Mar 19, 2013

TEA CUP TUESDAY & GIVEAWAY!



Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 158! Hope you are doing well. I am running late, something that has become a bad habit. I could look for someone to blame, but why? I am trying to get ready for Easter and the families parties. I am also in charge a of large craft day for my church this weekend. With a little luck I will do a tutorial later on for you. We are making tassels out of vintage salt and pepper shakers. I am planning to make that as my give away for the 800 plus followers, winner. I will start taking names this week with this post. All you have to do is follow me on here or on my Facebook. Just let me know you want to play, enter as often as you would like. I will run it until April 2nd. I will have a picture of it next week for you. Trust me they are so cute! I am trying to get Easter Baskets together for my grandchildren, I love doing that. We are gathering at my sister's home, her house is the largest and it has a big pool. I can't wait until you post some of your Easter Basket ideas. I want to do something different for the Grand kids. I know I can count on you for different and wonderful ideas.





This week I am sharing my St. Patrick's Day Cups. (Better late than never.) I hope you enjoy them. I am starting however with this wonderful old, Belleek Tea Pot. I have had this for years, it has that wonderful old mark. Look at the handle, it is just stunning.





Cup number 2 is this Shelly. I don't own a lot of Shelly, simply because of the cost, not because I don't love them all. This cup is very fine porcelain. It feels like you could crush it with your hands if you hold it too tight. It is an old cup, so that is part of the beauty of this wonderful china.





The last cup I am sharing is this Royal Rover. It is very pretty, for some reason, every time I see it, I think of a Royal Albert. My husband and son both have Irish blood in there veins, so does that make this Mexican an honorary Irish? :) Ok, any reason to party.





I am going to be teaching for the next couple of months for our ladies group. Topic? How to keep an organized home. Not easy for a Serial Collector, maybe the pastor wife is trying to tell me something! Have a wonderful week. Say a little prayer for me. Thank you for your support and care. You are so good to me! Blessings, Martha

Here is the Linky for this week. As usual, Terri has her act very together and I hear we are going to see some new cups. I can't wait to visit!



27 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a great collection of shamrock teacups. I love them all, but especially the Shelley as I'm a Shelley nut! Have a great week and thanks for hosting with Terri!
Ruth

Terri said...

OH Hello Martha! Yay! I am so glad to see you here with your St. Paddy's Day post. I love all your pretty china. Especially that tea pot. Your blog too, looks spectacular in violets!
I think your ministers wife is a smart cookie lol! Good luck with all your Easter endeavors, and I am really hoping the tutorial comes about. I would love to see it!
Hugs,
Terri

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hi sweet lady! Your St. Patty's china is gorgeous and so are the rest, specially the Shelley, too lovely, as you always make me swoon!!! Thank you for hosting, along with Terri and for having me for tea. Big hugs,
fabby

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I enjoyed your St Patrick's Day inspired china.

Schotzy said...

Love the Shamrocks... Belleek is so luscious and fine.... please enter me in hyour contest! Happy Easter!

Bernideen said...

I don't own any belleck but really love it - your pieces are so pretty. I especially love the delicate pink teapot with dimensional roses.

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...

Lovely cups. You know I am a follower so please put my name in the hat!

Martha, remember how you were one of my very first followers? I was so THRILLED and still am. Thanks for following me. I'm now at 360 and soooo happy.

Congratulations on 800 followers. That is awesome. Susan

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Martha,
So good to see your post. I love the shamrock china and the old Belleek is a special one, for sure.
Can't wait to see your tassels. I know they are going to be gorgeous. Please enter me and I thank you for that.
xox Ruthie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your cups are so delightful. The Shelley cup is so delicate. Thanks for sharing.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

AllyJo said...

Im so excited to finally have something to share on the "tea" link ups. :) Have a good week.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Martha, as always you share the most beautiful china!

I absolutely laughed out loud about your self-proclaimed Serial Collector.....and what the pastor's wife may think...too funny!

You take care, God bless.

KathyB. said...

I love your Irish teacups and yes, your husband having Irish blood should count so party on !

You ARE a very busy lady Martha and I don't know how you find time to blog along with all the other things you do, but it sounds like you live life to the fullest enjoying your many blessings. Thank-you for hosting this.

I really do love the last teacup especially.

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Martha~
Hope your husband is recovering nicely. Belleek..what a treat. Your teacusp are always lovely. WHat fun getting Easter baskets ready for the children. I love doing that too. Happy Spring,
Shawn

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Your teapot is so lovely and I love your shamrock teacups.
~Clara

Nancy Carr said...

You and your family are in my prayers. I love your shamrock items and would love to win your giveaway. Blessings

Betty Stapleton said...

what a lovely teapot, cups n saucers, have nothing with shamrocks. Use to have a Beleek piece but can't find it, so must have sold it.
I love your page, the violets and the lace on it, wish I knew how to do mine, when I get playing around I end up wiping everything away. God bless...
I like your giveaway too

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Martha,
First I’d like to tell you that I think about you and every time I do I say a little prayer for you. I hope things are getting better and better in your world. Secondly, since I started sharing with the lovely tea cup Tuesday ladies I’ve discovered so many exquisite little jewel cups. My youngest is in heaven this week because we call her Clover, (her name is Chloe) and she’s been discovering all the clover designs. We both love your Royal Rover cup to pieces! I told her we will be on the lookout for some clover cups so she can start a collection. Take care and hugs to you. :)

my cup of tea said...

Prayers for YOU Martha! Your teacups-teapot and broaches are just BEAUTIFUL! Happy~Tea day!
~Donna~

Nancy Carr said...

Now I have to start collecting more tea cups and find ones with shamrocks. You are an inspiration. All the best to you and your family.

Lady Katherine said...

I love the pink and white teapot and dish. The clover is very pretty too. I'd love to win something you made!! Have fun making them nice to see your post again.

Pat C. said...

Martha, I was delighted to have "found" you and your lovely blog through Rhonda's post about your having won her March giveaway!

I am so very sorry about your husband's poor health, and I will certainly be keeping him in my prayers (and you, too... the ups and downs and the feelings of fear and helplessness can all take a toll on the patient's loved ones.

Thank you for sharing your collection of shamrock teacups/saucers and teapot; they are all so pretty!

xoxo,
Pat

Annesphamily said...

You are the grand dame of the tea cup world here! I so love all your shares. I have had you on my heart all week and I will pray for your husband and you too. Life gets so complicated and you need to take some time along with your loved one. God Bless you both and know I am praying for you! Blessings, Anne

Trisha said...

Beautiful pictures, Martha. Can't wait to see your tassels made from vintage salt shakes. Blessings.

Micupoftea~ said...

Nice photos, lovely pieces...so festive! I am curious to see the tassels! HAPPY Easter :)
Shawn

iris said...

hello
j' aime beaucoup la fête de
Pâques
avec tous ces bons chocolats
et cette ambiance de renouveau
qui nous amène le printemps
j' adore le sucrier avec ses petites roses , sur le couvercle
bonne journée
tendresse
edith (iris)

sandy said...

Love the Shelley! I think it's fun to help the grandkids celebrate Easter also! Have a wonderful week!

Kerrie said...

I have only one cup and saucer with shamrocks, it was my Mom's :)