May 9, 2010


Hi Ladies: Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Mine was very sweet, thank you. In another post I will show you my nephew's new state of the arts, home. Have you seen that commercial on TV that shows a home with televisions in every room, including the bathrooms and closets? That is his home! Except he also have televisions outside, in the outside living room, by the waterfall. Yes, I said waterfall. Don't worry, I got lots of pictures. The entire house was custom made. My nephew Tim, is not married and barely 26 years old. He gave all the mom's beautiful flower arrangements. We sat outside in the eating area and built in heaters that you could not see, kept us so warm and cozy. Some of us watched the TV, others sat by the outside fireplace, still others were in the rock Jacuzzi. Music was piped into to every area of the house and yard. The place was just amazing and completely private.

Anyway, more later on the house, right now we have two parties going on. The first is at Ceilo's from She is hosting a Victorian Tea Party. Please stop by and visit her. She has ladies from all over the world sharing their tea cups. Of course, the second one is Tea Cup Tuesday that Terri and I host. Terri's address is Last week we had 40 ladies partying. It took me all day to visit. So today with two parties we just might be what my son calls "Party Animals". Who can get tried of looking a amazing tea cups? Not me!

Now on to my cups! My first cup is a vintage, Elegant Glass Etched cup and saucer with scalloped edges. It has a name, I just can't think of it. I love the lace like pattern that is etched on each piece. I hope you can see it on the cup. I think it is stunning. The next cup is fairly common. it's called New England Toile. I have only had it for about 10 years or so. I thought I wanted to collect some black tea cups because I did not own any at the time. So I purchased the tea pot and the sugar and creamer. The thought was I could always have a tea table decorated in blacks and whites. I always have a plan!

The next one is the white coffee cup. Does not really fall into tea cup slot, but isn't it beautiful? It is Fritz and Floyd, 1988. I just love how dainty it looks with the fairly handle. That one is followed by a rare Leneige cup and saucer. It is circa 1950 and is a very thin china. The cup is a demitasse with the purple flowers and a cream color china. Notice the scallop edges on the cup. It is my favorite of this bunch.

Last but not least the a Lefton, demitasse cup and saucer. It comes with a stand and has those adorable feet on the cup. When I have teas I like to use my demitasse cups as vases. I fill them with baby roses to match the table setting. I like I said, I always have a plan. Well I hope you enjoyed my pretties this week.

You can just add your name to "Mr. Linky" and party on!

Please join us no matter how late, we just want you to play. See you at the parties! Blessings, Martha


Victoria said...

Hi are so gorgeous..I am dazzled by all the sparkly displays of gems and cups..they are gorgeous!!I love that cute!! Wonderful post.yay..thanks for sharing all of that! Wow!
Have a fabulous day! Blessings

Unknown said...

Martha! I have never seen a glass teacup and saucer before! It really is lovely! Ant talking of lovely, Your nephew's house sounds rather magnificent! Can't wait to see photos of it! Have a lovely week! Suzie xxx

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Martha, love all the pretty cups and bling too! I'm giving some SERIOUS thought to joining your Teacup Tuesday tomorrow! It will be my very first time. I don't have a lot of teacups, just a few, so I will showcase just one, that way I can participate in future Teacup Tuesdays :) Have a great week!! Warmest always, Brenda

Wanda Lee said...

This is just so delightful Martha! What lovely teacups!..,Also, what a fabulously lovely thing for your dear nephew to do for you ladies and his house sounds beyond wonderful!..,Wow Martha!

I am also going to partake with Ceilo's lovely teaparty!.., I have just been sooo busy it has taken me awhile yet I'm on track now!.., I even have posted my part one of Teusday's and Wednesday's tea's already..,( I posted if you can believe it, well after midnight when my husband and I got home after taking my dear mama on a day trip and out to dinner tocelebrate mothers day)..,(Blogger shows a Sunday post yet it was approximately 1;35 am, Monday morning)!

