Sunday, August 8, 2010

TEA CUP EMERGENCIES! TT 23!



Hello Tea Cup Ladies! Hope you are all doing wonderfully. I have some different cups to show you this week. Three trios, all Depression Glass. In fact all three trios are a sets of at least six with dinner plates too! One never knows when an emergency could arise and you need pink dishes. It could happen to anyone! All of these dishes will mix and match very well. So I can easily serve at least 18 people in a pinch. You can't say, I am not prepared for a Pink Emergency! I am embarrassed to say, I am prepared for quite a few "color" emergencies! (I know, therapy!)





Before I show you those trios, I will start with a Limoges! It is a Theodore Haviland, from France to be exact! The manufacturer that makes my heart do flip flops. This cup has a faded look to it, as if they wanted it to look old when they started. It is so dainty. It is a low, London Shape cup with a loop handle brushed with gold. The old rose design is on both the outside and the inside of the cup. Both sides are also brushed in gold. This cup is this week's favorite, of course! This cup is part of a dinner set. I should have showed you the trio, but I was lazy. They are stacked in with my other Limoges sets, in case I have a "pink rose" emergency. It could happen! One must be prepared. Don't laugh!




Now for the trios. All these beautiful depression glass sets have a name. I can never remember them so I am just going to call them Pink 1, Pink 2 and Pink 3. They are all just a little different. Pink set number one has a pretty Adelaide shape cup with a simple loop handle. Every piece is a pretty round shape.




Pink Set No. 2 is Hex shaped. It has a beautiful flower border on all edges of each piece. This cup has a round shape with a square French handle. As you can see, all the sets can easily work together.




The last one, Pink No. 3 has these pretty little V Shape cuts on all the edges of each piece, including the tea cup handle. It is a round shape with a pedestal bottom. The square French handle has the little V Shape cuts all over the handle.
I know these are a little hard to see, but I wanted to let you see a different style of tea cups.

Guess what? I am going to be featured on Beverly's Pink Saturday Blog next week. I am a little nervious because I am not sure if other ladies will like anything I post. You ladies, are my friends so, you already know the silly me and like me regardless. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you. I love Pink Saturday and to be featured is just so exciting. Beverly has one of those maga blogs. I feel honored.

You know what to do with Mr. Linky. Please don't forget to visit Terri at http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/. She is back from her vacation. I missed her. I know I usually show you a tea pot at the top of my post, but I wanted to show you a jam jar. In case you have not guessed it, I collect them!
Have a great week! Blessings, Martha



Today is my son, Kyle's 21st birthday! Isn't he the most handsome man! I am so proud of him. I love you, son. Mom

35 comments:

Kiki said...

Martha..your posts are so inspiring..i love learning new tea lingo and history and all that wonderful info..thankyou for sharing!! Everything is stunning..i want them all! Gorgeous collections! wow!!
Yay..congrats on being featured..it will be awesome..I'll be sure to check it out! Wonderful!
Happy Tea
Kiki~

Sherry said...

I think preparing for a pink emergency is a smart idea! What a beautiful Limoges teacup. My favorite. So beautiful. Thank you for hosting.
Sherry

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Martha you ALWAYS have such beautiful things. I LOVE Limoges and have plates that would coordinate beautifully with your cup&saucer... I love the depression glass pink!!! What an adorable jam jar, I have never seen one like it, it is precious...Thank you for sharing, Hugs, Donna

Beth said...

Happy Birthday to Kyle! Your depression glass is so fabulous! I love it and I hope I can get more of it in the future!
Blessings, Beth

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Oh Happy Birthday to the Handsome Baby Boy"!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Birthday, Kyle! He is indeed a handsome lad! Love your pink depression teacups, Martha! And I love your sense of humor! I do not have even one pink depression glass anything; can you imagine? I must get with it and find some! Lovely sharings today! Have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marydon said...

G'eve Martha ~ Your tea cups & dishes are fabulous, as always ... BUT I LOVE THAT JAM JAR, Martha.

May Kyle have a beautiful & blessed birthday.

Have a beautiful summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Doni said...

Hi Martha!!
Happy Happy Birthday Kyle!! Hope you have an awesome Day!!
Martha, your Haviland matches a set of dishes my mother has....it's gorgeous! Love your pink emergency dishes!! I think the whole town I live in could come over and I'd never run out of dishes!! Hope they don't try though...it'd take me forever to wash them all!!
I'm joining your today for Tea! Blessings, Doni

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

I love your pretty delicate pinks today, my favourite colour. The Limoges and the depression glass and pearls are fabulous.
Happy Birthday to your handsome son Kyle ~ you must be so proud of him.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

xinex said...

Happy birthday to Kyle! He sure is a handsome fella! I love your teacups, Martha. Love the limoges and the pink depression glass too...Christine

Snap said...

Happy Birthday to Kyle! Handsome young man.

I love depression glass!

Terri said...

Happy Birthday to your son Martha!
Your depression glass tea cups are beautiful. I see some like them in the shops but haven't invested in them yet, it is always tantalizing!
I love your Limoges! I have one quite like it without the brushed gold. I do love seeing the name on the bottom too!
I hope you are well dear friend.
Hugs,
Terri

parTea lady said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome son. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful tea things with us. That jam pot is very pretty and I love that pink depression glass and the pink pearls. The Limoges is beautiful too.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Martha :) Well, a Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your son Kyle!! 21, goodness, I do still have some memory of turning that momentus age :) Love your pretty pink Depression glass cups, and especially that lovely Limoges cup! So pretty :)

Happy Teacup Tuesday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Bookie said...

