Monday, September 22, 2014

My Pressed flower page

This shelf holds several very special teacups in my collection.  Let me tell you why.

This shelf and china holds a place in my heart because it belonged to my very 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.


Antiques And Teacups said...

What a lovely post of remembrance for a dear friend. Iam sorry for your loss, but I am sure you are blessed to have had such a special friend!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jocelyn,
Your post is a lovely tribute to your best friend. I too lost my best friend to breast cancer and the loss I still feel as strongly today as I did when the Lord took her home to be with Him. Someday we shall see our friends again but in the meantime we will honour them and remember them in our special ways. Your tea cupboard is really sweet and thank you for sharing it with us. Have a lovely day.

Blessings and hugs,

Snap said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dear friend. Your tea cup shelf is full of precious memories. I'm sure she'll have the tea ready when you are reunited. Many Blessings. Happy Tea Day!

Beth in NEPA said...

What a lovely remembrance of your dear friend. And what a lovely way to share your tea things.

Millie said...

A very sweet honor to your friend!

Beth said...

A nice keepsake and a lovely tribute to your best friend.

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Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your collection of china is ovely and it's a sweet way to remember a dear friend to look at that shelf. May she rest in peace and may you two find each other again later.

Zaa said...

This is such a lovely tribute to your dear friend... Thanks you for sharing this sweet teatime moment... Hugs

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

What a wonderful way to remember your friend. I also love the shelf itself.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Thank you for share your sweet memories of your friend with us.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This is sad, yet a nice tribute to your dear friend who was called for greater things.
How lovely that you have her shelving unit to remind you of her and the times you sipped tea together.

Tea in the Library said...

What a lovely remembrance. I lost a friend this week and the poem really struck a cord. Angels to you.

Martha's Favorites said...

This post is so very precious. A lovely tribute to a dear friend. Thank you for sharing it with us. It was a blessing. Hugs, Martha