Monday, September 3, 2012
Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 130! I am so sorry I was unable not join you for the last week's party, my back was awful. It is not 100% yet, but so much better. I feel like I all I have done is sit around looking at all the things I have to do. Thank you for all your prayers and helpful information. I tried everything! I know it would have been a lot worse without your prayers.
I know most of you have begun to change your decor over to Autumn colors. I hope, by the end of the week I will be back in the groove and feeling Autumn. It has been such a hot summer, I will be grateful for the cooler weather. The two first pictures are of my home in previous years, sorry.
Today I will be sharing cups with messages, I love cups like that. They are getting harder and harder to find. I pick them up if I ever seen them. This first one is a "Father" mustache cup. Mustache cups with mottoes were a fad in the late nineteenth century. One common example was the "Father Cup". I was lucky to find two. This cup was made in Bavaria. It is a can cup with a gold loop handle. It is very pretty.
This next "Father" cup is a great pink color. I had the matching "Mother" cup, but I killed it getting to the "Father" cup. I am sure another one will find it's way to my house. This cup is very large, probably used for coffee. It has a very large loop handle with a thumb rest! It always amazes me, when I find pink cups made for men. They must not have had the same hang ups we have today.
This next cup simply reads "Present". It is German. This one is extremely ornate with a wonderful fancy handle.
This last cup is German and it read "Forget Me Not". It has yellow flowers with a handle shaped like a tree branch. This cup is so old, the sad thing is I can't remember when I purchased it. (Not a good sign, I know.)
Remember I have a give away going. This beautiful cup & saucer is Queen Anne, from England. The pattern name is "Nottingham Lace". All you have to do is leave a comment, be a follower, or follow my Facebook. Enter as often as you like. Here is Mr. Linky for this week. Terri and I look forward to visiting you each week.
Couldn't close without showing a picture of Noah. He was sure I could not recognize him in his teenage mutant ninja turtle costume. He had to tell me who he was! He is delicious! That's my sister in law, Maureen, on the couch.
Have a great week! Hugs, Martha
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