Monday, May 18, 2015

A Teacup in the Sun

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 or go straight to 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!

The cute little table, daisy pin, and seed pearl ladybug pin all belonged to my grandmother (my mother's mother).

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.
Proverbs 15:15

It's a gorgeous day here, and God is good!


  1. Love the pins! Just my cup of tea. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  2. What a lovely teacup! The sky blue table is perfect for the outdoors!

  3. Hello Bess,
    It is a sweet teacup and how lovely that it had belonged to your mother! Love the little chippy blue table and the ladybug pin is very cute. Thank you for sharing with us and joining me for tea.


  4. What a pretty tea cup... and your thoughts on it and questions are thought provoking. So many things we need to ask our loved ones while they are here for us to enjoy. :)

  5. What a sweet combination: tea and lovely magazines and they go hand in hand. I love the special publications of romantic photos, gardening, recipes and tea! I enjoyed your posting.

  6. The cup is lovely, and the little table is precious....also, thank you for giving us a peek at the beauty inside the magazine! Such pretty photographs!

  7. So cute! Where would we be without our Victoria's and teacups? They are such sources of joy! Love yours, fun to think about your Mom's thoughts. Love the blue of the table and the cute bug! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  8. Hi Bess, We've been in Ohio this past week visiting our daughter and son-inlaw. We had a very nice time. I am trying now to catch up with a few blogs and all the laundry!
    Dianne L

    1. So glad you had a good time visiting family, Dianne! I've been trying to post more often, but I'm not sure how long I can keep that up. :O) Hope you enjoy something fun (or tasty!) while you do laundry! Always nice to hear from you! Bess


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