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


Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Martha...looks like you are "in the pink"! Lovely teacups. Hasn't Noah grown! Amazing! Your home looks lovely for Valentine's Day!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Apparently there's a bug for scheduled posts, if you're on Wordpress. When I do my parties I publish them immediately, that seems to help.

Johanna said...

Hi Martha,
every week I am amazed about the beautiful collection you have. Such treasures are not easy to find. You display them always wonderful with jewelry and other nice items. Noah is a cutie despite he grow to a handsome young man. Thank yu for sharing all your treasures with us and for hosting this nice event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
Pink is a suitable colour for love, we wish "pink dreams" to mean people should dream of their love... ;)
So your pink cups were a very good choice... and beautiful, too!
My favourite is the last one, really exquisite that Haviland tea cup!
Thanks for sharing all your beauties... which includes your darling Noah, of course... :)
Thanks for hosting, dear Martha

Bookie said...

I would love any Sadler tea pot so please put my name in your drawing. I love the winter blue of your blog today!

Terri said...

Oh I love your post! I love each tea cup too. I think you are doing fine with your new camera. The images are clearer. What kind of camera did you get?
Noah really does look like he has grown. And, his face looks more mature. Not long now and he will be in school! Time flies!
I haven't done any Valentine decorating yet...I hope I get to do some before too long.
Have a good week : )

Beth said...

Hi Martha, Love the three teacups you showed, my favorite being the Lefton. You always show lovely teacups - you have quite a collection! Please enter me in the giveaway for your teapot. It's really beautiful and how generous you are!
xo Beth

Victoria said...

Hi Martha..what a beautiful post..and so lovely what you have shared..congrats..time really flies blogging! Your cups are exquisite..they are all so very gorgeous..the pinks are magical! I love all of the bling too..and the pictures with the pearls are so enchanting! Happy tea..thanks for the beauty and generosity you share..and for always hosting!

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...Put my name into the hat, okay?

Oh my gosh, when I first discovered your blog, Noah was a baby. Just a baby! Now he's a little man---so grown up. How time flies.

Martha, don't ask me why, but I cannot open ANY of the entries today. When I click on them, it says I have invalid credentials for viewing them. It asked for my name and a password. Well, Martha, I dont have a password for Mr. Linky. Very perplexing.

Hope you are well. I know you are happy as you sound it.

Take care, dear Martha. Susan

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Martha, I adore your teacups you have shared this week, WOW!

I always loved the pinky girlie ones best - wow Deby and Terri (is that our Terri, by chance from the party?) are kind and thoughtful for those pretty teacup gifts.

LOVE your last one too.

Yes, your g/son is getting so big!

Sorry about your linky dilemma, hate technology sometimes!


Felicity W said...

Dear Martha,
Love love love your pink tea cups.
They are very beautiful.

Yes, every cup has a story if they could talk they would have told you stories.


Betty Stapleton said...

Hi Martha
What lovely cups n saucers, they are so pretty -all three. Please put my name in your draw.
God bless...

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Those teacuos are so pretty. I love how delicate they are!

Mrs. O. said...

I love the roses on the teapot!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Martha, Your posts are always a delight and I love your tea cups. I enjoy the way your display them with a treasure of jewelry too.
Pink is truly romantic here.
Have a great rest of the week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie


Dear Martha!
I have neglected commenting on your tea cup posts.
It is always a favourite with me to see your gorgeous bling pieces displayed alongside your pretty tea cups.

Wow! I must have you enter me in your giveaway. Please! That is a stunning tea pot...and as I've been drinking more tea than coffee lately, I am in real need of a pot!

So glad I stopped by....and I hope you will visit with me as well.
I'll tell you why in my next comment.

Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina


Because....dear Martha! I'm hosting a Tea Themed giveaway myself!
I would love to have you play along.

See you soon.
Ciao again


I think I'm going to go into the kitchen and make a mug of tea to sip while I catch up on your blog.
That sounds lovely, yes?!

Be back shortly.


I love that pink pedistal cup from Deby...I have my eyes peeled everytime I go out thrifting, but never see anything so pretty.

Enter as many times as you want....that's exactly the criteria I left on my giveaway!
Hope you'll visit.

Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina


How's the weather today in Southern California?
We've been feeling the cold at -16 degrees Celcius! Yikes.

Waiting for my tea water to come to a boil!

Ciao again.....


I think by now you're getting the impression that I really like that tea pot!
It's got the cutest plumpy shape ever!

My giveaway runs to the end of the month as well!

Ciao Again
Creative Carmelina


Please put my name in the draw!

Thanks Bella


Well, I'm in bed for the night....catch up with you tomorrow.

Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

iris said...

bonjour Martha
merci pour le petit mot
sur mes oiseaux
je voie que vous aimez aussi les
tasses de thé
je découvre votre blog
et je reviendrais ♥♥♥
votre blog est des plus charmant
bonne journée
edith ( iris ) France


Yup, I still really adore the tea pot in the morning light!

Hope your day is bright! It's all white with snow here, so pretty!

Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

What a lovely post ... the featured cups and the beautiful teapot.

I like how you jazzed them up with the jewelry.

Kathy M.

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Martha!
Isn't Noah getting big! What fun to see him sprout up, eh? Lovely teacups. You sure will enjoy playing with the camera. Thx for hosting each week,

My Cottage Diary said...

Those teacups are all so sweet and feminine, Martha! Very pretty! And I was surpised how much Noah does look older! (Our kids & grandkids age, but we don't, right?!) Lovely post. Have a wonderful weekend! Bess

Pam~Simply Nordic said...

Hi Martha, Congratulations on your 5 years! Adore the teapot! I would love to be entered in the drawing to win this! You are also entered into my "French" giveaway, so "Bonne Chance". I am now your follower, thanks so much for becoming mine!
xo Pam

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Martha,
Your pink teacups are all so pretty! Noah is really getting to be a big boy. They grow up too fast, don't they? Thank you for sharing your pretty teacups and please enter my name for the Giveaway too. Hope your weekend is a pleasant one.



Making my morning tea, in a mug, without a pot today.....

Stop by to enter my giveaway too, if you haven't already, Martha!
Have a great day.
Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

M Squared said...

Congratulations on your 5-year blogging anniversary! Please enter me in your giveaway for the lovely Sadler teapot.

Tanya Rachelle said...

Beautiful teacups! Lovely pink. You have a new follower! Am enjoying your posts and beautiful photos.

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Funny how red seems to be THE color for Valentine's Day but your pink tea cups are perfect!!

xinex said...

Beautiful teacups, Martha! They look ery romantic, perfect for Valentine's Day...Christine

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am finally getting around to comment on blogs. Your tea cups are so beautiful. And the tea pot is very lovely.

Jocelyn @

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

oops, yes please enter me in your giveaway.

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