Monday, August 10, 2009

~Teacup Tuesday Birthday~

Another week has gone by, and it's time again for one of my favorite blog days, Teacup Tuesday, brought to us by the lovely Kim @ http://www.shabbypinkandpretty.blogspot.com/ . Many thanks to Kim for bringing teacup collectors and anything tea related together for another display of our treasured beauties, who are very anxious to meet you! Just click on the teacup to the right.

Well, I wasn't going to tell you that I celebrated another birthday last Wednesday. I was in denial for 364 days that it would come, but come it did, so I had to face it at last. After having a wonderful lunch with family, and another one a day later with friends, I was happy to have had a birthday to celebrate and people to share it with. And I started to think about the good things in being a year older...I am still alive, that's a big one. I am still healthy...another big one...I still have my family...such a blessing they are to me...I am wiser, and I have a deeper sense of who I am, why I'm here, and what purpose God has for my life. Each year brings more humility, less judgment and criticism, less perfectionism, and more forgiveness.

I have a very dear friend that I met the summer before we started high school...I won't tell you how long ago that was! She and I went to tea last month with our tea club, and I was ooohhhing and aaahhhing over a beautiful teacup. It had "Merry Rose" written inside the cup, and was adorned with the most beautiful roses. I didn't buy it...watching the money, you know...but lo and behold, what do you think she bought me for my birthday? Merry Rose!

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"Merry Rose"

The saucer is so beautiful on it's own, I hate to cover it with the teacup!

Another friend gave me this beautiful book. I have several books about tea, but this is one of my favorites. It's about tea, but it's also a devotional. What a wonderful way to start, or end, the day.

"Tea Time With God" .

Subtitle "Heartwarming Insights to Refresh Your Spirit". This little book is full of wisdom and uplifting poems, stories and quotes.

Before you leave to go visit Kim, I would like to give you a glimpse inside this sweet book:

You worry and you wonder
how you're gonna get it done
from the rising of the moon
til the setting of the sun.
Plenty to do
when your rest is through.
Let Him have the world
for a turn or two.

I would love to invite each of you to my tea cottage for a refreshing cup of tea, where we could enjoy a much needed rest and smell a rose or two. Do come by and visit again. My cottage is always open!

Isn't life good? Yes, it is! Have a wonderful Tuesday, and don't forget to keep "living in the pink"!

And dear friends, don't forget to pray for our country, the United States of America, and for our leaders, that they may be guided by wise counsel, to retain our founding fathers' much beloved Constitution, that insures that we continue to live in freedom and in peace. May God bless you all!



  1. Mary, your Mary Rose teacup is so lovely! That was a very sweet and thoughtful gift from your wonderful friend! Happy Belated birthday! ;)

    Enjoy the teacup party!


  2. So glad you had a nice birthday. I think birthdays are fun.
    Who is the author of your new book, Teatime with God? I would like to get a copy for myself and one or two for my friends.

  3. Hello darling, I want to wish you a Happy Belated Birthday. Darling, birthdays are just numbers and the more of them the wiser and sexier we are, think of it that way!! I wish you many more 365 days to enjoy them in good health, lots of happiness and loads of wealth with your family. As for your teacup, it is adorable, enjoy it. I am so glad to be back, I truly missed you and this daily little note exchanges that we have...it is nice to be back. Enjoy your Tueaday.

    Duchess xx

  4. I love your rose tea cup.

    Happy Birthday. I know what you mean about not wanting to celebrate.

    I felt that way when I had my 50th, but than I looked at the blessings that I have had and now I don't mind celebrating. This last May I turned 55 and I have so many blessed things in my life.


  5. First of all "Happy Birthday Mary"! Our birthdays are close to each others! Hope you had a wonderful celebration! The teacup is BEAUTIFUL! I love the shape and the words inside and that was so nice of your friend to remember and give it to you for a present! Looks like you resolved the header problem....good job!
    ~Hugs, Patti

  6. Happy Birthday Mary! Your teacup is beautiful, just love all the shades of pink!

    Birthdays and everyday should be celebrated,maybe not with a full blown out party, but those moments of YES!I am here,healthy,happy and very blessed to have those that I love and cherish!

    Prayers are needed for our country and that our leaders will be guided to take the time needed to make wise decisions for all Americans.

    Have a wonderful Tuesday, sweet friend!


    ~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

  7. Such a beautiful teacup. And what a special friend to give it to your for your birthday. Hope it was a happy day.
    God Bless America!

  8. Happy Birthday! I love your teacup, and I agree that I would not want to hide the beautiful saucer under it either!
    I loved your book too and would like to get it for myself.
    And I love your sentiments!
    God Bless these United States of America and Keep her from any evil that rears it's ugly head to bring her down!

    About birthdays, I have loved every age I am from the time I turned sixteen! I'm 55 now and I love being 55! So far I have embrace each and every stage of my life and I hope I continue to do so! Along with the not so good comes so many, many Blessings! My cup runneth over! 'Hope yours does too!
    All the best,

  9. Quick peek on your blog.

    Love this cup and book title.


  10. Happy belated birthday Mary. Sounds like you had wonderful time celebrating your special day and the teacup your friend gave you? BEAUTIFUL!! What a sweet friend to give you something for your birthday that she just knew how much you would love. Now, everytime you drink your tea from this pretty cup, it will remind you of her and how special she is to you.

  11. Hi Mary, Happy Belated Birthday to you! I love your gifts that you got. The Teacup and plate are just so beautiful and the book is great to! Thanks so much for sharing them! Hope that you have a wonderful day.

  12. Hi Mary; OH gosh your tea cup and saucer is just so beautiful.. such gorgeous colors, and the book is sounds really great,, I must find it..... thanks for sharing..


  13. That Merry Rose tea cup is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen!! It is perfect for you!

    Happy Belated Birthday!


  14. Merry Rose teacup is beautiful. What a special friend, love the story behind the cup. You have a tea club? Oh I am so jealous!

  15. Hey Mary,
    Happy Birthday...that was so sweet of your friend to give you such lovely gifts. I know you will especially be enjoying that book!
    Big Hugs,