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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 23, 2012

Celebrating Tea Time

We're celebrating T.T.T.'s Second Birthday!

I'd love to be knocking on Sandi's door tomorrow to celebrate Tea Time Tuesday with her in person. It's been TWO years since she started being our hostess. Congratulations!
This teapot with roses was a Christmas gift from Wally's sister. She is so cute and gets so excited when you open what she knows is the perfect gift. Her excitement is as much of a gift as is the package.

Now in your mind we're singing Happy Birthday, Dear T.T.T., and then as soon as we finish singing, out pops:
"I'm a Little Teapot, short and stout.
Here is my handle...

Here is my spout!"
And since this is a party, there's lots of chatter, laughs, and time for a blessing before we begin to eat. We hold hands in friendship, over long miles, and quietly ask the Lord's blessing for all in attendance, thanking Him for our Tea Time Tuesday friends, and praising Him for the fellowship we experience with Sandi's talent and commitment to bringing us together.

And now for the food...did you know you could have stopped by this wee grocery store and picked up nearly everything that we have on today's menu? The teapot measures 4 1/2 inches and is not hollow, although the lid comes off. How about that shadow? I left this picture "in" because of it. That is our afternoon sunshine at work!
The grocery store caught my eye while in Denver and was $1. A fair price I thought. It reminded me of my Lilliput Lane and David Winter cottages but had "Hometown Teapot Cottages" on the bottom. There are others in the set, so I'll keep my eyes open for one.
Sandi, Thank you for letting me join the fun when I have things together. It takes a lot of time to do this each week and to celebrate TWO YEARS is amazing! Not only are your pictures and tea things lovely, your words are beyond beautiful. We are blessed that you share this talent with us each week. Tell your family that we appreciate them, too. May God continue to wrap His arms around you. ♥♫


Beth said...

Hi Marilyn, Love your white teapot! Happy Tea Time Tuesday!
Blessings, Beth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello dear Marilyn,
Oh my, I am simply swooning over your pretty teapot! What a lovely gift! Thank you so much for sharing its prettiness with us. And thank you, my friend, for your lovely words of encouragement. You have made my Tea Party a very special occasion this week by participating. God bless you.


Jocelyne's Tea Parties said...

Hi Marilyn, what a beautiful teapot. And thank you for always leaving comments on my blog. You make me feel loved. If you are coming down here sometime let me know maybe when can have tea! Jocelyne

Snap said...

I love your white teapot with the roses. Delightful!!!! Happy Tea Day!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a lovely teapot and sweet post!

Lavender Cottage said...

A pretty, and unique teapot.

Magnolia Cottage said...


Your Rose teapot is simply gorgeous! Happy Tea Time! Hope you will visit Magnolia Cottage.


Johanna said...

Hello Marilyn,
oh my, this tea pot is so beautiful as if true roses grow around it. What a perfect gift. Your imagination of the perfect birthday party sound so sweet. May God continue to wrap his arms around you, too.
Best greetings, Johanna

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sarah! Loved your post today, in such good spirit,and a lovely blessing too! Love the little grocery store teapot you found, and for only one dollar?! What a lucky little find that was!... So glad I got to stop by and visit with you for tea today! ~tina

Anonymous said...

I take it that you collect teapots? I used to. I love the ones you featured.
I see you were by my blog - what a day to have a serious post and you visit. I'm sorry to hear you've been sick. Get well! Get Well! Hugs to you and may the Lord rise you up with healing and bless you! (Amen!) Love, Jenn

Remington said...

They are so neat!

Al said...

Very nice teapots! As an Englishman by origin, I should really start drinking tea - the Indian I work with drinks it almost every day.

Rebecca said...

Miss your pots but my favorite one is the WHITE ROSE ONE! Be still my heart~


Holly said...

Hi Marilyn~ I enjoyed visiting both of your blogs. I didn't know you are from Colorado too!! Fort Morgan is a wonderful place!! Believe is my word too!

mo said...

wow! your white teapot with the roses is stunning.

Absolutely beautiful.

What a wonderful gift to get.



Daughter of His Grace said...

Hi Marilyn - I simply adore the white tea pot with the flowers. I miss hearing from you {you have a beautiful heart filled with love and compassion}. I noticed today you're no longer on my followers list. Won't you please follow me? I'd love to hear from you! With love and care from Kerrie. xOX

lambs and ivy designs said...

What a wonderful time I am sure will be had by all!

I have a Lilliput Lane collection too! I wish I could just move into one of the wee cottages!
Thank you for your sweet visit, have a wonderful Sunday!

Deanna said...

Marilyn, Lovely post!
Your white teapot is truly beautiful and so delicate. Must be a treat to admire as you look at her as well as to use.

God bless,

Annesphamily said...

Oh I L O V E that tea pot! It is gorgeous! Your dollar find is sweet as can be! Goodness you are so blessed and well loved! It is a nice feeling! I Like getting gifts from people who truly care. Your SIL sounds very kind! I love her taste intea pots!