Tuesday, August 7, 2012

TEA CUPS AND ROSES!



Hi Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 125! As you can see, I am very late with my post this week. Please forgive me. I will make my post short and sweet, I promise. As many of you may know I have had Japanese exchange visitors in my home for the last 2 weeks. Monday was the big "good-bye" party. We were treated to a barbeque and a beautiful program featuring the Japanese culture and foods. It was a long day and this morning we sent them off to LAX This is the first time I have had my home and my time to myself. It must say, it was a wonderful experience. I had the honor of introducing one young man to the Lord! He was a Buddhist and I feel so blessed to have lead him to Jesus. All the long hours and drives were worth it for this one young man.




I was lucky enough to find a couple of very pretty tea cups this week while I was out and about. This first one is a beautiful Duchess tea cup with roses. What is it about roses that make us love them so much? Did I ever tell you I collect pictures of roses? Well I do! I will share some with you today, because I have a lot of them already in the camera. But first, the Duchess Tea Cup. It is made in England by a smaller, less famous company, yet there is no mistaking the high quality of their pieces.





This next cup is a Mudd Pie. It is really ceramic, not porcelian, I just love the roses on this cup. It did come with the sugar & creamer as well as the tea strainer. Very cute!




These next pictures are of one of the many rose picture frames I have around my home. I love roses.







Here is the linky for this week. Thank you for your faithfulness. Have a great week! Hugs, Martha

21 comments:

xinex said...

Your teacups are just amazingly beautiful!...Christne

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your post is lovely!

So glad you enjoyed your guests- but I can imagine you are ready to just chill and enjoy a calming relaxing cuppa now, yes?

Thank you for hosting!

Hugs!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Martha, you always have great teacups. I love roses too! I also like the hand vase!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Stunning cups sweet lady, how I wish I could go for a cup of tea and choose the one I love the most...boy, taht'll be so difficult at your home. I haven't link to your lovely party as I have a laundry room reveal..no tea this Tuesday!
Hugs,
FABBY

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello dear Martha,
I was wondering where you were. I forgot about your visitors. Your cups are wonderful as always and I love your rose prints! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Michelle said...

What a beautiful tea cup! I love roses, too, but have no prints (not yet, anyway). Your framed roses are just lovely. Have a great week! ~Michelle

Terri said...

Good to see you Martha! I am loving your beautiful china today...love those pretty little roses on the Dutchess cup! And your roses pictures are gorgeous too!
Now you get some time to relax in your home, Yay! I know you really enjoyed your company. How wonderful to meet new people.
Hugs,
Terri

Susan said...

Hi Martha....I love roses, too. They are the #1 most popular flower, I read. Lovely new cups and rose pictures! Glad your visitors came and are now gone. It's so NICE to have the house back to yourself, isn't it? I LOVE privacy. Susan

Betty Stapleton said...

lovely tea cups, I also love roses,they are my favourite. although all flowers are beautiful. Congratulations on leading your man to the Lord-that is wonderful-what it's all about. God bless!

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Martha! Did you feel the earthquake (Tues PM)? It was centered close to us. All is ok. Love the Duchess cup with roses...so sweet. What a blessing to introduce the Lord to your guest! Stay cool...supposed to be 100 all week :)
Shawn
John16:33
THX for hosting

KathyB. said...

Such pretty teacups, but even more precious, your time with Japanese exchange students. We have hosted many exchange students for japan over the years and although it makes for a busy time, it is so well worth it!

Sylvia said...

Love the teacups, especially the "mudd pie" one. I love all things roses also.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Beautiful teacups. Roses are so special on a teacup and such a delight to drink from. Thank you for hosting your lovely party.
Nancy

Johanna said...

Hi martha,
so nice that you had time for a tea post. The Duchess tea cup is very elegant and the ceramic set is charming. Yes, all Roses are indeed lovely and I love the paintings, too. Thank you for sharing this treasures with us and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Janny said...

My dear what a beautiful teacups! And I always love them with roses. That one of ceramique is very special. I love your teaparty,

Love Janny

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I am glad you had this opportunity to enjoy time with your visitors! I appreciate you sharing your lovely teacups - they're all magnificent! Hope you have a blessed day,
Kathy

Brenda said...

Hi, Martha. I'm glad to see that you posted for tea time. I love the Duchess, but my favorite is THE MUDD PIE all because of those beautiful little roses. It just looks so sweet. I'm glad you had the experience with the Japanese exchange visitors. It is especially wonderful that you had time to talk about our Lord. I am thankful that his heart was open. God is good.
Brenda

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

I'm late to the party but better late than never!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Deb

ARTESANATO EM GERAL said...

Marta,

bem vinda ao meu blog, é a primeira vez que me junto ao outro blog e foi um prazer, adoro porcelanas e artesanato.
Tão bom visitar seu blog e compartilhar novos blogs.

Obrigada e um bom final de semana.

Lauriane.

Mom Wald said...

Witnessing to your guest is the most important thing you can do. Hurray!

I just discovered "Duchess". The funny thing is that I discovered it with a cup just like yours, but a tennis set. It is so lovely that I simply had to blog about it before putting it into the shop. http://momwaldsplace.blogspot.com/2012/05/tennis-set-and-demitasse-two-firsts.html

Your rose pictures are very beautiful. Antique flower pictures cannot be had in this area for love nor money. You are blessed.

Praises again for you and your guest!

Art and Sand said...

I have a favorite teacup from Mudd Pie in blue. It is actually a teapot sitting on the saucer and the lid for the pot becomes the cup. I am so bummed that the teacup part broke.

I have been working on my English garden for 14 years and I doubt if it will ever be finished.