Monday, August 26, 2013
TEA CUPS, PARTIES AND THINKING TOO MUCH!
Welcome Ladies to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 180! This week was filled with parties for me. I did the decorations for my Best Friend's, 25th Wedding Anniversary this weekend. (I have a picture of the both of us at the bottom of this post.) All but one of the girls who was in the original wedding were there. Everything looked so beautiful. (I was so much thinner then.) We have been friends for over 30 years. Our children literally grew up together. God has blessed me with some amazing friends that seem like they have been with me through a life time. To have life long friends are treasures that cannot be purchased. As families do at times, my grown children will talk about all the crazy things I did to them as a young mother. (Like being a regular at McDonald's for breakfast, when running late for school.) I may not have been "Mrs. Brady", but I did teach each of my children the gift of making life long friendships. My three grown children can all say, they have friends they have known since childhood. My son is lucky enough to know some since birth, they continue to still be close friends. I taught my children about Jesus and how to be a good friend to someone. They can put that on my tombstone! That would put a smile on my face!
Catching up with friends and family you do not see very often, can make you do some serious thinking about what is important. Thinking is what I have been doing, all weekend. ("A dangerous pass time, I know.") Don't you ever feel like if you could just tell that young person to stop and learn from my experiences perhaps you would not have to go through the heart ache that you can see coming? I did feel that way about a young couple this weekend. However, I guess youth just has to learn from their own mistakes.
My home is very crazy looking right now, I am making my Autumn changes and I have been gone everyday last week. I do want to show you a couple of goodies I picked up this weekend. Believe it or not this tea cup, I got at an estate sale two blocks away from a party was on my way too. I couldn't help it. It was like a force that just stopped my car. You know I much I love Mustache cups. Not bad for 50 cents! I think this one is just wonderful. Love the pansies. Like many old Victoria cups, this one is unmarked. The items I pictured above are all treasures I picked up at this same estate sale all for under $10. Can you say "score?"
This next cup, I have coveted for years and finally about 3 years ago, I found it at a price I could afford. It is an Aynsley. Can't you just tell? I hope this does not sound wrong to anyone, but there is a scripture that says "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart!" I am not sure if that applies to tea cups, but when I see this tea cup, it always reminds me of that verse. I see them on Ebay for as much as $600 sometimes. I paid $25 and I can still remember that wonderful feeling of being blessed that I felt those three years ago. I know it is just a tea cup, but I think God cares even about dumb little things that make His children happy.
I guess you can tell I have been thinking too much. This last cup is a Haviland, Limoges. It is called "Autumn Leaf." I love the ring shaped handle it has. I have just begun to unpack my Autumn tea cups and I have decided I have to thin some of them out. So, look this week for tea cups I will be putting up for sales at Pretty Vintage Things. Somehow, I doubt that website will ever lack for things to sell! :)
Among the many birthdays we celebrated this week was for my beautiful daughter, Vanessa. She truly is a delight. I am so very proud of who she has become. Most importantly she is a young lady that loves the Lord! Happy Birthday Honey! (Thanks for the Grandchildren!)
We have only one more week before Terri returns from vacation. I can't wait. Things will go back to normal and be done right. Thank you so much for sticking with me and for each of your visits. It is always a pleasure to visit you. Blessings, Martha
Here is our Linky for this week.