Jan 15, 2012


Hello Ladies! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 96. Here we are in the middle of January already. It seems like we just finished up with Christmas. I want to thank you for your prayers, I do feel like I am getting better. I get a blood test this week just to make sure. God is so good to us. My daughter, Vanessa (Noah's Mom) is still sick, so please continue to pray for her.

As I share more January tea cups with you, I want to also share other collections along the way. My very first cup is a Castleton. It was Made in the USA and the pattern name is "Royal." I am lucky enough to own the matching demitasse. They were a gift from my husband, years ago. He purchased them for me in San Diego. They are still one of my all time favorite cups, they are so classy looking.

Did I ever tell you I collect glass baskets? Well, you guessed it, I do! I have them in every color you can think of, but one of my favorites are the lead crystal and the clear depression glass baskets. This next cup is a vintage Fostoria cup. It is an etched cup, Elegant Depression Glass. Just like my baskets, they look wonderful as part of the January Decor.

The next two cups I am going to share with you are all white. This first one is a Coalport. I scrapbook and have a gadget that will make paper look just like this cup looks. It is really very beautiful, much better in person than in my pictures.

You will notice I did not add jewelry to these last to cups. Did I ever tell you I collect shoes? Well, I do and I want to start sharing them with you. I these shoes are "Just Right", but I have beautiful porcelain shoes as well. This last cup is a Wedgewood. It is has a beautiful rose lace trim.

Here is this week's Mr. Linky. I want to thank you for your faithfulness to this weekly party. I just love looking and reading your wonderful stories and drooling over your cups. You make it so special. Don't forget to visit Terri, she promised us a new cup this week. I can't wait! Don't forget I am still having the giveaway. You can get more information on January 2, 2012 post. Signing the Guest Book on my website will also get your name added one more time. Noah will pick the winner from his Pirate Hat on the last Tuesday of January!

This last picture is a beautiful American Glass Bowl. It is known as flint glass, sun glass or purple glass. When they are placed in a sunny window or otherwise exposed over time to the rays of the sun they turn lavender and eventually really purple. Most the glass was made prior to ca. 1915 when most, but not all, glass companies ceased using manganese and substituted selenium as the clearing agent. Heisey, Duncan & Miller, Fostoria, Cambridge and Imperial glass companies are some exceptions. These pieces have become highly collectible. I am selling some of my collection, including this pedestal bowl on my website.

Have wonderful week! Hugs, Martha


Sandi McLean said...

Lovely post as always! I like your approach to January decor. And I do laugh when you confess to collecting yet more items! Because I am the same.. Best wishes for 2012!

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful!! I have two baskets. One is clear glass and the other is a pretty green that belonged to my hubby's Aunt. Are they called Wedding baskets??

Jocelyn @

Snap said...

Beautiful! Love the bling, too! Happy Tea Day!

highheeledlife said...

Wonderful teacups! and the photos with the shoes had me smiling... Thank you for hosting (with Teri) Tuesday Tea ..Blessings to you and your family... will keep you all in my prayers xo HHL

Lisa said...

You have such fun with your tea cups!
Hugs, Lisa

Terri said...

I am so glad you are feeling better Martha! I do hope your daughter heals soon too.
Your china and glass today are all really lovely. I don't know what tea cup I love best : ) But maybe the Coalport. And your large glass bowl is stunning!
How fun it is to visit you and see bits of your collections!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
Your teacups are all so lovely. You are quite a collector! Always fun to visit you.


Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Martha,
I'm so glad you're feeling better. I hope your daughter does soon, also. Your cups are always so lovely and I love how you display them with the pearls! The little shoes are also adorable! Thanks for hosting along with Terri!
Hugs, Cindy

The Charm of Home said...

So glad you are doing better! Your white cups for January are really lovely! Thank you so much for hosting!

Charlotte said...

Hi Martha,
All your cups are beautiful as always! Your glassware and shoes are lovely also. I like the white teacups a lot...white looks so pure and reminds me of winter snow. Perfect for January!

Your give-away teacup is beautiful! You are a very generous lady.

I will be praying for your daughter to get well:)


Michelle said...

