Monday, September 21, 2009

~My Teacup Overfloweth~

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Please join Kim and her tea loving participants at www.shabbypinkandpretty.blogspot.com.  Just click on the picture of the teacup to the right and you’ll be there in a jif.

I have around 100 teacups, and love them all, but they don’t hold enough to wake me up, and the tea cools quickly, so I found these darling floral tea mugs that are perfect for my morning tea.  Purchased at Home Goods last year, they were $7.99 each, except for the center one…I think it was $9.99.  Quite a lot for a mug, but I couldn’t resist.

tea mugs 


rosey mug close up floral mugsclose up

The pretty white and soft yellow are my favorites.

white floral mug   

floral mugcloseup 


I've never made a fortune
And it's prob'ly too late now;
But I don't worry 'bout that much,
I'm happy anyhow!

And as I go along life's way
Reapin' better than I sowed.
I'm drinkin' from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed!

Haven't got a lot of riches,
And sometimes the going's tough;
But I've got loving ones around me,
And that makes me rich enough!

I thank God for His blessings
And the mercies He's bestowed.
I'm drinkin' from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed!

I 'member times when things went wrong,
My faith wore somewhat thin;
But all at once the dark clouds broke
And light peeped through again.

So, Lord, help me not to gripe
About tough rows I've hoed.
I'm drinkin' from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed!

If God gives me strength and courage
When the way grows steep and rough,
I'll not ask for other blessings;
I'm already blessed enough!

May I never be too busy
To help others bear their loads.
I'll keep drinkin' from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed!

Author: © Jimmy Dean

That is the way I feel about my life.  When I find myself complaining about the responsibilities I have, I remember that my cup is overflowing, and my saucer is too.

God bless you, everyone.  Remember our blogging friends that are in need of healing, employment, encouragement, peace and comfort as they face the loss of loved ones, financial hardship and many other life challenges. 

Please pray for our troops and the troops from other countries that are still fighting…will it ever end…and their families who miss them.

God bless America, land that I love.



  1. Your tea cups are very pretty. I also collect them, and I love all of mine too. I have gotten a lot of mine from flea markets and Ebay. I wish I could find some for $9.99. At most flea markets I have to pay $12.99 and up. Same thing on Ebay. Any, yours are beautiful.

  2. Dearest Mary,
    May you have a most blessed Autumn!
    This is a great poem. So very good.
    Your post is a cheery one and I need this!
    Appreciate your mentioning who all needs prayer.
    So true.

    God bless,
    d from homehaven in kansas

  3. Mary, you tea cups are so lovely. What a great find! We don't have a home goods here. Great prices!

    I loved the lyrics/poem from Jimmy Dean. Very timely! It was so wonderful to read. I am going to print it out and post it over my desk. I woke up and realized my cup is overflowing.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and incredible support! You are the sparkle in life!


  4. Great post Mary, I so love your tea mugs, what a beautiful way to start your day.
    Jimmy Dean's poem is lovely, can never read it enough and Mary your prayer request are very thoughtful and I so hope all that read your post today will heed your reminder to pray for your most thoughtful request, I know I am.
    Have a great day.....:-) Hugs

  5. Beautiful sentiments, Mary! I love the poem, and I love your generous thoughts. And I thank you for the reminder.

    And I love your tea mugs! And I so agree about the beautiful little tea cups, so pretty, so delicate, but definitely not big enough! I drink tons of coffee from nice big mugs each day but have yet to find anything as pretty as you've found.
    Now I'm on a quest!
    Great post, Mary!
    All the best,

  6. Hi Mary,
    Beautiful tea mugs. Love the colors. The poem is wonderful. I don't believe I have ever heard it before. Thank you for sharing this morning, loved your post!

  7. What beautiful mugs. They remind me of the pretty Cath Kidston florals. I usually use a mug during the day, it saves a lot of trips to the teapot.

    That is a great poem and thank you for your comments about remembering to pray for the needs of our friends, family, country, etc.

  8. Mary, this is one of my most favorite songs by Jimmy Dean. I have it printed and it hangs next to my collection of teacups. I, too, have more than a hundred teacups and I love to drink coffee from one that is Queen Anne, all black on the outside, gold on the inside with pink roses. I love seeing the roses when I drink my tea or coffee. Your tea mugs are beautiful with all the pretty roses.

  9. Oh I just love all of your pretty mugs. They are gorgeous. Your poem is just perfect. What a wonderful reminder to count all of our blessing. Hugs, Marty

  10. What beautiful pictures! Loved the poem too.

    I feel the same way you do. Want to remember my cup is overflowing.

    And how sweet of you to remind us about those in need and to pray. That's giving back, thank you.

