Oct 9, 2011

SHOWING HER OFF!




PRAISE THE LORD! We have a new member of the family. Sophia Lola finally arrived. Mom, Dad, Noah and Grandma are all doing well! Delighted to have a baby in the family! Isn't she lovely?







Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 83! It has been very hard for me to keep my focus this week. I feel like life has just moved so fast in one week. I saw my Grandson go from an only child to a big brother. My little girl, having her own little girl and my oldest daughter taking complete charge of the whole family support system. While my job was to care for the two Grandchildren. It is amazing to see your family all grown up.



I have some beautiful cups to share with you today. Starting with this Paragon. A stunning all beige cup with brown roses. I think this is something that only Paragon could make so beautiful.





Cup No. 2 is a Haviland, Limoges from France. You know how much I love Limoges. Although I am not a big fan of these autumn colors, this is beautiful.




I am always sharing about the great prices I paid for tea cups. Well this one is an exception. It is a Haviland, Limoges and I purchased it on Ebay about 15 years ago. I never, ever buy cups on Ebay, unless I am sure of what they are going to look like. I have to know the pattern is the right one. I have also told you that I have a $10 rule for cups, on rare occasions I have paid up to $20, but it is very rare.
When I saw this demitasse cup on Ebay, it was about to end and I was the sole bidder. Then the unthinkable happened, someone else bid against me. One bid lead to another and you guessed it, I got swept up in the auction. I think I paid $45 dollars for this cup. It was the very first orange cup I had ever purchased. The seller had this cup pictured so beautifully. (A good lesson for all you Ebay sellers.) The cup is Lusterware. I have never seen another Lusterware design in Haviland, Limoges. When the cup and saucer arrived, the Lusterware was worn in many places. Although I do think the cup is cute. I learn a very hard lesson.




The last cup is this cute pheasant cup by a K.M. Gould Co. of California. It is a cute little demitasse cup with great autumn colors. A dear lady who has long gone to be with the Lord gave this to me.




Believe it or not I am still pulling things out for Halloween. Today I found a box filled with vintage Carnival Glass. I had forgotten how much I had. It is like Christmas here today for me. I have decided to sell some of the Carnival Glass on my website http://prettyvintagethings.com/. So, if you love the Carnival check out my website. I should have plenty up by the end of the week.



Here is Mr. Linky for this week. We are hoping to have 50 ladies join us this week. We almost made it last week. Terri and I are looking forward to visiting you. Oh, that reminds me, I am having trouble leaving a comment with some of your blogs. The comment just disappears. Does any one know how to fix this? It is making me crazy! I don't need the help.





One last thing, can you stop by Shabby Lanes Shops and vote for me? They are having a Pumpkin Decorating Contest. I want to win and I need your vote! Thank you!

Hugs, Martha

38 comments:

Wanda Lee said...

She's absolutely adorable Martha!.., What an angel; so exquisite and, 'fresh from God', to you and all of your loved ones.., Congratulations to you and the proud mama and papa especially!

The teacups are lovely as always. Just beautiful!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

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Micupoftea~ said...

CONGRATS, grandma! WHat a gorgeous baby!!!!!!! How exciting~ Thank you for hosting the tea party again. Love your cups. Have a fabulous Fall & Thanksgiving with little Sophia :)

Johanna said...

Dear Martha,
Congratulation to you and yours for the little baby girl. Sophia Lola is such a beautiful littly baby. I wish her a lot of luck and a happy life.
Your teacups are pretty as always. I have a set from a German maker with very similar autumn leaves like you Limoges. The roses cup is also fantastic. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this event although you are so busy with your family now.
Blessings to you, Johanna

Creative Grammie said...

Congratulations Martha! Your new grand daughter is absolutely so precious! Congrats to your whole family.
Your teacups are beautiful as always, I thank you for sharing such a wonderful collections.
Have a great week and enjoy your precious angel.
Hugs to you.

Peeters Liliane said...

It's all about the cookies on your computer that you can leave a comment!
Congratulations with the new baby in your family, she is so cute!!!
Blessings,
Liliane

KathyB. said...

Your new little granddaughter really is beautiful and I love the picture of her big brother holding her.Congratulations to all of you, a new little girl in the family. ( Are you already planning some tea parties to share with her ?)

Your teacups, lovely as they are, cannot compare with a sweet little baby girl. However, I do like the last teacup especially. It is very much an Autumn kind of cup and saucer. Thank-you for hosting Teacup Tuesday, very much !

Terri said...

Oh Sophia is so lovely! You must be over the moon Martha! Noel looks like he is quite comfortable being the older brother. Congratulations Grandma!

Your cups are beautiful. The pricey Limoges is totally different from any Limoges I have ever seen. It is lovely. We all have at least one eBay story like yours : )

I do love your other cups as well. You are so right about Paragon being the only company that can do a cup with brown roses that gorgeous!

Hugs,
Terri

Sunny said...

Goodmorning!! Congratulations on your newest angel! Your Autumn tea post id lovely . Have a wonderful week!

Susan said...

I love those fall teacups! They are all so pretty. I especially love the first one with the brown roses.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Praise the heavens for this amazing child!!! She is a beauty beyond words! Her name, Sophia...meaning wisdom, I am sure is fitting for her. My own Sophia Rose is a treasure and far wise beyond her years. The cups are lovely, but pale in comparison to that treasure!!

Sherry said...

Hi Martha,
What a beautiful little grand daughter! She is a keeper. You have found some lovely fall colored cups today. Love the pheasant. The comment thing has been an ongoing problem for several people. i have been seeing double comments on my moderation page, so it gets the comment. Hope it works itself out soon. Have a great week! Thanks for having us!
Sherry

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations Martha! She's adorable and well worth the wait! I love your collection of teacups today. I love the Paragon but I am swooning over the others as well. Thank you for sharing all your treasures, especially Sophia!

