Apr 4, 2011

LIVING WITH TEA CUPS!



Hello my tea cup loving friends! I am so excited to do this Tuesday's Tea Cup Party. I feel like everything is getting back to normal. Last week I will just call "Psycho Week". Anything that could happen did, including unexpected guests from out of town. The network shoot went very well, it was fun to have someone so interested in my humble collections. I will not be able to tell you too much because I had to sign a paper, promising to not talk about it. As soon I know the date of airing I will let you know. It was fun taking out jewelry collections and perfume bottles and they loved my Limoges. Did I ever tell you I collect vintage hats? Well, I do and they took pictures of that too. They are going to pick up my things next month for the airing. Some of you sweet ladies thought I was going to be on the show. It is only my collections. Apparently short Mexicans are not that collectible!




After they left, I had the privilege of going to see Beth Moore. I love to hear her speak. If you ever get a chance, go. I got home late Saturday and after church on Sunday, it was Princess Maya's birthday party. (I just had to have an excuse to share her picture.) My granddaughter just turned 8! The perfect child, if I do say so myself. After the late party, I had an invitation to a friend's house, who lived near by and when I finally got home, an unexpected company arrived. Don't you get tired just reading this? That was my life last week.



Ok, I will focus! Wait, before I forget (just a little more thing off the subject), my web site was done last week. It came out beautiful! It only has one very little problem. I don't know how to use it! But it looks good, cramany (my own word, sorry!) I go to the web site and just look at it! It is so pretty! I guess I will have to learn to use it. Hopefully, one day soon, I will actually learn how to use it. I tried for 2 hours today and just got a headache! I am not a quitter, I will get it!





Ok, ok, tea cups! This is Tea Cup Tuesday No. 56! As I try to put my department store home, back in order. (The jewelry is just a small sample of what it looked like around here last week.) Here is my first tea cup. It is a Elizabethan, Staffordshire. It is the "May" cup. It is an Easter cup to me.




My next tea cup has a Crown for a signature and it reads Made in England. Not really sure what it is, but it too reminds me of Easter.




This next cup is a "Made in Japan". I don't have a lot of Japan cups. This one just says "Easter" to me. Love the pedestal cup.



The tea pot on top is an Old Foley, Staffordshire, England. Don't forget to visit Terri, she always has a treat for us. You know what to do with "Mr. Linky". I want to thank everyone who join the Tea Cup Swap. You can get your partner's name at Terri's. This is going to be so much fun. I can't wait to see everyones Easter Basket of treasures.



Hugs, Martha

PS: FEELING VERY LOVED BY ALL YOU LADIES! I WANT YOU TO KNOW I CALLED NBC AND ASKED ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO CAME TO MY HOME AND ABOUT THEM TAKING PICTURES. I WAS REFERRED TO THEIR LEGAL DEPARTMENT. THESE PEOPLE DO WORK FOR THEM AND THE SHOW WILL BE ON PRIME TIME AND MY THINGS WILL BE INSURED. I WILL BE ABLE TO BE THERE FOR THE RECORDING OF THE SHOW. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH BETTER I FELT. I NEVER THOUGHT THAT SOMEONE COULD HAVE JUST COME IN TO ROB ME. YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME A GREAT LESSON. IT COULD HAVE TURNED OUT REAL BAD! I LISTENED AND I CHECKED! THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME ENOUGH TO WARN ME. MARTHA

38 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful post and collection. I LOVE Beth Moore. She is such a blessing and her Bible studies are very enlightening. Thanks for hosting!
Ruth

Susan said...

Oh Martha, I'm so excited for you. Do you think I'd ever be able to find the tv show? I'm all the way across the country from you. Hmmmmm.

Happy late birthday to your sweet little Maya. She's darling.

I'm happy I had a tea cup to share---newly found!

Excited about your new website, too. Is it almost ready to open? Take care, dear Martha. Susan

xinex said...

Happy birthday to sweet Maya! She is lovely. I am so excited, I cannot wait to see your collection on the show. Your Easter teacups are very pretty, love the colors and patterns....Christine

GardenofDaisies said...

