Monday, September 24, 2012

A Special Remembrance

This shelf holds several very special teacups in my collection. I'll share a few with you.

The yellow rose one is so lovely, even though the cup handle is broken off. The handle is inside the cup and one day I will get around to fixing it.

The cups and the plates are different patterns, but they seem to compliment each other.

This shelf and china holds a place in my heart because they belonged to my BFF. She was an avid collector of anything tea related. She especially loved English bone china, and enjoyed finding some very pretty pieces. We had been best friends for 20 years. She was the type of friend who always had a smile and loved unconditionally. She was never too busy to spend a little time with you. On September 26, 2004, during one of the wildest hurricane seasons that Florida has experienced, my very dear friend rode the wave of Hurricane Jeanne into the arms of Jesus.

"In my book of memories there is a pressed flower that fills a page
With gentle fragrance lingering still,

Though it's faded now with age.

The way my friend smiled and laughed,
The many ways she cared,
Are a legacy that she left behind in stories I love to share.

So remember the hearts who've touched your life,
It's what we each are here for.
A pressed Flower gently reminds us
To love and treasure our friendships more."

I miss you Diana........ keep the pot warm.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a sweet post! The cups are beautiful!

Antiques And Teacups said...

How wonderful to have these treasured remembrances of a dear friend. You must miss her so much! Thanks so much for shring your treasures with us.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your cups and memories are so sweet, Jocelyn! I'm glad you have the teacups to enjoy.

I am working on a post about my best friend who passed away from cancer a number of years ago. I especially think of her this time of year leading up to Christmas.

Thank you for joining me for tea today and Happy Autumn!


Allie said...

((((((((((((Jocelyn))))))))))) What a beautiful tribute to your lovely to have her things around you.

Lavender Cottage said...

A heart warming post and a nice way to remember your friend. This is one of the nice things about our weekly gatherings; stories shared over tea.

Millie said...

I am sorry you lost your friend, and it is a very fitting tribute to her today.


That sweet post had me crying. Your BFF sounds jsut like my BFF that just went to heaven, 2 weeks ago today!!! I miss her so much!
I sure understand!

Donna Heber said...

A beautiful post with special memories. Your teacups are a delight to look at. Gorgeous vintage treasures. Happy Tea Day!

Johanna said...

Hi Jocelyn,
oh my, that brings tears in my eyes. To lose a good friend is so hard. So nice that you got her sweet collection of tea cups. I think, such things hold a magic connection to the person who owned them before. Wherever now your friend Diana is, she will remember your lovely friendship also. Have a wonderful fall time.
Best greetings, Johanna

Rosewalk Cottage said...

So sorry for the loss of your friend. Thank you for stopping by and sharing.

Vicki said...

Such a beautiful tribute to Diana. I know how much you must miss her. I am glad you have some lovely teacups to remember her by. You will meet once again for tea one of these days! Love and blessings to you, dear one. Vicki

Bernideen said...

This was very touching. Wonderful memories will never end! Thanks for linking to Tea In The Garden!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a sweet post in honor of your friend. You have some lovely teacups, such treasures.

Jann Olson said...

what a wonderful tribute to your sweet friend. I am sure that she is smiling down on you from heaven. Beautiful remembrances. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup.