Jul 16, 2012


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 122. I hope you have had a change to visit some of the ladies that were involved in Karen Valentine's party, Where Women Create! There are some amazing craft rooms to see. I seriously did some coveting this weekend, and I am just in the "C's". I am going to have to do some serious repenting before this is all over. It will probably take me all week to see it all.

This weekend I did a yard sale with my daughter. I do not like doing them because it is so much work getting ready. However, since I need to prove that I am not a hoarder (to myself at least), I spent the week getting ready for the big event. I decided to just work on one room, thinking I have enough in any room to avoid making a mess in the entire house. Much to my dismay, I found collections I had forgotten about! (Don't say a word, I know!) I am just going to tell you about one, as I begin to cope with the new found treasures. I collect(ed) vintage salt & pepper shakers, lots of them. You really need to pray for me. I am not a Hoarder! Some of them are very cute and others, who knows what I was thinking. I will be selling them on my website, if you are a collector. I also found a huge amount of antique post cards. (Why, Martha, why?) It was so hot this weekend, I made more work than money.

My cups this week are in the green colors. This first one is an Aynsley. It was a gift from my sister-in-law. One of the most favorites gifts she has ever given me. Love the daisies, they are her favorite flower. It has a corset body with hand painted pedals all over it. Just stunning!

The 2nd cup is Paragon. I love the muted, mint green color on this cup. The Paragon has become one of my favorite designers. I found a new Paragon this week that I will share next week with you. They have such stunning designs.

This next cup I purchased this week for $1.49. It reminds me of Rachel Ashwell's taste in tea cups. It is unsigned, very delicate and thin. Love the pretty pink roses. This cup is handpainted. Notice the two lady bugs figurals? I found a whole collection of them this week that I forgot all about. Apparently, I have all kinds of bugs in pins & broochs. I am in so much trouble.

Here is Mr Linky for this week. Terri and I thank you for your faithfulness each week.

I have added a few pictures of my front yard that just looks beautiful right now. Have a wonderful week! Sending lots of hugs, Martha



OMG lovely lady, I hope you're rested by now..I don't think so personally, such hard work that is!! I love your teacup, it is gorgeous! The S&P are so cute. I coudn't find the link to your party... maybe it's just me, though. Have a great week dear Martha.

Micupoftea said...

Hi there! Happy 122! Is there no party this week? I love the teacup...the green body is so pretty. My SIL collect S&P shakers and it is a fun hobby. Have a great week :)

Terri said...

Beautiful Daily cup Martha! How perfect for summer. I love that corset shape as well.

I think your whole house is full of surprises! Lol! The fact that you sell some of your items is a good sign that you are not a horder...right?

I hope this is a really good week for you.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Martha, that is a very pretty teacup! Love the colour and the shape. Thanks for sharing.


Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Martha,
What sweet pretty teacups you have! I sure you enjoy having tea in them. Makes for a special time! Thanks for hosting.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Glad to find your party, Martha! I love teacups!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Don't collections just grow in the dark???! I love your Aynsley daisy. teacup. How cute! What a wonderful gift!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Dear Martha,

You truly have one of the most interesting collections!

You seem to have everything!

Sure do enjoy seeing your treasures. Thanks so much for sharing and for co-hosting a wonderful weekly linky party!

Anne Payne said...

I have to say the daisy cup is my favorite :) And the postcards...they are all the rage in scrapbooking now. You could definitely sell those!

Snap said...

Oh, my. The Aynsley cup with the daisies is spectacular. I think I'm in Love! :D :D And the Paragon is gorgeous, too. I love salt and pepper shakers!!!! Happy Tea Day!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

I must admit that I have more than my fair share of S&P shakers HA!
Both of your teacups are so pretty and I'm loving the skinny waist on the daisies! What a special gift that was!
Thanks so much for another fun TCT!
P.S. I'm having a giveaway if you would like to visit and see if its something you would like!

Michelle said...

I agree with you about how much work yard sales are! All three of your tea cups are beautiful! How wonderful to receive the Aynsley as a gift. I love the ladybugs, too. Thanks for sharing and hosting, Michelle

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Martha,
I have to admit you have the most beautiful teacups I have seen. I love,love the ladybugs! Beautiful photo's of your front yard.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my, Martha - you are in trouble! Losing your collections? All the more to put in your shop, I suppose, as you say. But, do hold onto enough beauty for yourself.

LOVE the corset daisy cup - my favorite, too!

Joy to you!

Betty Stapleton said...

What a lovely green tea cup and saucer, I enjoy your collections, love when you find forgotten items, you write a great post. Thank you for sharing...

MomWaldsPlace said...

You are so sweet Martha. I do not believe you need to fear becoming a hoarder. You actually use and enjoy your collections, something that hoarders do not do.

We all go through phases, and now you have fresh stock for your shop. How fun!

I did a firefly themed storytime for our library this week, and wore one of my beetle pins. It was a big hit! Especially with the moms ;)

Kathy said...

Hello Martha, No, no, no! You are not a hoarder! You are a collector, a treasurer, an appreciator. We enjoy you sharing all these things that you collect! :)
I appreciate you and Terri hosting - Hope you have a great week,

parTea lady said...

All the cups are beautiful. I especially like the first corset shaped cup. I almost bought a pink teacup in that shape while I was in Savannah - now I wish I had.

I can only imagine how great it would be to hit one of your yard sales. :-)

Zaa said...

OH My Martha ...What a pretty cup and delightful post ( as usual)...You always create such a winsome setting for display ... Such a sweet little bird garden . I know that I would have to buy something if I came for a teatime visit ( ha ha) .. Hugs

Cheeky Rose Boutique said...

Greetings, Martha! Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower! I return the compliment! Love, love, love your blog and shop site! Blessings, Jan

The Porcelain Rose said...

Thank you for visiting me and for deciding to follow.
I love all the Tea Cups!! I too, collect vintage tea cups and saucers. Each one is work of art.
I love the birdbath garden!!!! It is so pretty! Great idea!
I am you newest follower.
Will link up.
Will visit again soon.