Dec 13, 2010


You are not going to believe this, well maybe you will. I forgot it was Tuesday! What is my problem? How could I forget Tea Cup Tuesday No. 40, no less? Well, my only excuse is "The old gray mare, she ain't what she use to be!" I have been doing too many things lately. One too many parties, and still going. So ladies, this post will be a little different. I am going to make you hunt for the teapots and tea cups.

I do remember I promised to show you some of my kitchen decorations. I will do that too! I want to start with a Christmas Tea cup. The only one I am going to show you today. Not because that is all I have, but because I forgot it was Tuesday remember? The cup is a Duchess and it is call "Winter". It is pictured with two of my other favorite things to collect Christmas pins and shoes. This cup does have a very winter feel to it. I love the colors. Then again, I am a color person, in case you did not guess that already. I just love the saying on this ornament.

These next pictures are of a Lefton Teapot, cream & sugar, and a Coffee canister. I love the red roses on this set. I know there must be cups out there, I have just never found them. Do you have a tea cup to sell me?

See my China cabinets over my counter? That's where I keep my Limoges! My favorite of all dishes, Limoges. If you look real carefully, you will notice two, English, Granny Tea pots on top with some of my Yellow Ware collection. I know I told you I collect Yellow Ware, didn't I?

Did I ever tell you I collect Christmas Trees? Well I do, all types. This one with the angels, (also something I collect) is one I made a few years back. At one time I made things and sold them. Don't you just love this Charlie Brown type tree with the bells?

I think I have been confessing to too many collections this post. I always feel so, so GUILTY. What can I tell you? I am a thrift store junky, I need help, I confess! While I am in the mood to confess, the glass jar, at the top of the post, is filled with vintage glass ornaments, something I also collect. Ok, I am going to stop confessing before I get bad dreams about my collections. (I collect Snowman too, that's it, I am done!)

Without any further delay, here is Mr Linky. Remember, regardless of how crazy you think I am, I still love you! Blessings, Martha


KathyB. said...

You and your confessions leave me with a smile every time, thank-you Martha! I see from your pictures that although you claim to be a hoarder, your home appears very nicely decorated, organized, and comfortable. I bet your family ( especially grandchildren)love to look and maybe touch your collections. You are a collector with many substantial collections, that's the ticket.

I like the saying on that ornament too, the best things aren't things!

ria said...

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Snap said...

Fun post Martha! Your collections are wonderful. I'll join you with snowmen and add deer! Happy tea day!

Under Her Wings said...

How fun it looks at your house! It's nice to "go over" for your tea time. Thanks for inviting us. Have a blessed Christmas as you remember the One who gave His life for us.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Martha -- this was a fun post! I can't believe you haven't run out of teacups yet! Your Christmas decorations are great. And your collections -- my oh my, there's nothing you don't collect. Over here, it seems I collect dust -- that's what we are having right now, a dust storm. Yuck! Blessings to you and yours this holiday season. Tammy

Self Sagacity said...

Another fun tour in your home. It's like going to a boutique.

Susan said...

Dear Martha...Lovely and "festivas"! Loved the tour. You are a riot but you love beautiful things! Nothing wrong with that. Take care, dear Martha. Your whole house and spirit are filled with the joy of Christmas. Susan

ooglebloops said...

Your home is beautifully decorated - fun to see your collections! I added my blog to your Mr. Linky today, since my Tea on Tuesday post is about a local tea cup exchange. Hope you get a chance to drop by!

parTea lady said...

Your kitchen decorations are great. I love those glass front cupboards too. The Duchess teacup is very pretty and also the Lefton roses set. Thanks for showing us more of your beautiful home.

Bookie said...

Love your kitchen, Martha. I could be at home here. The bowls above the you use them much? Do you find it hard to clean and change things up there? I have tea pots up there and it is getting WAY hard to get my body up there to do anything!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
It's easy to forget things these days; so busy! I love your collections but I LOVE your Lefton teapot, cream & sugar! I'm so glad you have so many beauties to share; makes for a fun visit. Have a lovely week.

Christmas blessings,

Lisa'sLettersandLace said...

You are so fun, I love all your collections. I'm still in the process of decorating my house. Your home must always be charming any time of year. Christmas Blessings to you, Lisa

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Martha
Your post today is very nice with all that Christmas ornaments and your lovely Christmas Tea Cup

Anonymous said...

Beautiful dear Martha!!!
I love your blog
Kisses and regards, Zondra Art

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Martha!
Your home is so merry and bright! Happy Tea Cup Tuesday!!!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

This is one of your cutest posts yet!! Remember that honest confession is good for the soul! That is, unless your hubby is listening!! That's my motto!!

Love that precious teacup, shoe and tree pin especially!

Your entire kitchen is just wonderful!

Happy Holidays!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Beth said...

Martha, You have many lovelies! I thank you for sharing then with us each week. I love the Lefton set.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Terri said...

Martha, you made me laugh! You are truly a funny lady. I don't think there is anything that you do not there???
Your holiday Duchess cup is lovely. Can you believe I don't have a Christmas cup? I am looking out on Ebay for one.
Your tea pot is fabulous, as well as all your other decorations.
Thank you so much for showing us your beautiful kitchen and home.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Hello, sweet Martha!!
I LOVED this post!! So much fun and so much whimsy with all that beauty!! Loved seeing your kitchen!!

Have you taken my Home Tour on my side bar on ???
You will see that I am definitely over the top with Christmas!! 14 trees!!!


GwendolynKay said...

Always a beautiful post. Love those rose teacups and the little rose angel too.

Anonymous said...

I'm still enjoying your Christmas pins! The tree pin is so festive.

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