I feel so fortunate to have met some wonderful people through this blog. , and I want to thank all of you that left comments for me on Sunday, when I shared with you that my husband has lost almost all of his sight due to retinitis pigmentosa. Your kindness and prayers mean the world to me…I am so blessed to call you friends. It meant so much to me, also, to learn that so many of you, or someone you love, is experiencing vision loss due to various conditions. We really don’t know what we have until we lose it, and eyesight is something so precious, that it is very devastating when you feel it slipping away. As so many of you told me that your heart goes out to me and my husband, I want you to know that mine goes out to you, and that I am praying for you, too. Without miracles, what has been lost seldom returns, but we know that we gain in spiritual sight…we can see in another dimension what we could not see before. Our senses are awakened to what really counts in life, so our loss is lessened, and in most cases, we are better for it. My husband knows that, and even though there are moments of frustration, he counts his blessings. Again, we both thank you very,very much!
Tuesdays are a favorite time to share all things tea with Kim @http://shabbypinkandpretty.blogspot.com/. Since I love tea and all the wonderful china and silver, flowers and linens that accompany a tea party, whether for one or for a hundred, collecting those things has become a favorite hobby of mine, and I love sharing them with you.
This little teapot with its matching creamer and sugar bowl are made by Coastline Imports. I bought them at Home Goods earlier this year…now you Home Goods shoppers know that so often, you will find the teapot, or the cream and sugar, but seldom do we find complete sets…unless you just happen to be there the day they put them out! I never saw any matching teacups, so I don’t have them…yet…but I’m working on it!
The pattern is Petite Fleur…don’t you just love that name?
I love the border of a black swag adorned with tiny pink roses.
My roses decided to give me one last huge burst of blossoms this past week, on almost every busy I have. Since we’re expecting a storm in late tonight, I went out today and cut every rose that had begun to open, leaving only those small buds that I felt would survive the rain over the next couple of days. My house is full of the beautiful aroma of roses. The roses pictured with my tea set is a soft peach. All of a sudden, I can’t remember the name, and its dark out so I can’t go look. It is a tea rose with huge buds and blooms, with a wonderful fragrance, too. I love the color… one of my favorites, and I think they look so nice with this sweet little tea set.
From the Tea Lovers Devotional, by Emilie Barnes:
Heart Action…"Practice integrity in all that you say and do. Work on making promises only when you are certain you will keep them. Become a woman that others can trust.”
Thank you so much for joining me Tea Things Tuesday. I’m going to put the tea kettle on right now, and warm the scones, so please join me for a little tea party, and we’ll sit by the fire as we sip, taste, and enjoy watching the rain.
I know I always ask you to pray for our troops. I’m asking again…we can’t forget about them. They need our prayers and they need to know we care. There are many organizations that you can join and help by sending needed items and writing letters. When I think of how encouraging it is to read your blogs and to receive sweet comments from you, I can just imagine how encouraging it would be for them to receive little notes or cards from people that they haven’t met, but who tell them that their courage and dedication is appreciated so very much. Pray that they return home safely…and soon.
God bless everyone, and God bless our troops.