Ooohh, you have such a lovely collection of tea cups! Beautiful glass bowl. I love the white plate, too, with the figures on it. Is it possible to tell me the maker? Thanks, Michelle

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Hi Martha, funnily enough, I've a white set today too. Love yours, so plain but pretty.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
I already said, you have the best collections. I love glass baskets also. They are great for decorations. And the china angel with the pearls and lace is gorgeous. And certainly your stunning cups. I love the Coalport most. So dainty. Dear Martha, I wish you a soon recovery and a great time.
Best greetings, Johanna

KathyB. said...

Your white Coalport is my favorite! I love the picture of the teacup with your grandchildren's photos in the background.

Your collections are very extensive and it appears you know, appreciate, and care so well for them. I thank you for sharing them with us, as I do not think I would ever see such beautiful pieces in person.

Kathy said...

Hello Martha, wonderful post - your teacups are so beautiful. Not amazed that you collect more things - you adore beautiful things and it only seems right! Thanks for hosting - I hope you have a blessed week,

Brenda said...

Good morning, Martha. I am sooooo sorry that my link kept posting to your post! It was taking me to a different place and it looked like I had to choice another picture. I'm sorry. I don't know how to take them off...
I do love your tea time today! The Royal really looks royal! I love your displays and I LOVE YOUR SHOES!! I also collect shoes. My aunt started me collecting back when I was just a little girl. I will have to get them out sometime and show them.
Your post is truly awesome today!!
Have a lovely day!

Denise said...

Hello Martha.I'm sure you don't even remember me.I haven't visited you in a while.It was so nice dropping by today,I promise to visit more often.We have a lot of the same collections.I don't post on many of them just because I would have to spend so much time taking photos.We do love many of the same things though.Denise

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
You always share beautiful objects and this time is no exception, but if I can pick a favourite, i's that white Coalport tea cup. So delicate and pure, just perfect!
Thanks for hosting

Cynthia said...

Martha, I love every cup you post, but that first one with the gold edging has to be my very favorite! Love the shoes, too.

MomWaldsPlace said...

What a lovely post. Whites are always a favorite, but always seem perfect for January. Perhaps it is their calming effect after a hectic holiday season.

Thank you for sharing about the glassware. That is some bowl.

I pray your daughter is well soon. It is so hard to be sick when you are a mom.

Zaa said...

Fabulous display of beauties... I love "Fostoria" and etched glassware ... I had never seen " Fostoria in a cup and saucer... It's divine!!!! ... as are the lovely Coalport pieces... Beautiful post filled with beautiful treasure... Hugs

Jocelyne said...

You inspire me - the "collector" in me that is! I love your blog, it's so fun. Happy 2012 to you.

Beth said...

Hi Martha, I love your beautiful cream colored tea cups! Love your shoes, too - they are adorable!
Hugs and blessings, Beth

Cindy said...

Good morning Martha, I just think your cups are divine, I love glass and crystal. So much beauty in one spot, you inspire the collector in me who wants to display pearls. Thank you so much for your lovely posts.

Dani Cristina said...

Amo este blog!Adoro vir aqui.
Tão inspirador.

Lady Linda said...

Martha, Martha, Martha! Can't imagine you collect something else...lol! I'm as bad and I love it. I adore the flint glass.
Much love,

Lady Linda said...

Martha, Martha, Martha! Can't imagine you collect something else...lol! I'm as bad and I love it. I adore the flint glass.
Much love,

Candylei said...

Beautiful cups! Wow! My favorite is the white Coalport that is ruffled or pleated. And such a sweet rose pattern on the plate underneath! Have a great weekend! And I wish you well soon!!

EllenaElizabeth said...

LOVE all your cups and saucers but particularly the etched glass set. Thanks for posting I really enjoyed looking and reading.

Amy Burzese said...

Hi, Martha, I love your tea cups! I had a teacup phase several years ago. Maybe I'll get mine out and do a post. Thank you for following me on GFC. I follow via Google Reader as GFC seems to have issues.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Olá Martha
não sei como participar,
mas link da minha foto esta aqui,

amei suas belas fotos, sua coleção é incrivel
e seu vidro é fabuloso!

Jenny said...

OMG! That Coalport teacup is astonishing! I've never seen anything like that! Just lovely.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Brenda!! I'm so happy she won something so beautiful as a Martha's teacup. You've always got such lovely things, Martha.

Oh, my, your little Noah is a sweet darling, indeed!!! Three is a most wonderful age. Definitely a date is in order - he will love it!

Enjoy a wonderful day,