Jul 2, 2012


Hi Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 120! Hope you are all experiencing a wonderful 4th of July holiday. I love this holiday! It is a great time to be with family and experience all the great barbeques that come with the gathering of loved ones. This will be my last Red, White & Blue theme post for this year. I must confess, I am feeling a little under the weather today. My mind is full of things I want to do, but I am having trouble getting moving. I just could not miss our party!

Here is the first cup I am sharing this week. It is a stunning Aynsley. You know how beautiful they are. I love the ear shaped handle of this cup. The colors are more of a bright slate blue on this one.

Did I ever tell you I collect shoes? Well, I do, and have them in all kinds of different shapes and styles. You will see them all over my home. (Just thought I would mention that!) My next cup is not really a cup, not really sure what it is. It could be a soup cup, however, it is so very old, the stamp dates to 1860, I am not sure if Limoges made soup cups like this way back when. I was told by the antique dealer that sold it to me, it was a sales men sample. I am not really sure how true that is. It is larger than most soup cups I have ever seen. The stamp reads C. Ahrenfeldt Limoges France Depose. It is 4" tall and 5 1/2" across. It is very beautiful, and one of my favorites. It has no crazing at all on it, which just amazes me.

The last cup this week is this vintage, Nippon, Hand painted cup and saucer. It is wafer thin. You can see the painters strokes on the cup, stunning. I think the cup stands beautiful all alone. I decorate the silver, vintage tea spoons with bling. Let me know if you would like one, I would be happy to make one for you in your favorite color.

Here is Mr. Linky for this week .
Please be sure to visit Terri, she is having a give away. I have always wanted to win one of her prizes, I have had no luck so far. Maybe you will be lucky, please let us know if you win! I will have a giveway next month. Good luck! Thank you to all faithful who are a part of this fun event every week. It would not be the same without you!

This last picture is of a vintage, pot metal, tiara I have for sale on Pretty Vintage Things. Stop by and take a peek when you get a chance.

Have a wonderful time celebrating our Nation's freedom! Hugs, Martha


Snap said...

Happy 4th of July! Lovely teacups, red white and blue, and bling! YeeHaw! :D :D

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Martha and Happy 4th to you and your family!!!

Denise said...

As always I enjoyed your post.So well done ,lots of lovely things to see.I have tried to join your parties but your type of linkey turns Me down.I have tried to figure it out.The other choice of linkey(the blue one) I have no problems with?Do you have any idea?-Denise

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
Hope you feel better for the July 4th celebration, my friend! The Nippon teacup is fabulous! Enjoy your week and all the festivities.


Susan said...

Hi Martha! So sorry you are feeling under the weather. Hope it passes fast! Happy Fourth to you and your beloved family. Loved all your cups, as always. Susan


Oh sweet lady..hope you're better soon to celebrate the great 4th.!! Happy 4th. of July to you and yours and many blessings!

Tara said...

Very pretty! Of course my favorite is the hand painted Nippon. Hope you feel better soon, I've missed your, "Did I ever tell you I collect..."!


Oh dear Martha! Your teacups are gorgeous, you have the greatest collection and I also spotted that cute high-heel shoe, wow!

Kathy said...

Hello Martha - gorgeous as usual! I am sorry to read you're not feeling well - I think Sandi said she wasn't well either! Hope you get well soon - I do appreciate you hosting - have a blessed Fourth of July,


Clara said...

Dear Martha, I am so sorry to hear you are under the weather. I love your tea cups as always. Hope you have a Happy Fourth of July and thank you for hosting.

Cynthia said...

Hi Marth,

I am new to your blog and I am following you via email.

I love your tea cups they are very pretty. Thank you for hosting and I am sorry you are not feeling well. Feel better and Bless you.

I hope when you feel better you will check ouy cloches and lavender.


Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such pretty teacups you have! I hope you feel better soon. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful holiday.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

a truly lovely post, Martha, but I am a little worried about your not feeling well.

I am saying a prayer for you right now, hope you are feeling energetic and better VERY soon!

Thank you for hosting a wonderful tea! You're a sweetheart!!!!!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Martha! It has been a long time since I participated in things in blogland. I am trying to get back into the swing of it. As usual you are still holding a lovely party. Love all you beautiful teacups and the jewel additions! Have a Happy 4th of July!! Hugs!

Micupoftea said...

Feel better! Love the Aynsley cup...have a blessed 4th of July~

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
the lady is so nice decorated with the neclaces in patriotic colors. And the Aynsley cup is really beautiful as much as the Limoges one is interesting. But the nippon tea cup is to die for. You have always great collections. Thank you for sharing them and for hosting this nice event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
the lady is so nice decorated with the neclaces in patriotic colors. And the Aynsley cup is really beautiful as much as the Limoges one is interesting. But the nippon tea cup is to die for. You have always great collections. Thank you for sharing them and for hosting this nice event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Terri said...

Hello Martha,
I am so glad you were feeling good enough to post! Yay! I hope that you feel much better soon.
Your cups today are gorgeous again....each one is very special...and the "soup" cup is glorious! I can see why it is one of your favorite cups. It looks like it is much newer than it's age.
I didn't know you collected shoes! Is there anything you don't collect?
I wonder ; )

Creations By Cindy said...

Happy 4th of July Martha! Beautiful display! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Martha
I´m here again .During some months I had not free time and I did´nt prepare the tea but now I´m on holidays until september and I would like very much meeting you every week
Your tea cups are always lovely

Cynthia said...

Happy Independence Day, Martha! Hope you have a wonderful day with your family. The teacups are gorgeous this week; I LOVE the last one . . . but I guess I really have a thing for anything made in Limoge.

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha! Your teacups are stunning this week - very different red, whites, and blues - but so elegant! I am particularly drawn to your lady bust with that amazing pearl necklace and lacey thing she's got going! WOW! My kind of display - though to wear it in person would be cumbersome, I daresay!

xinex said...

Beautiful as usual. Nobody can surpass your amazing collection, Martha. Happy 4th!....Christine

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful tea cups! Wishing you a very Happy 4th!

Jocelyn @

MomWaldsPlace said...

Hope you are feeling peppy soon!

Kerrie said...

Beautiful teacups! Happy 4th to you!

This N That said...

What a lovely collection of tea cups..Sadly mine are pretty much gone due to downsizing..I just found your blog (thanks to your comment), and will continue to check in from time to time..Enjoy your weekend..

Lady Linda said...

Hope you're much better by now Martha. Love your blog post and your July look to your blog in general.

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