Nov 9, 2011


Hello Ladies: Happy Tea Cup Tuesday No. 88! It is confession time for me. I am almost embarrassed to share this with you, but here goes. I have a good size closet in my bedroom. Every once in a while I make the decision to empty it all out and rearrange one side of it. It is a good time to go thru clothes I have not worn in a year, maybe remove some shoes that I have not worn in a while, it is all a good thing right? (So far, A+ Martha!) I have a pretty big closet. So I sometimes put things in there thinking, when I get a minute, I will put this away where it belongs. I am so sure some of you do the same thing, right? Ok, so I am clearing out one side of the closet, when I find a rather large bin.

The bin I found was clear, large and quite heavy. I couldn't even think of what I stored in it because, I always, mark my bins. This one was unmarked. My first thought was some craft project that must have started and forgot about. However, you would not believe, (I don't believe) what I found. Do you remember when I told you I only had one Italian Made Tea cup? I lied! This bin with full of tea cups, many of them Italian, including a Tea Pot! I am talking about a 40 tea cups! Tea Cups I did not remember I had. As I unpacked them, some were familiar and some were a complete surprise. (Go ahead and say it!) Martha, you are a piece of work. Just look at this table!

I am an organizing freak! I apparently, just organized these tea cups out of my life for years, maybe! My poor children, when I die, it is going to take them a year to clear out this place and I AM NOT A HOARDER! Before you say anything, to my credit, I decided before I fell in love with them, I am going to put them on my website. I have too! (Ok, I might keep one or two, but that is it!) Everything else is going to be sold! I promise!

When Noah came into the house and saw them on the table, he said "Grandma are we having a tea party?" (He loves tea parties. He takes his with only apple juice.) As we sat drinking "tea," I showed him this tea cup. I wanted him to see the little bird handle. Noah looked at it and said "Grandma that is so very precious!" You have to love this boy! He is only 3 years old!

Another tea cup I found is this very cute demitasse cup. It is Made in Japan by the manufacturers that produced those Head Vases, Nasco. Very cute.

Last tea cup this week is the orange color. I really don't recognize the signature.

Did I ever tell you I collect turkeys? Well, you guessed it, I do! I will try and show you some of my collections during the month.

Here is Mr. Linky. Don't forget to visit Terri, not only will she have some amazing tea cups, but she is always ready to teach us something!

I promise I will show you all the tea cups before I sell them. Don't forget I give followers a discount when you purchase on my website. I hope you have a great week and enjoyed taking a peek at my "new" tea cup beauties! I am still in shock! What else could be in this house?

Hugs, Martha


Antiques And Teacups said...

What a fab find! We've downsized a few times so Mine have pretty well be sifted through. I DO have 40 boxes from our antique shopped we closed in 2002 when I opened our first online shop...we call them Christmas boxes, because we have forgotten what's in them! So much fun!

Snap said...

Tea cups and Turkeys!!! YeeHaw! I'd like to have an adventure in my closet like you had in yours!!!!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love this Chintz cup. Beautiful! What a wonderful find. Blessings, Martha

The Charm of Home said...

How exciting to find a whole box of teacups! Wonderful surprise. These are lovely Martha! Noah is a cutie! Thanks for hosting!

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

Love the fox cute! What a great surprise!

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Oh Martha, Martha you do remind me of another Martha --- my Mom! While she didn't collect tea cups she definitely had things stashed that she had forgotten about! And your collecting makes me remember her 500+ collection of roosters - NO chickens were allowed just roosters. I do miss her.
Loved your blog today!

Denise said...

Oh My Goodness! That would be so much fun to find.What decade did you store them away?I always will love all my teacups but since we moved and downsized I haven't bought one-no more room.-Denise

karanmi said...

What a find. And they all look to be such beautiful ones too.

Love the turkeys. We raised a couple turkeys one year. They became such wonderful pets there was no way I would allow them to become our dinner come Thanksgiving.

Noah sure is a cutie. Bet he does love tea parties.

Hope you find more wonderful treasures.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Martha, you never cease to amaze me with your teacups! What a find and right in your own closet! The fox pitcher is very cute too. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.


Micupoftea said...

Noah is so SWEET! What a fun discovery...lots of pretty things! Bet you are enjoying that new grandbaby! Have a great week. :)

Beth said...

How lucky you are! What a great find! I love the orange tea cup and the one that your grandson deemed "precious." I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, Martha.
Hugs, Beth

xinex said...

