I am not talking people or family or vocations. I am talking things, stuff, material goods. Well I've found one of the things I love and that's china. No not the country, I love dishes. Fine china, bone china, ahh now you've got it.
While perusing Craigslist one day I found this FULL SET EMBOSSED WEDGWOOD QUEENS WARE ohhh Wedgwood, I have a special love for Wedgwood china, guess it is the Irish in me, soooo what is a chinaholic to do. . . I immediately checked out Replacements.com. to get the scoop on this pattern. What I found is the pattern is called Queensware or Cream Ware, it is simple and elegant. There are several versions of the Cream ware, all ivory based with a raised or embossed floral boarder which comes in a variety of colors ranging from violet, rose, blue and pale green. This specific pattern is ivory on ivory. Oh I could see this on my table. Yup you guessed it, It's mine . . . all . . mine.
I brought this home in one huge box and I couldn't help but feel like a kid in a candy store as I slowly began to delve into a box load of peanuts, plastic bubble wrap and tape. I can't tell you want I love about dishes, maybe it's changing out the china cabinet or having different table settings each time we entertain. Who knows but I certainly have the bug.
In the excitement of unpacking I was blessing the soul who packed these goodies.
The simplicity of this pattern will be perfect to add other pattens to create wonderful tablescapes. There were some knicks and chips but I knew that before I purchased the set. Before buying I check the cost of replacing pieces on Ebay and Replacements. In order to make the leap and purchase unseen I had to know the cost of replacement or supplementing the set in order to have a complete service.
What I believe
I believe in God, my Father, my Almighty, the Ancient of Days. I believe in Genesis 1:1. I believe that everything is possible with Him through Him. I believe He has marked me as His. I believe that all my sins melted off with the grace of forgiveness when I was baptized as an adult. I believe my life began anew that day as the sins of my past were washed away.
I believe in Jesus Christ the only son of the Father. I believe Jesus left the majesty and glory of Heaven to suffer the indignity of humanness. I believe Jesus suffered for my sins and through his death I am forgiven. I believe that Jesus conquered death and evil by rising from the dead. I believe the Shroud of Turin is real.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, my guide, God who dwells within me, who gives me strength and now leads and teaches me.
I believe in forgiveness of sins, that all life is precious regardless of quality, intellect, age or wholeness. I believe that everyone and everything has a divine purpose, I believe in the sanctity of life at any age. I believe that God condemns those who take advantage of the poor. I believe that I cannot divorce my religion from my relationships. I believe true religion should result in righteous acts. I believe that God requires not only personal righteousness but also social responsibility. I believe in anonymous acts.
I believe that the Bible is true and God breathed, II Timothy 3:16. I believe that God will come again to judge all mankind. I believe in salvation, forgiveness of sins and life ever lasting.