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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Spode Rosebud Chintz~ Thank-You Aunt Ruby & Cousin Christine

My Aunt Ruby and her daughter, my cousin Christine, generously offered to me this lovely set of Spode china .I love it. I am already planning to use this china for two luncheons this month. I can't wait.Thank-you Aunt Ruby and Cousin Christine !

"Copeland Spode, England. Rosebud Chintz"
Are you taking time to nourish your soul in this winter season, this beginning of a new year? Stop your busy-ness, sit a spell. Sip some tea from a favorite teacup or mug. Reflect on the many blessings in your life. No matter the problems and distresses this life has given you, there is at least ONE blessing ? Stop the frantic actvity and worrying and take time to thank God for His mercies. Ask Him for His wisdom regarding your problems and worries. Rest in Him. He does answer prayer." Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." I Thessalonians 5:16-18
"One reason we are so harried and hurried is that we make yesterday and tomorrow our business when all that legitimately concerns us is today. If we really have too much to do, then there are some things on our agenda which God did put there. Let us submit the list to Him and ask Him to indicate which items we must delete. There is always time to do the will of God. If we are too busy to do that, then we are too busy." Elisabeth Elliot

16 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Good Morning! This is such a sweet pattern and so many settings! I can just imagine all the delightful teas/luncheons you will enjoy with this generous gift.
I love the thoughts/verse you have shared today. So very much to be thankful for...it's important to "count our blessings" each day!

Timi said...

This tea set is beautiful!!!
I like what Elisabeth Elliot said...it's so true!
To do the will of God is the most important thing in our life!

Daisy said...

That is lovely china! It was generous of your aunt and cousin to give it to you. That scripture from Thessalonians is one of my favorites. I hope you have a nice day. :-)

Deb said...

Oh, I needed this today. I am going like a car on fire again. I MUST take time for me.
Your china is gorgeous. How lucky are you to have been given this as a gift. I would be displaying it with love. Enjoy, enjoy. Hugs, Deb

Mitzi said...

Someone is my family is going through a really tough emotional time. Your words today were so meaningful-I passed them along. I hope they give peace and insight. Thank you for a beautiful blog today.
And I too love those dishes.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

That was so nice of them! The set is gorgeous. Sorry that I haven't been here in awhile, Kathy. Things are finally beginning to settle down around here.

I enjoyed catching up on your latest posts. Hope that you have a very wonderful new year.

Kathy M.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What an uplifting post. And you are right.......we should all just slow down and take comfort in a hot cup of tea sn let the goodness of God work. Such a beautiful set of china!

Deanna said...

Kathy,
Sweet blessings to you!
Love your header with the snow and cat looking out of the window.

Your dishes are beautiful!!!

Slowing down and sippin' some coffee. I must think on the things of God and His goodness!

Love,
d on the prairie

Antiques And Teacups said...

That is one of my favorite patterns. How nice the teapot came with it, because they are hard to find. What a lovely and special gift!
Ruth

Dolores said...

How sweet to receive this beautiful china from people who love you so much...... what a blessing!

Love, love, love the scripture!!
Hugs,

Paula said...

The china is gorgeous, Kathy~ and the scripture and your words were just what I needed to read today.

Pondside said...

Amen, and Amen again. Thank you, Kathy!
What a lovely gift that china is - so dainty and fresh. You will enjoy it so much, and I look forward to 'sharing' tea with you!

Have Courage said...

Absolutely beautiful! All of it! :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Kathy, that is lovely china and you'll have lots of good times, sharing tea, sweets and good times with family and friends alike.

Bernideen said...

Kathy:
I was googling Spode Rosebud chintz after seeing a set for sale and ended up here! So glad you received this set.

Bernideen said...

Kathy:
I was googling Spode Rosebud chintz after seeing a set for sale and ended up here! So glad you received this set.