May 31, 2010


Hello Ladies! Happy Tea Cup Tuesday! This week is number 14. Maybe the problem last week was it the number 13? I am hoping for better luck this week with "Mr. Linky". I can't tell you how upset I was that it did not work for me last week. I felt so dumb, everyone can work those computer links but me. Terri always does it for me. With Terri having to vacation in Paris and all the work that entails, well you can see my problem. Please pray for Terri, Paris can be . . . wonderful! Oh well, keep your fingers crossed!

The first cup I would like to share with you is the portrait trio. Portrait cups are my favorite kind of cups. (I say that a lot, don't I?) Well it is true, I love trio cups. This one I have had for several years. It does have mark, but no name. I have no clue as to the manufacturer. It is beautiful and that's what I care about. I prefer buying trios now. I did not do that when I first started collecting, but I try to do it now.

Cup number two is a heavy gilded, moriage cup, from Japan. At least I think that is where it is from, it is not marked. However, most moriage cups came from Japan. I love all the roses and the pretty blue and dark pink, almost red colors. It is so much prettier in person. I believe this was an estate find. Notice the bead work.

My third cup this week is a German cup, made in US Zone 3 It is a cream color with a blood red trim and gold leaving. Doesn't that dark blue rhinestone pin look great with it?

Last but not least, is the blue and white Coalport. You can't make a mistake with a Coalport, they are all so stunning. This is hand numbered and demitasse. Looks just great! The tea pot you see is a Windsor of England. I love the scenes and the whole color theme on this tea pot so I had to show you.

I did find a FRANZ tea pot and tea cup this weekend at an estate sale. I will show it to you next week. I have never owned one, always have admired them behind glass. Now I have one of my own and I am going to share. Wait until I tell you what I paid for it, you will be shocked! The tea pot on the top of this post is a Lefton, American Rose. This is my favorite tea pot.

You will be so proud of me! I did the linky without Terri's help! Yeah! I am so happy! I did it!

Have a wonderful week. Remember all you have to do is fill out "Mr. Linky" and he will do the rest. (All I have to do is make Mr. Linky work!) Before I forget, it has been suggested to me to have a one day party, featuring vintage costume jewelry. Would any one be interested in that? I could try to put one together. Blessings, Martha


Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Martha ! Happy Teacup Tuesday...and congrats for getting Mr. Linky on all my yourself...way to go girl!! Woo Hoo :)

Always wonderful and sweet teacups to show us. Just HOW MANY teacups do you have? Love your #2 cup (it has ROSES!)

Have a great week! Warmest Hugs to you, Brenda

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Martha! Beautiful items, once again! The pretty moriage cup and saucer is my very fav!

Hope you had a terrific weekend!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Beth said...

Hi Martha, Love your first teacup - looks patriotic with its red, white and blue! Love the blue and white too and the teapot is awesome. Looking forward to seeing the Franz teapot as well! See you next week! Happy Memorial Day!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Martha,

Happy Teacup Tuesday! Don't feel dumb sweetie, there are a lot of things on the computer I cannot do either. Yey! I see you did it yourself. That is the way I was when I first started my blog. Little by little you learn more. Love the cobalt blue cup with the pink roses.


Victorian1885 said...

Good evening Martha..great job getting Mr. Linky up and running. Your tea cup selections today are so pretty! Thank you & Terri for hosting!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
Your teacups are all so pretty and so unique! I love the red-rimmed one but I have to say the blue at the end is my favourite. You know, I still haven't figured out how to do the Linky thingy and that is why I still put the links on myself! So congratulations, you have mastered it! You can be proud of yourself! I will add your link to my post as I usually do. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a splendid week.


Simple Home said...

Congratulations on getting the McLinky up. I'm the same way, I have trouble figuring out anything new on the computer. I loved your teacups, especially the first one. Perfect colors for Memorial Day.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Beautiful cups! I think my favorite is the first set, the portrait cup and saucer. The colors are so vivid and beautiful!

The Charm of Home said...

I love your beautiful cups. You have a fantastic collection of them. I think the blue and white really caught my eye. But I also love the flowers! They are wonderful. Have a great week.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

I am amazed every time I come to visit to see all your beautiful china collection.
I think you must have one of the best.
I love them all and thanks for sharing.

