Monday, June 20, 2011

REMEMBERING A SPECIAL DAD AND YES, TEA CUPS!




Hello my tea cup loving friends! Hope you all had a great Father's Day weekend and are ready to share your treasures with us this week. I lost my father about 15 years ago and somehow on Father's Day, it always feels like it just happened. I wonder what would Dad say about my life now? Would he be proud of who I have become? I know for sure, he would love playing with his Great-grandchildren. Dad was a man who loved his family. His family was always first in his life. Somehow, I knew, if Dad was around, everything was going to be ok. I know because of his example, I can trust in a Heavenly Father, who will never leave me nor forsake me! I guess you realize I am still feeling a little tender about Father's Day, even yet!



So before I break into tears and someone comes in and thinks I have gone crazy, on to the tea party! The first tea cup I am going to share with you is a Adderley, from England. The pattern name is "Blue Chelsea". Love the slate blue design on this trio.




Cup No 2 is a demitasse cup. It is marked "RW", Made in Germany, US Zone. It is a simple cup with gold trim.





Cup No. 3 is an Aynsley. I am sure some of you could spot a Aynsley right away. The colors are dark blue, brown and cream. It is very pretty.





The last cup is also an Aynsley. I love that the design is in the middle of the cup. Those cups are some of my favorites. This cup is on a white background with a light blue, floral design.





Keeping with the Aynsley theme, the white tea pot is also a beautiful Aynsley. It has a stunning simple design which just makes it so special.



Did I ever tell you I like to collect "4th of July" things? Well, you guessed it I do! This week I have taken pictures of little vignettes around my house for this month. In my never ending desire to prove that I am not a hoarder! I hope you enjoy them.




Here is this week's Mr. Linky. Please remember to visit Terri as this is our 67nd
week of having tea parties!



Oh yes, before I forget, we have a winner for the Tea Cup Giveaway in honor of my new website. Drum roll please . . . Kathy from A Delightsome Life! Kathy please email me with your address and I will send you your cup! If you get a change, please visit Kathy she is delightful.



I am saying good bye with some new items I have listed on my website. Please stop by for a visit and sign the guestbook. Remember I offer my followers a discount, just email me before you pay.





Thanks for your support! Hugs, Martha

26 comments:

Sherry said...

Hi Martha,
You have some very pretty tea cups here with a wonderful color scheme for this time of year. Thanks for having us. You have a wonderful week.:)
Sherry

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Dear Martha,
Everything is looking so beautiful. I love your blog design! Have a blessed week!
Hugs,
Wendy

DICAS SCRAP DAS AMIGAS said...

Lindissimas suas xicaras!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Fantastica sua publicação!

duvida:
não entendi,

mas acabei levando o codigo do link para meu blog também,

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

That last Aynsley teacup is my favorite of all! But all of them are so pretty!!

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

And I almost forgot to say... Yes, your Dad would be very proud of the wonderful person you are.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I've just shed a few tiers...such nice tribute to your dad, I lost my dear papa 15 yrs. ago too and I still miss him so much. I love all your beautiful cups, I couldn't pick one, but maybe the Aynsley one...than again, they're all my favs!! Thank you for hosting dear Martha. Have a blessed week. FABBY

Liz said...

Lovely teacups today - the first one is my favourite, very delicate.
Liz

Johanna said...

Hello Martha,
what a nice post in honor of your Dad. Love all the pretty cups. Congratulations to Kathy and thank you so much for hosting this fun Meme.
Best greetings, Johanna

orchid said...

GORGEOUS cups as usual♡♡♡
Thank you very much for hosting!!! And I love your new header and bacground as well.
Blessing to your wonderful father.

Many thanks, Orchid.

ooglebloops said...

Sweet tribute to your dad.
I love Aynsley- only have one so far!!!! You put together such pretty vignettes with your treasures.

