Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I am still making my wish list for Aynsley China.
I found this beautiful piece and was so attracted to it.

I wish I knew how to make my pictures bigger on my blog,
because this size does not do justice to the beautiful set.
If you will notice, it has dogwoods inside.
My grandfather's farm had many dogwoods.
I just couldn't wait to get to their house on Easter day
for the trees were in full bloom and they always looked amazing to me.

 The legend of the dogwood tells that the wooden cross
on which Jesus was crucified was constructed from a dogwood tree.
On the day of the crucifixion God pronouned that no dogwood tree
would ever grow high enough to be used again for that purpose.
Today dogwoods remain bent and twisted, unable to reach 
significant height. Each dogwood blossom contains four petals 
that open in the shape of a cross, 
each bearing the reddish mark of a rusty nail.

Here is another favorite!
I love the soft blue and the tiny roses.
The handle is so delicately placed
and if you look closely
it looks as though the cup and saucer
are made of soft flower pedals.
The touch of gold gives it a rich look.

I really don't want to spend too much of my time
wishing and hoping for things. Life is very precious.
I don't want to keep in my heart a desire for "things."
What I want to keep in my heart is a desire 
to spend time with each and every one of you.
You have become very important to me.
I enjoy visiting all of you and keeping up
with what is important to you.

I love hearing about your families and
I love seeing pictures of your day to day experiences.
You are like gold to me. I pray for you all
and want things to be good in your lives.

I wish us all to live Happily Ever After!

I will be joining Tea Tuesday with Terri at Artful Affirmation.
Terri is a very fun lady. She has a  birthday on March 12
and is having a giveaway in honor of this occasion.
You are a wonderful lady, Terri.

Here's to your health!


  1. I'm here to visit with you for TEa Cup TUEsaday! I'm now your newest follower...and would love it if you came by to visit with me too!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful cups and thoughts!
    Life is beautiful!

    ciao bella

    Creative Carmelina

    1. Thanks, Carmelina, for visiting. It would be a pleasure to follow you too.
      Have a great day,

  2. I love your choice of teacups! Just beautiful! So nice to meet you!

    1. THanks, Ruth, for visiting. I am now a new follower. I love your blog.

  3. You are right on! I love tea cups, and all things tea, but I LOVE people more!
    The "wish" cups are very lovely. The first one with Dogwood flowers....beautiful! All of them would be lovely to use and admire.

    1. Thanks for visiting, Terri. I have really enjoyed sharing tea with you.

  4. Regarding your comment about making the photos larger, have you fiddled with the options? When you put a photo into the post you're writing, click on it (while still on the screen where you're writing your post) and the photo will turn a different colour as it is highlighted. You'll see options at either the top or bottom of the photo that allow you to change the size (small, medium and so forth) and position of the photo. Does this make sense?

    1. Makes PERFECT sense!! Thank you, Karen, for this advice. When I visit other blogs and their photos are so large, it just makes you enjoy the post so much. This is just wonderful. YOU are a doll! Thank you a whole lot!!

  5. Oh, that beautiful deep red is a color I know you love. I love dogwoods, too. There was one in our backyard at my parents home until a few years ago. It was an old tree, and I loved when it bloomed.

    Oh, the blue cup and roses is sooo pretty. I love the colors and the painted roses.

    I think you are gold, too, Brenda. Appreciating each other in this cyberspace is such an important thing. It's part of what technology a good thing.

    Marianne xo

  6. Well said on the desire to spend time with each and everyone rather than wishing and hoping for things! Thank you for sharing the lovely story about dogwood, it's beautiful! I love aynsley too, the blue teacup is just beautiful! how lovely to hear your description about your grandfather's farm, must be beautiful there! thank you for sharing the beautiful post, Brenda!