Sep 16, 2011


Hello Ladies! Happy Tea Cup Tuesday, it is our 80th! I have not had a give away in a while so, I think it is about time. September 23rd is my birthday and I thought it would be a good time to give back to all you wonderful ladies who have been so kind to me this year. As many of you who follow my blog know, my year has been filled with ups and downs. You have been there for both. Always encouraging and always understanding. This is my way of saying thank you for your friendship. Thank you for helping me figure things out, for laughing and crying with me! You are the best!

All you have to do to enter is become a follower. Extra entries will be given if you put my button on your blog, or follow me on Facebook Please just let me know what you have done. What will you be winning, you ask for all this trouble? You will get a chance to win this beautiful cup, vintage cup with a few more surprises. I think the cup is a Royal Sealy. It has a Reticulated Saucer, that is Pierced Porcelain. This beautiful Lusterware cup is also footed. I know these cups are very sought out by collectors. Notice the cup's cut-outs on the saucer are the shape of an apple core. Too cute! Thought it would be great for your fall decor. I will pick the name on Sept 27th, the last Tea Cup Tuesday of September. That give you ladies a little time. You can let me know what you have done in your comments or on Facebook!

We are on pins and needles each day, waiting for the new baby to come. Sophia is due any day now. My daughter is ready and the rest of us are just nervous. So, we wait.

Since my daughter's Baby Shower, I have been in a clear out mode. My daughter, Vanessa, recently told me she wants all my tea cups when I am gone. That made me feel so good. I did not think anyone in my family would want my precious tea cups. I am still going to be thinning them out. I have almost 500 and I think that is just too many for anyone to own. So you are going to see a lot more give aways and a lot more on sale on my website This cup is a Royal Albert, "Lady Hamilton" Tennis set, sometimes called TV set, Tea & Toast, or Snack Set. It has beautiful vivid colors. It is currently on sale and I thought I would share it before it is gone forever. (Can you tell it is hard for me to sell?) It is beautiful.

My next cup is a T & Y Limoges. You would never guess that the cup is Limoges. It is so different from the Limoges I usually collect. The color are rare together too. The flat gray with a gold trim. Of course the colors are perfect for Autumn. This cup came out of a bin today. To be honest, I forgot I owned it. I may just have to leave it out in one of my china cabinets. I think it looks like it belongs in a very old house. The other odd colors are slate blue and orange. What do you think? Do you like it?

This last picture is of a Tea Pot that I can't remember any thing about. It is an Ellgreave, England pot. I have just gone blank about this pot. I am (ok for the most part) very good at remembering where or who I got an item from. Not with this one. Nada! (That's nothing for all you non Spanishing speaking Ladies!) Ok, so I need prayer, not going to let it freak me out. I think it is pretty.

Well, here is Mr. Linky for this week. Once again, Terri and I invite you to show us your pretty treasures. I wanted to let you know that I did visit everyone last week. Blogger was not letting me comment on many of your posts. They said they were private. At first, I thought, I might have to get my little feelings hurt, then, I got over it and figured there was a problem. Not every one would all of a sudden go "private". (Would you?) On some, it posted anonymous. Did any one else have that problem? Or could it be, that you all said "ENOUGH MARTHA!". Hope not!

Terri is teaching this wonderful class and also is having a give away. You can see what she is up to by going to this site

Lots of hugs, Martha


Marie said...

Hello Martha - I love the teacup you're giving away. It's perfect for Fall coz to me, it kinda looks like a pumpkin. Congrats on your new online shop, and a huge congrats to the upcoming arrival of your daughter's new bundle of joy!

Unknown said...

What beautiful teacups! I love Royal Albert.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello, dear Martha,
how can you think, any of us would say "Enough, Martha!" We would miss your Tea Time sorely. You own not only tea cups, you own porcelain history in many pieces. All your cups are carefully chosen treasures and I love to see them. Your giveaway is really generous. I am not sure if it is open international, but if, I would certainly love to win it, too. I am a follower since long.
How amazing to wait for a baby. My best wishes are with the young mother and your whole family. I hope you will report about the new born when it arrived. See, you daughter realized, what treasures you collected. It's a good feeling of understanding, right?
Best greetings, Johanna

Micupoftea said...

WOW....HOW BLESSED you are!!!!! Happy 80th party! Happy Birthday, too......wish BIG! Maybe the baby will arrive on your birthday?! That would be amazing. Thanks for hosting the party. I am a follower. HAve a great birthday week!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Martha,
How exciting, perhaps Sophia will arrive on your birthday. Lovely teacups as usual. Yes, I am a follower. Have a lovely birthday week!


Anonymous said...

Good morning Martha...
I love everything about your blog...
the beautiful cups and the gorgeous bling!
Happy Birthday and congratulations on the
upcoming arrival...blessings to all!

Under Her Wings said...

A grandchild! Oh, what a wonderful treat! We are expecting #13 in November and can hardly wait. Thanks for the beautiful blog, the linky party, and the fun that you bring. You are a dear, Martha.

The Charm of Home said...

