May 17, 2010


Hello Ladies: It is Tea Cup Tuesday time, again. We had so much fun last week, I can't wait to see what you will share this week. I do have an update on my Identity Theft saga. The bank has returned my checking account money. It is a start and I am so happy about it. I see the light at the end of the tunnel. My Bronchitis is getting better and I received this beautiful gift from my husband yesterday. No reason, he was just thinking about me. It is a Mother and Child. Kelly has always knows what I love. Sometimes he can be the sweetest thing. He has his moments. So I had to show it to you. He has given me others in this set. The plates are heavy. I am not really sure that they are made of. I just love them. This one is extra special to me, because it was out of the blue no occasion at all. So not like him, he is not a spontaneous man. He thinks about every dime. So he did good! Thank you, Kelly!

The first tea cup I want to show you is relatively new to me. It is a Royal Worcester, Ferncroft pattern in teal. It is circa 1950, This trio is my favorite this week. I am showing you all kinds of colors today. I usually stick to a color theme, but these cups just jumped out at me today. On the Ferncroft you can feel the ferns popping out of the china. Very pretty! But then, they are tea cups and what's not to love?

The second cup is very Art Deco style. It is from Austria and it is call Juliette. It has such a great octagon shape and I just love the pale pink roses. Very dainty looking don't you think? This was an Estate find I only paid $8.00. A great find and very cute!

The third cup is a Staffordshire, Hand Decorated, the pattern name is "Elizabethan". The cup looks like it has been crimp. It is a "May", so I just had to show it. I sorry if the different colors bug you this week. I will try to do better next week.

My last tea cup is called a Mustache Cup. It is very old and German made. I have a few of these German made cups I will be showing in later Tea Cup Tuesdays. What makes them unique is the kind of texture they have in the design. It is almost as if the just added the flower as an after thought. However, this is the style, different, huh? Although this is not one of my favorites, in fact probably the ugliest cup I own. The other German cups I have are very pretty. I do think it is quite different and worth showing you.

So "Mr. Linky" is ready. All you have to do is fill in the blanks. It does the rest. It doesn't matter how late you join, just play. Last week it took me two days to see all the goodies! Don't forget to visit Terri at Terri is going to Paris, but she has promised to show us tea cups from that great city. A dream come true!
Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha


Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Martha, glad to see Mister Linky is up and working :) It took the 3rd time for it to work for me, lol :) I'll be putting my Teacup Tuesday Post up tonight.

Be sure to stop by my blog, I started my giveaway today, so go check it out :)

Have a great day!! Warmest Always, Brenda

Needles Everywhere said...

Oh they are just wonderful!!! I simply love the way you put a little piece of 'bling' in the picture. What a wonderful difference it makes. I don't think the mustache cup is necessarily ugly, bit it does seem a little off with the gold flowers and the mustache protector thingy. Great post.

Bunnym said...

I am thrilled your bank saga is starting to rectify itself. Glad your feeling better and really glad your hubby gave you a little something. If my hubby did that, I think I'd Beautiful cups Martha, especially the octagon shaped kinda lost me with the frog bling....(i'm afraid of frogs...yuk)but the good news is...I'm joining tea cup Tuesday again with a little surprise...

have a great day,


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


You know that I am thinking of you and praying for you everyday and I am so glad that you are finally starting to see a light at the end of a dark tunnel.

So happy to hear that the bank returned your money from your checking account and that you are starting to get rid of that darn bronchitis!

And now, for your darling tea cups!! I love them all but the mustache cup is the one I fell deeply in love with!! I just love a bit of gold on everything!! It is just stunning.

And that plate that your sweet Kelly bought for you is exquisite!! Are we going to see the rest of your collection of these lovely plates????? Pretty please????

