Monday, June 11, 2012
MORE RED, WHITE AND BLUE TEA CUPS!
Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 117. It looks like when we find something we like, we just can't stop! Hope all is well in your life this week. I am doing very, praise the Lord. Still exercising (just call me a Jock) and I have been able to get back to my gardening. For the longest time, I was unable to work in my yard. I have a beautiful English garden, that I love and it has always given me such joy and peace when I was out there. For various reasons, I had not been outside. (I think I was a little depressed and I did not even recognize it.) I am back to my garden regularly. I always feel the presence of God in my yard. If you are a gardener, I think you will understand this feeling.
I start my first week watching with Princess Maya. I am so excited. This Friday will be my first day and I will have her all to myself. I am not sure what we are going to do. She has all kinds of plans for me, so I guess I will just wait and see. She wants to be with me alone, no cousins for her first visit. The woman does not want to share me. (I love it!) Noah is not being told of this week's visit, because he wants to be here for Princess Maya too. I do plan to have times when we will have him join us, just not the first day. That day belongs to her.
I have started to do a little more decorating this week. I want to share some of the great cups that I have pulled out for the month. This first one is a demitasse, tea cup from Italy. As I mentioned before, I had a secretary that would go see her parents in Italy each summer, I was always gifted with a tea cup from a different region each year. I love that this one is hand painted. The saucer looks like lace.
This next cup is a Royal Stafford, from England. The cup sits on a crown shape base. It has a rich gold and ruby red design, very beautiful.
I just have to show you this Lefton cup. Did I ever tell you I collect Lefton? Well I do, and this set was purchased last summer for $35. It came with a complete tea set, 2 tea pots, sugar & creamer, water pitcher, milk pitcher and the matching canisters. The pattern is called American Rose and it is stunning. I scored! Just the tea pot alone goes for $100 on Ebay! Just thinking about the deal puts a smile on my face!
Well, that is it for today. Here is Mr. Linky. We had a wonderful turn out last week and I want to thank you. Tuesday is a big party day in Blogland and it is always fun to join the festivities! Don't for get to stop by Terri's. Her cups are always amazing. I covet them all (bad Martha).
I am going to try posting twice a week this summer. I always have so much to share. I am going to appear in a magazine this July. Will give you the details next week. Have a wonderful week. Enjoy living! Hugs, Martha