Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tea Time Tuesday Anniversary!

Sandi is celebrating her first anniversary for Tea Time Tuesday! I try to join whenever I can and didn't want to miss this party.

If I took time to find a tea candle for this cup I found while wandering around GW on Saturday, I'd miss the fun. It has the prettiest pink roses and hearts for Valentine's Day and will be fun to have on the table/shelf.
I finding new books that make me happy and here is my newest one that would be delightful for Sandi's new grandbaby! It would be perfect with a certain little tea set she shared recently! Ruby has been invited to have tea with the Queen and daydreams about the event. She is reminded to use her very best manners by her mother as she is dressing for the tea. A bit of a twist at the end of the story just made me smile.
Sandi always includes some of the best quotes and life lessons with her tea time and I'm sharing something I made for Sarah Josephine. She went to San Diego over the Thanksgiving break last November and I asked for some sand from the beach. She did have to explain to the security people why she was going home with a big bag of sand. Ooops! Thankfully she didn't miss her flight back to Colorado!
I filled this thrifted bottle with the sand and glued some buttons together to seal the top. I typed some of her favorite verses, then cut and mounted them onto card stock. You can click on any pictures to enlarge them to read them more easily.
Sarah had written in the sand and taken a picture, so I printed her BELIEVE onto paper that I trimmed to fit onto the bottle and asked her to bring me a shell from her beach visit. I glued it under the first part of believe.
I put it all together with Psalm 139: 17-18 around the side. Punched holes in the tags, slipped them onto a split ring with a heart and some ribbon. I added a ribbon, a few roses and seashells.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.

I'm happy to say Sarah loved it when I gave it to her before school. Thanks to Barbara Jean at Treasures from the Heart for the idea. This bottle was unique and I'd love to find another one someday so I could make another one for my Sarah Joy!

Happy First Anniversary, Sandi!


Barbara Jean said...

I love how you did the bottle up all fancy with ribbon.
And the tag is a great idea!
Great bottle too. Very different and cool.

Thanks for letting me know you did it up, and for telling everyone where you got the idea.

barbara jean

PS I'll be showing my friends your wonderful piece too. =)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Marilyn,
What an absolutely gorgeous idea for storing the sand! I had sent a cute bottle of sand out to my DIL after my son had proposed to her on our beach here on the Island. But attaching the Psalm to it just makes it all the more special! Lovely idea!
Your little teacup with the cut-outs is so very cute! Thank you, dear friend, for sharing and joining me for tea. I too wish we could get together and have a cup. Thank you for helping to make my Anniverary tea so special! Wishing you a lovely week.


Heidi said...

Beautiful! Love the verse you selected, and cool tags!
Hugs & blessings, Heidi

Remington said...

What a cool idea!

Johanna said...

Loevly idea, Marilyn and lovely cup.
Greetings, Johanna

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Marilyn...

So happy that you stopped by for a visit today, my friend! I always enjoy our chats!

Well my dear, you certainly "scored" while shopping at GW this week! I love the little white candleholder teacup and that saucer is just heavenly! Love those delicate looking pink glass roses! I also just love the pretty decorative bottle that you made for Sarah...what a GRAND idea! That scripture verse is one of my favorites!!! I bet that Sarah was overjoyed to receive such a beautiful and thoughful gift! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Ahhh...I will be praying for you to make it through this entire five day school week, my friend! I really do feel for you. Our little school in Fleming where I worked...had a four day school week...sooo nice! Every now and then, we would have to work a Monday...making a five day week. I won't say that I hated it but I sure did dislike it! Hehe! So happy that you have a little extra time off in February...enjoy, sweet friend! Hope that my note finds you well! Take care!

Love and prayers,

My Cottage Charm said...

Fun dishes do make food taste better! :) I was thinking these would be so sweet in the summer time with raspberry sherbet in them, topped off with fresh raspberries! :) yummy!
I LOVE what you did with the sand in the bottle...SO cute!!! Absolutely adorable!

Denise said...

That's lovely Sarah, you have a beautiful collection and I love what you did with the bottle of sand. Thanks for stopping by.

Sandy Ang said...

What a wonderful illustration on the cover of your book. It goes perfectly with your teacup too!