Sunday Sentiments ~ Author Emilie Barnes, If Teacups Could Talk

Recently I learned of the passing
of beloved Christian author
Emilie Barnes
who wrote over 70 books on time management
taking care of one’s home and
about tea time and knowing
and loving God…

Teatime as you know is something I find
very soothing, very comforting
and a perfect way to begin one’s day
while having a little quiet time…

I found Emilie Barnes’ wonderful books
at the little bookstore which used to be open 
in between services and during the week
at our former church in California ~
Calvary Chapel of Murrieta, California.

If Teacups Could Talk was part of
what helped bring me back to a closer
walk with God.
This book was a big part of that and was
a book that all of us in my first
tea groups in the Victorian Tea Society
in the late 1990’s read and discussed
at our luncheons.

One of the stories Emilie wrote about in this book was
about her mother and how as Emilie was growing up
they lived for a time at the back of her 
mother’s seamstress shop.
When it was quiet in the shop, her mother
would often take customers back 
for a cup of tea.
This woman lived out her faith daily
sharing with customers and eventually
with her neighbors in 
her later years.
I loved how Emilie wove her family
her love of Jesus
and poetry and quotes about tea
throughout this book!

In all of Emilie Barnes’ books she shares 
Biblical scriptures and principles
to help us learn about
Jesus and about 
how having faith in our
daily lives is the best comforter
we could ever have.

Sometimes during the late 1990’s
I wrote Ms. Barnes to let her know how
much her books meant to me
and that If Teacups Could Talk
helped renew my faith in God.

She wrote a lovely letter back
which I have with all 
my keepsake letters.

Here is a pin I saved sharing another of
Sandy Lynam Clough’s
gorgeous tea artwork which was
soooo pretty and perfect
paired with Emilie’s books.
Part of my Mother’s Day gift from my husband back around 2002 when I visited
Macy’s in Costa Mesa, California for a china signing with Sarah, the Duchess of York.

If you are thinking of a gift for a friend
do consider giving the gift of tea…
If Teacups Could Talk
any of Emilie Barnes’ other books on 
hostessing a tea party.
Emilie’s books are printed through
Harvest House Publishers.
Sharing with
Inspire Me Monday ~ Create with Joy
Saturday Sparks ~ Pieced Pastimes
Dishing It Digging It ~ Rustic and Refined
Share Your Style ~ The Red Painted Cottage

Blessings to you,


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