Sunday, December 27, 2009

Danica Flora

Most of you will learn that I'm obsessed with dinnerware, china patterns, crystal, silver pieces, and table linens. Where did this little addiction come from? I have no idea but I acquired it at a very young age. I could go weak in the knees over a beautiful set of china. For an example, I'm head over hills in love with Danica Flora. However, the lovely dinnerware is a little out of my price range.

Here's a tid bit of history on the fabulous china. In 1790 the Danish Crown Prince Federik ordered a dinner set made decorated with exact copies of the plates of Flora Danica. The dinner set was supposedly meant as a gift for Russian Empress Catherine II. Catherine, however, never received it, as she died in 1796.

The dinner set is still in use for state occasions in the Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. Copies of the set are sold by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory. Again, it's expensive. For an individual cup and saucer it ranges from $1850.00 to $2055.00. WOW! Can you imagine having an entire serving set of twelve!!!
I'll probably never own a set but I do enjoy drooling over them, LOL....

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Blessed Beginning.....

What a wonderful way to begin my new blog, Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve is such a special time each year to reflect on our Savior and the blessings that surround us. I can't help but think of Mary and what she must have thought when looking down at her newborn baby boy (her Savior). I don't think I'll ever completely comprehend the overhelming emotions that filled that little manager that night. However, I do realize that Christmas Eve long ago would not only change Mary's life forever but also the world.

Jesus has given us all a new beginning and that is what my blog is about. As we enter a new year, decade, and new future, I look forward to posting and sharing with everyone about God and how His power is working in my life. I look forward to an entirely new journey as I watch and wait on God. I'm excited to see what He has planned for me and my family.

"You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus" - Luke 1:31