Monday, July 9, 2012

TEA CUP BARGAINS!



Hi Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 121. Hope everyone had a wonderful week. Many of you received a weird email from me, no worries, I was hacked. Spend an hour this morning trying to change everything. Not sure why I was picked, but oh well. I think it was fixed. I did have a lot of you let me know and I want to thank you for that.


I am feeling so much better this week, compared to last. Thank you for your prayers. Big family news, Sophia has started to crawl. (We are so in trouble!) Anything she finds, goes you know where, straight to the mouth! Life has just changed for us. My son, Kyle, is off to Las Vegas (always scary). It is not easy being a Mom.


Spent some time this weekend changing my home around. Colors this month are green & pink. These colors make my home feel cool. I am so grateful to hear that the weather has cool down for many of my dear friends. It has been a nightmare just to watch the news. I thank God that we have had good weather.


The first tea cup I am sharing today is a Franz Porcelain, Papillon Butterfly. I have the cup and saucer as well as the tea pot. I had the tea spoon too, however it was recently dropped by a friend. She was beside herself. She tried to replace the spoon, but it would have cost more than what I paid for the whole set. This pattern is one of the award-winning, porcelain studio's, most popular lines. I love the delicately glowing hues of celebrated Franz designer Johnny Ho. I was lucky enough to get this set at an antique shop for $35. Not sure if she just did not know what she had or she purchased it for far less, either way, I scored!



My next cup is a vintage, Bavarian demitasse cup and saucer. It is hand painted with cute little pink roses and a handle that looks like it is part of the rose stem. Just love it!



Cup No. 3 is a green depression glass. I think it might be the Madrid pattern, but not sure. I love depression glass, not even sure why. I think it feels like "home" for me. Depression Glass has a comfortable feel about it. It is surprisingly strong and can go right into the dishwasher. Did I ever tell you I collect Depression Glass? I have lots of colors like pink, red, blue, yellow, brown, purple and of course green. I use the Red & Green Depression Glass for my Christmas table. It looks so pretty. I just submitted an article for a magazine on Thanksgiving Decor and the Brown Depression Glass is a big part of that month's decor.





Well, here is Mr. Linky for this week. We had a wonderful turn out last week, with some new ladies joining us. Thank you for your faithfulness. Don't forget Terri is having a give away.



Talking about Depression Glass, I listing some a hard to find piece, American Fostoria pieces. One piece I just listed is an old cigarette box. I have never smoked so I used it to store pretty buttons. I am being so good. In order to avoid a personal appearance on "Hoarders", I am using this summer to thin things out, because, I am not a Hoarder! Have a wonderful week!

Hugs, Martha

22 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Very beautiful! Just look at all those treasures of yours!

I would love to sit with you and hear about each and every piece and where, when, how you aquired it/them.

Happy Tea Tuesday, Martha!

Michelle said...

The Franz china is so gorgeous! The butterflies are amazing, especially the one on the saucer and the way it comes off the edge. I love the floral design on the Bavarian demitasse, too. So many wonderful treasures!

Sherry said...

Very pretty cups Martha! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Glad I found your blog! I love tea cups and pretty things!

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha....
Oh my, your Christmas table looks so eloquent. Love it.

All your things are soooo lovely.

Yes, Martha, I received your e-mail from the hacker. Thanks to God. my computer wouldn't let me open it. It contained some kind of a virus.

Honestly, Martha, I'm so sorry there are people in the world that would do something like that.

