Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Teacup Tuesday

Once again Kim at Shabby Pink and Pretty is hosting Teacup Tuesday. Please take a moment to drop over to her blog and say hello.

My teacup today is one that has traveled many miles.

My dear daughter brought this cup and saucer to me from Russia when she went on a missions trip during Christmas 2004.

The purpose of the trip was to serve and bring the Gospel to hundreds of "Pensioners". The "Pensioners" are the retired school teachers whose lives changed at the end of the cold war. Once in a very honored position, they were now living with little. But once a year, a small group of young people would serve them a banquet meal, share God's Love and bring a little bit of cheer into their lives.


Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a wonder filled day :-)

19 comments:

AverettLadyNana said...

What a beautiful cup and such a great history behind it.

blushing rose said...

That cup is beautiful ... & what a thoughtful sweet memory of the trip & the joy of the word to be shared with so many.

OMG! They are getting good at copying Delft, tho.

My DH loved it in Russia ... but the first day there someone stole a bunch of his personal affects & equipment in his office. It is a beautiful place filled with gorgeous architecture & art.

Have a great day, Jocelyn. TY for sharing.

TTFN ~Marydon

andsewon said...

I adore blue and white of any pattern or cost pretty much...this is a beautiful cup for sure!!!
Sweet gal you have there...takes after her Mama I am betting!!
Hugs!

Queenie said...

Happy Teacup Tuesday!
It's nice to meet you. I found you through Kim. Your teacup is beautiful and extra special because it was a gift from your daughter!! I hope you have a great day!
Queenie

kwiltmakr said...

I love the blue and that pattern is so nice.

Molly said...

This is a beautiful teacup--you have so many lovely things. Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog!

Amy said...

You can never go wrong with blue and white combos, in my opinion!

Bunny said...

Love your teacup today. I did not have time to join you all this Tuesday but I love seeing everyones.

Shirleymac said...

Just beautiful! I remember about 30 years ago or so it was illegal in Russia to have a bible. They were being smuggled in. So glad that's changed.

Mary said...

This is a precious story behind the teacup. Not only is it beautiful, but being brought to you by your daughter from another country is priceless. The teacup and saucer in themselves are exceptional, but the way you came to own them is even more so. You are so blessed that you daughter is serving the Lord as a missionary. May God bless and protect her! Now, go put some delicious in that teacup, sit down, and enjoy!

Shabby Kim said...

Hi Jocelyn,

What a great post for today. I just love everything about your teacup, from the stunning blue and white color, to the floral design and the shape of it. Even better is the heartwarming story behind how you aquired the teacup. Thanks for sharing both with us today.

Take care and have a great week!!

Kim

Julia said...

The most beautiful teacup yet!

Crispy said...

Wow what a pretty cup, I think this is my favortie one so far.

Crispy

Allie said...

That's beautiful. Both the cup and the story.

ivoryspring said...

Jocelyn,

I am IN LOVE with that teacup and saucer!!! How lovely! It's wonderful that your daughter went to Russia to share the gospel to those who need the comfort of Christ.

Blessings!

sarahmurray said...

Such a lovely teacup set and such a lovely story to go along with it! What an amazing experience for your daughter. I'm sure it's one that warms her heart with each rememberance of it. x

Karens Hopes said...

I can see why that would be so special to you
its beautiful.
Karen

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Absolutely beautiful cup. Always love a story to go along with a cup and yours is wonderful. Hope your week is happy!
Valerie

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Beautiful tea cup and nice story behind it. Have a wonderful day.
Vera