Jul 11, 2010


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No.19! I have had a very busy week and missed Pink Saturday, something I rarely do. The week was quite full with family and dear friends. Before I get side tracked, would like to ask you to join me in praying for a dear friend, Linda, who is in Stage 4, Breast Cancer. We are believing for a miracle for her. She has three children all in their teens. She has so many tumors you can feel them all over her body. She is in need of a mircle. We all know that is what God does best! I also have decided to lose weight. I have failed so many times so I am believing for a miracle as well. Any and all suggestions are always welcomed! (I said it, so now I have to do it!)

Now on to the party! The tea pot at the top of the post is a Spode. It is so beauty, it reminds me of a Belleek. I get it mixed up every time. I have very special cups to show you this week. My first cup is this week's favorites! It belongs to my Mother's china set. This was a very big luxury for them. My father give this to her as a gift, Mom said it was on layaway for weeks. The set has gone from me to my daughter, Vanessa. It is a Homer Laughlin. The cup was one I kept just because it was my Mother's. Vanessa will get it later. It is a pale cream color with a pinkish hue. It has pretty pink and gray flowers with a silver trim. Very precious!

Cup number two is a Coalport, can shape. The pattern name is Ming Rose. It has a pretty loop handle with burgundy flowers as part of the design. I love the colors in this cup. I think next to pink, they are my favorite colors.

Cup number three is from my favorite manufacturer, Limoges, France. This can shape cup has beautiful pink roses with a gold band trim. It is big enough to be a soup cup, but I think it is a coffee cup. I use for that anyway. I like to use all my cups. This cup as a gold trim, loop handle. I do not think the pictures do it justice.

Last but not least is another Limoges, France cup. It is a Cabinet Cup with a retail value of $295. It is incredibly beautiful, with a soft pink inside and hand painted outside. It has a very ornate, broken loop handle in glided gold. What makes this cup so different is it's size. It is very large. Most Limoges are small and dainty. This is dainty, but not small. I remember when I got this I was so excited because I paid $6.99 and later found out it's value. As I have said in the past, I am never really sure anyone will like my taste, so when I find it in a book or magazine I get all excited because at least one other person liked it too.

Many of you have asked about my jewelry. It is all vintage costume. I did not make any of it. I have collected since 1968. If you think I have a lot of cups, they do not hold a candle to the amount of costume jewelry I have. In fact, it is my favorite thing to collect. I never give a gift without putting a piece of bling on it. I think if I did, my family would think I was sick or loosing it completely. (They may already think that and are just not saying anything!) I love the bling!

Well that it for this week. Don't forget to visit Terri, my partner in this party. She is such a dear, talented lady, please keep her in prayers as well. You know what to do with "Mr Linky". Please join us early or late, Terri and I would love to have you.

Thank you for making this such a fun event! I look forward to it every week. You are a blessing to me! Hugs, Martha


Susan said...

Martha: You have some of the most gorgeous tea cups I have ever, ever seen. The one with the pink roses and gold is to be cherished. Wow! Take care, dear Martha. Susan

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love all your cups but the last one took my breath away. I can see why it is worth so much. Just stunning. I love your bling and how you show it with the teacups and teapots. I have your friend Linda in my prayers.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I'm so sorry about your friend, Linda. I will add her to my prayer list. You have so many beautiful tea cups. I adore that one that was your Mother's, and my goodness, that last one is incredible! Thank you for hosting. laurie

Vicki said...

Hello, dear Martha,
It is always such a pleasure to visit you and see your lovely china pieces and jewelry. I recognized the Homer Laughlin cup and saucer right away, so, so pretty. I love the story behind it even more. So wonderful to have pieces that have been passed down through your family. Of course, I also love the Limoges pieces. Thank you for sharing all of your lovelies. I am remembering your sweet friend in my prayers as we speak. Also praying for her family. Thank you for being such a gracious hostess, each week, my friend~ Vicki

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Martha! My, lots of gorgeous teacups for us to behold, and some pretty bling to go along with them! This week, I think my favorite is the gorgeous Limoges cup & saucer. Perhaps it is because it has pink in it :)

Wishing you always a Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Terri said...

Oh Martha! I love them all, the teapot, the coffee can tea cups, especially the second Limoges. The cabinet cup is so beautiful! And for 6.99, that is totally amazing.
Good for you!
btw, do you have any idea of the age of your coffee can cups? I was thinking they were 1800's?

Anonymous said...

Wow Martha....what LOVELY teacups this week. The colors are just stunning and the Limoge set is just outstanding.
You always have just such beautiful things to share.
AND (with a CAPITOL AND)....I am SO happy to have won your Teacup Trio which arrived Monday at my home. Beautifully wrapped and a delight. Thank you doesn't seem to cover it, Martha. I will treasure them forever!

Denise@alloverroses said...

