Sunday, January 15, 2012
MORE JANUARY TEA CUPS & A GIVEWAY CONTINUES!
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