Jan 27, 2011


Hi Ladies: Wow! Did we have a Tea Party or what? I think Tuesday's party was the largest one yet! Boy, did we see some beautiful cups. It always amazes me that there are so many beautiful cups I have not seen before and I am always looking. It was great fun. I am part of a Tea Cup Exchange this week. I have sent mine on it's way. I am a bit nervous about it. I hope she likes it. This is my first. What if she hates it? I told her if she hated it, she could send it back and I will try again. I really loved the cup myself, so here I sit with my fingers crossed waiting for the verdict.

Thursday is the day I go to the thrift store and today, I hit the Mother Lode! I found this beautiful, white rod iron bench that sits three. I was so excited. When I got it home, my house was empty so I ask a man walking his dog, if he would get it out of the car for me. Poor guy, didn't know what to say, so he helped me. It was so heavy, but we did it together, and I met another neighbor! I love rod iron pieces for the outside of the yard. They look so romantic, however, they are always so expensive, this one was a steal.

I went with my friend to the thrift store and we both were lucky enough to find some very wonderful things. Here are pictures some of the things that I got today. Can you believe it? I purchased a few pieces of Belleek that I am going to put up on Ebay, as well. If you are a Belleek fan, and see something you like, let me know. I will make you an offer you can't refuse!

Did you notice that cute pink depression glass, divided plate? It is on a silver carrier. Isn't just too cute? I washed them all and tomorrow I will find a special place for them to call home. I just had to show you all the lout! I feel like a kid in a candy store!

Oh yes, I almost forgot, we have a winner for the Tea Cup, giveaway! Noah picked it out of a hat (ok, bowl). He loves contests, because afterwards, Grandma gives him a Truffle (his favorite)! Congratulations, to Sandi, from http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/. She has a wonderful blog of which I am a faithful follower. Sandi hosts a Tea Party on Tuesday too! If you do not know Sandi, please visit, I promise, you will not be disappointed. Please email me with your address Sandi! Thank you all for being such wonderful friends and followers and helping me celebrate the beginning of year 3 of blogging!

Oh, and thanks for always remembering to visit me! See you on Tueday! Hugs! Martha


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Martha,
I understand your exitment about the iron bench totally, because it is a real beauty and I see you in my imagination sitting on it in the summer in your garden. Lovely!
And congratulation to Sandi for winning this wonderful cup. I think she will be also very exited about this win.
Greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Martha,
Love your new bench! It looks like lace and will be so pretty to sit on in the garden. You hit the jackpot with all those goodies. Love the divided pink depression dish.
I am so excited to have won your lovely Giveaway! I don't own a three footed teacup so this is a real treat! Thank you so much, my sweet friend. And thank little Noah for choosing my name. Go ahead and give him another Truffle on me! Have a lovely weekend.


Anonymous said...

I'm lovin' that bench Martha.
and congrats to Sandi :)

Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

You sure did hit the big one at the thrift store this week...I am so jealous of the gorgeous bench...I am going to have to pray extra hard today because I am coverting it like crazy..

How cool Sandi one, it is like a little TTT Bday present for her.

Thank you for hosting such a fun giveaway.

Many Blessings Kelsie

Rella said...

Oh my!!! You really found some amazing pieces!! Gorgeous.....and a lovely post. I live vicariously through all of you with teacups as I own a total of three. And two were given to me by Terri Gordon!!!

xox Rella

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

Hi Martha :) :)

Oh congrats to Sandi on winning the giveaway :) :)

You found some awesome finds ;) :) Those are fabulous :) :)

Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Rose said...

wow! you had a wind fall with that bench. it's fantastic. take care rose

ooglebloops said...

My posting may show up twice - forgot to do the captcha and my message disappeared!!! Where is this thrift shop - can't believe the treasures you found!!! Are the silverware rests Belleek? I love those!!
Sorry I forgot to link up on this past Tues- I will next week.

Unknown said...

Martha, the Belleek is AWESOME! I love Belleek. Congrats to Sandi for her win, she will love it.
You found some beautiful pieces ... love the pink dish.

Happy PS weekend ~

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...Your bench is just absolutely fabulous. I love it! Ohhhhh, I'd like one like that in our backyard. Yes I would. So, if you decide you no longer want it, you can send it to the east. ha! Take care, dear Martha. Susan

Donnie said...

Loved your post and congrats to Sandi.

Victoria said...

Martha..oh my ..I LOVE that bench..you lucky gal!! Enjoy...i would so love one of thsoe..one day! Beautiful post..gorgeous treasures! Congrat to the winner..wonderful! also..i love that first photos..gorgeous!
Happy wkd Martha!

Light and Voices said...

It was so nice of the neighbor helping you bring that bench home. Lovely blog. HPS!
Joyce M

Savannah Granny said...

Congrats to Sandi.Hopefully Sandi will show how she uses this beauty.
I just signed up today. I thought the giveaway ran til the end of the month. My bad. Hugs, Ginger

Regina said...

Very lovely! Congrats to Sandi.
Happy PS Martha dear.

Toyin O. said...

Congrats to the winner, love all these stuff, especially the white bench.

CailinMarie said...

oh fun fun fun! Wow that bench is wonderful and to think you found it for a good price. GOOD for you!!! Love the tea cups! Happy Pink saturday-

Teri said...

Wow!! You sure have a beautiful blog! Glad I stopped by to see all your wonderful findings. Thanks for sharing them!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh I just love your treasures and wow, that bench- what a find! Love your tea cups and your sweet pink & silver tray too~ Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Anonymous said...

Martha, you found wonderful treasures! The bench WAS a great one.

I'm still visiting around for Pink Saturday. Have a wonderful week.

Light and Voices said...

Thanks for stopping by Lightandvoices.blogspot.com making a comment and becoming a follower. I am now a follower of your blog. Enjoy the day!
Joyce M

Anonymous said...

You most certain DID hit the mother lode. Wow! Beautiful stuff! Come by next Thursday and share on my blog @ Thrift-Shop Thursday: http://mycottageofcontent.blogspot.com/2011/01/thrift-shop-thursday.html Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Sandi!! Enjoy your new cup.

Great finds, Martha...I like the tea set!

Have a grandiose day!

Beverly said...

Just look at all the pretties, and I love them all. Lucky you with the bench. I have been looking for one for years.

Happy Pink Saturday, Martha.

Lady Katherine said...

I love, love your bench! Lucky you! Oh, the finds you have found, I love them all! I might take you up on that offer for I love it so! I am sure the winner would love any teacup you send, for you have not one that is not lovely! Oh, I wish it had been me. lol I haven't been visiting lately a lot going on in my life, a new store/cafe, and later on this year a Tea Room, with new lambs being born, and grandchildren 24 hours a day, several more falls, and healing from them. Things are a little tough to visit! How I miss seeing all your lovely treasures!

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