Sep 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


Tazas y Cuentos said...

Hello Martha! I'm glad you are feeling better.
I love cups with messages and enjoyed a lot watching yours. I shared some of mine here:

Besos and thank you very much for hosting! Silvina

MomWaldsPlace said...

So sorry about your back. Prayers for you. Never apologize when blogging. Remember, this is your blog, and it is for fun, not guilt.

Love those acorn pieces! I have a newer message cup in the shop, and it too is for coffee. It makes me wonder if there are more coffee message cups than tea cups. Hmmm...

xinex said...

Noah's getting big. Such a handsome guy! I love seeing your cups, so unusual with the wordings. Your giveaway is really sweet, hope I win:-)...Christine

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Just gorgeous. And really sorry about your health lately, gosh when it rains it pours!

Hoping you are feeling really well soon, it is no fun to hurt, that's for darned sure!

Thank you for hosting!

Melanie said...

Hello Martha, I found you via Michele at Finchs Rest. I have just joined your linky party and become a new follower.
I also adore those cups with sweet words on the side. I have bought quite a few but give them away as gifts. I have a friend who collects them and she has some beautiful ones. I am looking forward to reading your blog.
Melanie @ French Blue and Peachy Pink

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
I am so happy to read that your back is a bit better now. We missed you last week. Tea without you is not the same. Your cups with words are amazing. I think, USA was always an important export market for Germany. Those Bavaria cups are really old, I guess more than 100 years. And they are in English! That means they are produced for the English spoken market. Real treasures. Thank you for sharing this great china with us. And for the cute picture of Noah. I have one of my son which is quite similar. Boys always love to play Heroes.
Thank you for the tea time and for hosting this event. Take care!
Best greetings, Johanna

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The cups with words are a great addition to your collection!

Kathy said...

Good morning Martha, gorgeous teacups - love the Father one - made me sentimental. Noah is precious! So much fun! I appreciate you sharing and hosting,
God Bless,

Clara said...

Hi Martha!
I am so glad that your back is better. Your teacups are so pretty. Thank you for sharing and hosting.

janice15 said...

Helo Martha, so glad you are feeling better...I had my back go out last week and boy it was terrible haven't had that for about five years...I'm slowly recovering as well..I just love the cups they are divine. . thank you for sharing them...Have a wonderful Tuesday with love Janice

Brenda said...

Your tea sets just amaze me all the time. I love these beautiful cups that you display so well. Each one has an amazing charge. I could just view the fathers of that time, with their handle-bar mustaches, sipping from them. I LOVE IT that you collect so many wonderful tea cups.
And you know what, I didn't know who your grandson was either! It's good thing he told you. LOL! Man, he is so PRECIOUS!
I hope that your back doesn't give you any more problems and that you feel better real soon. If your doctor gives you some stretch exercises to do, please do them. Your back will love you for it.

Brenda said...

Hee-hee. I reread my remark about your cups. I had to laugh! I meant to say "Each one has an amazing CHARM!" funny...
love ya.

Snap said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better. Martha, you have the most interesting cups! Wonderful, fun post. Happy Tea Day and thank you for hosting!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Martha,
Hope you're feeling better real soon and can enjoy the autumn season. Love all your pretty teacups!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Martha,
I do hope you're feeling much better as the week goes by!

Sorry I am so very late visiting. It's been a sad and busy week what with Hubby's nephew passing away so suddenly and my son flying home from BC for the funeral.

You have such a wonderful collection of teacups. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day.


Maria Andrade said...

Hello Martha
First of all I am very gladto know that you are feeling much better.
I loved your selection of cups with a message! And one is a moustache cup! How lucky you were to find it!
I myself have been thinking of a post to share that kind of cups...
Thanks for the lovely tea.

Zaa said...

Lovely display of thoughts and cups this week... So sorry that you are still in pain... Take care dear lady and ENJOY a few more cups of tea... I'm sending Healing Prayers...Hugs

Terri said...

Hello Martha,
I am glad you are feeling better! I hope every bit of your back pain is totally gone soon!
Your mustache cups are fab! I always think they put in extra effort on men's cups to make them so pretty!
The present cup has quite the ornate handle!
Noah looks like he is really having fun!

Annesphamily said...

My hubby has his grandfathers mustache cup! It is so beautiful as yours is too!

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