May 9, 2011


Hello Ladies! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! I love Mother's Day, I have a wonderful Mom who is my rock. It is always so much fun when we gather to celebrate her and all the Mom's in the family. It feels like Christmas. We share gifts with all the Mom's and lucky me, I got two tea cups! I needed them sooo bad! Now I get to share them with you, on Tea Cup Tuesday, No. 61!

The first tea cup is one of those gifts. It is from the Bradford Editions. It is called "Topaz Tulip" by Lena Liu. I did not even know Bradford issued tea cups. I love the bow on the handle of this one. The background is a very pale teal. Like I said, "I needed a tea cup!"

Cup No. 2 is also a Bradford Editions, 1996. It is called "Circle of Joy, Floral Greetings" from Lena Liu. It features a purple pansies with a butterfly in the center. This one too, was also a gift I needed badly!

Cup No. 3 is one I have had for years. I don't believe I have ever shown you this one. I have a few that are similar, but not quite the same. It is, of course, a Haviland, Limoges. Teal and pink roses, just stunning.

The last tea cup I am sharing this week is called "Ferncroft", by Royal Worcester, England. It is a trio, very sweet! It was a thrift store special a couple of years ago.

Did I ever tell you I collect lady figurines? Well, I do, I have several around the house in different colors. The top picture is a Josef. I think they are my favorite items to collect. I know that is shocking, considering the number of tea cups I have. I just love how they can make any spot look so romantic.

I am going to end this post with some pictures of Noah. He is into costumes and dress up these days. The three costumes in these pictures are some I made for my son, Kyle who is now 21 years old. Looking at Noah in these costumes reminded me of my son so much. Noah looks so much like him. He is just too cute to not show you.

You know what to do with Mr. Linky! Have a wonderful week. Don't forget to visit Terri's blog. You never get disappoint with your visit there. Hugs to all, Martha


Susan said...

Oh Martha, that is so ADORABLE that Noah is into costumes! Loved those photos and, of course, the ones of your lovely cups, as well.

Hope you have a wonderful week. Susan

GardenofDaisies said...

What pretty teacups! Your Limoges teacup is amazing!! And I like your little blue hobnail cream and sugar. It reminds me of my clear "moonstone".

Marianne said...

Martha, you always show such lovely things. I think I am very attracted to the bow on the "Topaz Tulip" cup. What a sweet idea to put a bow on the handle. I do like the Haviland very much, also. The like the pastel floral pattern and soft colors. I think figurines are very nice, too. I especially like the flowers in the hair - the primroses(?)

Noah is darling in his costumes. I remember when my son, Robert (now 21), liked to dress up in costumes, too. What a sweet, innocent age. Thank you for sharing with us.

Blessings always,

Lisa said...

You can never have too many tea cups! I am glad you had a great Mother's Day! Your new cup is wonderful!
Hugs, Lisa

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Martha!!! I just have to find a "topaz tulip" for my collection. I have NEVER seen a bow on a teacup handle. The colors are so pretty. They are ALL wonderful, but that one made my heart stop. I am giving away a gift subscription to Tea Time Magazine this week on my blog it can be used for the winner or the winner can gift it to anyone in the US. Feel free to pass the word on. Happy Mother's Day and that Noah really must pull on your heart strings, what a sweet lovie! ~ Trisha

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Lovely new addition to your collection. Have a great week.

Karan said...

What wonderful teacups. I love the Lena Liu cup. I have several hummingbird pictures of hers. Wonderful artist.

The pictures of Noah are precious. Are they not just so fun at that age. One of my favorite pictures of my oldest grandson is one where he is dressed up as Laur Ingles. He was wearing an outfit my mother had made for 1976 and the July 4th Celebration in our hometown.

Glad that you had a wonderful Mothers day.

Terri said...

Hello Martha,
I am so glad to hear you had a lovely Mother's day! Your tea cups today are gorgeous. I love the two new ones, and of course the Limoges.
I didn't know you collected lady figurines. I will have to keep a look out for you.
Thank you for sharing more of Noah, he is so adorable!

Sarah said...

Well, of course you needed another tea cup. Can one have too many?
Noah is so cute! Glad you had a delightful Mother's Day. ~ Sarah

Denise said...

