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

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Trio of Tea Cups


      Today I'm displaying a trio of teacups I came across at an estate sale last weekend. I liked the pink roses and yellow flowers on each of them. The vase is a teapot I picked up at the second-hand store really cheap because it was missing its lid. How sad I thought...until I got an idea. What could be more special than serving tea? - Holding flowers! So it has been repurposed.

Have you ever been like this teapot and been repurposed?

      There have been times in my life I thought I was to do a particular thing, and found out God had a different plan. He sometimes repurposes us...from what we thought we where to what He wants us to be. A change of job or relocation, can all be a way for God to use us to hold flowers instead of pour tea - like the teapot. When God takes something away from us, He always gives us something better. We may not see or understand completely what He's doing, but we can trust Him to know best.


"God loved the flowers and invented soil.
Man loved the flowers and invented vases."
~ Jacques Deval
      I brought my tea things out front today by the porch. Sitting out here is only cool enough in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun has passed by. This morning I noticed how lovely the Zinnias look in the barrels next to my chair and hope you don't mind me showing them to you.



"To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat."
~ Beverly Nichols





      This next one is not a Zinnia but I didn't want to leave it out because it's lovely also. It is a Cosmos.


      Cosmos' are a new flower for me. I don't know why I haven't planted any before, I think they are lovely.

      I had to share my chair with the Morning Glories when I sat down. They stretched out their little tenticles during the night and peeked out through the openings in  the chair this morning. Each bloom only shows its glory for one day and then it is gone:(





      I included this sign in my tea post today because I like how it reminders us that gardening is a lot of work. To have a lovely garden requires working in the hot sun sometimes when we want to be lying in the shade. Yet, there are times when one should sit in the shade and just enjoy it. Times like this when pretty tea cups adorn our hands and lovely flowers adorn our tables - time to be still and be thankful.



To enjoy the beauty around us and within us.

"He has made everything beautiful in its time."
Ecclesiastes 3:11


A time to be still and know He is God.

"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."
Psalm 46:10


A time to water one's self.


And eat blueberry scones.


Joining this garden party on Friday...

27 comments:

  1. Pretty teacups and flowers. Things always happen for a reason, sometimes it takes time for the reason to show itself.

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  2. Hello Charlotte,
    that is a stuck of pretty tea cups. Amazing how the different patterns matches together. You made a lovely tea table with the trios and your tea pot vases. Good idea. And all your pictures of the flowers are great. Your quotes are really helpfull, too. Thank you for having me for tea.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  3. What a lovely post. O have repurposed several teapots as vases & plant pots in the past...and a Wedgwood biscuit jar that was missing a frame. That was fun! I love cosmos as well. The pink ones are my favorites. Thanks for sharing your marvelous finds & flowers.
    Ruth

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  4. I love your new teacups! What a sweet posts with great thoughts! Thank you so much for linking and I hope you have a lovely week!

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  5. Hi Charlotte,
    I love your pretty stack of teacups! Pink and yellow look so sweet together and your 'pleasant words are like a honeycomb; sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.' Prov. 16:24.
    You always give us food for thought as well as lovely photos to enjoy. Thank you for sharing and for joining me for tea. Have a blessed week, my friend...Sandi

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  6. What a lovely post!Your zinnias are pretty and the teacups too and I love blueberry scones!

    Carolyn

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  7. Charlotte, thank you for visiting. Your zinnias are lovely and reminded me of my mother, she had a green thumb and loved zinnias in all colors. Also your tea cups are precious. Hugs...Lu

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  8. hello Charlotte~ lovely post, wonderful quotes. Great idea to use the teapot as a vase...I've done that too in the past. The scones look delicious. Have a great week :)
    shawn

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  9. Beautiful garden tea post! Your new finds are beautiful. I am guessing they are Rosina? They have the "waist" shape that Rosina does so well. And the roses too are very Rosina.
    Thank you so much for sharing your tea cups and flowers with us today.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  10. this is so very gorgeous! I am in love w/ all your cups and flowers! So grateful you shared them at tea party Tuesday! Hugs

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  13. Oh my!

    What fabulous photos of your DELIGHTFUL TEACUP TRIO; SO PRETTY!..,(Sorry for the two removed comments a slight mishap amidst phones ringing).

    Happy Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland!

    Please feel most welcome to visit me for my 98th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' and also for the '69th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'.~ YOU ARE ALWAYS MOST WELCOME TO PARTAKE!

    Hugs, Wanda Lee

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  14. HI CHARLOTTE,
    THANK YOU FOR LEAVING NICE COMMENTS ON MY BLOG.
    I LOVE YOUR BLOG, AND YOUR POST IS VERY NICE. YOUR TEACUPS ARE SO LOVELY. MY MOTHER'S FAVORITE FLOWER WAS A COSMO, I THIS THEY ARE SO DAINTY AND PRETTY. HAVE A NICE DAY. RIZZI

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  15. Beautiful post!! Your tea cups beauties. Thank you for the lovely quotes and bible verses ... they were wonderful to read. xo HHL

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  16. What a beautiful post! Sweet teacups and a repurposed teapot with gorgeous blooms in it. Your zinnias are very pretty. I love morning glories too. I enjoyed my visit. Blessings, Pamela

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  17. What a lovely post! I too have been seeing God repurposing my life and using me in differnt ways...i just loved your teapot analogy. Those teacups are also so sweet as your vingettes!
    Happy Tea,
    Lorena

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  18. Charlotte, just beautiful and somehow your thoughts and verses mean so much to me at this particular time. Rightly so that teapot looks magnificient filled with full blooming flowers, giving it renewed life and centre attraction on your table.A lovely post!

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  19. Hi Charlotte: I just enjoyed reading your post today so much. It was so comforting. I am not sure if that is what you were after, but it ministered to me. Love the cups and the flowers. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Martha

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  20. Hi Charlotte,
    I loved your blog, this post and the previous ones which I had a look at.
    Your tea in the garden is so fresh, so beautiful and colourful!
    It's just lovely!
    Cheers
    M.A.

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  21. Zinnias & tea cups! What a fantastic combination Thank you so much for sharing this post at Cottage Flora Thursday's! xoxo, tracie

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  22. Yet another great post! Sometimes it can be very difficult to make oneself available to God's leading, but it's always rewarding in one way or another... glad I had the opportunity to partake of your beautiful photography and sentiments...Larry

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  23. Yes, I love the sweet roses on your tea cups. Your quotes are ones I am very familiar with, but never tire of hearing! I thank God every day for the beauties of nature he has blessed us with. Lovey how your Morning Glory wanted to share your chair. One of mine on my East side is growing out of control, but I love it! Zinnias are one of my favorites. Hard to believe, I didn't plant any this year. You will love your Cosmos. Once you have them you will always have a few here and there. They are great reseeders. I let them come where they may. Gives the garden a wonderful cottage look. Now a new follower.

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  24. Beautiful teacups - I love finding things at Estate Sales - I feel as if I am taking on someone's treasure to care for it as they probably did. The teapot looks marvelous with flowers - wonderful connection to how God leads in our lives - thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  25. Zinnias are one of my all time favorites!

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  26. Hi Charlotte,
    What a beautiful post and I love the gorgeous teacups, your garden flowers and the way you share a lesson from the treasures. God has blessed you dearly. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a wondeful weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  27. I shared this post on my tootsie facebook page...hope it's ok
    I thank you so much for linking in this week. It is an honor to host Friday's Flaunt and meet new friends and visit the regulars (who are like old friends) who share. I am always excited to tour each post and see the different flowers/ projects and garden art that everyone flaunts. It is a pleasure to tour and see all the gorgeous blooms...and I appreciate each and every link and comment! I hope you will link in again soon!
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