Sep 25, 2011


Can you believe it is Tuesday again? Life is going by so fast. Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 81. I am so looking forward to this week. My Granddaughter, Sophia, should be born this week. The excitement is so thin around here, we jump at every phone call. Then Saturday, Oct. 1, I will meet with the Editor of Romantic Homes. We will be discussing if I am "magazine worthy." I am excited just to be invited to "talk."

I have some orange cups to share with you this week. I am not a "orange" person, but my home is filled with those colors this month getting ready for Halloween. Noah is so funny, he came in the house after I had started decorating for Halloween and he said "Grandma it looks beautiful!" He then goes through and picks what he wants to take home to his house, because he "needs it." It is thinning out by Halloween items.

This first tea cup is a trio from R.S. Japan. It is an amazing orange color, done in Lusterware. The inside of the cup is white. Cup Number two is also a R.S. Japan. This one has a cherry blossom pattern. I have no idea how old they are. I have also included some pictures of a R.S. Japan Tea pot and creamer. These are all done in the Lusterware.

Cup Number three is this beautiful Brown and White, RW Bavaria, Made in Germany, demitasse cup. It has hand painted gold roses as part of the design, with a gold rope trim border. Did I ever tell you I collect cottages? Well, you guessed it, I do. Here are a few of my collection in this group of pictures.

The next cup is by Johnson Brothers. It was made in England and is called the Ice House, part of the Friendly Village Series. Love colors on this set. I don't know if you can tell, but it has teal, rose, yellow, blues and greens. It is just stunning.

I am going to show you one more cup. It is one of my favorites. It is an Aynsley, I think it is stunning.

The picture on top is of the cup I am going to give away. This is your last week to join the giveaway. Read the previous post for all the information. Here is the Linky for this week. Terri and I are looking forward to seeing all your treasures.

Hopefully, next week I will announce the winner of the tea cup and the arrival of our new Grandbaby!



Susan said...

Oh Martha....Such lovely cups and other decor, too. SOOOOO excited for you to be an"abuela" again. How wonderful.

And Romantic Homes Magazine! WOWSERS. I LOVE that magazine. It would be fabulous if you get in there. Then we can see even more of your lovely home. WOW WOW WOW Take care, dear Martha. Susan

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

your hutch looks so pretty with the wreath on it. The lusterware teapot and cup are perfect for fall.

xinex said...

Orange is one of my favorites colors so I really enjoyed these pretty things, Martha...Christine

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I'm not an orange person either but yours are fabulous! I love your JB Friendly Village teacup! Thanks for sharing and can't wait to hear all about that new baby doll!


Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

I absolutely love footed cups! And the Aynsley is gorgeous! The orange set is really striking and so seasonal! Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

Waiting for the miracle to appear! What fun!
I love the vibrant orange tea's not my decor colour of choice for my home, but as an artist who loves to colour and paint, it just makes me smile!

I have added my tea post from Saturday to the link, but the first time I tried, it linked to my main blog page, which was not featuring anything remotely close to tea cup Tuesday! Sorry about that!

I hope the second try links's always fun to play along.

Ciao Bella


Micupoftea said...

I am SO excited for you!!!!! New baby soon! I am not an 'orange' person either, but those cups are lovely. Love the Johnson Brs dishes! Thanks for hosting again~

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
this is the advantage of having a lot of nice tea cups. You can always chose the right colors and decorations. That is so inspiring for Noah to see all this nice decoration. I am sure he develops much more interest in beauty than other kids. May be he will become later an architect or an interiour decorator or something similar. At least something creative. How exiting to wait for the new Grandchild. Wish you all the best for a safe arriving. Thank you for sharing all this beautiful things and for hosting this wonderful event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Lovely, rich autumn colours and beautifully put together.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

♥ Miss Tea said...

Oh Martha, you have gorgeous gorgeous teacups! i am so awed by the beauty of your teacups collection!

I do hope i'm not late of entering the giveaway? i'd love a chance to win it and i'm already your follower.

I want to congratulate you first for becoming a grandma! i love your halloween decorations, so beautiful! thank you for sharing and hosting! Blessings, Susan

PS: i also love all your jewellery and the cottages!

parTea lady said...

Isn't it great that Noah is learning to appreciate beautiful things at such an early age. The cups are gorgeous. The RS Japan pieces are such a vibrant color. I like the brown and white combo on the Bavaria set too. My favorite is the Ansley cup with the lovely botanical pattern and stunning gold.

It was fun to see your Halloween decor, as well as the cottages and bling. Looking forward to the safe arrival of Sophia and her photo debut.

Anonymous said...

Oh Martha I love them all...
Especially the BLING :D

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
How thoughtful of you to have chosen all these cups with orange colours to match the Halloween season!
The footed one is my favourite but all the others are beautiful, as well as your Halloween decorations.
I wish a safe arrival for the coming baby girl and all the best for her parents and family.

Sandi McLean said...

Lovely autumnal post! Now sending all good thoughts for the new grand! And of course your talk with Romantic Homes..a full week for you!

My Cottage Diary said...

These are really beautiful teacups Martha! And that first "bow" brooch with the rhinestones is to die for! Good luck with Romantic Homes. That would be too awesome! Bess

Snap said...

Lots of fall Bling here, Martha! Happy Tea Day!

Unknown said...

I just got my first teacup with mostly orange..was planning on showing in November. These are lovely and I am excited for the news on the baby. Funny, I am like Noah when I am at my Mom's house, I go around and collect teacups that I "need" ha!

Kathy said...

Martha these are just fantastic! Love the rich colors and the gleam! So wonderful! I hope you get great news from Romantic Homes - so excited for you!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Suas fotos estão lindas..lindas
apaixonantes xicaras e fotos!

My Cottage Diary said...

Martha, so sorry I'm linked twice! I thought the first link hadn't worked. Bess said...

Congratulations on your visit from Romantic Homes. All of your tea cups are beautiful, I like the Johnson Brothers one the best. My grandson "shops" my house like yours does! He is eight going on 20. LOL!

Lady Linda said...

Love you fall blog look Martha. I do like orange and you really have some lovelies. Oh my...fall has come to your home.
Happy Autumn,

Shirley said...

New to your blog and just love all the beautiful china! I'll have to photograph and link up my cups.

Victorian1885 said...

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend Martha. Your Fall inspired teacups are very pretty along with your vintage jewelry! Have a great day.


Jenny said...

Love that orange teacup! What happened with Romantic Home magazine?

Jilly said...

Martha, this is the advantage of having a lot of beautiful tea cups. You can always chose the right colors and decorations. That is so inspiring for visitors to see all this attractive decoration.
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