Sunday, July 11, 2010
TEA CUP TUESDAY NO. 19!
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