Mar 5, 2012


Hello dear Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 103. Hope you are well. God has been so good to me this past week. It seems like everything I prayed for He was so Faithful and answered me. You know one of my top concerns on my heart was the fact that my precious "Sophia" could not tolerate her Grandmother. It did not make any difference what I did, it was instant crying at just the sight of me. On Saturday however, we had a break though. I sat on my daughter's couch, laid her right next to me and we had a long tough talk. We got some things out on the table, cleared the air between us (well I did, she is 4 months), I repented of everything (I was not sure what I had done to bug her and did not want to leave any stone unturned.) We talked about my lack of kissing her toes when she came into the room, about my insensitive comment about her hair always needing a bow. (I was gruel!) We got the hard stuff out. Like making comments when she spit up on me. (I know, how could I? She has such cute spit.) I repented of the comment about how I thought her head was a little to big for her body. (I knew that must have hurt to the core!) I am a sick woman. Then, slowly she began to come around. First she allowed me the privilege to kiss her cute little toes, then to play with her hands and to even kiss her when I wanted too. Then it happened, a first for this 4 month old, she waved "hi" to me. Our healing was complete. It was just her and I alone for over one and a half hours. It is true confession is so good for the soul. Although she spoke no words, I knew she must have forgiven me, because, she smiled her perfect smile and then tried to eat my face! Life is how it should be again! :) The moral of the story, never offend "A Diva"! It was also good to promise her, she would inherit all my tea cups. (A Woman has to do what she has to do!)

Just had to share this great report, because you have know of my monthly struggles with her. I will start with this Month's tea cups. The change has started for my home and some green and some "Easter" items has begun to show up their cute faces. I have started with a few St. Patrick's Day cups. My son does have a little Irish in him, from his Dad's side. My first cup is Royal Dover from England. The cup is covered in clovers. Very pretty.

The next cup is a Shelley. The name is "A Dainty Shamrock". A beautiful cup that only Shelley could do. You can see a star in the saucer. The cup is a muted color green, just stunning.

Before I go on the my next cup, I want to share my Belleek Tea Pot. I own the entire set, however, the tea pot I think is the best part of it. One of my favorite tea pots that I own. It is amazing!

My next cup is this amazing Earl of Coventry "Blind Earl" Pattern. It is part of the Connoisseur Collection. Please look at this cup carefully. Everything is raised in a 3 dimensional look. I feels like you can just pick up the stem of leaves with your hand. This is one of my favorite cups. The sad thing is I don't even remember where or when I purchased it. I am usually so much better at that. This old grey mare, she ain't what she use to be!

The last cup I am sharing this month is a hand painted Bavaria, demitasse cup. Please look at the handle it painted in a stem color. Just a stunning dainty design. I love it.

As you may have heard our Terri is on an Art Vacation. She will not be sharing a cup this week.
we must carry on without her. Here is out Mr. Linky. It is ready for all the fun cups we get to see this week. In the mean time. Let's Party. God is good! Hugs, Martha


Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Beautiful baby and teacups! I have a three month old grand daughter, she is my heart!

-Kim :)

xinex said...

What a precious Sohia! Your clover teapot is so pretty, just perfect for St. Paddy's...Christine

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...Oh, lovely teacups for St. Patrick's Day month but oh, SOPHIA. What a darling dumpling. Lindita! Now seeing HER was a triple treat. Take care, Martha. Susan

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
Your teacups are lovely as usual and I love the Shelley! So glad you and your precious little grandbaby spent some alone time together and all went well. She's a darling! Thanks for sharing.


Antiques And Teacups said...

How wonderful you and your grandbaby came to terms...loving ones! What a joy! Love your Shelley (of course)and Belleek is perfect this time of year, isn't it? Thanks for your sweet comments (blush, blush) and thanks for linking with Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

LOVE your shamrock and green-themed china. It is so festive and sweet!

You are right, your Beleek teapot is fabulous!!!!

That little pink sweetheart is sure a cutie pie, too!

Thank you for hosting a wonderful linky party!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Martha incrível olhos de Bebe!
incrível sua coleção de xícaras e joias tons verde!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your tea cups are so beautiful! Love your collection.

Jocelyn @

Mom Wald said...

It is impossible to pick a favorite out of these. You do realize that, right?

She is so dang kissable! Congrats Gma!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I am sure your heart swelled with joy at this change of events. I actually felt like my child from birth to about 4 months was NOT fond of ME - she cried NONSTOP! AAAGGGGHHH!! I am so fond of your st patty's day teacups and green flare! Thanks for hosting.


Adorable bay! Your teacups are gorgeous, I love them all, specially the one with the clover and pretty teapogt. Thnk you for hosting.

