Saturday, March 23, 2013

PANSIES INSIDE AND SNOW OUTSIDE for "Sunday Celebration"



I guess I should say pansies and TULIPS inside.  It's Saturday and snowing like crazy.  Inside by the window - a lovely view and a place to have a cup of tea!  Sit here and relax and I will pour our cups of tea!  By the way, this is really a coffee pot but we don't care - we can have tea in it too!





This weekend is Palm Sunday - a time to celebrate and remember!  We remember that the Gospels (the 1st 4 books of the New Testament) tell us that Jesus came into Jerusalem riding on a donkey and the people waved their palms shouting Hosanna - Hosanna.  This had been prophesied in the Old Testament. (Zechariah 9:9)  His time was drawing near....the cross was awaiting him.  God's plan for the world was that He "so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life".








Late note:  The coffee set below was sold at my shop:





On a Hill far way stood an old rugged cross
The emblem of suffering and shame
And I love that old cross
where the dearest and best 
For a world of lost sinners was slain.










The Old Rugged Cross
George Bennard

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross.....




And exchange it someday for a crown.


17 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

A beautiful tea tbale with lovely china and purples. The crocheted tablecloth is gorgeous, too! Yes, this weekend is Palm Sunday, our sweet Jesus walked into Jerusalem..and everything you said after is NEAR..His sacrifice for human kind. Thank you Bernideen for such lovely and sentimental post..it made me cry, as sad days for our Jesus Christ are approaching and we need to pray for Him and for the world. Big hugs,
FABBY

Annesphamily said...

I am always singing your praises and must make a mental note to come visit your sweet shop once we clear the snow! We have snow like crazy here too! Unsure f we can get out of the driveway! LOL! Good day to catch up!
I sure love your Easter/palm Sunday tribute here. Thank you.

Hugs and stay safe and warm!

Anne

P.S. I have a beautiful coffee pot I use for tea too!

ellen b. said...

Love singing The Old Rugged Cross! I watched the World Cup qualifier game being held in Colorado last night and oh my did it snow. Hopefully I'll feel up to going to the Palm Sunday service tomorrow! Blessings.

janice15 said...

Lovely.I love your pansey doilies..I go this Tuesday for the rememberance of Jesus...wishing you a lovely Easter with love Janice

Deb said...

Beautiful post, Bernideen. And what a lovely, cozy spot to sit and ponder life with a tasty cup of tea. Deb

relevanttealeaf said...

Your tea table is beautiful, Bernideen, and the tulips speak of spring and new life. Wishing you and your family a glorious Palm Sunday!
~Phyllis

Micupoftea~ said...

What a touching and thought provoking post. The sentiment makes one stop and ponder the enormity of the gift we were given. Welcoming table...nice crochet. The snow outside is a novelty to me; outside our windows are swaying palm trees and hummingbirds buzzing about the feeder. Enjoy this special Holy season- hugs

NanaDiana said...

Bernideen- What a beautiful post. Your tulips are beautiful and so is your table setting. The Old Rugged Cross was my Dad's favorite hymn and was played at his funeral, unbeknownst to me, they just played it at my brother's funeral. It was really emotional because it is not a song you hear sung in churches here anymore- xo Diana

Marilyn said...

Beautiful pansies! It's a good thing I didn't plant any outside yet as they'd be buried under 3 feet of snow. Can't open my back door so I know some shoveling needs to happen! Hope all that moisture gets my grass and pasture green soon. Have a blessed Holy Week.♥♫

Storybook Woods said...

I love seeing pictures of your home Bernideen. It is always so charming and inviting. I could sat at your table all day xox Clarice

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

All your beautiful tea things are wonderful. Great that you take time to enjoy them also. You have some pretty lines too! Nancy http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

How lovely!
Just love the cheerful spring colors inside against the snowy landscape- :)

Laurie said...

Hi Bernideen, I came across your blog through Pinterest, and immediately fell in love. I have started following. I love how you've decorated your home, and the many awesome treasures. I look forward to future posts

Rosemary said...

Your pictures are so warm and cozy conpared to the wintry white scene just outside your window! We're anticipating the snows to start tonight... wish I had some pretty pink tulips to make me smile!

Jann Olson said...

Bernideen, our garden looked just like this yesterday. We got 3" of new snow. All melted today. I love your beautiful purple pansies. the doily is gorgeous! Nothing quite says Spring like pink tulips. So lovely!
hugs,
Jann

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bernideen,

Your pansy china is a sure sign of spring! All those pretty flowers make me want to sing :-)

Tea in Texas said...

Love the sunny window with the pretty table and chairs! We are having a cold spell after a warm week. Your purple pansy set is so lovely and your cloths with the lace and edging are the perfect touch. Great thoughts and the Old Rugged Cross song is wonderful for this spiritual season. Pretty Pink Tulips and hope you and your husband are well!

Pam