Feb 22, 2015

BEAUTIFUL GREENS AND TEA CUPS!


Hello dear friends! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 260! Hope your week was good, I know a lot of you are stuck in snow and I am so sorry.  Los Angeles weather, does not change much, we go from sunny to sunnier.  I have been trying to take my Valentine decor off and change everything over to green.  I told you that I have been sick, since the week of Christmas.  I think I am having a relapse.  I am not sure what I am doing wrong.  I have had the longest sinus infection in history. 



Regardless of how I am feeling, I will be sharing some beautiful green tea cups this week.  My first cup is this Royal Worcester, Raised Blind, Earl Pattern, circa 1970.  It is one of my favorite green cups, because everything on it is raised. What do you think?  Stunning isn't it?

The second cup is a Mitterteich, Bavaria. Germany cup with three gold legs, just perfect! Notice the all gold leaf, inside of the cup. 



This last cup is a Z S & Co. Bavaria Rose, demitasse cup and saucer, antique.  I am not sure if the picture will do this one justice. All the cups I shared today are demitasse. 


Thank you for all the wonderful comments and for following this tea party for so long! Here are some of the other parties I will join this week!  

Rose Chintz Cottage
A Return to Loveliness
Tuesday Cuppa Tea 
Friends Sharing Tea
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home Sweet Home
My Salvaged Treasures

Sending hugs your way!  Martha



Feb 16, 2015

EVERYTHING IS PRETTY IN PINK!


Hello dear ladies! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No.259. Did you notice how beautiful the link looked last week?  I did it all by myself, thank you very much.  I am quite pleased with me.  It only took me almost 5 years to learn.  This week I am going to add the parties I join each week.  If you don't see them, something went wrong.  With a lot of luck, I should be able to party with everyone else and they will know about it!  Yeah!  


Do hope your Valentine's Day was wonderful and that you felt all the love. I am going to be sharing pink tea cups this week, because after all, we are still in February.   I always feel that I leave so many tea cups out, because of the large amount of pink cups I have, so I am going to try to do ones I can't remember sharing.  (Doesn't mean, I haven't, just that I don't remember!)  



This first one is an antique, pink, gold and white, German cup.  Look at the adorable legs on this cup.  I have a few of these in Mustache Cup, but these are just tea cups with legs,  So very beautiful, I can just imagine the Victorian Ladies having tea on a set like this.  Lovely!



The next cup is very much like the first, only not quite as dainty.  This one has rough edges, but I love it just the same. It is so very unique in shape and design.



The last cup is a Staffordshire tea cup.  A cup like we are very use to looking at.  It is a newer piece, unlike the top two.  The roses are what always gets me on this one.  


I just finished this costume for Sophia, she is going to be a fairy for a dance.  It is so much cuter on on the back.
I will not be able to visit until Wednesday because my sister in law is having surgery and I will be with her all day. I do promise to visit when I get home!

Have a wonderful week!  Here are a few of the Parties I am joining this week!



Feb 9, 2015

HEARTS, ROSES AND TEA CUPS!



Hello dear ladies!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 258!   You notice I did get a link up, however, it could have used some improvement.  So, let's see what happens this time.  I continue to improve physically daily, I thank you for your prayers.  I even had my grandchildren spend the night.   They woke up their Uncle Kyle very early to the Frozen's song, " Do you want to build a snowman?" They sang it nice and loud on the other side of his door until he woke up to play with them.  It was so cute, even at 6:30 am. 



We have entered Valentine's Day, week.  I love all the hearts and love notes.  Valentine's Day is a favorite holiday of mine each year.  I am sharing some of the many hearts I have displayed in my home this month of love.


My first cup this week is a Lefton.  Nothing says love like roses to me.  This was a gift and I just love it!



This next cup, also a Lefton is all handprinted and is just stunning.




The last cup is this amazing Aynsley with the pink rose center. 




Thank you so much for visiting me each week.  I love to see your lovely homes and of course the tea cups. 

Blessings, Martha


Feb 2, 2015

HEALING WITH A CUP OF TEA!