Well, I'm so glad you are feeling better. Hope you have a wonderful day today! Susan

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Oh my! You have so many beautiful treasures I don't know where to start. I love every thing!
~Clara

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Martha,
So glad your email is fixed - it is incredible that there are so many people out there to do harm to people they don't know! Your teacups and teapots are always a treat - those you're sharing are definitely works of art. Replacing can be more costly - especially when you do find the original at such a good price - I have a Depression Glass book somewhere...I went to a couple of shows when I lived in Atlanta - a sea of beautifully colored glass! Breathtaking! Our weather has calmed - temp. wise but the afternoons are filled with heavy thunderstorms. My daughter is a counselor at a camp this week - it rained heavily late in the night - not much sleep for her - as mothers we will always be concerned over the welfare of our children - SO glad for the LORD! Having confidence in Him comforts our hearts! Thanks for your help a while back - the traveling couple have returned - they had quite the trip! Can't wait to see their pictures.
I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness and for hosting - Hugs,
Kathy

Brenda said...

Good morning, dear Martha. Oh, a child is moving away? We know we have to let them go, but it's so hard, isn't it? We want them to do well and be safe, but do they really have to move away? Yes, unfortunately... Your family is always in my prayers. I love hearing about your adorable grandchildren and I can't believe that your little Sophie is crawling already!! SAVOR THE MOMENTS!! LOL! I'm glad you are feeling better. Remember to fill up with some good veggies and fruit. WHOLE FOODS! That's the best.
Your tea time is a joy today. Your collections are always so awesome! Sometimes I just go back and look at them over and over. Congrats on your article submission for a Thanksgiving Decor. I bet it wonderful! And I hope I get to see it.
Much love and hugs,
Brenda

Snap said...

So happy to hear you are feeling better. the Franz Porcelain, Papillon Butterfly. teacup is WOWOWZER!!!! Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Martha,
Yes, I received an email too and deleted it. As always you have a wonderful line up of pretties. My pick this week is the green depression glass. My hubby loves the green although I try to colect the pink. Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Cynthia said...

Martha, you really did score on the Franz set! It's beautiful as is the depression glass - love it. But, I heard that you should not put that in the dish washer as it will cause the glass to get cloudy. At least the "real" depression glass. So, I'm not sure, do you really think it's safe in the washer?

Antiques And Teacups said...

Oh boy, you are in for it with a crawler!!! You need eyes in the back of your head! Lovely post! Have a wonderful week and keep cool!
Ruth

missy said...

Such beautiful treasures..I hope they are out of "the crawlers" reach..

Anne Payne said...

Ok, did you have to mention hoarding?! *grinning big here because I don't want to be a hoarder either, but I think I am turning into one! I have been finding the cutest trinkets and china pieces at yard sales lately.

I have never seen anything like your butterfly cup. That is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing that one :)

Lynn Perkins said...
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Lynn Perkins said...

Beautiful Martha! Your home looks lovely in these colors. I love the butterfly tea cup. This artist is truly gifted!
I am happy to hear Sophia is crawling. Good to know she is doing well. Hopefully nothing too serious goes in her mouth!
Best wishes to Kyle on his new journey. I know how you must worry.
Hugs,
Terri

Johanna said...

Hi Martha,
what a fun that little Sophia is developing so well. Now she will keep you all busy!
Your Franz Butterfly tea set is really stunning. I love this outstanding and dainty design. The other cups of your collection are beautiful, too. Thank you for sharing them and for hosting this wonderful event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Ann said...

Hi, Martha! I really like the butterfly tea set!! Sounds like you life has been quite busy! Family can be such a blessing, but bittersweet, too! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!!

Ann @ http://cairncottage.blogspot.com/

Marianne said...

Martha, your butterfly tea set is exquisite! Oh, your friend must feel awful, but you still love her, and that is certainly a testimony to what's sure and true in the universe.

Blessings for a great new find, and even perhaps a new spoon.

Marianne xo

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

You always have such lovely treasures to share....I miss coming here....thanks for sharing....

your link was on Karen's blog for Where Bloggers Create....will you be posting your workspace? if so....let me know and I'll swing by to see it...

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Martha, I always love your displays and gorgeous tea cups and accents. I miss tea time but have had lots happening.
I saw your link with the WBC party today and came right over. Have a wonderful weekend and blessings always.

XO Celestina Marie

Annesphamily said...

Everything you share is such a delight!