♥ Miss Tea said...

what lovely tribute to your father, mine passed away 9 years ago, like you..i also still feeling tender about father's day, always knew too that if he was around everything will be ok, but i guess god loves them more that's why they were called first :) Beautiful teacup as usual, i love aysnley cups you have, love the design and color! and congrat to the winner of the giveaway, so lucky! Thanks for sharing and hosting. xx Susan

Concetta said...

Thank you for hosting our tea party and for your lovely post honoring your beloved father!
Have a wonderful week!
<><
Concetta

Trisha said...

Beautiful post Martha. Your Dad looks like a fine Father to me. We do share a common thread, it seems. You lost your Dad on Father's day, and I lost my Mom on Mother's day. But, I've just always thought, what a beautiful day to go home to be with the Lord.
Blessings.

Beth said...

Martha, There is a lot to like about this post. I love the tribute to your father. I miss my dad too - it's been over 30 years since he passed away at the age of 52. Martha, I love the red, white and blue also - the demitasse cup set up with Uncle Sam and the decor in your dining room. You are a real "style-ista." Quite a decorator you are! You could do styling for magazine photo shoots! Thank you for hosting Tea Cup Tuesday.
Blessings, Beth

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Martha I agree with Beth, there are many aspects of this post that are nice. The teacups and teapots are always as joy to see here. Your home is beautiful but your heartfelt comments regarding your father are very touching! I am linking up my mom's birthday celebration for tea tuesday! she is a lover of all things tea related and has passed that on to me! HOw lucky!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Martha, all of your teacups are lovely. I miss my Dad too. He passed away 16 years ago at the age of 67; too young! I still miss him terribly. A lovely tribute you have written to your Dad and I know he would be proud of who you are! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Terri said...

Oh gosh Martha, all your china and jewelry and glassware are gorgeous! It must be really something to be surrounded by all that gorgeous stuff! The Anysley's are amazing, the designs over the top beautiful.
Hugs to you,
Terri

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Martha, Your post is so touching and I can so relate to the loss of your father. What a nice pic of him and your memories so heartfelt.
I too lost my dad 13 years ago this Oct. I miss him everyday.
Love your tea cups and your displays are gorgeous. The red white and blue is beautiful.
I know your dad is very proud of you.

Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

Sweet Pea said...

Oh my Martha, I'm Blue with envy!

Charlotte said...

I love that last cup...so pretty! You always have such pretty things on your blog.

Kathy said...

I feel like I have shot off like a Fourth of July rocket! Just getting to read and to link to this fun party - saw my name - made my day! Love tea parties and am so looking forward to this teacup! I love your post this week!
God Bless,
Kathy

Lady Linda said...

Oh such sweet words for you Father. I'm sure we are all grabbing for the Kleenex box.
You things are just so fun to look at, over and over and over.
Kind of you to share with us weekly.
Lady Linda

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Your Dad would be so proud of you. I LOVE that picture of him, he looks SO Sweet and We HAVE to Love Him, he gave us "YOU"!!!
I Love how those three Aynsley cups & saucers. they go perfectly together! I REALLY REALLY REALLY love the little porcelain lady! Oh My Goodness, she is So Lovely...
Have a wonderful weekend,
Hugs,
Donna

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Martha,

What a loving and wonderful tribute to such a wonderful man as your dear dad clearly was! I am sure he would be proud of you and touched by your tribute! The photo of him radiates joy and kindness and his countenance shone brightly!

What a lovely tea post! History, beauty and very pretty teacup vignettes await us each week!

Thanks for joining me for last week's TTTT and also for my 88th,'Tuesday Tea For Two' also!~(I was so late this week that tomorrow's tea is just around the corner)!..,

Oh my!..,Things are sooo busy!

I especially loved the last Aynsley teacup!

Thanks so much for your kind words of encouragement and prayers as well! (I am still in considerable discomfort); I also hope and pray that your shingles are much improved; they can be so painful!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Sares said...

I always enjoy seeing what goodies you have stashed away that come out to play for each holiday! I really like your patriotic decorations you out out for the summer. Can't wait to see what you do for the rest of the summer. Hope you and your loved ones are well and congratulations on your online store Martha!