Mar 14, 2011

PRETTY VINTAGE THINGS . . .



Hello Tea Lovers! Welcome once again to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 53! A fun day when we get to share all our pretty tea things. I know that some of you may have noticed that I did not visit everyone last week. I was so sick last week, all I could do was think! Dangerous, I know. I just needed my Mama, but I did not dare to have her over because I did not want to get her sick. So, I am sorry for not visiting all of you last week. I will do better this week, I promise.




This week's post is going to be very different. I am only going to show you only two tea cups, today. I do have one or two more, but I wanted to show you some other tea items that came to mind while I was busy being sick. Did I ever tell you that I collect California Pottery, to be honest vintage pottery in general? Well, I do! Although my collection is not as extensive as my China collection. It can hold it's own. In fact, I decided (remember, I was thinking) I was going to thin out my rather large collection of pottery bowls I own. Up on Ebay they will go! The two pitchers above are something I use during teas for water. They are Hall's. Love the pastel colors and the Art Deco style.




This first cup is by Poppy Trail. It is called "Lotus". This is one of three everyday sets I use. Sometimes, you are just in the mood for Pink! I love the color and the design of this cup.




Cup No. 2 is Fiesta ware. Usually, my sister will come by and take whatever Fiesta I have so this is an ever changing collection. Love the Art Deco design on this one.



I have a rather large collection of vintage pottery teapots. (Thinking puts you in a confession mood.) This first one is a Bauer, speckled tea pot. Love the pink.



These next two are a Fiesta, tea pot and coffee pot. I had several different colors, but my sister, oh well. I will see how long these two last.



This next tea pot was a gift from my Mama in 1972. It has more to the set, but I just wanted to show you the tea pot. It is a favorite because she gave it to me.
The teapot at the top of the post is an "Unsigned Beauty". Amazing for pottery, don't you think? Well, I hope you enjoyed these different tea items this week. I know that Terri and I always enjoy the day. Terri is so wonderful, please visit her.



I know I have talked too much, sorry! You know what to do with Mr. Linky. Enjoy your Tea Cup Tuesday in blogland. Have a beautiful week and remember you are loved. Hugs, Martha

41 comments:

Gloria said...

Beautiful just beautiful. Have a great week.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Don't we all want our moms when we are sick?!?

Hope you are feeling much better now! Just stopped by for my "pretty" fix!

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Sorry you didn't well lat week Martha, I'm sure glad you are better now, my little Granddaughter and I will be stopping by for Tea tomorrow as it is our Blogaversary Tea Party, I hope you can come as we can't be official until March 15th, have a restful evening, Hugs your So Cali friend, Marilou

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Martha, Your tea things and pottery are lovley. I was really curious about that last one, the creamy white/pink floral tea pot that was a gift from your mommy :) :) Who is the maker/what's on the backstamp? I have a plate that would possibly coordinate very well with your tea pot!!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh Martha, what wonderful teapots! The blue ones are such a pretty shade! Love the pink Lotus teacup!
You have such a wonderful collection and it's always fun to come see what you're sharing from week to week!
I hope you're feeling better. I was sick the week before last. I take a Cold FX every day and it has sure helped me ward off cold and flus! Normally I pick up everything on the go because my immune system is very weak but the Cold FX pills really help. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Susan said...

Oh, Martha. Sooooo sorry you were sick. Hope you are 100 percent back to healthy now. Enjoyed looking at your treasures. Guess what? I'm able to participate in Tea Cup Tuesday today! Hurrrayyyyyy! Hugs, Susan

Diann said...

Hi Martha!
So sorry to hear you were sick I hope your fully recovered soon! Thanks for sharing so many wonderful pieces of Fiesta! Hope you have a wonderful week!

paperbutterfly said...

Dear Martha
I hope you are feeling in the pink now!!
How could one choose a favorite teapot?
Great collection.
Look forward to seeing you next week.
Blessings,
Pam

Terri said...

Beautiful Martha! And I love how you put your gorgeous jewelry along with your china. This is definitely a Martha tradition!
Your cups are very sweet today. I love them both, but am partial to the pink.
It must be hard to thin out. Choosing which pieces to let go of. But good for you!
I always tell myself that if I bring something new into the house, some thing must go out!

I am sorry you have been so ill, and I am sending you healing hugs! I hope you feel much better very soon.
Terri

Olga said...

Beautiful! I love the "lotus" one; it's so pretty.
Thank you for hosting this link party.
Have a great week!

debi said...

Martha, I'm sorry to hear that you were sick, but, I'm glad you're feeling better now.

You have so many beautiful dishes! I love the water pitchers, and the cups are so pretty! I bet your sister really LOVES shopping in your home! lol

Love the teapot from your mother. That's a beautiful treasure.

Zondra Art said...

Dear Martha Your tea things and pottery are very lovley, I lake it!
Beautiful colors...
Kisses and happy Tuesday.

Johanna said...

Hello Martha,
your potterey is as amazing as your china teacups. Like the soft colors and the Art Deco shapes. The plain colors are so nice with your additional blings.
Martha, I am happy to read, that you are feeling better now. I think, we all know this feeling and sometimes it is more important to brace oneself instead of hopping around to visit everybody.
Bless your and have a great week.
Johanna

Jem said...

Oh Martha, poor you!! I hope you're feeling much, much better now! I love your posts - they are always so prettily styled :-)

I'm particularly partial to the Fiesta tea and coffee pots in that beautiful hue of blue - I can understand your sister tea-napping your Fiesta ware!

