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, April 26, 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Thank you Sandi for being our hostess! I have a link at the bottom of the post to return you to her blog so you will be able to visit everyone.

During the past year I've discovered how many treasures I have that are in my home because blogging has made me look at things again and again! I realize how fortunate I am to have so many reminders of my family.
All of the cups and saucers today were my paternal grandmother's and are smaller ones, reminding me of demitasse cups.
I've often wished I had some chintz dishes, and never once thought about these two sets (below).
However, they were made in Occupied Japan.
As I think about how I've taken things for granted, I never want to let that happen with my faith. This past year has been the most difficult one of my life, but God has remained faithful to me. The eternal God is thy refuge... . Deuteronomy 33:27a

Please visit Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage.


Deanna said...

Dear Friend,
Such lovely china. Beautiful and delicate!
God bless you,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Marilyn,
I just happened to check my dashboard and found your post for Tea Time! I am so happy you have joined me this week! I love your grandmother's sweet teacups! I especially like the chintz ones! I have a passion for chintz, it seems.
I'm sorry you have had a a difficult year! I've had some doozies myself but like you, I have leaned on the Lord to give me strength to get through them. Thank you for sharing the scripture verse! He is indeed our Refuge and strength in times of trouble. I will add your link to my post and I wish you a lovely week.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Very nice cups and saucers for tea.

Natasha in Oz said...

I absolutely love your beautiful teacups. The smaller ones are so pretty aren't they? You are so lucky to have them.

Best wishes for a lovely day,

Angela said...

Your comment on this being the most difficult time you have experienced rang so true in my own life. We have faced fierce storms for 20 months has been VERY difficult...

God has remained faithful to me. The eternal God is thy refuge... . Deuteronomy 33:27a

amen amen amen dear sister..Thank you for covering my spirit with this. I NEEDED this today.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I am so sorry you have had a difficult year and I pray that things get better for you.
What lovely things you have shared with us today, both in pics and in words!
I too never realized how much I have and how much I should be grateful for until I started to blog!
Blogging has been one fo the best experiences in my life!

Beth said...

Thank you for sharing your faith, Marilyn. I am so sorry you lost dear Wallace. I cannot imagine the heartache.
You have pretty dishes. My mom collects Occupied Japan.
Hugs and God Bless, Beth

CIELO said...

Hi... first time here, and I’m glad I found you! The house in the roses is having a “Victorian Teacup Party” on Mother’s Day and I’m inviting you.... come see!


Mimi said...

Those are some very lovely tea cup sets!!!I finally bought a chinz set not to long ago, love it, and I cannot wait til my 2 year old granddaughter will be old enough for real tea parties, we have pretend ones all the time!!!!!
She is getting better and better at holding her glass, so a tea cup will be soon!!!!
Enjoy all your treasures!!!

Unknown said...

So glad you joined us for tea. Lovely tea cups full of memories! Yes, I too can say that blogging has made me look differently at all the lovely things I have.

I also know about rough years we have had 3 very tough years. God has been showing me that when I am weak, HE will make me strong..stay strong in Him!