Monday, June 27, 2011

THE BEGINNING OF MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH TEA CUPS!



Hello Ladies! Here we are again, excited about another Tea Cup Tuesday! This is our 68th party and Terri and I are still excited about each week's treasures! Thank you for making it so special each week. Because of this party, I have made some life long friends. Who would have thought? I really do have the best followers in Blogland!




I have finally finished decorating my home for the month of July. Noah just loves it all. He made his Mama get in gear and do their home as well. I have to tell you a quick Noah story. He was eating a chocolate popicle on my bed on Wednesday. I told him he had to have a towel on his legs because I did not want chocolate on my pillow cases. He did, but of course, you guessed it, chocolate was on one of the cases. I said, "Noah, what happened?" His reply was "I sorry Grandma. Don't worry, it had holes in it anyway!" The cases were white, vintage, Battenburg lace. How can you get upset with such a thoughtful answer? Here he is dressed as a policeman, like his Dad! Too cute! (Thanks for allowing the Grandma moment!)



Ok, tea cups! This first tea cup my not even be a tea cup. I found it years ago at an antique shop. It is too big for a soup bowl. I am thinking maybe it is a demo cup! It is by C. Ahrenfeldt, Limoges, France, Depose. It is 4" tall and 6 1/2" wide. It is so beautiful. I remember paying $32 for it. I broke my $10 limit. I have never found it in any books. Maybe one of you know what it was used for? The bowl is not a part of the cup. I just added it because to goes well with the cup.




Since I have not shared any Limoges in the last couple of posts, I thought I would share another one today. This cup was a gift from a dear friend from church. It is a turn of the century cup that was part of a set she had. It is a Vignaud, Limoges, France, L. Bamberger & Co. It has a mustard color trim, very pretty and different.




Next in line is this Bavarian Trio that was given to me by a dear friend. It was this Trio that started my love affair with Tea Cups. The cup is a cream color, just beautiful. After I received this in 1985, I was hooked. That is when my "tea cup problem" began. I discovered a whole new world of things to collect! I have not stopped collecting them since.





In my defense, I am selling some of my cups on my website. So I am getting better. Last but not least, is this Royal Dover China cup. The blues are so brilliant. Perfect for my Red, White and Blue decor.



I have included some new items that I have added to my website. I do hope you will stop by and visit. Please sign the Guess Book during your visit. I'd like to know what you think.





Here is this week's Mr. Linky. Terri is using this new type and I just love it. It does cause me to jump around a lot with my visits. Some cups I just can't wait to see.



Have a great week! Hugs, Martha

30 comments:

Terri said...

Hello Dear Martha,
I love each cup you have shared with us today! I am intrigued with the large one. Maybe just a generous sized man cup???
Your July decorations look fabulous. It must feel very patriotic and festive in your home!
I am really loving your first cup! The Bavarian trio is absolutely gorgeous! I love love love that creamy yellow color.
Have a fabulous week.
Hugs,
Terri

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Belissimas pe├žas!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

well EACH cup is lovely but we all have our FAVORITES and mine wold be that Bavarian trio....your grandson...well I could just squeeze him and give him a cupcake. :)

Willow said...

Your teacups are so beautiful. I don't see how you can part with any of them. The Bavarian trio is just too pretty.

Zondra Art said...

Amazing teacups, amazing!
Have a nice day.

Johanna said...

Dear Martha,
oh my, Noah is too cut. I was laughing about "...it had already holes". Your cups are so pretty again. Love the one with Forge-Me-Not. Thank you for sharing the sweet story and your precious cups. And for hosting this fabulous event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Donna Heber said...

Hi Martha,

I just love your patriot decorations for July and all your Limoges, France teacups. Noah looks so adorable in his policeman outfit. Thanks for hosting.

♥ Miss Tea said...

awww Noah is so adorable in his policeman outfit! im so sorry he ruined your lovely vintage cover with chocolates but you're such a sweet grandma! i'm drooling over your bavarian teacup but then again all of your teacups are always lovely! i've never seen a big teacup that you got also, very interesting! thank you for another tea party!

