Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday and Tea Talk Thursday with Ruth

Tea Talk with Ruth

Ruth is such a busy hostess. She is attending school and has a lot of other things to keep her busy.
She is always so gracious to sit and hear what we all have to say and I like the chance to put down some thoughts I am having.

What I am having..........Comforting Tea by Aveda. Yes from the same business that sells Aveda make up and relaxation products.
A gift from my daughter.
In ..........Yes it is a Christmas mug. I just love the red birds and felt like enjoying the beauty and remembering the pleasure HH and I get from watching them in our yard.

Feeling...........Contented. Being home to do my housework etc at my own speed and time to plan and prepare a meal when I decide to cook. HH does most of the cooking.
That comes from sharing the chores while both of us were working and raising 6 wonderful children.

Thinking........I just realized the advise we get "Just live in the moment."
really applies in my case.
If I didn't live in the moment I would not live since I can't see tomorrow and can't remember yesterday.
Just take it one day at a time even if I have to stop and check to see, for sure, which day it is.
Aging, ain't for the faint of heart.

If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow, you're going to be cockeyed today. Anonymous

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Also linking up with

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Love antiques and stories about treasured items?
This is the meme for you.

When my Mom passed away about 23 years ago most of her things came to me.
I had put this little tole painted recipe box away and forgotten about it.

I was recently looking for a container for my sugar substitute and found this.

It was so covered with dust that when I attempted to clean it, I rubbed much of the paint on the top of it off.

I was tempted to repaint the top but decided to leave it the way it is.

It was done in the early 70's and her name is visible on the lower right side.

Here near Mother's day I am so blessed to have things of hers with pleasant memories attached to them.
She did this in a Homemaker's group.

Love you Mom.

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P. said...

That is a charming memento of your mom. I'm glad you are using it again now (I like your idea of putting your sugar substitute in it). When you see it, undoubtedly "sweet" memories come back to mind as well.

Rebecca said...

I loved your thoughts today on your blog-we need to live in the moment for sure! Great tribute to your mother!

Anvilcloud said...

That's good -- about living in the moment.

Karin said...

A very special post! Love that statement, "If I didn't live in the moment I would not live since I can't see tomorrow and can't remember yesterday." Have a great week!

Coloradolady said...

What a sweet post. Loved it. It is nice to have things from your mom to treasure.

Thank you for the anniversary wishes. We had a nice day! Hard to believe so much time has passed.

Happy VTT! and have a great weekend.

art2cee2 said...

How wonderful you found something of your mother's to cherish. I recently found a recipe in an old book that she had written. Happy mother's day to you! :-)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

those things make us feel close to our Mom's when we miss them so..

Alan Burnett said...

Aging may not be for the faint of heart - you need to be a survivor to deal with aging : but there again, if you have to deal with aging, you are a survivor.

bj said...

You are so right..old age ain't for sissies...and that's a fact. :))
I sure feel blessed that HE has allowed me to reach old age, and in fairly good shape.
Have a happy day, dear heart.
xo bj

Christine said...

How right to treasure the moments that we're actually living! I like your Christmas tea mug. Don't worry--cardinals are starting to pop out everywhere, so they are *really* spring birds!!

Blessings to you today,

Keetha Broyles said...

I too remember my mom being involved in Homemakers back in the day.

Sarah said...

Yes, indeed, my mom is looking down on 97 years and will tell you growing old is not for the faint of heart. I like your attitude. Enjoyed my visit. I'll be back. ~ Sarah

Daniella said...

Excellent post! Your words are so true. Being home all the time, for whatever reason, does make you wonder what day it is!! Who cares! The day is today!!
Your mom's treasure is beautiful!! And she is gorgeous!!
God Bless!
xxDaniella and Zip

hip-chick said...

I did not know that they made tea as well. I will have to look for some. Thanks for the tip. When I find a favorite mug I tend to use it no matter what the decoration on it.

SavannahGranny said...

Love this post and your philosophy on life. Love the cockeyed quote.
We have seen a lot of life. Bob and I will celebrate 53 years in June, my sweet Mom passed away 33 years ago and I miss her every day,. My husbands Mom was from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. He still has relatives there. We will be Louisville in July for his aunt's 100th birthday.
Kentucky is a beautiful place.
I am your newest follower.
Ginger :)

Mrs. Santos said...

I love your quote! It brought a chuckle. I'll probably be spouting it out to my friends for the next few days now. Your rememberances of your mom made me miss mine. She is a few states away and I wonder when I will see her again. Thank you for sharing tea time with us.

Ruth said...

Haha, funny quote, but speaks a lot. So true.

Beautiful tribute to your mom. It inspires me to write one for mine, too! Was so busy but yet that nowt an excuse not to celebrate my mom especially tomorrow. Thanks Peggy!

By the way, I'm a basket lover, so I'm a bit curious of what's behind your mug :-)

Blessings to you!