May 28, 2012


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 115! Hoping you had a great Memorial Day Weekend. Mine was very busy. We had a soldier come home from Afghanistan this week, so there was a big celebration. He is only 18 and has already seen war. It makes my heart so sad that this has happen, yet I praise God for young men like him who have made this great country free. I am proud of him and of all the great men who serve so willingly and give their lives that we may be free. My heart goes out to all the Mother's who have lost sons and daughters. I honor you and them today!
This first picture is a heart that Noah leaves on my dresser. He reminds me every time he visits that his heart is always with me. The first time he said that to me I tried so hard not to cry. As Mother's and Grandmother's our children are always in our hearts, no matter where they are. I wish mine could always be with me. Crazy huh? That's how I feel! Look how much Sophia has grown!
Anyway, I am in a good mood and ready for Tea. I will be sharing Chintz today. I know both Terri and I are late today, sorry. This first is a wonderful tea pot! It is a beautiful, antique, Lord Nelson, Chintz, stackable tea pot. Pattern name is "Rose Time." It was given to me by a missionary. I have had it for years.
This first cup is also a Lord Nelson, also very old. I just love the how the pattern is so vivid.
Cup number two is a Royal Standard. The flowers are a burgundy and violet. This cup is also vintage.
Here is Mr. Linky for this week. From now on I will remove the linky on Sunday, it is causing some problems with my blogger. Sorry! We have a winner for my give away Journeyin' Lady. She is a new follower, who loves California Pottery, so this will be perfect for her. Please email me with your address.
These a few of fun things I picked up at an Estate Sale this weekend. The first one is the necklace. I just love it! Everything was under $10, I love that even more.
Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Martha


Zinnia said...

War is so incredibly awful but sometimes it's hard to avoid. In Afghanistan, the girls finally, thanks to NATO can go to school. He makes an important contribution to many. Awesome teapot. Cup number two is my favorite. I wish you a wonderful week! Zinnia

Beth said...

Hi Martha, Love your stackable teapot as well as both of your cups. Floral is so feminine and beautiful. Have a wonderful week!

Clara said...

My heart goes thump for anything in the chintz pattern and I always love the way you display the jewelry with your cups. So pretty.

Snap said...

Martha, the teapot is amazing! Gorgeous. Beautiful post for Memorial Day and so close to your heart ... Happy Tea Day!

Terri said...

Oh my, your tea for one is truly a treasure! I love that pattern and color. The vivid cup too is lovely as well as your pretty Royal Standard cup and saucer. It looks like you found some great stuff at the estate sale too. Yay!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love all your treasures but I will take that precious little girl! Ha! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

soo sooo love your chintzy cups and service for one!
just beauties ~ ty for the share and for hosting the weekly party ~
bless you..
i've liked your page on FB too :)

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
what a luck that the young man came home save. Noah is so precious, isn't he. What a nice man must he be when upgrown. All your love is coming back to you. Sophia is so sweet now.
Your Chintz pattern is gorgeous and so nice. What a wonderful gift with memories. Congratulations to the winner of that pretty tea cup.
Dear Martha, when I linked in I realizes that I have no china today - I hope this doesn't matter?!
Thank you for sharing your treasures and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Martha,
Your stackable teapot is so pretty as are all your chintz teacups. Love chintz! Have a beautiful day.


Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Martha,
Your chintz teacups are all so lovely and would be so enjoyable to drink tea from. I feel the same as you when it comes to our children and grandchildren. You sure have a cute little one! Thank you so much for hosting this fun party. Have a wonderful week.

Susan said...

I think chintz is a very pretty pattern, Martha. Little Sophia is darling. And the fact that Noah leaves you a heart makes me smile. What a guy. Thanks for sharing such sweetness. Susan


BEAUTIFUL chintz! It's my favorite to collect! It makes me happy and you have lovely pieces!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Thank you so much for your visit and sweet words Martha!
Your inspirational writing about our brave soldiers brought a tear to my eye!
And what a dear little sweetheart Noah is :-))
As always I love your pretty pics and the stackable Chintz teapot is a glorious piece!! You lucky lady you!!
Thank you for sharing your treasures with us!!

Anonymous said...

hi Martha what a beautiful blog you have, the tea cups with the jewelry look just lovely together what a wonderful idea to compliment the tea cups, thankyou for visiting me today,

Lady Linda said...

Oh, so young to have seen the horrors of war.
On a happier note, I love your stacking teapot. So so so pretty Martha, as is you little miss.
Have a good week.

Kathy said...

Hello Martha - so glad he came back safe. My son-in-law has only been home for a while, he hasn't told us everything - but I know he saw some terrible things. They are very dedicated to what they do and I truly appreciate them - they do need our prayers!
Love your chintz stacked tea set - gorgeous! Congratulations to your winner! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

The Tablescaper said...

Such a touching story. I almost cried about the heart!

Love your chintz!!!

- The Tablescaper

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