Sunday, December 11, 2011

TEA CUP CHRISTMAS TREE HOW LOVELY ARE YOUR BRANCHES!




Hello Ladies! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 92. I hope you are all doing well and that your holiday preparations are well on their way. This week, I am doing something different for Tea Cup Tuesday. I am showing you pictures of my Tea Cup Christmas Tree. I have decorated the tree with pink demitasse tea cups. I hope you enjoy it! My Christmas Tree last year was made with vintage, Madame Alexandria Dolls. It was featured in a magazine.



As you can see this year's Christmas Tree is all about the pink tea cups. This first cup is a Bavarian Demitasse Cup with an old rose print. You can also see the Staffordshire Red Transferware in this picture.



Do you see the little chintz cup? It is an antique Lord Nelson Chintz cup! So cute! The pink cup with the tassel like bottom is Bavarian.



This next cup is a Haviland, Limoges! Of course, my favorite designer of tea cups.



This next cup is a German made. Love the pink and gold edges. I hope you have enjoyed the fun peek into this year's tree and the wonderful way you can use any collection in your home to make a Christmas Tree that is uniquely your own.



Here is Mr. Linky. Please take a moment to visit Terri. She is a new Grandma and is filled to joy these last few weeks.





Don't forget our reason to celebrate this season! The Birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus! Love you all, Martha

27 comments:

Bookie said...

Martha, your tree is lovely! And an original. I have used tea cup ornaments, but never real ones. This year I have nothing on the tree but the tiny white lights. The simpleness is peaceful, less busy and I enjoy it.

While I have tried not to buy more lately, I fell off the wagon with a tea pot. Since it is tea related I will share it this week while I have a cup/pot thing going.

Have a very Merry Christmas, Martha.

Terri said...

Gorgeous tree Martha! Wow! I haven't even put the lights on my tree yet...
I have always wanted to do a tree with tea cups, and you have done it beautifully! Each cup is lovely!
Hugs,
Terri

Micupoftea~ said...

SO pretty! So elegant! We have yet to get our tree, but I am looking forward to it...it's either been too windy or raining. Very nice post,
xo
Shawn

Creative Grammie said...

Oh my Martha, your tree is gorgeous! Real cups on your tree?! Why am I surprised?! So beautifully decorated.
I have a tree with built in lights, but I haven't decorated it yet. I'm so behind since my dog, Hoku took ill. Thanks for another week of teacup sharing.
Merry Christmas!

Zondra Art said...

Gorgeous Christmas tree dear Martha, I like it!

Have a nice day, kisses from Croatia:)

♥ Miss Tea said...

Oh My gosh! Your Christmas tree is gorgeous, Martha! I absolutely adore it and all those gorgeous teacups in your tree are so perfect! lovely christmas tree! Thank you for sharing and hosting!

Blessings,
Susan

Johanna said...

Hello Martha,
yes, that is the perfect Christmas tree for you. So pretty and festive. I love the cups in the tree. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this wonderful event.
Best greetings, Johanna

High Heeled Life said...

Martha, you are brilliantly creative! This is amazing... I think I may need to a teacup Christmas tree next year...Happy Teacup Tuesday..xo HHL

High Heeled Life said...

Martha, you are brilliantly creative! This is amazing... I think I may need to a teacup Christmas tree next year...Happy Teacup Tuesday..xo HHL

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

What a clever idea and those teacups hanging from the tree look great!


Gabriela

Karan said...

What a beautiful tree. Loving the colors of it and how beautifully full it is.

I may have to just do a teacup tree next year.

Karan

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Martha,

Oh my!..,Your Christmas tree tea is a dream!
What a creative and delightful way to showcase your beautiful teacups, hanging them from the tree!


It has truly been a marathon of grace growing, patience producing proportions for me in blogland these days Martha. What I fear may well look like carelessness, indifference, and time mismanagement. Is in fact, (God being my witness), is actually quite the opposite.

..,In fact in truth, and also in my dear husbands heart and mind, I have actually been spending a shockingly untold series hours of labor on end, with a very slow at times completely unresponsive and ailing computer.

Thank God it is much improved after much TLC and extensive repairs, so better days ahead I hope!

~ When I fix Silken Purse's blog post, (because last night The computer just slowed to a crawl and refused to up load and kept freezing); so instead of risking another computer crash, I simply gave up and had to shut it down at 7:30 a.m.

(Yes, I was up all night and so disappointed I could 'almost cry', yet not quite)!..,

Oh well! I shall be back to link up my other blog later dear lady.

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Martha, I love your teacup tree! I didn't do one this year as my cups are either too big or too small for my trees. Next year, I will try to find a more suitable tree because I do miss having it in the dining room. Your cups are all lovely and thank you for sharing it with us.

Merry Christmas,
Sandi

Sherry said...

Your teacup tree is wonderful! I always wanted to do that with a tree but, I don't have enough pretty teacups. I photographed your lovely cup today. It was a good subject! Lol Have a very Merry Christmas!
Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there once again Martha,

Back in spirits, 'much merrier and much brighter'.., Aaah!.., A sigh of relief; I have thank God prevailed,( and after well over twelve hours and counting), 'Silken Purse' blog post is in full Christmas party mode, despite my computer.

Joy!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

P.s. ~ Kindly please do always fell most welcome to link up Martha. As we fellow tea lady bloggers well know, 'the more the merrier'! ~ I love your teacups also; I think the Christmas one is my fav, although I adore red and white transfer ware also, from last week, and the nativity scene is wonderful also. Merry Christmas dear lady!

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
What a superb idea you had! Very original and truly you!
Your tree is really full of colour and joy.
Thanks for hosting this tree tea :)
Hugs

Kathy said...

Martha - I have dreamed of creating a teacup tree - I think that will be my goal for next year! This is exquisite and inspiring! Thank you for hosting! I hope you have a blessed day!
Kathy

Charlotte said...

Wow! Your tree is filled with beautiful things! I like the way you used teacups...very creative!
Charlotte

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Just gorgeous photos, you obviously put so much love and thought in your decorating. It is truly fun to see. The teacups are amazing!!!

2amscrapper said...

Hi Martha! Thanks for visiting me. What a gorgeous tree--those teacups are the perfect ornaments!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Martha

Love the tea cup tree also.

Last year I put all my white tea cups on a tree only trimmed in white ornaments. I loved it

nothing sweeter than a pretty tea cup

Thanks for the party

merry Christmas & Happy New year

Janice

The Elegant Chateau said...

Loving your tea cup tree. Very creative and stunning. Following you my friend. Diane

Lady Linda said...

Hi Martha, yes,a really beautiful tree that is fun to look at. I wish I could see it in person as I'm sure it is even more special.
I love your nativity too and your message reminder.
Love ya,
Linda

Lady Linda said...

Hi Martha, yes,a really beautiful tree that is fun to look at. I wish I could see it in person as I'm sure it is even more special.
I love your nativity too and your message reminder.
Love ya,
Linda

Cottage Touch said...

Wow what a tree!
Thank you for sharing this season of joy....

Werna Gail said...

Just came by to say Merry Christmas
and of course to check out the teacups. Be blessed.

Audrey said...

Love your decorations and all the lovely teacups. Thanks for visiting my blog and being a follower. Christmas Blessings.
Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures.