My teacup today belonged to my mother. It is from China, and is rather sweet. She had three from the same maker, and this is the sturdiest. The other two (you can see the first I shared here) are more delicate.
I so wish I knew where she bought them, if she bought them all at once, even what her mood was that day. Did she need a pick-me-up? Were they a bargain she couldn't resist? Did she intend to plant violets in them? My knowledge of the provenance of her belongings I now have is not as complete as I would like. Ah well, perhaps I'll think to ask her when I see her again in Heaven. But it's best to ask while you can!
I resorted to shooting some photos outside today, and boy, was it ever bright. Some of the photos aren't as clear as they could be.
I enjoyed Victoria Classics Gardens of Bliss very much. It's a lovely magazine. You can buy it at victoriamag.com or go straight to hoffmanmediastore.com. They also have a new Victoria Classics that will be available tomorrow, May 19, entitled French Cottage. I think I'm going to have to have that one as well! :O)
I have found that being home caring for my brother has made me lose track of what day of the week it is. It seems like the weekend all the time. He is always thinking it's Saturday, too, because I'm home! On the whole, it has been a most pleasant time. Since his health has stabilized, I am indulging in more and more bits of time spent on my own pursuits. There's often a silver lining if we look for it!
I'm joining Sandi, Martha, Bernideen, Ruth, and Kathy for their lovely parties this week. Please pay them a visit and enjoy all the nice posts. Reading them is like an infusion of serenity!
... The cheerful heart has a continual feast.
It's a gorgeous day here, and God is good!