Monday, June 13, 2011

DAZZLE THE EYE WITH TEA CUPS!




Hello dear Tea Lovers! Thank you for joining Terri and I again for another Tea Cup Tuesday, No. 66, to be exact! Hope you had a wonderful week. It was full of parties in Blogland, which is always fun. I am excited to share that Wednesday, I start watching my granddaughter, Princess Maya, for the summer. I get her once a week. It is so wonderful to be able to see her weekly, I just can't begin to share the joy I am feeling. So get ready for some pictures of her next week.





Before I start sharing my tea cups for the week, I want to show you a picture of a scrapbook, I just finished for my Mama. Did I ever tell you I scrapbook? Well, I do, and it is so much fun, but very messy. Tell me what you think? I have been thinking of adding some scrapbooks to my website. All anyone has to do is add your pictures. It seems that scrapbooking is so personal, I not sure if they would sell.





Anyway, to start with today I am going to share this wonderful Portrait Trio. It has I mark, I usually don't show marks, but I am this time in case anyone recognizes it, you can let me know. I think trio's are amazing! They are quite pricey, so I don't have a lot. I love portrait anything. Next week I will try to remember to show you my Cameo collection. They are just stunning.





This next cup is Made in Japan, by the Yokuto China Company. It is one of my all time favorites! It is handpainted. I did not add any bling, because it just did not need anything to make this cup more amazing!







These next two cups are Coalport. They are the same pattern. The only difference is one is a demitasse cup. They are a rich Royal Blue. I forgot I had them, so it was like Christmas then they came up this week. Now, I remember I have had them for years. Now, it is all coming back to me! :) (They say the memory is the first to go. Not true, I know that for a fact!)




The last cup is the giveaway cup. Next week will be the drawing. I will let Princess Maya pick. Let me know if you want your name to be added to hat! I have added a lot of pictures of paper weights, this week. You guessed it, I collect paperweights!



Here is Mr. Linky for this week. Please only included your link if it has to do with tea items. Sometimes some of you ladies forget!



Here is a teapot I have listed on my website. If you have not visited, I invite you to do that. Sign the guest list! Remember, I offer a discount to my followers, so email me and let me know what you are interested in. Have a wonderful week.

Hugs, Martha

38 comments:

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I have never seen a TRIO...wow just stunning. I purchased a new aqua teacup this week and I am just in love with it! These are just amazing cups!!!! I can only imagine the stories they would tell. I will be interested to see if anyone has info on that unique mark.

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

HI Martha,

First, let me say that I love thet blog background and header. Okay, your tea things are just gorgeous. I have an old book of porcelain and china markings. I think it was printed in the late 4 0s/early 50s. It was something I picked up at a yardsale. So when I have a chance I'll browse through that book and see if I can help you identify that cup :) :)

I think your scrapbook is gorgeous :) :) You won't know if it sells, till you put it up for sale :) :) Now this is something I would definitely buy. It's gorgeous. I really love it ;) :)

Have a great week. Please enter me into the teacup giveaway :) :) Thanks :)

Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Martha,
Your teacups are lovely and I love the one from Japan adorned with those gorgeous roses. And you're right, it doesn't need a thing because it's beautiful all on its own. Would love to win your little tea cup in the Giveaway! Another wonderful post, my friend. Have a delightful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Susan said...

Dear Martha...You have such incredibly picturesque tea cups. I'm so amazed at how fabulous some of them are. Thanks so much for sharing.

Are you kidding? Do I want to put my name in the hat? You betcha. Thanks. Susan

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Sweet Martha, It is always a pleasure to come and visit AND linger with each beautiful picture and it's content... I would LOVE to have a coffee in each and EVERY cup! I ""LOVE"" that flower in the first picture with the sapphires, AHHH, So gorgeous(I'm a September Girl, hehe)! Your scrapbook is WONDERFUL, I LOVE the design of it! I sure wish these were available when my boys were little(I just have the boring HALLMARK books). Oh Yes, you should put a few on in your shop(EVERYONE does not scrapbook and these are WONDERFUL). I TOO love cameos and have a collection, I'm sure it does not equal yours and I'm anxious to see that post! YES, DO show us!!!
Have a wonderful week, and LOTS OF BIG HUGS for that grandbaby AND you,
Donna

Johanna said...

Hello Martha,
what wonderful cups you show us today. They are all real treasures and so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Liz said...

A very pretty collection! :) Thank you for sharing.

~Liz

Liz said...

Love the blue and white tea cup - I seem to be drawn to these colours. It's just beautiful.
Liz

Dawn said...

Morning Martha and what delicious treasures you're sharing today. I don't like oriental but this stunning cup from Japan I would gladly make room for ;0)

Love Dawn xx

♥ Miss Tea said...

Oh wow! you're soo creative with the scrapbook, it looks lovely! I always love your teacups collection, they're all so beautiful and stunning! i would love to be entered in a giveaway if that's okay. Thank you for sharing and hosting another Tea Time Tuesday! Blessing, Susan/Miss Tea
Http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

Zondra Art said...

Amazing collection dear Martha, I love it!
Have a nice day.

ooglebloops said...

Always something interesting to see here!! Love your little house scrapbooks - very clever!!!
I would like to be included in your giveaway too please!! Drop by for tea if you get a chance.

Snap said...

Your teacups are gorgeous, as usual, but have to say the trio is spectacular! Love the portrait. Your paperweights are lovely. Is there anything you don't collect?!!! You are a busy lady with your collections and scrapbooking. Enjoy the time with your little Princess.