Blessings,
Susan

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a stunning blog! Loved everything about your post. Loved those tea cups. The soft pink is so adorable.
Now, am your newest follower, also added a link here:) Hope to see you on my blog!

Dawn said...

Oh Martha how lovely to share the story of Noah He must just want to be like his daddy in his police uniform ;0) Beautiful cups as always. And the creamy trio is just wonderful no wonder it started you off collecting.

I really love the patriotism of you guys in the USA I wish we had more of it over here.You have done such a lovely job of the decor ;}

Love Dawn xx

mississippi artist said...

Your collections always just amaze me. These cups are so beautiful. I like the patriotic plates too.

parTea lady said...

That is a really cute picture and story about Noah. Your cups are all beautiful. I love the shape of the Bavarian trio and the dainty blue flowers on the Royal Dover cup.

ooglebloops said...

Love your little aspiring cop - my husband is a police officer also! Great teacups as usual - love Limoges anything!!! Drop by for tea, if you get a chance.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
The story of your little grandson is so cute. They are so precious; little ones!
I love your Royal Dover teacup; my favourite this week. Love the shape of it with its sweet posies. Thanks for sharing and have a delightful week, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Wanda Lee said...
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Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Martha,

Hope you're continuing on the mend with your sore back and shingles for a few week's ago!.., Who wouldn't feel all better with a cutie-pie like little Noah for a grandson nearby?

Love your teacups as usual; always so pretty as well as interesting. I especially like the Bavarian trio also!

Please pop by for a visit and a cup of tea!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

P.S. ~ I miss your participation so when you don't have a chance to link up dear Martha.., Your blog-link presence always sort of puts the, 'cherry on top', of my little weekly, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', tea party for me!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I can see why the Bavarian trio started your love of teacups. Lovely! Thanks for sharing that...it's always fun to see what the spark was!
Ruth

Sunny said...

Hi Martha! I love how your teacups dres up for their photo shoots, donned in jewelry! I so enjoy reading your posts. Thanks for sharing your "firsts" today. The patriotic hearts are soooo wonderful!! Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Martha,
Oh your little grandson is such a dear. What he said was so cute. I love your teacups and especially the trio set. I also enjoy your pics with the jewelry to coordinate. Makes for such an interesting display.
Happy Tea Time,
Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

Suz said...

I am just in awe,I love the little trio so much. I think it is the color of the flowers and the shape of that cup.

This is my first time...I am falling in love!!!

Hugs,
Suz

Creative Grammie said...

Oh Martha, your Noah is so adorable!
Thanks so much for sharing such beautiful teacups and trinkets with us.
I know what you mean, it's so easy to start a collection of things; it just takes one! LOL
Warm hugs to you dear friend.

Susan said...

Hi Martha...Loved seeing today's treasures. Oh, Noah's comment was sooooo cute. Aren't children the best? Thanks for sharing. Your new site is gorgeous. Susan

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
All your items are beautiful and I love Limoges porcelain, always so bright and elegant!
The large cup could just be a breakfast cup, they usually come in a larger size.
I loved your grandson Noah in his fancy uniform.
Grandchildren are our true treasures. I only have one, still a baby boy, but he is the best thing that happened in my life lately.
Hugs

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Martha
All my love for you
Hugs

Lady Linda said...

Hi Martha...I just love your July blog...makes me want to sing I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy! Just wonderful and a fun read. Darling grandson.
Lady Linda

Holly said...

Noah is a keeper! Such a cute story. I really like your china too - beautiful!
Have a blessed holiday weekend.

Tina said...

Thank´s for following my blog! :)) I´ll follow back and also linked in today. Happy Weekend!:)

D.E. said...

Oh hello

You must live near me! We have lots in common! Amen Sister! So glad you friended me. I will do the same. I'm off to check out your website. Blessings
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robinsbluenest said...

Gotta love it....Good boy Noah....
:-)
Lovely teacups....
Have a pinkishly beautiful Independence Day weekend.

Annesphamily said...

That Bavarian Trio! Oh my. Gorgeous! Sweet Noah is a thoughtful little fellow. I love tea cups and tea pots. Enjoy the holiday weekend sweet lady! Anne