Friday, July 27, 2007

SHOW & TELL #12 Votives

It's Friday and that means it's Show & Tell hosted by Kelli at There Is No Place Like Home. Post your Show & Tell and then go here to post it on Mr. Linky.


It's so much fun so please join in!!!!








Most of the items I've shown on Show & Tell have been items with a lot of history and meaning to me from my past.



This week is entirely different.



These are the 4 votive candle holders that I won in Leigh Ann's recent birthday celebration where she gave a gift away for each of the first 10 days of July to celebrate her birthday on July 10th.
I was blessed to be one of the 10 who won and these were my lovely gift.



I have placed them on my computer desk in front of the 12 scrapbooks of our travels.
To the left is a rock from Pictou, Nova Scotia from the Ship Hector launching on September 19, 2000.
To the right is a rock from Halifax I picked up on
September 14, 2000.



It is interesting how we have "stages" in our lives.
I find it intriguing that this new stage of my life, BLOGGING, is represented and surrounded by pleasant memories of my past.
There is no question that my life entered an entirely new stage when I began my Penless Writer blog on January 31, 2007.
I have no idea where God is taking Penless Writer but I know my steps are ordered of the Lord and that gives me great comfort to know I am in His perfect will.


Thanks again Leigh Ann by blessing me with this lovely momento.


I also have to give mention to Amber, of Trust in the Lord, for the Land's End Gift Certificate I won on her blog on July 10th. I don't have a "show" yet, because I haven't spent it!!!


but I can certainly "tell".







43 comments:

Anita said...

Susan, the votive candle holders you won are very nice, indeed! I love such little iron ornaments!

Me too, I am very grateful for all the inspiration I get though blogging and for all the wonderful people I met throughout the world.

Happy Friday to you!

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

Momma Roar said...

They look beautiful there with your other items! I'm so glad you are enjoying them and thank you again for being part of my bday party!!

You are such a blessing to me Susan - I hope you know that!

Kim said...

I love the votives. I'm so glad we have blogs. I don't know what I did before blogging. I have met so many wonderful people. They inspire me so much. Thank you for sharing.

Tina said...

Yes, those votives are lovely! Hmm, I was interested to know about those books behind them. I say you can always tell more about a person by what books they own!

Lallee said...

Those are wonderful prizes, Susan.

Like you, this blogging is making me remember wonderful memories from my life and family and travels. Maybe our blogs will be journals for our ancestors some day.

Jungle Mom said...

Nice! a gift from a blogger.

ellen b said...

Well congratulations on all your winnings. The candle votives are great. I like your rocks of remembrance, too! blessings...

Short Stop said...

I love those votives. I own them, and I love the way they flicker and warm up a space when lit! Congrats on winning...Leigh Ann's birthday week was SO much fun!

I have loved blogging, too...it's been so fun to meet so many women with so many inspiring things to share!

annie said...

What a fun way to celebrate a birthday! Cute candle holders.
There are so many contests going on in blogville right now it's crazy!
I will be drawing for mine later too!
Thanks for your encouragement Susan. I really appreciate it. My mother is a wonderful example of love and service and has been a Christian all my life, but it is nice to have someone with your classification as a mentor.

Patty said...

My children recently said that blogging is going to end up a legacy to them from me. A sharing of stories, of what is important to me that they may have never have known except through this form of journaling.
I love your votive holders, and I too have rocks from special places

Lori said...

Those votive cups are so pretty. I love them.

Don't we have wonderful/thoughtful friends through this blogging world.

LBP said...

I agree! Blogging has added another dimension to my life. I get so many ideas and read so many heart warming stories on blogs!

BTW! Cool votives!

diana said...

the votives look very nice there. i'm sure it's someplace that you can see them often and be reminded of leigh ann and blogging. i'm glad our paths have crossed.

thanks for sharing.

Marci said...

What a wonderful idea. First of all, I never knew anyone who actually put all their pictures in albums... =) I know lots that have good intentions. I love your thoughts that this new stage is surrounded by old memories!!

Sarah said...