Martha, your tea cups are always so amazing. The last one is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you have a piece of jewelry to match all your cups! It's always such a pleasure to visit.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi my dear Martha,
Your teacups are especially beautiful today but the last Limoges one just makes my heart go pitter-patter! It really is a gorgeous thing! I love the necklace adorning the first teacup too. My, it's pretty! I too love bling and never get enough of it.
I will remember to pray for your friend, Linda.
God bless her!


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dear Martha,

First I would like to send warm thoughts and prayers for your friend. I love your limoges cup, and what a great price. thanks for sharing with us.

Patti said...

Indeed, yes, I will pray for your dear friend. May the Lord remove every trace of cancer from her body and restore her to radiant good health!!

All your teacups and all your jewelry are SO beautiful. And I love how you photograph them together.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your $295 teacup. Amazing that you got it for $6.99. Truly, the person selling it didn't know what a treasure they had. I think it's one of the most beautiful teacups I've ever seen.

Well, you have a lovely day,

Snap said...

What fun seeing all the cups dressed in *bling*!

Prayers being sent for your friend. Wishing her well.

Concetta said...

I am so glad to be back! I have missed your beautiful posts! I have a lot of catching up to do after vacation. As always, your collection is breathtaking and I love the bling as well!
<>< Concetta

BECKY said...

Hi Martha and Terri! I am happy to once again join you today for another lovely Tea Day!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

I love all your pretty teacups and my favourite is the pale pink Limoges, that is gorgeous.
Your pretty costume jewellery is fabulous.
I will say a prayer for your friend, and family.

Happy week

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

Hi Martha!
What a beautiful display for teacups! I think I look a porcelain differently than everyone else, for me, I look for things I loke, so I can incorporate them into my paintings! One reason I love Tea Cup Tuesday so much! Thank you so much for hosting!
I will definately say a prayer for your friend.

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

My, goodness! I must be really tired! Sorry about the typos! :D

Doni said...

Bling it up Martha!!! The more the better! I'm collecting too, so I just love to see yours!!
Blessings, Doni

lesapeamusings.blogspot said...

What a wonderful collection you have. I'm so glad I stopped by.

I will say a prayer for your friend and her family. I'm sure she is a strong woman who loves God deeply, be rest assured that God is right by her side.



Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Martha;
What a beautiful teapot and teacup sets you have! My favorite this week is the last set,the beautiful Limoge cabinet cup; it just took my breath away.
Sorry I couldn't post this week. I had sleep over grand children throughout last week, then got sick at the start of the weekend and am still feeling under the weather.
See you on the blog.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Martha dear, your teacup collections are getting prettier each week and I truly love your pink Limoges cup! soooo beautiful and delicate! thanks for sharing..

KathyB. said...

As usual, your teacups are beautiful and embellished by your amazing costume jewelry. Do you wear your jewelry often?

I learn a lot about china and tea cups from reading your posts.I especially like the sentiment and love I can read in your words when you write about your Mother's china, and it is lovely! All the more so because of what it meant to your parents . Very, very precious indeed~

Werna Gail said...

Prayers are going up for Linda, NOTHING is to hard for God! My daughter Laura and you should get together, she has been collecting vintage jewerly for years, she to loves the bling. God truly blessed you with the gorgeous cup for $6.99 and it is so special to have treasure that was your mothers. Great post, loved it all.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, Martha, praying for a miracle....

Lady Katherine said...

I so enjoy seeing all your lovely Teacups! Your collection is so wonderful. I must say I love your Mother's Spode Tea cup, for the story about the set being on layaway. It touch my heart, for this makes this Teacup the most wonderful Treasure to have. Yes, I will send up prayers for your friend Linda! My heart goes out to her! I do hope you are feeling well and back on your feet. I always enjoy your Bing with your Teacups. I just love seeing each piece! What a lovely gift to receive with another gift!

Virginia said...

Your collection is breathtaking and I love them all.
My prayers will go out for your dear friend and for you a wish and prayer for determination to accomplish your goal to lose weight….be positive and don’t get discourage if some days you blow it. Keep at it.
Sweet Blessings,

Wanda Lee said...

This is just pure delight as usual Martha!~Such pretty teacups and jewelery!

Thanks so much for all of your kindess and comments, as well as for your prayers; my prayers will go forth for your dear friend as well!..,

Thanks so much for partaking once aagin this week dear lady;(I shall be back to sign up later, as I'm run,run, running all this week)!

Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Martha! First of all, I love your mother's china pattern. So sweet, lovely and timeless. I am so sorry to hear about Linda's cancer spreading throughout her body. She certainly has my prayers. As far as weight loss is concerned there are only two things that work and they are reducing calories and exercise. Walking is the best exercise because you can do it anywhere, it's free and it's easy on the joints. I like Weight Watcher's because it is sensible. You don't have to buy their food. Every friend I know who has followed their program has lost weight and kept it off. I think it's because they help you to make good food choices but also allow for treats now and again. You have my prayers and encouragement to lose weight to feel good and be healthy!! Thank you for another fun Tea Cup Tuesday!!

Susan and Bentley

Charlie said...

