Apr 16, 2012


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 109. I am running so late this week. It is almost 9 pm and I am just thinking about the post now. My daughter had surgery today and thank God, everything is fine. I was up at 3:00 am this morning praying for her. A mother never stops worrying about her children no matter how old they get. They are always our little girls. You would be so proud of me, I am exercising. First time in my life, mind you! I have a friend who is a trainer and she is working with me. I had not said anything, because I thought I would have quit already but, I am liking it. I am not very good but it is a start. I know this was from God, because I would have never done it on my own. She asked me! Even my fingers are sore.

I am going to be sharing more purple cups this week. I think they are so sweet looking. I am also sharing some of my "Color Purple" Decor for this month. Did I ever tell you I collect Fenton? Well, you guessed it, I do. These are two very large vases along with a very small one.

This first tea cup is a Royal Albert. The pattern name is "Sweet Violet". I believe it is ca. 1970. It has a beautiful wavy design to it and a delicate handle. Just perfect for an afternoon cup of tea.

Cup number 2 is a demitasse cup. It is a numbered, vintage, Lenox. I just love the look of this cup. Really the pictures do not do it justice. This cup I believe is circa 1920. It is in perfect condition and just stunning. I have no idea if it came with a saucer. When I purchased it, years ago, it was alone. Isn't it beautiful?

My third cup this week is Staffordshire, England, Royale Garden, Chintz Collection. This cup features a beautiful pale yellow background, very different for Chintz.

This last cup is also a Royal Albert, England. This cup has a very old look to it. Very elegant. The Tea Pot along side it is a double cup Sadler.

Here is Mr. Linky for this week. Both Terri and I thank you for your faithfulness to this Tea Party. We both love to drool over the tea cups. I have put some new tea cups on my website Pretty Vintage Things. Stop by and take a peek! Hugs, Martha


Denise said...

Lovely as always Martha.You keep Me inspired.

xinex said...

Your purple tea cups are very pretty, Martha. Such a rich and royal color....Christine

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVE Purple! and as I get older it seems as though I surround myself more and more with it's cooling and calming effect! Every single one of your treasures is "To Die For"!!! I cannot pick a favorite!
Have a wonderful week,
Big Hugs to you,

Gee said...

Hi Martha,

You have many beautiful teacups and i have always love to stop by your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Such lovely purple china, martha!

I am praying for your good health, along with your family. And your excercising - that is GREAT!

Wish we lived near one another, I need to do the same thing. My sister is an aerobics instructor and is ALWAYS on me about not moving enough. She is right.

Love the purple. I may have to do a purple post sometime in future - maybe when my lilacs are in bloom.

God bless!!

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Beautiful Martha, love the color purple, lavender, violet and lilac! Prayers for your Dear daughter:) Hugs Marilou

Jacoba said...

Hi Marta,
It is been a while since I came to tea with you. What a nice idea to combine all purples for this post! I love the Staffordshire one.
Happy day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

So glad your daughter is doing well! Your purple teacups are all lovely, Martha. Love the RA and the chintz! Thanks for sharing.


Mom Wald said...

Lovely post. You can never have too many violets. Our lawn is full of them like your chintzware cup.

I am so glad to hear your daughter is doing okay. Take care.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Martha,

Your teacups and tea things are in my favorite color this week. So glad to know your daughter is doing well and sending prayers her way. Thank you for hosting our party.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

lindas xicaras!

Sherry said...

You have such pretty teacups Martha. I love the chintz one. Thanks for hosting!

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha, I loved your violet cups... each one of them!
Thanks for sharing.

KathyB. said...

The first teacup is unlike any I have ever seen, it is beautiful. You show some of the most unique teacups Martha !

I completely understand what you said about our "little girls". No matter how old they get, they are constantly on our minds, in our hearts, and the mom in us never quits praying our worries away concerning them.I hope she is recovering quickly,and how can she not with her Mom praying for her?

Anne Payne said...

Purple is such a majestic color! These pieces look as if they could grace the table and armoire's of royalty! Love the photos with the jewels...stunning!!!

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Martha,

I especially like your chintz teacup; so pretty. Although I must say that I simply adore all of your lovely teacups, which are exceptionally pretty as always. The color purple is always so fresh, Spring-like and very cheerfully Summery also.

Thanks for hosting.

Cheers and blessings, WL

GardenofDaisies said...

Your teacups are always soooo pretty! We moms never stop loving and caring and worrying about our children. Wishing your daughter a quick recovery.

Zinnia said...

I hope that your daughter's surgery went well? Bravo you start exercising. I try to start but oh how much I come up instead. I love purple. You own a wonderful treasure in your beautiful copper. I wish you a nice day! Zinnia

Brenda said...

MARTHA, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!! I can't express to you enough how important it is that we keep moving. I didn't get to link for tea time, because I had jury duty yesterday, but I did do a post this morning about circulation. I hope you find it informative. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! I'm glad that you haven't stopped and so thankful that you have someone to exercise with you. It does make it more enjoyable. Keep it up girl! Thank you, Father, for sending my dear friend, Martha, a workout partner!

You are so right about us mothers. It doesn't matter how old our children get, they will always be our children. You, your daughter (I hope she is doing well), and your family are in my prayers.

Your tea cups are SPLENDID today! I love the color and designs. Your collections are AWESOME! It just must be fabulous growing up in your home. Always seeing some sort of beautiful decoration. Just makes me feel "homey"!!

Stay on that healthy road!
Here's to your health,

Texas Tea Party said...

Martha, I hope your daughter recovers quickly! I am also very proud of you for beginning to exercise. My husband is in out patient therapy from a fall and we are both on his diabetic diet so it's really a life change. I will be thinking and praying for you and your daughter.
The color Purple is so gorgeous from the first plate to all the cups and saucers. I just adore every one of the pieces you presented in your post. I did not know you collected Fenton and the vases are lovely on your mantel. Happy Tea Party! Pam

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

My Dear Martha, I chuckle when you start a sentence with 'did I tell you I collected...." You are a connoisseur of collectables! Gorgeous purple! You have a rainbow of beauty. I completely understand - we let them go, but still hold them close in our hearts and rejoice knowing God loves them all the more!
Thanks for hosting and for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Terri said...

Hello Martha,
I am really late to visit everyone this week. Your post is lovely. I am so glad to hear your daughter did well. I hope she is recovering just fine.
Your violet cups are gorgeous. The mug is stunning! I always love the beautiful china you share with us.

Lady Linda said...

Hi Martha...haven't been to visit your blog in awhile. Busy spring and I can't seem to keep up with things! Hope to get back on track now. Such beautiful things. I love purple. I went to a book signing last night and the lady was wearing all purple!
Happy Spring.

Mimos da Claralú! said...

Hello Martha! Pleased to meet you, my name is Luciana and I'm from Brazil. I found your blog on one of many who follow and I loved it! His pieces are beautiful, congratulations on good taste.
I also love vintage, so now I am his follower, not to lose any of your new blog.
Be blessed one week!

Brenda said...

Good morning, Martha. I noticed you didn't get to post a new tea time, so I hope that all is well with you and your family. You all are in my prayers. I know you must be very busy taking care of your daughter and grandchildren, but do remember your own health. Take some some to move around or get in a little exercise each day. I just want to say I missed you and am looking forward to your next post.
HUGS and God Bless,

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