Monday, October 25, 2010

My first cup


A long time ago my husband and I shared our first Christmas together in the upstairs apartment of an old house on Pikes Peak and 18th on this city's west side. I had wanted china set for Christmas, but knew we could not afford it. My dear sweet husband thought we could and bought me a box of beautiful dishes. The box said "5 piece setting", he figured that was enough for the two of us plus company. To this day I smile when I think on it and he gets a little flush. I took the tea cup from that setting and used it for my tea. That tea cup was the beginning of a beautiful collection of mix and match cups and saucers, teapots, little spoons, tea bag holders, tea sets and other tea accessories that I've picked up here and there or received as gifts from loved ones.  It is also the same cup that stirred a passion in me for all things tea.   I don't make a habit out of using scripture out of context, but this reminded me of Zechariah 4:10 "For who has despised the day of small things?..."  Perhaps My Lord is speaking to me about His plans for me through this cup, my first cup. 
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I am going to a tea party with Sandi at http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/2010/10/tea-time-tuesday_25.html and then I am joining Martha at  http://www.marthasfavorites.com/2010/10/new-treasures-for-tea-cup-tuesday.html    See you There!

8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tea cup and saucer and what a wonderful jesture on your hubby's part!!

    Debbie

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  2. Hi Jocelyne,
    Your little teacup is precious in its style and sentiment! What a thoughtful hubby you've got yourself! I love that verse from Hebrews 13:8! I'm glad He doesn't change and we can count on Him in every situation. Thank you for sharing the story behind your teacup and for joining me for tea today. Have a lovely week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  3. What a lovely story! Such a wonderful hubby. Thanks for sharing your memories. Happy tea day!

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  4. What a very sweet teacup and story. You have a very thoughtful husband :-)

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh I just loved reading the story behind your tea cup and dishes. That is true love!!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Tea!
    Lorena

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  6. This was a lovely story for a pretty cup!

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  7. Your teacup is beautiful, and what a sweet husband you had to purchase it for you.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  8. What a sweet post! I love your teacup, and your husband is a keeper! Thank you for visiting and your very kind words!

    Carol

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