Sep 27, 2010


Hello Ladies: I cannot believe I have not posted in a week. I have had a full week of birthday celebrations and doctor appointments and of course, Noah. He is not feeling well this week, so I am sure my week will be filled. My refrigerator broke while I was at Disneyland. Everything had to be thrown away, because I did not open the refrigerator until the next evening. What a mess!

I promised to have Noah pick the winner of the blue portrait plate. He is always good at doing something for Grandma, especially when he gets a treat afterwards. So, the winner of the plate is Doni at Doni is a beautiful, Christian lady who has an amazing blog. Every time I visit, I find it hard to leave. She is also very faithful to included me in her prayers and I will be forever grateful to her. So, if you visit her before I can email her, let know she won! I want to thank everyone for your faithfulness to my blog, especially lately when, I have not be well. I am still amazed at how, I can just email you and ask for prayer and it is done. It is like have a 24 hour prayer chain. You have blessed me more than you know!

How do you like the tea pot? I just love it. It was one of the gifts my mother gave me for my birthday! It is so pretty. I told her I really needed a new tea pot. "Like a whole in the head!" she said. My mother's heart has changed so much in recent years. She no longer buys me just the practical things, but the things you just like to look at.

Tea Cup Tuesday No. 30! Can you believe we have been at this for 30 weeks? How fun! This week I want to share cups with a message. The first one is this week's favorite. It reads "Present". It is German, in fact all of the cups I am sharing this week were made in Germany. This one is extremely ornate with a wonderful fancy handle.

Tea cup number 2 reads "Forget Me Not" It has a yellow and pink flower on each side of the writing, with a wonderful branch shape handle. All four cups have the same coffee can shape.

Cup number 3 is a moustache cup, the reads "Father". It is a large cup with a loop handle.

Last, but not least is the pink "Father" cup. I had the matching "Mother" cup, but I killed it getting to the "Father" cup. I am sure another one will find it's way to my house. This cup is the largest of the four. It has a very large loop handle with a thumb rest! It always amazes me, when I find pink cups made for men. They must not have had the same hang ups we have today.

Anyway, that is this weeks group. Hope you enjoyed them. You know what to do with Mr. Linky! I did start to make wreaths for the fall, top picture, so I have done a little bit of something useful. I have just been told I have been featured on It is a Home blogs of other blogs, anyway take a peek! Take care of yourselves. May God richly bless you this week. Martha


Jill said...

I just love coming here to visit! You post such lovely items! The mustache cups are so interesting! I didn't even know they had something like that.
Have a great week, hope you are feeling better!

Diann said...

What lovely teacups Martha! And I really like the teapot as well.

And congrats to the winner!!

Have a wonderful week.

Susan said...

Oh, dear Martha. How wonderful it is to hear from you. Your cups are awesome, as always. And the tea pot is very attractive. Love your new header for Halloween!

So sorry you are not feeling well, Martha. That is not good. May God return you to good health soon.

I miss participating in Teacup Tuesday but, as I told you, I simply ran out of cups!

Take care, dear Martha. Susan

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
What a pretty little teapot your mother gifted you with; love it! I hope you're feeling better, dear lady! I enjoy peeking at your lovely teacups and believe it or not, I look forward to seeing your display of jewelery as much as the teacups! Never disappointed! I pray you are feeling better by now and I will continue to lift you up in prayer.


The Charm of Home said...

Hope your feeling better. Love the tea cups. I also love the acorn jewelry, it is especially lovely!

Doni said...

Well WOOOHOOOO!!! I'm so excited! Thank you Martha!!! I'll send you an email shortly!
Whew! What a gorgeous plate...I can hardly wait to see it in person!
Thank you too Noah, for picking me you smart boy you!!!
Blessings to you!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I think you're right about the men! Sorry about your fridge! Hope Noah gets to feeling better! There's not enough week in the week! Your MOTHER cup is probably why I don't have very many cups--I'm not sure I could handle them! Thanks for the party and for your sweet visits!

Terri said...

Hello Martha,
Did you make that beautiful wreath? It is just lovely.
All your cups are wonderful. I love your new tea pot too. I am so glad you have had a good week and a good birthday.

mo said...

Hi Martha! Happy Birthday to you! I think your forget me not cup is adorable! *hugs*

Jocelyne said...

Fun cups and I think the teapot is beautiful. Happy Birthday!

Marie said...

Belated happy birthday Martha! Luv the collection of teacups especially the "forget me not"

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hello Martha :) Again, you have shown us some wonderful cups from you VERY large collection! And some gorgeous Bling too. These are adorable, and I really love your pretty Tea pot :)

Wishing you a lovely Tea Tuesday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

parTea lady said...

The fall wreath you made is lovely. I like your birthday teapot and all your cups. I am fascinated by the moustache cup and hope to add one of these to my collection. The jewelry is great too - love the acorn set.

Hope you are feeling better and that you don't have any more yucky surprises like the fridge incident.

Unknown said...

