Feb 4, 2017

{Girly Tablescape and a Huge PRAISE}


Love me a sweet girly tablescape don't you? Well, that is what I am calling my tablescape. Kinda like a love-girly-valentine kinda tablescape.

One of my favorite coffee mugs actually became the inspiration for my little table.

I added a few prissy little high heel shoes, red roses and a teapot to display on this ............



Beautiful cake stand that was gifted to me at Christmas and it turned out darling!


Love the centerpiece for my girly love table as my man calls it!

Don't you just love my teapot and coffee mug?

This little gold slipper holds a sentimental value for me. Years ago a dear friend from church had a party for some ladies at her home and we all dressed up in our finest evening attire...girly, girly, girly! The hostess gave each lady that came to her party a golden slipper to remind each of us that Jesus loved us so much that He chose us to be His beloved Kingdom princesses.


I decided to use my "Scripture" plates that I used at Christmas. What better way to define "LOVE" than with the Word of God? I swapped out my red chargers for my gold chargers and paired up with gold flatware on a black runner sure did look lovely.


For those of you that KNOW that I am in the process of remodeling a small 12x12 room (which has slowed down for the moment) will be glad to know that in the midst of me CLEANING out that room that I found several packs of red heart doilies!



The Valentine name tag holders looked adorable centered on the red heart shaped doilies. I actually found the Valentine name holders last year after Valentine's day on clearance at Walgreen's. 


I decided to put scripture cards in the holders.


Black goblets with red and white napkins with some LOVE on the table worked nicely. 

Gold candles make anything look good!


Heart tea cup salt and pepper shakers from Cracker Barrel added with some LOVE made a nice touch. 


I am kinda fond of my girly table!





I added a sweet touch to my breakfast bar. 


Candles make everything beautiful to me! 

I decided to add a few sweet touches to my dishes on my Baker's Rack.







A little more red and white with some LOVE gleamed in my little 3 tier basket.


Won't you join me for Coffee or Tea for Two?


Let's spell Valentine........


Valentine, Valentine, Would you be mine...I would be Thine... Then you'd be Forever my Valentine.



As I was cleaning out my little room I also ran across this little homemade shaped heart ceramic piece.


Then I flipped it over to see that my middle daughter who is now 32 years old with two little girls of her own had made this in elementary school for me. Well of course the tears started! Dang, I've got to where in my older age that I cry about anything these days....


This is one of my favorite versus and what a perfect piece to go with my Valentine decor.


Now I do have a HUGE PRAISE and I must share it with you. Sometimes we are so quick to ask others for prayers but so slow to PRAISE HIM so I want to PRAISE HIM

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Last Monday morning while driving to work I had a mini stroke. It came upon me so quickly and I had no clue what was happening to me except that it was something beyond my control. I will not go into a lot of details but I do want to tell you this....When I realized that I was helpless and I could not control the situation or understand the situation that I was in, I cried out to God and said, "Lord Help Me". I don't know what to do! I believe that with all that is within me that Almighty God covered me with His wings and protected me and others of what could have been fatal. 

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After an hour or so my speech returned to normal and my balance returned to normal. The outside of my office building took a little damage but my car did not nor did anyone else on the road. Sweet friends I drove approximately 5 miles or so while in the midst of a mini stroke. GOD TOOK THE WHEEL! 

With a hospital stay resulting in test after test after test the verdict  was a mini-stroke.

What does this mean for me? Well, lots of lifestyle changes for sure. Some in which needed to be changed a long time ago and some that I have struggled to change. With God's help I will take one day at a time in the changes that needs to be made in my life but for now all I can do is PRAISE HIM

Know your body language my friends and listen to it! That's my tip for the day. 

And I must say thank you! So many of you know that I only post one day a week with my blog and when my post didn't pop up you became concerned and some of you have contacted me. WOW! All I know is that had to be the spirit of God laying me on your heart. 

Speaking of heart..........

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 Hugs and blessings, Cindy 


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64 comments:

  1. Praising our precious Lord and Savior for His protection over you. I'm so grateful that you're okay. God is so good! Love you, Friend.

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  2. I have been praying for you because I've missed your post this week and thought that there had to be a good reason. I am so sorry to learn of your mini-stroke, but so thankful to the Lord that He has taken care of you. I will continue to pray for you, my friend.

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  3. Wow! God certainly had His hand upon you. What a praise to our Great God who looks after every detail of our lives.

    Your table looks absolutely gorgeous, and the story of your golden slipper was precious.

