Monday, June 4, 2012

RED, WHITE & BLUE TEA CUPS!

Hi Tea Lovers! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 116. Hope you all had a fun weekend. Lots of parties around here because of Graduations. The sad thing was I got sick. I think it was food poisoning, which is bad enough, try it with diabetes, bad kidneys, and the fact that my body does not produce or hold on to Potassium. (That is the stuff that keeps your muscles going, and yes, my heart is a muscle.) I have to take a large amount of prescription Potassium daily, which is fine and I never a problem, except, when you can't hold down water. It was awful. My poor family did not know what to do with me. That started early Saturday morning, today is Monday and I am just beginning to feel like I am back among the living, barely. If that was not enough (trust me it was), the plumbing in my rental when out. So I had to find a reasonable plumber. (Is that an oxymoron?) Being the good Mother, that I am, I sent my family to attend these important events, later I regretted it. Thank God, I am feeling so much better now, and back among the living. I know June is the time we get ready for Father's Day and start our summer planning. For those of us who own a store, we begin to plan for . . . wait for it, Christmas. We get into full Christmas mode to have our stores all ready for you to shop, shop, shop! In June I also change my house over to Red, White and Blue. It stays that way until July 4th! I am behind, but this is a start of my Tea Cup and Tea Pots offerings for this week. This first cup is Coalport from England. Coalport's are always so fancy and beautiful. This one has a wonderful handle. Cup No. 2 is an Adderley from England. The pattern name for this trio is "Blue Chelsea." This beautiful vintage trio was purchase years ago at a thrift store. The cost was $1.49 each piece. It is getting harder and harder to find these wonderful buys. Everyone one is getting smarter and it feels like it is "in" to be in a Thrift Store these days. The last cup is Swinnerton, by Staffordshire, England. Pattern Name is "Silverdale." This set is also part of a trio. This was a gift from my hubby years ago. Funny how I can remember who gave me what tea cup, and can't remember how old I am. Don't you just love this Tea Pot? It is vintage Fiesta Ware. I have not decided if am going to sell this or not. I would like to eliminate my California Pottery collection. I just have too much. It is so hard! You can make me an offer, I can't refuse. Anyway, here is Mr. Linky for this week. I have been having a little trouble with the link so at the end of the end of the week I have to remove it :(. At least I can still keep partying! I received confirmation today, that I will have Princess Maya on a regular basis this Summer. I am so happy! I get to see Sophia and Noah all the time, but due to distance and my daughter's busy schedule, Maya is not so easy to get. Well, it is black and white, the schedule has been made and it is in stone. She is all mine! (I am not excited, no, not me!) Maya already has a long list of things she wants to do with me. (Thank God I am still exercising!) Have a wonderful week. Celebrate all the wonderful fathers in your life. I know I will. See you at the parties! Hugs, Martha

34 comments:

Sandi said...

Sorry to hear you have had such a terrible time but happy to hear it is on it`s way out! Wonderful post. I do love your matching blog design :) Seeing your rhinestone flag pin made me very nostalgic...I had one as a little girl, a gift from an Uncle. I loved the sparkle! Hugs,

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Martha! I wish I was there "To Fluff your Pillow for you"!!! Food poisoning is AWFUL! I had it a few times and with your other problems, OH MY!!! You are always in my prayers... EAT LOTS of BANANAS!!!
I LOVE your Displays for us this week. Hard to believe the year is HALF OVER already! I NEVER remember how old I am, I just know it's something like the same age as "DIRT"!
Big Super Squishy Hugs to you,
Donna

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Glad to hear your feeling better. Your teacups are all so special, but I especially like the last one with the scene on it. How lucky to have your granddaughter for the summer! Bet you'll be having tea parties with her! Thank you for hosting.
Nancy

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You poor dear, that is the WORST!!

Hugs and get well soon!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Martha, I'm so sorry to hear you were ill! Love your cups - especially the Coalport! Hope you feel much better soon!
Cindy

Betty Stapleton said...

So sorry to hear you have been sick. You do have a rough time. Always seems to be taht whenit rains it pours, everything will happen at once.
Love the teacups, especially the first one, it matches the ones I put on a couple of weeks ago. The Spode. They are all so pretty. Thank you for sharing... and stay healthy.

Susan said...

OHhhhh, dear Martha. So sorry to hear of the dreadful sickness. May you feel MUCH better, 100 percent, soon, soon, SOON.

Wow, the grandkids are growing so. Little Noah was just a baby and now, well, he looks like a young man.

The teacups are so lovely. Your home must look like a million dollars.

Take care, Martha. Please take care, sweet friend. Susan

Antiques And Teacups said...

Congratulations on adding Maya to your brood! How fun! Lovely teacups...I love blue and white! Blue Chelsea has always been a favorite of mine.
Ruth

Zinnia said...

So sorry you were sick. Good thing there is medication that helps. In bananas, there are a lot of potassium. Nice to feel a little better. Hope it stays that way. I'm glad you have a specific theme for the month ending July 2. Teacup by Coalport is so cute. It also looks like it would be very good to drink from. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

Johanna said...

Hi Martha,
I am so sorry that you felt bad. That all sounds really awful. Nice that it is going better now. Princess Maya will be happy to stay a time with you. I wish I had a grandmother like you. Must be really exiting. Your tea cups today are stunning, too. I don't find a link today. Maybe you will put it in later. Anyway thank you for sharing your treasures. Its always a delight to visit you.
Best greetings, Johanna

Johanna said...

