Oct 13, 2014

DECORATING FOR HALLOWEEN, CAN'T FORGET THE TEA CUPS!



Hello Ladies!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 242! Our weather is finally cooling down a little bit.  It is hard to think about Fall when we are still 90 degrees in Los Angeles.  We are rationing water so the yards are barely staying alive.  My week was very busy, but I  did managed to squeeze in two very fun things. First, I was at a Scrapbook Convention (yes they have their own convention's) and secondly, I went to the best estate sale ever, by accident.  Love it when that happens.  The lady that lived there owned a local boutique.  All her items were very cute and on the French Country side.  I have a CRV and the back was almost full.  The most I paid for anything was $5.00, $1.00 or $2.00 was the average price.  Tell me, how could I pass that up?  Impossible, right? So, I guess, I have backslided a little from "my less is best idea."  I couldn't help it,  really.  My weeks have been so stressful for so long. I caved, it's true, I was weak.  I couldn't help it.  Thought I might have felt regret, when I got home, but I didn't. Have mercy!  I will try to show you some of the loot next week.  Still have not finished unpacking.



I am sharing two cups this week.  The first one is this cute little girl cup that was made in Germany.  I love how she is surrounded by red flowers. 



My next cup is a Rosenthal Elfenbein tea cup.  Pattern name Konfetti.  It is so cute, looks like it is right out of the 1950's. 




Also sharing some pictures of my Halloween porch.  It is not scary because of Sophia, but it does the trick.  The children love it.  Noah is still changing who he wants to be for Halloween. Now, he wants me to make him Dracula. He wants fangs with blood.  He is pretty "chicken little" so it can't be scary.  That is my next job. 






Please continue to pray for my son and well as Terri and her son.  I can't wait until she comes back to join us.  Have a wonderful week. 



Sending hugs your way!  Martha





Oct 6, 2014

CELEBRATING TEA CUP TUESDAY



Hello Ladies!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 241!  Some great news to report, my son-in-law is mending well after back surgery.  My Son, is beginning to feel so much better. Grandson's problem is gone. My deep signing from stress has left.  God is good.  I just may be back to the land of the living again! Yeah! I also had a long talk with our dear  friend, Terri, this weekend.  She continues to get stronger and hopes to be back before end of the year.   I want to thank you for praying for our family and for sending me your prayer requests.  That is what the Body of Christ is here for to help one other.  Our little tea party has turned into quite a family. 



I am sharing very pretty brown tea cups today.  We usually don't think of brown tea cups as pretty, but I am sure these will change you mind.  The first one is this Wales China, Made in Japan.  A very rich colors in browns and gold. It features gold trim that has been hand painted.  




This second one is R W, Hand Painted, Made in German, US Zone.  Love all the hand gold leafing on this cup, as well as the pretty scene on the saucer.   





The last cup is the pheasant cup by K M. Gould Co. of California. It too, has rich fall colors. All three cups I have shared are demitasse. 







I had the most amazing surprise this week.  Kitty, sent me this wonderful care package.  It included a jar of her home made jam and and delightful tea.  I was so happy she sent that to me.  It arrived on a very hard day and  it felt like, God had sent me a present, through her.  She is the sweet lady.  Her blog always makes me hungry! Thank you Kitty, again.  Perfect timing!


Our family was at Disneyland today, still celebrating Sophia's third birthday.  She has been a party animal all weekend long and now into Monday!  It was lots of fun but exhausting!



Have a great week!  Sending hugs your way.  Martha





Sep 29, 2014

DOING NORMAL THINGS WITH MY TEA CUP FRIENDS!




Hello Ladies!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 240! Did you notice I was missing last week?  I can't even begin to tell you all the things that have happen to our family recently.  The only way I can explain it is a spiritual attack.  Thank God for His mercies; I know He will get us through each one.  I am sorry I did not even give you a heads ups.  My only excuse is to say "lights were on, but one one was home."  I was on tilt.  I would appreciate your prayers for the men in our family.  My precious Son in Law is having back surgery today.  This is just one of the many physical health problems that has attacked the men in our family.  



So, what do you do when you are stressed beyond imagination? I use to go shopping, but since I have changed my wicked ways, I continue to clean out and decorate. All of a sudden, changing things around has become the most important thing at various moments in my day.  Something happens, that I can't do anything about,  I pray and put up plates or make a wreath!  Normal, right? I have discovered that my favorite style is "French Country"  a little weird for a Mexican.  I just love it. 


Have some cute cups to share with you today.  All of them are demitasse today.  The first is this Nasco, Made in Japan, demitasse cup with a bird on the handle. This is a perfect cup for Fall.



My next cup is also "Made in Japan."  It is a cute little stripped cup.  



The last cup this week is a Made in USA, by Castleton China. Very delicate with a beautiful design. 




My grandchildren have been so delightful this week. Children have a way of putting everything into perspective.  




Thank you for your faithfulness to this little party.  Please continue to pray for Terri, she is slowly improving.  Sending hugs your way!

MARTHA





Sep 15, 2014

TEA CUPS AND GOOD THOUGHTS!


Hello Ladies and welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 239!  Hope your week was good.  As for mine, I spent the week worrying about everything. In fact, if you would have sent me an email, I would have worried for you and saved you some time. I worried about my children, grandchildren, husband, sisters, the weather, the world news, my grass, you name it and it was covered this week from every angle.   I can't stand that about myself. I think I have gotten better as the years have passed, but really Martha?  I even worried about a Bible Study on Daniel I am doing right now, really? Sometimes, I wonder how God can put up with me.  I know He does, because of His Grace, but really?  When will I learn?  Everything turned out fine.  Doesn't it always?  God is good to me. Thank you ladies for coming back each week. I know I am a piece of work, but you are good to me too!






Well, one good thing that happen this week was, I stayed home.  Because of that, no new things came home.  Nothing went out either.  It was a draw.  I also have a very clean house, however, I was not in the mood for any company.  Doesn't that figure?  I think I have had a rough few weeks, I need to just get pass it.  Most of my Fall decor is up, so that was good.  


So today, no new cups, you are going to see oldies but goodies. Starting with this Limoges tea cup.  It is not the normal Limoges with all the detail, very simple,  but lovely just the same. 



The next cup is this hand painted Angel Square Cup by Lois White.  It was a gift years ago, when I  worked as  a school principal.  It has the cute little spoon to match.  




The last cup, is one I do not recognize the signature.  However, if you notice this hand painted cup's design goes all the way around the cup.  It is very lovely.  




My Princess Maya recently earned her Bronze Award, while Noah and Sophia were happy just wearing their crowns. 



Hope you have a wonderful week.  Terri had a very good week and looks like she is improving slowly, praise the Lord!  Please continue to pray for Terri and me.  There is a scripture that reads: Martha, Martha you are anxious and worried about so many things...
The next part of that scripture reads:  Mary has chosen the right thing. . .  Luke 10:41.
Want to know something funny?  My middle name is Mary!  Go figure!

Sending Hugs your way!
Martha