Jan 2, 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH A GIVEAWAY!
Happy New Year Tea Cup Lovers! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday, No. 94, our first of 2012. January 1st also marks my 4th year of blogging! When I started blogging, it was just a way to share my feelings. I have always journaled, now I had spell check! (A dream come true!) As I reflect on the ups and downs of last year, I am excited about the New Year. I am looking forward to a year that will be filled with God's blessings! I am so grateful for all the wonderful things that happened in the mist of a troublesome year. These good things are what are going through my heart on this day of annual reflection.
Each day I realized more and more, just how much my friends and family mean me and my dependence on them. Thanks to family and friends, I have felt great depths of compassion, love and encouragement. Regardless of what happened to me, my children circled the wagons to protect me. God gave me some amazing son in laws and a new grand baby, Sophia! Thank you for letting me share my crazy life another year! I am so thankful for the life long friends that I have made in Blogland these last four years!
As we start our first Tea Cup Tuesday for 2012, I want to announce a Giveaway, to celebrate my Blogging Anniversary. Is there a better way to start the year? I hope you like this cup. I think this Lusterware beauty is stunning! Rules to follow are below.
I was so lucky to find an Estate Sale this weekend. Just look what I found. This is an amazingly beautiful Aynsley. Love the teal color and the roses. I was very excited to find this. I am not sure if I even have a dozen Aynsley cups. They are so beautiful and fast becoming my favorite cups. (Don't let the Limoges cups know!)
The next cup I also found at this same Estate, it is a Foley. It reminds me of Terri so much. This cup is so her style. Don't you think? I just love it. For $10, they made me an offer I couldn't refuse.
This next cup is a Crown Ducal, Made in England, "Florentine" pattern. Love the fruit around the rim of this cup. I always do white decor for January. I love the crisp look of a winter white.
Did I ever tell you I collect vintage purses? Well, I do. Here are a few I wanted to show you. Sometimes, I forget what I have (a really bad sign!)
Here is this first Mr. Linky for 2012. Please don't forget to visit Terri, I do believe she is also having a Giveaway too. For mine, the rules are as follows:
1. Become a follower
2. Leave a comment, each one counts.
3. Follow me on Facebook
4. Visit my website and leave a comment there.
5. Let me know what you have done.
Enter as often as you like. Noah will pick from his hat (Pirate) the last Tuesday of January! That gives you four weeks to enter.
For now, Happy New Year! Let's believe God for miracles and have a great year together!