Marther I am so sorry to have been missing from your blog for the last couple of weeks but be assured you have been in my prayers I pray you have comfort from our heavenly father at these times of trial and I am sure you will be stronger for this in the end.

Again such beautiful items to look at and a new theme blog for halloween is lovely too

My love to you and yours Mather Dawn xx

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Dear Martha, not a week pass by that I don't love your teacup collection.. even the moustache cups look so pretty! I do have one in my collection and I found few like the ones you have with father and mother wordings on them but never thought of getting them.. but now, I got to look for them back! wish me luck! have a great day!

Unknown said...

Hi Martha!
So glad you had an nice and busy birthday week! I always enjoy coming over and seeing all the wonderful cups you share. I really enjoyed my visit today!

I have also linked up with your party!
Happy Tea!

Patti said...

Good morning, my dear, and a happy tea Tuesday to you. I'm glad you had a lovely time at Disneyland. Such a fun place. (Well, I've never been there, but I've been to Disney World many times.) Sorry about your regfrigerator, though. Not a fun thing to come home to.

First of all, Doni will love her beautiful gift. Congratulations to her.

That teapot is totally unique as well. Non-practical gifts are so welcome in my book. After all, necessary items we usually find the money for, but it's hard to justify purchasing something unnecessary for ourselves. Therefore, it's a real treasure when someone gifts us with one of those "just because I want it" items.

I find mustache cups so interesting. I never knew they existed until I began antiquing a few months ago.

My favorite of your cups today is the "present" one. It's beautiful, and I love how you have photographed it with all your pretty jewelry.

Wishing you a lovely day.


Snap said...

Love your fall wreath, your tea pot birthday present from your Mother (Happy Birthday), and your *message* tea cups. How clever! Happy Tea Day!

Lisa'sLettersandLace said...

Lovely post and love the new look of your blog. I posted some cups today!! It is actually dated the 21st as I started my draft then and I can't change it. (I would have to relink everything):( I'm excited to see more of my own treasures every week until I run out of dishes and teacups. Thanks for sharing! Lisa

PeregrineBlue said...

it really pleases me to join you every tuesday, it makes me bring out the best in myself.

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

Very nice tea things, as usual :) :) :) OH, the mustache tea cup is really interesting. I saw one like that at a yard sale o nce, but I had no idea what it was at the I didn't buy it. Well, now that's if I see one I'll have to see about purchasing it. I hope you are having a good day. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Eileen said...

Beautiful tea cups. And the tea pot is lovely, too. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Cass @ That Old House said...

OH NO about your fridge! Ugh.... pain in the patoot!
AND I have the "mother" twin of that big mug at the end of your post. I bought it for my own mother when I was a senior in high school!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

Love your new look for fall and that is the cutest sign, confessions of a serial collector.
Congratulations to the winner of your giveaway.
So sorry to hear about the fridge, oh dear.
Your teapot and teacups are all lovely.

Happy week

KathyB. said...

Martha, it is good to read you are busy, even if you are busy celebrating your birthday and cleaning out the fridge! Prayers for you~

I do like the very impractical gift of the tea pot your Mother gave you, Mothers, sometimes they just give us stuff because they love us. Happy and blessed Teacup Tuesday, and thank-you.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Martha~ your blog looks so festive. Happy Autumn to you!

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

Your tea cups are really nice and I liked the words written on them...very neat, especially "forget me not" :) :) :) Oh, the mustache tea cup...those are so cool...and very appropriately named "father" :) :) I LOVE your blog. I'm always happy to stop by...Hope you are having a good week so far. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :) :)

p.s. Feel free to email me anytime for prayer!!!

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Martha,

This so lovely; I especially love your pretty, pretty teapot that your mama gave you for your birthday as well as your new seasonal look and blog banner!..,I always look forward to Teacup Tuesday!~ Thanks for hosting.

Cheers from Wanda Lee

The Vintage Rose said...

What a delightful collection of German manufactured cups you have!

rojanododd said...

Mom, you are an incrediable woman!! I am offically a marthasfavorites follower - lol. I love you so much.

rojanododd said...

Ugh, I spelled incredible wrong!!!

Moments of Grace said...

How I love your collection. the pink Father cup is so precious. The jewelry you display with all your teacups just adds to the beauty of it all.

Forgive me for not visiting sooner. I have had some difficult days but, with God's help, I am moving forward.

Blessings to you my friend.

In Grace,

Linda said...

Hi Martha,
I love my visits here!! I love all the pretty teacups and the teapot is wonderful!
Happy Fall and congratulations to the winner!
If you would like a teapot or cups from England let me know!

Tara said...

You have such an endless supply of beautiful teacups and teapots! I hope by now Noah is feeling much better. I have been dealing with a stomach issue myself the last two days. I am hoping it is on it's way out of my system so I can get back to normal. I have stuff to do this weekend!
Happy October sweet Martha and have a wonderful weekend! Sorry about your fridge too, when it rains it pours it seems. At least you got to got see Mickey Mouse!