Mar 4, 2013
TEA CUP TUESDAY AND A LITTLE MORE!
Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 156! Well, "Lucy, I think you have some explaining to do!" I know you have noticed that I have been off and on since Christmas with my blog. I do want to apologize to you for that. The truth is my husband has been gravely ill since Christmas Eve. There are days when I am not sure he is going to make it or not. Before I say anything else, I do believe that God is in control of his life and that He is not done with him yet. Last week, however, it was just more than I could take emotionally and I had a slight melt down. He has stopped eating and it just seemed hopeless. I barely had the strength to email Terri. She has been such a real friend to me and has encouraged me through this whole thing. I never meant for this blog to be a place to share sad things. I have always wanted this to be a place where I can share my lovely family, beauty, crafts and of course tea cups. Sometimes life just happens and it is more than we can handle without God. Many of you have asked how I am doing and I know are praying for me. I thought honesty was the best thing right now, even though it is so sad. I have been feeling better since this weekend, trying to take things one day at a time as God commands.
This weekend was Noah's birthday! He had a wonderful time. There were so many people and children at this party, I am not sure how my daughter managed it, but she did. It was a "Star Wars" birthday. She made Princess Layia head pieces for all the girls and light sabers for the boys. Noah is lucky enough to not only have a Grandma, but a Great-Grandma at his party. My children were lucky enough to be raised along side their Grandparents and it is wonderful to see that Noah too has that privilege. I can't imagine what my life would be like not seeing my Grandchildren, everyday they say or do something wonderful. I feel so blessed to be a part of their lives. At this party place, there was a large throne chair, as you can see, Noah just loved it. I hope you can see the birthday cake it was so cute.
Ok, enough of family, on to the tea cups. You ladies have been sharing your Easter Tea Cups already and I have been behind, (that else is new). This first cup is one of my all time favorites. It is a can shaped, unsigned beauty. Look at the handle on this cup, it is the Christian Fish. The cup is very fine and is hand gilded. It is just beautiful.
The next cup is a Royal Albert. Love the shape and the look of this cup. You can always tell the quality of a Royal Albert.
My last cup for the week is has a similar design as the Royal Albert without the quality. It is very pretty just the same. It too is unsigned, however, if I had to guess I would say it is Made in Japan. Thank you for your faithfulness to this party, even when I have not been so faithful. Don't forget to visit Terri, she always has some amazing tea cups to share. You know what to do with Mr. Linky. I have also listed some tea parties I will be joining this week. Blessings, Martha