Sunday, July 24, 2011

TREASURE HUNTING MY NATURAL TALENT!




Hello Ladies! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No 72. I am so sorry about last week's Mr. Linky, I really not sure what happened. I am sure it will be better this week. I hope you are all having a great week. I have some new cups to show you this week. I tend to get stuck on certain cups I love and forget all about others. I am getting ready for a large tea party so, I am sure you will be seeing cups that I have not shown you before.




My week is very full so I am writing this on Sunday. For you Scrap Book ladies in Southern California, I have joined the yearly Shop Hop. This year plans to be extra fun. I was a part of it last year and it was amazing. If you are a Scrapper at all, look for it at your nearest Scrapbooking store, who knows we might just meet! Worth the $12 to join, you get so many perks, not to mention the fun. Here I am with Johnny! Can life get better?



Now for this week's beauties! My first cup is this stunning cream color Florentine, by Royal Ducal. This cup has an embossed floral and fruit design. It is so classy looking. I have quite a collection of cream or white cups. Totally forgot about them until recently. I will post all white next week and share them with you. I have two of these, one I am putting on my Website.




The next cup is a Shelley. The pattern name is "Heather". It doesn't look like a Shelley does it? Interesting cup, I am not sure how well I like it. I picked it up at a Thrift Store for $1.49. How could I resist? A woman has to do what she has to do! I just had to buy it! I looked it up on Ebay and it is listed for $58. Not a bad deal.




Cup No. 3 is a Sadler. I didn't even know Sadler made tea cups. I knew about Tea Pots because I have a collection of them, but tea cups was news to me. I love the shape of this cup. It works great for coffee too!




Last but not least, is this Queen Anne, pattern name "Nottingham Lace". I grow Bearded Iris so this one caught my eye. The prettiest part of this cup is the gray lace it has on the background.




Well, here is this week's Mr. Linky. I do thank you for your faithfulness once again. I have taken a few pictures of the new "color" in my home now. I have been working very hard at thinning things out around my home. This is my problem, OK, I am confessing I have a problem. I only buy things I really love, so selling them gets a little tough for me. (Is that a Hoarder statement?) Oh, no!



Be happy and don't forget to visit the Traveling "Terri", who know what wonderful treasures she has in store for us. Oh, and don't forget to visit my website please!

Hugs, Martha

27 comments:

The Tablescaper said...

So many pretty treasures! Each tea cup is so different, yet so pretty unto itself.

- The Tablescaper

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Martha, you got such beautiful treasures! I love each and every tea cup, just so lovely! Have a great week nice lady. Hugs, FABBY

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What gorgeous teacups! I especially love the creamy white one but then I do love the Shelley too. Have a fabulous week, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Trisha said...

Beautiful post. Blessings.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Great Shelley find! Love the others as well, but then I always do!
Ruth

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Martha they are all so lovely...I can not believe that Shelly for 1.49 wowie! You have the eye and the luck. The Queen Anne, as usual really caught my eye. BTW, I loved listening the GREASE music...fantastic.

Charlotte said...

All your teacups are very lovely. I like the way you display them with jewelry.

I have moved my tea things to a new blog, I hope you can stop by and visit:)
Charlotte

Micupoftea~ said...

Hi Martha! Hope to bump into you at the SHOP HOP! I love all the cups but especially the Shelley~ Have a wonderful tea with your guests. Who knows....maybe we may even meet for tea someday!
Shawn

Micupoftea~ said...

p.s. ever been to the Prima warehouse sale in Chino?

♥ Miss Tea said...

oooh beautiful collection of teacups as always, love Johnny Depp too! and i see sparkling wares and gorgeous display of jewellery too! thanks for hosting and sharing!

susan

ooglebloops said...

I love any and all Shelleys - especially at that price!! And Johnny Depp - altho that is not his best look!!!LOL Drop by for tea, if you get a chance!

Concetta said...

