Sep 7, 2010


Hi Ladies: Did Tuesday just sneak up on you? It did me, Tea Cup Tuesday No. 27, and I am still thinking it is Sunday night, instead of Monday night. If my dear friend Terri had not sent me Mr. Linky, I would have been late again. I feel like I have missed so much on everyone blog these last few days. I know I am still running late, but better than last week! I have to get my act together! Please keep praying!

I am going to share some very different cups today. The first one is a Black and White and Gold cup made by Clarence China in England. It is No 52 of only 460 made. I love the Quatrefoil shape cup that sits on a pedestal. Clarence China, commonly made Chintz designs. This is a rare design for them. I just love how beautiful the Black and White looks.

Cup number 2 is another rare cup. It does not have a saucer, I don't know if it ever did. It is another hand numbered, hand decorated piece. This is by Lenox. It has a Fragonard shape with an angular handle all hand done. This is my favorite piece this week. I love the heavy gold they used on this cup.

Cup number 3 is this beautiful Limoges, Faberge, demitasse cup. The cup features a Victorian couple, in period attire, in a natural outdoor setting. This beautiful cup is a Royal Blue in color with a ribbed shape cup. It features a beautiful broken loop handle that is very common in Limoges cups. The saucer is scalloped with hand painted gold flowers to match the cup. I decided to put this one up for auction on Ebay today. Don't know why except, I need to start making Christmas money to tell you the truth. Another reason may be that I watch "Hoarders" today. I need to prove that I can get rid of my things, if I want too!

The very last cup I want to share is new to my home. It was purchased Friday for $1.49 at the Thirty Store. I just love Limoges. (I know I have said that hundred times.) It is by Theodore Haviland Limoges to be exact. I just love the faded look that Limoges does and the beautiful scalloped cup and saucer. It is just stunning and you can't beat the price. I don't think a girl can have too much Limoges, do you?

Well, you know what to do with "Mr. Linky". Please don't forget to visit Terri, and her amazing cups. Let me know if you want to be a part of my give away. Have a wonderful time at the party! The very first picture is the new blue and white colors of my house this month. Just thought I share a peek! Love you! Blessings, Martha


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Loving all your teacups but I must say the black and white with gold is stunning! Great find at the thrifty also!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Martha...swooning over that black and white!
Hope you're feeling better...

HUGS ~victoria~

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Course EVERYTHING is wonderful. BUT I'm in LOVE,LOVE,LOVE with the Limoges Demi!!! Wow the color is to Die For!!!
Hugs, Donna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
Lovely teacups as always but I love the blue Limoges demi tasse! That's the cutest thing! Hope you're feeling better.


Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hello Martha :) Once again you have shown us ladies some striking teacups from your VAST collection :) My favorite is the Limoges set too; I have a few pieces of this similar pattern, and just love it! So very feminine and delicate.

Wishing you a lovely Tea Tuesday my friend!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

KathyB. said...

You must have lost track of Tuesday because you were absorbed in the 'Hoarders' marathon on T.V. I was! Nothing motivates me to clean up and clear out the clutter than watching that show. It must not help that a lot of what you have collected is quite nice and not what anyone would call junk. Where do you begin?

That being said, I love your choices and have never seen a teacup like your first set. The teacup you're selling on E-Bay is very pretty, the blue is stunning. I think I like best the bargain you picked up though. You're right, can't beat that price or pass up such a treasure.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Martha!
I love the collection of teacups you've showcased this week!
The black and white scrolly clovers is stunning and I can only imagine an entire set of this setting a table! You could use any other color as an accent.
I too enjoy watching Hoarders but I think us ladies that hoard or I should say COLLECT pretty teacups and china are of the good variety HA! No trash on the floor or mold in the fridge :-)
And NO!! A gal can never have too much Limoges!!
Thanks for sharing your treasures!!
Hugs and Smiles,

Patti said...

I didn't get a chance to get a post up for the tea parties today, so even if you're late, you're ahead of me!!

I LOVE the royal blue of cup #3. But I must admit, cup #1 is my favorite today. And that is odd, because I am so totally not into black. (When I was first married in the mid 1980's, black lacquer was THE thing, so most of my furniture was black bedspread was black and formal china was black with a gold a result, I was burned out on black and now pretty much detest it). But for some reason, I love that teacup. It's very elegant looking.

Your Limoges is beautiful, and I can hardly believe the price you got it for...that's a steal!!!

