Monday, April 18, 2011

COLLECTED BEAUTY!



Hello my tea cup loving friends! It is time for another Tea Cup Tuesday Party! Have any of you received your Easter Tea Baskets yet? I know mine is on it's way and I can't wait to show it to you! I am so excited, I feel like a little girl again at Easter, waiting to open her basket! Can't wait to see yours!




My week was pretty uneventful, worked a lot on the web site, maybe learned a little more about it. Still not ready to show you, but it looks good! All my children were over Saturday, to watch Grandma try to learn her web site as Brandon, my dear Son-in-Law patiently tried to help me. Emphases on patiently and tried!



As I told you last on my last post, Noah broke my camera. Now I am trying to learn my son's camera. It is much more advanced than mine. Just another thing I have to learn. It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks. I did have a wonderful time with my children on Saturday. On Thursday I had a visit from a member of the family and it was so painful, I cried for two hours after he left. I knew I was going to get hurt, it just always surprises me somehow. My sister-in-law gave me the "Family" frame at the top of the page. Praise the Lord for wonderful family members!




Ok, let's talk tea cups! The first picture is of a tea pot and tea cup by Roy Kirkham, in England. The pattern is called "Redoute' Roses". It is a common pattern you see everywhere, but I just love the roses. I am not sure what blog I got the idea of putting pearls to look like a drink from, but I know it was one of you. I want to give you all the glory, so please let me know if it is you. (They say the memory is the first to go.) Not true, I know for a fact other things went first!



My next cup is from my favorite china house, Limoges. It is a demitasse. What can I say, I have never met a Limoges I did not love!




This cup is one of my favorites. It is a Paragon, Chintz. It is just breathe taking! I never talk to much about my vintage jewelry. It really is my first passion. I love this brooch. I use my vintage jewelry to decorate everything and never grow tired of their beauty.




My last cup is a Colclough, from England. It is a gold and white Chintz. Look at the stunning bracelet, it is a Julianna. I don't have many of her items, they are like Marian Haskell's, very expensive. This bracelet was purchased at a Goodwill for $4.00, did I score or what? Why is it as women we need to be surrounded by beauty? I like to open my drawers and cabinets and see the beauty even in places not normally looked at.




Just need to remind you of my give away it ends next week. You know what to do with Mr. Linky. Please keep your post's tea related. This is our 58th Tea Cup Tuesday! Terri and I want to thank you for your faithfulness!


Wishing you all the peace that can only be found in our Lord Jesus, as we celebrate His death and ressurection!

42 comments:

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I'm sighing here today! Such beautiful teacups and vintage jewelry! Oh my!!!

Sorry you had a sad visit ~ some days are like that, aren't they? Hope tomorrow will be a great day for you.

Love the FAMILY topper in your first picture!

I never met a Limoges I didn't like either!:0)

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Magic Gypsy said...

What lovely tea cups, as always! Someday I'll to share pictures of my tea cups - all four of them. Love the violets on your blog!

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

I'm so sorry that I'm just now making it over here to follow!

I love teacups, sadly I don't own any :-(

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Martha,
Your teacups are lovely as usual! I love the little Limoges demitasse. It's so pretty! Cute bunnies too and I love your jewelery! Wishing you and your loved ones a lovely Easter.

Blessings,
Sandi

Tara said...

Such nice tea cups. I like your Colclough one. Very pretty!

Terri said...

Hello dear Martha!
Every cup you have shared is gorgeous! I love the roses cup and tea pot. I have some similar. I adore the paragon chintz! Wow!
The limoges....*sigh* and Colclough divine in gold!
I am so sorry about your "visit" and how much pain it caused you. I pray for your healing and strength.
Hugs,
Terri

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

Happy Easter Martha, I'm sorry about your painful visit and I hope your new website will help bring you some happiness! Hugs Marilou

Bettyann said...

Dear Martha..sorry to hear about your painful visit..hope you are feeling better..Noah is growing up so big...send prayers my way..Dear Mom broke her hip last night and is going in for surgery tonight..take care..

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful tea post Martha. Thank you for hosting! Take care..

Wanda

Sunny said...

Dear martha, Happy easter! This is my first Tuesday to share a teacup. I love your Blog, your cups are beautiful. The gold one..wow! It is wonderful that you share your family with your readers too. have a blessed week! Sunny 109

Bella said...

Lovely tea cups, as always. I do so enjoy seeing your jewelry paired with the different tea cups ~ so pretty.

Awishdream said...

Wow Martha, I love your Limoges teacups! they are very collectible they have so much detail! Very lovely! thanks for sharing them with us today!
Cheers!
Melanie :)

Fábio Carvalho said...

So sorry to hear about your painful visit! I do hope you are feeling better now.
What a beautiful selection of teacups! Thank you for sharing them with us.
best wishes
Fábio

♥ Miss Tea said...

As usual, you have beautiful and lovely teacups! i'm so envious! love the family frame that your sis in law gave you! i'm so sorry to hear about your painful visit, i hope you're feeling better now. I'm sure in no time you will know how to use your son's camera! *hugs*

Under Her Wings said...

The teal and green cup and saucer are lovely. I've never seen anything quite like it. thanks so much for hosting the party.

Concetta said...

I love the way you pair your vintage brooches with your exquisite tea treasures! My favorite this week is the first one with the roses - goregeous!
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Concetta

Susan said...

Bella, Martha, todo bella! Loved looking at all your beautiful things. Of course, we are kindred spirits. I love beautiful things all over, too, in drawers, in every corner of every room! Ha! We are blessed to find joy in little things. Susan

Snap said...