OMG! That's a big forgotten stash, lol. I rpobably have a box like that somewhere in the attic. So many treasured pieces there. I should visit your shop, Martha...Christine

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Martha - thank you for following me! Now I'm following you, and I've joined two of your parties! Love, love, love teacups (and your story of forgetting about yours is hilarious!). I'm in search of a brown tea cup with gold paisley design. I hope to find it at some point.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

PS - did you visit The Tablescaper? She recently had a post on turkey dishes. :)

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Martha,
little Noah made me smile. I think, your love to tea cups and pretty things is one of his most important impression of his life. You train his eyes and senses not only to see a cup but to see the speciality in every thing. This will positive influence his further life more than you think. What a great Grandma you are. I would have loved to grew up with such a wonderful Grandma and I am sure, Noah do so, also. Thank you for sharing all your pretty treasures. The cup with the little bird is outstanding.
Best greetings, Johanna

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

Martha! Thats is amazing!! Love your treasures.. hoping the blue bird handled one makes it to your shop!! going over to check...xo HHL

P.S. Your Grandson is too precious...xo

Brenda said...

Oh, Martha, I am absolutely excited about your great find in the closet! You have some of the most beautiful things from cups and saucers to broaches that are so awesome looking. I will have to come back again sometime to just look at your pictures to see what I can find in them. The wolf pitcher was the best! And your little grandson Noah is great! I bet when he gets older and ready to find a wife, he will find a woman that loves teacups.
You're the best, Martha!

tracy said...

What a wonderful find!!!
Your grandson is cute, he inspires me to throw a tea party for my grandson...

Hope said...

What a marvelous surprise to rediscover teacups you had forgotten you had! They are lovely.

Terri said...

Oh Martha! You make me laugh! An entire bin you do not remember! LOL! Thankfully it was filled with tea cups and not old dirty laundry : )
What a fun surprise to have while cleaning. All your cups today are lovely. And Noah is indeed a special little boy!

GlorV1 said...

What a great find Martha. Lovely teacups. How funny that they were hiding in your closet, tee hee. I'm sure they will sell very quickly. Love them. Take care.

Zaa said...

Ha Ha .. It was early Christmas Presents that you found in your closet... Ha Ha .. you bet wrap each one up and know one will know the difference , least of all you ... This made me laugh so much , because I have done that very same thing ... It nice to know that we, tealovers all have kindred spirits along the way... By the way .. They're simply gorgeous... I can't wait to see them all !!!..Have fun selling them ...Hugs

Carrie said...

What a terrific find ... and right in your own bedroom!
Precious indeed…that teacup handle is fabulous!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh that is TOO funny! That's better than finding a dollar bill in a coat pocket for sure! Such treasures -- I have to check out your store!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Miss Martha...Sweet lady...your name is on my prayer list and I pray for you every single day. I could never forget you!

Now about your post...this is just soooo hysterical! BIG SMILE!

Love to you and God's blessings always...Love, Rebecca

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...

WOW! What a find. Loved your post. You are so funny. Enjoyed reading about your new "stash." Take care, Martha. Susan

Lady Linda said...

Wow....Martha, Martha, Martha! You make me laugh. I'm still chuckling over your words..."I AM NOT A HOARDER!" No, you're just someone we all love and you share so much with us.
Your grandson is just the best!
Love ya,

tracy said...

My dearest Martha
I must apologize to you, I joined your lovely tea party but regrettably did not link back to you (I will blame it on the menopause fog)... I have gone back to edit and made the correction...Thank you for being such a gracious host, and welcoming me to your party.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh darlin' I pretty much dropped out for the summer and lost ya somewhere along the way. I was thrilled when I saw you comment on another blog.

What a wonderful bunch to cups...I can see why Noah though you were havin' the tea party of all tea parties. He's just a precious little pirate!

God bless ya sweet lady and have a delightful weekend!!! :o)

Gloria said...

Hi, Martha - nice to meet you! I saw that you were my newest Follower, so I came here to visit and to follow you back! :)
You have beautiful teacups, what a great find in that bin! I will have to one day come back and join your teacup party. I have a couple of little mini teacups that are so cute that I can use to join. Until then, take care and have a wonderful weekend.
P.S. Your little Noah is adorable!

reFresh reStyle said...

Hi Martha, I am sure that I have bins like that too! Not teacups, but something:). They are beautiful! You're grandson is precious!

Charlotte said... found a treasure chest in your closet! What a nice thing to find. They all look lovely!

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