Sep 20, 2010


Hi Ladies: I bet you thought I fell of the planet, not so! I was in Lake Arrowhead on a Retreat. It was so wonderful. I can back, refreshed and refilled, ready for what ever God has for me. I am in the mood for October with all the decorations that the month brings. Soon, my home will be full of Halloween item and pumpkins. Noah is going to be "The Real Buss Light Year" for Halloween. He is so excited, I can't wait to see him. He is two this year, so everything is new to him. Doesn't it seem like from October to December it is all about the kids and family? I love that about the year's end. Wednesday is my birthday and my children are taking me to Disneyland and dinner. God is so good. I will also pick the winner of the giveaway on Thursday! It just could be you!

Now, let's talk tea cups! This is our 29th Tea Cup Tuesday. I get just as excited as the first week Terri at and I started. That tea pot on top is English. It is a Sadler, Pink Swirl. I got this one at an Estate sale, a few years ago. I love the pretty pink color.

My first tea cup and my favorite this week is a Haviland Limoges. It is a demitasse cup, in a lovely teal color. I love how it is just filled with a delicate rose print. The top of the cup looks scalloped because of the design. It has a short cup with an angular loop handle. Since I collect Limoges, I know the book value for this little guy is $95. My rule is never to pay more than $10 for any cup, I have had this one forever, so I know it was cheap!

Cup number 2 is an unsigned beauty. It is a beautiful, white, Lusterware cup. It is a molded cup with a gold loop handle. I purchased this one at a thrift store for $1.49. I love deals like this!

Cup number 3, I think I showed it before, sorry. I forgot until now, anyway it is worth looking at twice. I think I have seen others share this cup as well. It is a Royal Albert and it is called "Bloom Time". It is filled with cherry blossoms. It has a scalloped cup with a looped handle and thumb rest. You can see why it is such a popular design.

The last cup is a Paragon, the Antique Series, Gainsborough. It features a couple dressed in period clothes. It is a footed, scalloped cup with an ornate handle. It is a beautiful pink color with a broken loop handle.

Ladies, here is Mr. Linky, you know what to do. Please take the time to visit all the ladies, if you can. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha


xinex said...

All your tea pots and tea cup sets are gorgeous, Martha. My fave is the last one....Christine

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello my dear Martha,
I'm so glad you enjoyed your Retreat! It's nice to get away from it all and you are going to Disneyland too! Wow! My son and his family are there right now; they went down there on Friday afternoon. I cannot wait to see pictures!
Happy Birthday, dear lady!
Everytime I see one of your teacups and am sure it's my favourite then I see another. You have so many gorgeous little cups! Thank you for sharing them all with us every week.


Vicki said...

Hello, Martha, my friend,
I am glad you got to get away for a few days and enjoy your retreat. It always helps to have a little "me" time. It sounds like you and your family are going to have a great time celebrating your birthday. "Happy Birthday" from me as well. Your tea cups are very charming. They are all unique and wonderful in their own way but the "bloom time" one is so cheerful that it really caught my eye. Thank you for being our hostess each week. Have a happy week! love and hugs~ Vicki

The Charm of Home said...

What gorgeous tea cups! I think these are my favorites you did to date! Love them all. So pretty!!

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, You do have the most exquisite collection! So fine and so delicate! Just love the intricate designs.
Hope you have a terrific week,

Doni said...

So glad you had such a marvelous time at your retreat! It's so good to get away some times!
Your Haviland is a beauty! My fave of your ones today! Love that!
Blessings, Doni

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Martha,
Your tea cups are beautiful. I love the colors so soft and your pics how you displayed them is so creative.
Sounds like you had a great time at your retreat!
Best wishes for a very Happy Birthday on Wednesday. Blessings to you always.
So enjoyed my visit and catching up with some of your posts. Everything is just lovely.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

bj said...

Beautiful tea have such a magnificent collection...also love that pretty pink tea pot.
Thanks so much for hosting..

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

So glad that you were able to get away to a retreat and come back refreshed.
I love all the beautiful treasure you have shown us today, as usual fabulous.

Happy week

Angela Richardson said...

Hi Martha,
So pretty cups. What is it about china cups that makes them so irresistable.
Smiles, Angela.

KathyB. said...

Both the "Bloomtime" and "Swirl" teacups caught my eye, they are beautiful. I very much like your Ten Dollar rule, and have kind of followed it for myself.

It is good to read you have had some time to rest and recuperate Martha, and I hope you are feeling better and also more able to make the necessary decisions regarding your health.I utter prayers for you when I am driving and think of you often.

Rhondi said...

Beautiful teacups! I've joined you today.

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

Martha! Happy Birthday!!!
I am so glad that you had the chance to getaway and have some down time to refresh and relax!
Now, I adore each and every tea cup that you share with us because our tastes are so very similar.
But I have to say without a doubt that my favorite for this week is the last one that you showed us today!!
That one makes my heart sing!!