  11. I love your teacups. How very pretty.
    ♥ Rebecca

  12. Mary such a devine tea part. It was so yummy. I love the pictures your tea set is beautiful. Have a great rest of your tea party.

    Blessings to you and yours,

  13. Hi Mary, I have never been a mug person. Ha. But, these are all so lovely and delicate. I just may have to rethink mugs!!

    Beautiful thoughts also.

    Hope your day is special.

    Barb ♥

  14. Mary,
    Beautiful cups, and beautiful post.

    If we can stay in a place of gratefulness, and a heart for others, our cup surely does over flow!


    barbara jean

    I have a few more little frame crafts done if you happen by. =0) And i need to think of something over the top wonderful for the big reveal next week!

  15. Darling, this is a great post. The mugs are adorable, love the pink and the blue!! The poem I have that saved on my computer. I read it somewhere a few years ago and from time to time, I do read it again. You get a A+ for your today's post.

    Love, Hugs & Tea

  16. Beautiful cups, Mary. I am not a tea drinker, I fall in the coffee mug bunch, but I love china!!

  17. Mary that is truly a beautiful post. Thanks for visiting me this morning. I am so behind on blog visits :-P

  18. Hi Mary.. What lovely mugs you've showed us today. So pretty with all the roses. Your pictures are just amazing. How do you manage to get such stunningly clear photos? I'd love to know what kind of camera you have. No matter how hard I try, I can never seem to get my pictures to come out as well as those I see on other blogs.

    Love the poem you shared today as well. Your posts are always so inspirational.

  19. What a wonderful post Mary! Your teacups are just beautiful and I love that darling little poem. God bless you. I hope you have a great week.

  20. Sweet post Mary. Your tea-cups so pretty! Thanks for your so sweet comments. Cindy

  21. Hi Mary,
    Yes indeed, most, though not all, of us in this country are enormously blessed. Sometimes we just need a reminder....
    Your tea-mugs are so pretty. Wish I had a nice, matched set. I have odds and ends, they are nice, but not as lovely as yours! I agree, I need a big mug of tea in the morning after my workout. The exercise starts me up, the tea keeps me going!
    Thanks for visiting me today, it was very slow at my place for some reason, I appreciate that you took some time to come see me.
    See you again soon!

  22. Hey there, me again. That's Heidi, from HEART AND HOME! (I noticed you have another Heidi who visits also. Just wanted to let you know which one I was!)
    Okay, bye for now.

  23. Bellas tazas. Muy lindo el diseño.

  24. My cup is overflowing also. Your cups are beautiful and so is the poem.

  25. I love your teacups and the poem. I had never read it before, very inspiring.

  26. Your cups are pretty enough to wake anyone up--even if you put in some coffee! I like your attitude. God is good.

  27. What a beautiful poem. I love all of your tea things, they are just so pretty. I noticed that you are using the cutest blogs on the blog. I love the blogs they make. Have you ever use Paisly's free blog layouts? She has a tea one on her blog now, I thought of you when I saw it. She has so many you can just go on and on looking at them all. Here is here link just incase your interested.

    Have fun looking,

  28. Hi Mary....Your teacups are so pretty! Love your poem...very inspiring!~Hugs,Patti

  29. 100 teacups, WOW. I love those rose mugs, they are so cute. I think roses make anykind of china beautiful.


  30. Can you hear me oohhing and aahhing over your mugs here. I love them and your feelings about your life. Aren't we blessed?

  31. Hi, Mary,
    Your rose mugs are so pretty! I also enjoyed the poem very much, too. Sending autumn blessings your way. Vicki

  32. Beautiful cups and beautiful sentiments. It seemed a gentle reminder to remember our blessings, which I appreciate.

  33. Those mugs are beautiful! Old-fashioned and feminine looking! Love the poem too!


  34. Beautiful teacups and a beautiful poem as well.

  35. My wife would love your tea cup collection. She is mostly a bell collector.

  36. Those mug are sooo pretty. I love them.

  37. These tea mugs are so beautiful. Guess I will have to go back to Home Goods and check them out. They do have some very lovely things.

  38. Thank you so much for your comment! Your teacups are beautiful! I am a tea drinker so I am also always on the lookout for tea cups! :)

  39. Your tea mugs are beautiful! Such pretty colors and roses. They really are nicer for using.

  40. Hi Mary,
    Your teacups are just darling! Very, very pretty and tea or coffee would taste so much better in one. Enjoyed your poem too. Have a lovely weekend.


  41. *gasp* Those tea cups are fabulous!!!

  42. Mary, this song brings back good memories. Thanks for sharing. Hope you don't mind that I posted it at Blackberry Creek too.