Tuesday, August 28, 2012

TEA CUP GIVE AWAY AND PRAYERS NEEDED!




Hi Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 128! I am asking for prayer this week. Hurt my sciatica. I am in great pain. Any suggestions?

Still having having my giveaway. This what I said about my giveaway last week: If you take a peek again at the top of the post, I am having a give-away. This is the cup I have choosen to use. The cup is a Queen Anne, from England. The pattern name is "Nottingham Lace". Colors on this cup are vivid with a beautiful gray and white lace background. I have also added some bling for you. What would life be like without a little bling? What do you have to do to enter you ask? Simple, just do one of the following: be a follower, "Like" me on Facebook or leave a comment on my website. Each one you do will give you another chance at this great cup. Enter as often as you like. Just let me know on the comments. I will have Noah pick a winner on September 24th. That's the day after my birthday! The give away is my way of saying thank you, for stopping by!--the lurkers, pinners, party ladies, friends, family, followers and commenters—you are all awesome!





Here is Mr. Linky for this week. Hopefully I can visit everyone during the week. Going back to bed! Hugs, Martha

Monday, August 20, 2012

TEA CUP TUESDAY GIVE AWAY!



Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 127! Hope you have had a good week and that the weather has been better in your area. We are still hot, but getting better! My week was amazing! I had a lot of creative time, which is always good for the soul. I spent the week moving around my bedroom to make more room for things. I like to change things around. I think I could still use another couple of bedrooms but, it is what it is. I have started crafting for the Holidays. Everyone loves to get handmade things, I just need to work faster.






I have some wonderful cups to share with you today. My first cup is a Royal Albert. I think I have seen it in a few parties before, I just love it. The colors are wonderful for Autumn for those of us who must drink in the proper color tea cup for the season :). Love the gold and the way the pedestal is designed. Just lovely! This cup is new to me.




Cup No. 2 is a Paragon. I am a big Paragon fan, it is so regal. The large Mums are a rich plum, pink, and yellow. This cup was also a fun new purchase this weekend. I really scored this week.




My last cup is a Candlewick, Depression Glass. I have a rather large collection of Candlewick, most of it given to me by my Mother-in-Law, Twila. It always reminds me of her.


If you take a peek again at the top of the post, I am having a give-away. This is the cup I have choosen to use. The cup is a Queen Anne, from England. The pattern name is "Nottingham Lace". Colors on this cup are vivid with a beautiful gray and white lace background. I have also added some bling for you. What would life be like without a little bling? What do you have to do to enter you ask? Simple, just do one of the following: be a follower, "Like" me on Facebook or leave a comment on my website. Each one you do will give you another chance at this great cup. Enter as often as you like. Just let me know on the comments. I will have Noah pick a winner on September 24th. That's the day after my birthday! The give away is my way of saying thank you, for stopping by!--the lurkers, pinners, party ladies, friends, family, followers and commenters—you are all awesome!





Here is Mr. Linky for this week. Looking forward to what you have to share this week. Terri has had some amazing give aways, don't forget to take a peek at her blog.



Hugs, Martha

Monday, August 13, 2012

TEA CUPS AND EVERYTHING ELSE!




Hello Ladies! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 126. This post is going to be all over the place. It is hot! Can't seem to make myself go outside, except to water by poor plants. It is suppose to get a little better this week. I hope that is true. I hate the heat! Being inside a lot causes me to look inward. (I usually don't like what I see.) Do you ever have that happen to you? Thinking deep things like, why do I find some things so beautiful?
Why do bugs and earthquakes scare me? Do others think I am crazy? When you have blogged as long as I have, who you are is very clear. You really can't fake it. Why do I love tea cups? Why do I hate to cook? I am sure glad I don't get deep very often. It gives me a head ache. I have been going through my home looking at the things that make me feel good just to look at. As you have probably figured out, roses give me great comfort. Why? I don't know. The Lord calls Himself "The Rose of Sharon," even God loves roses.





Did I ever tell you I scrapbook? Well, I do! I have so much stuff I could open my own store. I took a class this weekend to learn how to do "pop up" cards. It was so much fun. I decided to open my home up for weekly scrapping parties. Anything to keep me from deep thinking! This is what I did this weekend. I hope you can tell that they are 3 dimensional. If you are in my area on Wednesday, email me, and join our scrapbook gathering.






On to tea cups! Here is my first tea cup. It is an Aynsley. I love this set. It reminds me of my daughter, Vanessa. I have the tea pot with the sugar and creamer. It has two cups to this set, just beautiful!




My next cup is this simple pink depression glass. I love depression glass, especially the pink color. Ok, that's not completely true. I love the green, the cranberry, the yellows, blues and amber colors too.



Can you see the differences between the two cups depression cups? Look at the edges on this next set.



The last cup I am sharing is a Limoges. You know how I feel about Limoges. I want you to take a look at the plate on this one. It took me months, about 10 years ago to pay for this set on lay-away. (The only way my husband would let me have it.) It is a service for 12. It is breathe taking! My daughter Vanessa wants it, when I go home to be with the Lord.




Well, ladies, here is Mr. Linky for this week. I will try hard to get a give away together for next week. Please visit my dearest friend and partner in tea cup partying, Terri. She is always so ready to show you something beautiful!





Please visit my website, Pretty Vintage Things. I have listed a lot of new items this past week. Try to keep cool. Hugs, Martha

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