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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

spring's hope...

though not in evidence here as yet,
we're experiencing the cleansing rains
 preceding spring's
arrival of beauty...

Charles Dickens pretty much has it right for
where we are ~
 "It was one of those March days
when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:
when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. "

while we have assurance of hope
For, behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing [of birds] has come...
song of solomon 2.11-12

i'm anticipating spring
and your visit
with fresh changes to my sanctuary~

hoping you can visualize a bit with me ~
this was the table..
with some detail
that now has this finish
and shabby chic rose cushions...
what do you think?
would you like to stay for tea?
i have to say it's really lightened and brightened
my space and i'm luving it...
yay spring!
and God's amazing gift of hope!
lovely dishes to celebrate the new spring look~
and enjoy our party together!

choice reading
to inspire a party and inspirit spring within!

are you ready for some tea ?
how about this specialtea ?

Have Hope

Renew hope and optimism with inspiring schizandra berry and nourishing oatstraw
from TeaMotions
blended with delicate white tea, tangy citrus and sweet strawberry.

delicately sweet with bright ntes of mandarin, tangerine,strawberry.

Emotional Benefit
Restores hope. 
Strengthens the body and mind to relieve worry and anxiety.

Did You Know?
Oatstraw nourishes and rejuvenates the nerves to alleviate feelings of anxiety and stress as well as emotional disturbances such as grief, fear, or exhaustion. Schizandra berry strengthens the constitution, fights fatigue and stress, and helps restore the mind and body to a balanced state.

As you sip,
put on some beautiful music or a song that inspires you.
Let the music and the tea lift your spirits!
thanks for stopping by, partying with me,
and sharing my fresh joys of spring !
may you enjoy life's
precious gift of hope...

"The day the Lord created hope
was probably the same day he created Spring." 
  ~Bern Williams


Kathy said...

This is marvelous! Love the Dickens quote and the snow covered crocus.
Your bed linen is gorgeous - bright and cheerful - definitely spring!
Hope - oh, my heart fills - we're studyiing Hebrews on Sunday mornings - because of God's faithfulness we have hope - and tremendous love.
So overwhelming,
Thank you for sharing this spring post with Celebrate Spring with Victoria
it is quite Delightsome

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Such a sweet post...Loving the quotes!!!! Your dining room is so pretty. It does look like spring! Thanks so much for a thoughtful and pretty post.

Ricki Jill

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Good Afternoon! Looks like we're experiencing similiar weather ... can't wait for Spring to REALLY sprung. Now, I'm sure you must know how much I ADORE the shabby chic makeover of your dining table and chairs! And that beautiful floral fabric covering the seats along with the beautiful china; can I get an invite for tea? Happy (soon to be) Spring! xox

Rachel R. said...

What a lovely post! I'm stopping by from the Relax & Make Friends blog hop - thanks for joining us again this week!

Nicole B said...

Very pretty pictures, I love the tea cups!

Thank you for participating in the Relax and Make Friends Wednesday blog hop hosted by Rachel’s Reviews & Mom Always Finds Out. Hope to see you again next week!

Hope said...

I love the table and chairs!!! I would love those for my house!!!!

I am a new follower from the the wednesday blog hop and would love a follow back! Thanks for sharing this post!


Bernideen said...

Some of my favorite tea books! Great job on the furniture! I want to learn to do this!

Light and Voices said...

Turning the dark antique furniture to white shabby chic is a daring but wonderful idea. Enjoy your day.
Joyce M

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

THx so much each of you for visiting and taking time to chat! luving your inspiriting responses! blessings to each you ")

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful tea books and those tea cups are lovely. HPS!

Kathy said...

How romantic! You much be loving the changes you have made. The painting and distressing have much improved that table and chairs, and my, are those dishes pretty.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

How refreshing! I love your table's new finish. Just lovely. :) I want to come hang out at your place and drink tea. ;)

Thank you so much for linking to my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon! :)

Living for God said...

Thank you for visiting my photo/creation-themed blog,"My Father's World". What a lovely blog you have here! I'd love to sit, chat, and have tea with you :). Hope is such a beautiful word, isn't it? We always have hope in Christ, our Lord and Savior!

My main blog is . If you get a chance, please stop by and visit.


It is nice to meet you through ubp. Sure, I'll stay for tea and a lesson on how you redid your table. Your blog is lovely.


Gg - Notes on the Journey #269

Marcia said...

What a beautiful blog you have!
Stopping by and following from UBP.

Juju at Tales of said...

Lovely post. You're post leaves me craving tea.

Jessica said...


I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

Have a very blessed day!! :0)

Jennifer said...

Hi, I found your adorable blog on the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 and I'm a new
follower. Hop over and say Hi if you get a chance, Jennifer from Just

I love the redo on the chairs, looks awesome!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a gorgeous so pretty

Loving this party. I have am trying to read as many blogs as I can. I have already found some jewels.
I would love to read every single one...Everyone has a story.
Hope you will stop by...I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a comment...

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

A very lovely UBP11 post. It is unique and fun. I like it. I am glad I stopped by tonight. I am doing some last minute late night UBP11 hopping. :)

Blessings to you!
Long Wait For Isabella

Anne said...

Hi! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you!
I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. We’re giving away a $100 Visa gift card until the 19th at Giveaway Corner. Thanks! (A free giveaway every weekday) (Family blog)

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