Oct 22, 2012


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No 137! I know we are almost at Halloween and everyone's home is ready for that fun day. Our home is filled with excitement as well, but I am beginning to look forward to Thanksgiving. I think Thanksgiving is a perfect time to showcase your collections. It seems that it is the one time of the year when the past is always in style. I have begun to slowing make some changes in my home looking forward to Thanksgiving. So, with that in mind, today you will see some November cups.

This first cup is a Nippon. It is almost wafer thin and I have the matching dessert plate. I really prefer to purchase my tea cups with the dessert plate, simply because when I have tea parties, they are usually for very large groups and the matching plate makes it so much easier. This cup is hand painted and it is stunning. I am not a big Japan fan, but this cup is one of many exceptions.

My next cup is a Castleton China. This first demitasse cup has pattern name of "Sunnyvale". This is very high quality china with a wonderful floral print.

This last cup is a Haviland, Limoges. My all time favorite china company. The name of this pattern is Autumn. Just look at the wonderful handle on this beauty.

Here is Mr. Linky for this week. A special thank you to Terri for all she did to encourage me this past week. Terri, you are the best! My week was very full.

Hope you have a wonderful week. I feel like I did so much better on my visits last week. My plan to to comment on all visitors this week. Blessings to you all. Hugs, Martha


Zinnia said...

Getting together and eating together is one of life's good moments. Sweet tea cups that you view. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Martha,
your tea cups and plates for Thanksgiving are so nice. The vibrant orange garland decoration is beautiful. I hope you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Thank you for sharing your treasures and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Anonymous said...

Hiya Martha! Sweet cups to share this week - and I always love how you set them off with vintage jewelry to match! That Japanese set is lovely - and I know what you mean by how thin it can be. I would be truly fearful to actually use it - but having sipped tea from such dainties - there is something amazing in how it tastes in such frail china!

Sweet Pea said...

Ohhh, that turkey platter looks a lot like mine!
Once more just love your cups Martha!
Here in Australia, Halloween is becoming more popular. Our little neighbourhood identifies houses that want to partake of 'trick or treat' by marking their letter box with balloons etc. Last year I forgot! This year I can't wait. Happy Halloween!

Stephanie said...

I enjoyed looking at your delightful tea cups this week - they are so beautiful! And I just love your turkey platter :) Have a wonderful day!


Terri said...

Hello Martha,
Your fall china today is all beautiful! I Love each one, especially the one with the gorgeous fall leaves on it. Your home must look so beautiful all decorated for autumn.
Happy tea day!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hi Martha,

Those Tea Cups are just a delight. I really love all of them. Thanks for sharing. Happy Tuesday..

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Martha! Lovely fall post. Love the Nippon & Castleton is always a fav! Such a lovely setting for fall!
Have a great week.

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...Yes, Halloween will be here before we know it! Your cups are lovely, as always. I agree with you that Thanksgiving is a most blessed holiday. Lots of work but fun, too, to be with our loved ones. Susan

Cynthia said...

I love that Nippon set. What a beautiful, serene image with the mountains, and the border is exquisite! Thank you for hosting this wonderful tea cup Tuesday. . .I check every week!

MomWaldsPlace said...

It is amazing that you manage to create a lovely post to share for every tea time Tuesday along with all of the things you do and people you care for. I am thankful to Terri for encouraging you this week, for you would be sorely missed.

As much as I adore Nippon, your maple leaf tea cup by Haviland has stolen my heart this week.

Thank you for taking the time to share with us.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
I love your Nippon tea trio. I am looking forward to Christmas now since we have already celebrated our Thanksgiving here in Canada. Have a lovely week, my friend.


xinex said...

Beautiful cups as usual, Martha. My fave is the Nippon set...Christine

sandy said...

Your delicate Nippon china is beautiful! You've inspired me to start getting out the Thanksgiving decor! ;) sandy

Joy said...

All the cups, saucers, and plates are lovely, but you don't know how it warmed my heart to see the "Sunnyvale". That was my grandmother's china and as a teenager, I thought it was the most beautiful china ever made. One of my cousins has it, and I had forgotten the name of the pattern, so now I know again and can maybe find a piece or two for myself sometime. Thanks!

C. Dianne Zweig said...

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I am on a roll...a blog roll to add lots of vintage, retro, collectibles blogs to my blog roll and ask others to add my blog Kitsch n Stuff to their blog rolls. I just added you to my blog and hope that you might add me.

Also is there anyway you could ask your blog friends if they would like to participate? Im looking to link with more vintage, retro, mod , fun blogs THANKS


Kathy said...

I am with you - I so look forward to Thanksgiving - getting together with family and enjoying the wonder of the holiday - that's a great idea to make sure you collect dessert plates with your teacups - makes great sense. Love the Limoges teacup - all are beautiful. I do appreciate you hosting and sharing,

Lady Linda said...

Hi Martha, I haven't been keeping up with your blog weekly, as I have had a lot of family obligations lately. You always do such a beautiful job! I love the last fall teacup you shared...so pretty.
I am looking forward to Thanksgiving too. I love it as it's not too commercial, just family and friends...and turkey!

The Charm of Home said...

I love your Halloween header and that Nippon cup! Thank you for hosting and have a lovely Halloween with the Grands!

Kerrie said...

Beautiful as always!

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