Sunday, February 20, 2011

COLLECTING TEA CUPS AND EVERYTHING ELSE!




Hello Tea Cup Lovers! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 50! Terri and I are so pleased that you join us every week. We look forward to the beautiful tea cups we see each week. Today, I am sharing Chintz! I am a Chintz lover, however, they tend to be pricey so I do not have a lot. The ones I am sharing today are very similar yet quite different.





I like to blog twice a week otherwise, I am bursting with things to show you and things to say, risking boring you to death! I am afraid, this might be the big one for you, because I feel like I have not talked to you in a long time. (I know it has only been a week, but it feels like longer!) Ok, first the tea cups. My first tea cup is a new one. The cup is a trio by St. George China, in England. It is very dainty and always a beauty. Notice that the cup does not have any gold trim any where. Most Chintz cups are decorated or trimmed in gold, this one is not. Can't remember where or when I purchased this. (They say the memory is the first to go. I can tell you as a fact, other things go first!)




Cup No. 2 is a Royal Stafford, called "June Roses". As you can see, this Chintz pattern is much more intricate and detailed. It has a wider range of colors and patterns, obviously a more expensive cup. I love the handle on this one. The cup is very light weight. "June Roses" what an appropriate name!





Cup No. 3 is a Royal Standard. It has a fluted shape cup, with a wonderful handle. I love the pedestal type base. The Chintz teapot at the top of the page is a four piece, stacking tea pot set. It is an amazing Royal Nelson tea pot, pattern name "Rose Time". It is very beautifully decorated with a Rose Chintz pattern of shades of pink, rose, yellows, creams and purples. It has gilted edges with accents on the handles. Truly the pictures do not do this beauty justice. I know I have shown this tea pot to you before, but this one is worth repeating.





I spent Saturday with my beloved Sister-In-Law, Maureen. I have told you about her before. It felt like I had not seen her in a year! We did what we love to do best together; we talked, we laughed, we cried and we went to Estate Sales. These are some of the wonderful treasures I found with her. The plates were a dollar each! I just had to share them with you!




Before I forget, Noah's fever, finally broke on Friday night. He had 103 to 104 since last Monday. Thank you for your prayers. He has had no fever since Friday! Praise the Lord! You should have seen my home, sick bodies everywhere. Vanessa came to sleep, because Noah had not let her sleep. My son, Kyle, had a fever. There were no beds left in this inn, last week. Everyone came home to Mama. The chicken soup was fly out of here.



Oh, one more thing! This weekend I was also invited to an event called "Launch your Creativity". Sharon at http://pansycottagegarden.blogspot.com/ is hosting this event on April 9th. It is going to be held at Paris in a Cup Tea Salon, in Orange, CA. (Don't you just love the name?) This is a place for you to discover how to turn
your dreams of starting a business into a reality. It could not have come at a better time for me, since I will be opening my on-line shop within the next month. One of the speakers will be Jacqueline deMontravel, editor of Romantic Homes Magazine. If you live in the Southern California area, go visit her blog and get more information. (Visit her blog anyway, she has some amazing ideas!)



I believe I better stop talking now. (I told you I was going to be windy.) I just need to blog twice a week or I will bust! I have only began to show you what I got this weekend. I will post again this week! Here is Mr. Linky. So let's go see your amazing tea cups! Hugs, Martha

44 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful Martha!!!
Kisses and happy week.

Shirley said...

Dear Martha,
Glad to hear the family is doing better. Hate when family is sick..not fun for sure.

Your tea cup collection is beautiful. I did a Valentine tea room display last Sunday and loved every tea cup she had in her room. I did a small post on my blog. I did come home with a new Tea Pot that I did not really need, but you know how that goes!!!
Love the tea cup without the gold rim. So pretty! I have a very good friend who is a member of teh Shelly Club. She herself should be the President of the club because she has almost every Shelly design tea cup that exist!
Nice to see yours,
~Shirley

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Martha, I am swooning over all your Chintz! I do love chintz, you know! The stacking set at the top is very cute too. I wish I lived closer, we could go treasure hunting together! You find the best stuff! Glad to hear little Noah is feeling better! Bless his heart! Thanks for joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh, I just swoon when I see that Rose Time "stacker"...it's awesome!

m ^..^

bj said...