Kathy said...

Lovely teacups - just love the blue and the white - exquisite! You should add scrapbooks - A project I am setting for myself this year is to make a scrapbook/photo album of my children to give them this Christmas now that they're all grown!
Thank you for hosting such a lovely party!
Kathy

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Martha, Oh I know every time I visit you, you are going to have such beautiful things and you always amaze me. What beautiful tea cups and I love your book, how wonderful. I am so happy that you get to spend time with your granddaughter, how fun. Thanks for visiting me today. I hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Terri said...

Oh gosh Martha! Your china today is really stunning! I don't know which I like better, all your cups are really fabulous. The portrait one is amazing, I love the colors too.
Your scrapbook is really special, and your mom must be thrilled with it. You did a beautiful job on it.
Hugs,
Terri

The Tablescaper said...

I so love blue and white, so the Coalport pair go straight to my heart, but I'm in love with the rose cup and saucer. So beautiful.

- The Tablscaper

sheila said...

I am new to Teacup Tuesday. You have such beautiful teacups. I love the blue ones from Japan. Thanks for hosting.
Blessings, Sheila

Beth said...

Hi Martha, Thanks for inviting me to the party today! Your scrapbook is gorgeous! Love it! Also love the portrait trio. I've never seen anything like it. Have a wonderful week.
blessings, Beth

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Martha
Today I have felt in love with your blue tea cups. They are beautiful!!!!!
Hugs

Antiques And Teacups said...

Happy teacup Tuesday. Lovely cups and saucers. And love the blue glass accent piece as well!
Cheers,
Ruth

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

You created a beautiful book, and you have a beautiful collection of teacups and paper weights. Thank you for hosting Tea Time Tuesday. I'm your latest follower. I hope you'll follow me too. :-)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful cameo tea cups, wow! I love your blue ones too, just gorgeous!! That mark is Masson, if I'm not wrong...German. Love the paper weights too. Wonderful book, Martha. Thank you for hosting and having me!!
Lots of hugs. FABBY

Linda said...

Martha - I love the trio, they seem kinda of patriotic like Betsy Ross!
You are blessed to be able to care for your little Princess. I do think your scrap books are adorable.
I tried to post a comment earlier for about 40 minutes and my computer went down ... I hope it takes this time.
Thanks for sharing. Blessings, L

Concetta said...

Another amazing display of the most beautiful teacups!

Thank you so much for hosing and sharing your delightful collection!

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Concetta

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
Beautiful porcelain again!
I specially liked the Coalport cups and I would have loved to see the backstamp on them.
As to the first ones with portraits of ladies, I can tell you something about that blue mark.
It is known as "beehive mark" and was used on antique Austrian porcelain...and a lot imitated, too. It represented the Royal Shield found in the crest of the Habsburg family who financed the "Imperial & Royal Porcelain Manufactory" in Vienna.
Also known as Royal Vienna, it operated between 1718 and 1864.
Porcelain bearing this mark has been very sought after by collectors, which originated lots of fakes.
I believe your cup and saucer are Austrian but not by the original porcelain factory.
Sorry for the long comment, but as you wanted to know...
Hugs

Linda said...

Martha - I wanted to invite you to join in My June event and Giveaway ..."Bun"day Monday a.k.a. "Show Me the Bunny". You can link up and share a bunny of any sort or simply make comments. Each time you do either of those things, all through June, you get entereed in to the giveaways. I sure hope you'll join in. Thanks, L

Liz said...

Hi Matha, tfs your blog with me. It is beautiful! Last night I told you that my mom was into tea, she is going to love your blog. I am also a collector, I like to collect many things too, lol I look forward to sharing and getting to know you more :D

Kathy said...

This is so lovely! Thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Sweet Pea said...

Wow, love your blue and white too...thanks for following Life Is A Pea!

Lady Linda said...

WOW....I love it all! I like to play around with scrapbooking so I totally love your little home book!
I used to have blue and white in my kitchen. I changed it a few years ago, but kept all my b/w dishes, etc. i am o drawn to it, so everytime you feature something b/w, I love it!
I so enjoy your blog.
Lady Linda

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Martha, your scrapbook is darling!! And I love your blue Coalport teacups!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Another beautiful post, Martha! Love your scrapbook for your mom, but I"m really REALLY loving the portrait pieces. I love the plates cups and saucers with beautiful people on them although I don't have any myself! Hope you are having a great summer!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Donna said...

Hi Martha! What a beautiful tea party! I especially love your tea set and hearts in red. So vivid!

Thanks so much for linking to my tea party today. Have a lovely week..and thanks so much for hosting this tea party.

Blessings,
Donna @ Comin' Home

outjunking said...

Good morning,
I just don't know a lot about teacups, but they are beautiful. I think I will learn a lot from your blog. I am follower 633, as you can see, now that you follow me, my collections have a lot to do with metal and rusty things.
Lisa

Marianne said...

Martha, your floral teacup/saucer is STUNNING! What a spectacular array of rainbow colors. I could look into that cup for hours meditating its beauty. I just love the way the yellow center bursts forth from the cooler colors...and the flowers are so pretty...I'm so happy I got to see something so lovely. Thank you, Marianne

Marianne said...

P.S. And yet it's sooo calming...I'm still looking at it - tee-hee...I may be back a few times to see it again.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Hi Martha, you have such an amazing collection. I just love visiting your blog and the Tea Cup Tuesday is wonderful. I have visited your website and I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Karie