Feb 5, 2012

ROSES & GIVE AWAYS ON TEA CUP TUESDAY!



Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 99! Just need to share what happen with my blog this week, before we get started. Maybe this will help you not to make the same mistake. I let my domain name expire. (I did not even know I had a domain name to let expire.) I receive a call on Wednesday, from a guy in New Orleans who told me my domain was up for auction and he wanted to make sure I knew about it, before he bid. I looked at Go Daddy.com and sure enough, there was 17 bids on my name, aka, my blog! It had 28 hours left on the auction and I had to get it back before it was sold or my blog would belong to someone else and lost forever. My only choice was to pay the fees Go Daddy.com demanded to get it back or be part of the on going auction to try to win my blog back. It could have cost me over $600 to win it back. My Blog! It was a mess. Sunday was the first day, everything was back to normal. Moral of the story, if you ever get a notice to renew your domain name, do it. It should only cost you about $13 a year, well worth the money. I wish someone would have let me know, it would have saved me $97. That is my Domain 101 Class for you and no charge.



On a sweeter note, here is a picture of my Sophia. She is learning to like her Grandma. If I don't see her ever other day. I have to start all over again. My children can sure make beautiful children.



We are just a week away from Valentine's Day, one of my all time favorite holidays. I have so many pink and red cups to show you. I own over 100 pink rose cups. I may have to leak over into March. This first cup is a vintage Stanley from England. Love the huge roses. I have had this cup for 20 years or more. My husband purchased this for me on a trip to Santa Barbara one year. It looks so pretty with tea inside of it. When ever I give ladies a chance to pick a tea cup to use, this is one of the first to go.




This next cup is a Royal Castle also made in England. It is a common pattern, it just looks Royal to me. Look at all the details.




Before I show you my last cup, I want to share this Fritz and Floyd. It is called the Lady Fairy Coffee Mug. It looks like a Valentine's Day cup to me.



This last tea cup was given to me by my dear friend Terri. It is a KPM, Royal Ivory. She has a special style that is her own. This cup says Terri all over it. It is so beautiful. Terri and I have never meet, yet I consider her a dear friend. We pray for each other and care about one another as if we were family. Only in Blogland, can you meet such amazing ladies.




Did you notice I reached over 700 followers? You know what that means. It is time for another give away. This one will be open only to my followers. Here are the rules:

Follow me on Facebook
Leave a comment on my guest book at http://prettyvintagethings.com/
Let me know what you have done.
Give away will end March 26.
Just what are you going to give away you ask? Well, it is this beautiful vintage, Lusterware cup. I hope that you can see how amazing this cup is. (Brenda, your cup is on it's way!)




I just have to show this heart shape candle holder. I own the pair, and they just scream Valentine's Day!



Here is Mr. Linky for this week. I heard through the grape vine that Terri may be having a give away too. So check her out Also want to show you my newest listing on Pretty Vintage Things. It is a Susan Rois piece personally signed by her. Lovely! Have a great week!




Hugs, Martha

36 comments:

Charlotte said...

Hello Martha! Sorry to hear about your blog problem, but I'm glad you got it worked out.

Your granddaughter is beautiful! Such bright eyes, and so cute in her bonnet. Your teacups are very lovely today also. I adore roses. It's amazing that you have 100 cups to show us for Valentine's! I can't wait to see them all.

Charlotte

Pat's Pink Apron said...

I love your vintage Stanley of course! Thank you for hosting. Pat

Micupoftea~ said...

Beautiful baby! What a treasure she is! HAPPY Valentine's Day, Martha. :)
Thanks for hosting.

Johanna said...

Hi Martha,
what a stress to get you blog saved. Oh I am happy, it worked. Your little granddaughter is a beauty. I don't know who is sweeter, the little baby girl or your tea cups. Thank you for sharing all your treasures and have a great week.
Best greetings, Johanna

♥ Miss Tea said...

Oh my gosh! so sorry about your blog but i'm so glad you got it back without having to win the bid that is WAYY too expensive! I adore your collection of teacups as usual, the stanley cup is just stunningly gorgeous! how sweet of your husband to have bought you that lovely teacup! the royal castle tecup is adorable as well as the teacup that terri gave you, how sweet of her! the coffee mug is perfect for valentine's day! and congrats on 700 followers! i would love a chance to win the lovely teacup giveaway, please :)
I've followed you on facebook and i have left a comment in your blog's guestbook.

