did,lol- they are tiny masterpieces...and I believe you on your word that they taste wonderful- your friend is a lucky girl to have all those just for herself ,:-)
Here we also have lots of snow, and there is to come more--lets shere a huge hug to stay warm!
Hugs from Dorthe

Marlynne said...

Beautiful Cookies! What a super nice gift!

Marlynne said...

Beautiful Cookies! What a super nice gift!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Vicki, I wondered if those were edible cookies...beautiful and delicious...yum! The presentation is cute as well; someone has a great sense of humor.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Those cookies are gorgeous! (Too pretty to EAT!) Um, but I could probably "force myself"...

Dortesjs said...

wonderful,arranged basket so very sweet.

Betty said...

I think I would have eaten a couple too! they are beautiful.

Angela said...

These are so pretty. I'm not sure I'd have been able to stop at just two :)

Miss LindaLee said...

As always Vicki, I've enjoyed another post of yours. I love it here!

Love the flower cookie bouquet. I just wonder how long one would last at my house! Especially if it were a day when our grandson Matthew were here! They certainly are beautiful though.

We have lots of things blooming here now. All the spring bulb flowers. Flowering shrubs and even some garden perennials are in bloom. Loving it.

LindaLee from
CrossN' My Stitches

Mr Paul said...

What a brilliant idea. I've never seen a cookie bouquet and I usually think of myself as Mr Smartypants who has seen it all!
I'm sure Mary will be thrilled with her gift even though you've been scoffing them already:)
Have a great week. Paul x

Becca said...

Oh those cookies just look too good

lynn cockrell said...

These wonderful cookies, with their beautiful pastel colors, do make me wish that the weather around here would get spring-like and stay that way for awhile. That little "Ball" jar is so cute. I wonder,did they taste as good as they look?!

Maureen said...

Wow! Those are COOKIES??? Awesome! They look incredible... What a wonderful gift to give and receive.

Spring is very far off up here too - way too much snow yet to melt away. So much, that we don't WANT it melting too quickly or we'll have a huge flood.

Thanks for your "Springy" photos for brightening my day!

Maru said...

Se ven hermosas y deliciosas esas galletas.
Confieso que no me hubiera comido sólo dos, me las hubiera comido todas!! jaja.
Pero te guardaré el secreto.
Bellas bellas.
Un beso

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

cookie envy over here!

Lisa said...

Those are the coolest, most adorable cookies I've ever seen! Love the ball jar. I need to pin those. What a talented baker/artist Krista is! I'll be watching for that give-away.
PS When you blog first popped up I thought for a second that you knitted them. Your pretty darn talented,it could happen:)

Jackie said...

Oh wow! Cookie decorators are the most amazing people, unbelievable what they can make, i am always amazed!! those are beautiful!!

Sherrie {Bird Lady} said...

Frosted sugar cookies are my favorites. These are 'almost' too pretty to eat!

Anonymous said...

So glad I popped in to peruse your creative world.
Vicki, these cookies are AMAZING BEAUTIFUL!
Thank you for sharing,

Lisa said...

Wow Vicki, that's a work of art! The ball jar is just perfect. I want to find an engaged girl and throw her a shower so I can use them.
Have a great day sweetie!

Unknown said...


I am a new follower and I get your posts in my email. Thanks for sharing your adventures in life and your creations too!

Love the cookie designs and look so pretty and yummy!

Thanks for the opportunity..