Sunday, October 24, 2010

NEW TREASURES FOR TEA CUP TUESDAY!



Hello my fellow tea cup lovers: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No.34. I am starting this post with a new found tea cup treasure. While on my way from visiting Noah, who is so sick, (PLEASE PRAY) I saw an Estate Sale sign. Anyone who knows me, knows I cannot resist an Estate Sales. It was in San Marino, a very exclusive neighborhood, which made the sale that much more exciting. With heart pumping, (thank God) my mother and I enter the back gate to find rows and rows of collectibles. I took a quick walk through every row scouting things out and then went back for a closer view. (Don't you just love the thrill of the hunt?) One of the first things that caught my eye was this Paragon Cup. It is truly one of the most beautiful cups I have ever seen. It is gold chintz with pink flowers. It has a broken loop handle with a thumb rest. The pedestal shape cup and is adorn in yellow. Pictures do not do this one justice. This week's favorite for sure! I had very limited money to spend at this Estate Sale, so I had to be so choosy. I did mange to purchase a few more stunning items. (I will show you later.) This however was the only tea cup that fell into my self made law of "never paying more than $10 for a tea cup". It was so hard not to get others, but I was strong! I wanted it all! But no, I was good!




Moving on, my next cup is also a gold chintz cup. This one is by Colclough. This white footed, scalloped cup, has a ring handle. It is covered in this beautiful gold chintz. This cup is from the 1950's. I have had it forever.




Cup number 3 is a Castleton. It has a waisted footed cup with a broken loop handle. I own the demitasse cup that matches this one. It really is very rich looking.





The last cup is also a Castleton, This has the same shape as the larger Castleton, however, this one is a demitasse. It has a beautiful rose print design, featuring the waisted footed cup and the broken loop handle. The is a common shape for Castleton China, but as you can see each cup is quite unique!




Well ladies, thank you for joining us again this week. I look forward to see what you have to share. Please visit Terri, at http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/. She has become quite the world traveler and brings such beautiful treasures to share with us.



You know what to do with "Mr Linky". The top tea pot is a Spode. I have several white or cream color tea pots, I just like how they can be used with many colors. It is always pleasure visiting everyone. I want to thank you for all your prayers. Noah is still very sick, he has pneumonia. I also received a prayer request from a new follower, Betty at mytastyteablog@hotmail.com. Her sister is in hospital with brain cancer, her husband had a stoke and is blind. She is suffering from a deep depression and has her on physical problems. Marydon at http://blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com/ is having cancer surgery this week. You are good women. Blessings, Martha

35 comments:

Rose said...

good monday. thanks for leaving a comment on my post re age. i love your cups, but i favorite one is the last one. i love the colors and design. i also love the sexy sounding singer. have a good day. rose

Denise said...

These teacup sets are all heart throbs.I would have liked to have been with you and your Mom.

Bookie said...

Your cups are pretty and they cast a spell of "dressy" events. However...it is the white tea pot that captured my eye...you know how I love white tea pots! I just bought a friend one at TJ Maxx for $7! It has white ceramic flowers on the side...but any white pot calls to me as does yours.The white cup with the gold beading...extra special!!!

BEAR's Mom said...

Oh Martha I so love the gold chintz...but then, I love them all...plus the bling that you always adorn them with.

Sweetie I am sending up prayer now for Noah and for your friend Betty...

Hugs ~victoria~

Marydon said...

Oh, my! Martha these 4 are exquisite. I've not had any of them! The top is my fav, tho.

Noah is being lifted, Martha. Hope he mends quickly.

Have a BOO-TEA-FUL week!
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

A Hopeful Heart said...

As always, ALL your showings are beautiful. I'm going to say that my favorite is the final one. I just love all those colorful flowers.

Also, that gold brooch photographed with your third teacup is SO beautiful. Do you wear most of your lovely jewelry? Hope so.

I love estate sales too, but generally, I don't find anything I can afford...at least not in the china realm. I did recently find a beautiful Royal Albert teacup for $1...but that's because the saucer was broken.

Praying for Noah and Betty right now.

Have a lovely day.

Love,
Patti

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Martha,
Fabulous finds,the first cup is beautiful. GOod for you for sticking to your limit, that is always hard to do.
I will keep Noah in my prayers, as well as Betty. Prayer is the best medicine of all.
Have a wonderful week,
Mimi

P.S. Love how your decorate your cups with vintage jewelry!

Sherry said...

Lovely tea cups but the jewelry was extra beautiful today also! Love the Castleton cup!
Sherry

Snap said...

Martha,

What wonderful finds at the estate sale! Beautiful. Well done. The bling is blinging today! :D :D

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

Martha...your tea cups etc are fabulous :) :) Oh, I LOVED the story about you found that one cup at the estate sale. I know what you mean about having to set a budget. I have to do that..It's hard...but if I didn't I'd be out of money :) :) Estate Sales can be amazing places to find great items!!! Thanks for letting me stop by for tea. I'll be praying for you and your family. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, poor little Noah! I pray the Lord will touch his body and restore him to perfect health. Bless his heart!
Your teacups are lovely as usual! Love the gold and cream! Tea pot's lovely too! I will definitely pray for those you mentioned in your post. Have a lovely week, dear friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marie said...

