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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tea Time Tuesday ~ **Timeless Treasures** ~

Welcome My Friends!

Timeless Treasures!

That speaks to today's busy world
many times things of years gone by are just cast off,
given away, trashed or found in thrift stores and flea markets.
Now, don't get me wrong...I am so glad many times
for those *cast off* because they become MY
newest treasures.
The sentimental girl in me walks around my home and
the memories just flood me.  A special tea cup, from a loved one,
plate of roses, found at a thrift store, a beloved
sewing machine filled with treasures, but the sewing machine
was hubby's grandma.
These treasures SPEAK to me.

I was gifted many years ago with a book by
Emily Barnes called...Timeless Treasures.
The amazing paintings are by Sandy Lynam Clough!
Just looking at the gorgeous illustrations in this book
makes my heart sing.  I think because it best illustrates
who I am inside.

I am going to share a few of the pictures with you!
Aren't these just lovely?
If you love beautifully written and illustrated books,
then this is a must have!!!

Also in keeping with my timeless treasure theme...
I was looking around my home and decided to share how
I have incorporated, broken, chipped, mis-matched or
displaced tea goodies in my home.

I have wired sweet tea cups that have lost their saucer mates!
This was a fun way to decorate up a plain brass
candleaubra in my dining room.

I took a teapot with a chipped  lid and spout and created
a unique pin cushion.  I used laces, ribbon and my own
hand made clay roses to bring out this once
cast off's beauty.
Then there's this sweet Tea Cup Candle holder that I
created out of a mis-matched set.  They both have very
similar patterns but didn't go togethers..yet now they do.
I wanted to share these with you because I believe I am
like these castoffs.  I have so many chips, cracks and
have felt unwanted at times.  Yet, in the eyes of my maker and
creator...I can take those imperfections and
create something brand new.

I believe that is what GOD has given me through the
gift of salvation in Jesus. When God works
his amazing power in us...we who once were
chipped, cracked and discarded are
made new, prettied up and become
TIMELESS Treasures!

2 Corinthians 4:7:
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
that the excellency of the power may be of God,
and not of us.”

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Please visit my sweet hostes Sandi @
Rose Chintz Cottage
you will NOT be disappointed in visiting
all the other lovely tea post!


Connie said...

Everything is just so cute, sweetpea! I love the teacups hanging from the chandelier. Come see what I posted today.

Beth said...

Lorena, I love your blog template and header photo. Those clay roses are so realistic and beautiful. What a great artist you are! I love your teacup, pearl and rose candleabra. So Victorian! You are right, that God makes us new through Jesus. Thanks for sharing, Lorena.
Blessings, Beth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi sweet Lorena,
Your tea post is so beautiful and really speaks to me. I love how you have shared your creativity and the photos from the lovely book. I especially enjoyed how you have shared your faith in Jesus! This is the kind of tea post I most enjoy. Thank you for sharing from your heart today. You have been such a blessing!

Love & Hugs,

Terri said...

Just look at all those tea cups! So pretty! Thank you so much for sharing with us today.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hello Lorena!
What a totally delightful teaparty tuesday post!
Your creativity shines throughout all the lovely photos. I am now so inspired to round up my "lonely" teacups and hang from our family room chandelier!
Wishing you a wonderful sunny November day!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful and touching post!! We all feel a bit chipped and broken at times.
I do love what you created!! So very pretty!!


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Lorena, Thanks for stopping by and entering my Giveaway...I'll keep my fingers crossed for you :) How adorable is that chandelier with the pretty teacups hanging from it...great idea!

Wishing you a lovely Tea tuesday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Marilyn said...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit with me. I love the book and must look for it. I know I have one by that author, so I need to re-visit it. My treasures are mostly family things with memories attached to them as well. Your candle holder has inspired me to do the same! ♥♫

Olivia said...

Hello sweet friend! I have been cruising your ornaments! They are gorgeous and so is this post! I love your teacup chandelier! So pretty!

Penny said...

A very charming Tea party post. I just love the teacup chandalier.

Hope you have a great week.


KathyB. said...

I love to see how people like you create treasures out of cast-offs. Yours' are lovely! I like your tea cozies too~

Martha's Favorites said...

Lorena: What a wonderful testimony! We are all that way, broken and chipped and saved by grace. Thank you for reminding me! Blessings, Martha

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

my oh my.. your teacup chandy my fave kindda of chandy! gorgeous! and the teapot pincushion is sooo pretty too! very creative of you!..

cottonfieldfarm said...

Dearest Lorena, Thank you for sharing such lovely ideas and oh my, what a beautiful sentiment and truty about Jesus being able to take us as castoffs, chipped, and broken, and create us anew in Him. Thanks for the encouragement! With love and blessings,

Shirl said...

Hello Lorena, love your pretty teacup post. How cute, beautiful sentiment and Jesus also. Thanks for the encouragement. Loved your post with the kitties!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Elaine said...

The hanging tea supc is a great idea and love what you did with the teapot.. Yes, it is indeed sad to see so many wanted treasures in the thrift stores.. they say we live in a throw away society ...not me I try to reuse or gift before I would discard .

Love the book and it's pictures

Rebecca said...

Hey Girl Girl...

This is such a lovely, meaningful post! :)

Thank you for visiting today and sharing your sweet heart with mine!

Love to you~