Happy week

Pellie / Penny said...

Hi Martha,
I really like your portrait trio set. Nice crisp look to it and yes a bit patriotic as well.
All your cups are so beautiful, thank you for sharing them and taking the time to organize Teacup Tuesdays.


Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Martha!

You always have such a beautiful mixed selection of teacups to share!!
I've never seen a portrait set before and it is regally stunning and fit for a queen!
I have a fondness for the vintage Japan pieces and find that most are truly handpainted as yours is! I love those colors!
The Lefton teapot is so sweet and there is surely an entire teaset out there waiting for you to find it :-)
Happy Teacup Tuesday!


Diann said...

Oh Martha! You are showing some absolutely beautiful teacups today! what a wonderful varity! Each one so unique and pretty. I so want to come over and just admire all your teacup collection!!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Martha, What a wonderful collection of Red whites and blues! I love the cup with tthe roses!
Great job on Mr Linky! Thanks so much for being our wonderful hostess!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hello Martha,. You have the most unique tea cups! I always look forward to see what you share. I would participate in a vintage jewelry party! Fun!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh Martha.. what can I say?! all your teacups are just lovely! I really like the one with roses on it with blue rim!.. stunning.. thanks for sharing and happy TT Tuesday!

Appleshoe said...

Hello Martha- These are all so lovely. I also like portrait cups, but I only own one and it is missing its saucer and plate. Your trio is simply stunning.

Denise@alloverroses said...

Hi Martha, Thank you for hosting another fun Tea Cup Tuesday! Your selections this week are lovely! I can't stop looking at your second one. The colors and the details are amazing! How fun to sip tea from such a beauty!
Have a great day!

Victoria said...

Wow..such fabuous display Martha!! Gorgeous!! Always inspiring! I am alittle behind this week and didnt get a tea post done in time(sniffles!) never know though ha ha!! I enjoyed your post...beautiful as always!! Have a most gorgeous tea time!!

Kathy said...

Hello Martha.
I so appreciate your visit to my Tea for Two. I am very glad to join in. I love your patriotic colors in the delightsome teacups!
I look forward to seeing more!

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

Hello!! First let me say that the portrait set took my breath away!! Yes, sucked the breath right out of me !! It is so gorgeous!!! I have never seen one like that before!!

And your tea pot is just stunning!! And so is everything else that you posted today, as always!!

Have a great day my sweet friend!!


jane maday said...

Hi Martha,
I love the portrait set too! I've never seen one like that. Teacup Tuesday is such fun!

Gale Blair said...

I love tea, I love teacups... Thank you for letting me join in :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha! Oh, what lovely tea cups you have! I could come and shop at your house!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Anonymous said...

Martha, what fun this always is! I'll be taking the tour throughout the day, as the list is growing by leaps and bounds! Who'd have thought there were be so many of us that love teacups!
Poor Terri - having to go to Paris! What do they's a tough job but someone has to do it! Lucky, lucky lady!
Blessings! Don't forget the sugar and cream...
and strawberry jam for the scones!

Anonymous said...

I've joined in on the fun again today!
this is so much bliss! i love taking tea!

i love the blue cup....that's my colour theme !!

ciao bella

happy tuesday
creative carmelina

Terri said...

Hi Martha! Everything you have shared today is stunning! I love your portrait cup. Now I am going to look out for them.
I love coming and seeing your beautiful treasures. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

Each one of these cups is stunning. I have never seen portrait teacups before and yours are gorgeous. I'm really looking forward to seeing your Franz teacup and learning what price you got it for, they are not cheap. My aunt sent me one so I'll share mine next week also.

Bunnym said...

I especially love the German tea cup...but then again, I'm kinda partial to German are amazing!

love ya, bunny

Theresa said...

Your cups are amazing!! The trio cup is so unique~ I just love seeing all the wonderful things you share. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week, Theresa

The Tablescaper said...

You have a great collection. It's so diverse! I love that first one, part of the trio - but I'm so partial to blue and white. It's hard to choose. Luckily we don't have to!

Hope you'll join my meme starting Tuesday night, "Where do you keep it all?" I'm sure everyone would love to know where you keep all of those tea cups!

