Apr 24, 2012


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 110! Can you believe we have been doing this so long? Hope you had a good week. Sorry for the late post. My Noah is having surgery and he had post opt today. So I had to watch Sophia. She loves me know and hugs me. PTL! It only took her 6 months. I have been a little under the weather. My blood sugar has been low since I have started exercising. (Yes, I am still exercising! I am so proud of myself.) I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Guess I am going to have to do the thing I hate to do and that is call the doctor. Yuk! I was complaining to my daughter today about how tired I get after exercising, she so sweetly reminded me that I had not exercised in 55 years! I guess it will take some time.
I have some fun cups to show you this week. Not sure I have ever shared them before. The first two cups I am sharing are both Limoges. They are so very different. This first one has a wonderful shape and is so wafer thin. It feels like my hands can just press too hard and break it. It is very old, so obviously, it is strong enough to survive. It is so beautiful.
This next cup, again is a Limoges, it too is vintage, but feels heavy and strong enough to do some damage if need be. This one as well as the first one is hand painted, with heavy gold gilding.
Cup No. 3 is a vintage Chintz. It is an antique Lord Nelson. You just can never get enough Chintz.
I was lucky enough to go to an Estate Sale this weekend. Didn't have a lot of money but I found these two items I just could not live without. The first is this beautiful, vintage rose, needlepoint pillow. Did I ever tell you I collect vintage, needlepoint pillows? Well, you guessed it I do. I have a lot of them. I take them out for different seasons. When I found this beautiful rose pillow I just had to have it. I was lucky enough to get it for $5. It is unbelievably beautiful. As someone dear to me said "Good, that is just what we need, one more pillow!" I just think you can never have enough pillows!
Well, here is Mr. Linky for this week. I just have to share this last piece I purchased. It is a c 1900 Blue Flow tray! Not sure if I am going to keep this or sell it yet. I just think it is stunning!
I was planning to have a giveaway set up. We will have to wait until next week. Terri and I have been partying for over two years. We need to do something special. Don't forget to visit my dear friend, Terri. You will never be disappointed! Hugs, Martha


Snap said...

Gorgeous as always and love the bling! Happy Tea Day!

Terri said...

Hello Martha!
I was getting worried, in fact I just sent you an e-mail to check on you. I am so glad to see you are here. I am sorry to hear little Noah needed surgery. I hope he recovers beautifully.
I am sorry too to hear your blood sugar is bothering you again. Low blood sugar feels so crappy! I hope you too feel better soon.
Your china today is gorgeous. I am in love with your violet cup! So very perfectly lovely!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
WOW I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE that tray! I am very weak when shopping and see a tray, BUT a tray with handles "AND FLOW BLUE"! Oh My Goodness!!!
Aren't Estate sales WONDERFUL! and OH WHAT TREASURES you got... Of course everything here is gorgeous BUT that needlepoint pillow was a "Fabulous Find"!!!
Big Hugs to you,

Natasha in Oz said...

It sounds like life has been crazy and busy for you! Take care and look after yourself and your sweet family!

Best wishes and thanks for having me!

MomWaldsPlace said...

That pillow for only $5!?! You deserve a treat. Hope the surgery went well. Baby time, lucky you. Aaand a flow blue tray. This post is full of beauty. Happy Tuesday!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Hope the post opt went ok?

Glad you are gettting lovin hugs from itty bitty!

Love your china and pillow - just beautiful.

Have a very happy tea tuesday!

Linda said...

Martha- Hope you have gotten some rest, eaten some protein and are feeling better.
It is so nice to visit you again... I've had some health problems myself and also moved!
Thanks for sharing and be well.
Blessings, L

mandala said...

O M G !

Unknown said...

just gorgeous indeed!! well wishes to your Noah

HI! I'm Tabitha said...

your tea cup collection is marvelous. mine is still in the infant stage....i hope you are feeling better quickly..hugs

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Martha,
I missed you and thought, it must happen some special to keep you away from the Tea Party. I hope all is going well with our cute Noah and he will recover soon. You are such a clever lady to exercise. That should inspire me, I would need it so much to exercise. Your tea cups are always stunning, each one is a delight to see. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Cynthia said...

Hope your grandson mends well. And hope you feel better soon, Martha. I agree, you can never have too many pillows!

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Martha,
Sorry to hear that your sweet Noah has to have surgery...praying all goes well. Also that you are feeling better and well rested. I know how it feels to be completely exhausted and tired. I work nights and find it difficult at times. Your teacups & jewelery are stunning...love them all. Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful week.


Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Martha,
I just love your teacup collection. I always enjoy coming by for a visit to see your beautiful tea dishes. Thank you for this wonderful party. Hope you feel better soon.

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...Oh my GOODNESS. Can't believe you've had more than 100 Teacup Tuesdays! GOOD FOR YOU, Martha and Terri, too.

Loved all your cups.

Oh, your needlepoint pillow is precious. I bought one and did a post on it, too. Also loved your flow blue......I did a BIG post on a lady's collection of that lovely china.

Hope you keep exercising, Martha. I'm swimming. That helps! Susan

~*~Patty S said...

So much lovely eye candy...your tea cups are stunning and that flo blue platter is brilliant as well

Wishing you a Happy Tea Cup Tuesday on Thursday :)

Lady Jane said...

Out of everything I like that shoe!!! that is so unique!!!

Lorraine said...

Your teacups are fabulous, esp. the violets one, and you take lovely pictures! Thanks for your visit and the opportunity to link up with other tea loving friends. Have a great week!
~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Lily said...

Hope your grandson mends well. And hope you feel better soon!