Nov 20, 2011


Hello Ladies: Are we all ready for this week? I am so behind, but I know it will all get done. We will be able to sit down and give thanks for all our blessings. I know that for a lot of us, this has been a hard year. However, I thank God for a wonderful family who is all in good health. The other things always work themselves out. This is our 89th Tea Cup Tuesday! We are still having fun sharing those small, beautiful tea cups, that help us get a little peace each day.

This week I am sharing a group of Italian, hand painted cups, I recently found in my closet! I am putting them all on my website, but not without sharing them. Remember I told you I could not remember where or when, I got some of these cups? Well, the Italian cups I do remember. I worked as a Principal for a private school for about 25 years. When you work at a school you do collect a lot of things. I had a secretary who visited Italy every summer. She would bring me a new cup each year, from every region. (I guess each region has it's own speciality.) That is were I got this rather large, Italian collection.

This first cup is a large blue, white and yellow coffee cup. It is signed by E. Lorretta. I think it is beautiful. The fact is, I just can't continue to keep so many tea cups. These Italian cups are considered, Art Pottery. It is hard to say good bye to this beauty.

This next cup is a Deruta, Primavera Pattern, hand painted and signed, Espresso Cup & Saucer. I love the teal handle with the hand rest on the cup. The shape of the cup is wonderful. An exceptional piece of Italian Art Pottery.

This third cup is a beautiful, Majolica, Arabesco, Espresso Cup & Saucer in the Red color. The pieces are hand painted in the town of Deruta in Umbria. The saucer features a bird characteristic of the Arabesco pattern which originates from a Persian calligraphic pattern during the 17th century. This is an amazing piece of Italian Art Pottery.

Next week I will start to share some Christmas cups, so the other cups from this stash, you will have to look for on my website I want to tell you how thankful I am for my friends in Blogland. You are a blessing daily. I don't think I tell you enough. You laugh with me, some cry with me and most important you hear my heart. I thank God daily for the blessing He has given me, in you. Here is Mr. Linky. Please don't for get to visit our dear Terri, she is someone I am always grateful for!

Hugs, Martha


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Martha,
What wonderful Italian tea things and how lovely that your friend brought them back from Itlay for you. They are all very nice. Wishing you and your lovely family a Happy Thanksgiving.


Antiques And Teacups said...

A great and colorful collection! You had a great find in your closet! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Terri said...

Oh beautiful china Martha!
I didn't know you used to be a school principal! How fascinating! And what a kind secretary you had too. Lucky you! Lucky school to have you as the principal!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such pretty teacups, as always, sweet Martha! That lil vintage deer is really catching my eye today ~ I have a small but growing collection of deer!! Hope you and your sweet family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Bunnym said...

Martha my Dear,

Haven't been here in a while...I can't believe your still posting the tea cups...Woman, are you a tea cup hoarder?

Miss you,

Carrie said...

How fascinating to see these Italian cups...we are so used to seeing English teacups, so it's neat to see these from Italy!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,

Micupoftea said...

WHat a nice variety of cups! Each has such the teapot too and its little bud handle. Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for hosting the party :)

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Martha,
oh, now you show the Italian ceramics. I am very fond of these and from the Primavera pattern I won a dinner set. I didn#T knew that the Arabesco pattern came from a Persian calligraphy. How amazing. You know so much. Thank you for sharing this wealth of knowledge.
Best greetings, Johanna

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Martha, This is my first time to share at you party. I realized after I posted that I am sharing a teapot set and not a tea cup! I hope this is okay ;) Next time I will share a tea CUP... or two, lol.

Thanks for hosting!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Martha,
What lovely wares you've shared with us! You have such a broad collection of teacups and teapots. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Have a Happy and wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

♥ Miss Tea said...

Hi Martha! as usual, your tea sets are so beautiful! gorgeous italian tea sets, love the pattern and color, so fun! and I love the adorable deers on your table, can't wait to see your christmas tea set collection!

Thanks for hosting and sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!


karanmi said...

What wonderful teacups they are. And you are so blessed to have friends that bring you them when visiting.

I hope that you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving.


Patti said...

Beautiful teacups and always. I would so enjoy taking tea with you at your house...I would be surrounded by loveliness and the presence of a sweet friend.

Wishing you and yours a beautiful Thanksgiving.


Brenda said...

Very beautiful, Martha. I wouldn't want to depart from them either. All sets are delightful. What a wonderful person to bring you such beauty from her trips. I'm also very excited to see your Christmas sets. I am very thankful to meet you and I want to thank you for the music that plays when I visit your blog. It totally LIFTS my day. I am thankful for the love of God and His mercy.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Zaa said...

Hi Martha .. What an exciting trip down memory lane .. and of all places ITALY ...They are each so unique and beautiful...I always love to see what you display each week ...Beautiful ... Hugs

Wanda Lee said...

So sorry to be so late dear Martha!.., I'll pop back later.., Must run for now to errands with my hubby.

~(My computer kept seizing and my web browser crashing, multiple times today). ~ Oh my!

Hugs WL

P.S. My main, The Plumed Pen, post will have to now become a 'Wednesday Tea For you And Me' as in old times; (it has been a bit of wild old time and then some, not just with the computer).

~ God is always most gracious and good however, and I'm full of thanks giving for His tender mercies daily, despite my; 'tempest in a teapot'.


What a nice friend dear Martha that brings you straight from Italy such beautiful Majolica tea cups, I love everything Italian...actually, I love tea cups from every where! I also love Italy, and never forget my last trip there, hope to go back with hubby some day again. Thank you for hosting and having me. Happy Thanksgiving and may God bless you and yours. FABBY

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

What a colourful group of teacups!!! xo HHL

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your Italian teacups are just beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful collection you've got there! Wow!

erwicker said...

What a great and colorful collection! You had a great find in your closet! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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