Dec 4, 2010
TEA CUP PARTY AND MORE!
Hello dear Tea Cup Ladies! Hope you are well on your way to getting all your Christmas things done. I still have a lot of shopping to do. Today I have joined 2 other parties, as well as our weekly Tea Cup Tuesday No. 39. I hope I can do this, so please bear with me if I mess up. I don't join other parties very often, I know my home is not as beautiful as some of the ones you will see, however, I love Christmas, so I am playing! The parties I am joining are "Christmas with Victoria" and "Deck the Halls". The address to these parties are on my side bar, in case you want to party too. The china cabinet above holds my Pink Treasures!
I hope that if you are here because of the other parties, you will feel free to join Terri and I for our weekly Tea Cup Tuesday Party. We would love to have you join us. All you have to do is show us your Tea Cups. I will, of course, start with Tea Cup Tuesday. You would not believe what I found at an Estate Sale this weekend. I am so excited about the cups I found. I am only going to show you two of the four cups I purchased. You will have to wait to see the other two, sorry!
The first cup is an Aynsley, Gold Fruit Athens, signed by the artist. I have wanted this cup for so long, however, it was always too expensive for me. Saturday, it was mine, yeah! I was so excited, when I purchased it, that when I got into my car, I unwrapped it and just held it. How could anyone get rid of such a beauty? Were they insane? On drugs, what is the reason? Needless to say, when I saw the price, it was mine. Although it is not a Christmas cup, let's pretend it is ok? I am not going to say much about the cup, it speaks for itself. This may not sound so spiritual, but I thanked God for my good fortune that day, especially this cup! These cups go for $200 plus. I purchased it, at my cup limit.
Cup Number 2 is a Royal Grafton. Isn't it beautiful with the pink rose in the middle. It too, was purchased at the Estate Sale on Saturday. I love the red colors. I think it is very Christmasy! (Is that a word?) I have a few Royal Grafton cups, they are so elegant!
The next cup is a Royal Stafford. It looks like the sister of the Royal Grafton. This one is a burgundy with gold. They are both beautiful. Great colors for Christmas. I am planning to have a ladies group over and these cups will be on the table for sure.
I am also featuring a vintage, Fritz and Floyd, Santa Claus Teapot. I am not a Santa collector, however, I do have a few very pretty pieces of vintage Christmas Santa's.
Since I plan to show you the Christmas decorations in my home. I thought I would start with the Christmas Tree. Did I ever tell you, I do a different tree every year? Well, I do, I have a rather large collection of trees things. This year I did a vintage Madame Alexander Doll tree, with vintage glass ornaments and pink, glittered poinsettias. It also has a vintage, ruffled, paper garland. I think it came out so cute. I hope you like it too. I have collected vintage glass ornaments for years and have a large collection.
This time of year it is hard not to see the rather large collections of Christmas items I have. I guess, I will be making a lot of confessions this month! Did I ever tell you I collect nativity scenes? Well, I do, don't say anything, just look at how beautiful this is. This one is vintage, Italian, paper mache and stands about 10 to 12 inches high. It has the stable and other pieces, but I ran out of room. Baby Jesus, gets put in the manger on Christmas Eve! I love nativity sets, I wish I could show them all to you, but I run out of room in my house so I have to change them out each year just featuring 5 or 6 at a time.
This vintage crystal punch bowl is beautifully hand cut. I have filled it with vintage, gold foil, Christmas bulbs and these forest elfs. At least I think that is what they are. I have done a Christmas tree full of them in the past and I just love the look on their faces.
I love put a poinsetta and a bow on things. That is what I have done to this dessert plate holder. I have Green Depression glass plates on there now, but that will change to a Cranberry color in the next few days.
This next picture is my "Victoria" picture. Notice the vintage Christmas pins. I do have a small collection of these ladies "heads". This is the only one I have that is wearing a Christmas outfit.
I believe this post is getting rather long, so I am going to just post "Mr. Linky" for you.
Remember to show us something with Tea Cups and please play along. Visit everyone you can, no matter how long it takes. More Christmas decorating to follow in the month of December. God Bless you everyone! Martha