Sunday, October 23, 2011

MIXING TEA CUPS, FIGURINES & HALLOWEEN!



Welcome Tea Cup Lovers to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 85! Ready for another week of sharing our lovely treasures? Did you ever think there were so many tea cup designs? Every week, I see cups that I have never seen before. I know that is what Terri and I love about this party. This is our last Tuesday in October. I don't know about you, but for me it means, it is time for my home to get a whole new make over for Thanksgiving.




With that in mind, I have been moving things around my home this week, thinning out many collections. I have listed a lot of these new collectible items on my website http://prettyvintagethings.com/. Please take a peek, my way of going green!




This week while I was dusting, I had a thought, shocker I know, but listen to this. As you may know, I collect lady figurines (another shocker). This was my thought, why not share my figurines with my tea cups? I have some in every color. Before you say anything, I don't have as many figurines as tea cups, but I do have one or two. So I am going to combine the two. What do you think? Well, I am going to try it, if you don't like it let me know. I am easy.



This week my tea cups are in all different colors. The first one is this amazing vintage, Limoges. It is the most delicate pink and white. It is also, rather large. Most Limoges are a lot smaller. This is one of my favorite cups.




This next cup is also a Limoges. Look at the handle on this one. It looks like it is a sculptured piece of metal. So very delicate and another large one. Perfect, like only Limoges can do!




This next cup is new to me. I don't own any like it. It is made in Italy and although I have other Italian made cups, this one is different. It is made of clay. It is a very light weight, pedestal cup. The rose designs are very intricate, anyway I fell in love with it. Let me know what you think.




Last but not least, is this black and white English, Foley China. The pattern name is "Florence". The roses are brilliant in pink colors. There is something so classy about a black and white cup.




Well, here is this week's Mr Linky. Don't forget to visit Terri http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/. She is going to be a Grandma again this week.



Have a safe and fun Halloween! Here is a picture of my Noah as a Cowboy. That boy loves dressing up.



Hugs, Martha

29 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon Martha,
Your little grandson sure is a cutie! I love your pink Limoges teacup. You have a nice collection of ladies too. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Susan said...

Oh Martha, I just cherished the little figurines with the lovely cups. Great job!

Loved the background music, too. I was down in the man cave on the cumputer and at first the music creeped me out. ha ha ha

Noah is a handsome cowpoke!
Susan

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

Martha,
You have so many beautiful thing sin your home!! I am awe struck!!

And your tea cups never fail to delight!!
Love hoe you matched them up with your gorgeous ladies!!
I am so partial though to a bit of black in a tea cup!! It just makes for such an elegant tea cup, does it not??

Happy Halloween,my friend!
Thanks for hosting!!

Hugs,
Deb

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely teacups as usual and you have a great group of ladies as well. Fun to combine!
Ruth

Johanna said...

Hi Martha,
You have so many treasures and you have such a good eye to combine everything to lovely decorations. I hope you and Noah will have a lot of fun this Halloween. Thank you for sharing your treasures and for hosting this nice event.
Best greetings, Johanna

FABBY'S LIVING said...

First: Your grandson is adorable like a little cow boy! Gorgeous Limoges tea cup and the ladies collection is beautiful, I don't have anything like that, so very pretty. Thank you for hosting and for sharing. Have a nice week.
FABBY

Kathy said...

What a beautiful idea, Martha! Your figurines go perfectly with the lovely teacups! Thank you for hosting,
Kathy

Diann said...

What loveliness you are sharing in this weeks tea cup post! Everything is just beautiful! thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

xinex said...

Noah is such a cutie, He is growing fast! I love your teacups and all your figurines, Martha, Very exquisite! I love the lamp too....Christine

BEAR's Mom said...

Martha they are all lovely...like children, a mother can't say one is her favorite!!!
love the idea of your lady figurines standing with them, and still some bling...you know i love that :D
Noah is such a charmer...enjoy these days...they grow up so fast!
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

que amavel coleção!

♥ Miss Tea said...

Hello Martha! what a beautiful home you have, i love how you pair up the teacups and your beautiful collection of figurines and I have to say they're perfect! always love your collection of teacups, so beautiful and now you added the gorgeous figurines ladies too! I'm loving all of them! your grandson is soo adorable! thank you for sharing and hosting! Blessings, Susan

KathyB. said...

Your little Noah is sure cute.

I love the pink teacups, the first one especially. Martha, again you make me laugh with your self-effacing humor regarding your collections. You sure did a great job pairing your figurines with teacups. I like the change, teacups & figurines.

Thank-you again for hosting this teacup extravaganza!( oops, I mean Teacup Tuesday )

Susan said...

Your tea cups are all gorgeous! There is nothing prettier than a dainty tea cup.

Marianne said...

Martha, what a simply wonderful idea!!I love the figurines with your tea cups. Oh, I think my favorite is the first Limoges - so sweet, with a blush of pink and the delicate floral pattern kissed with gold. And your figurine is as blushingly darling.

Oh, and the blues of your Italian cup with the figurine were very striking!

Can you believe I haven't even gotten anything out for Halloween. Oh, I'm looking forward to my time being my own.

Have a wonderful Tuesday,
Marianne xo

parTea lady said...

Both your Limoges teacups are beautiful. The first is so elegant with the pale pink color and gold scrolls. The Italian cup has such gorgeous colors and shape and the Florence teacup is great too.

I loved seeing your lady figurines paired with the cups.

Cowboy Noah is adorable - hope he has a really fun Halloween.

luisa said...

Hi Martha,your blog is beautiful.Your collection of ladies is adorable and beautiful.Too teacup are gorgeous.Thank you for sharing these images.
I follow your blog,is beautiful.You can visit me when you wish.ADIOS!!

HHL said...

Noah looks so cute in his cowboy outfit!!! .. You tea cups and decor for the season are wonderful.. love the addition of the ladies showcasing the tea cups..xo HHL

Sherry said...

Hi Martha,
I love your teacups with the figurines! you matched them well. I love the Foley china, that is stunning. I have just now been let online, teens got a new game last night and they are hogging the internet! So, I posted but, didn't link up. I know you have been busy with the new baby. I knew you would get the teacup out when you could.:) Thank you! And, thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Wanda Lee said...

Oh my Martha!

What a lovely idea! I so enjoyed your pairing of teacups with your porcelain ladies.

Your grandson is a cutie pie all dressed up.~ Thanks also for your sweet words of encouragement and also for linking up to join with us in the fun of Tuesday's tea parties.

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Carrie said...

I love to see how each figurine compliments the teacup and saucer so beautifully!

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
Thank you so much for your sweet comment.
I loved your china cups, but your grandson Noah is the great attraction here!
I believe Terri is already enjoying the arrival of her new little one :).
Hugs

Terri said...

Gorgeous Martha! All your treasures are fabulous! Especially Noah!
All your cups are stunning, and I love the Limoges!
Hugs,
Terri

hensrule said...

Beautiful teacups, and BEAUTIFUL grandbaby!

Denise said...

Hi Martha!I haven't visited for awhile so I thought I would drop in have a cup of tea and catch up with you.So glad I did.Love the new idea.The pale pink tea cup is So Yummy.I love it :)

Lara Harris said...

Lovely!

Lady Linda said...

You know how I love pink teacups, but the blue one is so interesting. Cutie pie grandson. How's the baby?
Linda

Hello Vintage said...

Oooh! I just missed your Tea Cup Tuesday but I did post my tea cups anyway with a link to you. Have a great week!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I wish I had that white cup with the gold trim. It's so pretty. Your grandson is so cute in his outfit. My son dressed up as a cowboy one year too..ahhh, such sweet memories.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley