Dec 27, 2010


Hello Tea Cup Lovers! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 42! Can you believe this year is about to end? It seems like it just started. Time to think about storing away your beautiful Christmas decorations. Do you put yours away early or do you wait until after the 1st? I have already begun to put my Christmas away for next year. It will take me all week. I like to start January 1st, ready for the year. January marks the beginning of my 3rd year of blogging. Wow! The places I have been to and the people I have met thanks to blogging. It really has changed my life. I will have a giveaway to mark the occasion (next week)!

So, are you worn out from Christmas? This woman was a "party animal"! Today, was the first day that was not filled with things to do. I did get a surprise visit from a dear friend, which is always nice. I do want to show you these Christmas mugs, close up, before I put them away for another year. The mugs are made by Waterford. Can you see the detail on the birds, the feet are hand painted onto the handle. I told you I was on a handle kick.

Want to know something funny? I am learning to dance, (to Lady Gaga no less). Don't laugh, son Kyle has this new thing on his TV, computer, I don't what it is on, to tell you the truth, but I am learning to dance for exercise. It is so much fun. The whole family has been doing it, including Noah. I laughed so hard, my face hurt! OK, back to the tea cups. This next one I may have already shown you, but I love what it says on the cup. "Forget Me Not", a good saying for this time of the year.

The next tea cup is a hand painted, angel cup with a square cup and saucer. Even the spoon has been hand painted, so lovely. The pin is also handmade with vintage buttons and lace. The beautiful Tea pot at the top of the post was a gift from my sister, Nora. I just love it. I really "needed" a new tea pot. It is my favorite. Before I close, I have to tell you the Grandchildren gave me a puppy for Christmas. The dog is a black Cockier. Noah, named it Red and Maya named it Blackie. So, to make the everyone happy. His name is "Red-Blackie". Merry Christmas Martha!

Well I know I have had a lot to say, so I will stop. Here is Mr. Linky for the party. I can't wait to read all about your cups and your Christmas. Please, make sure. if you link up to this post, that your post is on tea cups or tea pots and not your "store". Thanks, love you lots, Martha


Char said...

Oh Martha, it's hard to believe it's that time of year again. You are sharing some very pretty things in this last post.
If time permits, I would love to join you next year. Happy New Year to you and yours, Char

Susan said...

Oh Martha, so happy to see your post. You are so funny. I think it's GREAT you are dancing with Lady Gaga. Also happy you had a blessed Christmas with all of your family.

Well, Martha, I like to start putting things away, too. There's entirely TOO MUCH STUFF for Christmas but it is what it is.

Take care and congratulations on three years of blogging! Commmendable. Love to you and all your family. Susan

sweet violets said...

Now, that is my favorite teapot so far!!! I dance all the time, and obviously not enough because no weight has come off yet!!! I wait till mid January to pack up in the northeast its pretty bleak outside for a long time and I appreciate having a lot of color and glitter for awhile....happy new year to you....hugs, cleo

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Martha, how lucky you are to receive a puppy for Christmas!
What lovely china pieces you shared with us this week; love that teapot.
I wanted to put my Christmas away on Christmas day. I was home alone since hubby was at the station working, the kids were off to their inlaws since we celebrated Christmas on the eve. I think I'll start tomorrow.
Sounds like you're having a wonderful time dancing your weight off. Lucky you!
Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! Isn't it fun?
Give a hug to your Noah for me.
Hugs to you.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

TOO CUTE Martha!!! Dancing with Lady Gaga will keep you young!!! LOVE IT!!! I think I'll do that to keep warm, hehe... It's VERY COLD and "BLINDING WHITE" here in Connecticut right now! LOVE your mugs, I would LOVE a set of those. My favorite though is the "Forget me not"!!! Hmmm, ebay here I come!!!
Giant Holiday Hugs to you,

Snap said...

Love the teapot and the Waterford cups (the cardinal is calling my name!!!) and the angel tea cup ... Beautiful! Happy New Year!

Tete said...

Martha, your teacup collection never fails to amaze me. As a dealer, I am in awe of all that you have found. Love all of them this time and the cute little birds keeping you company while you have your tea is so cute. I have a thing for forget me not items, but I must say the angel cup with the not round saucer is my favorite this time.
Lady Gagam huh? Well sweetie dance your heart out and don't throw your back out!

parTea lady said...

I love the teapot from your sister - what a great shape. The mugs and cups are also lovely - the square angel teacup is unusual. Of course, it goes without saying that the jewelry is also terrific.

Isn't dancing fun? I've learned a few Latin moves in my Zumba fitness classes. Hope you will show us a picture of Red-Blackie.

All the best in the New Year.

Denise said...

Sounds like you had great fun this Christmas.I love all your tea cups and pots.Someday when I figure out what my url is I'll link up to a party.I keep getting my url wrong.After christmas during the sales I bought myself a new teapot.Maybe I'll take a pic. of it and show it.Happy New Year and God bless.

Terri said...

Martha, your tea pot is totally amazing! I love it so much. Who made it?
Your Waterford cups are stunning. Such beautiful detials, and the tea cup is lovely as well.
A puppy? Red-Blackie is going to keep you busy! I bet he is adorable.
Thank you again for sharing your beautiful Christmas treasures with us.

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

I LOVED the teapot at the top...the delicate design around the rim is so lovely...very simple and elegant at the same time :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

GwendolynKay said...

Hello Martha,
I love all the sweet little details on your cups! How many pieces do you have in total? Looking forward to seeing what you are giving away!

Biljana said...

Your collection is so beautiful:)
Happy New Year!!
Hugs, Biljana

Lynn said...

Hi Martha,
Your collection is lovely. The square plate with the sweet cherubs is darling. I'm inspired to unpack all my goodies. They've been packed away for too long. Thanks for sharing and God bless!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Martha...
I love all your collections
I'd have a hard time picking
a favorite for sure :)
Dance away dear friend...
Be happy with the new puppy
BEAR sends sloppy kisses

Denise said...

I'm so excited ,I think I got My url right for the first time.This will be my first time to join in.Could be the start of more fun.


Happy new year. Beautiful colltion

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Martha
Sharing my Tea Cups with you during all this year has been a pleasure,but we have a new year waiting for us!
All my Love for you

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such pretty teapot you have Martha. I kindda like the shape.. and the mugs are just lovely! but the teacup with Angel on it, just my fave! thanks for sharing and happy new year!

Unknown said...

so lovely teapot!!!

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Coleen said...

They are all just beautiful Martha. You do such lovely displays. Thanks for following on my blog. Yours is so pretty.

Coleen in Ukraine

Linda M. Cain said...

What a gorgeous blog! TFS!


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Martha,

How much fun that would be dancing to Lady Gaga and getting some exercise to boot.
Thanks again for showing us all your beautiful China, I am always amazed.
Wishing you and your family, a happy New Year with much love, happiness and good health.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful cups Martha! I love the birds on the handles-so sweet.Happy New Year to you and yours.

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