Jan 23, 2011


Hello Tea Cup Lovers! It is that special day in the week we celebrate our love for Tea Cups and Tea things in general. I must admit I have started to decorate for Valentine's Day. I have come to the realization that I am not a "white person" (no pun intended)! I can only take all white decorations for just so long and then color has to come back. Today was the day! Out with the white stuff and in with the color! Do not get me wrong, I love to look at homes that are decorated all in white. I really thought I would do that one day. I just can't, I need color around me. It makes me feel good. So the cups you will see today, will be put away until they are needed for a "tea party" or next January, which ever comes first.

Before I start with the all white cups, I want to show a cup I purchased this weekend. It is a Royal Stafford, from England. It is really beautiful. (I have a thing for black and white cups. Did I ever tell you that? Well, I do!) The black area is matted, while all the white is high gloss. That goes for the gold etched detail as well. I own a few Royal Stafford. They never disappoint!

This next cup starts the last of my white cups for this year. This gorgeous tea cup trio is an amazing piece. It was made in Germany and decorated by Herman Ohme, Silesia, Germany. It is really looks so much better in person. The thick gold trim is stunning.

Cup number 3 is the large hand painted, Limoges. As I have said recently, I am very into the handles lately and this one does not disappoint. I have a few of these larger Limoges and the size does not take away from the delicate, lace like look.

This next tea cup, I am not really even sure why I am showing it to you. I have covered it with this fun pearl lace collar. I really did not mean to do that. The cup is Rostyn China. It is a simple classic white cup with a gold trim. I think, I like it because it was so simple.

This last tea cup trio is a vintage, Limoges, trio. Thank you for join Terri and I for another week of sharing tea treasures! Please don't forget to visit Terri, she is amazing in so many ways. You will not be disappointed. You know what to do with Mr. Linky. Please remember this link is for tea cups and tea related items only.

This sugar and creamer set are Hummels. Too cute! (I just needed to add color!)

Well, I hope you have enjoyed the tea cups this week. I am off to watch Noah play Soccer. (He is two!) The top tea pot is sending you a kiss! Hugs, Martha


The Charm of Home said...

I love your gold and white tea cups, especially the Royal Stafford. Very pretty.

Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh my gosh! Now THAT is a teapot!

I love your cups Miss M. BEauuuuTIful!


ooglebloops said...

OMGosh- love the teapot - so cute!!! I really like Limoges- you have some beautiful ones!!! Drop by for Tea on Tuesday tomorrow, if you get a chance!

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

How fun is that teapot hehe...But what really made my heart flutter this week was that amazing beaded lace color on the simple white cup...oh my what a lovely piece it is....Your new b&w cup is also very lovely, elegant and sophisticated.

Blessings Kelsie

Under Her Wings said...

You are so creative in your display! I love it! Thank you for the opportunity to have a party.

Olga Poltava said...

Hi Martha, what a cute teapot. Your new tea cup is very pretty, and the white ones are very lovely too.
Today, I am joining your party. Thank you for hosting it.

Anonymous said...

Happy Tuesday, dear Martha..

Your cup/saucer designs are beautiful, and you so creatively display them for the photos. I must agree that the red-lipped teapot is very fun and spontaneously splendid - it steals the show.

And the lace beaded collar is very l940ish - at least it reminds me of that era...old black and whites, and "Rally, I do, darling, rally I do."

I hope to have a cup displayed Tuesday. It's mug that my son decorated for me years ago, and I drank my tea from it often.

Ta-ta for now,


Trisha said...

You have such beautiful teacup sets and I love how you showcase them with your lovely jewelry! Very pretty!! Thanks for letting me join your party!!


parTea lady said...

That Royal Stafford black & white cup is wonderful and I also love your Limoges teacups. The jewelry this week is great, especially the pearl lace collar.

Your Valentine teapot is so cute and unusual.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What an unusual and fun teapot, Martha! I love the Royal Stafford teacup! It is stunning! I do love the plain white Rostyn china teacup too. Your collection is amazing! Thanks for sharing, dear friend, and have a lovely week.


Marie said...

Well Martha...I didn't think it's possible, since I expect all your tea collection are always amazing, but Madam, that Valentine teapot is simply the sweetest, whimsical teapot I have ever seen. You have to tell me where you got it. Happy Tuesday!

