Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I am late, I am late, I am late!


Hello Ladies: So sorry I am late! Hope you had a great week. Are you ready for another fun Tea Cup Tuesday Party? It is number 26! I sure am ready! I had a hard week. The personal decisions got harder and I found out I have diabetes. Now I have to poke holes in my body to test my blood every day. I am scheduled for classes later this week. The doctor heard a heart murmur so, it going to get looked at today. I am having some problems with my vision, which started this whole mess! Talk about a little stressful! Good grief, Charlie Brown! I need to get it together!





So, the first tea cup I am going to share with you is this week's favorite. It is orange and gold. I am not a orange person, but lately I have been drawn to that color. It is Noritake China, with a broken loop handle. It has a scalloped top, all very heavily gold leaf. It has a pedestal base and is just beautiful.





The second tea cup I am going to share is a Stoke & Trent! It is a very light china with a pale pink inside and a white and silver and gold out side. It is a bucket shape with a square, French handle with thumb rest. It looks like the design was hand done, with heavy gold and silver flowers. A very different kind of cup.




Cup No. three is a Royal Worchester, demitasse cup. I wish you could see it close up it is 3-D. You can feel all the leaves branches and flowers. It has a simple loop handle that is shaped in a green branch. It is just a simple Bute shaped cup. It can hold it's own with the best of them.

I know I usually show four cups, but since I am running so late, I will stop at three. Please forgive the high noon start. I just have so many things going on, I feel like my head is going bust! I just could not miss the party, however.



I know that Terri has started on time and the party is well on it's way. Thank you for stopping by. You know what to do with Mr. Linky. On the top of this post I have a picture of my give away. I will have Noah draw the name on my birthday, September 23. Please let me know if you want in! Thanks for praying for me. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

32 comments:

Ro Magnolia said...

Oh Martha,

I always suspected you were a sweet person, but how awful that you have discovered you are diabetic! Well, the wonderful thing is that it is quite manageable and with time, all the adjustments will probably seem second nature to you. I will keep you in my prayers as you go through this stressful season.

Hugs, Ro

P.S. That third cup is just delightful, isn't it? It always amazes me when tea cups which seem so formal, can become so whimsical depending on the design!

Terri said...

Whoo hooo Martha! I am so relived to see you have posted. I am sorry to hear you are having a difficult time. I hope you will be sorted out soon so you can feel better.
Your cups today are absolutely gorgeous, especially the gold and orange cup. I am not unusually an orange person either, but your cup is exceptional.
Thank you so much for showing us your three beautiful cups.
Hugs,
Terri

Sandy J said...

Beautiful - I don't think I could pick a favorite between these three. But I will admit I'm drawn to the one with the pink inside - it's beautiful the pink looks almost irridescent.

Sandy

Nezzy said...

.....for a very important date, not time to say hello-goodbye, I'm late,I'm late, I'm late! Sorry, I have no self control.

I just love the first little gold and red cup beauties. Yep, their fit for royalty.

Sweet Martha I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers. How scary for you to have to go through the tests, then wait for results. Know I'm prayin'!

Take care, God bless and have the most beautiful day sweetie!!! :o)

The Real Me! said...

I am so sorry for your ailments. That's a lot to find out in one week let alone a day!
This is my first time stopping by and linking up. Thanks for letting me join in.
Your tea cups are BEAUTIFUL. I think my favorite is the last one because it's not like your "typical" tea cup!!
I hope you have a blessed day.
Kim

Princesa Nadie said...

Dearest Martha
You show always stunning Tea Cups...I have been waiting for your post and I,m really happy meeting you
I hope your problems will be solve soon
Lots of Love

bunny said...

Martha my dear...I can't keep you alone for a minute...lol The diabetic thing can be taken care of with the correct knowledge and my MIL has had a heart murmur for 30 years. All she does is take a little pill and that's it..btw, we just found this out...Anyways, You'll be fine and we really need to get together...to keep you on the straight and narrow.

Loving you,

bunny

ps..stay away from carrots and bananas...diabetic no no's.

Rebecca said...

Martha...I love your teacups my friend...

I'm more sorry than I can say about the diabetes. :( Trusting God to care for you every day you live on your journey.

Love to you~

Rebecca

Home and Heart said...

Dear Martha, I am SO sorry to hear of your health
issues! I am impressed by your determination to post away, sharing your lovely teacups and not letting it stop you!

Bettyann said...

Love the gorgeous teacups..sorry to hear about your health...diabetes is very manageable...take care and prayers are coming your way..

Bookie said...

Dear Martha,
I so know what you are going through. Both my husband and I are diabetic. He is skinny as a rail; I am build like a pumpkin! Now my sister is just labeled diabetic on Friday. You have to wonder why all these diverse people fighting D. and weight in America. Has someone loaded TWinkie juice in everything we eat??

Due to traveling 12 hours to take care of 2 year old grandson for 6 days and then called out there that mother in law is in hostpial and we returned driving hard way, I am exhasuted today. But I think I have a post ready to join in today if I can find it. I did find a tea cup and a knife rest on this trip that I can wait to show you later!!!

Love your tea cups...but the orange one is my first choice. So bright and orange seems unusual choice for tea cup...but it works!

Hang in there....claudia

Kiki said...

Yay Martha..I was wondering where you were! HUgs..glad you are back and so sorry to hear you are going through some challenges..wishing you well and best of health always!

