Monday, November 29, 2010
IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK ALOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!
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 http://www.poramoralarte-folklorista.blogspot.com/. 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