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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

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.

Friday 11 November 2011

Pink Saturday

Hello friends and welcome to another Pink Saturday with our hostess Beverly.

I was planning to share a different post today but the rain prevented me from doing that so I will do that post another week. In its place, I decided to share some photos of my beloved Rose Chintz china.
Rose Chintz was first introduced in 1883 by Johnson Bros. of England.

I do love this china as it brings back such happy memories for me and it is adorned with many shades of our favourite colour, pink! One of my wee pink pumpkins snuggles up to the cups.

Most of these pieces were given to me by my sweet Auntie P. Her set was started for her when she was a young bride and she always used them when I was growing up. As a little girl, I loved her table set for dinner as it always looked so pretty to me. Even as a little girl, I loved china and the colour pink.

When I got married, I tried to find this same china but alas, this pattern was no longer in production. It was  nowhere to be found around the Maritimes where I live. I was so disappointed!

Then, a few years ago, when Auntie down-sized into her condo, she passed many pieces of her Rose Chintz on to me. I'm so happy she did! Aren't they pretty?

I have since been able to get many pieces off eBay and a couple of blogger friends gifted me with a couple of pieces too.

It is such a sweet and feminine pattern which evokes a sense of romance, don't you agree?
Thank you Auntie, Carolyn, and Patti.

Thanks for visiting and I wish you all a lovely pink weekend filled with joy.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Spiritual Sundays

Today as we honour our vets and soldiers who gave their all to keep our countries free, I am reminded once again that we live in a world where there is war and rumors of war. And so it shall be until the end of time as we know it.

I am reading Randy Alcorn's book, "Heaven" and I read this passage just the other day which filled me with such peace.

"Every time Jewish people greet each other with Shalom, they express the God-given cry of the heart to live in a world where there's no sin, suffering, or death. There was once such a world, enjoyed by only two people and some animals. But there will again be such a world..."

I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to that place. "In my Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." ~ John 14: 2-3 {NAS}

Then shall I see, and hear, and know
All I desired or wished below;
And every power find sweet employ
In that eternal world of joy.  ~ Issac Watts

Please visit Spiritual Sundays for inspiration and encouragement. Thank you Charlotte for hosting.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Remembrance Day ~ A Day We Honour Our Heroes

November 11 -  We Remember

Photo courtesy of the Internet

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Today, we remember our heroes and their sacrifices.

 Sharing from my heart~ Sandi