Jan 10, 2011


Hello My Very Favorite Tea Cup Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 44. How was your week? My has been a mixed bag of feelings. I was so jazzed because I went to an Estate Sale that sold stunning Tea Cups for $4. Not just any tea cups, Shelly's and Royal Albert cups. I thought I died and went to tea cup heaven. I am going to show you one of the new $4 cups today. I was trying hard to be calm, but it was not easy. The good thing about this place, or bad, how ever you want to look at it, was the place smelled awful. A 98 year old lady lived there and no one ever visited. It was awful in there. She did save everything. It truly was like the TV show Hoarders. You just had to make your picks quickly and get out. So that saved me, from sinning because I could only get what I could hold in my hand. I knew I could never come back into the house after I left. Came home with my goodies and sterilized them quickly.

This first cup I am going to show you is one that I picked up at an estate sale for $4 today. It is a Johnson Bros., "The Friendly Village, The Ice House", Made in England. It is a beautiful gray color with the village in muted reds, greens, blues and yellows. I just fell in love with this cup, and you can't beat the price.

Cup No 2 is this beautiful black with red roses. The cup is made by EB Folby. It is one of my favorite cups. I think it is because of the white and black. Those colors are so elegant. I know I have shown you this pitcher before, I just love it and want to share it again. It is made by Royal Worcester China.

This next set is made by Castleton China. It is the tea cup and demitasse cup to match. They are both so elegant, in a cream and gold color.

Last but not least I want to show you the tea cup give away I am having. I hope you like it. The rules for the giveaway are on December 31, 2010 post. Here is Mr. Linky. You know what to do.

Don't forget to visit Terri. She truly always has some amazing tea cups. She never disappoints. The tea pot on the top of the post is a Spode, "Chelsey Wicker" is the name of the pattern. Thank you so much for being a part of Tea Cup Tuesday. If you would not mind I could use some prayer this week. I am doing brave things to take care of myself. Things that I do for others, but not for me. Just call me "Woman"! Love you, Martha


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello dear Martha,
Your teacups are just gorgeous! I love the black and white teacup with the red roses! The JB Friendly Village has always been a favourite with me too. And the pitcher is stunning! Lovely variety. I will pray for you, dear lady. Take care and thanks for sharing your pretties with us.


Jenny H. said...

Hi Martha,

Beautiful teacups on this post (and all your others too!). Thakns so much for linking today to Happy Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful teacups I really like it!
Have a nice Tuesday, kisses and hugs.
Zondra Art

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

great escape! and with the goods :) well done & thx for sharing these with us !!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Martha,
how nice are your new acquisitions. All your cups are pretty. The first one is nice and "the friendly house" is just perfect for you. But I have a fond for the second one, also. It is a very beautiful one. I think, it was hard for this woman to sell her beloved things. That is the very nice with porcelain, one can sterilise it easly. Surely we will keep you in our prayers. Take care and have a nice time.
Greetings, Johanna

xinex said...

Beautiful tea cup collections, as usual, Martha! I love The Friendly Village too and I like using it in the winter, even if we have no snow. I have the complete set which I will be sharing for tablescape on Thurs. I hope you will visit. You have so many amazing patterns....Christine

Elaine said...

Lovely new cups for your collection Martha.How sad to think of that poor lady, but god that her cups have arrived at such a welcoming home. I love the Friendly Village pattern, I have not seen that before despite living in the UK. I will try and track some down.


Snap said...

Your teacups are beautiful and I do love Friendly Village. Prayers sent! Take good care.

Lynn said...

Hi Martha,
Your post is charming and so inviting. Your teacups are lovely. Johnson Brothers patterns are so beautiful. I love the Friendly Village pattern. Glad the beautiful teacups have found a good home.
~Lynn @ Cottage and Creek

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

What lovely treasures you found to bring home and love...

Sad that the lady was left to herself in her later years though...Lets pray she is not alone now :)

Thank you for sharing these lovelies with us, the white and gold are just gorgeous, and so elegant.

