Nov 29, 2010


Hello my Tea Cup Friends! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 38! Can you believe it, it is Christmas Time? I have spent the last 4 days taking off the Thanksgiving decorations and pulling out the Christmas things. I am just not ready to show off many tea cups yet, but I am going to give it my best shot. I promise next week, I will have my home fully decorated and all tea cups front and center!

This first tea cup it a Nikko, it looks like a Spode, but it is not. The name of the pattern is NIKKO HAPPY HOLIDAYS. I love cups with Christmas trees on them. Don't you just love the handle on the cup? So cute!

Did I ever tell you I collect vintage Christmas pins? Well I do, and this month you will get to see some of my very large collection. Did you notice I said large? (It's a weakness, I need prayer!)

Cup number two is a Spode Christmas Tree Cup, from England. I love this vintage tea cup and again, with a Christmas tree design. I love the twig design on the inside of the cup. (Smart woman that I am, always known for my brilliance, I did not take a picture of the inside twig design, oops!)

Cup number 3 is a Royal Patrician, English tea cup. The poinsettias are an orange color. Very different, don't you think?

I just have to show you the present that came in the mail today. It is from Constanza of She sent me this amazing package, just out of the blue. For no reason, really! It came in the suit case the doll is sitting on, with the vintage doll, a vintage pearl pin, a handmade mini-book, the shoe (She knew I collected shoes!) some beautiful cards, and pill box and the sweetest note. Constanza said she just read my blog and knew exactly what to give me. It made me cry. I felt so loved. It still makes me want to cry when I think about it. She loves the Tea Cup Party and all the wonderful Christian Ladies who follow it! Can you just believe it?! If I had picked these things out myself, they could not have been more perfect! Thank you sweet, Constanza.

I plan to join the two Christmas Parties on my side bar on December 6th, so I do have to get my act together! The top picture is of a mustache cup that reads "Merry Christmas", from Germany. The Angel in front is vintage, all her parts move, too cute. You know what to do with Mr. Linky, ladies. I can't wait to see what you are going to show us. Don't forget to visit Terri, she always has amazing cups. I have not seen one of her cups that I did not covet! (I know I need to repent.) Lots of love to you all. Martha


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Love your post today. I go "CRAZY" for vintage Christmas tree brooches. They bring me BACK to the 5&Dimes and weekly trips "Downtown"... Oh how I miss those days... Your little surprise goodies are just "Darling", You Lucky Girl!
Hugs to you,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
Your brooches are gorgeous and so are your teacups! Love coming for a visit. Have a wonderful week.


Vicki said...

Hi, Martha,
Your home is looking a lot like Christmas. Your Christmas tea cups are sweet as can be, too!! Thanks for sharing them and your cute Christmas pins with us. Also, thank you for hostessing our tea party each week. Have a blessed week~love always~Vicki

Terri said...

HEllo Martha! How wonderful that you are already decorated for Christmas! I have yet to start.
All your lovelies are wonderful. I love your Christmas cups. And what a wonderful gift from Constanza! Isn't it amazing how giving bloggers are?
I hope you have a beautiful week.

Jocelyn said...

Martha, I have the set of Nikko Happy Holidays Christmas dishes. I just love them. The cups are certainly my favorites.


Bookie said...

I too worked hard getting down turkeys and putting up reindeer. I only have a few Christmas tea things though. Yes, I do love your cup with a tree on it! Mine have snowmen or ponsettias.

Lisa said...

How lovely! I am so in the Christmas mood!!! Lovely tea cups! Have a great week♥
Hugs, Lisa

Lou said...

A totally gorgeous post as always Martha! What a lovely surprise for you in the mail! Gosh if that is only a small amount of your Christmas then we are in for a real treat! :)
Lou xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post dear Martha!!!
Lovely tea cups!

Creative Grammie said...

What a beautiful post Martha! As always, you share such beautiful teacups and beautiful vintage jewels with us.
I can tell it's Christmas at your house, your post spoke Christmas, I love it.
Thanks for sharing, happy holidays!

KathyB. said...

I especially like your Spode Teacup. Martha, again you make me laugh.."help, I need prayer".

What a sweet surprise from Constanza, and you are blessed by her.

Martha, do you wear the jewelry you show? Will you post a picture of yourself wearing a Christmas pin and holding a special Christmas teacup, please?

parTea lady said...

Your teacups and Christmas pins are beautiful. I have some of the Spode Christmas Tree pattern and really like it. The Christmas tree brooches are lovely.

Tete said...

Oh, Martha- you know how I love all your tea cups, but these are so festive! I love the little suitcase and all the fun things that came with it! Such a wonderful surprise for you!
Hugs- Tete

Susan Freeman said...

Everything is so lovely. The Nikko cup is my favorite!

Susan and Bentley

GwendolynKay said...

I can imagine how lovely your home is, not just now , but all year through , with your sweet and pretty things all out where you can see them. What a wonderful and charming surprise for you , the package that came. I am having a give away, I hope you can come have a peek. There is a teacup in the mix.
Blessings always~

Anonymous said...

so much beautiful eye candy today Martha!
i love Christmas tree brooches :)
thank you for sharing your collections with us.


Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Martha
I love your Christmas decoration!
Also your Christmas Tea Cups are lovely

nancy said...

I wish I got some Christmas teacups to show but I don't. Yours are beautiful.
Have a blesses week.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi, Martha! I just knew you would have some wonderful Christmas teacups and jewelry! Always such fun visiting you, my friend!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

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Tara said...

Hello sweet Martha! I think decorating for the seasons is a full time job at your house! It looks beautiful, what you've done so far. Does Noah get his own tree again this year? Are you doing a pink tree? So many questions. I hope you are doing well and feeling better. Take care and have a great week!

Unknown said...

G'day Martha ~ What a lovely presentation of tea cups & treasures .. so holiday spirited. You must be like a museum ... love it all.

Happy Christmas days ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Anonymous said...

Hello Martha...It really is beginning to look like Christmas here. I am enjoying looking at your Christmas pins. You have a pretty collection. I like collecting them, too, though I don't have any vintage ones, yet. I've already started wearing mine.

Unknown said...

This is so pretty Martha.
Bless you.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

I loved seeing all your Christmas treasures around your house. You have such a wonderful collection.
Hope all is well with you and that you are having a lovely weekend

La Dolfina said...

Hi and thanks for stopping by La Dolfina it's so nice to meet you. I'm anxious to look around your blog as we are definitely kindred spirits.
I have to tell you that I love your bio. You are my kinda gal!!!
God Bless,

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