Sunday, August 28, 2011

COLLECTING TEA CUPS ON A BUDGET!



Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 77. Hope you have had a great week. I am still struggling with my back, however, my spirit is in a much better place than last week. Thanks for all your sweet comments and your prayers. It helped a lot. You always are so kind and have an ear to hear me. I know a lot of you had a some terrible weather and I am sorry. We all seem to be on the receiving end of some serious news lately. I am so glad God is in charge. It would be so scary if we did not have His assurance.




It has been so hot here, I hate leaving my home. I did manage to go to an Estate Sale this weekend. I picked up two beautiful teacups, so I am glad I went. This first cup is one of my newly purchased and my new favorite! It is so beautiful. It has the feel of a Belleek. The cup is unsigned. It is so very thin and it takes on the color of whatever it is near. The flowers are enamel and of course, look at all the gold gilding. I love, that part about it the most. It cost me $7. Just amazing. The pictures do not do it justice.




Cup number 2 is also a new cup. It is all hand painted with beautiful violet flowers. It is also a $7 cup. I know I said I was not going to buy any more, but I just had to make an exception with these two. I have been selling cups so I do get a few points for that! There were so many beautiful cups there, it was just too hard not to come home with a couple.




This next cup is a Mitterteich, Bavaria, Germany. You know how much I love ladies. So when this portrait cup came out of the china cabinet, I just had to share it with you. All the gold is hand painted and it looks like the Transferware has hand painted details that were added. It is a demitasse cup.




This next cup is also a Bavarian. It is completely hand painted with pretty pink roses. It is a demitasse cup. I love how the handle has a stem color.




The last cup is vintage California Pottery. I have had this cup for years. I love the scallop shape of the saucer and the cup. It too, looks hand painted.




Here is Mr. Linky. I want to thank you for making this Party so much fun. We have had several new ladies join us lately. Last week was one of our largest party's. I hope to show you Baby Shower pictures next week. I am almost ready! Don't forget to visit the fabulous Terri. Her site is always amazing.





Hugs, Martha

27 comments:

Donna said...

Such pretty tea cups!!!!

Barbara F. said...

Hi Martha, my first Tea Cup Tuesday. I am enjoying the music, Michael Buble? These cups are so beautiful and special, really one of a kind. xo,

Sherry said...

Martha,
What beautiful cups this week. I like them all. Thanks for having us!
Sherry

Tete said...

Martha, I must admit I haven't been here for awhile, I have had so much trouble with blogger it's not even funny but have it all straightened out, I think.
Anyway, your cups are as beautiful as you are and I have missed them. Love your header and background. So you!
Hope you are feeling better. Bless your heart.
Hugs- Tete

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Martha~
Glad you back is better. I like all of your new cups but especially the Bavarian one with the women on it...beautiful! Happy end to August~
shawn

Patti said...

Hello, my sweet friend. I have been praying for you. Never forget that I love and care about you.

As always, your showings are beautiful. I have to tell you, your final teacup is my favorite...pink, green, and white just draw me in every time.

I love estate sales, but I haven't been to any in several months (probably since April). I'm going into withdrawals...but I just haven't had the money.

Love and hugs,
Patti

Patti said...

I meant to say the next to final one is my favorite...the demitasse one.

Charlotte said...

I think my favorite is the green one with the little pink flowers, though they are all very lovely. You always post beautiful things!
Have a wonderful tea time.
Charlotte

Johanna said...

Hello Matha,
you have really style! All your cups are so special designed and shaped and I wonder, how long it tooks you to chose to every cup the right jewelery. You have afantastic eye for colors and design. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful cups and vignettes and for hosting this lvoely event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Terri said...

Hello Martha,
I am so glad you are feeling a little better this week. I hope by next week you will be telling us your back is better too!
All you cups this week are beautiful. The two $7 cups are stunning! You must have been delighted to see them at the sale. The cup with the ladies is amazing. I love those kind too!
Hugs,
Terri

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

So glad you are feeling a little better, Martha. I have on-going back problems so I can identify with you on a certain level. All your teacups are lovely and I wonder, how many do you have? I was in a little shop this Summer and the lady of the establishment told me she had over 500 teacups! I just couldn't imagine it. I would have to move out if I had that many. It would be fun to throw a big tea party using them! I think I'm liking your little Mitterteich demitasse the best although they are all so sweet! Thanks for sharing your pretties and have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

HHL said...

Oh my dear you have added some real beauties ... I'm swooning over the Mitterteich tea cup .. truly brilliant!!! Happy Tea Cup Tuesday..xo HHL

Snap said...

Your new teacups are a wonderful find. Good for you to treat yourself. All of your teacups are gorgeous. Hope the back is better still! Happy Tea Day!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Fantastico! Fantasticas peças Parabéns pela coleção!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Such pretty treasures!

Beth said...

Martha, All of your cups are exquisite, unusual, and treasures! My favorites were the 2nd and 4th cups you showed today. May the Lord bless you and keep you, dear sweet friend.
Hugs, Beth

Antiques And Teacups said...

Beautiful selection. Always something new to anjoy. I am so glad tea has been so popular for so long so many were made! Glad you are feeling better and thanks for sharing.
Ruth

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, the purple cup is my favorite. There is just something so beautiful to me about the color purple. And is that a broche?...so unique. I used to have a purple room when I lived in Northern Cal.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Trisha said...

Just beautiful. So glad you found them. Bet, it was hard to leave the estate sale with only two. Blessings.

parTea lady said...

Glad your back is a little better this week. The cups are all beautiful. I can't believe how you find these lovely teacups for such bargain prices. Your trinket box collection is great and I love seeing all the jewelry. That green bead choker (or bracelet?) is terrific.

Looking forward to seeing the baby shower pics.

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening Martha I really can't imagine how many tea cups you have.. what an amazing collection! Your jewelry is perfect displayed with your choices today. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Wanda

Janny said...

Beautiful cups as useally! Have a nice tea!

Regards Janny.(paper roses)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Martha,
What beautiful teacups! and I love how you put them with vintage jewelry--perfection!!!

XO
Cindy

Maria Andrade said...

Hello Martha,
You're such a great collector!
Your new acquisitions are both so beautiful!
And you always have some more beauties to share in your china cabinet...
Your vintage jewelry adds so much charm to them all!
Hugs

Lady Linda said...

Hi Martha...I love the hand painted cup and saucer from your estate sale adventures.Such a beautiful teacup. I love hand painted china! What can be better than a teacup??? Stay cool.
Love, Linda

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Martha, Your tea cups are lovely as always. I especially like the Bavarian soft green with hand painted pink tiny roses. It's so special. Hugs...Lu

bj said...

I adore your use of vintage jewelry with your lovely cups.
Thanks so much for hosting.
xo bj