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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thoughtful Tuesday

Hello Everyone,

It's cold and overcast this morning as I sit here at the computer - a perfect day for a cup of hot tea, good friends, and some thought provoking discussion

So with teacup in hand and teapot ready lets begin.

Teacup Tuesday with Martha and Terri and I wanted to share this cup with you. I picked it up along with a few more at an auction last November; because I loved the vivid color of the roses with the gray tone leaves. I also like the fact that the saucer has the full size floral spray on one side and a smaller spray with two little buds on the other side.

Bone China, Queen Anne, Made in England. Patent # 8621

We have neared the end of January and February 14th looms ahead of us so let us give some thought to Love.

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
- Franklin P. Jones
so true - so true

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint Exupery
again I must agree

Come live with me and be my Love; And we will all the pleasures prove.
- Christopher Marlow
oh those romantic renaissance men - just make sure he doesn't have anything you can catch

Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it.
- Maurice Chevalier
same hold true for us ladies - the light in bar rooms is not the best for finding Mr Right.

Lost in a memory
I sit here, content.

The warm glow of us
engulfs me.

You are there and all
seems well with the world.

My gallant Knight
you are always there.

You stir me to an awareness,
I feared was long forgotten.

You have given me true love,
and I love you back in equal measure.
- Penelope Plum

Hope you are all staying warm . Have a great Tuesday



Brian said...

The tea and the poetry are both superb!

Katnip Lounge said...

Sir Marlowe would have me at "hello"...

Terri said...

Your tea cup is lovely, and your romantic poetry is too!
Thank you so much for sharing.

Marianne C. said...

I must agree, Penny, your teacup is lovely, and your poem even lovelier.

True, it seems men don't express their emotions as beautifully as they did in days gone by, or maybe they expressed it only on paper.


Tracy said...

Gosh Penny, the valentine took me back years and years when we had to make our own valentine boxes and it was such a thrill to give and receive the cards from classmates and friends...oh how we'd hover over each and everyone~

parTea lady said...

That is a pretty teacup and I like the poetry too.

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

thx for sharing your lovely selection of thoughts along with your teacup treat!
and for taking tea at FHC with me ")

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

A lovely teacup and lovely poem :) Happy Tea Tuesday to you, and I am TRYING to stay warm, but it is very cold here in Michigan...Brrrr!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Olga said...

This is such a beautiful post with love poetry. And your tea cup is so lovely.
Have a nice week!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Love the tea cup! The poetry is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it and for being a part of Tea Cup Tuesday. You have made it so much better. Blessings, Martha

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

love the poem and poetry. It think they are pretty sweet together with the teacup! lovely!

KathyB. said...

I like the comments you added after the quotes, you are too funny !The teacup is pretty, great for sipping tea on a winter day and composing poetry or blog posts.

The poem is, for lack of a better word, lovely.

Princesa Nadie said...

Sharing a cup of tea with you has been a pleasure

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

What lovely china...I can see why it caught your eye.

Blessings Kelsie

Diann said...

Your teacup and saucer are very pretty. I enjoyed the poetry as well. Have a great day!