Martha, your lily of the valley teacup is beautiful!! They smell so sweet... we had them growing in the backyard of our first house.
My mom collects perfume bottles too. You two would have a lot to talk about.
I LOVE your Christmas tree pin collection. I collect those too! I see one or two that I have, but the rest are all different. How do you display yours?
I was reading your comments about the people who came to interview you about your wonderful collections. I think it's lovely that they came and took pictures!! But may I ask a question? Why would they have any need to take your things somewhere else? Anyone wanting to remove my collections from my property would make me suspicious. I obviously am not there and don't know these people, and I truly hope they are legit, but please be careful.

GardenofDaisies said...

PS- I hope I didn't offend you with my post. I guess I am just hyper-sensitive to scams right now... I had a cousin who was scammed out of thousands of dollars two months ago.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What beautiful tea cups. You had a lot going on. Birthdays included. Hope Maya had a wonderful one.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to your Sweet Little Princess! She is so Pretty, and So Lucky to have you!
Your collection of vintage jewelry is GORGEOUS! I love vintage Christmas Tree pins too and they follow me home whenever I encounter them! AH YES a Lily of the Valley Cup&Saucer, another favorite! I am SO EXCITED for you and the TV. I hope I'll be able to see it too!!!
Hugs, Donna

Awishdream said...

Hi Martha, loved the stroll through all your beautiful treasures..wow! what a collection!lots of eye candy and Lily of the Valley is beautiful! Hope Maya had a wonderful B-day! BTW I watch Beth Moore every week in my Bible study! thanks for sharing all your lovely's with us!
Cheers,
Melanie

Johanna said...

Hello Martha,
that sounds like an exiting week. I am so curious about the airing of your secret. Must be a very interesting reportage about your stunning collections. I hope, you will let us know when it comes out and give us a link.
Congratulation to little sweet Maya, she is a very charming little princess.
Wish you all the Best,
Greetings, Johanna

Zondra Art said...

Happy birthday to beautiful Maya! Great and very interesting collections.
Kisses.

♥ Miss Tea said...

First of all, Happy 8th Birthday to your sweet little princess granddaughter!! I'm in awe with your jewellery collection!! they're so gorgeous!! the may teacup is so lovely as well as the japanese one!! I'm sure you'll get the hang of your website in no time!!! xx Susan

Fábio Carvalho said...

just want to say that your violets cups are really lovely!! I do adore cups and tea things decorated with violets, because of the colour of the flower.
all the best
Fábio

Snap said...

Congratulations and have you taken your vitamins?!!!! :D :D :D

Love the teacup with the Lily of the Valley (my month) and the one with the basket ... spring time for sure. Just look at all that bling!!!!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sweet Martha!!
How wonderful for you to share your collections like that!! Are you able to tell us what show it will be on?
I can't wait to see it. Did you happen to mention the crazy lady who decorates tons of trees in her house for all holidays??? LOL!!
Love all of your collections and you tea cup does just scream Easter!!

Happy Tea Tuesday to you!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
What a wonderful and exciting thing to take place in one's life to have one's treasures featured on TV! Our very own Martha, a celebrity! I'm happy for you! Love your pretty teacups today! Lily of the valley is always pretty and I love the 'Easter' teacups too. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day, dear friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Terri said...

Princess Maya is adorable!

All your treasures are so lovely! It must have been surprising to see all the collections you have. Did you see things you forgot you had?
Your spring tea cups are very pretty. I too, showed a lily of the valley cup!
Hugs,
Terri

Trisha said...

Martha I am happy for you about the TV network airing your collectibles. I am also concerned, because they are picking your stuff up. I am used to seeing things filmed on location. I am reminded of a story in the Bible about King Hezekiah showing the King of Babylon all his treasures. Then Isaiah told him Babylon would carry off all that was in his house. Please check this TV network out.
Many Blessings.

BEAR's Mom said...

Martha...you are so amazing
even for a short Mexican lady :D
{{{my SIL is Mexican and I call
my grandsons Mexican Jumping Beans}}}
just when i think you've shown the
most beautiful things you have
in your collection, you post
another batch that becomes my
favorite...your jewelry is awesome!
i have a small Christmas tree
collection...nothing to compare to
yours...
happy birthday to your sweet
granddaughter...
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Bettyann said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet granddaughter Martha..congrats on the tv segment..take care..