Everything you have and how you display it is gorgeous.We have alot of the same things.I love all my Mothers and both Grandmothers Jewelry.I also have all their old glass Pretties. Of course the China,crystal and lace. Isn't it all so pretty? Denise

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely teacups...any party is extra special if it ends with taking a teacup home! You must have really needed one! LOL!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh My Goodness, you have some beautiful things. Your tea cups are gorgeous. And of course you needed a new one. Can anyone have too many tea cups? I just started my collection and I am looking for tea cups everywhere I go and loving it. Thanks for hosting this fun party. I love to see all the tea cups. Hugs, Karie

Johanna said...

Oh Martha, I really know, you really needed some more tea cups. :-) But I understand, that is the life of a collector, which I am too. And we enjoy so much to see your pretty cups. Thank you for sharing this wonderful treasures and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Martha, hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Noah is a cutie! He could hop on his magic carpet with that Alladin costume and fly on over to my side of the world. HA! Don't think he would survive as a penguin in the heat we are having. :) Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Hello Martha,
You have a very lovely blog :-)
And what beautiful teacups you received for Mother's Day!!
I love the soft colours and the shape of your new Topaz Tulip.
The lovely bow on the handle is a nice touch - makes it especially feminine!

Dawn said...

Sounds like your Mother's day was beautiful. and the first cup is my fave of them all this week all beautiful of course.

How quickly they grow! and Noah is getting so big as well. Fabby costumes.

I do wonder how large your house must be with all your beautiful collections ;0)

Love Dawn xx

♥ Miss Tea said...

Dear Martha,

You have lovely collection of teacups that i love so much, the teacup with a bow is so adorable im in love with it, the bradford teacup is gorgeous and the blue ones are lovely! the figurines you got are sooo cuteee, lovely photos of sweet Noah with your son's costume, time flies isnt it? Love your post!

Susan @

The Tablescaper said...

What great gifts. Love your little cuties!

- The Tablescaper

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Martha,
You are a multi-talented lady to have sewn those beautiful costumes! Noah is so cute dressed up in them!
Your tea cups are lovely as usual! Love the first one! I really like Lena Liu's work! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.


Snap said...

Noah is quite the guy! Love your new teacups (the bow!!!), and your old teacups (especially the fern ... i think the green calls to me) and your beautiful bling and glass! Happy Tea Day!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Your tea cups are just so lovely and everything else that you have shared with us along with the tea cups is just gorgeous! I have been missing in action for a few weeks and will be again this week but I wanted to stop by to say Hi!
Have a great week!!


Wanda Lee said...

Dear Martha,

What a little sweetie that Noah is!.., So adorable in his costumes!

I love your teacups this week and also your figurines are delightful!.., ( We should have known another collection or two would pop up on your blog and be hightlighted sooner or later)!..,

"Confessions of a serial collector", hugh?!!.., Wink!

Thanks for once again co-hosting another delightful, 'Teacup Tuesday'!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

P.S.~ My link to our, 'May Mini Teapot Swap' is still up if you'd still perhaps care to take another look and/or to partake Martha.

Maria Andrade said...

What a bunch of beautiful tea cups you showed us today, Martha!
The first one is very special, and the English one is superb, too, for my liking!
But the real beauty is you grandson Noah!
I was a grandmother for the first time 4 months ago and now I know how wonderful it is!

BEAR's Mom said...

Martha you can never have enough tea cups...
they are gorgeous ~ somebody knows you collect :D
Noah is precious in those costumes!!!

Sherry said...

You always have the most wonderful teacups! I love the teal Limoges, so pretty. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day! Thanks for having us!

Diann said...

Martha, all of your teacups are just so beautiful! What wonderful gifts.

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Martha
I hope you had a lovely Mother´s day
Your tea cups...really pretty!

Jann said...

Whoops! I meant to leave a comment, not a link! Your teacups are lovely, Martha--and little Noah's love of costumes reminds me of one of my grandsons . . . he is 5 now, but loved to dress up as either Batman or Spiderman, and often would wear his costumes out in public about a year ago . . . my daughter and I would meet for coffee, and there Batman or Spiderman would be, accompanying us!

Lady Linda said...

I don't know what I like better...your grandson or the teacups! Both are treasures!

Lavender Cottage said...

I didn't know Bradford Exchange had teacups either, your new ones are gorgeous - especially the one with the butterfly.

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