Sunday, April 10, 2011

TEA CUPS & GIVEAWAYS, EASTER BASKETS & MORE!


Hello dear friends! I hope you had a wonderful week and a ready for another Tea Cup Tuesday. Terri and I love to host this fun event every Tuesday. This week also marked the end of our Easter Tea Cup Swap. I hope you are all getting your baskets ready to ship!



Before I share my cups I just want to let you know what I did this weekend. I was invited to "Paris in a Cup", by my friend Sharon who I met through our blogs. This amazing tea house knows how to do a High Tea with lots of glam! I was met at the door by Sharon, who knew me immediately. The event was so much fun, I felt so blessed to have gone. We listen to wonderful ladies who encouraged us in every aspect of business. They gave us answers to questions I did not even know I needed to ask. This sign was a door prize! I couldn't wait to hang it up over my kitchen door.



One of the speakers was, Jacqueline de Montravel. She is the Editorial Director to Romantic Homes, Cottages Bungalows & Victorian Homes. Romantic Homes my favorite magazine. Along with being the main speaker, she was there to promote her new book. I really wanted to buy the book, but I just paid my property taxes, and in California, that is a major bill. So I held it and just talked to the sweet lady. We got to talking about tea cups and she mentioned that, in August they were going to dedicate the magazine to people who love Tea cups. To make a long story short, she wants to come to my home to interview me and take pictures of my tea cups!!! I was standing there trying to be so calm, inside I am jumping up and down. Maybe she was just being nice, but today she emailed me!




I am not sure why I feel God has been blessing me, but I am so grateful for it all. As you can see by my pictures, the house is beginning to look normal again. The first cup I want to show you is one of my favorites. It is a Limoges, of course, it is so light and almost see through. I love the scalloped edges.




This next picture is of a Bunny Tea Pot. It is a Royal Albert. Just perfect for Easter!



The next tea cup is a Lennox. It is hand painted and numbered. It is a demitasse. It never had a saucer. It is so beautiful!



I am also sharing this two cup vintage, Sadler Tea pot. Love the violets and they are perfect for this time of year.




This last cup is a Haviland Limoges. It is not a trio, but I wanted to show you how easy you can mix and match Limoges. As you know, I favor Limoges. Can you see what I did while taking these pictures? I broke it. So sad, oh well. I will always remember how beautiful it was.



Last, but not least I have reached 602 followers. To celebrate, I want to give away a tea cup. This pretty green cup with the pedestal base is the prize. All you have to do is leave a comment, as often as you like, take my button for extra points and at the end of the month, Noah will pick your name out of a hat. Just let me know so I can had you the the hat. Thank you for your faithfulness!





Here is "Mr. Linky". Thank you for being a part of Tea Cup Tuesday No. 57! By the way, I still can not figure out my new website. It's still pretty! Hugs, Martha

36 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Ah, Martha, your china pieces are gorgeous! The bunny teapot is the cutest thing and I love the Haviland Limoges teacup! I like to mix and match too. Congrats on all your followers! Love the teacup you are giving away and I would love to win it! Your button is on my blog sidebar. Thanks for sharing your pretties.

Blessings,
Sandi

Terri said...

Hello Martha!
Your home is lovely and your tea cups are beautiful. I love limoges too as you know. Did you really break your cup???
Congratulations on having yet another person to interview you! Yay! I wish you the very best with that.
Hugs,
Terri

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hello Martha,
The bunny teapot is adorable! And I love the door prize you received, beautiful. It was nice to read about your future interview with Jacqueline. Congratulations!!! Wishing you the Very Best.
Have a blessed week!
~Wendy

Antiques And Teacups said...

That is so special! And pretty wonderful as well...I have heard of Paris in a Teacup and heard it is fab. So fun!
Ruth

orchid said...

Hello, this is new follower Orchid. What splendid cups they are. I am grateful to have chance to see all these marvelous items through blogging.
Also, I must apologize that I left my name last time without knowing much. I should have posted something to do with tea, shouldn't I?
I don't have many of them but I will join if I have chance. Thank you!!!

Concetta said...

Hello Dearest Martha,

I love all of your teacups and special things you share with us - you host the most marvelous parties! I would be so happy to win your charming little teacup and your button already has a permanent home on my sidebar!
Have a great week!
<><
Concetta

♥ Miss Tea said...

Hello Martha! I am in love with the bunny teapots, as usual all of your teacups and teapots are beautiful! love the limoges and gorgeous pattern/design! i'm so happy for you that you've been blessed with a lovely friend to invite you to a tea room and the host is going to interview you! so exciting!! love the door prize too! gorgeous! thanks for sharing and hosting!

KathyB. said...

Of course I would love to win the pretty teacup! How exciting for you Martha, all your beloved teacups seem to be showing their appreciation by getting you noticed by people who love your amazing collection !

Fábio Carvalho said...

Hello Martha! Thank you and Terri for hosting once again the Tea Cup Tuesday.
Congratulations on the future interview for the magazine!! It´s well deserved!
All the china you've shared today are so beautiful. So sad about you Limoges cup, but please, don't throw it away! It is still gorgeous, and deserve a place in your collection.
All the best,
Fábio

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha!
I loved to hear your good news!
And all of today's pieces are lovely, as usual!!!
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs

Pattie said...

That is the most beautiful green cup! I have some miss-matched cups but in green and they kinda go together. This would most definitely go with my "stray" cups! Thank you. 8>)

mississippi artist said...

Martha , I just love visiting and looking at your beautiful treasures. So sorry you broke your cup!

Karan said...

So excited for you on another interview.

