Jun 26, 2012

TEA CUPS AND FAMILY, CAN IT GET ANY BETTER?





Hello Ladies! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 119! I know I am very late, sorry. My day got away from me. Hope you are all having a wonderful early summer. I know for many of you, fires have been in the front of your mind. I am so sorry, I am praying for you. It is hard to think of the simple things when friends are suffering such devastation. Sometimes, however, doing what you normally do is the best medicine. Please know you are not alone.




I have started my weekly, one day of watching Princess Maya. I have been so thrilled to have her. On Wednesday I will be taking both Maya and Noah to the movies to see Brave. Never taken them both alone, it should be a lot of fun. I must confess, I take a good nap when they have all gone home. Last week we went swimming at my sister home.







I do want to start sharing my cups. I am late and don't want to be left out of the festivities. My first cup is a vintage Coalport. Just look at how this cup is crinkled like you would do paper. Lovely!







Cup No. 2 is a antique, Bavarian trio. This is the set that started it all, about 25 years ago. It was given to me my a dear friend. It was love at first sight. Because of this cup, I have not stopped collecting and now own about 500 sets. (I am not a Hoarder, I am thinning out! Keep calm!) I am only keeping the best of the best and precious gifts from dear friends, of course. As you can see, I am doing so much better than then when we first met! (Say, yes, Martha, you are doing so good!) Thank you!






Cup No 3 is a Royal Albert, from England. It is call "Forget Me Not." It is so pretty and don't you just love the blink?





Here is Mr. Linky for this week. Please visit Terri, I have already done so and her cups are beautiful, as usual!


I am happy to announce that I have been featured in the Shabby Lanes Magazine. You can find it at Target or email me and I will direct you to the site where you can purchase it. It is a fun new magazine and I am proud to be a regular part of it.



Have a wonderful week ladies. I will continue to pray for the safety of your homes. Hugs, Martha

17 comments:

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Martha! I love your tea cups especially the Bavarian trio. have a nice day.
~Clara

Barbara F. said...

Always a pretty pretty post, Martha. I was telling Terri I need to do a tea party soon. xo

janice15 said...

Lol my daughter who is sitting next to me, as I read your post and telling her said for me to tell you that you inspire me just the same cause I'm following in your footsteps...I have no where near 500 but my little flat is getting so full of Tea cups...It's not being a hoarder but it's for the love of Tea cups...lol...I love them all...thank you for sharing them...enjoy the day..with love Janice

Brenda said...

Martha, I am so glad to see your post today. I was afraid that you might be feeling bad and couldn't join us today. SO GLAD all is well. I love seeing your wonderful grandchildren and so happy that you and Maya are having a wonderful time together. And I know what you mean about getting a nap when they leave. It is well DESERVED!!

Your tea sets are just wonderful today. I love the soft colors and the bling-bling!! You have wonderful taste in tea sets!

Congratulations on being featured in Shabby Lanes Magazine. I'll have to head to my local Target to see if I can get one.

Happy 4th!
Brenda

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Martha, I'm glad you posted today because I thought perhaps you weren't feeling well. I love the Coalport teacup! Enjoy your family.

Blessings,
Sandi

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Loving the Bavarian trio of cups, I am so partial to the Bavaria kind, as somehow I have a few sets, I guess I just love them!! Actually I love all your beautiful ones you always display! Thanks for hosting lovely lady.
FABBY

Snap said...

Congratulations on Shabby Lanes and looks like you and Princess Maya are having a grand time. Love the teacup, red-white-and blue, and all the bling!!!

Susan said...

Hi Martha! Congrats for being in the magazine! That is wonderful! Love your forget-me-not cut. Sooooo pretty. So glad you are getting to spend a day a week with your Princess. Susan

Sherry said...

That pool looks amazing! Have a great week.
Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Micupoftea~ said...

Hi Martha~ LOVE the vintage Coalport! SO elegant and gorgeous. You are richly blessed to have SO MUCH family...wow. Enjoy the end of June. Thx for hosting.

Johanna said...

Dear Martha,
Yes Martha, you are doing good. No, that is not enough: You are doing great! Always!
Your posts are full of passion and your cups are so outstanding. I could give just one away. I love the crinkeld white tea cup and for sure the Bavarian is very special. And Royal Albert always touches my heart. It is a great collection you have and no wonder that you are featured in the magazines. Congratulation to that honor. I think, we all can be lucky to be part of this great party of you and Terri. I wish you a very good time with Princess Maya. I think she loves to be with you.
Hugs and greetings, Johanna

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Martha,
I enjoyed seeing all your lovely teacups for this week. You display them so beautifully. Thank you for hosting your lovely party.
Nancy

KathyB. said...

"Yes Martha, you are doing so good." I always love the way you express yourself, especially when you talk about your collecting. COLLECTING, not hoarding!

Your pool looks so inviting and so much fun. Grandkids are the best, even if we do need a nap after they leave.

Teacups, oh, almost forgot! I love the Coalport especially.You always have the nicest teacups, it must be hard parting with any of them.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Martha, I can surely understand fun family time - I'd be right there too. Thank you for your help last week - after all that the MIL decided to go with silk flowers! I love the ruffly cup and I am with you praying for those near these fires - we seem so much more closer as we blog don't we. I appreciate you hosting and sharing -
God Bless,
Kathy
Oh, Congratulations for the feature! Looks great!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
What a beautiful Royal Albert and Coalport teacup. Congratulations on your feature in the Shabby Lanes Magazines. Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Lisa

Lady Linda said...

Hi Martha...enjoyed your post as always. I have one problem with it-I can NEVER decide which teacup I like best! Congrats on your magazine contribution. Will have to track it down.
Love,
Linda

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Martha,
Did you think I fell off the face of the earth????
It has just been so busy lately. But I finally got to do a Tea cup post and a Christmas one , no less!!

Congrats on being featured in Shabby lane. You deserve the honor!!

Have a wonderful Holiday with those that you love!!

Hugs,
Deb