Dec 16, 2014

BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE! LET'S HAVE A CUP OF TEA!



Hi Ladies!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 251! Sorry I am a little late this week.  I know most of you ladies post on Monday.  My son was at the doctor's all day yesterday, I came home exhausted.  He is improving slowly and I thank you for your continued prayers. Wasn't exciting to see Terri post last week?  She is going to try again next week.  I do hope things are going well for all of you.  I can say I am done with all the Christmas presents and wrapping.  This is the first time ever, I have been done so early.  I am so happy.  The silver lining about caring for someone is,  you are forced to stay home, so things get done. 




I will be sharing my kitchen decor this week, along with tea cups.  The first tea cup is Carlton Ware.  Love the gold on the inside of this cup.  It makes for a perfect Christmas Tea Cup.




The next cup I am sharing is this Green Depression Glass.  It looks amazing with the Rudy Red Depression Glass.  It is one of my favorite ways to set a table. 




Here are a few pictures of my kitchen.  I decorate every room for Christmas, crazy I know.  When it is done, it is so much fun to see visitors looking at all the goodies.  Hope you enjoy the Kitchen Tour.  



What is Christmas without my little angels? I love when they come over and hunt for their presents. 



Have a wonderful week.  Remember to take time for yourself and rest.  Thank you for your continued prayers for my son and for Terri and her son.   Sending lots of hugs your way!  Martha



Dec 8, 2014

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!


Hello Ladies!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 250!  Are you tired yet? Life just got put on speed for everyone. I love December, but I must admit, I get tired so easy.  I have a big tea  party here at my home on Wednesday night.  It is a annual party I host for the ladies of our church.  It seems each year our home gets smaller and smaller, but I love doing it.  I can officially say, I am done decorating for Christmas. Most people take a couple of days, I can take a couple of weeks easy.  




I am going to share my mantle this week.  I don't know, why I love to decorate so much, but I do.  I should have done that for a living.  I make such a mess while decorating, my home can look like it was robbed, that I am sure would be a problem.  Everyone I see decorating will take out their boxes and look so together doing it.  Not me, I make a mess, change my mind and move everything around, all over again until I get it right.  Is anyone else messy when decorating?



Here is the first tea cup I am sharing this week.  It is a a Royal Stafford.  Love the rich gold colors on this cup.



My next cup is a Royal Grafton.  It is the same style as the first cup, very elegant. 



My last cup is Depression Glass, Ruby Glass.  I have the entire dinner set, service for 12.  It is perfect for Christmas.  Saw all my Grandchildren this weekend.  It always makes me so happy.  Sophia was here all weekend.  Today I am missing all three!


Please take time to rest this week.  Terri was going to try and join us, we will see. Keep your fingers crossed.  I would appreciate your continued prayers for my son.  He is improving very slowing, but each day seems better than the next for him.  Sending hugs  your way!




Dec 1, 2014

DECEMBER'S FIRST TEA CUP TUESDAY!


Hello Ladies:  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 249!  Our first tea in December, it is hard to believe.  What is even harder to believe is that I am all finished Christmas Shopping.  It is so true and I am well on my way to finishing up the wrapping as well.  I have never done this before and it would not have happened without my dear daughter's help. She was the one that said you have to do it, no matter how you feel. When I could not go, she went for me.  Macy's was our store of choice this year.  How could you pass up all those coupons? The grandchildren had placed their orders on a  wish list a long time ago.  All I needed to do was wait for a sale.  I am not sure why everything went so easy for me this year.  However, I am so glad something did, concerning with the year we had. Our Thanksgiving was good, my son did have some trouble with all the different festivities, but as a whole it was great!  We are still eating Turkey. 



I am not quite finished decorating.  I don't think I ever finish decorating, but it is getting close.  I love sharing Christmas Tea Cups.  So many beautiful ones to pick from.   Want to start with this Duchess, from England.  The pattern name of this cup is "Winter." I love the colors that are used on this cup.  The colors are not the typical Christmas red and green.




