This is my interpretation of the Twisted Sketches Layout Sketch #116 with the Twist-Metal. One of my favorite quotes inspired this layout:
"You... were created to be loved. So for you to live as if you were unloved is a limitation, not the other way around... Living unloved is like clipping a bird's wings and removing its ability to fly... A bird is not defined by being grounded but by his ability to fly. Remember this, humans are defined not by their limitations, but by the intentions I have for them; not by what they seem to be, but by everything it means to be created in my image. Love is NOT the limitation; love is the flying. I AM love. "
— William P. Young (The Shack)
I used my gorgeous Scraps Of Darkness August Kit -Envy to create this layout that features a few of my Favorite Things. Both photos are of things that my amazing husband of 21 years has gotten for me. The first favorite thing is my Old Country Roses Tea Set. When I was a little girl, I had a friend who was elderly, Mrs. Frailey. She was a widow, who had once traveled the world with her husband, and had a collection of beautiful tea cups from different places that they had visited together. I loved going to her home and spending time with her in her rose garden. She would fix me chocolate cupcakes, and let me eat them warm-no icing-just like I loved them, and serve me tea in one of her precious cups. She always knew how to make a little girl, who came from a family that didn't have much, feel special. That relationship with her shaped so much of my life, and is where I get my love of all things vintage from. My husband, knowing how much I love these things, took me to purchase that tea set. We had just moved into our new home, and I was about to host a girlfriend party, and he surprised me, by taking me shopping to pick out the tea set that he knew I so dearly wanted. The second photo is of my Staffordshire Dogs. Again, Mrs. Frailey had owned a pair of these beautiful dogs, and my husband had heard me talk about them, and knew that I secretly browsed the internet looking at them from a distance. One Christmas morning, we got up and started letting my son unwrap his presents. We don't normally buy for one another at Christmas, but there was a large box for me, under the tree from him. I unwrapped it and there they were a set of real, copper painted Staffordshire dogs! He had found an auction house in England that had an estate set and had purchased them and had them flown in for my Christmas present. I cried like a baby. I don't think anyone has ever done anything so thoughtful for me in my whole life, but that is why I love him, he always knows what is in my heart and does everything he can to make my dreams come true!
It is amazing what having people, who treat you special, in your life can do. It can change everything. I am grateful that along the path of my life, there were people who were willing to do just that. Find a lost soul, show them some kindness, and give them their wings to fly. ~Renea
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Dusty Attic Hand Painted Tea Set