The Tablescaper said...

This is so exciting! I can't wait to hear the details of when it airs!

- The Tablescaper

luisa said...

Hi Martha,your post(all) are beautiful.I can not to express in english,sorry.But,I love his things shabby chic and vintage.Always I follow his blog.Thank for your images.

Karan said...

I just love both the violet and lilly of the valley cups. So pretty. I could not help but notice the beautiful yellow plate with the pink roses on it. I have one very similiar and it is one of my favorites. My Grandmother gave it to me years and years ago.

I so enjoy your blog and sharing of your wonderful collections. ( I also have oddles of old hats that were my moms. Borrowed them one day for a volunteer banquet themed Hats of to our Volunteers and when I left dad said " Don't bring them back." So I became the proud owner of all my mothers hats. Sure was fun remembvering them years ago when I was a little girl. I had no idea mom had them all .

Thank you for visiting and following my Blog . Glad to have you there.

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Martha,

What a week you've had!!.., I can hardly wait to see your TV airing of a special feature on your fab collections. ~ Most of us can get the NBC channnel, so we will be happily and proudly watching when the time comes!..,

The array and vast selection of everything you own is amazing!

Your teacups are so pretty this week a usual.

We can also hardly wait to see that new website of yours that gave you a headache, yet moreso, that makes you smile! ~ No doubt we shall be smiling also, with no 'headaches' in sight!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

parTea lady said...

You certainly did have a whirlwind week. Happy Birthday to sweet Maya.

The jewelry and cups are gorgeous as usual. My favorite is the first one with the Lily of the Valley pattern - such lovely shape and texture.

Looking forward to seeing your collections on tv and checking out the new website.

Lady Linda said...

Oh yes, Beth Moore is just an amazing person. I have done all of her studies and have seen her in person here in Oregon too.Your post is full of eye candy. Very fun!

Grandma Nina said...

Such pretty stuff you have. And how exciting to be on TV! Please let us know what show and when!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such pretties today, Martha! So glad your shoot well. Goodness, I'd never thought about someone just saying they were with a station in order to trick you! Glad it is all working out so well.

The prettiest item on your blog is that adorable little granddaughter. Give her a big bday hug for me!

oh, and your package is on its way! I mailed it the very next day after I received payment. Mother thanks you so very much!!

LOVE the look of your blog, too!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

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Jenny said...

Sounds like an exciting, busy time for you!

Enjoy it!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Martha
I love your violets!
Hugs

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Martha, I'm so happy your beautiful collections are having this wonderful recognition! Your collections are awesome! They are a reflection of your love of beauty and your good taste, too. I love to watch Beth Moore on TV, but I've read only two of her books and didn't care for them. Isn't that weird?! I guess I will try again, because I probably just haven't hit the ones that would really speak to me. Love all your violet teacups and the sweet little tray! Bess

Marydon said...

G'morn Martha ~ I know I've been remiss, I apologize.
So love your teacups ... violets were Mother's favorites & your share brings back many amemory, joy & a soft tear.

Happy April PS ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

FUN GIVEAWAY ends 4/10

Struan said...

what an absolutely gorgeous blog you have! you are so clever - I have just started a blog The Curiouser and Curiouser blog, showing items that I find unusual old and unique - that I have made, picked up cheaply or I've found, I hope you like it xx

Struan said...

oh, i just thought i'd add a link in case u can't find it - i really wnt people to give me suggestions on how to make it better xx
http://thecuriouserandcuriouser.blogspot.com/

Dawn said...

Well small Mexican or no I am so happy to have collected you to be one of my friends. I am so happy for you. Only sorry I will not be able to see the show (I'm in the UK) I have also been lucky enough to collect some more C&S so I will be in the next TCT. I have still been visiting (not always commenting sorry) I love Tuesday looking at all the beautiful china see you soon

Love Dawn xx

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi dear Martha,

Oh congrats on your being on TV!! How exciting! I can't wait to hear all about it. Your teacups are beautiful, and if I lived close I would be there to help you dust! Take care!

Hugs,
Debbie

Purnima@a creative project said...

Congrats Martha!! Thats good news!! Happy Birthday to your sweet Maya!! Your tea set is gorgeous!!

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