Hi Martha - San Marino is a beautiful neighborhood indeed and I would not be able to resist either. I love your bright yellow and gold teacup set. Thanks for hosting another fun party.
-marie

Gee said...

Hi Martha,

You are lucky to have the chance to visit that estate sale. My, what a treasures you have found. That teacup is just hard to resist. Thanks for sharing.

parTea lady said...

That is a lovely white tea pot, perfect with pearls. All the teacups are gorgeous. I love that bright yellow in the first one and the wonderful shape of the Castleton cups. Beautiful jewelry too!

Terri said...

Hello Martha, I am so sorry to hear that Noah is ill. Many blessings of healing on his little body. May he be up and running around as soon as possible!
Your cups today are stunning, just like you said. I love what you found at the estate sale. It is gorgeous. All your cups are gorgeous!
Thank you so much for showing your lovely cups, tea pot and jewelry with us.
Hugs of love,
Terri

tales from an oc cottage said...

You do have the most amazing collection!

m^..^

xinex said...

My goodness, Martha, yu make me drool over all your gorgeous tea cups. Love the lacey ones especially...Christine

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

what TREATS you found ! :)
and congrats on being so disciplined :)
thx for sharing with us ~

A Dancing Mango said...

Oh, Hi Dearest Martha,
Thank you for visiting my blog today. I just took some time and am peeking at yours.. Love it!
I am also a Christian and when I meet Christian ladies, I always say, "we must stick together like peanut butter and jelly".. lol
I love victorian everything. I live in a victorian home in Wi. owned by John Deer so there is much history here.
I also collect demitase'
I love the limoges.. but all are unique in there own way..
Hugs, so happy to meet you..♥~Darlene

Sares said...

Your estate sale cup is a beauty Martha! I get that little tingle whenever I see an estate/garage sale sign too! I pray little Noah gets better soon, it's the hardest thing when the little ones are sick and you can't help them.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Wish I could join you at the estate sale teehee! you seem to score big every week with your beautiful teacups! thanks for hosting and have a great day!
xo
fitty

KathyB. said...

The ten dollar rule is a very good one Martha! The teacup IS a beauty! Of course, all your teacups pretty much fall under that category, beautiful~ I can almost picture you at the estate sale, hoping for and finding one or more special teacups. Do you come away from the sales with more than teacups?

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Martha,
What beautiful tea cups and saucers you always have to share with us!!
I would have had to restrain myself at that Estate Sale too. No, I mean literally restrain myself, like tie myself to the car or something so i would not buy everything!!! LOL!!

Happy Tea Tuesday!!

Prayers are always with you and yours!!
Many Hugs,

Debbie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your teacups are incredibly beautiful. I found a Castleton cup and saucer (like #3) on a trip last year. They had a whole set of china, but I only bought one teacup. It was too beautiful to leave. Thanks for praying for Marydon. She is a very dear friend.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

PeregrineBlue said...

thank you for hosting this beautiful group. i always have so much posting and looking through all the posts. sending you much love and inspiration in your new craft room.

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Martha, Oh you always have such beautiful things, I love to visit your beautiful blog. Thank you for sharing such beauties. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Concetta said...

Dearest Martha,
The gold theme was just beautiful! Your collection is just amazing and I always look forward to what you will showcase next.
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Concetta

Linda said...

Hi Martha,
Wow!! Your teacups are so beautiful!! I always enjoy my visits here.
Praying for you.
Blessings

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Martha I hope Noah will be better very soon
Visiting you is always a lovely moment watching your tea cups
Love

kimberlyshaw said...

All are so amazingly gorgeous, what beautiful teacups. I especially adore the elegant Colclough teacup with gold on white floral design.

time-worn interiors said...

Blueberry tea is my favorites! I'm sure I could really enjoy it in any one of these lovely cups!
Theresa
aka:TOT

Penny said...

Hello Martha,
As usual all your cups are awesomely beautiful - my favorites however are the two Castleton's.
Sending you some extra prayers for Noah - hope he soon will be feeling better.

Hugs,
Penny

Prior said...

What beautiful teacups, love the first one, especially. I would love to go on a drive with you, stopping at all the sales, lol, My husband never can understand how a short trip to the store, can take so long! Lezlee

sweetjeanette said...

So beautiful! What a find! I always adore the way you display your pieces for the pics with the baubles and such!!! Thank you for sharing and bringing tea-lightful joy to my day!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

I will say a prayer for sweet Noah, so sad to hear that he sick.
Thank you for showing us some more of your beautiful china and so glad that you could visit an Estate sale.

Blessings and hugs to you and yours
Carolyn