Wednesday, July 31, 2013

An Aqua Moment

I have been meaning to get this done early but life has a way of interrupting things.  I have had a challenging week.

 God has been calling me the past few weeks and I have been putting Him on hold. Do you do that? I ignored the fact I wasn't praying on a regular basis. I prayed as I went. I hadn't spent time with my Bible and I was feeling it. Satan seemed to put ugly thoughts in my head. I was listening and then it happened! I fell apart! Yup!!!Has that ever happened to you..................misery loves company!  One long day of feeling sorry for myself..... but not alone! I took my Praying Woman book and started praying......(When you have those days I hope you sit down and spend time with Jesus) that's when I realized, my pot was empty! I needed to be filled with His Word if I was going to get through this season. We all have just depends on how we handle them.
 I choose to pray! When I am prayed up, NOTHING can touch me! NOTHING! Do you sit down and pray everyday? It just makes me feel better. I feel like I can conquer anything!

Our house has been up for sale since Friday, July 26th! I have had only one showing, but I am not discouraged. I know God will sell this house. Mr. Sweetladyelaine will be coming home for the first time in three weeks. It has been a long three weeks here at the zoo! I have a routine so it has been ok.

I have to admit blogging helps with taking up a little of my time. I have enjoy Tablescape Thursday and Let's Dish. I think that's why I started blogging. We moved so much and it is hard to make friends. Now I have lots of friends in all my blogger friends! A BIG THANK YOU to all of you that read my blog!

I got so carried away I forgot to let you see my Tablescape! I have been wanting to do an aqua table for a long time, but have nothing in those tones. To my good fortune, I went to Goodwill on a whim and found my aqua moment!

I used a silver charger with the aqua plates (Goodwill for $1.00 ea.) and a swirl bowl that was my mother-in-love's. I buy silver trays and use them for chargers. I buy them whenever the price is right.

                                      A rim shot of my aqua find.

                       The runner is a Goodwill find at the same time I bought the dishes!! ($4.99)
                                       The napkin is a micro fiber dish towel from the Dollar Store.

A close up of the layered table linens...

                             This is a decanter set that I got as a wedding present years ago.

The blue wine glass is part of the set above and the gold beverage glass I bought at the trunk sale at our church for .25 cents each. I bought all four!

                                   This came a little dark...too much light from the windows.
                                    The candlestick came from Goodwill in Buffalo, NY.

                I bought this at a consignment shop in St. Louis. Her home is in our bathroom.


Thank you for stopping by.....I hope you have fun looking at all the tablescapes! We enjoy your comments so keep them coming! I will be visiting as many blogs as I can this week with Mr. Sweetladyelaine home.

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
I won't be linking up with Kathleen Cuisine for Let's Dish...I  didn't know we had to set an all white table! Oh well...I'll try next week!

Blessings My Friends,

"The Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one". (2 Thessalonians 3:3)


  1. I love those aqua favorite color to do tablescapes with...if I can sneak a little lime green in I feel really great!
    Best wishes on selling your house soon so you can join your husband.
    Have a wonderful week, Elaine...

  2. I am also into aqua for summer! Your tablescape is pretty by the window. I like how you shared your new finds and what great prices. Have fun with your husband this week!


  3. I know that you obedience to prayer and our witness to others is pleasing to our mighty God! I know that we all walk through seasons of uncertainty, and you're so right...prayer is the huge difference maker....the difference between sorrow, which we all will face, and despair. Your new plates are outstanding, and I really like them with the gold tones in your glassware and linens. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  4. I really enjoyed reading about all of your bargains! I love shopping at Goodwill and I have found some great things there. However, I think you must have a better one, than I. You found so many wonderful things. I love those aqua plates and your silver chargers!!

  5. I agree with Diane your Goodwill is better than the one were I shop. You really found some great things and your table is lovely. Your table is in the color I used for Kathleen's challenge. Yes everything seems to go better when we remember who is in charge.

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

  6. Your aqua plates are very pretty. I love the decanter too. And what a great deal you got on those pretty wine glasses,...Christine

  7. Oh my....your wedding decanter set takes my breath pretty & what a wonderful gift. I hope the people who blessed you with it, know that you still use it & love it to this day.

    I hope that your home will sell soon, so that you can get on with your life. I know you must feel like you're in limbo. My neighbor has had her home up for sale for almost a year, with lots of lookers but only one, very low ball offer. I don't want her to move!! Maybe I should stop asking God to keep her here, for my own selfish reasons? LOL

    Hang in there Hugs,

  8. I've been wanting to set an aqua table too but am slowly adding pieces. Your table is an inspiration! I love that floral runner. The yellow is the perfect accent color! Good luck in selling the house and have fun with the hubby! Also, keep the faith. God is Great All the Time! He's got something special in mind for your new home, I just know it!!