Nice looking son esp. since he looks like a happy person!

I bought new things today, Martha. NOT at a thrifty place. Rule is here, one in; two out. Now what do I let go? Wherever do you put all your collections!?!?! Lovely pinks today.

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Martha,
You're right, you never know! Love the Limogs, so delictate and pretty. Happy Birthday to Kyle, he is handsome!
Bon week,
Mimi

KathyB. said...

Your son Kyle is indeed a handsome young man~ Happy Birthday to you Kyle!

I very much like your pink trio #2, and have never really taken the time to look at Depression glass. It is very pretty and seems it would be quite versatile for table settings.

I had to laugh ( sorry) for thinking of "pink emergencies", and thoughts of great impromptu tea parties came to mind, how fun would that be?

Cabin and Cottage said...

Your pink glass is so pretty! And of course I also love the Limoges! Jacqueline

Werna Gail said...

Happy Birthday Kyle, mine is also Aug. 9th....
wish I was 21 !
I have some depression glass but not in teacups
My favorite of course is the Limoges.
Did you have trouble trying to leave a comment on my blog last Tuesday? A friend said she did, and I only had 2????

A Hopeful Heart said...

Martha, you are a crazy woman!!!! How could any gal not be interested in what you have to write and show!! Your posts are always gorgeous and inspiring, and the gals at Pink Saturday (of which I am one, as are most of the other Teacup Tuesday gals) will LOVE LOVE LOVE what you share.

A very happy birthday to your dear son.

Finally, I am in love with pink Depression glass. My mom has a bunch of it...packed away in a box. Ridiculous place for it, I think. I'd be using it if it were mine.

I love your Limoges teacup. I don't have any Limoges...yet. One day, though.

Blessings, and a happy day to you.

Love,
Patti

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Martha
I´m here visiting you again in this afternoon tea and I'm really glad meeting you
I love your cups in that pink glass color
Congratulations to your son
Hugs

Marie said...

Hi Martha - Luv the pink teaset collection you got there! I'm joining you and Terri for the first time and I love it. Thanks for hosting and happy birthday to your son.
-marie

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Hello Dear Martha,
I love your depression glass cups and saucers. I collect depression glass myself, but I have not seen many cups and saucers like yours. The Limoges cup and saucer are beautiful! I love the jam pot, too!!!
Happy Birthday to your handsome son!
Please stop by for a nibble, a cup of tea and a peek at my teacups today!
Hugs, Laura

Ro Magnolia said...

Happy birthday to Kyle! He looks so handsome in his picture, but perhaps a trifle out of place with all those lovely fine china items. :)

I'm featuring a couple of Aynsley tea cups today, hope you get at a chance to stop by for a visit.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh Martha, your heart makes me flip flop by just looking at that jam jar! truly beautiful and same goes to the Limoges! my fave too!
thanks for sharing and have a good day
xo
fitty

Msartist said...

Dear Martha, Happy Birthday to your son! And congrats on being featured!! I love the depression glass. I only have some clear dishware of my grandma's~ I hope you have been having a good summer. Drop by for a little giveaway on my blog~ MsartistSewCrafty, Theresa

Susan said...

Oh Martha, Kyle is, indeed, a very handsome man. Some lucky girl will eventually snatch him up. Then you will be happy but also have a twinge of sadness. ha! Trust me, I know. We love our boys! Susan

Beth said...

I love your blog and FINALLY I am posting on it too. I have a large collection of tea cups that I have been collecting over the past 40 years or so. I will try to post more as time goes on.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

First, Happy Birthday to your son Kyle. He really IS a handsome young man. Second, I have a friend who collects that pink depression glass. I have three green depression glass cups (no saucers), which is the extent of my collection. I know there are many designs, and I sure like all of yours. They are each different and unique in their own way. I know depression glass gets harder and harder to find each year, and it now goes for a handsome price.

I had NO idea that was a jam jar. See how much I learn when I visit you? It's always a real visual and knowledgeable treat. And yes, the gals are going to LOVE you as much as I do and I'm not even a tea cup member (grin).

And finally, I received my package today. I will send an e-mail once I get it back up and running (have had e-mail problems for nearly two weeks), but wanted you to know how grateful I am. Thanks so much, dear friend.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oooooooh la la! Love that Haviland!

m ^..^

Dawn said...

I don't know where my comment or link when from yesterday? but I'll try again now linked at No. 39 and trying to say how beautiful all the glass is and how lovely your son is. My eldest son is 22.

I am over whelemed with the glass so very very pretty

Love Dawn xx

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Martha, I continue to be amazed at all your beautiful collections. Equally amazing is that you have the space to store them all. I am unpacking from our trip to the States and am having a hard time finding space for the things we brought back. Need to organize big time. Hope all is well with you! I've been looking back through your lovely posts and collections. Wishing you all the best, Tammy

Bettina said...

Hi there! :)

I love the pink cup, it's simply beautiful!

Thanks for following my blog, I hope you'll enjoy.

Sincerely,
Bettina.

eileeninmd said...

Happy Pink Saturday!Lovely post and congrats on being featured. Your teacups are beautiful. What a lovely collection. Happy Birthday to your son, he is a handsome boy.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I just love all your pinks today, their just gorgeous!!! Happy Pink Saturday... Blessings~~~ Daphne