Hi Martha,
Your selling your beautiful teacups! Oh!! I will have to check that out! Happy Birthday soon! I am a follower! So, please sign me up for this giveaway! I am sure you little Sophia (Love that name!) will be perfect and arrive safely! Have a blessed day! And, thank you for the chance to win one of your lovely teacups! My teacup, by the way, I have shown many times. It is nothing special from TJ Maxx, but I love to join you so forgive my repeated use of this cup.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

You have so much going on! A blog anniversary, Happy Birthday and maybe another birth day soon. congratulations on all fronts! Gorgeous tea cups as always!

Barbara F. said...

Hi Martha, congratulations on your 80th post, and blessings to you and your family on the impending birth. Maybe the baby will be born on the 23rd?! :) I am so impressed with all your teacups, they are so beautiful and one of kind. xo,

Olga Poltava said...

Hello Martha,
As always, your teacups are gorgeous. Please, add me for your giveaway as I am your follower and I would love to win your beautiful cup.
Congratulations on the soon arrival of the baby!
I also had problems with some blogs suddenly going private.
Thanks for hosting the party. This time I'm joining the fun with my little teacup.

Down East Attic said...

Hi Martha, what a lovely teacup you are giving away! I saw one yesterday at local shop that was very similar, but passed it up cause it was too pricey. I "liked" you on facebook too :)


Unknown said...

what an amazing collection of cups! over 500 cups, that is a DREAM! WOW! I follow you on FB too. For whatever reason I am unable to link up right now but will do so when I am home. Blessings xo Trish

Zaa said...

Teacups and beads ... They always look so beautiful ...Congratulations on your expectant Grand-daughter.. I too am awaiting a grand child #5 in May ..We have 4 grandsons .. So our order is in for a girls ( ha Ha) But really we'll love the little darling , no matter what .... Many are having trouble commenting... I hope they fix it soon... In the meantime I'm coming to take a peek at your teacup sale.... Hugs

Claudia said...

Hello Martha!

It's been so long since I've commented and I apologize for that. Life has been very stressful around here for the past few months. I love seeing your teacups, my friend. Keep posting!


Sandi McLean said...

A lovely post Martha! Happy birthday a bit early! Mine is today. We Virgos are great collectors! I am also decorating for fall..almost there. Thanksgiving here in Canada is in early doing a mix of fall and Halloween decor!

And yes I am now a follower! Who could resist!

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Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Martha! I am a happy follower! I am hoping that I might be so blessed to win once again one of your beautiful teacups! I have kept the other nearby - My brother and sister-in-law just had their baby - I cam imagine your excitement - there's nothing like a newborn!
Hope you have a marvelous first week of Autumn!

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
I loved seeing this week's tea cups, but my favourite this time was the brown tea pot.
You own so many beautiful china pieces...
And you're a great hostess!

Wanda Lee said...
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Terri said...

Hello Martha,
Blogger would not let me comment all yesterday! So here I am now to say hello.
All your cups are gorgeous! Yay! I love the giveaway cup too, so unique! It reminds me of the shape of a pumpkin, perfect for fall.

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

Martha .. your treasures are so beautiful!!Loving the Limoges its so unique. Wishing that new grand-baby makes an entrance soon... a new baby in the family is a very special blessing!! xo HHL

Diana Frances said...

Martha, all of your teacups are wonderful, but this one is especially beautiful. Yes, I am a follower and I've "liked" you on Facebook. Happy birthday to you, and best wishes to you and your family on the upcoming blessed event!

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Martha, could not make it last week but here I am for this Tea Cup Tuesday. How exciting that you are having a give-a-way. Yes, I have your button up on my blog. BTW love your choice of songs in honor of your sweet daughter and son-n-law. Hugs...Lu

Anonymous said...

Martha, It's been way too long since I've stopped by to say hello..I've been burning the candle at both ends and am exhausted...and now I have a cold to show for it.

Your cups/saucers, as always, are beautiful..very unique and intriguing. It's a comfort to know your daughter wants your stash. You know they will be going to a good home.

I'll try to get over to say 'hi' more often. I do enjoy your beauties, and your site looks marvelous! I hope your shops are doing well.

Have a wonderful day full of good surprises,

Annesphamily said...

Oh My Goodness, I had no idea you had 500 tea cups! I feel so little in the tea cup collecting! LOL! So pretty, your daughter is a darling! I think that is wonderful that she wishes to share her love of teacups with you! I am going to put your button up! Anne

Carrie said...

I just clicked Like on your Facebook page. It's great how you give interesting information on your items.
I also visited you shop again. You offer very beautiful wares. I’m tempted to add to my collections, though I am trying to downsize.

Carrie said...

I have your button on my sidebar.

Carrie said...

Martha, I have been a follower for quite some time!

Annesphamily said...

I am back! For some weird reason blogger is not allowing me to put up your button. I will see if I can add it to my post for Blue Monday! F+Drat that blogger! Hugs Anne

Anonymous said...

Martha, congratulations! I'm so happy to hear that you have a meeting with Romantic Homes! How wonderfully exciting. I'm sure you'll do fine. And many blessings toward that.

I especially like the the cup with the orange flowers with the orange beads draped over it. The cup reminds me of a pumpkin - a spectacular shape.

Again, good luck with Romantic Homes and keep us posted.

Marianne o

Anonymous said...

Oh! and Happy Birthday!

Wanda Lee said...

Happy birthday, beautiful teacups!

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