Jul 23, 2012


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 123! It almost does not seem right to talk about tea cups today. My heart has been broken because of what has happened in Colorado this weekend

My son, Kyle, went to Batman on Saturday. It made me nervous. Can you just imagine sending your children to a fun time at the movies and your life changes forever? Feeling helpless, all I can do is pray for the families and pray for our Country. We need to turn our hearts to God.

I had the Princess Maya this week again and we went to see the Cleopatra Exhibit. Before we left we had a little bet about whom was the most beautiful, Cleopatra or Maya. She was very worried and looked very hard to see if we could compare. She was unaware that there are no pictures or statues of her. They were all destroyed. So we compared her to this statue and voted, Princess Maya had to be the fairest, after all, Maya still has a head. It was so much fun playing with her. The Exhibit might have been a little over her head, but it was a fun time with her anyway.

I will continue to share green cups with you today. There is something so soothing about the color green. It has been in the 80's here, that is hot for Los Angeles, so it also helps keep things feeling cool. The first cup I am sharing today is a Mustache Cup. It reads "Think of me", it is Bavarian. The cup is also Lusterware, however some of the Luster is gone. It still is a favorite just the same.

Cup No. 2 is a Paragon, remember the one I told you I purchased this last week? It is was purchase at a Thrift Store for $6.00. I love the golden color on this one.

I do not think I have ever shared a picture of my dining room. So I thought I would do that this week. Since, I am feeling unsure that tea cups are appropriate today. I hope you don't mind. If you think of it, please pray for me, I guess I am not coping with this as well as I should be. (I never do!) I think I just need a good hug too! Anyway, I don't think I have shown you my dining room since Christmas.

I am currently hosting two Japanese visitors in my home. They speak very little English and I speak no Japanese. So it is interesting, they will be here two weeks. They seem so sweet to me, Ayako and the little girl is Ericka. We spend a lot of time smiling. She has a great smile, it blesses my heart.

Here is Mr. Linky for this week. Sorry for the melancholy post. I will do better next week, I promise.

Have a wonderful week. Hugs your family just a little extra today. Here are my hugs to you! Martha


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

You have such a pretty little angel to do fun things with, and what a NEAT exhibition!

I am saddened by this horrible tragedy, too - consider yourself hugged.

Praying for our crazy mixed up world, too.


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Love your dining room!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous dining room and your beautiful words, and family. My son and his girlfriend went on Friday night even after this tragic news. Hugs to you.

Betty Stapleton said...

Hi Martha
I feel what you feel for Aurora, we have an auctioneer friend that lives there and goes to that theatre. My prayers are with them, also, we had a tragedy in Toronto (many) just before this one, so sad.
Your cups n saucers are beautiful and I really enjoyed seeing your dining room-need the pictures bigger though for us older ones. Thank you for sharing... God bless

Micupoftea said...

Hello Martha~

You are RIGHT! We need to turn our eyes and heart to God and renounce sin. Your dining room is charming. What fun to spend time with your grands :)

Kathy said...

Good morning Martha,
My daughter and her friends were at the midnight premiere in the little town near us that night. I always tell them to be aware of their surroundings at all times - you just never know.
What we need to do is to keep on doing what we do - we do a good thing here - sharing, encouraging and well doing good things - that is the victory here - and to lay all our faith, hope and trust in God. He will take care of those who are evil - and that guy - he is evil.
Appreciate you much, thank you for hosting and for sharing,
God Bless

HI! I'm Tabitha said...

princess maya is precious..my children want to go to the movie and i just can't do it...one person has ruined a favorite pastime for everyone. i luv ur teacups...i wish i could add more of my favorites around the house but hubby thinks its to frilly

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I really enjoyed your dining room. The mantle and picture over the buffet are so beautiful!

highheeledlife said...

Maya is so lovely! and you visited one of my favourite women in history.. Cleopatra.

How wonderful to host international visitors, I'm certain you will all communicate and understand each other in no time.

Your teacups are always so pretty! Thank you for sharing.
Blessings, HHL

Sylvia said...

Love your tea cup and your dining room is beautiful!
I am also praying for the families that lost loved ones.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Martha,
Consider yourself hugged, my friend!

It was a terrible tragedy and as long as we live in this world there will be more, unfortunately. We can pray.

You have a wonderful dining room and a very sweet granddaughter! Pretty teacup too.

Blessings to you all those you love. Wishing you a lovely day...Sandi

Snap said...

You have such a beautiful family, Martha. Lovely teacups as always and the bling!!!!!!! Happy Tea Day!

Terri said...

Hello Martha,
I am sending you a ((((hug)))....there...did you feel it??? I hope so. It is filled with love : )
Your cups today are beautiful and well chosen. My heart sings over the second cup! Wow, love that gold and yellow and the flowers too!
Princess Maya is a beautiful girl. It is great to see her enjoying her self.
Lucky you to have visitors! I am sure they can feel your love and care even though you can't speak to each other. My daughter is fluent in Japanese....so if it's an emergency and you need to know something quick, just call : )

Victoria said...

Gorgeous post..the second tea cup stole my heart..i love it..and I love your beautiful home..totally fabulous..warm, inviting and enchanting!! Beautiful!!

HUgs..yes such sad news, wishing you brightness and blessings and sending positive sparkles your way!

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...It's okay to be melancholy. The events in Colorado sadden all of us.

Imagine how it must make God feel....He gives His children so much and then, mayhem for no good reason.

His heart must be so heavy, too. Humans are sometimes hard to figure out and hard to deal with.

Take care, dear Martha. Susan

Anne Payne said...

Martha, This is a lovely post and I appreciate you sharing your heart, as well as a couple of pretty cups :) Your girl is beautiful and it sounds like you had a wonderful and blessed visit.

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Martha,
Sending hugs your way and praying for peace that surpasses understanding. It is a tragedy what happen in Colorado. I think it's wonderful that Christian Bale visited the shooting victims of the Colorado tragedy. Many Churches & Christians are gathering together to pray! God is Good! Thanks for sharing your lovely photo's of your dining room and beautiful teacups. Everything looks lovely. It's wonderful that you have opened your home to this young lady and her daughter. Beautiful post! Thanks for hosting.

Kerrie said...

Your posts are always so beautiful! I love the cup that says Think of Me. Hugs, K

Lady Linda said...

Dear Martha, it's ok to feel a bit down, I think we all do. We live in a crazy world and it's really sad realize that such things are possible. This old world sure needs our God!
Your cups are so pretty. I love Paragon cups...they are a delight.
Hope you feel better.
Love, LInda

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Hi Martha, thanks for stopping over for a visit to Quirky Vistas and for following. I'm glad you did because that's how I found you! I'm now following as well. I enjoyed getting a glimpse of your dining room. It's lovely! Hope you'll come by and see me again sometime soon!