Everything you are showing is wonderful.Thanks so much for hosting.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hello Martha, Your collection is gorgeous! I love all those ROSES!!! I'm glad your family is doing better. Thank you for hosting.
Blessings~*~Wendy~*~

Texas Tea Party said...

Chintz is one of my favorites on any piece of china. I have seen many different chintz patterns but any with roses is so special. You have a beautiful collection. Do you use the Lord Nelson teaset? Thanks for sharing your pretties.

Natasha said...

So nice to see you again Martha! I am thrilled to be joining in your tea party again after a very long "tea break"! Thanks so much for having me and sharing your lovely stories and pictures.

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

PS I am a chintz gal too!

Lady Katherine said...

I love all the chintz! The tea sets,cups! Oh, and I just adore those plates! Oh, so glad your grandson is better, I have been up with one all week with high fevers, he has been sick, sick but on the mend. The party sounds wonderful, I shall be recovering then. Oh, I think I linked my valentine's tea. I see if I can go link this week. lol

Lavender Cottage said...

Your chintz china is beautiful as is the new bling you bought.

Donna said...

Hello, I'm Donna from Comin' Home and have been hosting a Tuesday tea party for several months, but didn't realize that other ladies do the same thing. I'm so delighted to meet you! Thanks for sharing photos of these gorgeous tea cups and china and vintage dishes! I love them all.

Thanks too for hosting this tea party. And do drop by mine if you have a moment. Hope everyone is feeling better soon.

Donna @ Comin' Home

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Always such pretties here, Martha! Don't know how you even had time to post with so many sick! So glad all are on the mend now!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Marianne said...

Hi, Martha,

As always, such pretty things. I thin my favorite is the teacup trio with the dainty pink roses, and the colors of pink, orchid, and green...sooo pretty..

I am very glad to hear Noah is better. Children being sick can be a scary time, and prayers are always flying high.

Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Marianne

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your Chintz china is gorgeous! Lovely collection.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Antiques And Teacups said...

Chintz is a favorite of mine and I especially love the stacking teasets! Lovely! You can never have too many flowers!
Ruth

Concetta said...

Dear Martha,
So glad to hear the good new about your family - and the wonderful time with your sister-in-law! Thank you for sharing your remarkable treasures.
<><
Concetta

Johanna said...

Hello Martha,
poor dear, your home must have looked like a hospital. But what is better than to go to Mom if one is sick. It's so nice to read, the family is doing better.
Your cups and plates a gorgeous. Especially the little teapot for one is so cute. Like a spring meadow with flowers. Thank you for sharing all your treasures and the wonderful blings.
Greetings, Johanna

KathyB. said...

The chintz teacups are so pretty. I do not own any because as you said, they are pricey.Still, they are the epitome of what a teacup should be.

Your grandson is so pretty. Don't tell him I said that, he might not appreciate it.

You make me laugh Martha, "the memory is the first to go..." I enjoy your blog posts and it is a good thing you will burst if you don't post, because it makes you post again!

♥ Miss Tea said...

Dear Martha,
I just loveeee all your chintz and roses teacups, they're so beautiful!! i love the june roses especially, gorgeous! I'm so glad to hear that Noah got over the fever, i hope everyone else in the house also recovering from fever, I am like you also quite fond of my sister in law, i'm glad that you spent time with her and found fabolous treasures! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Hello Martha - I just love your Chintz teacups and teapots! They're gorgeous! I only have one that might be called Chintz - I'll have to get her out soon!
So glad you had time with your sister - time is precious!
So glad you're grandson is better - and I chuckled -moms are for when your not feeling well and dads are for fun - so glad they come to you when they need you! It's a wonderful thing to be a mom - I think that's a special part of God's heart!
This opportunity sounds great - I hope all goes well for you,
Kathy

Deanna said...

lovely post!!!
Joining the party!

