Thursday, May 25, 2017

Late Spring Teatime Blues Reminder: "Give Thanks"

Today was cold, rainy, gray, and dreary
And, yes, it is Spring(almost officially Summer).
I have been unmotivated, emotional, and tired all day!!
Since it appeared that I wouldn't be up to doing much of anything productive, I decided to drink herbal tea from a new teacup, poured from a new teapot.


As I prepared my tea, I decided to grab some books I've been meaning to read, along with some old writing journals and a pen.
 
The drizzly lit sky gave little light through my window for me to read, but I made due with what was available.

 The tea warmed my heart and body
 As I read from my journals, I was reminded of the good times when I felt close to God and my family and difficult times when I didn't know if I would make it through another day! 
 Some of those days were full of emotion and heartache, the same feelings and disappointments that are felt today. It does seem that days with heartache will always be with me(with all of us)!
When I once again look out into the gloomy day, I'm hit with what I am told to do - the sign in my window is a giant reminder to me - "Give Thanks, No Matter What".
"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."(1 Thes. 5:18)

 The fake butterfly in my centerpiece also reminds me that new life is given to all who believe.
 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away, behold. the new has come.(2 Cor. 5:17)
 "Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." (Isaiah 43:19)  

There will be days like this, but even when I'm feeling down, I know what I am to do....what we all should do..."Give Thanks".
“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” 
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Enjoying the Beautiful Weather

The weather has been so nice lately!!
(Even though we are currently under a thunderstorm watch and temps are supposed to drop.)
Here's some video and pics of the last few days...



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Springtime Borders Clip Art
“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” 
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring is Here (I Hope)

It's been awhile since I have written here at Cairn Cottage
Even though we had a pretty mild winter, spring seems to come very slowly to me. For weeks we have flip-flopped from cold/snow to sunny, warm days!

This week before Easter Sunday, I finally got some spring decor out and put together this planter. 

Tea for Two: A couple of fairies drink some tea...


I found this teapot house at Meijer. As a "tea stuff" collector, it gave me inspiration for how to use some miniature tea items in the theme.

My miniature teapot and teacup ornaments fit in perfectly...

I planted some Viola in a children's teacup, as well as surrounding the scenery.


I'm hoping the "SPRING" wood sign gets everyone in the mood for the season!!

What kinds of things are you doing to get into the "Spring" mood? Planting flowers? Doing spring cleaning? Displaying spring decor?

Hopefully, Spring is here to stay!!


“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” 
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