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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Pink for October's Breast Cancer Awareness

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people don't just happen. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Hello ladies! When I was hosting Tea Time Tuesday, I always shared a pink themed post or several during the month of October to show my support of Breast Cancer Awareness. So in keeping with my tradition, I am sharing some pink today. 

We have all been touched by this dreaded disease in one way or another. Some of us have beat it while others were taken away from us.

Maybe you have a family member, a friend, or even you yourself have encountered this terrible disease. I lost my best friend to breast cancer and I have had a few scares myself. Thankfully mine turned out be benign. But for thousands of women who have been struck by it, our hearts go out to them.

We offer up our prayers and we continue on praying, hoping, dreaming, and doing what we can to eradicate this disease. It takes the lives of countless loved ones every year. Beloved grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, friends, and even some of the men in our lives. Breast cancer shows no mercy. Please, Lord, help us to find a cure soon!

The colour pink represents the sweetness and innocence of the child in all of us.

From the time our mothers dress us in that first pink frothy dress, to enjoying pink cotton candy at the fair grounds, or having a favourite pink blouse or sweater, we love the colour pink and it makes us feel good as well as feminine. 

Now I realize there are ladies out there who do not like the colour pink for their own reasons, or perhaps it doesn't suit their skin tone. But the good news is, there is a shade of pink out there made just for you. 

Pink is known to soothe and bring a peaceful feeling into a room. 

We are seeing a lot of pink in decor in recent years and it is safe to say that pink is having its moment. I went into Michaels the other day to get some Christmas ribbon and I was thrilled to see pink on the shelf again. Yes indeed, pink is making a come back in a big way. 

Before I get started with sharing some of my pinks, I must share a bouquet of my favourite roses. They are just the slightest blush of pink.


Now, I am going to share a few of my pink teacups. 

The first one has to be October's Flower of the Month; Cosmos.

Then there is this stack of luscious pink teacups. Who could resist them? From top to bottom, we have Lady Carlyle, Serena, and Aynsley.

It's October, and there has to be a pumpkin or two, so this little sparkly Baby Boo is nestled inside the Aynsley teacup. 

I also have this pretty pink sparkly one which I painted and sprinkled with glitter, ribbon, and posies. 

Can't forget about Royal Albert Lavender Rose. This set of Lavender Rose I started for my mother many years ago when I was working at a jewelry store. The set now belongs to me and I have almost eight place settings as well as the tea set. I also have a Royal Dalton figurine named Shirley in this pattern which was a gift to my mother.

If pink is your favourite colour, you are loving, kind, generous, and sensitive to the needs of others. You are the nurturers of the world. With a personality colour pink, you have a maternal instinct, with a need to protect and take care of others. 

This Aynsley teacup in the crocus shape is another favourite. I love the pink roses sprinkled all over it and the saucer, as well as a few peeking from inside the cup.

Every second brings a fresh beginning,

Every hour holds a new promise,

Every night our dreams can bring hope and

Every day is what you choose to make it. ~ author unknown

Of course I have to share some of my Rose Chintz teacups.

I do have several other teacup sets in pink but I cannot share them all.

Let's finish out this post with a cuppa and a pink coconut marshmallow or two.

Pink is feminine and romantic, affectionate and intimate, thoughtful and caring. 

Pink can be powerful or demure. In any case, it is a colour that is loved the world over and I think it is the perfect colour choice for October's Breast Cancer Awareness!

Thank you dear friends for visiting today. I pray you are all healthy and happy. Please take care of yourselves and be sure to get that mammogram. I just had mine this week.

May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.

For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer. ~ An Irish prayer

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Mid-October Pleasantries

What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't happened yet. ~ Anne Frank

Hello my lovely friends and welcome back to Rose Chintz Cottage!
Thanksgiving has come and gone for another year. As many of you know, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October which is a wonderful time for the holiday. The trees and landscape are filled with glorious colour and it is still not overly cold out. It is a delightful time of year to partake of veggies from the garden and succulent turkey and gravy. Pumpkin and apple pie is on almost everyone's table as well as other decadent desserts. 
Then we have the next two and a half months to decorate and prepare for the biggest holiday of the year, Christmas. Can you believe we are actually talking about Christmas again already?
This year, I am going to start decorating early. They say those who put up their tree early are happy people. And we could all use a little bit of Christmas earlier this year. Normally I wait until after Remembrance Day on November 11 but early Christmas decorating will not interfere with my honouring our soldiers and those who have fought and still fight to keep our countries free.

Here is a bit of trivia for you. A couple of my American blogger friends wondered if we had turkey for dinner on the holiday and if we celebrated like they do. The answer is, yes.

Our Canadian Thanksgiving takes place on the second Monday in October, while America celebrates on the fourth Thursday of November. The earliest recorded Canadian Thanksgiving actually dates back to 1578 - which is before the Pilgrims and the Native Americans feasted at Plymouth in 1621.

Every province and territory in Canada claim it as an official statutory holiday except for Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Although my hubby had the day off, he does not get paid for it. But it is still very much a holiday here on the Island.

Saturday morning I baked my pies. 

I set my antique jug of dried hydrangeas on the table for our tea today.

I brought out my peach coloured cup and saucer from Royal Chelsea made in England which is so pretty with the posies peeking out of the cup. It sits on one of the plates from Sur La Table which was a gift from my son for Christmas one year. Snuggled up to the plate you can see a 'blessed' napkin. Hubby saw them at the grocery store and brought them home.

The soup bowl set my son gifted me for Christmas a few years ago. The set consists of four covered soup bowls and four plates. I love it!

The Pumpkin pie was a success.

My pictures are not very clear today for some reason. I had a lot of trouble loading my pictures from Picasa onto my blog post. I hope it is not a prolonged problem. I am not thrilled with this new format Blogger is using now.

Last week we received some very good news from our son out on the west coast but I cannot tell you about it just yet. In the middle of this pandemic crisis we are all in, it is especially wonderful to receive some good news for a change! This past year has been incredibly difficult and sad for Hubby and me for many reasons but as they say, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. God is still there and He still answers prayer, oftentimes in ways we never expect.

God does His deepest work in our darkest hours. ~ AW Tozer

I hope your week is a delightful one and today and every day, may we all be thankful for the many blessings in our lives.

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi