Friday, July 22, 2011

A Lamp Unto My Tootsies!



Hello, Dear Ones! I thought I would play a little bit! I love to play and don't you deny it, you do too! ;) I was playing with Charlotte before she went to the other wall to hold the TV set. Bless her heart!


I put together a little Biblical vignette on the wooden top of Charlotte! She was very much wanting to grow spiritually. :)

I added a cloche. We all love cloches, don't we? I poked a green bowl filled with shells under the dome and added a little olden beachy postcard and another shell!! A shell with three drops of water is a symbol of baptism and the three drops of water represent the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.


Then I added Mr. Precious' Gone With the Wind lamp that my Mother gave him many years ago. I thought of the scripture from Psalms ~ "Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" especially sitting here by my Bibles.


I saw this on someone's blog a few years ago ~ books tied up with ribbon and I just loved the look of it. So I took two of my Daddy's Bibles, he's in Heaven now, and my little Bible from when I was a little girl, stacked them up and tied a ribbon around them.


Now I'm rather olden and I can remember many of my little friends having this same little Bible. What a precious colorful cover with Jesus and the little children. It has the most beautiful pictures inside too. Now I carried my little Bible to church for many years as you can tell it was lovingly used. Do any of you remember the Bible Sword Drills where your leader would call out a scripture and you would try to find the scripture first?


If you'll look closely you'll see that I gave Jesus longer eyelashes! I thought everyone looked prettier with longer lashes and I was helping Him out. I'm sure He was laughing His head off when I did this! :) He knows I'm a silly, after all He made me this way.


There! Now you can see the eyelashes! Oh, and it looks like I was making that little child on the right more gorgeous too! :)

Well, now I'm ready to walk down my path that is well lit by God's Word. Oh, and I must not forget to stop and smell the flowers along the way! I pray you're all richly blessed today!!



Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you a little Note Song ~

Thy Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.

When I feel afraid,
And think I’ve lost my way.
Still, you’re there right beside me.
Nothing will I fear
As long as you are near;
Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.

I will not forget
Your love for me and yet,
My heart forever is wandering.
Jesus by my guide,
And hold me to your side,
And I will love you to the end.

Nothing will I fear
As long as you are near;
Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
And a light unto my path.
You’re the light unto my path.
~ sung by Amy Grant


35 comments:

  1. Oh Shelia, this is such a lovely post. I love the Bibles, your little one is just so precious. I know the Lord loves his new lashes and that he smiled at you while you did them. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Yes maam, I remember sword drills. I don't think kids these days do that anymore. I remember when I was asked to help with the flannelgraph story...I felt like Royalty!!

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  3. Ohhhh Shelia...everything is always so pretty here! I just love the lamp, the bow-tied books and your story of your Bible and making Jesus pretty with long eyelashes.

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  4. Beautiful tabletop! I had the very same Bible when I was a child! I remember well doing Bible drills. It was one of the ways I memorized scriptures.

    Smiles,
    Carol

    PS~ Remember this song?
    The B-I-B-L-E now that's the book for me.
    I stand upon the Word of God, The B-I-B-L-E!

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  5. Aw, how sweet! The Children's Bible makes the vignette so, so special.

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  6. I was reading along and enjoying your story about that darling little Bible... then I just "Laughed Out Loud" when I read about those long lashes.

    Shelia, you crack me up!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

    p.s. Stop on by to read about my FIRST blog party. It's for "newbies" and I know you're are "olden"... but maybe you could help spread the word :)

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  7. Everything is so pretty and "familiar"...things dear to our hearts bring pleasant memories of things past. I never thought "drills" were very pleasant though. All we need here is the smell of chocolate chip cookies and milk....mmmmmm thanks for the memories and eye candy!!!

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  8. Eyelashes! I swear you are as silly as I am! ;D

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  9. I guess I am one of your friends, because I had one just like it too! You've inspired me to take it out of the cedar chest. Love the new vignette you've created, but most of all love your heart (it shines through)!

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  10. shelia.
    What a lovey vignette! Love the books tied with ribbon! Such a sweet post!
    Thanks for visiting!
    Rebecca

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  11. I love this post Shelia! I love the old and well used Bibles and the seashells and the beautiful lamp. And I love your sense of humour - adding lush eyelashes to the picture of Jesus. Sweet! You gave me a smile and a chuckle. Have a blessed weekend. Pamela

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  12. Yes, Shelia, I love to play, you know that!:)
    Very pretty table top, I still have my childhood bible, too, I will show it one day.
    I love the song you picked for today, I found it on youtube and I'm listening to it right now.
    Have a lovely day, sweet Shelia.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  13. How pretty Sheila! Love the bibles and the pretty vignette you created.