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

Happy June to you Martha! Your post this week is exceptional. How colorful all your teapots and teacups are. I especially love the first picture of that teapot ~ it's just luscious!
Love having a spot of tea with you, my friend!

Kerrie said...

Absolutely wonderful post Martha! I enjoyed it so much! God Bless, K

Kissed by an Angel said...

You have so many beautiful cups!! Theya re all so gorgeous!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my, so many beautiful teacups, teapots and beautiful accessory china pieces. I kept thinking each picture was my favorite. They are all stunning and you have arranged such beautiful vignettes to showcase each one. Wow. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

paperbutterfly said...

The variety of teacups you have is amazing! You always have a surprise up your sleeve.
Thank you for hosting.

Terri Gordon said...

Oh Martha, you always have the most beautiful things, boy would I love to visit your home. I love the red, white and blue china, so lovely. Thanks again for doing Tea Cup Tuesdays, I have really enjoyed it. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

KathyB. said...

I do believe you have an endless supply of beautiful and interesting tea cups and accessories! I especially love the blue and white but that German teacup & saucer are stunning too, even though they seem very plain next to the other beautiful tea cups.

Thank-you for hosting this Teacup Tuesday, I am truly enjoying it!

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Martha,

What lovely a loevly teaset; I love the motif, the colors and the brooch!.., Wow!

It has been a bit a rough ride in many ways lately! Yet thanks so much for your kind encouragement and partcipation dearest Martha!.., It really means a lot!

I hope you will also join me once again for my 33rd,'Tuesday Tea For Two' and my 24th, 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee', also; (even though I was late getting started due to my own technical glicthes which have thankfully been successfully tended to and resolved)!

~ Good for you with Mr. Linky also Martha!.., 'you go girl'!.., Yay!

Have a marvelous week my dear lady!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Lady Katherine said...

How I always love your Tea cup collection! Oh, I just fell in love with the rose one, the beading is beautiful! Just love it!

Jacoba said...

Dear Martha,
You truely have a wonderful collection! I am amazed, such pieces of art they are.
I did not join the TT this time as I had no photographs ready of teacups, but did post about drinking tea along our river. Maybe you can have a look when you have a moment?
Have a happy day!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful tea cup collection you have! I like the way you add vintage jewelry to the vignettes! I'm joining you this week with my link!

I know how you feel about the Linky's, I'm very technically challenged!! I would like to do the large pictures so many are doing, but I'm scared to! ;-)


Rita said...

Oh mY, Martha,
again I'm amazed at your collection of tea cups.
They're all fab but without hesitation I must admit that your blue and white Coalport cup is my fave.

Susan said...

Dear Martha...Your second cup is enchanting. All are so beautiful. I can't believe I didn't put my link! I've had the tea cup on my post since Tuesday! What a dufus I am! Ha! Take care, dear Martha, and please visit me! Sincerely, Susan

Moments of Grace said...

How beautiful are your treasures. I cannot pick a favorite as I love them all. What a lovely collection to have.
I love your new look as well. It is so very sweet and feminine. Of course, anything with roses is always beautiful.
Thank you for such a lovely post.
Blessings to you today.

In Grace,

Tara said...

Oh to go to Paris! What a lucky girl! I can tell things are getting ready for July at your house with all the blue and red. The rose cup is my favorite, I love those roses! Hope you are feeling better these days and that you have a wonderful evening!

Concetta said...

Another magnificent post from an exquisite lady!
Thank you so much for sharing!
<>< Concetta

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As always, you show so many beauties. I've never collected anything valuable or breakable, but sure do admire you. Love the vignette with the tea pot. You know how to decorate, that's for sure.

Needles Everywhere said...

You have the most beautiful teacups I have ever seen. And, as always, you do such a good job of enhancing them and photographing them. THanks so much for hosting this little party! I look forward to it.

Bob West said...

I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I have yours. Very interesting.
I am now a follower.
God Bless you Martha, Bob

Chel ~ said...

Oooh! Love your collections! I featured your tea cups, here:

Unknown said...

Oh, Martha, I just can't believe the lovely things you have found. Those cups and teapot are so unusual and pretty. A pleasure as always.