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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

More Snow and Wind, So Let's Perk Up With Daffodils!

Hello my lovely friends! It is almost April and the snow just won't quit. What do you do when you're longing for warm, sunny days? Well, you bring out some floral china and daffodils!

"Snow in April is abominable," said Anne. "Like a slap in the face when you expected a kiss." ~ LM Montgomery- Anne of Ingleside

Anne, I have to agree with you!

Nothing says Spring like tulips or daffodils! Hubby brought me this bouquet of daffodils home day before yesterday and they really perk up the room. 

I have always loved daffodils because they are one of the first flowers of Spring and they remind me of starry bells that the fairies might curl up in for a wee nap.

On the table is a lovely Royal Albert Shaftesbury in a glorious yellow with blue and pink posies. The shabby rose is one left over from my last bouquet.

My other cup is also Royal Albert but has no name on the bottom. 

This particular cup and saucer holds a few memories because it was a wedding gift many years ago. With Easter on the way, a little bunny and chick are also on the table. I like a bit of whimsy especially at Easter time, don't you?

I chose my RA New Country Roses teapot for the soft pink and the tiny yellow flower which peeks from behind the rose.

The little chick reminds me of the time Daddy brought home a box of fluffy yellow chicks. I remember he set up a light to keep them warm. They were so sweet and I can still hear their peeps! My father has given me so many lovely memories to cherish.

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~ French proverb

An attitude of gratitude can take one a long way. Even though it is stormy outside and there are storms in my life right now, I choose to think on lovely things. The blessings are everywhere! 

I still have no dates for my surgeries. Like so many, one has to wait unless there is an emergency. Since completely changing my diet, it has helped my pain considerably and most days I am able to cope not too badly. I also know there are many of you praying for me and it really helps. Thank you!

And thank you to all of you who stop by and leave a comment. They are a great comfort to me, especially now. The Lord bless you all and enjoy your upcoming weekend! 

I am joining the following parties as well~

 Tuesday Cuppa Tea
 Friends Sharing Tea
 Share Your Cup Thursday
 Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. I love visiting just to look at all of your lovely teacups.

  2. So sweet,romantic and beautiful post!Love everything!Your flowers are stunning!Thanks for sharing!

  3. Those daffodils are so cheery and beautiful... ours are open now also, though they are really beaten down by the rain and some are done blooming for the year. I do enjoy seeing those. As always, your various china patterns are lovely. :)

  4. Beautiful setting, Sandi, and I love the daffodils in the pink vase. . .so very Spring-like! Yes, we're still waiting for the warmer weather here in Northern Ohio. No snow, though. Your tea things are lovely!

  5. I am continuing to pray, Sandi. Glad that you are coping fairly well with the change in diet. The daffodils in the pink vase are so pretty. The floral china is so springlike and I especially love the teapot. Thanks for sharing ... it's an encouragement, as we also expect snow this weekend. I keep hoping it is just an April Fool joke.

  6. Hi Sandi, I think of you often and hope you will be able to have the necessary surgery soon.
    The daffodils are so cheerful and do bring in the feeling of spring. Nice china too!

  7. Your cheery daffodils and pretty RA Shaftesbury teacup is just what I needed to brighten up this dreary day. March is definitely going out like a lion on your Island.

  8. That sweet little chick immediately brought to mind those days as a girl when Mom and Dad would bring home the boxes with tiny round air holes filled with yellow, fluffy chicks. They were so cute and I loved their peeping noises. What a lovely memory, Sandi! The daffodils are so pretty for Spring. They really are harbingers of cheerfulness. I pray for His comfort and encouragement and grace for each new day. Thankfully his mercies are new every morning too.

    Wishing you a beautiful day,

  9. Beautiful flowers and tea things!

    I'm glad you gave the update on your surgeries. Please do let us know when they will happen so we can pray specifically!

    Blessings on you Sandi. You are keeping a cheerful outlook during this hard time in your life!

