Sunday, April 13, 2008


Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many.
~Charles Dickens~

These are photos I took this weekend. Some are of treasures in my home.

They are not expensive things. What I treasure isn't really expensive . But, the possessions I have are priceless to me because of the memories attached to them. I guess you could say I hold the world in a paper cup.
Some are photos of nature that I took this weekend. I hope you enjoy them..

I have been thinking of my blessings all weekend.... It is hard sometimes to see them because of my sorrow, but I am trying to see... The first photo is of my tea cabinet. I love tea and drink it throughout the day. My Mom usually comes over for a cup every morning

The little wooden shoes John purchased for me last Summer before his accident. I think of him every time I look at them. We had such a good time that day. He asked me, "How many men go with their wives to antique shops?" I told him he was right. Most men like doing their own thing. But we always liked to spend time together. Some people don't understand that. They think it is weird to want to spend that much time with their spouse. But we loved it. We enjoyed each others company and liked to do a lot of the same things. He would go antiquing with me and I would go fishing with him.

I took this photo of a fairy I have taped to my red spice cabinet. I enlarged it because it is only about 2 inches tall.
The cabinet belonged to my Grandma for most of her life. It is comforting to use her cabinet. She has been gone for 7 years. I still miss her.

This is a nest John found for me at work. It was abandoned so he brought it home for me. It is a marvel. The bird used cigarette down to help line the inside of her nest.

The nest in the tree is a Robin's nest. I happened to look up and see the Robin go into her nest. I tried to capture her in the nest but she flew off.
The Alice in Wonderland piece came from Mom and is close to my heart..

This is the inside of the nest from John.

This picture of the tree leafing out was taken this week. I went out to lunch with my friend Anne and took this from her sunroof.

The Robin in the green grass I took while at the park with Elizabeth.

The sunflowers I picked two Summers ago. I love the look of dried flowers. The carnations are from John's funeral. I plan on putting them in a shadow box.

The sandcastle came from a sale I went to with my sister. I bought it for ten cents.

This Robin was in my driveway and let me get a few feet away from her. She kept peeking at me. I thought she was so pretty. Her coloring was just gorgeous.

This is the same Robin. I saw her pick downy from a plant, that is what is in her mouth. Her nesting materials...

I saw these beautiful yellow tulips while out doing errands and had to stop and take a photo of them. I love yellow..

I was so bummed out over all the rain this week. But I was trying to find something positive . The reflection of the trees in the water in my driveway greeted me one morning when I came out. I found my positive thing. It reminds me of an upside down faerie world...

Tonight's song, I Still Miss You by Keith Anderson
1st clip
2nd video
There is a line that says, you are so deep down in my soul I don't know how to let you go.
That is how I feel about John. I don't know how to let him go....


Treasure Barn said...

Hi Nita

I love all of your treasures. Especially since they all have memories. The picture of your trees reflection in the water is amazing. That I would enlarge and frame!

It is special that you and John loved spending time together. My husband and I are like that. He loves to go to antique shops with me.

I am glad to see you are tring to get on with life without John. I can only imagine how hard it must be but I am so proud of the way you are handling it all. Stay strong sweetie. John is with you, just pay attention and you will see the signs.

God Bless You
Hugs to you and Elizabeth

Mimi said...

I loved the little walk with you through your memories by picture...
how wonderful that you have all these sweet memories...savor them and hold them close to your heart...

sepia art studio said...

the most precious things for me are those which are "not for sale".
those nests are BEAUTIFUL!! your robin's are different than ours in finland, though, they are just visiting here in summer & autumn, and flee away when they sense the frost.
robins are my most dearest birds <3

Niki RuralWritings said...

Beautiful photos!

Classic Charm said...

Your tea cabinet is so cozy. I also loved all your nature photos, and especially the dried flowers and the wooden shoes. Wishing you a happy week.

Nonnie said...

loved your treasures, nita.....treasures are dear, not for the value in dollars, but just as you said.....for the memories each one holds....thank you for sharing.
keeping you in my heart and prayers,

regina barnett said...

What wonderful memories you have..the bird the flowers, the nest, have wonderful memory's for you. Glad to visit with you. I love the nature walk.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I loved snooping through your cabinets! LOL! I really like the bird nest John found. Nature is amazing......and my number one fav pic of all time is the Robins! such great shots you got! Of course they are dear to my heart...there is a reason I'm named Robin and it IS because of the bird...I have a red birthmark in a certain spot!

Jeanne said...

What wonderful photos of your nests and Robins. Robins are my favorite birds...I just love when I spot the first red breast which signals that spring is finally here. I also enjoyed seeing your inside tea cupboard. It looks similar to mine! How wonderful that your mother comes for tea everyday. How I wish I was able to do that with my mother.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Patti: I am glad you love them..
I am going to blow that picture up and the Robins. I want tp put them in the front room.
I guess I miss that the most, spending time with John. Just being with him. Hearing him laugh..
Sending you love. xoxo nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Mimi: I do hold them so close.. We must remember the good memories. They help sustain us in bad times.
Hope you are well. Love Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

delila: me too.. the most precious things in life cannot be bought. i am glad you loved the nests. i would love to see a picture of your Robins from Finland. i know your squirrels look different too. i have seen pictures of those.
i love robins as well. they are just sweet.
xoxo nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

niki: thank you! xoxo nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Rose: I hope you have a happy week too. I am glad you liked the pictures.. I love my little tea cabinet. It makes me happy to get up in the morning and make myself tea.
I have vinyl liner in the bottom of the cabinet that has green vines on it.
It is so pretty. I think it is the small little details that really makes a house a home.
xoxo nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Kimberly: You help my heart.. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. I am glad you loved my treasures.
Sending you love.. xoxo Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Regina: Thank you for the compliments.. I am glad you liked the photos and memories.
xoxo Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Robin: Where did you say that birthmark is? LoL
That is so neat you were named after the sweet Robin.
Glad you liked the photos. I have been thinking of you friend. Hope you have a good week. Sending you love. xoxo Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Jeanne: I am happy you liked the photos. I wish you could have tea with your Mom every morning too.
xoxo Nita

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I love the bird nest that John found. What you said at the end of the post made me think of this poem...
Death doth hide, but not divide
Thou art but on Christ's otherside.
I in Christ and Christ in thee,
In Christ united still are we.

God bless you you richly,
Pam <><

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Pam: Thank you for the poem..I really liked it.
I am glad you liked the bird nest from John. He always thought of me. Bringing me things he knew I would love.
I miss that and I miss him..
xoxo Nita

Colleen said...

This is a wonderful and bittersweet post, but I love it.

PixieDust said...

that last photo is sooooo magical... *sigh...

many blessings indeed, I too love the simple, this is what touches my heart.

"I hold the world in a paper cup." This phrase will stay with me always - it is perfect.


Love you,

Shelley said...

Hello Nita, thank you for sharing all your beautiful treasures....John was so right about forgivness. I am glad you chose to forgive your Dad and love him inspite of his faults...So many good people make such bad mistakes and choices in their lifes. I have learned this from experience,and have chosen to forgive,as well. Unforgiveness is much like a cancer, it will eat at your soul until there is nothing left....your pictures of all the birds are a blessing to look at, and the trees and flowers. God has much beauty to offer us...

Your Dad must certainly have a green thumb. His garden is beautiful...I pray all goes well with his surgery..and recovery....



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