Don't you love the color?
And I decided to use some yard sale dishes I bought cheap of course! But I must say right now they have become my favorite dishes.
Look at my Tea pot! Don't you just love it? The ladies on our Ministry Team at my church gave me a lovely basket packed with timeless treasures and ooh I could not wait to put those pretties to good use.
I love how it all started to come together.
I wanted a little something different so I made these little centerpieces to go in each place setting.
Turned out quite cute don't you think?
My napkins came from Lil' Dolly's on one of my mountain trips.
Isn't this the cutest little sugar dish ever?
How about a little butter?
And of course if you have a teapot you must have a teaspoon right?
A vintage clock added to the table quite nicely.
An angel that was given to me years and years ago was a perfect touch.
My pretty cake stand was another yard sale buy years ago. It was PERFECT for my tablescape.
I love the simplicity and elegance of my tablescape.
My sisterinlove Lisa gave me the beautiful tablecloth. So many beautiful details in this tablecloth.
I must say...I am quite happy with the New Year Tablescape.
My table is a farm house type table. It has two chairs and two long benches. My grandfather made my table for me years ago and to be honest there is no amount of money that could buy it from from me. I love it. I seldom cover the table with a runner or tablecloth for that matter because I love the wood. But since I only have two chairs I decided to doll them up just a bit.
In my basket of goodies from the sweet ladies at church was 4 large beautiful napkins so why not put at least two of them to good use right? I had some pretty grosgrain ribbon and what ya know...it was perfect!
And since the New Year has begun I took the little centerpieces I made out of the bowls so I can truly enjoy my tablescape for a while....WELL....just a little while because my mind is already brewing on the next one!
Loving my New Year Tablescape...
Now about that NEW WORD for the year...
Well most of you that have blogged with me for some time and my closest friends know that the Lord began giving me a WORD to focus on, to think about and to look for meaning in 2013.
In 2013 my word was Peace. In 2014 my word was Rejoice and in 2015 my word was Praise. It has amazed me at how the Lord has shown me so many things through the simplicity of a WORD. I could give you testimony after testimony on each of these words. I want go into a lot of details due to the sake of "time" but I will never forget being in such a tizzy one day thinking about how bad things have become in this world and one day while doing my daily devotional the word PEACE popped up. The Lord's Word was clear when He said that He gives peace NOT as the world gives but HIS PEACE! With the word rejoice there was times I had to purposely out loud say, LORD, I CHOOSE TO REJOICE because rejoicing was hard in some situations. PRAISE...awe...so easy to praise Him when things are going good right? But what about those times when things aren't like you want them to be? PRAISE HIM no matter what. So I began to pray and ask God to give me the WORD He desired. I can tell you my desire was something totally different. I will admit to you that I wanted the word SIMPLIFY! About the time I was praying for a word my life seemed to be much more busier than I like for it to be....But one day during my prayer time I knew the Word I was to focus on for 2016 was "REFLECT". It just seem to come out of no where! I shared my new word with my friend Darlene and said to her, "I have no clue where the Lord is going with this but this is my new word". She immediately gave me these words: "When we reflect on all that Christ has done for us, we can be thankful, TRUST Him to continue taking care of us and learn that we need to be STILL".
The word REFLECT means to think deeply or carefully about, to meditate on. To chew on, ponder on, think about. I found it interesting that REFLECT also means; Something that reflects comes back to you. If you look in a mirror, you will see your reflected image. With that being said...WHAT TYPE OF IMAGE DO I WANT TO REFLECT to others and to myself? What things do I need to truly reflect upon? Oh I see God in the midst of this wonderful Word this year!
My prayer is simple for the New Year....may I reflect CHRIST!
Happy New Year to you all.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy