Feb 13, 2011

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH TEA CUPS!




Hello Dear Tea Cup Lovers!

Are you ready for another wonderful week of sharing tea cup treasures? I am writing this post late Sunday night because I know I will not have time on Monday. I hope that your Valentine Dreams came true for you. I just love feeling loved. Who doesn't? I thank God for February the month of love.



I want to thank you for all those positive comments on my up coming web site. So you know, I will not only be selling tea cups, but also thinning out some of my many collections. If you ever see an item on my blog that you would like to purchase, please email me. I am not saying I will sell it to you, however, you can make me an offer I can't refuse! I am always looking for something new to add to my collections and something has to give. This is my way of "staying healthy" (you know what I mean).



Now that Valentine's Day is behind us and our feet are back firmly on the ground, let's look at the Tea Pots and cups I am going to share this day after Valentine's Day with you. Terri at http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ and I have hosted 49 Tea Cup Tuesday. We both just love it!






I would like to start off with a relatively new Tea Pot set I purchased at the Thrift Store for $6.99. The tea pot and sugar and creamer are one of my favorites. When I first saw it on the shelf it was so dirty but I thought it might be Belleek because of how delicate it was. However, it turned out to be a Jolie Fleurs. The pattern name is "Mann". Interesting isn't it? The body is a white china with delicate pink roses as a design. Just beautiful as can be. A true treasure.




The next one is a hand painted rose cup and saucer and was Made in Japan. I normally do not care to much for cups that are Made in Japan. This one however, is a looker. All gold on the out side and completely Hand painted on the inside with a pedestal cup.





This next cup is from Schumann, Aazberg, Germany. It is decorated as much on the inside as it is on the outside. Usually, one side gets more decorations than the other, but not on this cup. Have you noticed the handles? Both this cup and the one above have amazing handles.




This next cup is amazing. First because it cost me $2.49, and secondly because it is a Shelly in mint condition. This was a Thrift store find. I think I mentioned this cup a while ago, but never posted a picture. The flowers on the cup look like cherry blooms. The pictures do not do this one justice.





This silver tray was also purchased at the Thrift Store. I really scored that day. It is sterling and costs me $2.99. It is so beautiful and dainty looking.



Before I put Mr. Linky up for you I want to show you the "Stylish Blog Award" I recently won. Never thought of myself as stylish so I am very honored to get it. The award came from http://gorightinmygarden.blogspot.com/. I am not sure of her name, but I am positive of her wonderful skills in gardening. You must stop by her post. It is truly amazing. Thank you for thinking of me as "Stylish" anything!



You know what to do with Mr. Linky. Thank you for your faithfulness! That amazing Valentine at the top of the page was made for me by Terri. That woman is so talented. She never stops amazing me. I was feeling very tender and the kindness made me cry. Thank you, Terri! I love it! Hugs and Kisses, Martha

PS: IT IS TUESDAY AND NOAH IS VERY SICK WITH A HIGH FEVER. HE HAS THE CROUP. YOU KNOW HOW HORRIBLE THAT CAN SOUND TO A MOM. PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM LADIES! THANK YOU, GRANDMA MARTHA

31 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...
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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Martha, your tea cups are beautiful. And your tea pot is almost like one I have. I will be sharing it next week ;-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

tales from an oc cottage said...

And you always have the prettiest teacup in all Bloglandia!!!

m ^..^

The Tablescaper said...

How I love Shelly and this tea cup is no exception.

- The Tablescaper

Creative Wings Boutique said...

oh man i def have to go to cali if ur finding tea cups that fab at the thrift store
hugs

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Martha, Happy Valentine's Day, oh I must say you have the most beautiful tea cups, I am like you and usually don't care for tea cups from Japan, but I have to say that is really beautiful. I am so excited about you having a web page, that is wonderful. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Lady Collum said...

Gorgeous tea cups, Martha! Thank you for sharing. :-)

♥ Miss Tea said...

Congrats for winning the stylish blog award, you certainly deserve it, Martha!
I just love your collection of teacups and teapots, especially on this post is the jollie fleurs "mann" teaset, they're just adorable! but I also love the other teacups with lovely handles that you have there! Thanks for sharing!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Martha,

Love all your pretty teacups, pink and with roses, what more could a girl want!
Hope that you had a happy Valentines day and congratulations on winning the stylish award!

hugs
Carolyn

Hope Filled Living said...

Martha,
This is such a pretty collection. I love all the pretty roses. Who can resist a little tea cup covered in painted roses? The Valentine is really sweet too!
Hugs,
Mary

Terri said...

Hello Dear Martha!
All of your tea things today are gorgeous! I agree that your Japanese cup is stunning, all those beautiful flowers. The tea pot is a real treasure find too. I love and adore the Shelley!
It looks just like mine, only a little different.
Thank you so much for hosting all these TT's with me. I have been having so much fun, and I am doubly blessed by knowing you!
Hugs,
Terri

Johanna said...