Please stop by for a glimpse at the Royal Teaparty that took place here.

Blessings Kelsie

Curtains in My Tree said...

My Favorite estate sales. I just love reading about everyone's finds at estate sales.

Me I would have held my breath and dug for at least 2 hours finding treasures.

Thanks for sharing


Pellie / Penny said...

As usual all the teacups you are sharing today are simply gorgeous.
My favorite of today's lovelies is the one with the black border with the floral center.

Have a lovely day.


Unknown said...

Hello Sweet Martha!
Oh GIRL you scored big time! I might have been in their fighting you for those gorgeous teacups you found! I love how you displayed them and pictured them too! But I can understand your quick escape from there!

Have a lovely day!
Happy Tea.

Kathy said...

You do have some extraordinarily beautiful teacups. Whoever thought of making them little pieces of artwork to share with a cup of tea was brilliant!
Hope you have a marvelous day,
Thank you for hosting,

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Martha,

Happy New Year! Love all of your pretty teacups! I would have kept digging too! These were a great price. Happy teacup Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

Good day, Martha,

The cups are wonderful...I like the friendly cup set. I wish I lived in a quaint place such as that, and the snow scene is delightfully inviting. I think it's very sad about the old woman. I'm sorry for her whatever the reason was that no one visited.

The black with roses is very stunning, and the cream with gold trim could surely be served to the Duchess of Tea~mania, don't you think?

Thank you for sharing your lovelies.

parTea lady said...

The teacups are beautiful and so is the pitcher and the white teapot. You always pair the perfect jewelry with your china too. I love the "ice" necklace you showed with the Ice House teacup. :-)

Deanna said...

howdy from Kanas!
Lovely china you're sharing.

Lucky lucky you! What a great treat at the estate sale. Wowza!

God bless,
d from homehaven

Terri said...

Hello Martha! Oh you are making me a sinner! I am sooooo jealous! I can't believe Shelly's for 4 bucks! The cups you have shown are really special. I am totally over the moon about your Foley cup, black and white with roses too! I am swooning. O.k.....I am being too dramatic....over tea cups.....(grin)

I am afraid I did disappoint in my post today. To be truthful, I have the FLU, it is on it's way out, but I almost didn't post, and I really just put out whatever I could. I didn't have the energy to do a proper post. So, I apologize for that.

I am trilled for you that you got to go to that estate sale, good for you sweetie!

Princesa Nadie said...

I love your first tea cup !
I´m really glad meeting you

GlorV1 said...

Martha, those are just beautiful teacups. It's a lot of fun going to estate sales, but when I go, I get sort of sentimental thinking that once upon a time the items that are being sold were being used by someone that is no longer on planet earth. I get tearyeyed, still I go.:) Very nice.

Vendange said...

What a fabulous find!! that Folby cup is definitely to die for..how sad that the lady did not have visitors. Great Treasures!

GwendolynKay said...

Love all the teacups.. especially the friendly village.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such a fab finds! love the EB Folby cup! I think that cup really outstanding.. due to the colours.. black, white and red.. precious treasure indeed!

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

Very beautiful tea cups here again! I would have died to get my hands on some $4.00 tea cups!! I hope to join you next week and show the pretty tea pot that my friend Anne Marie gifted to me but if you have a minute,please stop be to see Anne Marie's beautiful home!


Vendange said...

Hi Martha,

I must apologize, When I saw your blog I was so excited to see all your pretties!! I thought that by entering my name I would be linking to your blog. I'm so sorry that you were looking for a tea cup. I do have some maybe I will post them. Sorry about the confusion. Thank you so much for stopping and leaving your lovely comment. Look forward to future reads on this fab blog.

{oc cottage} said...

Yo never fail to create the most beautiful vignettes!!!!

m ^..^

Unknown said...

I can totally understand how excited you must have been by your wonderful find! What a great collection you have, love the presentation.

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