"Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come." Song of Songs

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sunflower Tea Time

      This week has been very busy with a grand baby boy named Elijah. Not much time to sit and drink tea. It has been "tea on the go!" So I decided to share some pictures of my sunflowers with you today and a teacup that reminds me of Fall. I know it isn't Fall yet, but the evenings and mornings are starting to get that "feel" to know, that crispness in the air that brings to mind thoughts of falling leaves in autumn colors, pumpkins and cornstalks.

      I acquired this cup a few months ago and thought it was unique. The pattern is interesting and different, but very difficult to capture properly with a camera.

      If I were a flower I think I would want to be a sunflower because they look up. Their big bright faces follow the sun as it moves across the sky. It reminds me of how we should look up and follow the Son where ever He leads.

My teacup is empty today, but my life is full of blessings.

Jesus said,
"I am the light of the world,
He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness,
but have the light of life."
John 8:12

Yes, I'd like to be a "Son" flower!

And have the light of life.

      I didn't plant the sunflowers this year, they just came up as a surprise from seeds that fell in the soil last year. Isn't that how a lot of our blessings are? Seeds are planted in the soil of our lives and in their own time they sprout into beautiful flowers. God says we reap what we sow. When we sow good seeds of kindness and love, they come up later in the most surprising places. I wish every day I would remember to ask myself the question, "What am I sowing today?"

"Grow flowers of gratitude in the soil of prayer. "
~Terri Guillemets

And below is a picture of the reason I had "tea on the go" this week.

Have a wonderful tea time!


  1. Oh how cute is that! Darling! Loved your post!

  2. What an adorable baby! Oh, he's so cute. Love your sunflowers and the thoughts behind them, wonderful post!

  3. Oh, what beautiful pictures to feast on! And that sweet reason for busy-ness...adorable! Love the fall teacup.

  4. Charlotte,

    Your teacup is exquisite with its unique pattern! I too love sunflowers. What a darling photo - thank you for sharing it with us.

  5. Hi Charlotte,
    What an adorable little guy! Your teacup is gorgeous! I am not fond of Fall because I know what is coming right after it but your teacup is truly beautiful; colours are vibrant! You always offer us some food for thought along with your teacup. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely post with us even though you've been a busy gal.


  6. Charlotte, I love your tea cup! Stunning! And the sunflowers and your grandbaby are precious and beautiful as well.

  7. Hello Charlotte,
    this is really a nice post because all the pictures match in the colors so nicely. What an outstandign design has this pretty tea cup. Thank you for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  8. Hi Charlotte,
    I love the way you keep associating gorgeous tea cups with beautiful flowers, very well photographed, indeed.
    Come and visit me again, but this time use Google Translator... It doesn´t provide very good translations but you can still understand most of the post... I hope...

  9. Charlotte~
    What an unusual cup! Never seen anything like it. The sunflowers are gorgeous...LOVE your reason for tea on the go! Happy end of August :)

  10. Lovely baby and lovely blog.

    Just visiting from Raindrops and Daisys
    and to let you know that I'm your 20th follower!

    Fiona in Ireland.

  11. Looks like Elijah has found a furry good place to relax. I loved the message in your post today and your tea-cup colours reminded me of a butterfly. It's wonderful when unexpected things happen in the garden - we had 3 sunflowers pop up that must have been from last year's planting (as we too did not plant sunflowers this year); we also had a rose plant grow out nowhere in one of the gardens. Truly blessings and messages from above I'm certain. we just need to keep our eyes, ears and minds open to receive these wondrous messages. Happy Tea Cup Tuesday ..xo HHL

  12. First I have to say, You have a beautiful Grandson!
    Now, on to the tea. The tea cup you have shared is gorgeous. So unique a pattern, and I was surprised to see it is a Rosina! I have never seen one like that at all! This is what I love about Tea Cup Tuesday, seeing things I don't expect and being delighted!

  13. Gorgeous colors in your sunflowers and the teacup. Lovely post.

    Jocelyn @

  14. LOL! You did have tea on the go! Beautiful tea cup full of fall colors. Unusual and gorgeous. Lovely post. Happy Tea Day!

  15. What a great post! The teacup pattern is called Paisley for obvious reasons and was made by at least 5 manufacturers that I know of, but I like Rosina's best! Love the photo of your reason & the dog. How cute!

  16. What a beautiful thing, sunflowers self seeding in your garden, what beautiful faces of sunshine. Your teacup is delightful, and with you thinking of fall...Spring starts for me tomorrow and I can't wait for the change of season.

  17. Hi: How exciting to spend time with a Grandbaby. I love doing that. Your cup is so beautiful. Must confess I have never seen one like that. I have tried for years to grow sunflowers with no luck. I am glad that I too belong to the Son. Blessings, Martha

  18. what a pretty post!
    Happy September & hugs
    from Savannah, Cherry

  19. What a sweetie! And what a sweet collection of sunflowers to go with your tea cups. When that darlin' gets a little older, I bet y'all would enjoy planting sunflower Houses together and having a tea party inside. Very fun. :)


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