Monday, July 21, 2014


Hello Ladies and welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 231!  It has been a sad week for the world, with changes that make me wonder if anything will ever feel the same.  I don't like to share sad things on my blog, but how could I not share how grieved I am. My heart goes out to all the families who have suffered loss from the terror of men, fire, war and rain.   The Lord's heart must grieve for His children.  My world has been busy with a continued summer enjoying my grandchildren.  For now, my Son is home and for that I am grateful.  He enjoyed his first helicopter ride into a fire and the grandchildren have enjoyed face painting and the L.A. Zoo.

Today I will be sharing black and white tea cups.  They are hard to find, but so well worth it when you do.  I start with  "SeƱorita" by Royal Albert of England.  With the red rose in the center, it is just stunning tea cup. 

The next cup is a Royal Stafford also from England.  All the black part of this cup is a flat black.  The gold design is all hand painted. 

The last cup is Clarence China from England.  My pictures do not do this cup justice.  Don't you think the cup is a great shape? I wish everything would be as simple as black & white!

So many fun parties happened last week, I am grateful that you continue to visit our little Tea Party each week.  Our dear friend Terri and her son are still very gravely ill.  Please do not forget them in your prayers.  She is very grateful, as am I.  Our God is still the God that heals.  Hope your summer continues to be filled with love and joy!  Hugs, Martha

Monday, July 14, 2014


Hello Ladies and welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 230!  Summer is upon us but the weather has been crazy.  California has been hot.  My Son had his first helicopter drop into a fire this past week.  Not sure how he is doing,  but I know he is in God's hands.  Our dear friend Terri and her son are still quite ill.  Terri did say she was feeling a little improvement.  She is very grateful for all your prayers.   My heart has been very heavy about my friend.  Please keep them both in prayers.

It seems like the summer is flying by and soon the children will be back in school and my time with them will again be limited.  The children love to come to Grandma's and garden.  We are growing those giant pumpkins. This is my first time.  I hope they grow for my children's sake.  If you have any suggestions to keep them growing, let me know.  Here they are playing in the mud at their home.  Remember doing that? I do! We we also a visited The La Brea Tar Pits this week.  Each photo taken, had someone's hand covering my face. 

My first tea cup today is my favorite Haviland, Limoges.  It is a rather large cup and looks like a piece of lace on pink porcelain. 

The next cup is a Lefton.  It too, is a pale pink, it was a gift from my best friend.  Love pedestal cups, they always looks so dainty.  

Last cup this week is simply marked Bone China, 22KT gold trimmed, England.  I love the ruffle design on top.  

Hope you are having the best summer. Can't wait to see what you will share this week.  Hugs, Martha

Monday, July 7, 2014


Ladies,  welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 229!  So glad you could join us.  I trust you all had a good 4th of July.  I am aware that for many of you, the weather has been awful.  Here in Los Angeles we have been HOT!  I am thankful that we have had no big fires directly around us.  We live in the foothills and are surrounded by mountains.   Our family went to visit the new police station my Son-in-law works at, on the 4th.   He is our policeman.  I sat in a holding cell, rode in his police car and visited every place you do not want to be in, at a police station. It was a little unnerving to realize that our Son-in-law works such a dangerous job.  It wasn't until I was in the police station that it really hit me. My daughter tells me I live in a safe bubble. Maybe I do, and I am so thankful for that safe feeling. I am also grateful for men like Kevin that are called to do that.

I have removed all my red, white & blue at home.  It is always a little sad, like Christmas, I love to decorate for this holiday.  Today I am sharing some pink tea cups starting with this demitasse Limoges.  The pattern name is "The Ardennes," Theodore Haviland, Limoges, Frances.  I only own 2 of these demitasse cups, however, I do own the entire dinnerware set in the pattern.  I am so lucky.  I put it on layaway about 20 years ago and I am so happy I did.  It would be out of my financial reach now.

The next cup is also a Theodore Haviland, Limoges. Name of pattern is unknown.  I have a small serve for 8 of this pattern. Sorry about the shadow.

Last but not least is this stunning Shelley, always a wonderful choice.

The picture at the top of the post is some of the lids on the Limoges dishes.  They were just to beautiful not to display them.

Please continue to pray for our dear Terri and her son.  She is still having health problems.  Here is this week's link.  Wish me luck.  Hugs, Martha

Monday, June 30, 2014


Hello Ladies:  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 228!  Hope you have had a wonderful week. I know the weather across the country has been horrible.  Please keep save. Los Angeles will be starting a wind and heat event. Never good for us.  We had some major events happen this week. First, I want to tell you about Terri. Her and her son are in need of prayer.  They are both struggling with health issues and need us to cover them with prayer.  She is going to try  and post sometime in July, if she can.  Terri is a strong and amazing women, I know God will work a miracle for her family.  Any details really need to come from her, what she needs the most is prayer and we can do that!

On a lighter note, Noah, received his "yellow belt" in Karate and my "Hot Shot"  Son, got to give his parents a tour of the station and many unanswered questions were answered.  It was a great family day and we all enjoyed our education in fighting forest fires.  

The Fourth of July is just around the corner and like many of you, plans are already being made.  I want to share some fun cups in the Red, White & Blue colors once again.   The first cup is a beautiful Aynsley.  The colors are a cream, dark blue and a stunning red rose center. 

The next cup is also an Aynsley.  This time with a white, blue and red design. Both Aynsley's have these amazing handles.  They look like ears.

The last cup I am sharing is a hand painted cup with stunning red roses and blue and gold design by Nippon.  My pictures do not do it justice at all. 

Here is a peek at the rest of my Grandchildren.  As you guessed, I am doing the Linky again. I just hope it is as good as last week.  Have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!  

Hugs, Martha