Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
'He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds' Psalm 147:3
Our Tea Cup Tuesday Community, sadly once again, must mourn together for an unthinkable loss. The pain seems almost unbearable, and I am across the Nation. Our families gathered this weekend to celebrate the 16th birthday of my beautiful niece, Rachel. All the small children were running in between the adults and the grown children were enjoying the fellowship of friends and family. As adults, we were so aware that for many, this normal activity would never be the same again for the families in that small community.
I do know we serve a great God, who will comfort those who mourn; who sees the beginning and the end; who knows "Why?" Every family in one way or another is touched by mental illness. This only makes us more aware of how much we need to help individuals and families who are in need of our understanding, not judgement. More than anything our Nation needs to turn its eyes back to God. Many of you have already shared your hearts about what happen, I imagine that many more of you will share your heart this week. Remember that Jesus is our "Prince of Peace," and nothing is too difficult for Him.
I am sharing this special cup this week that expresses my wish for all of us, "Merry Christmas."
Of course a Christmas Tea would not be the same without the traditional "Spode" Christmas cup.
Sorry about missing last week and the somber tone of this post. I have been a "party animal" lately and on the other, I just had to share my feelings with you. Here is Mr. Linky for this week. Special thank you to Terri, who is always so faithful.
Sharing some Christmas Tree pictures today. I have been lucky in that last year's Christmas Tree appeared in a magazine, hoping for the same for this year's tree. Sending extra hugs to all of you this week. Love, Martha
Posted by Martha's Favorites at 6:40 PM
Monday, December 3, 2012
Hi Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 143! The first tea of December and the beginning of the Christmas Holidays. I have been busy getting my home ready to welcome Christmas, my family and guests. Next week I will have my Annual Christmas Tea. We are going to be blessed with a visit from a touring choir. I am so excited about all the festive occasions we will be celebrating. I am one of those people who just love getting together with family and friends. I never get enough!
I will begin this week to give you a tour of the various Christmas Decorations around my home. This week I will start in the Entry. That great wreath was a re-do. I love buying simple wreaths and then making them my own. I love how it came out.
For my first Christmas Tea Cup I am sharing a Mikasa, CHRISTMAS HOLLY, with a footed cup. I love this china, I use Mikasa as my every day dishes. They are always so beautiful.
The second cup I am sharing is a Charltonware, Rouge Royale Teacup and Saucer with Gold, Burgundy and Brown Luster. It has a wonderful gold interior. I am especially fond of tea cups with all gold in side the cup. You feel so special drinking from it. Charltonware is a favorite of mine. You only get two this week, because I am not done with all my decorating. I hope to have the table set for the Tea Party next week you so can take a peek.
I have a Sophia up-date! Do you remember I told you that my new granddaughter, Sophia, was not very user friendly? I think after a year and a couple of months, she finally loves her Grandma. She skipes me and tells her Mother, she wants to see her Grandma. I just had to share that, I worked long and hard for that. I watched her the other night and we had a perfect time together. She kissed me and hugged me, yes, Sophia, did all that. I wasn't dreaming. It was a Christmas Miracle! I had to share! Sophia loves me! Can it get any better than that?
Here is Mr. Linky for this week. I know you are all filled with Holiday decoration plans. Please try and stop by for a visit at these wonderful ladies homes. Don't forget my dear friend Terri, she always enjoys your visits, as do I.
God Bless you! Martha
Posted by Martha's Favorites at 9:14 PM