Mar 22, 2010

TEA CUP TUESDAY NO. 3!








Hi Ladies: Did you remember, Tea Cup Tuesday? Sure you did! I bet you thought I forgot, not true. Terri and I have been under the weather this week, so I am very sorry for the late notice. Please pray for us both, our bodies have been misbehaving. Remember it is easy to take part, just fill out Mr. Linky in the box and it will do the rest. That is it! You can join anytime of the day you want. We promise to visit and drool!

I love this day! I can't wait to see your tea cups. In case you have not guessed it already, I have a thing for tea cups and tea pots for that matter. Here are a few of mine. I wanted to show you the Irish Belleek Shamrock set I have. It is incomplete, a yard sale find, twenty bucks! Not bad if I do say so myself. It is still March so I just had to show it to you before the month was over. Like I said it is Belleek and is so fragile, it feels like you can just squeeze it a little too tight and that is it, goodbye cup. You can see right through it too. It is very pretty. All three pieces have the 2nd black mark, so they a quite valuable, I am told.

The daisy tea cup is Aynsley and it almost looks hand painted, it has so much detail. Trimmed in gold at the bottom and the handle. The second demitasse cup and saucer are my favorite of this bunch. They are Earl of Coventry, Blind Earl. I am not sure if you can see it, but everything on the tea cup and saucer is three dimensional . It is just stunning!

Did I tell you I collect insect pins and brooches? Several years ago, I saw an article in Martha Steward's magazine about these fine little pins and just had to start my own collection. The frog and the butterflies are two of my favorites. The frog is iridescent. The butterfly pearl is real and the jade is also real. I just love beautiful things, it makes me smile just to write about them. Weird, weird, weird, I know, therapy!

Thank you so much for being a part of this party. Don't forget, I have a give away at the end of the month for the Susan Rios book. All you have to do is leave a comment and become a follower. Blessings, Martha

22 comments:

Lou said...

Absolutely love them all!! The last one is stunning! Wouldn't mind any of them in my collection too!..:)
So hope you and Teri will be feeling better soon!
Lou xx

Susan said...

Hi Martha....Ok. I'm tryyyyyyiiiiinnnnnggggg. Hope it works. Also hope you and Terri are better. Take care, dear Martha. Sincerely, Susan

Kiki said...

Hi Martha..another beautiful tea post..they are so pretty! Fantastic shots..super charming ! I love the jewelery too..wow! Such fun!
I created a post too today.
Kiki~

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Martha, Both you and Terri are in my prayers! Are you feeling any better ?? Any test results?? I love all of the tea cups you posted!! All so pretty!! There is just something about a Tea Cup that spells elegance and class!!Thanks so much for hosting this great party!!
Debbie

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh my, what stunning pieces you have. Thank you so much for hosting this party for us to also show our tea sets.
Wishing you a happy day~!
Sonny

Kissed by an Angel said...

More gorgeous teacups and saucers!!! They are all gorgeous!!!! Thank you again for sharing them with us!!!
xxxx

Me....bunny said...

So much green...my favorite color...LOVE IT! Martha, I promise I will participate eventually as I have a couple of things that people might be interested in...but I'm on a crafting binge and I can't stop...lol Hope all is well...

(((HUG)))
bunny

Msartist said...

I love the Irish Belleek Shamrock! I had my brother keep my mom's when she passed since it was more masculine looking out of all the teapots she collected. They are such fine works of art! Being half Irish I must say I am glad you shared that! lol....I do hope you are feeling better. Take care, can't wait to see what you'll be sharing next week. ~Theresa

Terri said...

Hello Martha! I love all your tea cups. They are all so beautifully crafted. The 3 dimensional cup is fab! Your Irish Belleek Shamrock is a real find!

I hope you are feeling so much better soon!
Hugs,
Terri

Jan said...

Hi Martha....hope you are feeling perkier now!
Your teacups are just so SPRING~LIKE! Green and georgeous little things, they are. Just the ticket to for a lovely cuppa!

My Passionate Pink Life said...

Hi Martha, All your tea cups are beautiful....I especially like the shamrock tea pot set, it's just gorgous! have a sweet day! hugs, Jennifer

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely teacups, Martha! I especially like the second one with the jewelery! Very pretty! Hope you're feeling better soon.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lisa said...

Oh lovely! I just got some new ones this week that would go right in your green theme today! Tea Cups are the best!
Hugs, Lisa

Terri Gordon said...

Martha, you have the most beautiful teacups, I love to visit and see your beautiful things. thank you for sharing. Just lovely.

Kelly said...

Loving the daisy tea cup! So pretty!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

I loved seeing all your beautiful China and insect brooches.
The Irish Belleek Shamrock is a beautiful set, and I know how thin and pretty it is.
Sorry to hear that you have both been unwell and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Happy week.

Hugs
Carolyn

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Martha! Thank you for visiting my blog! I LOVE all your sweet teacups! They are all so pretty. How wonderful to sale antiques! Will have to check out your stores!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Sares said...

I would love to see all your teacups together one day! You could set up for an enormous tea party and thrill us all with your little china beauties! I do hope you are feeling better. We do NOT like it when our Martha is feeling ill, because we know you only complain when it really hurts. Take care my friend and enjoy this beautiful Spring Day!

Itch2stitch.com said...

You are always in my thoughts Martha. I have sent you an email. I hope you feel better soon! suzie. xxx

Nezzy said...

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date...and you have the prettiest little tea cups I've ever seen. I love how you decorated you pics up with your beautiful baubles! :o)

Have a fun day filled with good friends and beautiful blessings!!!

GWENDOLYN said...

Hi Martha,
It seems ages since I have been by. Sorry about that. I am still trying to catch up with everyone after my florida trip. I love your teacups the blue ones in your previous post I think are my faves. My fave color blue!
Take care of yourself.
Blessings!
Gwen

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh -- LOVE. the Aynsley cup!