Jun 18, 2012

HONORING FATHERS AND ADDING TEA CUPS!





Hi Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 118! I hope you had a wonderful Father's Day Weekend. Father's Day is always a little melancholy for me. My Father has gone to be with the Lord and I don't think I miss him more than on Father's Day! I was blessed to have such a wonderful Dad. We celebrated and honored the Father's in our family. It was a very peaceful day. Here is a picture of Princess Maya in the guest room. It seems like she is growing right in front of my eyes.



I have been busy changing decor around the house as well as making a Jedi Cape for Noah, who is now into Star Wars. Did I tell you I have started a Bible Study with the lady that lives in my back guest house? She has no knowledge of God and whom He is. She has never heard of any Bible stories or even the 10 Commandments. It has been a blessing to watch her desire to know more about Jesus grow. I feel, I am the one who is being blessed to tell her. I will keep you posted.



I will be sharing a couple of Red Transferware cups with you this week. I have always wanted a whole set of Transferware, however, so far, I have not been able to find them at a price I can afford. This first cup is a Mason's, Vista, England. Every time I have ever found Transferware in red, it always has a lot of crazing. Not really sure why. Maybe because they are so well used. The Blue Transferware does not seem to have as much crazing.




This pretty white tea cup trio is a Wedgewood. It features a rose garland design around the edge of each piece.




Cup No. 3 is a Adderlay also from England. I love the crisp white color with the slate blue design. This set is also a trio. I just love it. Not sure if I recently shared this one, anyway, it is worth a second look. Don't you just love the large Eagle brooch?






The last cup is from Palissy Pottery, England. The cup is call "The Source of the Thanks". Very beautiful rose pattern design. One of my favorites.





Here is Mr. Linky for this week. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful tea cups and stories with us each week. Terri and I look forward to them each week.



Looking forward to taking at peek at all your beautiful cups. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Martha



I have a set of these blue portrait plates for sale on my website. Stop by and take a peek! Hugs, Martha

18 comments:

Johanna said...

Hi Martha,
your Princess Maya look very delighted. You both have a lot of fun together, I guess.
Your china is lovely and the brooches are always a special bling. Thank you for sharing your treasures and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

High Heeled Life said...

Martha you always share the most darling teacups with us. I'm especially enjoying your Adderlay one, it is so elegant in white and the raised designs in blue give a little edge! Wishing you a brilliant week..xo HHL

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Martha,
Is there anything more exciting than sharing Jesus with someone? What an honour!
Martha, you have stolen my heart with your red teacups! Pitter pat, pitter pat! How gorgeous they both are; love them! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us once again and have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Brenda said...

Martha, it's so fabulous that you get to share the Gospel with a dear person that has never heard of our Lord. That's a very exciting time for you both! I can't help but be moved by it. I pray that she continues to be open and will receive Him and that it will bring great blessings to you both.
Your Princess is surely growing. She looks even bigger to me. Her smile is always a delight!
Your tea sets are MAGNIFICENT!! What awesome tea sets you find!! GREAT TREASURES for sure! And I ALWAYS LOVE your brooches. ALL OF THEM! I haven't seen one yet that I didn't like. And they ALWAYS compliment your tea sets.
You are FABULOUS!!
Hugs,
Brenda

Snap said...

Red, white, blue and bling ... can't beat it!!!!! :D :D :D Happy Tea Day!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Martha!
Your teacups are always so pretty. I love the red and white transferware teacups.I saw an Adderlay saucer at a teashop with out the cup. I was going to buy it but it was too expensive. It is stunning with the cup and the eagle pin is beautiful.
~Clara

Sherry said...

Very pretty Martha! Love the eagle pin. Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Anne Payne said...

Hey Martha, You have so many beautiful pieces! It must be so delightful to choose which one to use each time you are getting ready to make a post. Thank you so much for sharing!

The Tablescaper said...

Love your collection of red, white and blue.

- The Tablescaper

Charlotte said...

Martha I think the red transferware cups are beautiful. I also think it is wonderful that you are doing a Bible study with the lady in your guest house...what a blessing you must be to her! I always enjoy hearing about your grandchildren, I'm sure the cape will look smashing!

Zinnia said...

I hope that your neighbor will find faith. It must be so lonely to live without faith. With Jesus is neither you nor I ever alone. The red tea cup is so beautiful. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

Creative Wings Boutique said...

Hi martha,
your teacups are amazing....im still in the infant stage of my collection
hugs

Betty Stapleton said...

I love red transferware, for some reason I sold a pile of it at auction, still have a lot of pieces. I think because of the crazing, got big money for it, so maybe that is why. Now I am looking for it again.
For some reason, my picture isn't showing on your connection. It was last night at 1:00, it opens if you click on it. Sorry a newbie, I do well to get the blog on. thank you for hosting Teat time Tuesday with Terri, I love it...

Terri said...

Princess Maya is indeed growing! All too soon... they grow up so fast!
Your tea cups are beautiful. I adore the first one. I know what you mean about the crazing...seems worse on the red...but it looks gorgeous anyways and only shows how old it is. I have some red transferware plates and some are much more crazed than the others, and I imagine, were used more.
Hugs,
Terri

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Martha - I am so very happy to hear of your discussions with your neighbor - I will keep her in my prayers and can't wait to hear more! Your cups are just too lovely - transferware is one of my favorite styles,

I appreciate you hosting and sharing,

Hugs,
Kathy

Denise @ english purple ribbon said...

Hi Martha! Thank-you for having this tea party! I love your pretty red transfer ware. The white and blue tea cups are pretty also. Denise

Micupoftea~ said...

How wonderful that you get to spend time with family! Love the red transfer ware and I have those white dishes too. THX for hosting :)

Lady Linda said...

I just love your red transfer ware...just is so appealing. Lovely lovely lovely. It's always so fun to read your blog posts and look at the great pix.
Wonderful to hear about your neighbor.
Love,
Linda