Jul 31, 2011

CELEBRATING FAMILY & TEA CUPS




Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday, No. 73! Hope you all had a wonderful week and looking forward to sharing all your beautiful tea cups. My week was non-stop, ending with a visit to the San Diego Zoo with the Grandchildren. I am exhausted, but it was worth it just to see their happy faces. Both children got their face painted, which was the highlight of the Zoo trip for them. It was the first time in years that our entire grow up children were able to vacation together. I was so happy that we could do that. The last picture on this post is of my three grown children.





This week I am sharing tea cups I have not shown you before, I think! Like I said, I am getting ready for a rather large tea party for my daughter. Every table is going to be a different color so I am looking at my whole tea cup collection. I have tea cups I have forgotten about, so it has been fun to do this. The first cup I am going to show you is a green depression glass. I love the shape of the cup and the delicate design on the glass.




The second cup is Old Ivory, Syracuse China, the "Coralbel Pattern." It has a real 50's look. It is trimmed in platinum and is American made. Older American made tea cups were commonly trimmed in platinum.




My next tea cup is a vintage Coalport, Bouillon Soup Cup & Saucer. The pattern name is "Indian Tree". It has a scallop edges, although because of the pattern it is hard to see. Very Old World looking. I have this in a regular tea cup, but I just love the way this Bouillon Cup looks.




This last cup is a Royal Worcester, the Blind Earl, raised design cup and saucer. The colors on this cup are amazing. Just look at the saucer! I wish I had more, but they are so expensive. I can't remember when or where I purchased this. This cup is one of my favorites of all time.




Did I ever tell you I collect vintage, hand painted, Tole Trays? Well I do, I have them all over the house. Here are a few I have gathered for you to look at.



Here is Mr. Linky. Please visit Terri to see what she has brought back for her wonderful vacation. I am excited to see her treasures.



As promised, a picture of all my children. Thank you so much for your faithfulness to this party. Each week is more wonderful than the last. Please don't forget to take a peek at my website. A preview is on the slide show at the top of the blog.



They are so beautiful, inside and out! Have a great week. Hugs, Martha

25 comments:

xinex said...

Beautiful collection as usual. I really like that lamp too, Martha...Christine

Micupoftea~ said...

Wow, such a nice variety, Martha! I especially like the Royal Worcester~ Did you get rained on when you went to the zoo? We got a bit of rain the other day. Be back soon to connect with Mr Linky :D
shawn

Johanna said...

Hello Martha,
that is a very happy post, you gave us. The cups are beautiful as always. The green depression glass is stunning but I also love the cup with the raised decor. How sweet is the young lady with the lovely face painting. Your are blessed with wonderful children and grandchildren. And I think they are blessed with a wonderful Mom and Grandma, too.
Thank you for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

♥ Miss Tea said...

Hi Martha, what a fun time you had it seems in the zoo, you have adorable grandchildren and beautiful children! as usual i love your teacups collection and i've never seen a glass teacup that you got there, totally gorgeous! as well as the other teacups, loving the design, color and pattern on them and I'm in love with your tole trays! thank you for sharing and hosting ! blessings, Susan

Trisha said...

The only thing prettier than your teacups, are your children. God has truly Blessed you. Have a great day.

parTea lady said...

Looks like a wonderful family outing with your sweet children and grandchildren. I also have two daughters and a son (28, 26 & 23), plus three grandkids.

Beautiful cups again today. I love the Blind Earl teacup and the wonderful bracelet (or is it a choker?). The tole trays are great too.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
Lovely family and lovely teacups. I really like your green depression glass and Coalport. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Terri said...

Hello Martha, you have such a sweet looking family! I am so glad you were out having fun with them.
Your cups are gorgeous! I love the Syracuse. Like you say, it really looks 50's. Your tole painted trays are really lovely too.
Hugs,
Terri

Karan said...

I enjoyed seeing ahd hearing about you zoo trip and family. You have a great looking family.

I love the green depression glass cup. I have my mothers pink depression glass. I remember Easter mom would always pull out her depresion glass for us to eat Easter Dinner on. Was the only time of the year they were used.

I am doing a table at our senior center for a tea party we will be having the end of Sept. and am going to use some of moms depression glass. I am excited over this , first as I never have done such a think and secondly I thinki it was an honor that they asked me to help by doing one of the tables.

Karan

HHL said...

Sounds like a busy time at your home... family time and creating memories is priceless .. your grandchildren will treasure this time for years to come. Lovely photo of your children too!

Can't wait to see your wonderful tea party photos, what a wonderful thing you are doing for your daughter ... your tea cups are all lovely ... the bouillon tea cup had me looking twice!! Happy Tuesday tea..xo HHL

Snap said...

Martha,
I love the Bouillon Soup Cup ... making me swoon! :D :D I bet the family tea part was a lot of fun! Happy Tea Day!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Martha,

Just beautiful teacups and hand painted tole trays. Love the green depression glass! Thank you for hosting.

Beth said...

You have a beautiful family, Martha! Loved your tea cups as usual.
Blessings, Beth

Charlotte said...

I know your daughter's tea party will be fabulous! You have so many lovely tea things, I don't know how you will be able to choose between them!

Your family is darling...you are blessed!

Charlotte

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Nice kids and grandkids. The bouillon set is great. Thank you for hosting. :-) Have a great day.

Scarlett said...

Hi, thanks so much for finding my blog and leading me to you. You have a beautiful family and love your tea cups :o) Look forward to reading more of your blog. Scarlett x

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

your children and grandchildren and so beautiful, what blessings abound. The green colors are so fun this week to view. I love them all and have kept an eye out for a new green teacup to add to my collection and share w/ everyone! take care and thanks for joining me for Tea this week, I appreciate it!

Donna said...

Hi Martha, What beautiful kids! I have four grown kids and I know they are treasures. They look like they love their mom. :)

I must say I ADORE that green vintage glass! I've always wanted to try and pick some up. What a great idea..every table a different color. I know you have a big collection so I'm sure you could manage that. I certainly couldn't. I do hope you will take pictures!

Thanks for hosting such a lovely tea party.
Donna @ Comin' Home's Tuesday Tea

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today, and I thought it was so lovely. We are Southern California girls too! I also have three grown children. While I was reading, I noticed that we have alot of the same interests. I love roses, teacups, and scrapbooking. Those green earrings or broche that you have shown is beautiful. I love all the cameos. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would really enjoy coming back to visit with another So. Cal. gal and looking at all your unique and wonderful treasures. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Marianne said...

Hi, Martha!
To find anything American made is a gem, and your cup is very pretty.

I like both handles on the soup cup, and think it would be fun to drink from a cup that had two handles.

Your children and grandchildren are beautiful! Thank you for sharing their photos.

I love vintage porcelain boxes and kitchen towels...your store is set up very nicely.

Enjoy the day,
Marianne

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Hi Martha! What a great family! I believe your Corabel is what my grandmother's dishes were (she bought all new furniture, etc., at some point). I have the set now, so will have to give it a good look. It's modern, isn't it! Bess

Lady Linda said...

Great teacups, great family,....does it get any better???
Lady Linda

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...I loved seeing your cups but loved seeing your children even more! Your "grown up" children, that is. How darling they are, too. Bet your heart fills with love for them. Take care, Martha. Hope all is well. Susan

Princesa Nadie said...

You have a lovely family and I am sure you are a wonderful mother and grandmother,also you have a beautiful collection of tea cups!
Hugs

Julie said...

Hi Martha,
I love your blog and your family is adorable! I am your newest follower. :D I tried to grab your button but it would not let me. :(
Julia
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