Friday, September 16, 2011
TEA CUP GIVE AWAYS AND DECORATING FALL STYLE!
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 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pretty-Vintage-Things-by-Marthas-Favorties/. 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 http://prettyvintagethings.com/. 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 http://creativeworkshops.ning.com.
Lots of hugs, Martha