Dec 20, 2010

TEA CUP TUESDAY NO. 41! MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Hello my Tea Cup Friends! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 41! I am hoping to show you as many Christmas Tea Cups as I can before they get all put away for next year. The month of December has been so filled with joy! I am almost sorry that it will all be behind us in a week. I am still not done Christmas shopping and I have to finish a scrapbook. We had our annual Christmas Cookie Baking Party with the entire family this week. My nephew, Tim, introduce his new girl to the family tradition. I do love this part of Christmas, rushing from one place to the next, shopping, family, friends, parties and of course Jesus the reason why we do it all! Please take a minute to listen to this first song and just imagine you were Mary, the Mother of our Savior! Wow!



As you know I have had a few ups and downs lately, but I really think it has to do the diabetes. I am very new to this disease and still need to learn how to keep my sugar in balance. I am suppose to do it with food and exercise only. It is not easy, the parties do not help. I would apprecriate a prayer for me about that, thanks. Now, let's get right to the tea cups! This first one I wasn't sure if it would photograph at all because of the colors. It is part of the Christmas set I am going to use this year. I have two sets of Christmas dishes and this one won. I will show you pictures of the table all set when it get closer. The set is burgundy depression glass and it is etched with flowers at the end. Not sure if you can see it, but it is quite pretty. Not as fancy as some, but I love it.




The second set is a cream and burgundy set that is German by Komgt pr.Tettan. Please take a moment to look at the handles on this cup. I have been on a handle kick lately. Some of the handles on these tea cups are just stunning.




Tea Cup No. 3 is a Palissy Pottery, Staffordshire, England. The pattern is called "View Near Hurley Berks". I hope this year to find a set of this red, transfer ware. I just love the beautiful colors.



I wanted to show you this picture that Noah took of me. When I really try hard, I take awful pictures and this one by Noah was not bad. He also took about 10 pictures of the inside of my trash can. I am not going to think about that too long, thank very much. (Me the trash can, no, I won't go there!)




I am also including a few more Christmas decorations around my home. I want to wish you all a wonderful Christmas. I pray God will richly bless you. I also pray that you will be surrounded by people you love. Remember God is love. Here is Mr. Linky. Please don't forget my dear friend Terri. She always has a treat for you each Tuesday. Here is her address http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/. Before I say good-bye, I would also like to ask for prayer for my dear blogger friend, Patti. God's knows what she needs. Thank you and love to all. Martha



36 comments:

Gloria said...

Beautiful Martha. I felt as though I was in your home and you were giving me a tour. I loved it! Such beautiful cups. Thanks so much. I just stopped in to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year because I will be cutting back on blogging too much till after the year. Take care and enjoy.

Terri said...

Hello Martha!
It is so good to see you! You look positively lovely!
Your home also looks very festive and beautiful. I know you put a lot of effort into decorating it. It will be just wonderful for Christmas.
Your cups are gorgeous. I love all of them. The Christmas dishes are really special.
Have the most wonderful blessed week!
Hugs,
Terri

Bettyann said...

Thank you Martha for showing me your lovely christmas tea cups. Yes you will have your ups and downs with diabetes, but just keep trying you will do fine...Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your lovely family..ps. Noah good picture of Nana..

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Martha! Your home looks lovely. I know what you mean about getting out all of the decorations and suddenly it goes by so quickly. It's always worth it though because it is such a special time. I will remember your friend Patti in my prayers ~ and I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Karen@tablehearthandhome said...

Hello Martha,
What a beautiful post! I wish you and yours a blessed and Merry Christmas and good health and happiness in the new year!

Best
Karen @ Table, Hearth and Home

Sarah said...

Martha, the tea cups are lovely, and your photo is beautiful! Happy Holidays to you and your family. ~ Sarah

Creative Grammie said...

Hi Martha! Your home looks so festive and totally dressed to the nines! As usual, you shared another batch of gorgeous teacups and other china. Thanks for sharing your holiday decorations with us.
I love this post best 'cause I got to see you. You're very attractive. I think your Noah is a great photographer despite his other photo subjects. Hah!
Have a blessed Merry Christmas dear friend.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I think you take a wonderful photo! Love your teacups, and I wish you a lovely and joyful Christmas. Do take care, my friend.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Zondra Art said...

Great photos!
Kisses.

KathyB. said...

Martha, that song always brings tears to my eyes.Mary saw her son crucified, her perfect and beloved son. Yet how wonderful to know He is the Son of God~

I very much like that picture of you taken by your Grandson, he captured the image of a kind and welcoming lady.I think I like this picture of you better than your avatar! I would just love to share a cup of tea with you~

ooglebloops said...

Lovely holiday teacups and lovely lady!!!! I signed on with Mr. Linky- drop by for Tea on Tuesday, if you have time!

Kathy said...