Blessings,
Susan


Blessings,
Susan

Brenda said...

First of all, your granddaughter Sophia is so adorable. My youngest granddaughter had a friend once named Sophia. When she was little she couldn't say her name, so she called her "Soapy." I just thought it was so cute.
I am glad you were able to get the problem with your blog all worked out. I didn't know they could that, so your information is wonderful to have.
I was really tempted to sign up for this give away, but decided not to be greedy, even though your give away is close to my birthday. LOL!! I am very excited about receiving the beautiful blue that you are sending. THANK YOU!
I LOVE your vintage Stanley and I think that is going to be my next favorite.
LOVE your blog today and your choices for Valentine's Day are just perfect.
Hugs,
Brenda

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh goodness, I'm glad your blog got fixed, I'm so scared something happens to mine as I'm not computer savvy, lol! Your lil'one is adorable and love her name, I have a lovely daughter with that name too. Love your vintage lovely and thank you for hosting and for the giveaway sweet lady. I've been a follower. Hugs,
FABBY

Terri said...

Oh Martha, what a harrowing tale! I had no idea about this and have never received a renewal notice. I wonder...
Your Shelley is totally over the top gorgeous! What a cup to have tea in!
And the other cups too are wonderful as always. I have seen the third one in antique shops from time to time.
I am so glad you love the cup I sent you. It is a unique pink isn't it?
I hope you have a wonderful week.
Hugs of love,
Terri

Terri said...

Martha, I just realized, your URL is a dot.com name. Mine is blogpspot.com. I think that is why I don't get a renewal. You have a proper web address. Mine is through Blogger. Does that make sense?
I will check more and make sure that there isn't a renewal fee for Blogger.
Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention.
Hugs,
Terri

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
I'm so sorry to hear about your blog domain problem...
If it had happened to me I wouldn't know what to do.
Thanks for sharing all this beautiful china.
And your Sophia is a real treasure!
Hugs

Sally said...

The crazy things that happen.... glad you saved your blog!!! I love the cup that you're so generously sharing with your readers. Thanks for hosting :)

sally.puckett@yahoo.com

Lavender Cottage said...

Good thing you found out about your blog in time. Blogger itself is creating issues for some people too and I really hope my blog fairy is looking out for me.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
Oh my, I'm glad you got your blog problems fixed up. Have you ever seen such troubles we bloggers are experiencing over the last number of months? It's incredible!
Your grandbaby is darling! I LOVE the Stanley teacup and of the Royal Ivory too. Pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jann said...

Such beautiful teacups, Martha! And the canvas is lovely!

Linda said...

Hello Martha,
I am a new follower. You have some amazing tea things! Thanks for hosting tea!
Wishing you a beautiful week,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha! Ohhhh, Sophia. What a little TREASURE. Your heart must be filled to the brim with love.

Your cups today are lovely, as always, and that first one-----oooooo a take-your-breath-away cup!

How ARE you Martha? Susan

Zaa said...

OMG .. Don't they know that you're the " QUEEN" of your own domain... I'm so happy that it all ended well...

Your rose tea sets are all so beautiful..I especially love all the details on your " Royal Castle " set... Very Pretty... but most precious of all is your darling little grand-daughter... We're expecting our first little grand-daughter in May ... finally a girl.( ha ha)..I love to see the pictures...Thank You for sharing....Hugs

Mom Walds Place said...

The first tea cup is amazing. No wonder it is chosen so often.

I keep forgetting that I can look for folks on FB. Found You!

700 Followers, amazing. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you!

Love, Yesterdays said...

Holy cow! thanks o much for the lesson on domain names! Who would have ever thought!

I have liked your facebook page! I also commented on your shop guestbook. by the way, I am following your blog, too. I heard about you from Terri's site!

Love them cups :)

lynne said...

Hello Martha
I wanted to visit to say Thank You for being part of my Blog's 2 year celebrations with my Giveaway.
I am your newest Follower but alas I cannot participate in your Giveaway as I am not on Facebook.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Wishes
Lynne

Sally said...

I liked you on Facebook :) Looking forward to enjoying your posts!!

sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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