Great tea series...more beauty for me to enjoy..so lovely..i am in love with that Butterfly..wow!! gorgeous!! Happy Tea!
Kiki~

Cabin and Cottage said...

The variety in teacups is just endless I guess. These are beautiful. I'm especially drawn to the pink in that gold trimmed cup. Best to you with your health issues. Wishing you well. Jacqueline

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Martha, I am so sorry to hear you are having such a rough time, you are in my thoughts and prayers. You always have the most beautiful things, I love to visit your beautiful blog. I just love the orange, white and gold cup, it is amazing. Thanks for sharing and I hope you are feeling better. Hugs, Terri

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Martha, I'm sorry you're having such a hard time! I will continue to pray for you, dear friend. Your teacups are lovely and I do love how you acessorize them with your beautiful jewelery. Take care.

Blessings,
Sandi

Virginia said...

Martha,
Your tea cups are beautiful like always.
I’m keeping you in my prayers believing that God will give you inner strength to triumph over all obstacles.
Sweet Blessings,
Virginia

A Hopeful Heart said...

All three teacups are lovely, but my favorite one, of course, is the pink one...and I love the pink bling as well.

I'm so sorry to hear that you are having health issues as well. I am continuing to pray for you.

Much love,
Patti

Jill said...

Martha,

I love these tea cups, I always look forward to your postings. I have a lot more collecting to do to catch up to your collection. :-)

Sorry to hear you are not feeling the best. I will be keeping you in my prayers. Many blessings to you.

Jill

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Martha
I am sorry you aren't feeling well..take care my friend! Hugs,

Wanda

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

So very sorry to hear about your health problems and really hope and pray that your can feel better and get things sorted.
I love the Stoke & Trent teacup - the pink inside and the gold flowers on the outside is just beautiful.
Do take care dear friend and you will be in my prayers
Hugs
Carolyn

KathyB. said...

Well it sounds like life is becoming even more of an adventure for you! I am glad you posted your teacups, and that I checked in again to see if you had. The pink one appeals to me very much.

I hope further tests reveal no more problems! It is so good there are so many new things to help diabetics manage their health. With prayers for you.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Martha,
Goodness! You have certainly had your share of problems lately. They say God only gives us as much as he thinks we can handle but I think he needs to give you a break for awhile!!
I am so sorry to hear that you have Diabetes and I am sure that is what was causing your vision problems as that is usually one of the first signs with Adult Onset Diabetes. But PLEASE know that if you are vigilant, it can be easily abut you must be on top of it at all times. So PLEASE take care of yourself because what would we do with out you!!!!
I LOVE all of your tea cups this week but I especially love the first one as the colors are reminding me of Fall and I am so ready for Fall!!
Take care my wonderful Blogger friend and you and your are ALWAYS in my prayers!!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Dawn said...

Didn't have time to play this week but couldn't resist popping by to see all your wonderful goodness

Love Dawn xx

BEAR's Mom said...

Martha...you will be on my prayer list for sure...
Love those cups and the B.L.I.N.G....
The PINK cup and brooch are stunning.
Take care of yourself my friend ...

HUGS ~victoria~

Carrie said...

Hello Martha,
As you do each week, you've presented exquisite teacups and saucers. Your choice in brooches goes well with each one.
So sorry to hear about the diabetes diagnosis. I well remember how I felt the day after my stroke being told that I had Type 2 diabetes. The daily needle pricks doesn't seem to get any easier. Let's be thankful, however, that the doctors found out and now we can have needed medical help.

Sares said...

What pretties! My thoughts and prayers are with you Martha as you go through this rough period with your health. Hang in there sweetie!

xinex said...

Sorry you have been having a bad week, Martha, and sorry for the diabetes but it's better to know so you can start treatment. I hope it can be controlled. You sure have a lot nice teacups. My favorite is the orange one.Thanks for stopping by and your compliment. Please take care of yourself and hope you pass the stress test with flying colors!...Christine

parTea lady said...

Martha, I'm sorry to hear of your health issues. It is a lot to be hit with all in one week. I pray that you'll soon have things under control and be feeling much better.

The teacups today are all gorgeous and all unique in color and design. The orange and gold is very dramatic, the gold & silver looks so pretty with the pink and I love the embossed leaves on the last cup. And, of course, I loved seeing your wonderful jewelry.

Diane said...

Martha, I am so sorry to hear what all you have been going through. I just ordered the books Carb Counting and meal planning to help with my Father in law. They are free and will be great source of info for you. Here's the number 1-800-727-6500. You will get them in 7 to 10 days. God bless you.

Diane
xo

Vicki said...

Hello, friend,
I am sorry you had such a stressful week. I hope your health issues improve for you very soon. Your teacups are so lovely. The orange one reminds me of autumn. Wishing you a happy September, Martha~love and hugs~Vicki

Isabel said...

Hi Martha love those teacups:O) Beautiful:O) Im sorry that you are having a hard time with your health i will be sending prayers and hugs to you, hang in there:O) Isabel

Shannon said...

Hi Mrs. Martha,
I just found your blog off of Mrs. Amy's blog, All Things Home. You blog design is so pretty!
I will be praying that you feel much better soon!!
Have a great day and God bless,
Shannon

P.S.
I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog! :) This Monday, I am announcing a mega giveaway for a blog party that I am hosting. There will be over six chances to win, and the prizes include everything from candy and photography prints, to bath sets and hobo bags. Almost the entire giveaway is being sponsored by private, small businesses. Hope you can join in! :)