I love fancy little votive candle holders - those are so pretty! And they look so lovely lined up along your bookshelf. What a fun Show-and-Tell.
I agree with Patty - from the daughter's side of things. My mom has been blogging in the last year and it has been so special to see pictures of her youth and of our family today, as well as her thoughts and memories.

Kelli said...

You have your new candles displayed beautifully, Susan! What sweet reminders of your special friend, Leigh Ann and all your blogging friends!
Kelli

Ruth said...

Those certainly are very pretty, and you found a great place to display them.

Susie said...

Your votive candles are so nicely displayed. Blogging does seem to be this "stage of life" for me too. It's a great way to reflect and share other "stages of our life" isn't it!!
:)

Susanna Rose said...

Wow...beautiful candles and I'm impressed by all your albums!

jennifer said...

I love the combining of the memories and stages of your life. I think that Leigh Ann was wonderful and I am so happy that you are blogging.

I was so tired from my visit with my sister that I opted out today of show and tell, so I am happy to see others show and tell!

Barbara H. said...

I love the display with the new gifts and older mementos! Lovely!

Lana G! said...

The votives are cute and I am so glad blogging has been a blessing - may you continue to be used by the Lord and bless those who visit you as well as those you visit.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Susan- They look beautiful. And, boy! You're lucky when it comes to bloggy winning!

Sharon said...

Blogging is definitely a nice road to be on as I have met so many wonderful ladies such as yourself.

Have a blessed weekend!

mockingbird hill said...

Memories are made every single day and they don't have to be "long time ago" memories to be special. I have also picked up small stones from interesting places..but they have to be interesting, too! No ordinary rock will do ;)
Great Show and Tell...have a fun weekend. Cassie

Susie said...

Great prices you won! I love candles, and votive holders are great so you can change the scents often. I love looking at Land's End catalogs. Enjoy spending your gift.

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

Isn't blogging great. What did we do before, lol. So many new friends. All y ou ladies are wonderful.

Tammy said...

Those votive candle holders are so pretty!
And I am so glad that you chose to be a part of blogging in this season of your life. You have already been a blessing to me! (((HUGS)))

Pam said...

So neat! You were quite the winner in July weren't you? Well in God's eyes, you are always a winner! I hope you get to enjoy smelling pretty votives burning in your new holders.

I loved the way you said your new hobby of blogging, this season of your life, is being interwoven with former seasons of your life.

Lynne said...

Pretty votives and I like how you have them displayed.

Blogging has been a fun experience for me. I've met many wonderful people from all over and I've learned so much from them.

~Ginger said...

What a special blessing!

AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

The votives are beautiful! I am looking at all your scrapbooks and thinking to myself it is time for me to put all my digital pictures in family albums!! I have been planning to do this for 4 years now! The children just kept coming and I keep putting it off until next year! I think for sure this year!

Love the new blog look!!

Lyndy said...

They look beautiful and what a neat idea for a giveaway.

Thank you for being such a sweet blogging buddy Susan.

Have a blessed weekend.

Lyndy

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

That is so awesome...what a great place to display them!

Amber said...

Those candle holders are gorgeous!

I hope you get something you like from Lands End!

God Bless,
Amber

PS~ Congrats on your award below, you certainly do deserve it:)

Trudi M said...

What a great post and support of blogging. I so agree with you about the blessings about blogging.

Myrna said...

I like the way you have several treasured mementos displayed together. Although the experiences are different and happened at different times, they are all special to you and have a place of honor in your home.

MightyMom said...

what a great display!!

PEA said...

How I would love to look through your scrapbooks!! The votive candle holders you won are wonderful and I like where you put them:-) I'm so glad you did decide to blog and that our paths crossed:-) xox

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

What a wonderful "Show and Tell"...especially the telling of how much the blogging land friendships mean. They certainly mean a lot to me, too!!

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs - Kim said...

Congratulations to you, dear Susan, on your recent blessings from other bloggers! Blogging is a great way to meet so many wonderful people...you've certainly been a blessing to me. I really appreciate the time you always take to visit me and for your kind comments that you leave.

Rose Mary said...

Very nice gift! I like to collect rocks as momentos, too!

Gina said...

I love the votives! My MIL also collects rocks from everywhere she goes and from all special occasions if there are any rocks available!

Thanks for sharing~