Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Teacup Tuesday

I am happy to be able to participate again this week in TEACUP TUESDAY!!!!! Kim hosts this party at http://shabbypinkandpretty.blogspot.com/, be sure to get a look at the other ladies cups too.

Today I will be sharing two teacups. The first is Homer Laughlin made in 1954. Very vibrant red with gold leaves.

The fan behind my daughter and little companion brought me back from Puerto Rico this last year when they went on their cruise. I actually use my fans, mostly in church. (Oh ya, everyone is wishing they had a fan as they are sneak fanning with their bulletins.)

This next one I especially like now because I it makes me think of Bunny over at http://creativehare.blogspot.com/

She has a cup that looks a whole lot like this Golden Rose Royal Chelsea on her post on June 8. So I figure if Bunny and I ever meet up we can bring our teacups, sit and chat, and have tea. The thought makes me smile.


There have been some unexpected changes here this last week that have been pretty rough on some of my family. Ah, that's life. Remembering, as I would insist to my dad that something wasn't fair his words would be... life ain't fair. How true.

But, luckily we move on, storms in life come and go and we press onward toward our ultimate goal of a home with God.

Here's one of my favorite poems again.

The Winds of Fate
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

One ship drives east and another drives west
With the selfsame winds that blow,
'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales
Which tells us the way to go.
Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,
As we voyage along through life:
'Tis the set of a soul
That decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife.

Love that poem! Wishing everyone going through something not fair right now the peace that comes from God. Oh and HAPPY TEACUP TUESDAY!!!!


Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Morning Miss Valerie.I love those tea cups ! So pretty !
Love the poem also.

Lady Pamela said...

Thank you for your words of encouragement this morning. I sooooo much needed them. Happy Teacup Tuesday.

Mary said...

Lovely teacups! I particularly like the second one, as it is so much like the Royal Albert Old Country Roses that I have complete set of, and will display someday. Love the poem as well. Sorry your family is experiencing a storm. We've gone through a few over the years, and know more will come, but we do not face them alone...we have a strong and loving Father that holds the hands of His children til they reach the other side. In a life full of responsibility and stress, it's so good to know that I can still be as a little child and let my Daddy take care of me! Bless you and yours this day. Take care!

Shabby Kim said...

Such pretty teacups Valerie. I especially LOVE the second one because it has such lovely colors for the roses. Thanks for sharing!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Valerie;
I love you tea cups, so beautiful,and the fan is so pretty, I have a few of them, and I use mine in church also, and most other place's,,, how funny when ladies come up and ask me where I find my fans.... I even had a man ask so he could buy one for his wife,, how sweet... thanks for sharing.


Bunny said...

Hi Valerie! How sweet of you to include me in your post today. I didn't get to add a teacup today been busy with other things LOL. It would be so nice to sit with you and our same teacups and have some tea. Hugs

Queenie said...

Very Pretty teacups!

ceekay said...

I really need to remember about Teacup Tuesday! You sure have some beauties...I'd love to have a cup of tea with you in any of them!