"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

** Spunk! -- I've Got Spunk! **

How many of you remember "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" from the 1970's? It was such a well written, classy comedy with many memorable episodes. One of my favorites popped into my head this evening. I was contemplating the progress I have and have not made on my book, and all of a sudden, I heard Lou Grant's voice saying, "You've got spunk! I hate spunk!"


And then I heard myself saying, "Oh yeah, Mr. Grant? Well you just wait. You haven't even begun to see spunk! You've never seen the Becky Povich version of spunk! I'm going to sit my butt down, stop dilly-dallying around, and get my book completed! What do you have to say about that?"

"Well then...I'd say I guess I was wrong....about you, anyway. You go ahead and show me your spunk. Show me that finished book. Then you'll have proven to me that determination, dedication and spunk can move mountains."

The Fine Print: Disclaimer: Neither Lou Grant (or Ed Asner) and I have ever had a real conversation, either fictional or real, spoken or unspoken.

Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.--Diana Rankin

** It's Another Tea Cup, Tea Time Tuesday! **

It's another Tuesday, and I have another pretty tea cup I'd like to share. I'm joining Lady Katherine at Tea Time Tuesday, and also Martha and Terri at their Tea Cup Tuesday. I bought this one at the Antique Mall near my home, the same day I got the one I posted last week. Remember the one with the pretty yellow and gold flowers, with the Kresge price tag still on it?! I don't remember exactly what I paid for this one, but I know it wasn't more than $5.00.


This one really caught my eye, for various reasons. I love the tiny and delicate pink roses, the decorative gold scroll design along the top of the cup, and I particularly love the "double" handle! I thought it was so unique.



This picture is slightly blurry. My apologies! My camera doesn't take very good close-ups, but I wanted to show the double handle.


In this photo, you can see the tiny gold line inside the tea cup. Another delicate touch!




The plate also has gold around the edge, which is slightly scalloped.


The cup is very lightweight and translucent in the upper part.
The saucer is quite a bit heavier.
There are no markings on either piece.



This cute little book is one of five I bought at Dollar Tree a couple of months ago. I've just been saving them for upcoming gifts I might need.....OR.... for a Blog Give-Away!.....stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed taking a peak at one of my bargain purchases!

"Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage." ~Catherine Douzel