Dec 18, 2011


Can you believe Christmas is going to be here in a few days? So much to do! OK, why is it that when we are at our most busiest time, there is so many wonderful things to see on your blogs? I can just get stuck for hours if I am not careful, peeking into your homes. I am a "Peeking Blogger". If I commented on every blog I looked at this week, I wouldn't have time to sleep. Your homes are just "droolingly" beautiful. Have I told you lately you are amazing? The more I get to know you the more blessed I feel.

Let's get started with this week's party, No 92 no less! My first cup is this vintage Carlton Ware piece made in England. It has a gold center and handle with dark to lighter burgundy colors on the body. Very pretty!

The next cup is a Royal Konigl pr Tettau Cup and Saucer. This cup is Made in Germany, US Zone. It is a cream, burgundy and gold color. It is a trio, perfect for Christmas!

Last cup I am sharing this week is a Old Ivory, Syracuse China called "Romance." It is a lovely Maroon color and is Made in America.

We had our Annual Cookie Making Party at my sister's house yesterday. This is my daughter, Vanessa, son, Kyle and of course Noah! We have been doing this every year for at least 25 years, maybe more, no one can remember. The boys had so much fun!

I know time is short for many of you. Terri and I are so blessed to have been a part of this wonderful "Tea Party" for the past year. Here is this week's linky. May Jesus be your greatest gift this year! May He richly bless you this Christmas. If you would like to know more about Him, email me. It would be my honor to introduce you to God's greatest gift to Man!

Christmas Hugs and Kisses! Martha


Snap said...

Your tea cups are always beautiful. Looks like lots of good cookie fun! Merry Christmas to you and yours and Happy Tea Day!

The Charm of Home said...

You all look to be having a great time making those cookies. What a fun idea to do this. Thank you for hosting and you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Terri said...

Hello Martha!
Your home looks so festive with all your Christmas pretties sitting out. Your tea cups today are gorgeous.
That quilt is stunning too!
It is sweet to see your family making cookies!
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Antiques And Teacups said...

That's a great holiday tradition! Cookies and kids...what's not to love!!?? Your home is lovely!LOVE the Carlton Ware teacup. Merry Christmas!


So much to make cookies and ecorate them with the kids, such memories! Your house is lovely, so many beautiful things to see and enjoy, it's so wonderful to sorround yourself with beauty. Thank you for hosting and wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

MomWaldsPlace said...

You are just so sweet! Your ruby set from Carlton is especially rich for the season with your tree brooch. I'm sure you have more than just myself wondering about the floral edged plate in the German Tea Cup photo and the maker of your tea pot.

Christmas Blessings to You!

Patti said...

OH, your cookie making party sounds divine! My daughter and I are doing our annual cookie baking day on Wednesday. I think it's important to have those special traditions.

Your teacups (as always) are beautiful, and I love your music choice. "Mary Did You Know" is one of my favorite Christmas songs. Such amazing lyrics.

I love you, my friend, and I wish you a glorious Christmas.

Love and hugs,

Barbara F. said...

Martha, you have an outstanding collection. The "Romance" teacup is my favorite. Merry Christmas to you and your family. xo

Charlotte said...

Your teacups are very pretty. I love the red and gold one! It looks like the cookie bakers were having fun...making Christmas treats and memories. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

♥ Miss Tea said...

your teacup is so festive and gorgeous, perfect for christmas! and i love those gorgeous reindeer as well as all the christmas decorations in your home, lovely! it seems like your daughter, kyle and noah are having so much fun making cookies! always a lovely time to spend christmas with loved ones! thank you for sharing and hosting and wishing you a lovely and full of blessings Christmas!


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Martha,
every week I join your and Terri's fabulous party. And you two ladies have each a beautiful collection of fine china and wonderful items. I couldn't resist each of your dreamable cups. Both of you share week for week richly from your wealth of decorations, ideas and tea cups. I love to be part of this sophisticated party with people who adore the beauty of a well set table. I am very honored on your very personal comment for me and I can only hope, that the blessings, you wished for me will came to you also.

Bookie said...

As always, fun to read and lovely to see this morning, even on this busy week. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Martha! It looks like it has already started with your family!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Merry Christmas Martha! Love the Romance teacup! Wishing you and your wonderful family a delightful holiday season and I'll see you in the New Year.

Christmas blessings,

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Martha, What fun together making cookies as a tradition. Love your beautiful decor and tea cups. The reindeer are gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful treasures and holiday tradition. May the love of Jesus fill your home. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year.
XO Celestina Marie

Unknown said...

Oh, too bad I have no some tea to share:( But hey, I love all your Christmas collections!

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Maria Andrade said...

Merry Christmas, Martha!
I loved to see all the pretties you share and the quilt is certainly a favourite.
Your house looks very festive and
you do have a beautiful and helpful family!
Thanks for all the lovely images we can enjoy here week after week.

Kathy said...

Martha I love visiting and seeing your incredible teacup collection! I am loving the Romance teacup - is it the name? Or is it the coloring and pattern? Both! Thank you for hosting! Have a wonderful Christmas,

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Martha,

Merry, Merry Christmas dear lady.., and a happy New Year to you as well my precious and kind fellow tea loving blog friend!

I love your delightfully festive teacups this week.., Oh my!.., Which to choose? A pretty festive golden/red teacup and saucer will be my choice I believe. Now for a cookie as I admire the shining, happiest of dear faces of your loved ones. A precious 25 year tradition of cookie baking with your family. ~ How heartwarmingly wonderful Martha!

Thanks ever so much for also inspiring us richly and sharing with us all of your marvelous tea posts for our Tuesday tea parties, and especially for co-hosting Teacup Tuesday with Terri.

Thanks for so faithfully brightening our corner of blogland, as you have joined us for, 'T and TTT', and also for, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', on many a lovely occasion.

May God richly bless you and yours during this coming Christmas and also in the New Year in 2012 dear lady.

Hugs, Wanda Lee (and Pam)

Micupoftea said...

Merry Christmas! Enjoy your family~ Cookie baking sounds wonderful. I love the cups especially the last one...and the teapot is lovely. Thanks again for hosting. :)

♥ my diary♥ said...

nice post... thanks for sharing...happy holidays..blessings soraya

Anonymous said...

I don't have any tea cups but I want to wish you A Merry Christmas.


Lady Linda said...

I love the quilt in Martha. Enjoy your Christmas with your wonderful family.

Tara said...

Hello Martha! Wishing you and your beautiful family a very Merry Christmas and a New Year full of joy!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Love all the Christmas decor! My favorite pic, is the one with the kiddos decorating cookies! Perfection! Thank you for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. I hope you have a Merry Christmas, indeed! Toodles, Kathryn

Anonymous said...

Martha, Merry Christmas to you and your family, and I wish you an abundantly happy, healthy, prosperous New Year!

Marianne xo

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