Take care my dear friend and have a wonderful Birthday celebrated with your family!!

Your "over the top" friend,

parTea lady said...

That teapot is fabulous - what a great shape. Your cups today are also lovely. I'd like to add a couple of scene cups to my collection. I also like the tiny pink roses on the Limoges cup. Your jewelry collection is wonderful too.

Hope you have a very Happy Birthday! Have fun at Disney with your family. :-)

Unknown said...

Hi Martha!
I always love coming by your sweet blog. So glad you had a refreshing time! We all need a little time away!

You always share the most beautiful tea cups! I love each one. I never seem to be able to pick just one cause they are always so unique and guess that's why I have so many!

Happy Tea!

Princesa Nadie said...

dear Matha
your Tea cups are always precious...Meeting you on Tuesday is a happy moment for me every week

Lisa'sLettersandLace said...

Good morning. What a beautiful blog. I have visited in the past but I am truely inspired to go into my old trunk and take out my beautiful collection of teacups. They are from my husband's grandmother's house. They all have stories. I hope to see you again next Tues. with my own teacup post. Blessings, Lisa

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...Oh, so wonderful to hear you went on the retreat. That was awesome. Loved all your cups today, too. Your collection is SOOOO amazing.

Martha! We are both Virgos. My birthday was YESTERDAY! So now I wish you a Happy Fabulous Birthday YEAR! Susan

Ro said...

As always, your tea cup selection is lovely! Hope you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow and enjoy the rest of the week. :)

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Sweet Martha, I'm just thrilled that you got to go on a retreat and enjoyed it so much.

I have to tell ya, when I journey through your beautiful tea cups it takes me back in time. Like sippin' half milk and coffee with my Granny Walden. Tea time with my great Aunt Ester or havin' 'real tea parties with my Great-Granny Moon. I recognize many patterns. Thanks for the memories girl!

You have a just a marvelously blessed day!!!

Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

Just lovely pieces...I love Bloom Time and the jewelry piece with it is gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing and hosting again this week.

PeregrineBlue said...

Well, here i am again. Hoping you are feeling better Martha. I love retreats, they are so cleansing. I need to take one and there is a perfect place at a Franciscan Monastery in Malibu that I'll look up. Thank you for reminding us.

Terri said...

I am so glad you had a restorative weekend! Yea for you!
Your cups are gorgeous, of course, and I do love the white luster wear too. It is unusual with no other design on it. But my fav this week is the "bloom time" cup, so romantic and pretty.
Hugs to you dear girl,

Patti said...

Oh, Martha, I'm so glad you have returned from your retreat encouraged and refreshed and renewed.

Next of all, a very happy birthday to you. I hope your day is filled to overflowing with love and joy...and that it's the beginning of a wonderful year for you.

I have never been to Disneyland, but being from the Orlando area, I have often been to Disney World. I love it there!! Hope y'all have a fabulous time. always, all your showings today are beautiful. I love the pearlized look of the all-white one, and I LOVE the Blossom Time. I am all about trees and blossoms, so that one just speaks to my heart. Also, the one with the couple is so unusual. I've never seen one with that kind of design. That would make a lovely anniversary gift for someone, huh?

Have a lovely day.


Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Martha!
Sorry I haven't posted a Teacup Tuesday in awhile... but I always try to stop by and check out your teacups!! They are the best, plus all your beautiful vintage jewelry you display them with are always exciting to see! I hope you had a great birthday! My best wishes to you! Take care! Hugs!

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Martha :) Always such lovely cups for us ladies to drool over! Thank you for stopping by my Bear Teaparty yesterday; I'm feeling much better today, but still not quite myself...yet :) And as always, thank you for hosting this fun party each week!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Linda said...

Hi Martha,
I hope your retreat was good!
I love your teacups-they are so pretty.
I know you would love it here in England and all the beautiful teacups you would find!!
Enjoy your day,

Wanda Lee said...

Dear Martha,

Happy, happy birthaday dear lady!

I am so delighted to have you partake with my little corner of, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Tea Time In Blogland' once again my friend!

.., Your teacup pretties are delightful as always!

Thanks so much for sharing them with us and for hosting once again!..,

My Wednesday teaparty is now up if you'd care to share another 'cuppa'; I'm so delighted to have been able to post some pics of when my dear friend Pam of,'Breath Of Fresh Air', blog recently visited!..,

Have a marvelous week!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Unknown said...

Hi Martha! Good to see you again. I love them all but my fav is number 3. I'm glad you had a wonderful time on your retreat.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Martha,
Wow...I love your blog design!!! So precious! And love your teacups!
I wanted to tell you that I have a giveaway going on right now in case you'd like to enter on Whimsical Musings...

Kerrie said...

Love your header and sidebar deco for fall! My favorite time of year! Tea cups are beautiful as always...

Denise said...

Martha,Nice to visit with you,I signed up to follow you Because we seem to have alot in common.Please come over and visit my site anytime.Denise at Denise's Delights