Sarah said...

Martha, she's just the cutest little doll. What a sweet face! Fun to see all your green pretties. ~ sarah

EllenaElizabeth said...

Loving the Shelley clover cup and saucer...thinking this looks like Belleek to me and then seeing your beautiful Beleek teapot.....beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So many beautiful green tea cups!! You never cease to amaze me and never disappoint!!


Donna Heber said...

Hi Martha,

Beautiful teacups for St. Patrick's Day! So lovely. Thank you for hosting.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Martha - your post made me smile! I am so glad your grandbaby accepted your apologies and terms - lucky little gal! She is so precious! My dad was Irish - very, very proud of it! Love celebrating in March! I hope you have a marvelous week,
Thank you for hosting,

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Martha! I'm back! I am playing catch up today with joining parties and visiting participants! Thank you for sharing your lovely post with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,

Brenda said...

Good morning, Martha. I am so happy that you made a break-through with your granddaughter Sophia. It is VERY important that our grandchildren see no flaws in their grandmothers. They bring so much joy and I know your heart must be reeling. You so deserve ALL those wonderful hugs and kisses!

You have such SWEET WARE today, lovely lady! I dearly love the Belleek Tea Pot. I am not sure if that big butterfly on the pot actually goes on the pot or if it is one of your most beautiful brooches. VERY NICE either way!

Is that a frog brooch with Blind Earl? So STUNNING! Teacup and brooch. And your Bavaria, PRECIOUS, simply precious. I love the soft colors. Very delicate looking, and the handle is de-vine. (See that? A little play on words. LOL! The handle does look like a stem.)

I know Terri must be having a wonderful time about now. How wonderful that she gets to take an ART VACATION! I miss her today, but will catch her on the next round.


♥ Miss Tea said...

Hi Martha,

Bless you for making the break through with the cute little diva! she's so adorable! Bless her and all of your loved ones! I always envious of your beautiful collection of teacups, I'm so in love with your clover teacup and the belleek teapot is just gorgeous! but all of your teacups are just lovely! thank you for sharing this and hosting another tea time tuesday!


Charlotte said...

Hi Martha! I enjoyed reading your update about your little Diva. I'm so glad you cleared the air:) What a sweetie she the bonnet!

Your green teacup collection is have so many! I'm not sure which one I like the best, they are all pretty. Your home is looking transformed into a lovely spring time oasis. Your grandchildren must enjoy visiting you and seeing all the lovely decorations each holiday.

Johanna said...

Dear Martha,
just be a bit patient, little Sophia will love you then. You are such an good grandmother. Sophia just has to learn a lot now.
Your cups are today so wonderfull. Each is very special and the Shamrocks are perfect for the upcoming St. Patricks day. Thank you so much for sharing your treasures and for hosting this sweet event.
best greetings, Johanna

Kathryn Ross said...

HI Martha! Loving all your greens today! I've a shamrock cup to share later in the month, too! Thanks for the Davy Jones sounds - waxing nostalgic . . .

I'm celebrating my one year blogoversary so do stop by - posted your button in the story about linkups and other adventures this year!


Sherry said...

Hi Martha,

I am so lad you got some personal time with Sophia! Your Irish style tea cups are lovely! Thank you for hosting!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
I enjoyed reading your post about your precious babe...she is adorable! All your teacups are so pretty. Thanks for hosting.


Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Such a lovely post, and blog! I'm a new follower...Love Sophia; so glad you've worked things out!
Anne ♥

Micupoftea~ said...

Love the Shelley cup! I happen to have the SAME rusty bird bath figurine in the top photo! What a coiinkidink~ Your grandbaby is darling :)
Thanks for hosting~

Zaa said...

Gran"ME" time is always special... these are the times your sweet grandchildren will remember...( Snuggle snuggle)

You array of cups and saucers are exceptionally precious today ... It's certainly the " Luck of the Irish" that managed to collect such a winsome collection of green teasets.... Verte teacups are hard to come by nowadays. I adore your Belleck teapot .....Fabulous post...I'm going back to look again ( ha Ha) Hugs

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

I love your tea cups. So much green in time for St. Pat's Day!

Rustique Gal said...

Dear Martha,
What a sweet post about your adorable diva! I loved that you made up and there you are! Wonderful babylove. Thanks for the Monkees! Such pretty tea cups, and that jeweled frog is cute!
Have a great weekend,
Sherry said...

I was over joyed to see you had my Pink Bloosom Set displayed in among the others. Thank, you so much.

Your a doll! My heart was jumping for JOY!

Love your little Princess adorable and big boy.
I have my show and tell with my bigger Grandchildren in my blog today.

As big as they grow. They will always be Our Grandbabies. Right Martha.