Today is the final Teacup Tuesday, hosted by Kim of Shabby, Pink and Pretty. Wow, there have been so many beautiful teacups that have swept across my screen. I know there are many more, but for today I'd like to share about a shelf that holds a few of my teacups.
This shelf holds several very special teacups in my collection. I'll share a few with you.
The yellow rose one is so lovely, even though the cup handle is broken off. The handle is inside the cup and one day I will get around to fixing it.
The cups and the plates are different patterns, but they seem to compliment each other.
This shelf and china holds a place in my heart because it belonged to my very BFF. She was an avid collector of anything tea related. She especially loved English bone china, and enjoyed finding some very pretty pieces. We had been best friends for 20 years. She was the type of friend who always had a smile and loved unconditionally.She was never too busy to spend a little time with you. On September 26, 2004, during one of the wildest hurricane seasons that Florida has experienced, my very dear friend rode the wave of Hurricane Jeanne into the arms of Jesus.
"In my book of memories there is a pressed flower that fills a page
With gentle fragrance lingering still,
Though it's faded now with age.
The way my friend smiled and laughed,
The many ways she cared,
Are a legacy that she left behind in stories I love to share.
So remember the hearts who've touched your life,
It's what we each are here for.
A pressed Flower gently reminds us
To love and treasure our friendships more."
I miss you Diana........ keep the pot warm.