Diann said...

Hi Martha!
That teapot is just too fun! Love it. And, of course, your teacups and saucers are absolutely lovely!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks foe hosting the party & coming by my blog to say hello - that tea pot of yours made me smile! Xoxo

Anonymous said...

Thanks for providing such a lovely spot for us to share our love for teapots and tea cups!

Vendange said...

that is the best Teapot I've ever seen!! Love..Love..Love..it!

Antiques And Teacups said...

OMG...I want the teapot! How incredibly cute!!! Thanks for posting that! Lovely teacups and settings as well...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful teapot!!!

KathyB. said...

You find the most interesting tea things, and the tea pot is so cute!

I have to say I am a "white" person, and no matter how much I love and enjoy bright and cheery colors, my heart and soul return to white, I cannot help myself. Blue is my soul color and I do not know just why that term for blue comes to mind, but nevertheless, I love the colors and bright teacups you show us. Of course, your white and golden gilded teacups are beautiful, very beautiful to me.

La said...

How cute is that teapot? It is pretty, whimsical, and just makes me smile. :o)

Lynn said...

Lovely post, Martha. And the teapot is adorable ~ I've never seen one like it. How fun. Thanks for sharing your pretties with us today.
~ Lynn at Cottage and Creek

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Martha,

Thanks so much for joining in the Tuesday Tea Time fun in our little corner of blogland once again!...,

My, oh my! ~ I love every exquisite little teacup vignette, yet not surprisingly I must say that I adore that, 'kisses' teapot!.., How cute is that Martha?!!

Thanks also for your encouraging words; I would love to have you visit my home and share a cup of tea one day!

Happy, 'Teacup Tuesday'; thanks for hosting!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Kathy said...

Thank you for joining me at A Return to Loveliness - you've made it all the more special!
God Bless,

Pellie / Penny said...

Your white teacups are charming- but i really like your black and white one the rose on it is so elegant. Love it.


Terri said...

Hello Martha!
I am a little late getting to the party today, but I can see it is in full swing already!
Your new black and white cup is totally gorgeous, what a find that is.
I love your white ones as well, elegant and refined looking for sure.
The Kissing tea pot is LOL! How sweet is that!
And your monk Hummels are adorable.
I hope you have the most wonderful week.

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Martha ,joinig you and Terry and sharing a cup of tea every tuesday is a great pleasure

Ellen said...

Hi Martha!!

I love your tea cup collection and especially the adorable tea pot, where ever did you find such a cute thing?! Thanks for sharing with us!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh dear Martha, I already falling in love with your pearl lace collar jewelery! I think the collar look so stunning! and so are your teacups! gosh, got to find the pearl lace collar then! have a great day!

LV said...

I have seen a lot of tea pots in my time, but never one like the red lip one. That is just the cutest. I enjoyed seeing all your other reds as well, but that little pot caught my eye.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Martha,
sorry, I hardly missed your party, although I wanted to join it. so happy, that I got in by the time. Your tea pot is fabulous, makes me smile. And the black cup with gold and tender roses is gorgeous. I have several tea cups in a similar style. I should make a tea time with them, also.
Thank you for hosting this sweet event.

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Rozen van papier said...

Hello Martha, how are you? Your teacups are so wonderful! I really like this style of cups.And you decorate them lovely!Bye,


Kim Hanauer said...

I absolutely love, love your teacups! So fun to collect and decorate with! Thank you so much for sharing your lovelies!
Have a Blessed day~

★Carol★ said...

Love your collection of teacups, but that teapot really put a smile on my face!
Happy REDnesday!

~*~Patty S said...

Hello Martha ~ wanted to thank you again for the invite...this is quite a gathering of tea cup people ;)
Your gold and white cups are stunning...couldn't help but notice your beautiful angel matroshka (sp?)...I have a little collection of those myself :)
it must be lovely to stop by your house for tea!
And I see you say you have an English garden...a lady after my own heart...tea in the garden...so very nice!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Everything you share in your photos is always so beautiful. I love the Teapot with the ruby red lips. Perefect for Valentines Day.

Anonymous said...

Oops! I posted a day early. It's early and I'm not quite awake. LOL! Anyway, this is fun and I obviously was looking forward to it. Have a great Monday!! :-)

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