Monday, May 16, 2011

CELEBRATING TEA AND MONIQUE!



Hello Ladies: Welcome to another Tea Cup Tuesday! This marks our 62nd Tuesday that we have been celebrating our love for Tea Cups. I plan to show you a few different tea items with week. The first item I would like to show you is this two cup Tea Pot with matching creamer and sugar container. It is a Bonnie Griffin, Antique Rose, Brownlow Design. It is hand painted. A very unique set!




This next one I want to show you is a very unusual, antique, miniature Character Tea Pot. It was made in Staffordshire, England by Artone. The little lady is hand painted and measures about 2 3/4" high. The large tea pot and tea cup is by Roy Kickham, pattern name "Redoute Roses." It too is from England. Love the large roses on this one.




Did I ever tell you I collect creamers? Well, yes, this is something I collect in secret. I don't like to mention it too much, because I don't want anyone to think I am "over the top!" This next tea pot, I purchased, simply because I love the creamer. It is a Royal Vienna and the creamer sits on four little legs. It is a lovely pink and green, too cute!



This next tea pot is something very different. I use it as a creamer. It is a Portmeirion, from England. I love that it has a complete miniature tea set as part of the lid. I plan to thin out a lot of my tea items in my website. This will be one of the items that will be on sale.



The trio at the top of the post is "Romance" by Old Ivory, Syracuse China. This set is American. I love the maroon colors.



This week also marked a big moment in our family history. My daughter, Monique, graduated from USC with her Master's Degree. The first in our family. We have a lot of BA's, but until this past week no Master's. I am so proud of her.




Here is Mr. Linky and you know what to do. Don't forget to visit Terri, she is amazing! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Martha

31 comments:

bunny said...

Congratulations mama....you done good! And as usual...everything you own in TDF...

miss you,
bunny

Awishdream said...

Martha,
What beautiful pieces! The cream and sugar collection is so gorgeous! Congrats to your daughter!
Cheers! :)

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Wow what a great accomplishment for Monique ~ what a beauty and you SO PROUD! Please stop by as my post today for TTT is a special graduation treat that would be great for you and your daughter ~ I love your cream teapot - antique rose was it. Just lovely. I have always wanted a teapot with a "teaset" on top. How cute, thank you for sharing. Glad to know I am not the only one "over the top for tea" out there. xo Trish

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Congrats to your lovely daughter...and of course to dear Martha, the very proud mother! Who can blame you!!! All the best on her future! I love all your cups and tea pots and your secret collection too, is just lovely. I love them all! Thank you for hosting this nice party, here I am with a tea table too.
Lots of hugs.
FABBY

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Love everything about this post "BUT" my very very FAVORITE THING is the last picture of Two Very Beautiful Ladies!!! Congratulations to you and your daughter. I KNOW you should be proud!
Have a wonderful week,
Hugs,
Donna

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

Hi Marhta,

Congrats to your lovely daughter. She's beautiful, just like you :) :)

Oh, I LOVE your tea things, especially that really unique two-cup teapot with matching creamer and sugar bowl. Oh, I think collecting creamers is perfectly fine :) :) It's NOT over the top...more tea things please :) :) :)

Thanks for letting me visit with you for tea. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Diann said...

Everything is so pretty Martha.I love that little teapot with the teapots on top. Don't worry, you secret is safe with me because I also collect creamers!And congrats regarding your daughter! Woohoo!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such pretty pretty pieces, Martha!!!

Congrats to your sweet daughter ~ you have every right to be so very proud of her!

Did you hear I'm hosting my annual Wedding Blog Party and Giveaway on June 10th?!? I would sooo love for you to come join us ~ come read all about it.

Hugs,
STephanie
Angelic Accents

Bella said...

Hello Martha,
Your amazing collection never fails to amaze me, so lovely, I love the first the most sll snuggled up on the tray :-) I a enjoyed the whimsy of the pearls pouring out too, very cute!
Congrats to your daughter, what a great accomplishment!
Thanks again for being our lovely hostess:-)
Hugs,
Bella

Karie's Chic Creations said...

You have the most beautiful collection. I love seeing all the different things you have. Thanks for sharing. And a big thank you for hosting this fun collection of tea cups. Hugs, Karie

Zondra Art said...

Congrats to your beautiful daughter and of course to you Martha!
This is very beautiful tea cups collection.
I wish you a pleasant Tuesday,kisses:)

Maggie said...

Hi Martha,
Joining you for the first time this week, thank you for hosting this lovely tea party and Congratulations to Monique on achieving her Masters.

