Jul 10, 2011
DON'T WORRY! BE HAPPY! IT IS TEA CUP TUESDAY!
Hello my tea cup loving friends! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 70. Hope you are all doing well this week. I had one of those weeks, where I felt like I just should have stayed in bed. My Homeowners Insurance sent me a "Notice of Cancellation" because, my home is now considered in a "Wild Fire" area. I was re-classified because of the big "Station Fire", we had a couple of years ago. In order to be reinstated, I have to have my chimmey up graded, the brush cut back, just of name a few things on their list. I live in Earthquake Country, do you know how hard it is to get insurance anyway? So, I have that to deal with. Next, my air conditioning in my car breaks, followed by my washing machine, and stove (not finished yet). My son, who has lost his pay check, goes to get his oil changed. What should have been a $25 job is now $110, because he waited too long to change his oil. Of course, he did not have $110, he lost his pay check. He was getting ready to leave for Las Vegas, something that had been planned for weeks. Today, bless his little heart, he calls me collect, because he locked his cell phone in the hotel room safe, so he would not lose it. (He has a bad habit of losing things.) "Good move!" you say! Well, he has lost the group he is with and of course, no phone. So he wants me to call his friends so they can meet up. Bless his little heart, at least he is having a good time! He could have called me from Vegas with far worse news! So count your blessings, Martha!
Let's talk about tea cups, it is far more fun subject. This first group is a "Mud Pie". I purchased these pieces a year ago and have forgotten to show them to you. They are not bone china, however, the pieces are so delicate and dainty. Notice the cute little tea strainer. I need to look for the Tea pot to make the set complete.
The next cup is a Betty Platner, Porcelain Treasures. A gift from my dear Mother. I love the little legs it stands on.
The next cup I would like to share is a T. Limoges, France. It is a demitasse cup. It feels very heavy for a Limoges, which is quite different, Limoges cups are usually so light to the touch. It is beautiful. The design is hand painted. Very lovely, like all Limoges cups.
This last cup is was Made in England. I purchased four of them a couple of years ago. I don't believe the saucer is a match for the cup, but I liked how it looked and the price was right. They are demitasse.
Here is this week's Mr. Linky, if I am not mistaken, it is coming from England where my friend Terri is roughing it, as we speak! Can't wait to see her tea cups!
Thank you for letting me share my week with you. Just so you know, I have had a great day today! Repairmen will be here Tuesday for everything. Please pray it is enough for the insurance company to keep me. I also want to thank you for shopping at Pretty Vintage Things, as you can tell, I need the money this week :)! Remember, discounts are available only for followers! Hugs, Martha