Blessings,
Sandi

Bookie said...

Your post is full of beautiful things today, starting with a beautiful baby! Such a sweetie and what pleasure for you.

Your autumn buffet is lovely and that large orange platter is reall bright and eye-catching.

The brown roses, such a different cup! Then I was excited to see the autumn Havalind cup as I have one just like it. It belonged to hubby's grandmother. Like you, not my favorite shades but the cup is fragile I try to take care of it as it is one of two left.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Congratulations on your new granddaughter!

Your teacups are amazing - so unique and lovely, too.

Deanna

Snap said...

Congratulations Martha!! She is just gorgeous. Love all your beautiful teacups for fall. Happy Tea Day!

Barbara F. said...

Congratulations, Martha! Your new granddaughter is so beautiful, and those rosy cheeks!!!! Blessings to you and your family.

I love your teacups, they are always unique and very lovely. xo

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
Congratulatios for your precious new family member. She is so lovely!
And her proud brother holding her,how sweet!
All the best for Sophia Lola and of course for her caring family!
The photos of your grandchildren almost eclipsed your beautiful china, but I must say you shared wonderful items, again today.
Hugs

parTea lady said...

Congratulations, Martha. Sophia Lola is beautiful and Noah already looks like a "great" big brother.

Your teacups are lovely and I enjoyed seeing your orange fall collection and jewelry.

Just me said...

Love all your lovely teacup but I have to say the Paragon is my favorite!
Congratulations on the new bundle of joy! What a cutie she is! What a happy addition to the season for you all!

Carrie said...

Ohh, your grandbaby is a precious little beauty!

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

Martha!!

Congrats!! She is a darling little angel!!

I am always amazed when my kids act like adults!! LOL!!

I love your Fall tablescape in the first picture!!

And the tea cups you featured today are magnificent as always. You know though that since I collect lusterware, I am partial to the lusterware one!!

I hope to join up next week with a spooky teascape!!
I went a little crazy for Halloween in my Dining Room this year and of course, it invloves a tree!! You know me!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Princesa Nadie said...

dear Martha
I,m sorry,but I had lots of problems with my computer.
First it was broken and I lost all my images then I could´nt comment in some blogs ,yours was one of them , and all my comments were losen...
Even Terry during some weeks had to linked my Tea Cup as for me was impossible
I am happy meeting you again,you have a lovely family
Hugs

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Martha! I just discovered your blog and I am so glad I did! I just linked up with Teacup Tuesday. I am your newest follower and I hope you will follow me too! God bless you!

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PeregrineBlue said...

Congratulations on the beautiful new grandchild. I love the name they picked for her.

As always, I love stopping by here when I can to enjoy your music selection and share a sip or two of tea.

Marianne said...

Oh, CONGRATULATIONS, GRANDMA!!! What a beautiful child, and I must say that your cups are lovely, but who is the fairest of them all?..Sophia Lola! She is wonderful..what a joyful occasion. Thank you for giving us a peek.

Martha, Martha, Martha...The thing I am always truly amazed with is that you have a pin to match everyone of your cups/saucers..even the peacock design! Your photos always show them all off beautifully. I think my favorite cup this week is the Paragon brown roses...it's so old worldly looking with a quiet, serenity about it.

I'm so glad I popped by to say 'hello'...

Blessings to every one of you,
Marianne

Just me said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Martha! I got my new red snowflake cup at Kohls and yes, it does keep my tea nice and hot!

Mary said...

Thanks for hostessing a lovely tea cup party, it's my first time to join!

Mary @ Redo101

romance-of-roses said...

Congratulations Martha to everyone, she is adorable, God Bless her little heart and always keep her safe. Hugs...Lu

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Martha, your new grandbaby is precious and so pretty! And she is going to be so blessed and happy to have you for a grandma! Your cups are so very pretty, too, and the way you display everything! Congratulations! Bess

Lady Linda said...

Dearest Martha...congrats on your granddaughter. She is darling and I can see why she'd be more important than teacups any day. Oh how gun and what a blessing to you too! I know this is a special time for you and yours...enjoy!'
Love, Lady Linda

Vee said...

Oh Martha she is sooooo cute OOO I could just nip her lil cheeks Lol Congratulations to you all. Love Vee xx

Red Rose Alley said...

Yes, she certainly is lovely, and what a blessing. I always love looking at your tea cups and brooches.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

lori ventimiglia said...

thanks for joining me Martha. Looking forward to chatting more. Love your blog.
Have a blessed weekend.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Congrats on baby Sophia. She's a sweetie. I hope Noah loves his baby sister. Your Autumn themed cups are very pretty. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Jenny said...

Martha! She is absolutely precious!

What an absolute doll baby.

Congratulations to you all!

That top teacup is gorgeous!

Patti said...

Oh, Martha, I am rejoicing with you...congratulations! She is indeed a beauty, and Sophia is such a beautiful name. I know she will bring much joy and sunshine to your life.

That beige Paragon teacup is exquisite. I generally prefer teacups that are alive with vibrant colors---not the nearly colorless beige---but that cup is beyond beautiful that way. A perfect teacup for a fall tea.

Thank you for your love and friendship...I'm doing well. We are still in the mid 60's and sunny---all week!! Praise God! The last 2 Octobers have been cold and rainy, so this one is a gift from God. I know the rainy, gray, cold days are coming, so I am enjoying all these lovely days while I have the chance. I am even going to a college football game on Saturday (Boise State/Air Force).

Have a lovely day, my sweet friend.

Love,
Patti