Hello Martha - beautiful post! That is a terrific picture of you because I can see the love you have for Noah shining through! Will certainly pray for your Diabetes - encourage you do to all you can to manage it through food and exercise - once again you have presented some very lovely teacups - just how many do you have! Mercy! So love seeing them. God Bless You this Christmas,
Kathy

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

Hello Martha,
I just had to chuckle about the trash can pictures! Noah took a lovely photo of you, perhaps you have a budding photographer there. I love your Christmas dishes. I too have diabetes, it runs in my family. I take meds for it and unfortunatley I don't do very well with it, I have not been working out like I should or eating as I should. Oh the guilt! But the new year is upon us and I have designs on getting healthier. I will keep you also in my prayers and hopes for getting this condition under control.
Blessings and hugs~
Gwenny

Marie said...

Beautiful as usual Martha! Thanks for sharing your Christmas teacups and home decor with us! They look fabulous!

Merry Christmas to you too!
-marie

Lisa West said...

Beautiful collection. Your German set looks like it has some texture to the swirls. I think that is my favorite. A very sweet picture of you Martha. You will have to show us parts of your finished scrapbook. Merry Christmas and may you be rooted in the Joy we all were meant to have, Lisa

Carrie said...

Beautiful tea cups...your Christmas dishes are wonderful. Great to see your grandson's photo of your lovely face!
Have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Coleen said...

Martha, thanks for following on my blog. It was fun to come and see all your tea cups. If I weren't busily preparing to go back to the states for furlough, I'd shoot some pix of my tea cups. Maybe another time.
Praying for your diabetes. Diet and exercise really is the best way to manage it.
Coleen
Missionary in Ukraine

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Beautiful tea cups! A lovely collection. And you are so funny... I think all boys would take photos of trash cans... lol. Thanks so much for adding this cute post to The Christmas Party.

kimberlyshaw said...

It was such a pleasure visiting you and seeing your lovely teacups and Christmas decorations. Have a very merry Christmas and I'm praying God helps you with your health in the coming year.

Kathy said...

Goodmorning! So happy to see you join A Return to Loveliness this week,
you've made it all the more special.
Kathy

marianne said...

Martha, your dinnerware sets are beautiful. By the way, I have the very same Christmas tree pin featured with the cream and burgundy cup and saucer! I also have the wreath pin that matches it. You have excellent taste (hee, hee).
Martha, I send a prayer and blessing about your holiday dilemma concerning the diabetes. Eat often, and dance (great exercise and fun)..you WILL be victorious in this - stay encouraged!
Love,
Marianne

Janny said...

Hello martha,

Beautiful teacups, the tea will be special!

Have a nice and warm Christmas Martha!

Love Janny

saltbox treasures said...

Hi. Love your Victorian Christmas look to your blog! Thank you for hosting a lovely tea party!
I am happy to be joining you this week sharing teacups and teapots on our Christmas tree. Merry Christmas!
~ Julie

Magic Gypsy said...

What lovely decorations! Merry Christmas!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Martha, Merry Christmas!
Thank you for being a follower of my blog & bring me joy!
Blessings,
Cindy

Nezzy said...

Girl, ya certainly outdid yourself here puttin' your Christmas on!!! Sweetie the cups and your home is so very beautiful and warm.

God bless ya and have a very blessed Christmas filled with the love of family, the laughter of friends a fudge baby, heaps of rich creamy fudge!!! :o)

Marydon said...

Beautiful, one again Martha
Merry Christmas.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Curtains In My Tree said...

I just want to say Hi and ask if your Ok from all the rain in California?

Love you red & white transferwear cup & saucer
i think I have told you that before

Janice

parTea lady said...

The teacups are all lovely and so is your Christmas decor. That is a beautiful angel in your foyer. What a great picture Noah took of you.

Have a Merry Christmas

T's Daily Treasures said...

Merry Christmas Martha! I hope you and yours are having happy holidays. Peace love and joy are wished for you the whole year through. Blessings, Tammy

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Martha,

Wishing you and your dear family a very happy Christmas and I hope it is filled with the sweetest of blessings.
Lovely to see the beautiful photo of you and Noah is quite the photographer!
Happy holidays, dear friend and wishing you a great 2011.

Hugs
Carolyn

CREATIVE MIND said...

Thanks for the follow dear,i am following back with Love..thanks for this linky too..

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Love your post and the humor indeed. Good luck with the diabetes. You can do it.Lots of stuff help the numbers go down: exercise, fish oil, fiber, cinnamon, etc. but chck w/ your doc first. I will say a prayer for you.
Happy New Year, julie

kasthurirajam said...

lovely cup martha.We will pray for ur health.Take care.

nancy said...

Very pretty Martha. I got something to play along. It's not the real thing but close.
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays and Happy New year to you. I will be back.
Nancy

BECKY said...

Hi Martha! You look beautiful in that photo! I know what you mean about not liking a lot of your photos....I'm the same way! What is it with us women??!! I think we're too hard on yourselves so many times! Merry (belated) Christmas to you and your family!