Hi Martha,
I am so sorry that you felt bad. That all sounds really awful. Nice that it is going better now. Princess Maya will be happy to stay a time with you. I wish I had a grandmother like you. Must be really exiting. Your tea cups today are stunning, too. I don't find a link today. Maybe you will put it in later. Anyway thank you for sharing your treasures. Its always a delight to visit you.
Best greetings, Johanna

EllenaElizabeth said...

Hope you are soon better Martha, what an ordeal. I love your red white and blue and I love your new header!!!

Micupoftea~ said...

Food poisoning...no fun! Love the blue & white cup. Have a nice Father's Day! Thx for hosting~

Brenda said...

There is NOTHING as wonderful as having your grandchildren around you. I feel very blessed to have my granddaughters every Sunday. Your grandchildren are such a delight and I love seeing their beautiful smiles.
I was sorry to hear that you were so sick and am very glad that you are feeling so much better now. I'm glad that you are exercising and doing what you can to better your health.
Your tea cups, as always, are so beautiful. You find the most amazing things! The Coalport, I do believe, is my favorite, UNTIL I saw the Swinnerton. These two actually go together very well. You are such a "Tea Lady!"
I love your Red, White, and Blue theme! You made me laugh at your comment that you can remember who gave you the cup, but can't remember how old you are....LOL! Hey, who want's to remember THAT anyway! LOL!
Here' to your health, Martha!
Love,
Brenda

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Martha!
I am sorry to here you were sick. Your page is so pretty and patriotic. I love all of your pretty teacups and that great blue fiesta teapot. Thank you for hosting.
~Clara

Snap said...

Lovely blue and white teacups ... very appropriate to celebrate the queen's jubilee and the upcoming July 4! Sure hope you are feeling better each and every day! Happy Tea Day!

Marianne said...

Martha, Hi! I love your cups, but I just really love the pins you selected to show with them. The whole theme is quite summer/patriotic. Very nice, indeed.

Blessings for a great day,
Marianne

pembrokeshire lass said...

lovely cups and saucers. I've just popped over from another blog and thought that yours sounded nice...and it is so I have become a follower and think I will enter a tea cup in your Tuesday. Joan

Terri said...

Oh my Martha! You didn't mention in the e-mail you have been so ill! What on earth did you eat???
I am so glad you are feeling better now. It sounds like you have a great summer planned with all your beautiful grandchildren. YOU are so LUCKY! They will keep you young : )
Your china today is really beautiful. I love each one, and especially the COleport!
Hugs to you!
Terri

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Martha, I'm sorry you've been ill; not very nice. I'm glad you're feeling better! God bless you!
Your teacups are lovely and I especially like the Coalport and Silverdale cups! They are beautiful! Hope you have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Creations By Cindy said...

Martha I do enjoy your tea time on the blog! Wish I could enjoy a cup of tea with you in one of those darling cups! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Brenda said...

Hey, Martha, I guess you missed my post on Blood Pressure. You could try the snack bars.
http://downmemorylalalane.blogspot.com/2012/05/snack-bar-good-for-high-blood-pressure.html
Love ya,
Brenda

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I am sorry to hear you have not been well - glad you're getting better!!
Your blog looks wonderful along with your beautiful red-white-and-blue teacups etc...just too lovely - I am glad you're going to have your granddaughter more this summer - so much fun at your house! Thank you for hosting,
Kathy

janice15 said...

Helo Martha, I'm your newest follower. You have such lovely things.. I'm so glad that you are feeling better. I don't have diabetes but My Dad and Mom have it. So I understand...I want to go visit your Esty store. please come join me @ spoonwither.blogspot.com with love Janice..Enjoy your day...

Bettyann said...

Dear Martha : I am so sorry to hear that you have been so sick. Hope all is well and you are on the mend. Take care dear one.

Sherry said...

Hope your feeling better Martha. Have a great time with Maya! They grow up too soon. Thank you for hosting,lovely teacups!
Sherry

Sarah said...

Martha, I love red, white, and blue, so this post really makes me smile. That was clever to pair the patriotic pins with the various cups and saucers. i think you have a beautiful collection of both! Thanks for sharing and for hosting the party. ~ Sarah

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You have some of the most beautiful tea cups. Thank you for sharing them with us each week!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Anne Payne said...

So sorry you were sick. Your pieces are so beautiful! I was in Hobby Lobby the other day and YES, they have some Christmas things out already!!! I thought for sure it wouldn't be out until after July 4th :)

Mom Wald said...

It is a shame that you were so ill, but wonderful that you are better. This is a lovely collection!

Lady Linda said...

So sorry you were sick Martha. I love all your red white and blue. Tis the season. Have fun with those little ones in your life.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh sweet lady, you had such an awful time! I'm sorry I didn't know, I'm also here with some issues and been busy too! Sorry, food poisoning is the worst, it happened to me on a flight to NY with chicken, I landed in the hospital before than at my parent's house!! Your red, blue and white cups are delightful to see and gorgeous as always, wow!! Hope you have a great weekend, having fun with the darlings.
FABBY

laurie said...

I'm so sorry to hear you have been ill, please take care,

what lovely cups, collecting teacups has been a passion of mine, you certainly are the one to go to about tea cups, wow!

Annesphamily said...

I am so happy to stop by and say hello. I hope you will share some gardening tips with me soon. I remember first coming over here a few years ago and intrigued by your bio stating you wanted an English garden. We have such a big barren yard and the front yard has no pop! I am wanting to add roses everywhere. I love my teacup I purchased form you! Sigh! I know it is hard finding tea treasures at the thrift stores. Everyone is shopping there! I get frustrated sometime. But I keep going! LOL! Sometime I do find a beautiful treasure! I just keep looking! Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs and Blessings Anne