Beautiful tea cups (I've never met a Limoges I didn't like either!!!) and wonderful bling. Happy Tea Day!

ooglebloops said...

We are birds of a feather - I love vintage Haskell jewelry- your thrifting has brought you some treasures!!! Drop by for tea if you get a chance.

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

The limoge cup is to die for!

Willow said...

I am always amazed at the beautiful teacups you have and today you have so many pretty ones.

Penny said...

Hello Martha,
I love all the teacups you are sharing today - my favorites are the rose ones. Love all your jewelry also.
Hope you have a happy Easter.
Hugs,
Penny

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
Love every detail. and LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the Limoges...I don't know why BUT Limoges anything makes me MELT! I LOVE the pearls pouring from the teapot... I do this often with lace or ribbon. I LOVE the idea of pearls, SO CLEVER!
Have a wonderful Holy Week.
Big Hugs to you,
Donna

Sherry said...

Martha,
Love your teacups and beautiful jewelry. thanks for hosting and have a lovely Easter!
Sherry

Dawn said...

Dear Martha, More wonderful treats here as always. Glad your getting to grips with the web site (what will you be doing on it)? selling china?

I have also sent my Easter Basket off to Malaysia so my china is making a fair ol' trip round the world ha ha. Like you I am so excited to see how she reacts when she receives it. And also looking forward to my package to, don't think she has posted it yet though :0(

Oh I wanted to give you a heads up, I posted something to you today. If you would like to see what it is I will be showing it on my blog. I hope you like it. Why am I sending it? no reason just because your you.

Love Dawn xx

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Martha,
Beautiful Easter goodies and Bunnies!! And you never cease to amaze me with your stunning drop dead gorgeous tea cups!!

Wishing you a blessed Easter weekend!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Kathy said...

Martha - you have the most exquisite collection of teacups - like jewels! So glad you're able to use another's - I get lost sometimes! Hope all is well with you and your family,
Kathy

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Martha
Pretty teacups and jewelry today. Very ingenious and classy to have pearls pouring out of a teapot.

Fábio Carvalho said...

Hello Martha
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment.
I´m really glad that you've enjoyed my teapot, because I just adore it, and the whole set from where it came. BTW, I've included a photo of the whole set to my post, because so many people seems to like it!
The different shape, that we call "canelado" and I think it´s called "fluted" in english used to be very very popular during the 1940s' down here.
all the best
Fábio

parTea lady said...

Love your Easter decorations - those vintage hats are great too.

The teacups are gorgeous, as is the jewelry (I really like the diamond heart pin). Thanks for the great teacup giveaway - please throw my name in the hat.

Donna said...

Hi Martha, I'm sorry I missed your tea party last week, but I'm glad I got to come by today. I love your cups! They are so amazingly unique!

I'm so sorry about the family member. I've had some like that too.

Have a lovely Easter,
Donna @ Comin' Home

Marianne said...

Martha, the cups/saucers are exquisitely unusual. I don't think I've ever seen anything like them before.

I'm sorry your visit was sad for you...

It's a shame your camera broke, BUT think of it this way; since your son's camera is more advanced, it will most likely take better pictures for what you need, and that can only be better for you in the long run. I have every confidence that you can learn how to use it.

Ah, yes, I agree that the violets on your page are beautiful, accented by the one daisy - truly attractive!!

Have a glorious day, Marianne

Jenn said...

I saw your face on Ann's Tin & Sparkle. I remember your face, and was thinking I was by your blog last year when I was blogging. But maybe I've just seen you about? (I looked at past post titles, but didn't recognize any containing id theft, was that you it happened to last year?) Anyway, I'm back to blogging. Re-blogging. I had deleted mine and came back. Loved reading your profile. Heard Patti sing Via Dolorosa, but had to look first to know who/what, and saw you have a Keith Green song ... I love his song "so you wanna go back to Egypt?" Love your vintage jewelry helping out! Stay strong - with the Lord. Trials ... family ... stay strong. Hugs, Jenn

Lady Linda said...

Martha...always a joy to read your blog and look at all your lovelies!
I like your music too.
Happy Easter.
Love, Lady Linda

Cottage Touch said...

Thank you for sharing... Happy Easter & HPS...

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Martha, my how Noah has grown! I know how you feel about having to learn a new camera, and the website too. I don't like new techno things either. Sending Easter blessings to you and yours. HOpe you are well and have a wonderful day. Tammy

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Easter Blessings to you and yours!
Hugs, Wendy

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you for hosting Martha. I love all your gorgeous tea cups, I'm loving your post! The best for you this Easter Season. I'm like you, I hate learning new techno things, I'm not technology savvy and it bothers me until I finally lear...I'm slow at this.
HUGS
FABBY

Donna said...

Dear Martha, What a lovely tea cup! I love how vintage it looks. And the bling is beautiful. How thoughtful!

I'm sorry but I think I accidentally linked up last week's tea. I'm afraid I can't fix it now. :o)

I so enjoyed your tea post!
xo
Donna @ Comin' Home

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!! I came by for a visit and to peek in on some of your entries and I really wanted to visit "SHORTBREAD & GINGER"(to of my favorite things,hehe)...WELL, I get there BUT the link freezes and I cannot FOLLOW HER or even do anything there... Would you be a "PEACH" and ask her to visit me so maybe I can connect with her???
Thank you so much,
BIG HUGS to you,
Donna

Emily said...

hi there, Stopping in to say hello and tell you what a treat your blog is to visit. Lots of eye candy. Lovely teacup.......

~Emily
The French Hutch

Beth said...

I've been away for while from blogging but it is always such a treat to visit here. And continues to inspire me to look for new teacups.