Apr 9, 2012


Hi Ladies! Hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday. I was lucky to spent the Easter weekend with my Grandchildren. (I know I have other relatives that I love and spent time with also but, the Grandchildren, oh my!) We did the Easter Egg Hunt and spent the morning doing all kinds of special Easter crafts. All three of them looked so cute. I have perfect Grandchildren. Princess Maya is growing up so. Where does the time go? Sophia has teeth, she is only 6 months! I hold on to every minute I get to spend with them. God truly has given me 3 great treasures!

Well, for many of you, Easter Break has started! A great time to relax and maybe add to your Tea Cup Collections while you are out and about. Both enigmatic and charming, I believe our personal collections are an extension of who we are. Our collections are the finishing touches that truly make our house a home. I find that when I am acquiring objects of beauty, they rarely have anything to do with their use or even the price. The hunt is often just as thrilling as the purchase itself for me. So this Easter Break, go hunting! Did I ever tell you I collect perfume bottles? Here are a few of my rather large collection.

My home has undergone it's monthly, make over. All my Easter items are down and replace by beautiful violets and purples. Those are the color cups I will be sharing with you this month. This first tea cup is a Radford China, Made in England, Purple Violets. With a lovely white base with rims of gold gilt. It looks so pretty with purple violets and the super ribbed design. It is an amazing piece that looks like lace to me. I have it sitting on a matching egg cup. Did I ever tell you I collect egg cups? Well, I do. (Let's not talk about it!)

Don't you just love this tea pot? Love the Violets! It is an Old Foley by James Foley, Staffordshire, England.

Cup No. 2 is also a Violet tea cup. It has a gold crown mark and is also Made in England. This cup has a very elegant look to it.

Cup No. 3 is an unsigned beauty. Maybe made in Japan, not sure. It has a lovely Violet design. It almost looks like a vintage, fabric print. It has a cute pedestal base.

Ok, Ladies, here is Mr. Linky for this week. Terri and I both share a love for Tea Cups and always look forward to what you are going to share each week. This last picture is of four handpainted Royal Doulton, dessert plates I am offering on my webside Pretty Vintage Things. Thank you so much for shopping at my store. It is so appreciated! I have been asked to do a radio program on my collections. I am so excited. I will let you know more information as I learn.

Have a wonderful week. Remember all our blessings! Hugs, Martha


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

I had to go back a way in my posts because I don't have many favourite tea cups but I do I have one look at every day with great pleasure. Royal Crown Derby Imari. A treasure. Love the stand too. Thanks for hosting.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
you get me with every Tea Time with your pretty collections. You have the special eye for treasures. Your violet cups are all so neat. And I love how you display them. It sounds as if you had a fabulous Easter time and I am sure your Grandchildren are blessed to have you as Grandmom. Easter is the happiness of the children.
Best greetings, Johanna

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Love the violet teacups - gorgeous!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Love the violet teacups - gorgeous!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Donna Heber said...

Hi Martha,

I just loved seeing all your violet teacups (this pattern is one of my favorites). Your one from Japan with the pedestal base is a real beauty! Thank you for hosting our party.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Martha,
Your violet teacups are very pretty! Spring and violets just go together so well. Have a lovely day.


Brenda said...

Your "treasures" are a delight! I just love seeing their happy faces. They sure are growing by leaps and bounds!! It's amazing to hear that the little one is getting her teeth! I think you are such a wonderful grandmother!!
Your collections sure show your ELEGANCE!! What ever it is that you collect, you do it with STYLE! Everything is just beautiful, amazing, and FAB!

Terri said...

What beautiful tea cups Martha! I love that you did all violets today. All of them are amazing, the purples and greens really refreshing for springtime. I think the first one is my favorite today, I have one very similar.
I am so glad you had a great day with your grandchildren.

The Charm of Home said...

Looks like you had a fun Easter. Hope it was wonderful! I was thinking about pansies and violets today too. You have the most lovely cups! Thank you for hosting!

Kathy said...

Hello! Love all the sweet violet teacups that are popping up this spring! Gorgeous post and such happy faces! Thank you for hosting!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I think everyone has pansies and violets on our minds this week! So lovely! Glad you had a wonderful Easter!

Anne Payne said...

I just found your blog for the first time today. You have such lovely pieces!

MomWaldsPlace said...

Your "violet garden" is lovely. It looks like the patch of violets out in our back garden by the grapevine and vegetable boxes.

Those plates are amazing!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

What lovely grandchildren, china, bottles, plates - all so beautiful!

And thank you for co-hosting such a nice link party! I too look so forward to seeing everyone's treasures!

Happy Tea Tuesday!


Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha..I know your Easter was glorious with the three beautiful "grandbabies." It was a lovely holiday here, too.

Love your perfume bottles. SOOO pretty. And the purple in the cups? Lovely. That's a sweet color.

Take care, dear Martha. Susan

cairncottage said...

Wow! Beautiful! I'm actually wearing purple today, so your post goes so well with my mood!(plus, it's one of my favorite colors). Have a wonderful week!

In His Lo♥e, Ann

Micupoftea said...

Oh, what lovely cups! Beautiful children...so blessed! I like the photos. Collecting egg cups...fun. Thanks for hosting.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
I have been having AN AWFUL TIME TRYING to connect to your blog? Hmmm, I hope this gets through??? I wanted to enter my last 2 posts BUT could not! I'll try again this week...
Your LITTLE ANGLES stole your post, they are SO SWEET!
Love a Big Hugs to you,


Oh goodness, such stunning teacups you always share with us! I'm drooling over those lovely square plates, wow! Such totally adorable children! Thank you for hosting. Have a great week Martha.

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