There is an ad on TV right now by Twinings. It talks about hiding the beautiful things away for a special occasion and encourages us to stop waiting for the special occasion to arrive and use those things now. It shows a lady pulling out a pair of beautiful red shoes with killer heels and her grandmother’s cup and saucer and then sitting down with a cup of Twinings tea and enjoying them both. Right now, I am drinking my morning cup of tea from a vintage cup and saucer that I purchased from a swap meet. I am slowly building up my collection of cups and saucers to have my morning cuppa in each day. I brew my tea in my grandmother’s little teapot. This is the same teapot that I kept for years on a shelf collecting dust as an ornament because I wanted to be reminded of her each time that I looked at it. Now, I am reminded every day and it doesn’t have the opportunity to collect dust. I can’t bring myself to use her cup and saucer though – just in case I drop them.
I love this idea and want to expand on it. Why can’t we share or participate in things of beauty also? The photo at the top of this post was one that I found on my camera when I downloaded from it the other day. It is straight out of the camera with no editing. When we stayed in Northern Queensland, our balcony overlooked Trinity Beach. Each morning I loved to watch the sun come up. This morning there was a bit of cloud about and it made for a moody sunrise. It was beautiful. Now I am sharing it with you. Many of you have probably never been to Trinity Beach, but now you can share in the beauty of the sunrises.
In just over an hour, I am heading off to sewing class. I enjoy attending sewing class because it gives me the opportunity to mingle with like minded ladies, learn new things and pick up a few tricks of the trade. I’m not getting as many opportunities to sew lately as I would like, but having a regular class to attend means that I can have a few hours of uninterrupted sewing in my life. I find sewing a thing of beauty. Think about it. You take beautiful fabrics and join them together to make something else that is a thing of beauty. I am learning to quilt. Today I am starting on some Christmas table runners and I’m looking forward to it. Christmas, to me is also a time of beauty.
This afternoon, I am planning to work on my book proposal. I was hoping to have the whole weekend to work on it however Miss almost-twelve-going-on-twenty-five wanted to go to a theme park. She has been pestering us for quite some time to go and now it is school holidays, we caved. She is taking two of her friends, so we will just be in the background and making sure that they don’t get up to too much mischief. I’m looking for the blessing in this. The blessing is that my daughter will have a wonderful day with her friends, and my garden gnome and I will get to spend some precious time together. Can’t get much better than that can it?
Have a blessed and beautiful day! 🙂