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

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I'm on Ebay!

Well, I did it! I jumped in with both feet! I've never sold anything on ebay before! Bought stuff...in fact I just bought a chandelier for my dining room! I'll be sure and post when that one comes in! But I've been on the edge of the ebay selling pool for awhile now because I've got some things of my dad's I really need to sell for my mother. She's on a fixed income and in an independent living facility. She's been disabled ever since she was 58 and had a stroke. Dad collected everything and was a true garage sale junkie! But today I decided to get my feet wet and auction this cloisonne vase I found at a consignment shop. It really is beautiful! The details are amazing. I could only post 4 pics on ebay but I wanted to show my blogging buddies more!

The vase itself is just over 6" but with the stand it's about 7 1/4". The background in the front and back is some kind of coppery foil which shows up in the art deco design at the top of the vase too! It's also in little tiny dots within the tiny scrollwork! Isn't it amazing! I got a real good deal on it so I hope I make some money!

See the copper foil shining!

A bluebird is flying under wisteria and swooping down on a lotus blossom!

These dragonheads are on the sides of the vase and there's even scrollwork inside the color around the dragonhead! Can you see the little dots of copper foil in the scrollwork?

Isn't it just beautiful! I bought it to keep of course but I really thought I might do well on ebay with it to help mom out! Wish me luck!


  1. Hey Miss Lauralu - Thanks for dropping by my blog the other day. Your yard is beautiful! Good luck with the EBay sale. I've been wanting to try it too. Did you have to sign up to accept paypal?

  2. It is GORGEOUS!
    ~Good luck and Happy 4th! ;)

  3. It truly is beautiful, Laura. I hope you get really big $$$'s for this beauty. How sweet of you to do this for your mother.

    You have a beautiful heart.

  4. Very pretty! Good luck selling on Ebay!...Christie

  5. Laura--The vase is a beauty! Good luck with ebay. It itimidates me. I have bought things, but with the help of mys son. Next week is prety clear for me. Email me and let's do lunch--really. I hope you can! Have a happy and safe 4th!

  6. oh Laura, it is beautiful, and you are soooo brave to try the ebay thing. I try to avoid ebay, because as much as I collect by going to garage sales, etc., I cannot imagine what I would end up with if I had the whole world of ebay to buy on! Good luck! laurie

  7. It's beautiful! I hope you get what you want out of it!

  8. Hi Lauralu! Oh, congratulations on winning the chandy! Good luck with your sales on Ebay! That vase is outstanding! So beautiful! Thanks for popping in to see me. I always appreciate your visits! Have a wonderful 4th!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  9. wow...that is pretty!!! I bet it is already snatched up!

  10. Laura lu- see you have a new best seller movie coming out thanks to Laurie! Looks like you all had a blast- how much more fun can it get shopping with blogging friends!! You look great! Love the new designer shades!

    I am doing so much better and am walking with just the tiniest limp. Still working on the energy coming back but it is so wonderful to feel like I am back in the land of the living!

    We closed on our house though we had to put in a new septic tank for a mere 3200.00! Told Bill this has been an expensive summer for us! Still haven't unpacked our 26 foot gooseneck trailer filled with more furniture and stuff! Got some great stuff in there I would love to show !


  11. Wow, this is sooooo pretty. I know it must be worth a lot, I hope you were successful in selling it. I've been thinking about putting my Father Christmases on Ebay. Just don't know how to do it and i've never bought anything on there either.
    It must be fun going through the garage.. maybe something for Antique Roadshow?


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