Oct 4, 2010


Hello Tea Cup Ladies! Welcome to our 31st Tea Cup Tuesday. It is almost mid-night and all I could think about is Tea Cup Tuesday! ( I have not posted yet!) I just came home from a wonderful, Broadway Musical. The stars of various musicals like Rent, Wicked, Evita and Guys and Dolls, sang these wonderful Broadway songs to raise money for cancer. I was hobnobbing with the stars, well kind of, we were under the same roof. Did I ever tell you, I love musicals? So I was in heaven! It ended with one of my favorite songs, "Seasons of Love" from Rent.

So here I am trying to get my act together for Tea Cup Tuesday. Have you noticed how many different tea cups are out there? We had some new ladies join us last week, with some amazing cups. It never fails I am always repenting of coveting after visiting your posts.

I discovered this week that I have a great deal of autumn and Halloween things. As I was removing the bins from the basement, they seem endless. It did make me feel better when Saturday, at the church rummage sale, I left the house with 8 bins fill of things to sell and only came back with one. I am always checking myself, for the Hoarder problem. I gave myself some serious points for the clean out. However, as I am opening the bins for Halloween, I noticed so many cute things, I struggle to think I need to thin some of these things out. I haven't even been to one holiday boutique yet! You know how those can gets to you!

The good news is I had stored some autumn tea cups. Today you will see some of the cups that have been stored away for just this time. The first cup I and sharing with you is this orange Lusterware from Japan. This beautiful trio only comes out in October. It has a white Luster inside with a simple loop handle.

Cup No. 2 is also a Lusterware, but this time it is Haviland, Limoges. An antique, demitasse cup, with dainty yellow roses inside.

Cup No. 3 is this week's favorite! It is a Paragon, the shape is a Glasgow, with a great broken loop handle and thumb rest.

You know what to do with Mr. Linky!

I hope the you will take the time to visit as many ladies as you can this Tea Cup Tuesday. Be sure to visit my partner in this party Terri at http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/. Terri is an amazing woman, with so much talent and the biggest heart.

I have added a few pictures of my Halloween decorations. Enjoy your week. Blessings to you all. Martha


Dazie said...

Such gorgeous tea cups! I love the autumnal colours, very very pretty indeed!

Concetta said...

Dear Martha,
I love your autumn collection - number 3 is also my favorite! Thank you for sharing your treasures with all of us!
<>< Concetta

Betty said...

I love your fall things and those teacups are so pretty. I just love this time of the year.


Lisa'sLettersandLace said...

Such beautiful displays. I especially love the orange Lusterware and the "goblet" the pumpkin rests in. I love the colors of fall, you have a beautiful collection to warm your home. Blessings, Lisa

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Martha :) You have some wonderful things for fall and Halloween, and have decorated your home so wonderfully! Me, I just keep everything in my home all pink and rosey, lol :) Those are some great cups for the fall; perfect colors for it!

Wishing you a great Tea Tuesday my friend!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

xinex said...

You have the most beautiful teacup collection, Martha, and these are no exception...Christine

Kerrie said...

I just love the cup with the soft yellow roses inside! Everything is beautiful as always!!

Patti said...

Oh, Martha, one of the things I yearn to do is to attend a Broadway musical!!! That would be such fun!!

Your fall/autumn teacups are lovely. I really like the Luster Ware one...perfect color for this time of year. But, I'm in agreement with you on my favorite...I love the Paragon teacup.

As always, too, your jewelry is pretty and loads of fun. I guess it's okay to have THAT kind of spider crawling up your breast, huh?

Love and hugs to you,

Victoria said...

Oh my.. Martha...these are all so darling..and I love your magic touch..everything looks festive and gorgeous! Happy tea time! and LOVE that spider...how cool!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning dear Martha,
What gorgeous teacups you have today! I especially love the last Paragon one; stunning! Your jewelery makes me smile as always. Loved hearing Michael W. Smith's version of BREATHE, one of my favourites! Thanks for a beautiful post and enjoy your day.


Marie said...

Wow Martha! Love the fall colors of your tea display. Some are nice and vivid and others just a hint of bronze. Really lovely.

parTea lady said...

Your Autumn teacups are lovely and so is the jewelry. That first "ant" brooch is terrific. I see you also collect Hummel figurines - I wonder if there is such a thing as a tea theme Hummel? Your fall home decor looks lovely.

Jill said...

Everything looks wonderful! I LOVE the yellow roses teacup!! What a lovely collection you have.

Terri said...

Martha, I am so glad you had a terrific night out! Good for you!
And your cups today are beautiful. I do love lusterware. Some day I have to post my lusterware platter that I adore.
Your home looks so lovely with all its decorations. Your fireplace is incredible! I love all the wood.
Hugs to you dear girl!

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

LOVE all of your Fall decorations!! I seem to keep amassing quite a bit myself. I cleaned out the majority of my Halloween decorations when the boys got older and focused more on Fall.

I Love your Fall tea cups!! All of them!! What a great idea to put some away for various seasons!! Oh No!! I think you may have spawned another collection for me to add it and think about!!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

How wonderful that you had a night out and enjoyed the Broadway Musical.
Love all your pretty Autumnal teacups and decorations.

Have a lovely week

Princesa Nadie said...

A lovely Fall Tea Cup...The last one is beautiful
Your blog is really nice and pretty today !

Gee said...

Hi Martha,

Thanks for stopping by. Yes, Im so glad I can be around you ladies. As usual, you always have something nice to show. Your fall's decoration is marvellous.

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

Martha, I have to say, I LOVE your blog colors and design! So warm and cozy! I was laughing when you said you had to check yourself re: hoarding. I think you're safe... as long as you're rotating your pretties, I don't think that counts. Haha! Besides, I think we are all guilty of our little "hoarding" problem, whatever it is we are displaying/collecting! ;)
Have a lovely Wednesday! Amber

KathyB. said...

Martha, you have a teacup for every occasion! Do you entertain using your beautiful cups and saucers? Orange teacups, I don't think I have ever seen any except for your blog post.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Martha,
Oh I love musicals too and it sounds like you had a wonderful time. You sure have a gorgeous display of tea cups and I love how you have photoed them with a bit of bling. So creative.
I adore your vintage lusterware. I can relate to the boxes of decorations. This year I tried to scale down too, but not sure I did. LOL Did some shopping and replaced a few things. I am hopeless I feel!!

Love your blog look for Fall. Your header and sidebar pics are gorgeous.
Have a wonderful evening.
Blessings to you,
Celestina Marie

Unknown said...

That black spider looks amazing on the orange! all are beautiful sadly I have nothing to show this week, and I think a few more weeks at least. However that will not stop me stopping by to have a nosy at all the ladies goodies

Love Dawn xx

Theresa said...

Hi Martha, Your blog is so festive for the fall I love it!& your Autumn tea cups are gorgeous!!!
Love all your goodies and accents in your post too. Thanks for linking up your blog to the Autumn Blog Hop!! xo Theresa