Jan 22, 2012

FOR THE LOVE OF WHITE!




Hello dear friends! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 97. Hope you had a wonderful week. So sorry for being late, my computer has been giving me so much trouble. It has been chilly and rainy in Los Angeles. We have needed the rain so I am thankful. When I look at the garden it literally looks like the plants are Praising God for the rain. This is the last week I will be sharing my January cups. Next week, I will have to begin to bring out Valentine decorations. Noah will be asking about them, since his mother already has her home ready for February. Oh, before I forget, Vanessa is doing very well. Thank you so much for praying for her. It is wonderful how I can count on you for prayers. I am very honored to have such fine friends. I have to show you this picture of Noah. He is wearing a Green Power Ranger Costume that I made for his Uncle Kyle, when he was 5 years old. My little Noah is three. Isn't he the cutest?



I have a lot to share with you this week, so I will get started with my first tea cup, it is a Clarence from England. I love the shape of this cup. The fact that it is black and white makes it that much better! Just look at the lovely gold details on this cup.




This next cup is a Roslyn from England. Very simple white designed with gold trim. Classic! Love the dainty thumb rest!




Did I ever tell you I collect Milk Glass? Well, you guessed it I do! I especially love the very ornate Milk Glass. Throughout this post you will see various pieces of this wonderful depression glass.






My next cup is a classic design. This gilt on white cup and saucer by Haviland Limoges, is made of French Limoges porcelain. This is a simple cup, heavily decorated, by hand, with gold and it is a trio to boot! That wonderful, vintage butterfly brooch is also a prize. One like it is on the cover of a Costume Jewelry for Collector's Book. Needless to say, one of my favorite pins!



This next cup is a antique German Cup. It has some loss to gold gilt due to it's age, however, I think it just adds to it's beauty. It is one of those cups with messages. This one reads "Present." That cute little girl in the frame is my Princess Maya. She loves to take pictures and never takes a bad one.




One of my favorite tea pot of all time is this beautiful, white, Aynsley. I am planning a post soon where I just share tea pots. They seem to get forgotten. Did I ever tell you I collect tea pots as well? I am sure I have. They tend to get the short end of the stick. I will fix that soon.



Don't forget, Noah picks the winner next week of this wonderful tea cup. Signing my guess book at Pretty Vintage Things also with get you extra chances. For all the information, read the January 2nd post. Thank for all those entries.




Here is Mr. Linky for this week. Terri is sharing some beautiful Romantic cups that you just must see. Terri and I are both hopeless Romantics, February is our month. Here are a couple of projects I have been working on. They are the cutest candle holders. If this computer permits, I will be listing them in my shop today. Remember if you are a follower you do get a discount.




As I say goodbye for another week, I will share a couple of wire pieces that I just love. I know I have told you I collect wire!




Remember you are loved! Hugs, Martha

23 comments:

Bookie said...

Love your white things! I just picked up great white tea pot at a flea market. Never used. Note the TEA label on the side! Have a good week.

Sherry said...

All of your white cups are beautiful! I love the white teapot too. Such a beautiful collection!
SHerry

Patti said...

Hi, sweet friend!! Yes, indeed, Noah is adorable! And how fun that he is now wearing a costume you made all those years ago for Kyle!

Your tea things are always so beautiful. I cannot believe how many you have! I long ago ran out of teacups to share for Teacup Tuesday.

I have to tell you, though, I'm in love with your bling as much as with your teacups. I especially love that butterfly brooch. It's stunning!

I miss you...hope all is well. I know you are enjoying those precious grandchildren.

Have a wonderful day.

Love,
Patti

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Love your Milk Glass! I love your white tea cups and saucers and Teapot. Happy Tea Time Tuesday!
Pat

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
Love your whites! I am especially loving the Roslyn cup with its simplicity. I like Milkglass too. You are quite the collector. Have a wonderful day, my friend.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Brenda said...

I just LOVE ALL of your collections! The black and white is so beautiful, the pure white is exquisite, and the Milk Glass is fascinating!! You have many adorable pins that anyone would be proud to wear and the butterfly is very unique. Love the photo of your grandson ....uh hum...Power Ranger! Such a darling!! And I am so happy to hear that Vanessa is doing well. Wow, Martha, you really out-did yourself this week!
Here's to your health,
Brenda

Texas Tea Party said...

Martha, you are so sweet to always share your collection! I love the black and white cup and saucer by Roslyn. The grandson is so cute in the costume and looks like he is having a great time in his fighting pose. Thanks so much. Happy Tea Party! Pam

Donna Heber said...

Hi Martha,

I just love your white china, especially the last teacup you showed with the opal finish. Thank you for hosting our party each week and I am so happy to be joining you. Your candleholder projects are adorable!

Johanna said...

Hi Martha,
the great green power ranger Noah looks really dangerous. I hope he will win all his battles.
You won the battle for the best collections since a long time, I guess. Amazing, what you found on treasures. I can see the beauty in each piece and understand totally why you need to collect those things. I couldn't either resist. Thank you for sharing all your treasures with us. The candle holders are supercute.
Best greetings, Johanna

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
Your post this week is all so elegant!
And that touch of colour given by your sweet Noah, makes it even more perfect!
My favourites are the Clarence cup and the Haviland Limoges one, but beauty is all over.
Thanks for hosting.
Hugs

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hope your comupter starts behaving. They are such a blessing, but can be such a pain! Lovely as usual. Hope the rest of your week improves!
Ruth

Kathy said...

Hello Martha - I think you love everything that is beautiful! Love the teacups, your grands, the candlesticks and the wire forms! Lovely party! Thanks for hosting,
Kathy

Micupoftea~ said...

What a lovely post...all-white...so elegant! Enjoy the end of January~

♥ Miss Tea said...

Beautiful and stunning white teacups! Noah is a super cute green power ranger! he's just adorable! i'm so glad to hear that Vanessa is doing very well! I'm in love with all of your milk glasses, just stunning! the brooches you have there are all gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and hosting another Tea Time Tuesday!

Blessings,
Susan

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin' I love all your charmin' white goodies, they are most beautiful but they don't hold a candle to that precious Noah.

Now that a priceless photo!!!

God bless and have a magnificent day sweetie!

Mom Walds Place said...

What a lovely collection. Who made the first tea cup? It will be wonderful to see more of your tea pots! Sure do hope I win the drawing.

Mom Walds Place said...

What a lovely collection. Who made the first tea cup? It will be wonderful to see more of your tea pots! Sure do hope I win the drawing.

Lady Linda said...

Hi Martha, I've been trying to leave you posts for a few weeks with no luck. Not sure why. I do stop by every week and am always so delighted and wowed by your teacups and beautiful things. I think the teacup candle holders are fabulous.

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha....Oh gosh, we are both so busy that we don't connect much. But I agree that Noah is a darling little boy. Darling.

Gosh, I must have missed Vanessa being ill. Hope she is okay now.

Your teacups are darling, as always

Hope all is well. Sending lots of hugs. Susan

Susan said...

Do I still have time to enter the giveaway, Martha? Hope so.

Love your blog! Love you! Susan

Jenny said...

You just have the prettiest things! I love that top black and white one...just lovely!

Hope you're having a sweet Sunday.

Poppy said...

Beautiful collection Martha! Thank you for sharing with us!

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

I love the tea cup link party and ALL your collections. Thanks for sharing.