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Monday, August 22, 2011

Rural Blue Beauties

These just have to be my new favorites!  My husband and I went to our very first auction, and these were the prize!  So gorgeous, and the lovely rural scenes are just so perfect.  I live in a small, rural, east Texas town and though the scenes are English and from times long ago, many of them could be similar right here.

The plate above is one of my favorite scenes.  The mother with her children stepping across a creek, the cows grazing close by, and the sweet church spire in the background.

Here on the teacup is a sweet scene...the ferrier working on a horse as the barnyard was the place where much work occured.

Have you ever wondered about God this way?  That He is the One who draws us to Him, not that we muster up faith to believe in Him.  He gives us faith as a gift and draws us!  We can't do a thing!  Isn't He Wonderful?!!  We are so blessed.  I have to remember over and over, expecially when 'things' or 'life' don't seem to be just what I'd like, that it is a blessing from God.  He is working all things together for good, and for His glory, not mine.  When it's hot, when it's not comfortable, when it's tedious, when it's downright painful, I try to keep in my mind that it is for God's glory.
A change of perspective does me good.  When I look at things from HIS perspective, I can begin to see that.

I will be joining a number of lovely parties (listed in my sidebar to the right) this week.  Please go by and visit them.  There are so many wonderful things to see and places to visit.  Have y'all been able to see new places in the world just because of blogging?  I have!  I'm so excited to find new places!!
May you each have a blessed week,


Kim, USA said...

Oh wow these are all fantastic. I love blue dishes in fact I started to collect and have pretty good ones too. Thanks for sharing!

Blue Monday

Jeanne said...

I love these blue dishes too. the scenes are definitely good for so many reasons. Thanks for sharing them.
Hugs, Jeanne

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Doni,
Oh my, your blue and white china is gorgeous! I love the pastoral scenes myself because I'm a lover of all things toile as well as old-fashioned. I'm happy you found them. Wishing you a delightful day.


SmilingSally said...


Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday.


Unknown said...

I am ever amazed at how much He loves me. I see His love shown to me and my husband daily. Truly, I love Him because He first loved me.
I love your new plates. I've always enjoyed viewing scenes of how life was once lived and I believe porcelain is the perfect medium for much of them.

Susan said...

What a beautiful set of china! I love the gorgeous blues!!

LV said...

Those are truly awesome dishes. It is like each piece tells its own story. Great feature for Blue Monday.

Millie said...

That's a great auction find! A beautiful shade of blue.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Amen,He is wonderful & He is lovely ! I love the dishes !

Unknown said...

How beautiful! I love the dishes and the jewelry.
I really enjoy stopping by blogs such as yours to see what great thrift shop and garage sale finds you've discovered.
You're an inspiration!
I'm so looking forward to hitting my local thrift store this weekend!

Terri said...

What a stunning set you are sharing today! I love each piece, you must be so thrilled! I can only imagine the beautiful table you will set with these. Your entire post is gorgeous!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Your blue and white china is beautiful! I love the romantic photographs.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Doni,
this soft blue china is really wonderful. Love the shape. Makes a nice table decoration. Thank you for sharing your china and the sweet quote.
Best greetings, Johanna

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Doni,

Boy did you get the prize! These dishes are gorgeous!!!! Such a pretty scene on them. Glad you found them! Thanks for sharing.


Wanda Lee said...

Oh my dear Doni!

What fabulous photos of your DELIGHTFUL blue and white china. So pretty!

Happy Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland!

Please feel most welcome to visit me for my 98th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' and also for the '69th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'.~ YOU ARE ALWAYS MOST WELCOME TO PARTAKE!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Julie Goucher said...

What a super collection; I love the blue and white china

Pamela Gordon said...

This is my first visit to your blog. What beautiful blue and white dishes. Such a pretty colour! I think they are lovely and your thought on the Lord was beautiful too. Blessings to you! Pamela

Unknown said...

Hi Doni!
What a lovely snag...those blue and white goodies are so lovely! I also loved your words about Gods blessing, often in disguise of trials and testings...having come through a tough 3 years i learned what it means to walk by faith and not by sight. god is a constant whenthere seems to be no nromal.
Happy tea,

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Doni: I am so glad I visited you this week. Not only are your cups beautiful, but more importantly you ministered to me. I have been having a hard time lately and you just put my eyes back on Jesus. Thank you Sister, Martha

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful display of blue and white English china.The rural scenes are just magical.Enjoy some wonderful memories when you use this precious china!

Unknown said...

How wonderful that you won the 'Prize' and now we win too! These are beautiful! You show them to use in a most pretty way! Your Faith,Grace, and Crafts is so charming I just have to follow you! Have a blessed day,

Cassy said...

Love the color combination.

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