Roses are Red My Love
Have a heart that never hardens,
a temper that never tires and
a touch that never hurts.Charles Dickens
This tea set, of 'Old English Rose', was a Christmas gift from my husband several years ago. With very few pennies in our pockets, we set out for a short drive in the countryside, one summer afternoon. Our destination was a quaint village for a cup of tea and window shopping at some favorite antique stores.
There it was. Not one teacup but a complete teaset, with teapot, cream and sugar, four teacups and desert plates. Purchasing it was out of the question. Asking for it not uttered. Sigh... But the memory stayed and of course I recounted to my sweetie how my heart urned for it. Then upon revisiting the store several weeks later, it unfortunately was no longer to be found. I knew someone else had found my treasure and would be the one to cherish it for many years to come. I had to be satisfied in being happy for someone else.
Christmas came and there was a big box under the tree for me. Unwrapping this mystery held me in suspense. And then the squeals of joy that came from my delight… sounds my family find still quite odd to this day… There was the tea set! Now, my precious tea set. Mr. R had purchased it over time…sacrifices unknown to me.
Tea will be served at four!
Four pretty teacups
Each one a different shape or size
You may choose the one you like best
This one is special, but I don't know the history behind it.
Cream and Sugar is set in place
Two serving dishes.
I wonder what delicacy she will place on them?
Two different desert plates
Both are called
Old English Rose
Crown China(on first plate)
Bone China(on second plate)
A well rounded figure of a woman
Delicate gold detail
Red velvet strawberry is from a collection of Christmas ornaments.
Too cute to hide 'til December.
An orphaned saucer compliments the pattern and is adopted
into the family
The table is set and waiting for you to join us for tea.
It is our pleasure to welcome you, my friend.
This week Mr. R and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary. Quite a triumph! Some may ask, "What is the secret to the longevity of your relationship? It is really not much of a secret, though it did take us a few years to find the answers and it is still a work in progress as we journey through life together. "Love others as you would have them love you". Looking to one of the oldest books on Earth, the Bible, we found a cornerstone to build on. God's love is perfect… an example for us to model. And if this is how God loves all of us, is this not how He would command us to love all of his children?
Mr. R and I are best friends. We strive to be for the other what we would want the other to be for us. Other-centered unconditional love. Be the person you would want your partner to be. Simple words, but not a simple task. Hard work, but life changing results.
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
Psalm 103:8,9 (The Message)
God is sheer mercy and grace;
not easily angered, he's rich in love.
He doesn't endlessly nag and scold,
nor hold grudges forever.
If you have a moment please leave us your thoughts.
We love to hear how you have enjoyed your time with us.
These are the links to the oh so delightful tea parties and tabletop parties that I attend. I encourage you to stop by and savour another cup of tea while you enjoy their pretty vignettes. (no calories added)
Welcome to, Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland and more!..,
These wonderful blog parties are hosted by lovely creative ladies. Hope to see you there!!
~ Tuesday Tea For Two with Wanda Lee @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/
~ Tuesday Teatime with Lady Katherine @ http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/
~ Teatime Tuesday with Sandi @ http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
~ Teacup Tuesday with Martha @ http://marthasfavorites.blogspot.com
~ Teacup Tuesday with Terri @ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com
~ Tabletop Tuesday with Marti @ http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
~Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday with Wanda Lee and Pam @ http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com
~Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday with Wanda Lee and Pam @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com
~Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee with Wanda Lee @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com
~Tabletop Tuesday with Marti @ http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
~Tablesacpe Thursday with Susan @ http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com
~ Sunday Favorites with Chari @ http://happytodesign.blogspot.com
~ Spiritual Sundays with Charlotte and Ginger @ http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com
Cheers and hugs from Pam
*P.S.~ Please look to the post below to register with Mr. Linky for this week's 12th, 'Teapot And Tea Thing Tueday'!.., Thanks