Thursday, May 29, 2014


Sitting here eating my curds and whey, not really; but with my morning tea.
My mind is thinking on a momentous occasion soon coming in my life.
Are there times when you think this can't be me?
It must be my mother-in-law and father-in-law that are celebrating this occasion.
Definitely not my husband and myself.
We certainly couldn't be celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary!
It totally takes me by surprise, it astounds me.
I am having a difficult time wrapping my head around this occasion,
though I have been making plans for the celebration.
Occasions are so important to celebrate and we will be doing just that with our family. 
But still it really can't be my husband and I, can it?
As our grandson says, "whoa!"

The teacup was found several years ago in a gift shop at the Kensington Palace.


Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary. Something surely to be proud of. Hope you have a wonderful celebration. (I found your blog post off of Bernideens Tea Time Blog.) Beautiful Tea Cup.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Happy anniversary!

Angela McRae said...

Congrats on 50 years! (And no, that does not seem possible to me ... since I feel you and I are the same age!) I absolutely LOVE your beautiful teacup! Still have not been to Kensington Palace ... next time!

Sylvia said...

Happy 50th Anniversary, Marilyn! We celebrated our 50th this past December.

Catherine said...

Congratulations!! This is a beautiful milestone to reach. Blessings always, Catherine

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...


How lovely to be celebrating. We really do think that it is so important to mark special occasions in life for in so doing one accumulates much joy at the time and so very many happy memories afterwards.

Your cup and saucer are most pretty.

La Tea Dah said...

That is a delightful teacup!

And fifty years --- fantastic! Congratulations! I know you will have a wonderful celebration!

Laura said...

Oh how wonderful! Congratulations to you on your anniversary!
~*~ the tea cup!

Laura said...

Oh how wonderful! Congratulations to you on your anniversary!
~*~ the tea cup!

Rosemary said...

Congratulations, Marilyn and Jim! Wishing you the happiest of celebrations!

parTea lady said...

Congratulations, Marilyn. That is certainly a wonderful milestone to be celebrated.

I think "this can't be me" every time I look in a mirror. ;-)

I love your photo of that gorgeous teacup.

relevanttealeaf said...

Congratulations on your upcoming 50th Wedding Anniversary. My hubby and I will celebrate our 50th next year. Indeed, the years do pass swiftly. I used to think couples who were married as long as us were ancient. I've changed my mind
now! ;-)

Mary said...

Raising a china cup at teatime……then a glass of wine at dinner…….to wish you both huge congratulations on this very special anniversary coming up dear friends.

I know about your fabulous trip coming up - hoping it will be all you are dreaming about and more.

Love and huge hugs dear Marilyn.
Mary & Bob XX

P.S. Beautiful china

Linda said...

A pretty teacup. I hope you enjoy preparing for your 50th wedding anniversary. It's a special occasion to celebrate so get out your lovely tea things and champagne glasses and enjoy! (Our turn next year, God willing)!

Kate said...

Congratulations on the upcoming anniversary!! I so know what you mean as I look at some of the milestones headed my direction...hard to wrap my head around them....

Lorrie said...

Happy Anniversary! Marking the years with a big celebration is important, I think, for you and for the family. Sometimes I wonder how it is that these days come up when it seems like I'm still 22 in my head.

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

Congratulations! Happy 50th anniversary. I love your teacup.

Tracy said...

GORGEOUS photo, Marilyn... beautiful tea time moment. :o) (The cup is lovely... have not been to Kensington Palace in a a few years now.) 50 years... that is a BIG milestone to celebrate. I think was we grow older these bigger occasion have even more impact. So glad you're planning a special celebration. HAPPY 50TH! May the love be growing & flowing for 50 more, and then some. :o) ((LOVE & HUGS))

Jeanie said...

What a beautiful photo! And yes, that is a huge milestone -- It's difficult to believe for it probably both seems like a long time (which it is) and yesterday! I'm so glad your happy plans will include a grand celebration -- I know you will have such joy!

And that photo -- fabulous!

Relyn Lawson said...

I have been away from real blogging for ages. I have missed visiting my friends. I have missed connecting. I have missed you, friend.

Adrienne said...

Happy Anniversary. The two of you are a delight to know. Wishing you many more years to come. Yes, I really do think it's happening to you! We're not far behind.