Finally, my son called me into the room last night to watch the sneak preview of an upcoming Hoarders episode. Let me tell are NOT a hoarder. There is beauty and organization to your collections. The people on that show just have TONS of stuff piled on top of one another to the point that you can't move or sit. That is definitely not you. So, don't worry about liking collections of beautiful things.

I am continuing to pray for you. Hope you're seeing God working in your situation.


Rita said...

Dear Martha,
once again you amaze me with your stunnig collection of cups.
love love love your Haviland Limoges cup.
love the faded color and the dainty floral decor. it's superb!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You know Martha, when you get tired of having all that jewelry and the tea items around everywhere, I will be happy to help you get it out of the way. (LOL) Seriously, you have such a fantastic collection and show it all so well. Take care, Connie

Virginia said...

OH!Soooo pretty.
Prayers & Blessings,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

Love them all, dear friend.
The black and white and the gold rim with violets are my favourites, just gorgeous.
I hope that you are feeling better and sending prayers and blessings to you.


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

HI Martha...

LOVED all the pieces...I thought the royal blue teacup with matching saucer were really striking and of course, I fell in love with that last Limoges set that you beautiful and delicate all at the same time :) :) OH, it's the best when you find these things at thrift finding a diamond in the rough :) :)

Don't worry about the blog have to take care of family first, including yourself:) :) :) Besides, I know that you think about all of us :) :) I understand because last week was just crazy with getting readjusted to work and I missed a LOT...This week, I 'll be more caught up :)

Take care, friend...and praying for you. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Terri said...

Hello Martha, it is good to see you today!
All your cups are gorgeous, I couldn't pick a favorite. I hope that your week is going well and that you are feeling good : )

Susan said...

Hello dear Martha...You are so funny, telling about seeing the Hoarders show. Oh dear. I have too many things, too, and I HATE to think of giving things away. ha! I don't THINK I'm a hoarder, though (but not too far from it. ha ha ha)

Your teacups are very, very stunning. Susan

Designing Lady Jane said...

Hi Martha, I'm glad to see you and your lovely cups. I looked for your post last night, but I know you have been so busy lately and have had a lot of things going on. I hope it has gotten a bit less hectic for you.

I have to admit, I like to watch Hoarders as well, I'm both fascinated and repulsed by it. Isn't it amazing how much of the stuff these people have is truly trash? As in, old papers and food containers, unwashed dishes, ewwww! You, that is, we, are not hoarders. (I do get the urge to clean out a closet everytime I see a showing.)

Jocelyne said...

You have a beautiful collection of teacups and I really appreciate your inviting all of us in.

I think we all have a little bit of "hoarder" in us, you know, whether it's clothes or craft items or teacups that we feel we just simply can't get rid of. And then there is such a freedom when we can finally let go of "stuff". We become the master of our stuff instead of our stuff mastering us. Spoken from someone who is in need of decluttering a few areas ~

Creative Grammie said...

You are too funny! Watching "Hoarders" is spooky and I don't think any of us collectors have reached some of the sites I've seen on that show.
Having said that, your first set of teacups is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and the design, you have quite a collection. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Hi Martha!
I have to tell you I have been following your blog for a long while know. I am so glad you joined us over at the Etsy Cottage Style Blogspot for Market Monday. Next month when you link in just type the URL as that will link right to your selling site. Don't forget to check out our Vintage Alphabet Party every 3rd Monday of the month. This month are the letters P,Q,& R. Your 'P'orcelain teacups and your vintage 'R'hinestone jewelry,I sooo love, will fit so well.
Love the teacups this week, especially that black and cream.
Hope to see you the 20th!
Brown Gingham Creations

parTea lady said...

I should have watched the hoarders show - my attic and basement are long overdue to be cleaned out. ;-)

Your teacups today are all beautiful. I love the unusual black & white design and I can't believe that wonderful bargain on the Limoges set. Your jewelry is lovely and I enjoy seeing some of your collection each week.

Hope you are feeling better.

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

I adore the first tea cup, the black and white one!! So very elegant!!
But my favorite of this group of amazing tea cups that you have once again dazzled us with is the Limoges one with the couple on it!! Just to die for! Again, where do you store all of these, my friend??????

Hugs and prayers to you,

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear martha
This week I´m too busy as my holidays are finished and I have returned to work free time is shorter so I´m late visiting you,excuseme
Meeting you is a lovely moment for me

Kissed by an Angel said...

Hi sweet Martha. So many pretties again - I don't know where you store them all!!! Lovely!

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