Much hugs to you,

Your "over the top" friend,

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Martha!
I am so glad to hear you are getting better AND that the bank has returned all that money!! I can only imagine your relief! Now they need to catch whoever did that!
What a wonderful husband you have - he knows just what his sweetheart needs to make her smile :-)
As always you have a superb collection to share this week! Each with their own coordinating bling! I just love the froggie!!
One day you must count all your teacups and let us know how many you have!
Big hugs,

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Martha
I am so glad you are feeling abit better and that your troubles are coming to an end. I love all of your tea cups but my favorite is the Art Deco set. Have a great day!


Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Hi Martha. I am glad to hear things are beginning to improve in your world. I am participaing in Teacup Tuesday for the first time...first time in any of this. I was wondering how I grab the 'TT button' and link viewers from my blog to yours? This seems like so much fun. Thanks for hosting it. Connie

Beth said...

Martha, the Ferncroft is fabulous! So pretty! I love the lily of the valley cup as well, and I like the gold accents on the mustache cups. You certainly have MANY beautiful teacups! Thanks for inviting me to join your party, Martha!
Blessings, Beth

Anonymous said...

I love all of your cups...but I also really adore the way you show them off with coordinating jewels....that is just so complimentary and stunning!

thanks for sharing...i've signed on to the fun again this week!!! this is tea fun!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

nancy said...

I guess I'll be in, I love your teacups.I also like how you put the jewelries on them. Love the frog and the flower pins. Have a great Tuesday. :)Nancy

Patricia said...

All your tea cups are lovely - my favorite is the Lily of the Valley, how beautiful ! Your cup inspired me to take photos of my plants as they have bloomed. Thanks for having me and Happy Tea Cup Tuesday.

Lisa'sLettersandLace said...

You inspire me to want to get out my grandmother's wonderful teacup collection to admire. Maybe another Tues. Throughout your blog I very much admire your talent for display! So glad to meet you. Lisa

Susan said...

Oh Martha, the best news of all was that the bank paid back some of your money. Little by little, things are going to come back to normal. You'll see. In the meantime, your cups are just awesome. I loved the Lily of the Valley cup but the gold mustache cup is my favorite of all. So unique! Take care, dear Martha. Warmly, Susan

Susan said...

p.s. Me again, Martha. The present your husband bought you is absolutely beautiful. What a guy. Sincerely, Susan

xinex said...

The mother and child plaque is so precious. What a thoughtful hubby you have! I love your tea cup collection but my favorite is the teal set. Very pretty!...Christine

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

You have such an interesting collection of teacups. It's always such a pleasure viewing them and their history. The mustache cup is unique indeed!

Lady Katherine said...

How wonderful the bank gave you your money back!!! Glad your better, such a sweet husband to buy you a Happy! The Mother and Child are so lovely! Lucky you! Your tea cups are just wonderful! I love the teal one, but the one with the frog has my heart! I just love it. I also love hearing about each tea cup's name, where it from and the era. Have a wonderful week!

Terri said...

Whew! I only just got posted!
Your china is gorgeous, and the fact that your husband gave you some of it makes it really special.
I am so glad about your back account! That is good news!
I am glad you are feeling better too.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I love your blog!! The tea cups are so beautiful. I always marvel when things so delicate and fragile manage to survive to become vintage. Such an honor to be serve as a custodian of these treasures for those who can enjoy them after us. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I look forward to following you as well!!

Betty said...

The plate is so beautiful and so are the teacups. I have to say I love the May one the best. I am so glad that you are feeling better and that the bank is helping you out with the theft. That is so frighten to have that happen.


Diann said...

Oh Martha!

You are showing us some beautiful teacups today! I love them all. I have to say, if I chose a fav it would be that last one. It is so unique!

KathyB. said...

Martha, I especially like the Ferncroft in Teal teacup!The mustache cup is interesting and although I would not call it ugly I certainly think it does stand out as "unique" and I agree with you, the flower seems to have been stuck on as an afterthought.What is the story behind mustache cups? ( mustaches?)

I am glad you and your bank account are getting better!

