the good china ...


there are times when your plate is filled to overflowing . I understand

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we keep a number of plates spinning in the air . I feel the motion

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be still . experience the smoothness . dream of a garden . just for a moment


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this is my mother in laws china . it is old and very loved

34 comments:

Jennifer Richardson said...

Such beautiful plates,
fresh from a garden.
What a gift....my eyes
and soul feel this invitation
to go still and smooth
in the spinning.
Thank you to that
amazing eye
and heart
of yours:)
-Jennifer

beth said...

oh those spinning plates....who knew we were so talented and that it'd be something we do everyday....nobody told us that when we were in school.....

puna said...

I LOVE china! Yours is beautiful!

*jean* said...

beautiful shots, E! and i am spinning a bit myself...all good things though, lucky me...we just had another snow storm to keep us grounded but i was dreaming of my garden when i finally saw the ground this week...a teaser...

deb colarossi said...

I think I used to be much better at all of the spinning plates, I sign of age I suppose.

Now I am better at putting some of them down for another day, or giving them to someone who could use them more than I.

Country Girl said...

And when your plate seems to be overflowing, then you need to get a bigger plate.

That's what I always say, anyway.

Beautiful china here ~

kathstewart said...

Always use the good china. If you are saving it for a special time recognize that right now is a special time! I love your china it is gorgeous

Tracy said...

Those plates are GORGEOUS, Elk! What is the make, do you know? They remind me of some German pieces my grandmother had. I have her sugar bowl--sans lid, but use it for flowers. :o) Oh, but your words today strike a chord. I have been feeling stretched in all directions, and sometimes a little drained... Garden dreaming sounds like a very good solution. Thanks for the beautiful advice, my friend. ;o) Happy Week ((HUGS))

S. Etole said...

such a peaceful place to come and partake ... thank you

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

I need to pull out the good china. It causes me to still, to stop the spinning.

Maaike said...

your words are so true and the plates are so amazingly beautiful!
Love, Maaike

Oliag said...

I dearly love old china....and these are beautiful. I agree that the good china should be used often and this could just slow down the spinning!

elizabeth said...

It would be like eating in a bright and cheerful garden!

Jamie said...

What beautiful china! Makes me want to pull out my grandma's.

urban muser said...

pretty plates, pretty words.

Anna said...

A message to live by! I try to keep my plates balanced and not spinning. Spinning makes me too dizzy and I forget to enjoy the day/moment. Lovely china, by the way. I own a beautiful set that was my Grandma's. I use them on special occasions.

emily wierenga said...

oh, this speaks to me, tonight, dear elaine... i'm dreaming of a garden with you, amongst spinning plates... be still... within...

Joan Elizabeth said...

I doubt you would be spinning those lovely plates.

Becky said...

I love the tradition of passing along pretty china. I imagine these plates come with wonderful memories.

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

It is so pretty. Dreaming of a garden is such a lovely thought right now. It is only 15 degrees here this morning. Brrrr.

becky said...

spinning plates--what a lovely metaphor for busy women!

Char said...

so beautiful - and yes, i feel that metaphor

Mary said...

Oh, you have to know how much this makes me smile... for the beautiful china if for nothing else! Lovely images and metaphors! :)

LauraX said...

sweet words...a beautiful reminder to appreciate the moment at hand and the gifts of love that adorn our lives with joyful memories.

Kimmie said...

Your imagery of plates filled to overflowing and of spinning plates has me feeling very very proud to be a woman. You have really captured a truth here with words and beloved images.

mrs mediocrity said...

beautiful. i love old china, and i love your words here, such peace and wisdom.

t does wool said...

beautiful words and flow to your concept...the plates are priceless.

maccandace said...

Those are beautiful. It would be easy to dream of a garden with those around.

forgetmenot said...

Love the old china--love the comments that you put with it (overflowing-spinning--so true) Nice post. Mickie

Jill said...

It is wonderful.

Jennifer said...

I had a wonderful visit - filled with flowers and life, thank you - Jennifer

patty said...

you always seem to find the most beautiful words to go with the most beautiful images...

Betsy said...

beautiful china...i love dishes!

your old man dog is so sweet. I love his white haired face. :)

d smith kaich jones said...

i am trying to catch up, drinking in your images, your few-but-wise-and-wonderful words, and this made me cry. so touching.

xoxo