    God bless you~~

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  4. Oh, Cindy!! Thanking God that he watches over you!! I'm so glad you are alright and are recovering. Lifestyle changes at our age are challenging but they help us grow, and in many cases, help us live! Praying for you, sweet Lady!!

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  5. I JUST read this and knew I had to share it with you! Good morning!
    “The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭37:23-24‬ ‭NIV‬ God delights in you, Cindy, and is holding you in his hands!

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    1. Well this just gave me the Holy bumps . Thank you .❤

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  6. Praise God for His protection over you during this time. His amazing grace covered you, protected you and healed you. We serve an awesome God. I do love your coffee mug and teapot and I would love to come sit at your girly table! Oh what fun we would have!

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    1. Thank you miss Mary . And yes we would have fun at my girly table for sure .

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  7. Praise the Lord indeed, dearest Cindy! You are certainly a lucky lady and I know you are feeling so blessed.
    You table and kitchen look so beautiful in all the Valentine decor, and yes, I'd love to join you for a cup of tea. God bless you as you make your lifestyle changes.

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    1. Thank you Kitty . God is so good even when we don't deserve it .

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  8. Your table is beautiful! And so are you in our Lord's eyes. He has His watchful eye on you at all times. How scary to have a mini stroke while driving! Praising God that you are okay now. What a wonderful testimony you have of His goodness and grace.

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  9. Oh Cindy! Thank the Lord you are okay and he took the wheel for you. We never know what each day will bring but when we have our Lord with us there is no need to fear. Thank you so much for all of your sweet words of faith that you continually share with us! Take Care...HUGS :)

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  10. A lovely Valentine post, Cindy. But I always feel the love of God here! I like candles too! Bless you.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  11. The girly table is adorable! Such a cute idea for a tablescape!

    So thankful the Lord took care of you while you were driving! PTL! Please give us a few details of what happened to you so we will know what to expect if it were to happen to us. Thank you.

    God Bless you with good health!!

    Katherine

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    1. Thanks Katherine. Praising the Lord for His hedge of protection.

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  12. Cindy, your girly stuff is adorable and that mug fits you so well. However, please know that I am so thankful that you are okay. Girl, take care of yourself. This is a wake up call for me. I have so neglected my health and my frame of mind to be honest. Glad you are okay.
    Connie Royals

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  13. Oh Cindy, Thanking God you are ok. You are amazing to write this post after what you have been through. I certainly will be praying for you.
    I enjoyed your girly valentine decorations. Love, love your scripture plates and how appropriate to put heart doilies in the plate for a valentine tablescape. God is the ultimate love of all.
    Take care. You are too sweet to be sick.

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  14. So glad you are okay Cindy. I am at risk for a stroke too. Maybe you can share what changes you have to make. Enjoyed your table setting. Gave me ideas for my Bible journal group tea. Hugs

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  15. Dear Cindy, Praise the Lord that you are okay!! HE certainly did cover you with his protection and take the wheel. I believe this completely.
    Prayers for you as you make the changes you need going forward. What a blessing to be given a warning!!
    Your home and Valentine table and decor are gorgeous. What an inspiration you are. I would shed tears over that sweet ring holder your daughter made so long ago too. What a treasure. Enjoy the week and take good care. Sending well wishes and friendship hugs.
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Celestine. God did take the wheel and yes, what a blessing to be given a warning! Yes, I have the little trinket box displayed proudly in my kitchen as well.

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  16. I'm ready for a Valentine celebration!
    Your table setting is inspirational. Love the shoes.

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  17. Cindy I am glad that you are alright after your mini stroke. The Lord was looking out for you on that day. Your Valentine's tablescape is so pretty and full of little touches that make all the difference. I love all the little slippers scattered around.

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  18. Dear Cindy, I am so glad that God heard your prayer and "took the wheel!" I am so glad you will be alright. He certainly has His eye on you.
    Your Valentine table is so pretty and cheerful. I love the slippers and yes, the tea pot! Your table would make anyone smile.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Oh dear Sandi , my cry to our Lord seems so dull in conparison to yours sweet lady . But oh does he hear our cries . Love you !

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  19. Dear Cindy, I am so glad that God heard your prayer and "took the wheel!" I am so glad you will be alright. He certainly has His eye on you.
    Your Valentine table is so pretty and cheerful. I love the slippers and yes, the tea pot! Your table would make anyone smile.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  20. What a great post...just loved it all...and don't you love the way your teapot looks like a girly, with one arm out and the other on her hip...hahaaa...love it. I'm gathering up all my hearts for a "Love Is In The Air" post ...

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  21. Thank goodness you (and everyone around you!) were safe during your mini stroke. Scary for sure, but you knew who to call on for immediate help. Sending prayers for you to continue in your new lifestyle changes.

    Your girly tablescape is amazing! Lots of love and sweetness everywhere ;)

    Take care, and enjoy your week Cindy,
    Wendy xox

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  22. Oh my goodness Cindy, I'm so glad you weren't hurt!! That was scary. I'll keep you in my prayers! Love all your "gal"-entines girls decorations! You're really done up at the house! My favorite was the homemade heard from your middle girl.

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    1. Thank toy heather Lou . You are my sweet friend and I love you .

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  23. The mercies of the Lord are new every day! So very very thankful to hear of how He protected you throughout this ordeal! And I will pray for continued healing and wisdom in what to do for the future, as I'm sure its very upsetting to have such a thing happen to you! You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers! Amazing how just a ordinary day can change in a heartbeat. Walking with the Lord moment by moment is a precious thing to have as we cannot know what the future holds. Just so thankful that you are okay.

    Your girly-girly table is just delightful! I would love to sit down for a cup of tea with you, what delight! The golden slippers are gorgeous, in fact I love all your little shoes. I used to collect them at one time, but during my downsizing phase, they had to go. I enjoyed seeing yours :)

    Hugs to you today!

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    1. Oh my ! You have melted my heart with your words. Thank you!

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  24. Cindy, wow I sit here with my coffee just praising God for keeping you safe during this. It could have been tragic for sure. I know that the mini stroke had to be frightening, but our God did cover you with his wings! PTL. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU DEAR FRIEND! On a lighter note, I love your girly table, everything about it speaks of love and sweetness! I did receive your gift in the mail and once again I love it and thank you so much! Blessings and hugs!

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    1. Thank you Pam . One day at a time sweet Jesus . Yes my little girly table is bringing me some joy right about now !

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  25. Cindy, wow I sit here with my coffee just praising God for keeping you safe during this. It could have been tragic for sure. I know that the mini stroke had to be frightening, but our God did cover you with his wings! PTL. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU DEAR FRIEND! On a lighter note, I love your girly table, everything about it speaks of love and sweetness! I did receive your gift in the mail and once again I love it and thank you so much! Blessings and hugs!

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  26. Oh my gosh Cindy, a mini stoke! How scary is that? So glad you called out to God. He's surely there in the time of need. Hope you are feeling better and have no reoccurrences! I love your girly table! I have some little holders similar to the ones you got at Walgreens. Mine aren't quite as fancy, but still cute. I love the heart shaped music too. I received a glass shoe as a party favor a couple weeks ago. Wondering if I need to paint and glitter it gold? :) hugs to you sweet friend!
    Jann

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    1. Thank you dear Jann . I love my little gold shoe . And it does indeed remind me that I'm s princess of the most High King .

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  27. Oh my word, dear friend... A MINI STROKE !! I'm so glad you are ok and God was good to you and blessed you all along and kept you under his wing. I will pray for you, so you keep well!
    What an amazing post for Valentine's my friend, wow !! I love all the red and pretty things, specially the cute gold shoe.
    Please take care.
    FABBY

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  28. Sweet Cindy, your table looks truly amazing! Whoever sits there must feellike royalty :) And those shoes....adorable!

    And oh my, a mini stroke! Praise the Lord that you were okay and all returned to normal - what a scare! Thinking of you, dear one.

    Hugs!

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  29. {{{Cindy}}} keeping you in prayer, my husband had a major stork at age 39, that was 12 years ago.

    Now, for a funny and less serious thing, I love your slippers---you can keep the Gawga one, giggling....

    Keeping you in prayer sweet friend....

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    1. Thanks Linda . Oh my, stroke st 39 ? That's frightening . Have a good day dear Linda .

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  30. Dearest Friend,
    I am so, so sorry to hear that you suffered a mini stroke. My heart, thoughts, sisterly love and a big prayer go out to you to continue to heal and be strong.
    You are brave and our God loves you so much!
    Precious tablescape and I can tell there is alot of Valentine love in your home.
    xo
    Jemma

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  31. Cindy, I am so glad that God protected you and even drove for you! Take care of yourself and make those changes. God will help you make them, too. Your Valentine tablescape is adorable...love that little gold shoe and the story behind it.

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  32. Hello Sweet Lady,

    I know that it has only been five days since you posted here, but it seems like five weeks to me for some reason. I just wanted you to know that you continue to be in my prayers. Love to you, Dianna

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  33. thank you for your kindness of support and prayers for our Mr. Sweet...

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    1. I can assure you sweet lady that your me sweet is in my prayers .

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy