Hymn of Promise

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise; butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there's a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There's a song in every silence, seeking word and melody; there's a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. ~~ words & music by Natalie Sleeth, 1986 United Methodist Hymnal

Friday, February 20, 2009

Shopping Spree at Old Time Pottery!

Today my best friend (refer to the previous post below in the white bikini) and I went to eat lunch with my mother who is in assisted living then we went shopping! Of course, neither one of us has any money right now what with kids in college and private schools and utility bills!, but that didn't stop us! We headed to the local outlet store Old Time Pottery! It's right up there with Marshall's and Hobby Lobby as favorite places to shop for home stuff with me! (At this time I just want to check and make sure Vanna noticed my title rhymes!) (winks!) Anyway, all I needed were some kitchen glasses, not the tablescape kind! the kind my kids take up to their rooms and leave until they become petri dishes! (OK I'm sorry that was TMI) so where was I?! Oh yea! Anyway, I don't even participate in the tablescape thursday and I'm looking at everything thinking about how to use it in a tablescape! Then I found these beautiful glasses! For $1.99 each! Look at the pretty etching of leaves! and the stems are a beautiful spring green! They'll look so pretty with my everyday china!

I bought 4 of them because I only have 4 complete sets of my everyday china. But I quickly decided after I got home that I needed more just in case!

And then I found these wonderful christmas plates!

Adorable Chickadees!

Glorious Cardinals!

Fabulous Finches!

Cute Nuthatches!

And now for the big reveal!! They were $1 each! Well I thought that was pretty good! So maybe by next Christmas I'll have figured out how to do one of these tablescape Thursdays!


  1. Evening, Laura Lu! Oh, I love those beautiful glasses! and those precious little plates! I've never heard of that shop, but I know I would love it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

  2. Hi Laura Lu! I love the glasses and what a deal! The plates are really prtty too....Christine

  3. It seems that I never get time to go out to Olde Time Pottery, but you've sure made me want to go! What deals. Those glasses are beautiful, and I love the Christmas plates! But, wait just a minute, I'm supposed to be the bargain hunter! laurie

  4. Hello Laura...

    Girl, you got a deal!!! There's just no way that you could have passed those pretty etched goblets or pretty plates up!!!

    Hmmm...I've never heard of Old Time Pottery...so I'm not sure if we have one here in Colorado, but I'm going to go and see...hehe!!! I love the pretty bird plates and have been looking for some like them...and to think you only paid a $1 a piece! What a blessing!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your new "pretties" with us...
    Warmest wishes,

  5. Did you go to the one close to your Mom? I HAVE to get some of those bird plates! HAVE TO! : )

  6. Hey girl! How did I miss this one! I'm over here pretty much every day! *winks* And I DID notice it rhymed! Lol!
    Lu to link you click on the little link logo when creating your post (it's the one right next to text color. It will open a small window where you can enter an address. You can then copy and paste the address of whatever you want to link. Then you can then highlight over that addy (left click) and write in whatever you like. Does that make sense to you? If not just let me know and I'll try to explain it better. Vanna

  7. Hi,I just found you at Vannas.It's nice to meet you.I like the glasses,but those plates are awesome.Fabulous finds ...Ann

  8. Great finds!! I love dishes and birds too! The glasses were beautiful!


Hello and God Bless! Thank you for visiting "Hidden Promise"! It's wonderful to get comments from you all! I think they are a great way to show our love, care and support of each other! Have a wonderful day! Lauralu :)