I love the violets. One of my favorite spring flowers. I pick several boquets each sping. And your Easter Bunny is just way to cute.

Buzy week here getting ready for huge open house so been washing teapots this morning so I can get above the cabinets painted and them back up. Abd I have not started on my teacups and saucers yet.

You have a great week.

Claudia said...

Dear Martha,

Whoo hoo! How exciting to have your teacups in Romantic Homes! You were definitely in the right place at the right time.

I so wish I could have come to Sharon's event! It sounds wondefully informative.

xo
Claudia

BEAR's Mom said...

Hello Martha...
a beautiful post as usual
so glad you had a good time @
the high tea...and another
interview, you are becoming
famous in the tea cup world :D
love the cottage sign too.
you are being blessed because
you bless so many with your
blog...
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Kathy said...

Hello Martha,
This is wonderful. I had heard of this event and would have loved to have attended - so glad you did and so very happy for you for this opportunity - this makes Romantic Homes more of a friend's magazine now - so many I have met through blogging being featured!
Hope you have a marvelous day,
Kathy

Trisha said...

Beautiful post as usual. You have the prettiest tea cups around. Have a Blessed day.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Martha~
What a day we had! Im so blessed that you were a part of Launch Your Creativity! What exciting news that Jacqueline is interested in your collection. I wish you the best in all of your creative endeavors!
hugs~

cmoh said...

The Limoge is gorgious...and I can't see where you broke it...hopefully you can put it back together and still admire it because it is very pretty.

I love the scallop edges on the fitst one!

Trisha said...

Beautiful pieces every time! I love coming by every week to see what pretty things you have to show us! Happy week to you!

~Trisha

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. You have some Beautifull tea cups sweet lady. I love your collection just lovely. Im your newest follower on your lovely Blog. I hope you have a Great Week and Im puting up on my sidebar. xxoo
Diane

Dawn said...

I was just thinking how wonderful this cup was and then saw you're giving it away please count me in to Martha.

What wonderful news about the magazine coming to interview you gosh you will be the very famous Martha known as the china lady lol I am so happy for you hun and I am happy you give thanks to our saviour with out him we have nothing. Keep us informed. Am I to assume your starting your own business as well? I know you have a new web site (can't wait to see it BTW) may be I have missed a post or two any way Good luck in all you decide to do hun

Love Dawn xx

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love the looks of that shop and your door prize sign! But what I really love is your great news! How exciting to even meet Ms. de Montravel (I love her as editor of RH!), much less be asked to let her come interview you for RH!!! I'm sooo happy for you. Couldn't happen to a sweeter lady! And you will certainly have lots to share with them when they come visit!

Did you receive the pkg. yet?

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Creative Wings Boutique said...

WOW what a generous giveaway .... That shop is amazing...... I luv that Bunny Pot. I sooo need one ...
hugs

Sunny said...

Hi Martha! I love your teacups! As far back as I can remember, I have admired teacups and pots. Your site is candy to my eyes. The Bunny Pot is just the sweetest. It's exciting that you will be interviewed!! Congrats. I added your buton to my Blog, and thank you for the giveaway! I'm kinda new to this and your site is inspiring! Nice to meet you!Warmly, Sunny109

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Such beautiful tea cups and Bunny Pot. Your home looks beautiful. As always I love visiting your blog. Way to go girl. . ! Another interview! Wow! So glad for you. Have a wonderful cheery day. Karie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Martha,
I did already write a comment which just disappeared into thin air so if you get 2, you will know why!
Okay, you know I LOVE all of your tea cups and this week is no different.
But that Bunny tea pot is to die for!! Stunning!!
You had a really bad year last year but made it through so now you are being rewarded for your strength!
And again, did you mention the crazy lady with 14 Christmas trees that also has a Summer Tea Cup tree????

LOL!!

Hugs to you , my friend!!

Debbie

Sherry said...

Martha,
This is all gorgeous! I love your Easter tea set. Thanks for hosting.
Sherry

Margo said...

Hi Martha,

Thank you so much for stopping by my place! I've been browsing around here and Oh My I have never seen so many beautiful tea cups! You really are a serial collector!!
Huggs from AZ,
Margo

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Hi Martha, very pretty cups! I especially like the sweet demitasse cup that doesn't have a saucer. Beautiful. The bunny teapot is darling! Love your staging, as always! Bess

Awishdream said...

Hi Martha, What lovely Easter place settings. I love the Bunny teapot! so gorgeous! thanks for sharing such wonderful pieces! :)

Moments of Grace said...

Martha,

I am so excited for you !!!! Just think, all your beautiful things being shown in our favorite magazine. How wonderful!!!!

I love your teacup and teapots shown from today. They are the perfect breath of spring and add such loveliness.

I look forward to seeing you in print. Until then, know that bless me so very much.

In Grace,
Marie

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Yes, PLEASE enter my name in your hat! Not only would I LOVE to win this beautiful cup BUT because it came from such a Lovely Lady!!!
Hugs to you,
Donna

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi Martha, I am running so behind last week, and this is the first time I've been able to comment on the tea posts. I love your beautiful tea cups and pots. So elegant. Your teacups are always so gorgeous. How exciting that you will be interviewed for the article. You have so much to share. And I thank you for sharing them with us :-)

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Hi again!! Just enjoying old posts of yours. I love the use of the pretty vintage jewels with the tea cups! I am learning a lot here. I would just LOVE to win this tea cup. I have taken your button for my site as well! Hugs

CIELO said...

Hi Martha... I really would like to link to your next party, but it will have to be on Wednesday when my next post will be up... Would that be OK with you?

Greetings

Cielo