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  14. I absolutely loved this post and the way you thoughtfully incorporated a testimony with your vignette!
    I'm sure Jesus has pretty eyelashes, right. I bet he was laughing too.
    My children had this same Bible cover, but in a larger version. I read Bible stories to them each night. And I do remember the bible memorizations. I'm not sure they do that much anymore. What a shame.
    Have a happy weekend!

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  15. Shelia, This is the most endearing post. How precious your worn bibles are! How sweet your heart is.
    I was richly blessed. YOu are a 'sweetie'.

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  16. Such a sweet post today Miss Shelia... Loved the olden bibles!
    {{{HUGS}}}
    Donna

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  17. Sweet Shelia, what a lovely post. This makes my heart sing. I love the Bibles.

    May God richly bless you this day!!

    Hugs, Barb

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  18. What a lovely table top vignette! I so love the precious old Bibles!

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  19. I sure do remember those drills! I see Ceekay does, too. We were from the same church, you know.
    It brought memories of our youth and our little Bibles.
    Love the ones you tied together.
    Sweet post!

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  20. Hi Shelia, your table vignette looks great. the bibles caught my attention right away. My children all received a bible from our church with the same cover. They still have theirs too. I do remember the bible verse drills. Especially during vacation Bible School. Not to brag, well I guess I am...I always won the drill. I was blessed with a good memory and it was an advantage many times in my life.

    I love the Gone with the Wind lamp. I know it is a treasure to you both.

    I also checked out your patriotic tablescape. Very pretty and I love the transfer ware dishes. I am patriotic to the bone so this was a treat to my soul.
    Smile.

    Oops, time to link up with PS.
    Love you, Jeanne

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  21. I can see you doing the eyelashes, too, Shelia. Love your gatherings of bibles ... but then your decor is always perfect, elegant & warm.

    The GWTW lamp is a real treasure of beauty.

    Happy PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  22. Hey - I haven't been by in a while. As always, I enjoyed stopping by. Your lashes on the picture of Jesus made me smile. And, I love the tattered edges of your old Bible. Worn books are awesome, but Bibles, especially so. I had to figure out who Charlotte was, at first. Oh, I got it! I've seen you around on comments, I was over on someone's blog for Time Travel Thursday and saw you - just had to come by and say hi! Hi!! Hugs, Jenn

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  23. Shelia,
    Wonderful song. Lovely post.

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  24. I really like your post and your sweet little Bible vignette.
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  25. Thank You Shelia your post touched my heart. You took me back to my Sunday School days.

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  26. Hello Shelia! Wow you have kept the Bible that your Dad had give you. That's a special and priceless treasure. I love the sea shells and the flowers in the last picture are really worth smelling :) Have a great weekend

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  27. Shelia,
    What a pretty vignette. I have that bible too. I remember the scripture drills too! That is funny. Thanks for linking this up to HSH!
    Sherry

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  28. Shelia,
    I adore your Bibles! You are so fortunate to have your Daddy's Bibles!"Mr. Ed" and I, too, have Bibles from our youth! Jesus loves your creativity...and your humor! Thank you for this precous message and post!
    Fondly,
    Pat @ On Crooked Creek

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  29. Shelia, you have me laughing out loud at the long eyelashes on Jesus. I'm sure you're right, I think He MUST have a really good sense of humor. te he! Yes, I think we must have gone to the same church, we had those same drills, oh...I'm fast!! Love this post and the Bibles tied with ribbon. thanks so much for sharing the inspiration, you name your furniture?
    love ya, Debra

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  30. How blessed we are to have you the way that he made you. Trish

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  31. A truly lovely post. I love the stack of all the bibles. Your cloche with the shells is lovely. Many blessings dear friend, xo marlis

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  32. A very lovely post! Carol Duval used to show things like this her craft show and would add flowers to the ribbon on old books, I love this type of decorating.

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  33. So charming Shelia! Your bible is just precious!! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

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  34. I had that same Bible as a kid... rarely opened it, didn't understand it, drew all over it... lost it, have no idea where it is. Fastforward, I FINALLY became a Christian at age 41. Glad the Lord kept after me and my eyes were finally opened. The thing is, yes, I remember the sword drills, I was good at them, knew the books of the Bible... it just was not sinking in!

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