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