God bless,
d from homehaven

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Dearest Martha,
So glad lil Noah is feeling better and the fever broke...I do miss being able to go home when me or babies are sick, living so far from my own mother...

There is no time for tea here this week as the garden is calling to me to plant, plant, plant...but this means very soon I can start having tea surrounded by flowers :)

Have a wonderful blessed week
Kelsie

Terri said...

Hello Martha!
Your chintz cups are gorgeous! Everyone of them!
The first set, the Nelson, is amazing. Chintz is so fun and beautiful. Cheery!
Your estate finds are fab as usual. The tea pot is adorable.
I hope you have a fabulous week.
Hugs,
Terri

Princesa Nadie said...

I love your chintz cups too! they are lovely
Hugs a week more

Heirlooms For You said...

Martha, Your things are always so pretty. hank you for sharing them. Carol

Angela McRae said...

What a beautiful chintz collection you have! That stacking teapot ... what a find! And your most recent treasures are beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing such pretty teawares!

seaside sundae said...

I'm glad I found your blog today. Your collection is amazing! I'm a new Follower! Kerry :o)

Janny said...

The teacups are very, very beautiful! Especially the first ones! Do people drink much tea in America?

Love Janny.

Msartist said...

Hi Martha, I have to say your staking tea pot is my favorite. Thanks for sharing the information about Launch Your Creativity!
Have a wonderful week. Theresa

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

So glad that your family are feeling better.
I love all your pretty chintz teacups.
How neat that you and your Sister-in-law had the day together and were able to go to the estate sales.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Fauziah Sukiman said...

Hello, Martha!

Nice blog you have and all your posts are really great. Not forgetting your gorgeous teacups!

You're really doing a great job as the host, Martha :)

PuteriFauziah.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh Martha!!! I gasped! swooned! at your chintzy! love them all! they are all so beautiful! thanks for sharing & have a great week!
xo
fitty

Sherry said...

The chintz is gorgeous! I love that stuff no matter what the pattern. So glad your little one is well.
Sherry

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my I am overcome with the beauty and detail that you put into your displays. I love the paring of the jewelry.

My heart is going pitter pat over all your china. It is truly lovely.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for participating in the tea.

Deanna said...

Hello Martha!
I'm back to chat. I'm following you and looking forward to getting to know you better as well!
Lovely china you have. It is a treat to see such pretty china.

God bless,
d from homehaven

Trisha said...

Beautiful blog, beautiful teapots and teacups. Many Blessings.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your stacking teapot, sugar and creamer is just beautiful-enjoy:@)

debi said...

Martha, you have so many beautiful teacups and dishes, I can't believe it!! My small collection looks even smaller now. LOL I guess I better get busy shopping!

I'm happy to hear that your family is feeling better. It's nice they have mom to come home to when they need it.

BEAR's Mom said...

Hello Martha...
another B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. post!!!
i am in awe that you have so many beautiful things to keep showing us!!!
i love everything but have to say that green plate really caught my eye ~ not to mention the bling!!!
prayers go out to you and your family ~ be well
BEAR HUGS xxx ~victoria~

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hi Martha, you won a giveaway over at my blog. Email me if you are interested in the prize. Thanks

Tete said...

Hi! There's an award for you at my place!
Hugs- Tete

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Isn't Chintz the epitome of English tea time? Your chintz is gorgeous! LOVE it all!
Yvonne

Marianne said...

Hello Martha,

Sometimes it's nice to come back to a site to re-view. Your brooches are always so pretty, but I'm really noticing the top one with all the pretty, pastel gems inside - very spring-like.
And I do like the 'sun' style one with the red heart gem. But the pastel one seems to be a winner for me, as I think it looks so cheery.

Blessings,
Marianne

mississippi artist said...

I am sorry everyone at your house has been ill- hope they are better. Love those plates, what a find.