Martha I've been so very busy that I did'nt realize I missed an important 'blog-ga-versary'; my 5oth tea blog past came and went, it will be my 53rd blog post will be this Tuesday and Wednesday!.., Wow!.., Where has the time gone?

~I am however celebrating my 30th 'Tuesday Tea For Two' with some giveaway's and contests and you are also warmly invited my dear, I'd love to have you partake!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Martha dear, what a unique teasets you have! even the colours are not pink, still they are all standouts! maybe black is the new pink?! lol.. happy Mother's day and have a good week!

ginger@bearbits said...

I'll be back to read more about that amazing house. In the meantime, I've enjoyed visiting here. Lots of pretty teacups to enjoy but the one with feet intrigues me. I like the black and white too. Something a bit different. It looks like you have something for every occasion. Thanks for the tea!


CIELO said...

This is gorgeous... a huge thank YOU for participating in our Victorian Tea Party



Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Oh Martha so many teacups you need to days to showcase! I love it! As always you choose the sweetest ones to share and I am partial to the black one with the spaghetti cocker spaniel figurine - he looks just like my Bailey :-)
Cant wait to see more tomorrow plus your nephews hi-tech home too!
Happy Teacup . . .. Monday 2U!

Bernideen said...

Lovely photos Martha!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Wow!! Todays shows are fantastic, so lovley!! Can't wait to see your Nephews home!!!

Unknown said...

I would go bonkers in your home ... such beauties you share that just make one drool! Beautiful presentation, as always.

Have a wonderful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day you had! Now what in heaven's name does your nephew do for a living to have a house like that???? WOW!!
Your tea cup post today made me ooh! And AWE!
I adore the black and white and was just looking at some dinner plates in black and white in Marshall's this weekend.
I love the victorian figurines and i have the same Home Interiors gentleman!!
What a lovely post as always!!
Hugs to your dear friend,

The Charm of Home said...

Love your teacups and jewels can't beat that combo!

GwendolynKay said...

Hi Martha,
sorry its been so long since I visited. Took a break for a while and you know how it is catching up with everyone... I have been wondering about your daughter.. and how she is.
Blessings to you always sweet lady!

Melanie@TheOldWhiteCottage said...

Love all your teacups ... How beautiful!

Auntie Cake said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It is so fun to "meet" you! Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Love all your teacups!

Have a great week!

Bunnym said...

Martha my Dear,

I am amazed at all your tea cups. They just keep coming and coming and they get more prettier and interesting...

This week will be my last entry as I only have one left...but if I come across something I can't pass up.."I'll be there"


Anonymous said...

Hi Martha! I'm blown away by the lovely tea sets and cups you have all adored with the lovely jewelry! Oh, thank you for inviting me to join your Tuesday Tea Cups. I did!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

So lovely teacups collection, love the first one.


Natasha in Oz said...

Wow Martha, you are a party animal! I love your tea cups and you always photograph them so beautifully and with such attention to detail-beautiful!

I can't wait to see your nephews house sounds amazing!

Best wishes and happy tea-time Tuesday!

Kerrie said...

Perfectly lovely, enjoyed them all.

Doni said...

Hi Martha! I'm so glad you had a lovely Mother's Day! You deserved it!! Your collection is beautiful this week!! I'm joining you for Teacup Tuesday and have signed up so have a look! I especially love your violet surprise there! Blessings, love and I've been praying for you!

xinex said...

Your teacups are all so beautiful, Martha! Thanks for the invitation. I went ahead and linked. Come and sign up for my giveaway if you have a chance....Christine

Eileen said...

My goodness you have such a lovely collection of teacups! And I love how elegant it all looks with your jewelry displayed! It's too hard to pick a favorite, they are all so unique and so beautiful!

Thank for the invitation to tomorrow's tea, and I will link to it!
All the best,

Anonymous said...

