Monday, May 17, 2010

A Hole in my Sole...
Hello Friends! Thank you for stopping by!
Sit down and take a moment....would you care for coffee or tea? I have something to share with you...

Rachel Ashwell posted this artist on her blog....a painting by Lisa Dirkes...

It made me think about the hole in my soul that I asked God to fill...

God filled the hole in my soul with his peace and love...
and then he brought me all of you wonderful new friends on my blog!
Saturday to my delight I recieved this beautiful package in the mail from Susan over at I won her darling giveaway!
It came wrapped in the most beautiful rose paper with all of these shabby rose treasures!
Ohhh La La...I instantly started fluffing and finding a home for all of these goodies...
I was so touched at her thoughtfullness...I was also inspired and made these cutie signs with some of the rose paper that sweet Susan packed my treasures in...

I never dreamed that I would find such sweet, lovely and inspiring people
through my little blog... but what a blessing it has been!
Thank you Susan for the pretty gifts...
Thank you for taking time to let me share my heart with you...
Thank you God for filling my teacup with such inspiration, beauty and friendship!
A sweet thank you to Lady Katherine  and
 Martha @ for partying through the week!



  1. Olivia, What a beautiful way you have displayed my gifts to warms my heart that such a beautiful person was the winner of my give away!!
    I love what you did with those signs decorating them with the package paper. I would have never thought to use the paper in that way. You are truly a talented person and is obvious you are using the gifts of talent that God gave you!
    God Bless you my sweet friend!!

  2. I do believe that God uses "blogging" also.I have a couple of real friends because of it.
    Verynice gifts you won and how cool that you used the pretty paper to make the sweet sign.
    Deb :)

  3. Have no fear, chick, you are well loved! Especially with a name like Olivia!! Squeeeeeeeal...

  4. Beautiful gifts you won in the giveaway! Love your tea tray and how you dressed it - the teapot, the lace, the card, and of course the pretty teacup. Thanks for your devotional. So true. bless you!

  5. What a sweet post Olivia, and congrats on the win. Blogging has been a blessing for me too, such a creative outlet to share with like minds. I have met some outstanding women that I never would have met otherwise.

  6. It is so true that we tend to drift towards bloggers with whom we have something in common. I never realized so many women enjoy serving and having tea as much as I do.
    You won some really nice treasures, congratulations.

  7. Olivia,

    What a treasure trove of goodies you received when you won that giveaway!!

    And everything looks just beautiful where you found a home for it !!

    The signs you made are so pretty!!

    Blogging has also been such a blessing for me too!


  8. Yay..such a beautifully charming post!! Lovely!! Fabulous tea post!!

  9. Oh my, you received some wonderful & special things. I love those signs, how creative of you :)

    Hope you have a wonderful & fabulous week my friend!! Be sure to stop on over as my Giveaway started today, a sweet little hanging pillow & decorative candle to be won!!

    Warmest always, Brenda

  10. Your gifts are lovely! Congrats on winning them. You displayed them so nicely too....Chirstine

  11. Hi: What a sweet post. Loved how you shared Jesus, it touched my heart. Have a wonderful week and thanks for sharing your tea cups with us. Blessings, Martha

  12. Hi Olivia,
    What a very heartfelt, sweet post !! It's amazing all the wonderful friends we have in bloggy land .. you are a blessing to so many as well, and you were blessed in return .. how wonderful is that ?! Thanks for sharing all your treasures and have fun finding sweet places to put them xo
    hugs ~tea~

  13. It's so wonderful how you share the main thing first, what a blessing to have the holes in our souls filled. You're a treasure and, yes, your cup is full.

  14. Oh Olivia, you lucky duck! you won beautiful gifts and the sign that you made is so pretty! thanks for sharing and wishing you a great day!

  15. What a lovely, thought provoking post.

  16. Oh, so beautifull gifts... lucky you!!!

  17. Olivia! what a sweet and charming post! i love it!

    do come by and sit for tea with me too! hurry, tea's getting cold! lol

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  18. Hi Olivia,
    What a beautiful and poetic tea you have shared with us today! I just love how you express yourself and your love for the Lord. Please stop by and share tea with me too, won't you? Have a beautiful day.


  19. Oh so very pretty! Thank you so much for joining Martha and I in Tea Cup Tuesday. We love having you.

  20. Sweet post, Olivia...I have been amazed by blogland...I have received so much kindness...a true blessing! Your kitchen is adorable...the RA valance is perfect!
    have a great day!

  21. Oh thanks so for stopping by... You blog is lovely and I will certainly be back.... Blessings..

  22. I loved your message on my blog! Thank you for visiting and for the coment! Your blog is adorable!

  23. Congrats on your wonderful win! I am in love with the Tea Time sign you made! Oh, make a lot more! Blogging is a blessing, to meet so many wonderful people! I love the sole painting! I love the silver tea pot, the flower teapot is so, so pretty! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday! I loved seeing all your treasures and the sign! I love all the things I see on your sidebar too! So glad your joined me today for Tea with your lovely tray!

  24. Olivia ~
    I love how only God can fill that empty spot in our lives ~

  25. Beautiful display and lovely post.



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