Feb 19, 2013


Hello ladies! I know, I am late, so sorry. I caught a bad cold a couple of days ago and have been fighting a fever this whole time. I slept all day yesterday. Today's post will be short because, I am trying to learn this wonderful new Apple computer. It is so smart and so fast. I have had it a whole 2 days. The photo program is amazing. I can't wait to learn it. I first want to show you this new crown I made for my niece, Rachael. She is going to be Miss Universe at school. I think it turned out ok, even though it only took me 2 days to make it. I usually take 2 weeks to make one. What do you think?

Because my other computer crashed I lost all my pictures, over 10,000 :(. My son is going to try to see what he can do to get them back for me. I do hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day! My was the best I have had in years. Dinner, roses, chocolates and my Valentine, can it get any better? Yes, it can, my computer arrived! You don't realize how much you use it until it is gone.

Today's tea cups you may have seen before, I really do not remember, however, I will be able to keep better track with this new photo program, just give me time to learn. I have shed a few tears in frustration about this very smart computer. Don't get me wrong I love it, it is my mind that needs up-grading. This first cup is a Coalport, it is just stunning. It looks like it has been crimped.

This next cup is a Clarence, it's English. A beautiful black and white with gold. This is my second favorite type of cup next to the ones with roses.

This last cup is Florentine, also made in England. It features a band of fruit around the top and the base of the saucer. Look at the handle so beautiful. Here is Mr. Linky for this week. Thank you Terri for your faithfulness, please be sure to visit as many as you can. I am going to have fun visiting with my new computer. Blessings, Martha

Feb 11, 2013


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 153! Hope you had a wonderful week. You may have noticed that I did not get to visit you last week. My computer is failing. My son has ordered a new one for me, it should arrived this week sometime. I hope it is not like my phone, to smart for me to use. I have finally learned to answer it and text. I can take pictures, I just don't know how to view them yet. I know, I am so slow at learning new things. Hopefully, this computer will be easy. I am posting this with my old computer, keeping my fingers crossed. I noticed last week when I posted on the ipad you could not leave comments. Hopefully this one will be better.

Well, do you feel the love in the air? Valentine's Day is almost upon us. I have some fun cups to share this week with you. Did I tell you Sophia likes to pretend she is drinking tea with me? I have a demitasse cup for her on the coffee table and she has tea every time she visits me. For someone that had so much trouble liking her Grandma, I can proudly say "Sophia Loves Me!" It took her over a year, but she did it. She hugs me, calls me on the phone, and gives me kisses. I worked very hard for that one's love, you remember? Noah was a piece of cake compared to her. I need to bug my other daughter for a current picture of Princess Maya, I have not shared one with you lately.

This week I am sharing rose cups. What says "I love you" better than roses? This first one is a Lefton, pedestal, handpainted cup. I love the gold on the outside and the pattern on the inside. Just perfect!

Cup No. 2 is this Stoke on Trent, Pointons. I almost forgot I had this cup. It is a lovely pale pink on the inside with a gold and silver rose pattern on the outside. Look at the lovely handle, just stunning!

This last one is a Schumann Arzberg, Germany Bavaria. It is so pretty. I love the dessert plate to this one.

Here is Mr. Linky for this week. Our winner of the lovely Sadler teapot was Carmelina, from Creative Carmelina. Please send me an email with your address to marthasfavorites@aol.com. I am having trouble receiving emails, so you might want to wait until the end of the week to send it. I will have my new computer by then. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

I am joining the following parties as well~

Heart and Home ~ http://angelwingsandapronstrings.blogspot.com/
A Return to Loveliness ~ http://www.adelightsomelife.com/
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~ http://antiquesandteacups.blogspot.com/
Friends Sharing Tea ~ http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com/
Home and Garden Thursday ~ http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Cottage Style Linky Party~ http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/

Feb 4, 2013


Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No.152! I hope you have all had a wonderful week. I have begun my spring cleaning already. Not quite sure why, maybe I just want things to warm up. So. Cal. has been on the cold side lately, I preferred things to be a bit warmer. This week I am a ready to announce the winner of my five year anniversary give away. I had Noah pick our winner. (This will probably be the last time he can do that because, he has started reading.)
Our winner of the lovely Sadler teapot is Carmelina, from Creative Carmelina. I don't know if Carmelina remembers, but the very first year I started blogging, she sent me a gift. It still sits in a place, honor in my home. She sent it to me for no reason. Something I said in my blog touched her. Here we are full circle. I hope she remembers me. Carmelina, congratulations. Please email me with your address.

I am having a little computer problem, so I am using an iPad. Not so sure how much I like it so this post might just be a bit short. It is so funny because, Noah can work this thing better than I can. "Grandma, it is easy, let me show you!" Can you just imagine what kind of world he will grow up in?

I would like to share this Royal Sealy China, Japan this week. It has a wonderful, yellow color with a Lusterware center and the cutest little feet. I think it is perfect for Spring. It has the ruffled cup shape that makes it so special.

Cup No. 2 is Fritz and Floyd mug. I usually do not share mugs, however, this one is must. It is white porcelain with the handle shaped like Fairy. Can you see her wings? This cup is circa 1980 and is very special to me.

This last cup is a Royal Austria, unfortunately is has a very slight flee bit on the rim of the cup. Nothing you can see, however, you can feel it. This cup is so beautiful, notice the gold garland that is used to decorate the entire cup. I would love that design on my walls. It just looks so elegant.

If you get a chance check out website. A dear lady just added a video of my products and I can now take phone orders. (Just like the big people! I am so happy!) I am going to cut this post short, while I am still ahead and still sane. Please excuse the errors, I did the best I could with the iPad. Here is Mr Linky for today. Blessings, Martha

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