Sunday, January 30, 2011
ONE KEY TO MY HEART . . . TEA CUPS!
Ladies: Welcome to February the Month of Romance and Love. It is also our 47th Tea Cup Tuesday! I am a die hard Romantic, so February was made just for me. I love every thing about it. I love the days leading up to Valentine's Day, then the day it's self. Every Valentine's Day one holds a very unique place in my heart and mind. My memories always include my children, my family and now my Grandchildren, as well as that special someone God has given us. It is as if, God, made this month to reminds us of what is important. Who do we love and how are we showing our love to them? Are we remembering our parents, who taught us all about love? Our siblings who showed us "tough love" at times? Of course, the Greatest Love ever given to us, Jesus! We have so much to be grateful for. We do not ever have to be alone as long as we have HIM and our family. February is time to Celebrate Love and the Giver of Love!
With this in mind, I am sharing some of my favorite Valentine Tea Cups with you this week. In fact, I will be sharing tea cups that remind me of Valentines Day all month long. The very first cup I am going to share with you is a cup given to me by one of my dearest friend. It is a vintage Spode. Even though the colors may not be exactly Valentine Reds and Pinks, the cup was given in love. That is what this month is all about. Take a close look at the cup. It looks like the cup has a basket weave to it. It is just stunning! Thank you dear friend!
I cannot do Valentines Cups without showing you this Limoges. It just speaks of Romance to me. It is one of those large Limoges that I have told you about before. Most likely it was used for coffee. I just love it. It is the palest of pinks and that handle, wow!
The next tea cup I want to share with you is this amazing Pointons, Stoke on Trent. The mark dates to the 1870's or 80's. I have been told that it is worth around $240, I paid $8. I did not know at the time it's value, I just saw the beauty. It has the most pale pink color with a creamest white body. What makes this cup so amazing is the gold and silver hand decorated flowers. You can feel them above the cup. Like heavy, moriage, made of gold and silver. I have never seen anything like this on a English cup. Just look at that handle!
My next cup is one I found recently at an Estate Sale for $3.00. I just love the rich red color and the gold inside. The cup is a Charlton. Can you see why I am so crazy about it? It is a blood red color.
The last pink rose cup is Bavarian. What says "I love you" more than a Rose? It has a beautiful lace dessert plate. The trio is amazing, as you can see. You know what to do with "Mr Linky". Of course, please visit my dear friend, Terri, who always has something wonderful to show you.
Before I say good-bye, I have a very special pray request. Noah's mother is pregnant! Please pray that this little child will hold on to life. She has had three miscarriages so we are really trusting God for a miracle! I know He is able!
Spread His love! Hugs, Martha