Sunday, January 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