Jan 28, 2013


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 151! Last week was so fun and so many of you joined in. Terri and I are very grateful. Terri worked long and hard to fix my Linky problem. She is so smart. I hope to start one of her classes very soon. Take a peek at the classes she offers, they are amazing. This is the last week to add your name to the hat for my teapot give away. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog, Facebook or Pretty Vintage Things. Just let me know you want the teapot. Every comment gives you another chance to win.

A couple of weeks ago the magazine Shabby Lane Shops came out and I have a two page article in it. This is the fifth time I have been asked to contribute. My pastor's wife had picked up a holiday issue and she was surprised to find me in it. My articles are always on how to decorate with vintage treasures, definitely something I love to do. The magazines can be found at Target, Barnes & Nobles or you can order them through me, if you are interested. A lot of very talented ladies add to this magazine, ladies much smarter than I. I am sure you would love it.

The first tea cup I am going to share is this amazing Stanley, from England. I love large roses on tea cups. These roses look like they have just been pick from my garden.

The next one is a demitasse with a large rose design. I have a set of 6 they are from Germany. No other mark is on them. I have had them forever, not sure why I purchased them other than the large cabbage rose design. I have used them a few time as tiny vases. They look so very cute filled with roses.

The last cup I am going to share this week is this Taylor & Kent from England. It takes your breathe away for sure.

Have a wonderful week. I will be spending it with my Grandchildren, so I know it will be great. Sophia, called me on the cell phone and said "I lofe you Grama." I knew exactly what she was trying say! It made my day. You remember, she was barely talorating being in the same room with me a few months back? I knew if I just keep trying, she would love me. Have a wonderful week. Here is Mr. Linky. Blessings, Martha

Jan 22, 2013


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 150! Wow! Thanks so much for your continued support of this fun event. It was a pleasure visiting you last week, it's amazing the different tea cups we see each week. I hope you remember, I am celebrating my fifth year of blogging and will be giving away the lovely Sadler Tea Pot that you see on the top of this post. I will also be including some bling for you viewing pleasure along with the tea pot. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog, or on my Facebook, or my website www.prettyvintagethings.com. Please let me know that you want your name included in the give way. Enter as often as you want, each entry will give you another chance to win. The drawing will happen at the end of the month. As I reflect on the past year of blogging, I am so aware of the love that my family has continuously given me and how much your friendship has encouraged me. God has been amazing to me. I am not the same person who you met five years ago. Again, thank you for your friendship. You will never know how much it means to me.

Have you noticed love is in "the blog air?" So many of your blogs are already including Valentine Decor. I just have to join in. It is my third favorite holiday, next to Christmas and Easter! It is so fun to decorate my home for it. I started this week. Kisses, hearts and lots of love are beginning to appear everywhere you look. I know it will please Noah, who is always looking forward to the next holiday and recently complained I left Christmas up too long for his taste. Look much he has grown lately. It is hard to believe he is only 4 years old. He even lost his first tooth!

The very first cup I would like to share with you is a gift from my best friend, Deby. It is a Lefton in a pedestal design. Love the color and the pale pink roses.

Cup number 2 was also a gift from my one of my dearest friends, Terri, a couple of years back. The cup is KPM, Royal Ivory. The cup reminds me of Terri every time I see it. Unfortunately, I still cannot take as good of a picture as Terri does. I have this wonderful new camera that my children gave me for Christmas and still, her pictures are so much better. I will have to keep practicing.

The very last cup is a Haviland, Limoges. It has this lovely pale pink background and of course, it is hand painted. These three cups are so special to me. They are perfect to begin Valentine's decor with.

Once again I am having trouble with Mr Linky. So, what I will do is go to Terri's post to see who I need to visit. So, sorry for problem, it seems that when I put up the linky it does not let me have a "comment" section and everything goes to the middle of the page. If any one knows how to fix it, please let me know, thanks. Have a wonderful week! Terri and I always look forward to being "wowed" by your homes and of course, those lovely tea cups.

Blessings, Martha

Jan 14, 2013


Hi: I am back! Happy New Year Ladies! It seems I have been AWOL for a couple of weeks. I think this is the very first time I have done that. It is a long story, but one that will has to wait. I ask only that you would keep our family in prayer, it seems we are all going through one thing or another. I know God will give us Grace to see it though. I have read all your New Year's Resolutions in the past few weeks. Mine is to work on learning to give more forgiveness and grace to others. So much of America's problems would could be avoided if everyone just practiced these two things.

Along with celebrating Tea Cup Tuesday No. 149. This month marks my Five Year Blog Anniversary! I would have never thought that I would be blogging for five years. My life will never be the same because you. I have made life long friends that have changed my life forever. To celebrate this big event, I am having a give away! (Did you hear I won Terri's give away?) I have only been trying for years, YEAH! (Thank you my dear friend!) This give away is open to followers only. Every time you comment on my Blog, Facebook or Pretty Vintage Things website, you will have your name entered. The drawing will be held at the end of the month. I do hope you like it. It is a vintage Sadler Tea Pot!

This week I am going to share some wonderful tea cups that I will be selling for a friend on my website, Pretty Vintage Things. I had a problem with coveting some of these beauties. If you see any you like, let me know, I do give discounts to friends.

This first one is a pretty Lefton China footed teacup with gold trim. I believe it is a green chintz pattern. The background looks like green crackle, and has all over flowers of blue, orange, yellow, and purple with green
leaves. I am a big Chintz lover, so this one is just what the doctor ordered.

The next one is Lefton. I love pedestal teacups. This one is hard for me to resist. It has a 50's look to it.

This next cup is a also a Royal Albert from the Hyde Park Series. I love the teal color and the pink roses.

This last one is Royal Sealy, Japan. Love the pink color with the lusterware back and cute little feet.

Here is Mr. Linky for this week. (I HAVE TAKEN OFF THE LINKY TO SEE IF THAT FIXES MY COMMENT PROBLEM. LINK UP AT TERRI'S, I WILL CHECK YOUR TEA CUPS FROM THERE THIS WEEK.) Looking forward to getting back to visiting and seeing all your pretty tea cups. Don't forget to visit Terri. She has faithfully kept the party going. Today, we talked on the phone for the first time, she has the sweetest voice! Thank you so much for five faithful years. I feel so blessed to have you in my life. Have wonderful week.

Blessings to all. Martha

Today I am joining these tea parties!