The next cup is the Classic English Spode cup.  Love the ruby Christmas trees I have place in each cup.



The last cup I am sharing today is this Mikasa. I have always loved this china company.  It seems everything they make is so elegant.  This tea cup is no exception. 




Look how big Princess Maya is getting.  Thank you so much for following this party each week.   It never gets old for me. I have not heard from Terri this week, which is not like her.  Please continue your prayers for her and her son. They have both been in a lot of pain.  I would also appreciate continued prayers for my son as well.   Have a wonderful week. Sending hugs  your way!   Martha


Nov 24, 2014

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2014!


Hello Ladies and welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 248! This is the last Tea Cup Tuesday of November.  Our year is truly gone by so quickly.  So much has happen to us this year and it is not over yet.  Many of us are getting ready for Thanksgiving this week, with grown children coming home and our houses filled.  Our family will be celebrating starting Wednesday and on through the weekend.  I know I am ready for turkey!

I have begun to set the table for my family.  We will have our first Thanksgiving celebration on Wednesday because we wanted everyone to be able to share in at least one turkey dinner without work interfering.  It always seems like we have so much to do during this season and so little time to do it.  It is so important to be with family when at all possible.  Some of my family I have not seen years because of distance. 


This week I am sharing two cups.  The first is this Bavarian tea cup that I have had for a very long time.  The necklace in the cup reminds me of all the "jewels" in our family.  



The last one is an Aynsley.  I am sure you figured that one out right away.  A stunning piece of china!



As we pause this week to give thanks for so much, our Nation, our families and our friends.  Let us not forget to give thanks to the  Holy One who has given us all these blessings.  Regardless of what we have been going through, we know that He is faithful!  Please continue to pray for our dear friend Terri and her son, who are struggling this week.  I would also appreciate your continued prayers for my son.  He is improving everyday.  As you can see, Noah and Sophia are eager for Christmas to come!


Please know how thankful I am of you and our friendship.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Hugs, Martha


Nov 17, 2014

ALREADY GIVING THANKS ON TEA CUP TUESDAY!




Hello Ladies and welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 247!  To say it has been a long, hard few months is an under statement.  However, I can finally see the light at the end of a very long tunnel.  My son has had two great days!  I am so grateful for small steps.  It has been hard to think about anything else but him.  I thank God first, then each of you for all the prayers sent our way.  I had one dear friend say, she has his name on her refrigerator, so she would not forget to pray for him. Some of you have shared your struggles of panic disorders and more.  You do not realize how sharing your struggles has helped me.  It is good to know others, have had the victory.  You are truly an amazing blog family. If I think about your prayers too much, it will make me cry and I am in a great mood today. 


How many of you had heard someone say "Why are people decorating for Christmas so early?"  That question is always followed by "We have not even celebrated Thanksgiving yet!"  I am one of those people this year. It is true, I just pulled out my Christmas tree box.    In the next few days, it will go up.  I am sorry, but other than doctor's appointments, I have just been home bound.  So here I am, listening to Christmas music two weeks before Thanksgiving. 



So to throw you all off, and really because it was easy, I am sharing pink cups.  All my cups this week are Theo. Havilland, Limoges, France.  At first glance, they look so similar,  however, if you look closely, you will see each is a beauty all on it's own. 



If you have followed this blog for very long at all, you know I have a love of all things Limoges.  These tea cups are a small example of why.  As you take a close look of each cup, you will see each has a different flower.  I do not know the names of any of the patterns. I simple just love the beauty of Limoges. 



I hope you all have simple and easy plans for Thanksgiving, filled with love ones.  Thank you so much for your continued prayers for Terri and her son.  He had a very hard week, but is improving.  Thank you again, for remembering my son in prayer as well. If no one has told you that you are wonderful today, consider yourself told.  Sending hugs your way,  Martha