Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My 22nd Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday & Tea Time Tuesday

Hi everyone, Oh  it was crazy busy at work. Good thing I was prepared .  At least it means job security at the moment.

Oh, don't you love it when someone you have never met in person sends you a goody box?  My sweet friend Dorothy over at "Notes from Mémère" sent me a lovely tangible gift of God's love to encourage my heart. There was also some fun girly stuff, too. That will be for another time.  Feel free to pay her a visit. She's a lovely lady, loves Jesus Christ, and she's just a wise, sweet lady...just like all of you :) :) :)

Okay, time to show off the tea things Dorothy sent to me. Here's the first photo...
These are just four of the items that Dorothy included in the goody box :) :) I received this care package in the mail yesterday. It was great.  My dad was just a tad "jealous". At least he was PRETENDING to be jealous. Usually the packages that come in the mail are for him. Don't you just love the delicate pink flowers?  I think there's a trend forming in my tea collection :) :) 
Here's just a little close-up view of the secret rose detail on the inside rim of the tea cup. This cup is really interesting. It's a little bit bigger than other teacups I've seen...of similar shape. Oh, but it's lovely and just the perfect size to hold in your hands!!! Oh, this would be a great hand warmer, a nice hot warm cup of tea ;) :)
Here's the flower and leaves detail on the side of the cup. It repeats on the other side of the cup, too. This reminds me of something really nice.  I just can't think of what it is just yet. However, once I think of it, I'll make sure to let you know :) :)
Here's the first of the three "plates". Although this is really more of a little dish. I'm not sure what it would be used for exactly . Now my grandmother would have used this for ice cream. Each scoop would be small, about the size of a golf ball.
This next plate is actually a saucer. It pairs very nicely with the teacup.   Wouldn't you agree?  Oh, I love it that a theme seems to be forming all on it's own :) :) Oh, and these are special now, because my friend Dorothy picked these out especially for me :) :) :)
 Here's the backstamp. In fact, only this plate and one other had the backstamp on it. I'll do some more research on this later this week. I'll add it to this post.  If you know anything about it, let me know. 

The angle on this photo is a little different. It makes this plate look a little oblong. Nope, it's all optical. It is perfectly round and perfectly suited for a nice slice of pie ;) :) :) Or maybe a nice scone with some clotted cream?   Something simple and lightly sweet :) :) :)

Those are my tea things for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Oh, ladies (and one gentleman who follows my blog :), thank you so much for your friendship. It's wonderful!!! You all encourage me in ways you don't even realize ;) :) 

Oh, weather, it's raining and pouring. There is no snow on the floor. Hmm...it is a bit strange. However, I'm grateful all the same.  Other than that, work is BUSY!!!!  This last week will be the busiest!!!  After that, I'm not sure what will happen. 

Remember a few times when I was "complaining" about the pain in my right shoulder? Well, last Friday it was so bad, it was hurting my shoulder, my right arm and my neck. After my last break at work, it felt like it was going to travel right up to my head. In any case, I just left work early and told my boss. My father took me to the hospital. No worries there.  I fall into that group of Americans that doesn't have health insurance, yet. So I sat in the hospital parking lot for awhile deciding whether to walk in or not. 

My family can sometimes have a fatalistic sense of humor. So my father said  and I quote " You can go to the hospital or you can go home and die"..all with a smile and laugh. Well, dying was not an option, so I walked into the hospital. It was a good thing. It turns out I have BURSITIS. WHat????? How did I get that?  So the doctor gave me a prescription for some pain killers, which have helped!!!  Plus some  pages filled with stretching exercises. Ladies (and gentleman), I haven't felt this great in about two months.  So your prayers have helped!!!!  This is God's reminder that I definitely need to take better care of myself!!! 

Oh, I'm feeling a bit long-winded today :) :) That's the news from Oregon!!! Extra bonus love and hugs, Heather :) :) :)       


agypsyangel said...

What a lovely box of goodies, such a sweet person. Your dad was jealous I bet of pink tea cups and saucers...he he ha ha..

Its freezing here...and a little snow.

Please email me your address...


Gerry's Soap N Stuff said...

Hi Heather, what a lovely box. Thank you for sharing it. Well, the weather has finally turned cold here. We may have a bit of snow tomorrow. The kids go happy crazy here if they see one snow flake fall. Haaa


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Heather,
Sweet little teacup and I love your description of it! You always have an interesting post, Miss Heather, and your personality just sparkles through it! Always a pleasure to visit with you. Hope your week is a lovely one.

Christmas blessings,

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Dear HEather,
The pattern on those dishes is so delicate and elegant!
I am glad that you are feeling better now!!
Thanks for your sweet visits!!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Anonymous said...

Love the pattern on your new china-what a great gift!
No snow here either, just lots of rain, rain and more rain:( I would rather have some snow again! Maybe I've heard the song 'White Christmas' too much this month:)
I'm glad you now have a diagnosis and some medical intervention for all the pain you've been having-hope your recovery is quick and complete too!

Jill said...

Hi Heather,

I am so relieved to hear your pain was nothing life threatening! Thank goodness you are o.k.! Keeping you in my prayers!

I love the teacup and accessories! could that bowl be the berry bowl? It's hard to judge the size by the pictures. Love the pattern, how very sweet of her to do that!

Hope things are going well for you!

Have a great night!
Blessings to you!

Camille said...

Your tea things are just lovely Heather! :)

Just stopping in to wish you a wonderful CHRISTmas and a blessed New Year! May the LORD guide you and give you HIS peace and presence throughout the coming year.


Flat Creek Farm said...

Hubby and I both have bursitis flare-ups. Not fun!! The winter cold just makes it worse. Hope you are feeling better by now, my dear. Christmas Blessings to you and yours! -Tammy

Rebecca said...

Glad you're busy @ work and encouraged by that surprise package. The china is very lovely.

Happy you have some medication to relieve the pain and that there are stretching exercises to improve your condition.

We've had challenges here, too, but God is faithful; this world is not our "home"; Heaven lies ahead; Jesus is coming soon!

Merry Christmas.

Counting Your Blessings said...

What a lovely gift! CHRISTmas blessings... Polly

Beth said...

Hi Heather, I love the tea cup and saucer etc that Dorothy sent you! The pattern is so delicate and feminine-looking. Perfect for a nice cup of tea. I am glad you are feeling better and I wish you a wonderful Christmas.
Blessings, Beth