Hello Ladies!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 257!  Hope you have all been well.  As many of you know, I have been sick since the day after Christmas.  Maybe this week, I will finally be on the road to recovery.  I have not had much energy to do much, which is depressing for me.  Don't to hate to look at things that need to be done and not have the energy to do it?  I have not even been able to have the strength for my Grandchildren.  I have had to cancel twice.  (You know I am sick when that happens.)   Went to church to get prayed for, so healing should be coming soon.  



Thanks for bearing with me about the link last week.  I think I finally know what the problem was. After I get the linky issue fixed I am going to work on adding the parties I follow on Tuesday.  One problem at a time, is all I can deal with right now.   


I am going to be sharing more black and white tea cups this week.  I think they are perfect for February.  February?  I missed all of January, just trying to stay alive :)    This is my first cup, for this week.  It is a  black and gold Mitterteich from Bavaria, Germany.  Look at the crown shape pedestal base.  It looks like it was cut with craft scissors.




This next cup is a Clarence, Made in England.  The shape of this cup is what makes it so cute. 



I also wanted to share some of my fun collection of half dolls.  I think they were made into pin cushions.  I just love how they look as is.  


Hope you have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha


Jan 27, 2015

TEA CUPS, NEW COLLECTIONS AND A GROW YOUR BLOG PARTY!


Hello Ladies and welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 256!  Hope you have had a wonderful week.  I am also joining the "Grow Your Blog 2015" this week.  Hoping to add some ladies to our Tea Party and make new friends.  I always love to look at other ladies tea cups and  of course their homes.


I am going to be sharing black and white tea cups this week, but before I do, I must share my new Royal Doulton collection.   I had never owned any because the price was just too high for my taste.  This week I hit the Jacket Pot! I picked these up for $14 dollars, unbelievable, I know! Each one more beautiful that the last.  As you know I have always loved the lady figurines.  It felt like Christmas!







Ok, on to the tea cups.  My first cup is this Royal Stafford, black beauty.  Very simple and oh so elegant!  Just a tiny red rose to decorate the cup. 




My next cup is this amazing Foley from England.  The pattern name is "Florence."  Stunning isn't it?





I have been trying to do my first link alone, so far no luck.  I will keep trying. I don't want to not post, until I have success, please just leave a comment so I can visit. (I miss Terri!)  I have a couple of fun pictures of the grandchildren.  Noah has been very sick all month.  Please pray for him.  Like his Grandma, he just can't get over this cold. 



Have a wonderful day.  Looking forwarding to visiting everyone this week. Hugs, Martha

Jan 19, 2015

WE HAVE A WINNER! HAPPY TEA CUP TUESDAY!


Hello Ladies and welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 255!  Hope this week finds you well.  Our home has been sick for most of January, but it looks like we are all finally getting rid of this virus, thank God.   As promised, this week I am announcing the winner of the Limoges Tea Cup.  The lucky lady is Deborah from thebeautifulmatters.blogspot.com.  If you are not a follower please take time to visit her this week.  This lovely, Christian lady has a great eye for beauty, tea and tea cups.  You will be a instant friend.  Deborah, please email me with your address and I will send be happy to send you your cup!


I love to decorate my home in White, Black and Silver in the month of January.  Crystal and Depression Glass is also a favorite for me.   This first cup is a New England Toile.  Love the black and white romantic set. It always seems to fit perfect with everything.


Another one of these black and white beauties is this Royal Albert,  "SeƱorita."  Look at the beautiful blood red rose. 



The last cups I would like to show you are these stunning Elegant Depression Glass Cups.  Aren't they just stunning?


I am not sure if I ever told you I collect things made with wire.  I think this art is amazing.  Here is a picture of an Angel as well as a wire purse.  I am going to try and share some every week.  What do you think?  



Spent some wonder time with all three of my Grandchildren this week.  Always a delight for me.  It seems the time becomes more precious as we look at the World News and see the terror that is happening all over Europe.  I want so much for my grandchildren not to live in world where who they worship does not make them a target.  I know that the Bible says this would happen, I just want them spared.   



Have a wonderful week.   I just read Sandi's post.  God is so good. Give those you love an extra hug.  Blessings, Martha