Saturday, October 27, 2012

Collector or Hoarder?

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;   but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. " Matthew 6: 18-19

I love Teapots!  I always have!  Ever since I can remember I have loved the pictures in books and magazines of people sitting at a table and having tea.  Even Alice in Wonderland having tea with the Mad Hatter appealed to my childhood dreams. My collection started out very slow, but in the past few years it has really blossomed!

I collect teapots sometimes by theme, like "Roses"

or "Apples"
I have lost count now, some jokingly say I am boarderline "hoarder". But I think I just enjoy the hunt for that one teapot that I may not have, at a cheap price of course! :-)  My eyes are trained now to scope out teapots as soon as I enter a Thrift shop or yard sale. So how can I be a hoarder if I keep them organized and only display a few at a time? Silly me, I'm just a collector.   I realize that I cannot take these things with me when I leave this earth; these "things" are not important in light of eternity, but God has given me a gift to enjoy while I'm here. I believe He loves to see His children happy doing things they enjoy as long as it does not cause harm, bring shame to Him or others, or takes the focus off of His purpose for our lives...not allowing it to become "god".  As I keep Him the focus of my worship, heart and life, I believe I'm okay. I'm not a hoarder, but just someone that enjoys the blessings God has so liberally placed on me!
Oh! I also have seasonal teapots, teapots by color...Next time I'll share more of my "Lovelies."


Shelia said...

HI Veronica! Oh, you have some pretty tea pots! There is just something special about pouring tea out of a pretty tea pot! I don't drink coffee but I do like my tea - hot or iced! ;)
I'm so glad you'll be having Thanksgiving with your son and family. I'm sure they will love it that you're going to do some of the cooking. Nothing like mama's cooking. My little mother is 89 and she always wants to help me cook for the holidays but I tell her she cooked for my family for so many years and now it's her time to be waited on! :)
Thanks always for your sweet visits.
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan said...

Very nice, Veronica. Very nice. Thanks for your visit to my blog today, too! Susan

Sue said...

Hi can never be considered a hoarder if things are organized that is my motto :)
loved your comment on my blog about the mammogram and how short you are...Those machines move up and down did you know that.....when I was looking for pictures to post I saw pictures of women sitting in wheelchairs with the machine moved down to their next time tell them come down to 5'2" or else!!