Love the black toile tea set and all the wonderful "bling." It looks like a party!

Needles Everywhere said...

They are all so beautiful and you did such a great job showing them. This is my first visit to you blog, but I assure it won't be my last. I can't decide which cup I like the best. I never thought of putting 'bling' to show off cups. How clever you are.

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha....Loved looking at your treasured cups. The one with the little dog near it was my favorite! You have so many FABULOUS cups. Thanks to you and Terri for hosting the Tea Cup Tuesday! You girls are the pizazz! Sincerely, Susan

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Martha,

So nice to meet you! Thank you for hosting this fun party for us. I enjoyed reading your "about me". I had to laugh, because I was agreeing with everything you said! lol Yes, and I agree there should be a holiday for Pink!
I love garage sales and all that too. Your tea things are so pretty, and I love the bling you added too!

Debbie from NJ

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

Glad that you had a happy Mothers day with all your family.
I really love all your pretty cups and jewels.
My favourite is the violets ~

Have a happy week

Gayla said...

Lovely, stunning teacups. I am linking in, thanks to your lovely invitation. I appreciate being invited, and I've linked your beautiful party to the top of my blog post from Cielo's party if that's alright. Hugs from Missouri.

The Tablescaper said...

Great tea cups. I love the glass etched one, but I think the black demitasse one with the lovely people on it is my favorite.

Come visit.

- The Tablescaper

Terri said...

Beautiful cups Martha, and beautiful jewelry too!
I love your small dark colored demitasse with the feet. I have one very similar to it that my sister gave to me.
We are having a real party this week! It may take two days to see everyone. How fun!
I am feeling a little better and just got on tonight. I will visit all I can, and then visit some more tomorrow.

{oc cottage} said...

What prettiness! Your home must be head to toe tea treats!

m ^..^

Charm and Grace said...

What a beautiful post... such lovely teacups and your accessories. The black and white is so elegant!! Thanks so much for visiting my cottage today.


Victorian1885 said...

Hello Martha
Your tea cups are so pretty and I love the way you accessorize them with the jewelry! Have a great week!


KathyB. said...

Wow Martha, you have many lovely tea cups. I especially love the toile set, but then I am a big fan of toiles.

I want to see pictures of your nephews' home, it sounds fantastic.Thank-you for inviting me to TeaCup Tuesday too!

Elizabethd said...

What lovely photos of your china. You have some most interesting and different cups and saucers, and I imagine you had fun collecting them.
Thank you for joining me in France, you are welcome!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Lovely! That tea set is amazing! Love how you incorporated the jewels and accessories along with. Great display!

Bella Rosa Antiques

Denise@alloverroses said...

Martha, Another beautiful job displaying your treasures. I love the toile set. I always wished I had an extra room to decorate in black and white toile. I love it's casual elegance. Thank you for another fun Tuesday!

Charlie said...

Beautiful cups! Can't wait to see that house!
Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

You continue to amaze me with your teacups! And this week's color theme is DIVINE! There isn't a bad one in the bunch! I want them ALL! Especially the Toile set....I have never seen that before and am so happy you photographed it for us to see!
The TV story makes me laugh. Please make sure you post pictures of the waterfall/TV!
Thanks for hosting with's a special day for all of us!

CIELO said...

Dear Martha, I have added your link on my party post, so expect more visitors for tea! ;)

A huge thank you for participating is such wonderful event...


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Martha, you have the most lovely teacups! I love how you always display them with your jewels! I love the etched one because it's different. Your nephew Tim sounds like a real sweetheart, buying flowers for all the moms! What a thoughtful young man he must be! Thank you for sharing your pretties and if you would like to be linked up with me, just let me know. Wishing you a beautiful day.


Anonymous said...

Hello Martha,

Thanks so much for stopping by my place and leaving such a sweet comment. I love the idea of tea cup Tuesday. I'll definitely try and join up in the coming weeks!

Anonymous said...

