This tablescape was special in many ways: First, it was a visual reminder to reflect on my spiritual condition throughout the days of Lent. Secondly, using my mother-in-law’s china, and silverware that was gifted to me by my husband’s aunt recalled precious memories of their character, devotion to family, and love for God.
The classic “Golden Rhapsody” china features a small shaft of oats with head bowed low from the weight of its grain. It calls to mind the bowed head of Christ as He bore the weight of the cross upon his shoulders and ultimately the sins of this world. The leaves of the oats and the rim of the plate are touched with gold. A nod to the kingship of that sacred head. My aunt’s silver is placed in the shape of the cross.
A rustic placemat, the farmer’s china, and elegant silver embrace the conflict of deity stooping from heaven, denying His divinity, and humbling Himself to save mankind through death on a cross. My tribute, my remembrance, my opportunity to tell and share his story and my story.
In His grace,