Monday, September 3, 2012

Pride and Prejudice

I just finished reading Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen last week.  It's a great book but I don't think I would have had the patience for it any earlier in my life!  If you're looking for a good book to read this fall and you have time to concentrate I would recommend it.
Of course, if you're reading a book written in 1813 about life in England you need to be drinking coffee out of a transferware castle mug, right?  This one features Ruthin Castle in 1792, and is made by Johnson Brothers. 

You know, if you think about it, pride and prejudice are the cause of so many problems in this world.  In my own life I find that when I realize I have been proud about something and then try and change it, I get proud of how humble I have become!  It's always a struggle.

All of you, clothe yourselves with humility
toward one another, because,
God opposes the proud
but gives grace to the humble.
Humble yourselves, therefore,
under God's mighty hand,
that he may lift you up in due time.
1 Peter 5:5-6
I am joining Tea Time Tuesday and Table Top Tuesday again this week.


  1. Great post and your statement about being proud of humility brought a smile to my face. I have been so guilty so many times. Love your mug and love this post. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. A good pairing of the mug with Pride and Prejudice.

  3. Oh my! I just left my first message to you before I pressed home and found your blog on Pride and Prejudice. This just happens to be my favorite piece of British literature! You, my new friend, have made me happy twice in the last 5 minutes! It must be a God thing!!!! What a lovely book! Women certainly had a long way to come from way back then! Thanks for your fun post! Lucy

  4. A very thought provoking post, indeed.

    Your pictures are lovely, and your sentiment even more so.

    Thanks for the reminder - I must work on this one more, to be sure.

  5. Love that book. And I get you with the pride and humility thing...the Lord just convicted me of this very thing last night. :/ One of those constant battles for me.

  6. Pride and Prejudice and a transferware mug with castles ... perfect!!!! Happy Tea Day!

  7. Hi Carmen,
    it must be a fabulous book. I only have seen the movie, but I loved it. What a romantic time it was. The mug is just fabulous for that event. Thank you for sharing your precious thougts, too.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  8. Hi Carmen,
    What a wonderful and thought provoking post! I really enjoyed your share today. Your use of scripture from 1 Peter is perfect!
    Love the transferware mug; my favourite, red! Thank you for coming to tea and have a lovely week.


  9. I've seen the movie many times, but never read the book. Your mug is so lovely. I love anything transferware! Great Bible verse, too.

  10. It's party time at Debt Free Mommy Blog and we're so busy it'll stay open for an entire month!! You're welcome to link up as many posts as you'd like that relate to making your space a better one for you and yours. So hop on over if you'd like and link up to Making Space Mondays, Linky Party #15. Thanks! -Tabitha

  11. Once, many years ago I heard someone refer to a relative as "they are proud to be humble". I guess there is a balance in everything!


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