Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 114. I hope you have had a wonderful week. Mine was busy, my Grandbaby, Sophia had a bad cold last week and it seems she is finally be getting over it.
On Sunday my dear Mother, (Sophia's name sake), celebrated her 80th Birthday. The whole family gathered to celebrate, to eat and go swimming. My Mother, who is usually not very good at receiving gifts, was so happy. She always thinks we should spend the money on ourselves and not waste it on a gift for her. (According to her, she does not need anything!) She was showered with gifts and praises and she was so good. She accepted everything with gladness. We never heard, "that too expensive, you need to use this money for the kids". She was able to spend the day with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was in her glory with her children.
I think that is where I got my love for family and children, from my Mama. She always thought that the most important role we can have, is as a parent to our kids. As long as our family is together, all is well in the world, and we can handle anything. What a blessing it was to be able to surrounded Mom with her family. Everyone was so delighted to be able to honor her. Even Sophia, who is not very user friendly, was specially kind to her Great-grandma Lola.
The only one who did not make it was my son, Kyle. His Grandfather shares the same birthday with my Mother, so we were divided. He got to spend time with Grandma last week, he honored his Grandfather on Sunday. What is so funny is my Father and my Mother-in-Law, also shared the same birthday. They both have gone to be with the Lord. They loved the family gathering. I remember my father saying, the one thing he was going to miss when he was gone was his family! I am so sure they are both watching us from Heaven.
My heart is full this week with family. It was almost to hard to think about tea cups, but I did. All the Tea Cups I am sharing this week are pink. I have added to my collection of cameos and portrait pins. Did I ever tell you I collect portrait pins and brooches? Well, I do they are one of my favorite collections. This first cup is a Royal Standard of England, pattern name "Rose of Sharon". The Rose of Sharon is one of the many names that the Lord uses for Himself. Of course, He would want to use a rose to refer Himself too. Roses are stunning! The Portrait Brooch that is pictured with it is hand painted, Limoges. It is framed in 22 KT gold. I was lucky enough to find it at a thrift store for $5.99. Both the cup and the brooch are amazing.
Cup No. 2 is a Royal Albert, England. Pattern name "American Beauty" Love the rose here too. The pin in a vintage, hand painted Limoges. Hope you enjoy it!
This last cup is a Royal Chelsea tea cup. I love the gold leaf design on this cup. The cameo is real and is done in sterling silver. Just beautiful.
Here is this week's Mr. Linky. Terri is feeling better and going to try to post this week. Don't forget to visit her.
This is the last week for our give away. Please take a look at the first post for this month for all the details. Don't forget to let me know what you have done.
Thank you so much for allowing me to share my family with you. They are a part of me, without them, I am nothing. Lots of hugs, Martha