Dear Martha,
if your cups are not stylish, which one then? I am off with your new teapot set Jolie Fleurs. That is so beautiful. And the next cups are charming, too. I would love to buy all your cups, but I think it is not a good idea to ship them around the world. So I enjoy them virtual. Wish you a wonderful time and thank you for hosting this sweet event.
Greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
My what pretty teacups! I love the teapot and matching sugar and creamer! They are just darling! Aren't you glad you took them home and cleaned them up? I really love the teacup from Germany; gorgeous! I have the same Shelly teacup as yours! I received mine as a shower gift many moons ago. I love it! Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a lovely Valentines Day celebration.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Sherry said...

Martha,
You always have the prettiest tea cups. And,
I really like that plate standing up in that one pic too.
Sherry

Nezzy said...

Oh Miss Martha...I've missed you and your beautiful cups!!! Seems between time and the crud I'm fightin' it's just hard to get around to everybody. Do did Valentine's Day proud sweetie!

God bless you dear lady and have a beautiful day!!!

Marianne said...

Hello, Martha,

Your wares are gorgeous, as usual. I would be hard pressed to say which I like best, but I think I really like the Shelly, because the flowers remind me of some very lovely flowers which grow on bushes...we have them in the floral dept. at the store where I work, and I can NEVER remember their name, but I like them very much.

I often wonder where you get your lovely accent pictures you decorate your blog with.

Have a wonderful day,
Marianne

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Martha
Your collection is spectacular!
Every week You show a more beutiful cups!
Happy St. Valentine!
Love

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

Hello, I'm your newest linker upper. You have a wonderful blog.

Ellen said...

Beautiful pieces as usual, swooning now! Congratulations on the award too!

xoxo,
Ellen

Fixing My Thoughts said...

All so beautiful! But what really makes them is the way you set them off with your jewelry pieces, books, silver, linens, etc. It's all just so pleasurable to look at! Bess

xinex said...

Your tea cups and teapot with roses are so pretty, adorable and romantic. Good luck on your new venture....Christine

Tara said...

I LOVE your Shelly tea cup! I love the shape and the pattern.

Rebecca said...

Dear Sweet M....

It's been a little bit since I've been by to see you girly. I hope this finds you well. I love your pretties as much as ever.

Thank you for visiting me today. I have to respond to you and tell you something about the little note you left for me...

I AM so blessed to be married to a Godly man. I'd love to tell you he's perfect (or that I am!) but, sadly neither one of us are. We've had our struggles in life just thankfully not in the 'marriage category'. I like to think that the blessing of 'the happy married life' I experience is God's compensation for some of the things that I experienced when a little girl. Make no mistake about it sweet friend~ God wants to give you the desires of your heart according to His riches in Glory... Keep the faith! Stay strong! Your miracle is coming!

Love you soooo much~

Rebecca

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dear Martha,

My, what a lovely array of teacups! Thanks so much for co-hosting yet another, Teacup Tuesday with Terri!..,


Thanks for joining Pam and I for TTTT and also for my 70th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Kathy said...

I never knew there were so many gorgeous teacups out there - you've quite a collection AND your beautiful teapots! Always love stopping by and viewing your gorgeous settings,
Kathy

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Wow, what incredible finds. I LOVE that set of Jolie Fleurs, It is SO CUTE!!! and what a steal with the shelley. I bet you Danced when you found that set!!! My VERY,VERY Favorite though is the Schumann, Aazberg, Germany. I LOVE their china and your set is GORGEOUS!
Thank you for sharing with us, It's always SUCH fun to see your treasures.
Have a wonderful Valentine's Week,
Hugs, Donna

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my new found friend..I see you also live in the Calif. Foothills as I do..Where are you located at..
I'm in Pioneer above Sutter Creek..You have some beautiful tea cups and how great that you know the historty on them.Sorry your sweet grand is sick..Of course I'll add him to my pray list..Thank you so much for coming by..Sorry it took so loooong to get back to you, Been without power and 2 1/2 foot of snow here..But at least I have heat and coffee today YIPPEE!! I'm your nest follower...Hugs and smiles from my mountain to yours, Gloria

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Martha, those have got to be some of the prettiest teacups Ive ever seen. Happy Saturday! Come by and see what Im up to...maybe you could come play!

Annesphamily said...

Dear Sweet Martha! You paint such a pretty tea time tradition over here. I love everything you have. What treasures. I know it is hard to part with them. But your collection is A M A Z I N G ! Hugs and Many Blessings to you. Hope the family is well. I had that super crude. It was not any fun1 Anne

Sares said...

Poor little guy. I hope he is feeling better by now. I would say love affair describes you and your tea cups perfectly! How does your Hubbie feel about this love affair? Hee hee! I look forward to seeing your website when it's up and running, I can't wait. Have a beautiful week my friend and congrats on your award!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I'm not a Collector, and I'm not a very 'dainty' person, but I enjoyed your blog. That's what I like about blogging.... one can become an expert by proxy! And thank you for following me.