  10. Your yellow daffodils are a lovely bright sight, Sandi. As are your gorgeous tea cups! The garden here is getting ready for winter.. although it's taking it a bit slower this year. I'm keeping you in prayer my friend. God bless...Trish xx

  11. Sandi, I love the daffodils as well. They perk up the spirit! Love the tea cup with the yellow peeking. I hope your health settles and gets better. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  12. I have a dear friend who calls daffodils "Trumpets of Jesus, heralding spring" Love the Anne quote about snow. Right now in the Pacific Northwest we are hoping for a day without rain and some sunshine. The daffodils do help. ~the Happy Wonderer

  13. Daffodils are such happy flowers! They look wonderful in that lovely pink vase, which I just love by the way.

    Your tea table looks lovely set with pretty tea things and that cute little chick.

    Glad your pain has lessened.

    Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

  14. Glad the diet is helping decrease the pain a bit Sandi. And something that helps me is being around brilliant flowers like your daffodils. Sending you tons of hugs and praying for the surgery date to be set.

  15. Dearest Sandi , I think if you often . Praying that you will feel whole and soon . You always show the prettiest tea cups . I bet you have quite a collection . The flowers are beautiful but...then do are you . ❤ hugs and blessings , Cindy

  16. Sweet post Sandi! Spring is around the corner!! We still have a bit of snow here in Rothesay but the sunshine is out and the temperature is getting warmer! Your teacups always make me smile! Glad you are staying positive!

  17. Your table is just so cheerful, Sandi, and how sweet of your hubby to being those perky flowers home for you. He's a dear man! I do love your description of the daffodils as bells for tiny fairies, too. Your RA yellow teacup has to be one of the prettiest ever, and compliments your other teacup and your pretty teapot. Yes, sweet friend, prayers will continue, and thank you for keeping us updated. Love and blessings, Kitty

  18. Your daffodils are gorgeous, Sandi! They make the tea table look even better and brighter....Christine

  19. Hi Sandi...glad to know you are coping...will continue to pray for you. I love Daffodils...they are so cheery! Your RA china is lovely, and hopefully brings a bit of joy and peace into your life at this difficult time.

  20. Dear Sandi:
    What a sweet forgetmenot cup and saucer. That is a real treasure. Sandi, my heart goes out to you during this difficult season. I pray another season comes your way with better days. Will pray your medical dates will come sooner rather than later.

  21. I am glad to hear the diet change is helping Sandi! I have prayed for you. Your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  22. Sandi, I'm happy to hear your change in diet is helping a bit as you wait patiently for your surgeries. I always love your quotes as well as your beautiful china and flowers and tablesettings. That first quote is exactly the way my husband feels about snow in spring, though he wouldn't express the thought so colorfully as our Anne does!

  23. Hi Sandi! I was watching Anne of Green Gables recently and thought of you. The pinks and yellow daffodils are so pretty in your lovely spring tea. I'm glad your change in diet is helping, and I hope you are doing even better soon!

  24. You have such a wonderful collection of teacups, Sandi. I especially like the one you received for a wedding gift. Daffodils are nodding in the breeze here these days, not only indoors, but in the garden, too. Such a lovely, lovely sight. I'm glad you are having some relief from your pain and hope you get a surgery date sooner rather than later.

  25. Dear Sandi,
    it was a sweet moment to visit your blog. I remembered all the fantastic tea parties I joined virtually although there are so many miles between us. Loved to see the daffodills and imagine their scent. And your famous china, always combined in the right manner. Thank you for the sweet Easter tea. I wish you all the best for your health and your soul.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  26. How lovely to see your daffodils on the gorgeously decorated table for spring! Always love your tea parties! I'm so sorry you are in a waiting time period, and hoping that you are able to get to feeling better with your diet change! Hugs and prayers for you!

  27. Sandi, you have so many pretties! Love the darling hobnail vase and your teacups and saucers always leave me in envy!! :) Hope it warms up for you soon! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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