Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Guiding Friendly Strangers.....

My inspriration for this post came from a book I bought at The Salvation Army for 50 cents.

When we lived on the east coast and went on vacation, I would buy "Building Collectibles" of the lighthouses I visited. I seemed to be drawn to them. I would drive everyone crazy until I got to see one, especially if it was close. I was in awe how the ocean slapped its waves against the rocks of the lighthouse and the huge light it produced. I would sit for as long as my family would let me and think about Jesus doing that for me. He is my lighthouse everyday. He guides me through tides of temptation, reefs of sin, lighting my way through dark troubled waters until the day He takes me home.

My charger and white plates came from thrift stores. The shell plate I bought as a set years ago in Maine. The little cobalt blue bowl is a salad set I got for a present one Christmas.

The Lord is my light and my salvation...
whom shall I fear?

The tablecloth is from my mother in love. She has passed and I think of her everytime I use something she gave me.

The "Building collectible" is Cape Neddick Lighthouse,
York, Maine.

This is written on the back....

Cape May Lighthouse
 Cape May, New Jersey

This is my centerpeice..I couldn't find all my shells. They will turn up I'm sure.... around Christmas time!

Portland Head Light
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
It was lit on January 10, 1791 and is the oldest lighthouse in Maine. Portland Head Light wa automated in1989 during the Lighthouse Service Bicentennial.

Tarrytown Lighthouse; New York
Located on the Hudson River, this type of lighthouse is sometimes called the "spark plug" because of it's shape. The lighthouse is armored with heavy steel plates to protect it against the winter ice flows on the river.

                 Thank you for stopping by today and visiting.

I am participating in Tablescape Thursday with Susan at BNOTP.

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                         We must build our faith not on fading lights
                                 but on the Light that never fails.    
                                         Oswald Chambers

                           Blessings My Friend,


  1. I share your love of lighthouses.It is lovely to have treasures from your mother in love too.


  2. So fun and full of summer.

    - The Tablescaper

  3. What a pretty table -- and I love the inspiration behind it! Your lighthouse collection makes a wonderful addition to your table this week, and I always am drawn to cobalt blue.

  4. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your pretty Tablescape!! we all have a inspiration for doing a table this was the lighthouse. You did a Beautiful job sweet lady.
    I would like to thank you for your comments on my Tablescape. Hope you have a Great Week.
    XXOO Diane

  5. Great inspiration.. and you carried out with so much panache.. Lovely! Many blessings! marlis

  6. What a beautiful post. I love lighthouses too and have decorated our guestroom with that theme. I will have to check into finding that book. It looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  7. You have a lovely table, and I also really enjoyed the quote from Oswald Chambers--he's one of my favorites. Lucinda/Rhode Island

  8. That book is such a nice inspiration piece. What a find for 50 cents! Wow!

    I love the cobalt blue elements of your table. Very nice setting.