Dearest Martha,
I just love your tea parties - you are the true hostess with the mostest! Beautiful treasures as always!!
Have a blessed day!
Love,
Concetta

Patti said...

It's been forever since I've been to your Tuesday tea party, and I certainly have missed it.

As always, your collections are beautiful. I especially like the Sadler teacup you have shown today. I don't have Sadler teacups either...or Sadler teapots.

Wow, quite the deal on your Shelley teacup. I never find any deals like that at the thrift stores near me. I do see Shelley teacups in the antique mall...and I always love them, but they are always horribly expensive. Usually, they are $70 or more...easily the most expensive teacups I've come across. Is Shelley the "Cadillac" of teacup manufacturers? Why are they always the most expensive?

Not sure, but I may even be linking up today. I have a new teacup to share. But I'm also going to the Family History Center (LDS church) near me to do some genealogical research, so I may not link up until later today.

Anyhow, have a wonderful day. You are in my prayers. And I know I owe you an email...expect one in the next day or so.

Love and hugs,
Patti

Marie said...

Your collection is absolutely beautiful as always Ms. Martha! I actually love Shelley, it's a beautiful pattern. By the way, can you please kiss Johnny for me?

Happy Tuesday Martha!
-Marie

Susan said...

Hello, Dear Martha: Loved all the lovely cups but the picture of you was the BEST! Susan

GWENNY said...

Hello Martha,
I love that picture of you with Johnny Depp. All your teacups are lovely, but I think #4 is my fave.
Blessings~

Journeyin' Lady... said...

I loved the photos of all of those beautiful teacups - have decided that my favorite is the Nottingham Lace!
Loved the picture of you too :-)

HHL said...

What a wonderful talent you have my friend! and I'm so happy you share your fabulous treasures with us. Your tea parties bring together some fabulous ladies. Love the photo of you with Mr. Depp ... I'm like your second tea cup for its fabulous price (that you got at) and for the beautiful countryside scene.. Happy Tuesday..xo HHL

Johanna said...

Whow, Martha, you have really the best collection of everything. So many nice tea cups, jewelery and wonderful things. Your grandkids must feel like in a palace in your home, don't they? Thank you for sharing your treasures and for hosting this wonderful event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Everything is so lovely as always, Martha. The Shelley and Queen Anne are my favorites. :-) Thank you for hosting. I linked up my posts from this week and last.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Miss Martha,
You always show us the most beautiful tea cups!! I have to say that i just love your vignette with the green depression glass plates!! Stunning!!
And how lovely you look, my dear!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Terri said...

Hello Martha! I love your treasures today. You certainly are good at finding them! My favorite is the Sadler. The roses and flowers are gorgeous. I love the shape too. I have not seen a Sadler tea cup before either. Lucky you!
I didn't know Linky had a problem last week! I wish I had known, I would have fixed it. I am home now and will watch for troubles.
hugs,
Terri

xinex said...

Thanks for hopping over, Martha. You can join our family anytime. In case you missed this post, you'll see where I keep most dishes plus a walk in closet in the garage. http://christineshomeandtraveladventures.blogspot.com/2011/06/may-i-overwhelm-you-for-while.html

Lady Linda said...

Martha...oh you just crack me up! A natural talent, heh? So funny.
Of course you have posted us much to look at once again. Love the picture with Johnny!
Have a great week.
Lady Linda

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Martha
Your cups are always lovely and so you!
Delighted to visit you again
A Kiss,a Hug and all my Love

Rustique Gal said...

Martha, What sweet collections! I'd never be able to keep up with you! As it is, I have to shovel out about half of my possessions in the next year or two. I'm loving your teacups though and you never know what your next favorite collection will be, do you? Have a blast!
Sherry

ooglebloops said...

Love the green depression glass - and how you always seem to have a piece of jewelry to perfectly compliment the c&s. I entered my post on Mr. Linky - who then said he was closed!! Sigh - so here's my link - http://artfullyooglebloops.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-on-tuesday.html