Nov 12, 2012

TEA CUP TUESDAY SALUTES OUR VETERANS!





Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 140! I do hope you are all well and that things are beginning to get back to normal for most of you. I must confess, due to the Veteran's Holiday, I forgot it was time to post our Tea Cups. My children were over today, keeping me so entertained. Sophia has begun taking many bold steps. She is so tiny, it is so funny to watch her walk. We took a trip to Stats today with the kids. For those of you who do not know about Stats, it is a must see store here in Pasadena. They had the store decorated so amazingly. The kids just loved it and the fact that, free cookies were part of the bargain just sweeten the deal! You get to see so many ideas for Christmas decor all in one huge store. As always lots of fun, but I am tired this evening.




I have three large parties to plan before the second week of December is over, so I must get myself in full Christmas mode. Today's cups may be the last Thanksgiving cups you will see until next year. I am sharing with you only Haviland, Limoges cups this week. The first cup is an amazing Haviland, Limoges. It starts like a normal cup, but the wow part, comes with the saucer which is shaped like a flower. This is a stunning cup and an all time favorite of mine. You can see why!



This next cup is also a Haviland Limoges. It is a very large cup, maybe used for a coffee cup. I hope you can see the handle and the beautiful craftmanship that has gone into this cup. The cup, of course, has been hand painted like only Limoges can do it.



This last cup is a simple Limoges. No fancy anything, expect maybe the top of the handle almost looks like eyes are looking back at you. I think this vast difference in Limoges' styles are just one of the reasons why I love all Limoges cups. Each one is so amazing all on its' own.





Here is Mr. Linky for this week. I just heard from Terri and she has a planning to show you another beautiful cup this week. I love how she pictures her cups. She has such a great eye for pictures and cups for that matter. Terri is an amazing friend. Although we have never met, I love her so dearly, I feel like we are family. Please take the time to visit her today.



Here are a few more pictures of vignettes around my home. Looking forward to visiting everyone. I love looking at all your pretty things. May God bless our Veterans who serve our Country so bravely and their families, who give more than we will ever know. Hugs, Martha

13 comments:

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Martha! What a happy household you have...full of family. I have never been to that store in PAsadena...sounds awesome. THX for hosting. :)
shawn

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dear Martha,

What lovely teacups with the extra special blessing of family. Sounds like you have had a lot of fun shopping in special little shops and stores Martha.
Thanks for co-hosting teacup Tuesday.

Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen blog

P.S. ~ (I've been gone so long from being able to take the time and energy in visiting my fellow bloggers and commenting in 'blog-land', that it's great to be back visiting and saying 'hello' once again.
Saying 'hi' to old friends as well as new fellow bloggers is a true joy and I thank God)!

doodles n daydreams said...

Hi Martha,
I enjoy looking at your beautiful teacups, one day I hope to be able to join in a party or two but not just yet.
Your little Sophia is gorgeous, the prettiest teacup on the page.

blessings,
Diana

Johanna said...

Hi Martha,
what a cute sweetie is little Sophia. I loe to see her as ballerina. And your cups are beautiful, too. Thank you for sharing all those eye-candies and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

♥ Miss Tea said...

Hello Martha! Sophia is so beautiful! it seems like you'll be so busy! but oh my those teacups are just stunning! always love your collection and how they were captured beautifully in photos! the vignettes are so lovely too! Thank you for sharing and for inspiring me.

Love,
Susan

Michelle said...

All three tea cups are beautiful, but, wow, I love the first one with the flower shaped saucer. What an amazing find! Sophia looks like a little angel :) Thanks for hostessing this event every week. ~Michelle

Terri said...

I think you are right Martha, those of us who have never served would not know the level of bravery that our soldiers have! Many blessings on each of them.

Your three cups today are gorgeous. I can see why the first one is your favorite. It is very unique! The other two are just as fine a cup I am sure. They feel so good in the hand don't they?

I am wishing for you extra energy for all your parties! Lol! Maybe even extra time? We are in holiday mode now...so off we go!
Hugs dear Martha,
Terri

Zinnia said...

Sophia is cute as a little princess! The first Haviland tea cup is fantastic. The second teacup is beautiful in its simplicity. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

Tea in Texas said...

Martha, Glad you had a fun day with the grandkids! Your cups are lovely plus being all Limoges ones and beautiful. My favorite is the first one because of the shape and design of the flower. Your teapot with the thatched cottage is so charming. Thanks for sharing your collection and hosting this great party!

Thanks, Pam

KathyB. said...

Your Sophia is a little beauty. You are going to have so much fun having tea parties with her.

The flower shaped saucer is unique and yes, I can see why it is your favorite.

3 parties ? ! ? When will you sleep ?

sandy said...

Beautiful teacups! And your granddaughter looks so sweet! It's nice to be busy with family! They are our first priority.
sandy ;)

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

It is wonderful to spend time with family! It sounds like you had a great time - your teacups are gorgeous - as usual. So delighted to join in this week - appreciate you sharing and hosting,
Kathy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

As always, beautiful teacups to enjoy. So beautifully displayed.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com