Jem xXx

♥ Miss Tea said...

I absolutely love your vintage potteries, the tea pots and teacups color are lovely! the jewelleries are so timeless, love them! Thanks for hosting and sharing these lovelies, Martha! x

KathyB. said...

Oh Martha, again you make me smile and laugh ! Being sick makes you think too much? Good thing you are not sick too often, we would not want you thinking too much. :)

You still have your Mama, you are so blessed. A mama, and a sister to share your great pottery finds. I love reading your posts, your humor and love of life just shine through all you write, even if you are sick !

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Dear Martha,
I do hope you are feeling better!!

I love the 2 tea cups that you chose for this week. I have a fiesta ware yellow one but mine is a different shape.
And I LOVE all of the tea pots that you have showed us today!!The last one is my fave!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Antiques And Teacups said...

Super springy colors. I have collected Hall teapots in the past but had to prune during a downsizing move 4 years ago. I still miss several of them! Thanks for the reminder and breath of spring!
Ruth

Willow said...

So many beautiful things. I have a few fiesta ware pieces too.

The Tablescaper said...

Such a beautiful collection of pottery. I'm particularly fond of the flower shaped pink tea cup. I love all of the darling petals.

- The Tablescaper

Marianne said...

Martha, I'm so happy you are better - stay well!
Your vintages are happily delightful. Aren't those colors fun?! They remind me of all those wonderful items that I grew up with, but took for granted...now would be so treasured.

Isn't the story of Fiesta Ware amazing. It was introduced during the depression, and was very popular because it allowed people to buy dinnerware in affordable pieces - just what they needed or wanted without having to purchase large sets.

Enjoy your day.

Joyfully,
Marianne

Concetta said...

Get better soon dear friend. It is always so wonderful to visit your tea party - a true hostess with the mostest! Thank you for sharing another wonderful day with us.
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Concetta

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dear Martha!

I'm sorry to hear you were ill. I'm so glad your back and feeling better. I am participating in Teacup Tuesday, and I need to put your link in, OPPS!! Love your pretty Fiesta Ware. I had sold a pitcher like your yellow one on e-bay several yrs ago. Watch your mail sweetie, I sent you a surprise!

Hugs,
Debbie

Awishdream said...

Beautiful collection of Fiesta Ware Martha!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Grandma Nina said...

Hi Martha, I'm so glad I discovered you today and your Tea Time Tuesday. Found you through Susan at Writing Straight From the Heart. I don't know now if I'll have time to post for today, but I'm definitely on for next week, now that I know. I have a collection of tea cups and related items that I can't wait to share!

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Martha, I always know I am in store for beautiful eye candy when I visit your beautiful blog. Oh you have the most beautiful things. Thank you for sharing them us. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Sherry said...

Martha,
Very nice lotus teacup. Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Wanda Lee said...

Dear Martha ,

Thanks so much for your delightful visits and encouraging words!~ I so enjoyed this weeks post with those lucious sherbet colours and other Fiesta ware, etc and collectables.., So pretty!

Hope you continue to feel better sweetie!.., God bless you!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

ooglebloops said...

I have 2 Bauer and California Pottery carafes. I love them. Love your vivid yellow Fiesta!!!!

Fábio Carvalho said...

Thanx for sharing such a wonderful selection of pretty things!
Cheers!
Fábio

tales from an oc cottage said...

Just loving that pink teapot!!!

m ^..^

Lynn said...

Love all your pretty cups and teapots, but really love the rose teapot from your mama. How precious that must be to you. Do hope you are feeling much better. Don't overdo, I have heard this flu can come back even stronger. Blessings.

Elaine said...

Hi Martha, so sorry to hear you were ill last week, hoping you are feeling much better now. I love your pink cup - such a warm colour and a pretty design. The Fiesta yellow is also wonderful, such a classic simple shape, but that colour makes it like a cup of sunshine. Thanks for sharing your treasures and I hope you have a much better week. Sending virtual hugs from the UK. Elaine x

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ahh Martha dear, this is beautiful post! love all your teapots! especially the first teapot.. i think the shape is unique and so is the Lotus teacup! love the colour! PINK! my fave! thanks for sharing and wishing you great week and great health!
xo
fitty

Doni said...

Hello Dear! So long since I've joined you...I'm so sorry, and now to find you've been ill. Well, I hope you're feeling much much better.
I've joined you this week, although I'm late as usual, but wanted to join you anyway! I found a beautiful Trio and just HAD to share...you know!
Blessings!
Doni

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Martha, I just met you, but what a gorgeous post. I love your Fiesta collection, just beautiful! All your other lovelies too. I'm your newest follower and I will be joining your tea parties next week, I'd love to, if you'll have me. I'm also inviting you to visit my St. Patt's at Kathleen's.
God bless your health.
FABBY

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Martha,

Thank you for letting me know your gift arrrived safely. That was quick! I'm so glad you liked it. I will see you next Tuesday!

Hugs,
Debbie

Dawn said...

Hi Martha you always blow me away with your goodies and so many. don't think I have seen a rpt once ;0)

love Dawn xx

Donna Kohler said...

Hi Martha,
So sorry to hear you have been ill.

What a great collection of beautiful things. It's so hard to pick a favorite.

Hugs and prayers, Donna

Annesphamily said...

Oh Martha, you are in my prayers. I love coming over. You are one sweet and sassy lady. Love to you! Anne

Sares said...

Hey Martha girl! How are you? I always love your beautiful jewelery and tea cup displays. I hope you and your family are well. Have a great weekend!