Aug 2, 2015


Hello Ladies and welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday 281! Hope you have had a wonderful week. My week was very hard, maybe one of the hardest I have ever had.  I have seen how God has been faithful to me and for that I am so grateful.   My back has improved to where I am walking better, but sitting is still a problem.  I can see and feel improvement every day.  I never thought that my back would take this long to heal.  I would appreciate your continued prayers for me and my family.  

I did not get out much this week, except for doctor's appointments.  I did manage to get a couple of tea cups last week.  That always puts a big smile on my face.  One of the cups I picked up was this stunning Aynsley.  I got it for $3.00.  The colors are so deep and rich looking.  

The next cup is a Richard Ginori of Italy.  Just look at the handle of this cup.  Love the hillside scene on this set.

The last cup is a wafer thin, Limoges.  It has a very pale pink inside and the bottom of the saucer matches the inside.   All three cups are demitasse. 

The grandchildren are busy having fun this last few weeks of summer. I did not get to do as much as was planned with them because of my health, but things are getting better. 

Here are some of the parties I will join this week.  I visited about half of  you last week, my plan is everyone this week.  Sending hugs your way,  Martha

Rose Chintz Cottage                           Friends Sharing Tea
A Return to Loveliness                        Home Sweet Home
Tea Cuppa Tuesday                            Share Your Cup Thursday
Bernadine's Tea Time 
The Charm of Home                           Tea Time Tuesday

Jul 26, 2015


Hello Ladies:  Hope you have been well.  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 280!    I am on the slow road to recovery. Currently able to sit down for about 15 without pain.  So happy about that.   I felt so lucky to visit everyone last week, even leaving comments on some.  I do enjoy this party so much.  My week continues to be filled with doctor appointments, however I was also, able to join a large family party and stayed for a few hours this weekend,  I was able to visit with all my family.  It was good to be a part of the living again. You forget how much you miss the family when  you are unable to visit. 

I am sharing some fun items I purchased this week.  I made my first stop to a thrift store in weeks. It was a great day for me.  I felt almost normal.  

Today, I am sharing all things Chintz.  These are all items I was able to pick up this week.  I don't now where to start.  That lovely brooch is a vintage Jospf of Hollywood, so very hard to come by and now I am a proud owner. Look at all this vintage Chintz!

Those plates you see in the second picture are also new.  They are beautiful rose prints.  

  I hope you don't mind the post is short, but I am so happy to be a part of this fun party. Thank  you for all your prayers and kind words.  They are so appreciated.  
Here are some parties I will try to join this week.

Rose Chintz Cottage                           Friends Sharing Tea
A Return to Loveliness                        Home Sweet Home
Tea Cuppa Tuesday                            Share Your Cup Thursday
Bernadine's Tea Time 
The Charm of Home                           Tea Time Tuesday

Here is this week's link!

Jul 20, 2015


Hello Ladies!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 279!  You would not believe the amount of pain I have been in for the past two months. I have tried everything to get better, from steroids to physical therapy to acupuncture.   This Wednesday I am trying a chiropractor. I believe the combination of all four with a lot of prayer have begun to give me relief. I have not been able to sit more than 15 minutes or so for the last few weeks without suffering extreme pain.   Today, I feel like I might  have just turned the corner.  I had a pinched nerve in my lower back.  Every movement was so painful, not even the pills they gave me for pain helped.  I am taking it very easy, but it feels like I just might get better.  I missed partying with you.  I just could not sit long enough.  Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers. If you have any ideas, let me know.  I will try anything. 

I am sharing two cups with you today.  The first one is a hand painted Lefton, pedestal tea cup.  This was a gift and is one of my favorite cups.

The next cup is beautiful black lace, Royal Albert tea cup!

Thank you so much for staying with me during this very difficult time.  Hopefully, I will be well enough to visit every one this week.  Here is a picture of my grandchildren on the family vacation I missed recently.  I was heart broken because I never miss a time with my family.  We have scheduled another.

Here  is the link for this week's parties as well as other parties that are so much fun to be a part of.  Hugs to all!  Martha