Goodmorning Martha!
I'm joining in on the tea cup fun today!
your cups are gorgeous...and I'm always amazed at the variety there is...the shapes, colours..and even the see through kind now!

wonderful collection! i want to go out and thrift shop for bone china now! ciao!

do stop in...

creative carmelina

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Martha! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the black and white set! Very pretty!!.. I keep meaning to link with you, and am too scatterbrained to remember when I am actually putting a post together!! I would love to join you next time around, so I'm going to add your logo under weekly events on my right side bar... So I can REMEMBER! Glad to hear you had a Happy Mother's Day! Me too!.. Can't wait to see your nephew's house!! ~tina

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Martha! Thank you for stopping by to visit me and for becoming my latest follower. I am following you too now. What a lovely collection of tea cups and pots you have. I believe we share much in common. I love english gardens too. Have a wonderful day and enjoy a cup of tea!!

Susan and Bentley

PS: I am a serial collector too!

Anonymous said...

Martha, they're all beautiful! I've seen Depression glass teacups and saucers but mostly in pink, green and gold, never have seen a clear one as pretty as this.
Today is my first day of Teacup Tuesday ever. I think I could be online all day catching up!
Such beautiful ones to look at everywhere here!

Beth said...

Martha, Your teacups are gorgeous! Love the etched clear glass teacup! My other favorite is the black and white one! Thanks for inviting me to join the party - I will plan on it next week! I am looking forward to seeing your nephew's house, too. Sounds amazing! And not just because he has lots of tvs! lol
I am a new follower, Martha, love your blog!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Beautiful teacups, jewels and charming company. I'll be right over with sugar cookies sportin' pink butter-cream icing. Just put on the tea girl! :o)

God bless ya and enjoy this glorious day!!!

Diann said...

Hi Martha!

Oh, such beautiful teacups today! That black and white set is so pretty. I was just thinking the other day that I don't have any black and wite china. I need to keep an eye out for some!

Your nephew's house sounds amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful idea to post Teacup Tuesday, I finally linked up and now I'm going to have a look around.
Hugs, Kim

Theresa said...

Dearest Martha, Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I can't wait to see some photographs. I love your wonderful tea sets and sparkly jewels! All my best and thanks for having me again and hosting such a lovely party with Terri! xo Theresa MsartistSewCrafty

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Martha, your collections always ALWAYS amaze me! I think this is your prettiest TEacup Tuesday post yet!!

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Your tea cups are all so pretty, and I'm loving the way you added some bling. Thanks for inviting me to participate. I linked up. laurie

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Oh Martha, your toile teacup and tea pot are divine! I looove toile, especially black and white. Thanks for hosting. We are "party animals" aren't we?

Coryanne Ettiene | Kitchen Living with Coryanne said...

Lovely tea set, really enjoyed the pictures.

paperbutterfly said...

I love your post this week. The vintage jewelery is a great touch. I too have started to collect black and white teacups and have been loking fora teapot, ect to go with. Yours is perfect!! What a lucky find.
No teacups this week Hope that is okay. Just the silver service. I will be back on track next week.
Thank you for hostessing

Rita said...

Dear Martha,
I regret not having taken part in your lovely weekly tea cupt tuesday,but will certainly join the next.
love all your cups. you ara indeed a serial collector LOL.
As usual you display them so beautifully that it's nearly impossible to say which one I love best. I feel most attracted to your black toile teaset though. I find it so romantic and chic!
have a great weekend

Tara said...

You've got 58 participants, good for you Martha!
One of these days I'm going to have to get my cups out of boxes and join you! Your post is all glitz and glamor and diamonds!
I am very interested to see your nephew's house, it sounds very neat. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the day. I hope you forgot your troubles for a bit got to relax. Take care and have a terrific weekend!

sweetjeanette said...

I love the teacups with bling! How exciting to find so many teacups and teapots lovers all in one place!!!

jeanette from

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