Oh my gosh! My mom's china was the Virginia Rose too! I think it was her wedding set. My oldest sister got the set. Not too many pieces left. I have been looking for cups and saucers and plates to replenish the set for her but not having much luck. I think everyone has snatched them up and are keeping them for themselves. lol!
My prayers are with your friend....so scary and sad! Good luck with your diet.

lesapeamusings.blogspot said...

Hello Martha,

I am so devastated by the news of Marija @ Holding Court blog. I saw that you were a follower and wanted to know if you knew.

Another blogger shared the news with me. We have lost a beautiful woman and blogger.


Appleshoe said...

As always your Teacups and jewelry are stunning. Your Limoges really takes the spot light. Prayers for you and your friend. Take care.

parTea lady said...

You have an amazing collection of teacups and vintage jewelry. The cups are beautiful. Maybe one day I will own a beautiful Limoges cup. I love that pink crystal necklace - it reminds me of a clear one that my grandfather gave me when I was just eighteen. He bought it in Czechoslovakia.

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Your cups have an elegant old-fashioned feel to them that makes them so lovely to look at Martha. Always a pleasure to visit with you!
Have a wonderful week...
Tina xo

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

Hello, my friend!! i am so sorry to hear of your friend and please know that her and her family are in my prayers.
I understand completely about trying to lose weight. i weigh the most now that I have ever weighed in my life! I know how unhealthy it is for me but I am a stress eater and sometimes, the stress of everything that I have gotten myself involved in wins out. I don't eat right because of working night shift and also my metabolism is so screwed up from working at night and eating at odd times for all of these years of night shift.
Your tea pot and tea cups are stunning but the last 2 tea cups really call out to me! I love the gold rim and the pink color.
Thanks for hosting Tea Cup Tuesday!


Jacoba said...

I have lit a candle for all who need it and wish you all well.
As to the cups, to me there is something so special about the primary colors of your mother's teacup, it is romantic and represents an era.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Although I love them all, I really like your mother's the best. It was lovingly cared for and you know the history of it, but the colors and shape are stunning. Really like the indentations.

Hope you have a great Tea Cup Tuesday, dear friend. I'm rooting for your weight loss, too and hoping your friend will get better.

Rose said...

beautiful tea cups. sorry to hear about your friend. it's very sad and will pray for this family.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Martha...thanks so much for joining my blog :) :) I love the design on your blog...and especially the crocheted lace edging in red. Red is my favorite color...pink is my second favorite color :) :)
Oh, I can't remember if I co mmented on this post or not :) :) I love all the items you pictures...and somehow figuring out how to add stuff like that to my home :) :) :) I'm a "new" collector..so I just have a few pieces yet. Have you ever read any of Emilie Barnes books? One of her decorating books has a ton of photos of teacups with saucers etc..

Oh, I also really liked that bracelet that hat the red stones!!!...remember, I love red :) :)

Have a lovely rest of the week. Love and hugs from Oreogn, Heather :) :) :)

Victoria said...

Hi Martha..wow! with each photo..I was dazzled again and again...I love them all..my favorite is the last one..my gosh..I would love to have that..it is so dainty and pretty! Wonderful tea post! and the jewelery..well you know me...i so love when you add the bling!!

Hugs to you ...and prayers of comfort and healing for your friend! May miracles flow to her in any way she needs!

And wishing you blessings on your new journey..yay..go for it..you will do great!
Have a happy day!

Jill said...

Absolutely beautiful and delightful! Thanks for sharing!

Blessings, Jill

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Martha!
Eeeek! I have missed the last two TT's. Been so busy! I love how you showcase your lovely jewelry with your beautiful teacups. I think the pink Limoges was my favorite. Also, I will pray for your friend for comfort and encouragement. Take Care! Hugs!

JoAnne said...

Hi Martha,
What lovely treasures! I've thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Linda and her family.
Hope you'll stop back for a visit, and grab my button while you're there.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, I love you tea pot and tea cups, I especially fell in love with the last one. I love the soft pink and gold!!! I really think it's the prettiest one I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing!!! Blessings~~~ Daphne

Nancy Rosalina said...

Hi Martha, Thank you so much for stopping by and THANK YOU for the invitation to join your tea party! I will try to join in this coming Tuesday!!

I love all your adorable teacups! I wish I still had all mine! I really had some beautiful sets! It's one of those giveaways I could just kick myself over! Well, I didn't give them away, I did sell them, but Oh I wish I hadn't!

Blessings to you, Nancy

Anonymous said...

Have already prayed for your friend, and will continue to pray for her and you.

Your teacups are spectacular, especially the pink Limoges.

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Hi Martha, I could have sworn that we were both followers on each others blogs. Well, we are now. I love your tea cups, I have a few but not enough to participate weekly. I would however like to visit you guys to looksy.

Big Hugs

Sonia Rumzi said...

What a gorgeous blog. How beautiful your cups and saucers are! I am enchanted.

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