Peeters Liliane said...

Congratulations to your daughter, you must be proud!!! I love the tea collection.
Greetings from Belgium,
Liliane

Donna Heber said...

Hi Martha,

Thank you for inviting me this week to join you for tea. Your china collection is exquisite! I adore your miniature Portmeirion. Congrats to your beautiful daughter.

♥ Miss Tea said...

Hi Martha, Congrats on your daughter's graduation!! as usual love all your teacups and teapots, they're sooo beautiful, i especially love the one with the miniature teaset on it, so adorable!! thanks for sharing and hosting another tea party! :)

Blessings, Susan

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Martha,
Congratulations to your daughter! A highlight for sure. Your pieces today are wonderful and I love the Redoute Roses set! The teapot with the miniatures on top is adorable as well. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

A Perfect Setting said...

Lovely pieces! I too love the Royal Vienna creamer, all are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Charlotte said...

Good morning! Your blog is lovely...your pictures are beautiful!

ooglebloops said...

Love the Portmeirion!!! I don't have any teacups to show off today, so didn't add myself to Mr. Linky - but it is Tea on Tuesday, so drop by if you get a chance.

The Tablescaper said...

But of course if you collect tea pots, you must collect creamers! - The Tablescaper

Olga said...

Hello Martha,
Your collection is truly amazing. Every piece is unique and so beautiful!
Congratulations to your daughter! And thank you for hosting this link party.

Terri said...

Congratulations to your daughter Martha! Yay for her!
Your china today is stunning! I love everything you have shared. The R.V. tea pot and creamer are really something special for sure.
The character tea pot is my fav of the day. It reminds me of the lady who feeds the birds on Mary Poppins.
Hugs to you!
Terri

Susan said...

My Dear Martha: How WONDERFUL to hear of Monique's getting her Master's Degree. That is monumental. Your mother's heart must be SO PROUD. My daughter got her Master's also and I was thrilled.

Your treasures are always wonderful to see. Susan

Dawn said...

Lovely China I like the trio of tea pot cream & sugar bowl (cream colour) all are out standing so lovely of you to share. Congratulations to your daughter on her Masters degree to a fab achievement

Love Dawn xx

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Martha!
Firstly, congratulations to your pretty daughter Monique!! What a proud momma you must be!!
As always you share such a nice selection of tea things! I love them all and would enjoy a cup of your special blend "strand of pearls" brew :-)
Happy TCT on Wednesday . . .
Lynn

MaryN said...

So glad I found you through the miz kate dot com Artist blog hop!
I am your newest blog follower. :)
Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

Best,
Mary C. Nasser
http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html

Maria Andrade said...

hello martha,
Your tea pieces this week are a wonder to see! The first set is just gorgeous, so beautiful and unusual! I had never seen anything like it.
And the tea pot with the miniatures on top is also a true collector's item.
I also want to congratulate your daughter for her academic success. But I know that her success is your success,too!!!
Hugs

Lady Linda said...

You just have the most wonderful tea things! I always look forward to reading your blog.
Lady Linda

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi dear friend! Thanks so much for adding my Wedding Blog Party button to your sidebar to help spread the word!! You are a sweetheart and I'm so glad you are going to join in on the party! I'll go add your name to my sidebar participant's list right now!

BTW, I think I have the exact same crystal basket as in your very first pic on this post! Love it!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dear Martha,

What a lovely Tea Cup Tuesday array of goodies; I ESPECIALLY LOVE THE PINK ROSE MOTIF TEAPOT AND TEACUP WITH LITTLE PINK LADY!.., So charming and pretty! ~ As usual, I love them all however; really how could any of us choose a favorite?

~ Also, with regard to last week's Tuesday tea post: ~ (I was out of the office, after last weeks tea's for several days, so I'm much later getting by to visit than I would have preferred);

..,Yet I must say what pure delight it was to have you partake once again with TTTT and also with my 83rd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'!..,

Thanks so very much for joining us and we look forward to hopefully having you join us once again in a few days; it's always a pleasure!


Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
@ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com
and also
@ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com

P.S. ~ Congrats to your lovely daughter Monique on her wonderful accomplishment! No wonder you're such a proud mama to such a beautiful daughter, as well you should be!

Kathy said...

Hello Martha,
These are quite beautiful - I love the detail in the artwork - I can see why you love your teacups so much! I have a lot of creamers too - seem to just find them and fall for them!
Congratulations to your daughter - that's quite an accomplishment!
God Bless,
Kathy