What a sweetheart Kelly is and I love to read of kindnesses done to fellow bloggers by their spouses. I will be posting my teacup too. I am loving this, thank-you for hosting Teacup Tuesday~

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Martha, that's a lot of good news, you told us. I am happy about every one of them. Your husband made a great gift to you. It's so detailed and very charming.
Your cups are nice as always. Especially the German one is interesting for me. I have never seen such a plastically decoration on a cup. Ugly but very outstanding. My favorite is the cup with the ferncroft pattern. I love the tender ferns on it and especially the soft blue color.
I wish you all the best.
Greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Martha,
I'm so glad that things at the bank are getting settled and that you're feeling better! Your hubby sounds like he's a very special guy! Your teacups are lovely as always. The little Lily of the Valley is adorable. I enjoyed my visit and I wish you a lovely day.


Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Martha, thank you for stopping by and checking out my teacup. I would like to know more about it as well. If you find anything out, please let me know. Stay well, Connie

paperbutterfly said...

Love the way you display your china with vintage jewellery. Thank youfor hosting.

Looking forward to what you share next week.

Have a week rich with blessings,

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha,
I've posted before 10:00am this Tuesday. pop in and see my tea cup post today!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Charlie said...

You have so many wonderful cups! Where do you put them? I love the mustache cup. They don't make those anymore.
See you next week.

Pellie / Penny said...

Hello Martha,
Thank you so much for coming by to visit and view my teacup.
I love the teal set you posted today. but then lately it seems I gravitate more and more to the aquamarines and teal.
Glad to hear you bank problems are slowly improving.

Theresa said...

Dear Martha, Lovely cups you shared and the mustache cup is quite unusual I have never seen a cup like that! I love the May saucer ~
Thanks for being such a lovely hostess and glad to hear your troubles are on the mend!!
All my best, Theresa

Anonymous said...

Your teacup(s) always amaze me! The different styles and colors are just outstanding. It's like being in a SHOPPE! And the jewels that you use to accent them really is striking!
Glad your feeling better and NICE GIFT from your husband. He's a keeper!
Have a lovely healthy tea-filled week!

Concetta said...

Your collection is exquisite! Thank for sharing your treasurs and inviting us for tea! What a marvelous way to start out the day!
<>< Concetta

nannykim said...

I haven't seen a mustache (spelling?) cup for ages!! What an interesting collection you have shown here--really different!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Martha,

So glad your health is getting better and that you are getting the troubles sorted.
I love all the pretty things you have shown.
What a lovely present your husband gave and I love the May cup with the Lily of the Valley.

I hope that your week is wonderful, dear friend.

Kissed by an Angel said...

More beautiful cups!! My favourite is the one with the pearls!!!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

What a dear sweet man ya have there. He's a real keeper! I'm so happy to hear your feelin' better. I just adore the beautiful way you adorn your cups with jewels.

God bless and you have yourself the best day sweetie!!!

Princesa Nadie said...

Thank you Martha,Hugs

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such a sweet gift from your hubby!! Love the cups you featured today. My fav is actually the moustache cup!!

Thanks for stopping by and entering my little giveaway ~ good luck to you!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Cooking with Laura said...

Your blog is fantastic. Very beautiful, I just joined your followers. ( I am from the Duchess's blog)


susan said...

Martha-Your husband is a sweetie--gifts for no reason are the best kind! Your tea cups are beautiful and I love the way you have coordinated the jewelery with them! Glad to know your ID theft is beginning to be resolved!

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
I am so thankful your identity theft problems are starting to get straightened out. I know what a worry this must be for you. I love the mother and child. Your hubby did very well. Your teacups are just gorgeous as always. I am hoping to join you all again very soon for teacup Tuesdays. Enjoy your weekend~ Vicki

Robynartdesigns said...

Hi Martha,love the teacups. Look forward to more great Tuesdays, hugs Robyn.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I just noticed YOU have a May cup, too. I gave one to my daughter for her birthday this month, was so excited to stumble across it a couple of weeks ago. Have a blessed day, and no worries about mr linky. My son's baseball team ended up going to the playoffs, ranked #15 in the league. They miraculously won against #2. So I'll be a baseball mom all week. Look forward to Teacup Tuesday next week.
Hugs, Kim

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